Careers - Hiring Process

The Institute for Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine offers a unique and exciting environment in which to advance your career in genomics.

1. How do I apply for a staff position at IGS?

Click on our campus Human Resources web page and create your applicant profile to apply for a position of interest. Your profile can be updated at any time. When your application/profile is received by the Institute we will review your background and qualifications against the qualifications of the position. Those candidates with the overall strongest match will be contacted by the department.

2. If a job was posted a few months ago and remains on the website, is it really still open?

Yes. Due to the technical nature of many of the positions at IGS and the associated need for a certain skill set, our positions will often require a lengthy recruiting process.

3. How do I know what to expect for a starting salary?

Starting salaries are determined by a combination of considerations; the salary range assigned to the position, equity within the incumbent employees and the selected candidate's overall experience.

4. Are non-U.S. citizens eligible for employment at IGS?

Yes, IGS may support the sponsoring of a visa.

5. What kind of benefits does IGS provide to staff?

As part of the University of Maryland, School of Medicine IGS offers numerous benefits to its employees including a generous leave package, State of Maryland health benefits, income protection, educational assistance, retirement plans and benefits to accommodate your work/life schedule. Details are available on the Benefits website:

6. What should I do if I still have a question?

You may contact our Human Resources Department for any additional information at

As an employer and concerned member of the community, the Institute for Genome Sciences (IGS) is firmly committed to providing equal employment opportunities. UMB will consider all candidates regardless of race, color, religion, creed national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or any other legally protected status.