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Open Faculty Positions

Director, GMP Cell Processing Lab (Position 3-309-898)

The University of Maryland NCI-designated Marlene & Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMGCCC) is seeking qualified applicants for the newly established Hamish and Christine Osborne Director of Cellular Therapeutics. The Director will provide expert technical and managerial leadership as the Laboratory Director of Cellular Therapeutics. Cellular Therapeutics Laboratories include the UMGCCC clinical laboratory, a FACT-accredited blood and marrow stem cell processing laboratory, and the new cGMP cell processing facility at our academic research institution.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Managerial and technical oversight of the UMGCCC Cell Therapy Laboratory, a well-established and FACT-accredited blood and marrow stem cell processing laboratory currently staffed with 4 technical specialists; the lab supports the UMGCC Blood and Marrow Transplant Program’s 150-200 transplants per year.  
  • Support for the construction, commissioning and validation of the clean room facility in compliance with FDA guidelines for cGMP operations as they apply to processing of cellular products.
  • In concert with the UMGCCC physician leaders, the position will provide senior leadership for the facility to include (1) hiring, supervising, mentoring and career development of manufacturing staff; (2) developing facility policies and Standard Operating Procedures; (3) interacting with academic and clinical regulatory groups such as Quality Assurance Unit, IRB, FDA, FACT, etc.
  • Identifying, educating and recruiting potential stakeholders in cGMP cell therapeutics.
  • Collaborating with clinical investigators by providing (1) process development and validation for the manufacture of new cell therapies; (2) authorship, review and approval of the CMC documentation for regulatory filings; (3) cooperation and engagement with regulatory agencies as required by the project.
  • Managing day-to-day operations of both facilities, operational budgets and service contracts.
  • Devising strategic plans and participating in the UMGCCC NCI-funded P30 center grant application; developing and expanding the cGMP lab for consideration as a UMGCCC Shared Service, defining long-term strategic goals, identifying future directions, and enhancing the scope of the service by identifying and capturing grant funding such as NIH shared instrumentation grants.

While the UMGCCC Stem Cell Processing Laboratory is well established, the cGMP Facility is currently under construction. It will provide investigational cell processing services to UMGCCC investigators, other UMB investigators and to other clients based partly on the director’s marketing activities.  Funding for this position will be partially endowed by a major philanthropic gift; the holder will be the “Hamish and Christine Osborne Director of Cellular Therapeutics”.   

Qualifications

Required:  Doctoral degree (PhD or MD or VMD) in biomedical sciences with at least 2 years postdoctoral training in biomedical research, ideally in a field related to cancer research or immunology. A minimum of 5 years’ hands-on experience in a cGMP or GCP cell processing facility is required, including 3 years’ managerial and/or quality management experience strongly preferred. Strong laboratory skills in cell processing, immunology and tumor immunology are essential. Demonstrated comprehension and compliance with various regulatory, accreditation and licensure requirements (FDA GxP, FACT, etc.).  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Desired:  Managerial experience with running a laboratory or shared service/core facility in a biomedical research environment. Training and/or teaching experience with students, fellows, technicians.

How To Apply

Qualified candidates should apply by e-mail by sending CV and names of 4 references to the Academic Programs Office c/o facultypostings@som.umaryland.edu

When applying, please cite specific position number of interest in your correspondence.


Director of Head and Neck Medical Oncology (Position 3-309-950)

The University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center is currently seeking ta medical oncologist to serve as Director of Head and Neck Medical Oncology. 

The ideal candidate for this position should be a board certified medical oncologist with a strong track record of clinical or basic investigation in head and neck cancer.  The University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Comprehensive Cancer Center and the affiliated hospitals of the University of Maryland Cancer Network treat more than 350 patients with head and neck cancer annually. The head and neck cancer team consists of five head and neck surgical oncologists, three oral maxillofacial surgeons and three radiation oncologists supported by a state-of-the-art proton therapy center. Head and neck cancer research interests include tumor immunology and immunotherapy, vaccine development, human papilloma virus, health disparities and cancer epidemiology.   Expected rank for this position is Associate Professor or higher, however, rank and tenure status is dependent on candidate’s qualifications. 

How To Apply

Qualified applicants should apply online at:  https://umb.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=1800002N&lang=en  Please submit a current CV and names of four (4) references when submitting your application.


Academic Solid Tumor Medical Oncology (Position 3-309-951)

The University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center is currently seeking an academic solid tumor medical oncologist.  The essential functions of the position include inpatient/outpatient consultations and longitudinal patient care, teaching and possible mentoring of Hematology/Oncology fellows, residents and medical students.  Active participation in clinical research is expected.  Furthermore, candidates with a strong interest and or published literature relating to conducting clinical/translational research are preferred.  Therapeutic clinical trials as well as many correlative studies are supported by the UMGCCC Clinical Trials Office. Interaction with basic and translational scientists is strongly encouraged. 

Additional leadership responsibilities within the cancer center are possible based on the candidate’s interest and expertise. Expected rank for this position is Assistant Professor or higher, however, rank and tenure status is dependent on candidate’s qualifications. 

How To Apply

Qualified applicants should apply online at:  https://umb.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=1800002U&lang=en  Please submit a current CV and names of four (4) references when submitting your application.


The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.