USA: Post-Doctorate Position in Bioengineering/Molecular Biology/Vascular Biology at NIH

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The Jay research group in the Fischell Department of Bioengineering at the University of Maryland (UMD) – College Park is seeking highly motivated postdoctoral fellows to work on a variety of projects within our broad interest areas of biotherapeutic development and vascular and pharmaceutical bioengineering. Candidates interested in an NIH-funded project involving protein engineering and drug delivery for diabetic wound healing are especially encouraged to apply. This project involves investigating the potential for therapeutic manipulation of ErbB receptor signaling to promote vascularization of wounds, but positions are available outside of this project. For more information on additional specific research interests, please visit the lab website: http://jaylab.weebly.com/.

In general, our work incorporates a combination of drug delivery, protein biochemistry and purification, vascular biology, quantitative modeling, cell culture and animal models. We employ a multidisciplinary approach to research, with collaborations with the UMD Maryland Pathogen Research Institute and Institute for Bioscience & Biotechnology Research, the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Center for Biomedical Engineering and Technology (BioMET) and Center for Vascular and Inflammatory Diseases (CVID), and the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy’s Center for Nanomedicine and Cellular Delivery. Additionally, UMD is located near top government research and funding agencies (e.g., NIH, DOD, NSF, FDA), providing unique opportunities for research, funding, and career networking. The College Park campus is also situated just outside of Washington D.C. in a vibrant and diverse area that is family friendly and offers a broad variety of potential living circumstances.

Qualifications and Application Procedure:

We are seeking candidates with a passion for multidisciplinary research at the interface of bioengineering and molecular biology. Candidates with experience in two or more of the following areas are preferred:

1) Molecular biology/cloning;
2) protein purification;
3) translational research in rodent models;
4) drug delivery;
5) vascular biology;
6) culture of primary cells and cell lines;
7) quantitative modeling of binding, signaling, and trafficking.

Interested candidates should assemble a package containing the following: i) letter of interest, ii) CV, iii) list of references, and iv) two first-author manuscripts that have been published or accepted for publication. The letter of interest should describe the candidate’s research experience, proposed project interests, and preferred start date. E-mail the application as a single PDF file to smjay(at)umd.edu.

Compensation will be at or above NIH postdoctoral guidelines, and will include a competitive benefits and retirement package offered by UMD. Postdoctoral scientists will receive a renewable, annual contract with the expectation of completing 2-4 years of postdoctoral training.

Key dates:

Candidate review: July 2013
Interviews: July-Aug 2013
Start date: Aug-Oct 2013

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