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Data Scientist

Date Posted:
8/22/2017

Vanda Health

MD

Position Description & Responsibilities

 

Vanda is seeking a Data Scientist who will primarily be responsible for developing analytical models and providing data driven insights.

Roles and responsibilities include the following:

  • Improve business/scientific decisions across both a broad range of Key Performance Indicators and functions
  • Supports multiple, high impact data research and analysis projects
  • Leverage data / big data to discover patterns and solve strategic analytic business problems using both structured and unstructured data sets across many environments
  • Develop analytic capabilities that drive better outcomes for both customers and the company

 

 

Position Requirements

 

Successful candidates will have the following background/experience:

  • Advanced degree in computer science, mathematics, management science, engineering, operations research, statistics, or related (Master's degree required, MD or PhD preferred)
  • 2+ years' experience in data science, advanced analytics, and model building
  • Experience with statistical analysis methods
  • Excellent visualization experience utilizing either Spotfire/Tableau/Clickview and/or custom built solutions
  • Experience with big data manipulation and analysis using varying frameworks/tools: SQL, Python, R, SAS
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills; comfortable communicating with senior levels of both business and technology leadership
  • Experience driving large analytic projects and programs to completion
  • Strong practical knowledge of analytical techniques and methodologies such as machine learning/supervised and unsupervised techniques, segmentation, mix and time series modeling, response modeling, lift modeling, experimental design, neural networks, data mining, Bayesian inference, and optimization techniques
  • Good organizational and communication skills, the ability to work in a collaborative environment, and a desire to improve skills are essential

Vanda Pharmaceuticals offers a competitive compensation package with excellent benefits and a 401(k) matching program. Vanda is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual preference, age, national origin, ethnicity, disability, or any other protected status designated by law.

Applicants should submit a cover letter with their Curriculum Vitae or Resume to:

Human Resources
Reference #: I6012
Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc.
2200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 300E
Washington, DC 20037
E-mail: careers@vandapharma.com
Website: www.vandapharma.com

"Please note that the duties and responsibilities within this role may change over the course of employment, which will require flexibility."


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PhD Clinical Research Positions

Date Posted:
8/22/2017

Vanda Health

MD

Vanda, a specialty pharmaceutical company based in Washington, D.C., focused on the development and commercialization of novel therapies to address high unmet medical needs and improve the lives of patients, is looking for a talented and patient focused MD/Ph.D. to join our growing Research & Development team.

 

Job Description

 

 

  • Responsible for developing and implementing clinical program strategies for phase I-IV studies.
  • Participates in preparing regulatory filings (i.e. annual updates, NDAs, INDs, etc.)
  • Manages preparation of scientific presentations and publications.

 

 

 

Position Requirements:

 

  • MD or PhD required
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Scientific publication record

Vanda Pharmaceuticals offers a competitive compensation package with excellent benefits and a 401(k) matching program. Vanda is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual preference, age, national origin, ethnicity, disability, or any other protected status designated by law.

Applicants should submit a cover letter with their Curriculum Vitae or Resume to:

Human Resources
Reference #: C2021
Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc.
2200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 300E
Washington, DC 20037
E-mail: careers-clinical@vandapharma.com
Website: www.vandapharma.com


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Science Assoicate

Date Posted:
8/22/2017

American Associates of Immunology

MD

Position Description:
The American Association of Immunologists (AAI), a professional biomedical research association, seeks scientist to assist with activities including writing assignments and assisting in the peer-review and editorial process for a major scientific journal, and the development of the scientific program for the annual meeting. This is a full-time, exempt position. Some travel required. Competitive salary, outstanding benefits, and free parking.

Qualifications:
Advanced degree (Ph.D., or related) in biological science; fluency in immunology required. Minimum of 3 years post-doctoral fellowship, research experience and publications in immunology required. Must have excellent, demonstrated writing skills in both science and general writing.

To Apply:
Please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample (other than a journal article), and salary history to: resumes@faseb.org. or you can visit http://www.faseb.org/About-FASEB/Employment-Opportunities.aspx to apply and to view a detailed job description.


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Senior Embryologist

Date Posted:
8/7/2017

Kelly

SD

Senior Embryologist – Sioux Falls, SD Kelly Services is currently seeking a Sr. Embryologist for our customer in Sioux Falls, SD. Job Responsibilities As a Sr Embryologist you will serve as the technical lead and subject matter expert of the IVF lab team. This position will identify and investigate inefficiencies, abnormalities and areas of opportunity within production processes and results. This position will also analyze current and forecasted demands and will rely on the Lab Coordinator to organize and execute accurate and timely logistical requirements related to both the IVF lab team and required materials.  This position will be responsible for routine audits of the technical performance of employees, as well as, the effectiveness of the training program, to further ensure staffs are properly trained on safety procedures, regulatory compliance and a SOP’s. This position will be responsible for the evaluation and analysis of data reports and will work closely with Lab Director and cross-functional teams to further investigate test and provide recommendations and solutions to improve production efficiencies. Scientific Operations Oversee the execution of daily technical activities within the lab routine; ensure efficient coordination of schedules and manageable distribution of responsibilities to meet production goals. Partner with management and Lab Coordinators to conduct technical analysis of production results; participate in the development of new or modified techniques, test procedures and ensure successful implementation to increase accuracy of controls, and success rate of embryo production. Oversee the control and monitoring of production variables such as the implementation of new SOPS, key performance indicators (i.e. gestation rate and embryonic mortality rate) Collaborate with management to identify adjustments to lab materials, processes and technical aspects of lab routine. Assist with the forecast of inventory demands of medium requirements for laboratory for all aspects of production; ensure adequate quantity to meet monthly production demands. Evaluate and further develop key performance indicators; collaborate with management to identify technical deficiencies. Assist in employee development opportunities by encouraging participation in experimentation and testing of possible solutions. Demonstrate self-initiative in performing background research and literature searches as needed, evaluate results and formulate recommendations for review by Lab Director and Senior Management.   Lab Responsibilities   Oversee the calibration and maintenance of key lab equipment such as incubators, autoclave, lab hoods, centrifuge, nitrogen tanks and microscopes. Oversee and ensure employees accurately capture and relay all relevant data collection during routine laboratory procedures into relevant databases/notebooks. Assist in routine lab procedures when necessary to ensure production goals are maintained.   Education & Experience Bachelor's degree in Veterinary Medicine, Animal Science, Biomedicine or related field required, Master’s degree or PhD preferred. In-depth technical and scientific knowledge on IVF and embryology required. Minimum of five (5) years relevant laboratory and management experience, three (3) years of which must be demonstrate execution and coordination IVF embryo production procedures. Demonstrated success coordinating lab activities with a team of 5+ employees. Laboratory-related certification/degree preferred. Previous experience in collection of scientific data and generation of scientific reports, presentation is highly desired. Previous experience working for a company in the biotechnology and/or agriculture sector preferred. Other Ability to work varied shifts including weekends and holidays depending on production demands. Ability to follow detailed safety protocols as required during daily exposure to needles or other sharp objects, as well as, bodily fluids of beef and dairy cattle. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written. Ability to speak English required, bilingual (English/Portuguese) beneficial. This is a direct hire opportunity.  


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PhD scientific Grant Reviewer

Date Posted:
8/7/2017

Kelly Services

MD

PhD Scientific Grant Reviewer with Health Informatics Experience - NIH - Bethesda, Maryland Kelly Government Solutions is a strategic supplier and business partner to the federal government and its key suppliers. Through our partnership with the National Institutes of Health, Kelly Government Solutions offers administrative, IT, engineering, scientific, and healthcare professionals the opportunity to work with one of the most prestigious research organizations in the world. We are currently seeking a SCIENTIFIC GRANT REVIEWER with EXPERIENCE in HEALTH INFORMATICS to work onsite at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Bethesda is near Washington, DC. This is a full time, long-term contract position which offers: - Competitive salary with comprehensive benefits package - Opportunity to work at NIH, the world's foremost medical research center - Learn more about what Kelly can do for you at www.kellygovernmentsolutions.com Center for Scientific Review (CSR) National Institutes of Health (NIH) Bethesda, Maryland Office Position TASKS/SERVICES. The contractor shall:  1. Work with staff to identify and coordinate the participation of reviewers for each application received by CSR.  2. Identify and select reviewers by matching the expertise of the reviewer with the specific science contained in the research grant applications.  3. Assess reviewers against applications for potential conflicts of interest (COI).  4. Refer applications to identified reviewers.  5. Serve as liaison between federal staff and reviewers.  6. Assist with entry of reviewer data into the CSR Committee Management system to prepare peer review rosters.  7. Analyze and assist in validating payment information submitted to the NIH Scientific Review Evaluation Activity (SREA) Management and Service Center. 8. Interact with and coordinate the review activities with appropriate CSR staff.  9. Clarify administrative and policy requirements associated with peer review.  10. Ensure that high quality written reviews are obtained.  11. Obtain written critiques.  12. Attend study section and take note of discussions.  13. After the reviews, manage the coordination of critiques from expert reviewers; evaluate incoming reviews for completeness and accuracy.  14. Write and edit summary statements including resume of discussion when needed.  15. Provide recommendation for follow-up by federal Scientific Review Officer.  16. Organize and plan face-to-face review meetings.   REQUIREMENTS. The contractor must have:  1. PhD in Biomedical, Behavioral or Social Sciences or a related discipline.  2. Expertise in healthcare delivery and methodologies, health services, health disparities, community level health research, mHealth, biostatistics, nursing, population sciences, epidemiology, social science and population studies.  3. Minimum of five (5) years of experience reviewing others' grant applications, finding review experts for panel, and identifying COI.  4. Expertise in health informatics, eHealth and big data, biostatistics, nursing, health services research, health care delivery and methodologies such as community-based participation.  5. Experience using Excel spreadsheets.  6. Ability to utilize scientific keywords and identify potential conflicts of interest.  7. Strong communication skills, both oral and written.  8. Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills.  9. Ability to multi-task and pay close attention to detail. PLEASE APPLY ONLINE. Note that the phone number for our NIH branch is not listed. Due to the high volume of inquiries, we regret that we cannot accept phone calls or emails. All qualified candidates will be contacted.


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Biologist ELISA specialist

Date Posted:
8/7/2017

Kelly

VA

Biologist, ELISA specialist – Chantilly Virginia Kelly Services is currently seeking scientists with significant experience running ELISA assays  for one of our top Biotech clients in Chantilly. Job Requirements: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a Life Science (PhD candidates will not be considered) 1+ years  frequently running ELISA assays Must have experience running ELISA assays manually, not just kits Should be well versed in sandwhich, direct, or indirect ELISA protocol Accurate pipetting is crucial.  Should be skilled in forward and reverse pipetting and know when to use each. It is not enough experience to have done a lab or two as an undergraduate covering ELISA.  These positions are for people who have run ELISA assays on a regular basis for at least a year.  We have long-term temporary and temp to hire assignments available immediately. These are full-time, day shift opportunities. Need to have significant ELISA skills and live a commutable distance from Chantilly. Apply with your resume in MS WORD format only


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Assay Development Scientist

Date Posted:
8/7/2017

Kelly Services

CA

Assay Development Scientist - Biosimilar Development, San Diego, CA Exciting opportunity for a an Assay Development Scientist with biopharmaceutical full product commercialization lifecycle experience (Phase I-IV) Position Type:   Contract position through the end of the year with potential to extend. Pay Range:  $45-$55/hr Essential Duties and Primary Responsibilities Develops, implements, and manages fit-for-purpose cell-based methods for product lot release testing, stability testing, product characterization, characterization of product degradation pathways, reference standard characterization and biosimilarity assessment. Generation of stable cell lines. Development of reporter gene assays. Development of gene regulation transcriptional assays. Present results to the project teams. Report writing. Data analysis and LIMS entry. Other duties as assigned or required. Job Requirements: BS with 5 years of relevant experience w/a minimum of 2 years of industry exp., r MS with 3 years of relevant experience w/a minimum of 1 years of industry exp., or PhD with 6-12 months of relevant industry experience preferred.  Supplemental Experience (Strong Plus) Biosimilar product development Full product lifecycle of a biopharmaceutical product commercialization (i.e. Phases I-V) Breadth of experience in cell and molecular biology techniques including cell culture, cell-based phenotypic assays, gene expression analysis, and protein expression analysis Experience in Western blotting, real-time PCR, immunoprecipitation, ChIP, siRNA/shRNA a plus Expertise in cell based assay development and documentation to support regulatory and GxP activities Demonstrated broad expertise in various cellular analytical methodologies (ex. luminescence, reporter cell lines, mesoscale, cell-based AlphaLISA, flow cytometry, 4PL parameters, parallel-curve models, and FRET) Experience w/method validation and transferring methods is highly preferred for the role General awareness of drug development process Proven working knowledge of GLP & cGMP compliance and ISO9000 Fluent in practical application of PC's, Microsoft Project, Word, Excel, Powerpoint as well as statistical experimental design/control software (e.g., JMP) Ability to work flexible work schedules, including weekends, as required Detail oriented and highly organized with a strong business/technical acumen Digests complex information easily and communicates data back in a logical, effective and actionable manner Easily builds relationships and works collaboratively with cross functional team members; external vendors; and customers alike Effectively multi-tasks in order to meet deadlines and commitments Excellent project- and time-management abilities and strong follow-through skills required Manages and motivates others to achieve goals (even if not direct reports) Proactively takes initiative to identify, research and solve complex technical problems and issues; communicates status in a timely manner Works in fast-paced, team-oriented and self-directed entrepreneurial environment Works independently, sets priorities and makes decisions with general guidance and supervision Start-up or fast-growing company/work environment. If you meet the above qualifications, please submit your resume for immediate consideration.  Questions?  Please call Carl at 858.334.9933


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Pathology Lab Manager

Date Posted:
8/7/2017

Leidos

MD

The Cancer Genomics Research Laboratory (CGR) investigates the contribution of germline and somatic genetic variation to cancer susceptibility and outcomes in support of the National Cancer Institute (NCI)'s Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG). Working in concert with epidemiologists, biostatisticians and basic research scientists in DCEG’s intramural research program, CGR provides the capacity to conduct genome-wide discovery studies and targeted regional approaches to identify the heritable determinants of various forms of cancer. This includes the design and analysis of high throughput studies using various types of “–omics” technologies such as array- and sequence-based genome-wide association studies, studies of tumor characteristics using integrated genomic data analysis and molecular epidemiologic studies based on novel metabolomic and microbiomic assays.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION/BASIC FUNCTION

This position description does not represent a current opening but may be used to identify candidates with skills and experience for positions within Leidos Biomedical Research that frequently become available. Candidates who express an interest may be considered for future positions at Leidos Biomedical Research.

 

DCEG maintains a rich resource of tissue specimens from a diverse array of cancer types to enable these studies.  Included in its over 12 million biospecimen collection, DCEG currently stores over 300,000 tissue specimens from 275 family- and population-based studies, with formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissues stored as blocks, cores, tissue microarrays (TMAs), and slides.  CGR is establishing a new laboratory section that will support the following activities: histology and cytology, immunohistochemistry, In situ hybridization, TMA construction, fluorescence microscopy, laser capture microdissection (LCM), and extraction of nucleic acids from fresh frozen and FFPE tissues. This new area will be tightly integrated with existing CGR capabilities, including somatic genomic analyses and bioinformatics. This position is for the manager of the wet pathology laboratory section and will be located in Gaithersburg, MD.

 

The successful candidate will have responsibility for establishing laboratory capabilities in support of DCEG molecular pathology studies, which will be phased in as DCEG research priorities demand. Concurrently, identification of external resources (including other Leidos Biomedical Research laboratories, contract research organizations, academic partners) to supplement internal capabilities is planned, and the Manager will need to coordinate this work alongside CGR project management staff and DCEG investigators.  General responsibilities include:

 

  • Work seamlessly and collaboratively with technology development, LIMS, QA, project management, laboratory and informatics resources at CGR in order to fully integrate new functions of molecular pathology into existing organization.
  • Work within CGR’s existing quality management framework to set and maintain overall standards for the quality of service, technical reproducibility and accuracy, to include development of standard operating protocols and routine quality assurance and quality control checks
  • Identify equipment needs, select and implement, including establishment of appropriate use and maintenance protocols
  • Working within CGR’s existing LabVantage LIMS and with the support of CGR LIMS programmer analysts, establish workflows that support selection of appropriate protocols and capture of required metadata
  • Perform laboratory duties including tissue microtomy, macro- and microdissection, H&E staining and slide QC, immunohistochemistry,  and in situ hybridization
  • Establish and execute extraction of nucleic acids from a variety of starting materials, including fresh frozen tissue, FFPE slides, scrolls and cores
  • Work with project management staff to track progress and completion and communicate effectively with DCEG collaborators
  • Work closely with pathologists, CGR and DCEG scientists to identify, research and implement new techniques, including assay development and validation, and performance qualification of existing validated assays
  • Coordinate with existing digital pathology section for improvements in laboratory staining protocols and optimization of new protocols
  • Hire, train, develop and manage staff effectively


Qualifications:

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Possession of a Master’s degree, PhD preferred, from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) appropriate to biomedical research (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education).
  • Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • A minimum of eight (8) years of experience including two (2) or more years of managerial experience is required.
  • Extensive experience in histopathology techniques, including histology sectioning, special stains, immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridisation.
  • Ability to read slides and evaluate staining patterns and quality independently or with minimal assistance
  • Experience in extraction of nucleic acids from fresh frozen and FFPE derived materials
  • Experience in assay development and optimization, with proven capabilities in monitoring laboratory results for adherence to quality acceptance criteria
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with scientific staff at multiple levels
  • Proven ability to organize and prioritize multiple projects in a demanding scientific environment
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • American Society for Clinical Pathology Certification
  • Experience with design, creation and analysis of TMAs
  • Familiarity with image analysis software
  • Experience with automated laboratory equipment for staining and extraction
  • Experience with Laboratory Information Management Systems


Leidos Overview:
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Chemist

Date Posted:
8/7/2017

Leidos

MD

Description:

The Advanced Solutions Group (ASG) at Leidos currently has an opening for a Chemist to work in our San Diego, CA office. This is an exciting opportunity to use your experience helping its ISR/CBRN Division. 
 
Roles and Responsibilities:
- Responsible for the application of classical physics and chemistry for sensing of CBRN threats  
- Participating as part of a multidisciplinary scientific and engineering team
- Developing and refining sensing modalities
- Sampling of CBRN threats in the environment
- Laboratory-based sensor validation
- Field testing and deployment of sensor systems
- Participating in test and verification efforts of systems and subsystems
- Supporting system integration
- Candidate is expected to contribute to the scientific literature


Qualifications:

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below
- Must have a Bachelor of Science or equivalent in Analytical Chemistry or related fields in the physical sciences with spectroscopy (Physics, Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, etc) with 4 years of postgraduate experience in instrument development, measurement, and analysis of trace materials.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
- Experience in mass spectrometry, chromatography, ultraviolet/visible/infrared spectroscopy, and related analytical techniques. 
- Must have experience in modeling ion optics, and developing biological, chemical, and/or nuclear detection apparatus for the laboratory or field. 
- Need a multidisciplinary background, including chemistry, physics, instrumentation research and development, and test.
 
Preferred Qualifications:
Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration 
- Experience using Simion and Solidworks
- Demonstrated leadership of small technical teams and projects
- Experience with OrCAD Capture and PADS Layout tools
- Experience with C/C++ programming in an embedded environment
- Experience with digital interface standards (SPI, UART, I2C, USB, Ethernet)
- Experience with MATLAB for mathematical modeling, analysis and visualization
- Security clearance at the SECRET level or above
- Advanced study (PhD) 
 
ASG/SPO


Leidos Overview:
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Lab Manager

Date Posted:
8/7/2017

Leidos

CA

Description:

Leidos’s Naval Health Operation (NHW) has a contingent opportunity for a Laboratory Manager in San Diego, CA.  The successful candidate will provide laboratory management support for infectious disease research and surveillance efforts at the Naval Health Research Center.  The successful candidate will:

Support surveillance of operational infectious diseases that affect DoD personnel in coordination with federal agencies, local governments, research organizations, and universities at locations around the world.

 

Collect, test, analyze and archive specimens from ongoing surveillance programs and special investigations among military personnel or civilians (recruits, forces afloat, deployed forces, outbreaks of concern, DoD dependents and border populations).

 

Prepare reports as needed to inform customers and partners of surveillance, clinical study or trial findings.

 

Facilitate shipment of test specimens to laboratory personnel at NHRC and other clinical test sites.

 

Maintain Good Clinical Laboratory Practices and College of American Pathologists (CAP standards in performance of laboratory testing.

 

Maintain an ongoing QA/QC program that meets accreditation standards and improves the safety and quality of the laboratory.

 

Provide support for protocol-driven scientific research addressing infectious diseases.

 

Organize and evaluate data sets, develop presentation materials, develop research Standard Operating Procedures, present findings at technical and professional meetings, and review and submit research protocols.

 

Coordinate the implementation and support of sponsored and Principal Investigator (PI) initiated laboratory research studies, including maintenance of study records and all activities associated with internal and external audits in coordination with the PI.

           

Assist the Government personnel in the development and implementation of measures to enhance quality assurance and proficiency testing for laboratory operations.

 


Qualifications:

  1. PhD/MD in Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Medical Technology or related field
  2. 4 years of experience preferred at the PhD/MD level

Due to contract restrictions, candidate must be a U.S. citizen and will be required obtain a Secret Clearance. 

 This position is eligible for Summer Referral

 


Leidos Overview:
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Public Health Research Scientist

Date Posted:
8/7/2017

Leidos

CA

Description:

Leidos’ Health Group is seeking a full time Public Health Research Scientist to work with the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC)/Department of Defense (DoD) HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (DHAPP) and the Military HIV Research Program (MHRP)/Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) in San Diego, CA.

This individual will support the project Principal Investigator and project leadership and function as part of a multidisciplinary team in the development, execution, and reporting phases of multiple concurrent studies of HIV/STI risk behaviors, transmission dynamics, transmission networks, and prevention among US Navy personnel and their beneficiaries. The successful candidate will have research experience in behavioral risks associated with STIs and intervention research to mitigate those risks.

The candidate will function independently to perform literature searches, create study protocols, prepare scientific and human use review board materials, implement research study logistics and develop data collection instruments, recruit and enroll study participants, provide relevant education to study participants, collect data and clinical/biological samples, process, store, and transfer clinical/biologic samples, enter data and manage databases, analyze and summarize data, prepare reporting documents and briefing materials.

The candidate will have supervision over 2 MPH-level employees to assist in accomplishing the above tasks. Experience with supervision is preferred.

The candidate will also contribute to a reporting and publication plan for existing data collected in prior similar studies of US Navy personnel.


Qualifications:

Qualifications:
1. Education: Minimum of a PhD in a relevant technical field (e.g. public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, laboratory technology) from an accredited college or university.
2. Prior Work Experience: Minimum of 4 years of experience in behavioral health science, with emphasis on HIV/STI programs. Biostatistics or epidemiology experience is preferred. Experience with data manipulation and analysis of large data sets (e.g. SAS programming proficiency) is preferred. Prior work with a USG Agency or the military is advantageous.
3. Language Proficiency: Written and oral proficiency in English is required. The incumbent must be able to communicate effectively and accurately with all team members, USG, NGO, and government officials. Incumbent must be able to communicate effectively with remote team members. The incumbent is required to be capable of preparing documents such as background reports, ethics submissions, data tables, and progress reports. Correspondences and documents are to be prepared in a professional and competent manner requiring little or no editorial changes.
4. Knowledge: Knowledge of behavioral health principles, with emphasis on STI risk behavior interventions, is preferred. Understanding of epidemiology concepts including sampling strategies for and data collection from hidden and highly stigmatized populations, quantitative and qualitative research methods, data management, HIV, and STIs is required.
Familiarity with HIV/STI laboratory field data collection and initial processing, management, storage/archiving, and transfer of clinical samples is preferred.
The incumbent should have a strong interest in working with and on behalf of the US Military and improving public health in this population. An ability to interact positively and professionally within an academic/evidence based environment and possession of excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills is required.
5. Travel: This position involves minimal travel, but the incumbent may be requested to travel domestically and regionally.
6. Citizenship: Due to Federal contract regulations, US citizenship (no dual US citizenship) and the ability to obtain a Secret Clearance is required.

Supervision Received: The scientist will work under the direction of the NHRC/DHAPP management team, the MHRP/WRAIR management team, and Leidos management.

This position is eligible for the Summer Referral.

 


Leidos Overview:
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company's diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Bioinformatics Analyst

Date Posted:
8/7/2017

Leidos

MD

Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc. (LBRI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, operates the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR). FNLCR is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). It is the only FFRDC dedicated to biomedical research. Through its status as an FFRDC, FNLCR provides NCI and others with a unique national resource to accelerate the development and delivery of effective preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic products for cancer and AIDS.

 

The breadth of FNLCR’s activities spans the research and development spectrum, including investigator-initiated, hypothesis-driven research into cancer and AIDS; advanced technology programs focused on genetics and genomics, proteins and proteomics, imaging, nanotechnology, bioinformatics, and laboratory animal sciences; clinical operations in support of NCI and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)-sponsored clinical trials, as well as NCI drug discovery and development efforts; and management and operations of biopharmaceutical development and manufacturing programs under current Good Manufacturing Practice conditions for NCI and NIAID. Administrative, procurement, financial, safety, and facilities support is provided to these R&D activities through state-of-the-art business processes.  LBRI has approximately 1,900 employees and manages an annual operating budget of approximately $450M. 

 

For more information about Leidos Biomedical Research Inc., please visit our webpage at https://www.leidos.com/about/companies/leidos-biomedical-research.

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Advanced Biomedical Computing Center (ABCC) is a part of the Data Science and Information Technology Program at Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc. The ABCC provides technology development, scientific consultation, collaboration and training, and high-performance computing support to the NCI and NIH scientists and staff. 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

This position description does not represent a current opening but may be used to identify candidates with skills and experience for positions within Leidos Biomedical Research that frequently become available. Candidates who express an interest may be considered for future positions at Leidos Biomedical Research.

 

The ABCC is seeking Bioinformatics Analyst candidates at all levels to work in the NCI Center for Cancer Research (CCR) Collaborative Research Resource (CCBR). The CCBR provides collaborative bioinformatics support to CCR investigators at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). CCBR bioinformatics analysts are responsible for (i) the analysis and interpretation of high-throughput biomedical data generated by microarray, next-generation sequencing, proteomics and metabolomics platforms (ii) designing, developing and deploying robust workflows, as well as custom scripts, to support the analysis of high-throughput data (iii) mining proprietary and publicly available biological data to generate novel hypotheses or insights and (iv) presenting analysis results, in a clear and concise manner, to scientific audiences. Bioinformatics Analysts are expected to work effectively as a member of a team; coordinate activities among other groups located at the Bethesda, Frederick, Rockville and Gaithersburg NCI campuses; follow sound scientific practices and maintain effective documentation of activities and analyses.  Majority of time will be spent on the main NIH campus in Bethesda.

 


Qualifications:
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s, Masters or PhD degree in life science/bioinformatics/math/physics/computer related field from an accredited college according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)  
  • Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. Equivalency.

 

Below are the typical skills we are looking for in candidates:

 

  • Processing high throughput biomedical data: data cleaning, normalization, analysis, interpretation and visualization
  • Data analysis for complex experiments
  • Experience with high throughput analysis pipelines such as, metagenomics, ChIPSeq, RNASeq, ExomeSeq, microarray analysis
  • Experience in using tools for NGS data-processing tools
  • Familiarity with public databases: NCBI, Ensembl, TCGA, cBioPortal, Broad FireHose
  • Knowledge of database programming and working in a cluster environment
  • Ability to work in collaborative environment and contribute to team projects
  • Ability to work without close supervision

Below are the desired skills we are looking for in candidates:

  • Applied statistics and design of experiments
  • Application development experience
  • Experience in submitting data sets to public repositories
  • Management of large genomic data sets including integration with data available from public sources
  • Knowledge of cancer biology
  • Experience with bioinformatics tools such as: Novoalign, STAR, BWA, GATK, Samtools, Annotator, SnpEff, Limma, EdgeR, DESeq2
  • Proficiency in one, preferably two, of the following programming languages: Perl, Python, R, Java and C/C++

This position description does not represent a current opening but may be used to identify candidates with skills and experience for positions within Leidos Biomedical Research that frequently become available. Candidates who express an interest may be considered for future positions at Leidos Biomedical Research


Leidos Overview:
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company's diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Principle Scientist

Date Posted:
8/7/2017

Leidos

MD

The Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and operated by Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.

 

 

The AIDS and Cancer Virus Program (ACVP) is an integrated, multidisciplinary program within the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research that pursues basic, applied and translational studies aimed at improving our understanding of AIDS-associated viruses and disease, including studies intended to facilitate the improved diagnosis, prevention and treatment of HIV infection and AIDS, and AIDS related tumors, particularly those associated with other viruses such as KSHV. ACVP consists of independent but highly interactive Research Sections headed by Principal Investigators, whose work spans from fundamental molecular virology through in vitro studies, to in vivo studies in non-human primate (NHP) models, support of clinical research and international viral epidemiology.  The ACVP also has eight Research Support Core Groups (Cores) that provide critical and often unique technical support capabilities to ACVP laboratories and other laboratories within the NCI and NIH, and to extramural investigators.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

The ACVP is seeking an outstanding, innovative, highly motivated, collaborative scientist to join the program as a Principal Investigator.  Candidates at all levels with a demonstrated record of independent research productivity will be considered.  The successful candidate will join four other Principal Investigators within the ACVP.

 

In this role, with dedicated funding support, you will have the opportunity to:

 

Pursue an independent investigator initiated research program in an area relevant to the mission of the ACVP and FNLCR, focusing on viral and/or host aspects of infection with AIDS viruses and/or cancer associated viruses, and work collaboratively with other ACVP investigators. 

 

Apply innovative state-of-the-art expertise in a relevant technical discipline to your own independent research and in collaborative studies aligned with the mission of the ACVP, taking responsibility for conception, organization, direction/execution of projects, along with presentation of the work at high profile scientific meetings and eventual publication. 

 

Present and defend research work to a committee of subject matter experts at quadrennial Site Visit Reviews.

 

This position will be available Fall 2017


Qualifications:

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

 

  • Possession of a PhD, MD or DVM (or equivalent) from an accredited college/university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in a related discipline. 
  • Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency. 
  • Post-graduate experience, including demonstrated innovation and published independent productivity in a relevant research area
  • Innovative state-of-the-art expertise in a relevant technical discipline
  • Ability to conceive, perform and oversee original research to publication worthy milestones
  • High degree of proficiency in both verbal and written scientific communication capable of effective presentation to scientific audiences

 


Leidos Overview:
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Scientist I

Date Posted:
8/7/2017

Leidos

MD

The Cancer Research Technology Program (CRTP) develops and implements emerging technology, cancer biology expertise and research capabilities to accomplish National Cancer Institute (NCI) research objectives. The CRTP is an outward-facing, multi-disciplinary hub purposed to enable the external cancer research community. A major focus of the CRTP is the NCI RAS Initiative with the goal to discover new therapeutic interventions against RAS-driven cancers. 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION/BASIC FUNCTION:

This position is a two (2) year assignment with the potential to be extended

 

The Scientist I work with a team of scientists at the CRTP and collaborators at the Beatson Institute to develop and validate quantitative cell-based assays to be used in a drug development effort to target oncogenic KRAS.  The successful candidate should have a broad understanding of cancer genetics, biochemistry, cell biology and growth factor signal transduction pathways and a strong publication track record demonstrating independence and innovative research.

 

Responsibilities will Include:

  • Implement cutting edge technologies to develop novel biological assays to interrogate RAS-effector protein-protein interactions and assess small molecule mechanism of action in KRAS mutated cancer cells
  • Work in collaboration with multiple functional groups within the CRTP to progress projects, including molecular biology, bioinformatics, and biophysics, as well as external collaborators
  • Propose, initiate and develop new projects to understand the basic biology and strategies to treat KRAS mutated cancers  


Qualifications:

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • PhD in a field related to biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, or in a related discipline from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) appropriate to biomedical research, or eight (8) years of experience in lieu of degree
  • No work experience beyond the Doctorate is required 
  • Tissue culture experience
  • First author publications in cancer biology, oncology drug discovery or a related field
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to efficiently manage workload over multiple projects
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Small molecule drug discovery
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular biology
  • Cellular assay development
  • Fluorescence microscopy
  • Familiarity with RAS and cancer signal transduction pathways
  • Cancer genomics


Leidos Overview:
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Licensing Analyst - Life Sciences

Date Posted:
8/7/2017

NC State

NC

The Licensing Analyst will manage the marketing and invention assessment and scouting activities for the Life Science licensing team. It will also completely manage a small portfolio of inventions. Core duties include:

  • Coordinate meetings and provide guidance to faculty inventors on new invention disclosures.
  • Responsible for analyzing new invention disclosures, in order to assess the technical merit, commercial potential and patentability.
  • Responsible for carrying out marketing campaigns for life science licensing opportunities. This will involve the preparation of non-confidential summaries of technologies, identification of potential licensees, and email and cold call marketing.
  • Preparation, editing, and process management of complex licensing agreements. Responsible for negotiation of confidentiality agreements, inter-institutional agreements, material transfer agreements and other contractual documents as assigned. Interact with the Venture Development group within the Office of Technology Transfer in support of startup company formation, which may involve advising on the business opportunity related to the technology and developing business model canvases.

Other Responsibilities Include:

  • Correspond with inventors, patent counsel, licensees and prospective licensees related to agreement, patent and marketing activities.
  • Enter terms from license agreements and other contracts executed by the Life Sciences Team into a relational information management database.
Requirements

Post-baccalaureate credentials; or bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with at least two years of business development or research experience. Candidates must have outstanding verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to guide and oversee the work of others. Must be able to manage multiple priorities and activities simultaneously.  

Preferred candidates will have an advanced degree in a biological science and/or a professional degree.

Experience within a university technology transfer office is helpful, but not required.

 

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Technology Manager - 2 positions

Date Posted:
8/7/2017

Indiana University

IN

Indiana University’s Office of Tech Transfer is hiring two Technology Commercialization Managers; one on the Bloomington (IUB) campus and one on the Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus. Technology Managers solicit, evaluate, and manage invention disclosures; market technologies and identify potential company licensees; help secure intellectual property protection for technologies; draft and negotiate license agreements; and establish and maintain a network of working relationships with IU research faculty, IU departments, local and state economic development partners, and potential and existing company licensees.

The successful candidate will be a self-motivated, creative individual with a scientific degree. Individuals with no experience or who otherwise require additional on-the-job training will be considered for the position of Technology Manager.  Individuals with experience in technology transfer and demonstrated ability to work independently will be considered for the position of Senior Technology Manager. 

The successful candidate will have:

  • Strong communication, analytical, and interpersonal skills
  • Technical skills – life science/engineering expertise (as applicable) and ability to handle a large portfolio of technologies and complex subject matter
  • Commitment to confidentiality
  • Strong team player with a positive, customer-service attitude
  • Demonstrates initiative, diligence/preparedness, and independent judgment

Background:  The Tech Transfer office assists faculty and researchers throughout the Indiana University system in realizing the commercial potential of their discoveries.  Technology Commercialization protects the rights of the inventor and the university by obtaining intellectual property protection for IU discoveries and markets the discoveries for commercial use, either by licensing to existing companies or by helping create start-up companies.  

To Apply

To apply, submit cover letter, resume, and reference list to IU’s online job application site, https://iujobs.peopleadmin.com/, IU Bloomington, posting number 05041P.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX.


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Technology Transfer Postdoc

Date Posted:
8/7/2017

East Carolina University

NC

The Technology Transfer Postdoctoral Scholar Program is offered by the Office of Technology Transfer for doctorally trained research scientists who are entrepreneurial, interested in learning about invention and innovation processes, technology transfer, entrepreneurism, and a willingness to advance the economic prosperity of eastern North Carolina.  The Tech Transfer Postdoctoral Scholar Program offers the following training and experience opportunities.

The Postdoctoral Scholar will receive training in various forms of intellectual property protection and will gain exposure to the field of technology transfer by attending relevant conferences, webinars and other programs such as the innovation design academy, workshops offered by the Small Business Technology Development Center (SBTDC), ECU writing and presentation skills workshops, and programs of the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM).  The Postdoctoral Scholar will also build networking skills by attending and/or representing ECU at these and other meetings.  Following appropriate training, the Postdoctoral Scholar will scout new inventions on campus and learn to prepare prior art assessments and competitive market assessments of new inventions and engage in discussions with the inventor about assessment results.   The Postdoctoral Scholar will serve as an advocate on campus for the innovation, invention and entrepreneurship process and will help educate the campus community about processes and available resources.  The Postdoctoral Scholar will facilitate management of ECU Patent Committee meetings.  The Postdoctoral Scholar may also be called upon to perform other duties as necessary.

Postdoctoral Scholars are expected to demonstrate compliance with established guidelines and regulatory standards for research including biosafety, responsible conduct of research and human subjects training.

Approximately10% of the postdoctoral scholar’s time will be devoted to instructional activities.

Approximately 90% of the postdoctoral scholar’s time will be devoted to experiential activities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

English Proficiency

Excellent written and oral communication skills

PhD in a STEM discipline

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:

Experience supporting an academic technology transfer office

TERMINAL DEGREE: 

PhD in a STEM discipline

East Carolina University

Office of Technology Transfer

Greenville, NC  27858

ECU Position Job Posting

Apply Here

Office of Tech Transfer Home Page

 

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Scientist Stem Cell

Date Posted:
8/7/2017

Commonwealth Science

MA

Job description

Responsibilities:

  • Generate iPSCs using different methods.
  • Interact well with other team members, address technical problems, and summarize and present project results.

Requirements:

  • PhD in Biology, Molecular Biology, or related field.
  • Direct differentiation and embryonic stem cell experience.

 

 

 


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Medical Writer

Date Posted:
8/7/2017

ICON

PA

Location: Chadds Ford

 

Job Field: Medical Communications

 

Employment Status: Permanent

 

Salary: £0.00 - £0.00

 

Description

 

This is an exciting opportunity to work within a fast-paced, environment with a team committed to being the best strategic medical communications agency in the world by leading the industry in quality, service, and innovation. At CHC Group, our value is our people, who consistently deliver the highest-quality work to our clients.

 

The Medical Writer position is an entry level position ideally suited for those looking to pursue a career in medical writing.

 

As a Medical Writer you are responsible for developing outlines, manuscripts, abstracts, scientific posters, and slide presentations across one or more therapeutic areas. The MW works closely with other Editorial and Client Services team members to meet client expectations, budgets and timelines.

 

Who Are We?

 

Through the recent acquisition of CHC Group and MediMedia Managed Markets (MMMM) LLC, ICON plc has strengthened its expertise in scientific communications and market access. ICON is a fast-growing global provider of outsourced development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, known for its innovative approach. ICON’s core commercialization and outcomes capabilities coupled with the strategic consultancy services of CHC Group and MMMM, has created the industry’s most integrated product development, clinical communication and market access solution. This means more growth and career opportunities for our current and future employees!

 

What’s In It For You?

 

We provide our Medical Writers with a strong benefits package that includes a comprehensive health plan, retirement plans, competitive pay, vacation, and an annual incentive plan to reward performance.

 

We have a friendly environment where you can be fully engaged, motivated and rewarded. We allow you to shine because it enables us to achieve our goals. Our employees are our best asset and we encourage upward mobility by enabling them to realize their potential within a performance culture that is demanding and exciting.

 

To Succeed You Will Need

 

  • Advanced degree in life sciences (PhD, PharmD, or MD preferred, or proven record of excellence in the position)
  • Gracious and proactive ability to interact with clients
  • Ability to meet or beat deadlines every time
  • Must possess a high level of attention to detail

     

What’s Next?

 

Following your application you will be contacted by one of our dedicated recruiters and if successful we will be able to provide you with more details about this opportunity.

 

CHC Group, an ICON plc Company is an equal opportunity employer - Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans and committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.

 

Reference: 044664

 

Contact: Tareena Hudson

 

Email: tareena.hudson@iconplc.com


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Medical Writer

Date Posted:
8/7/2017

BGB Group

NY

Job description

Our Agency

BGB is a medical communications agency that offers a wide range of services, including traditional pharmaceutical advertising and marketing, promotional medical education, and consulting services. We’re hired as strategic consultants by our biopharmaceutical clients and are responsible for launching new brands, as well as expanding existing ones.

 

Our Projects

The types of projects BGB may be asked to execute for our clients are very diverse. Some examples have included:

  • Creating an interactive 3D video to help doctors visualize the intracellular signaling pathways of apoptosis.
  • Leading a workshop on designing a phase III trial for a new oncology therapy.
  • Flying to Shanghai, Rome, or Johannesburg to attend a scientific congress and report on any new data presented that might be relevant to a new therapeutic class.
  • Brainstorming names and branding for a new clinical trial program.
  • Designing a “mock FDA Advisory Committee Meeting” to work through the possible regulatory questions that a prelaunch compound may encounter.
  • Creating an iPad/smartphone app for patients that helps them understand the mechanism of action of a new therapy they are taking.

 

Our Clients

Our clients include more than 20 companies across more than 48 brands. They range from some of the biggest multinational companies in the world (including 6 of the top 10 biopharmaceutical companies) to smaller companies focused on a single disease with a single product.

 

Our Therapeutic Areas

We work in some of the most scientifically challenging and rapidly evolving disease states, including cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology, immunology, infectious disease, nephrology, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, pulmonology, and rheumatology.

 

Our Teams

Our Medical and Scientific Affairs Department consists of 70+ full-time team members, including MDs, PhDs, PharmDs, and engineers. Our current staff is represented by a wide range of higher learning institutions, including (but not limited to) Albert Einstein, Carnegie Mellon, Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, New York University, Northwestern, Memorial Sloan Kettering, Mt. Sinai, Princeton, Rockefeller, Rutgers, Stanford, Thomas Jefferson, UC Berkeley, UC San Francisco, University of Chicago, University of Maryland, University of Massachusetts, University of Pittsburgh, University of Pennsylvania, University of the Sciences (Philadelphia), and Yale.

 

Our Office

We’re located in a large, light-filled duplex loft in SoHo that features breathtaking panoramic views of lower Manhattan. Our office was designed to reflect the creative energy and spirit of our neighborhood, and includes large murals of New York City infused with scientific detail, an employee lounge featuring a DJ booth, and a zebra named Zelda!

 

Our Commitment to Teaching and Development

We are an official student rotation site for six different pharmacy schools; teaching and mentoring is a part of the fabric of our business. Additionally, we have regular internal meetings to make sure we’re teaching each other, including lunch ‘n’ learns, “medical buddy” programs, and outside speakers.

We’ve also contracted to work with one of the nation’s top executive coaches (we share him with some of the top Fortune 500 CEOs) to provide ongoing group and one-on-one coaching.

 

Our Culture

We believe in the principle of “work hard/play hard.” We really enjoy spending time with each other, as well as exploring all that Manhattan has to offer. While we often do this informally by just grabbing a drink after work, we also have an official “Culture Club” that organizes activities for social activities every month (cooking contests, miniature golf, bowling, charity races, etc).

 

Our Brochure

We’ve made a handy brochure summarizing information about our agency that can be viewed in the following website address (link not active, needs to be copied and pasted into browser):

 

http://bgbgroup.com/AboutUs/

 

A PDF of this brochure can be downloaded by clicking the “download PDF” in the top right hand corner.

 

More information is also available at our website (link not active, needs to be copied and pasted into browser):

http://www.bgbgroup.com/

 

 

What We’re Looking For

We’re looking for smart, talented, and driven individuals who are interested in applying their scientific training to drug development strategy and scientific knowledge exchange. We’re looking for individuals who would enjoy working on a range of projects, including traditional “left-brained” projects (complex scientific analysis) and traditional “right-brained” projects (creative, innovative communications). We’re currently recruiting for:

  • Entry-level medical writers. An MD, PharmD, PhD, or MS degree in a relevant scientific discipline is required
  • Experienced-level senior medical writers, associate medical directors, medical directors, and VPs. An MD, PharmD, PhD, or MS degree in a relevant scientific discipline is required. At least one year of experience in medical communications is required to be considered for one of these more senior positions. We also welcome candidates in a different career path (including education, consulting, finance, pharmaceuticals, research, etc) who are looking to switch to medical communications and feel that their experience is relevant

 

To apply for a position, please visit http://bgbgroup.com/jobApplication.html?gh_j and click on Medical Writer/Medical Director. You can attach a cover letter and your resume in this system. Alternatively, you can also apply via our LinkedIn page at: www.linkedin.com/company/bgb-group.

 

More information is also available at our website (link not active, needs to be copied and pasted into browser):

http://www.bgbgroup.com/

 

For any specific questions, please feel free to reach out to: hr@bgbgroup.com


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Medical Wrier

Date Posted:
8/7/2017

MedEdNow

NY

MedEdNow is seeking a Medical Writer with a PhD in the biological sciences. Please note that only candidates with a PhD will be considered. This an entry-level position; no previous medical education experience is required. Experience in therapeutic areas such as gastrointestinal disorders, pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), chronic kidney disease (CKD), ophthalmology, immunology, or infectious disease is not required, but is a plus.

 

 

 

The candidate should have good organizational skills, strong attention to detail, excellent written and verbal communication skills, professional presentation skills, and availability to travel. Successful candidates should have the ability work well with a team and take direction from senior-level staff. High competency in Microsoft Office, particularly PowerPoint, is essential.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Creation and development of scientific content such as, branded and unbranded speaker slide decks
  • Advisory board presentations and reporting
  • Creation of evaluations/surveys and subsequent data analysis
  • Asssit with the development of various types of digital content including MOAs and videos

 

 

 

If interested, please submit your resume to careers@medednow.com and see our website at www.medednow.com.


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Director Postdoctoral Affairs

Date Posted:
8/7/2017

Washington University St Louis

MO

Job Type/Schedule
 

This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.  

 
Department Name/Job Location
 

This position is in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.  This position is for the Medical School Campus.

 
Essential Functions
 

POSITION SUMMARY:

Oversees all administrative aspects of postdoctoral community affairs, including representing postdoc policy issues with all levels of faculty and administration, independently developing and overseeing publications, programs and events, managing the postdoctoral affairs electronic data, communicating information about positions, housing, and career opportunities, as well as serving as an advocate for postdoc issues with faculty and administration leadership.

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  1. Serves as an advocate for postdoctoral issues and concerns within the University including faculty and administration. In coordination with University administration, faculty and postdocs, drafts, implements and communicates postdoc policies.  
  2. Attends local, regional and national meetings (NPA, AAMC, NIH, etc.) on postdoctoral affairs as a representative of Washington University.  Investigates potential postdoctoral opportunities and gain exposure to emerging trends pertaining to the needs of the postdoctoral community. 
  3. Develops workshops and curriculum, in collaboration with the Career Center, the Graduate School, University College and the Office of Faculty Affairs to prepare postdocs for a broad range of careers. 
  4. Develops informational publications, brochures and website content for use by the postdoc community.
  5. Collaborates with Human Resources, Departments and Schools to ensure postdoctoral appointments are in accordance with the Postdoctoral Policy and the policy is communicated to all postdocs, mentors, and administrators. In coordination with Human Resources, develops offer and annual evaluation letters for postdocs to ensure compliance with University and Federal policies 
  6. Develops and manages a budget for the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.
  7. Manages some internal postdoctoral fellowships.
  8. In coordination with Human Resources and other relevant stakeholders, develop and maintain a database of postdoc appointments and outcomes.
  9. Other duties as assigned. 
 
Required Qualifications
 

Ph.D. degree preferred, with a minimum of 5 years of experience and administrative, project management or research experience.

 
Preferred Qualifications
 

  • Able to work independently
  • Strong personal interaction, creative, problem solving and persuasive communication skills are essential
  • Ability to determine priorities and manage multiple tasks efficiently
  • Academic administrative experience highly preferred
  • Ability to manage the website and database development project for the postdocs
 
Salary Range
 

The hiring range for this position is commensurate with experience.

 
Benefits
 

This position is eligible for full-time benefits.  Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.


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Process Development Scientist

Date Posted:
8/7/2017

Jecho

MD

Position Description:
Jecho Laboratories, Inc. (Jecho) is a biopharmaceutical company developing innovative therapeutic biologics, including therapeutic monoclonal antibodies, cytokines, immunotoxins, and vaccines to address a broad range of infectious diseases as well as treatment of cancer. The company headquarter is located in Frederick Maryland, USA.

We are seeking a Process Development Scientist to join our R&D in Frederick, MD. Qualified individuals will play an important role in upstream process development for bio-therapeutics. The candidate must work independently on experiment design, data analysis, summary and report. The candidate is expected to be well organized, multi-functional and self-motivated.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform literature search and design experiment with sound scientific rational and logics.
  • Independently design and conduct experiment for upstream process development. 
  • Design and conduct assays including but not limited to SDS-PAGE, Western blot, ELISA, HPLC and other assays. 
  • Assist tech transfer activity such as providing operation parameters, writing technical report and perform tech transfer.
  • Generate, evaluate, and maintain critical data in a highly organized manner.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with colleagues in other departments for developing a robust, high purity/yield, economic and scalable recombinant production process.
  • Write scientific proposal, progress report to support the corporate goal.

Jecho offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package.

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in biological science, biotech/bioengineering or other related areas. 1-2 years' experience in pharmaceutical or biotechnology field.
  • Strong hands on experience of recombinant biologic products expression in mammalian cell culture, cloning and scale up in bioreactor. 
  • Diverse knowledge and experience in various relevant areas, including but not limited to molecular/cell biology, biochemistry, neuroscience, immunology, and others. 
  • Capable of performing multiple functions in a fast paced environment. Strong technical protocol/report writing and good presentation skills are required.
  • Excellent record keeping abilities to adequately record and to keep documents in support of drug development and approval.
  • GMP experience is a plus. Aware of general FDA regulatory requirements associated with biological approval for human use.
  • Skillful on basic computer software including Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

To Apply:
Please submit resumes to hr@Jechoinc.com.


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Postdoc Drug Discovery

Date Posted:
8/7/2017

Johns Hopkins

MD

The Johns Hopkins Drug Discovery (JHDD) team is seeking a skilled and moOvated re- searcher with experience in Drug Metabolism and PharmacokineOcs.  The program is mulOdisciplinary and focused on the discovery and development of novel small mole- cule drugs in the areas of Neurology, Oncology, Gastroenterology, Ophthalmology, and Immunology.  The individual selected will be responsible for analyOcal method development (MS/MS), pharmacokineOc analyses, drug permeability analyses, drug metabolism (liver microsomes, S9, hepatocytes, etc.), and protein binding studies. In addiOon, he/she will be expected to also understand the absorpOon, distribuOon and eliminaOon principles for applicaOon to the characterizaOon of internal drug candi- dates. JHDD will provide a dynamic research environment including interacOons with JHU faculty, medicinal chemists, biochemists, cell biologists and in vivo pharmacologists,   as well as interacOon with several Pharma industrial partners.  Requirements for the   posiOon include: ?? A Ph.D. degree in biology, pharmacology or related field ?? Knowledge of in vitro techniques, cell culture, LC/MS and           pharmacokineOcs is desirable ?? Ability to perform effecOvely in a team environment ?? Good oral communicaOon and wriOng skills


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Postdoc Biochemistry

Date Posted:
8/7/2017

Johns Hopkins

MD

Biochemistry Post Doc PosiOon Available Phone: 410-614-1065 Fax: 410-614-0659 E-mail: arubin12@jhmi.edu h?ps:drugdiscovery.jhu.edu Angie Rubin AdministraOve Manager Johns Hopkins Drug Discovery   John G. Rangos Sr. Building 855 North Wolfe Street Suite 279 BalOmore, Maryland 21205 JHDD was created with the mission of idenOfying novel drug targets arising from JHU faculty’s research and translaOng them into new drug therapies for  disease including cancer and neurological disorders.   JHDD staff has experOse in the conduct of preclinical studies, including  assay development, DMPK, medicinal chemistry, animal pharmacology, and the knowledge necessary to bring novel drugs to the clinic. CONTACT: Postdoctoral posiOon in biochemistry is available at the Johns Hopkins Drug Discov- ery (JHDD) program. The candidate will work on a mulOdisciplinary drug discovery team to idenOfy and characterize small molecules as potenOal therapeuOc agents for cancer and neurological diseases. JHDD will provide a dynamic research environment including interacOons with JHU faculty, medicinal chemists, biochemists, cell biolo- gists and in vivo pharmacologists. Requirements for the posiOon include: ?? A Ph.D. degree in biochemistry, cell biology, pharmacology or            related field ?? Knowledge of enzymology, receptor pharmacology, molecular                       biology, cell biology, cancer and/or neuroscience a plus ?? Ability to perform effecOvely in a team environment ?? Good oral communicaOon and wriOng skills


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Richard Rothman Lab - ED Influenza Therapeutic Pilot Research Study

Date Posted:
8/4/2017

Department of Emergency Medicine

MD

The Postdoctoral Fellow will contribute to the research activities conducted as part of various projects by providing substantial and important recommendations to the design and methodologies used by these studies and by taking primary responsibility for data collection, analysis, interpretation, reporting on the findings from these studies, and writing manuscripts and publications.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will require specialized advanced knowledge, education and/or training in statistical analyses and/or qualitative research methods.  Develop detailed data collection and analysis methodologies, including defining in detail data requirements, data sources and proper data collection procedures (e.g., computer programs, appropriate data fields, databases, and sample size calculations.)

Develop and implement data collection quality assurance procedures to ensure the validity and reliability of the study results.  Be responsible for data collection and data cleaning activities including in certain cases data entry from electronic medical records, quality assurance (qa)/quality control (qc), and supervising locally hired staff to perform data collection and qa/qc using appropriate methods (e.g., clinical data report forms, surveys, laboratory data, questionnaires, experiments, gathering data from available sources).  Some skills in handling and interpreting laboratory based data is considered advantageous, as is skill in inter-facing with laboratory personnel, for purposes of data analysis related to laboratory specimen repository evaluations.

Using their knowledge of statistical and textual data analysis, perform quantitative and qualitative data analysis and interpretation of study data.  Write reports, and generate charts, tables, figure, and presentations of the research findings for dissemination (posters, talks, manuscripts).  Conduct literature reviews and summarize findings.  Serve as resource for research staff and field data research coordinators regarding data issues, collection, entry, quality and transfer.  Will primarily be the lead in writing of manuscripts and publications; strong writing skills highly important.  Present research findings at meetings and conferences.

Qualifications: Doctoral degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, Statistics, Psychology, or related field required.  Three years of related experience preferred.

Experience in managing large datasets and using at least one or several analytic software such as SAS, SPSS, or Stata required.  Strong writing skills and track record with writing and editing manuscripts (and/or grant applications) is a plus.

Applicant must have strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, while contributing to a high quality and respectful work environment.  Strong oral and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively to colleagues and staff across multi-disciplinary areas.  Ability to manage multiple projects in a dynamic environment with changing priorities.  Proven ability to establish realistic goals and deliver work on schedule. Ability to work independently and solve problems as they arise and communicate effectively with staff, colleagues, co-investigators, and principal investigator.

Please send all applications to Dr. Richard Rothman - rrothma1@jhmi.edu and Ms. Erin Ricketts – ericket2@jhmi.edu

 

 


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Corporate Communications Specialist

Date Posted:
8/3/2017

Sandia National Laboratories

NM

 

We are seeking a Full-Time Corporate Communications Specialist for the Albuquerque, NM location

 

On any given day, you may be called on to:

  • Be responsible for a wide range of writing and editing projects, including news releases, stories for the award-winning Sandia Lab News and Sandia Research magazine, employee messages, media strategies, web content and a variety of other communications products and publications that portray technical work or Sandia messages to a broad audience.
  • Work closely with communicators throughout Sandia and may be called upon to provide internal communications support to employees and to assist with developing media strategies for crisis communications.
  • Serve in an on-call capacity in Sandia’s Emergency Operations Center. They will be required to gain certification as an emergency public information officer, which will entail completion of on-site training, sharing of on-call responsibilities and participation in regular emergency drills and exercises.
  • Demonstrate science writing ability and experience either in journalism or as a public affairs specialist.
  • Utilize proven interviewing and writing skills, knowledge of media practices and trends and the professionalism needed to respond to inquiries from the media accurately, quickly and honestly.
  • Utilize experience writing and editing technical content for publications aimed at broad audiences (including newspapers, magazines, websites, journals or corporate communications products) and with media campaigns and communications planning projects.
  • Work both independently and collaboratively as a member of a multi-talented communications team, and with a variety of people at all levels at Sandia, news media, Sandia customers, federal agencies and other stakeholders.
 

Qualifications We Require

 
  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, English, science, technical writing, humanities or science, such as physics, chemistry, biology, engineering or other relevant discipline
  • Applicants considered for interviews will be required to provide a writing sample to the hiring manager
 

Qualifications We Desire

 
  • Demonstrated ability to write clearly, concisely and effectively for a public audience;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and other computer-based tools;
  • A self-starter and a team player who can find newsworthy topics in a large organization, figure out the best way to tell the story and successfully pitch the story to media outlets for results.
  • Three years or more of journalism or public affairs experience, particularly with a focus on science or technology;
  • Master’s degree in science or technical writing or other communications field;
  • Experience working with U.S. government agencies;
  • Experience working with media, particularly national media or science and technical publications that serve general audiences either as a public information officer or as a media representative;
  • Knowledge of AP style
  • Demonstrated ability to meet strict deadlines and prioritize work, both independently and in a team environment; good negotiating skills, project-management abilities, and an ability to work with a variety of people;
  • Experience in corporate communication planning, including the ability to develop and help implement communication plans, campaigns, organize media events or branding strategies;
  • Knowledge of media metrics and measuring results
  • Crisis and emergency communications experience a plus;
  • Desire to grow in their career and excel in order to take on increasing levels of responsibility and challenges over time; and
  • Willingness to continuously learn from on-the-job experiences and share those career lessons and successes to benefit of the team.
 

About Our Team

 

Media Relations and Emergency Communications provides timely, proactive and regular communications to local, national and international media about Sandia's mission, technical and programmatic achievements and the lab’s role in its communities and as a preferred employer. Key responsibilities are to enable positive local and national media coverage; promote Sandia as a premier national security lab; and protect and enhance Sandia’s reputation. Media relations staff serve as official Labs spokespersons and provide content for news releases, Lab News, Sandia.gov and social media, fact sheets, and other products. Media Relations and Emergency Communications also complies with DOE and Sandia direction governing how Sandia disseminates information to the public in an emergency. Additional products include strategies for responding to negative media issues, talking points, communication plans and planning for news conferences and media visits. Media relations staff work with Sandia employees, management and stakeholders to provide timely responses to media inquiries and minimize negative publicity.

 

About Sandia

 

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

  • Challenging work with amazing impact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
  • Extraordinary co-workers
  • Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
  • Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
  • Flexible schedules, generous vacations, strong medical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*


World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers.  Learn more about Sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov

*These benefits vary by job classification.

 

Security Clearance

 

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) granted Q-level security clearance.

Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment drug testing, and a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment.

 

EEO

 

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT

 

 

Sandia Careers Search Job ID 658271  


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Scientist 1 Applied Biology - San Francisco

Date Posted:
8/3/2017

Illumina

CA

Responsibilities 

  • Research activities at the lab bench
  • Experimental design, execution, and data analysis
  • Develop novel chemical, physical, and enzymatic workflows to process DNA and RNA for sequencing applications
  • Develop nucleic acid extraction and enrichment technology
  • Develop assays for robotic automation
  • Perform high-throughput sequencing using Illumina technology
  • Evaluate published and commercially available technologies
  • Monitor publications and patents relevant to research interests
  • Participate in writing publications and patents
  • Communication of progress through presentations and written reports
  • Work collaboratively with scientists and engineers based in San Francisco, San Diego, and around the world 

Preferred Educational Background

Ph.D. in genomics, molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics; degrees in chemistry, chemical biology, microbiology, cell biology, bioengineering, and biochemical engineering will also be strongly considered if the candidate has extensive experience in molecular biology methods. 

Requirements

  • 0-3 years industry experience
  • One or more first or co-first author publications
  • Experience in a wide variety of molecular biology methods for nucleic acid analysis and manipulation, including DNA and RNA purification, amplification, labeling, hybridization, etc.
  • Solid understanding of DNA and RNA enzymology including polymerases, nucleases, modification enzymes, etc.

 Top candidates also will have experience in one or more of the following: protein and enzyme engineering, optimization of multi-component biological systems, recombinant DNA methods, cell culture, gene delivery and DNA transfection, hydrogels, synthesis of small molecules for use in biological experiments, Illumina library preparation, RNA-seq, single-cell genome amplification, microfluidics for cell-based or enzymatic processes, bioinformatic analysis of sequences generated by Illumina technology, writing Python and R code for data analysis, in vitro CRISPR, isothermal PCR, or liquid-solid interface enzymology. 

Illumina believes that everyone has the ability to make an impact, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunity regardless of sex, race, creed, color, gender, religion, marital status, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, pregnancy, military or veteran status, citizenship status, and genetic information. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at 858-246-8959. To learn more, visit: https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf 
 

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Scientist 1 Applied Biology

Date Posted:
8/3/2017

Illumnia

CA

This is a unique opportunity to join a talented team of scientists at the frontiers of innovation in next-gen sequencing. As a Scientist 1 at Illumina you will work in a dynamic, team-oriented environment and help create novel molecular biology tools for the preparation of samples for analysis on Illumina platforms with applications in oncology, reproductive health and clinical microbiology. You will collaborate with key external and internal partners to develop new applications and to exemplify our current products. Through integration of molecular biology, sequencing chemistry and hardware components, you will participate in the development of high quality, robust new products.  This position will require working as a part of multidisciplinary team developing state-of- the-art technology. 

