University of Maryland, College Park

Postdoctoral Researcher in Bioengineering


The Maisel Lab in the Fischell Department of Bioengineering at the University of Maryland – College Park is currently recruiting candidates for an NIH funded postdoctoral research position.

The Maisel Lab’s research integrates materials science, immunology, mucosal barrier physiology, and drug delivery to achieve our long-term research goal to design nanoparticles and in vitro model systems to take advantage of and study the interface between biological barriers and biomaterials. We are particularly interested in understanding how the lymphatic system responds to physiological and pathological cues at mucosal surfaces, and how we can take advantage of the natural transport functions of the lymphatics to deliver therapeutics to modulate the immune response. For more information, please visit:

The available postdoctoral project will involve working on ongoing projects on in vitro model development as well as developing new directions in this area. Particular emphasis will be placed on designing in vitro model systems of lymphatic vessels, mucosal surfaces, and integration of the two for more complex model systems. Ideal candidates should have prior experience with designing in vitro models, particularly using microfluidic systems. Candidates should be independently motivated, collaborative, interested in the using engineering tools to answer biological questions, and have excellent written and oral communication skills, which are demonstrated through their publication and presentation record. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, bioengineering, or a related field.

Compensation for this position will be based on NIH guidelines and will include a competitive benefits and retirement package offered by the University of Maryland. Postdoctoral researchers are eligible for renewable annual contracts with the expectation of completing 2-4 years of postdoctoral training. Developing new research directions, pursuing research in personal areas of interest, and applying for independent funding will be highly encouraged. Interested applicants should assemble the following: 1) letter of interest, 2) CV, and 3) list of references with contact information. The letter of interest should describe the candidate’s current research experience, research interests, career goals, and a preferred start date. Please send the application as a single PDF file to with ‘Postdoctoral Application’ in the subject line.

The position will remain open until filled.

The University of Maryland is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

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Last updated: 2021-11-11