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Research Assistant/Associate Professor (Proteomics and Bioinformatics), Non-Tenure Track

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Location: On-site at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Baltimore, Maryland

The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy is conducting an open search for a Research Assistant Professor or Research Associate Professor, non-tenure track, in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. The primary scope of the position is to perform experimental research under the direction of the Mass Spectrometry Center Director. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in the area of proteomics. Research interests should be compatible with other current strategic areas of expansion including: Chemistry of Life Processes; Complex Biological Systems & Quantitative Biosciences; Clinical Translational Sciences and Experimental Therapeutics; Imaging, Modeling & Simulation; CNS Diseases and Drug Addiction.

The position is a full-time, non-tenure-track, 12-month appointment based at the Baltimore, Maryland Campus. This position requires scholarly activity, teaching, service to the school, campus and the profession, and the ability to engage in the application of mass spectrometry-based experimental approaches to research studies.


This position is responsible to the Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences with research reporting responsibility to the Director of the Mass Spectrometry Center.


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 equity is to hire candidates who share these values.

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

  • Development and application of mass spectrometry-based experimental approaches.
  • Ensure validity and accuracy of data and compliance with quality control requirements.
  • Design research projects, analyze findings, develop conclusions, write reports, prepare presentations of relevant findings and conclusions.
  • Perform required data extraction and report on progress of programs, studies, and/or projects.
  • Summarize and prepare manuscripts, presentations, and proposals by providing and presenting relevant data.
  • Develop and formulate best practices and protocols in data collection, warehousing, analysis, and reporting.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

Engage in scholarly activity in areas of interest. Scholarly activity is defined broadly and includes, for example, proteomics, LC-MS/MS-based approaches, data analysis and informatics for mass spectrometry-based data, development of new mass spectrometry-based methods and experimental designs.

Level of scholarly involvement will be commensurate with an academic appointment on the non-tenure track; consistent publication and presentation of work are expected.


Participation in instruction in the candidate’s area of expertise.


Participation in appropriate faculty activities (e.g., faculty assembly, department meetings, and faculty committees), professional organizations, and other endeavors is expected.

Qualifications :


Ph.D. in an appropriate discipline and postdoctoral experience. Experience with proteomics and bioinformatics is required. Additional experience with complementary LC-MS-based approaches and computer programming is desired.

  • Ability to design experimental approaches, research studies, collection procedures and data analysis.
  • Knowledge of mass spectrometry-based techniques including proteomics-related techniques.
  • Knowledge of bioinformatics associated with mass spectrometry-based techniques including proteomics-related techniques.
  • Ability to understand and utilize scientific/medical terminology and research theory in both oral and written communications.
  • Knowledge of theoretical, conceptual and writing support on research analysis and findings.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and project management skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently perform or lead research activities.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates must apply online through the UMB Online Recruitment System and submit an initial application that includes a letter of intent (reference Position Number 05-178-77), curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of research experience/objectives, and the names and contact information of at least three references. Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit three letters of recommendation. In addition to applying online, interested candidates may also send application materials to:

Dr. Maureen A. Kane, Chair, Faculty Search Committee

c/o Mass Spectrometry Center Business Manager
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
20 N Pine St., Rm. 725N, Baltimore, MD 21201

Questions regarding this search should be directed to Maureen Kane at . Please reference position number 05-178-77.

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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