We are seeking a highly motivated individual who will work in a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team oriented environment. 

Tasks and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Develop innovative technologies and assays on next-generation sequencing platforms. Identify, evaluate, plan, and optimize research ideas leading to new robust assays and chemistries for next generation sequencing based on Illumina’s proprietary technologies.
  • Explore new technologies and identify creative solutions to overcome current limitations.
  • Identify new opportunities for innovative products using the company’s core technologies.
  • Participate in collaborative research.
  • Analyze large complex data sets
  • Be both a strong individual contributor as well as a collaborative team member.
  • Write reports and present results and project assessments.
  • Interface with various departments and internal groups.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 Requirements: 

  • Ph.D. in genomics, genetics, molecular biology or biochemistry with experience in biological assay development in an academic or industrial laboratory.
  • A successful candidate will be a highly competent investigator, able to troubleshoot and quickly solve challenges
  • Experience in a wide-variety of molecular biology methods for nucleic acid analysis and manipulation including DNA and RNA purification, amplification, labeling, hybridization, etc.
  • Solid understanding of DNA and RNA enzymology including polymerases, nucleases, modification enzymes, etc.
  • Experience with next generation sequencing technologies, microarray technology, and data analysis tools highly desired; background in single cell or cell free DNA/RNA analysis advantageous. 

Illumina believes that everyone has the ability to make an impact, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunity regardless of sex, race, creed, color, gender, religion, marital status, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, pregnancy, military or veteran status, citizenship status, and genetic information. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at 858-246-8959. To learn more, visit: https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf


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Senior Engineer – Single Molecule and Microfluidics

Date Posted:
8/2/2017

Circulomics Inc

MD

Circulomics Inc is a Baltimore, MD biotechnology startup developing micro-, nano-, and single molecule technologies for genomics and clinical diagnostics. These technologies encompass the entire genomics workflow from front-end sample preparation to assays, NGS library preparation, and detection instruments. We’re looking for smart, dedicated, and creative people to join our team. As in any startup environment, candidates who are flexible enough to fill many roles can be expected to grow quickly within the company and play a large part in shaping its future. Today, you may be working at the lab bench while tomorrow, you may be writing a patent, and the day after, you may be meeting with customers. 

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Senior Engineer – Single Molecule and Microfluidics 

The applicant’s primary responsibility is to design and develop the PicoSep single molecule DNA sizing platform. The candidate will be responsible for developing the optical instrument, fluidics system, and consumable cartridges. The candidate will also work with the company’s sample preparation scientists and assay scientists to develop DNA quality assays to run on the platform. This position will involve working with our academic collaborators and industrial partners to develop various components of the system. The ideal candidate would have in depth knowledge and experience with micro/nanofluidics, single molecule analysis, confocal spectroscopy, capillary electrophoresis, chromatography, instrumentation (hardware and software), and fluorescent assays. 

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Design and development of single molecule optics
  • Design and development of microfluidic separation cartridges
  • Design and development of fluidic control systems
  • Hardware integration and programming of instrument software
  • Development of signal processing and data analysis algorithms
  • Development of single molecule assays to analyze DNA and RNA quality
  • Testing and validation of the instrument

 Desired skills:

  • Demonstrated experience in optical design, modeling, and assembly
  • Demonstrated experience designing optical fixtures, mechanical parts, and assemblies using CAD software such as SolidWorks.
  • Working understanding of machining, manufacturing, and prototyping methods.
  • Strong background in microfluidics design and theory, particularly with respect to microfluidic separations using hydrodynamic, chromatographic, and/or electrokinetic methods
  • Demonstrated experience developing and integrating hardware and software components in complex instruments including data acquisition systems, fluidic control systems, optomechanical hardware, and motion control systems.
  • The ability to program in LabView for hardware integration, instrument control, and data analysis.
  • Single molecule analysis experience is a plus
  • The ability to program in LabView, Matlab, or equivalent languages for data analysis, image analysis, and bioinformatics analysis
  • Strong quantitative analysis, troubleshooting, and statistical analysis skills
  • Demonstrated experience in conceptualizing, leading, and performing independent research
  • Additional experience in business development and guiding a product to the marketplace would also be considered.
  • Anything else to help the company grow and expand! 

PhD in Engineering fields, Biological sciences, or Chemical sciences is preferred though experienced B.S. and M.S. candidates will be considered. 

Immediate start date. Full benefits apply. Formal resumes preferred. 

Send inquiries to: hr@circulomics.com 

 


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Technical Support Specialist

Date Posted:
8/2/2017

ThermoFisher

CA

When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals.

The role of the Technical Support Specialist is to provide technical support and consultation to service personnel and customers, primarily in the North American marketplace but occasionally to the rest of the World. The position will specifically be supporting the Antibodies and Immunoassays Systems portfolio. Products and technology are focused around flow cytometry, ELISA, Western blotting, immunohistochemistry, and Luminex bead-based assays.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support via phone or electronically to customers, external and internal.
  • Requires in-depth knowledge of Antibodies and Immunoassays products and services.
  • Maintain highly accurate records in the service database for compliance regulations.
  • Provide basic application support for internal and external customers.
  • Assist in developing and implementation of plans to improve technical services and capabilities while working towards corporate/individual revenue and customer allegiance goals.
  • Effectively communicate competitive information and additional sales opportunities to Marketing and Field Sales. Provide feedback to factory personnel for product improvements.
  • Strive to increase customer satisfaction on a daily basis
  • All other duties as assigned by Technical Support Manager and/or Supervisor.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology or related field required.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years hands-on experience with BS degree,
  • Previous laboratory experience with flow cytometry required.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with a wide variety of people and have strong interpersonal skills.
  • Detailed understanding of Windows based software and flow cytometry analysis software.


Preferred Requirements:

  • MS or PhD preferred?
  • 2-4 years of hands-on experience with MS degree or 1-year hands-on experience with PhD.


At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 50,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Apply today http://jobs.thermofisher.com

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

 

 


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Technical Applications Specialist - Flow Cytometry

Date Posted:
8/2/2017

Thermo Fisher

CA

Job Description

When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals.

The Technical Application Specialist – Will provide quality technical support to ensure that customers receive accurate advice on product use, guidance on product selection, and resolution of technical complaints. They respond to customers' inquiries regarding the proper use of Antibodies and Immunoassays products over the phone or in written form.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities necessary:

  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) skills
  • Detailed understanding of Windows based software and flow cytometry analysis software
  • Ability to prioritize multiple high priority activities (tech support calls, training, travel, service calls and other group needs) and establish realistic schedules to meet requirements
  • Ability to work independently, and as part of a group, to accomplish individual and team objectives
  • Independently resolve difficult customer problems


Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support via phone or electronically to customers, external and internal
  • Requires in depth knowledge of Antibodies and Immunoassays products and services
  • Maintain highly accurate records in the service database for compliance regulations
  • Provide basic application support for internal and external customers
  • Assist in developing and implementation of plans to improve technical services and capabilities while working towards corporate/individual revenue and customer allegiance goals
  • Effectively communicate competitive information and additional sales opportunities to Marketing and Field Sales Engineers
  • Provide feedback to factory personnel for product improvements
  • Strive to increase customer satisfaction on a daily basis
  • All other duties as assigned by Technical Support Manager and/or Supervisor




Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology or related field
  • Minimum 3-5 years hands-on experience w/ multicolor flow cytometry, including sample preparation, data acquisition, and analysis
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) skills (live presentation and writing sample may be requested)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS or PhD in Biology or related field
  • Experience with assay and instrument troubleshooting



At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 50,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Apply today http://jobs.thermofisher.com

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.




Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.


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Science Signaling Associate Editor

Date Posted:
8/2/2017

AAAS

DC

Who We Are

"The advancement of science should be the chief concern of a nation that would conserve and increase the welfare of its people."

-James McKeen Cattell, former AAAS President and Editor of Science

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science for the benefit of all people. For over a century, AAAS has been a force for science, from helping to establish science as a credible field in the 19th century to using satellite imaging technology to document human rights abuses in 2007. We are recognized as the world’s largest general scientific society and the proud publisher of the Science family of journals. Past presidents have included astronomer Edward Charles Pickering, anthropologist Margaret Mead, and biologist Stephen Jay Gould. Our mission is centered on the belief that STEM research and education can help solve many of the challenges the world faces today.

AAAS is a culture steeped in history, but adaptive to change and new ideas. We recognize the hard work of our employees and encourage the development of our staff. Our colleagues represent an array of expertise from scholarly publishing to digital marketing, educational research to government relations, all with a shared focus on mission. At AAAS, you are part of a talented team, dedicated to advancing science and serving society.

Work With Us


Science Signaling
seeks a talented scientist interested in signal transduction in the immune system to join the editorial team in Washington, DC. The core responsibility of this role will be to manage the evaluation, review, and editing of manuscripts for Science Signaling, an interdisciplinary journal established in 1999, which covers cellular signaling and regulation in a range of fields with a particular emphasis on mechanisms underlying physiology and disease. The Associate Editor position is a full-time position designed for a PhD scientist with postdoctoral research experience. Candidates should have a lively curiosity, excellent communication skills, and experience with cutting-edge research in the field of signaling in the immune system. Interested candidates must submit a resume and cover letter by August 28, 2017.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Judge the scientific value of research and select reviewers for submitted manuscripts
  • Discuss and make recommendations regarding manuscripts and reviews with other staff, advisors, and authors
  • Guide authors on manuscript revisions and edit the manuscripts for scientific content and style before and after revisions
  • Write summaries of research results for publication
  • Help to curate the published literature for the benefit of readers
  • Commission and edit Review, Perspective, and Focus articles on a broad range of topics
  • Foster relationships and communication with the scientific community through conferences and professional contacts
  • Represent Science Signaling at domestic and international scientific meetings

Key Requirements

  • Mastery of a professional field typically acquired through completion of a doctoral degree in the field of immunology
  • 2 to 3 years postdoctoral experience, including postdoctoral research experience in the field of immune cell signaling and multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Ability to work constructively as a member of a tight-knit, dynamic team
  • Comprehensive knowledge of scientific research methods in order to discuss technical issues with authors
  • Exceptional written, communication, and listening skills in order to communicate with authors and reviewers in evaluating, editing, and modifying manuscripts
  • Prior scientific editorial experience is not essential but is an advantage

Application Process

Interested candidates should submit a resume and brief cover letter outlining their qualifications and interest in the position by August 28, 2017. Up to three writing or other work samples may also be included as separate documents with your application. If we think you might be a good fit for the role, we will contact you about the next steps.

AAAS is an EO employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category. AAAS uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees.


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Research Coordinator Neuroethics Research

Date Posted:
8/2/2017

Center for Medical Ethics adn health Poiicy

TX

Position Description:
The Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine is seeking a full-time Research Coordinator for a non-laboratory research position. The individual hired will be responsible for providing research support for a National Institutes of Health-funded project in the field of neuroethics of emerging neurotechnologies. Specifically, neuroethics issues raised by the development of adaptive deep brain stimulation (aDBS) systems for the treatment of neuropsychiatric and movement disorders.

Primary duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide research support for a new project on the neuroethics of emerging neurotechnologies, including organizing project files, scheduling project activities and meetings, and coordinating with co-investigators, collaborators, and project personnel in multiple sites to move project forward
  • Maintain project databases and track and report on project components to ensure timelines are adhered to and deadlines met
  • Conduct comprehensive literature searches on bioethics literature
  • Assist with interview and survey instrument development and qualitative and quantitative data analysis
  • Assist with manuscript preparation and references for publication
  • Help develop project protocol and coordinate updates throughout the project
  • Perform other duties based on project needs

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in one of the humanities, social sciences, public health or related field
  • Minimum one year relevant research experience 
  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative data analysis software programs preferred (e.g., SPSS, STATA) 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills required and must be able to work independently and collaboratively to meet deadlines
  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills

How to Apply:
Anticipated start is September 2017. Those interested in this position should submit a CV and short letter indicating their desire to be considered. The letter should include the names and contact information for three persons willing to provide a reference. Please apply at: https://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=BCM&cws=1&rid=13410

For more information about Baylor College of Medicine and the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, visit our website at: www.bcm.edu/ethics

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.


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Scientist Immunology

Date Posted:
8/2/2017

NIH

MD

Position Description:
We are currently seeking a Scientist with an Immunology background to work with the National Institutes of Health in Baltimore, MD.

This is a long-term contract position which offers:

  • Competitive salary with comprehensive benefit package
  • Opportunity to work at NIH, world's foremost medical research center
  • Learn more about what Kelly can do for you at www.kellygovernmentsolutions.com

TASKS/SERVICES: The contractor shall:
(1) Perform immunology investigations with substrates under investigation which range from cellular products to whole tissue
(2) Maintain an inventory system and sample storage per outlined guidelines by making labels, tubes, aliquoting and reinventory of processed samples; ensure that policies and procedures regarding retrieval are followed
(3) Maintain an inventory of all experiments
(4) Maintain animal logs; work with animal facility staff to maintain and cross-breed specific mouse models used in immunology
(5) Use or operate a variety of routine and specialized laboratory instruments and equipment in the collection, processing, description, and analysis of specimens
(6) Operate and maintain sophisticated and innovative instruments such as centrifuges, fluorescent microscope to perform tests, analyses and other laboratory procedures; perform routine laboratory maintenance
(7) Schedule and maintain an accurate research tracking system and database for all research activities, records on animal husbandry, daily records of experiments and results, including research documentation
(8) Obtain quotes for laboratory supplies, services, and equipment needed to conduct research; prepare purchase requests for these items and submit to PI and/or laboratory manager for approval
(9) Perform preventive maintenance of equipment; maintain technical acuity requirements
(10) Recognize and initiate the investigation into problems with laboratory procedures and equipment; consult with National Institute on Aging's Point of Contact regarding unsolved issues
(11) Maintain documentation in accordance with NIA standard operating procedures and policies; provide input for Standard Operating Procedure Technical Manuals within the assigned section of the laboratory
(12) Respond to related questions regarding analyte stability, reference material and statistical information when appropriate
(13) Adhere to Standard Operating Procedures and regulations for data input in laboratory information systems, storage and retrieval for information
(14) Comply with all State, Federal, Safety, OSHA, U.S. Department of Transportation, and other government and applicable agency regulations
(15) Keep up to date on technical developments, especially in the immunology field
(16) Perform mathematical calculations for the preparation of graphs
(17) Write and edit scientific papers
(18) Present papers/abstracts/posters at scientific meetings/conferences

Qualifications:
The contractor ideally would have:
(1) Ph.D. in Biology, Immunology or a related discipline.
(2) Minimum of five (5) years of laboratory experience working in a basic immunology laboratory.
(3) Familiarity with cell biology, state-of-the-art molecular biology and its techniques.
(4) In-depth knowledge of immunology and animal models routinely used in immunology.
(5) Experience with isolation of DNA and RNA from tissues and cells, small samples, PCR, immunohistochemistry, Western blotting, current methodologies of gene targeting and analysis; prior experience working with animals.
(6) Working knowledge of immune cell types and the surface markers routinely used to identify them.
(7) Familiarity with flow cytometric techniques.
(8) Knowledge of proper laboratory disposal methods and safety procedures.
(9) Ability to work independently and think critically with skilled hands and sound judgment.
(10) Strong communications skills, both oral and written.
(11) Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills.

To Apply:
Please contact Susan Locurto from at locurtosn@mail.nih.gov and 301.451.9205.

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.


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Research Opportunity in Chemical Medical Countermeasures

Date Posted:
8/2/2017

Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority

DC

Position Description:
A research opportunity is available in the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). BARDA provides an integrated, systematic approach to the advanced research and development of medical countermeasures for chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear agents that threaten the U.S. civilian population.

The Chemical Threats (CHEM) program at BARDA is focused on identifying medical countermeasures (MCMs) that can be used in chemical mass casualty events and the development of animal models as tools for product development. The participant will assist with research pertaining to the CHEM animal model development effort. Main activities will include contributing to discussions on study design for animal models, assisting in data analyses, and participating in drafting manuscripts to report findings and the translational aspects of chemical exposure between various models. A critical component of this research will be developing a comprehensive literature search on the translational aspects of exposure to priority chemicals and potential treatments between species. The goal of this project is to establish a searchable and categorized database of articles. The scope may be limited if necessary to the CHEM program's highest priority: an understanding of the health effects of exposure to pulmonary agents and the availability and translatability of animal models for those effects.

Other training opportunities may include providing administrative and technical support for CHEM projects, assisting in the development of relevant policy documents, interacting with animal model developers, participation in team communications with FDA, drug developers, CROs, and NIH, all to ensure progress on the mission of the CHEM program.

Areas of interest including scope are:

Literature research: perform a comprehensive literature search on the translational aspects of exposure to priority chemicals and potential treatments between species and establish a searchable and categorized database with the articles. The scope can be limited if necessary to our highest priority: an understanding of the health effects of exposure to pulmonary agents and the availability and translatability of animal models for those effects;
Administrative support for CHEM threat animal model development: Anticipated activities to support this research include several non-clinical task orders and ARD contracts, including participation in Project Coordination Team (PCT) meetings to provide input for animal model study design. Participation in team communications with FDA, sponsors, CRO, and NIH is required to ensure progress; and, partner with BARDA project officers to develop a manuscript on the translational aspects of chemical exposure between species. Additionally, this participant will collaborate with the animal model team to refine the model, analyze data, and use the information to identify new MCM targets.

Travel for presentations at conferences/meetings may be required. The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. Health insurance will be provided. The appointment is full-time at HHS in the Washington, D.C. area. Participants do not become employees of HHS or the program administrator, and there are no fringe benefits paid.

Research opportunities are full-time, for one year, and may be renewed for up to one additional year upon recommendation of BARDA. Appointments are contingent on the availability of funds. The selected applicant will receive a stipend as support for their living and other expenses during this appointment. Stipend rates are determined by BARDA officials, and are based on the applicant's academic and professional background. The participant must show proof of health and medical insurance. Health insurance can be obtained through ORISE. The participant will not enter into an employee/employer relationship with ORISE, ORAU, HHS, BARDA, or any other office or agency. Instead, the participant will be affiliated with ORISE for the administration of the appointment through the ORISE appointment letter and Terms of Appointment.

While participants will not enter into an employment relationship with BARDA, this position requires a pre-appointment check and a full background investigation.

Qualifications:
The incumbent should have or be pursuing a Masters degree or Ph.D. in biology, chemistry, toxicology, or related biological science. A strong background in environmental and pulmonary/inhalational toxicology is preferred.

Preference will be given to incumbents with experience in environmental and pulmonary/inhalational toxicology. Strong oral and written skills will be needed. Critical thinking, data analysis, and protocol/study design will be necessary skills. Independence, self motivation, and the ability to take initiative would be considered favorable.
Eligibility Requirements

Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
Degree: Currently pursuing a Master's degree or Doctoral degree or have received one of these degrees within 60 months.
Discipline(s):
Life Health and Medical Sciences
Animal Sciences
Basic Biomedical Sciences
Biology (General)
Biophysics
Comparative Medicine and Laboratory Animal Medicine
Health Physics
Pharmacology
Physiology
Public Health
Toxicology
Engineering
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Other Physical Sciences
Biophysical Chemistry
Chemistry (General)
Environmental Chemistry
Environmental and Marine Sciences
Environmental Sciences
Veteran Status: None

To Apply:
A complete application package consists of:

An application
Transcript(s) - For this opportunity, an unofficial transcript or copy of the student academic records printed by the applicant or by academic advisors from internal institution systems may be submitted. Selected candidate must provide proof of completion of the degree before the appointment can start. Proof must be sent to ORISE directly from the academic institution including graduation date and degree awarded. All transcripts must be in English or include an official English translation. Click Here (http://orise.orau.gov/sepreview/transcripts.html) for detailed information about acceptable transcripts.
A current resume/CV
Two references - While two references are requested, applications will be considered without reference information. It is preferred that a complete application package contains a minimum of one reference.

In order to apply, please visit https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/3475 and click on Apply for this Opportunity.

If you have questions, send an email to BARDA@orau.org. Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email.

ORAU will not discriminate because of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, mental or physical disability, protected veteran's status, or genetic information.

 


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Staff Scientist Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics

Date Posted:
8/2/2017

NCI

MD

Position Description:
The Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH) is recruiting a Staff Scientist in the Infections and Immunoepidemiology Branch (IIB).

IIB conducts research on the role of infections and altered immunity in cancer etiology through population-based epidemiologic research. IIB research aims to inform efforts to reduce the burden of cancer through translation of etiologic insights into effective strategies for cancer prevention. IIB's research spans the study of infectious agents associated with cancer. A major focus of IIB research is evaluation of vaccines against human papillomavirus (HPV), understanding the determinants of vaccine-induced protection, and building the knowledge base to enable implementation of effective vaccination programs.

The Staff Scientist, working under the direction of a Senior Investigator within the IIB, will have responsibilities for all aspects of a large randomized clinical trial of HPV vaccines in Costa Rica and other related projects. Specific duties will include assisting with study design (developing protocols, questionnaires, specimen handling procedures), management (data coding and cleaning, specimen tracking, human subjects' approvals), statistical analysis, and preparation of reports for presentation or publication. Some international travel is required.

Qualifications:
The successful candidate must hold a doctoral degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline (e.g., epidemiology or public health). Experience in field-based epidemiological research would be an asset, as would knowledge of Spanish, given that much of this work is conducted in Costa Rica. The study also includes biologic specimens; thus, training in a biologically-related field or experience working with laboratory samples is an asset. The position requires organizational abilities, attention to detail, initiative, and an aptitude for multi-tasking. The ability to communicate effectively in speech and in writing is essential, as demonstrated in presentations and publications. Salary is commensurate with experience.

To Apply:
Interested individuals should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, brief summary of research interests and experience, and two letters of reference to:

Ms. Kat Bern
Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute

9609 Medical Center Drive, Rm. 7E322 MSC 9775
Bethesda, MD 20892
E-mail: ncistaffscientistiib@mail.nih.gov


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VIDA VENTURES – FELLOW PROGRAM

Date Posted:
8/1/2017

Vida Ventures

MA

VIDA VENTURES – FELLOW PROGRAM

Overview
Vida Ventures is a Boston-based venture capital firm focused on breakthrough companies in the life sciences. Our mission is to build and fund transformational innovations that have the potential to make a meaningful difference for patients. We want to do well by doing good for others.

Vida was founded in 2016 by a group of experienced scientists, physicians, entrepreneurs, and investors. Initial backers are a tight network of ultra-high net worth individuals. We are a lean, high-energy team passionate about helping shape the future of medicine and alleviating human suffering. If you share a similar mission, we would love to meet!

Responsibilities

  • Member of core team conducting due diligence and company build activitiesp
  • Evaluate scientific evidence, clinical paradigms, IP and commercial landscapes
  • Contribute to internal investment committee review process to arrive at financing decisions
  • Screen business plans and investment proposals
  • Work on operational and strategic issues for current and potential portfolio companies
  • Scientific and clinical data analysis
  • Generate new investment themes through primary research and source potential new investment opportunities

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree in life sciences required. Strong translational research focus is favorable 
  • Additional business experience a plus (e.g. BD, operations, finance, consulting)
  • Quick learner that can get up speed in technical areas outside core expertise
  • Strong passion for medical innovation and entrepreneurial drive
  • Strong presentation and communication skills (Excel and PowerPoint proficiency)
  •  Self-starter; ability to run with things without much oversight
  • Team player with low ego

Applying
If interested in learning more, please send resume/CV to careers@vidaventures.com .

Our Vision
To advance biomedical innovations into therapies that make a meaningful difference for patients

Our Core Values
PATIENTS
Keep front and center in all that we do

INTEGRITY
Hold ourselves and our partners to the highest standards

ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Take initiative to turn ideas into reality

BOLDNESS
Pioneer fearlessly to improve medicine

HUMILITY
Recognize that the best can come from anywhere

COLLABORATION
Partner to create something grander than the parts


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Postdoctoral Fellow

Date Posted:
7/24/2017

Duke Human Vaccine Institute

NC

The Duke Human Vaccine Institute (DHVI), an international leader in the fight against major infectious diseases, is currently recruiting for Postdoctoral Associates to join our research team. The Duke Human Vaccine Institute is an interdisciplinary, interdepartmental institute dedicated to the study of basic and translational science required to understand host-pathogen interactions that can be translated to vaccines against human diseases. Directed by Dr. Barton Haynes, we are a team of highly interactive investigators that have expertise in immunology, molecular biology, virology, microbiology, computational biology, and vaccine science. We are seeking highly motivated recent PhD graduates (Immunology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Computational Biology, Virology or related scientific field) to play an integral role in the following projects related to HIV/AIDS Vaccines and Cure research and identification of correlates of protection for other diseases such as malaria:

• Identification of protective B cell responses through evaluation of HIV immunogens in animal models and in human vaccines. (Dr. Barton Haynes)
• Interrogate the biophysical properties of antibody-antigen binding interactions to provide insights into the mechanisms of protective immunity for HIV-1, malaria and other pathogens. (Dr. Georgia Tomaras)
• Assessment of immune-based strategies for prevention of maternal and pediatrics HIV/AIDS. (Dr. Sallie Permar)
• Investigate the development of HIV antibodies by analyzing immune repertoire sequencing and computationally design immunogens for human vaccines (Dr. Kevin Wiehe)

The DHVI has a dynamic mentoring program, directed by Dr. Georgia Tomaras, and our postdoctoral associates work in concert with Duke faculty and staff in an invigorating research training environment. One of our chief scientific missions is to support and train early stage investigators to be the next generation of scientific leaders equipped to identify and implement solutions for improving human health worldwide.

DHVI functions as not-for-profit vaccine development biotechnology enterprise, embedded within a top university. As a trainee within our mentoring program, you will interact with highly innovative and collaborative investigators and have the opportunity to master state of the art technologies. We are committed to providing an outstanding training environment and research experiences that will enhance your career. The education, expertise, initiative and dedication of the postdoctoral associates engaged in these projects will be important to the success of the studies. This is an opportunity to become part of a winning team that is working to discover novel ways to prevent infectious diseases.
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Project Leader Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Date Posted:
7/24/2017

Duke

NC

The position will provide project management and operational leadership essential to the successful management of research projects associated with the Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Project Office. The Project Leader will utilize best project management practices and knowledge of the scientific, technical, and clinical requirements for successful early development projects to achieve project goals.

WORK PERFORMED

Translational Research Projects: Utilize knowledge of the drug discovery and early development processes to create and execute project work plans and revise as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements. This will include the following general project management responsibilities:

- Ensure projects are conducted in compliance with applicable regulatory requirements and institutional standards.
- Conduct regular meetings with project team, facilitate team meetings, effectively communicate relevant project information to CTSI leadership, and communicate difficult/sensitive information tactfully.
- Identify operational problems, issues, obstacles, barriers, and lessons learned across the assigned projects and make recommendations to CTSI leadership regarding solutions and process/system improvements.
- Provide oversight for delivery of project objectives. Serve as a resource to faculty and laboratory staff in identifying and accessing the appropriate complement of resources and support needed to achieve their goals, identify potential obstacles, and collaboratively solve emerging problems. Ensure project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately.
- Prepare status reports and track desired metrics for inclusion in periodic progress reports.
- Ensure appropriate legal and procurement documents are in effect.
- Work closely with CTSI Finance to monitor and forecast expenditures, ensure timely and accurate invoicing, and monitor receivables for projects.
- Work closely with the CTSI Grants Manager to ensure compliance with institutional, state, and federal policies. Develop and Coordinate Pilot Funding Programs: Develop and coordinate assigned pilot funding programs. This includes developing the application solicitation and submission process, coordinating the review process, ensuring all subcontracts and regulatory approvals are in place, monitoring progress, and reporting outcomes to the PI, funding agencies, and/or other key stakeholders. Contribute to improvements of systems, tools, and processes used in project management practices (timeline, financial, reporting, project communication, and review standards) for translational initiatives across the CTSI.

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein. The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification.
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SKILLS/EXPERIENCE

- Strongly prefer candidates with experience in Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
-Strongly prefer candidates with grant writing experience
-Strong analytical and writing skills
- Strong interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills
- Ability to manage competing and changing priorities and multiple tasks under inflexible timelines
- An individual who will be successful in this position should bring refined hands-on laboratory experience, direct experience developing in vitro and in vivo models for drug development, and direct experience in and a good working knowledge of early translation into the clinical setting.
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Biomedical Engineer Single Cell Biology

Date Posted:
7/24/2017

CellDom

NC

We are seeking a talented, high energy, tech savvy, self-motivated biomedical engineer to join our startup biotech company. The successful applicant will participate in the design, fabrication, and testing of a new platform for organizing large arrays of single cells, monitoring their proliferation over time, and retrieving “high priority” cells for follow on genetic analyses.

Details: This position is structured as a contract-to-hire arrangement, depending upon performance, with salary commencement with experience. After successful completion of the project, the applicant will be considered for a permanent role and then eligible for a myriad of benefits in exchange for long-term commitment to a startup company. During the contract phase, no benefits package will be available.

Local candidates only, please. Relocation unavailable.

Company: We incorporated in 2016 out of Duke University with a vision to digitize biology with our proprietary technology for arraying single cells in massively parallel. We see every biologist on earth as a future customer. The company has secured government funding and is conveniently located in hip downtown Durham. With ongoing fundraising activities, we expect our hiring needs to increase in kind.

Celldom is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of gender, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexuality, skin color or otherwise. Help us build a fun, diverse, and productive workplace where all are welcome and all can thrive.
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Education: Minimum of a BS/BSE in Biomedical Engineering, or related engineering discipline with a primary life science focus, with MS or PhD preferred, but not required. Those with directly relevant post-graduate industrial or academic research experience are also encouraged to apply.

Experience: Expertise in cell culture technique is required, along with good communication skills, self-motivation, ability to collaborate with diverse colleagues in engineering and medicine, and a record of productivity. Proven experience in experimental design, analysis, and data management is required. Excellent skills in desktop computing such as presentation preparation, excellent document preparaton, and proficiency working with spreadsheets is also required and sample work will be sought. Candidates with industrial experience will have an advantage.
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Postdoctoral Fellow Molecular Biologist

Date Posted:
7/24/2017

UNC-CH

NC

A postdoctoral position is available immediately for a highly motivated scientist interested in characterizing the functional impact of gene mutations.

The UNC Catalyst for Rare Diseases in the Eshelman School of Pharmacy is a newly established research group committed to seeking greater scientific understanding of diseases caused by genetic mutations.

This is a tremendous opportunity to join an interdisciplinary collaborative team that is committed to improving the health and well-being of rare disease patients. In addition to driving the science at the bench, the fellow will interact directly with patients and patient group or foundation representatives, thereby providing a human face to the research work. Ultimately, it is expected that the fellow will become recognized as a key source of knowledge and tools for that specific rare disease and be able to initiate and drive independent research programs.
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The project will involve a significant amount of molecular and cell biology lab work. Experience with gene manipulation using the latest editing technologies is highly desirable.

The position requires a Ph.D. in a relevant field of study and a publication record demonstrating research productivity. Excellent communication, organization, writing and data analysis skills are also essential as well as a positive outlook and team- oriented attitude.
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Postdoctoral Fellow Modeling and Simulation of Liver Injury

Date Posted:
7/24/2017

DILIsyms Services

NC

Postdoctoral Training Position in Modeling and Simulation of Drug-Induced Liver Injury or Fatty Liver Disease Therapies

Outstanding candidates are sought for postdoctoral positions at DILIsym Services Inc., a Simulations Plus company, in Research Triangle Park, NC. The successful applicants will be part of an interdisciplinary team of engineers, biochemists, toxicologists, and physicians working on the development and application of the DILIsym® software, a computational model of liver function in human patients, rodents, and dogs to improve understanding of drug-induced liver injury (DILI). Specifically, the successful candidates will be tasked with DILIsym software development projects commissioned by the DILI-sim Initiative members (www.DILIsym.com), as well as application projects that involve utilizing DILIsym to solve important problems related to drug-induced liver injury within the pharmaceutical industry. Candidates may also spend time on the development and use of NAFLDsym, a mathematical software representation of Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease used for the evaluation of disease treatments. The initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of extension.
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Qualifications and Experience

Ideal candidates will have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in engineering, pharmaceutical sciences, or other life science areas with 0-3 years of postdoctoral study experience. They will be proficient in mathematics, have a general knowledge of biology, biochemistry, and toxicology, and have experience with software such as MATLAB. A background knowledge of liver biochemistry and physiology or metabolic diseases is desirable but not required. Experience and familiarity with computational modeling of biological systems is desirable but not essential.

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Staff Scientist

Date Posted:
7/24/2017

NIDA

MD

Position Description:
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is recruiting for a Staff Scientist to conduct drug design research within its Intramural Research Program (IRP) located in Rockville, Maryland. The goal of this search is to identify a candidate who will enhance the medicinal chemistry - organic synthesis program within the Molecular Targets & Medications Discovery Branch (MTMDB).

We are seeking a candidate who is committed to scientific excellence, and understands the intellectual benefits of collaborative research to provide synthetic organic chemical support to researchers at NIDA and NIAAA as well as external collaborators, and to obtain potential clinical treatment agents for drug dependence and addiction and other brain and behavioral disorders. Applicants must hold an MD, PhD or equivalent degree. Criteria for selection include solid experience in the chemical synthesis of ligands for opioid receptors, antagonists and partial agonists for serotonin and acetycholine receptors, ligands for corticotropin-releasing factor and a chaperone protein, sigma-1 receptor antagonists, as well as devising scalable routes to haptens for an heroin-HIV vaccine and chemically stable fluorogenic esterase substrates. Applicant must have experience in complex, multistep chemical synthesis of up to 100g of pure final product with complete chemical characterization.

Qualifications:
The selected candidate will carry out the research within the Drug Design & Synthesis Section of the MTMDB, and will be responsible for setting up research protocols, training post-doctoral fellows, as well as collaborating with other intramural and extramural research groups. Candidates will also be familiar with the design, synthesis and characterization of novel chemical probes for noninvasive molecular imaging; for nucleosides/nucleotides, lipids, amino acids, polymers, nanoparticles and protein constructs, and must be an expert in analytical and purification techniques, including LC-MS, RP, NP and chiral HPLC, NMR, IR, UV-Vis, light scattering, automated equipment of flash chromatography and optical resolution. Must be able to present oral and written reports, the latter for publication in refereed scientific journals and has a clear record of at least 15 or 20 of such publications. Salary will be commensurate with experience. The position is open to both U.S. and non-U.S. citizens.

To Apply:
Interested candidates must submit a curriculum vita, bibliography, a one-page summary of research interests, and the names and contact information (work/email addresses, phone) of three references (via pdf or Microsoft word format only - paper applications will not be accepted) to: Mariena Mattson, Administrative Lab Manager, at mattsonm@mail.nih.gov

Review of applications will begin in mid August 2017, and continue until the position is filled


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Research Scientist Microbiome

Date Posted:
7/24/2017

Fluid Screen

MA

Position Description:
Do you envision yourself solving some of the world's most important problems? Do you thrive in a high growth, fast paced environment? If so, then this is the opportunity for you. Fluid-Screen is seeking a Research Scientist - Microbiome to join the team full-time in our Cambridge headquarters at LabCentral. A candidate with a Life Sciences background who has worked in early stage companies would fit perfectly with our fast-paced environment. The role requires an individual who possesses ingenuity, lives for challenges and enjoys building systems from the ground up. This position has opportunities for fast growth.

The Research Scientist will:

  • perform proof of concept and validation experiments using the Fluid-Screen technology
  • participate in R&D experiments in validation and optimization 
  • execute experimental plans for client projects integrating microfluidics, optical analysis, and microbiology
  • troubleshoot complex biological problems
  • compile and analyze experimental data
  • draft internal and client reports
  • present data, findings, and updates internally and to clients
  • serve as a technical resource for junior staff

Qualifications:

  • MS in microbiology, microbiome research, human/animal microbial ecology, or a related discipline plus at least three (3) years of industry experience or PhD in microbiology, human/animal microbial ecology, or a related science or engineering discipline plus at least one (1) year of industry experience
  • MS in biomedical engineering or a related science or engineering discipline plus at least three (3) years of industry experience or PhD in biomedical engineering or a related science or engineering discipline plus at least one (1) year of industry experience
  • Laboratory experience working in microbiome or human/animal microbial ecology. Applicants with bioinformatic/genomic analysis experience only will not be considered. 
  • Laboratory and culture experience in these disciplines is required. 
  • Experience working with microfluidic systems or medical devices design and optimization
  • Bacterial microbiology experience required. Anaerobic culture experience preferred. 
  • Pharmaceutical QA experience preferred
  • Medical device development experience preferred

To Apply:
Please contact us via email.
Email: helen.markewich@fluid-screen.com
Subject: Research Scientist - Microbiome

Please include a CV as well as your compensation expectations.


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Program Officer Chrohn's Disease

Date Posted:
7/24/2017

Helmsley Charitable Trust

NY

Position Description:
The Helmsley Charitable Trust seeks a Program Officer (PO) to directly support the Crohn's Disease Program Director within an evolving grant portfolio and to be responsible for designing, executing, and evaluating grants and programs focused on technology and therapeutic development in Crohn's disease, as well as data management.

The Crohn's Disease Program, which made its first grant in 2009, is committed to finding a cure, and until then to improving quality of life and care and finding better treatments for Crohn's disease. The program has made significant investments in research on the human genetics of Crohn's disease and understanding the human microbiome as it relates to IBD, as well as supporting numerous efforts to pursue transformative approaches to understanding and treating Crohn's. Seven consortia have been funded, significant intramural research programs are being supported at major scientific organizations, and the program is providing significant support for new ways to use technology and bioinformatics to study and treat Crohn's. To date, the program, which has rapidly become the largest private foundation funder in Crohn's disease, has awarded over $183 million to scientists and clinicians across the globe.

Responsibilities:

The PO will assist the Program Director to develop, implement and manage a multi-million dollar annual grants program. Overnight travel will be required. Primary responsibilities include providing intellectual and organizational leadership in:

  • Designing and implementing new initiatives within the technology and therapeutic development focus areas;
  • Sourcing new projects and facilitating due diligence;
  • Evaluating proposals;
  • Monitoring a growing program and grants portfolio;
  • Creating impact through dissemination of knowledge;
  • Working with the Program Director to design, develop and implement the Crohn's Disease Program's strategic plan and funding agendas;
  • Managing the program's grants through each grant life-cycle, including grant application, due diligence, implementation, evaluation, and providing technical support to applicants and grantees;
  • Working with grantees to track progress on grants and outcomes;
  • Preparing concise and analytical grant recommendations to Trustees;
  • Supervising program support staff as needed, and managing the administrative duties related to this responsibility.
  • ffectively communicating information about the Crohn's Disease Program and Helmsley's mission to target audiences;
  • Contributing to program development by organizing site visits, meetings, and symposia that further the development goals of the program;
  • Collaborating with colleagues in cooperative approaches to grantmaking; and
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Completion of an advanced degree (Master's or higher degree) in biomedical research, bioinformatics, or related field;
  • Three to five years of relevant experience in governmental, nonprofit, or foundation sectors preferred;
  • Experience in Crohn's disease or immunology preferred;
  • Background in bioinformatics, data integration and management preferred;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with the ability to translate concepts succinctly to diverse stakeholders and audiences;
  • Proficiency reviewing and managing budgets;
  • Must be detail-oriented and have strong interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, including the ability to manage priorities on projects with multiple collaborators;
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative, prioritize, and accurately complete multiple tasks, and work under deadlines and changing priorities;
  • Proven track-record of working effectively in a team-oriented environment; and
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally.

To Apply:
The position is based at Helmsley's main office in New York City. We have retained Sandler Search to assist with the search process for this role. Please send a cover letter, resume (in Word or PDF format), and a brief writing sample tohelmsley@sandlersearch.org. The writing sample must be an actual document you prepared in a professional context. Include "Program Officer - Crohn's Disease Program" in the subject line. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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Communications and Social Media Specialist

Date Posted:
7/24/2017

FAES

MD

Position Description:
The Foundation for Advanced Education in Sciences (FAES) located at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD is seeking a motivated individual to create and administer communications plan using print, web, and social media in line with recent rebranding efforts in order to get the word out about FAES to the local and online communities in an effort to increase program revenue; education and retail.

Perform a variety of tasks, such as the creation and development of print and online advertising, email marketing, web content development, press releases, bylined articles, white papers, corporate videos and marketing collateral, marketing budget development and cost tracking. (Estimated time commitment of 5 to 15 hours a week.

Essential Functions:

  • Manage the design, planning, construction, and execution of communications/marketing plan in collaboration with CEO
  • Execute the day-to-day social media activities

Qualifications:

  • Strong writing, editing, proofreading, layout and design, professional printing/publishing skills are essential, including ability to present concepts verbally
  • Must possess excellent organizational and planning skills and superior project management and time management skills 
  • Must be creative, while using resources judiciously (implementing free or low-cost communications and advertising efforts) 
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of current trends in digital media/social media 
  • Strong knowledge of social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.)
  • Basic knowledge of best practices of public relations 
  • Excellent communication skills and creative writing skills with a passion for communications, social media, and connecting people 
  • Excellent attention to detail 
  • Knowledge and/or experience in online reputation management 
  • Work well under pressure
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously 
  • Good working knowledge of search engine optimization (SEO) tools and technique
  • Bachelor's Degree is required. Masters preferred
  • 3-5 years of experience managing social media platforms or communities for brands 
  • 5-10 year experience in business communications

To Apply:
Qualified applicants to the above position, please submit your resume to staffing@faes.org.


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Biotechnology Lab Manager

Date Posted:
7/24/2017

FAES

MD

Position Description:
Foundation for Advanced Education in Sciences (FAES) at National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD is seeking a motivated individual for its Biotechnology Training Lab. The candidate will work closely with instructors, scientists and staff to support the laboratory and daily workflow.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following (other duties may be assigned.):
1. Oversee performance of routine laboratory tasks as needed by instructors, scientists and staff including, but not limited to, preparing reagents, buffers, autoclaving, microscopy, and maintaining/organizing lab supplies. Additional responsibilities include filing paperwork, and coordinating shipments.
2. Oversee the maintenance of cell culture based on the protocol provided. Keep accurate and up to date records of mammalian, bacterial cells, antibodies, plasmids and other biological samples
3. Oversee the execution of routine maintenance activities of laboratory equipment (centrifuges, microscopes, pipettes/pipette-aids, autoclave, weighing balances, incubators, water baths, etc.) to ensure uninterrupted operations in the laboratory; Support equipment calibration and maintenance activities
4. Oversee cleanliness of lab equipment and working areas
5. Manage laboratory safety; check safety related issues and routine waste handling issues; maintain/enter safety protocols; coordinate and train new staff/trainees for laboratory safety issues
6. Manage lab inventory (perishables and disposables)
7. Oversee general cell maintenance; responsible for maintaining several cell culture lines and keeping them growing at all times so that they are available as needed for our hands-on laboratory training classes, and cell kits. Cell culture maintenance includes:
8. Flexibility of working hours is required, some weekend works may be involved

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Biology, Life Sciences or a related discipline; three (3) years of specialized experience plus Bachelor's degree is equivalent to a Master's degree may be acceptable. Must be eligible to work in US without employer sponsorship.
  • Must have demonstrated experience managing a laboratory environment utilizing basic molecular and cellular techniques (standard molecular biology techniques including plasmid preps, PCR, restriction digestion, DNA fragment isolation and cleanup, DNA electrophoresis, SDS-PAGE, Western Blot), growth and maintenance of mammalian cell cultures like HeLa and HEK 293T, cell fixation and staining.
  • Must have experience in microscopy, experience in preparing buffers and solutions necessary for lab exercises (calculating measurements, pH balancing, filtration/sterilization methods, media preparation)
  • Required: Knowledge of computer software applications (i.e. MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Required: Experience with flow cytometry 
  • Preferred: Higher education teaching experience

To Apply:
Qualified applicants to the above positions submit your resume to staffing@faes.org.


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Associate Program Officer

Date Posted:
7/24/2017

Helmsley Charitable Trust

NY

Position Description:
The Helmsley Charitable Trust seeks an Associate Program Officer (APO) to directly support the Crohn's Disease Program Director and Officers. The APO will be responsible for administration of approximately one-third of the portfolio of funded projects, as well as helping to identify and develop new initiatives focusing on prevention and diagnostics of Crohn's disease.

The APO will help manage administrative components of the grantmaking process, especially tasks associated with managing grant life-cycles; tracking program budgets and periodically reconciling with parallel systems; ensuring accurate payment and accounting of grants; helping to plan and execute complex program-related meetings; and maintaining positive and proactive communication with grantees. In addition to program administration, the APO will be expected to engage in substantive programmatic support to the portfolio through the following: review and response to proposals; conduct due diligence tasks for potential grants; managing and writing grant recommendations; monitoring the progress of existing grantees; and research in support of new strategy development. The APO will serve as a point of contact for applicants and grantees. Travel will be required.

The Crohn's Disease Program, which made its first grant in 2009, is committed to finding a cure, and until then to improving quality of life and care and finding better treatments for Crohn's disease. The program has made significant investments in research on the human genetics of Crohn's disease and understanding the human microbiome as it relates to Crohn's, as well as supporting numerous efforts to pursue transformative approaches to understanding and treating Crohn's. Seven consortia have been funded, significant intramural research programs are being supported at major scientific organizations, and the program is providing significant support for new ways to use technology and bioinformatics to study and treat Crohn's disease. To date, the program, which has rapidly become the largest private foundation funder in Crohn's disease, has awarded over $183 million to scientists and clinicians across the globe.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure timely and effective grants management processes;
  • Assist Program Officer and other team members with grants process, which includes working with applicants to prepare proposals and project budgets as well as helping to analyze project proposals for review by the Program Director, CEO, and the Board of Trustees; 
  • Respond to inquiries from a wide range of constituencies, handling declinations and other correspondence as necessary; 
  • Research and write reports on selected areas of program interest. Summarize new trends, studies and initiatives for program staff;
  • Assist in the planning and execution of complex events and travel;
  • Meet with members of the foundation, for-profit, and nonprofit community about prospective projects; 
  • Represent Helmsley at conferences and site visits; 
  • Collaborate with colleagues in cooperative approaches to grantmaking;
  • Assist with the development of outcomes, metrics, and systems for collecting data and measuring the impact of the grant portfolio; 
  • Work with grantees to track progress on grants; and 
  • Administrative responsibilities related to the above and to other areas as needed.

Qualifications:

  • MA/MS or higher degree required; public health policy or science research experience helpful;
  • Experience with grantmaking, preferably with multiyear awards programs preferred; 
  • Background in the nonprofit or foundation sectors preferred; 
  • Experience and interest in administration of medical and scientific research preferred. Experience in IBD and Crohn's disease is preferred;
  • Must be organized, detail-oriented, and have strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must demonstrate exceptional capacity in written and oral presentation;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook;
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative, prioritize and accurately complete multiple tasks, and work under deadlines;
  • Experience and desire to work in a team-oriented environment;
  • Able to maintain confidentiality of information; and 
  • A strong team player with a diplomatic, professional manner.

To Apply:
The position is based at Helmsley's main office in New York City. Send a cover letter, resume (in Word or PDF format), and a brief writing sample to jobs@helmsleytrust.org. The writing sample must be an actual document you prepared in a professional context. Include "Associate Program Officer - Crohn's Disease Program" in the subject line. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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Assistant/Associate Editor Clinical Cancer research

Date Posted:
7/24/2017

AACR

MA

Position Description:
The AACR has an exciting position in the Publishing Division, as an Assistant/Associate Editor for Clinical Cancer Research. This position will be located in the AACR's Boston office and reports to the Executive Editor of Clinical Cancer Research.

Major Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to defining the journal scope and policy implementation in conjunction with the Executive Editor.
  • Assist the Executive Editor in managing/participating in peer-review process to ensure quality and timely handling of submissions.
  • Assist the Executive Editor with development, composition, and editing content.
  • Collaborate with the staff of the seven "sibling" AACR journals to ensure good communication and promotion of synergistic opportunities.
  • Communicate with authors, editors, reviewers, and readers regarding all aspects of the journal.
  • Represent the journal and the AACR at scientific meetings and institutional visits.
  • Stay abreast of the field and develop excellent relationships with the research community.
  • Provide input for monitoring, evaluating, and reporting on the activities of competing journals.

Qualifications:

  • Expertise in cancer science.
  • Experience in evaluating manuscripts during the peer review process.
  • Ability to communicate directly with researchers and to translate technical scientific content to scientists working in other disciplines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Independent, self motivated, consistently demonstrating initiative and commitment.
  • Must be able to travel to relevant scientific meetings and research institutes.
  • MD or PhD with postdoctoral experience in a biomedical or clinical science.

To Apply:
This position offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. If you are interested in being considered for this position, please send a letter of interest along with your most current curriculum vitae to:

American Association for Cancer Research
Human Resources
P.O. Box 40138
Philadelphia, PA 19106
E-mail: humanresources@aacr.org


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Assistant Professor Translational Immunology/Vaccinology

Date Posted:
7/24/2017

Brown University

RI

Position Description:
Applicants with outstanding research accomplishments are invited for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured Associate Professor position in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Brown University. Appointments at the senior level require a successful track record of peer-reviewed funding and a national reputation. Strong commitment to teaching, mentoring, and advising is expected. Applicants must have an M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree and postdoctoral research experience. Applicants should be physician-scientists focused in translational immunology/vaccinology. The appointee will participate in undergraduate, graduate and/or medical teaching and mentoring, and will participate in clinical duties in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Research space will be provided in a newly-renovated laboratory with modern core facilities for molecular pathology and histology, high content imaging, genomics and proteomics, flow cytometry, analytical chemistry, nanotechnology, and access to Human Tissue Banks. Applicants with funded programs or strong evidence of funding potential will be given the highest priority. Opportunities for collaborative, interdisciplinary research and participation as a mentor in an NIEHS T32 Training Program in Environmental Pathology and the Pathobiology Graduate Program are also available.

To Apply:
Interested candidates can apply online at https://apply.interfolio.com/42390 and the following documents should be uploaded: curriculum vitae, names of five references (three for Assistant Professor applications), and a statement of research plans, career objectives, and teaching philosophy. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.


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Tenure Track Assistant Professor Oncology Neplasia

Date Posted:
7/24/2017

Brown University

RI

Position Description:
Applicants with outstanding research accomplishments are invited for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured Associate Professor position in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Brown University. Appointments at the senior level require a successful track record of peer-reviewed funding and a national reputation. Applicants should be physician-scientists focused in oncology/neoplasia resesearch. Research space will be provided in a newly-renovated laboratory with modern core facilities for molecular pathology and histology, high content imaging, genomics and proteomics, flow cytometry, analytical chemistry, nanotechnology, and access to Human Tissue Banks.

Applicants will have the opportunity to collaborate with cancer researchers in the Division of Hematology/Oncology, and applicants with funded programs or strong evidence of funding potential will be given the highest priority. The appointee will devote 70% of their time to research, and 30% of their time to clinical and teaching duties in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Opportunities for collaborative, interdisciplinary research and participation as a T32 mentor of predocs and postdocs in the Pathobiology Graduate Program are also available. Applicants must have an M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree and postdoctoral research experience.

To Apply:
Interested candidates can apply online at https://apply.interfolio.com/42353 and the following documents should be uploaded: curriculum vitae, names of five references (three for Assistant Professor applications), and a statement of research plans, career objectives, and teaching philosophy. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.


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Postdoc Cardiac Intermediate filaments

Date Posted:
7/21/2017

Johns Hopkins

MD

Giulio Agnetti, Ph.D., FAHA Assistant Professor Director, Center for Research on Cardiac Intermediate Filaments Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 720 Rutland ave Ross 1042 Baltimore, Maryland 21205 Phone: 443-287-7490 FAX: 410-502-2067 gagnett1@jhmi.edu July 21st, 2017 RE: Postdoctoral position on cardiac intermediate filaments-mitochondria interaction A post-doctoral fellowship position is AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY at the Center for Research on Cardiac Intermediate Filaments (CRCIF, my lab), within the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Institute of Cardioscience: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/heart_vascular_institute/research/by_laboratory/ The position will be financed through a T32 training grant and therefore eligibility is limited to greencard holders and citizens of the United States. The general theme of research is centered on the interaction between cardiac intermediate filaments (IFs) and mitochondria, in the setting of cardiovascular disease – the largest cause of hospitalization and death in the U.S. The ideal candidate must be highly organized, proficient in English and interested in pursuing a career in cardiovascular and muscle disease. A background in IFs biology is preferred and so is technical competence in molecular biology and confocal imaging. The successful candidate will be co-mentored by Dr. Brian O’Rourke, an expert in mitochondrial function in the heart, and myself, and will be trained in protein biochemistry and proteomics as well as mitochondrial biology. The project will span from basic research to clinical applications. Johns Hopkins University is a competitive institution that provides for an exciting research environment. The CRCIF is part of the Institute of Cardioscience directed by Dr. David Kass, which along with the medical and undergraduate campuses gives us access to a very broad set of expertise and many learning opportunities. Interested candidates should email an updated CV, a one-page statement of research interest and name and contacts of three references to Giulio Agnetti at gagnett1@jhmi.edu.


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Biomarker Scientist, Translational Medicine, Personalized Cancer Vaccines

Date Posted:
7/19/2017

Caperna

MA

Position Summary

Caperna (a Moderna Venture) is seeking a talented, experienced and motivated Scientist with experience in immuno-oncology and biomarkers research/translational medicine to support advancement of the personalized cancer vaccine program. The successful candidate will support the biomarker efforts for the clinical program as well as lead the translational efforts to leverage clinical finding toward next generation PCVs. The candidate will design and execute experiments, present results internally and externally and manage collaborations and CROs. The ability to effectively communicate across internal multi-disciplinary teams and with external partners is required. Applicants should be outstanding and collaborative team members, terrific communicators, organizers and Scientists.

Responsibilities

  • Validate fit-for-purpose biomarker assays, providing supporting in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo data as appropriate, including primary cell cultures and patient samples
  • Work closely with Caperna Research teams, Caperna/Moderna clinical teams, collaborators and CROs to develop and test hypotheses that could determine which patients are likely to respond to a Personalized Cancer Vaccine
  • Maintain expertise in the field of immuno-oncology biology as it pertains to biomarker discovery and patient outcomes, through keeping abreast of literature, attending relevant meetings, and liason with external experts in the field
  • Work with contract research organizations and co-ordinate activities and timelines with Development teams to ensure seamless execution of biomarker capabilities to support clinical trials
  • Contribute to reports, regulatory submissions and presentations
  • Provide scientific and technical support for multidisciplinary project teams
  • To present experimental results at group meetings, project meetings and department meetings
  • The individual must possess excellent data management and verbal/written communication skills, have ability to independently design and perform experiments, analyze and interpret data, present results in a clear, concise and timely manner, and prepare final written reports
  • Collect, archive, organize and analyze samples for downstream analyses
  • Deliver reproducible and impactful results under ambitious timelines

Qualifications

  • Exceptional PhD with 4+ years of post-doctoral experience in immuno-oncology and translational/biomarker research
  • Demonstrated excellence in oncology research through a track record of high impact publications
  • Experience with a range of laboratory analytical technologies including DNA/RNA analysis, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry and immunoassays
  • Experience with cutting edge next-generation assays such as NGS profiling, Nanostring, CyTOF and analysis of multi-omics data for assay discovery and optimization
  • Demonstrated successful and substantial work in molecular, cellular and in vivo pharmacology
  • Experience in immuno-oncology vaccines/therapeutics
  • Experience in Oncology biomarker development in the pharmaceutical industry or academia, particularly in the Immuno-Oncology setting
  • Demonstrated success in the integration of preclinical research and clinical drug development

Apply at https://modernatx.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/M_tx/job/500-Technology-Square---Cambridge---USA---MA/Biomarker-Scientist--Translational-Medicine--Personalized-Cancer-Vaccines_R458/apply 

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Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.


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Field Application Scientist West Coast

Date Posted:
7/12/2017

Maxcyte

MD

About MaxCyte: MaxCyte is the leader in cell transfection with a world-wide marketed flow electroporation platform spanning the discovery, development, clinical, and manufacturing applications of virtually all classes of innovative therapeutics. MaxCyte's customers and partners utilize its technologies in the development and commercialization of cell-based therapies in regenerative medicine and active cell immunotherapies and in the discovery and development of protein drugs, monoclonal antibodies, vaccines, and small molecule drugs. Summary The Field Applications Scientist (FAS) provides technical support to customers for the MaxCyte® STX™ Scalable Transfection System. The Field Applications Scientist provides solutions for improvements and troubleshoots during the evaluation phase and post-sale. This individual participates in trade shows and contributes to the publication of scientific and marketing documentation related to the use and applications of MaxCyte technology. This individual works under general supervision. This position covers customers from San Diego to Vancouver and customers west of the Mississippi River. Job Duties: • Provides technical support for MaxCyte product lines and services by answering customer technical inquiries. Inquiries may be received via telephone, email, and/or web chat • Conducts demonstrations and training on-site and at customer sites as needed • Troubleshoots customer problems; develops and recommends solutions • Works collaboratively with the sales and marketing team with pre-sale and post-sale activities to drive instrument sales. Develops sales leads through customer conversations and meetings • Presents technical and product information at trade shows and during customer field visits • Makes recommendations for future process improvements and implements those actions accordingly. Identifies new applications for the MaxCyte STX technology • Promotes MaxCyte technology to drive usage and disposable sales • Analyzes, interprets, and reviews customer data to support sales • Accurately records pertinent information from customer interactions and follows up • Presents technical updates to colleagues and contributes to department meetings • Works collaboratively across the business to build partnerships with the marketing, technical, and sales teams to ensure high customer satisfaction • Performs instrument calibrations and upgrades • Complies with all applicable policies regarding health, safety, and environmental policies Job Requirements: • MS or PhD in bioengineering, biology, or related field and at least 5 years of experience in bioproduction in the life sciences industry; or equivalent • Demonstrated hands-on knowledge of the research and development of mammalian protein expression and process flow • Knowledge of HTS-scale cell culture, cell based screening assay formats, and process flow • Customer oriented • Robust trouble shooting skills • Ability to communicate effectively to customers and colleagues. • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills • Ability to set up, troubleshoot, and repair laboratory instruments • Proactive; works under minimal supervision • Ability to travel domestically and internationally ~ 50-70% MaxCyte, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to careers@maxcyte.com. Please reference job number 20170614-FASWC-0001 in the subject line.


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Field Application Scientist Asia Pacific Region

Date Posted:
7/12/2017

maxcyte

MD

Position Description Headquarted in Gaithersburg, MD, USA, MaxCyte is a developer and supplier of cell engineering products and technologies to biopharmaceutical firms engaged in cell therapy, drug discovery and development, biomanufacturing, gene editing and immuno-oncology markets. The Company’s patented Flow Electroporation™ Technology enables its products to deliver fast, reliable and scalable cell engineering to drive the research and clinical development of a new generation of medicines. We are seeking a talented and highly motivated Field Applications Scientist, based in the Asia Pacific region, to join our Team. Summary The Field Applications Scientist (FAS) will be responsible for providing technical support to customers for the MaxCyte STX® Scalable Transfection System and the MaxCyte VLX® Large Scale Transfection System during evaluations and post-sale use. The FAS will participate in trade shows and contribute to the publication of scientific and marketing information related to the use and expansion of applications of the MaxCyte technology. Within the company, the FAS will interact with the application scientists, R&D, and engineering groups to generate and report data and other information that will assist customers in the broad adoption of the MaxCyte STX and MaxCyte VLX. The FAS will report to the Vice President of Technical Applications and Customer Support. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: ? Extensive hands-on knowledge of the research and development of mammalian protein expression and process flow. ? Extensive hands-on knowledge of research and HTS-scale cell culture, cell based screening assay formats, and process flow. ? Conduct instrument installation, calibration, demonstrations, and training on-site and at customer sites as needed. ? Strong written and verbal communications skills in English. Requirements Include: ? MS or higher in bioengineering, biology, biochemistry, or related field ? Ability to work remotely, out of a home office, >75% travel required ? The position will be based in the Asia Pacific region ? Minimum of 2 years of FAS experience desirable ? Valid passport required. ? Analyze, interpret, and position customer data for sales. ? Troubleshoot customer problems and lead development of solutions ? Conduct technical seminars and present scientific data. ? Understanding of transfection techniques and technologies. MaxCyte is an equal opportunity employer. MaxCyte offers a competitive compensation package. If interested, please contact: Dr Jim Brady Vice President, Technical Applications & Customer Support MaxCyte, Inc. Jamesb@maxcyte.com


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cell therapy application scientist

Date Posted:
7/12/2017

maxcyte

MD

About MaxCyte: MaxCyte is the leader in cell transfection with a world-wide marketed flow electroporation platform spanning the discovery, development, clinical, and manufacturing applications of virtually all classes of innovative therapeutics. MaxCyte's customers and partners utilize its technologies in the development and commercialization of cell-based therapies in regenerative medicine and active cell immunotherapies and in the discovery and development of protein drugs, monoclonal antibodies, vaccines, and small molecule drugs. Summary The Cell Therapy Application Scientist will be responsible for providing technical support to MaxCyte customers. This individual will design and conduct experiments in the MaxCyte laboratory and at the customer site. S/he will effectively communicate with scientific and non-scientific individuals via interaction with scientists, engineers, marketing, business development, and customers. The Cell Therapy Application Scientist will generate data and create reports. This individual works under general direction. This position reports to the Vice - President, Technical Applications and Customer Service. Job Duties: § Designs and executes experiments and generates protocols for modifying primary cells, stem cells and/or cell lines with a focus on developing cell-based therapies for cancer and regenerative medicine applications § Develops and transfers cell loading and analytical protocols to customers § Provides technical advice and trouble-shoots scientific or technical issues remotely via email and conference calls and directly during customer visits § Provides training, installs instruments, and delivers presentations and product demonstrations at customer sites and conferences § Performs instrument calibration and hardware upgrades § Promotes new techniques and applications to the scientific community through webinars, scientific publications and conference presentations (oral and poster) § Stays current in scientific advancements via reading publications and articles and may provide summaries to team § Writes manuscript, SOP’s, data reports, and research summary reports § Works with marketing to design collateral § Complies with all applicable policies regarding health, safety, and environmental policies Job Requirements: § PhD in Immuno-oncology or immunology or relevant area and at least 3 years of experience designing and conducting experiments related to primary hematopoietic cells, hematopoietic cell lines, immune cells and/or stem cells; or equivalent § Hands on experience in stem cell, cell therapy, and/or immuno-oncology § Ability to analyze, interpret and position customer data for sales § Strong troubleshooting skills and ability to create solutions § Strong written and verbal communications skills: ability to conduct technical seminars and present scientific data clearly § Understanding of cellular modification techniques and technologies § Demonstrates a strong customer focus § Ability to travel 40%; domestic and international MaxCyte, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to careers@maxcyte.com. Please reference job number 2016DEC09-2300-0005 in the subject line.


