Tenure-Track Faculty Position

Worcester, Massachusetts
Oct 05, 2016
Position Type

The RNA Therapeutics Institute (RTI) at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, actively seeks MD and MD/PhD applicants for tenure-track, physician-scientist faculty positions. Successful candidates will conduct innovative research to understand normal physiology and development, disease mechanisms and/or to develop novel diagnostics or therapies. Candidates need not necessarily conduct research directly focused on RNA biology or development of RNA therapeutics, but should indicate how their research will synergize with ongoing research within the RTI and the greater UMass Medical School community.

Physician scientists and researchers with significant industrial experience who wish to return to academia are particularly encouraged to apply. Other specialties of interest include synthetic chemists, materials scientists, computational researchers, bioengineers, geneticists, cell and molecular biologists, and biochemists.

The RTI is housed in a new state-of-the-art research building, and is central to a campus-wide interdisciplinary initiative in RNA therapeutics, stem cell biology and gene therapy designed to facilitate collaboration among basic scientists, preclinical investigators and clinicians. As a recipient of a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) from the NIH, UMass Medical School seeks to build an environment in which basic, applied, and clinical researchers collaborate to inform our understanding of human disease and accelerate development of novel diagnostics and therapies. To further encourage collaboration, all RTI investigators hold joint appointments within other departments on campus.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a two-page statement of research interests, and contact information for three references to: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7506. Applications will be reviewed expeditiously, with interviews commencing in November. Inquiries (but not application materials) may be directed to Tiffanie Gardner at: Tiffanie.Gardner@umassmed.edu. Applications at the Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor levels will be considered. The position will remain open until filled.

As an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, UMW recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.