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Employment and Research Opportunities in Bioengineering

The listings on this page are for full-time faculty and staff openings in the Fischell Department of Bioengineering; postdoctoral positions, and full-time positions for graduating students (undergraduate and graduate).

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STUDENTS

These listings‚ sent directly to us by friends of the Department‚ represent only a small selection of jobs and research opportunities available. For dedicated help in finding internships and jobs, visit the Clark School's office of Engineering Co-op & Career Services, which gives students 24-hour access to engineering co-op, internship, summer, post-graduation, and part-time job listings via Careers4Engineers. It also runs free resume clinics, career fairs, and other workshops for job seekers! Visit them online at www.coop.eng.umd.edu, e-mail co-op@eng.umd.edu, or call (301) 405-3863 for more information.

You can also visit the University of Maryland's Career Center at www.careercenter.umd.edu, or look up upcoming on-campus recruitmenting events.

PROSPECTIVE FACULTY AND STAFF

Please visit University Human Resources at ejobs.umd.edu for the most up-to-date position listings throughout the University.

Faculty Positions

Tenure/Tenure-Track Faculty

The Fischell Department of Bioengineering at the University of Maryland, College Park invites applications to fill multiple new tenure/tenure-track faculty positions. This search is open to both junior and senior candidates in all biomedical engineering and related fields. Competitive applicants will possess an outstanding track record of achievement, a strong potential for developing a thriving collaborative research program, as well as a firm commitment to graduate and undergraduate education. These individuals will be expected to continue propelling the Bioengineering Department forward in impact and visibility through research, translation, education, outreach, and service.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in engineering, biology, biochemistry, biomedicine, or a closely related field. Candidates must also be actively engaged in research andscholarship. Full details are available online. (PDF)

For best consideration, interested applicants should apply by December 15, 2017 through eTerp. Applicants should submit a 1) Cover letter, 2) CV, 3) Research statement, 4) Teaching statement, and 5) 4 references with contact details. **Incomplete Packages will not be reviewed**

Please direct any questions to bioe-faculty-search@umd.edu
 

Faculty Specialist

The Targeted Drug Delivery group, led by Dr. Silvia Muro at the Fischell Department of Bioengineering and the Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research, has opened a faculty specialist position to participate in the lab research endeavors by providing technical support to general and specialized tasks. Responsibilities include:

  • To participate in research by assisting postdoctoral or student lab members in technical aspects of experimentation and analysis, such as preparation of buffers and chemical reagents, analytical measurements, maintenance of cell cultures, mouse genotyping and colony care, microscopy, etc.
  • To participate in regular lab meetings, and to report and record own lab activities.
  • To contribute to common lab supporting tasks, including ordering of reagents, maintenance of equipment, and technical training of new lab members.

The position offers:

  • A one-year part-time (50%) contract with competitive remuneration based on qualifications, and possibility for year-to-year extensions up to three years depending on performance and funding.
  • A stimulating, interdisciplinary, and innovative research environment, and an enriching training opportunity.
Minimum qualifications include: B.S. in any Biological, Biomedical, Chemical, or Pharmaceutical related areas; and technical experience in preparation of buffers, cell culture, PCR, microscopy, and/or breeding of mouse colonies. Other preferred requirements include good oral and written communication skills, reliability, high ethics and integrity, ability to work well within a team and independently.
 
For best consideration, interested applicants should apply by April 1, 2018 through eTerp. Applicants should submit a 1) Cover Letter, 2) Curriculum Vitae, 3) List of References
 
 

Faculty Specialist: Core Facilities Manager

The University of Maryland Fischell Department of BIoengineering is seeking a skilled scientist or engineer to facilitate operations of the core laboratories in A. James Clark Hall, a new 184,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility at the University of Maryland, College Park. This facility houses the department's core research infrastructure and instrumentation, which comprises dozens of instruments spanning materials design and characterization, biological assessment, and clinical translation. Some of the core instruments include:  microscopy (confocal, fluorescence, atomic force, electron), SPR/Biacore, circular dichroism, FTIR, HPLC, GPC, dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA), rheometry, MicroCT, colloidal characterization (e.g., size, surface charge), flow cytometry, histology (e.g., cryostat, microtome, tissue embedder, tissue processor), cell culture labs and biosafety cabinets, and basic equipment including refrigerators/freezers, chemical hoods, and others.

