Postdoctoral Research Position: Diagnostic & Therapeutic Technologies

The Mueller Lab in the Fischell Department of Bioengineering at the University of Maryland, College Park has a postdoctoral research position currently available. The position will involve working on current projects as well as helping the PI develop new research directions. Projects primarily focus on developing affordable diagnostic and therapeutic technologies to improve the management of cervical cancer and other cancers in low-income communities. Different projects may involve multiple research areas and methodologies including: engineering design methods, biomedical devices, rapid prototyping and fabrication, optical imaging, chemical ablation, bench testing, and small and large animal models to evaluate biomedical technologies.

Experience with animal models is favorable but not required. Candidates should be independently motivated, collaborative, interested in the translation of biomedical devices/technologies, and have excellent written and oral communication skills, which are demonstrated through their publication and presentation record. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, bioengineering, or a related field.

For more information, please view the position flyer (PDF).

Postdoctoral Research Position

The Jay research group in the Fischell Department of Bioengineering at the University of Maryland, College Park is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to work on applications and technologies related to extracellular vesicles (exosomes). The lab is exploring a variety of approaches in EV/exosome biomanufacturing, drug loading, and delivery, and we are working in areas such as sepsis, wound repair, cardiovascular diseases, neurological diseases/injuries, and more. Candidates with interest and experience in any of the following areas are encouraged to apply:

  • Synthetic biology
  • EV/exosome biology
  • Molecular biology
  • RNA biology
  • Drug delivery
  • Cell therapy
  • 3D printing/bioprinting
  • Microlithography

For more information, please view the position flyer (PDF). 

Part-Time Adjunct Lecturers

Applications are invited for part-time adjunct Lecturers. We seek bioengineering professionals with an interest in teaching one or two courses a year for our Professional Master's Program in Bioengineering. We are currently in need of instructors that can teach the following list of courses though we are always looking for excellent instructors to teach any of our other Program courses, listed online.  
  • Gene Editing and Synthetic Biology*
  • Physiology for Bioengineers
  • Medical Imaging and Image Processing
  • Biomedical Device Development
A Ph.D. in bioengineering/biomedical engineering or closely related field is required. While a record of outstanding teaching and teaching experience beyond the graduate teaching assistant level is preferred, working professionals with an enthusiasm for teaching and experience training, mentoring, public speaking, and guest lecturing are also strongly encouraged to apply. We have a large population of online students, so comfort with online environments is also required. Training using our learning management system, Canvas, can be provided. 
This non-tenure-track position will come with a stipend on a per-course basis and is ineligible for health benefits. 
Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and list of three references to
For more information, please view the position flyer (PDF).

Postdoctoral Associate: Biomaterials and Immunotherapy

The Fischell Department of Bioengineering Jewell Research Lab has openings for multiple postdoctoral researchers. The lab's current projects are supported by five R01 and R01-equivalent awards from the NIH and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), as well as grants from leading foundations and pharma/biotech companies. Project openings span basic studies of the interactions between biomaterials and immune tissues, design of new materials to engineer immune function, and translational targets in cancer and autoimmunity. Compensation for these positions will be at or above NIH guidelines, and will include a competitive benefits and retirement package offered by the University of Maryland. Postdoctoral researchers are eligible for renewable, annual contracts with the expectation of completing 2-4 years of training. Flexibility to pursue research in personal areas of interest, apply for grants and fellowships, develop independent research thrusts, and build scientific management expertise will be encouraged.

The goal of the Jewell Lab is to understand the interactions between biomaterials and immune cells, and to exploit these interactions for therapeutic vaccines aimed at cancer and autoimmunity. Jewell Lab researchers use biomaterials ranging from degradable polymers, to lipids, to self-assembled materials. Their work involves materials synthesis and characterization, cell and pre-clinical animal models, and research with human patient samples supported through projects the lab leads at the VA Medical Center. 

For more information and to apply, please download the flyer (PDF).

