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Assistant Professor - Chemistry - DNA/RNA/Biologics

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Work type: Faculty Full Time
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Chemistry
Union: MSP
Categories: Faculty, College of Natural Sciences

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

 

Job Description

The Department of Chemistry (http://www.chem.umass.edu) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, along with the Center for Bioactive Delivery within the Institute for Applied Life Sciences, (IALS, https://www.umass.edu/cbd/) 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.

 

Requirements

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 (see below).

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. (https://www.cns.umass.edu/diversity-equity-inclusion). The application materials should be submitted on-line at: https://tinyurl.com/chemfacultysearch22.

All questions pertaining to these positions can be directed to the Search Committee Chair at facultysearch@chem.umass.edu. Applicants are encouraged to visit the Department of Chemistry’s website (http://chem.umass.edu/) 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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