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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
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   Preferred Skills
 

 

       
  • In vivo animal experience with particular focus on respiratory disease models
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   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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Program Officer for Science, Engineering and Technology

Date Posted:
6/26/2017

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

MA

Position Description:
With oversight from the John E. Bryson Director of Science, Engineering, and Technology Programs, the Program Officer works with Academy members and staff to carry out policy and research studies in Science, Engineering, and Technology. The Program Officer for Science, Engineering, and Technology contributes intellectually to these studies and organizes workshops, project committee meetings, and public symposia on topics related to his or her project portfolio. The Program Officer works with a Program Coordinator and other program staff and project advisory groups to carry out these activities.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work with Academy Fellows and staff to carry out policy and academic studies;
  • Assemble committees of experts from inside and outside the Academy's membership and provide guidance and support to those committees and advisory groups in the conduct of their work;
  • Gather, synthesize, and edit research findings and technical data;
  • Facilitate the flow of information among committee members, Academy staff, outside consultants, and other applicable parties;
  • Develop agendas for committee meetings and project workshops, invite presenters and participants, oversee meeting logistics and multimedia presentations, and prepare written summaries;
  • Draft and edit reports for internal use and external audiences, including workshop proceedings, white papers, policy briefs, and online content;
  • Design and organize outreach activities to communicate the findings and recommendations from Academy studies to external audiences;
  • Write grant proposals and progress reports;
  • Maintain current relationships with outside parties and expand the Academy's network of programmatic partners;
  • Supervise permanent or temporary Academy staff in tasks related to the Program Officer's project portfolio, and encourage staff professional development;
  • Work closely with the John E. Bryson Director of Science, Engineering, and Technology Programs to develop new projects in this area;
  • Help expand the profile of the Academy and its audiences within the academic and policy communities;
  • Assist in the development and implementation of member engagement initiatives as requested;
  • Assist with executive briefings, presidential remarks, and speeches;
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. or similar terminal degree, with demonstrated interest in and knowledge of current policy issues and scholarship in science, engineering, and technology, particularly with respect to international scientific collaborations;
  • Five years of relevant project administration, program evaluation, and planning experience in a university, foundation, learned society, government agency, or non-profit;
  • Deep knowledge of experts and key players in the field;
  • Experience working with senior faculty, university administrators, and policy leaders;
  • Experience analyzing data and translating it for a variety of audiences;
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, including an ability to synthesize and summarize research findings and recommendations to a variety of audiences;
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively engage with a wide variety of internal and external groups including funders, academic, policy, and research institutions, and other potential partners;
  • Successful grant writing expertise and familiarity with private foundations and other funding sources;
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a team environment.

To Apply:
Please contact

Susan Chudd
Manager of HR & Organizational Development
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
136 Irving Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Fax: (617) 576-5050
Email: staffing@amacad.org
No phone calls, please.

Application Deadline: We would like to fill this position no later than 7/31/2017.


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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

Writing Sample Required

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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

 

Security Clearance


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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
?
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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Duncan/Habibi Labs: Breast and Gastric Cancer Research

Date Posted:
6/1/2017

Department of Surgery, Bayview Division

MD

Drs. Mehran Habibi and Mark Duncan in the Department of Surgery, Bayview Division, are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to conduct gastric and breast cancer research. The PIs' research focus is on retrospective outcome research projects.

General Responsibilities:

  • Plan, design and execute complex research studies, procedures and protocols.
  • Participate in discovery projects.
  • Participate in studies related to outcomes research
  • Participate in grant writing and manuscript preparation
  • Coordinate research study activities; lead and manage projects.
  • Oversee organization, synthesis and analysis of data and findings.
  • Prepare scientific reports, outcome findings and scientific manuscripts. 
  • Participate in meetings with principle investigator and research staff in which you will evaluate/interpret the validity of data, develop methodologies, and design and evaluate lab procedures.

 Qualifications

Education:

Applicants must have PhD, MD/PhD (or equivalent) degree and proven skills in outcomes research or clinical care, A background in public health is ideal, but not required

Years of Experience:

Some related experience, including previous job experience working with in the academic setting. Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Posted Preferred Qualifications:

Strong writing, communications and speaking skills in the area of public health are desirable.

Additional Information:

The selected individual will be a member of a dynamic cross-disciplinary team and will be expected to work effectively in a team environment.

To apply, please email CV and statement of interest to Dr. Mehran Habibi, mhabibi2@jhmi.edu.

 

 


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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

Position Description:
As a Staff Scientist in the Section of Molecular Neurogenetics he/she will be responsible for the projects in the laboratory related to induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC). The Staff Scientist will work to generate and characterize macrophages and neurons from patient- derived iPSCs. These models are essential for our studies of Gaucher disease and parkinsonism and will yield important insights regarding the pathogenesis of Parkinson disease. The Staff Scientist will study autophagy and inflammation in Gaucher disease. The Staff Scientist will use these cell models to validate new small molecule drugs identified though our collaborations with NCAT. These studies will impact the treatment of Gaucher disease and potentially Parkinson disease.

Requirements:

  • PhD
  • 5 years Postdoctoral training in cell biology
  • Experience working with macrophages and microglia
  • Extensive experience in generating and evaluating induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and iPSC-derived neurons and macrophages
  • Experience with confocal microscopy and flow cytometry
  • Experience in mentoring trainees
  • Extensive publication record

To Apply:
Please submit an application package including a CV and three refernces to Dr. Ellen Sidransky, sidranse@mail.nih.gov


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Staff Scientist Neural Gene Expression

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 Neural Gene Expression. The laboratory uses a variety of techniques, including anatomical, molecular biological, transgenic animals, optogenetics, and electrophysiology to explore social behaviors in the mouse, especially as related to the CA2 area of the hippocampus.

Qualifications:
Candidates must have a Ph.D. or M.D with expertise in neuroscience; post-doctoral experience in rodent behavior, electrophysiology and multi-neuronal activity recording via calcium signaling using microendoscopy in freely-moving and behaving mice; and strong practical experience with computer programming, rodent surgery, preparation of animal study protocols, and student and fellow mentoring.

Responsibilities:
The Staff Scientist's primary responsibilities will include exploring the role of the hippocampal CA2 area in social behavior while instructing post-doctoral and post-baccalaureate fellows, maintaining up-to-date surgical and behavioral suites' functioning, supervising the large mouse colony, and presenting the laboratory's research in publications and at meetings. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

To Apply:
Applicants should send curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation to W. Scott Young, 49 Convent Drive, Building 49/5A56, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-496-8767, wsy@mail.nih.govApplications should be submitted by June 26, 2017.


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Scientist/Research Associate

Date Posted:
5/26/2017

Wellstat

MD

Position Description:
Wellstat, a privately-held biotech company located in Rockville, MD, is seeking a Scientist or Research Associate to join our team.

The candidate will be responsible for recombinant protein purification from mammalian cell culture by chromatographic processes using GE's AKTA system and Unicorn Operation Software. In collaboration with other groups, the candidate will also be responsible for recombinant protein characterization, stability, and formulation studies. The candidate will be responsible for developing protein purification processes that can be scaled-up in a GMP facility.

Qualifications:
The candidate must have hands-on experience and in-depth knowledge in recombinant protein purification from mammalian cells. The candidate must have proven expertise in operating GE's AKTA protein purification system and its Unicorn Operation Software. The candidate should possess strong background in protein chemistry. The candidate should have strong problem-solving skills. The candidate should be familiar with GLP and GMP working environment. The candidate should be able to independently design and perform a research project and analyze the data and make appropriate conclusions. The candidate should be a team player and have good communication skills. The candidate should have a Ph.D. or a Master degree in a relevant field and have more than three years experience in recombinant protein purification.

Wellstat is an equal opportunity employer and offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.

To Apply:
Please send CV to: Wellstat, 14200 Shady Grove Road, Suite 600, Rockville, MD 20850, Attn: HR-WIT-01 or Submit your CV torecruiting@wellstat.com


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Associate Scientist/Scientist I

Date Posted:
5/26/2017

Neon Therapeutics

MA

Position Summary

 

Neon is seeking a highly-motivated Scientist to join the Peptide Chemistry Department. The candidate will work within the Analytical Chemistry group and in close collaboration with Peptide Synthesis and other groups at Neon on programs that aim to develop novel personalized neoantigen based cancer vaccines. He/she will work independtly as well as part of a multi-disciplinary research team to purify and analyze peptides.

 

 

 

Job responsibilities include:

 

Perform automated, mass-directed high throughput purification of peptides and peptide libraries at different scales using HPLC-MS systems

Develop analysis and purification methods and protocols

Develop automated analysis and purification processes

Implement LIMS in analysis, purification and compound registration

Perform downstream HPLC fraction work up, including fraction analysis, pooling and lyophilization

Analyze crude samples, HPLC fractions, and final products using UPLC-MS

Maintain analytical and purification instruments

Organize final products and QC data for compound registration

Work productively in a team environment and independently and deliver against timelines.

 

 

Experience and essential skills:

 

A Ph.D. with more than 1 year industry experience, M.S. with more than 3 years of industry experience or B.S. with more than 5 years of experience in purification and analysis

Comprehensive knowledge and technical expertise in chromatographic separation and HPLC analysis

Strong experience in mass-directed purification with automated LC-MS systems

Hands on experience in HPLC trouble shooting and maintenance

Experience with UPLC-MS systems

Experience in using Masslynx and Empower software

Experience with automation and LIMS system is highly desirable

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a pro-active mentality

Highly organized with strong attention to details

Must be able to work in a team and collaborative environment


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U.S. Life Sciences Specialist

Date Posted:
5/22/2017

L.E.K.

MA

L.E.K. Life Sciences Specialists (LSS) are ambitious and bright PhDs / MDs that are focused in a science field and are from the top programs at leading universities. Working alongside senior and junior members of the case team, LSSs apply their unique skills and experiences to projects while receiving top training in strategic business consulting. Each person will take on responsibility for leading modules of project work and driving analytical insights to support L.E.K.’s deepest vertical.

As an LSS, you gain comprehensive training that integrates science, business and economics to prepare you for strategic leadership in the healthcare and life sciences industry. You will not only be a technical expert, but also a business expert, developing cutting-edge strategic and managerial skills that provide a strong foundation for a career at L.E.K.

LSSs work collaboratively with peers and senior leadership to define initial hypotheses, direct and control research and analytical work, and produce fact-based and analytically robust conclusions.

While casework needs will vary every day, your role will involve:

  • Conducting primary and secondary research on markets, competitors and customers
  • Applying your technical and scientific expertise to client issues
  • Performing rigorous analysis to pinpoint appropriate, practical recommendations for your clients
  • For Advanced Degree candidates, L.E.K. offers the opportunity to build on your academic foundation and follow a fast track to the role of Consultant.
  • Collaborating with team members to transform research and analysis into thoughtful  insights and communicating key findings to the client in written presentations  and verbal interactions that deliver maximum impact to clients

Why L.E.K. is Different

The role of an L.E.K. Life Sciences Specialist is differentiated from the broader market for a number of reasons:

  • Meaningful Management Opportunities – LSSs will quickly gain responsibility for managing Associates and day-to-day core project leadership
  • Breadth of experience – L.E.K. projects span strategy, M&A and operations with a deep focus on strategy and Life Sciences as L.E.K.’s deepest vertical. LSSs will typically work on ~6-10 projects / year resulting in a stronger foundation across business skills with a breadth of industry exposure
  • International Experience – Approximately one-third of L.E.K projects involve an international component, which allows LSSs to work on international case teams or, if they choose, to relocate to international offices on a short term basis.
  • Upward Mobility – L.E.K. is a meritocracy with a young, entrepreneurial culture. Promotion paths do not follow a strict timeline; we promote people as fast as they develop.
  • Fun, Stimulating Work Environment – There is a greater sense of camaraderie in offices given that L.E.K. teams spend substantially more time in their home office relative to teams at peer firms.

Qualifications and Experience Needed

L.E.K. seeks highly motivated, creative, and entrepreneurial candidates who possess outstanding academic achievement, comfort with quantitative analysis, significant professional experiences, notable extracurricular interests, and demonstrated leadership and initiative.

L.E.K Consulting is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Please note the starting date for this position is October 2, 2017

You can expect to hear back about the status of your application at the beginning of June.

Apply at https://lek.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/mobile-0/appcentre-2/brand-5/candidate/so/pm/1/pl/6/opp/1183-U-S-Life-Sciences-Specialist-October-2017/en-GB 


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Technical Director/MRI Scientist

Date Posted:
5/21/2017

Childrens National Medical Center

DC

Position Description:
We are seeking an exceptional research scientist to fill an Assistant Professor (or above) Technical Director Position. The successful applicant will join our multidisciplinary team of biomedical engineers, computer scientists, MRI physicists, neuroscientists, radiologists, neurologists, neonatologists, cardiologists, and nurses.

Qualifications:
Applicants for this position must have a Ph.D. in Bioengineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Computer Science or Related field, and a minimum of 5 years of experience in developing registration algorithms for the compensation of tissue motion and deformation of various anatomical structures, including the brain, placenta and heart. The successful candidate will lead the development of biomedical image analysis processing tools for fetal/neonatal diagnostic imaging and interventional image guidance. The work will be centered around real-time imaging and reconstruction methods with a focus on well-engineered solutions that can be developed, tested and implemented in a clinical setting to image the fetus and newborn infant. The MRI staff scientist will be responsible for conducting independent research in the field of biomedical image analysis, support clinical projects and supervise undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate trainees.
We are looking for a candidate with strong communication skills, who will work well with our diverse, dynamic group; aggressively pursue research; and publish at a high rate.

To Apply:
Applicants should send a brief statement of research interests, their curriculum vitae and contact information for at least three references to Dr. C. Limperopoulos: climpero@childrensnational.org

Applications and requests for further information should be sent to:
Catherine Limperopoulos, PhD
Director, The Developing Brain Research Program
Vice Chief of Research, Division of Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology
Co-Director of Research, Division of Neonatology
Children's National Health System
George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
climpero@childrensnational.org


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Scientific Program Manager

Date Posted:
5/21/2017

Cherokee Nation Technology Solutions

DC

Position Description:
Our client, the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch (AFHSB), strives to be the central epidemiologic resource and a global health surveillance proponent for the U.S. Armed Forces. The AFHSB provides timely, relevant, actionable, and comprehensive infectious disease surveillance information to promote, maintain, and enhance the health of military and military-associated populations.

We are seeking a program manager with a public health/epidemiology background to provide program management support for the Global Emerging Infections Surveillance Section (GEIS) of AFHSB. The incumbent will support the client by providing GEIS program coordination and oversight services to ensure smooth operations of the GEIS program in its mission to enhance force health protection. Successful candidates will have strong program management and organizational skills and experience working with U.S. government agencies such as the DoD.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide program management leadership to accomplish long-range goals and short-term objectives for the GEIS program office and the GEIS network and ensure excellence in strategic, financial, operational, tactical and organizational functions of the GEIS program;
  • Provide GEIS program coordination and oversight services to ensure smooth operations of the GEIS program, including task management, establishing timelines and milestones, and tracking deliverables;
  • Provide key support to identifying and defining process, outcome variables, and metrics, including return on investment, to assess success and failure of GEIS-funded surveillance efforts and initiatives;
  • Support the development of publications, presentations, and timely information products based on GEIS-funded surveillance for DoD leaders and other stakeholder, in support of force health protection;
  • Provide guidance on best practices for proposal management;
  • Support the review and prioritization of programmatic/focus area-specific strategies, programs, projects, and proposals to ensure alignment with overarching GEIS strategic direction, and provide recommendations on enhanced alignment and opportunities to address critical organizational gaps;
  • Provide scientific/technical input for GEIS on infectious disease surveillance projects and programs across the GEIS Focus Areas as needed;
  • Perform other duties as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in Public Heath, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, or related field required; doctoral degree (PhD, MD, DO, DVM, DrPH, or related degree) preferred; minimum 8 years of experience in laboratory, research, or public health setting required;
  • Program management experience and experience in proposal management required;
  • Experience managing projects and staff to ensure timely delivery of high quality products to the government client;
  • Experience in designing or maintaining relational databases preferred;
  • Analytical and organizational skills to synthesize data into informational reports to support program evaluation;
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to collaborate with other professionals;
  • Demonstrated experience supporting Federal clients, particularly DoD, preferred;
  • Active Secret clearance preferred; applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for Secret clearance.

To Apply:
Please vitsit this website to apply online.

Cherokee Nation Technology Solutions (CNTS) provides technical support services and project support personnel to its defense and civilian agency clients. CNTS specializes in locating hard to find candidates for rapid response requests throughout the country. It provides a tailored management approach for complex government programs and disciplines including information technology, science, engineering, construction, research & development, facilities management, program management, and mission support. Wholly owned by the Cherokee Nation, CNTS is part of the Cherokee Nation Businesses family of companies.

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, gender identity and sexual orientation.


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Postdoctoral to Faculty Transition Program Molecular Medicine

Date Posted:
5/21/2017

University of Toledo College

OH

Position Description:
The University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences (UTCOMLS) is launching an innovative program designed to accelerate the transition of postdoctoral fellows to extramurally-funded, tenure-track UTCOMLS faculty. Several postdoctoral positions are available for individuals of an ambitious mindset, who come prepared with innovative ideas for NIH-level funding. Candidates must also have the ability to develop and test hypotheses independently, work in a collaborative environment and possess excellent communication skills both in written and oral presentations. The program is for 2 years with an opportunity to extend to a third year.
Candidates will have competitive opportunities to transition into faculty tracks within the various Departments of UTCOMLS. Besides merit, a key factor for recruitment will be the candidates' long-term commitment to stay as faculty members at our Institution.

