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The Tai and Gao labs of the Horae Gene Therapy Center at the UMass Chan Medical School are inviting applications for postdoctoral positions to pursue multiple research topics that encompass: gene therapy using AAV vectors, RNA therapy, gene editing, immunology, virology, and AAV vector development.

Applicants should have a PhD degree or an MD with post-graduate scientific training, and at least three years of research experience in relevant areas such as Molecular Biology, RNA biology, Biochemistry, animal modeling, Immunology, Gene Therapy, Cell Therapy, Bioengineering, Neuromuscular Biology, Cell Biology, and Virology.

Applicants with backgrounds in molecular biology, mouse work, NHP work, gene editing, microscopy, human and mouse genetics, next-gen sequencing, bioinformatics, single-cell sequencing, or protein/structural biology are preferred.

Applicants must also have the ability to work independently and coordinate multiple projects, concurrently. Strong writing, verbal, and interpersonal skills are required.

Candidates should be highly organized, hard-working, and motivated to respond to changes within the rapidly evolving field of gene therapy. We offer excellent training opportunities and a competitive salary depending on experience and track record. If you have any of the above attributes and skill sets, and believe you are a good fit for our research program, please send a cover letter, your CV, and contact information of three references to:

Phillip Tai, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Horae Gene Therapy Center and Vector Core

E-mail: [email protected]

The UMass Chan Medical School, one of the fastest growing academic health centers in the country, has built a reputation as a world-class research institution, consistently producing noteworthy advances in clinical and basic research. As a research institution, UMMS attracts nearly $300 million annually in funding from government agencies, private groups, and philanthropic organizations. Faculty members are nationally recognized authorities in areas ranging from cancer to diabetes to genetics and are regularly honored for their work.

As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, UMass Chan recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds


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