Full-Time Lecturers

Applications are invited for two full-time Lecturer positions. Lecturers are sought to serve as primary instructors of undergraduate courses for the Biocomputational Engineering (BCE) degree program, a new program within the Fischell Department of Bioengineering. The Lecturer will also be responsible for advising undergraduate students and will be expected to contribute in departmental service.

The Biocomputational Engineering Degree program is set to launch Fall 2021 at the Universities at Shady Grove campus, Rockville, MD. The BCE degree differs from the bioengineering program in that it offers a multidisciplinary curriculum that includes statistics, data analysis, data visualization, machine learning, and programming in addition to the fundamentals of physics, chemistry, and biology.

Primary teaching responsibilities to include the following anticipated courses:
  • Python for Data Analysis
  • Object Oriented Programming in C++
  • Algorithms – Utilizing the Python programming language
  • Statistics, Data Analysis, and Data Visualization
  • Imaging and Image Processing
Minimum Qualifications:    
A Ph.D. in bioengineering, biomedical engineering, computer science, computer engineering, or closely related field is preferred; candidates with an MS and four or more years of experience in the field will also be considered. A record of outstanding teaching is also preferred. This non-tenure-track position will come with a competitive salary, full benefits package, and opportunities for professional growth.
Interested applicants should submit curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and list of three references to bioe_lecturer_search@umd.edu

Part-Time Adjunct Lecturers

Applications are invited for part-time adjunct Lecturers. We currently seek bioengineering professionals with an interest in teaching one or two courses a year for our Professional Master's Program in Bioengineering. In particular, we are currently in need of instructors who can teach Bioinformatics in Summer 2021, although we are always looking for excellent instructors to teach any of our other Program courses, listed online.  
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 bioe-meng-search@umd.edu.
For more information, please view the position flyer (PDF).

Postdoctoral Research Position: Maisel Lab

The Maisel Lab in the Fischell Department of Bioengineering at the University of Maryland, College Park is currently recruiting candidates for an NIH-funded postdoctoral research position.

The Maisel Lab's research integrates materials science, immunology, mucosal barrier physiology, and drug delivery to achieve a long-term research goal to design nanoparticles and in vitro model systems to take advantage of and study the interface between biological barriers and biomaterials. The Maisel Lab is particularly interested in understanding how the lymphatic system responds to physiological and pathological cues at mucosal surfaces, and how the group can take advantage of the natural transport functions of the lymphatics to deliver therapeutics to modulate the immune response. 

The available postdoctoral project will involve working on ongoing projects on in vitro model development as well as developing new directions in this area. Particular emphasis will be placed on designing in vitro model systems of lymphatic vessels, mucosal surfaces, and integration of the two for more complex model systems. Ideal candidates should have prior experience with designing in vitro models, particularly using microfluidic systems. Candidates should be independently motivated, collaborative, interested in the using engineering tools to answer biological questions, 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. 

Please read the position flyer (PDF) for more information and to apply.

Postdoctoral Research Position: Kuo Lab

The Kuo Lab in the Fischell Department of Bioengineering at the University of Maryland, College Park has multiple openings for postdoctoral researchers. Projects span mechanobiology of embryonic and fetal tendon development; novel therapeutics for adult tendon injuries and disease; tendon tissue engineering and regenerative medicine; interventions for musculoskeletal birth defects; and medical device and diagnostics development. 

Compensation for these positions will be based on NIH guidelines, and will include a competitive benefits and retirement package offered by UMD. Postdoctoral researchers are eligble 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.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in one of the following disciplines (or a related discipline): biomedical engineering, biomaterials, biomechanics, chemistry, immunology, molecular biology, developmental biology, or cell biology. 

Please include "Postdoctoral Application" in the subject line of your email. Positions are open immediately and will remain open until filled. Please email a single PDF file that includes the following: i) cover letter, ii) CV, iii) list of references with contact information, and iv) two first-author manuscripts. Your cover letter should include career goals, expertise, research interests, expectations for the position, and a preferred start date. Please send your application to kuolab@umd.edu.

Please review the position flyer (PDF) – which contains additional important information – prior to submitting your application.



Full-time Research Technician

The Maisel Lab and Mueller Lab in the Fischell Department of Bioengineering at the University of Maryland, College Park have a joint opening for a full-time research technician to support both labs’ operations. 

Duties for this position will include a range of activities to enable Maisel and Mueller Lab research, including supporting: i.) cell culture (mammalian), ii.) rodent handling + manipulation (disease induction, monitoring, treatment application, tissue/cell harvest), iii.) tissue processing (histology and immunohistochemistry), iv.) tissue and cell imaging (microscopy), v.) therapeutic formulation design/synthesis, vi.) research data analysis, and vii.) lab operations. 

Candidates should have a B.S. in bioengineering, biology, animal sciences, or a related field. Candidates with M.S. degrees are also encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will have past research experience with one or more of the following areas: i.) mammalian cell culture/sterile techniques, ii.) small animal research, iii.) cell/tissue isolation, iv.) histology and microscopy, and v.) be willing to assist with large animal research. 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.

Download the position flyer and visit the University of Maryland eJobs website for more information and to apply by the best consideration date of Oct. 31, 2021.

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. 

Engineering Career Services helps students find co-op, internship, and summer engineering positions. Students participating in these programs gain professional work experience, earn a competitive salary, make invaluable networking contacts, integrate classroom theory into practice, and confirm their career choices. In conjunction with the campus Career Center, we also assist students in finding post-graduate positions. 

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