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Research Associate, Non-Tenure Track

University of Maryland, Baltimore
Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 8, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Pharmacology, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Other Science & Technology, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
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Non-Tenured Track
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Location: University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Baltimore, MD

The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy is conducting an open search for a Research Associate, non-tenure track in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. The select candidate will engage in laboratory research with activities funded by the NIH, FDA, 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, 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.


We believe every person brings with them unique strengths, experiences, and perspectives and we value these differences. One of our best opportunities to deliver a workplace that is diverse, inclusive, and focused on equality is to hire candidates who share these values.

The successful candidate for this position will be able to describe and demonstrate their committment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness as well as how they contribute to a respectful positive workplace.

  • Lead the development and execution of independent project research studies and revise experimental plans in collaboration with the PI.
  • Perform a wide variety of cell biology and molecular biology techniques.
  • Maintain careful laboratory records including written lab notebooks and well-organized electronic data files.
  • Present results to PI 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 manuscripts, reports, reviews, and summaries.
  • Assist in writing, editing, providing feedback for grant proposals and 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.
  • Train and mentor graduate and undergraduate students. Demonstrate laboratory procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications :

  • PhD in Molecular Biology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Toxicology, or a related field.
  • Minimum of three years post-doctoral training is desired.
  • Candidate must have prior research experience in preparation and culture of human primary hepatocytes, RT-PCR, Western blotting, confocal microscopy, and mouse xenograft studies.
  • Experiences in gene promoter analysis and 3D cell culture are desirable. A solid record of publication is required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills are a must.
  • Skilled in designing and conducting cell biology and molecular biology experiments.
  • Ability to network and provide information to key groups and individuals.
  • Ability to work in collegial environment 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 interest (reference Position Number 05-178-80), curriculum vitae (signed and dated), writing sample, and the name 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:

Hongbing Wang, Ph.D.

Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Program Chair, Experimental & Translational Therapeutics

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, HSF II room 549

20 Penn Street, Baltimore MD 21201

Tel: 410-706-1280

Fax: 410-706-5017


Questions regarding this search or to receive more information, plase contact Dr. Wang at .

UMB employees are strongly encouraged to follow all CDC recommendations related to COVID-19 vaccinations and booster doses. Employees whose job duties require them to work in a clinical settings or at clinical or field sites continue to be subject to the vaccine requirements of those sites. For additional information on protocols and exemptions, please visit the UMB COVID-19 website .

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration of employment without regard of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for a disability, for any part of the employment process, please contact us a and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for a reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

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