Assistant/ Assoicate Professor-Institute of Global Health - (170000JE)
The Division of Malaria Research (DMR) within the University of Maryland School of Medicine's Institute for Global Health (IGH) is recruiting for an Assistant or Associate Professor for malaria research in the area of immunology. Areas of focus can include but are not limited to infant and child immunity to malaria, HIV-malaria coinfection and interactions and the impact of the microbiome on immunological development and responses. Applicants with interest and qualifications to do so may also contribute to molecular and genomic aspects of DMR clinical research studies.
The faculty appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, tenure track both of which will be considered, commensurate with experience and based on guidelines for faculty appointment at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. The applicant will be expected to obtain a primary academic appointment in the Department of Pediatrics. This is a full-time faculty position based at IGH in Baltimore.
The ideal applicant will have evidence of external research support that can be transferred to the institution. Mentored grants would be acceptable but independent funding is preferred. The successful applicant will be expected to establish and maintain a productive, externally funded research program within the Division of Malaria Research (DMR) and in close collaboration with the Immunology Group within the Center for Vaccine Development (the Division and Center are within the Institute for Global Health). The successful applicant will be expected to participate in collaborative research activities with other members of the DMR and to participate in academic and service activities based on standard policies at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. There will be opportunities for teaching and training graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty.
For immediate consideration, please send a cover letter and up-to-date CV, including names and contact information of three references, by email to: Miriam Laufer, Institute for Global Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, 685 W. Baltimore St., HSF I, Room 480, Baltimore, MD 21201 email@example.com . Please
reference position number 03-314-434 when applying.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
MD/PhD or PhD degree and appropriate postdoctoral experience in immunology
Expertise in infectious diseases cellular immunology
Experience supervising students and/or post-doctoral fellows
Experience in malaria or parasitology research
Expertise in B cell immunology is highly desirable
Experience conducting research using human field samples
Proven success in obtaining research funding with some external funding in place
Experience on research projects conducted in low-income countries
Track record of publications in peer-reviewed journals
The ability to work well in an interdisciplinary and multi-cultural team
Excellent inter-personal skills and a willingness to work with others to overcome problems as and when they arise
Ability to provide mentorship to junior colleagues and supervise MSc and PhD students and post –doctoral fellows
Excellent written and spoken scientific communication skills
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The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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