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Extracellular Vesicle Therapeutics

University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

Position Description: 

The Jay research group in the Fischell Department of Bioengineering at the University of Maryland – College Park is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to work on applications and technologies related to extracellular vesicles (exosomes). The lab is exploring a variety of approaches in EV/exosome biomanufacturing, drug loading, and delivery, and we are working in areas such as sepsis, wound repair, cardiovascular diseases, neurological diseases/injuries, and more. Candidates with interest and experience in any of the following areas are encouraged to apply:
  • Synthetic biology
  • EV/exosome biology
  • Molecular biology
  • RNA biology
  • Drug delivery
  • Cell therapy
  • 3D printing/bioprinting
  • Microlithography

Prior and current postdocs in the lab have successfully won external fellowship support (NIH F32, Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund Fellowship), and seeking such support will be encouraged and facilitated by the PI. More information about the PI and research group is available at the lab website: Note that this position will require work with vertebrate animals.

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 expectation of completing up to 3 years of postdoctoral training.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should assemble a package containing the following: i) letter of interest, ii) CV, iii) list of references, and iv) 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 Dr. Steven M. Jay at


This post will be available until November 21, 2020 or until filled.

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