Assistant Professor - Chemistry - DNA/RNA/Biologics

University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, Massachusetts (US)
Not Specified
Closing date
Oct 15, 2022

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Life Sciences, Biochemistry
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Job Description
The Department of Chemistry ( at the University of Massachusetts
Amherst, along with the Center for Bioactive Delivery within the Institute for Applied Life
Sciences, (IALS, invites applications for a full-time, tenure track
faculty position. As the development of new therapeutic molecules shifts toward biologics, we
seek applicants who will develop an innovative translational research program focused on
therapeutic nucleic acids (RNA/DNA), proteins, or other functional biologics.
A Ph.D. degree or equivalent in Chemistry or a related field with relevant post-doctoral
experience is required.
Additional Information
Evaluation of applicants will begin on October 14, 2022 and may continue until a suitable
candidate pool has been identified.We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.

Application Instructions
Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vita, statements of research, contact
information for three references, and a Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity and
Inclusion ( The Diversity Statement
should identify past experiences and future goals. These contributions may result from lived
experiences, scholarships, and/or mentoring, teaching, and outreach activities. As part of a
commitment to their own multicultural community, CNS seeks an individual with a
demonstrated commitment to diversity and one who will understand and embrace university
initiatives and aspirations. The application materials should be submitted on-line at:
All questions pertaining to these positions can be directed to the Search Committee Chair at Applicants are encouraged to visit the Department of
Chemistry’s website ( for further information. 

The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The
University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of
women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages
seven applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is
essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University’s goals of achieving excellence in

all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably
consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse
perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We
will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an
academic career and degree.

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