Qualifications:
Candidates must have a PhD or MD degree with significant laboratory research experience preferably in physiology, genetics & genomics, endocrinology, or cell and molecular biology. The ideal candidate should have interests relevant to whole-animal or human physiological systems, preferably in the areas of cardiovascular, renal, endocrine or metabolic diseases, possibly including biomarkers, genetics, or the impact of the microbiome on those systems.
For potential mentor match, candidates should become familiar with the strengths of the Departments of Medicine and Physiology & Pharmacology, which include: THe Microbiome Consortium, THe Center for Hypertension and Personalized Medicine, and the Center for Diabetes and Endocrine Research.

To Apply:
Please send your CV and list of references via email to: Professor Bina Joe (bina.joe@utoledo.edu) and Professor Lance Dworkin (lance.dworkin@utoldeo.edu).


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Clinical Trials Results Analyst

Date Posted:
5/21/2017

ICF Intenational

MD

Position Description:
The Health, Research, Informatics, and Technology (HRIT) Division seeks a ClinicalTrials.gov Results Analyst to support our National Institutes of Health/National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM) client. ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical research conducted in the United States and around the world. Both registration and results submission are accomplished through the Web-based Protocol Registration and Results System (PRS). Responsible parties commonly register trials and submit results prior to a journal publication. Unlike journal articles that are reviewed by both scientific colleagues and editors, data submitted to ClinicalTrials.gov are not peer-reviewed prior to posting, however specific review criteria must be met. Information regarding the ClinicalTrials.gov database and reporting requirements can be found athttp://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/manage-recs/fdaaa

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform quality assurance/quality control reviews of clinical trial results submissions for consistency with review criteria
  • Clearly communicate (via record reviews, teleconferences, emails, workshops, etc.) with "responsible parties" (e.g., clinical trial sponsors, principal investigators, statisticians, etc.) to facilitate understanding of and adherence to submission requirements
  • Gain a working knowledge of the ClinicalTrials.gov Basic Results Data Element Definitions (http://prsinfo.clinicaltrials.gov/results_definitions.html) and ClinicalTrials.gov results review criteria (http://prsinfo.clinicaltrials.gov/ResultsDetailedReviewItems.pdf)
  • Create new documentation to help responsible parties submit their clinical trial results records
  • Devise and help implement strategies to improve the quality of submissions.
  • Participate in weekly team meetings with NLM staff to discuss process improvement
  • Perform general editorial proofreading

Basic Qualifications:

  • PhD from an accredited college in a biomedical science and/or mathematics-related discipline (epidemiology, biostatistics, neuroscience, pharmacology, biochemistry, etc.)
  • Strong critical thinking, analysis, and problem-solving skills
  • Experience with standard mathematical concepts and statistics (correlations, trends, significance, etc.)
  • Experience with standard quantitative measures for health studies

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Background knowledge relevant to understanding and interpreting clinical trial data and statistics
  • Experience with analysis and reporting of clinical trial data
  • Ability to critically appraise clinical trial design and methodology and to identify internal inconsistencies in clinical trial data reporting
  • Experience (via coursework and/or job duties) working with and interpreting the following concepts:
  1. Mean, median, least square mean, standard deviation, range, inter-quartile range, confidence intervals, etc.
  2. Frequency, incidence, proportion, percentage, rate, etc.
  3. Time-to-event measures
  4. Parametric and non-parametric statistical tests, interpretation of p-values

Professional Skills:

  • Ability to work within a team environment and contribute to consensus-based decision making
  • Ability to identify, analyze, and solve problems creatively and independently
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and shift priorities as directed
  • Ability to work efficiently with team members in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with people at every level
  • General computer skills

To Apply:
Please go to icfi.com/careers, click on "Apply Now" and use search phrase "Clinical Trials Results Analyst" or Job Number: 1700001534


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Scientific Annotator Multifactorial Disease Biology

Date Posted:
5/21/2017

Mindspec

VA

Position Description:
We are seeking talented and motivated individuals interested in working in a multi-disciplinary team. The positions offer an opportunity to work in the rapidly evolving area of multi-factorial disease biology in a flexible, dynamic research environment.
MindSpec, Inc. (http://www.mindspec.org/), is a nonprofit research organization that studies molecular causes of neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism using an integrated bioinformatics approach. MindSpec created the first genetic database for autism (AutDB), which is licensed to the Simons Foundation as SFARI Gene (https://gene.sfari.org/).

Qualifications:
Applicants must have an M.S. degree or higher in Genetics/Molecular Biology/Neurobiology or a related field with a strong knowledge of animal models of human disease. Applicants should also have excellent written and oral communication skills. Candidates who have research experience with zebrafish (Danio rerio) or Drosophila melanogaster are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities:

  • Assess peer-reviewed scientific publications to determine their suitability in the context of given inclusion criteria.
  • Read and extract data from peer-reviewed scientific publications.
  • Use, evaluate and provide direction to develop data models and standards.
  • Take part in weekly meetings to help promote interpretative consistency between team members.

To Apply:
Please send cover letter and curriculum vitae to job@mindspec.org.


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Scientist I RAS

Date Posted:
5/21/2017

Leidos

MD

Program 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. 
 
Position Description:
The Scientist I will work in support of the Frederick National Laboratory/NCI RAS Initiative in Frederick, Maryland.  One of the major objectives of the RAS initiative at the Frederick National Lab for Cancer Research (FNLCR) is to dissect the biology and mechanisms that result in oncogenic signaling KRAS mutant cells in support of drug discovery efforts. The Scientist I using primarily 3D cell culture systems will: 1) work to expand knowledge of RAS signaling pathways, 2) participate in experimental design and to independently conduct experiments in a priority-driven environment, 3) complete projects independently and as part of a team, 4) be responsible for timely updates of the project progress to their supervisor both informally and by formal report writing, 5) generate high-quality peer-reviewed publications, 6) be responsible for formal reporting of data including presentations and/or publications and, and 7) stay abreast of current research techniques and remain knowledgeable in pertinent areas through reading literature and by attending scientific presentations.  

To learn more about the RAS Initiative at the Frederick National Lab, please visit: https://www.cancer.gov/research/key-initiatives/ras
For information regarding Dr. Rachel Bagni, Sr. Scientist, Cancer Research Technology Program, and her lab, please visit: https://www.cancer.gov/research/key-initiatives/ras/screens-assays/model-development.
 
PLEASE NOTE THAT LEIDOS BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH, INC. CANNOT HIRE J-1 VISA HOLDERS FROM THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH.

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

  • PhD in a field related to pharmaceutical science, medicinal chemistry, or 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
  • No experience required beyond the educational requirement
  • Knowledge of cell biology and signal transduction pathways
  • Ability to perform basic molecular biology experiments both independently and as a part of the RAS team in pursuit of specific research goals and objectives
  • Knowledge and ability to generate and characterize engineered cell lines used to study oncogenic signaling
  • Cell culture and cell-based assay development experience
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:
Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Background in oncology and experience with in vitro cancer cell models
  • Experience with 3D cell culture model systems and 3D cell-based assays
  • Familiarity with the relevant scientific literature
  • Ability to develop and modify methods and techniques independently

To Apply:
If interested, please apply on-line for position #635379 at http://jobs.leidos.com/ShowJob/Id/1122950/Scientist-RAS-3D-Cell-Culture-(NCI)/

For mor information about Leidos Biomed, please visit our webpage at www.leidosbiomed.com.


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Staff Scientist Neuroimaging

Date Posted:
5/21/2017

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 neuroimaging research within its Intramural Research Program (IRP) located in Baltimore, Maryland. The goal of this search is to identify a candidate who will enhance this collaborative environment within the Neuroimaging Research Branch (NRB).

Qualifications:
We are seeking a candidate who is committed to scientific excellence, and understands the intellectual benefits of collaborative research to conduct state-of-art research on fundamental mechanisms that underlie drug addiction and to develop strategies for the treatment of the disorder. Applicants must hold an MD, PhD or equivalent degree. Criteria for selection include solid training in neuroimaging technologies (functional MRI, structural MRI, magnetic resonance spectroscopy, etc.) and substantial experience in conducting research on neuroimaging of drug addiction in humans and preclinical models.

Duties:
The selected candidate will carry out the research within the Neuroimaging Research Branch, and will be responsible for setting up research protocols, conducting experiments on human participants and preclinical models, training new trainees (post-doctoral, pre-doctoral and post-bachelor fellows), as well as collaborating with other intramural and extramural research groups. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

To Apply:
The position is open to both U.S. and non-U.S. citizens. 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: Yihong Yang, Senior Investigator, atyihongyang@mail.nih.gov

Review of applications will begin in late April 2017, and continue until the position is filled

The NIH encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities and individuals with disabilities. The HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.


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Medical Geneticst

Date Posted:
5/21/2017

Cleveland Clinic

OH

Position Description:
The Center for Personalized Genetic Healthcare, the clinical arm of the Geomic Medicine Institute, at the Cleveland Clinic is seeking a passionate, academic Medical Geneticist with an interest in general, cardiovascular, and/or prenatal genetics. CPGH is the home of all of medical genetics within the Cleveland Clinic Health System. The medical geneticist position will work with an outstanding group of experienced genetic counselors who are knowledgeable with the referral base, testing processes, and patient population, and who practice to the top of their license. The general genetic counselors have over 30 years of combined genetic counseling experience.

Duties:

  • Evaluate children and adults for suspected general genetic disorders.
  • Identify and assess patients with potential risk for heritable diseases.
  • Medical genetic oversight of prenatal genetics program.
  • Work with patients' primary care providers and other clinicians to incorporate the genetic assessment and management inot overall patient care plans.
  • Inpatient consults and after-hour call.

Qualifications:
We seek an individual who is interested in educating rotating medical students, genetic counseling students, and residents. Our position is flexible and could fit a pure clinician with an interest in clinical investigation or a physician-scientist.

To Apply:
Please submit a cover letter and current copy of your recent CV directly to Keith Cederlund, cederlk@ccf.org (216-210-5190)


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Scientific Program Manager

Date Posted:
5/21/2017

Ripple Effect Communication

MD

Position Description:
Ripple Effect seeks a Scientific Program Manager with extensive project management experience and knowledge of biospecimen science, to provide support to the Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research Branch of the Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis. Through our partnership with the National Institutes of Health, Ripple Effect offers professionals the opportunity to work with one of the most prestigious research organizations in the world in one of three areas: communications and marketing, program and policy, or research and evaluation.

This is a long-term contract position at the NIH. The position offers:
- Competitive salary with comprehensive benefit package
- Opportunity to work at NIH, world's foremost medical research center

Duties:
The successful candidate shall:

  • Collaborate with staff on contract management activities associated with the Genotype-Tissue Expression (GTEx) project, an NIH Common Fund program.
  • Coordinate and design activities related to the development, approvals and launching of new research funding concepts that utilize government grant and contract funding mechanisms. Concept topics may include biospecimen science, biomarker assay development, biorepository operations, etc.
  • Coordinate and document projects from beginning to completion; monitor and report the status of completion, funding and results attained; provide progress reports.
  • Initiate and maintain communications with subcontractors and project collaborators.
  • Collect, analyze and interpret data and findings; prepare summaries, reports, presentations, and manuscripts based on analyses and results.
  • Coordinate the development of contractual statements of work (SOWs) among collaborating parties; monitor editing and approvals; format and produce final documents; pay close attention to organization, content, spelling and grammar.
  • Track and monitor timelines, milestones, requirements and deliverables for BBRB programs and contracts to ensure that objectives are met.
  • Track budget expenses and analyses; prepare report of invoicing and burn rates.
  • Participate in audits, trainings and site visits as needed.
  • Attend national and international scientific conferences to provide information on BBRB programs; present scientific reports; identify potential collaborators.
  • Perform research in support of strategic planning for BBRB's biospecimen science research programs.
  • Analyze the scientific merit and the adequacy of current and projected BBRB research programs.
  • Identify gaps in existing scientific knowledge and provide recommendations for future research efforts.
  • Report on the progress of BBRB Programs to senior management.
  • Review requests for proposals (RFPs) by reading and scoring RFPs and participating in Source Evaluation Group (SEG) meetings.
  • Prepare and/or contribute to manuscripts for publication.
  • Review scientific papers, reports and manuscripts prepared by others, prior to submission.
  • Plan work assignments for colleagues and team members.
  • Make recommendations on aspects of efficiency and continuous process improvement.
  • Advise upper level management in the area of enterprise resource planning, including effective use of human and financial resources.
  • Remain abreast of the literature in biospecimen science, biobanking and cancer diagnostics.
  • Advise upper level management on the latest published research, findings and trends in biospecimen science, biobanking and cancer diagnostics.
  • Organize and coordinate arrangements for meetings, web meetings, video conferences and teleconferences.
  • Prepare and distribute agendas, background materials, documents and meeting minutes; establish and maintain communications with participants.
  • Coordinate issues and follow up on team action items; ensure that day-to-day assignments are completed.
  • Work with team members to address action items and issues.

Requirements:
The candidate must have:

  • Ph.D. in a related discipline plus three (3) years of experience in the tasks listed above.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in a healthcare, scientific, academic medical center, biotech industry or engineering environment.
  • Successful track record of managing large (million ) projects, with ability to handle projects in various stages.
  • Proven experience managing projects and developing written documents, including grants, manuscripts, etc. Strong knowledge of biospecimen science and biomarker assays preferred.
  • Knowledge of NIH/NCI guidelines preferred.
  • Understanding of and experience with standard business documentation (e. g., contract language).
  • Expertise in Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Experience with document management through Microsoft SharePoint.
  • Experience using web meetings and teleconferences for meeting management.
  • Strong oral communications skills, including presentation skills, proven through past work experience.
  • Excellent overall writing and document preparation skills.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and pay close attention to detail.

To Apply:
For more information and to apply online, please click here.


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Professor Microbiome Research and Microbial Genetics

Date Posted:
5/16/2017

Jackson Labs

CT

Faculty Position in Microbiome Research and Microbial Genomics

Tracking Code
5801
Job Description

 

The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is inviting applications for Assistant, Associate, and Full Professors to join in expanding a major program in Microbiome Research and Microbial Genomics. We are seeking individuals who are taking innovative approaches to understand the role of microbiotas in human health to join our culture of cooperation and program integration.

 

 

 

The JAX Microbiome and Microbial Genomics initiative involves both our Farmington, Connecticut and Bar Harbor, Maine campuses. JAX resources enable genetic, genomic, computational, molecular, cellular, organismal and systems approaches for microbiome research. These include:

 

 

 

  • The Genomics Technology Core to provide high throughput DNA sequencing
  • Computational Science and Information Technology Cores to provide analysis, visualization, and data management expertise
  • Biorepository and sample management expertise to handle large-scale acquisition of clinical samples
  • Microbiology facilities for isolation, culturing, and analysis of microorganisms
  • State of the art mouse genetic and veterinary facilities including a large repository of strains and mutants, expertise for microbiome and pathogen research, a germ-free/gnotobiotic facility, and an extensive phenotyping capability
  • Advanced genetic techniques such as CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing technologies for innovative approaches to investigating host-microbiome interactions

 

 

 

 

 

JAX is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution with a highly collaborative environment fostering multidisciplinary approaches to investigate complex biological questions. Faculty members are supported by outstanding scientific services, unparalleled mouse and genomic resources, postdoctoral and predoctoral training programs, and numerous courses and conferences.

 

Required Experience

 

Candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D. or D.V.M. degree, and 4-5 years of relevant postdoctoral training, with an exceptional record of research accomplishment, and the ability to develop a competitive, independently funded research program. Opportunities are available for shared mentorship of trainees, and integration with the three Jackson Laboratory campuses in Maine, Connecticut and California.

 

 

Applicants must apply online.  Please submit a curriculum vitae and a concise statement of research interests as one document, using the link below.  In addition, please have three letters of reference sent to: facultyjobs@jax.org.

Job Location
Farmington, Connecticut, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular
 

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Professor Genomic Medicine

Date Posted:
5/16/2017

Jackson Labs

CT

Faculty Positions, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine

Tracking Code
5800
Job Description

 

The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine in Farmington, Connecticut is inviting applications for Assistant, Associate, and Full Professors. The campus is dedicated to advancing precision medicine using genomic strategies to understand the complex functional networks underlying health and disease, and the development of novel diagnostics and therapeutics. We are seeking individuals to join our interactive culture of cooperation and program integration.  Areas for recruitment include:

 

  

 

  • Cell Biology
  • Cancer Immunology
  • Clinical Genetics
  • Human Population and Evolutionary Genetics
  • Microbial Genomics, Microbiome Research and Infectious Diseases
  • Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (particularly research programs in systems biology/interactome analysis)

 

 

 

 

 

The Jackson Laboratory offers a uniquely collaborative scientific research environment. Faculty members are supported by outstanding scientific services, unparalleled mouse and genomic resources, postdoctoral and predoctoral training programs, and numerous courses and conferences.

