Postdoctoral Fellow Positions

The Departments of Pharmaceutical Sciences (PSC) and Practice, Sciences, and Health Outcomes Research (P-SHOR) are currently recruiting postdoctoral fellows to fill the following available positions:

Pharmaceutical Sciences:

Postdoctoral Fellowships, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Postdoc position on protein formulation development and characterization of protein excipients interactions to correlate with computational methods.

Location: University of Maryland Baltimore, Baltimore, MD

When: As soon as possible

Funding support: NIH grants

Minimal requirements: Candidates must have PhD or equivalent degree/experience and
working permit in the US.

Description: Drs. Daniel Deredge and Stephen Hoag are hiring 2 post-docs for a joint project on the development and characterization of protein formulations; in particular, we will be examining the role excipients play in the chemical and physical stability of various biological proteins and IgG antibodies

The first postdoc will work with Dr. Hoag and will be developing formulations for various biologic proteins and IgG antibodies using different excipients and processing techniques; this will be followed by stress testing these formulations to see how excipients affect formulation physical and chemical stability. Candidates who have knowledge or excipients, protein formulation and process development are encouraged to apply.

The second postdoc will work with Dr. Deredge and be responsible with characterizing the effect of these formulations and excipients on the structure and dynamics of the biologic protein and IgG antibodies using hydrogen-deuterium exchange coupled with mass spectrometry (HDXMS). Candidates with prior experience in bottom up HDX-MS are highly encouraged to apply.

A successful candidate must have a knowledge of protein formulation and characterization,
excellent analytical skills, be able to design experiments, analyze data, write up results and work as a team with each other and with computational collaborators. For a highly motivated candidate without prior experience we would be willing to train in certain areas.

Please send your CV, along with contacts of three references to Dr. Stephen Hoag
(shoag@rx.umaryland.edu) and Dr. Daniel Deredge (dderedge@rx.umaryland.edu).

Postdoctoral Fellowships, Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research

Postdoctoral positions are available at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. The positions
are located at the Shady Grove Campus, Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research located in Rockville, Maryland / IBBR. IBBR is a joint research institute between the University Maryland and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). IBBR is in close proximity to multiple pharma/biotech companies as well the FDA, NIH and USP. The trainees will work closely with researchers from the University of Maryland and NIST. There are also opportunities to work with scientists from industry. The projects apply biophysical techniques to characterize biologics, such as vaccines, therapeutic proteins and gene therapy products. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in biophysics, biochemistry, physical chemistry or related fields. Background in NMR spectroscopy is highly desirable. Send applications to Prof. Bruce Yu at byu@rx.umaryland.edu.

Postdoctoral Fellowships, Mass Spectrometry

Please visit the Mass Spectrometry page for the most up to date job postings

Practice, Sciences, and Health Outcomes Research:

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health Policy and Health Economics Research

Location: University of Maryland Baltimore, Baltimore, MD

Description: Post-doctoral position is available starting February 2021 in the Department of Practice, Sciences, and Health Outcomes Research at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. The position provides a multidisciplinary research and training environment in collaborations with local and state policy makers, and prepares fellows for positions in academia, pharmaceutical or insurance industries, consulting, and government. The position will be primarily for one year with possible extension.

The select candidate will engage in health policy and health economic modeling research with activities funded by Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), foundations, FDA, and private corporations. Training includes mentored research and grant-writing. This position involves working closely with academic scholars, policy makers, and other stakeholder partners. 

Qualifications: Doctoral level degree in Health Economics, Health Policy, Epidemiology,
Economics, Operations Research, Health Services Research or related analytical field is required. Prior research experience in health economic modeling, systematic reviews and meta-analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, and health policy is desired. Knowledge of statistical programming in SAS, R, or Python is required. Excellent communication, organizational, and time management skills are a must.

How to Apply: Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vita, writing sample,
and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will start immediately. 

To apply or to receive more information, please contact Dr. Zafar Zafari and send applications to: zzafari@rx.umaryland.edu

Zafar Zafari, MSc, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Measurement Health Inequalities

Location: University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Baltimore, MD 

Description:  An exciting postdoctoral fellowship opportunity is available at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) within the School of Pharmacy’s Department of Practice, Sciences, and Health Outcomes Research.

