The University of Maryland and the National Institute of Standards and Technology are seeking an outstanding individual to serve as Director of the Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR) with the vision of making IBBR a premier biotechnology research institute. A primary role of the new Director will be to lead and significantly expand a joint NIST/UM research effort that combines basic, measurement and translational research for the development, manufacturing and standardization of advanced therapeutics and supporting diagnostics.
IBBR-(www.ibbr.umd.edu) is a joint research institute, which brings together partner institutions including the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP), University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The research strengths of IBBR are in the areas of 1) structural biology 2) biomolecular engineering and biofabrication 3) host-pathogen interactions and 4) therapeutic design and development. IBBR leverages collective research strengths of the partnering institutions in medicine, biosciences, technology, quantitative sciences and engineering, to foster integrated, cross-disciplinary team approaches to scientific discovery and education, and to serve the expanding economic base of biosciences and technology in the state of Maryland and the nation. IBBR’s research programs are conducted in two Maryland locations, one in Shady Grove and the other in College Park.