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Exosome Biology/Biotechnology/Wound Healing

University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

Position Description:
The Jay research group in the Fischell Department of Bioengineering at the University of Maryland (UMD) - College Park is seeking highly motivated postdoctoral researchers to work on the development of extracellular vesicles (exosomes) for wound repair. Within this topic, the lab is exploring approaches to exosome biomanufacturing, drug loading, and delivery. The lab also has interest in development of protein therapeutics and there are project possibilities in this area as well.

Candidates with interest and experience in the following areas are encouraged to apply:

  • Exosome biology
  • Molecular biology
  • RNA biology
  • Drug delivery
  • Protein engineering
  • Cell therapy
  • Tissue engineering / Regenerative medicine (especially wound repair)

This position will initially be funded by a newly awarded 5-year NIH R01 grant, and successful applicants will be encouraged to cultivate independent funding (e.g. NIH F32, K99/R00, etc.). More information about the PI and research group is available at the lab website: Note that this position will require work with vertebrate animals.

To Apply:
Interested candidates should assemble a package containing the following: 1) letter of interest, 2) CV, 3) list of references, and 4) a representative first-author manuscript that has been published or accepted for publication. The letter of interest should describe the candidate's research experience, proposed project interests, and preferred start date. E-mail the application as a single PDF file to

Compensation will be at or above NIH postdoctoral guidelines, and will include a competitive benefits and retirement package offered by UMD. Postdoctoral scientists will receive a renewable, annual contract with the potential of completing 2-4 years of postdoctoral training.