 

Required Experience

 

Candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D. or D.V.M. degree, and 4-5 years of relevant postdoctoral training, with an exceptional record of research accomplishment, and the ability to develop a competitive, independently funded research program. Opportunities are available for shared mentorship of trainees, and integration with the Jackson Laboratory campuses in Maine and California.

 

 

Applicants must apply online.  Please submit a curriculum vitae and a concise statement of research interests as one document to the link below.  In addition, please have three letters of reference sent to: facultyjobs@jax.org.

Job Location
Farmington, Connecticut, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular
 

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Professor Mammalian Genetics

Date Posted:
5/16/2017

Jackson Labs

ME

Professor Positions - The Jackson Laboratory for Mammalian Genetics

Tracking Code
5803
Job Description

 

The Jackson Laboratory for Mammalian Genetics, in Bar Harbor, Maine, is inviting applications for Assistant, Associate and Full Professors. Faculty on the Bar Harbor campus use genetic and genomic approaches to conduct basic research on fundamental biological problems and mechanisms of disease with emphasis on the mouse as a model system. In 2017, primary areas of  faculty recruitment will include:

 

  • Cancer Biology and Cancer Genomics
  • Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
  • Immunology
  • Metabolic Disorders and Genetics of Aging
  • Statistical and Systems Genetics

 

The Jackson Laboratory offers a uniquely collaborative scientific research environment. Faculty are supported by outstanding scientific services, unparalleled mouse and genomic resources, postdoctoral and predoctoral training programs, and numerous courses and conferences centered on the mouse as a genetic model for human biology and disease.

 

Required Experience

Candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D. or D.V.M. degree, and 4-5 years of relevant postdoctoral training, with an exceptional record of research accomplishment, and the ability to develop a competitive, independently funded research program. Opportunities are available for shared mentorship of trainees, and integration with the three Jackson Laboratory campuses in Maine, Connecticut and California.

 

Applicants must apply online.  Please submit a curriculum vitae and a concise statement of research interests as one document, using the link below.  In addition, please have three letters of reference sent to:facultyjobs@jax.org.

Job Location
Bar Harbor, Maine, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular
 

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Professor Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Date Posted:
5/16/2017

Jackson Labs

ME

Professor Positions - Bioinformatics & Computational Biology

Tracking Code
5848
Job Description

 

The Jackson Laboratory is inviting applications for Assistant, Associate and Full Professors in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Research at both The Jackson Laboratory for Mammalian Genetics campus in Bar Harbor, Maine, and The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine campus in Farmington, Connecticut.

 

The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution and features a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center. JAX is a highly collaborative environment that fosters multidisciplinary approaches to investigate complex biological questions. Our faculty use genetic and genomic approaches to conduct basic and translational research on fundamental biological processes in disease using mouse models and human studies. JAX is home to internationally recognized information resources including the Mouse Genome Informatics (MGI) database and the Gene Ontology and Human Phenotype Ontology projects. 

 

We are seeking faculty who are pursuing computational approaches in the following research areas:

 

 Systems genetics

 Current research at JAX includes systems approaches to complex trait analysis, including genetic analysis of transcript expression, histone modifications, and protein abundance.

 

Cancer Computational Biology

Current research focus areas include models of cancer biology, tumor evolution, tumor-immune systems interactions, and mechanisms of therapy response and resistance.

 

Cross-organism bioinformatics

Current research at JAX includes initiatives to create and align animal models of human disease with clinical genetics. This work includes algorithms to translate results for both the genome and phenome.

 

Required Experience

 

Successful candidates must hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree; have two to five years of postdoctoral training; have a record of significant research accomplishments; and present long-term research goals consistent with establishing and/or maintaining a highly successful research program.

 

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a concise statement of research interests and plans as one document. In addition, please arrange to have three letters of reference sent to: facultyjobs@jax.org.

 

Job Location
Bar Harbor, Maine, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular
 

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Computational Scientist

Date Posted:
5/16/2017

Jackson Labs

CT

Computational Scientist

Tracking Code
5888
Job Description

Computational Scientist

 (Application/Assistant/Associate/Full)

 

 

About The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine: Comprising 183,000 square feet of highly advanced, state-of-the-art laboratories and supporting facilities, JAX-GM is conveniently located midway between NYC and Boston, in the heart of Connecticut. JAX-GM is part of an exciting, internationally-recognized research and educational institution with unparalleled genomic resources and research support services.

 

About the position: JAX-GM is seeking an exceptionally talented and highly motivated Computational Scientist to lead the research efforts central to the success of its computational sciences department.  The Computational Sciences department works collaboratively with faculty at The Jackson Laboratory to understand the biology of diseases like cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s.

 

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading a variety of computational research projects to understand the biology of diseases through large-scale genomic data integration and analysis, algorithm comparison and benchmarking, and machine learning.

 

The successful candidate will thrive in a proactive, can-do culture and enjoy working in a small, cross-disciplinary team as well as collaborating with other computational scientists and software developers at JAX.

 

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Lead efforts in the analysis of large public datasets and databases relevant to cancer genomics and immuno-oncology, such as TCGA, ICGC, ENCODE and GTEx.
  • Leverage internal and public cancer genomic and clinical data to support decisions on clinical indications and target populations.
  • Direct the development of new tools and algorithms for integrative analysis of DNA-seq, RNA-seq, and whole exome sequencing datasets for the development of biomarkers.

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • PhD in Cancer Genomics, Computational Biology or Bioinformatics is preferred. PhD in other fields combined with postdoctoral or work experience in the field of computational biology will be considered.
  • Deep understanding of machine learning algorithms including deep learning methods.
  • Experience in image and video processing will be a plus.
  • Technical expertise in NGS data processing and analysis, including extensive hands-on experience with whole exome and RNA sequencing.
  • Advanced programming expertise in Python and R.
  • Experience with modern techniques in data science and machine learning, such as feature engineering, cross-validation, clustering and PCA, and supervised learning.
  • Experience contributing to scientific software development efforts to deliver pipelines, tools, and data analyses.
  • Experience working in a cloud computing environment, Docker, Luigi, pandas, and/or Spark will be a plus.
  • Experience in grant writing will be a plus.

 

 

MORE ABOUT JAX

 

JAX began in 1929 with a small group of scientists dedicated to the emerging field of genetics. We now have over 1,700 scientists, technicians, and support staff, including over 50 Principle Investigators in five primary disease areas: cancer, reproductive biology, immunology, metabolic processes and neuroscience. Our fundamental contributions to biomedical research include cancer genetics and establishing the mouse as the premier research animal model.

 

  • Uncover more of our historic milestones, including the 26 Nobel prizes associated with our research, resources, and education
  • Read our latest news & insights for a glimpse at how we’re impacting the future of biomedicine
  • Follow the progress we’re making on our quest to improve human health via our recent research highlights

 

 

EEO: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

 

Job Location
Farmington, Connecticut, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular
 

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Associate Research Scientist

Date Posted:
5/16/2017

Jackson Labs

ME

Associate Research Scientist

Tracking Code
5925
Job Description

 

The Jackson Laboratory (http://www.jax.org) in Bar Harbor, Maine, USA, is recognized internationally for its excellence in research, unparalleled mouse resources, outstanding training environment characterized by scientific collaboration, and exceptional core services - all within a spectacular setting adjacent to Acadia National Park. The Jackson Laboratory was voted among the top 15 “Best Places to Work in Academia” in the United States in a poll conducted by The Scientist magazine.

 

 The Carter Lab at The Jackson Laboratory is seeking an Associate Research Scientist in the genetics of Alzheimer’s disease. Our group (www.jax.org/research-and-faculty/research-labs/the-carter-lab) is developing novel computational methods to derive biological models from large-scale genomic data. The strategies we pursue involve combining statistical genetics concepts such as epistasis and pleiotropy to understand how many genetic factors combine to control disease-related processes in neurodegeneration. We are therefore seeking an individual with expertise in epistasis analysis as it pertains to studies of Alzheimer’s genetics in humans.

 

 Broad skills in statistical genetics, the genetics of human disease, and Alzheimer’s etiology are required. Applicants must have a commitment to solving biological problems and communicating these solutions.

 

Required Skills

 

Applicants should have a PhD. in the computational sciences, and postdoctoral experience related to bioinformatics and computational biology, particularly as relates to Alzheimer's disease. Candidates should have a record of scientific achievements including journal publications and conference presentations.

 

Job Location
Bar Harbor, Maine, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular

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Professor Genetics of Aging

Date Posted:
5/16/2017

Jackson Labs

ME

Professor Positions - Genetics of Aging

Tracking Code
5939
Job Description

The Jackson Laboratory is an independent, nonprofit, biomedical research institution with 3 campuses located in Bar Harbor, Maine, Farmington, Connecticut and Sacramento, California.  The Laboratory’s mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health. We are actively expanding our research program in the genetics of aging, and are recruiting faculty members with a research focus in this field, especially those centered on cellular mechanisms of aging.  Open positions are:

 

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor – Aging Genetics Faculty members will run independent labs for relevant biomedical research on the biology of aging and age-associated diseases, will participate in The Jackson Laboratory’s aging programs, and will mentor graduate students, postdoctoral associates and research staff, in a collaborative and supportive environment.

 

 

 

Required Skills

 

We seek scientists with Ph.D., and/or M.D. degrees, and 3 - 5 years of postdoctoral experience.

Required Experience

Applicants must have completed 3 - 5 years of postdoctoral training and have a record of research excellence. Candidates should have the ability to develop a competitive, independently funded research program that takes advantage of the mouse as a genetic model for understanding human biology, diseases of aging, and longevity.  

Job Location
Bar Harbor, Maine, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular

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Senior Research Scientist

Date Posted:
5/16/2017

Jackson Labs

CT

Senior Research Scientist

Tracking Code
6180
Job Description

Senior Research Scientist

 

 

About JAX-GM: Comprising 183,000 square feet of highly advanced, state-of-the-art laboratories and supporting facilities, the brand new JAX-GM conveniently sits midway between NYC and Boston in the heart of Connecticut. JAX-GM is part of an exciting $1.1 billion venture between the state of Connecticut and The Jackson Laboratory, an internationally-recognized research and educational institution with outstanding genomic resources and research support services.

 

About the position: This position requires a scientist with expertise in genomics in general and epigenomics/chromatin biology in specific to support the JAX Center for 3D genome biology. This center is currently funded by two NIH center grants (4DN and ENCODE) and the Roux endowment, and its mission is to develop cutting-age technologies for comprehensive mapping of 3D genome organizations in human and mouse, and to uncover the topological mechanisms that control important genome functional modulation including gene transcription regulation. In this position within the JAX 3D genome center, the incumbent will provide scientific and programmatic leadership in the strategic discussion, technological development, experimental implementation, and data analysis/ interpretation, etc. The role will involve significant interaction and collaboration within the center, The Jackson Laboratory, and with external partners, particularly within the 4DN and ENCODE consortia.  This position offers great growth opportunity to contribute both in novel technology development and advanced genomic discoveries that have immediate relevance in genetics and clinical significance in an innovative and fast-paced team environment.

 

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Design and implement large NIH grants and act as co-PI and Program Director (20-30%)
  • Act as co-Investigator on collaborative research grants, internally and as sub-contract (40%)
  • Act as sub-contract PI to outside research grants (20%)
  • Participate in international forums designed to set standard operating procedures for genetic/genomic research (15-20%)

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • PhD or equivalent in molecular biology, genomics, or related discipline with 5+ years of relevant experience in academic institutions or biotech/industry
  • Knowledge and experience in the preparation and execution of successful grant proposals to public or private funding institutions
  • Evidence of scientific productivity demonstrated by publications in high-quality peer-reviewed journals
  • Knowledge and experience in developing and managing successful large scale scientific programs, including management of subcontracts with external investigators, including building an effective and productive research team
  • Experience overseeing the development of relevant research projects by using new technologies, such as DNA sequencing and computational modeling
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people across departments and scientific fields, and to gain their cooperation and commitment to projects with demanding deadlines
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills to track multiple inputs, delegate tasks and track their progress
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a budget for independent and large scale research awards

 

 

MORE ABOUT JAX

 

The Jackson Laboratory began in 1929 with a small group of scientists dedicated to the emerging field of genetics. We now have over 1,700 scientists, technicians, and support staff, including over 50 Principle Investigators in five primary disease areas: cancer, reproductive biology, immunology, metabolic processes and neuroscience. Our fundamental contributions to biomedical research include cancer genetics and establishing the mouse as the premier research animal model.

 

  • Uncover more of our historic milestones, including the 26 Nobel prizesassociated with our research, resources, and education
  • Read our latest news & insightsfor a glimpse at how we’re impacting the future of biomedicine
  • Follow the progress we’re making on our quest to improve human health via our recent research highlights

 

 

EEO: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Job Location
Farmington, Connecticut, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular

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Clinical Veterinarian

Date Posted:
5/16/2017

Jackson Labs

ME

Clinical Veterinarian

Tracking Code
6271
Job Description

The Clinical Veterinarian directs the clinical care of mice at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, ME and assists other Comparative Medicine and Quality Veterinarians in ensuring the health and welfare of JAX mice, compliance with laws and regulations (consistent with OLAW Assurance) as well as continued AAALACi accreditation.  This individual participates in research projects and may present courses or research results at conferences.

 

Key responsibilities:

  • Provides guidance and support in regards to veterinary clinical medicine
  • Participates as a veterinary member of the Animal Care and Use Committee including protocol review and policy writing
  • In conjunction with the JAX Trainers, provides biomethods training to animal care associates and research personnel
  • Responds to questions and concerns raised by staff and internal and external customers related to the care, use, health, and welfare of mice. Assists in responding to animal care and welfare issues. Participates in research studies in collaboration with laboratory staff. Participates in writing research reports and may assist in applying for internal or external grant funding.
  • Supports investigation of clinical cases or cases involving known or suspected infectious agents.
  • Manages and negotiates health certificates.
  • On-call duty is required
Required Skills
  • DVM/VMD degree and a U.S. license to practice veterinary medicine; possesses qualifications needed to become licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Maine and to become certified by USDA in Maine.
  • At least 2 years’ experience working as a laboratory animal veterinarian; completion of a laboratory animal residency program a plus.
  • Board eligibility or certification in a relevant veterinary specialty, e.g., ACLAM
  • Skill in reading and comprehending technical specifications, laws, and codes as they relate to regulatory compliance.
  • Excellent initiative and organizational skills to prioritize complex tasks, projects, and workflow, and use independent judgment to make decisions regarding operations and deadlines.
  • Possess traits of good judgment, confidentiality, and discretion with colleagues and constituents.
  • Proven ability to analyze and synthesize information, and demonstrated resourcefulness in finding appropriate solutions to problems and initiative in presenting alternatives and implementing solutions to ensure effective change and/or eliminate or mitigate potential negative effects
  • Demonstrated positive attitude and professional manner in all interactions; demonstrated commitment to continuous learning and professional development
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others in person and in writing to clearly exchange information with people representing a wide diversity of disciplines and levels of sophistication
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally to achieve exchange of information with people representing a wide diversity of disciplines and levels of sophistication.   

 

Please submit resume and cover letter as a single document to complete the application process.  The successful candidate for this position will be required to clear a Background Check prior to starting the position.

 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

 

Job Location
Bar Harbor, Maine, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular

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Technical Information Scientist

Date Posted:
5/16/2017

Jackson Labs

ME

Technical Information Scientist

Tracking Code
6346
Job Description

Technical Information Scientist

 

 

The individual in this role may be located at The Jackson Laboratory’s Farmington, CT campus, Bar Harbor, ME campus, or Sacramento, CA campus.

 

About the position: The Jackson Laboratory has a full time opening for a Technical Information Scientist (TIS).  The successful candidate will be a highly-trained, self-motivated research scientist excited about science but looking for an alternative to a career writing grants and performing experimental bench work. The primary focus of this position is assisting investigators with their email and phone inquiries and helping them achieve their mouse-related research goals.

 

The TIS role also includes opportunities to:

 

  • Interface with researchers worldwide
  • Travel and deliver scientific presentations
  • Develop educational marketing literature
  • Build technical sales skills
  • Remain current in your field of interest (as it relates to mouse models of disease)
  • Participate in leadership opportunities
  • Continue to develop your scientific career as part of a diverse, dynamic team within a non-profit business setting

 

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Develop and deliver educational presentations, both off-site and via webinar
  • Serve as the principal internal scientific resource for JAX Mice and Services staff
  • Support the promotion and use of mouse models and related services 

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • A PhD in the biological sciences is preferred, but a Master's degree with extensive research experience, including mouse genetics, will be considered 
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • The ability to travel (10-25%) to deliver engaging presentations to large audiences
  • Research experience in cancer, immunology, autoimmunity/inflammation, neurobiology, or metabolic disease is an asset

 

 

MORE ABOUT JAX

 

JAX began in 1929 with a small group of scientists dedicated to the emerging field of genetics. We now have over 1,700 scientists, technicians, and support staff, including over 50 Principle Investigators in five primary disease areas: cancer, reproductive biology, immunology, metabolic processes and neuroscience. Our fundamental contributions to biomedical research include cancer genetics and establishing the mouse as the premier research animal model.

