Job Opportunites at CBMG


All available staff positions in the Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics are posted at the University's employment site:


faculty searches

other teaching opportunites

Faculty Assistant Position: A full-time position is available for a Faculty Assistant in a virology lab in the Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics at the University of Maryland, College Park.  We study innate defense and virus-host interactions in the airway epithelium – the primary target for infection by influenza virus, rhinovirus, and other clinically relevant respiratory viruses. Our work utilizes a variety of molecular biology tools in addition to primary cell culture and animal models. We seek an individual with excellent organizational and communication skills to assist with a variety of exciting projects including the development of novel therapeutics for SARS-CoV-2, the study of virus-host interactions and antiviral defense mechanisms in airway cultures, and the establishment of new mouse models. Minimal administrative support may also be involved. A BS, MS, or PhD in biological sciences and laboratory experience are required.  Previous experience in virology, tissue culture, and / or animal work is desired. A commitment of at least 2 years is preferred.  


Please respond to Dr. Margaret Scull directly ( with:

  • A copy of your CV
  • Brief cover letter 
  • Contact information for 3 people who will serve as references.


Postdoctoral Position: Postdoctoral positions are currently available in the Scull Laboratory in the Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics ( at the University of Maryland, College Park, located minutes from Washington, DC. Our research program focuses on respiratory virus-host interactions and multiple exciting projects investigating influenza virus transmission and virus-mucus interactions are currently available. These projects include: 1) novel technology development for collection and detection of influenza virus from the environment and 2) interrogation of influenza virus interaction with secreted and tethered mucins using both primary cell culture systems and animal models. Candidates should be highly motivated and have a strong background in bioengineering and biomaterial fabrication, AND / OR expertise in virology, tissue culture, and mouse work. A Ph.D. in a related field is required. Less than 2 years of postdoctoral experience is preferred. 

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. Applicants should submit a copy of their CV, a cover letter briefly describing research experience, interests, and career goals, as well as the contact information for three references via email to Margaret Scull  (


teaching assistants


Undergraduate Teaching Assistants (UTA) are needed for lower level biology classes (BSCI 160/161, 170/171, 207, 222; BSCI 201, 202; BSCI 103, 125, 135. 189i). New UTAs are required to attend a safety training class and a weekly teaching seminar. Each UTA works under the supervision of the lab or discussion coordinator. This work will require 10-15 hours per week, depending on the course requirements. The stipend is $1,650 for the semester, paid in an hourly wage. Information, and an online application are available here, BSCI UTA Program Fall 2020. The application deadline is April 15, 2020. For more information, please contact Dr. Francisca Saavedra at