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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Biological Sciences

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Position type: Staff Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Biological Sciences
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience and grant funding
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General Summary of Position:

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join our team in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Under the leadership of Dr. Jennifer Fish, our lab investigates molecular and cellular mechanisms of developmental disorders. We are looking to expand our work in neurodevelopmental disorders, specifically focusing on SATB2 function in neuro development and disease. New projects will involve patient derived iPSCs, Drosophila models, and single cell sequencing. Experience in any of the following areas: iPSC culturing and differentiation, Drosophila genetics, neurogenesis, and/or single cell gene expression analyses is desired.  

Promote the University’s commitment to customer service by:

    • Build effective partnerships with co-workers throughout the University by freely sharing appropriate information and providing assistance when needed.
    • Ensuring optimum service to all internal and external partners in response to all requests for service and information.
    • Maintaining an environment that is welcoming to persons of all backgrounds, nationalities, and roles.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):


  • PhD in biology or related discipline

Experience (any of the following):

  • Cell culture
  • RNA-seq data analysis
  • Neurogenesis
  • Drosophila genetics


  • Communication, organization, and time-management
  • Ability to work independently (prioritize and multi-task)
  • Proven ability to collaborate as part of a team

Additional Considerations:

  • Flexible schedule that allows evening or weekend hours, based on experimental need

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience (any of the following):

  • Cell culture
  • RNA-seq data analysis
  • Neurogenesis
  • Drosophila genetics
  • performing molecular biology experiments (e.g., qPCR, immunostaining)

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.

This is a Grants & Contracts (MTA/GRACE) bargaining unit position.

Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position 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, successful 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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