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Post Doc in Biostatistics and Epidemiology UMass Amherst
The postdoctoral fellows will focus on high-dimensional and complex data analysis for elucidating genome regulatory mechanisms. The postdoctoral fellows will assist with completion of a multi-year, NIH-funded grant for developing and applying statistical and machine learning methods for the analysis of RNA structure, protein-RNA interaction, and post-transcriptional regulation. Other projects include but are not limited to modeling 3D genome organization and single cell dynamics in cells, diseases and health, and collaborations on large-scale first-hand dataset analysis.
Postdoctoral Research Associate - TRIPODS Institute for Theoretical Foundations of Data Science UMass Amherst
The UMass Amherst TRIPODS Institute for Theoretical Foundations of Data Science invites applications for postdoctoral fellowship positions in data science with a start date of January 1, 2020 or later.
MRI Physicist/Operations Manager-Senior Research Fellow UMass Amherst
This position is intended to provide operational oversight of the Human Magnetic Resonance Center (hMRC) in addition to performing MRI Physicist duties including technical assistance with human brain imaging protocol development, data collection, and processing of functional, structural, and diffusion tensor MRI data. The hMRC provides structural and functional imaging and spectroscopy of all body tissues for researchers at UMass, as well as external users. The candidate will refine operating protocols, ensure daily operation, maintenance, and calibration of the scanner and peripheral equipment; assist faculty, students and external users with MRI training to grow the user base, and oversee hMRC technical staff and students to promote the highest quality, safe daily operation of the center.
Career and Academic Advisor, Graduate Program Manager UMass Amherst
The Career/Academic Advisor and Graduate Program Manager supports and manages ongoing operations and new initiatives in the areas of Academic Advising, Career Advising, Internships and Industry Partnerships, Alumni Relations, and Graduate Records and Admissions in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is a large academic department in the College of Natural Sciences (CNS) with over 70 faculty, 75 graduate teaching assistants, a rapidly growing population of graduate students in several different MS and Ph.D. programs, with 1000+ majors, and enrolling more than 15,000 students in 250+ lecture sections and 175+ discussion/lab sections each year.
Post Doctoral Research Associate (2 positions) UMass Amherst
Two postdoctoral research positions in the EXO-200/nEXO group at UMass Amherst. The EXO-200/nEXO program comprises various activities, carried out by two distinct collaborations representing different phases of a long-term program to measure neutrinoless double beta decay of xenon-136. EXO-200 is an experiment operating at the WIPP mine in New Mexico and producing physics results. The nEXO project is a scaled-up experiment that will extend the sensitivity reach of EXO-200 ~100-fold. nEXO is in an R&D phase to perfection design choices in view of a proposal to US and international funding agencies. Both use liquid xenon Time Projection Chambers (TPCs) operated with enriched xenon (>80% Xe-136). The postdoc will reside at UMass Amherst where an R&D laboratory in support of nEXO is operated. In the lab we measure the properties (e.g. light collection efficiency and electronic parameters) of Silicon Photo-Multipliers (SiPMs), the photon detector of choice for nEXO. An ancillary goal of the nEXO R&D program at UMass is to measure optical properties at the interface of solids and liquefied xenon (less-than-ambient temperature of 170 K). The postdoc will be in charge of day-to-day operations in the UMass laboratory, including hardware upgrades to the system.
Post Doctoral Research Associate UMass Amherst
The Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, (SPHHS), is looking to fill a position for a Post Doctoral Research Associate. The position is responsible for investigating the effects of early life exposures (including endocrine disruptors and air pollution) on cognitive and behavioral functions within a causal inference framework.
Director of Programming UMass Amherst
Under the supervision of the Director of the Fine Arts Center develops and implements an arts programming vision. The Director of Programming plans to produce, promote and  present high quality diverse arts, culture and educational events that enhance student life and bring recognition to the Fine Arts Center (FAC) and the University of Massachusetts (UMass) as a premier center for arts and culture. Audiences include K-12; college students, faculty and staff; and the general public.
Part Time Clinical Instructor - College of Nursing UMass Amherst
Clinical Instructor to teach one or more clinical course(s) for the College of Nursing for one semester. We have a current need for experience in Adult Health, Acute Care Nursing, Nursing Process, and other specialty areas.
Assistant Director Financial Services & Customer Relations: Financial Aid Outreach UMass Amherst
Reporting to the Associate Director of Financial Services & Customer Relations, the Assistant Director of Financial Services & Customer Relations is responsible for all aspects of Financial Aid Services’ outreach activities and is a critical part of the Financial Services & Customer Relations team. The Assistant Director provides exemplary customer service and financial aid counseling in person and via phone and email to students, families, and other constituent groups. Responsible for the development, scheduling, and presentation of educational and informational programming on a wide variety of financial aid, student finance, and financial wellness topics. This position requires a detailed understanding of financial aid processes and regulations and superior customer service and communications skills.
