Research Fellow - Biomedical Engineering - Atukorale Lab

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Work type: Senior/Research Fellow (Amherst Only)
Campus: UMass Amherst
Department: Biomedical Engineering
Pay Grade: No Pay Grade
Categories: Research

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.


Job Description

  • Perform scientific studies and collect/analyze data involving but not limited to the following experimental areas:
    • Nanomaterials synthesis & chemistry, materials characterization, mammalian cell culture, a range of molecular biology assays, animal husbandry, animal surgery, and animal imaging.
  • Be responsible for fundamental laboratory management, such as quality control of reagents, ordering of reagents and supplies, and maintenance of equipment.
  • Liaise with vendors and suppliers for laboratory maintenance and general running operations.
  • Supervise laboratory members, including undergraduate researchers, and provide mentorship on an individualized basis.
  • Prepare scientific manuscripts for submission and handle the peer-review process.
  • Perform related duties as assigned or required to meet Department, Executive Area/Division, and University goals and objectives.



  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering, Biology, or closely related field.
  • Ability to use sound judgment in normal and emergency situations.


Additional Information

  • Main research laboratory will be located at the University of Massachusetts Medical School located in Worcester, MA.
  • Initial appointment for one (1) year with additional reappointments as long as research funding exists. 
  • Benefitted position, 40 hours per week.


Application Instructions

Along with the application, please submit a CV, cover letter and contact information for three (3) professional references. Application review will begin April 15, 2024; the position will remain open until filled. Please email Dr. Atukorale ( directly with questions.


UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, caste, creed, sex, age, marital status, national origin, disability, political belief or affiliation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related condition(s), veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, natural and protective hairstyle and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University.  To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.  It is the policy of UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

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