Research Associate

Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jan 19, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Research Associate (Non-Tenure Track)

University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

(Position #05-178-72)


Location: University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Baltimore, MD at the Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research located in Rockville, MD.

The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy is conducting an open search for a qualified candidate to fulfill the faculty position of Research Associate (non-tenure track) for the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. This position is located at the Shady Grove Campus, Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research located in Rockville, Maryland. The select candidate will engage in laboratory research with activities funded by the FDA, NIIMBL, M-CERSI, and/or private corporations. This position primarily involves both independent research project(s), working closely with the PI and senior staff, as well as collaborative research studies with members of the lab, the Institute, and outside members. Secondarily, the position oversees general laboratory operations.

The University of Maryland, Baltimore campus houses schools of Pharmacy, Medicine, Nursing, Social Work, Law and Dentistry. Additionally, the School of Pharmacy has a satellite campus at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, Maryland. The University of Maryland enjoys an excellent established record of accomplishment of successful collaboration for interprofessional practice and research collaborations with the other professional schools on campus.


  • Lead the development and execution of independent project research studies and revise experimental plans in collaboration with the PI.
  • Perform a wide variety of biochemical and biophysical experimental techniques.
  • Maintain careful laboratory records including written lab notebooks and well-organized electronic data files.
  • Present results to PI and senior staff and contribute to discussions about data and direction of studies in the lab.
  • Compile, analyze, and interpret research data using various relevant computer software applications.
  • Prepare results into presentation-quality graphs or illustrations for publication.
  • Prepare manuscripts, reports, reviews, and summaries.
  • Assist in writing, editing, providing feedback for grant proposals, funding applications.
  • Coordinate with lab members to schedule experiments to optimize time and use on high-demand instruments.
  • Present research findings at national meetings.
  • Provide day-to-day laboratory operations oversight to keep lab functioning optimally. Orient new students to the lab. Develop policies, procedures and/or methods for laboratory experimentation, and for ordering supplies. Communicate with lab safety officer to keep students and lab environment safe and compliant. Identify and address issues and deficiencies and implement effective solutions. Schedule and coordinate with vendors and tech support for various laboratory equipment calibration and instrument maintenance or repair.
  • Troubleshoot problems with experiments, equipment, or other issues that may arise.
  • Update and maintain laboratory webpage.
  • Train and mentor graduate and undergraduate students. Demonstrate laboratory procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications :


Doctoral degree in Molecular Biology, Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, or related field is required. Minimum of three years post-doctoral training is desired. Candidate must have prior research experience in both high-field NMR and low-field benchtop NMR, as well as research experience in marketed biologics (therapeutic proteins, vaccines tec.), with a solid record of publication. Knowledge of regulatory science and pharmaceutical sciences is desired. Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills are a must.


  • Skilled in designing and conducting high-field and low-field NMR experiments
  • Ability to network with and provide information to key groups and individuals.
  • Ability to work in collegial fashion with co-workers in the lab group.
  • Provide guidance and consultation to resolve issues.
  • Ability to independently perform research in a laboratory setting.
  • Ability to lead research activities and perform various advanced procedures.
  • Skilled in data analysis using spreadsheet and software applications.
  • Ability to diagnose equipment malfunctions
  • Design research studies and prepare technical reports and manuscripts.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Teamwork skills
  • Interpersonal skills


Interested candidates must apply online through the UMB Online Recruitment System and submit an initial application that includes a letter of intent (reference Position Number 05-178-72), curriculum vitae (signed and dated), writing sample, and the names and contact information of at least three references. Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit three letters of recommendation from reviewers external to the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. In addition to applying online, interested candidates may email application materials to:

Bruce Yu, Ph.D.


University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences


Questions regarding this search or to receive more information, please contact Dr. Bruce Yu to .

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 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.

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