Postdoctoral Associate: Synthetic Biology

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Associate position within the new Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices at the University of Maryland. This Institute is housed within brand new A. James Clark Hall on the College Park campus. The Institute has active collaborations with the FDA, Children’s National Medical Center, the University of Maryland, Baltimore, among many other Institutions.  The position is within the laboratory of William E. Bentley, whose research thrusts are broadly in synthetic biology and metabolic engineering with specific interests in redox-mediated metabolic control. Candidates will engineer biological networks, including those involving cell-cell signaling as well as those that interface with microelectronic devices. Duties include cloning vectors for recombinant protein expression and metabolic control.  Duties also include use of analytical instrumentation such as optical, fluorescence, and confocal microscopes, flow cytometer, plate reader, potentiostat, anaerobic chamber, and mass-spec, recording and documenting results, preparing research manuscripts, maintaining lab environment, and ordering supplies and materials.

Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. in Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, or a related field. Experience with bacteria is a must and mammalian cell culture is a plus. Successful candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

For more information on how to apply, please download the flyer (PDF).


Graduate Assistantship: Project Manager

The University of Maryland Fischell Department of Bioengineering is seeking a graduate assistant to serve as project manager for the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Engineering For US All (E4USA) project for the 2020-21 academic year. This position will report directly to the Principal Investigator of the Engineering for US All (E4USA) project. The time commitment for this position is 20 hours/week. Remote work possible.

E4USA is a national pilot program that for a high school engineering course. E4USA partners colleges and universities with local high schools and provides a standardized educational curriculum for high school students to learn and demonstrate engineering principles, skills and practices. The curriculum incorporates an authentic, design-based experience and affords students the opportunity to earn college credit at participating colleges and universities.

For more information and details on how to apply, please view the position flyer (PDF). The target start date is immediate. 

Research Technician Position at the Interface of Biomaterials and Immunotherapy

The Jewell Research Lab within the Fischell Department of Bioengineering has an opening for a full-time research technician to support lab operations at the interface of biomaterials and immunotherapy. The goal of the lab is to understand the interactions between biomaterials and immune cells, and to exploit these interactions for therapeutic vaccines for cancer and autoimmunity. The lab's projects are supported by five R01 and R01-equivalent awards from the NIH and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, as well as grants from leading foundations and pharma/biotech companies. These efforts draw on a vibrant group of 16 postdocs, students, and support staff, integrating tools from immunology, engineering, chemistry, and medicine. 

Duties for this position will include a range of activities to enable Jewell Lab research, including supporting i) benchtop experiments (e.g., flow cytometry, ELISA, histology, microscopy, cell culture, biomaterial synthesis and characterization), ii) pre-clinical animal studies (e.g., treatment, disease monitoring, cell/tissue isolation), iii) research data analysis, and iv) lab operations. Candidates should have a BS in immunology, bioengineering, molecular biology, animal sciences, or a related field. Candidates with MS degrees are also encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will have past research experience with one or more of the following areas: rodent handling or translational research, isolation of primary cells or tissue, flow cytometry and ELISA, microscopy and histology, or other core immunology and molecular biology techniques. However, training in all techniques will be available for strong candidates and for continuing education. The work schedule for this full-time position is Sunday through Thursday. More information is available.

For more information and to apply, please view the position flyer (PDF). The target start date for this position is March 2020. 

Staff Immunologist at the Interface of Immunology and Engineering

The Fischell Department of Bioengineering Jewell Research Lab at the University of Maryland, College Park has an opening for a permanent, full-time Staff Immunologist. The lab’s current projects are funded by five R01 and R01-equivalent awards from the NIH and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), as well as grants from leading foundations and pharma/biotech companies. These sources support translational work focused on cancer and autoimmune disease, as well as basic studies of the immune system that leverage unique features of biomaterials and nanotechnology as tools.

The individual recruited to fill this Research Scientist position will provide research leadership and immunological expertise, working closely with Dr. Jewell to drive the lab’s research forward. This role will involve designing and leading research projects, authoring grants, developing new technical capabilities and research models in the group, disseminating research through high impact papers and conference presentations, contributing to trainee development, and generally functioning as a senior researcher to enable forefront research and translation.

The minimum requirements for the position are completion of a postdoc in immunology and a PhD in immunology, or closely related fields. Candidates with research experience beyond the postdoctoral level are also encouraged to apply. 

For more information and to apply please download the flyer (PDF).

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