Post Doctoral Associate - Gene Therapy Center 28265

Job Description

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS MEDICAL SCHOOL The University of Massachusetts 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.

Postdoctoral Fellows


The Horae Gene Therapy Center of the University of Massachusetts Medical School invites applications for postdoctoral researcher positions. The research projects include but are not limited to novel AAV discovery, capsid engineering, genome engineering, and gene therapy immunology in AAV vector-mediated in vivo gene delivery for gene therapy, genome editing applications and animal modeling.

Applicants should have a PhD in the biomedical sciences or an MD with post graduate scientific training and three to five years of research experience in the field of molecular biology, virology, gene therapy, and immunology. Applicants with strong skills and track records in viral vector development, in vivo gene transfer studies, gene therapy immunology, DNA and cDNA library construction for next generation high throughput sequencing and bioinformatical data analysis are highly preferred. Ability to work independently and coordinate multiple projects and activities concurrently, as well as strong writing, verbal and interpersonal skills are required. Candidates should be highly organized, hard-working and motivated to respond to the changes within the rapidly evolving field of gene therapy. We offer excellent benefits and a competitive salary depending on experiencing and tracking records.

Additional Information:

For further information, please send cover letter, current CV and the names and contact information of three references to:


Dr. Guangping Gao, PhD

Professor and Director, Horae Gene Therapy Center

University of Massachusetts Medical School

368 Plantation Street, AS6-2049

Worcester, MA 01605

Office: 508-856-3563; 508-856-3394

Fax: 508-856-1552

E-mail: [email protected]


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