Faculty Specialist

University of Maryland

United States

July 31, 2021

Description

Posting Details Position Number: 126464

Title: Faculty Specialist Functional Title: Faculty Specialist Category Status: 15-Fac.Non-Tenured,Continuing Con Applicant Search Category: Faculty University Authorized FTE: 1.0 Unit: AGNR-Veterinary Medicine Program Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state's flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation's legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation's capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Vaccine Protocol

The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMD, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University's vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at return.umd.edu and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Faculty Specialist will be required to assist Principal Investigator with the successful execution of an extramurally-funded research program in the laboratory. The specific responsibilities include design, execute and analyze experiments aimed at research involving vector-borne infections including Lyme disease as well as small molecule screens. Additional and general job responsibilities include presentation of scientific data, preparation of manuscripts as well as routine assistance with maintenance of laboratory animals, instruments, and inventories.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. degree. The successful candidates will have a strong background of research in Biological Science, host-pathogen interaction, and Drug discovery

Preferences:

Research experience in infectious diseases and drug discovery. Highly motivated and creative scientists with a good publication record and strong research interests. Previous working experience in host-pathogen interaction, animal and cell culture models of infectious agents. Experience in writing scientific papers and preparation of grants and standard lab operating procedures in a biomedical research laboratory.

Additional Certifications: Additional Information: Posting Date: 07/21/2021 Closing Date: 07/31/2021 Open Until Filled No Best Consideration Date Physical Demands

While performing the essential functions of the job, the employee operates a computer and other office devices such as telephones, copy machines, fax machines, etc; Constantly moves about multiple facilities and campus.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • List of References (no emails sent from system)
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