 

  • Uncover more of our historic milestones, including the 26 Nobel prizes associated with our research, resources, and education
  • Read our latest news & insights for a glimpse at how we’re impacting the future of biomedicine
  • Follow the progress we’re making on our quest to improve human health via our recent research highlights

 

 

EEO: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Job Location
Bar Harbor, Maine, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular

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Senior Computational Scientist

Date Posted:
5/16/2017

Jackson Labs

CT

Senior Computational Scientist

Tracking Code
6384
Job Description

Senior Computational Scientist

 

 

About JAX-GM: Comprising 183,000 square feet of highly advanced, state-of-the-art laboratories and supporting facilities, the brand new JAX-GM conveniently sits midway between NYC and Boston in the heart of Connecticut. JAX-GM is part of an exciting $1.1 billion venture between the state of Connecticut and The Jackson Laboratory, an internationally-recognized research and educational institution with unparalleled genomic resources and research support services.

 

About the position: A position is available immediately for a Senior Computational Scientist to join the lab of Dr. Charles Lee at the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine. The research focus of the lab is in the area of structural variation in the human genome and association with human phenotype and disease.  This position offers the opportunity to make leading contributions to cutting edge research in human genetics, disease biology, and translational research.

 

For more on Dr. Charles Lee and his lab's exciting research, visit the Lee Lab online.

 

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Develop new algorithms / pipelines for studying SVs in the human genome.
  • Data analysis through established algorithms / pipelines to study genome structural variation and its contribution to human disease and genome evolution.

 

 

REQUIRED SKILLS

 

  • Creativity and eagerness to learn new technologies and science
  • Enthusiasm for working in a dynamic, high-performance research team environment
  • Strong communication skills

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • A Ph.D. in bioinformatics, computer science, biostatistics or any relevant field of study
  • Demonstrable aptitude and expertise in the niche areas of genome variation and/or cancer genomics
  • Solid publication track record
  • Proficiency in programming (Python, Java, C++) and statistical analysis (R, MATLAB)
  • Experience in UNIX-like operating systems and high-performance computing environments
  • Demonstrable leadership in previous research projects
  • Experience with applications for external research funding
  • Track record of developing algorithms and tools in the area of genome variation and/or cancer biology
  • Familiarity with large datasets from big consortium projects such as TCGA/ICGC/ENCODE and 1000 Genomes
  • Experience in High Throughput Sequence (HTS) data analysis, microarray data analysis, data integration or evaluation of new analytical tools and technology

 

 

MORE ABOUT JAX

 

JAX began in 1929 with a small group of scientists dedicated to the emerging field of genetics. We now have over 1700 scientists, technicians, and support staff, including over 50 Principle Investigators in five primary disease areas: cancer, reproductive biology, immunology, metabolic processes and neuroscience. Our fundamental contributions to biomedical research include cancer genetics and establishing the mouse as the premier research animal model.

 

  • Uncover more of our historic milestones, including the 26 Nobel prizes associated with our research, resources, and education
  • Read our latest news & insights for a glimpse at how we’re impacting the future of biomedicine
  • Follow the progress we’re making on our quest to improve human health via our recent research highlights

 

 

 

EEO: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Job Location
Farmington, Connecticut, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular
 

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Computational Scientist

Date Posted:
5/16/2017

Jackson Labs

CT

Computational Scientist

Tracking Code
6383
Job Description

Computational Scientist

(Associate/Full/Senior)

 

 

About JAX-GM: Comprising 183,000 square feet of highly advanced, state-of-the-art laboratories and supporting facilities, the brand new JAX-GM conveniently sits midway between NYC and Boston in the heart of Connecticut. JAX-GM is part of an exciting $1.1 billion venture between the state of Connecticut and The Jackson Laboratory, an internationally-recognized research and educational institution.

 

About the position: Computational Scientists participate in a collaborative bioinformatics program aligned with institutional strategy and direction, and make leading contributions to the cutting-edge projects at The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine.

 

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Collaborate with the research faculty & genetic resource scientists on projects of wide-ranging complexity across a diverse array of biomedical disciplines (such as cancer biology, ageing, immunology, infectious diseases, metabolomics, neural disorders, muscular disorders, stem cell and developmental biology, and statistical genetics & biostatistics)
  • Work with JAX Mice & Services staff to meet the analytical needs of clients and partners
  • Sustain collaborations with the research faculty and staff on both the Farmington, Connecticut and Bar Harbor, Maine campuses; and visit the Sacramento, California facility on a regular basis

 

 

REQUIRED SKILLS

 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to present results to the JAX community, conferences, and workshops
  • Must be continuous learners and proactive contributors
  • Must possess the desire to contribute to team projects on an ongoing basis

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • An In-depth knowledge of, and prior experience with, High Throughput Sequence (HTS) data analysis (DNA Seq, mRNA Seq, ChIP Seq, micro RNA Seq etc), microarray data analysis, experimental design, data integration, algorithm development, development of sequence analysis tools (bioinformatics programming), evaluation of analytical tools and technology, and delivering training to the research community
  • Must have experience in Bioinformatics research
  • Demonstrated experience managing projects and collaborations is key
  • Prior successes in and desire to contribute to team projects on an ongoing basis is a must

 

 

DESIRED EXPERIENCE

 

  • PhD in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Biostatistics or any relevant area is preferred
  • Candidates with a proven track record of “omics” data analysis, statistical genetics & biostatistics, independent collaborative work, and leading contributions to a biological discipline are preferred
  • Level of position will be determined by the incumbents’ years of Bioinformatics research experience, educational background and leadership experience.

 

 

MORE ABOUT JAX

 

JAX began in 1929 with a small group of scientists dedicated to the emerging field of genetics. We now have over 1,700 scientists, technicians, and support staff, including over 50 Principle Investigators in five primary disease areas: cancer, reproductive biology, immunology, metabolic processes and neuroscience. Our fundamental contributions to biomedical research include cancer genetics and establishing the mouse as the premier research animal model.

 

  • Uncover more of our historic milestones, including the 26 Nobel prizes associated with our research, resources, and education
  • Read our latest news & insights for a glimpse at how we’re impacting the future of biomedicine
  • Follow the progress we’re making on our quest to improve human health via our recent research highlights

 

 

 

EEO: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

 

Job Location
Farmington, Connecticut, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular
 

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Bioinformatics Analyst

Date Posted:
5/16/2017

Jackson Labs

CT

Bioinformatics Analyst I/II/III

Tracking Code
6385
Job Description

Bioinformatics Analyst I, II, III

 

About JAX-GM: Comprising 183,000 square feet of highly advanced, state-of-the-art laboratories and supporting facilities, the brand new JAX-GM conveniently sits midway between NYC and Boston in the heart of Connecticut. JAX-GM is part of an exciting $1.1 billion venture between the state of Connecticut and The Jackson Laboratory, an internationally-recognized research and educational institution with unparalleled genomic resources and research support services.

 

 

About the position: Bioinformatics Analysts work under the supervision of the PI, research scientist, or department head, to analyze complex bioinformatics research. Typical projects include, but are not limited to, all classes of High Throughput Sequence (HTS) data analysis (DNA Seq, mRNA Seq, ChIP Seq, micro RNA Seq etc), experimental design consulting, data integration, algorithm development, development of sequence analysis tools (bioinformatics programming), evaluation of analytical tools and technology, and delivering training to the research community.

 

Characteristic distinctions from level I to level III include increased ability to work independently, increased breath of bioinformatics knowledge and tools, and increased understanding of the biological research domains. Level III analysts may pursue limited co-pi collaborations with research faculty.

 

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Level I Analyst duties include entry level statistical analysis, algorithm implementation, bioinformatics programming, running programs and packaging results for clients. Evaluating data for quality assurance, and mining bioinformatics databases as a service for clients. Tasks are complex, but the incumbent has support of immediate supervisor or mentor for directional support during execution of work.
  • Level II Analyst duties include basic statistical analysis, algorithm implementation, bioinformatics programming, running programs and packaging and interpreting results for clients. Conducting, analyzing, and interpreting quality assurance data. Mining bioinformatics databases and interpreting results. Often receives tasks from clients but requires attention from supervisor or mentor for additional directional support.
  • Level III Analyst work directly with clients, and receive work directly from clients. Includes all the responsibilities of Level II Analyst but works more independently and provides more in-depth interpretation of results. Level III Analyst act as mentors to junior level colleagues. Presents materials at seminars and assists in department level strategic planning.

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Level I requires BS or MS degree in Bioinformatics or relevant biological sciences degree. Incumbents who have not achieved Master's degree may compensate for lack of a degree with at least five years of professional bioinformatics work experience. Works under close supervision.
  • Level II requires MS or PhD degree in Bioinformatics or relevant biological sciences degree. Incumbents who have not achieved a Ph.D, may compensate with a Master's degree and at least five years of professional work experience in bioinformatics. Works with limited supervision for tasks performed.
  • Level III requires MS or PhD degree in Bioinformatics or relevant biological sciences degree. Incumbents who have not achieved the PhD level will have at least seven years profession work experience in the bioinformatics domain.   Incumbents with a PhD will have completed a bioinformatics postdoctoral fellowship and/or have a minimum of two years of professional work experience in the bioinformatics domain.
  • Bioinformatician will be expected to generate pipelines for the discovery and annotation of lncRNAs. They will also be expected to integrate diverse data sets including ATAC-Seq, ChIP-Seq and GWAS.

 

 

MORE ABOUT JAX

 

JAX began in 1929 with a small group of scientists dedicated to the emerging field of genetics. We now have over 1,700 scientists, technicians, and support staff, including over 50 Principle Investigators in five primary disease areas: cancer, reproductive biology, immunology, metabolic processes and neuroscience. Our fundamental contributions to biomedical research include cancer genetics and establishing the mouse as the premier research animal model.

 

  • Uncover more of our historic milestones, including the 26 Nobel prizes associated with our research, resources, and education
  • Read our latest news & insights for a glimpse at how we’re impacting the future of biomedicine
  • Follow the progress we’re making on our quest to improve human health via our recent research highlights

 

EEO: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

 

 

 

 

Job Location
Farmington, Connecticut, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular

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Scientist Genome Editing

Date Posted:
5/16/2017

Jackson Labs

CT

Scientist, Genome Editing Service

Tracking Code
6396
Job Description

Scientist, Genome Editing Service

 

About The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine: Comprising 183,000 square feet of highly advanced, state-of-the-art laboratories and supporting facilities, JAX-GM is conveniently located midway between NYC and Boston, in the heart of Connecticut. JAX-GM is part of an exciting, internationally-recognized research and educational institution with unparalleled genomic resources and research support services.

 

About the position: Working under the general direction of the Director of Cellular Engineering, the incumbent scientist will manage the genome editing service, initially of human induced pluripotent stem cells.  The objective of this role is to improve the efficiency of editing methods and the range of alleles and cell lines offered by the service.

 

The candidate will manage the day-to-day operation of the gene editing service at JAX-GM.  Responsibilities will include helping researchers with the design of gene editing experiments, assessment of the feasibility of each project, execution of genome editing projects, and delivery of QC-validated cells to users in a reasonable time-frame.  Good communication with the Director of Cellular Engineering will be essential to manage users’ expectations, particularly in the event of unexpected/unavoidable technical difficulties.

 

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Project execution and troubleshooting: Responsible for the operational oversight, execution and troubleshooting of gene editing projects.  Discuss project design, go/no decision points, and progress with internal and external collaborators. Perform experiments and obtain data with minimal guidance, and guide junior staff to develop similar competencies.
  • Optimization and innovation: Stay current in cutting-edge approaches and support Research and Development efforts driven by cellular engineering service leadership. Proactively apply new and existing techniques and technologies to improve scientific value, quality and throughput.  Develop protocols.
  • High performance environment: Demonstrate and drive a positive, high performance environment with a culture of teamwork, continuous improvement and customer focus. Work collaboratively across teams to leverage expertise and resources across the organization to maximize success, resource use and positive impact.  Ensure a safe work environment is maintained at all times.
  • Progress reports and grant writing: Compile data and distribute progress reports on individual projects to all stakeholders.  Contribute to the preparation and submission of grant applications involving coordination of numerous functional areas and staff across the campus. 

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • PhD in the cellular and/or developmental biology fields with 7+ years of practical experience in a research laboratory.
  • Excellent research project oversight skills, including adherence to procedures and best practices, plus detailed documentation and record-keeping skills.
  • Strong leadership skills, including a demonstrated ability to build key relationships and to influence and motivate others.
  • Demonstrated success in making important decisions, often under pressure and tight timeframes; demonstrated ability to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ demonstrated ability to lead or mentor technical staff. Two years of direct management experience preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge of stem cell biology (mouse and/or human) and genome editing technologies with a proven track record of high impact publications in the field.
  • Technical expertise in CRISPR/Cas9-assisted genome editing of cells.
  • Knowledge of stem cell differentiation is desirable, but not essential.

 

 

MORE ABOUT JAX

 

JAX began in 1929 with a small group of scientists dedicated to the emerging field of genetics. We now have over 1,700 scientists, technicians, and support staff, including over 50 Principle Investigators in five primary disease areas: cancer, reproductive biology, immunology, metabolic processes and neuroscience. Our fundamental contributions to biomedical research include cancer genetics and establishing the mouse as the premier research animal model.

 

  • Uncover more of our historic milestones, including the 26 Nobel prizes associated with our research, resources, and education
  • Read our latest news & insights for a glimpse at how we’re impacting the future of biomedicine
  • Follow the progress we’re making on our quest to improve human health via our recent research highlights

 

 

EEO: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

 

 

Job Location
Farmington, Connecticut, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular

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Genomics Scientist

Date Posted:
5/16/2017

Jackson Labs

ME

Genomics Scientist

Tracking Code
6401
Job Description

The Jackson Laboratory is seeking an enthusiastic, highly motivated individual with a strong background in molecular biology and genetics, and experience or a strong interest in next generation sequencing, to join our dynamic Next-Gen Sequencing team. Must be comfortable in a fast-paced, quickly changing environment and strive for the highest quality work.  The ideal candidate will provide process support to all aspects of the Next-Gen pipeline as well as manage new sequencing technologies from initiation to implementation. This includes development, testing, validation and implementation of new genomic technologies and protocols. Strong background and technical skills in molecular biology and sequencing technology improvement and optimization are required. Under very limited supervision, this person will be responsible for direct execution of experiments, assessment of QC for research/or service projects, and troubleshooting technical problems.  They ensure that sample preparation and sequencing production is maximized through new technology development, process optimization and pipeline and protocol development.  Independent decision making in regard to technical and project management issues is a critical necessity.

 

Key Responsibilities include:

 

  • Development, testing, validation and implementation of the new genomic technologies and methodologies, improvement and optimization of protocols including development and optimization of protocols for HTS library preparations
  • Engage in sample/sequencing QC analysis and provide solutions for protocol and data analysis improvements
  • Initiate scientific projects by applying new technologies and analysis capabilities
  • Publish in peer review journals, contribute to scientific research papers, grant applications and reports
Required Skills

 

  • Ph.D. in Genetics, Biochemistry, or Molecular Biology and extensive experience in different aspects of genomics, including an excellent understanding of sequence data and its applications
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in sequencing based molecular approaches and sequencing based interrogation.
  • Extensive experience in protocol development and optimization procedures.
  • Effective problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and record-keeping skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including public-speaking and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a diverse team.
  • Experience in validation and documentation of new and complex molecular biology methods, and in HTS library preparation, operation and downstream data QC.
  • Strong publication record, and extensive experience in the preparation and handling of scientific manuscripts and reports
  • Prior LIMS (Laboratory Informatics Management System) experience is preferred.

 

Please include a cover letter and resume as one document. 

 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

 

Job Location
Bar Harbor, Maine, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular

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Technology and Resource Development Scientist

Date Posted:
5/16/2017

Jackson Labs

ME

Technology & Resource Development Scientist

Tracking Code
6409
Job Description

The Jackson Laboratory is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution, dedicated to the discovery of the genetic basis for preventing, treating and curing human disease, and enabling research and education for the global biomedical community.

 

Genetic Resource Science (GRS) is seeking an enthusiastic, highly motivated individual with a strong background in molecular biology, genetics, and mouse physiology to join a growing team of scientists in the development of new and innovative resources! The incumbent will be responsible for identifying, initiating, and developing model resources and conducting research around new and existing mouse models across a number of therapeutic areas.   He/she will interact with the GRS leadership, GRS scientists, and research assistants/technicians to facilitate the development and/or implementation of innovative technologies, and to develop and establish genetic resource initiatives supporting the JAX mission. 

 

 

Key Responsibilities

 

  • Develop and characterize new mouse models and resources in key therapeutic areas of immunology, neurobiology and rare diseases.  
  • Identify collaborative opportunities for new resource development with both internal and external scientists and organizations.
  • Evaluate the potential of new projects and determine whether support for co-development should be sought through extramural funding.
  • Participate in the validation of existing and incoming Repository models to increase their utility to the research community.
  • Develop, write and serve as co-principal Investigator or principal investigator on NIH and private foundation grant proposals when required
  • Direct and manage a multi-project portfolio, publish key results, manage budgets and provide progress reports. Attend scientific meetings.
Required Skills
  • Ph.D. in Genetics, Biochemistry, or Molecular Biology and extensive experience in mouse physiology and working with mice, including an excellent understanding of transgenic and genome editing technologies
  • Knowledge of grant proposal preparation that would normally be acquired through 5 years of post-doctoral and/or independent grant-writing as a contributor or as PI.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, direct, train and mentor teams
  • Positive attitude and professional manner in all interactions; demonstrated commitment to continuous learning and professional development
  • Demonstrated ability to support staff to thrive on change and keep pace with a fast paced, dynamic work environment which is externally focused
  • Evidence of strong scientific productivity that would be demonstrated by publication in high-quality peer-reviewed journals.
  • Ability to work with people across departments and gain their cooperation and commitment to projects with demanding deadlines
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills to track multiple inputs and maintain current drafts, arrange appropriate reviews, bring project to close in a timely manner to meet deadlines.

