University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Assistant Professor, Health and Disease in Aquatic Organisms

IMET/Marine Biotechnology

The Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET) of the University System of Maryland (USM) seeks applications for the position of Assistant Professor (tenure-track). The successful candidate will have a track-record of outstanding research using molecular biology/genetics approaches to study health and disease in marine organisms. Candidates’ research may address mechanisms of infectious disease or the impact of climate change on the health of aquatic organisms and ecosystems. Candidates with an interest in practical applications of their fundamental research are encouraged to apply. A demonstrated ability or potential to establish a well-funded research program and a commitment to diversity and inclusion is expected for the successful candidate. Primary appointment is in the Department of Marine Biotechnology ( at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, with a secondary appointment at the University of Maryland Baltimore. The primary focus of the appointee will be on research and the candidate is expected to mentor graduate students in the laboratory. Teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level is also expected.

IMET’s mission is to study the biology of coastal marine biosystems and ensure their sustainable use, as well as application of marine-derived systems to improve human health. IMET ( brings together faculty members from three major USM research institutions - the University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB), the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) - in a dedicated state-of-the-art research facility located in Baltimore's Inner Harbor.

A Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree is required in molecular biology, marine biology, microbiology, aquatic pathology or related fields. Candidates should have postdoctoral experience and a strong publication record. Interested candidates should submit their applications electronically to, and include: 1) detailed curriculum vitae, 2) statement of research interests and goals 3) a statement demonstrating a commitment to diversity in STEM and 4) names and contact details of three to five references. To receive full consideration, application materials should be submitted by February 28, 2021 (the position will be open until filled).

The USM is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. UMBC values gender, ethnic and racial diversity; woman, members of ethnic minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. UMBC is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the participation of women in academic careers.

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Last updated: 2022-01-14