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Department of Microbiology and Immunology

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology provides a stimulating environment for faculty scientists and trainees who will play a leadership role in academic, government and industrial research and in international health organizations.

Advances in molecular and cell biology and genetics have opened new approaches to the basic and applied aspects of infectious diseases and host defenses. We are applying these approaches to basic aspects of:

  • receptor signaling
  • regulation of gene expression in both prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells and interactions between these cells
  • genetic manipulation of cellular functions
  • microbial genomics and evolution
  • development of new vaccination strategies

The techniques of functional genomics, gene delivery, stem cells and transgenic/gene disruption animal models are being developed to address specific questions.

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Graduate Program in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

The Graduate Program in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology provides interactive, multi-departmental graduate education and research training. Our graduates receive comprehensive education in molecular and cell biology, microbiology and immunology and in-depth training in their chosen area of research.

Our Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. students train in the laboratories of participating faculty in the following locations:

Open Faculty Position

Department of Microbiology & Immunology and the Center for Vaccine Development Faculty Position

The Department of Microbiology & Immunology and the Center for Vaccine Development of the Institute for Global Health at the University of Maryland School Of Medicine is recruiting new or established investigators with actively funded research programs in viral vaccines and pathogenesis studies.

Highly qualified individuals will be considered for tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant, Associate or full Professor.

The Department and the School of Medicine have significant strengths in microbial pathogenesis, vaccine development, HIV biology, genome sciences, inflammation, innate and adaptive immunity, clinical infectious diseases and international research and training.

The Department offers excellent laboratory facilities, competitive salary and startup packages, and access to numerous core facilities including state-of-the-art BSL3 and ABSL3 facilities.

We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in developing vaccines against viral pathogens.

Successful candidates are expected to maintain active research programs and participate in department teaching and service opportunities.

Interested applicants are invited to submit their application online:

Jobs (UMB Human Resource Services)

Consideration of candidates will begin upon receipt of applications and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

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