 

Please submit a CV and letter of interest as one document to complete application process. 

 

The Jackson Laboratory offers a dynamic and supportive work environment, competitive salaries and a generous benefits package including medical plan, retirement plan, paid vacation and an onsite fitness center.   

 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

 

Job Location
Bar Harbor, Maine, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular
 

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Systems Analysts - Clinical Genomics

Date Posted:
5/16/2017

Jackson Labs

CT

Systems Analyst – Clinical Genomics

Tracking Code
6439
Job Description

Systems Analyst – Clinical Genomics

 

 

About The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine: Comprising 183,000 square feet of highly advanced, state-of-the-art laboratories and supporting facilities, JAX-GM is conveniently located midway between NYC and Boston, in the heart of Connecticut. JAX-GM is part of an exciting, internationally-recognized research and educational institution with unparalleled genomic resources and research support services.

 

About the position: Are you a motivated Systems Analyst who craves the excitement of a start-up company, coupled with the resources and support of an established and well-respected organization? At JAX-GM, our information technology is as exciting and progressive as our cutting-edge science; join our team to help plan, design, and launch efficient systems in support of scientific research functions and processes in the area of Clinical Genomics.

 

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

The Systems Analyst will work with our computational scientists, system administrators, and other Research IT staff to create effective systems supporting scientific research in Clinical Genomics. This includes gathering and analyzing data and documenting business processes and requirements, and applying proven communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills to help maximize the benefit of Research IT system investments.

 

Working with Researchers:

  • Provide guidance, support, training and advice in Research IT systems to JAX scientists.
  • Investigate application issues, document findings: communicate with scientists to answer questions, troubleshoot problems and develop appropriate computational strategies to process and analyze their data.
  • Work closely with scientists to ensure that applications and Research IT services are current, appropriate and sufficient to serve their needs.
  • Install and update scientific applications in the Research IT environment, document system changes, write and maintain documentation for end users.
  • Develop and deliver training programs, tutorials and workshops for scientists on the optimal use of IT resources in their research projects.
  • Research and evaluate new products and services for applicability to in-house needs. Stay current with new trends and emerging information technologies and informatics tools, advocate for and lead the adoption of these technologies at JAX.
  • Assist in preparation for submitting grant proposals.

 

Working with IT:

  • Consult and collaborate with IT coworkers to determine best system configurations for applications.
  • Based on the scientific needs of the community, identify and recommend innovative solutions, and integrated proposals for server, storage, and network systems, including hardware and software acquisition, installation and administration.
  • Provide technical support internally and to external vendors including problem resolution for complex systems and storage solutions.
  • Help integrate IT resources with laboratory equipment, such as DNA sequencers and microscopes.
  • Set up and maintain scientific computing clusters and their associated batch scheduling systems, such as SGE or PBS.
  • Benchmark application and workflow performance and determine areas for improved efficiencies.

 

 

REQUIRED SKILLS

 

  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Sense of urgency and ability to solve problems in a timely manner
  • Technical authority in area of specialty on assigned projects
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with scientists at all levels
  • Excellent communication (verbal/written) and presentation skills

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • PhD in life/natural sciences with 3 years’ experience in clinical genomic data processing and analysis; OR an equivalent combination of proven education/training/knowledge/experience at a research-focused organization
  • Clinical Genomics background; hands-on experience with a broad spectrum of genomics and bioinformatics applications and next-generation sequence data collection, processing, and analysis, as applied in a clinical setup cognizant of PHI/PII data
  • Proficient in large dataset analysis in a related scientific discipline such as biology, biomedical informatics, Pharma, or clinical research
  • Knowledge of and experience with regulations pertinent to a clinical compliance such as HIPAA, HITECH, and CLIA
  • Strong technical knowledge of research computing system architecture, hardware components and software stack
  • Expertise with Unix/Linux systems, shell scripting, C/C++ programming, Python/Perl and other relevant tools
  • Experience with building, installing, configuring and supporting a wide range of commercial, open-source, and in-house developed scientific applications such as: Matlab, R, SAS, STATA, MySQL
  • Familiar with Cloud computing and storage infrastructure (e.g. AWS, EC2, Google, Azure)

 

 

MORE ABOUT JAX

 

JAX began in 1929 with a small group of scientists dedicated to the emerging field of genetics. We now have over 1700 scientists, technicians, and support staff, including over 50 Principle Investigators in five primary disease areas: cancer, reproductive biology, immunology, metabolic processes and neuroscience. Our fundamental contributions to biomedical research include cancer genetics and establishing the mouse as the premier research animal model.

 

  • Uncover more of our historic milestones, including the 26 Nobel prizes associated with our research, resources, and education
  • Read our latest news & insights for a glimpse at how we’re impacting the future of biomedicine
  • Follow the progress we’re making on our quest to improve human health via our recent research highlights

 

 

 

EEOAll qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

 

Job Location
Farmington, Connecticut, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular

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In Vivo Scientist

Date Posted:
5/16/2017

Jackson Labs

CA

Associate In Vivo Scientist/In Vivo Scientist

Tracking Code
6444
Job Description

There is a regular, full-time In Vivo Scientist position available at The Jackson Laboratory, Sacramento Facility. This is a Ph.D level position requiring experience and expertise in Patient Derived Xenografts (PDX), oncology and/or immuno-oncology research.  Additional experience in in vivo pharmacology, flow cytometry and FACS experience is also highly desired.   Ideal candidate has proven track record of publications I these fields of expertise. It is desirable but not required that candidate have 1-5 years of experience in a contract research organization, biotechnology or pharmaceutical company.  The individual will work hands on at the research bench with murine PDX models for oncology and/or immuno-oncology.  Managerial and project management experience is required. M.D. and M.S. candidates with equivalent experience will be considered.

Required Skills

Works at the research bench on multiple PDX studies simultaneously. Provides with regular updates regarding status of studies.

Leads a team of research technicians in supporting the department’s product lines.

Follows and supports all institutional policies, procedures and practices and ensure that staff is compliant.

Oversees technologist staff working on study and provides scientific and technical support as needed.

Supports and implements the development of new models for drug discovery in the areas of oncology and/or immunology.

Required Experience

Individuals with a Ph.D. (and/or M.D.) in oncology and/or immunology and a minimum of two (2) years of experience as a postdoctoral fellow or in a contract research laboratory, pharmaceutical industry, or equivalent experience will be considered for the Scientist level. Applicants with less experience may be considered for an In Vivo Associate Scientist position.  In Vivo Senior Scientists must have at least two (2) years of experience at the In Vivo Scientist level.

Individuals with a M.S. and a minimum of eight (8) years of basic research experience in oncology, immunology or pharmacology in a contract research laboratory, pharmaceutical industry, or equivalent experience will be considered.  

Experience with in vivo PDX study design and animal research (preferably rodents) and animal welfare and regulatory guidelines.

Documented ability to develop and lead technical teams.

Strong leadership skills including a demonstrated ability to build key relationships, influence and motivate others.

Demonstrated success in making important decisions, often under some pressure and tight time deadlines, which carry large financial consequences

 

 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

 

 

 

Job Location
Sacramento, California, United States

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Postdoctoral Fellow - Agent Based Modeling

Date Posted:
5/16/2017

Jackson Labs

CT

Postdoctoral Associate - Laubenbacher Lab

Tracking Code
6267
Job Description

Postdoctoral Associate

Dr. Reinhard Laubenbacher, Principal Investigator

 

About JAX-GM: Comprising 183,000 square feet of highly advanced, state-of-the-art laboratories and supporting facilities, the brand new JAX-GM conveniently sits midway between NYC and Boston in the heart of Connecticut. JAX-GM is part of an exciting $1.1 billion venture between the state of Connecticut and The Jackson Laboratory, an internationally-recognized research and educational institution with unparalleled genomic resources and research support services.

 

About the position: The Postdoctoral Associate will join the Laubenbacher Lab at JAX-GM and will play a key role in a project to build mathematical models of tumor evolution and tumor heterogeneity, using single cell genomics, transcriptomics, and tumor microenvironment data. Of particular interest is the relationship between tumor heterogeneity and resistance to therapies.

 

Find out about the distinct advantages enjoyed by our Postdoctoral Associates here.

 

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Responsibilities will include model development and coding, some data analysis, design and interpretation of model validation results, in collaboration with other research groups.

 

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

 

  • PhD in related field
  • Experience with agent-based modeling
  • C++ code development experience
  • Some experience with cancer genomics

 

 

In addition, JAX Postdoctoral Associates benefit from:

 

  • Research training and mentorship from award-winning faculty
  • Individualized career advising and a dedicated Postdoc Program Office
  • Superior scientific services and unparalleled mouse resources
  • A uniquely collaborative academic research environment
  • Guidance from JAX's Postdoctoral Training Committee to help you succeed
  • Professional skills workshops including JAX's holistic The Whole Scientist course
  • Free access to JAX’s world-renowned Courses & Conferences programs
  • Outstanding benefits and salary compensation above the NIH scale
  • Generous relocation assistance and free on-campus parking

 

 

MORE ABOUT JAX

 

JAX began in 1929 with a small group of scientists dedicated to the emerging field of genetics. We now have over 1,700 scientists, technicians, and support staff, including over 50 Principle Investigators in five primary disease areas: cancer, reproductive biology, immunology, metabolic processes and neuroscience. Our fundamental contributions to biomedical research include cancer genetics and establishing the mouse as the premier research animal model.

 

  • Uncover more of our historic milestones, including the 26 Nobel prizes associated with our research, resources, and education
  • Read our latest news & insights for a glimpse at how we’re impacting the future of biomedicine
  • Follow the progress we’re making on our quest to improve human health via our recent research highlights

 

 

EEO: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Job Location
Farmington, Connecticut, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular
 

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Postdoctoral Fellow Genomics

Date Posted:
5/16/2017

Jackson Labs

CT

Postdoctoral Associate - Ruan Lab

Tracking Code
6330
Job Description

Postdoctoral Associate

Dr. Yijun Ruan, Principal Investigator

 

About The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine: Comprising 183,000 square feet of highly advanced, state-of-the-art laboratories and supporting facilities, JAX-GM is conveniently located midway between NYC and Boston, in the heart of Connecticut. JAX-GM is part of an exciting, internationally-recognized research and educational institution with unparalleled genomic resources and research support services.

 

About the position: The Ruan Lab at JAX-GM is seeking to appoint a postdoctoral associate to participate in research directed toward elucidating the structures and dynamics of complex genomes. For more on the Ruan Lab’s research and goals, visit: https://www.jax.org/research-and-faculty/research-labs/the-ruan-lab

 

Our Postdoctoral Associates enjoy distinct advantages, including:

 

  • A uniquely collaborative environment that fosters interdisciplinary “team science” without departmental barriers
  • Unparalleled genomic resources and superior research support services
  • Close interaction with our award-winning faculty members
  • Partnerships with leading universities and medical centers
  • Numerous courses and conferences focused on genetics, genomics and biomedicine
  • Exceptional benefits, ample time off and other valuable programs
  • Working for an institution that has repeatedly been voted among the top 15 “Best Places to work in Academia” in the world by readers of The Scientist

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • PhD (or nearing completion of PhD degree)
  • Background in human genetics or genomics and disease research
  • Publications (1st author highly advantageous)

 

 

MORE ABOUT JAX

 

The Jackson Laboratory began in 1929 with a small group of scientists dedicated to the emerging field of genetics. We now have over 1,700 scientists, technicians, and support staff, including over 50 Principle Investigators in five primary disease areas: cancer, reproductive biology, immunology, metabolic processes and neuroscience. Our fundamental contributions to biomedical research include cancer genetics and establishing the mouse as the premier research animal model.

 

  • Uncover more of our historic milestones, including the 26 Nobel prizes associated with our research, resources, and education
  • Read our latest news & insights for a glimpse at how we’re impacting the future of biomedicine
  • Follow the progress we’re making on our quest to improve human health via our recent research highlights

 

 

EEO: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Job Location
Farmington, Connecticut, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular
 

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Postdoctoral Fellow Bioinformatics

Date Posted:
5/16/2017

Jackson Labs

CT

Postdoctoral Associate - Palucka Lab

Tracking Code
6147
Job Description

Postdoctoral Associate

Dr. Karolina Palucka, Principal Investigator

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About JAX-GM: Comprising 183,000 square feet of highly advanced, state-of-the-art laboratories and supporting facilities, the brand new JAX-GM conveniently sits midway between NYC and Boston in the heart of Connecticut. JAX-GM is part of an exciting $1.1 billion venture between the state of Connecticut and The Jackson Laboratory, an internationally-recognized research and educational institution with unparalleled genomic resources and research support services.

 

About the position: The Palucka Lab at JAX-GM is currently seeking motivated scientists interested in leveraging modern genomic advancements to study anti-tumor immune responses, and reprogramming the tumor microenvironment in human cancers in vitro and in vivo in humanized mice models. The overarching theme of the Palucka lab is to investigate the mechanisms of human immunity and to identify strategies for harnessing the power of the immune system to prevent and treat cancer. For more, visit the Palucka Lab online.

 

Find out about the distinct advantages enjoyed by our Postdoctoral Associates here.

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • PhD and/or MD
  • Computational/bioinformatics experience, preferably in immunology
  • A track record of research publications
  • Substantial research experience with mice is desirable, but not required
  • The ambition to thrive within a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary research environment

 

 

In addition, JAX Postdoctoral Associates benefit from:

 

  • Research training and mentorship from award-winning faculty
  • Individualized career advising and a dedicated Postdoc Program Office
  • Superior scientific services and unparalleled mouse resources
  • A uniquely collaborative academic research environment
  • Guidance from JAX's Postdoctoral Training Committee to help you succeed
  • Professional skills workshops including JAX's holistic The Whole Scientist course
  • Free access to JAX’s world-renowned Courses & Conferences programs
  • Outstanding benefits and salary compensation above the NIH scale
  • Generous relocation assistance and free on-campus parking

 

 

MORE ABOUT JAX

 

JAX began in 1929 with a small group of scientists dedicated to the emerging field of genetics. We now have over 1,700 scientists, technicians, and support staff, including over 50 Principle Investigators in five primary disease areas: cancer, reproductive biology, immunology, metabolic processes and neuroscience. Our fundamental contributions to biomedical research include cancer genetics and establishing the mouse as the premier research animal model.

 

  • Uncover more of our historic milestones, including the 26 Nobel prizes associated with our research, resources, and education
  • Read our latest news & insights for a glimpse at how we’re impacting the future of biomedicine
  • Follow the progress we’re making on our quest to improve human health via our recent research highlights

 

 

EEO: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Job Location
Farmington, Connecticut, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular
 

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Postdoctoral Fellow Computational Biology

Date Posted:
5/16/2017

Jackson Labs

CT

Postdoctoral Associate - Ouyang Lab

Tracking Code
6148
Job Description

Postdoctoral Associate – Computational Biology

Dr. Zhengqing Ouyang, Principal Investigator

 

 

About JAX-GM: Comprising 183,000 square feet of highly advanced, state-of-the-art laboratories and supporting facilities, the brand new JAX-GM conveniently sits midway between NYC and Boston in the heart of Connecticut. JAX-GM is part of an exciting $1.1 billion venture between the state of Connecticut and The Jackson Laboratory, an internationally-recognized research and educational institution with unparalleled genomic resources and research support services.

 

About the position: A computational postdoctoral research position is available in the Ouyang Lab at The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine. The Ouyang Lab develops statistical and computational methodologies for analyzing high-throughput omics data. Areas of interest include but are not limited to 3D genomics and transcriptomics, single-cell omics, and regulome dynamics in development and diseases. For more, visit the Ouyang Lab online.

 

Exceptional candidates will have the opportunity to apply for prestigious postdoctoral awards in The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine. Fellows will be joining The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine in Farmington, Connecticut.

 

Find out about the distinct advantages enjoyed by our Postdoctoral Associates here.

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • PhD training in computational biology, bioinformatics, statistics, computer science, applied mathematics, physics, engineering or a related quantitative area
  • Proven research experience and publication records in computational biology
  • Mastery of a statistical language (such as R) as well as a script language (such as Python)
  • Familiarity with Unix and computing in high-performance computer clusters
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work in a team 

 

 

In addition, JAX Postdoctoral Associates benefit from:

 

  • Research training and mentorship from award-winning faculty
  • Individualized career advising and a dedicated Postdoc Program Office
  • Superior scientific services and unparalleled mouse resources
  • A uniquely collaborative academic research environment
  • Guidance from JAX's Postdoctoral Training Committee to help you succeed
  • Professional skills workshops including JAX's holistic The Whole Scientist course
  • Free access to JAX’s world-renowned Courses & Conferences programs
  • Outstanding benefits and salary compensation above the NIH scale
  • Generous relocation assistance and free on-campus parking

 

 

MORE ABOUT JAX

 

JAX began in 1929 with a small group of scientists dedicated to the emerging field of genetics. We now have over 1700 scientists, technicians, and support staff, including over 50 Principle Investigators in five primary disease areas: cancer, reproductive biology, immunology, metabolic processes, and neuroscience. Our fundamental contributions to biomedical research include cancer genetics and establishing the mouse as the premier research animal model.

