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Post Doc - Gene Therapy Ctr

Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS)

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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. The Medical School attracts more than $174 million in research funding annually, 80 percent of which comes from federal funding sources. UMMS is the academic partner of UMass Memorial Health Care, the largest health care provider in Central Massachusetts.


The Gene Therapy Center of the University of Massachusetts Medical School invites applications for postdoctoral researcher positions. The research project focuses on using AAV vectors for gene therapy of neurological disorders.


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 fields of neuroscience, molecular biology, animal modeling, and gene therapy for CNS disorders. Applicants with strong skills and track records in performing in vivo CNS gene transfer studies, assessing neuropathology, motor and cognitive functions, CNS tissue processing, immunohistochemical staining, conventional, and confocal microscopic analyses are preferred. Ability to work independently and coordinate different 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 CNS gene therapy research.

Additional Information:

We offer excellent benefits and a competitive salary. 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, Gene Therapy Center

University of Massachusetts Medical School

368 Plantation Street, AS6-2049

Worcester, MA 01605

Office: 508-856-3563

Fax: 508-856-1552


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

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