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Patent Agent

Date Posted:
7/12/2017

Macrogenics

MD

Overview

MacroGenics is a leader in the discovery and development of innovative medicines that utilize our next generation antibody-based technologies.  Our team of 300+ dedicated individuals is advancing a pipeline of product candidates to treat patients with cancer as well as various autoimmune disorders and infectious diseases.  Our products and platforms have attracted multiple partnerships with leading pharmaceutical companies around the globe.

 

The Company considers its employees to be its most valuable asset and we are committed to providing opportunities for individuals to learn and grow as a means to further their professional development. MacroGenics' corporate culture promotes an atmosphere of innovation, open communication and teamwork where employees can see firsthand how they contribute to the success of the organization.

 

Summary of Position

The Sr. Patent Agent/Patent Agent is responsible for identifying, supporting, and protecting the company’s intellectual propertyefforts, particularly with respect to patent portfolio preparation, invention harvesting, patent preparation and prosecution, portfolio development and management, and due diligence in technology acquisition.  Agent also actively participates in engaging and representing to the business the Intellectual Property legal position on opportunities that arise from the patent work.

 

Responsibilities and Job Duties: 

  • Contributes to intellectual property strategies for the organization and related intellectual property counseling. Participates in strategic development of Intercept patent portfolios, including formulating patent strategies and pharmaceutical lifecycle management.
  • Conducts patentability research and freedom-to-operate searches, and assessments relating to MacroGenics’ inventions and research activities Partners with Research group to identify and capture patentable inventions and provides patent counseling where appropriate to maximize business decisions.
  • Assists in the preparation, filing and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications.  Processes invention assignments, declarations, assignments and information disclosure statements.
  • Monitors and analyzes competitive intellectual property, managing IP collaboration, litigation support and IP-related transactional work and communicate relevant information to the Business Development team or other relevant team members.
  • Reviews draft scientific publications to ensure effective invention capture and protection of corporate IP assets
  • Supports due diligence activities of potential business development transactions and provide recommendations and risk assessments as needed. Proactively provides IP perspective to key internal decision-makers.
  • Works with collaboration partners on management and resolution of issues relating to collaboration-related IP to protect corporate IP assets and ensure strong alliance management related to IP issues
  • Reviews abstracts, posters and publications prepared by the Company’s research and development teams prior to submission
  • Prepares and supports the prosecution of worldwide patent applications relating to MacroGenics’ inventions. Assist in opposition, interference, litigation matters and other IP-related disputes
  • Other duties as assigned

 Additional Responsibilities and Job Duties at Senior Level:

  • Develops system to identify and capture value from intellectual property and make recommendations and proposals to senior management.
  • Analyzes and reviews IP provisions in licensing arrangements and other IP-related contractual matters.
 

Qualifications

 Education & Credentials

  • Ph.D. in a relevant field (biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology, or the like)
  • Registration to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Experience

Sr. Patent Agent

  • A minimum of eight (8) years of relevant experience in handling intellectual property matters related to drug development of biologics and protein engineering and manufacturing
  • Prior experience writing patent applications and assisting in the development of IP strategy

Patent Agent

  • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience in handling intellectual property matters related to drug development of biologics and protein engineering and manufacturing
  • Prior experience writing patent applications and assisting in the development of IP strategy

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of USPTO and WIPO rules and procedures
  • Willingness and commitment to keep abreast of changes in PTO rules and procedures
  • Ability to act independently to determine methods and procedures on new assignments
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to influence and work effectively with varied audiences

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in-house in a biopharmaceutical company preferred
  • Previous law firm experience is a plus

Supervisory Responsibilities:

None


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Biomedical Science Writer

Date Posted:
7/12/2017

KAI

MD

Overview:

Palladian Partners, an Altarum Institute company, seeks a full-time biomedical science/health writer to work at our Silver Spring, MD headquarters. Palladian Partners is a creative communications firm dedicated to disseminating information about new discoveries in health, medicine, and social science to professionals, educators, patients, families, and the public. In this position, you will interact with all levels of staff and use your outstanding editorial and organizational skills on a wide range of print and web projects in support of high-profile clients.

 

To be considered for this position, you must be equally adept at writing for scientific audiences about the use of zinc finger nucleases in HIV research as you are at writing for the general public about stroke risk factors.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research and write web content about a wide range of biomedical research and public health topics
  • Interview scientists and thought leaders at major research institutions nationwide
  • Contribute to social media and video communications projects
  • Write and edit web content, journal articles, news releases, fact sheets, and infographic content
  • Attend scientific conferences and summarize proceedings
  • Work directly with clients and collaborate with other staff members
 

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in a life science
  • Five+ years of science writing and editing experience
  • Ability to translate very technical scientific content into lively prose for lay audiences
  • Strong understanding of the difference between writing for print and the web
  • Ability to work under pressure and deliver outstanding web and print content on deadline
  • Outstanding customer service skills

You’ll Earn Bonus Points if You Have Experience

  • Writing about cardiovascular, respiratory, and sleep topics
  • Producing social media content
  • Writing and editing for low-literacy audiences
  • Writing video scripts and speeches
  • Attending and writing summaries of scientific meetings
  • Writing and editing journal articles
  • Working in a government contracting environment
  • Supervising and mentoring other writers

 

Palladian employees are highly talented and are encouraged to think and work creatively and strive for excellence. Palladian offers competitive pay, excellent benefits, and the satisfaction that comes from working on interesting, meaningful projects every day. Palladian’s dynamic work environment emphasizes integrity, personal commitment, and teamwork. We invite you to explore exciting and rewarding career opportunities with us.

 

Palladian Partners is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or disability.


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Data Scientist

Date Posted:
7/12/2017

Intrexon

MD

The Data Scientist is a key role within Intrexon’s Data Science & Computational Biology Unit. This position is responsible for modeling complex problems, discovering insights, and identifying opportunities through the use of statistical, algorithmic, mining and visualization techniques. In addition to advanced analytic skills, the candidate will also be proficient at integrating and preparing varied datasets, helping architect specialized databases, and computing environments, and communicating results. Working closely with scientific and IT partners throughout the organization, the Data Scientist will turn data into critical information and knowledge that can be used to make sound organizational decisions. The Data Scientist must be a creative and influential thinker that can propose innovative ways to look at problems across the analytics maturity spectrum from descriptive to diagnostic, predictive, and prescriptive. The successful candidate will create and use statistical tools to enable data analysis and pattern recognition, supporting and developing Design/Build/Test/Learn protocols associated with complex mammalian biology experiments required for human drug development programs. The role will require a combination of business focus, strong analytical and problem solving skills, deep understanding of mammalian molecular and cellular biology and workable understanding of developmental and physiological functions; and programming knowledge to be able to quickly cycle hypotheses through the discovery phase of the project. Familiarity with molecular biology and microbial physiology concepts is desired.


Job Snapshot:
Location:Germantown, MD
Department:Bio-Informatics Division
Job Type:Full Time
Education:PhD (1+ years’ experience), MS (3+ years’ experience) or BS (5+ years’ experience) in physics, mathematics, statistics, genetics, engineering, bioinformatics, computer science or a related field
Experience:Experience in establishing a bioinformatics pipeline for target and/or drug discovery, statistical data analysis, and design of experiment approaches
Reference Id:1426
Travel Required:No
Manage Others:No
 
Description:
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • As a member of cross-functional project teams, work with partners to identify and exploit analytical opportunities, including experimental planning, design and analysis.
  • Apply rigorous statistical analysis, modeling, simulation, and predictive analytics to myriad experimental data sets and raise awareness of the value of various methodologies through education.
  • Propose new experiments and analytical processes to address novel questions that leverage Intrexon’s technology platform for developing gene therapies, genetically modified cell therapies, tissues and mini-organs for regenerative medicine, and cell-based biomaterial manufacturing hosts for production of DNA, RNA, Protein, subcellular organelles, virus-like particles, viruses, and minicells.
  • Be a key partner in supporting Intrexon’s genome engineering activities required for the development and characterization of cells employed.
  • Present findings to research partners by exposing their assumptions and validation work in a way that can be easily understood and leveraged by non-data scientists.
  • Gain insight into various therapeutics and diseases through the analyses of Next Generation Sequencing and various ‘omics datasets.
  • Ability to develop data-driven hypotheses, generate insight and propose novel experimental ideas.
  • Prepare technical reports and make presentations to project teams, leadership, and other stakeholders. 
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
  • PhD (1+ years’ experience), MS (3+ years’ experience) or BS (5+ years’ experience) in physics, mathematics, statistics, genetics, engineering, bioinformatics, computer science or a related field.
  • Experience in establishing a bioinformatics pipeline for target and/or drug discovery, statistical data analysis, and design of experiment approaches.
  • Proven track record of accomplishments using applied machine learning and/or statistical techniques, preferably in the bio-industrial, life sciences, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical fields.
  • Understanding of eukaryotic and prokaryotic biological systems including molecular and cellular biology.
TECHNICAL SKILLS:
  • Hands on experience in developing and implementing methods in descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics & computational statistics.
  • Experience with supervised and unsupervised machine learning theory and practice.
  • High dimensional data analysis (p >> n, dimensional reduction, clustering, etc.).
  • Frequentist and Bayesian statistical analyses (ANOVA, hierarchical and mixed modeling, FDR procedures, etc.)
  • Statistical computing in R or Python.
  • Familiarity with database query performance optimization.
  • Software development skills (functional vs object oriented design, version control, modular design).
  • High Performance Cloud Computing and Big Data computing architectures.
  • Familiarity and applied experience in cutting edge techniques for machine learning.
DESIRED KEY COMPETENCIES:
  • Ability to understand and execute on the company’s mission and values.
  • Maintain a high degree of ethical standard and trustworthiness.
  • Deals with conflict in a direct, positive manner.
  • Ability to think and adapt to a rapidly changing environment.
  • Able to reach rational conclusions through complex processing of information.
  • Fosters innovation through creative solutions and constructive dialogue and feelings toward the company, coworkers, and tasks being managed.
  • Successful at communicating in both oral and written forms.
EOE MFDV

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Scientist DNA construction and gene design

Date Posted:
7/12/2017

Intrexon

MD

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
 

  • Aid in design and construction of eukaryotic DNA vectors, with an emphasis on mammalian systems.
  • Interact with stakeholders within Intrexon’s Human Therapeutics Divisions, and other groups, to execute design-build-test-learn workflow.
  • Utilize bioinformatics tools to design promoter and DNA/RNA regulatory elements aimed to control the timing, location, and amount of gene expression in multiple systems.
  • Review, analyze, and prioritize candidate regulatory units from the scientific and patent literature as well as design novel synthetic regulatory elements.            
  • Analyze and interpret bioassay data.  
  • Adopt innovative technologies or cloning methods and apply them for vector construction.
  • Create designs of proprietary DNA vector backbones, viral and non-viral vectors, and genetic modules.
  • Review design files and blueprints of genetic elements produced by partner organizations.
  • Assist in the design of experiments and associated combinatorial vector sets.
  • Propose projects to train, extend, optimize and enhance the team’s molecular biology operation capabilities.
  • Assist in writing, reviewing and editing of technical documents and reports.

 
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
 

  • Masters or Ph.D. in Molecular biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Synthetic Biology or related discipline.
  • Strong background in mammalian gene expression and gene program design.
  • Knowledge of promoter substructure and transcriptional regulatory components.
  • Knowledge of non-coding RNA elements (e.g., IRES, ribozymes, miRNA, lncRNA, synthetic introns, stability motifs, 3’end processing motifs, translational enhancers, etc.)
  • Proficient with DNA sequence analysis tools such as CLC or Geneious.
  • Knowledge and experience in cloning and general molecular biology.
  • Knowledge or experience in viral vector (Lentiviral, Adenoviral, or AAV vectors) based gene delivery.
  • Advanced skills in technical literature search and analysis.
  • Experience in RNASeq data analysis is a plus.
  • Experience in molecular pathway/network analysis, genome annotation, and comparative genomics is a plus.

 
DESIRED KEY COMPETENCIES:
 

  • Ability to achieve in a milestone-driven, rapidly changing research environment.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team of scientists of diverse backgrounds and experience levels.
  • Strong personal leadership and self-direction.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work with and coordinate demands from multiple customers, both internally and with partners.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to effectively manage projects and priorities.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and an ability to communicate complex concepts in a concise, simplified manner.
  • Ability to handle a fast-paced, multi-tasking, global environment, and prioritize effectively.
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrates the highest ethical standards, trustworthiness and has a high degree of personal responsibility.
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

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Senior Scientist

Date Posted:
7/8/2017

BD

MD

Job Description Summary

Becton Dickinson is a world leader in pathogen identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing in the clinical microbiology laboratory. We are currently seeking a high-potential individual with microbiology skills who can work independently and within a multifunctional team to contribute to the development of automated diagnostics solutions for the evolving clinical microbiology laboratory. The successful candidate will be an innovative biologist/microbiologist or biomedical engineer with a relevant life sciences background and demonstrated experience solving complex biological problems. The successful candidate will be able to effectively transition between manipulating biologicals, consumables and mechanical platforms. Candidates for this lab-based position will have excellent skills in the design, execution, data analysis and interpretation, and presentation of laboratory experiments with minimal supervision and demonstrated learning agility. They will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and enjoy working in a team environment. A basic understanding of product development, particularly in a regulated clinical environment is desirable.

Job Description

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will work within the R&D microbiology team to conceive, develop, integrate and test diagnostic capabilities as part of an integrated automated platform for use in a clinical microbiology lab.

In a team environment, she/he will work in the areas of specimen processing, pathogen detection, isolation, identification, and antimicrobial susceptibility testing of microorganisms, with responsiblities for the design and execution of experiments, maintaining technical data, data analysis and  interpretation, and generating reports.  She/he will be required to communicate information and ideas clearly and effectively within a multi-disciplinary group at various levels of the business.

The primary responsibilities include:

  • Provides technical leadership and domain expertise in microbiology to cross-functional project teams aimed at the development of novel infectious disease diagnostics. Works closely with other functions (i.e., Marketing, Operations, Quality, Engineering R&D) to troubleshoot, characterize and resolve needs in existing and nacent technologies.
  • With minimal oversight, delivers hands-on lab-based experimental contributions toward programs or business objectives. Is highly learning agile, innovative and organized: proficient in executing multiple, simultaneous projects in a time-efficient manner. Independently provides data analysis and interpretation.
  • Maintains substantial current knowledge in relevant state-of-the art principles and technologies in clinical microbiology, microbial physiology, biochemistry and data analysis methods. Exercises and contributes to intellectual property and the scientific literature.
  • Collaboratively performs testing on prototype instruments and executes subsequent formal validations.
  • Develops protocols and experimental procedures to address issues or evaluate potential designs.  Writes reports, specification or documents related to these efforts.
  • Prepares procedures, write technical reports, publishes research papers, and makes recommendations based on their research findings
  • Identifies clinical microbiology needs, and innovates novel concepts, approaches, and solutions for addressing those needs
  • Engages in collaborative efforts with academic, hospital and other external organizations. May have responsibility for managing third-party relationships.
  • May have personnel management responsibilities.

Required Education and Experience:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field with at least 5 years of relevant Microbiology experience.
  • MS or PhD preferred. 
  • The successful candidate will have a demonstrated aptitude for solving problems involving biological and instrumented platforms.
  • Experience with data storage, processing and analysis is desirable.

Primary Work Location

USA MD - Baltimore

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Postdoctoral Fellow Bioinformatics

Date Posted:
7/8/2017

Medimmune

MD

If you’re inspired by the possibilities of science to change lives and you thrive when making brave decisions – join us.

 

MedImmune is the worldwide biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives every day. As one of the world’s premier biotechnology companies, our mission is centered on delivering life-changing products that advance world health, and help fight and cure disease.  As a Post-Doctoral Bioinformatics Scientist in Gaithersburg, MD, you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives.

 

We’re constantly pushing the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines to patients, with a passion for discovery and a pipeline to show for it. We’re pioneering innovative research and exploring novel pathways across key therapeutic areas including oncology, respiratory, inflammation and autoimmunity, cardiovascular and metabolic disease, and infection and vaccines. And we’re industry-leading in immunology, protein engineering and translational science. We offer a unique and strong collaborative network as part of the AstraZeneca family, as together we explore synergies between small and large molecules.

 

MedImmune has a dynamic environment that fosters collaboration and innovation. We attract top minds, and we nurture and build top talent.

 

Main Duties and Responsibilities

The Post-Doctoral Scientist will work with MedImmune scientist to advance scientific knowledge through the use and development of Bioinformatics tools and approaches for proteomics, and applying that knowledge to drug development programs and innovative Research Science. This scientifically passionate individual will apply their experience in the analysis, collection, mining and integration of multiple -omics data sets including proteomics, metabolomics, genomics, transcriptomics, flow cytometry, and microRNA using bioinformatics and system biology approaches to advance our understanding of biological pathways, networks, and genetic interactions.  The candidate will have a strong background in analyzing quantitative MS-based proteomics toward target and biomarker discovery and validation.  The successful candidate will support drug development projects and programs and work closely with both therapeutic area scientists and core informatics scientists to establish technologies that accelerate MedImmune’s biologics drug development initiatives.

 

This role will have the opportunity to engage with strategic investments in the areas of target identification, big data, -omics technologies, predictive science, precision healthcare, and the use of patient information in biopharmaceutical R&D. The successful candidate, working with members of the bioinformatics team, will be responsible the delivery novel tools, and methods to manage MedImmune’s proteomics and metabolomics efforts. This role resides within R&D, and will work collaboratively within Research Bioinformatics and across therapeutic area teams to design, develop, and implement tools, systems, and methods to advance our understanding of diseases and our biological therapeutics.

 

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform expert informatics research, including establishment of scientific hypotheses that can be approached using computational methods and tools.
  • Be an active embedded participant in research functions, executing bioinformatics projects and analyses to support biopharmaceutical projects both as directed and as opportunities present themselves.
  • Support biopharmaceutical data mining activities through the design and delivery of novel tools and techniques.
  • Provide technical support on the design and implementation of large-scale databases of proteomics, metabolomics, genomics and other datasets in conjunction with R&D Information Systems and external partners.
  • Work with external and internal collaborators to examine, transfer, and index data towards development of automated data processing pipelines.
  • Provide training and advice to project scientists on optimal use of key data, analysis platforms and the appropriate use of biostatistics.
  • Actively contribute to the establishment of the proteomics/metabolomics body of knowledge and technology “toolbox” that is broadly applied to R&D scientific questions. Assist and support the core informatics team with integration of R&D informatics systems to maximize speed to the clinic.
  • Represent Research Bioinformatics department at scientific conferences and talks, and prepare manuscripts for publication in peer reviewed journals to advance scientific knowledge.
  • Work effectively with external experts or collaborative groups promoting optimal use of informatics, scientific analysis, data utilization, information and knowledge.

 

Education, Qualifications, Skills and Experience

 

Education:  Advanced degree (Ph.D. or equivalent experience preferred) in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Systems Biology, Immunology or related field.  

 

Essential Skills & Experience:

  • Completion of an accredited doctoral program.
  • Demonstrated understanding in the methods of protein identification and quantitation by mass spectrometry, and proficiency in different statistical models, MS bioinformatics software such as MaxQuant, MASCOT, SEQUEST, MSGF and others for peptide/protein identification and quantitation, and cellular localization, function, and pathway analysis tools such as IPA, Pathway Studio, cytoscape, GSEA, GO, TMHMM, and SignalP.
  • Solid knowledge of informatics tools and visualization/data mining packages (e.g. R/Shiny, Spotfire, ArrayStudio, genome visualization packages/browsers) and aptitude for adapting to complex new analysis packages and using them to their full potential.
  • Proficiency in common programming/scripting languages (e.g. R, Python, SQL, JAVA, Perl) and their application in biomedical research.
  • First-hand experience in the analysis and interpretation of large, complex datasets. Familiarity with multiple R&D data types, especially as they relate to proteomics/metabolomics research.
  • Proven capacity to communicate effectively with technical and scientific colleagues alike, in formal presentations and small group meetings.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

 

Desirable:

  • 1-3 years of post-doctoral experience 
  • Proven track record of publishing relevant bioinformatics or systems biology results in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Proficiency in Biostatistics.
  • Experience developing rich visualizations for complex scientific data sets.
  • Familiar with machine learning, NoSQL, knowledge capture and other innovations in predictive analytics and data-driven discovery.
  • Demonstrated scientific knowledge of cell biology, molecular biology, or immunology, especially as it relates to biomedical research and development (targeted therapies, immunotherapies and stem cell therapies).

 

Next Steps – Apply today!

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience – it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity.  If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.

 

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

 

 


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Pharmacokinetics Scientist

Date Posted:
7/8/2017

Amarex

MD

The Pharmacokinetics Scientist provides Pharmacokinetic (PK) analysis, and PK/PD modeling and simulation, in support of drug discovery/development efforts.
Responsibilities:

  • Review draft protocols for allocated studies to ensure they meet the Sponsors requirements in terms of PK and PD analysis and study objectives.
  • Perform non-compartmental PK and PD analyses, interpretation, and reporting of exposure data to support discovery and development programs.
  • Implement PK/PD approaches early in non-clinical development including modeling of disease progression in various animal models to support translational research.
  • Conduct population PK analysis modeling analysis to support clinical studies.
  • Perform simulation of drug-drug interactions for quantitative risk assessment.
  • Address and resolve scientific issues arising in drug discovery/development programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • MS or Ph.D. in Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, or related field with a specific focus on pharmacokinetics and PK/PD modeling.
  • Experience with PK analysis and PK/PD modeling using Phoenix WinNonlin, Simcyp, and/or NONMEM is required.
  • Knowledge of regulatory guidance for PK analysis and GLP compliance
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment contributing to a collaborative work atmosphere.

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Senior Staff Scientist Immunology

Date Posted:
7/8/2017

ABL

MD

ABL is looking for a Sr. Staff Scientist (Immunology Laboratory Manager) to serve as the scientific technical Lead for its Immunobiology Department.

MAIN ACCOUNTABILITIES:

The main responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • S/he will perform and oversee the performance of immune assays in the laboratory, with a particular focus on flow cytometry-based assays. S/he will be responsible, where required, for reviewing all data, performing data analysis and writing/editing client reports in order to meet commercial and government contract obligations in a timely manner.
  • S/he will be responsible for daily scientific duties in the laboratory in order to meet commercial and government contract obligations in a timely manner. This activity involves but is not limited to training and communicating with other laboratories, departments, technical coordinators/project managers, external animal facilities and subcontractors.
  • S/he will serve, as required, as the Scientific Lead on commercial and/or government contracts/task orders/studies in order to provide expertise on scientific/technical elements of the respective contract(s).
  • S/he will assist the Sr. Director of the department, in identifying new areas of research, new technologies and assay platforms that ABL could adopt to expand our services.
  • She will assist in performing technical due diligence on new platforms, technologies and new research areas for expanding ABL’s immunological offerings. Part of this exercise will involve developing an understanding of the expansive applications of these technologies and platforms, the cost (investment) to adopt such technologies and justifying its utility to the laboratory and ABL.
  • S/he will assist in the planning, design, optimize, develop and oversee the development of new immunological assays.
  • S/he will apply and oversee the application of immunological tools in exploring new areas of research and development.
  • S/he will assist in driving the laboratory services program by serving as Analytical Project Manager as requested. This will require interacting with the QA department to ensure that regulatory requirements are met for specified contracts.
  • S/he will independently prepare and assist in the preparation of technical proposals to funding agencies and prospective clients.
  •  S/he is expected to interact, internally with a wide range of departments, specifically  Business Development and Project Management, and externally with government and commercial clients.

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THE JOB:

  • Ph.D. (Immunology, Biochemistry/Molecular Biology or related field) with 5 years of post-doctoral experience.
  • Strong background in immunology a requirement.
  • Familiarity with cellular assays (T cell and B cell ELISpots, ICS, Immunophenotyping, etc), is essential for this role.
  • Substantial experience with flow cytometry instruments (LSR-2, Canto, Fortessa) and data analysis software (DIVA and FlowJo) is required.
  • Experience with designing and optimizing flow cytometry panels is essential.
  • Previous work in a BSL2 environment.
  • Ability to effectively summarize scientific data and perform basic statistical analysis of datasets.
  • Strong aptitude to work collaboratively with internal and external partners. The candidate is expected to be independent and highly self-organized.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • Candidate must meet all the requirements of our Company Occupational Health program as directed by the Occupational Health Consultant to include pre-employment physical and drug screen.
  • Candidates are encouraged to submit a resume and a cover letter outlining background and experience as it relates to the position requirements and salary history/requirements. Please note that “negotiable” is neither salary nor requirements. Salary commensurate with experience.
  • DIRECT APPLICANTS ONLY

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Scientist Protein Analytics

Date Posted:
7/8/2017

Biofactura

MD

Position Description:
BioFactura is seeking highly motivated applicants with an entrepreneurial spirit for an open position in our biosimilar development programs. We are looking for qualified candidates with a masters or doctoral degree in the life sciences with highly relevant skills and bench experience.  The selected candidate will participate in the development and validation of various biosimilar product assays. In this position, the candidate will be responsible for planning, conducting, execution and analysis of experiments using various techniques in protein analysis. Relevant skills include HPLC/U-HPLC (HILIC, RP, SEC, CEX, AEX, affinity), capillary electrophoresis (CE), mass spec, SDS-PAGE, IEF, ELISA, qPCR. Knowledge of protein purification methods and process development/scale-up is a plus. Knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) including analytical method qualification/validation and current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) are desired. Experience in the preparation and delivery of oral and written presentations as well as participation in the preparation and submission of grants and/or manuscripts for publication are a plus. Excellent communication skills and the ability to analyze and interpret data, design appropriately controlled experiments independently, and maintain up-to-date laboratory notebooks are a must. This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience with an innovative, small, young Biotech company and build a career in the biopharmaceutical industry.  Candidates should feel comfortable working in a high risk/potential high reward environment and able to work overtime and weekends as project needs are determined.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Masters/Doctoral degree in life sciences
  • Hands on experience in protein analytics (3-5 years)
  • Excellent time management and proven ability to complete projects on time
  • Excellent level of initiative and quest for knowledge
  • Must be organized and self motivated
  • Must have excellent communication and writing skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Powerpoint etc.)
  • Must love to learn!

To Apply:
Please contact Darryl Sampey if you are interested in the position.
Darryl Sampey, Ph.D.
President and CEO
BioFactura, Inc.
8435 Progress Drive, Suite Z
Frederick, MD 21701
Cell: 240-620-3566
Office: 301-315-8002
www.biofactura.com
dsampey@biofactura.com


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Assistant Professor Oncology

Date Posted:
7/7/2017

University of Wisconsin

WI

Position Vacancy Listing PVL # 90365

Working Title: Assistant Professor

Official Title: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (C40NN) 

Position Summary: The Department of Oncology/McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research in the School of Medicine and Public Health has a rewarding opportunity for a tenure track faculty position to study cancer at our world-renowned institution at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Department of Oncology / McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research in the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for a tenure track faculty position to study cancer. Areas of interest within the cancer field include, but are not limited to, the following: genetics/human genetics, genomics/epigenomics, etiology, cellular/molecular biology/biochemistry, immunology, and metabolism. Candidates applying multidisciplinary approaches to study cancer are strongly encouraged to apply.

Principle duties: We seek applicants with a track record of outstanding research accomplishments and exhibiting a strong commitment to teaching in a highly collegial and collaborative academic environment. The successful candidate will be expected to (1) develop a vigorous and internationally-recognized research program studying cancer, (2) attract and maintain extramural funding, (3) mentor graduate students, undergraduate students, and postdoctoral fellows, (4) participate in classroom teaching, (5) participate in faculty governance activities in McArdle, the school and/or University, and (6) participate in professional, public and university service. We seek candidates who embrace diversity in the broadest sense, and especially invite applications from minorities and women. The McArdle Laboratory, the first academically-based cancer research institute in the United States, is located in the brand new Wisconsin Institute for Medical Research (WIMR) towers, offering state-of-the-art research space. WIMR also houses researchers from many other disciplines ranging from the biological and physical sciences to bio-informatics/statistics and population health, providing many opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration. WIMR is adjacent to the UW Hospital and Clinics, affording close proximity to clinicians and clinician scientists. The successful candidate will benefit from being a part of a highly interactive and cooperative scientific environment with cutting-edge core facilities supported by McArdle and the NCI-designated Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center. The University of Wisconsin-Madison is a world-class academic institution with an international reputation for basic, translational and cross-disciplinary research and is located in the heart of one of the country\’s most livable cities.

Additional Information: We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself, but also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.

 

Qualifications:

Degree and area of specialization: Ph.D. and/or M.D. with expertise in cancer biology, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, genetics or related discipline required. Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience: At least 3 years postdoctoral research experience preferred, but exceptional applicants at all stages of their postdoctoral training will be considered.

To Apply:

How To Apply: All applications must be submitted via the Jobs at UW website: http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/495418/assistant-professor  Complete the application online and upload the following: (1) Letter of application, including a 2-3 page Research Statement (2) Curriculum vitae, including names and contact information for 3-5 references In addition, please have your references immediately submit letters of recommendation on your behalf, indicating PVL-90365, to the following email address: recruit@oncology.wisc.edu Applications must be received by August 9, 2017 Questions about the position can be directed to: Kristen Adler, McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research, 1111 Highland Avenue, #6407, Madison, WI 53705 Phone: 608-262-2821; Fax: 608-262-2824; Email: adler@oncology.wisc.edu


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Scientist II Transient Protein Expression

Date Posted:
7/7/2017

Thermo Fisher

MD

Position Description:
Job Title: Scientist II, Transient Protein Expression
Requisition ID: 45380

When you're part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you'll be supported in achieving your career goals.

Responsibilities:

  • The individual will work as part of the Cell Biology R&D team to support ongoing projects within the Thermo Fisher product commercialization process under the GibcoTM brand with future growth opportunity for independent project leadership.
  • The successful candidate will possess a strong background in mammalian cell culture for transient protein expression, with experience in stable cell line generation and knowledge of GMP regulations/cell banking a plus.
  • Experience with scalable protein expression, from microtiter plates to bioreactors is desirable, as is experience in molecular biology for plasmid generation, amplification and purification.
  • Candidate will play a significant role in generating applications data for Thermo Fisher expression systems and foster customer collaborations.
  • The candidate will require strong organizational skills to support full documentation of new product development for complex projects.
  • Ability to multitask and maintain a results-oriented focus is essential.
  • The candidate will be required to maintain accurate lab notebooks and training files in accordance with relevant Thermo Fisher required standards to support patent application and defense as well as other international standards (e.g., ISO compliance, GLP/GMP requirements, etc.).
  • Typical requirements will include preparing and presenting experimental data summaries and protocol writing.
  • Perform literature searches related to products under development and new idea generation.
  • Work with customers to troubleshoot problems and understand unmet needs.
  • The successful candidate will make contributions to scientific literature and conferences and comply with all company safety regulations and procedures.

 

Qualifications:
Minimum:

  • B.S or M.S. degree with demonstrated background in protein expression and/or other closely related discipline
  • 3-5+ years industry or academic experience
  • Strong mammalian cell culture skills
  • Standard molecular biology techniques including DNA cloning, plasmid preparation/purification,
  • Demonstrated competence completing tasks under direct supervision
  • Solid technical writing skills
  • Excellent time management skills and multi-tasking capabilities
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interpret, summarize, and present scientific results in a clear, concise, accurate manner to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve results and solve problems.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Transient protein expression/transfection a plus
  • Strong insect or bacterial cell culture a plus
  • Standard molecular biology techniques including DNA cloning, plasmid preparation/purification,
  • PCR, gel electrophoresis; genomic sequencing and/or cell line engineering skills a plus

To Apply:
Apply at http://jobs.thermofisher.com

 

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.


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Technical Support Scientist, Customer Service Department

Date Posted:
7/7/2017

OriGene Technologies

MD

Job Description: As a Tier II customer service agent at the Rockville, MD location, the Technical Support (TS) scientist will handle customer calls, emails, and online chats that require technical assistance. The customer inquiries will include pre-sale education and post-sale follow-up support. Daily feedback to sales and marketing through a CRM is critical. Additionally, involvement in new product development is necessary and requires weekly communication with the R&D department. 

Utilizing OriGene’s many excellent support policies, the successful agent will employ good judgment in delivering high customer satisfaction measured by surveys and NPS-like calculations. An ability to be helpful within a team is of utmost importance. No travel is required; however, options exist to participate in trade shows with our marketing department. Additional opportunities exist to publish papers using OriGene’s ground breaking antibody technologies.

Exempt status, competitive salary, 401k match, health benefits, life insurance, and holiday pay is offered. Please submit a CV and cover letter to jobs@origene.com using TS2 in the subject line.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Masters plus commercial experience, or PhD in the life sciences
  • Working knowledge of current molecular techniques including cDNA cloning, CRISPR/CAS9, lentiviral transduction, and shRNA/siRNA technologies
  • Working knowledge of antibody research applications (Western, IF, IHC, Flow)
  • Ability to quickly learn online software packages such as Netsuite, JIRA, Salesforce
  • A demonstrated enthusiasm for customer service

 Company Information: OriGene Technologies (Rockville, MD)

OriGene is a Maryland-based biotech company and a leading provider of gene-related reagent tools for biomedical research. OriGene has commercialized an extensive bank of cDNA clones, recombinant proteins, antibodies and assays and its products has been cited in thousands of publications worldwide.

 9620 Medical Center Drive, Suite 200 | Rockville, MD 20850 | www.origene.com 


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Postdoctoral Position

Date Posted:
7/5/2017

Alberta Diabetes Institute and the Alberta Transplant Institute

INT

Alberta Diabetes Institute and the Alberta Transplant Institute

Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry

University of Alberta

Edmonton, Canada

 Description

The Alberta Diabetes Institute and the Alberta Transplant Institute at the University of Alberta are seeking a highly-motivated and creative postdoctoral research scientist to examine mechanisms of immune tolerance in transplant and autoimmune disease such as Type 1 Diabetes with specific emphasis on the production, characterization and use of thymic-derived regulatory T-cells (Tregs). The successful candidate will lead the development of a Treg Core and employ a broad range of molecular and immunological techniques across disciplines, moving toward GMP-production and clinical application. They will join a dynamic group of researchers with a focused goal of harnessing the therapeutic potential of thymic Treg cells.

 Required qualifications

  • PhD degree in immunology and/or immune tolerance
  • Clear and effective communication skills
  • Scientific creativity, reliability, and independence in research
  • Research experience and/or demonstrated interest in immune tolerance

 Preferred qualifications

  • Extensive experience in human and mouse immunology
  • Expertise in models of immune tolerance
  • Experience in Treg cell isolation and characterization

The ideal candidate will have the ability to work comfortably and collaboratively with a diverse group of researchers.

 To apply

Please e-mail your cover letter, CV, and three or more references to (please copy both e-mails):

 Closing date

  • Position open until filled

 We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

Learn more at https://jobs.sciencecareers.org/job/455062/postdoctoral-position/?LinkSource=PremiumListing?utm_campaign=email-careers-jsnl&et_rid=159390715&et_cid=1414890 


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Tenure-track faculty - Department of Cell Biology

Date Posted:
7/5/2017

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

PA

The Department of Cell Biology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine seeks candidates for Assistant, Associate or Full Professor tenure stream or tenured faculty position with a strong record of research accomplishments on the mechanisms underlying protein folding, protein misfolding, or cellular protein quality control.  Successful candidates will join an interactive, interdisciplinary group of faculty, students and fellows, and enjoy access to the state-of-the-art equipment and facilities at the University of Pittsburgh.  The position will provide a superb environment to collaborate with basic, translational, and clinical scientists at the University, including those at the new Center for Protein Conformational Diseases (www.proteindiseasecenter.pitt.edu).  Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or an equivalent degree.  Highly competitive start-up, compensation and benefits packages are offered. 

Curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and e-mail addresses of three references can be sent to:  cbprecru@pitt.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The University of Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Read more at https://jobs.sciencecareers.org/job/454224/cell-biology-faculty-position/?utm_campaign=email-careers-jsnl&et_rid=159390715&et_cid=1414890 


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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Cartilage Biology and Regenerative Medicine

Date Posted:
7/5/2017

University of Nebraska Medical Center

NE

Postdoctoral Position in Cartilage Biology and Regenerative Medicine

A postdoctoral research associate position is available at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in mechanisms of musculoskeletal development, homeostasis, disease, and regeneration/repair. The laboratory currently has projects available that are focused on regulation of tissue formation, growth, and extracellular matrix development in cartilage using animal and tissue engineering models (primary cells and stem cells). The successful applicant will have recently earned a Ph.D. in biological, chemical, or engineering sciences, as well as have extensive experience with standard techniques of biochemistry, molecular biology, and cell biology, including methods in cell culture and biological imaging. Additional experience with mouse genetic models, confocal/super-resolution microscopy, and/or genomic/epigenetic analysis is desirable.

Applications must include a brief cover letter, c.v., a one-page description of your significant research accomplishments, a 300 word abstract describing an empirical approach to a question in cartilage biology that interests you, and contact information for three referees that can comment on your intellectual and technical abilities.

Applications are being accepted online athttp://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/33277.

Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encourage to apply.


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Postdoctoral Fellow Position in Molecular Imaging and Biology

Date Posted:
7/5/2017

Yale University School of Medicine

CT

The Cardiovascular Molecular Imaging Laboratory at Yale School of Medicine (New Haven, Connecticut) is recruiting new members to investigate the molecular mechanisms of vascular remodeling and fibrocalcific aortic valve disease, and to develop related molecular imaging techniques.

The qualified candidate has a MD and/or PhD degree in vascular biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, imaging sciences, bioengineering, or related fields and a track record of high quality publications. Ability to work in a highly collaborative, multidisciplinary environment and strong communication and interpersonal skills are required. Experience in microsurgery is preferred.

 Please send CV and a description of career goals and achievements by e-mail to:

Mehran M. Sadeghi, MD

Professor of Medicine

Section of Cardiovascular Medicine

Yale School of Medicine

mehran.sadeghi@yale.edu

http://medicine.yale.edu/lab/sadeghi/


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Sales Representative

Date Posted:
7/5/2017

Noble Life Sciences

MD

The Company:

Noble Life Sciences (Sykesville, MD) is a rapidly growing contract research organization (CRO) that provides preclinical drug, vaccine and medical device development services, from discovery to GLP-compliant studies for regulatory submissions.  The company offers in vitro and in vivo services, including cellular and animal disease model development and experimental design, non-GLP and GLP animal efficacy, toxicity, biodistribution and product release studies in both small and large animals. The company also offers custom antibody production services, research animal and tissue products, and vivarium services.

The Position:

The representative will be responsible for selling preclinical services to new accounts in order to achieve sales targets; develops new sales in these accounts by monitoring customer's existing projects for successful completion to stated goals; proposing related and new services as they monitor accounts needs for future CRO services.  

The individual is expected to use his/her knowledge of the market and external contacts with Pharma, BioTech potential clients to increase sales.

The Representative will implement sales and marketing strategy and tactics to gain new customers and achieve sales and profit goals in designated geographic territory.

Qualifications and Specifications:

  • A minimum of an undergraduate degree, with preference for a graduate degree, in a life science relevant to the business. Strong preference for at least three years of hands-on experience in bench research in fields relevant to the company’s offerings.
  • At least three years’ experience in a sales, marketing, or similar role in a life science CRO services company, preferably in preclinical animal studies for drug, vaccine and/or medical device development. Strong preference for a candidate with a successful track record of developing new business accounts and revenues in CRO services.  Strong knowledge of CRO sales principles, methods, practices, and techniques.
  • Basic understanding of the drug, vaccine and/or medical device development process, especially as it relates to in vivo studies.
  • Ability to operate in a small company environment that requires hands-on implementation, optimal use of limited resources and an ability to work closely with others in a team setting.
  • Successful track record of interaction with customers in product development roles in drug, vaccine, and/or medical device companies. Able to close business and drive accelerated growth.
  • Self-starter – individual needs to be proactive and persistent in achieving the company’s customer development, relations management, and business objectives.
  • Ability to maintain client and sales management and tracking systems in an orderly manner.
  • Excellent team player, with strong communication skills within and outside the organization.
  • Travel required for conferences, account visits, possibly up to 25%.

Earnings:

  • Uncapped earning potential with generous commission strategy. The commission will be paid to the sales representative for new studies when they close.

Interested individuals may apply for positions by sending their resume to cpounds1@jhmi.edu; applications will be forwarded to Noble.


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Business Insights Analyst-Immune & Inflammatory Therapy Area

Date Posted:
7/5/2017

Decision Resources Group

MA

Description

Decision Resources Group (www.DecisionResourcesGroup.com) is the premier provider of analysis, insight and data on the significant issues facing the biopharmaceutical industry. Each year the world's leading biopharma companies turn to Decision Resources Group (DRG) for their strategic planning, market development, technology management, and competitive intelligence requirements.

We are seeking a motivated Business Insights Analysts to join the talented and vibrant Immune & Inflammatory Diseases team at DRG. This is a fundamental role that requires experience in three broad functions: 1) research and writing; 2) project management and execution; and 3) external interface/client interactions. The Business Insights Analyst will be responsible for projects across the team’s research portfolio, with an emphasis on rheumatology, gastrointestinal, dermatology, and respiratory pharmaceutical markets and diseases.

The position will be based in DRG’s Burlington, Massachusetts headquarters.

The Role:

Research and Writing Capabilities

  • Conducts primary research via interviews and surveys with medical and healthcare experts.
  • Critically analyzes and interprets complex clinical data and commercial information from a multitude of sources, and draws conclusions to provide analyses and build market forecasts.
  • Translates domain/therapeutic expertise and primary secondary market research data into knowledge and insights for client needs; effectively communicates these insights to the appropriate audience.
  • Uses sound judgment regarding project scope, breadth of coverage and creativity in project design.

Project Management and Execution

  • With minimal supervision, prioritizes and manages the execution of multiple projects.
  • Ensures deliverables are of high quality and on time.
  • Identifies problems in advance and recommends solutions.
  • Demonstrates sound decision-making ability.


External Interface/Client Interactions

  • Fields client queries and ad hoc requests with minimal supervision.
  • Interacts with, develops and maintains productive relationships with clients.
  • Builds client presentations with minimal supervision and presents research insights via client meetings, webinars and analyst calls.
  • Shows strong grasp of complex commercial issues in communication with clients.

Requirements

  • Advanced degree (MA, MBA, MS, or PhD in life sciences, social sciences or statistics) and/or relevant experience in the biopharma, healthcare, market research, or financial sector is required.
  • In-depth knowledge of at least one therapeutic area is required.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and objectively in written and spoken English.
  • A flexible and collaborative approach to work.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Ability to interact and build relationships with co-workers and clients.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines.


COMPANY INFORMATION

Decision Resources Group (DRG) is a global information and technology services company that provides proprietary data and solutions to the healthcare industry. With over 1,000 employees and 17 offices worldwide, we have brought together best-in-class companies to provide end-to-end solutions to complex challenges in healthcare. Our team of highly knowledgeable experts reframe these challenges, enabling our customers to see the opportunities. To learn more, please visit our website at https://decisionresourcesgroup.com.

Benefits

Decision Resources Group offers a competitive compensation package and medical, dental, vision and life insurance programs from first day of employment. We also offer a 401(K) retirement plan after two complete months of employment. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Please contact Bingnan Kang (bkang@teamdrg.com) with your resume and a cover letter if interested.

Read more at https://decisionresourcesgroup.com/careers/ec03d1a54e-business-insights-analyst-immune-inflammatory/?utm_source=JHGCC+newsletter&utm_campaign=1477c2d411-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_07_03&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3047cf1672-1477c2d411-373047725 


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Biomedical Writer

Date Posted:
6/28/2017

KAI

MD

Palladian Partners, an Altarum Institute company, seeks a full-time biomedical science/health writer to work at our Silver Spring, MD headquarters. Palladian Partners is a creative communications firm dedicated to disseminating information about new discoveries in health, medicine, and social science to professionals, educators, patients, families, and the public. In this position, you will interact with all levels of staff and use your outstanding editorial and organizational skills on a wide range of print and web projects in support of high-profile clients.

 

To be considered for this position, you must be equally adept at writing for scientific audiences about the use of zinc finger nucleases in HIV research as you are at writing for the general public about stroke risk factors.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research and write web content about a wide range of biomedical research and public health topics
  • Interview scientists and thought leaders at major research institutions nationwide
  • Contribute to social media and video communications projects
  • Write and edit web content, journal articles, news releases, fact sheets, and infographic content
  • Attend scientific conferences and summarize proceedings
  • Work directly with clients and collaborate with other staff members
 

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in a life science
  • Five+ years of science writing and editing experience
  • Ability to translate very technical scientific content into lively prose for lay audiences
  • Strong understanding of the difference between writing for print and the web
  • Ability to work under pressure and deliver outstanding web and print content on deadline
  • Outstanding customer service skills

You’ll Earn Bonus Points if You Have Experience

  • Writing about cardiovascular, respiratory, and sleep topics
  • Producing social media content
  • Writing and editing for low-literacy audiences
  • Writing video scripts and speeches
  • Attending and writing summaries of scientific meetings
  • Writing and editing journal articles
  • Working in a government contracting environment
  • Supervising and mentoring other writers

 

Palladian employees are highly talented and are encouraged to think and work creatively and strive for excellence. Palladian offers competitive pay, excellent benefits, and the satisfaction that comes from working on interesting, meaningful projects every day. Palladian’s dynamic work environment emphasizes integrity, personal commitment, and teamwork. We invite you to explore exciting and rewarding career opportunities with us.

 

Palladian Partners is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or disability.


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Principle Scientist Neuroscience

Date Posted:
6/26/2017

SAIC

MD

Principal Scientist (Neuroscience) Job

Date: Jun 22, 2017

Location: Riverdale, MD, US

Principal Scientist (Neuroscience) (Job Number:427824)

Description:



JOB DESCRIPTION:

- Directly assist and support Government leadership in all technical aspects of managing multiple research and development (R&D) projects and contracts, to include providing expert technical advice and insights about relevant technologies.
- Analyze technical data deliverables and publications from development contractors to assess the significance of their results and identify technical issues.
- Provide coordination and technical oversight of testing and evaluation of Program efforts / deliverables by development contractors, to include analysis of data and results.
- Provide independent review and summary of technical literature, including surveys and summaries of relevant Government, academic, and contracted research.
- Provide technical and programmatic support for emerging concepts, studies, projects, technologies and other work in related areas.
- Draft summary briefings and reports and support periodic reviews and impromptu reporting requirements.
- Analyze and resolve financial and programmatic issues in collaboration with a program analyst.
- In addition to the LOE support to the program, support may be required for seedling projects and other program related activities.

Qualifications:
REQUIRED:

- PhD in neuroscience, physics or a related discipline with 4 years of experience studying coding and computation in high-throughput recordings of neural activity from behaving animals using quantitative methods, such as dimensionality reduction, time series analysis, and machine learning approaches.
- Demonstrated experience in at least 3 of the following disciplines: high-throughput electrophysiology, multi-photon microscopy, optogenetics, circuit mapping, methods for manipulating cognitive processes in behaving animals.
- Training and demonstrated capabilities in applied mathematics and computer science. Must be proficient with at least one numerical analysis and statistics framework (e.g. NumPy, Matlab, R) and one general-purpose programming language (e.g. Python, Java, C).
- Two years of experience coordinating collaborative projects with diverse technical contributors and aggressive timelines for achieving results, as evidenced by research publications, public data sets or other artifacts of work.
- Clearable to TS or TS/SCI

DESIRED:

- Strong background in systems neuroscience, with at least 2 years of experience studying the circuit basis of cognition.
- Strong background in machine learning (ML), with at least 2 years of experience using modern ML techniques to support scientific research or solve other challenging problems.
- Active Clearance.
- Formal training in theoretical neuroscience.
- Professional software development experience.
- Experience using cloud computing technologies.
- At least two (2) years of experience with the IC or other Government-run analysis and evaluation.

SAIC Overview:SAIC is a premier technology integrator providing full life cycle services and solutions in the technical, engineering, intelligence, and enterprise information technology markets. SAIC provides systems engineering and integration offerings for large, complex projects. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, SAIC has approximately 15,000 employees and annual revenues of about $4.3 billion.

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Research Scientist

Date Posted:
6/26/2017

QPS LLC

DE

QPS, LLC is an innovative and dynamic Contract ResearchOrganization (CRO) that strives to employ talented, caring, and committedemployees who work together collaboratively towards achieving our mission ofimproving human health and the quality of life. QPS, LLC has beenassisting pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies withtheir drug development efforts by providing a full range of GLP-compliantbioanalysis, DMPK, and protein/genomic biomarker services. QPS welcomesemployees who want to be part of a growing organization.

 

 

Summary

 

The Research Scientist, IBA is a keycontributor in the Immunobioanalysis (IBA) laboratory Operations unit withinQPS, Department of Translational Medicine.

 

Laboratories of a Contract ResearchOrganization such as QPS, LLC. are dynamic and full of activity that isregulated by the Federal Government. Clinical and pre-clinical trial samplesfrom pharmaceutical and biotech clients are tested by laboratory analysts usingvarious molecular technologies, and the results are returned to the sponsor forevaluation and delivery to the FDA.

 

This is a laboratory role focused onthe analysis of drug or other targets in complex biologic matrices usingimmunologic methods. Responsibilities include laboratory stewardship, wet-laboperations as well as data reduction and documentation. The work is done in aregulated environment controlled by company SOPS, analytical procedures anddepartment policies and governed by the Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs), GoodClinical Practices (GCPs) and Good Documentation Practices (GDPs). Much of thework is independent and comprehensive – from frozen sample to data point - notpiecemeal, though each staff member is also a part of team. Team-memberscooperatively support one-another's timelines, quality and high performance.Each team is self- and externally-supported by process and technical experts.There are multiple daily interactions with teammates and staff from other unitswithin TLM, other support groups within QPS as well as Clients and regulators.The ability to effectively communicate scientific concepts and explainlaboratory events to clients is vital.

 

This role requires attention to detail,organization, multi-tasking, and comfort interacting with people who might bejunior or senior to the incumbent. The role is for a team player who can shareresponsibilities and do what is needed in the moment – especially in a dynamicenvironment.

A senior role such asResearch Scientist, IBA includes, but is not limited to, the followingactivities: conceive and develop new, quantitative, bioanalytical methods; improveassay quality and technical operations; troubleshoot analytical issues andtransfer existing assays from pharmaceutical organizations; prepare controlledprocedures and reports of results with data interpretation; remain informed ofleading edge techniques that can be implemented to enhance assay diversity,quality or throughput; author scientific papers to be published in peerreviewed journals and finally, present at scientific meetings as needed.

 

 

Essentials

Roles

  • Mastery of GLP

  • Independent executor

  • Author all Final Reports

  • Laboratory analyst

  • Troubleshoot complex assays

  • PI complex validation (VAL) studies

  • Lead/Design complex method development (MD) studies

  • Explore, then lead new technology implementation

  • Manage Quality Assurance (QA) interactions

  • Lead Sponsor TCons

  • Potential Multiple Direct Reports

    Safety

  • Follow safety requirements, all TLM policies as well as company and Sponsor-specific standard operation procedures (SOPs), precisely

    Laboratory Stewardship

  • Assist in monitoring, addressing, and correcting environmental and equipment alarms

  • Help to keep the laboratories and all the devices clean, operational and presentable

  • Interact with support teams for maintenance and qualification issues

    Basic Assay Execution

  • Perform routine mathematical and chemical calculations.

  • Quality control (QC) data transcription and calculations

  • Proficiently execute all routine lab operations, such as preparing reagents, pipette, weigh, monitor, record and replenish supplies

  • Set-up, use and maintain complex instrumentation

  • Proficiently execute complete assays, daily and independently, in accordance with the GLPs and governing policies and SOPs to avoid failed runs and study findings

  • Document results, accurately record observations, and maintain study records in accordance with the GLPs and governing policies and SOPs to avoid failed runs and study findings

  • Author Final Reports

    Readiness

  • Monitor the levels of general and key, assay-specific reagents

  • Follow proper laboratory and Sponsor-specific procedures to procure sufficient material, in advance, so as to meet and beat Sponsor timelines

    Analytical Thinking

  • Verify and QC review study data, notebooks, and study reports

  • Author deviations (DEVs) and CAPAs, then execute specified actions to regain compliance

    Communication

  • Respond to every communication, internal and external, in real-time.

  • If this is not possible, respond within a few hours; preferably before close of business (COB) for that day.

  • If the response requires examination or coordination with others, immediately reply as such, and set a time to provide a resolution, preferably within a business day.

  • Immediately update superiors and/or internal stake holders regarding lapses in project timelines, assay performance, data, or reports and work with them to effectively address any issues that may arise.

    Analytical Communication

  • Communicate assay issues clearly and completely; include breakdown analyses for technical lapses and list potential paths forward solutions.

    Time Management

  • Suggest, lead and/or participate in activities that promote growth for departmental needs

  • Manage schedules for junior staff

  • Coordinate team schedules and priorities

    Managing up. Work with Upper Management

  • Prepare documents, presentations, and/or other tools to increase department performance

  • Participate in departmental management and inter-departmental management meetings

  • Alert upper management if unexpected events arise and proactively assist in addressing issues

    New Technology Implementation

  • Research literature and external sources and identify new techniques and procedures that strengthen QPS’ capabilities.

  • Lead effort in implementation of new biological assays and processes, as well as in trouble-shooting various bio-chemical procedures.

    QA Engagement

  • Engage QA as needed; then prepare and shepherd QA-related documents as needed

    Leadership I

  • Supervise, train and mentor junior scientific staff. Be a resource for others

  • Coordinating daily/weekly activities to address changing priorities

    Leadership II

  • Proactively coordinate with client and internal resources to plan, design and conduct studies to beat timelines while providing industry leading efficiency and quality.

  • Prepare, and/or review study protocols that are scientifically sound and with compliance consideration.

  • Prepare materials for presentations and publications.

    Metrics

  • Number of runs performed (when appropriate)

  • Plate pass rate (when appropriate)

  • Communication quality and timeliness

  • Timelines met

  • Number of successful PI-ships

  • Findings per study rate

  • Quality of Sponsor interactions

  • Growth and contribution of Direct Reports

  • Quality of QA interactions

  • Quality and quantity of OPS contribution

  • Creativity and savvy of original assay designs

 

 

 

Knowledge /Skills / Abilities (i.e., knowledge of GLP regulations, operation of labequipment, mathematical ability)

 

Thesuccessful candidate has both the desire and ability or aspiration to…

 

 

 

  • Communicate, clearly and cooperatively, in both oral and written forms.

  • Interact comfortably and constructively with supervisors, peers and juniors.

  • Work productively and professionally with teammates.

  • Work independently, and make independent decisions, as needed.

  • Recognize issues, solve problems and improve processes.

  • Understand and properly use chemical- and bio-hazards and comply with all laboratory safety methods, procedures and policies for their own safety and the safety of their workmates.

  • Know, adhere to and comfortably work within the GLPs and other corporate regulatory methods, procedures and policies.

  • Proficiently operate all relevant laboratory equipment.

  • Repeatedly execute laboratory methods, precisely and objectively.

  • Carefully collect and organize data per written methods.

  • Accurately reduce data and make calculations on forms and worksheets.

  • Prepare accurate, complete, comprehensive and properly formatted reports based on multiple different document formats.

  • Interact with personal and device-associated computers proficiently.

  • Employ office software packages, laboratory data management systems such as: Watson LIMS, ELN, and device-specific control interfaces with a high level of expertise.

 

 

Competencies(“soft skills”, traits, behaviors – i.e., adaptability, analytical thinking,tenacity, initiative, results orientation)

 

Thesuccessful candidate has both the desire and ability or aspiration to be…

 

  • Innovativeness

  • Independence

  • Concern for Impact

  • Interpersonal Awareness

  • Development Orientation

  • Initiative

  • Critical Information Seeking

  • Efficiency Orientation

  • Results Orientation

 

 

 

Education /Experience (minimum degree level and/or minimum number of years experience –including field of study and/or experience)

 

Thesuccessful candidate will hold an advanced degree in Biochemistry, Immunology,Pharmacology, Medical Technology, Biology or a related field as follows:

 

 

  • Ph.D. Experience in an industry setting is beneficial

  • Master's Degree plus ≥ 8 years relevant industry experience or 4 years CRO experience

  • Bachelor's Degree plus ≥ 10 years relevant industry experience

  • Experience in a Regulated industry laboratory required

 

 

 

QPS, LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity/AffirmativeAction Employer. In accordance with federal, state, and local laws, werecruit, hire, promote and evaluate all personnel without regard to race,color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, nationalorigin, citizenship status, physical disability, protected veteran status, orany other characteristic protected by law. Job applicants and presentemployees are evaluated solely on ability, experience, and the requirements ofthe job. In addition, QPS, LLC is a federal contractor and desires priorityreferrals of protected veterans.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Applications Scientist Sample Preparation Products

Date Posted:
6/26/2017

Agilent

DE

Location: Wilmington, United States

Date Posted: 24/May/17
Requisition: 2071296
Job Title: Applications Scientist, Sample Preparation Products
Description: Agilent inspires and supports discoveries that advance the quality of life. We provide life science, diagnostic and applied market laboratories worldwide with instruments, services, consumables, applications and expertise. Agilent enables customers to gain the answers and insights they seek –– so they can do what they do best: improve the world around us. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com.

The Chemistries and Supplies division within the Agilent CrossLab Group works to enable positive outcomes through insights generated with new product and workflow developments.

This is a great opportunity for a highly motivated Applications Scientist to work in a fast-paced environment on the Sample Preparation Marketing team to help drive and grow the business. Through cross functional collaborations and interactions with other Agilent business units and customers, you’ll develop new workflow solutions that drive the growth of the of sample preparation product portfolio.

