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Maryland Psychiatric Research Center (MPRC)

Mission Statement

The Maryland Psychiatric Research Center (MPRC) is an internationally renowned research center, which is dedicated to providing treatment to patients with schizophrenia and related disorders, educating professionals and consumers about schizophrenia, and conducting basic and translational research into the manifestations, causes, and treatment of schizophrenia.

The MPRC is a University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) Organized Research Center, which resides in UMSOM Department of Psychiatry and operates as a joint program between UMSOM and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

The MPRC is the home of the NIMH-sponsored Silvio O. Conte Center for Translational Mental Health Research.

The MPRC is located in Catonsville, Maryland, just south of Baltimore.

Neuroscience Faculty Position

Maryland Psychiatric Research Center

The Department of Psychiatry and the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center at the University of Maryland School of Medicine invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. We seek an innovative basic neuroscientist who will develop and maintain a vigorous, independent research program in a translational setting focused on the neurobiology of mental illness. Experimental approaches may range from molecular and structural neurobiology to systems neuroscience. Candidates with an interest in neuroinflammation, stress and/or developmental insults leading to long-term clinical abnormalities are especially encouraged to apply. A doctoral degree and relevant post-doctoral experience in neuroscience or a related field is required, and preference will be given to candidates with existing grant support.

Send curriculum vitae, a brief summary of current and future research interests, and the names of three references to:

Robert Schwarcz, Ph.D.
Maryland Psychiatric Research Center
P.O.Box 21247
Baltimore, Maryland 21228

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships Available

The Maryland Psychiatric Research Center (MPRC), an international leader in schizophrenia and translational research, is accepting applications for a two-year training fellowship. The MPRC has a strong record of helping fellows develop successful careers in diverse research areas within the context of schizophrenia and related disorders and new paradigms for discovery. Current research areas include psychopharmacology, behavioral and developmental neuroscience, neurochemistry, neuroimaging, cognitive neuroscience, treatment trials, and genetics. Please see for information about the MPRC's research programs and potential faculty mentors.

The goal of the fellowship is to train psychiatrists, psychologists, pharmacists, and basic scientists to become leading researchers in the area of schizophrenia and related disorders. The program combines individual mentored basic and clinical research with educational experiences including grant writing workshops and individualized career development.

Applicants must hold an M.D. with completed residency training in psychiatry, a Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, basic science relevant to the fellowship goal, or a Pharm D. 

Only U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, or permanent residents can apply.  Positions start on or after July 1, 2019. Applicants should send a statement of research interests, C.V., and 3 letters of recommendation to Laura M. Rowland, Ph.D. at

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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