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
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.
Part-Time Adjunct Lecturers
Postdoctoral Research Position: Duncan Lab
The Duncan Lab in the Fischell Department of Bioengineering at the University of Maryland, College Park has two openings for NIH-funded postdoctoral researchers. Successful candidates will join new collaborative and multidisciplinary projects in the application of bio-inspired synthetic mucus biomaterials for: local biotherapeutic delivery for inflammatory and infectious diseases in collaboration with Prof. Katharina Maisel (Bioengineering, UMD) and viral aerosol capture technology development in collaboration with Prof. Donald Milton (School of Public Health, UMD).
Compensation for these positions will be at or above NIH guidelines, and will include benefits and retirement package offered by UMD. Postdoctoral research associates will be appointed on annual contracts with the expectation of completing 2-3 years of training. In addition to their assigned research project (1 of 2 described above), postdoctoral fellows will be encouraged and fully supported to develop & pursue new independent research directions, apply for fellowships & postdoc-to-faculty transition awards, and serve as research mentors for undergraduate & graduate trainees.
These positions require a doctoral degree in Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Pharmaceutical Sciences, or similar areas. Applicants should possess excellent written & oral communication skills and the ability to work independently as well as part of a collaborative team. All applicants should have demonstrated experience in the design and characterization of hydrogels and/or biomaterials. For applicants interested in our biotherapeutic delivery project, this research will require work with preclinical animal models.
The diversity of our research team strengthens our capacity for innovation and individuals from historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter (applicants should note project interest(s) & preferred start date), a CV, and a list of references as a single PDF file to Gregg Duncan (email@example.com).
Please review the position flyer (PDF) prior to submitting your application.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please review the position flyer (PDF) – which contains additional important information – prior to submitting your application.
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
For more information, please view the position flyer (PDF).