The ideal candidate will have the following:
• Significant experience with sample preparation and/or consumable/disposables product marketing in the chemical analysis and life sciences specifically with Food, Environmental, Forensics/Toxicology, Clinical, Pharma or other related industries.
• Demonstrated expertise in operating chromatographic systems, such as GC/MS/MS and/or LC/MS/MS along with their software systems, and using a variety or sample prep techniques including Solid phase extraction (SPE) (ion exchange, reverse phase, hydrophobic interaction and affinity) and broader techniques such as filtration and QuEChERS.
• Strong organizational skills demonstrating the ability to deliver to commitments.
• Ability to work collaboratively to develop effective strategies and programs that result in successful new product introductions which meet revenue forecasts.
• Strong written and oral communication skills. Ability to communicate Agilent vision and strategy to internal and external partners. Regular presentations to the business team.
• Ability to drive collaborations with LCMS and GCMS teams to align sample preparation products with new workflows to enable more efficient customer outcomes
• Present at conferences and travel and train sales team members as required to drive business, customer loyalty and awareness.
Qualifications: • Bachelors or Advanced Degree with a focus in chemistry, biochemistry or other sciences or engineering fields preferred
• 8+ years relevant work experience and/ or an equivalent combination of applicable education and work experience
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to travel worldwide as required up to 25-30% of the time
• Demonstrated experience working with LCMS and GCMS technologies in applied sciences and pharmaceutical laboratories
• Success at developing technical relationships and collaborations with industry leading scientists at target Food, Environmental, Forensics/Toxicology, Clinical and Pharmaceutical/Biopharmaceutical markets, as the business requires
• Working and communicating in a worldwide, matrixed, cross functional team environment which includes R&D, marketing, manufacturing, and quality teams as well as other business units
• Sales or other field related experience
• Prior experience with product lifecycle processes for product development
• Ideal: Familiarity with Automated liquid handling systems and/or biopharmaceutical sample preparation workflows

Agilent Technologies, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We value diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, pregnancy, race, religion or religious creed, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, local law, ordinance, or regulation and will not be discriminated against on these bases.
For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the ‘EEO is the Law’ poster available here:
https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf,
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Agilent Technologies, Inc., is committed to diversity in the workplace and strives to support candidates with disabilities. If you have a disability and need assistance with any part of the application or interview process or have questions about workplace accessibility, please contact +1-262-754-5030 (US and Canada only) or email job_posting@agilent.com. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability.
Company:
Business: Agilent CrossLab Group
Job Category: Marketing
Job Sub-Category: Application Dev Engineer/Scientist
Region: Americas
Country or Area: United States
State/Province: Delaware
Town/City: Wilmington
Shift: Day Job
Job Type: Experienced
Schedule: Full-time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
Duration
(Temp Positions Only): Not applicable
HR Country Location: United States
HR Town/City Location : Wilmington

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Medical Writer

Date Posted:
6/26/2017

priME Oncology

GA

Job description

 

The function includes but is not limited to an independent implementation of the following tasks:

 

  • Support the development of medical education activities through creation of educational needs assessments, gap analyses, learning objectives, agendas and summaries
  • Write and develop newsletters, slide presentations, medical manuscripts, medical education monographs, case-based e-learning activities, and conference coverage as needed
  • Assist in the creation of clinical content for live and internet-based educational activities regarding specific topics in oncology and hematology
  • Develop and maintain knowledge in relevant therapy areas
  • Ensure that all ACCME and related regulatory agency stipulations are implemented
  • Travel to and participate in selected prIME Oncology educational activities (both US-based and International)
  • Other duties, tasks and/or functions as assigned

 

 

Preferred background and skills:

 

  • PhD or PharmD
  • A strong scientific background in a medical/pharmaceutical/biological field
  • Excellent English communication and writing skills
  • 0-5 yrs experience in medical communications industry, preferably in the field of oncology
  • Ability to translate scientific information into attractive practical communication assets
  • Results-oriented, accurate and analytical
  • High energy and professionalism
  • Experience with development of scientific content (manuscripts, slides, etc.)

 

The position is based in Atlanta, GA, United States.

 

Remuneration is consistent with market standards and is dependent on background and relevant experience.

 

 

 

To apply, please send your resume to: Nathan Kelly, PhD (Nathan.kelly@primeoncology.org)


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Breast Oncology Medical Science Liaison

Date Posted:
6/26/2017

InVentiv Health

FL

Job description

Overview

 

inVentiv Health is currently engaged in a direct hire opportunity with Lilly to expand one of their MSL divisions.

 

At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 39,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We're looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.

 

Join a groundbreaking network of more than 15,000 employees in 110 offices worldwide with the ability to service clients in over 90 countries. Take part in offering world-class therapeutic expertise to leading biopharmaceutical companies so they can focus on what they do best - prevent and treat disease. You'll provide the brilliant ideas, valuable insight and relentless energy that drive biopharma products from lab to life.

 

Here at inVentiv Health Selling Solutions, a critical segment of our Commercial Division, we offer innovative promotional and educational resources that deliver customized commercial solutions to the world's leading healthcare companies so they can focus on what they do best - prevent and treat disease.

 

Our high-performance team of sales, market access, clinical educators and medical affairs employees work together with our corporate support professionals and executive leadership in a fast-paced, challenging environment with one single common aspiration: to deliver exceptional service.

 

Make your work matter everywhere.

 

Responsibilities

 

Scientific Experts (SEs) have special needs for in-depth and cutting edge information, because these health care professionals design and implement novel research and educate colleagues and students. The Medical Liaison (ML) program is specifically designed to meet these needs through a field-based group of medical professionals with deep content knowledge about Lilly and competitor products and current issues in the therapeutic areas they represent. The ML also gathers feedback and insights from SEs, to better inform Lilly's research and potentially influence overall strategic direction of the company. By providing answers that matter and facilitating scientific exchange between industry and the academic community, the ML's have the opportunity to shape the future of healthcare with needed information that addresses important clinical and scientific questions.

 

The primary purpose of the Medical Liaison is to provide medical support for critical US launches in breast cancer aligned with US tumor team strategy. The Medical Liaison will interact with both breast cancer specialists and general oncologists treating breast cancer at large community and network sites within their geography. Their primary objective will be to provide relevant up to date clinical and scientific data on breast cancer in response to unsolicited questions, provide medical support for relevant clinical trials, collect clinical insights, provide medical education for HCPs as required and support strategic initiatives as defined by the US tumor team. The Medical Liaison will communicate and share information regularly with the medical scientific liaison in their geography.

 

Develop mutually beneficial relationships with external experts and internal business partners-

 

The ML will spend between 70-80% of their time devoted to developing relationships and interfacing with external experts - SEs/educators/investigators - within a defined geography. The ML will serve as the major representatives of Lilly for these health care professionals, providing deep and advanced disease state and product information as well as facilitating the work of the SE when it aligns with Lilly's mission. An important aspect of this work will be to connect the SE with other Lilly resources (e.g., Outcomes Research, Discovery Scientists, Clinical Research Physicians,) whenever appropriate. The ML will be the primary point person liaising between Lilly resources or internal business partners (e.g., Clinical Research Physicians, Medical Information Associates, Corporate Medical teams). He/She will also report clinical insights and unanswered customer questions they have received from external SEs to the medical and brand teams.

 

Understand and effectively communicate current scientific and clinical knowledge-

 

The ML will be required to maintain their technical expertise, through continuous learning, within the breast cancer field to engage in deep scientific discussions with SEs. He/She will attend appropriate scientific meetings, conduct routine literature searches, and will be expected to communicate regularly with each other to assure that the entire group benefits from individual learning whenever it is relevant. As a result, the ML will establish himself/herself as a reliable, trusted, resource of accurate, up-to-date, medical and scientific knowledge requested and desired by their clients. He/She will respond in a timely way to personal or electronic inquiries with any available information which may include reprints or posters, medical letters, literature citations, access to internal and external experts, slides and other teaching-related material.

 

Effectively manage administrative activities-

 

The ML job entails not only scientific, clinical and customer expertise, but also requires the ability to understand and effectively utilize approved resources to fulfill administrative, procedural, and legal requirements in order to address the customer needs. These activities may include proficiency in computer skills and database entry (VEEVA, LillyNet, S5, Microsoft Office, Ovid,), continual compliance of all procedural requirements of the role (i.e. good documentation practices, standards and procedures,) and appropriate utilization and best practice sharing of available resources.

 

Basic Qualifications

 

Requirements

 

  • Advanced degree in health sciences (PharmD, M.D., Ph.D. in a medically related field) required with 5 years of relevant clinical cancer experience.Masters or Bachelors level degree in health sciences (RN, RPh, PA, Certified Diabetes Educator, NP, etc.) considered if 8 or more years clinical and/or medical information experience in oncology is present. Preference will be given to those applicants with breast cancer clinical experience, including physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists with experience working with patients in a hospital or outpatient clinical setting.Oncology product launch experience also preferred.
  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Lilly does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.

     

Additional Skills/Preferences

 

  • Strong interpersonal / leadership traits with a solution-focused and innovative mindset
  • Intellectual curiosity and intelligence about the field of science/medicine for which they are responsible.
  • Highly motivated and capable of comprehending large amounts of scientific and clinical content which is then communicated in a clear, concise fashion.
  • Significant direct experience in servicing customer needs for complex information.
  • Understand clinical environment and demonstrate ability to communicate with cross-functional clinical teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and cultivate relationships with often demanding or difficult clients.
  • Significant experience and success in self-managing priorities and multi-tasking projects.
  • Strong teamwork/interpersonal skills.
  • Advanced presentation and computer skills with expertise in literature identification and evaluation.
  • Significant experience in professional networking with positive mutually beneficial outcomes.
  • Experience in field-based environments highly valued.
  • Familiarity with the academic community and the medical research and medical education process highly valued.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including capability to engage in professional relationship building and networking.

     

Additional Information

 

  • The position is field-based with upwards of 60% required travel (car and plane) to manage assigned geography. Applicants should have access to large hub airport. Ability to use field-based electronic or other communication tools for all aspects of job is critical.
  • Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

     

inVentiv Health is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer (Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled)

 

Years Exp

 

4-5

 

Position Type/Category

 

Medical Science Liaison

 

Travel

 

About 50%

 

Minimum Education Level

 

Masters Degree


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Medical Writer !

Date Posted:
6/26/2017

ICON PLC

PA

Job description

Location: Chadds Ford

 

Job Field: Medical Writing

 

Employment Status: Permanent

 

Salary: £0.00 - £0.00

 

Description

 

This is an exciting opportunity to work within a fast-paced, environment with a team committed to being the best strategic medical communications agency in the world by leading the industry in quality, service, and innovation. At CHC Group, our value is our people, who consistently deliver the highest-quality work to our clients.

 

The Medical Writer position is an entry level position ideally suited for those looking to pursue a career in medical writing.

 

As a Medical Writer, you are responsible for developing outlines, manuscripts, abstracts, scientific posters, and slide presentations across one or more therapeutic areas. The MW works closely with other Editorial and Client Services team members to meet client expectations, budgets and timelines.

 

Who Are We?

 

Through the recent acquisition of CHC Group and MediMedia Managed Markets (MMMM) LLC, ICON plc has strengthened its expertise in scientific communications and market access. ICON is a fast-growing global provider of outsourced development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, known for its innovative approach. ICON’s core commercialization and outcomes capabilities coupled with the strategic consultancy services of CHC Group and MMMM, has created the industry’s most integrated product development, clinical communication and market access solution. This means more growth and career opportunities for our current and future employees!

 

What’s In It For You?

 

We provide our Medical Writers with a strong benefits package that includes a comprehensive health plan, retirement plans, competitive pay, vacation, and an annual incentive plan to reward performance.

 

We have a friendly environment where you can be fully engaged, motivated and rewarded. We allow you to shine because it enables us to achieve our goals. Our employees are our best asset and we encourage upward mobility by enabling them to realize their potential within a performance culture that is demanding and exciting.

 

To Succeed You Will Need

 

  • Advanced degree in life sciences (Ph.D., PharmD, or MD preferred, or proven record of excellence in the position)
  • Gracious and proactive ability to interact with clients
  • Ability to meet or beat deadlines every time
  • Must possess a high level of attention to detail

     

What’s Next?

 

Following your application you will be contacted by one of our dedicated recruiters and if successful we will be able to provide you with more details about this opportunity.

 

CHC Group, an ICON plc Company is an equal opportunity employer - Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans and committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.

 

Reference: 044636

 

Contact: Tareena Hudson

 

Email: tareena.hudson@iconplc.com


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Medical Writer Entry

Date Posted:
6/26/2017

MedPace

OH

Job description

 

 

 

Medpace is a global, full-service Clinical Research Organization (CRO) specializing in a multitude of therapeutic areas. Our headquarters are located in Cincinnati, Ohio and we are active in over 40 countries across the globe. We continue to steadily grow and are looking to add to our team!

 

 

Our corporate activities are growing rapidly, and we are currently seeking a full-time, office-based Medical Writer to join our Regulatory Affairs team. This position will work on a team to accomplish tasks and projects that are instrumental to the company's success. If you want an exciting career where you use your previous expertise and can develop and grow your career even further, then this is the opportunity for you.

 

 

 

 

  • Write clinical study reports, protocols, clinical development plans, FDA briefing documents, and IND, NDA, and MAA modules;
  • Coordinate quality control reviews of documents and maintaining audit trails of changes; and
  • Provide input on data analysis planning and interpretation.

 

 

 

 

  • Degree in a life science or engineering field (PhD preferred);
  • Prior experience in the research, pharmaceutical, or medical device industry preferred;
  • Strong computer skills, project management skills, and a high attention to detail; and
  • Strong communication skills (both written and oral).

 

 

 

WHY MEDPACE?

 

 

At Medpace, you will find work that is both challenging and rewarding. At Medpace, you will be given the tools and training to succeed. At Medpace, you will be rewarded for strong performance and provided opportunities to grow professionally.

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT

 

 

We look forward to receiving your application. A member of our recruitment team will review your qualifications. If interested, you will be contacted for an interview.

 

 

 

 

 


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Postdoctoral Fellow

Date Posted:
6/17/2017

Medimmune

MD

If you’re inspired by the possibilities of science to change lives and you thrive when making brave decisions – join us.  

   MedImmune is the worldwide biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives every day. As one of the world’s premier biotechnology companies, our mission is centered on delivering life-changing products that advance world health, and help fight and cure disease.  As a Post Doctoral Fellow in Gaithersburg, MD, you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives.  

   We’re constantly pushing the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines to patients, with a passion for discovery and a pipeline to show for it. We’re pioneering innovative research and exploring novel pathways across key therapeutic areas including oncology, respiratory, inflammation and autoimmunity, cardiovascular and metabolic disease, and infection and vaccines. And we’re industry-leading in immunology, protein engineering and translational science. We offer a unique and strong collaborative network as part of the AstraZeneca family, as together we explore synergies between small and large molecules.  

   MedImmune has a dynamic environment that fosters collaboration and innovation. We attract top minds, and we nurture and build top talent.  

   Main Duties and Responsibilities  

 

   MedImmune is seeking a creative and innovative postdoctoral fellow with molecular biology/virology/immunology experience to explore new gene therapy technologies relevant to in vivo biologics expression. Areas of interest include viral vector based (e.g. AAV, Ad, RNA viruses) and nucleoside based biologics expression platforms. The candidate will be part of a growing cross functional effort to identify novel biologics expression and delivery approaches to combat viral pathogens and respiratory disease.  

Requirements

   Essential Requirements  

 

PhD in molecular biology, virology, immunology, biomedical engineering or related scientific discipline

   Knowledge  

 

       
  • In-depth experience with viral and/or non-viral delivery systems for gene therapy technologies
  •    
  • Knowledge of diverse gene therapy concepts and strategies
  •    
  • Highly motivated scientist with particular attention to detail and the ability to independently think and design experiments
  •    
  •      Experience writing scientific publications in peer reviewed journals    
  •    
  • Verbal and written English fluency
  •    
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills
  •  

   Preferred Skills
 

 

       
  • In vivo animal experience with particular focus on respiratory disease models
  •  

   Next Steps – Apply today!  

 

   To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience – it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity.  If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.  

   AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law.  

 


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Postdoctoral Fellow

Date Posted:
6/26/2017

NIA

MD

Postdoctoral opportunity in chromatin mechanisms of inflammation and aging at the National Institutes of Health, USA
A postdoctoral fellowship is available immediately at the National Institute on Aging, NIH, from a two-year collaborative project at intramural NIH with a potential for renewal in the third year. We will use high throughput sequencing methods to analyze chromatin of primary mouse macrophages and identify chromatin changes during inflammation and aging relevant for Parkinson’s disease. The fellow will work primarily in Baltimore and coordinate efforts in the laboratories of Myong-Hee “Mia” Sung (NIA Baltimore), Michael Bustin (NCI Bethesda), and Mark Cookson (NIA Bethesda). 

Qualifications:

We are seeking a recent Ph.D. scientist in biochemistry and molecular biology who can act as a bridge between the three collaborating laboratories in Bethesda and Baltimore. The following are important factors for evaluating the suitability of candidates:

Familiarity or experience with ChIP-seq or ATAC-seq
Experience with isolation of primary cells from mice
Familiarity with mouse colony management
Willingness to travel between Bethesda and Baltimore labs whenever necessary
Strong communication skills, both orally and in writing
Good organizational skills
Familiarity with known mechanisms of inflammation and/or aging

To Apply:

To apply, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for 3 references to: sungm@mail.nih.gov . Evaluation of candidates will begin immediately and the fellowship will start before September 30, 2017.


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Portfolio Area Managers Multiple Positions

Date Posted:
6/26/2017

Ripple Effect Communications

MD

Position Descriptions:
Ripple Effect is looking to hire a number of Portfolio Area Managers to provide scientific, technical, and technology assessment services support to the Military Infectious Disease Research Program (MIDRP).

Qualifications:
In particular, they are looking for applicants with expertise in microbiology, vaccinology, immunology, or infectious diseases with emphasis on writing and administering grants and executing independent work in a laboratory setting. Familiarity with the FDA and associated regulatory issues would be beneficial and experience in the areas of vaccine and pharmaceutical research and development is desirable. All positions are based at Ft. Detrick in Frederick, MD.

To Apply:
Please consider applying and please forward to your networks. All jobs should be accessed through our website, http://rippleeffect.com/about-us/career/


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Laboratory Diagnostic Specialist

Date Posted:
6/26/2017

Booz Allen Hamilton

VA

Position Description:
Booz Allen Hamilton has been at the forefront of strategy and technology for more than 100 years Today, the firm provides management and technology consulting and engineering services to leading Fortune 500 corporations, governments, and not-for-profits across the globe. Booz Allen partners with public and private sector clients to solve their most difficult challenges through a combination of consulting, analytics, mission operations, technology, systems delivery, cybersecurity, engineering and innovation expertise.

Key Roles:
Coordinate complex components of large healthcare projects or a series of smaller projects and maintain responsibility for the application of advanced methods and techniques in the field of specialization. Collaborate with quantitative specialists to design and develop questionnaires, instruments, and databases, as needed. Maintain responsibility for the conceptualization and planning of policy analyses, task management within complex evaluation projects, and site visits. Make significant contributions to proposal efforts, including coordinating and reviewing the contribution of junior staff and troubleshooting problems or questions throughout the proposal process.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience with working in a clinical, public health or animal diagnostic laboratory
  • Ability to work on a team
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance
  • BA or BS degree in Biology

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience with US biodefense research or policy
  • Experience with international work
  • Experience with US Cooperative Threat Reduction programs
  • Experience with consulting
  • Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Secret clearance
  • MA or MS degree in Biology preferred; PhD degree in Biology a plus
  • American Society for Clinical Pathology or other Laboratory Science Professional Certification

Clearance:
Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

To Apply:
For more information and to apply online, please visit: http://www.jobs.net/jobs/booz-allen-hamilton/en-us/job/United-States/Laboratory-Diagnostic-Specialist/J3L0Q577PH0QBKWMK6R/

We are proud of our diverse environment, EOE, M/F/Disability/Vet.


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Faculty College Level Biology

Date Posted:
6/26/2017

BARD Early Colleges

MD

FACULTY - COLLEGE LEVEL BIOLOGY, MATHEATICS OR COMPUTER SCIENCE

BARD EARLY COLLEGES, BALTIMORE, MARYLAND

About the Bard Early Colleges:
Bard Early Colleges are founded on the belief that many high-school-age students are eager and ready for the intellectual challenges of a college education. Bard Early Colleges act on this belief by providing younger scholars with a tuition-free, credit-bearing college course of study in the liberal arts and sciences following the 9th and 10th grades. Students are taught by college faculty in seminar classes; they receive up to 60 college credits and an associate in arts (A.A.) degree from Bard College, concurrently with a high school diploma. Bard Early Colleges begin preparing students for college work as early as the 9th grade and offer ongoing guidance and academic supports.
Now in its second decade, the Bard Early College network includes campuses in Manhattan and Queens, New York; New Orleans, Louisiana; Newark, New Jersey; Cleveland, Ohio; and the Harlem Children's Zone in New York City. Since 2003, Bard College has awarded 2,176 A.A. degrees to its early college students. Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) Baltimore, a partnership between Bard College and Baltimore City Public Schools, invites applications for a faculty member in Biology/Computer Science/Mathematics beginning in August 2017.

Position Description:

BHSEC Baltimore seeks candidates with a specialization in Biology. This position will teach College Biology and additional college-level electives in the area of specialization.
The successful applicants for this position must be committed to teaching classes at both the high school and college levels and will be skilled educators interested in engaging and challenging students. In addition, candidates will be expected to participate fully in the life of the school, including student advising, club advising, and committee service. An M.S. in biology or related field and dedication to teaching are required. Candidates who will have a Ph.D. at the time of employment, or who are ABD, with high school and/or college teaching experience are preferred.

BHSEC Baltimore seeks candidates with a specialization in Computer Science. This position will teach technology courses in both the high school program, to ninth and tenth grades, and college-level electives in the area of specialization. The successful applicants for this position must be committed to teaching classes at both the high school and college levels and will be skilled educators interested in engaging and challenging students. In addition, candidates will be expected to participate fully in the life of the school, including student advising, club advising, and committee service. An M.A. in computer science and dedication to teaching are required.
Candidates who will have a Ph.D. at the time of employment, or who are ABD, with high school and/or college teaching experience are preferred. Candidates with backgrounds in digital media are also welcome to apply.

The Mathematics department at BHSEC Baltimore seeks candidates for a full-time position in the 2017-18 school year. Candidates will teach algebra I and/or geometry in the high school program, as well as course in their field of specialization in the college program.
The successful applicants for this position must be committed to teaching classes at both the high school and college levels and will be skilled educators interested in engaging and challenging students. In addition, candidates will be expected to participate fully in the life of the school, including student advising, club advising, and committee service. An M.A. in mathematics and dedication to teaching are required. Candidates who will have a Ph.D. at the time of employment, or who are ABD, with high school and/or college teaching experience are preferred. Candidates with backgrounds in digital media are also welcome to apply.

To Apply:
Please send a letter of interest, one-page teaching statement, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference as a .pdf by May 1, 2017 through Interfolio.com at: http://apply.interfolio.com/41450. Inquiries about vacant positions, as well as, letters of reference being sent through Interfolio can be submitted to BaltimoreHR@bhsec.bard.edu.
Review of applications begins immediately and will proceed until the position is filled. Bard High School Early College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. Women and members of under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Visit http://www.bard.edu/earlycollege/about/ for more information on our schools. Position is contingent upon passing Baltimore City Public Schools pre-employment screening process and availability of funds.


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Scientific Program Manager Metabolic Disease

Date Posted:
6/26/2017

Foundation for NIH

MD

Position Description:
Join the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) (www.fnih.org) and become a leader at one of the premier organizations working to accelerate biomedical research by forging powerful public-private partnerships among the NIH and leading public and private sector institutions, including cutting-edge initiatives such as the Biomarkers Consortium and the Accelerating Medicines Partnership (AMP).
Job description:

The FNIH is seeking a Scientific Program Manager-Metabolic Disorders (SPM-MD) to design, promote and execute major research partnerships with diverse stakeholders, including biopharmaceutical companies, healthcare not-for-profit partners, government, and academic scientists. The SPM-MD will manage a variety of programs and facilitate the creation of a portfolio of metabolic disease-focused studies conducted and funded by external research partners. The research portfolio includes large scale collaborative clinical trials, along with studies designed to develop and seek regulatory approval for biological markers in support of developing medical products.

The SPM-MD may also supervise the efforts of one or more Project Managers who ensure that individual research projects in the portfolio are conducted in a timely and effective manner within budgetary constraints. The SPM-MD will report to the Director of Research Partnerships. A moderate level of travel is required for this position.

Job qualifications:
Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate their strong qualifications to:

  • Lead and facilitate multi-disciplinary, public/private sector teams;
  • Manage a diverse portfolio of research projects in the field of metabolic diseases;
  • Understand scientific data management processes, intellectual property rights, and publication processes and procedures;
  • Develop, execute, and manage grants and contracts; and
  • Develop and manage budgets and expenses.

Qualifications:

  • A graduate degree in a relevant field (doctoral degree preferred);
  • An understanding of clinical research in the field of metabolic disease (clinical research background preferred);
  • A familiarity with FDA regulations for developing drug or biological products;
  • A minimum of five (5) years of science administration experience; and
  • Experience supervising direct reports (preferred).

The candidate also should be intellectually and scientifically flexible enough to work with funding and research partners in technical areas s/he does not consider to be his/her primary area of expertise and should be detail-oriented, proactive, organized, and adept at multi-tasking.

To Apply:
Email your cover letter, resume, three references and your salary requirements to Subject: ProgMDWS at resumes@fnih.org. Cover letter should address the candidate's qualifications and attributes in the areas outlined above. To apply online, click here.


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Preclinical Research Group Scientist

Date Posted:
6/26/2017

Agenus

MA

Position Description:
Agenus is devoted to delivering high quality innovative medicines for patients with cancer. We are focused on immunooncology and driven to discover, develop and commercialize effective immunotherapeutics and collaborate with partners and leading institutions to realize the full potential of cutting-­edge cancer immunotherapies. Agenus has research, development, and production facilities in Lexington MA, Charlottesville VA, Berkeley CA, and Cambridge UK. Agenus (Lexington, MA) is seeking a highly talented, innovative, and motivated scientist to join our Preclinical Research Group as a Scientist or Senior Scientist (contingent on experience). The selected candidate will work as part of an integrated research team focused on discovering and validating novel immunotherapeutics.

The successful candidate is expected to work independently to design, execute, and interpret experiments. These experiments will contribute to the team's effort to create more potent immunotherapies. The candidate is expected to be a visible and vital member of a highly collaborative research environment within Agenus and with our internal and external partners. The candidate will have strong supervisory expertise and contribute to program development and prioritization.

Responsibilities:
The incumbent will be expected to design, execute, and analyze complex studies and provide leadership within the program. Incumbent will work with others in the Immune Education group in a collaborative atmosphere. This will require broad knowledge of current concepts in cancer immunology and associated approaches. Individual will present research plans and findings to the Immune Education group and share expertise with other scientists.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and train Research Associate(s) and Scientists.
  • Use strong written and oral communication skills to interact with other Agenus scientists and external collaborators.
  • Read and analyze current scientific literature and integrate knowledge to propose new approaches and areas of study.
  • Provide critical guidance for platform evaluation and prioritization of potential targets.
  • Provide leadership for platform optimization.
  • Contribute to intellectual property submissions.

Qualifications:

  • PhD, MD or equivalent with strong research background in immunology, preferably tumor immunology.
  • Minimum 2 years post-­doctoral research experience with evidence of success, including strong publication record, patent submission expertise, and experience presenting data at national and international conferences (extensive experience in doctoral studies could substitute for post-­doctoral experience in certain circumstances).
  • Proven expertise to independently initiate and drive research projects must be evident.

Technical skills to include:

  • Expansion of peptide-­specific T cells from diverse sources
  • T cell function assays that validate vaccine and CPM therapies
  • Strong expertise in flow cytometry (>5 color), cell-­based assays and small animal models required
  • Functional analyses of T cells using multi-­parametric analysis
  • Strong knowledge of immune monitoring assays
  • Experience with cancer vaccines preferred

To Apply:
Interested candidates should contact Tracy Mazza Clemente to apply for this position. Please send your CV and a cover letter to: tracy.mazza@agenusbio.com


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Cancer Research Program Analyst

Date Posted:
6/26/2017

Global Soultions Network

MD

Position Description:
Global Solutions Network (GSN), a federal government contracting firm, presents this full time, long-term position supporting GSN's customer at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This position offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits.

The contractor shall:
• Work with staff to oversee the operations of two national mission programs at the NIH, where knowledge of signaling pathways and cryo-electron microscopy is required.
• Serve as the main point of contact regarding program direction and research progress for external advisory board members, extramural researchers, patients and advocates, and the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.
• Coordinate the scheduling of high level strategic meetings with stakeholders; keep department leaders informed of program results; work with staff to develop milestones and strategies to advance scientific objectives.
• Work with staff to organize meetings; identify relevant speakers; write scientific meeting documents.
• Write and/or edit external advisory meeting minutes, funding announcements, content for three websites, and other writing projects.
• Contribute content and manage an online forum to discuss experimental ideas and approaches for >700 researchers.
• Maintain an email list serv of extramural researchers; send periodic research updates. Develop interagency agreements to perform joint work.
• Review and evaluate monthly research progress reports; interact with various staff to gather feedback on program performance metrics.
• Work with other DOCs within the department to ensure that core research services in the areas of genomics, proteomics, microscopy, etc. are operating smoothly.
• Design and coordinate efficient mechanisms for information flow and/or streamlining processes related to projects and program activities.
• Review financial expenditures for appropriateness and make projections for future costs.
• Coordinate with several divisions to make best use of resources.
• Coordinate with conference planners and travel planners concerning NIH-sponsored workshops and meetings.
• Make travel arrangements and submit reimbursements for staff.

Qualifications:
The contractor must have:
• Master's degree in a basic science discipline related to cancer.
• Minimum of three (3) years of related experience.
• Knowledge of signaling pathways and cryo-electron microscopy.
• Expertise in Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Access).
• Strong communications skills, both oral and written.
• Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills.

To Apply:
Please send your resume or CV in Microsoft Word format to Dr. Nuria AbdulSabur (nuria@gsnhome.com) in an email with the subject heading, "Cancer Research Program Analyst".

This position is subject to a background investigation. DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers and encourage applications from women and minorities.


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Sr. Scientist

Date Posted:
6/26/2017

GSK

MD

Position Description:
Key member of the Preclinical Evidence Generation and Bioassays (PEGB) team to design assays to evaluate various vaccine candidates, and perform essential in vivo and in vitro immunological studies to answer important questions in GSK vaccine development.

Responsibilities:

  • Profound knowledge in immunology principle including innate immunity and adaptive immunity. Hands-on experience in performing all kinds of immunological assays including phenotype and intracellular staining, in vitro culture of immune cells including lymphocytes and myeloid cells.
  • Knowledge of related scientific disciplines as they apply to vaccine discovery/development.
  • Has transversal overview of all related activities within the department
  • Performs complex data management tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Interprets results and communicates to his/her supervisor and/or designs next logical step of experiments based on interpretation of results.
  • Executes a wide range of experiments/technical studies/tasks independently based on protocol.
  • Prepares detailed oral or written summaries of results with interpretation for projects/programs. Independently writes specific technical sections of internal, external reports, and scientific papers
  • Assist supervisor in lab management and supervise junior associates in the studies.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum Level of Education: MSc
  • Immunology, Virology, cell biology, molecular biology, or other vaccinology related discipline
  • Preferred Level of Education: PhD
  • Job related experience: MSc plus at least 10 years or PhD plus 5 years of experience in Immunology and Vaccines Research in an industrial, academic or government laboratory setting

Job-Related Skills/Background:

  • Any licenses, certificates, registrations, or any relevant job skill or abilities not covered in Educational Background or Job-Related Experience sections above that are required for the job.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of GSK Vaccines strategy and objectives, regulatory requirements, as well as competition intelligence and intellectual property aspects. Ability to integrate this knowledge in decisions and recommendations.
  • Excellent communication skills, need to appropriately manage the interfaces with Project Teams
  • Fluency in English
  • Able to efficiently manage uncertainty, changes in priority and timeline restrictions.

To Apply:
Please see the job opportunity (WD: 104859) in GSK and send your resume to Haifeng Song haifeng.x.song@GSK.COM.


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Neuroscience Writer

Date Posted:
6/26/2017

Kelly Government Solutions

MD

Position Description:
Kelly Government Solutions is a strategic supplier and business partner to the federal government and its key suppliers. Through our partnership with the National Institutes of Health, Kelly Government Solutions offers administrative, IT, engineering, scientific, and healthcare professionals the opportunity to work with one of the most prestigious research organizations in the world. We are currently seeking a Neuroscience Writer to work on-site with the National Institute of Mental Health in Rockville, MD.

Tasks:

  1. Write and edit news items (e.g., press releases, science updates, articles), highlighting National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) research and initiatives.
  2. Write and edit consumer brochures, fact sheets and web content on a variety of mental health topics.
  3. Translate complex scientific information into plain language, and tailor this information for a variety of audiences and channels.
  4. Disseminate information and promote NIMH-produced products through a variety of communication channels.
  5. Research and compile background information and/or talking points for presentations, media interviews, blogs, etc.
  6. Advise NIMH staff members on communication opportunities, issues and strategies; work with staff to meet their communication needs.
  7. Develop and implement communication plans for specific NIMH initiatives and activities.
  8. Serve as the NIMH liaison to the Behavioral Health Coordinating Committee (BHCC) Communications Subcommittee by attending regularly scheduled conference calls and providing written meeting summaries to the Science Writing, Press, and Dissemination (SWPD) Branch staff; participate in other meetings and workshops as assigned.

Requirements:

  1. Ph. D. in Neuroscience, Psychology or a related discipline; three (3) years of specialized experience plus a Master's degree in the above fields is equivalent to a Ph.D.
  2. Minimum of four (4) years of experience in science writing and editing about neuroscience or other biomedical sciences.
  3. Excellent writing and editing skills, especially demonstrated experience in writing news items and other material about advances in neuroscience accurately and in a way that non-scientists would find interesting, understandable and engaging.
  4. Experience assessing the significance of and writing about scientific advances and topics for varied national audiences with a broad range of scientific expertise, from scientists to clinicians, to the general public.
  5. Experience editing and verifying the scientific accuracy of material written by others, including those with scientific backgrounds and those with nonscientific backgrounds.
  6. Experience developing and implementing communication plans.
  7. Knowledge of Associated Press style and plain language guidelines.
  8. Experience using multiple software programs, platforms and tools, including Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and SharePoint.
  9. Excellent analytical, organizational, and time management skills.

To Apply:
Please visit: https://kelly.secure.force.com/CandidateExperience/CandExpJobDetails?id=a7V80000000PS1IEAW&searchFlag=true&tid to apply online.

All qualified candidates will be contacted. Once you have applied online to the position, if you have specific questions, you may contact us at kellyrecruiter@mail.nih.gov


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Field Application Scientist

Date Posted:
6/26/2017

Nexelcom

DC

Job description

Seeking well-trained scientist who is technically strong to collaborate with and support territory business, give demonstrations and technology seminars, install instruments, and provide in-field technical support and customer service. Must be willing to roll up sleeves to help customers set up experiments and analyze data, and have the drive and ability to network and make connections to identify prospects and propagate Nexcelom technology and products. Territory is DC Metro.

 

DUTIES / ACTIVITIES:

  • Conduct product demonstrations at customer sites and remotely
  • Perform instrument installations and train customers remotely and at customer sites
  • Present Nexcelom technology and applications at various scientific seminars and conferences
  • Collaborate with territory sales manager for local prospecting activities
  • Participate in local vendor shows to develop local contacts
  • Collaborate with territory sales manager and customers to resolve product issues
  • Participate in national and regional trade show activities as needed
  • Collect feedback from the field and document all detailed info to improve Cellometer and Celigo products and applications
  • Generate technical demonstration reports as well as customer interaction memos
  • Keep good record of technical report and customer interaction information
  • Attend company organized internal and external technical training, sales skill training, and career development training

 

EXPERIENCE AND REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Candidates must have strong communication skills with the ability to work in a multidisciplinary team environment
  • Experience with cell biology, cell culture, and cell based assay development are required
  • Expertise in the following areas is considered a plus: hands-on experience with either fluorescence microscopy or flow cytometry is preferred, in addition to fluorescent immunocytochemistry and protein chemistry experience.
  • Computer software experience for image or flow-based analysis, data acquisition, and interpreting experimental results is preferred.
  • Working experience in biology labs is required.
  • Familiarity with biological material and safety protocols.
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Experience in customer service in a sales environment is preferred.
  • Ability to problem solve is a must.
  • Previous experience as a field application scientist or in a customer facing role is highly preferred.

 

TERRITORY COVERED:

 

  • This listing is for a field application scientist to cover DC Metro territory
  • The candidate would ideally be based in either the Houston area for ease of travel.
  • Travel to other states as needed for business development and team building activities
  • Overnight travel is approximately 50%
  • Mileage on a personal vehicle will be reimbursed and a company credit card can be used for other travel expenses

 

EDUCATION:

  • PhD with research experience in cell biology, immunology, molecular biology, biochemistry, bioengineering or related field.

 

CONTACT:

 

Ning Lai

Regional Business Development Manager, USA: North

nlai@nexcelom.com


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Field Application Scientist Bioinformatics Software

Date Posted:
6/26/2017

Qiagen

MD

Job description

 

Functional Area: Science

 

Duration: unlimited

 

Position Description

 

This Field Application Scientist position is an exciting role that allows you, as a scientist, to interact with and enable a wide range of researchers across different scientific disciplines using QIAGEN s bioinformatics analysis software applications and services that provide superior omics data analysis and biological interpretation.

 

The Field Application Scientist is responsible for delivering scientific software demonstrations for groups of various sizes, conducting software product trainings, and other activities that convey the value of QIAGEN s bioinformatics analysis applications and services. These products and services provide gene expression analysis, sequence variant analysis, pathway analysis, microbial metagenomics analysis and many other analysis types. The scientist will work strategically with sales, marketing, customer support, and R&D teams to work across pharmaceutical, biotech, government, hospital/medical, and academic customers and perspective customers. This is a field-based (home office with travel) role and candidates should be prepared to experience episodic periods of travel up to 60%; however, average yearly levels will be typically be 30-40%. Travel will depend on home office location.

 

Position Requirements

 

 

  • Become a power user of QIAGEN s portfolio of bioinformatics software applications and effectively develop and present scientific examples to perspective customers as seminars, workshops, webinars, and at scientific conferences.
  • Engage in scientific discussions with customers and cultivate relationships.
  • Leverage deep scientific knowledge to identify customer challenges and map them to QIAGEN s bioinformatics software products and services.
  • Deliver scientific workshops on defined case studies to showcase the value and effectiveness of software applications within the context of the prospect or customer s research.
  • Provide scientific presentations and compelling pre-sales product demonstration for potential customers within the context of the customer s research field and application.
  • Using QIAGEN software tools, analyze customer data for presentations or analyze public data for case studies.
  • Train and support new customers including delivering product-training seminars on the QIAGEN s bioinformatics software products and applications.
  • Work closely with customers to understand their product requirements, and communicate these requirements to the Marketing and engineering teams for inclusion in future product development activities.
  • Collaborate with Sales to develop and nurture key account technical relationships.
  • Upgrade and develop demonstration examples and case studies to highlight product features and address specific biological questions.
  • Support Marketing activities at targeted events.

     

Personal Requirements

 

 

 

  • PhD or equivalent experience in molecular biology or genetics-related field, including wet-lab work, with focus on the biological interpretation of gene expression, sequence variant analysis, or microbial data analysis using analysis software. Post-doctoral is desired, and existing field application scientist work is highly desired.
  • Experience with Ingenuity pathway Analysis, CLC Genomics Workbench, Biomedical Workbench, or OmicSoft software is desired.
  • Demonstrated excellent written, presentation, and verbal communications skills including demonstrated public speaking experience .
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills with ability to work as a team.
  • Aptitude for understanding and communicating complex computational concepts, applications and algorithms to non-computer savvy biologists.
  • Demonstrated exceptional analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to travel between 30-60% of the time.

 


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PreClinical Imaging Filed Application Scientist

Date Posted:
6/26/2017

PerkinElmer

IL

Job Opportunity

 

PerkinElmer is looking for a motivated, successful and experienced field application scientist to scientifically represent our company. As an imaging subject matter expert, you will be managing a vital scientific relationship with our customers in the pre- and post-sale life cycle of our IVIS In Vivo preclinical imaging product line. You will work collaboratively with a team of highly experienced scientists to give application-centric presentations, provide advanced instrument training and assist customers with experimental design and troubleshooting their imaging studies. If you like staying intellectually challenged and engaging with scientists in academia, biotech and pharma, then this is an ideal opportunity for you.

 

What we provide

 

We provide our customers with critical knowledge, expertise and innovative detection, imaging, software, and services solutions so that they can make better decisions for better research outcomes. At PerkinElmer, we make a difference everyday – helping scientists, clinicians and governments detect earlier and more accurately to improve the health and safety of people and the environment. Our solutions range from enabling the discovery of more effective diagnostics and therapies, to making sure that the food we eat, the water we drink, and our environment are safe from contaminants.

 

Our Team

 

We have a market leading In Vivo imaging portfolio designed for investigating preclinical models through 2D and 3D multimodal imaging (bioluminescence, fluorescence, Cerenkov or PET, and microCT). Our team is comprised of highly experienced PhD scientists, dynamic sales professionals and product managers that partner collaboratively on providing a full solution customer engagement experience. Our team actively listens to our customer base and provides cutting-edge imaging technology and biology solutions to address their specific research needs. We are a team of cohesive, respectful and accomplished individuals drawn from all over the world.

 

How you will contribute

  • Develop a strong, working knowledge of our IVIS optical Imaging product portfolio and scientific applications. Knowledge of multi-modality imaging using complementary PET and CT technologies will be key to successful customer outcomes.
  • Provide advanced instrumentation training to our IVIS customers.
  • Present to potential clients on optical imaging applications.
  • Provide biological expertise and experimental design to support our customers.
  • Work closely with product managers, marketing teams and application teams to develop and maintain pre-sales and post-sales presentation and training material.
  • Work closely with the R&D group to plan experiments that are relevant to the client base
  • Attend and present data at local tradeshows as requested.
  • Help with lead generation for both commercial and academic accounts
  • Present a professional image at all times to customers, clients and other vendors.

 

Desired Skills and Experience

What you’ll bring to the table

  • PhD with a focus on Optical Imaging or alternative doctoral degree (DVM, PhD, MD) and 3-5 years’ experience within academia or the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry is preferred.
  • Proven track record of experience in non-invasive, live animal imaging (IVIS and multimodality), laboratory animal models, cell culture and molecular biology. Knowledge of complementary imaging modalities such as CT and PET are preferred.
  • Knowledge of broad range of preclinical animal models and applications is preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, negotiating and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work effectively independently and within a team environment.
  • Experience with the working variables of a vivarium environment (this is an animal holding facility).
  • Willingness for 50-60% overnight travel

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BioProduct Development Field Application Scientist

Date Posted:
6/26/2017

Molecular Devices

NY

A BPD FAS is responsible for supporting the BPD sales team in the sales process. The qualified candidate is expected to provide scientific, technical, and applications support for pre- and post-sales activities. In addition, he/she is expected to be the customer advocate, drives innovation and product improvement and works effectively in a matrix environment.

 

Key Responsibilities

 

  • Schedule and manage demos, instrument installations, and trainings as required
  • Support the sales team by using critical thinking to identify customer needs and to demonstrate the correct product solutions to meet those needs
  • Develop and present complex material to potential customers in an easy to understand manner while being able to professionally handle objections and questions
  • Help customers in justifying equipment purchase by offering assistance in assay development, data generation, preparing reports, and presenting results
  • Promote customer satisfaction by providing product and application information, answering inquiries, investigating complaints and taking appropriate action
  • Assist the sales team in generating sales leads by developing customer relationships and collaborations to facilitate the preparation of materials for technical materials, seminars, scientific meetings and other publications
  • Serve as a communication bridge between end-users and internal development groups and management being the “voice of the customer”
  • Participate in market development activities by expanding our knowledge of the competition and marketplace

     

Molecular Devices is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

  • An advanced degree in Biological Sciences, or equivalent

     

    2 – 3 years hands-on experience with ClonePix, CloneSelect Imager, or QPix systems preferred

     

    Excellent analytical, organizational, time management and presentation skills are essential, complimented by a solutions-oriented track record

     

    Demonstrated proficient written and verbal communication and training skills

     

    The ability to prioritize activities to facilitate a commitment to providing outstanding customer service

     

    A high degree of creative ability and initiative, and the ability to operate in an independent environment, while still being a “team player”

     

    Proven skills at developing multi-level and multi-functional relationships with a variety of personalities; including customers, field-based and in-house support personnel and highly motivated sales staff

     

    This position is based in Boston or NYC areas and covers US and Canada

     

    Must have the ability to travel overnight 75%

     

About Us

 

Molecular Devices, LLC creates innovative, high-quality bioanalysis solutions that increase our customers’ productivity. By joining Molecular Devices, you will work with best-in-class people who share a common purpose - to be our customers' first choice for systems, consumables, software, and support that advance both basic and applied life science discovery. Our core values are critical elements of our past and future success -- The best team wins. Customers talk, we listen. Continuous improvement is our way of life. Leading edge innovation defines our future. We compete for shareholders.

 

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 62,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $16.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #133 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,300% over 20 years.

 

At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.

 

Danaher Corporation Overview

 

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 62,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $16.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #133 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,300% over 20 years.

 

At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.

 

 


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Field Application Scientist Fluorescence Technologies

Date Posted:
6/26/2017

Thermo Fisher Scientific

IL

Job description

Job Description

 

When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals.

 

The Field Application Scientist will provide scientific expertise, applications support and training to customers on Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Invitrogen instruments through a variety of interfaces. This may include in-person, phone and/or email communications. They will partners with sales reps in the field to deliver product line specific pre- and post-sales related customer support activities and solve customer escalations effectively. Also acts as a trusted expert to our customers, thereby increasing customer satisfaction and loyalty and contributing to the overall success of the business. The geography of responsibility is approximately Mid-Western portion of contiguous US. Ideal candidate will live in Chicago, IL area.

 

Responsibilities

 

Training – Internal & External

 

  • Provide field support to our sales organization by providing customers with technical guidance (pre & post sales activities)
  • Provide internal training across commercial teams and business units as needed
  • Manage KOL relationships through routine scientific communication and updates on new product launches
  • Interface with the global technical training teams and share best practices across organization

     

VOC & Customer Relations Management

 

  • Act as liaison between customers, R&D, and Product Management teams
  • Microscope/Imaging experience – setting up, troubleshooting and running microscopy experiments
  • Attend national conferences and events to capture developing trends
  • Present on behalf of Thermo Fisher Scientific at key global conferences

     

Business Development

 

  • Provide market sensing mechanism, identifying new opportunities and highlighting gaps in current portfolio
  • Interface with R&D and PM teams
  • Support internal business and product development efforts through feedback on innovation pipeline
  • Stays current on scientific and industry trends and innovations

     

Minimum Qualifications

 

  • BA or BS in Biology, Immunology, Cell Biology, Microbiology, Stem Cell Biology, Bio-Technology or related scientific field
  • 3 or more years of experience working with flow cytometry experiments – knowledge of how to set up and troubleshoot experiments and instruments
  • 3 or more years of experience running a fluorescent microscope – knowledge of software, how to set up instrument and how to troubleshoot.
  • Able to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Works from a remote home office
  • Travel up to 50% or more
  • Valid Driver’s license is required.
  • Most duties are performed at field locations which may require walking within customer facilities, standing while giving presentations or conducting meetings and sitting to complete reports and sales calls.
  • Demonstrations may require moving equipment and manual dexterity and ability to lift up to 50 pounds

     

Preferred Qualifications

 

  • PhD is strongly preferred
  • 5 or more years of laboratory experience working with Flow Cytometry and Imaging/Microscopy
  • Experience in a customer-facing role and/or providing technical and scientific presentations to a variety of audiences

     

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 50,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Apply today http://jobs.thermofisher.com

 

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

 

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

Seniority Level

Not Applicable

Industry

  • Biotechnology
  • Computer Software
  • Pharmaceuticals

Employment Type

Full-time

Job Functions

  • Research
  • Analyst
  • Information Technology

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Field Application Scientist Genome Sequencing

Date Posted:
6/26/2017

Human capital Resource LLC

MA

Job description

NGS Application Scientist

 

We are looking for dynamic and experienced professionals to work closely with customers and our team of scientists and informatics staff and serve as a technical contact for customers. This person will provide expert advice on our next-generation sequence (NGS) analysis application, assist customers in troubleshooting and developing custom analysis tools, provide training, and develop documentation and support materials, and develop and maintain positive relationships with customers.

 

  • Additional responsibilities include working with our informatics group to give feedback on our systems and defining strategies and content to further improve the analysis and interpretation of NGS data.
  • Our mature informatics pipeline was developed and validated using whole genome sequence data on hundreds of thousands of patients.
  • It begins with the raw sequence data and results in comprehensive variant calls, tumor-specific calls, and variant annotations along with raw BAM file data stored in our novel sequence database infrastructure.
  • These data and results are efficiently accessible through our validated web-based sequence analysis tools that integrate public domain disease variant and annotation datasets. The raw sequence data underlying potential pathogenic variants in germline or tumor sequences are immediately visualized for confirmation using our genome browser. This user-friendly system significantly reduces hands on time for the analysis and interpretation of sequence-based tests.
  • The successful candidate will be located at our Cambridge site and will work directly with partner medical centers, laboratories, and pharmaceutical companies in interpretation of research and clinical sequencing tests using our informatics systems.

     

Requirements

 

PhD with experience in NGS data analysis, or MS with additional hands on experience required.

 

At least 3 years’ experience in NGS data analysis required.

 

Scientific writing and bioinformatics experience is a plus.

 

Must be willing to travel up to 25%.

 

Outstanding problem solving and interpersonal skills.

 

Strong written and verbal communication and training skills
 

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R&D Industry Postdoctorate

Date Posted:
6/26/2017

Lonza

MD

At Lonza, we invest in great people. We encourage our employees to challenge themselves and we offer an environment that fosters creativity and success. Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, we operate production, R&D, and business sites around the world, including Europe, North America, and Asia.

 

Our Vision

 

We strive to be the leading supplier using science and technology to improve the quality of life.

 

Our Mission

 

We work with passion, using advanced technologies, to transform life science into new possibilities for our customers.

 

Do you want to help us as we shape the future of this great organization?

 

Job Description Summary

 

The R&D postdoc will work in a high performing, cross-functional team with the goal of driving innovation in the development of a state-of-the–art scalable technology platform related to the industrial cGMP manufacture and use of extracellular vesicles. The incumbent will be responsible for working on and developing innovative technologies that can be scaled-out or scaled-up, including cell culture, isolation and characterization of extracellular vesicles as well as further downstream processes. This hands-on biologist or bioengineer will plan and manage experiments, analyze results and communicate them.

 

This position offers exciting opportunities for broad research training in an interdisciplinary industrial environment, collaboration with academic and industrial institutions, publishing in peer-reviewed journals and participation in national and international conferences.

 

Job Description

 

Quality Responsibility

 

Maintenance of quality systems and record keeping in the form of experimental design, result logging and reports. Designing experiments based on QbD.

 

Safety Responsibility

 

Is knowledgeable and complies with all pertinent safety policies, rules and regulations.

 

Job Scope

 

Works on complex problems where development of solutions and analysis of technical situations or data requires an in depth evaluation of various factors. Ensures schedules, and performance requirements are met.

 

Skill and/or

 

Education

 

Requirements

 

MS or PhD degree in biology or bioengineering or chemistry or related discipline plus 2-6 years of experience in cell culture. Preferably with experience in downstream purification for bioprocessing and/or exosomes including:

 

  • Knowledge and experience in methods to isolate and analyze biologics
  • Working knowledge of downstream technologies (TFF/ATF or HPLC or affinity chromatography)
  • A strong data analysis/statistics background
  • Desirable – working knowledge of exosome purification and analysis
  • Desirable - experience in developing new scaling processes.
  • Desirable - experience in developing new functional assays
  • Desirable -Hands-on experience with scalable bioproduction concepts and methodologies with direct experience with bioreactors and downstream technologies
  • Excellent oral/written/presentation communication skills; strong work ethic; delegating skills; ability to perform in a team setting

     

 


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Faculty Position Genetic Epidemiology Statistical Genetics

Date Posted:
6/26/2017

Maryland School of Medicine

MD

The Endocrinology, Diabetes & Nutrition Division at the University of Maryland School of Medicine is recruiting for a Full-Time Faculty Position with expertise in genetic epidemiology/statistical genetics to work in the area of complex disease genetics. Interested candidates must have a Ph.D. and will be expected to contribute to ongoing research projects, including the Amish Research Program, as well as develop their own research program over time. The successful candidate will also participate in the graduate program.

 

For immediate consideration, please send a cover letter and a recent CV, including names and contact information of three references via email to: Braxton D. Mitchell, PhD, Academic Programs Office, Department of Medicine, N3E10, University of Maryland Medical Center, 22 S. Greene St., Baltimore, MD 21201, facultypostings@medicine.umaryland.edu Please reference position number 03-309-879 when applying.

 

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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Postdoctoral Fellow

Date Posted:
6/26/2017

Henry M Jackson Foundation

MD

HJF is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to support the WILLIAMSON Lab at the Department of Microbiology and Immunology within the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) located in Bethesda, MD. HJF provides scientific, technical, and programmatic support services to USUHS. This position will evaluate the development of protection against human malaria using a systems biology approach in a collaborative project between the Williamson Laboratory at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and the Center for Human Immunology at the National Institutes of Health.

Immunophenotyping, transcriptional profiling and Ig repertoire analysis will be used to assess the maturation of the humoral and cellular immune response through repetitive controlled human malaria infections. The results will be compared with clinical outcomes to identify specific responses that correlate with protection and the information used to develop new vaccine strategies.

This unique position will provide candidate with both traditional research experience, as well as clinical research coordination management experience. A PhD and experience in immunology or systems biology is required. Interested candidates should apply to this position below and send a follow up email with your CV and contact information for 3 references to Kim Williamson, kim.williamson@usuhs.edu 

 Responsibilities:

1. Assists in designing, developing, executing, and implementing scientific research and/or development.

2. Investigates the feasibility of applying a wide variety of scientific principles and theories to potential inventions and products.

3. Performs specialized laboratory research utilizing experimental protocols which will involve procedures such as immunophenotyping, transcriptional profiling and Ig repertoire analysis to assess the maturation of the humoral and cellular immune response through repetitive controlled human malaria infections. The results will be compared with clinical outcomes to identify specific responses that correlate with protection and the information used to develop new vaccine strategies.

4. Collects and handles samples and keeps detailed records of experiments.

5. Assists with the preparation of data for presentations at scientific meetings and for publication in journals.

6. Assists with training laboratory staff as needed.

7. Maintains cleanliness of laboratory areas.

8. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of appropriate scientific area; ability to analyze and interpret data

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: PhD in immunology or systems biology or a closely related scientific discipline

Minimum Experience: 0-2 years of relevant experience.

Physical Capabilities: Long periods of standing and sitting; intricate work with hands; carrying of light and moderately heavy laboratory equipment

 

 

 


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Researcher, Plum Island Animal Disease Center (PIADC)

Date Posted:
6/23/2017

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

NY

Opportunity
Research Opportunity in Microbiology - PIADC
Organization
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Reference Code
PIADC-ARS-2017-398-0026
How To Apply

A complete application consists of:

  • An application
  • A current resume/CV, including academic history, employment history, relevant experiences, and publication list
  • Official transcripts – scanned copies are acceptable

All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.
 
If you have questions, send an email to piadc@orau.org. Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email.

Academic Levels
  • Graduate Students
  • Postdoctoral
  • Post-Master's
Description

A research opportunity is available at the The Plum Island Animal Disease Center (PIADC).

The current opportunity is to participate in an ongoing research project entitled "Ecology of Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV) in North America".  Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV) is an arthropod-borne virus that causes serious vesicular disease resulting in economic losses to the cattle, swine, and horse industries due to decreased animal production and quarantines.  In cattle and swine, the disease is clinically indistinguishable from Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD), one of the most devastating exotic diseases in livestock.  For decades, outbreak cycles of VS lasting 1-3 years have occurred sporadically in the southwestern United States.  Different VSV strains causing each of these outbreak cycles are closely related to those circulating in enzootic areas of Mexico, but their means of transmission and introduction to the United States remain unclear.  The environmental, host, and viral factors influencing the emergence, spread, and transmission of VSV are poorly understood.  This research project is aimed at understanding the ecology of emerging strains of VSV in North America and characterizing epidemiological, ecological, climatological and environmental factors associated with VSV emergence and maintenance. This understanding will provide scientific evidence to generate models that predict future outbreaks and to develop intervention strategies to minimize the impact of future disease outbreaks.

The participant will be involved in research activities at the Foreign Animal Disease research Unit (FADRU) at Plum Island Animal Disease Center in Orient, NY in close collaboration with the Arthropod Borne Disease Research Unit located in Manhattan, Kansas. The successful candidate will be actively involved both in laboratory aspects including virus genetic characterization by next generation sequencing and phylogenetic analysis, as well as in-vivo characterization in insect and mammalian hosts of VSV viruses of different pathogenesis levels as well as collection and integration of ecological data. Travel to Kansas and to Mexico might be necessary during different phases of this research. This position will involve training in biosafety and various aspects of research in high containment (BSL3Ag).  

PIADC is the only U.S. laboratory facility performing research, development and diagnosis of foreign animal diseases of highest threat to the U.S. This critical national asset is located off the northeast coast of Long Island, NY, and accessible by government-provided ferry from Orient Point, NY, and Old Saybrook, CT. Access to the facility requires eligibility requisites including medical and security clearances that are requisites for final selection.

For additional information about the PIADC Research Participation Program, please see https://www.orau.gov/piadc.

Selected candidates will receive a stipend as support for their living and other expenses during this appointment. Stipend rates are determined by PIADC officials and are based on the candidate’s academic and professional background. Candidates will also be eligible to receive a health insurance allowance and reimbursement for travel expenses. Appointments are for one year. Appointments may be extended in increments of up to one year, contingent upon project needs and funding availability. The maximum length of time a participant can spend in the ORISE program is five years from the initial appointment start date. Participants will not enter into an employee/employer relationship with ORISE, ORAU, USDA, or any other office or agency. Instead, the participant will be affiliated with ORISE for the administration of the appointment through the ORISE appointment letter and Terms of Appointment.

Qualifications

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Have or be completing a Doctor In Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or post graduate MSc. or Ph.D. degree in microbiology,  virology, genetics, epidemiology or other discipline related to animal diseases.
  • Have or be eligible to obtain a security clearance.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien, or be eligible for a J-1 visa, if a foreign national.

Applicants should have experience with:

  • Mammalian cell culture maintenance.
  • Common virology techniques: viral titers, stock preparation.
  • Molecular biology techniques: cloning, western blot, DNA / RNA isolation.
Eligibility Requirements
  • Degree: Currently pursuing a Master's degree or Doctoral degree or have received one of these degrees.
  • Discipline(s): Life Health and Medical Sciences
    • Animal Sciences
    • Basic Biomedical Sciences
    • Ecology
    • Ecosystem Ecology
    • Entomology
    • Epidemiology
    • Evolutionary Biology
    • Immunology
    • Virology
  • Veteran Status: None

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Postdoctoral Fellow

Date Posted:
6/22/2017

Johns Hopkins

MD

A Postdoctoral position is available at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute within in the laboratories of Dr. Shawn E. Lupold, Ph.D. and Ted DeWeese, M.D.  This is a collaborative position encompassing the Departments of Urology, Oncology, and Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences.

Area of Research

This fully funded postdoctoral fellowship position will study the role of microRNAs, DNA repair, prostate cancer biology, and radiation therapy.  Candidates will be working in a highly collaborative academic research community with a strong history of training, mentorship, and collaborative translational prostate cancer research.

Required Duties

The selected individual will manage a complex molecular prostate cancer research project, which will include the planning, design, execution, data recording, and analysis of molecular cancer research and tumor biology studies.  The individual will coordinate, organize, and document research findings.  Research progress and results will be presented at laboratory and institutional meetings, as well as at national and/or international scientific meetings.  The individual will work with the team to prepare, write, and submit scientific manuscripts.  The Lupold and DeWeese laboratories are dedicated to fellow training, growth and success within a friendly team science cancer research environment. 

Required Qualifications

Applicants should have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. with 0-3 years of postdoctoral research experience.  Experience in translational cancer research is required.  Applicants with experience in radiation oncology, experimental therapeutics, and transgenic tumor models will receive top priority.   Applicants must be willing to work individually and within a team science environment.

To Apply

Candidates should e-mail C.V. and statement of interest to Dr. Shawn Lupold at slupold@jhmi.edu

 


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Postdoctoral Fellow

Date Posted:
6/22/2017

Johns Hopkins

MD

A Postdoctoral position is available at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute within in the laboratory of Dr. Shawn E. Lupold, Ph.D.  (http://urology.jhu.edu/research/lupold/)

Area of Research

This fully funded postdoctoral fellowship position will study the role of microRNAs and alternative mRNA polyadenylation in prostate cancer cell and tumor biology.  Candidates will be working in a highly collaborative academic research community with a strong history of training and mentorship in prostate cancer research.

Required Duties

The selected individual will manage a complex molecular prostate cancer research project, which will include the planning, design, execution, data recording, and analysis of molecular cancer research studies.  The individual will coordinate, organize, and document research findings.  Research progress and results will be presented at laboratory and institutional meetings, as well as at national and/or international scientific meetings.  The individual will work with the team to prepare, write, and submit scientific manuscripts.  The Lupold Laboratory is dedicated to fellow training, growth and success within a friendly team science cancer research environment. 

Required Qualifications

Applicants should have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. with 0-3 years of postdoctoral research experience.  Experience in molecular biology and cancer or mammalian cell biology are required.  Applicants with experience in microRNA and/or alternative polyadenylation will receive top priority.   Applicants must be willing to work individually and within a team science environment.

To Apply

Candidates should e-mail C.V. and statement of interest to Dr. Shawn Lupold at slupold@jhmi.edu


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Lupold Lab: Prostate Cancer and RNA Processing

Date Posted:
6/22/2017

James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute

MD

A Postdoctoral position is available at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute within in the laboratory of Dr. Shawn E. Lupold, Ph.D.  (http://urology.jhu.edu/research/lupold/)

Area of Research

This fully funded postdoctoral fellowship position will study the role of microRNAs and alternative mRNA polyadenylation in prostate cancer cell and tumor biology.  Candidates will be working in a highly collaborative academic research community with a strong history of training and mentorship in prostate cancer research.

