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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Biomedical & Nutritional Sciences

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Position type: Staff Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Biomed & Nutritional Sciences
Salary: Anticipated salary range, based on experience and grant funding of $40,000 to $65,000
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General Summary of Position:

A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available at the Department of Biomedical and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. The postdoc is expected to start as early as Summer 2020 with a competitive stipend and benefits package. We seek highly motivated candidates with a strong multidisciplinary background, work ethics, and productivity.

The Food Microbiology Lab at UMass Lowell conducts well-funded research projects on 1) Non-destructive pathogen detection on artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled sensor array; 2) Advanced materials on key biointerface - new strategies to mitigate biofouling and biofilm formation, etc.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):


  • PhD in biomedical engineering, microbiology, food safety, and related fields (must have PhD by the time of appointment) AND track record of publications


  • Strong multidisciplinary background with established track records in microbiology and data analysis/science
  • Prior experiences in one or more of the following areas are non-essential, but will be considered favorably: nanomaterials, microfabrication (e.g., microfluidics, biosensor), bioinformatics, basic programming skills (e.g., MatLab, Python)


  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with diverse groups and collaborators
  • Strong technical report writing and communication skills
  • Quantitative research methods and statistics

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Only current UML Employees within the Grants & Contracts (MTA/GRACE) bargaining unit will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; however, the posting may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received.

This position is contingent upon funding. The initial appointment will be for ONE year with a possibility of renewal based on productivity and performance and the availability of funding.

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application.  Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process.  

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