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Infectious Diseases

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Research Associate (3-309-1171)

The Department of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine is recruiting for a full-time faculty position to work in the newly developed lung fibrosis/microbiome research program, directed by Dr. Wonder Drake.  The Drake lab investigations involve basic and translation inquiry of the role of adaptive immune cells and gut microbiota in the progression of lung fibrosis. These basic and translational investigations involve collection of human specimens and implementation of murine lung fibrosis experiments. 

The Drake lab needs a pro-active and organized Research Associate to join our team. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to ongoing research projects and provide supervision to staff, fellows and trainees within the laboratory, will lead experimental design and study implementation, as well as assist with manuscript and grant preparation.  They will be responsible for regulatory aspects, such as obtaining IACUC, IRB and Institutional Biosafety Committee renewals of existing projects, and renewal of new proposals.  In addition, this person will trouble-shoot experiments of lab personnel and, as necessary, provide confirmation of statistical analyses of postdoctoral fellows and trainees.  

Successful candidates must have expertise in all aspects of murine experimentation, immune technology and basic molecular analyses.  A willingness to learn and implement emerging, new cutting-edge technology is necessary.  Candidates will be provided dedicated time to develop their own individual research projects, if so desired.

All candidates must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree as well as strong expertise in scientific writing.  Additionally, an appreciation of the importance of trainee development and immunologic expertise is also preferred.

How to Apply:

When applying, please submit a cover letter and a current CV including the names and contact information of four references.  Though not required, you are also invited to include a perspective statement on equity, diversity, inclusion and civility.  Qualified candidates should apply online using the following link:

Expected faculty rank for all positions is Assistant Professor or higher, however, final rank, tenure status and salary will be commensurate with candidate’s qualifications and experience.

We are proud to offer a competitive salary, medical/dental benefits, disability plans, retirement plans, and more!  UMB was ranked 13th in ‘Forbes’ 2021 America’s Best Large Employers Survey and was also ranked 6th among educational institutions for Best Employers for Diversity in 2022 also by 'Forbes'!  The Baltimore-Washington DC area is a highly desirable area to live in with good school systems and outstanding entertainment and recreational opportunities - all within driving distance.  

The University of Maryland, Baltimore and the University of Maryland School of Medicine are equal opportunity/affirmative action employers.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy.    We value diversity and how it enriches our academic and scientific community and strive toward cultivating an inclusive environment that supports all employees.

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