Required Duties

The selected individual will manage a complex molecular prostate cancer research project, which will include the planning, design, execution, data recording, and analysis of molecular cancer research studies.  The individual will coordinate, organize, and document research findings.  Research progress and results will be presented at laboratory and institutional meetings, as well as at national and/or international scientific meetings.  The individual will work with the team to prepare, write, and submit scientific manuscripts.  The Lupold Laboratory is dedicated to fellow training, growth and success within a friendly team science cancer research environment. 

Required Qualifications

Applicants should have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. with 0-3 years of postdoctoral research experience.  Experience in molecular biology and cancer or mammalian cell biology are required.  Applicants with experience in microRNA and/or alternative polyadenylation will receive top priority.   Applicants must be willing to work individually and within a team science environment.

To Apply

Candidates should e-mail C.V. and statement of interest to Dr. Shawn Lupold at slupold@jhmi.edu


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Lupold and DeWeese Lab: Prostate Cancer, DNA Repair, and Non-Coding RNA

Date Posted:
6/22/2017

Departments of Urology, Oncology, and Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences.

MD

A Postdoctoral position is available at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute within in the laboratories of Dr. Shawn E. Lupold, Ph.D. and Ted DeWeese, M.D.  This is a collaborative position encompassing the Departments of Urology, Oncology, and Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences.

Area of Research

This fully funded postdoctoral fellowship position will study the role of microRNAs, DNA repair, prostate cancer biology, and radiation therapy.  Candidates will be working in a highly collaborative academic research community with a strong history of training, mentorship, and collaborative translational prostate cancer research.

Required Duties

The selected individual will manage a complex molecular prostate cancer research project, which will include the planning, design, execution, data recording, and analysis of molecular cancer research and tumor biology studies.  The individual will coordinate, organize, and document research findings.  Research progress and results will be presented at laboratory and institutional meetings, as well as at national and/or international scientific meetings.  The individual will work with the team to prepare, write, and submit scientific manuscripts.  The Lupold and DeWeese laboratories are dedicated to fellow training, growth and success within a friendly team science cancer research environment. 

Required Qualifications

Applicants should have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. with 0-3 years of postdoctoral research experience.  Experience in translational cancer research is required.  Applicants with experience in radiation oncology, experimental therapeutics, and transgenic tumor models will receive top priority.   Applicants must be willing to work individually and within a team science environment.

To Apply

Candidates should e-mail C.V. and statement of interest to Dr. Shawn Lupold at slupold@jhmi.edu


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Postdoctoral Scientist in Life Sciences

Date Posted:
6/21/2017

University of Zurich

INT

We are searching for a postdoctoral candidate with extensive experience in cell biology, fluorescence microscopy and flow cytometry to lead an ambitious new project using fluorescent probes to understand changes in drug metabolism resulting from mycoplasma infections in leukemia patients. The candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with chemists and clinicians interested in understanding the patient-by-patient variability in clinical outcomes following standardized chemotherapeutic treatments. This project therefore has broad implications in personalized medicine and the development of new medical diagnostics.  

 An ideal candidate will have a PhD in life sciences or related field, a proven track record of productivity, and the ability to communicate with chemists, biologists and medical doctors in a highly interdisciplinary environment.

 The Luedtke laboratory is located at the University of Zurich and is equipped with its own cell culture facilities and access to outstanding microscopy and flow cytometry core facilities.

 Please visit our website for further details: http://www.bioorganic-chemistry.com/ 

 If interested, please send your CV including a list of potential references to:  Prof. Nathan Luedtke

Learn more and apply at http://jobs.sciencecareers.org/job/453538/postdoctoral-scientist-in-life-sciences/ 


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Tenure-track Assistant Professor (Microbiology & Immunology and Center for Vaccine Development)

Date Posted:
6/21/2017

University of Maryland School of Medicine

MD

DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY & IMMUNOLOGY AND CENTER FOR VACCINE DEVELOPMENT FACULTY POSITION
Baltimore, Maryland

The Department of Microbiology & Immunology and the Center for Vaccine Development of the Institute for Global Health at the University of Maryland School Of Medicine is recruiting new or established investigators with actively funded research programs in viral vaccines and pathogenesis studies. Highly qualified individuals will be considered for tenure track positions at the rank ofAssistant, Associate or full Professor.

The Department and the School of Medicine have significant strengths in microbial pathogenesis, vaccine development, HIV biology, genome sciences, inflammation, innate and adaptive immunity, clinical infectious diseases and international research and training. The Department offers excellent laboratory facilities,  competitive salary and startup packages, and access to numerous core facilities including state-of-the-art BSL3 and ABSL3 facilities. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in developing vaccines against viral pathogens. Successful candidates are expected to maintain active research programs and participate in department teaching and service opportunities.

Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, names and contact information for three references toCVDMICFACSEARCH@som.umaryland.edu. Consideration of candidates will begin upon receipt of applications and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Applications should be addressed to the attention of:  Dr. Matt Frieman, Chair Faculty Search Committee.

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

Learn more and apply at http://jobs.sciencecareers.org/job/453411/department-of-microbiology-and-immunology-and-center-for-vaccine-development-faculty-position/?utm_campaign=email-careers-jsnl&et_rid=159390715&et_cid=1395371 


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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor (Pathology, Microbiology, Immunology)

Date Posted:
6/21/2017

University of South Carolina

SC

University of South Carolina Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

The Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology at the University of South Carolina’s School of Medicine invites applications for a tenure-track ASSISTANT PROFESSOR position with expertise in Immunology. The successful candidate is expected to develop a strong extramurally funded research program complementing current faculty research interests (http://pmi.med.sc.edu/), and participate in teaching. The department is currently ranked in the top 15 among Pathology departments in the nation in NIH funding, and hosts several NIH-funded Research Centers including the Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence on Dietary Supplements and Inflammation, and the IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence. The department and Centers provide excellent mentoring and research opportunities for junior faculty. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent, and at least 3 years of postdoctoral research experience. Competitive salary and startup funds are available. Please submit curriculum vitae and a statement of research and teaching interests with names of 3 references to Dr. Mitzi Nagarkatti, Chair, Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, SC 29208 or e-mail:immunology@uscmed.sc.edu. The search will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled. USC Columbia is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities and is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Learn more and apply at http://jobs.sciencecareers.org/job/453414/university-of-south-carolina-tenure-track-assistant-professor/?utm_campaign=email-careers-jsnl&et_rid=159390715&et_cid=1395371 


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Physical Science Researchers

Date Posted:
6/21/2017

Rand

DC

Physical scientist researchers at RAND bring their technical approach and insights to bear on awide range of problems across RAND's defense,domestic, and international research agendas. These scientists rarely conduct theoretical research or specialize in narrow areas; instead, they usually apply their skills to broader emerging problems at the cutting edge of their fields and apply their insights to critical policy issues. RAND projects often pose novel challenges in analysis, modeling, design, sampling, measurement, and computing. Examples include space technology, communications, modeling and simulation, mathematical programming, gametheory, and systems analysis.

Qualifications

All research positions at RAND require excellent analytic skills, the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English, both orally and in writing; the ability to work effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team; and a strong commitment to RAND's core values of quality and objectivity.

In addition, senior research positions require the ability to mentor and develop junior staff members, lead and direct multi-disciplinary teams, set project standards and monitor progress, engage with and develop sponsors, and communicate interim and final results to the RAND community and to policy-making audiences.

Education Requirements

PhD physics, chemistry, or other physical science is required (you may also apply if you are at the dissertation stage and expect to complete your PhD within 12 months).

Specializations of Interest

Simulation, quantitative prediction, or quantitative modeling.

Security Clearance

Secret or Top Secret will be required for national security-related opportunities. In order to obtain a security clearance, US citizenship is required.

Location

Santa Monica, CA; Washington DC; Pittsburgh, PA; or Boston, MA

Positions Open

Multiple

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RAND is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Vets/Disabled

 

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Cell Biology Scientist

Date Posted:
6/21/2017

Firmenich

NY

Firmenich is the largest private company in the Fragrance & Flavors industry, founded in 1895 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Led by our passion for taste and smell, we put our creativity and innovation to work to develop fragrances and flavors for the world’s most desirable brands, delighting billions of consumers every day.

We currently have an immediate opportunity for a JOB TITLE to join our Research & Development team located in our New York City, NY office.

We are seeking an exceptional, goal-oriented candidate to join a dynamic, cutting-edge research program in the Chemical Senses. The incumbent will be part of a discovery team in New York City and will collaborate with members of the Company’s cross-disciplinary global Research and Development (R&D) community to advance our knowledge of olfactory chemosensation. Qualified individuals will independently lead projects that apply novel approaches and technologies in line with the Corporate Research strategy. Broad hands-on experience in cell and molecular biology techniques is required. Candidates with experience in G-Protein Coupled Receptor (GPCR) pharmacology and/or high-throughput screening are highly encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to candidates with a strong background in neurobiology and/or chemosensory biology. Qualified individuals must also possess excellent oral and written communication skills and fully embrace a team work environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Conceive and implement projects by drawing on sound scientific concepts and management skills.
  • Deliver experimental results in the required time frame by working within a team environment.
  • Participate in data interpretation and incremental improvement of procedures, protocols, and equipment.
  • Present data at department meetings and external scientific conferences.
  • Maintain awareness of relevant knowledge and technologies.
  • Write manuscripts for publication in high-impact peer-reviewed journals and internal company reports.
  • Help construct and write patent applications.


Profile:

  • PhD with 2+ years of post-graduate experience in an academic or industry R&D laboratory.
  • Broad hands-on experience in molecular and cell biology techniques is required.
  • Hands-on experience with GPCR cell-based assays and working knowledge of neurobiology and/or the chemical senses is preferred.
  • Ability to acquire new skills and craft creative solutions to solve technical issues and advance knowledge in the Field.
  • Project management skills; highly organized, motivated, and team-focused.
  • BSL-2 (P2) certification, Next-Generation-Sequencing, genome editing experience and/or computational programming skills would also be a plus.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function. Firmenich is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran

At Firmenich, we create an environment in which employees are valued, motivated and encouraged to reach their full potential. We foster entrepreneurial spirit and imaginative teamwork with freedom to act within our strategic plans. We recruit and develop the best talents, rewarding them accordingly. We offer competitive pay, career growth opportunities, and an outstanding benefits program that features:


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Scientist Core Lab

Date Posted:
6/17/2017

Merck

MA

A career with us is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 50,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others.

 

Who we are:

EMD Serono is a North American division of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany a leading science and technology company in healthcare, life science and performance materials. Around 50,000 employees in 66 countries work to further develop technologies that improve and enhance life – from biopharmaceutical therapies to treat cancer or multiple sclerosis, cutting-edge systems for scientific research and production, to liquid crystals for smartphones and LCD televisions.

At EMD Serono strive to create value and benefit patients by transforming medical science into breakthrough solutions in our core therapeutic areas of neurodegenerative diseases, fertility and metabolic endocrinology, as well as oncology and autoimmune/inflammatory diseases as emerging areas of expertise.

 

Your role:

The Core Lab Scientist I is responsible for the theoretical development and technical adjustment of new or existing products. Formulates research programs on the basic products, the technological issues and the use of products and related matters. Conducts continued research of (drug) molecules under development, for their refinement following (drug) discovery and molecular definition. Transforms results of internal or external research activities into designs and specifications of specific products. Develops manufacturing processes for initial supply of materials for laboratory testing.

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
•Responsible for ensuring good daily operation of the core laboratory and all associated equipment. Incumbent will be experienced with the operation and maintenance of equipment such as the florescent activated cell sorting (FACS) instruments, flow cytometry equipment and mass cytometry using time of flight mass spectroscopy (CyToF)
•The majority of time will be spent in the laboratory working with technical equipment and producing data for experiments designed and requested by the translational innovation platforms (TIPs – therapeutic areas). Familiarity with good laboratory documentation, understanding of critical time lines and delivery of timely results is required. Experience with troubleshooting both instrumentation and assays is essential. Specific tasks include:
•Maintain, calibrate and operate flow cytometry analytical equipment and instruments
•Develop and qualify robust flow cytometry methods; transfer to contract organizations when needed
•Develop standard operating procedures, analytical test methods and analytical sampling plans
•Write, review and edit accurate technical documents
•Operate in a matrixed environment and work with cross-functional teams
•Develop process improvements and efficiencies
•Design and execute experimental approaches and new analytical technologies and assist with the continuous improvement of analytical tools
•Maintain a current understanding of recent developments in technology and methods and the application of them to SRDI experiments
•Provide technical leadership to reagent and assay development
•Responsible for ensuring the training of all users of technical instruments of the Core Lab.
•Subject matter expert (SME) in flow cytometry, florescent activated cell sorting (FACS) and mass cytometry (CyToF)
•Contribute to scientific journal publications and internal SOP’s
•Participation in external publications and professional associations

 

FINANCIAL DIMENSION

•Ensure efficient buying of reagents, antibodies, tags, buffers and other consumables that leverages maximum discounting available.  Also ensure that the equipment service contracts are current and compliant with terms of the contract especially regarding preventative maintenance.

 

STRATEGIC IMPACT

The Core Lab Scientist I incumbent by attending to the calibration/maintenance and documentation of key technical equipment on site, will effectively provide higher performance consistency and data integrity for critical experiments that support priority research programs.  This is an improved process that centralizes technical responsibility to the Core Lab from a process that has technical instrumentation responsibility embedded within the TIPs. Further expansion of lab operations to include Global Early Development (GED) bioanalytical and biomarker wet labs, underscores the utility of this position to ensure compliant documentation, training and instrument performance by a subject matter expert (SME). Providing this service and expertise will also increase the use of leading edge technology such as CyToF and potentially result in improved program planning and experiments.

 

COOPERATION

This is a highly collaborative and communicative position.  Expected daily communications with internal and external collaborators especially by telephone and email is expected. Face to face communication with scientists from the TIPs, GED and Discovery Technologies is also a daily occurrence. Interactions include the exchange of scientific methods, delivery of technical lab results, development of presentation material and visualizations, and the exchange of technical information from the literature and other sources.

 

Who you are:

EDUCATION

•M.S. or PhD in applicable discipline required.
WORK EXPERIENCE

•Requires two to four years direct lab experience.
•Must be a subject matter expert in some or all of the following technical platforms:
•Mass cytometry (CyToF)
•Flow Cytometry
•Florescent Activated Cell Sorting (FACS)
•Requires a solid theoretical understanding of immunology and immunological techniques with work experience demonstrating the ability to evaluate and review experimental data, implement quality control measures and deliver final results in appropriate formats. Experience with operating a core lab facility, training and training development is a plus


JOB-SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES & SKILLS     

•Collaboration and communication are key competencies for this individual contributor. Specific competencies also include:
•Assertiveness and independence, ability to self-motivate and work independently
•Detail oriented, ability to aggregate data and results understanding how raw data support conclusions
•Strong verbal and written communication skills
•Excellent record management habits and fundamental understanding of documenting intellectual property.
•Mechanical aptitude with technical and problem-solving skills
•Capacity to adapt with strong motivation to learn new concepts and techniques.
•Proficient in use of technical equipment including CyToF as well as associated software (eg. FlowJo, Prism)
 

 

What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

Curious? Apply and find more information at come2emd.com

 

The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to his/her Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because he/she made a good faith report of discrimination.


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Senior In Vivo Immunologist

Date Posted:
6/17/2017

Merck

MA

A career with us is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 50,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others.

 

Your role:
The Senior In Vivo Immunologist will contribute to discovery of drugs for treating autoimmune diseases.  He or she will work independently or lead a group to conduct both in vitro and in vivo pharmacological studies to evaluate the pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics (PK/PD) and efficacy of drug candidates in relevant assays and in vivo models.  This requires the individual to conceptualize, design, execute the studies or lead the execution of studies, write and communicate study reports.  
Responsibilities
1. Develops PK/PD and efficacy models based on drug targets of interest
2. Develop strategies and perform studies to obtain preclinical proof-of-concept and support lead optimization
3. Identifies and validates new drug targets
4. Leads internal and external collaborations
5. May lead a cross-functional project team to move projects from target identification to lead optimization and nomination of drug candidate for clinical testing
6. Mentors and supervises scientific/technical staff on in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo studies
7. Maintains electronic laboratory notebook, writes study protocols and reports that may need to be regulatory compliant
8. Publish in scientific journals   

 

Who you are:
1. PhD or equivalent with at least 2 years of postdoctoral research experience in Immunology or related areas
2. Proven scientific track record as demonstrated by scientific publications and/or patents
3. Knowledge and experience with in vivo models of autoimmune diseases and/or fibrosis
4. Experience with flow cytometry analysis of immune cells from both blood and lymphoid tissues
5. Demonstrated ability to work and innovate independently and as part of a team
6. Ability to communicate and lead effectively
7. Managerial skills for supervising a group of scientific or technical staff a plus

 

What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

Curious? Apply and find more information at come2emd.com

 

The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to his/her Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because he/she made a good faith report of discrimination.

 


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Scientific Program Manager

Date Posted:
6/17/2017

Kelly Scientific Solutions

MD

Scientific Program Manager - Cardiovascular Sciences & HIV/AIDS *** NIH *** Bethesda, MD Kelly Government Solutions is a strategic supplier and business partner to the federal government and its key suppliers.  Through our partnership with the National Institutes of Health, Kelly Government Solutions offers administrative, IT, engineering, scientific, and healthcare professionals the opportunity to work with one of the most prestigious research organizations in the world.  We are currently seeking a Scientific Program Manager - Cardiovascular Sciences and HIV/AIDS to work with the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.  This is a long-term contract position which offers: - Competitive salary with comprehensive benefit package - Opportunity to work at NIH, world's foremost medical research center - Learn more about what Kelly can do for you at www.kellygovernmentsolutions.com TASKS/SERVICES : The contractor shall: Scientific Administration (1) Collaborate with staff on general scientific issues related to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) HIV/AIDS program with active participation in the research agendas. (2) Work with staff on the development and coordination of scientific initiatives, including Program Announcements (PAs), Requests for Applications (RFAs), and Requests for Proposals (RFPs). (3) Support the coordination, implementation, and monitoring of scientific programs and activities. (4) Plan, initiate, monitor and conduct administrative/portfolio analyses to evaluate the effectiveness of the program in meeting established goals. (5) Analyze and evaluate changes in program plans, objectives and funding and their effect on financial and programmatic milestones. (6) Maintain and update databases and spreadsheets. (7) Perform analysis and prepare reports to assess the effectiveness of programs. (8) Review short and long range planning proposals to ensure alignment with organizational objectives and mission. (9) Develop and implement comprehensive studies of performance measures to evaluate program productivity, develop metrics and milestones to assess progress of the program. (10) Advise the NHLBI AIDS Coordinator of unique conditions and issues which affect administrative functions. (11) Develop reports that identify/recommend changes in program direction and operation. (12) Review documentation for compliance with policy and procedures; oversee manuscript preparation; interpret instructions for adherence to format; organize manuscripts for review; collect data; provide summaries for analysis and interpretation. (13) Coordinate activities and data calls from the NHLBI Immediate Office of the Director (IOD), NHLBI Financial Management Branch (FMB), NHLBI Office of Grants Management (OGM), NIH Office of AIDS Research (OAR), Congress and the press. (14) Conduct literature reviews and online searches to examine the current state of HIV/AIDS-related heart, lung, blood, and sleep research and prepare reports summarizing and synthesizing the body of work. (15) Prepare, present and disseminate information about advances in promising new approaches and developments in HIV/AIDS-related heart, lung, blood, and sleep disease prevention and treatment. (16) Arrange seminars and workshops to assess the current state-of-the science of disease prevention; facilitate collaborative efforts with NIH Institutes and Centers, and other governmental and non-governmental agencies. (17) Maintain and update the NHLBI HIV/AIDS Program public and Intranet websites. (18) Keep current on the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), NIH, NHLBI, and NIH OAR grants policies relevant to HIV/AIDS. (19) Develop administrative standard operating procedures for the program. (20) Work with staff on the preparation of scientific talks and presentations. (21) Assists in other NHLBI HIV/AIDS program-related activities Teamwork/Communication/Collaboration Activities (1) Facilitate communication among the NHLBI HIV/AIDS Team, NHLBI staff, and NHLBI leadership by providing information about the NHLBI HIV/AIDS Program and serving as a resource for general inquiries. (2) Facilitate communication with other Institutes and Centers (ICs) and the NIH OAR. (3) Work with staff on the development and coordination of working groups and meetings, including team meetings. (4) Prepare materials for meetings, including agendas and background materials. (5) Complete progress reports; flag potential issues; synthesize and summarize research findings, draft and finalize top line reports and PowerPoint presentations. (6) Coordinate and disseminate information; provide status updates; prepare reports to NHLBI leadership and OAR. Financial Management (1) Collaborate with staff on administrative tasks regarding the NHLBI HIV/AIDS budget. (2) Manage coding of HIV/AIDS grants (quarterly exercise required by the NIH OAR). REQUIREMENTS : The contractor ideally would have: (1) Ph.D. in a science-related discipline; three (3) years of specialized experience plus a Master’s degree is equivalent to a Ph.D. (2) Minimum of two (2) year of experience in the area of HIV/AIDS and/or related heart, lung, blood, and sleep research (3) Strong communication skills, both oral and written. (4) Strong interpersonal skills and a teamwork mind-set. (5) Excellent analytical, organizational, and time management skills. (6) Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, Outlook) and web-based applications. (7) Demonstrated attention to detail, and ability to meet deadlines. PLEASE APPLY ONLINE Note that the phone number for our NIH branch is not listed.  Due to the high volume of inquiries, we regret that we cannot accept phone calls.  All qualified candidates will be contacted.


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Aptamer Selection Scientist

Date Posted:
6/17/2017

Kelly Scientific Solutions

OH

Kelly Scientific Resources (KSR) is currently seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as the resident aptamer selection and biochemistry expert , for one of our top clients in the Cincinnati, Ohio area. As the subject matter expert, you will lead the development and deployment of cutting edge technologies to select aptamers and enable successful advancement of biosensors. This position is a full-time direct hire opportunity. Job Responsibilities: Developing and supporting aptamer and biochemistry related projects to facilitate the technology needed to deliver continuous, washless, reagentless, selective aptamer-based sensors.  Partnering with external resources to execute aptamer selection against key targets.  Collaborating with a team of scientists and engineers to integrate aptamer based biosensors into a device for medicine, industry, and sport.  Instigating and implementing hypothesis-driven experiments in aid of efforts to transition basic science discoveries into useful products. Understanding the state of the science in this field. Preparing reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends. Building a world class network of academic collaborators to further the state of the science. Job Qualifications and Skills: PhD in Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, or a related discipline with experience in aptamer selection techniques (experienced B.S. or M.S. considered). Demonstrated expertise in the development and application of biochemistry and a general understanding of human physiology. Demonstrated expertise in the development and application of novel aptamer processes (including selection, characterization, and optimization). Strong interpersonal skills including a proven track record of building and maintaining effective working relationships with team and industry partners. An entrepreneurial spirit; enthusiasm and vision about converting cutting-edge science into commercial applications.  Excellent oral and written communication skills including experience presenting research at conferences and meetings. Must have the ability to manage multiple assignments effectively in a quickly evolving environment. Motivation, energy, and enthusiasm, with a desire to succeed.


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Microbiologist

Date Posted:
6/17/2017

Kelly Scientific Solutions

WA

Kelly Scientific  is currently recruiting for a  Microbiologist  to develop a new, prototype, diagnostic device with a global leader in clinical diagnostics and life science research products located in Woodinville, WA . We are looking for someone with strong analytical and problem solving skills, written and verbal communication, and who is highly organized. Responsibilities: Preparing test formulations, conducting experiments on the new diagnostic device, and analyzing/compiling technical data Propagation and quantitation of BL2 pathogens Analysis of nucleic acid fragments           Qualifications: Must have at least 2 years of experience in microbiology lab performing nucleic acid analytical methods (agarose gels, PCR, restriction analysis, etc.) Experience handling BL2-level human pathogens and GLP is required. BS Required, MS or PhD may apply


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Scientist

Date Posted:
6/17/2017

Kelly Scientific Solutions

WA

Kelly Scientific is recruiting for   a  Scientist  to develop a new, prototype, diagnostic device with a global leader in clinical diagnostics and life science research products located in Woodinville, WA . Responsibilities: Preparing test formulations, conducting experiments on the new diagnostic device, and analyzing/compiling technical data  Propagation and quantitation of BL2 pathogens Analysis of nucleic acid fragments    Qualifications: 5 years of experience in performing nucleic acid analytical methods (agarose gels, PCR, restriction analysis, etc.) is required Must be able to plan, initiate, design, and execute studies and research Maintain good laboratory procedures and practices and be proficient in buffer/solution preparation Experience in handling BL2-level human pathogens is required Must have good data analysis and communication skills. Past supervisor experience is desired, but not required BS Required, MS or PhD may apply


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Process Scientist III

Date Posted:
6/17/2017

Kelly Scientific Solutions

CA

Process Scientist III Fremont Temp to Hire The qualified candidate will play a leading role in developing cell culture technology for continuous processing. Specifically the candidate will work on creative ways to intensify the conventional perfusion process, develop highly efficient cell culture medium to support it, and identify additional bottlenecks and come up with creative solutions to resolve them. Study of product quality attributes such as glycosylation and product quality control will also be an important part of the development. Candidate will routinely perform experiments in bioreactors, shake flasks and deep-well plates, as well as supporting proof-of-concept experiment in large-scale single-use bioreactors. Overall, the successful candidate should be capable of independent research, applying creativity to solve technical challenges, creating innovative solutions, and pioneering new directions in order to achieve the overall objective of the project. The candidate is expected to be flexible and nimble in a fast pace environment, and adapt to new changes quickly while ensuring successful delivery of the goals. Duties Responsibilities Perform hands-on experiments in deep-well plates, shake flasks, benchtop bioreactors, and large-scale single-use bioreactors. Routine use and development of programs such as JMP, Spotfire, Excel macros for data analysis and modeling are required. Support some routine lab operation tasks such as equipment maintenance and lab housekeeping activities. Collaborate and work effectively in teams to meet the project timelines. Occasional weekend work determined by project and experiment demand. Skills: Fundamental understanding of biochemistry, cell biology, biotechnology, or chemical engineering Hands on experience with aseptic techniques is a must Microbial and/or mammalian cell culture lab experience, especially in perfusion mode, is strongly desired Experience in studying physiology and metabolism of cells in high cell density cultures using techniques such as flow cytometry, enzyme activity assay, as well as cell imaging is highly desired Use of established tools such as metabolic flux analysis and metabolomics for biological interpretation to support development is highly desired Strong communication and organization skills, be able to multi-task and exhibit a strong sense of urgency in order to accomplish daily tasks Highly self-motivated, be flexible and willing to learn Education: The position requires a Ph.D. in biochemical engineering, bioengineering, chemical engineering, or any related fields with 0-2 yrs of relevant research experience. Languages: English Read Write Speak Attachments: Skills and Experience Skills: Required ASEPTIC TECHNIQUES FLOW CYTOMETRY ANALYZERCELL CULTURE MAMMALIAN CELL CULTURE Additional MICROSOFT PROJECT PURIFICATION SOLUTIONS SPECTROSCOPY TRAINING UV/VIS WATERS HPLC WORD FERMENTATION LIQUID HANDLING MICROSOFT OFFICEMS OFFICE OPERATIONS STERILE 


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Senior Embryologist

Date Posted:
6/17/2017

Kelly Scientific Solutions

SD

Senior Embryologist – Sioux Falls, SD Kelly Services is currently seeking a Sr. Embryologist for our customer in Sioux Falls, SD. Job Responsibilities As a Sr Embryologist you will serve as the technical lead and subject matter expert of the IVF lab team. This position will identify and investigate inefficiencies, abnormalities and areas of opportunity within production processes and results. This position will also analyze current and forecasted demands and will rely on the Lab Coordinator to organize and execute accurate and timely logistical requirements related to both the IVF lab team and required materials.  This position will be responsible for routine audits of the technical performance of employees, as well as, the effectiveness of the training program, to further ensure staffs are properly trained on safety procedures, regulatory compliance and a SOP’s. This position will be responsible for the evaluation and analysis of data reports and will work closely with Lab Director and cross-functional teams to further investigate test and provide recommendations and solutions to improve production efficiencies. Scientific Operations Oversee the execution of daily technical activities within the lab routine; ensure efficient coordination of schedules and manageable distribution of responsibilities to meet production goals. Partner with management and Lab Coordinators to conduct technical analysis of production results; participate in the development of new or modified techniques, test procedures and ensure successful implementation to increase accuracy of controls, and success rate of embryo production. Oversee the control and monitoring of production variables such as the implementation of new SOPS, key performance indicators (i.e. gestation rate and embryonic mortality rate) Collaborate with management to identify adjustments to lab materials, processes and technical aspects of lab routine. Assist with the forecast of inventory demands of medium requirements for laboratory for all aspects of production; ensure adequate quantity to meet monthly production demands. Evaluate and further develop key performance indicators; collaborate with management to identify technical deficiencies. Assist in employee development opportunities by encouraging participation in experimentation and testing of possible solutions. Demonstrate self-initiative in performing background research and literature searches as needed, evaluate results and formulate recommendations for review by Lab Director and Senior Management.   Lab Responsibilities   Oversee the calibration and maintenance of key lab equipment such as incubators, autoclave, lab hoods, centrifuge, nitrogen tanks and microscopes. Oversee and ensure employees accurately capture and relay all relevant data collection during routine laboratory procedures into relevant databases/notebooks. Assist in routine lab procedures when necessary to ensure production goals are maintained.   Education & Experience Bachelor's degree in Veterinary Medicine, Animal Science, Biomedicine or related field required, Master’s degree or PhD preferred. In-depth technical and scientific knowledge on IVF and embryology required. Minimum of five (5) years relevant laboratory and management experience, three (3) years of which must be demonstrate execution and coordination IVF embryo production procedures. Demonstrated success coordinating lab activities with a team of 5+ employees. Laboratory-related certification/degree preferred. Previous experience in collection of scientific data and generation of scientific reports, presentation is highly desired. Previous experience working for a company in the biotechnology and/or agriculture sector preferred. Other Ability to work varied shifts including weekends and holidays depending on production demands. Ability to follow detailed safety protocols as required during daily exposure to needles or other sharp objects, as well as, bodily fluids of beef and dairy cattle. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written. Ability to speak English required, bilingual (English/Portuguese) beneficial. This is a direct hire opportunity.  


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Scientist I

Date Posted:
6/17/2017

Kelly Scientific Solutions

MA

Seeking a  Scientist I for a 12 month assignment in Cambridge, MA. OBJECTIVES : Particiapte in design, manage and execute testing and studies pertaining to vaccine manufacturing, formulation and/or bioanalytics for vaccine products at all stages of development. Coordinate information exchange between both in-house and 3rd party vendors for testing. Particiapte in the development of and execute assays as needed. Participate in the creation and review of necessary SOPs and development reports. Participate in the development of presentations of scientific data   ACCOUNTABILITIES : Responsible for development, qualification, documentation, and transfer of assays. Compile data and author reports summarizing experimental results for both real-time and accelerated studies. Draft method development reports, SOPs, and transfer protocols. Coordinate efforts between different internal and external teams such as Process Development, Bio-analytical, Formulation and Preclinical.  EDUCATION  PhD in a scientific discipline with cell culture and virus expereince   APPLY NOW!! For immediate consideration please call 732-246-0215 or email to gaut985@kellyservices.com


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Interdisciplinary Scientist

Date Posted:
6/17/2017

FDA

MD

Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American! At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere. It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens. Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.

WHO MAY APPLY: Federal employees with career or career-conditional tenure in the competitive service; former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility based on previous career or career-conditional appointments; displaced Federal employees requesting special priority selection consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP); veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service may apply under VEOA; Military Spouses; individuals eligible for VRA appointments (at the GS-11 and below grade levels); Land Management Bureau Eligibles and individuals with disabilities.

PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps may apply online to this announcement. Candidates will be referred to (CC) personnel and not as candidates for conversion to a permanent career or career-conditional appointment. YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR SF-50, CTAP, OR COMMISSIONED CORPS DOCUMENTATION.

This is an Interdisciplinary announcement and may be filled in one of the following series: 0401 (Biologist), 0403 (Microbiologist), or 0415 (Toxicologist).

This position is located at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), Office of In Vitro Diagnostics and Radiological Health (OIR), located in Silver Spring, MD.

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement FDA-CDRH-17-DE-10012089LH under competitive procedures. Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under competitive procedures. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.

Additional selections may be made within the same geographical area FDA wide.

Duties

As an Interdisciplinary Scientist in the Office of In Vitro Diagnostics and Radiological Health, you will be responsible for:

  • Acting as a senior reviewer of in vitro diagnostics, medical devices, and/or radiation emitting products in regards to safety and effectiveness;
  • Evaluating medical device submissions in order to report recommendation dispositions to supervisor;
  • Reviewing scientific data related to pre- and post-market notification submissions, radiation emitting products, and/or related supplements and amendments;
  • Enforcing a wide variety of medical devices or radiological health products regulations to provide authoritative guidance to both internal and external groups;
  • Planning and developing audit programs designed to assess conformance with medical regulations or radiological health device standards;
  • Collaborating with other scientists and regulated industry to improve medical device safety or standards for medical devices or radiological health products.

 

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • You may be expected to travel domestically for this position up to 5% of the time.

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Job Requirements

Key Requirements

  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Only experience gained by closing date will be considered.
  • One-year probationary period may be required
  • Must meet time-in-grade restrictions by closing date of announcement

Qualifications

Time-in-Grade: One year at the GS-12 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-13 level. Under competitive merit promotion procedures, any individual who is currently holding, or who has held within the previous 52 weeks, a General Schedule position under a non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted service, must meet "time-in-grade" requirements (have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade of the grade for which you are applying). Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to current employees applying for a Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment. NOTE: You must provide a copy of a recent SF-50, "Notice of Personnel Action" that indicates proof of status and time-in-grade eligibility. The SF-50 must include your position, title, series, grade, step, tenure, type of service (Competitive or Excepted) and career status (career or career-conditional).

In order to be qualified for the Interdisciplinary Scientist (0401/0403/0415-13), you must meet the following basic requirements (you must submit a copy of your transcripts) for the series in which you are applying AND specialized experience below.

For the GS-0401 Biologist, you must possess:
A. A Bachelor's or higher degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.
- OR -
B. A combination of education and experience. This includes courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

For the GS-0403 Microbiologist, you must possess:
A. A Bachelor's or higher degree in microbiology; or biology, chemistry, or basic medical science that included at least 20 semester hours in microbiology and other subjects related to the study of microorganisms, and 20 semester hours in the physical and mathematical sciences combining course work in organic chemistry or biochemistry, physics, and college algebra, or their equivalent.
-OR-
B. A combination of education and experience. This includes courses equivalent to a major in microbiology, biology, chemistry, or basic medical science that included courses as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

For the GS-0415 Toxicologist, you must possess:
A Bachelor's or higher degree in toxicology; or an appropriate discipline of the biological, medical, or veterinary sciences that included at least 30 semester hours in chemistry, biochemistry, or physiology, and 12 semester hours in toxicology.

Specialized Experience:
You must have at least one full-time year (12-months) of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service that included:

  • Reviewing scientific data or information to identify risks or problems and assist in disposition recommendations of in vitro diagnostics, medical devices or radiological health products;
  • Using established scientific procedures or techniques to evaluate in vitro diagnostics medical devices or radiological health products; and
  • Making recommendations to supervisor concerning regulatory or scientific guidance related to in vitro diagnostics medical devices or radiological health products.
(This experience must be clearly demonstrated in your resume).

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).

NOTE: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through national Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to gain employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. If such experience is on a part-time basis, you must provide the average number of hours worked per week as well as the beginning and ending dates of the experience so it can be fully credited.

 

Documenting experience: In accordance with Office of Personnel Management policy, federal employees are assumed to have gained experience by performing duties and responsibilities appropriate for their official series and grade level as described in their position description. Experience that would not normally be part of the employee's position is creditable, however, when documented by satisfactory evidence, such as a signed memorandum from the employee's supervisor or an SF-50 or SF-52 documenting an official detail or other official assignment. The documentation must indicate whether the duties were performed full time or, if part time, the percentage of times the other duties were performed. It is expected that this documentation is included in the employee's official personnel record. In order to receive credit for experience in your resume that is not within the official series and grade level of your official position, you must provide a copy of the appropriate documentation of such experience as indicated above.

If you are claiming education as any part of your qualifications for this position, you must submit an official transcript, unofficial transcript, or a list including courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program. For further information, click on foreign education.

Conditions of Employment:

  1. Security and Background Requirements: Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. If hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.
  2. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.
  3. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  4. Pre-employment physical required: No
  5. Drug testing required: No
  6. License required: No
  7. Mobility agreement required: No
  8. Immunization required: No
  9. Incentives may be authorized; however, this is contingent upon funds availability. If authorized, certain incentives will require you to sign a service agreement to remain in the Federal government for a period of up to 3 years. Note: This statement does not imply nor guarantee an incentive will be offered and paid. Incentives include the following: moving expenses, recruitment or relocation incentive; student loan repayment, superior qualifications appointment, creditable service for annual leave for prior non-federal work experience or prior uniformed military service, etc.
  10. Bargaining Unit Position: Yes
  11. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing of the announcement.
  12. Please be advised that this position will be subject to FDA's strict prohibited financial interest regulation and may require the incumbent of this position to divest of certain financial interests. Applicants are strongly advised to seek additional information on this requirement from the FDA hiring official before accepting this position.

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Regulatory Affairs Information Specialist

Date Posted:
6/17/2017

FDA

MD

Summary

 

Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American!  At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere.  It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens.  Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.

 

 

Who May Apply:  Federal employees with career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service; former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility based on previous career or career-conditional appointments; displaced Federal employees requesting special priority selection consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP); veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service; Military Spouses; PHS Commissioned Corps Officers; individuals eligible for VRA appointments (at the GS-11 and below grade levels); and individuals with disabilities.

PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps may apply online to this announcement.  Candidates will be referred to (CC) personnel and not as candidates for conversion to a permanent career or career-conditional appointment.

YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR SF-50, CTAP or COMMISSIONED CORPS DOCUMENTATION.

This position is located in the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), Office of Strategic Programs (OSP), Office of Business Informatics (OBI), located in Silver Spring, Maryland.

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement FDA-CDER-17-DE-1971776LMD under competitive procedures.  Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under competitive procedures.  NOTE:  Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.

Additional selections may be made within the same geographical area FDA-wide.

 

Duties

 

If selected for this position you will:

  • Participate in the overall planning, development and analysis of regulatory information management requirements and their implementation in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) Informatics Platform.
  • Translate user requirements into business needs and work with CDER end-users to iteratively configure a solution that meet their regulatory information needs.
  • Work closely with the CDER Informatics Capability Teams to identify gaps and jointly prioritize and build plans for addressing them.  Provide detailed functional requirements for gaps identified and perform testing and verification to ensure adequacy of proposed solutions.
  • Document reporting needs to support a complex regulatory work process.

 

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Job Requirements

Key Requirements

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Time in Grade (TIG) must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
  • SF-50 required.
  • Transcript(s) required.

Qualifications

 

In order to qualify for the Regulatory Information Specialist, GS-0301-09/11, you must meet the following:

GS-09:

Have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-7 grade level in the Federal service that includes identifying issues and resolving critical problems associated with regulatory information management projects, OR
Have completed two full years of progressively higher level graduate education, or possess a master's or equivalent graduate degree, or LL.B. or J.D., if related OR
Have a combination of specialized experience and graduate level education that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.

GS-11:

Have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service that includes identifying and developing solutions to meet user needs related to the review of drug regulatory submissions, OR
Have completed 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education OR possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, OR
Have a combination of graduate level education beyond the first 2 years of progressive graduate study and specialized experience that together meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.

Documenting experience:  In accordance with Office of Personnel Management policy, federal employees are assumed to have gained experience by performing duties and responsibilities appropriate for their official series and grade level as described in their position description.  Experience that would not normally be part of the employee's position is creditable, however, when documented by satisfactory evidence, such as a signed memorandum from the employee's supervisor or an SF-50 or SF-52 documenting an official detail or other official assignment. The documentation must indicate whether the duties were performed full time or, if part time, the percentage of times the other duties were performed. It is expected that this documentation is included in the employee's official personnel record. In order to receive credit for experience in your resume that is not within the official series and grade level of your official position, you must provide a copy of the appropriate documentation of such experience as indicated above.

 

 

If you are claiming education as any part of your qualifications for this position, you must submit an official transcript, unofficial transcript, or a list including courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program.  For further information, click on foreign education

 

Conditions of Employment: 

1. Security and Background Requirements:  Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.  Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action.  If hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time.  Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation.  False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or disciplinary action. 
2. E-Verify:  If you are selected for this position, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the E-Verify System.  Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant. 
3. Direct Deposit:  All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.  
4. Pre-employment physical required:No
5. Drug testing required: No
6. License required: No
7. Mobility agreement required: No
8. Immunization required:No
9. A background investigation may be required.
10. Incentives may be authorized; however, this is contingent upon funds availability. If authorized, certain incentives will require you to sign a service agreement to remain in the Federal government for a period of up to 3 years. Note: This statement does not imply nor guarantee an incentive will be offered and paid. Incentives include the following: moving expenses, recruitment or relocation incentive; student loan repayment, superior qualifications appointment, creditable service for annual leave for prior non-federal work experience or prior uniformed military service, etc.
11. Bargaining Unit Position: Yes
12. Financial Disclosure Required: No

 

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Biomedical Engineer

Date Posted:
6/17/2017

Leidos

CA

Job Number:

637779

Job Category:

Healthcare / Life Sciences / Medical

Location:

SAN DIEGO, CA US

Schedule:

Full-time

Travel:

None

Shift:

Day Job

Potential for Teleworking:

No

Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:

None

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:

Secret

Description:

Leidos’s Naval Health Operation currently has an opening for a Biomedical Engineering Researcher in San Diego, CA. The primary responsibility for the Biomedical Engineering Researcher is to assist in the performance of studies and analyses with a focus on rehabilitation and military performance in laboratory and field-based environments.

 

Duties include but are not limited to:

-          Collaborate with other investigators in conducting human performance field and laboratory research including evaluating healthy and injured warfighters in virtual laboratory environments and in the operational setting.

-          Interact with and collect biomechanics, physiology, and psychosocial data from human subjects, abiding by human research protection regulations.

-          Operate and maintain biomechanical laboratory equipment such as the Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment (CAREN) system, motion capture systems, EEG systems, EMG systems, Biodex, and portable gait analysis equipment.

-          Provide programming solutions to integrate multiple peripheral devices and systems together synchronously and use them in real-time within a virtual environment. 

-          Demonstrate statistical and database skills and have a background in technical writing in order to prepare research protocols, scientific presentations, and publications.

-          Collect, process, analyze, and report on motion capture (optical and IMU), EEG, EMG, biomechanics, and other forms of data.

 

 


Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, or a related scientific field from an accredited college or university. Master’s degree preferred. Four or more years of related experience is required.

 

Strong background in collection and processing of motion capture data with human subjects. Must be proficient with biomechanical testing equipment such as force plates and motion capture equipment (optical and/or IMU).  Experience manipulating and processing raw neurophysiological waveforms and datasets, including  electroencephalography (EEG), electromyography (EMG) and other sensor data is preferred.

 

Applicant must have programming experience, in at least one of the following languages: C, C++, C#, JavaScript, or LUA.  Programming experience in Matlab and/or Simulink is required.  Experience in biomechanical modelling with Cortex and Visual3D is preferred.

 

Must be proficient in hardware related to large scale virtual reality systems.  This includes image generation (multi-projection with knowledge of blending and warping is desired), six degree of freedom motion platforms, surround sound systems, and synchronizing inputs of additional digital and analog inputs.  Knowledge of networking systems and synchronization of systems in desired.  Strength in troubleshooting and testing new equipment is desired.

 

Strong technical writing background with an ability to write research proposals, human use protection protocols, technical reports, journal articles, and conference papers.

 

Solid background in biomechanical research methodology with experience in research methods and design, and statistical analysis in a research setting. Ability to interact positively and in a professional manner within a research-oriented environment.

 

Excellent critical thinking with problem-solving skills and an ability to work cooperatively in a team setting. Flexibility in responding to changing demands, timelines, and priorities. Ability to travel (both locally and internationally).

 

US Citizenship required.  Must be able to obtain and maintain a SECRET government security clearance.

 

 


Leidos Overview:
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Health Scientist

Date Posted:
6/17/2017

Leidos

MD

Job Number:
385995BR
Job Category:
Healthcare / Life Sciences / Medical
Location:
BETHESDA, MD US
Schedule:
Full-time
Travel:
None
Shift:
Day Job
Potential for Teleworking:
No
Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:
None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:
NACI
 
Description:
This position will serves a key role in providing support by researching, analyzing, and preparing plans and reports on research, research training, dissemination, and other activities focused on American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) populations and tribal affairs. In this role, the analyst identifies appropriate source information, performs necessary analyses, and prepares plans, reports, slides, fact sheets, and other materials for the Tribal Health Research Office (THRO), and assists the THRO Director in coordinating trans-institutional efforts to develop and monitor necessary changes such applying biomedical science to the smaller community and bridging data and metrics, just to name a few. The responsibilities, include, but are not limited to: Task 1: Data Analysis and Reports 1.1 Identifying NIH or other data sources and performing data queries, literature reviews, developing or otherwise finding data needed to prepare reports to be submitted by the THRO. 1.2 Extracting data from various NIH systems (such as QVR) and analyzing data for accuracy, and ensuring the data are pertinent to reporting requirements. 1.3 Developing and utilizing quality assurance methods to ensure data are complete, accurate, and pertinent to the task. Takes steps to reconcile data integrity concerns. 1.4 Drafting reports based on data analysis, feedback, and Division/OD/NIH/HHS practices. Task 2: Information Dissemination 2.1 Serving as THRO web content publisher which involves ensuring consistency with agency policy, and circulating the content for broad dissemination. 2.2 Researching and developing draft speeches/talking points and preparing PowerPoint presentations for a wide range of audiences on NIH AI/AN research and career development activities 2.3 Proofreading written documents on technical issues and translating technical and scientific subject matter into clear and concise text. 2.4 Ensuring that written content is clear, consistent and free of bureaucratic or overly dense language. 2.5 Developing and editing content for print publications, Web pages, and intranet. 2.6 Developing brochures and fact sheets. Task 3. THRO Coordination 3.1 Coordinating activities and meetings related to several THRO responsibilities, including the NIH AI/AN Research Coordinating Committee (preparing meeting agendas and minutes); the NIH Tribal Consultation Advisory Committee (TCAC), working closely with the TCAC logistics contractor (this includes two in-person, 2-day meetings and monthly conference calls); the NIH Annual Tribal Consultation; preparing for Secretary s Tribal Advisory Committee meetings, the Intradepartmental Council on Native American Affairs, and the AI/AN Health Research Advisory Committee; outreach to tribes and AI/AN organizations; and associated recordkeeping. 3.2 Assuming a liaison role with points of contact in the Institutes and Centers and OD Offices on AI/AN programs and issues, as appropriate.
Qualifications:
Strong knowledge of biomedical research areas as to be able to conduct literature searches, to gather new information, identify topics, write and edit in depth technical documents and documents for the lay public. Experience in biomedical research in applying science to smaller communities Experience working with scientific research community and translating needs from research to communities and vice versa. Experience identifying and working with various data sources and performing data queries, literature reviews, developing or otherwise finding data needed to prepare reports Experience extracting data from various systems and analyzing data for accuracy, and ensuring the data are pertinent to reporting requirements Experience developing and utilizing quality assurance methods to ensure data are complete, accurate, and pertinent to a task Experience drafting reports based on data analysis, feedback, and organizational practices Experience in coordinating and supporting health advisory or subject matter expertise committees. Experience serving as liaison at multiple levels of organization including, but not limited to senior leadership, subject matter experts, advocacy groups, and external stakeholders Experience ensuring that activities are properly tracked and submitted for review in advance of, and are completed by the assigned or advance of due date Excellent judgment in interpreting findings, analyzing data and other gathered information, verifying facts, and drawing conclusions Knowledge of correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and style. Master s degree in a related discipline Minimum of 5 years of related experience in Biomedical Science Knowledge of NIH policies, procedures and policies, preferred Prior experience working and/or supporting Tribal Health Initiatives, American Indian and/or Alaska Natives (AI/AN) Strong communications skills, both oral and written Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and image processing software (Photoshop) Excellent judgment in interpreting findings, analyzing data and other gathered information, verifying facts, and drawing conclusions Knowledge of correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and style. Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills Ability to obtain and maintain a NACI level 1 clearance Bachelors degree from an accredited college in a related discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education, with 5 years of professional experience; or 3 years of professional experience with a related Masters degree. Considered career, or journey, level.
Leidos Overview:
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company's diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Biologist

Date Posted:
6/17/2017

Leidos

MD

Job Number:
637222
Job Category:
Healthcare / Life Sciences / Medical
Location:
FREDERICK, MD US
Schedule:
Full-time
Travel:
None
Shift:
Day Job
Potential for Teleworking:
No
Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:
None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:
Public Trust
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Description:

The Biological Life Sciences Operation of the Health Group is seeking a Life Scientist who will perform as a productive member of a team that provides process and program management for the All of Us Research Program in North Bethesda, MD. This is NOT a laboratory research position.

Would you like to take part in one of the most important medical projects of our lifetime? The All of Us Research Program (aka Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program) is about to launch a million-person, 10+ year cohort study. This undertaking is fast-moving, innovative, and ground breaking. We need scientists with expertise in Omics, Special Populations, Privacy, Security, and/or Policy who can help manage the internal operations of this large consortium.
The candidate will apply scientific expertise and process management experience to support the various committees, teams, and task forces formed by the consortium to build out the Program?s clinical platform. You will work closely with NIH staff including program officers and senior staff. The ability to work collegially and efficiently in teams is very important. Responsiveness, the ability to stay on task, as well as open and frequent coordination and discussions with a multidisciplinary and goal-oriented group, are inherent elements of the day-to-day operations. Excellent organizational skills are a must. Candidate must be capable of independent action and taking initiative.
Some travel required.


Qualifications:

REQUIRED EDUCATION/SKILLS: A Master's degree from an accredited college or university appropriate to research is required, with minimally one year related experience. Excellent analytical, writing, and verbal-communication skills are required and experience in clinical research is essential. Candidate must be able to interact in a positive and competent manner with individuals at all levels of responsibility, and willing to address a wide range of rapidly changing and divergent issues. Candidate must be capable of applying and integrating knowledge from multiple sources toward solving problems of a research nature. Candidate must be capable of working alone or with a technical team of researchers. Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to set and meet goals are necessary.


DESIRED SKILLS:

(1) Proficiency with Microsoft Office;

(2) experience organizing virtual meetings (WebEx, GoToMeeting, etc);

(3)?fluent in Spanish or another language(s).


This position requires a background check.

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Leidos Overview:
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world?s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company?s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company?s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Public Health Research Scientist

Date Posted:
6/17/2017

Leidos

CA

ob Number:
630605
Job Category:
Healthcare / Life Sciences / Medical
Location:
SAN DIEGO, CA US
Schedule:
Full-time
Travel:
None
Shift:
Day Job
Potential for Teleworking:
No
Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:
None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:
Secret
 
Description:

Leidos’ Health Group is seeking a full time Public Health Research Scientist to work with the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC)/Department of Defense (DoD) HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (DHAPP) and the Military HIV Research Program (MHRP)/Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) in San Diego, CA.

This individual will support the project Principal Investigator and project leadership and function as part of a multidisciplinary team in the development, execution, and reporting phases of multiple concurrent studies of HIV/STI risk behaviors, transmission dynamics, transmission networks, and prevention among US Navy personnel and their beneficiaries. The successful candidate will have research experience in behavioral risks associated with STIs and intervention research to mitigate those risks.

The candidate will function independently to perform literature searches, create study protocols, prepare scientific and human use review board materials, implement research study logistics and develop data collection instruments, recruit and enroll study participants, provide relevant education to study participants, collect data and clinical/biological samples, process, store, and transfer clinical/biologic samples, enter data and manage databases, analyze and summarize data, prepare reporting documents and briefing materials.

The candidate will have supervision over 2 MPH-level employees to assist in accomplishing the above tasks. Experience with supervision is preferred.

The candidate will also contribute to a reporting and publication plan for existing data collected in prior similar studies of US Navy personnel.


Qualifications:

Qualifications:
1. Education: Minimum of a PhD in a relevant technical field (e.g. public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, laboratory technology) from an accredited college or university.
2. Prior Work Experience: Minimum of 4 years of experience in behavioral health science, with emphasis on HIV/STI programs. Biostatistics or epidemiology experience is preferred. Experience with data manipulation and analysis of large data sets (e.g. SAS programming proficiency) is preferred. Prior work with a USG Agency or the military is advantageous.
3. Language Proficiency: Written and oral proficiency in English is required. The incumbent must be able to communicate effectively and accurately with all team members, USG, NGO, and government officials. Incumbent must be able to communicate effectively with remote team members. The incumbent is required to be capable of preparing documents such as background reports, ethics submissions, data tables, and progress reports. Correspondences and documents are to be prepared in a professional and competent manner requiring little or no editorial changes.
4. Knowledge: Knowledge of behavioral health principles, with emphasis on STI risk behavior interventions, is preferred. Understanding of epidemiology concepts including sampling strategies for and data collection from hidden and highly stigmatized populations, quantitative and qualitative research methods, data management, HIV, and STIs is required.
Familiarity with HIV/STI laboratory field data collection and initial processing, management, storage/archiving, and transfer of clinical samples is preferred.
The incumbent should have a strong interest in working with and on behalf of the US Military and improving public health in this population. An ability to interact positively and professionally within an academic/evidence based environment and possession of excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills is required.
5. Travel: This position involves minimal travel, but the incumbent may be requested to travel domestically and regionally.
6. Citizenship: Due to Federal contract regulations, US citizenship (no dual US citizenship) and the ability to obtain a Secret Clearance is required.

Supervision Received: The scientist will work under the direction of the NHRC/DHAPP management team, the MHRP/WRAIR management team, and Leidos management.


Leidos Overview:
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company?s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company?s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Research Scientist

Date Posted:
6/17/2017

Leidos

CT

Job Number:

637292

Job Category:

Healthcare / Life Sciences / Medical

Location:

GROTON, CT US

Schedule:

Full-time

Travel:

None

Shift:

Day Job

Potential for Teleworking:

No

Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:

None

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:

Secret

Description:

research programs to include, but not limited to: psychoacoustics, signal processing, and underwater bioeffects, in support of the Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory (NSMRL) in Groton, CT.  NSMRL conducts research and investigates the effects of medical, psychological, and performance issues associated with the health and performance of naval personnel in operational and non-operational settings.

 

The ideal candidate shall:

  • Initiate, formulate, and develop multi-disciplinary biomedical research projects utilizing scientific expertise in physiology, noise exposure on performance, and underwater acoustics and blast. 
  • Develop programmatic plans for multi-year projects to conduct basic research, applied research, and device test & evaluation.
  • Identify research topics in areas of bioacoustics, effects of noise on humans, and diving physiology.
  • Write research proposals, research protocols, technical reports, and/or publications addressing the above topics.
  • Research and collect background and historical information specific to topical areas.
  • Respond to research grant solicitations and obtain funding from sponsoring agencies.
  • Execute approved work units/projects by determining requirements and obtaining laboratory equipment and materials.
  • Develop and evaluate appropriate methodologies, write standards of procedure to perform appropriate methodologies, and perform quality assurance checks to ensure that appropriate methodologies are followed consistently.
  • Design, fabricate, and test specialized research equipment
  • Author scientific articles, publications, technical reports, and semi-technical summaries/publications for non-research technical and general audiences.
  • Coordinate and ensure publication of technical information, report findings and recommendations via presentations and publications.
  • Act as reviewer and referee, upon request, for both internal and external manuscripts and/or reports selected for in-house publication or submission to scientific journals.


Qualifications:

Requirements:

  • The candidate will be required to acquire, at a minimum, a SECRET classification access level. Preference will be given to a candidate who already has this clearance level.
  • Due to Federal contract requirements, US citizenship is required.
  • Candidates must have completed a Doctoral (Ph.D.) degree from an accredited US university, or international university of equivalent standard, in engineering, physiology, psychoacoustics, or a related field in order to successfully conduct the multi-disciplinary research approach necessary.
  • Candidates must also have demonstrated evidence of scientific achievement as shown by the publication of articles and reports, membership in scientific societies, knowledge of and experience in writing and editing technical and scientific research information, as well as the ability to speak well and concisely, and confer with professional colleagues on a peer basis.
  • Candidates must display a willingness to be exposed to a broad research and management experience in the human performance domain.
  • Demonstrate the ability to extend and apply the knowledge of research to the missions of the NSMRL Command and the Navy.

 

Ideal Skills:

  • Strong analytical and statistical background to include quantitative and qualitative data analysis, project and program management and their application to effective behavior sciences.
  • Knowledge of research examining diving physiology and/or underwater bioeffects are strongly preferred.

 

Work Location:

  • Work is to be primarily performed on a government installation. The normal work week is Monday through Friday 0800 to 1630.
  • Some offsite travel (~10%) may be required for data collection efforts, presentations, etc.

 

 

 

 


Leidos Overview:
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Postdoctoral Fellow Protein Cystallography

Date Posted:
6/17/2017

Pfizer

CT

A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact. All over the world, Pfizer colleagues work together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Our colleagues have the opportunity to grow and develop a career that offers both individual and company success; be part of an ownership culture that values diversity and where all colleagues are energized and engaged; and the ability to impact the health and lives of millions of people. Pfizer, a global leader in the biopharmaceutical industry, is continuously seeking top talent who are inspired by our purpose to innovate to bring therapies to patients that significantly improve their lives.



Role Description

We are seeking a highly qualified and energetic PhD scientist to join us as a postdoctoral researcher focused on elucidating the three dimensional structures of proteins that are therapeutic targets. In addition to having an opportunity to work with state-of-the-art techniques in protein structural biology, the incumbent will also be exposed to the drug discovery and development process, and will learn the application of structure information in drug design. At our disposal, we have extensive in-house experience and resources supporting protein expression, purification, crystallization, structure determination of both soluble and membrane-bound proteins. Presently, Pfizer scientists have regular access to all the major X-ray synchrotron beam lines in the world, in house Cryo-EM facilities, and rich collection of small molecular ligands to enable protein stabilization and crystallization. Ideal candidates should have experience in protein expression, protein purification and crystallography, and preferably less than 4 years postdoctoral experience.



Responsibilities

Optimize protein constructs for functional expression and protein stability. Purification of functional proteins for structural determinations. Protein crystallization and data collection. Sample preparation for Cryo-EM and data collection. Data analysis and structure determination. Structure analysis to understand structure-function relationship. Interface with scientists across lines/discipline and show strong initiative in developing ideas to assist in the design of exploratory experiments. Collect up-to-date information and keep abreast of the relevant literature, data acquisition and analysis, manuscript preparation, presentation of study results in oral and poster formats.

Requirements

Qualifications

Ph.D. in structural biology with extensive knowledge in molecular biology, protein chemistry and wet lab protein structural biology skills. Previous experience with protein construct design, expression and purification is required. Previous experience with membrane protein is a plus. Previous experience in structure determination is a plus. Demonstrated track record of publishing in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Excellent communication skills and ability to work independently are essential.



EEO & Employment Eligibility

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.


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Postdoc Computational Biology

Date Posted:
6/17/2017

Celgene

MA

Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health.  We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries - and growing - we look for talented people to grow our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.

Summary/Scope

We seek a talented, collaborative interdisciplinary scientist to catalyze the development and application of computational approaches for translating genetic associations to mechanistic understandings. The successful candidate will develop and apply computational strategies to extract mechanistic insights from large proprietary genetic-centric and omics rich human datasets. In particular, this role is expected to elucidate context-specific and genetic-inspired mechanisms in autoimmune and/or neurodegeneration diseases by:

•Developing QTL analyses and network-centric approaches for carrying forward genetic variations into mechanistic insights;

•Pioneering deep-learning algorithms for biomedical research;

•Deriving novel insights using longitudinal progression-based patient records.

The position offers an exciting opportunity to leverage access to proprietary resources and broad team expertise within the industry setting.

Expertise in genetics and omics datasets are prerequisite. Experiences in algorithm development are highly desired.

#LI-POST

BIO-US PRIORITY

 

Requirements

Qualifications

PhD in computational biology, bioinformatics, computer science, or related disciplines

Skills/Knowledge Required:

• Expertise in GWAS and QTL analyses.

• Experience with public datasets GTEx, ENCODE, ADNI a plus.

• Experience with deep learning a plus.

• Experience with relevant programming/scripting tools (e.g. R, MATLAB,                   Python, C/C++).

• Knowledge and/or interests in autoimmune and/or neurodegeneration                     indications a bonus.

• A track record demonstrating scientific creativity, collaboration, and                         independence.

• Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Celgene is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Celgene complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must have authorization to work for Celgene in the U.S.

