Research Support Manager

The Jewell Research Lab in the Fischell Department of Bioengineering has an opening for a full-time senior research support staff / lab manager. This individual will have a critical leadership role in lab operations, as well as provide technical expertise to support studies at the interface of immunology, biomaterials, and immunotherapy. The Jewell Lab’s goal is to understand the interactions between biomaterials and immune cells, and exploit these interactions for therapeutic vaccines targeting cancer and autoimmunity. The lab’s projects are supported by 6 R01/R01-equivalent awards from the NIH and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), as well as grants from leading foundations and biotech companies. These efforts draw on a vibrant group of 15 postdocs, students, and support staff, integrating tools from immunology, engineering, chemistry, and medicine. For more info visit jewell.umd.edu.

The successful applicant will receive a renewable contract with opportunities for continual training and formal career advancement, including increasingly senior titles/roles. The Lab is committed to career development through individual development plans, workshops, social events, and a commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity (DEI). Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience, including a generous UMD retirement and benefits package.

The duties for this position are: i) Provide experimental technical support (e.g., animal studies, adoptive transfer, FACS/ELISA/histology, data collection and analysis, cell/tissue isolation), ii) Breed and maintain transgenic colonies, iii) Manage animal protocols and related records, iv) Manage laboratory training, safety, and compliance, v) Oversee equipment and maintenance, vi) Manage ordering, budgeting, and inventory, vii) Coordinate lab meetings/events. Candidate should have a M.S. or Ph.D. in bioengineering, immunology, or a related field. Strong candidates with a B.S. and/or relevant experience are also strongly encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will have experience with one or more of the following areas: rodent handling/breeding, translational research, primary cell/tissue isolation, PCR/FACS/ELISA/microscopy/histology, other core molecular techniques, or research administration. However, training is available for all candidates and everyone is encouraged to develop new skills. Depending on performance, opportunities may also exist to become involved in proposal development/manuscript publication, or to pursue independent projects.

Interested candidates should review the full position flyer and assemble an application consisting of: i) cover letter, ii) CV, and iii) list of 3 references. The cover letter should describe the candidate’s experience, interest and expectations for the position, general salary expectations, and preferred start date. E-mail the application as a single PDF file to Dr. Christopher Jewell (cmjewell@umd.edu) with “Candidate for Lab Manager / Senior Research Support Staff” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with candidate interviews planned for July 2022.


Full-Time Lecturer 

Applications are invited for a full-time Lecturer position starting in August 2022. The Lecturer will serve as primary instructor of undergraduate bioengineering courses, including laboratory courses. The Lecturer will also be responsible for advising undergraduate students and will be expected to contribute in departmental service. A Ph.D. in bioengineering/biomedical engineering or closely related field is required. A record of outstanding teaching is also required, and teaching experience beyond the graduate teaching assistant level is preferred.

This non-tenure-track position will come with a competitive salary, full benefits package, and opportunities for professional growth.

Download the flyer for more information. (PDF)

Interested applicants should submit curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and list of three references to bioe_lecturer_search@umd.edu

Full-Time Lecturer (BCE) 

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

The Biocomputational Engineering Degree program launched in 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.

This non-tenure-track position will come with a competitive salary, full benefits package, and opportunities for professional growth. 

Details about the position and the application process is available online

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.

 

 

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