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Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Anti-Viral Drug Discovery

University of Maryland at Baltimore
Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 11, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Pharmacology, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry
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Location: University of Maryland Baltimore, Baltimore, MD

A postdoctoral fellow position is immediately available in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences to work on an anti-viral drug discovery project. The project involves a collaboration between three laboratories in the University of Maryland Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy that are using computer-aided drug design to identify and test new small molecule inhibitors of viral replication. Several compounds have been identified and are being tested for interactions with host proteins involved in viral replication and antiviral activity against Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (SARS-CoV), Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2/COVID19), as well as Influenza virus.

Position Summary:

The position requires experience in recombinant protein expression systems using bacterial, mammalian, or insect cells. Experience with various biophysical techniques, such as differential scanning fluorimetry and surface plasmon resonance, and cell culture methods is also desired.

Qualifications :

Education, Experience and Skills Required for Consideration:
  • Biochemistry, Molecular or Cellular Biology, Chemistry, or related field
  • Expertise with recombinant protein expression and cell culture systems
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team
  • Independently collect and analyze data
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
How to Apply:

Interested candidates must apply online through the UMB Online Recruitment System and submit an initial application that includes a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three references. Review of applications starts immediately and is on a rolling basis. Finalist interviews will take place following telephone screen interviews.

To receive more information, please contact and send application materials to:

Paul Shapiro, PhD



UMB requires all faculty, staff, and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be processed through Human Resources.

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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