 


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Postdoc Target Biology

Date Posted:
6/17/2017

Pfizer

MA

A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact. All over the world, Pfizer colleagues work together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Our colleagues have the opportunity to grow and develop a career that offers both individual and company success; be part of an ownership culture that values diversity and where all colleagues are energized and engaged; and the ability to impact the health and lives of millions of people. Pfizer, a global leader in the biopharmaceutical industry, is continuously seeking top talent who are inspired by our purpose to innovate to bring therapies to patients that significantly improve their lives.



Role Description

We seek a driven and accomplished postdoctoral fellow to join the Molecular Design, Profiling and Production (MDPP) group within the BioMedicine Design (BMD) unit of Pfizer's Worldwide R&D (WRD) division in Cambridge, MA. The successful candidate will collaborate with colleagues from BMD and Internal Medicine (IM) research unit to study target biology in anorexia-cachexia syndrome. The successful candidate will carry out studies to validate potential functional targets and pursue novel targets identification related to anorexia-cachexia by applying a suite of molecular and cellular technologies. Additionally, this person will perform experiments to elucidate the signaling pathway underlying target activation.



Responsibilities

Work independently and as part of teams to conceive, design, execute, analyze, and interpret experiments for target identification, validation and pathway analysis. Contribute intellectually and at the bench to carry out studies of mass spec-based proteomics target identification, and pathway analysis. Apply genetic and pharmacologic approaches to validate potential targets related to cachexia/anorexia. This may include CRISPR, shRNA, viral vector delivery, transfection, antibodies, array based and other pharmacologic approaches to modulate targets. Present research results and methodologies at meetings with immediate supervisor and/or project leader, and at meetings with members of the project team as appropriate.

Requirements

Qualifications

Ph.D. in biochemistry, cell biology, or molecular biology (or a comparable biological science) with a track record of scientific accomplishment as exemplified by scientific publications.

 

* Experience in applying mass spec-based proteomics technologies in target identification, validation and pathway analysis.

* Experience with bioinformatics software for data analysis and interpretation.

* Demonstrated proficiency and experience in basic molecular and biochemical techniques, such as cell culture, RNA/protein extraction, Western blot, ELISA, etc.

* The candidate should be highly-motivated and able to work as a team player in a highly interactive and multi-disciplinary research environment.

 


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Postdoc Computational Biomedicine

Date Posted:
6/17/2017

Pfizer

MA

A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact. All over the world, Pfizer colleagues work together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Our colleagues have the opportunity to grow and develop a career that offers both individual and company success; be part of an ownership culture that values diversity and where all colleagues are energized and engaged; and the ability to impact the health and lives of millions of people. Pfizer, a global leader in the biopharmaceutical industry, is continuously seeking top talent who are inspired by our purpose to innovate to bring therapies to patients that significantly improve their lives.



Role Description

We seek a driven and motivated Postdoctoral Fellow to join the Computational Biomedicine group within Genome Sciences and Technologies (GST) unit of Pfizer's Worldwide R&D (WRD) division in Cambridge, MA. The successful candidate will pursue research on applying deep learning and machine learning methodologies to Electronic Health Records (EHRs), and complementary Genotype-to-Phenotype (G2P) resources, to better understand profiles of disease progression and underlying disease pathobiology. We are looking for an enthusiastic computational scientist with expertise in machine learning and data mining, who is eager to learn and apply these methods in the context of biomedical research. Research will involve techniques such as unsupervised learning, causal inference, deep learning, time-series modeling, and probabilistic inference to address questions related to disease progression, including understanding of disease onset, characteristics of disease stages, rate of progression, and progression trajectories. This position offers an opportunity to execute cutting-edge computational research within one of the world's leading developers of human therapeutics, at the Pfizer Biomedical Institute based in the Cambridge Innovation Hub. The Postdoctoral Fellow position will be appointed for an initial period of two years, with an option for two annual extensions, based on research needs and progress.



Responsibilities

The Postdoctoral Fellow responsibilities will include:

* Evaluation and application of machine learning methods to identify biomarkers of disease and disease subtypes

* Construction of predictive models of disease for subtyping and/or progression to advance Precision Medicine sciences

* Deployment of deep learning models to other data domains, such as Genotype-to-Phenotype (G2P) resources, to help elucidate disease model underpinnings

* Advancement of a computational framework for integrating relevant analytical methods

* Publications in medical informatics or clinically oriented journals; presentations at relevant conferences

Requirements

Qualifications

Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Informatics, Computer Science, Statistics, or other relevant quantitative field.

 

Required Skills:

* Ability to use and advance machine learning / deep learning methods

* Knowledge of relevant statistical methodologies

* Strong programming skills, including knowledge of version control (git)

* Ability to prototype analyses and algorithms in a high level language (R, python)

* Experience with UNIX/LINUX and high-performance computing (HPC) environments

* Ability to interact with RESTful APIs and SQL databases

Desired:

* Knowledge of biomedical data types - molecular or clinical health data. Strong research skills, work ethic, and strong organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to work independently, but a willingness to collaborate in a highly inter-disciplinary environment. Candidate is expected to have a strong publication record in major machine learning conferences or journals.

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

Primarily sitting at a desk and moving through offices.

NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS:

Little travel load. No extraordinary requirements.



EEO & Employment Eligibility

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

 


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Postdoctoral Fellow Liver Metabolism

Date Posted:
6/17/2017

Pfizer

MA

A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact. All over the world, Pfizer colleagues work together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Our colleagues have the opportunity to grow and develop a career that offers both individual and company success; be part of an ownership culture that values diversity and where all colleagues are energized and engaged; and the ability to impact the health and lives of millions of people. Pfizer, a global leader in the biopharmaceutical industry, is continuously seeking top talent who are inspired by our purpose to innovate to bring therapies to patients that significantly improve their lives.



Role Description

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to participate in the Pfizer WRD postdoctoral program. The postdoctoral fellow will work with mentors and Pfizer colleagues to investigate a key metabolic enzyme involved in carbohydrate metabolism and its role liver homeostasis and disease. Under the guidance of research mentors, the successful candidate will drive the project forward with individual effort and independent study. The postdoc candidate should be independent and highly motivated with a keen interest in metabolic disease and liver metabolism.



Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be able to: Design and perform studies and interpret results under the guidance of mentors.
* Develop and implement independent research ideas.
* Produce high quality data that will lead to first author publication(s) in high impact journals.
* Critically analyze experimental data, summarize and present results at internal and external meetings.
* Collaborate effectively with Pfizer colleagues in other disciplines.
* Ensure all tasks and responsibilities are performed according to scientific and ethical standards and correctly documented in lab notebook.

Requirements

Qualifications

* Recent PhD (0-1 yrs) in biology, biochemistry, pharmacology or related field with demonstrated productivity in independent research (first author publication submitted/published in a high quality peer-reviewed journal).
* Experience required in rodent handling
* Metabolic infusion/tracer experience preferred, not necessary
* Demonstrated proficiency in basic molecular and biochemical techniques required including some of the following: RNA/protein isolation from cells & tissues, qRT-PCR, Western blot, ELISA, immunostaining, flow cytometry, RNA-seq, proteomics.
* Experience in hepatocyte isolation from rodents preferred.
* Excellent written and oral communication skills. PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS Animal handling required, including rats and mice. NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS Weekend/evening work may be required as project dictates.


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Postdoc Oncology

Date Posted:
6/17/2017

Pfizer

CA

A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact. All over the world, Pfizer colleagues work together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Our colleagues have the opportunity to grow and develop a career that offers both individual and company success; be part of an ownership culture that values diversity and where all colleagues are energized and engaged; and the ability to impact the health and lives of millions of people. Pfizer, a global leader in the biopharmaceutical industry, is continuously seeking top talent who are inspired by our purpose to innovate to bring therapies to patients that significantly improve their lives.



Role Description

We seek a driven and accomplished postdoctoral fellow to join the cancer epigenetics group within the Oncology R&D (ORD) unit of Pfizer's Worldwide R&D (WRD) division in La Jolla, California. The successful candidate will collaborate with our cancer-immunopharmacology group to study the roles of epigenetic enzymes in anti-tumor immune responses. Guided by experienced mentors with strong academic track records, the successful candidate will study fundamental questions in cancer immunology with the ultimate goal of publication in major scientific journals. Thus, a strong scientific background with relevant expertise and documented accomplishments including significant publications is required. In addition, the successful candidate will have a strong interest in translating results into novel immunotherapies for cancer. He/she will be highly self-motivated with a sense of urgency and focus on important problems. While driven to make strong individual contributions, the successful candidate will also enjoy a highly interactive, team-oriented environment and thrive by taking advantage of the significant multi-disciplinary resources available at Pfizer. This will be facilitated by the candidate's excellent communication and interpersonal skills, which complement strong work ethics and overall scientific excellence.



Responsibilities

Primary Duties:

* Work independently and as part of teams to conceive, design, execute, analyze/interpret, and refine experiments ranging from biochemical and molecular assays, in vitro and in vivo immunological functional assays in model systems, and clinical sample analysis.

Specific duties to include:

* Contribute intellectually and at the bench to the conception, design, execution, analysis, interpretation and internal or external presentation of studies of epigenetic modulators of the anti-tumor immune response.

* Keep abreast with the literature and internal developments to become an expert point of contact for colleagues in the field of epigenetic immunopharmacology

* Independently, but with guidance by experienced mentors, develop results into compelling stories for publication in major scientific journals and presentations on major scientific meetings and conferences, both internally and externally

* Apply genetic and pharmacologic approaches to modulate targets in vitro and in vivo to assess functional impacts on tumor cells and immune cells, and on anti-tumor immune responses in syngeneic xenograft models and genetically engineered mutant mouse models of cancer. This will include CRISPR, RNAi, viral vector delivery, transfection, antibodies, small molecules and other pharmacologic approaches to modulate targets.

* Execute secondary assays across various technology platforms - qRT-PCR, immunoprecipitation, ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq, FACS, immunofluorescence, western blotting, ELISA, high content screening, etc.

* Develop and apply complex in vitro assays for exploring target biology in tumor cells versus immune cells including T-cell functional assays, co-culture assays, ect.

* Collaborate with computational biology groups to analyze data including ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, ATAC-seq to support mechanism of action studies.

* Employ computational and proteomic methods for tumor neoantigen prediction and functional validation

* Use electronic data capture/analysis tools such as Excel, GraphPad, Biobook, Spotfire and PowerPoint for experimental documentation and data analysis/presentations.

* Present research results and methodologies at weekly meetings with immediate supervisor and/or project leader, and at meetings with members of the oncology research unit as appropriate.

* Contribute to building a culture that embraces scientific excellence, urgency, partnerships with key stakeholders, continuous learning and improvement, increasing technical skill base and cancer biology expertise; take a proactive role in personal growth and scientific development.

Requirements

Qualifications

Education and Experience:

 

* Ph.D. in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, or Immunology (or a comparable biological science) with a track record of scientific accomplishment as exemplified by significant scientific publications

* Experience with devising and implementing in vitro and in vivo immunological functional assays

* Experience in immuno-oncology and/or chromatin biology/epigenetics is desirable

* Experience in nucleic acid and protein extraction techniques and downstream analyses including quantitative RT-PCR, immunoprecipitation (including ChIP), and immunoblotting.

* Experience with computational tools for antigen prediction, NGS experiment design and data analyses, including epigenomic data, is desired

* Ability to work in a team environment; excellent written and oral communication skills in English; strong presentation skills and ability to discuss data at project team meetings.

* Able to master new concepts and techniques quickly.

* Strong attention to detail and organizational skills to manage projects in parallel

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

Lifting, sitting, standing, walking, bending, ability to perform mathematical calculations, ability to read, comprehend and process complex scientific matter, and perform complex data analysis. Ability to travel by air, water and ground.

NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS:

Ability to accommodate non-standard work schedules due to experimental regimen or travel. Ability to adhere to safe work practices and wear full personal protective equipment. Ability to travel nationally and internationally.

 


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Postdoctoral Fellow Cardiovascular

Date Posted:
6/17/2017

Pfizer

MA

A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact. All over the world, Pfizer colleagues work together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Our colleagues have the opportunity to grow and develop a career that offers both individual and company success; be part of an ownership culture that values diversity and where all colleagues are energized and engaged; and the ability to impact the health and lives of millions of people. Pfizer, a global leader in the biopharmaceutical industry, is continuously seeking top talent who are inspired by our purpose to innovate to bring therapies to patients that significantly improve their lives.



Role Description

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to participate in the Pfizer WRD postdoctoral program. The postdoc will work with mentors and Pfizer colleagues to investigate the role of the lymphatic vasculature in cardiac function and heart failure. Under the guidance of research mentors, the successful candidate will drive the project forward with individual effort and independent study. The postdoc candidate should be independent and highly motivated with a keen interest in vascular and cardiac biology.



Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be able to:

- Design and perform studies and interpret results under the guidance of mentors.

- Develop and implement independent research ideas.

- Produce high quality data that will lead to first author publication(s) in high impact journals.

-Critically analyze experimental data, summarize and present results at internal and external meetings.

-Collaborate effectively with Pfizer colleagues in other disciplines.

-Ensure all tasks and responsibilities are performed according to scientific and ethical standards and correctly documented in lab notebook.

Requirements

Qualifications

Qualifications:

 

-Recent PhD (0-1 yrs) in biology, biochemistry, pharmacology or related field with demonstrated productivity in independent research (first author publication submitted/published in a high quality peer-reviewed journal). -Experience required in rodent handling and some survival surgery; echocardiography and/or some cardiac surgical skills highly desired.

- Demonstrated proficiency in basic molecular and biochemical techniques required including some of the following: RNA/protein isolation from cells & tissues, qRT-PCR, Western blot, ELISA, immunostaining, flow cytometry, RNA-seq, proteomics.

-Experience in primary cell isolation from rodents preferred.

-Excellent written and oral communication skills.

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

Animal handling required.

NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS:

Weekend/evening work may be required as project dictates.

 


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Postdoc Immunotoxicology

Date Posted:
6/17/2017

Pfizer

CA

A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact. All over the world, Pfizer colleagues work together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Our colleagues have the opportunity to grow and develop a career that offers both individual and company success; be part of an ownership culture that values diversity and where all colleagues are energized and engaged; and the ability to impact the health and lives of millions of people. Pfizer, a global leader in the biopharmaceutical industry, is continuously seeking top talent who are inspired by our purpose to innovate to bring therapies to patients that significantly improve their lives.



Role Description

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to join the Immunotoxicology group of the Pfizer Drug Safety Research and Development Department. The postdoctoral fellow will work with mentors and Pfizer colleagues from various lines and functions to investigate immune-mediated toxicities associated with immune check point inhibitors in mouse models. The postdoc is expected to be a highly motivated, independent yet highly collaborative team player, and be interested in exploring immune mechanisms of immune mediated organ toxicities.



Responsibilities

* Under the supervision of the mentors, work independently and as part of the team to conceive, design, execute, analyze/interpret, and refine experiments including, but not limited to, in vivo mouse studies and in vitro immunological characterization, isolation, and phenotyping of immune cell subpopulations and their functional states from mouse organs.
* Collaborate with computational biology and bioinformatics scientists to analyze immune cell subtypes, immune networks/pathways, and functional traits.
* May need to develop and use in vitro assays and or IHC assays to explore the mechanisms of immune-mediated organ toxicities.
* Keep abreast with the literature in the related field including clinical and preclinical toxicities associated with immune check point inhibitors, and mouse immunology cutting edge technologies, especially in the area of isolation and characterization of immune cells at cellular and molecular levels.
* Contribute to the generation of data graphs and tables for publication and drafting of manuscripts.

Requirements

Qualifications

* Ph.D. in Immunology or related field with less than 5 years postdoctoral experience and with a track record of scientific accomplishment as exemplified by scientific publications.
* Strong knowledge of mouse immunology, especially T cell immunology.
* Experience in tissue immune cell isolation and characterization at cellular and molecular or genetic levels or experience with T cell clonality analysis is highly desirable.


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Postdoc Protein Expression and Modification

Date Posted:
6/17/2017

New England Biolabs

MA

The Protein Expression and Modification Division invites applications for the position of postdoctoral fellow addressing mechanisms of bacterial horizontal genetic exchange. The role of non-homologous recombination processes in gene acquisition is the principal focus.

Primary responsibilities:

•   Participate in generating testable models for DNA processing events obtained with an existing experimental system
•   Engineer strains of E. coli and other bacterial genera to enable model tests
•   Carry out tests using genetic analysis, sequencing, and potentially in vitro validation
•   Present results internally and externally
•   Publish in high quality peer-reviewed journals

Requirements


•   Recent Ph.D. in Genetics, Microbiology, Molecular biology, or a related field
•   Strong background in microbial molecular genetics or microbial population genetic analysis
•   Publication of original scientific work in high-quality journals
•   Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

•   Experience in genome manipulation in model microorganisms
•   Experience in a facility with DNA sequence analysis

This position offers exciting opportunities for broad research training, collaboration with academic institutions, publishing in peer-reviewed journals and participation in national and international conferences.


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Cancer Prevention fellowship

Date Posted:
6/17/2017

NCI

MD

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program (CPFP) is now accepting applications for Cancer Prevention Fellows. This is a unique postdoctoral training opportunity for scientists and clinicians in the fields of cancer prevention and control.

The CPFP is multidisciplinary by nature, as we select fellows from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds to include basic science, epidemiology, health services research, medicine, behavioral science, nursing, social science, nutrition, health education/health promotion, law, dentistry, statistics, geography, exercise science, and engineering. Unlike some postdoctoral programs, our fellows have the opportunity to select their own preceptors, and develop and lead research activities based on their own interests.

The Program provides:

- Up to 4 years of financial support
- Master of Public Health (MPH) or an equivalent degree at any one-year accredited university program, if needed depending on prior training
- Mentored research opportunities at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
- Dedicated training to build scientific and leadership skills
- Competitive stipends, relocation expenses, travel allowances, and more

Duration:

The typical duration in the CPFP is 4 years (year 1: master's degree; years 2-4: NCI Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention and mentored research).

Requirements


To be considered for the CPFP, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

Doctoral degree:

You must have an MD, PhD, JD or other doctoral degree in a related discipline (e.g., basic science, epidemiology, health services research, medicine, behavioral science, nursing, social science, nutrition, health education/health promotion, law, dentistry, statistics, geography, exercise science, or engineering).

Applicants currently enrolled in accredited doctoral degree programs that have not yet fulfilled all degree requirements are welcome to apply with the understanding that all requirements will be completed before the start of the CPFP. Assurance to this effect must be supplied in writing by the chair of the dissertation committee (e.g., Ph.D. candidates) or the dean of the school (e.g., M.D. candidates).
Foreign education must be comparable to that received in the United States.

Prior postdoctoral experience:

You must have less than five years of relevant postdoctoral research experience at the time of appointment.

Citizenship:

You must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States at the time of application OR You must be applying through the Ireland-Northern Ireland-NCI Cancer Consortium.

The application deadline is August 25, 2017.


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Postdoctoral Associate

Date Posted:
6/17/2017

Duke Human Vaccine Institute

NC

The Duke Human Vaccine Institute and the Center for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology & Immunogen Design (CHAVI-ID), providing national and international leadership in the fight against major infectious diseases, is currently recruiting for a Postdoctoral Associate positions. The Duke Human Vaccine Institute (DHVI) is an interdisciplinary, interdepartmental institute dedicated to the study of basic and translational science required to understand host-pathogen interactions that can be translated to vaccines against human diseases. DHVI comprises a team of highly interactive investigators that have expertise in mucosal and systemic virology, molecular biology, microbiology and animal models. 

Qualifications:

We are seeking a highly motivated recent graduate to join our team involved in the assessment of immune-based strategies for prevention of maternal and pediatric HIV/AIDS, as well as pediatric HIV cure. The selected candidate will be a team member of our laboratory which is using humoral and cellular immune assays to define the maternal and infant immune responses and virus reservoirs in both human clinical trials and nonhuman primate models. This position requires a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Microbiology, or Immunology. Experience in flow cytometry, virus isolation/cell culture, quantitative PCR, protein production, and immunoassays are desired.

To Apply:

Candidates should send a CV and cover letter to the email address below. The cover letter should include a half page summary explaining your interest in the project (s) identified as well as how it fits within your overall career objectives. You will be contacted if we are interested in exploring your credentials in more detail. 

Duke Human Vaccine Institute

Email: dhvicareers@dm.duke.edu

(Please specify your interest by referencing “SP-PD” in subject line of email)


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Scientist I/II

Date Posted:
6/17/2017

Medimmune

MD

Position Description:
MedImmune is the worldwide biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca. Here, you'll have the opportunity to make a difference in people's lives every day. As one of the world's premier biotechnology companies, our mission is centered on delivering life-changing products that advance world health, and help fight and cure disease. As a Scientist I/II in Gaithersburg, MD, you'll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients' lives.

We're constantly pushing the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines to patients, with a passion for discovery and a pipeline to show for it. We're pioneering innovative research and exploring novel pathways across key therapeutic areas including oncology, respiratory, inflammation and autoimmunity, cardiovascular and metabolic disease, and infection and vaccines. And we're industry-leading in immunology, protein engineering and translational science. We offer a unique and strong collaborative network as part of the AstraZeneca family, as together we explore synergies between small and large molecules.

MedImmune has a dynamic environment that fosters collaboration and innovation. We attract top minds, and we nurture and build top talent.

Duties and Responsibilities:
MedImmune is seeking a versatile molecular biologist with virology/immunology experience to explore new technologies relevant to in vivo biologics expression and/or novel pulmonary drug delivery approaches. Potential areas of interest include viral vector based biologics expression platform (e.g. AAV, Ad, RNA viruses), nucleoside-modified RNA antigen expression platforms, and tissue targeted biologics drug delivery (e.g. airway, solid organs). The candidate will be part of a growing cross functional effort to identify novel biologics expression and delivery approaches to combat respiratory disease, and is expected to be creative and innovative in their approach. Supervisory duties may be involved in the future.

Requirements:
This position will be a lab-based, hands-on research position. The appropriate candidate should have strong experience in some of the following areas: molecular cloning, viral vector engineering for gene therapy (AAV experience is plus), nucleotide synthesis and formulation for tissue targeted delivery, protein chemistry, bioconjugation, immunoassays etc.

Strong motivation, attention to detail, ability to conduct high quality research, deal with complex scientific/biologic concepts and ability solve complex problems independently is expected. Must have a proven record to effectively plan and organize work activities and prioritize task completion in a timely fashion. Excellent written, verbal and presentations skills is required

This position will require innovation and an innovative researcher with solid technical skills. The candidate should have demonstrated problem solving skills and versatile research abilities. Prior experience working in the collaboration or in a multidisciplinary matrix environment is desirable.

Education/Experience:

PhD in molecular virology, cell biology, immunology or related scientific discipline with 3+ years of post-degree relevant experience

To Apply:
To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience - it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity.


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Scientific Review Manager

Date Posted:
6/17/2017

CSRA

MD

Position Description:
At CSRA, we combine next-generation IT with innovative solutions. Join us in helping our public sector customers meet challenges in an evolving digital world.
CSRA was formed through the combination of the North American Public Sector business of CSC and SRA International. With over 50 years of experience supporting U.S. government agencies and programs, our DNA is grounded in important mission work.
Our 18,000 employees understand that success is a matter of perseverance, courage, adaptability and experience. Come be a part of the CSRA team! Think Next. Now!
CSRA Inc. manages the scientific peer review of biomedical research for a federal government agency. Scientific Review Manager, as the scientific/technical lead for individual peer review programs, oversees all scientific/technical aspects of the review process, ensuring a fair and thorough review of each research application by a panel of subject-matter experts.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervises scientific review officers (SROs) assigned to individual peer review panels.
  • Guides SROs throughout the peer review process, including reviewer recruitment, meeting facilitation and summary statement writing.
  • Serves as the primary point of contact with the client program manager.
  • Manages client expectations.
  • Develops and presents reviewer trainings.

Qualifications:

  • PhD or MD or equivalent
  • 3-6 yrs working experience

To Apply:
For more information and to apply online, please click here.


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Associate Editor Science

Date Posted:
6/17/2017

AAAS

DC

Position Description:
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science for the benefit of all people. For over a century, AAAS has been a force for science, from helping to establish science as a credible field in the 19th century to using satellite imaging technology to document human rights abuses in 2007. We are recognized as the world's largest general scientific society and the proud publisher of the Science family of journals. Past presidents have included astronomer Edward Charles Pickering, anthropologist Margaret Mead, and biologist Stephen Jay Gould. Our mission is centered on the belief that STEM research and education can help solve many of the challenges the world faces today.

AAAS is a culture steeped in history, but adaptive to change and new ideas. We recognize the hard work of our employees and encourage the development of our staff. Our colleagues represent an array of expertise from scholarly publishing to digital marketing, educational research to government relations, all with a shared focus on mission. At AAAS, you are part of a talented team, dedicated to advancing science and serving society.

We have an exciting full-time opportunity for a talented editor to join our team as an Associate Editor at Science in Washington, DC. We are looking for someone with a strong research background in biochemistry (at the post-doctoral level). Knowledge of environmental chemistry would be an asset. We seek applicants who are scientifically rigorous and able to critically evaluate scientific work, have a great love of science and an excellent ability to network with scientists.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the evaluation, review, and editing of submitted manuscripts, including those in protein biochemistry and metabolic engineering, as well as related areas of chemistry and microbiology.
  • Judge the scientific value of research and select reviewers for submitted manuscripts.
  • Discuss and make recommendations regarding manuscripts and reviews with other staff, advisors, and authors.
  • Write summaries of research results for publication.
  • Guide authors on manuscript revisions and edit the manuscripts for scientific content and style before and after revisions.
  • Follow the manuscript through the production process to ensure material is published in a timely manner.
  • Commission and edit timely review articles on a broad range of topics.
  • Foster relationships and communication with the scientific community through meetings and professional contacts.
  • Represent Science at scientific meetings nationally and internationally.

Requirements:

  • A PhD in Biochemistry or Chemistry.
  • One to five years of post-PhD experience, including postdoctoral research experience and multiple publications.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of scientific research methods in order to discuss technical issues with authors.
  • Outreach skills to be effective at acquiring excellent papers.
  • Exceptional written, communication, and listening skills in order to communicate with authors and reviewers in evaluating, editing and modifying manuscripts.
  • Ability to work constructively as a member of a tight-knit team.
  • Editorial experience not required, but preferred.

To Apply:
Interested candidates should submit a resume and brief cover letter outlining qualifications and interest in the position by June 18, 2017. Up to three writing or other work samples may also be included as separate documents with your application. If we think you might be a good fit for the role, we will contact you with next steps.


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Project Coordinator Histocompatability

Date Posted:
6/17/2017

Georgetown University

DC

Position Description:
This position provides a unique professional growth opportunity for an individual whose goals include a career in the field of histocompatibility and immunogenetics. As the project coordinator for Georgetown University's Current Topics in Histocompatibility and Transplantation (CTHT) teleconference program, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to gain expertise in all aspects of the field and will participate in the development of new program content and formats. Relevant expertise will be gained through training in the MGUH Histocompatibility Laboratory as well as through interaction with transplant professionals locally at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital and nationally at transplant related meetings and workshops. This position will involve dealing with clinical laboratory directors, as well as technologists, and requires a highly motivated individual with excellent communication and organizational skills. This is a flexible position that, for a qualified individual, includes the opportunity to enter into a formal director-in-training program mentored by Dr. Sandra Rosen-Bronson.

Georgetown University Teleconference Program:
The Current Topics in Histocompatibility and Transplantation (CTHT) audio conference lecture series is world renown as a premier continuing education program. For nearly twenty years, under the direction of Dr. Sandra Rosen-Bronson, this program has provided continuing education lectures for histocompatibility, immunogenetics, and transplantation professionals. We have had lectures originating from the U.S. as well as from Canada, Germany, Brazil, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands. We currently have more than 250 hospitals, medical centers and laboratories regularly participating from all over the U.S. and Canada, as well as from other countries across the world.

Requirements:

  • Educational requirement: Earned doctoral, or masters in a chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science, or medical technology from an accredited institution.
  • Individuals interested in becoming a histocompatibility director-in-training must possess an earned doctoral degree in a chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science from an accredited institution
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to work as a team member

To Apply:
For more information visit our website or contact us:
Sandra Rosen-Bronson, PhD, D(ABHI)
Director, Histocompatibility Testing
Medstar Georgetown University Hospital
Washington, DC
bronson@gunet.georgetown.edu
OR
Andre Thalberg, MS
CTHT Program Administrator
Georgetown University Medical Center
Washington, DC
Andre.Thalberg@georgetown.edu


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Clinical Investigator Development Program MDs

Date Posted:
6/17/2017

NIH

MD

Position Description:
This is an exciting training opportunity intended for physicians interested in dedicating their careers to clinical research. CIDP assists board-eligible/board-certified translational researchers transition from a mentored position to that of an independent investigator in laboratory-based or patient-oriented research in academia, or comparable positions in government and industry. Selectees will be appointed as an "Assistant Clinical Investigator" for a three-year period at a competitive salary commensurate with subspecialty training and experience. They will be assigned dedicated space, provided with an independent budget, and given access to an extensive infrastructure including research nursing, data-management support, animal facilities, core services and advanced technologies. Potential areas of interest include: medical oncology, pediatric hematology-oncology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology, pathology, neuro-oncology and urology. Program objectives are to develop competence and skills in study design, protocol development and patient-oriented research; acquire knowledge related to the ethical and regulatory issues of conducting clinical research involving human subjects; gain direct experience with the collection and management of research data; and learn about function, development, organization and leadership of a multidisciplinary clinical research team. For more information visit our website: http://go.usa.gov/czjrJ.

To Apply:
Apply via the Positions at NIH Portal: https://irp-positions.nih.gov/job/CIDP2017 Submission is open June 1 - September 30, 2017


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Pharmacology Toxicology reviewer

Date Posted:
6/17/2017

FDA

MD

Position Description:
The Pharmacology/Toxicology Branch in the Division of Clinical Evaluation and Pharmacology/Toxicology in the Office of Tissues and Advanced Therapies [FDA/Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)/OTAT; Silver Spring, Maryland] is searching for outstanding scientists and biomedical engineers with training and/or experience in pharmacological, toxicological, biological, and/or veterinary sciences to join our team of Scientific Reviewers. Involvement in research projects investigating tissue-engineered, stem cell therapy, and/or gene therapy products, and experience conducting experiments in animals is beneficial.
The Pharmacology/Toxicology Branch is responsible for review of a wide variety of advanced therapies, including stem cell and stem cell-derived products, functionally-mature and differentiated cells, gene therapies, products for xenotransplantation, blood- and plasma-derived products, combination products, devices, and some human tissues (e.g., amniotic membrane).
The scientist or engineer will serve as the pharmacology/toxicology expert on a multidisciplinary review team that typically consists of product, clinical, and pharmacology/toxicology reviewers. Their primary responsibility will be the evaluation of preclinical data (e.g., in vitro and animal studies) during premarket review of investigational products. The pharmacology/toxicology reviewer provides feedback to sponsors regarding the design of their preclinical development program prior to investigational submissions. Additionally, they will review the preclinical data in investigational regulatory submissions to determine if there is adequate support for the rationale and safety of product administration in the proposed clinical population. The reviewer is also responsible for the review the nonclinical sections of Biologics License Applications (BLAs) and Premarket Approval (PMA) applications. The regulatory reviews require written analyses and recommendations, as well as verbal communication of recommendations. Presentation at various scientific meeting is also an important aspect.

The FDA offers:

  • Excellent Federal Government Benefits Package (e.g., health insurance, life insurance, and retirement savings plan)
  • Flexible Work Schedules, including the opportunity for telework
  • Professional development opportunities and paid travel expenses to national professional meetings

To Apply:
If you are interested, please e-mail a copy of your curriculum vitae with a cover letter to Becky Robinson-Zeigler atrebecca.robinson-zeigler@fda.hhs.gov and Mercedes Serabian at mercedes.serabian@fda.hhs.gov.


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Lecturer Medical Genetics

Date Posted:
6/17/2017

Indiana University

IN

Position Description:
The Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis invites applications for a lecturer/senior lecturer in the area of medical genetics. The primary roles of this position will be to support teaching and teaching-related service activities of the department. This will include instruction of medical students as part of the new IUSM curriculum in Indianapolis, and possibly other IUSM centers, as well as PhD and Masters graduate students in Indianapolis. In addition, this individual will be expected to participate on related departmental- and school-level committees/educational teams. Depending on the candidate's interests and the mission of the department, the successful candidate may also be able to spend a minor portion of their time on research. This position is not tenure track.

Qualifications:
The qualified candidate must possess a PhD and must have prior teaching experience. Candidates with a strong background in human genetics are preferred; however, experienced educators with other science-related backgrounds are also strongly encouraged to apply.

To Apply:
Applicants should apply at http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/3885

Indiana University is an EEO/AA employer, M/F/D/V. We encourage applications from women and other underrepresented groups. In addition, it is the University's policy to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities.


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Contract Scientific Review Officers

Date Posted:
6/17/2017

NIH

MD

Position Description:
NIAID is seeking candidates with excellent oral and written communication skills, with at least a doctoral degree and research experience in the following areas: HIV/AIDS, influenza, and many other infectious disease programs; biodefense programs; epidemiology and prevention; allergy, immunology including autoimmunity, mucosal immunology and transplantation research; tropical medicine; and national and international training activities.

We are seeking motivated individuals with strong basic or clinical backgrounds in infectious diseases, molecular and cellular aspects of immunology/autoimmunity, asthma, allergy, transplantation, or other biomedical research related to the mission of the Institute, including translational research and microbiology, virology and related disciplines, anti-infective drug discovery and development; or significant experience in HIV/AIDS.

cSROs are sought to assist in the management of peer review of grant application and contract proposals submitted to NIAID. Experience in managing an independent research program and submitting research grant applications to the NIH is a plus but not required.

To Apply:
Please send your CV directly to:

Priti Mehrotra, M. Sc., Ph.D
Chief, Immunology Review Branch
5601 Fishers Lane, Rm 3G40, MSC 9823
Bethesda, MD 20892-9823
For Express Couriers: Rockville, MD 20852-9823
Office Phone: 240-669-5375
Mobile Phone: 240-507-9691
Fax: 301-480-2408
Email: pmehrotra@niaid.nih.gov


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Assistant Director Genomic Operations

Date Posted:
6/17/2017

Bioreference Laboratories

NJ

Position Description:
This is an exciting time to join our dynamic organization. OPKO Health is a diversified healthcare company that seeks to establish industry-leading positions in large, rapidly growing markets, including pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, and biologics. OPKO's diagnostics business includes BioReference Laboratories, the nation's third-largest and fastest growing clinical laboratory over the last 35 years, which provides diagnostic testing to physician offices, hospitals, and clinics, among others, and GeneDx, a rapidly growing genetics and genomics laboratory that applies cutting edge technologies to make efficient clinical diagnostic testing and interpretation available for individuals with rare and common genetic conditions. Come join our team and become part of something big, by making our patients and customers the highest priority.

A full-time position is available for an Assistant Director of Genomics Operations with a background in genomics and molecular oncology and in the growing Genomics Program at Bio-Reference Laboratories. The Assistant Director of Genomic Operations is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Genomic testing programs. Under the direction of the Director of Genomics, Vice President of Genomics, or Laboratory Director, the Assistant Director is responsible for day-to-day management of laboratory technicians and technologists, various NGS and array based testing, maintaining department fiscal responsibility, working with Rand D to transfer and validate new assays, managing supervisors and helping them perform their duties related to ongoing quality monitoring and improvement. In addition, he/she participates in creating and maintaining all the documentation associated to regulatory agencies for his/her position, and monitoring employee performance.

In this role, you will lead a team of scientists, genetic counselors and board certified directors to support our genomic testing program. This program has experienced tremendous growth in the analysis of both solid and liquid tumors, with the continual launch of novel tests.

Qualifications (Minimum):

  • Bachelor degree in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, genetics or appropriate life science disciple
  • 2 + years of experience in a management or director level position
  • Six years working experience as a medical technologist, or a combination or education and work experience as outlined by CLiA and New York State personnel standards criteria

To Apply:
Interested candidates should forward a cover letter with salary requirements and resume/CV to DDyke@Genedx.com

To learn more about BioReference please visit our website at: www.BioReference.com.

BioReference is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.


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Medical Officer Microbiology and Infectious Disease

Date Posted:
6/17/2017

NIH

MD

Position Description:
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), one of the largest Institutes of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is seeking an exceptional and motivated leader to serve as a medical officer within the Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (DMID). DMID supports extramural research to control and prevent diseases caused by virtually all human infectious agents except HIV. Findings from this research are vital to NIAID efforts to create vaccines, drugs, and diagnostic tools to better diagnose, prevent, and treat infectious diseases.

The medical officer will have a wide range of responsibilities relating to the oversight of a major extramural clinical research program in infectious diseases. Duties include development of clinical trial research concepts and protocols, oversight and coordination of active trials, data analysis and evaluation, and publication of results.

Qualifications:
Required

  • U.S. citizen
  • M.D. or D.O.

Preferred

  • Board eligibility or board certification in adult or pediatric infectious diseases, general Internal Medicine or general pediatrics, or Tropical Medicine.

Experience:
Candidates must have experience in clinical research in treatment and prevention of infectious diseases. Experience can include the planning, implementation, conduct, and evaluation of clinical research studies and/or interventional trials in any infectious disease including preventative vaccine trials.

Salary is dependent on experience and qualifications.

To Apply:
Visit www.USAJobs.gov and access the detailed vacancy announcement NIH-NIAID-SR-DH-1959264 beginning July 6, 2017. Applications must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. on July 10, 2017.

Visit NIAID Careers for more information about working in NIAID's dynamic atmosphere.

HHS, NIH, and NIAID are equal opportunity employers. The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.


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Medical Officer Autoimmunity and Mucosal Immunity

Date Posted:
6/17/2017

NIH

MD

Position Description:
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), one of the largest Institutes of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is seeking an exceptional and motivated leader to serve as a medical officer within the Autoimmunity and Mucosal Immunology Branch (AMIB) in the Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation (DAIT). DAIT supports basic, translational, and clinical research to improve our understanding of the immunologic mechanisms underlying rheumatologic autoimmune diseases, as well as clinical trials of immunologic approaches to treat and prevent these diseases. DAIT initiates approximately 25 clinical trials per year and supports 90 ongoing trials through the extramural clinical research program.

The medical officer will have a wide range of responsibilities relating to the oversight of a major extramural clinical research program. Duties include development of clinical trial research concepts and protocols, oversight and coordination of active trials, data analysis and evaluation, and publication of results.

Qualifications:
Required

  • U.S. citizen
  • M.D. or D.O.

Preferred

  • Board certification in internal medicine, pediatrics, surgery, or dermatology
  • Relevant training or board certification in any of the following areas: autoimmune disease or rheumatology

Experience:
Candidates must have specialized experience in the following fields:

  • Knowledge of basic immunological mechanisms and their importance in autoimmune disorders
  • Strong analytical abilities with respect to all aspects of clinical research
  • Clinical medicine, conduct and oversight of clinical trials, patient safety monitoring, and human research protections
  • Clinical experience in autoimmune disorders
  • Providing specialized medical expertise in identifying issues that affect the progress of biomedical research
  • Analyzing, evaluating, and interpreting scientific and clinical data to prepare papers for publication
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to present research findings to internal and external audiences
  • Formulating methods to translate research priorities into scientific research agendas and long-term strategic plans

Salary is dependent on experience and qualifications.

To Apply:
Visit www.USAJobs.gov and access the detailed vacancy announcement NIH-NIAID-SR-DH-1959264 beginning July 6, 2017. Applications must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. on July 10, 2017.

Visit NIAID Careers for more information about working in NIAID's dynamic atmosphere.

HHS, NIH, and NIAID are equal opportunity employers. The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.


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Medical Officer Allergy Asthma Airway

Date Posted:
6/17/2017

NIH

MD

Position Description:
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), one of the largest Institutes of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is seeking an exceptional and motivated leader to serve as a medical officer within the Allergy, Asthma, and Airway Biology Branch (AAABB) in the Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation (DAIT). DAIT supports basic and clinical research to improve our understanding of fundamental immunology and the causes of diseases such as asthma, food allergy, and atopic dermatitis to ultimately develop better diagnostic, treatment, and prevention strategies. DAIT initiates approximately 25 clinical trials per year and supports 90 ongoing trials through the extramural clinical research program.

The medical officer will have a wide range of responsibilities relating to the oversight of a major extramural clinical research program. Duties include development of clinical trial research concepts and protocols, oversight and coordination of active trials, data analysis and evaluation, and publication of results.

Qualifications:
Required

  • U.S. citizen
  • M.D. or D.O.

Preferred

  • Board certification in internal medicine, pediatrics, surgery, or dermatology
  • Relevant training or board certification in asthma and allergy

Experience:
Candidates must have specialized experience in the following fields:

  • Knowledge of basic immunological mechanisms and their importance in immune-mediated diseases, including asthma and seasonal allergy, food allergy, and atopic dermatitis
  • Strong analytical abilities with respect to all aspects of clinical research
  • Clinical medicine, conduct and oversight of clinical trials, patient safety monitoring, and human research protections
  • Clinical experience in asthma and allergy
  • Providing specialized medical expertise in identifying issues that affect the progress of biomedical research
  • Analyzing, evaluating, and interpreting scientific and clinical data in order to prepare papers for publication
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to present research findings to internal and external audiences
  • Formulating methods to translate research priorities into scientific research agendas and long-term strategic plans

Salary is dependent on experience and qualifications.

To Apply:
Visit www.USAJobs.gov and access the detailed vacancy announcement NIH-NIAID-SR-DH-1959264 beginning July 6, 2017. Applications must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. on July 10, 2017.

Visit NIAID Careers for more information about working in NIAID's dynamic atmosphere.

HHS, NIH, and NIAID are equal opportunity employers. The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.


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Staff Science Consultant

Date Posted:
6/17/2017

ChromaDexSpherix Consulting

MD

Position Description:
ChromaDex Spherix Consulting has an immediate opening for a full-time Staff Science Consultant. Responsibilities include the review and critical evaluation of scientific literature, design and interpretation of preclinical and clinical studies for food ingredients and pharmaceuticals, and preparation of reports for regulatory submissions. Please note that this is a non-bench, in-office position. Additional information regarding the types of services we provide can be found here: www.spherixconsulting.com.

Qualifications:
Excellent writing and communications skills are essential. Ph.D. degree in related fields such as biology, chemistry, toxicology, pharmacognosy, pharmacology, immunology, nutrition, or microbiology is required. Postdoctoral work in a relevant discipline and regulatory experience in the food, dietary supplement, and pharmaceutical industries is preferred, but not required. ChromaDex offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Please note that we are seeking local candidates only and there are no relocation provisions for this position.

To Apply:
Interested applicants please e-mail, fax, or mail your resume with salary requirements to:

ChromaDex Spherix Consulting
A Business Unit of ChromaDex, Inc.
ATTN: K. Brailer
11821 Parklawn Drive, Suite 310
Rockville, MD 20852
E-mail: spherix@chromadex.com
Fax: 301-230-2188


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Research Grant Program Officer

Date Posted:
6/17/2017

University of California

CA

Position Description:
This position is part of the Research Grants Program Office (RGPO) within Research and Graduates Studies (RGS). The RGPO consists of several grant-giving programs that are  administered by the University for the University of California or on behalf of the State of California. These programs are the California Breast Cancer Research Program, the Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program, the California HIV/AIDS Research Program and the UC Research Initiatives such as the Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives, the President's Research Catalyst  Awards, and the UC Laboratory Fees Research Program.

This position has responsibility for the biomedical sciences or health policy research areas in the Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP), including program development and planning, peer reviewer and applicant relations, grant application and award management, and representing the  program and disseminating research findings to a broad range of organizations and institutions concerned with nicotine and tobacco products, tobacco-related disease, and tobacco control.

Duties:

  • Works closely with members of the RGPO Contracts and Grants Unit to ensure well-run and scientifically sound application reviews.
  • Develops TRDRP application solicitations, ensuring that they clearly communicate the program's research priorities. Identifies potential expert advisors and peer reviewers by keeping abreast of the latest scientific discoveries in relevant biomedical science or health policy areas, establishing and maintaining collegial relationships with leading investigators in California and nationwide. Serves as Scientific Review Officer during review meetings, interpreting program priorities, and documenting the scientific evaluation of applications.
  • Works closely with members of the RGPO Contracts and Grants Unit to monitor and evaluate the scientific progress of grant awards.
  • Serves as Scientific Program Officer on the TRDRP portfolio of biomedical sciences (in cancer, cardiovascular, pulmonary, oral diseases) or health policy research grant awards. Assesses the scientific progress of grantees and determines the need for special monitoring or grant actions. Plans and implements site visits of problematic and/or high priority research projects.
  • Participates in short-term and long-term planning for the program's grant-making, program evaluation, and research dissemination strategies.
  • Identifies issues to be considered as research priorities by analyzing scientific trends in relevant biomedical sciences or health policy research in pertinent literature and in presentations at scientific and advocacy conferences.
  • Identifies and assists in implementing state of the art approaches and methodologies to evaluating the impact of research funding, especially biomedical sciences or health policy research funding; advises Scientific Advisory Committee on these approaches and contributes to program planning in this area.
  • Represents TRDRP in the biomedical sciences or health policy areas with groups and organizations with compatible objectives including colleagues in the scientific community, California Department of Public Health, national voluntary health organizations, California Department of Education, Local Tobacco Control Lead Agencies, and practitioners and
    providers in communities across California.
  • Works closely with others in RGPO to develop and implement effective methods to disseminate TRDRP research findings for relevant public health, public policy, and health practitioner application.
  • Plays a primary role, in conjunction with the Director and other Program Officers, in providing scientific content for TRDRP communications for dissemination to scientists, research institutions, tobacco control professionals, elected officials, the news media, and the interested public.
  • Gathers and analyzes information regarding noteworthy scientific findings and issues in the biomedical sciences or in health policy for use in developing the program's investigators meetings and in presentations to various program stakeholders.

Requirements:

  • Advanced degree in a relevant biomedical science or health policy research discipline and minimum of five years of relevant work experience.
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of issues in disease-related or health policy research program management and research program evaluation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in the scientific, industry, and regulatory systems related to the translation and dissemination of research findings to applied or commercial uses.
  • State-of-the-art knowledge of cancer, cardiovascular, pulmonary, and/or oral disease research or in relevant health policy research.
  • Proven leadership ability in scientific program planning and management of projects; experience leading scientific committees, outreach and technical assistance teams, peer review committees, and internal and external staff.
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills. Advanced skills analyzing information, problems, situations, policies or procedures to define the problem,need or objective.
  • Proven ability to formulate solutions, new program development, alternative choices and implications for implementation.
  • Advanced interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse groups to achieve results.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with internal and external peers, managers and teams with advanced program planning and management of projects.
  • Experience as a program of grant officer managing a multi-million dollar research portfolio.
  • Conduct of research in tobacco-related and/or non-communicable diseases and a record of publications in the field.
  • Knowledge of UC research policies, documents and bulletins, grant management database systems, and the UCLA business and finance policies and bulletins.

To Apply:
For more information and to apply online, pleas visit: https://jobs.ucop.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1497722575042


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Bioinformaticist

Date Posted:
6/17/2017

Leidos

MD

Position Description:
The Molecular Characterization Laboratory (MoCha) is part of Leidos Biomedical Research's Clinical Research Directorate (CRD) at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research. The MoCha Laboratory is responsible for providing high-level research in support of the NCI-Cancer Diagnostics Program (CDP) within the Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis (DCTD). MoCha is charged with the development and application of genomic assays for use in medical research and diagnostics for DCTD-sponsored national extramural clinical trials.

Job Duties:

  • Provide substantial bioinformatics support for the MoCha clinical laboratory, including the analysis and interpretation of high throughput genomic data
  • Provide expertise in the biological interpretation of results, including mutation impact assessment, expression analysis, statistics support and prioritization of identified loci/genes lists, classification model building and determining correlation with clinical data derived from patients
  • Interact with investigators throughout the entire experimental process from study design to result interpretation including manuscript preparation
  • Provide support to lab staff in the application of basic data analysis and study design
  • Provide bioinformatics knowledge as a shared team resource
  • Maintain and track complex data for multiple projects
  • Work with lab managers to update genetic information in databases
  • Work closely with clinical lab staff to provide computation resources and to support data analysis and storage
  • Coordinate and integrate software applications and databases within the larger group including the Bethesda, Frederick,and Shady Grove NCI campuses

Qualifications:
To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
This is a dual level requisition. It may be filled at either a Bioinformatics Analyst II or Bioinformatics Analyst III level.

Basic Qualifications for a Bioinformatics Analyst II:

  • Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in a field related to biomedical science/bioinformatics/math/statistics/computer
  • Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • A minimum of two (2) years related computational experience in a biological/medical research laboratory environment with a strong background in bioinformatics application development

Basic Qualifications for a Bioinformatics Analyst III:

  • Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in a field related to biomedical science/bioinformatics/math/statistics/computer
  • Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • A minimum of five (5) years related computational experience in a biological/medical research laboratory environment with a strong background in bioinformatics application development

Both the Bioinformatics Analyst II and III positions require:

  • Experience in next generation sequence analysis (NGS) including quality metrics, mapping, variant calling and biological interpretation, and experience with analysis of large genomic data sets including integration with data available from public or private sources
  • Hands-on experience in data processing and analyzing sequencing, expression and other array data including quality and biological assessment are also essential
  • Proficiency in Unix (Linux) system, scripting and programming languages such as Shell, R, Python, JavaScript, Perl, Java, SQL and bioinformatics tools and database management
  • Statistical analysis of complex biological data
  • Experience and demonstrated success in a team-oriented environment and excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • Strong organizational skills and information tracking experience for data with complex structure
  • Ability to identify and solve complex problems
  • In-depth understanding in molecular biology techniques, oncology and clinical research
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • Ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment
  • Ability to identify and solve complex problems
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance

Preferred Quallifications:

  • Peer reviewed publications demonstrating knowledge of the biology of cancer
  • Experience with Ion Torrent systems, including the Ion Reporter system
  • Experience in data integration, database construction, application development and visualization
  • Experience in porting applications to a web environment and working with workflow tools and applications

To Apply:
If interested, please apply on-line for position #637673 at: http://jobs.leidos.com/ShowJob/Id/1221386/Bioinformatics-Analyst-(NCI)/


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Associate Editor, Science Translational Medicine

Date Posted:
6/10/2017

AAAS

DC

Company Description:
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science for the benefit of all people. For over a century, AAAS has been a force for science, from helping to establish science as a credible field in the 19th century to using satellite imaging technology to document human rights abuses in 2007. We are recognized as the world's largest general scientific society and the proud publisher of the Science family of journals. Past presidents have included astronomer Edward Charles Pickering, anthropologist Margaret Mead, and biologist Stephen Jay Gould. Our mission is centered on the belief that STEM research and education can help solve many of the challenges the world faces today.

AAAS is a culture steeped in history, but adaptive to change and new ideas. We recognize the hard work of our employees and encourage the development of our staff. Our colleagues represent an array of expertise from scholarly publishing to digital marketing, educational research to government relations, all with a shared focus on mission. At AAAS, you are part of a talented team, dedicated to advancing science and serving society.

Position Description:
Science Translational Medicine is seeking a talented scientist or physician scientist interested in biomedical research to join the editorial team in Washington, DC. The core responsibility of this role will be to manage the evaluation and review of manuscripts for Science Translational Medicine, an interdisciplinary journal established in 2009, which covers translational research in a range of biomedical fields.

The Associate Editor position is a full-time position designed for a PhD scientist, MD/PhD physician scientist or MD with research experience. Candidates should have a lively curiosity, excellent communication skills and experience with cutting-edge translational research in one or more of the following fields:genetics/genomics, big data/precision medicine, modeling/statistics, pharmacology and drug discovery, obesity/diabetes/metabolism.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the evaluation, review, and editing of submitted manuscripts in one or more of the biomedical fields mentioned above
  • Judge the scientific value of research and select reviewers for submitted manuscripts
  • Discuss and make recommendations regarding manuscripts and reviews with other staff, advisors, authors
  • Write summaries of research results for publication
  • Guide authors on manuscript revisions and edit the manuscripts for scientific content and style before and after revisions
  • Follow manuscripts through the production process to ensure material is published in a timely manner
  • Commission and edit Review, Perspective and Focus articles on a broad range of topics
  • Commission and edit review and opinion content for special issues with the rest of the editorial team
  • Foster relationships and communication with the scientific community through meetings and professional contacts
  • Represent Science Translational Medicine at scientific meetings nationally and internationally.

Key Requirements:

  • Mastery of a professional field typically acquired through completion of a doctoral or medical degree in at least one biomedical or clinical research field
  • 2 to 5 years post PhD or MD experience, including postdoctoral research experience in one or more translational fields and multiple publications
  • Ability to work constructively as a member of a tight-knit dynamic team
  • Comprehensive knowledge of scientific research methods in order to discuss technical issues with authors
  • Exceptional written, communication, and listening skills in order to communicate with authors and reviewers in evaluating, editing and modifying manuscripts
  • Prior scientific editorial experience is not essential but is an advantage.

To Apply:
Interested candidates should submit a resume and brief cover letter outlining qualifications and interest in the position by July 2, 2017. Up to three writing or other work samples may also be included as separate documents with your application. If we think you might be a good fit for the role, we will contact you with next steps.


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Immunologist

Date Posted:
6/10/2017

Evelo

MA

Evelo is seeking an experienced Scientist to join its Immunology research team and advance the cutting-edge projects. This role will provide and expand our Immunology expertise in further developing our targeted, immune tolerizing therapeutics to enable successful IND filings. This individual will conceptualize, design and execute pivotal in vivo and in vitro proof of concept studies in pre-clinical models of autoimmunity, and assist in the development of our research strategy. Significant cross-functional collaboration with a talented and dedicated group of scientists including microbiologists, cell biologists, immunologists, will ensure a diverse exposure to the drug discovery process.

 

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will advance several aspects of Evelo’s lead molecules to support pre-clinical investigations, using their targeted skill set to accomplish the following responsibilities:

  • Design and execution of well-controlled in vivo and in vitro immunologyexperiments
  • In-depth characterization of cellular and humoral immune responses in various mouse models of autoimmunity and immune tolerance in general
  • Develop, execute, and trouble-shoot immunoassays, including in vitro cellular stimulations, flow cytometry, ELISA, and microscopy
  • Share and contribute scientific and technical know-how and experience with team members

 

Qualifications:

  • PhD. in the domain of immunology, preferably with focus in autoimmunity, tolerance, or vaccines.
  • 3-5 years of post-doctoral or biotech/pharma experience in developing and conducting laboratory research
  • In-depth knowledge and extensive hands-on experience in mouse models of cellular autoimmunity, primary immune cell characterization, immunoassay development, and protein chemistry
  • Proven track-record of scientific accomplishment and contributions to the field of autoimmunity or tolerance research
  • Exceptional scientific reporting and documentation proficiency
  • She or he should be a dynamic, independent, flexible, well-organized, pro-active, collaborative-minded individual interested in contributing to excellent research science in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment.

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Medicinal Chemist

Date Posted:
6/2/2017

Leidos

MD

Program Description

 

Description:

 

The Cancer Research Technology Program (CRTP) develops and implements emerging technology, cancer biology expertise and research capabilities to accomplish National Cancer Institute (NCI) research objectives. The CRTP is an outward-facing, multi-disciplinary hub purposed to enable the external cancer research community. A major focus of the CRTP is the NCI RAS Initiative with the goal to discover new therapeutic interventions against RAS-driven cancers.

 

Job Description/Basic Function

 

Funding for this position is approved for two (2) years with possible extension.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Will work in support of the FNL/NCI RAS Initiative with a highly collaborative multidisciplinary team of chemists, biochemists, structural and cell biologists, to develop and optimize agents for use as RAS inhibitors
  • Analyze high-throughput screening data to identify preliminary structure-activity relationships (SAR)
  • Provide synthetic support during hit validation studies
  • Conduct hit-to-lead chemistry efforts around those targets/screens that yield advanceable hits

     

Basic Qualifications

 

Qualifications:

 

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

 

  • PhD in a field related to medicinal chemistry, or in a related discipline from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) appropriate to biomedical research, or eight (8) years of experience in lieu of degree
  • Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • Expertise in the design, synthesis, and characterization of pharmaceutically relevant small molecules
  • Experience with modern analytical technologies including: LCMS, NMR (1H, 13C, 2D techniques), HPLC, IR, Flash chromatography
  • Experience with the design and preparation of small-molecule compound libraries
  • Must be highly collaborative, self-motivated and team oriented
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to efficiently manage workload over multiple projects
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance

     

Preferred Qualifications

 

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

 

  • Expertise in mass spectrometry (quantitative MS, MS/MS, MALDI-TOF, proteomics, and metabolomics)
  • Strong publication record

     

Leidos Overview

 

Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Scientist / Research & Development


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Field Application Specialist

Date Posted:
6/2/2017

Nexcelom Bioscience

MD

Seeking well-trained scientist who is technically strong to collaborate with and support territory business, give demonstrations and technology seminars, install instruments, and provide in-field technical support and customer service. Must be willing to roll up sleeves to help customers set up experiments and analyze data, and have the drive and ability to network and make connections to identify prospects and propagate Nexcelom technology and products. Territory is is Mid-Atlantic (MD, DC, DE, VA and WV).

 

DUTIES / ACTIVITIES:

  • Conduct product demonstrations at customer sites and remotely
  • Perform instrument installations and train customers remotely and at customer sites
  • Present Nexcelom technology and applications at various scientific seminars and conferences
  • Collaborate with territory sales manager for local prospecting activities
  • Participate in local vendor shows to develop local contacts
  • Collaborate with territory sales manager and customers to resolve product issues
  • Participate in national and regional trade show activities as needed
  • Collect feedback from the field and document all detailed info to improve Cellometer and Celigo products and applications
  • Generate technical demonstration reports as well as customer interaction memos
  • Keep good record of technical report and customer interaction information
  • Attend company organized internal and external technical training, sales skill training, and career development training

 

EXPERIENCE AND REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Candidates must have strong communication skills with the ability to work in a multidisciplinary team environment
  • Experience with cell biology, cell culture, and cell based assay development are required
  • Expertise in the following areas is considered a plus: hands-on experience with either fluorescence microscopy or flow cytometry is preferred, in addition to fluorescent immunocytochemistry and protein chemistry experience.
  • Computer software experience for image or flow-based analysis, data acquisition, and interpreting experimental results is preferred.
  • Working experience in biology labs is required.
  • Familiarity with biological material and safety protocols.
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Experience in customer service in a sales environment is preferred.
  • Ability to problem solve is a must.
  • Previous experience as a field application scientist or in a customer facing role is highly preferred.

 

TERRITORY COVERED:

 

  • This listing is for a field application scientist to cover is Mid-Atlantic (MD, DC, DE, VA and WV) territory
  • The candidate would ideally be based in either the Maryland area for ease of travel.
  • Travel to other states as needed for business development and team building activities
  • Overnight travel is approximately 50%
  • Mileage on a personal vehicle will be reimbursed and a company credit card can be used for other travel expenses

 

EDUCATION:

  • PhD with research experience in cell biology, immunology, molecular biology, biochemistry, bioengineering or related field.

 

CONTACT:

 

Ning Lai, Ph.D.

Regional Business Development Manager

NLAI@NEXCELOM.COM

978-905-1001


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Postdoctoral Fellow

Date Posted:
6/2/2017

Henry F Jackson Foundation

MD

HJF is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to support the research in developing functional cure strategies for HIV infection using the non-human primate model, and understand the mechanisms of viral pathogenesis and immunity to flaviviruses such as Zika and Dengue at the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Uniformed Services University (USU) in Bethesda, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to USU. Responsible for initiating and carrying out research projects in collaboration with a research team.

 

 

 

Responsibilities:

1. Assists in designing, developing, executing, and implementing scientific research and/or development.

2. Investigates the feasibility of applying a wide variety of scientific principles and theories to potential inventions and products.

3. Performs laboratory research utilizing experimental protocols which will involve specialized procedures such as isolation of cells from blood and tissues of non-human primates infected with either Simian immunodeficiency virus or flaviviruses such as Zika and Dengue, other laboratory procedures such as multi-color flow cytometry, ELISA, ELISPOT assays, molecular analysis of specific RNA transcripts by quantitative RT-PCR, Quantitative viral load assays, immune response assays, DNA cloning and sequencing, microbiome analysis etc.

4. Collects and handles non-human primate samples and keeps detailed records of experiments.

5. Assists with the preparation of data for presentations at scientific meetings and for publication in journals.

6. Assists other students and postdoctoral researchers in various assays and with training laboratory staff as needed.

7. Maintains cleanliness of laboratory areas.

8. Performs other duties as assigned.

 

 

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of appropriate scientific area; ability to analyze and interpret data. Expertise in flow cytometric and molecular biology assays a plus.

 

 

 

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: PhD in a related scientific discipline

 

 

 

Minimum Experience: 0-2 years, 5 plus years preferred.

 

 

 

Physical Capabilities: Long periods of standing and sitting; intricate work with hands; carrying of light and moderately heavy laboratory equipment

 

 

 

Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: May provide guidance to laboratory staff

 

 

 

Work Environment: Laboratory environment; involves working with biohazardous materials such as non-human primate blood and tissues that are obtained from animals; may require working evenings and weekends. There is no direct contact with live animals.

