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Computational Biology/Bioinformatics (3-309-1178)

The Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health (CVD) and the Institute for Genome Sciences (IGS) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) seek applications for a faculty member with expertise in systems/computational biology and/or bioinformatics and demonstrated knowledge of the application of multiple omics-based approaches to immunology, bacterial and viral genomics, infectious diseases, microbiomes, or other research topics relevant to CVD and IGS.

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

As comprehensive research centers with the UMSOM, the multidisciplinary teams at CVD and IGS collaborate closely on innovative, high impact research to advance science and improve health globally. Collectively, CVD and IGS have more than 50 faculty with access to rich datasets, latest genomics technologies (including PacBio, Illumina and Oxford Nanopore sequencing platform, as well as single cells and spatial transcriptomics) through Maryland Genomics, IGS’s high-throughput support core laboratory, and a state-of-the-art computational grid and storage systems. We enjoy close collaborations with the UM College Park Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology and provide opportunities to collaborate with the newly formed Institute for Health Computing at the UMSOM. The close relationship with the University of Maryland Medical Center offers further opportunities for the development of rich collaborative and integrative clinical research.

The desired candidate will have a PhD in computational biology, bioinformatics, computer science, or related discipline with a demonstrated ability to analyze and integrate biological systems data using statistical and machine learning or other data science approaches. They will be expected to contribute to ongoing research projects within CVD and IGS, participate in trainee mentoring and international capacity building. Ideally, the candidate will develop an independent research program that aligned with CVD and IGS missions supported by federal and non-federal funding sources. Individuals with research experience in academia, industry and government will be considered.

How to Apply:

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

About CVD. CVD conducts multi-disciplinary, innovative vaccine and infectious diseases research to improve the lives of people globally. We strive to safeguard health and advance equity by defeating infectious diseases, with a focus on the most vulnerable populations. CVD works to prevent and treat enteric and respiratory diseases, to reduce the threat of malaria and antimicrobial resistance, and to identify, understand and combat other tropical and emerging pathogens in impoverished settings. CVD is a leading research center for influenza & respiratory diseases supported by NIH-funded with a Collaborative Influenza Vaccine Innovation Centers (CIVICs) Clinical Core and Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Units (VTEU) programs.  We are also internationally known and well-funded for our collaborative malaria, enteric vaccine and child health research programs which provide rich datasets and the opportunity to work with investigators around the globe. Training is a critical component of the Center’s work, as is CVD’s commitment to providing the foundation for the next generation of vaccinologists and global health leaders.

About IGS. The Institute for Genome Sciences (IGS) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine has revolutionized genomic discoveries in medicine, agriculture, environmental science, and biodefense since its founding in 2007. IGS investigators research areas of genomics and the microbiome to better understand health and disease, including treatments, cures, and prevention. IGS is a leading center for major biological initiatives currently underway including the NIH-funded Human Microbiome Project (HMP) and the NIAID-sponsored Genomic Center for Infectious Diseases (GCID).

About UMSOM. Now in its third century, the University of Maryland School of Medicine was chartered in 1807 as the first public medical school in the United States. It continues today as one of the fastest growing, top-tier biomedical research enterprises in the world -- with 46 academic departments, centers, institutes, and programs, and a faculty of more than 3,000 physicians, scientists, and allied health professionals, including members of the National Academy of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences, and a distinguished two-time winner of the Albert E. Lasker Award in Medical Research.  With an operating budget of more than $1.3 billion, the School of Medicine works closely in partnership with the University of Maryland Medical Center and Medical System to provide research-intensive, academic and clinically based care for nearly 2 million patients each year. The School of Medicine has nearly $600 million in extramural funding, with most of its academic departments highly ranked among all medical schools in the nation in research funding.  As one of the seven professional schools that make up the University of Maryland, Baltimore campus, the School of Medicine has a total population of nearly 9,000 faculty and staff, including 2,500 students, trainees, residents, and fellows. The combined School of Medicine and Medical System (“University of Maryland Medicine”) has an annual budget of over $6 billion and an economic impact of nearly $20 billion on the state and local community. The School of Medicine, which ranks as the 8th highest among public medical schools in research productivity (according to the Association of American Medical Colleges profile) is an innovator in translational medicine, with 606 active patents and 52 start-up companies.  In the latest U.S. News & World Report ranking of the Best Medical Schools, published in 2021, the UM School of Medicine is ranked #9 among the 92 public medical schools in the U.S., and in the top 15 percent (#27) of all 192 public and private U.S. medical schools.  The School of Medicine works locally, nationally, and globally, with research and treatment facilities in 36 countries around the world. Visit

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 through the State of Maryland!  UMB was ranked 13th in ‘Forbes’ 2021 America’s Best Large Employers Survey and also ranked 6th among educational institutions for Best Employers for Diversity in 2022 also by 'Forbes'! The University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore was ranked as one of the Best Hospitals in both the State of Maryland and the Baltimore Metro Area by the U.S. News & World Report in 2023.

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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