Surgical Sciences Research Position

University of Maryland, Baltimore
Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 3, 2021

Job Description:

Dr. Mas’s laboratory within the Surgical Sciences Division at the Department of Surgery, University of Maryland is seeking a highly motivated and creative Assistant Professor researcher with a strong research background in molecular and cellular biology. Research in our lab focuses on epigenetic and genetic mechanisms of pathologic conditions that occur during liver and kidney transplantation by using state-of-the-art technologies such as single cell genomics. Selected candidates will perform highly interdisciplinary and translational scientific research involving human cell lines, mouse models, and clinical samples. The selected candidate will work together with the main lab PI in ongoing studies and establishing the basis for career independence during the next two years by submitting common (co-PI) and independent grants to Federal and non-Federal Funding agencies.

Individuals with Ph.D. and/or M.D. are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will have achieved hypothesis-driven molecular biology research with a solid record of published scientific paper as first authors.

Interested candidates should email CV and contact information for three references to

Valeria R. Mas, MS, PhD, FAST

Professor of Surgery

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 :

A complete postdoctoral training in Molecular biology is requested. Strong background with epigenetic reactions, bulk-RNAseq, single cell RNAseq, and multiomics approaches is required. Strong writing and communication skills are required. Experience in the analysis of genomics data and next-generation sequencing library preparations such as RNA-seq, ChIP-Seq, are preferred. Any skills with CRISPR genome engineering technologies will also be valued. Student mentoring experience is required. Grant writing experience is required. Strong leadership skills are required.

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