 

 

 

HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


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Assitant Director Career Development

Date Posted:
6/2/2017

University of Massachusetts

MA

Job description

Overview

 

We are hiring an Assistant Director in the Center for Biomedical Career Development (cBCD) at University of Massachusetts Medical School. Housed in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS), the cBCD supports the career and professional development of all ~700 PhD and postdoctoral biomedical trainees at UMass Medical School. In addition to offering opt-in resources and services in the areas of career and professional skills development, a cornerstone of our approach is to work with faculty to integrate career development into the fabric of the core curriculum for predoctoral and postdoctoral training. With the support of grant funding, we test for short- and long-term impacts of our approach, and disseminate our findings to help advance the field of PhD career development. The Assistant Director will direct elements of these core functions; meet with students 1-on-1 in career counseling appointments; liaise with campus student/postdoctoral organizations; and contribute to strategic planning, communications, and partnership development to further the mission, growth, and sustainability of the cBCD. Please include a resume and cover letter for consideration.

 

General Summary Of Position

 

Under the general direction of the Assistant Dean for Career & Professional Development or designee, the Assistant Director for the Center for Biomedical Career Development is responsible for the development and management of career development programs that serve Graduate Students and Post-Doc Associates.

 

Responsibilities

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Direct the development and implementation of new and continuing career development programs designed to help graduate students and postdoctoral scholars identify and prepare for their future careers
  • Assist in developing and enacting a strategic plan for growth and sustainability of the Center
  • Direct special projects for the Center: proposing a strategic plan, defining metrics, reporting progress, and coordinating Center-wide implementation for special project area(s)
  • In collaboration with the Assistant Dean and program evaluation team gather and analyze program evaluation data and disseminate findings to educators regionally and nationally
  • Develop and maintain an effective relationship with program development staff, trainees, faculty, academic leadership, and external partners in the private and public sector to advance the mission of the Center
  • Manage staff and lead teams
  • Ensure that new program development and project completion is timely, successful, and meets expectations
  • Coordinate implementation of educational programs including but not limited to defining learning objectives, identifying speakers, developing publicity, managing logistics, grading and upholding curriculum requirements (where applicable)
  • Develop new and maintain existing educational resources, including print and online materials
  • Teach in large classroom, small group, and individual settings (including career counseling)
  • Document and maintain current: program development reports and decisions, lesson plans and materials, correspondence with trainees and key partners, educational evaluation reports, budget reports, and other pertinent reports
  • Develop marketing materials to promote educational objectives and advance the mission of the Center
  • Write grants to support program implementation, innovation, evaluation, and research efforts of the Center
  • Represent the department on committees or at meetings and conferences at the university, regional, national, and international levels.
  • Perform other duties as required.

     

Qualifications

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Master’s degree in a scientific discipline, educational leadership, counseling, communication, a related degree or equivalent experience
  • 3 years of related experience developing, managing, and implementing complex projects or programs
  • Demonstrated strategic planning skills and initiative in developing/implementing strategies to reach goals
  • Experience with the development of curricula or educational resources
  • Demonstrated analytical skills and independent judgment.
  • Demonstrated skills in teaching and individual advising
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and direct multidisciplinary groups
  • Demonstrated ability to meet project deadlines, assess priorities, and operate in a flexible manner in order to meet the dynamic needs of the department
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including presentation, professional correspondence, and networking
  • Innovation, flexibility, and creativity
  • Demonstrated experience developing strategic professional relationships and managing a broad network across academic, public, or private sector entities
  • Excellent computer/technical skills
  • Ability to be discreet and handle confidential information

     

Preferred Qualifications

 

  • PhD in a scientific discipline, educational leadership, counseling, or communication, or equivalent experience and 1 year of related experience
  • Prefer experience using MS Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), web development tools, and social media
  • Prefer knowledge of research culture in academic and industry settings
  • Prefer experience developing and managing programs in the area of career development
  • Prefer experience writing media communications, research manuscripts, and grant proposals.

     

an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, UMMS recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.


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HCS Live Cell Imaging Instrument Sales

Date Posted:
6/2/2017

Recruiter

MA

Our client is a market leader in detection and imaging instrumentation for life science and drug discovery research. This is a fantastic organization with a positive team culture, innovative product line and excellent customer service! We are seeking a technical sales rep or FAS with experience in live cell imaging and/or fluorescent based microplate assays, to manage a thriving territory in the Boston area. Qualifications: • BS in Biology or similar; MS or PhD a plus • Knowledge of fluorescence and luminescence cell-based assays including FP, TRF, FRET, AlphaScreen, bead based assays, etc. • Microscopy/Imaging/HCS experience a plus • Established network within the Boston/Cambridge biopharma and academic accounts • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills • Self-motivated & results-oriented Compensation package includes competitive base salary, uncapped commission, car allowance, matching 401k and excellent benefits. If you meet the qualifications and would like more information on this opportunity, please forward your resume to Jodi@achievebio.com or apply online at...https://lnkd.in/eBNRzuJ Kind regards, Jodi Wilkinson AchieveBio


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Biological Drug Testing Fellowship

Date Posted:
6/2/2017

FDA

MD

A postdoctoral fellowship is available within the Office of Clinical Pharmacology, Office of Translational Sciences, in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The selected participant will be involved in the testing of biological drug products in humanized mouse models that are of regulatory significance to CDER.

 

 

 

 

 

Background: At present, significant gaps exist in our ability to evaluate and accurately predict human drug metabolism and drug-induced toxicities in animal models. For small molecule therapeutics, preclinical testing is confounded by significant differences in hepatic metabolism between animals and humans. As a result, the metabolite profiles derived from animal studies may be inconsistent with human responses, and potential toxicities associated with human-specific metabolites can be missed. In addition, the ability to test biologics for safety and efficacy in animal models is limited by differences in biological receptors between species. The potential contribution of human-specific immune responses to the development of immunotoxicity and tissue injury hampers the assessment of product quality. Therefore it is of critical importance to develop and validate animal models that can improve FDA's ability to predict and characterize potential clinical issues in metabolism, safety and product quality using animal models prior to human testing.

 

 

 

Professional Skills and Experience:

  • A Doctoral degree in immunology, toxicology or a related discipline, received within the last five years
  • Proficiency in multi-color flow cytometry and experience with standard immunologic techniques including aseptic tissue processing, cell culture, ELISA, and cell-based assays is required
  • Previous mouse handling experience is essential; experience with immune-compromised mouse strains is preferred. Animal surgical skills are desirable
  • Ability to work with others in a team environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to analyze, interpret and present study data
  • U.S. Citizenship or permanent resident status

 

 

 

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for design, execution, and interpretation of drug testing in humanized mice
  • Isolation and culture of cells from human tissues
  • Surgery to humanize severely immune-compromised mice
  • Multi-parameter flow cytometry
  • Assays including ELISA, ELISpot, and PCR
  • Literature review and manuscript preparation

 

 

 

The Research Participation Program for FDA is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). The initial appointment is for one year and may be renewed upon recommendation of FDA and contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend depending on educational level and experience. The appointment is full-time at FDA in the Silver Spring, MD area. Participants do not become employees of FDA or the program administrator, and there are no fringe benefits paid.

 

 

 

 

 

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a letter of interest, current resume/curriculum vitae to DARSrecruitment@fda.hhs.gov and apply on line at https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/2986.


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Adolescent Medicine Fellowship Program

Date Posted:
6/2/2017

Department of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

MD

Program Overview:

The Fellowship in Adolescent Medicine provides clinical and research training in preparation for a career in academic adolescent medicine and research. The three-year program includes clinical experiences in sports medicine, sexually transmitted infections, substance abuse, adolescent psychology, endocrinology, school-based health, and more.

  • Fellows maintain a continuity panel of teenagers and young adults at the adolescent clinic and receive clinical training under the guidance of six core faculty who are Board Certified in Adolescent Medicine
  • Trainees may select a mentor from among the many Division faculty, who bring a broad range of clinical and research expertise to the program.
  • Fellows will complete research projects and a specialized curriculum under the guidance seven core faculty members who are widely published in their fields.
  • Trainees are also encouraged to take courses at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where they may earn a master’s in Health Sciences during their fellowship.
  • Fellows develop leadership and cultural competencies through the interdisciplinary Leadership in Adolescent Health Training Program, which aims to reduce ethnic and socio-economic disparities in health care.
  • Upon completing the program, fellows have passed their board exams or become board eligible within two years and acquired positions at academic medical centers.

Eligibility:

An individual is eligible for the program if he or she has completed residency training in pediatrics, family medicine, internal medicine or internal medicine/pediatrics; is a citizen, noncitizen national or permanent resident alien of the United States; and intends to pursue an academic career as an adolescent medicine researcher in an area of expertise represented in our program’s research mentors.

How to Apply:

Application materials should be sent electronically to Lisa Tabacco, MPH, Medical Training Program Coordinator, at ltabacc1@jhmi.edu, including:

  • Resume or CV
  • USMLE Step I, II, & III scores
  • Two reference letters
  • Two page personal statement describing the reason for your interest in this program including your career goals and research interests and how these can be facilitated by acceptance into the Adolescent Medicine Fellowship Program. You may want to explain how past experiences influenced your decision to apply and mention special areas of interest.
  • If interested in applying to the Bloomberg School of Public Health, please send transcripts from every college level institution attended

 

For more information, contact:

Dr. Maria Trent, MD, MPH, Fellowship Training Director, mtrent2@jhmi.edu,

Dr. Hoover Adger, Jr., MD, MPH, MBA, LEAH Training Program Director, hadger@jhmi.edu, or

Lisa Tabacco, MPH, Program Coordinator at ltabacc1@jhmi.edu or 410-955-2910


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Glunde Lab: Breast Cancer - Altered Metabolism and Tumor Microenvironment

Date Posted:
5/31/2017

Department of Radiology

MD

The Glunde lab is seeking two post-doctoral fellows who are driven, curious, independent-minded, and able to come up with unique solutions. The applicants should be experienced and/or interested in the fields of molecular imaging, tumor biology, and cancer research, and have some experience in one or several of the following techniques: molecular cancer biology techniques, magnetic resonance spectroscopy, mass spectrometric imaging, optical imaging applications, or multiphoton microscopy. The successful candidate will have a strong affinity for technological developments and information management. A thorough knowledge of the English language is required.

The post-doctoral fellows in the two open positions will investigate the altered metabolism and the tumor microenvironment in breast cancer, and develop novel approaches and imaging biomarkers to monitor the response of tumors to treatment. He/she will employ different molecular imaging techniques, including whole-body optical imaging, magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging, mass spectrometric imaging, different microscopic techniques, including two-photon and second harmonic generation microscopy, which will be combined with molecular cancer biology techniques. The work will be carried out in a multidisciplinary team of biochemists, molecular biologists, tumor biologists, chemists, physicists, image processing specialists, and biostatisticians. Progress will be monitored frequently using, among other instruments, written status reports by the successful candidates.

The positions are intended as full-time appointments, initially for one year, and renewable for up to five years, in the Radiology Department of the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) School of Medicine (SOM) to be re-appointed yearly as funds allow and performance is successful. The earliest possible starting date would be July 1, 2017. JHU SOM assists any new foreign employees with housing and visa applications.

The Johns Hopkins University (JHU) School of Medicine (SOM) (http://www.jhu.edu) is one of the best in the United States, and the largest recipient of National Institutes of Health research grants to medical schools. Basic and clinical research findings made at JHU SOM have improved the health of the community and the world by setting the standard of excellence in medical education, research, and clinical care.

The Glunde lab (http://glundelab.org) is located in the Radiology Department’s Division of Cancer Imaging Research (http://www.hopkinsradiology.org/DCIR/) and the In Vivo Cellular and Molecular Imaging Center (ICMIC, http://icmic.rad.jhmi.edu/). Its mission is to identify and image key pathways specific to cancer cells and the tumor microenvironment. To achieve this goal, the JHU ICMIC combines state of the art molecular biology techniques, multimodal imaging techniques, such as optical, magnetic resonance, and nuclear imaging, and unique imaging probe design. The ICMIC Program and JHU SOM offer several high profile seminar series.

Please send applications to Kristine Glunde, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Radiology and Oncology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Radiology Department, Division of Cancer Imaging Research, kglunde@mri.jhu.edu.


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Medical Writer

Date Posted:
5/29/2017

Cactus Communications

MD

The medical communications team at CACTUS works with the Top 10 global pharmaceutical, biotech and device companies across a wide range of communications needs including writing, graphics, animation, and strategy for their regulatory and publications teams. We act as trusted advisors by constantly and consistently delivering excellence that goes way beyond just our technical expertise. We work as an extension of our client teams and provide them with flexible and innovative solutions that allow them to manage their budget wisely and do more with less while maintaining high levels of quality and data integrity.

Please see the link to know more about us https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBUNR8GnkMU

The Medical Writing team at CACTUS specializes in providing rigorous medical and scientific writing services for pharmaceutical corporations, clinical research organizations, and researchers worldwide. We are looking for experienced researchers to join our team of world-class medical writers and work in a dynamic, fast-paced global environment.

• The opportunity:

If you are looking for challenging and rewarding work which combines your understanding of medical science and aptitude for writing into one unique job, the Medical Writer role is for you. This is an opportunity to grow your career and make a greater impact on the lives around you.

Roles & Responsibilities:

• You will use scientific expertise to develop high-quality, publication-ready scientific documents (manuscripts, posters, abstracts, slide kits, short communications, etc.) according to client needs under the expert guidance of the Scientific Team Lead
• You will act as a document specialist, provide intellectual input across document types, and contribute to making cutting-edge research accessible to specific audiences as appropriate, by maintaining current awareness of developments across therapeutic areas or disciplines.
• You will work with international pharmaceutical clients and liaise with internal and external stakeholders, including authors and key opinion leaders on critical therapeutic area issues
• Effectively and proactively communicate with team members, authors/faculty, clients, and vendors
• Attend workshops/seminars/Trainings to hone your skills and contribute to organizational objectives.

Note: Flexible work arrangements are available.

So how do we know that’s you? You have the personality and the experience:

• PhD/MD (Pharmacology) or PhD (Life Sciences) or MBBS/MD (Internal Medicine) with a good understanding of clinical research and medical communication
• Publication experience, preferably as first author on papers published in medical journals
• Clear, concise, scientific style of writing, with a high level of attention to detail and superior English-language skills
• Basic knowledge of biostatistics
• Literature reviewing and evaluation capabilities
• Ability to multi-task and work under tight timelines

• What’s in it for you?

Global exposure: We work with the top 10 Pharmaceutical companies across the globe. So you can be assured that you get the best experience in terms of the profile you handle.

Culture & Team: We never stop recruiting the best people in the market because without an amazing team nothing is possible. People at CACTUS are awesome to work with, driven, smart and know how to get things done like nobody else.

Learn & Grow: Our goal is to keep you as long possible and help you build a career with us. We do this by creating an environment where you will grow both personally and professionally.

Satisfaction & Recognition: With some of the biggest names across the globe as existing clients, doors will open and conversations will flow. You will see the results of your efforts translate into maximum impact. With a competitive salary and our recognition programmes, you will be rewarded for your success.

• Why Join CACTUS?

Cactus Communications is a leading provider of communication solutions, including academic and scientific editing, medical communications, publication support services, English-language workshops, transcription, and translation. Our company mission is to enable growth through effective communication.

CACTUS offers services to two key client segments worldwide: Academia (researchers, scholarly journals and publishers, universities, and academic societies) and Pharmaceutical and Device companies.

To learn more, please visit:
www.cactusglobal.com

Awards:

• CACTUS is proud to finish among the top 20 companies offering remote jobs for two consecutive years! Flexob
• CACTUS is among the top 20 great places to work for three consecutive years. GPTW

Application process:

To apply, e-mail your updated CV along with a cover letter to behappy@cactusglobal.com or call Komal Sharma on +912267148888


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Associate Editor

Date Posted:
5/29/2017

Nature

NY

Nature Research is a flagship portfolio of journals, products and services including Nature and the Nature-branded journals, dedicated to serving the scientific community.

Job title:
Associate or Senior Editor, Major new Nature Research open access journal in Biology

Line Manager:
Chief Editor

Location:
New York or London

Purpose of the role:
Responsible for handling primary manuscripts in a relevant subject specific area of the life sciences and managing the peer review process. Liaise with the external editorial board. Maintain the visibility, scientific standing and quality of the journal.

Key tasks:
Help with the selection of manuscripts for publication in the journal.
Ensure quality and speed of decisions; and the right mix of tact and firmness in letters to authors.
Guide and assist external editors with the tasks listed above.
Ensure that accepted manuscripts are transferred to Production in an appropriate, complete state.
Suggest and write content for the journal, website or other social media.
Attend conferences and meetings and visit research institutions.
Devise and supply editorial content for special projects, such as supplements.
Participate in the delivery of Masterclasses to support business requirements.
Such other tasks as the company may assign from time to time.
Key relationships:
Work with other members of the editorial and administrative staff.
Interact with the Chief Editor, Publisher and Publishing Director who will set overall policies and procedures for the journal
Interact with the Production team to ensure the smooth processing of manuscripts and other material, according to production deadlines.
Advise Advertising and Marketing departments as required, answering questions raised and offering suggestions/leads wherever possible.
Establish, enhance and confirm the reputation of the journal and Springer Nature in the scientific community by fostering good relationships with individual researchers.

Qualifications:
PhD in a relevant discipline. Post-doctoral experience would be advantageous but is not essential.

Skills/knowledge:
Basic computer skills; experience of eJP would be advantageous

Experience:
Editorial experience is beneficial but not required. For the Senior Editor position, at least 2 years of editorial experience on a peer-reviewed publication.
A thorough understanding of the scientific research community and its needs.
Positive ability to develop long-term professional relationships with key members of the scientific community.
Sound knowledge and interest in science in general.
Strong interpersonal and influential communication skills, with effective presentation skills.
Highly self-motivated, resourceful and achievement oriented.
A creative approach to strategic planning and problem-solving.
Active, supportive team player.
Adaptability and flexibility – willing and able to travel to Europe, Asia and within the US.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

– Medical, Dental and Vision
– Life and AD&D
– 401(k)
– Flexible Spending Accounts
– Transit Accounts
– Tuition Assistance
– Summer Hours

Springer Nature is an Equal Opportunity Employer that complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO Is The Law Poster:
http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf.

Visit the Springer Nature Editorial and Publishing website at www.springernature.com/editorial-and-publishing-jobs for more information about our Research E&P career opportunities.

Springer Nature is a leading global research, educational and professional publisher, home to an array of respected and trusted brands providing quality content through a range of innovative products and services.

Springer Nature is the world’s largest academic book publisher, publisher of the world’s highest impact journals and a pioneer in the field of open research. The company numbers almost 13,000 staff in over 50 countries and has a turnover of approximately EUR 1.5 billion. Springer Nature was formed in 2015 through the merger of Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan, Macmillan Education and Springer Science+Business Media.

Please apply for this position online:
https://career012.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=19629&company=C0001215517P&username=


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Scientist PreCLINICAL

Date Posted:
5/27/2017

Seattle Genetics

WA

Summary:

The Preclinical Research group of Seattle Genetics is seeking a highly motivated scientist with strong translational research expertise.  Seattle Genetics is an established leader in the development of tumor-directed antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) and is expanding into therapeutic approaches involving immune modulation. These include co-administration of ADCs with approved immuno-oncology agents (e.g. checkpoint inhibitors), development of novel immuno-oncology agents, and evaluation of existing ADCs in autoimmune and inflammatory disorders. The scientist will perform cross-functional research to understand the mechanisms of disease biology and drug actions, as well as contribute to the advancement of the company’s drug development pipeline.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Design, perform, and document cell biology experiments to validate targets for antibody-based therapeutics

  • Identify new cancer drug targets and advance antibody-based drug candidates from inception to clinical development

  • Develop novel assays and experiment systems to mimic the disease biology and facilitate translation between research settings and clinical trials

  • Represent preclinical research on various project teams. Contribute to study design and data interpretation

  • Articulate and present scientific work at cross-functional group and national meetings

 

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Cancer Biology, Cancer Genetics, Immunology, Genomics, Cell Biology or related fields in cancer research. Candidates with knowledge in acute myeloid leukemia are encouraged to apply

  • Ideal candidates will have 2+ years successful post-doctoral research experience, as demonstrated by a strong publication record

  • Technical expertise in multicolor flow cytometry, cell biology assays and tissue culture techniques ( e.g., engineering cell lines), biochemical methods to investigate signal transduction pathway ( e.g., western blotting and microscopy),  and rodent cancer models

  • Familiarity with cancer genome databases and large scale data analysis and mining. Experience with RNA-sequencing is a plus

  • Candidates must have good interpersonal skills to work collaboratively in a team environment and excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Creative, independent, well organized, collaborative, and solution-oriented 

 

Seattle Genetics is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.


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Scientist Potency Assays

Date Posted:
5/27/2017

Seattle Genetics

WA

This position will focus on the development of biological assays to support the development and characterization of Seattle Genetics' (SGEN) antibodies and antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs). The successful candidate will work closely with various functional areas within Process Sciences and with Quality Control. The successful candidate will develop, qualify and implement potency assays to support process development activities, drug product release and regulatory filings. 


Responsibilities:

  • Develop, qualify and implement robust potency assays (cytotoxicity, binding ELISAs, effector function and other assays) to support early and late phase product and process development
  • Transfer potency assays from to QC GMP group
  • Generate reporter cell lines that can be used for the assessment of biological activity of pipeline molecules
  • Represent the group as a technical lead on CMC and other cross-functional teams, develop and lead group initiatives
  • Write technical reports and CMC documents to support regulatory filings
  • Supervise and mentor research associate(s)


Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Immunology, Molecular Biology, Cancer Biology, Microbiology or related discipline
  • 1-2 years’ industrial experience desired
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in cell-based assays, ELISAs, Octet, FACS, tissue culture and molecular biology techniques, including vector design and construction, transfection, selection, single cell cloning, cell banking and cell line genetic characterization
  • Experience in the use of live cell imaging systems is desired
  • Candidate must be high motivated and be able to work in a fast-paced, matrixed environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work a multi-disciplinary team environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience with regulatory submissions preferred
  • Creative, independent, well-organized and solution-oriented
  • Supervisory experience preferred

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Scientist I

Date Posted:
5/27/2017

Nanostring

WA

NanoString Technologies is seeking an experienced Scientist to join our Product Development team.  In this position, S/he will work with a cross functional team to develop new molecular diagnostic and companion diagnostic products with a particular focus in Oncology.  S/he will be responsible for developing and validating novel diagnostic gene signature assays on the nCounter Dx Analysis System.  S/he will be required to design experiments to test gene signature assays and analyze genomics/gene expression data, write test plans and reports, and work cross functionally to transfer reagents and assay testing procedures to a production or clinical environment.  S/he also will be required to use molecular biology techniques to develop new molecular diagnostic reagents.  S/he will be expected to provide technical leadership and communicate results to the cross functional team, as well as contribute as an individual researcher. 

Essential Functions:

  • Use molecular biology techniques to develop and validate new molecular diagnostic reagents for use in diagnostic gene signature assays
  • Design experiments to test the sensitivity, specificity, and reproducibility of new diagnostic gene signature assays
  • Analyze genomics data  
  • Develop assay procedures required for new gene signature assays
  • Work as part of cross functional team to deliver new diagnostic products on tight timelines

Requirements (Education, Experience, Specific Skills):

  • Ph.D. in molecular biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, or related field with a minimum of two years of relevant post-doctoral or work experience, or an M.S. with a minimum of 6 years of relevant work experience.
  • Detailed understanding of state-of-the-art molecular biology techniques
  • Extensive knowledge of nucleic acid manipulation and characterization techniques (i.e., NGS, Q-PCR or hybridization assays)
  • Preferences for experience working in an ISO certified or QSR certified facility and experience developing products for the life sciences and/or molecular diagnostics industries
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills exemplified by clear oral presentations and written documentation
  • Familiarity with software tools used for the analysis of gene expression data
  • Familiarity with a statistical analysis package is strongly preferred but not required
 

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Scientist i Genetic Biomarker Assay Development

Date Posted:
5/27/2017

JBS

PA

An exciting new position is now open for someone seeking to apply their skills in SOP development of genetic biomarkers for the detection of oncology targets. The position will involve development and validation of SOPs for cell-free tumor DNA-based assays for genetic markers. The individual must excel in a team-based environment composed of molecular biologists, biochemists, bioinformaticians, and geneticists.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Develop SOPs for genetic assays to support commercialization of diagnostic tests, which will include: Defining standard calibration curves, limit of detection (LOD), range of linearity, reproducibility, specimen comparison, stability, and producing standard GLP reagents
  • Ensure assay development is consistent with FDA regulations
  • Provide expertise on scientific projects and evaluate clinical applicability
  • Possess excellent bench skills and careful experimental planning
  • Capable of troubleshooting and providing alternative solutions
  • Support a culture of continuous process improvement
  • Create technical documentation including protocols, SOPs, and technical reports
  • Work closely with and collaborate effectively with project lead and team to support project planning, scheduling of tasks, and communicating project status to management


Required Experience:

  • B.S. or M.S. with 2+ years experience, or Ph.D. preferred
  • Experience with SOP development, qPCR assay development, and/or genetic diagnostic testing
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with common molecular biology techniques Hands-on experience with PCR, qPCR, and nucleic acid techniques is preferred
  • Excellent communication skills; able to interpret and troubleshoot complex scientific ideas
  • Proven ability to solve complex scientific problems using critical analytical approaches
  • Background in oncology a plus
  • Detail oriented, excellent organization skills, and efficient time management
  • Ambitious and willing to work on multiple projects

Interested applicants should send CV, contacts for personal references, and statement of interest to JBS Science, Inc at info@jbs-science.com.


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Proteomics Research Scientist

Date Posted:
5/27/2017

Thermo Fisher

IL

We are seeking a protein mass spectrometrist (MS) for our immunoassay research and development group with strong teamwork and problem solving skills.  This individual will lead the validation of new reagents and workflows for antibody validation using immune-based protein enrichment and MS detection.  The successful candidate should have experience with cell culture, immunoprecipitation, protein and peptide sample preparation and automation, and nanoLC-MS/MS analysis.  Besides strong sample preparation, computer, and general laboratory skills, this position requires an ability to work in a highly collaborative, fast-paced environment that integrates reagents, instruments, and software for protein characterization and quantitation.  The individual will work with business development, strategic marketing specialists, and R&D colleagues from the Thermo Fisher Scientific immunoassay and protein mass spectrometry reagents groups. Strong verbal and written communication and leadership skills are essential. Apply online at: http://jobs.thermofisher.com/ShowJob/Id/8551/Scientist-III-Mass-Spec-Reagents/

Requirements
  • M.S. or Ph.D. degree in Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, or related discipline. 
  • Excellent knowledge and practical experience with cell culture and lysis, proteomics sample preparation techniques, automation, immunocapture, peptide and protein identification with Thermo Scientific Orbitrap-based MS instrumentation, and data analysis with Proteome Discoverer and Maxquant/Perseus software
  • Strong oral & written communications skills and experience working in a matrix organization
  • Demonstrated teamwork and troubleshooting skills
  • Experience in product development and/or project management is highly desirable.
 

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Associate biotech investment

Date Posted:
5/27/2017

EcoR1

CA

Join a small, entrepreneurial team in a relatively new, growing fund with a start-up culture.
EcoR1 Capital LLC is a value-oriented biotechnology focused investment fund. Based in San Francisco, EcoR1 evaluates and selects extraordinary biotechnology companies that are pursuing the highest quality science and demonstrate strong business fundamentals. EcoR1 invests in both private and public companies across therapeutic categories. We are seeking an associate for the investment team. The role involves everything from sourcing opportunities to doing primary diligence on investments through reading scientific papers, attending medical and investor conferences, meeting with management teams and financial modeling.

But enough about us; let's talk about you.
You:
• have a propensity for science and a general curiosity about the world
• have 1-4 years of experience at a management consulting firm, investment bank, law firm or have a background in a primary research based profession like investigative journalism
• are a contrarian who does not take anything at face value
• are detail-oriented, but are efficient with your time
• are OK answering the phone, making coffee and investigating a potential cure for cancer all in the same day
• are interested in committing to a profession in which the learning curve will take years to climb
• have a perfect combination of confidence and humility
• can walk up to a stranger, whether a movie star or a noble laureate and strike up a conversation
• are an amazing listener
• squeak 32 hours out of every 24 hour day
• think standing at a desk is better than sitting at one
• are HUNGRY
• will know more about me and this Fund when you come in for an interview than I do

Timing: We are looking for someone ASAP. But we are willing to wait for the right fit.

If those points sounds like they describe you, please

NOTE THE FOLLOWING ADVICE:
• If you have more than 4 years of work experience, you will grow out of this role too quickly and this is not the best fit for you

Applicants should include their resumes and answers to the following five questions if they wish to be considered for the role.

A) Please describe why you think researching potential opportunities in the life science space is a good way to spend 12 hours a day.
B) What are you passionate about?
C) What makes you a contrarian?
D) Why are you a good match for the "You" we describe above?
E) What is your favorite joke?


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Associate

Date Posted:
5/27/2017

Bridge Bio

CA

About BridgeBio
BridgeBio is a precision medicine company located in Palo Alto, CA, that focuses on developing therapies in the pediatric genetic disease and targeted oncology spaces. The company primarily invests in or builds pure play single-asset biotech startups. In aggregate, BridgeBio seeks to create a broad, diversified portfolio of drug development efforts which are uncorrelated from a risk standpoint. BridgeBio has 9 portfolio companies to date ranging from pre-clinical to phase 2 clinical.

With its deep bench of expertise in science, medicine and drug development, BridgeBio’s asset acquisition team and investment committee rigorously evaluate and select therapeutic ideas to support. BridgeBio team members employ their significant operational and company-building knowhow to accelerate the pace of drug discovery. The company is led by veterans from Third Rock Ventures, and is backed by a bulge bracket private equity firm and a large healthcare hedge fund.

The Opportunity
BridgeBio is seeking to expand its core diligence and operations team. Over the coming 12 months the company will focus on two goals: building value in its existing assets, and investing in or acquiring 3-5 promising new therapeutic assets. BridgeBio seeks an individual who will assist in the scientific, clinical, and commercial due diligence for new assets. She or he will also work in an operational role to help build new portfolio companies from the ground up.

The Role
The Associate will be a critically important player and will work directly with the asset acquisition team in building BridgeBio. Specifically, the workstreams that the Associate would be responsible for are:

  • Interface with leading academics and biopharma companies to source investment opportunities in the genetic disease and precision oncology spaces
  • Monitor the literature for new therapeutic opportunities relevant to the BridgeBio thesis
  • Assess pre-clinical and clinical data packages and associated business plans
  • Build and evaluate a business case for each investment in consultation with internal and external scientific and clinical experts
  • Lead internal meetings to review pipeline assets
  • Contribute to operations and company building at portfolio companies
  • Shape the culture of BridgeBio as a member of a small and growing team

Qualifications
The successful candidate should possess proven scientific and communication skills and be able to establish an independent and focused investment strategy:

  • PhD highly preferred, ideally with expertise in genetic disease or translational oncology
  • Confidence evaluating therapeutic approaches across a wide range of disease areas
  • Exceptional communication skills, with the ability to express ideas cogently in writing
  • A self-starter who can take responsibility for diligence projects with little oversight required
  • A passion for helping patients
 

 


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Investment Professional

Date Posted:
5/27/2017

MVM Life Science Partners

NY

MVM Life Science Partners LLP (MVM) is a healthcare focused venture capital/growth equity firm founded in 1997. MVM pursues global opportunities through its offices in Boston and London and invests broadly across the healthcare sector, including biotechnology, specialty pharmaceuticals, medical technology and diagnostics. Since the closing of its $230 million fourth fund, the partners have identified a need to add an Investment Professional to the team based in the Boston office.  Subject to first-rate performance, it is our intention that this role leads to membership into the MVM partnership.

 

Role and key responsibilities

The Investment Professional will be responsible for the following:

  • Screening and analyzing potential investment opportunities
  • Managing all parts of the deal process
  • Technical, clinical, commercial and financial diligence
  • Identifying influential businesses and building relationships with them for the future
  • Portfolio monitoring

 

Specifications

People most likely to be successful in the role would have the following backgrounds:

  • MD, life science PhD or Masters with first class academics
  • One to four years additional commercial experience, likely gained in strategy consulting, possibly in an equity research or business development role in the healthcare sector. Prior investing experience is a benefit but not required
  • Able to identify commercial drivers and assess technical risk
  • Detailed and rigorous whilst also being able to see the bigger picture and articulate the commercial drivers of a situation
  • A well balanced personality, the ability to interact positively and empathetically with others, and driven self-motivation

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Equity Analyst

Date Posted:
5/27/2017

Tang Capital

NY

Tang Capital is an investment firm specializing in the biopharmaceutical sector. We are seeking scientists looking for a fast-paced, intellectual work environment to join our Managing Director in the New York office. The position entails fundamental scientific and financial research on drugs across a wide range of diseases to support existing portfolio companies as well as to support the search for new startup ideas. Team members will have a unique opportunity to gain experience in both investment research and analysis as well as operational skills in advancing drug development programs within biotechnology companies. Please send a cover letter and resume.


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Biotech Hedge Fund Fellowship

Date Posted:
5/27/2017

Chambers Point

MA

Company Description

Chambers Point Capital, LP is a life-sciences focused hedge fund based in New York. At our core we are committed to supporting healthcare innovation by investing in passionate scientists and ambitious management teams that are on the cusp of breakthroughs in the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of unmet medical needs.

Role

We are looking for self-motivated, well-rounded candidates with a combined life science and investing background that enjoy investigating clinical trials and identifying underappreciated therapies with potential for widespread impact.

This part-time role allows for flexible hours and working locations, and can be adapted to supplement your academic focus or research interests. You can start and end at your convenience, and there is potential for a permanent role on the investment team down the road.

Responsibilities and Schedule

  • Analyze and interpret clinical data and scientific literature for drugs under development

  • Analyze a product’s chances for clinical and regulatory success, identifying potential setbacks

  • Assess disease profiles and market potential; construct bottom up financial projections

  • Part-time, work on idea-by-idea basis. Fully flexible start and ends dates

  • Work remotely, report to our New York office for occasional investment committee meetings

Qualifications

  • Current or recent grad student, MBA, PhD or post docs with advanced life science background with specific expertise in biology, biochemistry, pharmacology or biostatistics

  • Able to interpret scientific articles, clinical trial data and trial biostatics

  • Strong financial, accounting and analytical skills to build models for diseases/therapies and company specific valuation models (e.g., DCF-NPV)

  • Autonomous, entrepreneurial, intellectually curious and questioning

Our Commitment to You

Candidates will learn how the science underlying treatments interacts with trial design and business fundamentals to impact stock prices and will work closely with our Chief Scientific Officer and Chief Investment Officer to learn about identifying mispriced healthcare investment opportunities.

If our mission and approach resonates with you, please send your CV.

To learn more, visit www.chamberspoint.com 


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Scientist Immunolgy

Date Posted:
5/27/2017

Evelo

MA

Evelo Biosciences, founded by Flagship VentureLabs has established the leading therapeutics discovery and development based on the human immuno-microbiome. We are developing onco-microbials for the treatment of cancer and immuno-microbials for the treatment of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases.

We are seeking talented and dedicated Scientists, who are interested in joining a highly dynamic and intellectually challenging team. This exciting role will afford Scientists the opportunity to be intimately involved in the implementation of cutting-edge research programs in a multifunctional biology laboratory.   Successful candidates will possess expertise in immunology and/or immuno-oncology and a proven ability to multi-task within scope. 

 Primary responsibilities:

- Design and conduct in vitro immune cell-based assays for screening, discovery, and mechanistic analysis of microbial drug candidates

- Design and implement rigorous ex vivo assays to understand immunological mechanism of action 

- Develop and implement multi-parameter flow cytometry-based immune phenotyping assays, cell sorting assays, and multiplex cytokine profiling assays

- Actively participate on project teams and collaborate across interdisciplinary R&D programs

-Independently design rigorous experiments, interpret data, and communicate findings in well-articulated presentations

 

Desired capabilities, skills and experience:

 

- Candidates must have a background in immunology, immuno-oncology, drug discovery with experience in microbiome field a plus

- Proficient in flow cytometry techniques, cytokine/chemokine profiling on Luminex or similar platform

- Experience with primary mammalian cell culture, cell proliferation assays, and/or metabolic assays

- Experience with ex vivo rodent sample processing, including RNA/DNA extraction, immunophenotyping, and immunohistochemistry

- Highly motivated and results driven individual with a passion for working in a fast-paced and evolving organization

- Strong oral and written communication as well as excellent collaboration & interpersonal capabilities

- Outstanding team player with ability to work in groups as well as independently 

- Adept at problem solving

 

Education and experience requirements:

- Ph.D. in immunology or related field

- 3-5 years of relevant experience in biopharmaceutical industry strongly preferred


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Research Informatics Scientist

Date Posted:
5/26/2017

H3 Biomedicine

MA

H3 Biomedicine seeks a creative and highly motivated Research Informatics Scientist to join our research & development team located in Cambridge, MA. The ideal candidate will be an experienced drug discovery scientist with a track record of applying informatics solutions to all stages of the drug discovery process. Additionally, the successful candidate will have strong communication skills and a good understanding of drug discovery. Candidates who are enthusiastic team players and have a passion for playing a key role in the discovery and development of life-saving medicines are encouraged to apply.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • As a member of the Discovery Informatics group, develop and implement strategic data management practices.
  • Interact with scientists to identify informatics needs and implement solutions using internal tool development as well as commercially available software.
  • Support and enhance informatics systems.
  • Write and implement efficient automated data retrieval, merging, and processing algorithms.
  • Provide training and ongoing support to scientists for scientific data management systems and data analysis tools.
  • Proactively identify, propose and champion new solutions and approaches
  • Collaborate with project teams across Research to implement data analysis and visualizations that impact project team decision-making.
Requirements

Qualifications:

  • Degree in chemistry, biotechnology, computer science, or relevant field with 5+ years’ experience implementing research informatics (cheminformatics, bioinformatics, or clinical/translational informatics) solutions within the biotech/pharmaceutical industry.
  • The candidate must have working proficiency in Java, Python, and SQL.
  • Up-to-date on industry leading approaches to data manipulation, analysis, and visualization.
  • Detailed knowledge and experience working with common informatics tools such as Pipeline Pilot, Spotfire, Certara D360, etc.
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services is highly desired.

H3 Biomedicine is a leading company in cancer genomics based drug discovery, delivering on the promise of precision medicine.  H3 aims to produce novel cancer therapeutics using a Patient to Patient Strategy aiming to exploit changes in the cancer genome of patients.  Our highly integrated multidisciplinary scientific teams apply their expertise in cancer genomics, target validation, assay development, compound production and compound optimization, to advance a selected target through focused proof of concept milestones that ultimately demonstrate cancer dependency to the target in genetically defined cancer patient populations.

Interested candidates may forward a CV to h3_career@h3biomedicine.com


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Scientist I mRNA Process Dev

Date Posted:
5/26/2017

Bluebird Bio

MA

Join bluebird bio’s enthusiastic and collaborative team by contributing to the overall success of our novel gene therapy approach. bluebird bio seeks an outstanding scientist to add to the mRNA Process Development team.  The focus of this group is to assist in the seamless transition of mRNA based programs from Research to Process Development.  The candidate’s primary responsibilities will be to develop and scale-up mRNA production processes, support analytical development of mRNA, and perform internal and external technology transfers.  We seek candidates with proven ability to successfully work independently and collaboratively across functions to achieve optimized project plans, with the ultimate goal to deliver therapies that transform the lives of patients.


About the role:

Responsible for the planning and execution of mRNA production and purification development activities appropriate for GMP manufacturing.

  • Lead screening, optimization and scale-up efforts for enzymatic reactions, chromatographic separations (e.g. affinity, IEx, HIC, SEC), and filtration processes including microfiltration, depth filtration, ultrafiltration, diafiltration, and sterile filtration.
  • Support technology transfer to manufacturing by generating development reports, reviewing master batch records, and providing technical support.
  • Develop analytical methods for the evaluation of drug substance or process intermediates utilizing SEC, CGE, RP-HPLC, LC/MS, and restriction mapping.
  • Assist in qualification of robust molecular and cell-based assays for support of in-process controls and final product release testing.
  • Lead studies for process improvements and advancements.
  • Contribute to the technical review of supporting documents, reports, and change controls, including CMC sections for regulatory filings.
Requirements

About you:

  • BS with 8+ years of directly related experience, MS with 6+ years of directly related experience, or PhD with 2+ years of directly related experience. Degree emphasis in Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Molecular Biology, Bioengineering, Molecular Medicine, Genetics or related field preferred.
  • This position requires conducting laboratory experiments, excellent documentation review and writing skills, and the flexibility to work on multiple projects as needed.
  • In-depth understanding of purification of biologics, specifically mRNA, including process scale-up, scale-down, and tech transfer. A proven track record of purifying multiple drug modalities is strongly preferred.
  • Understanding of nucleic acid chemistry, enzymatic and chemical reactions, PCR, plasmid processing, and standard analytical techniques for macromolecules.
  • Proficient with ÄKTA systems and UNICORN control software.
  • Experience with high-throughput process development techniques and statistical design of experiments (DoE) strongly preferred.
  • Understanding of requirements for development of biologics including requirements for product comparability.
  • Experience in working with vendors.
  • Track record of completing deliverables within specified timelines.
  • Knowledge of GMP/ICH/FDA regulations strongly preferred.
  • Independently motivated, detail oriented and good problem solving ability.
  • Excellent organizational skills, sufficient to multi-task in an extremely fast-paced environment with changing priorities.
  • Willingness to embrace the principles of the bluebird bio culture: b colorful, b cooperative, and b yourself

 


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Bioinformaticist

Date Posted:
5/26/2017

Finch Therapeutics

MA

Finch Therapeutics is unlocking the therapeutic potential of the microbiome via our human-first drug discovery platform. We support clinical studies that intentionally manipulate the microbiome to investigate causality in diseases that are otherwise poorly understood, then leverage this clinical data to focus our in vitro and in vivo efforts on cocktails of microbes that have already demonstrated safety and efficacy in humans.  Using high-throughput molecular data these human and ex-vivo experiments, we identify specific strains that drive clinical phenotypes and responses to microbial therapies. Our team values transparency, integrity, humility, and collaboration, and we intend to have fun while maximizing our ability to make an impact on patients’ lives. We are searching for passionate teammates eager to support this mission.

Job Description:

As a member of our Data Science team, your mission is to develop tools and execute analyses to support development of successful microbial therapies. You will further our microbial drug development platform by mining microbial datasets, developing our machine learning platform, and working closely with both bench scientists and clinicians to test functional hypotheses about microbial community disease. 

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Collecting, cleaning, processing, and analyzing high-throughput microbial data, human clinical data, and in vitro data
  • Creating effective graphical output to communicate results
  • Reviewing literature and presenting summaries to inform experimental design
  • Working closely with bench scientists to analyze microbial function and phenotype experiments
  • Working with clinicians to help analyze clinical trial data
  • Communicating analysis results with a variety of audiences including clinicians, bench scientists, industry executives, and academic researchers
  • Working effectively as part of a multifunctional team in support of a commercially viable therapeutics discovery platform
  • Performing statistical tests on high throughput data
Requirements


Qualifications:

  • BA or MS in computational biology, bioinformatics, or related field
  • Facility with data visualization, especially with python matplotlib
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to adapt to a fast paced startup environment and perform analyses in a time sensitive fashion
  • Strong organizational and communications skills
  • Passion, humility, and excitement for doing whatever it takes to drive research forward

Additional Desired Skills & Experience (not required)

  • Previous experience developing database architecture or reference sequence datasets
  • Familiarity with cloud computing, in particular AWS EC2, CFN
  • Experience with bioinformatics software and platforms (i.e. Geneious, BLAST, Samtools, QIIME)
  • Expertise in microbiology, microbial genomics, and/or immunology

At Finch Therapeutics, you can expect to engage deeply in the core of our mission. You will grow with a dynamic, rapidly expanding organization, and have an opportunity to contribute to cutting edge research that will truly impact patients’ lives. We offer a competitive starting salary, plus healthcare and other benefits. As we grow, there will be opportunities for promotion and professional development.

This is a full-time, exempt position with a comprehensive benefits package. You be will be reporting to the Director of Data Science.  

Application Instructions:

The start date for this position is flexible. To apply, please go to http://finchtherapeutics.com/join-finch and submit your cover letter and resume. Promising candidates will be contacted to further evaluate their fit for this role and our organization.

No visa sponsorship is immediately possible, but successful OPTs may be re-evaluated.


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Medical Writer

Date Posted:
5/26/2017

Bluebird Bio

MA

Join bluebird bio’s enthusiastic and collaborative team by contributing to the overall success of our novel gene therapy approach. Reporting to our Senior Director of Medical Writing, this role will provide technical and medical writing support to a variety of regulatory areas that includes CMC, non-clinical, clinical and administrative submissions. The position provides an excellent opportunity to gain experience and learn broad aspects of gene therapy regulations.

Clinical documents will include protocols, Investigator’s Brochures, consent forms, annual reports, clinical study reports, regulatory briefing documents, and clinical sections of regulatory submissions (IMPDs, INDs, CTAs, MAAs and BLAs).  Nonclinical and CMC documents may include technical reports and sections of briefing documents and regulatory submissions.

About the role:

  • Work with the CMC team to prepare sections of the applications related to the manufacture and quality of our gene therapy products
  • Work with the clinical team to prepare protocols, study reports, investigator brochures, and IND/IMPD clinical sections in CTD format under strict timelines.
  • Work with the nonclinical team to prepare nonclinical reports, and nonclinical IND/IMPD sections.
  • Ensure efficient formatting of documents; ensure a consistent style of presentation to maintain quality and ease of review across multiple documents assembled in a regulatory dossier.
  • Contribute to overall project management and to cross functional working groups as needed to facilitate efficient development and finalization of clinical, nonclinical and regulatory documents for submissions.
Requirements

About you:

  • PhD in a Life Science or equivalent, with a solid understanding of the basic principles of biochemistry and molecular biology
  • Fully fluent in spoken and written English; demonstrate the ability to communicate and write clearly, concisely, and effectively
  • Grant and scientific publication writing would be a plus
  • Well-organized: ability to prioritize tasks, to work simultaneously on multiple projects, and to complete high?quality documents according to tight timelines
  • Working knowledge of biologics development and manufacture, clinical research, study design, biostatistics, the regulatory environment, and medical terminology preferred
  • Detailed knowledge of requirements for preparation of key clinical, nonclinical and regulatory documents for INDs, CTAs, BLAs and annual reports would be a plus
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Reference Manager, and PleaseReview
  • Accurate and detail-oriented
  • Aptitude for compilation, analysis, and presentation of data
  • Independently motivated, and good problem-solving ability
  • Ability to work with multiple contributors to produce a final unified document
  • Be ready to embrace the principles of the bluebird bio culture:  b colorful, b cooperative, and b yourself

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Scientist I

Date Posted:
5/26/2017

Palleon Pharma

MA

Job description:

Palleon Pharma seeks a highly motivated and talented antibody engineering scientist to advance discovery research platforms and novel therapeutic programs. The qualified candidate will be a highly motivated, interactive, and creative individual that possesses substantial research experience in antibody discovery and engineering. S/he will keep up-to-date in the literature related to his/her area of expertise act as an expert resource in his/her scientific field and related disciplines.

Position Responsibilities:

•   Perform antibody and protein optimization, including antibody humanization, affinity maturation, stability, activity and sequence liability engineering

•   Design and construct mutagenesis libraries for antibody/protein optimization

•   Develop and conduct high throughput binding/activity/developability screening assays

•   Express antibodies/proteins using mammalian cells in 24/96-well plates and shaking flasks 

•   Purify antibodies/proteins using affinity and ion exchange chromatography

•   Characterize antibodies and proteins using Octet

•   Independently perform complex experiments with strong attention to quality, details and documentation

•   Interpret data, troubleshoot experiments and present work

•   Proactively interact and effectively collaborate with team members from cross-functions

Requirements

Requirements:

•   Ph.D. degree in molecular biology, biochemistry or related field with emphasize on protein/antibody engineering and >3 years postdoctoral experience

•   Experience in antibody discovery, engineering and function characterization

•   Experience and knowledge in protein expression, purification, and characterization

•   Strong understanding of antibody structure and function

•   Extensive experience in molecular biology techniques

•   Experience utilizing structural modeling and sequence analysis software for antibody/protein optimization, de-immunization, assessment of manufacturability

•   Good understanding of immunology/oncology and drug development process

•   Well-organized, self-directed and self-motivated with “can-do” attitude

•   Ability to work in a creative and fast-paced culture and productive team environment

•   Team player with strong interpersonal skills and high ethical standard 

Who We Are:

Palleon Pharmaceuticals is focused on developing protein drugs aimed at novel targets in diseases characterized by dysregulated innate and adaptive immunity. The company has raised substantial capital from several large and established investors.


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Assistant Director, Career Development

Date Posted:
5/26/2017

University of Massachusetts Medical School

MA

Under the general direction of the Assistant Dean for Career & Professional Development or designee, the Assistant Director for the Center for Biomedical Career Development is responsible for the development and management of career development programs that serve Graduate Students and Post-Doc Associates.


									
Requirements

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Direct the development and implementation of new and continuing career development programs designed to help graduate students and postdoctoral scholars identify and prepare for their future careers
  • Assist in developing and enacting a strategic plan for growth and sustainability of the Center
  • Direct special projects for the Center: proposing a strategic plan, defining metrics, reporting progress, and coordinating Center-wide implementation for special project area(s)
  • In collaboration with the Assistant Dean and program evaluation team gather and analyze program evaluation data and disseminate findings to educators regionally and nationally
  • Develop and maintain an effective relationship with program development staff, trainees, faculty, academic leadership, and external partners in the private and public sector to advance the mission of the Center
  • Manage staff and lead teams
  • Ensure that new program development and project completion is timely, successful, and meets expectations
  • Coordinate implementation of educational programs including but not limited to defining learning objectives, identifying speakers, developing publicity, managing logistics, grading and upholding curriculum requirements (where applicable)
  • Develop new and maintain existing educational resources, including print and online materials
  • Teach in large classroom, small group, and individual settings (including career counseling)
  • Document and maintain current: program development reports and decisions, lesson plans and materials, correspondence with trainees and key partners, educational evaluation reports, budget reports, and other pertinent reports
  • Develop marketing materials to promote educational objectives and advance the mission of the Center
  • Write grants to support program implementation, innovation, evaluation, and research efforts of the Center
  • Represent the department on committees or at meetings and conferences at the university, regional, national, and international levels.
  • Perform other duties as required.

 

 

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's degree in a scientific discipline, educational leadership, counseling, communication, a related degree or equivalent experience
  • 3 years of related experience developing, managing, and implementing complex projects or programs
  • Demonstrated strategic planning skills and initiative in developing/implementing strategies to reach goals
  • Experience with the development of curricula or educational resources
  • Demonstrated analytical skills and independent judgment.
  • Demonstrated skills in teaching and individual advising
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and direct multidisciplinary groups
  • Demonstrated ability to meet project deadlines, assess priorities, and operate in a flexible manner in order to meet the dynamic needs of the department
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including presentation, professional correspondence, and networking
  • Innovation, flexibility, and creativity
  • Demonstrated experience developing strategic professional relationships and managing a broad network across academic, public, or private sector entities
  • Excellent computer/technical skills
  • Ability to be discreet and handle confidential information

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • PhD in a scientific discipline, educational leadership, counseling, or communication, or equivalent experience and 1 year of related experience
  • Prefer experience using MS Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), web development tools, and social media
  • Prefer knowledge of research culture in academic and industry settings
  • Prefer experience developing and managing programs in the area of career development
  • Prefer experience writing media communications, research manuscripts, and grant proposals.

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Principle Scientist Flow Cytometry

Date Posted:
5/26/2017

Pfizer

MA

A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact. All ove r the world, Pfizer colleagues work together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Our colleagues have the opportunity to grow and develop a career that offers both individual and company success; be part of an ownership culture that values diversity and where all colleagues are energized and engaged; and the ability to impact the health and lives of millions of people. Pfizer, a global leader in the biopharmaceutical industry, is continuously seeking top talent who are inspired by our purpose to innovate to bring therapies to patients that significantly improve their lives.

Role Description
The Inflammation and Immunology Research Unit (I&I) is establishing a new Flow Cytometry Technology Center that will support the entire research community at the Cambridge, MA site and will be managed by a dedicated Technology Specialist/Immunologist. This technology expert/immunologist will support an extensive portfolio of programs within I&I and other research units as well as oversee the operations of the Flow Cytometry Technology Center. The successful candidate will combine a strong technical grounding in flow cytometry with a deep scientific understanding of immunological mechanisms of disease.

Responsibilities
* Oversee the general operation of the Technology Center
* Serve as a technical, scientific and strategic advisor to project teams for flow cytometry and immunophenotyping * Proactively respond to project team needs to elucidate molecular mechanisms of action
* Work closely with external vendors around new technologies and instrumentation
* Manage a broad array of flow cytometry and cell sorting equipment, including training users and managing workflows
* Serve as an interface to Global Operations for equipment and facilities support
* Mentor and develop less experienced staff to drive team success
* Implement continuous improvement to improve quality, efficiency and manage costs

Qualifications
* PhD in immunology, cell biology or related field with 3+ years relevant experience in a flow cytometry
* Strong background in immunology and immunologic basis for human disease
* Proven track record of publications in top-tier journals
* Excellent interpersonal skills, experience as a manager and the ability to explain systems and train staff at all levels
* Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a part of a cross-functional team
* The attitude of self-directed scientist; demonstrated ability to multitask, prioritize work and manage a number of projects Technical Skill Requirements
* Strong background in flow cytometry analysis and cell sorting
* specifically BD LSRFortessa, BD FACSAria and Sony SH- 800 instruments -Experience IntelliCyt iQue screening systems preferred
* Experience with CyTOF and associated data analysis preferred
* Strong background in data management and analysis including FACSDiva, FlowJo and Forecyt
* Demonstrated ability to effectively deal with ambiguity and change
* Experience managing equipment and troubleshooting issues before engaging technical service
* Expertise in data management, data aggregation, analysis & workflow management
* Experience with in vitro pharmacology data analysis, Activity Base and Biobook preferred


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Scientific Information and Literature Analyst

Date Posted:
5/26/2017

Alkermes

MA

Alkermes plc is a fully integrated, global biopharmaceutical company developing innovative medicines for the treatment of central nervous system (CNS) diseases. The company has a diversified commercial product portfolio and a substantial clinical pipeline of product candidates for chronic diseases that include schizophrenia, depression, addiction and multiple sclerosis. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, Alkermes plc has an R&D center in Waltham, Massachusetts; a research and manufacturing facility in Athlone, Ireland; and a manufacturing facility in Wilmington, Ohio. For more information, please visit Alkermes’ website at  www.alkermes.com  .    

Position Summary:

Alkermes seeks an innovative and service oriented professional to join the Medical Affairs department as a Scientific Analyst for Knowledge Management Services/Scientific Affairs. As a Scientific Analyst in the Knowledge Management Services/ Scientific Affairs group, the individual will play a key role in supporting Alkermes Global R & D organization in review of the daily, weekly, and monthly literature alerts and information with respect to peer reviewed publications,  conferences proceedings,  guidelines and  other relevant information to support clinical development programs, product pipeline and marketed products.

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will maintain strong awareness of organizational needs, be willing to proactively and assertively assist in providing, archiving and disseminating information in a timely fashion via ad hoc alerts, the weekly Science Surveillance literature review, the weekly Clinical Trial alert and special announcements. They would also work in conjunction with the Medical Affairs team as needed in assisting in the preparations for conference bootcamp materials, and dissemination of prior/post conference proceedings of interest to Alkermes Global R&D.

 

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Scientist Developmental and Molecular Pathways

Date Posted:
5/26/2017

Novartis

MA

We seek a talented, highly motivated candidate to join a dynamic team engaged in discovering new targets in various molecular pathways. The candidate will focus on identification, validation, and progression of targets in diseases areas associated with these signaling pathways. The candidate will work with multidisciplinary teams focused in particular disease or technology areas to accomplish these objectives. Multiple scientific approaches will be employed in the pursuit and characterization of novel targets including, but not limited to, high-throughput cell-based screening, proteomics, genomics, small molecule interventions, viral-based cDNA overexpression, and CRISPR-based genetics. Utilization of in vitro reactions, cell-based assays and various model organisms will be considered in research workflows. The scientist will be involved in designing, implementing and advancing scientific experiments, and should be able to provide critical analysis of data. The scientist will also provide technical mentoring and expertise to other research staff in the group. The scientist will report results of studies and make recommendations to scientific leaders in a timely, thorough, and coherent manner.

Requirements
• M.S. in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or Cell Biology 
• Minimum 5 years research experience in the aforementioned research areas 
• Previous experience with standard molecular biology and protein biochemistry techniques (e.g. DNA cloning, protein purification, qPCR, Western blotting, immunoprecipitation, enzymatic assays) is required. 
• Previous experience with standard cell biology techniques (e.g. general cell culture, stable cell line production, viral transduction, high-content immunofluorescence imaging, FACS, RNAi/CRISPR techniques, proliferation/viability monitoring) is required. 
• Previous experience with signal transduction, compound MOA study, primary cell and organoid culture, and mouse models is preferred.
The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
 

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Scientist, Investigator Age Related Disorders

Date Posted:
5/26/2017

Novartis

MA

We seek a talented, highly motivated candidate to join a dynamic team engaged in discovering new targets in various molecular pathways. The candidate will focus on identification, validation, and progression of targets in diseases areas associated with these signaling pathways. The candidate will work with multidisciplinary teams focused in particular disease or technology areas to accomplish these objectives. Multiple scientific approaches will be employed in the pursuit and characterization of novel targets including, but not limited to: cellular and biochemical assays and assay development; molecular biology – preparation of vectors to overexpress or knockdown expression; CRISPR-mediated cellular knockouts; high-throughput cell-based screening, proteomics, genomics, small molecule interventions, cDNA overexpression, and CRISPR-based genetics. Utilization of in vitro reactions, cell-based assays and various model organisms will be considered in research workflows. The scientist will be involved in designing, implementing and advancing scientific experiments, and should be able to provide critical analysis of data. The scientist will also provide technical mentoring and expertise to other research staff in the group. The scientist will report results of studies and make recommendations to scientific leaders in a timely, thorough, and coherent manner.

Requirements

• B.S. or M.S. in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or Cell Biology 
• Minimum 5 years research experience in the aforementioned research areas 
• Previous experience with standard molecular biology and protein biochemistry techniques (e.g. DNA cloning, protein purification, qPCR, Western blotting, immunoprecipitation, enzymatic assays) is required. 
• Previous experience with standard cell biology techniques (e.g. general cell culture, stable cell line production, viral transduction, high-content immunofluorescence imaging, FACS, RNAi/CRISPR techniques, proliferation/viability monitoring) is required. 
• Previous experience with signal transduction, compound MOA study, primary cell and organoid culture, and mouse models is preferred. 
• Must be highly motivated, team-oriented, and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

 
 

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Scientist

Date Posted:
5/26/2017

AngieX

MA

Angiex is an innovative science-focused startup developing vascular therapies for cancer and chronic inflammatory conditions; the lead product is an antibody-drug conjugate therapy for cancer. Angiex was recently launched out of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is resident at LabCentral in Cambridge, and has $3.6 million in Series A funding led by Thiel Capital. Angiex founders have previously discovered VEGF-A, been recognized as the world’s leading experts in tumor blood vessel biology, developed new methods for per cell mRNA quantification, founded four companies, written a best-selling diet book, and won second prize for best salsa recipe at LabCentral.

Job Description:

Angiex is seeking a talented, creative, self-motivated scientist with a background in protein therapeutics to join in the discovery and pre-clinical development of antibody-based drugs. The successful candidate will be responsible for laboratory aspects of biologic drug development including antibody production, purification, and characterization; ADC linker, spacer, payload, and conjugation chemistry evaluation; experiments to elucidate target biology; and management of CROs. The job offers exceptional opportunity for career development in one of Boston’s most exciting and promising biotech startups.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and conduct experiments through all stages of discovery and development of antibody-based therapeutics, including evaluation of antibodies, linkers, payloads, conjugation methods, and CROs. Specific responsibilities include:
    • Design, cloning, transfection, expression, and purification of antibodies.
    • Evaluate antibodies, fragments, and ADCs for biochemical and biophysical characteristics including stability, affinity, kinetics, and binding epitopes.
    • Oversee antibody humanization and affinity maturation.
    • Perform assays in support of pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic, and anti-drug antibody studies.
    • Develop assays required to support GMP manufacturing of biologics.
  • Be talented enough to rapidly master tasks you’ve never done before, cooperative and communicative enough to make a great team even stronger, dedicated enough to accomplish in one week what others do in two, careful enough that experimental results are reliable, honest enough to say when they aren’t, creative enough to wake up at 3 am with ideas you can’t wait to share, and cheerful enough to enjoy to the fullest the most exciting job you’ll ever have.
  • Cure cancer.

Statement:

Angiex is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant because of race, creed, color, age, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, veteran status, military status, application for military service or any other class protected by state or federal law.

