Employment Opportunities in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

The listings on this page are for full-time faculty and staff openings in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; postdoctoral positions, and full-time positions for graduating students (undergraduate and graduate).

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Academic Advisor (Exempt Staff, 12 mos full-time - AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY)

DUTIES: This position is to support the advising and student services in the Departments of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering. The Academic Advisor reports to the Assistant Director of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies. The Advisor will assist in coordinating the undergraduate program, which currently has approximately 375 students.

Curricular Advising:  Advises students via scheduled appointments and walk-ins. Counsels and advises students with respect to semester and degree planning, degree requirements, academic difficulty, goals and career planning. Provides resource referral. Works closely with campus partners, such as Clark School Undergraduate Advising and Academic Support, International and Leadership Programs, the Registrar, to uphold policies and resolve student issues.

Incumbent shall provide administrative assistance for course registration and scheduling.  Maintains student records, advising notes, and degree audits with accuracy and confidentiality. Provides registration stamps. Runs audits on courses, student or academic program to flag potential violations or discrepancies. Helps manage the workflow of the departmental advising system.

Event & Meeting Coordination:  Responsible for coordination of recruiting, orientation, and outreach activities. Examples include prospective student visits, incoming student orientations and outreach visits to local community colleges.

Assist with academic activities of department and college. These include maintaining accurate and confidential student records and files, supporting curriculum management, curriculum review, and assessment/accreditation processes, periodically analyzing curricular and student enrollment data, regularly collecting and assisting with analysis of course assessment data from instructors. Serves as back-up Scheduling Officer.

QUALIFICATIONS: Successful applicants shall have a Bachelor’s degree from accredited University, with 2 years’ experience in an academic environment/higher education.  Experience may be substituted by an equivalent combination of graduate level education and experience.  Expert competency in word processing, spreadsheets.  Strong attention to detail and excellent communication skills. Ability to use technology effectively.  Commitment to higher education administration and experience working with diverse groups of students.

To APPLY:  A cover letter, resume, and names of three professional references should be submitted electronically to:  http://ejobs.umd.edu under position number 123292.  Salary is commensurate with experience. For best consideration, applications should be received by 28 August 2017, but applications will continue to be considered after this date until the position is filled.  

POINT of CONTACT: Questions about the position can be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee: Michael McNicholas, Director of Administrative Services for Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD 20742, Email: mmcnich@umd.edu.



Position Description: The Kofinas Functional Macromolecular Laboratory at the University of Maryland, College Park, has an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist. Current research aims in the synthesis characterization and processing of polymer based architectures used in a variety of technologies and devices ranging from energy storage to medical devices. Present problems of interest include: solution blow spun functional polymers as surgical sealants; biosensors for the detection of pathogens; point-of-care diagnostics; solid polymer electrolytes for lithium ion batteries; magnetodielectric polymer nanocomposites for radio frequency devices. 

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 24 years of postdoctoral training. Flexibility to pursue related areas of interest, to apply for grants and fellowships, and to develop independent research directions will be encouraged. 

Qualification: The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemistry, or Bioengineering, and experience with experimental polymer science, biomaterials and nanotechnology. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in the following areas: 1) Biosensors, 2) Lithiium ion battery solid electrolytes, 3) synthesis and characterization of polymer based biomaterials, 4) magnetic nanoparticle polymer composites. 

Application Deadline:  Electronic applications are required. For best consideration apply by 15 August 2017 at: http://ejobs.umd.edu under position number 123183. The position will stay open until filed. Interested candidates should assemble a i) cover letter, ii) CV, iii) list of references, and iv) two firstauthor manuscripts that have been published. The cover letter should describe the candidate’s research experience, proposed project interests, career goals/expectations for the position, and preferred start date. 

Please visit University Human Resources at ejobs.umd.edu for the most up-to-date position listings throughout the University.

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.