Postdoctoral Fellow for Transplant Research Position



Postdoctoral Fellow - Department of Surgery - (XXXXXX) Postdoctoral Position in Transplant Research with special emphasis on cell therapies and liver, kidney and pancreas preservation

Division of Abdominal Transplantation

Department of Surgery

University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD 21201 (USA)

An internal grant-funded postdoctoral position is available in Dr. Meier’s research group in the Department of Surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center and Medical School. The research project is particularly focused on developing enhanced-mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (MSC) therapeutic strategies for the treatment of liver inflammation during chronic injury and hepatogenous diabetes with special emphasis on cytokine secretion and cell encapsulation. The fellow will have the opportunity to also engage in various aspect of cell encapsulation, including MSC and islet encapsulation and transplantation, and on GWAS projects focusing on liver diseases and diabetes. This position provides outstanding opportunities for continued scientific development and for contributing to pioneering research with high translational impact. The scientific environment at University of Maryland, Baltimore and surrounding institutions such as school of e engineering at college park offers ample opportunity for productive collaborations. We expect the fellow to be highly motivated, independent and innovative. We will provide support and mentorship so that the fellow ultimately develops his/her own line of research.

Applications should be addressed to:

Dr. Raphael Meier and sent to email address :rmeier@som.umaryland.edu with the subject line “Postdoc – Cell Transplantation”

We prefer that the application package be submitted as a single pdf document, containing:

1) a cover letter

2) a full CV with a complete list of publications

3) name and contacts details of 3 references

4) list of laboratory and other methods mastered

UMB 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.

Qualifications :

The candidate will have a PhD and/or MD degree. Prior laboratory experience is required, ideally in techniques such as cell culture-based assays, flow cytometry, IHC, fluorescence microscopy, Western blot, PCR, ELISA, in vivo murine models and CRISPR-Cas9. Likewise, knowledge of basic transplantation is preferable.

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