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Assistant or Associate 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 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.

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

PREFERRED CHARACTERISTICS:

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

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

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The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) is the heart of the University of Maryland Medical System's downtown campus.

The hospital provides comprehensive care for the West Baltimore community and tertiary care for Maryland and the surrounding area. The hospital has more intensive care beds than any other hospital in Maryland.

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University of Maryland Medical System is a multi-hospital system that has genuine impact throughout our State...and beyond. Our twelve outstanding hospitals and numerous ambulatory centers not only offer you a choice of locations from urban to suburban and rural but also a choice of practice settings, including academic, teaching, and community. Since our inception as a private, not-for-profit corporation in 1984, we have pursued a clinical vision of providing measurably safe and quality care to the citizens of the State and region. Our goal is and always has been that every patient receives the same high standard of care, no matter where or when they make use of our services. Our focus on excellence in care quality and safety is evident in everything we do: from our application of evidence-based medicine aimed at reducing hospital-acquired infections, to continuous improvements in our operational design, facilities, and technologies. In fact, our efforts in quality improvement have allowed us to achieve mortality and unplanned readmission rates below benchmarks available from other Maryland hospitals. We're extremely proud of our successes to date. However, we know that achieving our clinical vision cannot happen without active physician leadership and support. To that end, we strive to recruit physicians committed to excellence in both clinical quality and service. And we give them the support they need to take their career and to take patient care to new levels together.