 

  • Uncover more of our historic milestones, including the 26 Nobel prizes associated with our research, resources, & education
  • Read our latest news & insights for a glimpse at how we’re impacting the future of biomedicine
  • Follow the progress we’re making on our quest to improve human health via our recent research highlights

 

 

EEO: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

 

Job Location
Farmington, Connecticut, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular

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Postdoc Computational genetics and systems biology

Date Posted:
5/16/2017

Jackson Labs

ME

Job Description

 

The Carter Lab (http://research.jax.org/faculty/greg_carter.html) at The Jackson Laboratory is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow in computational genetics and systems biology. Our group is developing novel computational methods to derive biological models from large-scale genomic data. The strategies we pursue involve combining statistical genetics concepts such as epistasis and pleiotropy to understand how many genetic and environmental factors combine to control disease-related processes in animal models and human studies. We are especially interested in dissecting the genetic complexity of autoimmune disease, neurodegeneration, and cancer.

 

 

 

The Jackson Laboratory (http://www.jax.org) in Bar Harbor, Maine, USA, is recognized internationally for its excellence in research, unparalleled mouse resources, outstanding training environment characterized by scientific collaboration and exceptional core services - all within a spectacular setting adjacent to Acadia National Park. The Jackson Laboratory was voted among the top 15 “Best Places to Work in Academia” in the United States in a poll conducted by The Scientist magazine.

 

Exceptional postdoctoral candidates will have the opportunity to apply to become a JAX Postdoctoral Scholar, a selective award addressing the national need for research scientists who are accomplished in the broadly defined fields of genetics and genomics. The award includes an independent research budget, travel funds, and a salary above standard postdoctoral scale.

 

Required Skills

Applicants for both positions must have a PhD (or equivalent degree) in quantitative biology or another quantitative discipline such as computer science, physics, or applied mathematics.

Required Experience

Experience in statistical genetics and gene expression analysis is strongly recommended, and applicants must have a commitment to solving biological problems and good communication skills. Expertise in scientific programming languages including R, C/C++, Ruby, Perl, or Java is recommended. Expertise in cancer genetics, immunology, or neurological disease is desired but not required.

Job LocationBar Harbor, Maine, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/RegularSalary50,000.00 - 70,000.00 USD

 


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Postdoctoral Fellow Systems genetics

Date Posted:
5/16/2017

Jackson Labs

ME

Job Description

A postdoctoral associate position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Elissa Chesler at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine to utilize systems genetics approaches to identify heritable effectors of behavior. The Chesler lab uses quantitative genetics, bioinformatics and behavioral science to understand and identify the biological basis for the relationships among behavioral traits with an emphasis on alcohol and substance use related traits. We develop and apply cross-species genomic data integration, advanced computing methods, and novel high-precision, high-diversity mouse populations to find genes associated with a constellation of behavioral disorders and other complex traits. In addition, Dr. Chesler leads the recently formed NIDA Research Center of Excellence P50 to bring together behavioral genetics experts from around the country to form the Center for Systems Neurogenetics of Addiction. Overall, the tools, techniques, and collaborations enable us to relate mouse behavior to specific aspects of human disorders, to test the validity of behavioral classification schemes, and to find genes and genetic variants that influence behavior. 

 

The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) offers a unique research and training environment characterized by multidisciplinary scientific collaboration, unparalleled mouse resources, outstanding core services, and is located adjacent to Acadia National Park in coastal Bar Harbor, Maine. Translational research collaborations in genomics-based, personalized medicine are fostered through our new JAX Genomic Medicine campus in Farmington, CT. In addition to lab-based training, JAX has developed a unique program for trainees to expand their professional skills in science communication, entrepreneurship, teaching, mentoring and laboratory management to best prepare postdocs for future career opportunities.

Required Skills

 

Associate must be able to plan, execute and analyze an independent research project, as well as exceptional verbal and written communication skills. Preference will be given to self-motivated and career oriented individuals.

 

 

 

Required Experience

A Ph.D. in biological, behavioral, computational, or related sciences is required, and a strong training background in quantitative analysis, genomics, and genetics is preferred.

Job LocationBar Harbor, Maine, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/RegularSalary40,000.00 - 60,000.00 USD

 


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Postdoc Computational genetics and systems biology

Date Posted:
5/16/2017

Jackson Labs

ME

Posdoctoral Assoc. in Computational Genetics and Systems Biology

Tracking Code
6441
Job Description

The Churchill Lab (http://churchill-lab.jax.org) at The Jackson Laboratory is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow in computational genetics and systems biology. Our group is developing novel computational methods for large-scale genomic data. Our approaches combine experimental design, and statistical modeling to establish causal relationships of genetic factors, RNA, and proteins on physiological traits in animal models. We are especially interested in metabolic diseases and aging.

 

 

 

The Jackson Laboratory (http://www.jax.org) in Bar Harbor, Maine, USA, is recognized internationally for its excellence in research, unparalleled mouse resources, outstanding training environment characterized by scientific collaboration and exceptional core services - all within a spectacular setting adjacent to Acadia National Park. The Jackson Laboratory was voted among the top 15 “Best Places to Work in Academia” in the United States in a poll conducted by The Scientist magazine.

 

Required Skills

Applicants must have a PhD in quantitative biology or another quantitative discipline such as computer science, physics, or applied mathematics. Experience in statistical genetics and gene expression analysis is strongly recommended. Applicants must have a commitment to solving biological problems and good communication skills. Expertise in scientific programming languages such as R or Python is recommended. 

Job Location
Bar Harbor, Maine, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular
Salary
50,000.00 - 70,000.00 USD

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Postdoctoral Fellow Systems Genetics of Gene Regulation

Date Posted:
5/16/2017

Jackson Labs

ME

Postdoctoral Associate - Systems Genetics of Gene Regulation

Tracking Code
6199
Job Description

 The Munger Lab at The Jackson Laboratory is seeking a Postdoctoral Associateto apply systems genetics and experimental approaches to dissect gene regulatory networks and elucidate their downstream effects on cell function, physiology, and disease (http://mungerlab.com). Projects in the lab exploit the abundant natural genetic variation in advanced mapping populations, along with the genome-wide resolution of next generation genomics technologies, to predict new models of gene regulation, discover novel genetic interactions, and identify causal drivers of disease phenotypes. Most projects in the lab involve computational analysis and prediction as well as experimental validation components.

 

The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) offers a unique research and training environment characterized by multidisciplinary scientific collaboration, unparalleled mouse resources, outstanding core services, and is located adjacent to Acadia National Park in coastal Maine. Translational research collaborations in genomics-based, personalized medicine are fostered through our new JAX Genomic Medicine campus in Farmington, CT. In addition to lab-based training, JAX has developed a unique program for trainees to expand their professional skills in science communication, entrepreneurship, teaching, mentoring and laboratory management to best prepare postdocs for future career opportunities.

 

Exceptional candidates will have the opportunity to apply to become a JAX Postdoctoral Scholar, a selective award addressing the national need for research scientists who are accomplished in the broadly defined fields of genetics and genomics. The award includes an independent research budget, travel funds, and a salary above standard postdoctoral scale.

 

Required Skills

Ability to plan, execute and analyze an independent research project as well as exceptional verbal and written communication skills. Preference given to self-motivated and career oriented individuals.

Required Experience

A Ph.D. in biological or related sciences is required, and a strong training background in genetics, molecular biology, and/or cell biology is preferred. Training in bioinformatics and experience working with large-scale genomic datasets is desired but not required. Talented candidates will be provided opportunities for training in bioinformatics and statistics.

Job Location
Bar Harbor, Maine, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular
Salary
50,000.00 - 70,000.00 USD

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Post Doctoral Fellow Systems Neuroscience of obesity and energy balance

Date Posted:
5/16/2017

Jackson Labs

ME

Postdoctoral Associate – Systems Neuroscience of Energy Balance and Obesity

Tracking Code
6194
Job Description

 

The O’Connell Lab at The Jackson Laboratory is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate in systems neuroscience of obesity and energy balance. Projects exploit genetically diverse mouse populations and environmental manipulations to investigate the impact of diet and body weight on the neural circuits that regulate appetite and energy expenditure. We use slice electrophysiology, in vivo Ca2+ imaging, and “-omics” approaches to identify factors that are involved in the CNS response to obesogenic environment at the molecular, cellular, and systems levels.

 

The Jackson Laboratory (http://www.jax.org) in Bar Harbor, Maine, USA, is recognized internationally for its excellence in research (e.g. The Nathan Shock Aging Center and Center for Novel Alzheimer’s Disease Models), unparalleled mouse resources, outstanding training environment characterized by scientific collaboration, and exceptional core services - all within a spectacular setting adjacent to Acadia National Park. Translational research collaborations in genomics-based, personalized medicine are fostered through our JAX Genomic Medicine campus in Farmington, CT. In addition to lab-based training, JAX has developed a unique program for trainees to expand their professional skills in science communication, entrepreneurship, teaching, mentoring and laboratory management to best prepare postdocs for future career opportunities.

 

Required Skills

Ability to plan, execute and analyze an independent research project as well as exceptional verbal and written communication skills. Preference given to self-motivated and career oriented individuals.

Required Experience

Required qualifications include a PhD or MD in Neuroscience or a related field and a commitment to solving biological problems. Expertise in scientific programming languages including R, C/C++, Ruby, Perl, or Java is recommended. Expertise in neurological disease is desired but not required.

 

Job Location
Bar Harbor, Maine, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular
Salary
50,000.00 - 70,000.00 USD
 

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Postdoctoral Fellow Epigenetics Cancer and Regenerative medicine

Date Posted:
5/16/2017

Jackson Labs

CT

Postdoctoral Associate - Cheng Lab

Tracking Code
6280
Job Description

Postdoctoral Associate

Dr. Albert Cheng, Principal Investigator

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About JAX-GM: Comprising 183,000 square feet of highly advanced, state-of-the-art laboratories and supporting facilities, the brand new JAX-GM conveniently sits midway between NYC and Boston in the heart of Connecticut. JAX-GM is part of an exciting $1.1 billion venture between the state of Connecticut and The Jackson Laboratory, an internationally-recognized research and educational institution with unparalleled genomic resources and research support services.

 

About the Cheng Lab: Dr. Albert Cheng’s lab (http://cheng.bio/) develops and applies technologies based on artificial DNA and RNA binding proteins to sense or induce sequence or epigenetic changes at target genomic loci or target RNA transcripts. Areas of focus include:

 

  • Improving precise genome editing
  • Developing novel approaches for epigenetic and transcript editing
  • Developing sensors for DNA and RNA
  • Developing imaging techniques for 3D structure of the genome
  • Developing experimental and computational toolkits for engineering artificial DNA and RNA binding proteins
  • Applying the above technologies to study the biology of cancer metastasis and cell differentiation, and exploring therapeutic applications of these technologies

 

One recent technology we developed is called “Casilio” (http://casil.io/) – a modular platform for artificial DNA binding enzymes for epigenome editing and chromatin imaging.

 

About the position: The Cheng Lab is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate to contribute to the development of genome and epigenome editing technologies, and their applications in cancer biology and regenerative medicine. The successful candidate will be innovative, self-motivated and a strong team player with great experimental and communication skills.

 

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Technology development for genome and epigenome editing and their applications in cancer biology and regenerative medicine
  • Lead projects and conduct experiments
  • May contribute to training of graduate students
  • Collaboration with other labs
  • Present works at conferences
  • Write manuscripts and contribute to grant writing

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

Required:

  • PhD degree
  • First-authored publications in peer reviewed journals with impact factor > 5
  • 4+ years of wet lab experience
  • Tissue culture
  • Familiarity with next-generation sequencing
  • Molecular cloning

 

Preferred:

  • hiPSC/hESC/mESC culture experience
  • Cancer cell lines experience
  • ChIP-seq
  • Western blot
  • Confocal microscopy, live cell microscopy, FISH/immunocytochemistry
  • CRISPR/Cas
  • Dry lab experience

 

 

In addition, JAX Postdoctoral Associates benefit from:

 

  • Research training and mentorship from award-winning faculty
  • Individualized career advising and a dedicated Postdoc Program Office
  • Superior scientific services and unparalleled mouse resources
  • A uniquely collaborative academic research environment
  • Guidance from JAX's Postdoctoral Training Committee to help you succeed
  • Professional skills workshops including JAX's holistic The Whole Scientist course
  • Free access to JAX’s world-renowned Courses & Conferences programs
  • Outstanding benefits and salary compensation above the NIH scale
  • Generous relocation assistance and free on-campus parking

 

 

MORE ABOUT JAX

 

JAX began in 1929 with a small group of scientists dedicated to the emerging field of genetics. We now have over 1,700 scientists, technicians, and support staff, including over 50 Principle Investigators in five primary disease areas: cancer, reproductive biology, immunology, metabolic processes and neuroscience. Our fundamental contributions to biomedical research include cancer genetics and establishing the mouse as the premier research animal model.

 

  • Uncover more of our historic milestones, including the 26 Nobel prizes associated with our research, resources, and education
  • Read our latest news & insights for a glimpse at how we’re impacting the future of biomedicine
  • Follow the progress we’re making on our quest to improve human health via our recent research highlights

 

 

EEO: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

 

Job Location
Farmington, Connecticut, United States
Position Type

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Postdoctoral Fellow Computational Genetics and Systems Biology

Date Posted:
5/16/2017

Jackson Labs

CT

Postdoctoral Associate - Carter Lab

Tracking Code
6325
Job Description

Postdoctoral Associate - Computational Genetics & Systems Biology

Dr. Gregory Carter, Principal Investigator

 

About The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine: Comprising 183,000 square feet of highly advanced, state-of-the-art laboratories and supporting facilities, JAX-GM is conveniently located midway between NYC and Boston, in the heart of Connecticut. JAX-GM is part of an exciting, internationally-recognized research and educational institution with unparalleled genomic resources and research support services.

 

About the position: We are seeking Postdoctoral candidates in computational genetics and systems biology to develop novel computational methods that derive biological models from large-scale genetic and genomics data. Successful candidates will join the laboratory of Dr. Greg Carter at the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine (JAX-GM) in Farmington, CT, which coordinates activities with Dr. Carter’s group at the Jackson Laboratory for Mammalian Genetics in Bar Harbor, ME.

 

The Carter Lab develops computational approaches to the genetics of complex diseases, with a particular focus on Alzheimer’s disease (AD) using both human and mouse genetic methodologies. As part of the IU/JAX Alzheimer’s Disease Precision Models Center, we integrate data from large-scale Alzheimer’s data resources (ADNI, ADSP, AMP-AD, etc) to prioritize candidate loci for genome editing in novel mouse models of AD. We then develop and apply methods to jointly analyze mouse and human phenotype data to understand AD pathology, identify potential disease biomarkers, and assess candidate therapies. Our goal is to combine the power of human and mouse genetics to accelerate the discovery of novel treatments for AD. Visit the Carter Lab online for more.

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • PhD in quantitative biology or a similar discipline such as computer science, physics, or applied mathematics
  • Strong background in computational biology and statistical approaches to genomics and genetics
  • Expertise in scientific programming languages such as R or MatLab
  • Commitment to solving biological problems and communicating those solutions

 

 

In addition, JAX Postdoctoral Associates benefit from:

 

  • Research training and mentorship from award-winning faculty
  • Individualized career advising and a dedicated Postdoc Program Office
  • Superior scientific services and unparalleled mouse resources
  • A uniquely collaborative academic research environment
  • Guidance from JAX's Postdoctoral Training Committee to help you succeed
  • Professional skills workshops including JAX's holistic The Whole Scientist course
  • Free access to JAX’s world-renowned Courses & Conferences programs
  • Outstanding benefits and salary compensation above the NIH scale
  • Generous relocation assistance and free on-campus parking

 

 

MORE ABOUT JAX

 

JAX began in 1929 with a small group of scientists dedicated to the emerging field of genetics. We now have over 1,700 scientists, technicians, and support staff, including over 50 Principle Investigators in five primary disease areas: cancer, reproductive biology, immunology, metabolic processes and neuroscience. Our fundamental contributions to biomedical research include cancer genetics and establishing the mouse as the premier research animal model.

 

  • Uncover more of our historic milestones, including the 26 Nobel prizes associated with our research, resources, and education
  • Read our latest news & insights for a glimpse at how we’re impacting the future of biomedicine
  • Follow the progress we’re making on our quest to improve human health via our recent research highlights

 

 

EEO: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Job Location
Farmington, Connecticut, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular
 

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Postdoctoral Fellow RNA Biology and Cancer Biology

Date Posted:
5/16/2017

Jackson Labs

CT

Postdoctoral Associate - Anczuków Lab

Tracking Code
6168
Job Description

 

Postdoctoral AssociateRNA Biology & Cancer Research

Dr. Olga Anczuków, Principal Investigator

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About JAX-GM: Comprising 183,000 square feet of highly advanced, state-of-the-art laboratories and supporting facilities, the brand new JAX-GM conveniently sits midway between NYC and Boston in the heart of Connecticut. JAX-GM is part of an exciting $1.1 billion venture between the state of Connecticut and The Jackson Laboratory, an internationally-recognized research and educational institution with unparalleled genomic resources and research support services.

