Multiple Open Rank Tenure-Track Faculty Positions
The Fischell Department of Bioengineering at the University of Maryland, College Park invites applications for multiple tenured or tenure-track faculty positions. Candidates will be considered at all academic ranks and across all areas of bioengineering. We seek individuals with a track record of achievement; high potential to develop an innovative, collaborative research program; and commitment to excellence in graduate and undergraduate education. The department believes that diversity and inclusivity enhance our mission to educate and empower the next generation of bioengineers, enabling development and translation of biology-based knowledge to address societal grand challenges.
All candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in engineering, biology, biochemistry, biomedicine, or a closely related field. Senior candidates should be established investigators with a proven record of funding, peer-reviewed publications, and technical leadership. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment to working with underrepresented groups through research, teaching, and mentorship are especially encouraged to apply.
For best consideration, interested applicants should apply by December 15, 2019 through eTerp. Applicants should submit a 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae (CV), 3) research statement , 4) teaching statement, and 5) four references with contact details.
Part-Time Adjunct Lecturers
- Gene Editing and Synthetic BIology*
- Physiology for Bioengineers
- Medical Imaging and Image Processing
- Biomedical Device Development
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.
The best consideration date for this position is August 5, 2019.
For more information on how to apply, please download the flyer (PDF).