Departmental Assistant - Laboratory of Medical Zoology ELISA UMass Amherst
Conducts laboratory testing and field experimentation procedures in support of research on tick-borne and mosquito-borne diseases in the Laboratory of Dr. Stephen Rich. Applicant should have experience conducting research, maintaining meticulous notes and able to solve problems. The incumbent must have ability to work independently and as part of a team of students and technicians to meet demands of laboratory experimentation.
Assistant Professor in Molecular Soil Ecology UMass Amherst
The Stockbridge School of Agriculture at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst is seeking applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Molecular Soil Ecology.
Staff Physician UMass Amherst
Provides clinical services for students, faculty/staff and others eligible for health care at UMass Amherst; provides episodic health care in conjunction with a program of comprehensive primary care; provides programs of health education. Works under the direct supervision of the Executive Director of UHS for Medical Care in accordance with the regulations of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine.
Head of Dept/Professor UMass Amherst
The College of Engineering invites applications for Department Head of Biomedical Engineering (BME). The successful candidate will have the opportunity to shape the vision and operations of this newly created department established in 2017. BME has a strong growth trajectory and is aligned and supported by the strategic plan of the College and University. The department represents the core of biomedical engineering research and teaching at UMass, Amherst and leverages synergies with other departments in the College as well as with the new Institute of Applied Life Sciences (IALS: https://www.umass.edu/ials/). IALS was established by a joint investment of more than $150 million from the Massachusetts Life Science Center and the University and manages more than 30 core equipment facilities that enable its translational mission (https://www.umass.edu/ials/core-facilities). The BME Department also collaborates with the UMass Medical School located in Worcester, MA and with Baystate Health located in Springfield, MA.
Endowed Professor in Peace & Non-Violence UMass Amherst
The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is inviting applications for an endowed professorship in the Psychology of Peace and Violence Program, starting in Fall 2020.
University Police Officer - Full-Time Academy Trained UMass Amherst
This position is open to candidates who possess a valid graduate certificate of training from a police academy approved by the Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC). Employees of this position title serve as multi-skilled professionals performing the full spectrum of law enforcement, investigation, and emergency services. The primary duty of this position is the enforcement of all applicable state and local laws, and the enforcement of university traffic rules and regulations.
Assistant Director Student Success/Diversity UMass Amherst
Under the direction of the Director of Student Success and Diversity in the College of Natural Sciences (CNS), develops, organizes and implements diversity initiatives designed to promote an inclusive campus environment. These activities and initiatives will include: recruiting talented students, coordinating and executing programs that foster a welcoming environment in the college, serving as an advocate and campus liaison for students from traditionally marginalized groups in the sciences, evaluating programmatic and operational effectiveness and implementing changes as necessary to improve participant experiences. This position aligns with the College’s strategic planning goals and academic success.
Assistant Professor - Nutrition UMass Amherst
The Department of Nutrition seeks candidates for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level, starting in August/September 2020. The successful candidate will develop a program of research focusing on healthy aging, nutrition across the life course, or nutrition in chronic diseases, with specialty areas including but not limited to precision nutrition, health equity, behavioral health, and minority health; biochemical and molecular nutrition, functional genomics including the microbiome; dietary pattern analysis, nutrition and food policy, and community-engaged research. Transnational research, clinical research, and research addressing population health and the needs of vulnerable communities is highly desirable. This appointment provides an outstanding opportunity for research and teaching collaboration across a broad range of disciplines.
Night Manager Campus Center Facilities UMass Amherst
Under the direction of the Senior Manager, Facilities Services CCSU, the Night Manager performs administrative and operational responsibilities for the Facilities Services Department in the Campus Center/Student Union Complex and Old Chapel during weekends, evening hours and some daytime hours as required. The Night Manager functions as the Senior Facilities Manager CC/SU in his/her absence.
Departmental Assistant - Storeroom Helper/Warehouse UMass Amherst
Performs tasks involved in the receipt, storage, and transfer of goods into and out of the assigned area; assists in maintaining inventories and related records.
Tenure Track Assistant Professor - Quantitative Microbiology UMass Amherst
The Department of Microbiology (http://www.micro.umass.edu) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in quantitative microbiology. We are looking for candidates who would broadly extend the quantitative and computational capabilities of our Department and address basic collaborative questions in pathogenic microbiology, environmental microbiology, and/or microbial genetics. We especially encourage applications from those with expertise in molecular and cellular biology, microbe-host and microbe-habitat systems, microbial diversity, or large microbial data set analyses. The successful applicant will be expected to establish an extramurally funded research program and to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching and advising, consistent with the teaching responsibilities of our faculty. The new faculty member will have the opportunity to participate in strong departmental and interdepartmental graduate training programs. Salary and start-up will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, and the University of Massachusetts provides an attractive fringe benefits package.

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