Location: University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Baltimore,
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. The select candidate will engage in
laboratory research with activities funded by the NIH. 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, and outside
collaborators. Secondarily, the position oversees general
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 microbiological and biochemical
- Maintain careful laboratory records including written lab
notebooks and well-organized electronic data files.
- Present results to PI and collaborators 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 and assist
in optimizing laboratory practices.
- 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
- 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.
Doctoral degree in Microbiology, 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 microbiological techniques as
well as biochemistry and protein purification with a solid record
of publication. Knowledge of iron and heme metabolism in bacterial
pathogens is desired. Excellent verbal and written communication,
interpersonal, and organizational skills are a must.
REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
Skilled in designing and conducting high-field and low-field NMR
Ability to network with and provide information to key groups and
Ability to work in collegial fashion with co-workers in the lab
Provide guidance and consultation to resolve issues.
Ability to independently perform research in a laboratory
Ability to lead research activities and perform various advanced
Skilled in data analysis using spreadsheet and software
Ability to diagnose equipment malfunctions
Design research studies and prepare technical reports and
Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy
Excellent analytical skills
HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates must apply online through the UMB Online
Recruitment System and submit an initial application that includes
a letter of interest (reference Position Number 05-178-73),
curriculum vitae (signed and dated), and the name and contact
information of at least three references. Candidates are 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
Angela Wilks, Ph.D.
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
Questions regarding this search or to receive more information,
please contact Dr. Angela Wilks at email@example.com
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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part of the employment process, please contact us a HRJobs@umaryland.edu
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