(Multiple) Open Rank Tenure-Track Faculty Positions
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 strong record of funding, peer-reviewed publications, and technical leadership. Successful candidates will be expected to continue propelling the department forward in impact and visibility through research, translation, education, outreach, and service. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment to engaging with and supporting underrepresented groups through research, teaching, and mentoring, are especially encouraged to apply.
To Apply: For best consideration, interested applicants should apply by October 15, 2022 through eTerp at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/99172. Applicants should submit a 1) Cover letter, 2) CV, 3) Research statement, 4) Teaching statement, and 5) 3 references with contact details. **Incomplete Packages will not be reviewed** Research statements should be 5 pages maximum describing past accomplishments and including future plans and how these will be enabled or enhanced by joining the Fischell Department of Bioengineering.
Teaching statements should be 3 pages maximum describing any prior experience and delineating teaching philosophy and interests compatible with the educational mission of the Fischell Department of Bioengineering. Discussion of specific efforts to support underrepresented groups in STEM within the research and teaching statements is encouraged.
Lab Manager Position at the Interface of Immunology & Biomaterials
The Jewell Research Lab in the Fischell Department of Bioengineering at the University of Maryland (UMD), College Park has an opening for a full-time 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 US Dept. of Veterans Affairs (VA), as well as grants from foundations and biotech companies. These efforts draw on a vibrant group of postdocs, students, and support staff, integrating tools from immunology, engineering, chemistry, and medicine.
The duties for this position include: i) Breed and maintain transgenic colonies, ii) Provide experimental technical support (e.g., animal studies, adoptive transfer, FACS/ELISA/histology, data collection and analysis, cell/tissue isolation), 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 MS or PhD in bioengineering, immunology, or a related field. Experienced candidates with a B.S. and/or relevant experience are also encouraged to apply. For more information – including details on how to apply – download the position flyer (PDF) or visit the Jewell Lab website.
Postdoctoral Research Associate: Redox-Based Synthetic Biology, Electrogenetics
Applications are sought for two Postdoctoral Associate positions in the group of Dr. Wlliam E. Bentley of the Fischell Department of Bioengineering, the Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology Research, and the Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices. The successful candidates will work in an interdisciplinary group to develop novel experimental and theoretical approaches to exploit redox processes for electronically controlling gene expression, bacterial consortia, and as well as innovative bioelectronic devices.
Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Molecular and Cell Biology, Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, or related field with expertise in cell and protein engineering. Candidates should have strong experimental experience, a quantitative thought process, excellent communication skills (oral and written), and a track record indicating successful and productive research.
Preferences: Experience with biomanufacturing settings and/or data analytics would be desired but not required.
Applications: Applicants should send their cover letter, curriculum vitae and names/contact information of three references to: William E. Bentley (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Please download the position flyer (PDF) for additional information.
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 email@example.com.
Please review the position flyer (PDF) – which contains additional important information – prior to submitting your application.