Postdoctoral Research Associate: Moore Lab 

The Moore Lab  is moving to the Fischell Department of Bioengineering at the University of Maryland, College Park, and is currently recruiting highly motivated and diverse candidates for NIH-funded postdoctoral research positions. 

The available postdoctoral project will involve working on ongoing projects on in vitro biomaterial model development as well as integrating genetic and sociocultural measures of ancestry into bioengineering. 

We are considering applicants with a Ph.D. degree with experience in standard and specialized laboratory skills from a wide range of areas, including but not limited to biomaterials, cell and tissue engineering, immunology, computational biology, and bioinformatics. The diversity of our research team strengthens our capacity for innovation and individuals from underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply.

Candidates are expected to be independently motivated, collaborative, interested in using engineering tools to answer biological questions, and have excellent written and oral communication skills, which are demonstrated through their publication and presentation records. 

 Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, computational biology, bioengineering, or a related field. 

 For more information – including details on how to apply – download the position flyer (PDF).

Full-time Research Technician: Duncan and Moore Labs 

The Duncan and Moore Labs 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. 

The Duncan Lab’s research is focused on using nanotechnology, biomaterials, and genetic engineering as tools to broaden understanding of the lung airway microenvironment.  For more information, please visit: 

The Moore Lab’s research integrates immunology, biomaterial models, and measures of lived experiences (such as age, biological sex, and stress) to understand the relationship between lived experiences and immune responses in wound healing through modeled biomaterial microenvironments. For more information, please visit: 

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

 For more information – including details on how to apply – download the position flyer (PDF).

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 (

Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Please download the position flyer (PDF) for additional information. 

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

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

There are currently no open BIOE staff positions. Please visit the UMD ejobs website for information regarding open staff positions at the University of Maryland, College Park.

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