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Senior Faculty Specialist

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 123612
Title: Senior Faculty Specialist
Functional Title: Senior Faculty Specialist
Category Status: 15-Fac.Non-Tenured,Continuing Con
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 100
Unit: SVPAAP-Institute for Bioscience & Biotechnology Research
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Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

Applications are invited for a Senior Faculty Specialist position at the Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR)/University of Maryland in the fields of bioscience and biotechnology. This position will assist the IBBR Director in multiple aspects of the daily management of the institute. Successful candidate will have extensive experience in scientific research and management as well as in an academic setting.

IBBR ( is a premier research institute focused on the structural and quantitative biological characterization of complex protein structure/function relationships and bio-molecular engineering and testing of novel products or platforms targeting prevention or treatment of conditions of human disease and intervention. IBBR operates state-of-the-art facilities located in the heart of the biotechnology corridor in Rockville, Maryland. The Institute is a joint research enterprise between the University of Maryland and the National Institute of Standards and Technology and has an outstanding group of scientists and engineers with long-standing track records in basic and translational research.

Job Description:

· Assist in identifying multi-disciplinary faculty teams within IBBR, across campuses, and with industry partners to foster submission of pilot and larger-scale proposals

· Oversee and coordinate the Faculty Affairs, including hiring process, as well as faculty contractual review and promotion (APT) policies and process for both tenure track and professional track faculty

· Assists the Director in preparation of documents for the Board of Advisors, Scientific Advisory Board, IBBR annual and quarterly reports, the Institute Fellows and Executive Committee meetings, etc

· Ensure proper and timely preparation of reports for major cooperative agreements and other projects with NIST, NIH, other federal sponsors, and colleges and departments at UMCP and UMB

· Assist the Director in administering strategic initiatives and educational programs for the Institute, and assurance that the initiatives are kept on track and progress is monitored

· Oversee the Institute communications/marketing efforts; prepare professional quality figures, slides, and associated written documents to describe and promote IBBR’s scientific and educational programs within the Institute and in external forums

· Assist the Business Office in the daily management of the NIST Cooperative Agreement

· Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

Appointee shall hold a Master’s degree or have at least 3 years full-time experience as a Faculty Specialist, or its equivalent.


Ph.D. degree. Extensive experience in scientific research and management, with expertise in the fields of bioscience and biotechnology. The incumbent should demonstrate the ability to work well in an interactive and collaborative environment with academic scientists and university administrators.

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Additional Information:
Posting Date: 02/05/2018
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 02/23/2018
Physical Demands
Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

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