The Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition at the University of Maryland School of Medicine is recruiting a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow for a full-time translational research position. The lab has a research focus in pharmacogenomics, clinical pharmacology, genetic epidemiology, and statistical genetics.
The successful candidate will work on two NIH-funded research studies in diabetes pharmacogenomics studying SGLT2 inhibitors (R01DK118942) and GLP-1 receptor agonists (R01DK130238, pending). Our studies focus on evaluating clinical, genetic, metabolomic, and other factors impacting interpatient variability in response to treatment. The candidate will work with leaders in the field in a collaborative and scientifically rich environment. Relevant to this position, the University of Maryland School of Medicine also has a T32 training grant in diabetes, obesity, and metabolic complications (NIH T32DK098107), for which the fellow may be eligible.
The research fellow will be responsible for performing day-to-day activities related to the clinical studies and analyzing data. He/she will work closely with other members of the research team including other co-investigators, data manager, statisticians, and trainees to obtain and analyze data. The candidate must be self-motivated, productive and have excellent organization skills. Candidates are expected to submit abstracts to national meetings and write papers for peer-reviewed journals. Requirements for the position include:
The candidate must hold a PharmD, MD, and/or PhD degree in pharmacology, pharmaceutical sciences, biology, genetic epidemiology, statistical genetics or related field.
Experience in large-scale genetic and genomic data analysis including whole genome sequence, transcriptomics, metabolomics, proteomics, epigenomics data will be preferred.
Knowledge of programming and scripting (R, Perl, etc) and familiarity with Unix environment will be preferred.
NIH regulations stipulate that trainees must be US citizens or Permanent Residents to be eligible for T32 funding.
We value candidates who are interested in working as part of a team to achieve common goals and are enthusiastic about pharmacogenomics/clinical pharmacology research.
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The University of Maryland School of Medicine is the first public and fifth oldest medical school in the United States. On the University of Maryland, Baltimore campus, the School of Medicine serves as the foundation for a large academic health center that combines medical education, biomedical research, patient care, and community service.
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The University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) is the first public and fifth oldest medical school in the United States. On the University of Maryland, Baltimore campus, the School of Medicine serves as the foundation for a large academic health center that combines medical education, biomedical research, patient care, and community service.
According to the Association for American Medical Colleges 2020 profile data, UMSOM continues to rank in the Top 10 (7th) among all public medical schools, and 22nd among all 154 public and private medical schools nationwide in total research funding.
The AAMC data also shows that our faculty has one of the highest levels of productivity in the United States. Across all schools, the mean funding per principal investigator is $322,924. At the UMSOM, the mean funding per principal investigator is $554,772, placing us in the top 10th percentile of productivity for all medical schools.