Research Associate

Rockville, Maryland
$50,000-$55,000 + benefits
Jan 24, 2019
Feb 28, 2019
Full Time

Full-time Research Associate position available at the University of Maryland Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR) to join a multidisciplinary team investigating the molecular basis for pathogen and tumor cell recognition by the human immune system. NIH-funded projects include structural and biophysical studies of: 1) virus-neutralizing antibodies, 2) autoimmune and tumor-specific TCRs, 3) NK receptor recognition of cellular and viral ligands, 4) evolution of adaptive immunity, and 5) structure-based design of hepatitis C vaccine. [Nat. Struct. Mol. Biol. 16, 725-730 (2009); EMBO J. 30, 1137-1148 (2011); PNAS 109, 5405-5410 (2012); PNAS 109, 14960-14965 (2012); PNAS 110, 11505-11510 (2013); Annu. Rev. Biophys. 42, 191-215 (2013); J. Biol. Chem. 290, 10117-10125 (2015); PNAS 113, E6946-E6954 (2016); Cell Rep. 19, 569-583 (2017); J. Biol. Chem. 293, 15991-16005 (2018)]. Visit

Applicants should have a B.S. or M.S. degree in biology, biochemistry, or molecular biology, 1-3 years of research laboratory experience, and a willingness to learn new skills. The successful candidates will assist in the cloning and expression of recombinant proteins in bacterial and mammalian (HEK293) cells, as well as in the purification and biophysical characterization of these proteins. Ability to be an effective team player is essential. Critical thinking and attention to detail required. Candidate will be working under supervision but level of independence will increase with time. Salary range: $50,000-$55,000/yr with excellent health insurance and other benefits.

IBBR, a joint research center of the University of Maryland and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), is located in the heart of a major biotech community. Send CV to Dr. Roy A. Mariuzza (

The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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