Postdoctoral Fellow Position

Location
Baltimore, Maryland (US)
Salary
Competitive salary and fringe benefits as per University of Maryland policy and NIH guidelines
Posted
September 10 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia

Postdoctoral Fellow Position in Studying Periodontal Disease/Regeneration and Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Position Description: 

A postdoctoral fellow position is available immediately at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. We are seeking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated scientist to join the NIH funded research programs studying molecular genetics and immunoinflammatory responses in periodontal disease/regeneration and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). The candidate will have access to cutting-edge cell culture, animal, and patient-based models of periodontal disease and IBD.

The successful candidate will benefit from ongoing collaborations with NIH and Johns Hopkins University on a wide range of basic science and translational research, as well as vibrant community of interactive research labs at the University of Maryland. Available position has a comprehensive career development and training opportunities in preparation for a successful independent career in academia or industry.

Requirements:

  • DDS and/or Ph.D. in a relevant field and have training in, microbiology, immunology, and/or bone biology.
  • Experience in microbial genomics, anti-microbial host defense, flow cytometry, cell culture and tissue engineering, osteoclast assays, mouse work including survival surgeries, histology/immunohistochemistry, skeletal physiology, and bone marrow transplantation.
  • Candidates with experience in oral and gut microbiology/immunology, flow cytometry, next generation sequencing, bioinformatics, and micro-CT will receive special consideration.
  • A strong publication track record with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Internal drive to reach the next career level with a team member attitude.
  • Prepared to collaborate on multidisciplinary research projects.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct rigorous and original science
  • Independently design, perform, and interpret experiments
  • Publish high quality, peer-reviewed research
  • Participate in grant writing
  • Supervise research trainees and/or technicians

 

How to Apply: The position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should send a cover letter including research accomplishments and career goals (1-2 pages), curriculum vitae, and the contact information of three references to vthumbigere@umaryland.edu and echu1@umaryland.edu

Salary and Benefits: The postdoc candidate will be offered competitive salary and fringe benefits as per University of Maryland policy and NIH guidelines (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-21-049.html). The appointment may be renewed dependent upon satisfactory performance and continued funding.  

 

Contact information:

Vivek Thumbigere Math, BDS, PhD

Assistant Professor

Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology

Division of Periodontics

650 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Phone: 410-706-5744  

Fax: 410-706-1565   

Email: vthumbigere@umaryland.edu

Emily Chu, DDS, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of General Dentistry, Operative Division

University of Maryland School of Dentistry

650 W. Baltimore St. Baltimore, MD 21201

Office Phone: 410-706-5928

Email: echu1@umaryland.edu

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