 

About the position: We are looking for talented postdoctoral candidates interested in RNA biology and cancer research to join the lab of Dr. Olga Anczuków at JAX-GM. We investigate how misregulation of RNA splicing contributes to breast and ovarian cancer progression as well as drug resistance.

 

Our research uses large clinical datasets, 3D cell cultures, as well as patient-derived xenograft (PDX) models that recapitulate more closely the complexity and heterogeneity of the primary tumors. Our goals are (i) to uncover causal splicing alterations in metastatic and drug-resistant tumors; (ii) to define pathways that affect splicing regulation in normal and cancer cells, as well as during tissue development; and (iii) to identify splicing factors and splicing events which could be used as biomarkers to predict disease progression or drug-response, or as targets for RNA-based therapeutics. We are leveraging advances in next-generation RNA-sequencing to decipher the role of splicing alterations in cancer with the goal of developing novel therapeutic strategies for precision medicine.

 

For more, visit the Anczuków Lab online.

 

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Lead projects and conduct experiments
  • May contribute to training of graduate students
  • Collaborate with other labs
  • Present research at conferences
  • Write manuscripts and contribute to grant writing

 

 

REQUIRED SKILLS

 

  • Highly self-motivated
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to acquire new skills rapidly
  • Strong written and communication skills

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

Required

  • Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree
  • First-authored publication(s) in peer reviewed journals with impact factor > 4
  • Background in molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry and/or genomics
  • Research experience in cancer or/and RNA biology

 

Preferred

  • Research experience in computational biology
  • Research experience with next-generation sequencing
  • Research experience with mammalian cell culture

 

How to apply: Submit the following material as a single file with your online application:

  • Updated CV with education, research experience, publications list including impact factors and citations, and technical skills
  • Cover letter discussing your interest in this position and long-term career goals
  • Names and contact information for 3 professional references
  • Copy of the most relevant publication

 

 

In addition, JAX Postdoctoral Associates benefit from:

 

  • Research training and mentorship from award-winning faculty
  • Individualized career advising and a dedicated Postdoc Program Office
  • Superior scientific services and unparalleled mouse resources
  • A uniquely collaborative academic research environment
  • Guidance from JAX's Postdoctoral Training Committee to help you succeed
  • Professional skills workshops including JAX's holistic The Whole Scientist course
  • Free access to JAX’s world-renowned Courses & Conferences programs
  • Outstanding benefits and salary compensation above the NIH scale
  • Generous relocation assistance and free on-campus parking

 

 

MORE ABOUT JAX

 

JAX began in 1929 with a small group of scientists dedicated to the emerging field of genetics. We now have over 1700 scientists, technicians, and support staff, including over 50 Principle Investigators in five primary disease areas: cancer, reproductive biology, immunology, metabolic processes, and neuroscience. Our fundamental contributions to biomedical research include cancer genetics and establishing the mouse as the premier research animal model.

 

  • Uncover more of our historic milestones, including the 26 Nobel prizes associated with our research, resources, & education
  • Read our latest news & insights for a glimpse at how we’re impacting the future of biomedicine
  • Follow the progress we’re making on our quest to improve human health via our recent research highlights

 

 

EEO: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Job Location
Farmington, Connecticut, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular

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Postdoctoral Fellow 3D Chromatin Genomics

Date Posted:
5/16/2017

Jackson Labs

CT

Postdoctoral Associate – 3D Chromatin Genomics - Wei Lab

Tracking Code
5879
Job Description

 

Postdoctoral Associate3D Chromatin Genomics

JAX 4D Nucleome Center | Supervisor: Dr. Chia-Lin Wei

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About JAX-GM: Comprising 183,000 square feet of highly advanced, state-of-the-art laboratories and supporting facilities, the brand new JAX-GM conveniently sits midway between NYC and Boston in the heart of Connecticut. JAX-GM is part of an exciting $1.1 billion venture between the state of Connecticut and The Jackson Laboratory, an internationally-recognized research and educational institution with unparalleled genomic resources and research support services.

 

About the JAX 4D Nucleome Center: Investigators at the JAX 4D Nucleome Center at JAX-GM have pioneered technologies for the genome-wide profiling of chromatin interactions. Although the genome is typically thought of as a linear sequence, it is actually a dynamic three-dimensional structure. Gene loci and regulatory elements that are linearly distant—or even on separate chromosomes—may be brought in spatial proximity, and such interactions are of fundamental importance for understanding genome regulation. The ultimate goal of the JAX 4D Nucleome Center is to deliver a Nucleome Positioning System for the generation of complex chromatin interaction network maps in the context of 3D genome structures. Such maps will be used to monitor and reference the dynamics of individual genomic elements, providing context to better understand gene function and the effects of genetic variation on gene function. The scientific team is led by Yijun Ruan, Chia-Lin Wei, Jeff Chuang, and Duygu Ucar.

 

About the position: The JAX 4D Nucleome Center is seeking enthusiastic, highly-skilled computational and experimental postdocs to develop computational and genomic approaches for understanding 3D genome biology under the light of diverse genomic and genetic information. Working under the supervision of Principal Investigator Chia-Lin Wei, successful applicants to this position will be developing projects aligned with Dr. Wei’s research focus. For details about Dr. Wei’s areas of focus, visit her Faculty page.

 

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

The Center’s postdoctoral researchers will be generating and analyzing human chromatin interaction datasets in integration with other genomics and genetics datasets. We are seeking self-motivated, independent individuals who are interested in building their own career paths; however, postdoctoral fellows are expected to coordinate with and report to the PI responsible for the research areas addressed by their project.

 

The fellows will develop research projects in one or more areas of focus:

  • ?3D genome mapping and imaging technologies
  • Application of nano-engineering toward genomic methodologies
  • Computational modeling of 3D genome architectures
  • Building regulatory networks at multiple layers including gene expression, epigenetic, and chromatin data
  • Integrating regulatory interactions with genetic data
  • Mining and aligning chromatin interaction datasets in diverse human cell types
  • Functional perturbation of topological elements

 

 

REQUIRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

 

The JAX 4D Nucleome Center is interdisciplinary and collaborative, and preference will be given to individuals with experience working in such an environment.

 

For computational postdocs desired attributes include:

  • Familiarity with next generation sequencing data sets and pre-processing
  • PhD in a statistics/biostatistics or another computational field (CS, EE, Physics) with a strong foundation in statistics and data analyses
  • Excellent programming skills, preferentially with expertise in R and/or python and UNIX programming
  • Familiarity with network building, mining, alignment algorithms
  • Familiarity with bioinformatics resources, i.e., UCSC genome browser, NCBI

 

For experimental postdocs desired attributes include:

  • Strong problem-solving skills, creative thinking, and enthusiastic about science
  • Familiarity with next generation sequencing data sets and data generation
  • PhD in a genomics/genetics/biology or another relevant field
  • Excellent communication skills and fully fluent spoken and written English
  • Expertise in cellular and molecular biology techniques

 

 

In addition, JAX Postdoctoral Associates benefit from:

 

  • Research training and mentorship from award-winning faculty
  • Individualized career advising and a dedicated Postdoc Program Office
  • Superior scientific services and unparalleled mouse resources
  • A uniquely collaborative academic research environment
  • Guidance from JAX's Postdoctoral Training Committee to help you succeed
  • Professional skills workshops including JAX's holistic The Whole Scientist course
  • Free access to JAX’s world-renowned Courses & Conferences programs
  • Outstanding benefits and salary compensation above the NIH scale
  • Generous relocation assistance and free on-campus parking

 

 

MORE ABOUT JAX

 

JAX began in 1929 with a small group of scientists dedicated to the emerging field of genetics. We now have over 1700 scientists, technicians, and support staff, including over 50 Principle Investigators in five primary disease areas: cancer, reproductive biology, immunology, metabolic processes, and neuroscience. Our fundamental contributions to biomedical research include cancer genetics and establishing the mouse as the premier research animal model.

 

  • Uncover more of our historic milestones, including the 26 Nobel prizes associated with our research, resources, & education
  • Read our latest news & insights for a glimpse at how we’re impacting the future of biomedicine
  • Follow the progress we’re making on our quest to improve human health via our recent research highlights

 

 

EEO: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Job Location
Farmington, Connecticut, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular
 

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Postdoctoral Fellow Human Genomics

Date Posted:
5/16/2017

Jackson Labs

CT

Postdoctoral Associate - Lee Lab

Tracking Code
6378
Job Description

Postdoctoral Associate

 

 

About The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine: Comprising 183,000 square feet of highly advanced, state-of-the-art laboratories and supporting facilities, JAX-GM is conveniently located midway between NYC and Boston, in the heart of Connecticut. JAX-GM is part of an exciting, internationally-recognized research and educational institution with unparalleled genomic resources and research support services.

 

About the position: As a Postdoctoral Associate at The Jackson Laboratory, you will join a respected and growing scientific enterprise with eight decades of distinguished research in mammalian genetics and a promising future in genomic medicine. Your research will contribute to our important mission of discovering precise genomic solutions for disease and empowering the global biomedical community in our shared quest to improve human health.  

 

 

Our Postdoctoral Associates enjoy distinct advantages, including:

 

  • A uniquely collaborative environment that fosters interdisciplinary “team science” without departmental barriers
  • Unparalleled genomic resources and superior research support services
  • Close interaction with our award-winning faculty members
  • Partnerships with leading universities and medical centers
  • Numerous courses and conferences focused on genetics, genomics and biomedicine
  • Exceptional benefits, ample time off and other valuable programs
  • Working for an institution that has repeatedly been voted among the top 15 “Best Places to work in Academia” in the world by readers of The Scientist

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • PhD (or nearing completion of PhD degree)
  • Background in human genetics or genomics and disease research
  • Publications (1st author highly advantageous)

 

 

MORE ABOUT JAX

 

The Jackson Laboratory began in 1929 with a small group of scientists dedicated to the emerging field of genetics. We now have over 1,700 scientists, technicians, and support staff, including over 50 Principle Investigators in five primary disease areas: cancer, reproductive biology, immunology, metabolic processes and neuroscience. Our fundamental contributions to biomedical research include cancer genetics and establishing the mouse as the premier research animal model.

 

  • Uncover more of our historic milestones, including the 26 Nobel prizes associated with our research, resources, and education
  • Read our latest news & insights for a glimpse at how we’re impacting the future of biomedicine
  • Follow the progress we’re making on our quest to improve human health via our recent research highlights

 

 

EEO: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Job Location
Farmington, Connecticut, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular
 

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Postdoctoral Fellow Precision Genomics

Date Posted:
5/16/2017

Jackson Labs

CT

Postdoctoral Associate - Robinson Lab

Tracking Code
6214
Job Description

Postdoctoral Associate

 

About JAX-GM: Comprising 183,000 square feet of highly advanced, state-of-the-art laboratories and supporting facilities, the brand new JAX-GM conveniently sits midway between NYC and Boston in the heart of Connecticut. JAX-GM is part of an exciting $1.1 billion venture between the state of Connecticut and The Jackson Laboratory, an internationally-recognized research and educational institution with outstanding genomic resources and research support services.

 

About the position: As a Postdoctoral Associate at The Jackson Laboratory, you will join a respected and growing scientific enterprise with eight decades of distinguished research in mammalian genetics and a promising future in genomic medicine. Your research will contribute to our important mission of discovering precise genomic solutions for disease and empowering the global biomedical community in our shared quest to improve human health.  

 

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Algorithm development for genomics data including especially transcriptomics next-generation sequencing data generated by various platforms
  • Algorithm development for the integrative analysis of splicing and alternative splicing
  • Development of robust software to implement the algorithms including unit testing, versioning, sufficient documentation, and user manuals
  • Comparison of algorithm performance on biological datasets from JAX and other groups, participation in scientific projects within the Robinson group on relevant genomics topics
  • Presentation of results at scientific meetings and participation in manuscript and grant writing

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • PhD (or nearing completion of PhD degree)
  • Background in human genetics or genomics and disease research
  • Publications (1st author highly advantageous)
  • Skills in computer programming using compiled languages such as C/C++ or Java, and at least one scripting language such as Perl or Python. Experience with statistical software such as R would be considered an advantage.

 

 

In addition, JAX Postdoctoral Associates benefit from:

 

  • Research training and mentorship from award-winning faculty
  • Individualized career advising and a dedicated Postdoc Program Office
  • Superior scientific services and unparalleled mouse resources
  • A uniquely collaborative academic research environment
  • Guidance from JAX's Postdoctoral Training Committee to help you succeed
  • Professional skills workshops including JAX's holistic The Whole Scientist course
  • Free access to JAX’s world-renowned Courses & Conferences programs
  • Outstanding benefits and salary compensation above the NIH scale
  • Generous relocation assistance and free on-campus parking

 

 

MORE ABOUT JAX

 

JAX began in 1929 with a small group of scientists dedicated to the emerging field of genetics. We now have over 1,700 scientists, technicians, and support staff, including over 50 Principle Investigators in five primary disease areas: cancer, reproductive biology, immunology, metabolic processes and neuroscience. Our fundamental contributions to biomedical research include cancer genetics and establishing the mouse as the premier research animal model.

 

 

  • Uncover more of our historic milestones, including the 26 Nobel prizes associated with our research, resources, and education
  • Read our latest news & insights for a glimpse at how we’re impacting the future of biomedicine
  • Follow the progress we’re making on our quest to improve human health via our recent research highlights

 

EEO: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

 

 

Job Location
Farmington, Connecticut, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular
 

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Postdoctoral Fellow Stem Cell Biology and Cancer Epigenetics

Date Posted:
5/16/2017

Jackson Labs

ME

Postdoctoral Associate - Stem Cell Biology and Cancer Epigenetics

Tracking Code
4985
Job Description

An academic postdoctoral associate position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Jennifer Trowbridge to study epigenetic mechanisms governing hematopoietic stem cell lineage commitment, and how deregulation of epigenetic modifications leads to myeloproliferative disorders including leukemia (http://trowbridgelab.com).


The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) offers a unique research and training environment characterized by multidisciplinary scientific collaboration, unparalleled mouse resources, outstanding core services, and is located adjacent to Acadia National Park in coastal Maine. Translational research collaborations in genomics-based, personalized medicine are fostered through our new JAX Genomic Medicine campus in Farmington, CT. In addition to lab-based training, JAX has developed a unique program for trainees to expand their professional skills in science communication, entrepreneurship, teaching, mentoring and laboratory management to best prepare postdocs for future career opportunities.

Required Skills

Ability to plan, execute and analyze an independent research project as well as exceptional verbal and written communication skills. Preference given to self-motivated and career oriented individuals.

Required Experience

A Ph.D. in biological or related sciences is required, and a strong training background in molecular biology, cell biology and/or epigenetics is preferred.


Apply by submitting a cover letter describing past research accomplishments, research interests and career aspirations, a current CV, and the names of three references, as one PDF file.

 

 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

 

Job Location
Bar Harbor, Maine, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular
Salary
50,000.00 - 70,000.00 USD

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Postdoctoral Fellow Cell Polarity and Development of the Inner Ear

Date Posted:
5/16/2017

Jackson Labs

ME

Postdoctoral Associate – Cell Polarity and Development of the Inner Ear

Tracking Code
6256
Job Description

 

The Tarchini Lab at The Jackson Laboratory is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate to investigate cell polarity and morphogenesis in the inner ear. Our projects exploit mouse genetics, somatic gene transfer and organotypic culture to study the molecular mechanisms that polarize sensory hair cells during development (http://tarchini-lab.org). We are especially interested in dissecting how G protein signaling controls and coordinates two features essential for hearing and balance ability: 1) the striking alignment of hair cells along the epithelial plane (planar polarity), and 2) the staircase-like architecture of the motion-sensor compartment of hair cells, the stereocilia bundle.

 

 

The Jackson Laboratory (http://www.jax.org) in Bar Harbor, Maine, USA, is recognized internationally for its excellence in research (e.g. The Nathan Shock Aging Center and Center for Novel Alzheimer’s Disease Models), unparalleled mouse resources, outstanding training environment characterized by scientific collaboration, and exceptional core services - all within a spectacular setting adjacent to Acadia National Park. Translational research collaborations in genomics-based, personalized medicine are fostered through our JAX Genomic Medicine campus in Farmington, CT. In addition to lab-based training, JAX has developed a unique program for trainees to expand their professional skills in science communication, entrepreneurship, teaching, mentoring and laboratory management to best prepare postdocs for future career opportunities.

 

Required Skills

 

Ability to plan, execute and analyze an independent research project is essential, as well as exceptional verbal and written communication skills. Preference will be given to self-motivated and career oriented individuals.

 

Required Experience

Required qualifications include a recently obtained PhD or MD in Developmental or Cell Biology, Neuroscience or a related field, and a genuine commitment to solving biological problems. Expertise with inner ear Biology, mouse genetics and fine dissection is desired but not required. 

