Postdoctoral Associate

University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

Dartmouth, MA

ID: 7075566
Posted: March 1, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

SUMMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION: To conduct research under the supervision of a member of the UMass Dartmouth faculty; and potentially provide leadership and supervision for a group of more junior researchers. The successful candidate will be a member of a research group and will be expected to support research by means of original research activities, collaboration with team members, supervision and mentoring of junior members of the research team and management of research facilities.

Follows the University’s best practices to build and/or support student academic success and retention, and assist in meeting strategic objectives for persistence and timely graduation of all the student population.


Conduct laboratory, theoretical or computational research
Prepare and publish manuscripts
Assist with grant administration
Assist with grant proposal preparation
Supervise graduate and undergraduate research assistants and technical associates
Provide clear and regular communication to the supervisor on research progress, technique and findings
Provide training on research techniques, methods and equipment
Interact with industry, government laboratories or agencies
Present work at conferences and program reviews
Manage and maintain laboratory or computational facilities
Promote and ensure safe and secure laboratory and research practice
Develop, implement and maintain web based research communications


EDUCATION: Ph.D. or equivalent in a relevant field.

EXPERIENCE: Research Experience

OTHER: Record of peer-reviewed publications


Good oral communication and writing skills
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Ability to effectively supervise a research group
Ability to originate ideas for new areas of research
Ability to design, operate, calibrate and maintain complex experimental or computational facilities
Ability to quickly understand new ideas, techniques and procedures
Significant knowledge of the research area under study
Ability to support the supervisor in all aspects of research
Ability to write publishable manuscripts
Ability to write research reports for submission to outside agencies
Ability to write grant proposals
Ability to prepare and deliver high quality research presentations
Specific research skills determined by the supervising faculty member

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Previous work related to an area of research identified by the supervising faculty member.


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