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The Center for Vaccine Development (CVD) and the Division of Infectious Disease and Tropical Pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine is recruiting for an Assistant/Associate Professor to join their rapidly expanding, multidisciplinary infectious disease and vaccine research program. The CVD is a well-funded research enterprise that encompasses the full range of vaccinology, with highly successful programs in vaccine-preventable disease epidemiology, pathogenesis, and immunology, vaccine development, clinical trials, and population-based field studies. CVD resides within a newly-created Institute for Global Health, with fully equipped clinical, laboratory and in-patient and outpatient challenge facilities in Baltimore, MD as well as international field sites in Mali, Malawi, Myanmar, Chile and elsewhere. The Divisions of Infectious Disease and Tropical Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, and Geographic Medicine, Department of Medicine, reside within the CVD. The Division of Infectious Disease and Tropical Pediatrics comprises eight full time clinical faculty and four full time research faculty. The Division is responsible for the pediatric infectious disease inpatient and outpatient consult service, pediatric antibiotic stewardship activities, and the pediatric infectious disease fellowship program which is supported by a Vaccinology T32 Training Grant.

This opening provides the exciting opportunity to join a collaborative and accomplished clinical and research team to design, execute and lead clinical trials of vaccines and therapeutics at domestic and international sites, to investigate the pathogenesis of infectious and immunologic diseases, and to attend on the Pediatric Infectious Disease Clinical Service. The integration of clinical research scientists with epidemiologists, immunologists, and basic scientists provides a rich environment to expand or develop an independent research program in vaccinology. The faculty appointment will be at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, non-tenure track, commensurate with experience and based on guidelines for faculty appointment at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. This is a full-time faculty position, based in Baltimore.

PREFERRED CHARACTERISTICS:

MPH or MSc in clinical trials, epidemiology, or equivalent experience
Experience and training in vaccinology, immunology, or molecular microbiology
Experience navigating regulatory requirements for clinical trials at domestic and international sites
Experience in conducting research in international settings

Please send a cover letter , a recent CV, and contact information of three references via email to tiarawilliams@umm.edu. Please reference position number 03-314-435 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.

Hospital Description

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.

Community Description

We invite you to explore Baltimore, a vibrant city on the water where you will find something new around every corner. This is a city that is growing and evolving with new hotels, and new and expanding attractions. Whether you live in the area or are planning a visit, this is a destination filled with surprises and hidden treasures just waiting to be discovered.

Baltimore's world-renowned Inner Harbor is surrounded by historic neighborhoods where you will find city living at its best with unique shops and restaurants for every style and taste. The city enjoys a vibrant arts scene and embraces its history and influence on American culture. Excellent private schools, Moderate taxes, Rich historical heritage and a Short commute from area suburbs.
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.