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A Postdoctoral Fellowship position is immediately available in the Spatial Systems Biology Laboratory at the University of Maryland, Baltimore in the Department of Microbial Pathogenesis. The lab studies the role(s) of lipids (engineered or native) in the early innate immune response in multiple infection models. The project is focused on developing new therapeutic targets for pulmonary infections, including bacterial, fungal, and viral models. We use mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) to spatially resolve the host-pathogen interface to develop systems-level understanding of the interaction for therapeutic target development. This Postdoc will participate in exciting and diverse aspects of the project: 1) infection modeling and validation of novel therapeutic targets for Cystic Fibrosis; 2) spatial characterization of pathogenesis by MSI; 3) using advanced analytical methods, including machine learning and artificial intelligence to extract regulated system data to represent the model(s).

Qualifications :

The ideal candidate will have a background (PhD) in microbiology, immunology, biochemistry, mass spectrometry, chemistry, or closely related areas. Willingness to work with rodent models is a requirement. This position will be a critical member of a dynamic team working in close collaboration with a diverse research group and must have good oral and written communication skills.

The UMSOD is centrally located in Downtown Baltimore on the campus of the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). The UMSOD is a mixed clinical and research teaching facility and is home to one of the top dental training programs in the country. UMB is an AAE/EEO/ADA employer, and applications from underrepresented groups, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are highly encouraged. Compensation will be commensurate with experience level.

Interested candidates should send their resume/CV and two references to Alison Scott, PhD ( ascott1@umaryland.edu ) and complete an electronic submission at the UMB job portal page.

The University of Maryland Baltimore, School of Dentistry 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. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at HRJobs@umaryland.edu .

If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request. You may also contact HRDiversity@umaryland.edu . Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

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