We are seeking a highly qualified and motivated postdoctoral fellow to join our team as an expert in measurement theory to join our team for a National Institutes of Health R01 funded study that aims to develop an intersectional, multilevel and multidimensional measure of structural racism. The ideal candidate should possess a strong background in measurement theory and statistics, demonstrating mastery in structural equation modeling and item response theory methods. As a key member of our research team, the successful candidate will be responsible for advancing our understanding of complex measurement issues, designing and implementing rigorous measurement models, and conducting innovative research in their field. Proficiency in data analysis is essential, and the candidate should showcase a track record of excellence in handling diverse quantitative datasets. Having experience working with vulnerable communities and stakeholder engagement is desired. The selected candidate will work directly with Dr. Villalonga-Olives on health inequalities, psychometrics and patient-centered outcomes research. The fellow will work with investigators from several institutions such as University of Maryland, Duke University, Harvard University, Yale University and Johns Hopkins University, and community partners.  This position offers a dynamic and collaborative research environment for a candidate with exceptional skills in measurement theory and a passion for advancing knowledge in the field.

Duties will include, but are not limited to, measure development, data analysis, manuscript writing, and grant writing. The successful applicant will work in a multidisciplinary research team supported by an advanced data management and computational infrastructure to perform data analyses, develop and/or implement novel statistical methodology, and publish research results.  The incumbent is expected to publish first author papers and present at national and international meetings. 

Fellows receive a competitive salary and benefits. As a post-doctoral fellow, you will have a minimum of a one-year assignment with potential renewal based on funding.

Qualifications: PhD from a diverse set of backgrounds related to health outcomes research (i.e Public Health, Epidemiology, Psychology, Education, Statistics or related discipline) are encouraged to apply. Eligible candidates should have excellent communication skills, writing skills and time-management skills. 

How to Apply: Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and two letters of recommendation. Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the selected candidate is identified. Finalist interviews will take place following phone screening interviews.

To apply, please send applications to:

ester.villalonga@rx.umaryland.edu
Subject: Measurement Health inequalities Postdoctoral Fellowship
220 Arch Street, 12th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21201

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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Patient-Centered Outcomes Research

Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD

Description: An exciting postdoctoral fellowship opportunity is available at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) within the School of Pharmacy’s Department of Practice, Sciences, and Health Outcomes Research (P-SHOR). Fellowships within P-SHOR provide multidisciplinary, advanced training to health services researchers and clinicians and prepare fellows for positions in academia, government, the pharmaceutical industry, and consulting. Training includes, but is not limited to, mentored research, grant-writing, and teaching experiences.

We are seeking a recent or prospective doctoral graduate (PhD or equivalent qualification) with a background in large data analysis(e.g. longitudinal analysis, structural equation modeling). Having some experience working with vulnerable communities and stakeholder engagement will be a plus. The selected candidate will work directly with Dr. Villalonga-Olives and Dr. Camelo Castillo on health inequalities, patient-centered outcomes research, and pharmacoepidemiology research. The fellow will work with large datasets and engage with community partners. Duties will include, but are not limited to, data analysis, management of community-based activities, grant writing, preparing reports and presentations. The successful applicant will work in a multidisciplinary research team supported by an advanced data management and computational infrastructure to perform data analyses, develop and/or implement novel statistical methodology, and publish research results. The incumbent will have numerous opportunities to publish first author papers and present at national meetings.

Fellows receive a competitive salary and benefits. As a post-doctoral fellow, you will have a minimum of a one-year assignment with potential renewal based on funding.

Qualifications: PhD from a diverse set of backgrounds related to health outcomes research (i.e Public Health, Epidemiology, Sociology, Health Services Research and others)are encouraged to apply. Eligible candidates should have excellent communication skills, time-management skills, and knowledge of statistical programming in SAS. Fluency in Spanish is a plus.

How to Apply: Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and two letters of recommendation. Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the selected candidate is identified. Finalist interviews will take place following phone screening interviews.

To apply, please send applications to:

ester.villalonga@rx.umaryland.edu
Subject: PCOR Postdoctoral Fellowship
220 Arch Street, 12th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201


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