This position will involve managing these resources, in collaboration with a senior department faculty member directing the facility. The position will span all phases of instrument usage and coordination as a shared resource. Likewise, the candidate will gain access to a vibrant department and opportunities for career growth that include an established promotion path. Additionally, the successful candidate will benefit from a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes the University’s retirement plan and tuition remission for the appointee and immediate family members.

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing maintenance contracts, purchases, and repairs of all department instrumentation. The Ideal candidate will have experience troubleshooting and repairing scientific instrumentation.
  • Managing access to and training for larger equipment and usage logs.
  • Supervising and instructing department personnel in the safe and effective use of equipment. 
  • Managing safety protocols, documentation, safety audits, and waste disposal records.
  • Coordinating shared resource usage and documentation, including scheduling, billing, and maintenance. Additionally, the appointee will oversee the department core facilities website and advertising of the core facility to the department, campus, and external community. Current department staff in the communication and finance offices will help support these efforts.
  • Providing technical consultation to department personnel and working with users to develop protocols, along with understanding user needs to identify future purchases. 
  • Providing leadership and managerial oversight to specific personnel, students, or projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum qualifcations include: a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and two years of professional experience in the areas above. A Master’s degree can be substituted for the two years of professional experience. Experienced candidates with PhDs are also encouraged and will be considered for an appointment at the Senior Faculty Specialist level. Ideal candidates will have experience with multiple instruments listed above, as well as experience as an instrument technician or managing instrumentation and user facilities. However, the appointed candidate will also have training opportunities in the department and at vendors, as well as support from a senior faculty member directing the core, and from the department more generally.

For best consideration, interested applicants should apply by April 6, 2018 through eTerp. Applicants should submit a 1) Cover Letter, 2) Curriculum Vitae, 3) List of References
 
Please email bioe-core-search@umd.edu with any questions.
 
 

Post-Doctoral Associate
 

The Targeted Drug Delivery group, led by Dr. Silvia Muro at the Fischell Department of Bioengineering and the Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research, has opened several postdoctoral positions to work on targeted delivery of nanotherapeutics across biological barriers. The main focus will be on: (a) the synthesis and characterization of polymer nanocarriers for delivery of therapeutic proteins, (b) optimization of strategies for ligand-mediated targeting to cell-surface receptors, (c) cellular studies on the interaction and transport of said systems, and (d) in vivo pharmacokinetics/biodistribution and effects.
 

Responsibilities include: 1) conducting research regarding the topics described above; 2) engaging in collaborations, recording and reporting, and publications/scientific communications derived from the work; 3) contributing to common lab supporting tasks, including ordering of reagents, maintenance of equipment, and training of new lab members.
 
The position offers: 1) A one-year full-time contract with competitive remuneration based on qualifications, with possibility for year-to-year extensions up to three years depending on performance and funding; 2) Stimulating, interdisciplinary and innovative research, and a high-quality training experience; 3) A diverse/international environment and potential collaborations with training in our sister lab in the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (Spain).
 
Minimum qualifications include: 1) A Ph.D. in Bioengineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences or any related areas, with demonstrated experience in drug delivery; 2) A track record of scholarly research with experience in with demonstrated experience in drug delivery, cell culture, polymer and conjugation chemistry, nanoparticles, fluorescence and electron microscopy, breeding of mouse colonies and/or PK/PD animal studies. Other preferred requirements include: Excellent oral and written communication skills, active role in project planning and delivery, analytical and critical thinking, high ethics and integrity, leadership and career management oriented, ability to work well within a team and, particularly, independently.
 
These are federal funded positions, some of which hold a permanent residency/U.S. citizenship employment requirement.
 
For best consideration, interested applicants should apply by April 1, 2018 through eTerpApplicants should submit a 1) Cover Letter 2) Curriculum Vitae 3) List of References 4) Two writing samples (For the required writing samples, please upload two published papers.)
 

 

Staff Positions

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Full-Time Jobs: Careers in Industry and Government

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Postdoctoral/Research Positions

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