The Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET) of the University System of Maryland seeks applications for the position of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) taking modern “omic” (transcriptomic, proteomic, and metabolomic) approaches to the study of biofilms in the environment and/or of significance to pathogenicity. The successful candidate will have a track-record of outstanding research of basic biological processes involved in biofilm establishment, maintenance, and control. Candidates with an interest in practical and biomedical application of their fundamental research, including interactions with industry, are encouraged to apply. Candidates should also be interested in utilizing state-of-the-art techniques for biofilm analyses that will translate into environmental and/or human health applications.
A demonstrated ability to establish a well-funded research program in a dynamic and very collaborative setting is expected of the successful candidate. Primary appointment is in the Dept. of Microbial Pathogenesis, School of Dentistry at the University of Maryland Baltimore, with a secondary appointment at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. The primary focus of the appointee will be research; teaching at the graduate level is also strongly encouraged. Candidates should explicitly outline the links of their research to human health and/or environmental applications.
IMET’s mission is to study the biology of coastal marine biosystems and ensure their sustainable use, as well as exploit marine-derived systems to improve human health (www.imet.usmd.edu). IMET is a collaboration of three major USM research institutions - the University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB), the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) - in an integrated state-of-the-art research facility located at Baltimore's Inner Harbor.
A Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree is required in molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry, bioengineering or related fields. Postdoctoral experience and a strong publication record are expected. Applicants should send the following in a single PDF file to Russell Hill, Director, IMET; email to firstname.lastname@example.org: 1) detailed curriculum vitae, 2) statement of research interests and goals and 3) names and contact details of three to five references. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and the position will be considered open until filled.
The USM is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.