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Postdoctoral Fellow Positions for Translational Research

University of Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland
Salary and benefit are based on NIH guideline and commensurate with the experience
Closing date
May 15, 2022

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Health Sciences, Translational Research
Position Type
Full Time
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Postdoc, Postdoc Fellowship
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Postdoctoral Fellow Positions for Translational Research


Center for Shock, Trauma and Anesthesiology Research (STAR Center) 

R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center

University of Maryland School of Medicine


Baltimore, Maryland


Salary and benefit are based on NIH guideline and commensurate with the experience

UMB requires all faculty, staff, and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be processed through Human Resources.


The STAR Center is a world-class, multi-disciplinary research and educational center focusing on critical care and organ support, resuscitation, surgical outcomes, patient safety and injury prevention. We are currently seeking highly trained and motivated postdoctoral fellows to join our Translational Research Program to investigates the role of extracellular (ex) vesicles (EVs) and ex-microRNA-mediated innate immune signaling in 1) acute lung injury in sepsis, 2) brain inflammation and cognitive impairment in sepsis, 3) coagulopathy in sepsis and non-hemorrhagic polytrauma, and 4) cardiac ischemia injury. These highly translational projects are funded by NIGMS, NINDS, NHLBI, NSF, US Air Force, and involve both humans and rodent animals.

The interested candidates can review the recent publications: Wang et al. iScience 2021 (PMID: 34877498); Xu et al. J Immunol 2018 (PMID: 30355788); Chen et al. J Am Heart Assoc 2014 (PMID: 24390148); Williams et al. J Thromb Haemost 2019( PMID: 31211901); Zou et al. Brain Behav Immun 2021 (PMID: 34808293);

Lopez, et al. Shock 2021 (PMID: 33394971)

Program Project:

What is required:

  1. The candidates with PhD or MD degree in molecular/cell biology, immunology or related field are encouraged to apply.
  2. The following experimental expertise are required
  • qRT-PCR, genotyping, Western blot;
  • flow cytometry, cell isolation, cell culture;
  • Good written and oral communication skills and independent ability to design and execute experiments;
  • Ability to skillfully multi-task, good organization, problem-solving skills, and ability to develop novel techniques

 3.Candidate with additional expertise in EV characterization, animal handling, studies related to lung, heart,                     coagulopathy, in bioinformatics analysis and machining learning are strongly encouraged to apply.   

What you will gain:

The Translational Research Program of the STAR Center will provide additional training on certain critical techniques, critical thinking and analytical ability to solve scientific question, and grantsmanship at the senior stage. In addition, postdoc fellows will be provided ample opportunities to present research findings at local, national and international conferences, write manuscripts, and contribute to grant application preparation to advance scientific and career growth. 

How to apply:

Interested candidates should send the following materials to Lin Zou, MD, PhD (

  • Cover letter with a brief description of your research interest and career goal
  • CV

UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for a disability, for any part of the recruitment process, please contact us at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.



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