Requirements

Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, immunology, or a related discipline with substantial experience in wet-bench laboratory work and a strong record of accomplishment.
  • At least 2 years, preferably 5 to 10 years, of biopharmaceutical experience in the development of antibody-based drugs, preferably including experience with antibody-drug conjugates.
  • Familiarity with regulatory requirements for biologics.
  • Highly self-motivated, talented, versatile, with excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to multi-task and excel in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work independently yet team-oriented; capable of building strong relationships with peers within the firm and partners outside the firm; a preference for working in a highly communicative and cooperative team; honesty, transparency, humility, integrity.

Application: Please email cover letter and CV to jobs@angiex.com.


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Scientist Immunology

Date Posted:
5/26/2017

Magenta Therapeutics

MA

The successful candidate will be an integral member of a team developing novel therapeutics to transform hematopoietic stem cell transplantation science. This challenging opportunity requires in depth knowledge of auto-immunity, T cell biology and graft vs host disease. The position requires excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team. The ideal candidate will be creative, rigorous, goal oriented and prepared to be immersed in a fast-paced and innovative environment that offers the opportunity to work and publish.

Requirements
  • Ph.D. with a strong background in immunology, hematology or similar field.
  • Extensive experience with in vitro models of auto-immunity and graft vs host.
  • Knowledge of mouse and human hematopoiesis, including hematopoietic stem cell differentiation, is highly desirable.
  • Hands on experience analyzing complex immunophenotypes.
  • Understandng of current research in T cell depletion and Selective depletion of alloreactive T cells.
  • Expertise in using FACS analysis to interrogate blood lineage populations using cell surface markers is required.
  • Experience using in vivo models of auto-immunity required.
  • A strong track record of success as demonstrated by high impact publications and project leadership is highly preferred.

 We offer competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package. To apply, please submit your resume to careers@magentatx.com


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Scientist II Pharmcology

Date Posted:
5/26/2017

Immunogen

MA

ImmunoGen is a clinical-stage biotechnology company that develops targeted cancer therapeutics using its proprietary antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) technology. ImmunoGen’s lead product candidate, mirvetuximab soravtansine, is being advanced to a Phase 3 trial for FRα-positive platinum-resistant ovarian cancer, and is in Phase 1b/2 testing in combination regimens for earlier-stage disease. ImmunoGen’s ADC technology is used in Roche's marketed product, Kadcyla, in three other clinical-stage ImmunoGen product candidates, and in programs in development by partners Amgen, Bayer, Biotest, CytomX, Lilly, Novartis, Sanofi and Takeda.  More information about ImmunoGen can be found at www.immunogen.com.

The Opportunity

ImmunoGen, Inc. is searching for a talented and motivated Scientist to join the Pharmacology group. The successful candidate will play a key role in the evaluation of novel antibody-based therapeutics.  This position offers the opportunity to work in a dynamic, collaborative team environment while interacting with other groups across the entire Research and Development organization.  The person filling this role will be responsible for defining and guiding the project teams’ preclinical in vivo strategy; will plan and execute, as well as coordinate and supervise, efficacy, PD and PK in vivo studies; and will track and communicate progress on in vivo study time lines and key deliverables.

ImmunoGen, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer & prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital and veteran status.

ImmunoGen, Inc. does not accept non-solicited resumes or candidate submittals from search/recruiting agencies not already on ImmunoGen, Inc.’s approved agency list. Unsolicited resumes or candidate information submitted to ImmunoGen, Inc. by search/recruiting agencies not already on ImmunoGen, Inc. approved agency list shall become the property of ImmunoGen, Inc. and if the candidate is subsequently hired by ImmunoGen, Inc., ImmunoGen, Inc. shall not owe any fee to the submitting agency.

Requirements

Who You Are

The qualified candidate will hold a PhD in Pharmacology, or related discipline, and will have 3-5 years of post-graduate experience, preferably in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry.  The candidate will possess excellent in vivo skills, with experience in xenograft/ syngeneic tumor models; a solid understanding of experimental design and data analysis; proven written and oral communication skills; and strong time management skills. Experience with PK/PD modeling and murine toxicology models would be desirable. Previous supervisory experience is preferable.


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Scientist I Process Chemistry

Date Posted:
5/26/2017

Macrolide Pharma

MA

Macrolide has two positions open for Scientists in our Process R&D group. These positions are hands-on, laboratory positions who will be responsible for designing innovative routes to complex small molecules followed by conducting process research and development to assure safe and consistent manufacturing at large scale. Manufacturing at kilo-scale in our in-house facility is a part of the responsibilities along with collaboration and technology transfer to external vendors for scale-up. The candidate should have a strong record of accomplishment in organic chemistry, including a track record of publications demonstrating innovative and creative solutions to problems.

Requirements

Key Responsibilities:

• Process Chemistry R&D
• Route design/innovation
• Collaborates with members of the process chemistry team and external collaborators to assure timely delivery of material
• Author of technical documents

Minimum Qualifications
• Ph.D. with 0-6 years of process chemistry experience or MS with 2+ years experience
• Background in organic chemistry
• Some travel required

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience in process chemistry R&D including interactions with CMOs desired
• Scale-up and technology transfer experience
• GMP experience

 

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Postdoctoral Fellow Stress Hormone Signaling

Date Posted:
5/26/2017

NIEHS

NC

2 POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AVAILABLE

STRESS HORMONE SIGNALING IN MULTIPLE ORGAN SYSTEMS

NATIONAL INSTITUES OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SICENCES, RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NORTH CAROLINA

Position Description:
Two post-doctoral positions will be available in September 2017 to study molecular mechanisms of stress hormone actions in genetically modified animals. The positions are in the Molecular Endocrinology section of the Signal Transduction Laboratory under the direction of Dr. John A. Cidlowski. We strive to define cell type specific actions of glucocorticoids and their mechanisms of control of inflammation and homeostasis in mouse models and in humans.

Qualifications:

Qualifications:
Applicants must have a PH.D., M.D., or D.V.M degree and less than 4 years of post-doctoral experience. We seek motivated, enthusiastic colleagues who enjoy independence. We have world-class facilities and a highly interactive research environment with exceptional resources. Expertise in molecular biology and the use of animal models are a plus. Documented evidence of peer reviewed publications is essential for consideration.

To Apply:

To Apply:
Candidates should submit a CV including contact information for 3-4 references, to:

Dr. John A. Cidlowski
Chief, Signal Transduction Laboratory
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences,
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
Email: cidlows1@niehs.nih.gov

Further information about our laboratory and Signal Transduction Laboratory can be found at https://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/atniehs/labs/stl/index.cfm


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Scion Neurostim Consultant

Date Posted:
5/26/2017

Scion Neurostim

NC

Scion NeuroStim (SNS), a startup company utilizing a non-invasive neuromodulation device to address neurological diseases and disorders, is seeking a full-time consultant to participate in its work plans for a period of at least one year. Multiple clinical studies have been conducted, and others are being planned.

Job Duties:

Responsibilities would include participation in the following activities:
Planning and execution of clinical trials using the Company’s device platform
Analysis of study data and communicating findings to clinical collaborators
Preparation of research grant applications
Planning and conducting current and future research projects using the device
Preparation of publications
Active participation as a team member

Qualifications:

Background:
Ph.D., ideally in life science
Some post-doc experience ideal
Background of first-author publications
Direct experience with writing research grants
Good organizational skills
Commitment to effective collaboration working in a team setting

Contact Info:

Forwarded on behalf of Robert Black [mailto:rblack@scionneurostim.com] 

To Apply:

Contact:
Robert Black
Scion NeuroStim
rblack@scionneurostim.com
Raleigh, NC


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Postdoctoral Fellow Lung Immunology

Date Posted:
5/26/2017

NIEHS

NC

Position Type: Postdoctoral Position at the NIEHS/NIH in Research Triangle Park, NC

Position Title: Lung Immunology

Employer Name: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health

Position Location: Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

Job Duties:

Position Description: Applications are invited for a fellowship in pulmonary immunity.  Focus will be on defining novel mechanisms for cholesterol and related lipids in innate and adaptive immune responses in the lung.  Studies will involve gene-targeted mice in in vivo challenges, complemented by ex vivo cellular/molecular studies.  

Qualifications:

Expertise with in vivo rodent techniques and multicolor flow cytometry are strongly preferred; a strong background in immunology research is also favored.  Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Immunology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, or a related field, and have no more than five years of previous postdoctoral experience.  

To Apply:

For additional information about this position, contact Dr. Michael B. Fessler at email below.  For prompt consideration, please email a cover letter including a brief summary of relevant experience, a C.V. including list of publications in peer-reviewed journals, and the names and contact information of 3 people who could provide letters of reference to: fesslerm@niehs.nih.gov


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Postdoc Immunotherapy Neuro Oncology

Date Posted:
5/26/2017

NCI

MD

A postdoctoral position is available in the NIH-NCI Immunotherapy Section of the Neuro-Oncology Branch. Please see the attached announcement for more information or visit the following websites:

Position Announcement: https://ccr.cancer.gov/careers/postdoctoral-fellow/18363?
Neuro-Oncology Branch: https://ccr.cancer.gov/Neuro-Oncology-Branch

Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health National Cancer Institute Center for Cancer Research Postdoctoral Fellow Neuro-?-Oncology Branch Deadline: Open Until Filled The Neuro-?-Oncology Branch (NOB), Center for Cancer Research (CCR), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is seeking an outstanding postdoctoral candidate for laboratory research related to brain tumors. The NOB is comprised of a multidisciplinary team of physicians, healthcare providers, and scientists who are dedicated to developing new therapies and improving outcomes for patients with primary brain and spinal cord tumors.

A postdoctoral position is available in the Immunotherapy Section of the NOB laboratory in its exciting translational, interdisciplinary research team. This postdoctoral fellowship emphasizes the development of hypothesis-?-driven translational projects that interrogate the role of immunologic fitness, tumor type, tumor grade, and treatment history in response to immune therapy. These studies are integral to the global efforts in cancer immunotherapy and will be used to drive anti-?-tumor immunity research and to improve clinical trial design and patient treatment.

Job Duties:

This is an exciting opportunity to perform immunologic studies in ongoing immunotherapy clinical trials at the NIH. The successful applicant will identify relevant immune subsets that correlate with clinical response to immune-?-modulating agents and will also have the opportunity to be involved in basic and translational projects to understand the mechanisms behind a successful anti-?-tumor immune response. The NOB promotes a collaborative environment between clinicians and scientists both within and outside the NIH. This position will also entail close collaboration with a Senior Investigator and world-?-renowned expert in flow cytometry at the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), thereby providing an outstanding opportunity to develop expertise in this exciting area of research.

Qualifications:

The NOB is seeking a creative and bright individual who has a keen interest in making a substantial contribution to the understanding of immunology and brain tumor biology. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree. Successful applicants should have a strong background in immunology, mouse models, and molecular biology, with priority given to candidates with experience in statistical analysis and computational biology. Stipend will be commensurate with education and research experience.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and three letters of reference to the attention of: Mark R. Gilbert, M.D., Neuro-?-Oncology Branch, National Cancer Institute, 9030 Old Georgetown Road, Building 82, Room 235A, Bethesda, MD 20892, or to: NCINeuroOncology@mail.nih.gov. Visit the Neuro-?-Oncology Branch website at https://ccr.cancer.gov/Neuro-?-Oncology-?-Branch. HHS, NIH, and NCI are Equal Employment Opportunity Employers


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Senior Fellow Immunology

Date Posted:
5/26/2017

University Washington

WA

Description:

Senior Fellow Position Available at the UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, Department of Immunology, Seattle, Washington

Job Duties:

The laboratory of Professor Edward A. Clark currently has a Senior Fellow position available for a scientist interested in investigating innate immune programming of B cell and humoral immune responses. The lab has prepared a unique set of reagents and mouse lines including B cell-activating factor (BAFF) reporter mice and BAFF and MAVS floxed mice that have been crossed to Cre lines to selectively remove BAFF or MAVS expression from B cells, dendritic cells (DCs) or myeloid cells. The roles of BAFF in both autoimmune and infectious disease models including West Nile virus and Salmonella) are being explored. 

Qualifications:

The position is available immediately for a Ph.D. level scientist preferably with some postdoctoral experience. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in biological science area and preferably some experience in immunology, molecular biology and/or mouse models of autoimmune disease or infection.

To Apply:

Please request more information or send your c.v. to Dr. Edward A. Clark at eaclark@uw.edu or call Dr. Clark for more information at 206-962-1582.

The laboratory is within a new building located in the dynamic South Lake Union (SLU) area, which contains the Department of Immunology as well as Divisions of Rheumatology and Infectious Diseases within the Department of Medicine. The SLU area has a number of biomedical research institutes and biotech companies adding to a very interactive, creative research environment. Our Center for Innate Immunity and Immune Disease (CIIID) has over 50 faculty members and coordinates and assists world-class innate immunity research programs. Dr. Clark has trained 75 postdoctoral fellows and graduate students and is dedicated to training and helping his postdoctoral fellows develop their careers. He has helped to start three biotech companies and interested in translating research findings.


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Faculty Position Immunology

Date Posted:
5/26/2017

University Chicago

IL

The University of Chicago\’s Department of Pathology invites applications for two faculty positions with a focus on immunology. Our Department of Pathology and Committee on Immunology comprise numerous immunologists with diverse interests who are available for collaboration and mentoring. Appointment will be as tenure-track Assistant Professor or as Associate Professor with tenure, depending on qualifications. 

Qualifications:

Successful candidates must possess a Ph.D. or M.D. or foreign equivalent. Candidates will be required to teach undergraduate and/or graduate students and expected to develop a strong, extramurally-funded research program.

To Apply:

INTERESTED APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE, including a curriculum vitae and statement of research interest at: http://tinyurl.com/UC-Immunology 

Review of applications will continue until the positions have been filled. 

Search Contact: Daniel A. Arber, M.D., Professor and Chair Department of Pathology The University of Chicago 5841 South Maryland Ave., MC 3083 Chicago, Illinois 60637 

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University\’s Notice of Nondiscrimination at http://www.uchicago.edu/about/non_discrimination_statement/. Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email ACOppAdministrator@uchicago.edu with their request. 

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Research Scientist HSC Biology

Date Posted:
5/26/2017

Novartis

MA

The Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research (NIBR) is recruiting an innovative bench scientist to join a research team that will be building and developing novel technologies to develop ex vivo stem cell therapeutics used in the treatment of a range of genetic diseases. The candidate will be involved in developing techniques and processes for the successful translation of this technology into the clinic. This position requires experience with murine or human hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) biology in order to establish in vitro and in vivo models needed for the characterization of product candidates. This position will also evaluate diverse approaches for gene delivery into HSC including CRISPR/Cas9 technology to examine the regulation of hematopoiesis in transplant models. The ideal candidate should have relevant training in hematology/immunology and proficient in hands-on approaches to study stem cell biology, viral gene transfer, hematopoiesis, and bone marrow transplantation. This position is based within an HSC research group in the Hematology Disease Area of Chemical Biology and Therapeutics Department but will be highly collaborative with other Novartis groups including the Genomics Institute of Novartis Research Foundation, the Clinical Translational Unit in Novartis Development and others. This position will work on a highly, collaborative, multi-disciplinary project team to develop therapeutics to treat a range of genetic diseases with this novel technology.
The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
Minimum Requirements:

• PhD or equivalent in a scientific discipline such as stem cell, regenerative biology, or molecular biology, or MS with appropriate and relevant years of experience in drug discovery or other related laboratory research
• Experience in a laboratory focused on hematopoietic stem cells
• Self-motivated, enthusiasm for working in an interdisciplinary, collaborative research environment

Competencies:
• Ability to work independently in experimental execution and data analysis
• Ability to perform mouse handling techniques, bleeding, and injection procedures related to HSC research
• Proficiency in molecular cloning, sequence and protein analyses, and real-time PCR
• Proficiency in cell culture, transfection and transduction methods and flow cytometry analyses of blood lineages
• Proficiency in using viral and non-viral based gene transfer methods
• Experience in ex vivo/in vitro and in vivo systems to study HSC biology
• Experience in characterization of gene function using murine models
• Experience in screening, identification, and characterization of small molecules and/or biologics
• Possess in-depth knowledge of literature methodology, instrumentation and underlying principles of hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) biology

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Medical Science Liaison Oncology

Date Posted:
5/26/2017

Novartis

MO

The MSL will build relationships and interact with HCPs in Academic Institutions, including community physicians, medical experts, nurses, and medical groups. The MSL will be responsible to build these relationships and have scientific discussions around pathways and MOA of Novartis products including molecular testing and diagnostics, clinical outcome and benefits and most importantly discuss clinical trials to determine interest in participation and/or feasibilities. The key role of this MSL will be to explore and identify potential sites for clinical trials in all stages of development and to serve as a scientific liaison to the medical/scientific community being responsible for establishing, developing and maintaining relationships with HCPs within the coverage area; ensure the appropriate dissemination of clinical and educational information regarding marketed and pipeline compounds, in a timely, ethical and customer-focused manner; implement scientific and educational strategies in collaboration with colleagues from Medical Affairs and Clinical Operations to support Novartis-sponsored trials and educational initiatives; work to pair our key customer's educational and research needs with available Novartis resources and also providing the latest emerging data in response to specific healthcare professional inquiries.

This position will cover : Missouri, Louisiana and Arkansas.
Travel up to 75%
The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
Advanced scientific degree (MD, PhD, or PharmD) required or oncology nurse with advanced degree required. Minimum of 5 years Oncology experience with a strong current working knowledge of Oncology preferred. Teaching experience preferred. Previous pharmaceutical industry experience preferred. Knowledge of treatment guidelines, clinical research processes, FDA regulations and OIG guidelines is preferred. Excellent interpersonal communication and presentation skills are required. Ability to network and partner with important external customers, large group practices, medical directors and pharmacy directors is required. Must be able to prioritize and work effectively in a constantly changing environment. Must have the ability to gain customer feedback, uncover business opportunities for Novartis and pair customer's unmet needs with available internal resources. Active membership in professional society is a plus. Must be a strong team player who can effectively interface cross-functionally with Novartis clinical and commercial personnel. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and associated hardware is required. Travel can be up to 75%.

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Computational Chemistry

Date Posted:
5/26/2017

Novartis

INT

In this position you will work in a state-of-the-art Solid State Chemistry group that incorporates in silico computational modelling tools into the early stage physical form selection process, an integral phase in the drug development cycle. You will work in an interdisciplinary team, generating and interpreting data from modelling/computational simulations and liaising with experimentalists to provide information and knowledge that enables, for example, the systematic modification of crystallization parameters, the control of polymorphism, advancement of physical form selection, and modification of the crystal habit of small organic molecules, specifically active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs). Through combining an advanced knowledge of various computational and modelling approaches with crystal chemistry, and the drug development process, you would aid in identifying, prioritizing and progressing the most suitable physical forms. The position requires a strong focus on scientific excellence in the area of computational chemistry as well as being able to extract and analyze decision making data associated with the crystal structure of the API to build predictive models based on such information for subsequent verification in a chemistry laboratory.
The position involves close collaboration with internal and external scientists from various disciplines, and cross-functional interactions within technical project teams, broadly covering the chemical, formulation and computational arenas.
Ideally you possess:
- A strong background in applying molecular and/or quantum mechanical modelling tools to small organic molecules for the purpose of modifying and optimizing their solid state properties (e.g. crystal habit, stability, solubility)
- A chemistry background, with knowledge of the physical and chemical requirements to be considered when developing an API (as salt, cocrystal, solvate, hydrate, etc.) for use in toxicological or clinical studies
- Preferably pharma-industry experience
- PhD in a field relevant to the position or equivalent industry experience
- Fluent oral and written English
- Deep and diverse knowledge in the use of computational solid state modelling software (one or more areas of MM, QM, MD) and simulation methods to characterize, and thus ultimately alter, the physical properties of small organic molecules (preferably active pharmaceutical ingredients)
- Knowledge in the applicability of CCDC CSD Suite, Materials Studio, COSMOtherm, OpenEye, Schrodinger packages desirable; additionally, experience in use of chemical toolkits (such as ChemAxon, OEChem, RDkit) and scientific pipelining tools (such as Pipeline Pilot, Knime)
- Programming experience in scripting languages such as Python; knowledge of UNIX/Linux and high performance computing to perform large calculations
- Experience in crystallography (e.g. crystal structure prediction), crystal engineering, materials science or polymorphism would be advantageous
- Evidence of identifying, developing and applying innovative solutions to scientific and technical problems faced in the life sciences

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Postdoctoral Fellow Regenerative Medicine

Date Posted:
5/26/2017

Novartis

CA

A postdoctoral position is available for a highly motivated scientist interested in regenerative medicine with an especial emphasis in cardiovascular and renal disease areas at the Genomic Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation (GNF, Novartis). The objective of the project is to identify and manipulate novel mechanisms underlying aging and organ regeneration. The successful candidate will be embedded in a highly dynamic research lab focusing on improving organ repair by leveraging human stem cells (embryonic stem cells, induced Pluripotent Stem Cells/iPSCs) and cell fate reprogramming technologies based on lineage conversion. The successful candidate will be working with a large group of scientists focused on regenerative medicine across different disease settings. The project will involve state-of-the-art stem cell biology techniques and nuclear reprogramming experiments couple to the generation and analysis of large datasets. The successful candidate will have access to state-of-art equipment, high throughput technologies and proprietary genomics tools at GNF. The successful candidate will also play an essential role in establishing and maintaining research collaborations between GNF and academia. The ideal candidate should have outstanding communication and writing skills, strong passion and commitment to science and the ability to work well in a multidisciplinary team.
The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
• PhD degree holders, and PhD students in the last year of their thesis work
• Proven ability to independently design, execute and interpret experiments
• Proven knowledge on basic molecular biology techniques (RNA isolation, qPCR, IF, IHC,WB,…)
Preferred
• Working knowledge of stem cells
• First-author publications in leading journals
• Knowledge on epigenetics

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Medical Science Liaison Dermatology

Date Posted:
5/26/2017

Novartis

INT

• Medical Scientific Liaison (MSL) Dermatology is a field-based Medical Affairs Associate of Novartis, who develops peer-to-peer relationships with Medical Experts/Key Stakeholders and members of the scientific community, utilizing scientific and medical evidence-based non-promotional materials. He or she strategically prepares and supports the development, launch and commercialization of Novartis products through scientific exchange, seeking external insight to shape Novartis understanding of the therapeutic environment (Dermatology). He or she responds to unsolicited requests for scientific information and provides clinical trial support. Region: French-speaking part of Switzerland.
The responsibilities of a Medical Scientific Liaison are:
• Provide and discuss scientific information and data with Health Care Professionals (HCP) to ensure quality and accuracy of medical and scientific information on new treatment options including Novartis products and selected areas of therapeutic interest.
• Implement scientific projects according to global, regional or local medical strategies (e.g. epidemiology projects, registries, publications, etc.). Contribute in the development of integrated product strategies and medical affairs plans
• Contribute to identification and mapping of Medical Experts/key stakeholders in line with local strategies.
• Upon investigator request, liaise between potential researcher and the Company on Investigator Initiated Trials (IIT) submission process or requests for research grade substance (Material Transfer Agreements) to support independent clinical/ preclinical research
• Develop peer to peer scientific relationships with HCPs and respond to unsolicited requests for scientific information using approved, non-promotional materials with Medical Experts/Key Stakeholders, HCPs and decision makers
• Provide medical support and training (i.e. disease, product) to Novartis colleagues (e.g. sales force, etc.)
• Master degree with a scientific bio-medical background. (MD, Pharmacist and other life sciences), PhD preferred.
• Near native level of French, very good knowledge of English. Fluent in German preferred (oral and written). Italian is an asset
• Preferably 2-4 years of experience in pharmaceutical industry with good knowledge in medical affairs and/or clinical development.
• Good leadership, planning and management skills, as well as an analytical understanding.
• Good communication and presentation skills.
• Team player and interacts with others with respect and integrity.
• State of the art knowledge in scientific area, as well as knowledge of aspects of drug development, GCP and local regulations.
• Understanding of basic marketing principles and strategies.

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Medical Science Liaison Rheumatology

Date Posted:
5/26/2017

Novartis

INT

Do you want to work for a Global Pharmaceutical company where you will get recognized for your hard work and commitment? Look no further, apply today; Medical Science Liaison (Rheumatology).

This is a 12 month fixed term contract position that sits in the Immunology and Dermatology franchise and covers the South and South West of England.

Job purpose

The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) is a field based, non-promotional medical and scientific role. Their key objective, as a member of the Franchise Team, is to build partnerships with external healthcare professionals (HCP), to communicate evidence based critical scientific, technical and development issues relating to Novartis products/compounds and the therapeutic areas (TAs) they relate to.

Activities include:
• development of partnerships with investigators, opinion leaders and healthcare professionals through scientific, evidence based communication and education
• clinical trial activities – selection and facilitation
• investigator-initiated studies (IITs) – accountable for milestone delivery
• scientific projects & research
• Support of PDT in providing deep market and clinical understanding of pipe-line therapeutic areas
• publications (abstracts, posters, case studies and peer reviewed papers)
• input and/or attendance at medical educational programmes, advisory boards & training


Key Responsibilities

• Management of External Partnerships
• Develop and maintain long term professional relationships with investigators, opinion leaders and healthcare professionals
• Utilizes superior therapy area and product knowledge to engage with HCPs through non-promotional evidence based scientific dialogue and presentations
• Develop scientific research concepts and ideas with investigators and deliver new data to enhance company product knowledge
• Speaker training to ensure scientific and medical accuracy
• Collaborate with Novartis colleagues to actively support medical and scientific meetings by collecting and interpreting insights competitive intelligence /presentations/ results
• Pipeline support - Provide medical expertise as part of a cross functional team to relevant clinical development studies, including:
- Feasibility and quality research site recommendations
- TA/product training for site staff o Medical educational activities to support patient recruitment
- Strategic support for priority trials
- Dissemination of study results

• Internal Novartis Leadership
• Close cross functional working with office medical colleagues and Sales and Marketing
• Medical support to Brand Franchise team as required
• Acts as a field-based reference point for non-promotional scientific and clinical expertise to field force
• Be alert to potential Business Development opportunities and inform relevant internal teams
• Scientific Projects
• Identify and track potential research opportunities closely aligned with Novartis molecule development objectives through facilitating IITs and MTA research as agreed by Medical TA Head
• Implement and/or support scientific projects according to corporate global strategies, including registries, epidemiology projects, preclinical or translational research
• Corporate image and Compliance
• Ensure that prevailing legislation, GCP, Ethical Committee, and SOP and local WP requirements, and ABPI Code of Practice requirements are fulfilled
• Contribute proactively to a credible image for Novartis CPO in the local Health Care and Medical community
• Adheres to Novartis Code of Conduct

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About Novartis

Our mission is to care and cure; We want to discover, develop and successfully market innovative products to prevent and cure diseases, to ease suffering and to enhance the quality of life. We also want to provide a shareholder return that reflects outstanding performance and to adequately reward those who invest their money, their time and their ideas in our company.

Benefits of Working for Novartis

Competitive Salary, Annual Bonus
Strong Work/Life Balance, flexible working – Top UK Employer
Pension Scheme, Share Scheme
Paid holidays, Comprehensive Medical Insurance
Subsidized Canteen
Employee Recognition Scheme
Sports & Social Club

‘I came for the job, I stay for the culture’
The ideal candidate will have:

- Ideally, BSc (Hons) and significant medical/clinical experience or BSc (Hons) + MSc Desirable: PhD, MRPharmS, MB BS, MB ChB
- 1. Ideally an MSL should be either medically qualified or a qualified pharmacist or possesses a PhD qualification (scientific/medical background) or - possesses a scientific qualification with significant medical/clinical experience
- 2. The ability to understand, process, communicate and present scientific information to a high standard. Possess excellent presentation skills
- 3. Demonstrate an ability to be accountable for all scientific and clinical activities undertaken with a respective clinician, developing an appropriate strategic plan for these activities
- 4. External customer focus with strong networking capabilities and integration with KOLs
- 5. Understanding of Pharma Industry ways of working
- 6. Understanding of clinical development and Good Clinical Research Practice preferred
- 7. Excellent influencing, networking, presentation and communication skills and a proven track record of team cross-functional team working
- 8. Ability to manage multiple projects and adapt priorities accordingly

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Medical Science Liaison Respriatory

Date Posted:
5/26/2017

Novartis

INT

THIS IS A TEMPORARY 12 MONTHS CONTRACT POSITION

Medical Science Liaisons (MSLs) are Field-based Medical Affairs Associates of Novartis, who develop peer-to-peer relationships with Key Opinion
Leaders/Medical Experts/Key Stakeholders and members of the scientific community, utilizing scientific and medical evidence-based non-promotional materials. They strategically prepare and support the development, launch and commercialization of Novartis products through scientific exchange, seeking external insight to shape Novartis understanding of the therapeutic environment. Their activities begin up to two years prior to launch of a new molecule. They respond to unsolicited requests for scientific information and provide clinical trial support. Additionally, MSLs participate and often lead special projects and specific initiatives, leveraging their extensive experience and strategic insight.

KOL Management & Medical Support
1. Using advanced communication skills, develop peer to peer scientific relationships, assess advocacy and contributions and respond to unsolicited requests for scientific information using approved, non-promotional materials with Key Opinion Leaders (KOLS), Health Care Professionals (HCPs) and decision makers. They demonstrate the ability to manage challenging situations and interactions.
2. Contribute to and/or lead the identification and mapping of KOLs/key stakeholders in line with local strategies.
3. Provide and discuss advanced level scientific information and data with HCPs to ensure quality and accuracy of medical and scientific information on new treatment options including Novartis products and selected areas of therapeutic interest.
4. Liaise and provide up-to-date medical support to relevant internal and external groups to ensure evidence based understanding of Novartis products relative to medical guidelines, and health economic information.
5. Provide speaker training to HCPs to support the best use of new therapies developed and commercialized by Novartis.

Scientific Research Support
6. Lead initiatives and provide strategic medical support, as part of a cross functional team to enhance the quality of relevant clinical trials.
7. Provide scientific educational activities to support study accrual for key trials as appropriate.
8. Provide feasibility and research site recommendation for Novartis sponsored clinical trials.
9. Collaborate with ICRO team and Medical Advisors, to support clinical sites, including providing guidance in accordance with guidelines, Novartis Internal Policies, and regulations as appropriate.
10. Increase awareness of Novartis clinical research program to enhance patient identification and trial accrual
11. Upon investigator request, liaise between potential researcher and the Company on IIT submission process or requests for research grade substance (MTAs) to support independent clinical/preclinical research.

Scientific Exchange/Insights
12. Engage in scientific discussions related to Novartis compounds/pipeline with MEs, speakers & investigators.
13. Support scientific exchange to advance understanding of new scientific principles, novel research trends, and current scientific debate.
14. Provide scientific and educational information to healthcare professionals on specific patient critical issues.
15. Collect, analyze and report insights that may impact Novartis development plans /trial designs, launch strategies and tactics and medical education programs tailored to physicians' education needs

Scientific Projects
16. Provide scientific support to KOLs upon their request
17. Implement scientific projects according to global, regional or local medical strategies. Examples may include, but not limited to, epidemiology projects, registries, preclinical or translational research, as well as multi-disciplinary projects involving education and collaboration of multiple functions in the medical community to improve patient diagnosis and treatment.

Internal Novartis Support
18. Provide medical support and training (i.e. disease state and product) to Novartis colleagues (e.g. sales reps, CRAs, etc.).
19. Support, mentor and train Novartis colleagues in successful interactions with KOLs/MEs, and share best practices.
20. Serve as a resource/and or team leader for projects and collaborate with internal colleagues as assigned by SciOps Head/or therapeutic area teams. (Serve as medical expert on cross-functional teams).
• COMPULSORY: Associate shall be accountable to perform all duties listed in Role Profile in accordance with applicable GxP principles, and internal/external regulations (e.g. Novartis Code of Conduct, Novartis Pharma Principles and Practices for Professionals (NP4), Rx&D Code of Ethical Practices, Health Canada and all other relevant regulations).

Education:
- MD, PharmD, pharmacist, PHD and other life sciences with solid medical/technical background and proven competencies influencing skills, clinical research insight, business and market knowledge.
- Be considered as a peer of the customer base

1. Proven competency and successful experience as a MSL.
2. An advanced proven ability to develop and foster peer-to-peer, credible relationships with KOLs/decision makers.
3. Ability to coach and mentor field medical colleagues. Perceived as leader by peers.
4. Advanced knowledge of the Healthcare System and of the research procedures as well as the ICH guidelines, GCP and other ethical guidelines relevant to the pharmaceutical industry.
5. Advanced knowledge of clinical medicine, disease management, and medical research in at least one therapeutic area.
6. Ability to synthesize complex scientific information and analyze it within strategic and regulatory settings.
7. Proven ability to use IT tools and interface effectively with a variety of technical platforms.
8. Strong personal integrity, and customer focus.
9. Excellent interpersonal communication, negotiation and advanced presentation skills.
10. Prior experience in coordinating/leading multifunctional teams, projects and initiatives.
11. Must be able to adapt, organize, prioritize, and work effectively in a constantly changing field-based environment.

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Medical Science Liaison Rheumatology

Date Posted:
5/26/2017

Novartis

PA

Novartis is recruiting for a Medical Science Liaison to cover Central and Eastern PA, Southern NJ, and Delaware. Preferred location is Philadelphia.

A global healthcare leader, Novartis has one of the most exciting product pipelines in the industry today. A pipeline of innovative medicines brought to life by diverse, talented, performance driven people. All of which makes us one of the most rewarding employers in our field. We're committed to peak performance, improving the quality of life, and embracing and leveraging diverse backgrounds, cultures and talents to achieve competitive advantage.

The MSL will serve as a liaison to the medical/scientific community and will be responsible for establishing, developing and maintaining relationships with prominent experts in the Rheumatology Therapeutic Area within the geographic area of coverage.

Major Accountabilities:

• The MSL will ensure the appropriate dissemination of clinical and scientific information regarding marketed and pipeline compounds in a timely, ethical and customer-focused manner.
• The MSL will implement medical strategies in collaboration with other Novartis colleagues for designated customers that include potential clinical trial site identification and support as well as review of investigator-initiated research protocols.
• The MSL will work to pair our key customer's educational and research needs with available Novartis resources and will provide the latest emerging data in response to specific healthcare professional inquiries.
• Comply with all credentialing requirements for any healthcare institution (e.g., hospital) which is part of the MSL call plan, including, among other things, routine background checks, medical testing (i.e., Tuberculosis test) or proof of immunizations, training on facility policies, and adherence to confidentiality and/or HIPPA agreements.
• The position requires approximately 60% travel.
The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
Position will be filled at level commensurate with experience.

• Advanced Scientific degree or equivalent experience required. (PharmD, MD, DO, PhD, or DNP strongly preferred)
• Minimum of 2 years of Postdoctoral experience, or equivalent, in the pharmaceutical industry (preferred) or other healthcare environment to provide strategic and scientific/medical direction to national/regional business unit functions.
• Teaching experience is highly-desirable.
• Previous experience in the rheumatology, immunology space or related area is strongly preferred.
• Previous experience in a MSL Field Medical based position is also preferred.
• Thorough knowledge of medicine (including pharmacotherapy), treatment guidelines, clinical research processes, customer strategies, and FDA promotional guidelines, regulations, and ethical guidelines applied to the pharmaceutical industry is preferred.
• Excellent interpersonal communication and presentation skills are required.
• Ability to network and partner with important customers, including thought leaders, large group practices, medical directors, and pharmacy directors is required.
• Ability to travel (about 60%).
• Must be science oriented and be able to prioritize and work effectively in a constantly changing environment.
• Must have the ability to gain customer feedback, uncover business opportunities for Novartis and pair customer's unmet needs with available internal resources.
• Active membership in professional society(ies) is a plus.
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) and associated hardware is required.
• Must be a strong team player and effectively interface with other internal departments, including Corporate Customers, Regional Business Units, Marketing, Sales, New Product Commercialization, Medical Affairs, Research, and Business Analysis.

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Medical Science Liaison Cardiology

Date Posted:
5/26/2017

Novartis

NH

Novartis is recruiting for a Medical Science Liaison to cover Eastern Upstate NY, NH, VT, and ME. Preferred area of residence is eastern NY or NH.

A global healthcare leader, Novartis has one of the most exciting product pipelines in the industry today. A pipeline of innovative medicines brought to life by diverse, talented, performance driven people. All of which makes us one of the most rewarding employers in our field. We're committed to peak performance, improving the quality of life, and embracing and leveraging diverse backgrounds, cultures and talents to achieve competitive advantage.

The MSL will serve as a liaison to the medical/scientific community and will be responsible for establishing, developing and maintaining relationships with prominent experts in the Cardiovascular Therapeutic Area within the geographic area of coverage.

Major Accountabilities:
• The MSL will ensure the appropriate dissemination of clinical and scientific information regarding marketed and pipeline compounds in a timely, ethical and customer-focused manner.
• The MSL will implement medical strategies in collaboration with other Novartis colleagues for designated customers that include potential clinical trial site identification and support as well as review of investigator-initiated research protocols.
• The MSL will work to pair our key customer's educational and research needs with available Novartis resources and will provide the latest emerging data in response to specific healthcare professional inquiries.
• Comply with all credentialing requirements for any healthcare institution (e.g., hospital) which is part of the MSL call plan, including, among other things, routine background checks, medical testing (i.e., Tuberculosis test) or proof of immunizations, training on facility policies, and adherence to confidentiality and/or HIPPA agreements.
• The position requires approximately 60% travel.

Keywords: MSL, medical science liaison, cardio, cardiology, cardiovascular, heart failure, kol, key opinion leader, investigator, cra, clinical research associate, patient enrollment, brand, drug, trial, American college clinical pharmacy
The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
Position will be filled at level commensurate with experience.

• Advanced Scientific degree or equivalent experience required. (PharmD, MD, PhD, or DNP strongly preferred)
• Minimum of 2 years of Postdoctoral experience, or equivalent, in the pharmaceutical industry (preferred) or other healthcare environment to provide strategic and scientific/medical direction to national/regional business unit functions.
• Teaching experience is highly-desirable.
• Previous experience in the cardiology, cardiovascular space or related area is strongly preferred.
• Previous experience in a MSL Field Medical based position is also preferred.
• Hospital clinical experience or previous Pharma experience working with hospital-based products is highly desirable.
• Thorough knowledge of medicine (including pharmacotherapy), treatment guidelines, clinical research processes, customer strategies, and FDA promotional guidelines, regulations, and ethical guidelines applied to the pharmaceutical industry is preferred.
• Excellent interpersonal communication and presentation skills are required.
• Ability to network and partner with important customers, including thought leaders, large group practices, medical directors, and pharmacy directors is required.
• Ability to travel (about 60%).
• Must be science oriented and be able to prioritize and work effectively in a constantly changing environment.
• Must have the ability to gain customer feedback, uncover business opportunities for Novartis and pair customer's unmet needs with available internal resources.
• Active membership in professional society(ies) is a plus.
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) and associated hardware is required.
• Must be a strong team player and effectively interface with other internal departments, including Corporate Customers, Regional Business Units, Marketing, Sales, New Product Commercialization, Medical Affairs, Research, and Business Analysis.
• A valid US Driver’s License and a good driving record are required.

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Investigator Protein Sciences Group

Date Posted:
5/26/2017

Novartis

CA

At the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR), the global research organization of Novartis, we are committed to discovering innovative medicines to cure diseases and improve human health. By hiring the best scientists, we have fostered an atmosphere for drug discovery where risk taking and innovation are rewarded. It is ultimately the talent of the individual that determines our success, while our state-of-the-art technologies and resources enable these ideas to be realized. The Infectious disease department at NIBR is a team of more than 200 scientists using a diverse array of approaches and cutting-edge technology to develop drugs to address unmet medical need.

Novartis is seeking a highly-motivated Ph.D. level scientist to join the Protein Sciences Group to support the development of our antibody discovery platforms. The successful individual will interact with multidisciplinary project teams focused on developing the next generation therapies for infectious disease and oncology.

This person will be responsible for leading a small group of scientists to support the advancement of antibody projects from early discovery to early development.
This position will require leading from the bench with growing management and supervisory responsibilities.

Responsibilities:
• Lead a group of scientists to provide expertise and support for antibody projects in different stages of the pipeline
• Utilize antibody development expertise to generate and develop tool and therapeutic antibodies
• Individually contribute to team goals, as well as achieve results through others
• Identify technical trends in the discipline and develop new scientific/technical processes or approaches, incorporating the latest scientific advances
• Support Novartis’ intellectual property objectives through timely and accurate filing of invention disclosures and patents
• Publish and present results, both internally and externally
• Work cross-functionally in a complex and fast pace research organization
• Identify and establish collaborations with other Novartis sites
• Manage, mentor, train, evaluate, and develop associates
The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
The ideal candidate has:
• PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular/Cell Biology, Immunology or related discipline with a minimum of 4+ years of drug discovery experience in the biotechnology / pharmaceutical industry
• Expertise in phage and/or yeast display, hybridoma or B-cell cloning technology
• Experience in engineering and expression of monoclonal antibodies, Fabs, scFvs, bispecifics, as well as therapeutic proteins
• Experience characterizing and optimizing candidate therapeutic antibodies
• Proven track record of scientific accomplishments demonstrated by publications in high-impact journals
• Ability to adapt and rapidly integrate new technologies into existing projects

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Pharmacometrics PhD internship

Date Posted:
5/26/2017

Novartis

INT

Internship in Pharmacometrics for PhD students
PHARMA
Global Develop NPH
Switzerland
Basel
Novartis Pharma AG
Interns/Students on Novartis Payroll
Full Time
Internship
The internship will be focused on the development and applications of quantitative models to experimental data collected in drug projects. Data will quantify the influence of drug on pharmacological responses and/or patho-physiological processes and/or biological pathways. Mathematical, statistical, graphical or IT techniques will be applied for data analysis or even developed.

This internship will provide motivated students with an exposure to pharmaceutical industry and with the opportunity to learn in an exciting, multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment with leading scientists and domain experts. The duration is 3 months and can be extended depending on the topic. Location: Basel, Switzerland.
Currently enrolled at a university/FH as PhD student in Bioinformatics, Biomedical Sciences, Mathematics/Statistics or Pharmaceutical Sciences/Pharmacy. English Ideal candidate should have a good familiarity with quantitative methods and/or modeling in one-two domains among the following: mathematical, statistical, biological, pharmacological.
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Associate Scientist Drug Product Development

Date Posted:
5/26/2017

Novartis

INT

Associate Scientist Drug Product Development (m/f)
Novartis Technical Operations
NTO BTDM
Österreich
Austria Sandoz GmbH, Plant Schaftenau, Langkampfen
Research & Development
Vollzeit
Unbefristet
Sie bewerben sich, um Teil des Novartis Talent Pool zu sein. Wir sind derzeit nicht für diese Rolle rekrutieren, aber wir bauen eine Pipeline für zukünftige Chancen. Wenn Sie in Zukunft für eine ähnliche Position in Betracht gezogen werden möchten, dann reichen Sie bitte Ihren Lebenslauf ein.
• Evaluate and support implementation of new analytical technologies
• Prepare and review analytical reports
• Design, plan, perform, interpret and report scientific experiments for the analytical development of biopharmaceuticals
• Performing the development and characterization of robust manufacturing processes for the filling of syringes and vials according to Quality by design principles
• Producing pre-clinical trial supplies in our on-site pilot plant
• Supporting the transfer of the manufacturing processes to large- scale GMP facilities and supporting process validation, including the preparation of process risk assessments and attending production runs
• Generating scientific documents, supporting the generation of international registration documents
• Education: Master or PhD in pharmacy, biotechnology, biophysics, biochemistry or a similar education or MSc with at least 2 years’ of relevant experience
• Languages: fluent in English / German beneficial
• Experience: Ideally first experience in pharmaceutical development or manufacturing of finished dosage forms for biopharmaceuticals, Good knowledge in instrumental analytical techniques for recombinant proteins, e.g. HPLC, capillary electrophoresis and biophysical methods, analytical thinking and good presentation and technical writing skills, cGMP knowledge desirable

Our salary packages are competitive and take individual qualifications and experience into consideration. Moreover we offer attractive fringe benefits (e.g. profit sharing for all employees, modern company pension, childcare facility, training possibilities and global career opportunities). In accordance with the Austrian collective labour agreement, we advise you that the minimum gross annual salary for this role is 45.113,04 euros.

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Program Officer Immunology - Malaria

Date Posted:
5/26/2017

NIH

MD

Job Description: PATH is an international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms-vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations-that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health. 
PATH seeks a Program Officer to join the Malaria Disease Area Research and Development Unit to manage a variety of research projects pertaining to vaccine development. The candidate should have a thorough understanding in immunology. Areas of particular interest are humoral immunity, immune correlates, monoclonal antibodies and antigen discovery.
Must have legal authorization to work in the United States. PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued. PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
Job Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Company Location: United States, Washington, D.C. 
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

Job Duties:


Responsibilities include:

  • Plan, manage, and execute a wide range of activities in support of our lead identification and evaluation projects.
  • Provide scientific expertise to preclinical and clinical project teams.
  • Provide clear and concise data analyses and progress reports.
  • Prepare briefs and synthesize scientific literature. Provide analysis of key topics to project teams and leadership.
  • Plan, coordinate and manage internal and external project team meetings.
  • Manage internal documentation and reporting processes.
  • Contribute to the development of new research proposals.
  • Represent PATH at meetings with partners, funders, and the international malaria vaccine development community.
  • Stay current on research topics related to malaria and vaccine development by attending scientific conferences and conducting regular literature reviews.

 

Qualifications:

There is an opening for a Program Officer with a strong scientific background in immunology. Ideally the candidate should have postdoctoral experience, work well in a team and not be intimidated by a fast-paced high-load work environment. Experience in vaccine-related research is preferred. 

Required Skills:

  • Ability to understand, communicate, and present complex scientific concepts to a range of audiences, including staff, partners and donors.
  • Ability to perform in fast-paced, high-load work environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively within multi-disciplinary team structure.
  • Ability to build and manage productive relationships with internal teams, partners, and donors.
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Required Experience

  • MD, or PhD in Immunology, Molecular Biology, or related discipline and a minimum of three years of professional experience relevant to immunology and vaccine research; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Experience must include hands-on experience in the assessment of immune responses.
  • Experience in antibody immunology preferred.
  • Experience in infectious diseases preferred.
  • Experience in high-throughput sequencing technologies a plus.
  • Experience with clinical sample testing a plus.
  • Demonstrated success in achieving scientific goals as shown by first author publications in well-recognized peer reviewed journals.

 

 

To Apply:

Here is the link to the job description: http://bit.ly/2p5kdKd


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Postdoc HTS Antibody discovery

Date Posted:
5/26/2017

Kansas University

KS

Seeking to fill multiple postdoc positions to work on several projects in the laboratory which are funded by a 5-year NIH Early Independence Award that began in January 2017. Research applies high-throughput NGS and immune repertoire analysis techniques for rapid antibody discovery and to investigate the immune response to viral vaccines and natural infections.

 

Job Duties:

See job posting

Qualifications:

See job posting

Contact Info:

Brandon DeKosky, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Kansas Vaccine Institute
The University of Kansas
2095 Simons Biosciences Research Labs, Rm 136B
Lawrence, KS 66044
dekosky@ku.edu 
http://www.dekoskylab.org

Special Volunteer, NIAID/VRC

To Apply:

Link to the job posting: https://employment.ku.edu/staff/8873BR


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Postdoc Epidemiology

Date Posted:
5/26/2017

NIEHS

NC

Postdoctoral Fellowship Position 

Position Description: The Social and Environmental Determinants of Health Equity group, led by Dr. Chandra Jackson, is seeking an experienced and well-qualified post-doctoral fellow. The group is part of the Epidemiology Branch in the Division of Intramural Research at NIEHS, NIH. The group investigates how physical and social environmental determinants of health influence racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in cardiometabolic health. In addition to identifying the biological mechanisms by which factors in the social and physical environments affect health and contribute to health inequities, this group is also interested in the translation of epidemiologic findings into interventions that address structural, macro-level as well as individual-level barriers to achieving and maintaining optimal health. Ongoing research addresses how physical and social attributes of neighborhood/housing and work environments affect, for example, insufficient sleep duration and inadequate sleep quality as well as subsequent cardiometabolic disease risk. 

Post-doctoral fellows in this group will have access to data from the National Health Interview Survey and cohorts such as the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis, Jackson Heart Study, Sister Study, Study of Environment, Lifestyle, and Fibroids, and the Agricultural Health Study. Using existing resources, fellows can develop their own research initiatives within the mission of the research group. 

Postdoctoral fellows within the Epidemiology Branch are encouraged to build on existing resources to develop new projects that become the basis for transition to independent awards. Initial appointments are two years with additional years possible depending on productivity and availability of funds. Fellows will be encouraged to take advantage of the rich and varied training and career development opportunities offered at NIEHS. The training environment is enhanced by proximity to the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health where many of the Epidemiology Branch investigators have adjunct appointments. 

 

Job Duties:

See position description.

Qualifications:

Qualifications: Candidates with an earned doctoral degree in epidemiology or a closely related field or those with a medical degree and advanced graduate training in epidemiology, population health, or biostatistics within the past five years are invited to apply. Applicants must have extensive experience with epidemiologic or statistical data analysis. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated research interests in areas currently under investigation (e.g. health disparities; social determinants of health; sleep) in the research group and branch as well as to candidates with superior analytic and communication skills. 

To Apply:

To Apply: Applicants should submit the following materials to epifellowships@niehs.nih.gov: • Letter describing areas of research interest • Curriculum vitae with bibliography • Copies of 1-2 recent publications • Contact information for 3 individuals serving as references 

Application Deadline Date: Until filled. Position available immediately. The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.


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Postdoc Cell Cycle Dynamics

Date Posted:
5/26/2017

UNC-CH

NC

UNC Postdoc Opening: Cell Cycle Dynamics in Single Cells

The laboratory of Professor Jean Cook (UNC-CH Biochemistry & Biophysics) studies fundamental aspects of proliferation control with a long-term goal of understanding the organization of the human cell cycle, regulation of cell cycle transitions, and mechanisms that ensure global genome stability. A postdoctoral position is available to join a collaborative project with the Purvis lab (UNC-CH Genetics) using quantitative live cell imaging to map and model cell cycle transitions. The project involves fluorescent reporter design and validation, genome engineering, microscopy, and (in collaboration) computational modeling. The team is diverse and collegial, and the principal investigator is committed to effective mentoring.

Job Duties:

For more information visit https://sites.google.com/site/cooklabgroup/home/. The lab routinely employs single cell approaches using live and fixed cell imaging, biochemical assays of protein-protein and protein-chromatin interactions, and molecular analyses of protein post-translational modification and stability. 

Qualifications:

Qualifications are a PhD in cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, or a related field. Successful applicants will have a track record of research productivity and good teamwork skills. Apply with CV, cover letter, and contact information for references at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/115133 or navigate to “positions” at the Cook lab website.

To Apply:

Apply at: http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/115133 or navigate to “positions” at the Cook lab website


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Postdoc Anesthesiology

Date Posted:
5/26/2017

Duke

NC

Department: 
Department of Anesthesiology, Duke School of Medicine
Job Description: 

An opportunity exists to join our research group in neuroinflammation and cognitive outcomes (http://anesthesiology.duke.edu/?page_id=838077). We are interested in the mechanisms underlying postoperative neurocognitive disorders and strategies to modulate neuroinflammation and innate immunity.

Job Duties:

Presently we have active projects in:

• neuromodulation of cholinergic signaling to treat postoperative neurocognitive disorders: mechanisms of action and design of innovative therapies

• mechanisms and regulation of blood-brain barrier opening and microglial function after peripheral surgery: modeling, preclinical studies, and clinical studies

• acute pain signaling and resolution of neuroinflmmation: mechanisms and innovations to increase therapeutic efficacy

 

Qualifications:

Requirements: 

We seek a highly-motivated individual who enjoys the freedom to pursue their own ideas in a supportive environment to join our team. A PhD degree is required with training in neuroscience, immunology, biochemistry, molecular biology, pharmacology, and/or a related field. Experience with mouse models, biochemistry/molecular biology, and immune-histology is required. The candidate will work in a strong interdisciplinary and collaborative environment at Duke University and Duke Medical Center.

To Apply:

How to Apply: 

For consideration submit a CV and the names and contact information of three professional references as a .pdf file attachment to:

Niccolo Terrando, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology

niccolo.terrando@duke.edu(link sends e-mail)

Contact Name: 
Niccolo Terrando
Contact Email: 
niccolo.terrando@duke.edu
Deadline to Apply: 

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Postdoc Cancer Immunotherapy

Date Posted:
5/26/2017

Columbia University Medical Center

NY

Description:

Post-doctoral fellow positions in cancer immunology and immunotherapy are available at the Columbia Center for Translational Immunology (CCTI), Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), New York, NY The candidates will work on basic and translational tumor immunology with focus on T cell biology and adoptive immunotherapy of cancer and viral diseases with the goal of developing new treatments for patients. The lab concentrates on various aspects of anti-tumor responses mediated by antigen-specific CD4+ T cells including Th polarization states (e.g. Th1, Th17), memory formation, self-renewal, senescence and bioenergetics.

Job Duties:

The candidates will need to utilize molecular biology techniques to improve the activity of immune cells and to investigate underlying mechanism using realistic animal models and parallel translation into the novel clinical trials of adoptive immunotherapy for cancer, leukemia and refractory infections. The candidates will be expected to develop and execute independent research plans that lead to peer-reviewed publications, to work cooperatively within an interdisciplinary group of research personnel and to demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills. Positions will open in July 2017.

Qualifications:

Requirements: 1. Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree (M.D., D.V.M., etc.) 2. Expertise/interest in molecular and cellular biology techniques, genetic engineering, systems biology and bioenergetics, virology, stem cell biology, immunology and animal studies 3. Interest in applying this interdisciplinary knowledge to tumor immunology, immunotherapy and T helper cell biology at the basic and translational level

To Apply:

Please e-mail your curriculum vitae, contact information and references to Dr. Pawel Muranski: muranskp@mail.nih.gov


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Immunology Faculty positions

Date Posted:
5/26/2017

Cleveland Clinic

OH

a) The Departments of Immunology and Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases of the Cleveland Clinic are recruiting for 1-2 faculty positions at all academic levels to establish a translational research program investigating mechanisms underlying the development and progression of systemic rheumatologic diseases.

b) The Department of Immunology in the Lerner Research Institute of the Cleveland Clinic is recruiting for 1-2 faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level to establish research programs investigating innate and adaptive immune mechanisms in infectious diseases.

The high patient volume and clinical expertise of the Department has generated a robust biorepository of blood and other patient tissue samples that is coupled with clinical and laboratory patient data from the extensive patient populations seen for the many rheumatologic specialties of the physicians.  The availability of patients and samples combined with state-of-the-art immune analysis facilities in the Department of Immunology will provide unique resources for the development of this dynamic translational program.

The Department of Immunology consists of a dozen investigators with established programs in innate immune receptor signaling, B cell signaling and biology, transplant immunology, cancer immunology, and T cell-mediated autoimmune disease. The Department provides an extremely supportive environment for career and research program development, including state-of-the-art immune analysis facilities. The Department is located within the Lerner Research Institute, an integrated research community performing investigations in basic, translational, and clinical research, which ranks as the fifth-largest research institute in the country. In addition, the high patient volume and clinical expertise of the Cleveland Clinic coupled with clinical and laboratory patient data from the extensive patient populations served by the Clinic offers unique resources for the development of dynamic translational research programs.

 

Job Duties:

a) It is expected that the investigator will continue their ongoing research programs within the Department of Immunology at the Lerner Research Institute and develop a collaborative translational program with the physicians within the Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases.

b)  It is expected that the investigator will develop a strong and well-funded basic research program that includes translational interactions with clinical departments within the Cleveland Clinic.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will be a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree scientist with an established research program in immunology or inflammation related to systemic rheumatic disease. Such a program might include, but is not limited to: investigation into effector and/or regulatory mechanisms in autoimmunity or inflammation, the impact of the microbiota on the immune response, identification of novel biomarkers and more precise therapeutic targets, and/or the generation and/or impact of antibodies on vascular function. The successful candidate will have an established record of significant publications in the field and ability to procure funding support for their research program. Generous start-up and substantial resources will be made available to promote the success of this new program at the Cleveland Clinic.

To Apply:

Interested individuals should send a Cover Letter briefly detailing their program, major accomplishments, and plans to:

Robert Fairchild, PhD

Chair of Search Committee

Department of Immunology

NB3-59, Cleveland Clinic

9500 Euclid Avenue

Cleveland, OH 44195

 

fairchr@ccf.org

216-444-3146


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Postdoc Rheumatology

Date Posted:
5/26/2017

Johns Hopkins

MD

The laboratory of Dr. Felipe Andrade at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is seeking highly motivated and innovative post-doctoral scientists interested in the study of mechanisms in autoimmune rheumatic diseases. The main focus of this lab is the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an autoimmune disease characterized by the appearance of unique antibodies that target citrullinated proteins. Our work uses integrative approaches by applying experimental immunology, molecular biology techniques, and proteomics to the study of patient samples. The overarching goal of the lab is to elucidate mechanisms that drive and dysregulate protein citrullination in patients with RA. In particular, we have identified host (complement and perforin) and bacterial-mediated membranolytic pathways that drive neutrophil cell death as key principles in the abnormal production of citrullinated autoantigens in this disease (Sci Transl Med 2013, 5:209ra150; Sci Transl Med 2016, 8:369ra176; Front Immunol 2016, 7:461). Our studies have also focused attention on the oral pathogen Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans as a potential pathogenic link between periodontal disease, citrullination and RA (Sci Transl Med 2016, 8:369ra176). How host and bacterial membranolytic pathways dysregulate citrullination in patients and can be inhibited in RA is a current priority of this lab.

The Johns Hopkins Division of Rheumatology is ranked #1 in the US by World and News Report in the last 9 years.

Job Duties:

Post-doctoral scientists interested in studying pathogenic mechanisms in rheumatoid arthritis.

Qualifications:

Highly motivated applicants with a PhD or MD degree and significant experience in molecular and cellular biology, immunology or microbiology may apply. 

To Apply:

Applications should be sent directly to Dr. Felipe Andrade (andrade@jhmi.edu), including curriculum vitae and names and contact information of three references. All applications will be considered until the position is filled. The Johns Hopkins University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Salary will be commensurate with level of experience according to the scale of the National Institutes of Health.


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Postdoctoral Fellow Epigenetics Archer Lab

Date Posted:
5/26/2017

NIEHS

NC

EPIGENETIC MECHANISMS AND TRANSCRIPTIONAL REGULATION

Position Description:
Postdoctoral fellowships are available in Trevor Archer’s laboratory at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH) in North Carolina.http://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/atniehs/labs/escbl/pi/cge/index.cfm

Recent examples of our work can be found at the following links:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26055322 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26119756 and within the attached link;http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=archer+tk Successful candidates will have a choice of several exciting projects in the areas of Transcription, Epigenetics, and Stem Cell Biology. 

Location:
NIEHS main campus is located in the Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina. The RTP is the largest research park in US located between Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, and is ~15 minute drive from Duke University, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and North Carolina State University.

Salary/Benefits:
Successful candidates will be offered competitive stipend/salary commensurate with number of years of postdoctoral experience and accomplishments.

 

Job Duties:

We are seeking fellows with an interest in the mechanisms by which chromatin remodelers function with transcription factors to regulate signal transduction by nuclear receptors in cancer cells and with master regulators in embryonic stem cells.

Qualifications:

Qualifications:
Candidates should have obtained a PhD degree within the last 5 years in Biological Sciences and have extensive training in biochemistry and/or molecular biology and/or genetics; experience in stem cell biology and or bioinformatics, are also highly desirable but not essential. Excellent communications skills and a strong work ethic are essential.

To Apply:

To Apply:
Please send CV and the names of three references via email to
Trevor Archer, Ph.D.
Chief, Epigenetics and Stem Cell Biology Laboratory
Senior Investigator & Chief, Chromatin and Gene Expression Section
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
National Institutes of Health
Mail Drop C4-01
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Email: archer1@niehs.nih.gov

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.


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Staff Scientist Molecular Neuroscience

Date Posted:
5/26/2017

NIMH

MD

Position Description:
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is seeking exceptional candidates for a Staff Scientist position in the Intramural Research Program (IRP), Section on Molecular Neuroscience, Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Regulation. This laboratory explores cyclic AMP signaling at the post-synapse in neurons of the ventral striatum and hippocampus in the mouse.

Qualifications:
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, or a related discipline; experience in light microscopy including histochemistry and in vivo imaging of dendritic spines; synaptic neurochemistry including in vivo immediate early gene imaging; familiarity with rodent behavioral paradigms for learning, memory and addiction; neuroanatomy of reward systems; generation of transgenic and knockout mice using CRISPR and and TRAP-Cre technology; and stereotaxic surgery for tract-tracing and AAV expression in rodents.

Responsibilities:
The Staff Scientist's primary responsibilities will include surgical preparation of mice for in vivo imaging; in vivo using two-photon microscopy; behavioral analysis of genetically altered mice; morphometric analysis of spine dynamics using current high-throughput image analysis techniques. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

To Apply:
Applicants should send curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation to Lee E. Eiden, Chief, Section on Molecular Neuroscience, 301-8225-6255, eidenl@mail.nih.gov.


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Staff Scientist Genetics

Date Posted:
5/26/2017

NHGRI

MD