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
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.