Assistant Professor: Basic biological processes at the interface between human health and the environment | POGO

Assistant Professor: Basic biological processes at the interface between human health and the environment

The Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET), University of Maryland seeks applications for the position of Assistant Professor (tenure-track).

 

 

The successful candidate will have a track-record of outstanding research on basic biological processes at the interface between human health and the environment. Potential focus areas include but are not limited to marine natural products discovery, epigenetic effects of toxicants, use of zebrafish as a model system to study development, disease, drug screening or ecotoxicology, fundamental research on biofilms with environmental and human health implications, pathogenic microbes in coastal or terrestrial environments, host-pathogen interactions. Candidates with an interest in practical and biomedical applications of their fundamental research, including interactions with industry, are encouraged to apply. A demonstrated ability to establish a well-funded research program is essential, with very strong preference for candidates with active K99, RO1 or equivalent funded research programs. Primary appointment is 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 on research; teaching at the graduate level is encouraged. Candidates should explicitly outline the links of their research to human health and 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 brings together faculty members from three major University of Maryland 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 a dedicated state-of-the-art research facility located in Baltimore's Inner Harbor.

 

A Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree is required in molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry, bioengineering or related fields and candidates should have postdoctoral experience and a strong publication record. Applicants should send the following in a single PDF file to Russell Hill, Director, IMET; email to hill@umces.edu: 1) detailed curriculum vitae, 2) statement of research interests and goals and 3) names and contact details of three to five references. The position remains open until filled; to receive full consideration, applications should be submitted by August 1, 2013. The USM is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.

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