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Instructor or Assistant Professor - Division of Malaria Research, Institute for Global Health

JOB SUMMARY:

The Division of Malaria Research (DMR) within the University of Maryland School of Medicines Institute for Global Health (IGH) is recruiting for an Instructor or Assistant Professor, non-tenure track, to design and lead clinical trials and epidemiological studies at the DMRs international site in Malawi. Applicants with interest and qualifications to do so may also contribute to immunological, molecular and genomic aspects of DMR research studies.

The faculty appointment will be at the rank of Instructor or Assistant Professor, non-tenure track, based on guidelines for faculty appointment at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. The applicant will be expected to obtain a primary appointment in the Department of Pediatrics. This is a full-time faculty position, preferably to be permanently located at the DMR clinical trials site in Malawi, Expatriate status.

Since much of the proposed research involves studies in Malawi, prior experience in working in resource limited settings is strongly preferred. The successful candidate will have experience conducting clinical research, evidence of productivity as demonstrated by publication of completed projects and be interested in pursuing a career in scientific research. The Candidate will engage in collaborative research that draws upon the expertise of scientists from the Division of Malaria Research, the Department of Pediatrics, the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health and the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, affiliated international sites, and other strategic partnerships.

QUALIFICATIONS:

MD or PhD degree or equivalent
Post-doctoral training with a focus on research
Demonstrated ability to work in an interdisciplinary and/or multi-cultural research setting

PREFERRED CHARACTERISTICS:

Experience conducting research or providing clinical care in resource limited settings.
Subspecialty or post-doctoral training in infectious diseases epidemiology, or a strong interest in infectious diseases epidemiology
At least one first author publication in a related field
Formal training in research for applicants with an MD degree (e.g. MPH, MHS, MSc)
Experience navigating regulatory requirements for clinical trials at domestic or international sites.
Capacity to coordinate a complex group of studies.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills

For immediate consideration, please send a cover letter, up-to-date CV, including names and contact information of three references, by email to: Tiara Williams , Physician Recruitment Coordinator, Tiarawilliams@umm.edu. Please reference position number 03-314-433 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.

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