Job Location
Bar Harbor, Maine, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular
Salary
50,000.00 - 70,000.00 USD

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System Genetics Alzheimer's and Aging

Date Posted:
5/16/2017

Jackson Labs

ME

Postdoctoral Associate - Systems Genetics of Aging and Alzheimer's Disease

Tracking Code
6237
Job Description

 

The Kaczorowski Lab at The Jackson Laboratory is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate in systems genetics of aging and Alzheimer’s disease. Projects exploit genetically diverse mouse populations to identify and link novel risk and protective variants to molecular, cellular and circuit level mechanisms using state-of-the-art genomic sequencing, proteomics and in vivo electrophysiology in freely moving mice. We are especially interested in dissecting how genetic and environmental factors influence the onset and progression of disease, determine resilience, and translate to humans.

 

 

The Jackson Laboratory (http://www.jax.org) in Bar Harbor, Maine, USA, is recognized internationally for its excellence in research (e.g. The Nathan Shock Aging Center and Center for Novel Alzheimer’s Disease Models), unparalleled mouse resources, outstanding training environment characterized by scientific collaboration, and exceptional core services - all within a spectacular setting adjacent to Acadia National Park. Translational research collaborations in genomics-based, personalized medicine are fostered through our JAX Genomic Medicine campus in Farmington, CT. In addition to lab-based training, JAX has developed a unique program for trainees to expand their professional skills in science communication, entrepreneurship, teaching, mentoring and laboratory management to best prepare postdocs for future career opportunities.

 

 

Exceptional postdoctoral candidates will have the opportunity to apply to become a JAX Postdoctoral Scholar, a selective award addressing the national need for research scientists who are accomplished in the broadly defined fields of genetics and genomics. The award includes an independent research budget, travel funds, and a salary above standard postdoctoral scale.

 

Required Skills

Ability to plan, execute and analyze an independent research project as well as exceptional verbal and written communication skills. Preference given to self-motivated and career oriented individuals. 

Required Experience

 

Required qualifications include a PhD or MD in Neuroscience or a related field and a commitment to solving biological problems. Expertise in scientific programming languages including R, C/C++, Ruby, Perl, or Java is recommended. Expertise in neurological disease is desired but not required.

 

Job Location
Bar Harbor, Maine, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular
 

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Postdoctoral Fellow

Date Posted:
5/16/2017

Janssen

PA

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1106170514

Summary:

The scientist candidate will be responsible for studying mechanisms, pathways, and therapies associated with cancer immunology.

 

Job description:

We are seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Researcher to join our group at Janssen RND for 2 years. The candidate will join the Discovery Sciences Department research efforts in the characterization and development of therapeutics for the treatment of cancer. His/her responsibilities will include the design, execution and interpretation of studies for the validation and characterization of new targets and therapeutic agents.

He/she will be part of an extended team driving research on pre-clinical target identification/target validation and drug development in collaboration with our Oncology Discovery Department. He/she will explore mechanisms that enhance anti-tumor immunity and cause tumor cell killing, using primarily human and mouse tumor models and in vitro assays. Additionally, the candidate will explore underlying mechanisms of autoimmunity/immune tolerance, neo-antigen presentation, and regulation of immune activation (e.g. DCs, Tregs, T effector, T memory, and myeloid-derived suppressor cells).

 

The candidate will be responsible for isolating a variety of primary immune cell sub-types from human, rodent, and non-human primate products for in vitro and in vivo use in a BSL-2 environment. The ideal candidate will have a deep knowledge of flow cytometry, cell culture, and immune cell assays. Expertise in cell sorting, and retroviral/lentiviral infections is preferred.  Knowledge in cancer immunology or the biology of T cells/ myeloid cells in autoimmunity is strongly preferred.

 

The candidate will work with key partners to generate target identification and validation data using omics and functional genomics approaches combined with in vitro cell based and mouse models.  He/she will use gene editing tools such as CRISPR to investigate immune cell/target cell regulation and differentiation and to explore the impact of neo-antigens in disease.  The candidate will be responsible for authoring papers documenting the work and giving presentations at appropriate conferences. The scientist will effectively and frequently collaborate with colleagues in the oncology department as well as in the medicinal chemistry and antibody development groups as needed, as well as present scientific results to multidisciplinary teams.

 
 

Primary responsibilities (include, but are not limited to):

  • Demonstrate ability to design, perform and interpret complex in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo experiments
  • Proficiency in Flow Cytometry assays and immune cell isolation from whole blood or tissues and cell culture is required
  • Proficiency in cell biology assays that could include multi-parameter FACS, ELISAs, cell proliferation, cellular cytotoxicity, antigen immunogenicity   are desirable
  • Demonstrate the ability to analyze and present data in professional 'publication ready' format
  • Demonstrate the ability to work independently and manage multiple experiments simultaneously
  • Demonstrate the ability to contribute to various projects outside of his/her own, and collaborate with stakeholders from all relevant functions
  • Previous experience with IC50 determination, kinase assays, MesoScale, AlphaLISA, Luminex is desirable.
  • Keep up-to-date with the literature related to his/her field.
  • Demonstrate clear and professional verbal and written communication. The candidate must maintain written record of studies in the form of electronic records including notebooks, technical reports, summaries, and protocols. Once fully trained, the successful candidate will be able to work independently and manage time based on department priorities.


Qualifications
Qualifications:
  • Education: The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in cell biology, immunology or a related discipline.
 
  • Related Experience: Strong cell biology and assay development skills are required. Knowledge of flow cytometry, cell culture, and immune cell assays is required. Experience in cancer immunology or the biology of T cells/ myeloid cells in autoimmunity is strongly preferred. A good background in cancer biology is desirable.
 
  • Personal skills and Competencies:
    • Intellectually curious and well informed on the latest scientific advances in the field
    • Demonstrated creativity and novel approaches to solving scientific problems
    • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively with people, internally and externally
    • Detail-oriented, with excellent organizational and record-keeping skills
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Able to effectively present scientific data and concepts to international standards. 

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Science Policy Fellowship

Date Posted:
5/16/2017

National Center for Health Research

DC

National Center for Health Research FELLOWSHIPS
6-Month and 12-Month Fellowship Positions open at National Center for Health Research with Opportunity for Renewal or Advancement
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Senior Fellow: 
Terrific opportunity for someone with a PhD or MD or similar doctorate who recently completed their degree or post-doc or wants to move into the policy arena. We are seeking an experienced professional with expertise in quantitative research who can interpret and “translate” research findings into compelling and persuasive information for the public, policy makers, and potential funders. A doctorate in epidemiology/public health, medicine, psychology, or closely related field is required. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.  Grant-writing skills are a plus. $45,000-50,000/year plus benefits for full-time work for candidate with a doctorate or medical degree (must be at least 32 hours per week).
Apply now for a Fellowship beginning in May or June 2017.  Send a resume and cover letter to Amelia Murphy at aam@center4research.org. For more information about our Center, see www.center4research.org and www.stopcancerfund.org. For more information about our policy work, see the policy and media sections of those websites.  No calls please.
Fellow:  An MPH or ABD
An MPH or ABD in epidemiology/public health, psychology, or closely related field is required. Other skills as described above.  The starting salary is $35,000-40,000/year for a full-time position.
Learn first-hand about the Washington policy scene by gaining hands-on experience! We are a non-profit think tank that makes a difference in the lives of millions of adults and children. We work closely with the national and international media to get our message out to the public. We connect with policy makers and decision makers on a national level to change public policy. We work with independent researchers from around the country to bring fair, unbiased and non-corporate-funded information to the public about timely health issues such as the safety of medical products and treatments, dating violence, women’s health, affordable health care, and so much more.
The ideal candidate will be attentive to details, well-organized, dedicated to health issues, have excellent oral and written communication skills, and work well individually and as part of a team.  Preference will be given to candidates with the ability to critique quantitative research data on medical or public health issues and to explain it in an interesting way to a lay audience. This is a part-time (at least 32 hours/week) or full-time 6-month position, eligible for renewal or promotion after 6 months.  Our office is a few blocks from the White House.
We will fill this position asap, so do not apply if you are not available soon. To learn more about us, check out www.center4research.org and www.stopcancerfund.org. No calls please. Please send your resume and cover letter describing how your interests and expertise fits our work as soon as possible to info@center4research.org.  Include your available starting date and numbers of hours per week in your cover letter. Please note: this is not a telecommuting position.

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Tenure Track Faculty Neuroscience Initiative

Date Posted:
5/14/2017

CUNY

NY

The Neuroscience Initiative of the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center in Manhattan, NY, invites applications for full-time, tenure-track faculty members at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor rank.

We seek outstanding scientist with a strong record of publications and significant research accomplishments in the fields of: glial biology, glial-neuronal communication, brain metabolism, gut/brain communication, environmental effects on brain structure and brain metabolism and studies integrating Nanotechnology and Photonics with Neuroscience.

We also encourage candidates with a background in analysis of large data set, such as genome-wide distribution of Epigenomic marks (i.e. ChIP, ATAC-Seq, RNA Seq, DNA methylation), analysis of Microbiome data sets and integration with Metabolomic approaches, to apply. Experience with Network Analysis and Large data integration applied to biological questions is required.

We encourage application from candidates with a collaborative spirit and passion for education, proposing innovative ideas and interdisciplinary approaches, with a demonstrated use of a wide range of experimental and computational approaches to tackle fundamental questions in neurobiology.

Candidates for Assistant Professor positions are expected to have advanced degrees (Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent) in any area of biology, neuroscience or computation plus at least 3 years of postdoctoral research experience in the indicated fields of research.  At Associate and Full Professor level, faculty ranks will be determined based on: overall qualifications, scholar contributions (as per publications and funding record) and demonstrated commitment to conducting high-level scientific research adopting interdisciplinary approaches.  Individuals considered for these positions are expected to serve a major role in shaping an outstanding research mission at the ASRC, while fulfilling the educational mission of the New York City Public University System at CUNY.

Opened in Fall 2014, the 200,000 ft2 CUNY ASRC offers a highly interactive and collaborative environment that integrates five disciplines: Neuroscience, Photonics, Structural Biology, Nanoscience and Environmental Sciences.  Combining world-class experts in these areas with state-of-the-art instrumentation both in the building and within the New York City area, the ASRC offers a unique opportunity for new research programs to flourish and bridge conceptual gaps among traditionally disparate scientific areas.

Applicants should electronically submit 1) a curriculum vitae, 2) a 1-2 page cover letter summarizing research accomplishments and views on interdisciplinary research and 3) a brief (3 page max) description of proposed research. The names and contact information of 3 references should be listed on the application. Please submit all the material to the Neuroscience Initiative Search Committee c/o Kevin Wang, at Academic Jobs Onlinehttps://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9095, Job# 9095.  The first review of the applications is expected to be completed by August 31, 2017, but the search will remain open until all the available positions are filled.


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Senior Scientist HLA immunopeptidomics LC-MS

Date Posted:
5/14/2017

Pfizer

MA

We are seeking a Senior Scientist to develop and apply advanced mass spectrometry techniques to measure HLA-associated peptidomes. The position is integrated into a multidisciplinary group dedicated to understanding and predicting the immunogenicity of protein-based therapeutics. The successful candidate will closely work together with cellular biologists and quantitative protein mass spectrometrists to establish the utility of a dendritic cell mass spectrometry (DC-MS) assay. This assay detects peptides from therapeutic proteins that are processed and presented on MHC (major histocompatibility complex) class II by dendritic cells for helper CD4+ T cell recognition. In addition to MHCII immunoaffinity isolation and mass spectrometry analysis of isolated peptides, this position requires expertise in relevant bioinformatics solutions to mine the data for confident identification of peptide presentation. Alongside the application of the tool to our protein therapeutics portfolio, the candidate in this position will work to further refine the technique. The Senior Scientist will join at the interface of predictive immunogenicity sciences and leading protein mass spectrometry to become a key contributor to our efforts to rationally design low immunogenicity biomolecules.



Responsibilities

*Responsible for the set-up, advancement and application of the dendritic cells mass spectrometry (DC-MS) assay with particular focus on MHCII immunoaffinity procedures, high resolution LC-MS/MS analysis and bioinformatics.

*As a strong collaborator develop deep partnerships with Immunogenicity Scientists working on cell preparation or assessing immunogenicity project risks as well as other LCMS team members.

*Participate and lead in technology development and implementation by exploring advancement to the DC-MS workflow.

*Participate in all phases of mass spectrometry laboratory operations including technology evaluations, the development of sample preparation and separation methods, data analysis, interpretation, reporting and follow up discussions with the project teams on utilizing the data in appropriate decision making.

*Ensure all tasks and responsibilities are carried out according to scientific and ethical standards e.g. responsible for eWorkbook record keeping.

*Publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and external / internal presentations are expected.

Requirements

Qualifications

*Qualified applicants hold a Ph.D. ideally plus several years of post-doctoral experience or related degree with equivalent years of experience.

 

*Expertise in development and implementation of mass spectrometry based immunopeptidomics methods.

*Expertise in mass spectrometry based proteomics.

*Experience and knowledge in operation of QExactive mass spectrometers and associated control and data analysis software systems.

*Knowledge and application of complex sample preparation methodologies as applied to quantitative protein mass spectrometry workflows techniques including immuno-analytical techniques.

*Good understanding of protein biochemistry. PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS As appropriate for lab based role. NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS

*Lab based position requiring to perform all typical laboratory related activities

*Based in Andover

*Occasional travel to Cambridge (Kendall Square) is required, depending on project needs

 


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Image Analysis Scientist

Date Posted:
5/14/2017

Advanced Cell Diagnostics

CA

Advanced Cell Diagnostics, Inc. (ACD) is a leader in the field of molecular pathology and tissue-based diagnostics. Our core RNAscope® technology is the world’s first multiplex fluorescent and chromogenic insitu hybridization platform capable of detecting and quantifying RNA biomarkers in situ at single molecule sensitivity. RNAscope® is an ideal platform for developing the next generation of tissue-based companion diagnostics. We are committed to continued innovation to bridge the gap between basic research and clinical medicine to fulfill the promise of personalized medicine.

RNAscope RNA ISH assays generate high quality microscopic images of RNA expression and localization with detailed morphological context, enabling integrative analysis of quantitative biomarker expression and morphological features at single cell resolution.  We are looking for a highly motivated and creative scientist with a background in biological image analysis software to join our R&D team. You will be responsible for developing software solutions customized for extracting and interpreting data from RNAscope-generated images.

Duties and Responsibilities

•Research and evaluate image analysis software and algorithms
•Perform image analysis using software algorithms
•Collaborate with third party image analysis software developers
•Develop custom software  solutions for detecting and quantifying signals in RNAscope images
•Validate and transfer software solutions to Pharma Service Assays (PAS) group
•Train and support PAS for optimal use of software solutions for client projects

Requirements


•PhD or MS or BS in biological sciences, biomedical engineering, computational biology, bioinformatics or a related field
•Experience in image-based data analysis using image analysis software
•Knowledge of image analysis algorithms  and software
•Programming experience in C, C++, Java, MATLAB, R or scripting languages a plus
•Experience in immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, or in situ hybridization a plus
•Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
•Strong written and verbal communication skills


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Contract Specialist - Temporary

Date Posted:
5/14/2017

Vertex

CA

Vertex Pharmaceuticals is looking for a Temporary Contract Specialist to join our Research Contracts and Collaborations group in San Diego. The Temporary Contract Specialist will be responsible for the completion of Confidential Disclosure, Consulting, Material Transfer and other agreements associated with Vertex's external global research efforts. This individual will participate in the generation of the agreements using legal templates, negotiate terms and conditions with for-profit and non-profit groups (academic laboratories, university technology transfer offices, CROs, etc.), produce progress reports and coordinate final execution of the agreements. The Temporary Contract Specialist will work closely with the Legal department, the Accounting/Finance Department, the Research Contracts and Collaborations group and the Vertex research community. This position may be required to work under tight timelines.

Day to day duties include:

  • Drafting and negotiation of various agreements using legal templates
  • Interfacing internally and externally with various parties to negotiate and finalize agreements
  • Keep track of terms and issues of agreements
  • Entering agreements and associated data into a contracts database and financial management system, with careful attention to tracking the progress of in-progress agreements
  • Keep updated files and prepare reports as required

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a major in the life sciences, chemistry, or pharmaceutical sciences.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong negotiation and organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Proficient with standard office software applications (MS Excel/Word/PowerPoint)
  • Ability to work well independently and with others
  • Effective cross-disciplinary communication skills and an eagerness to creatively engage the Vertex legal team, scientists, and business leaders to fully understand complex issues and craft innovative solutions
  • The intellectual curiosity and drive to offer comprehensive solutions to the team, consisting of Scientists, Finance and Legal representatives, etc., to ensure the successful organization of our research agreements
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a fast paced environment

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience in academic technology transfer offices or pharmaceutical/biotech companies are preferred
  • Contracts management experience highly desirable
  • Experience working with external groups towards a goal where timeliness are met or exceeded on a regular basis

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Associate Licensing and Business Development

Date Posted:
5/14/2017

Wistar Institution

PA

The Wistar Institute is seeking a Licensing and Business Development Associate to proactively build and expand Wistar relationships with industry, non-profit, and other academic partners to enhance the value of Wistar intellectual property assets and increase research funding support.

 

This hire will work closely with all Wistar research investigators to provide the highest quality of customer-service and consulting services oriented around intellectual property protection, technology development, licensing, sponsored research, and securing alternative sources of research funding support. Additionally, the Licensing and Business Development Associate will identify projects of commercial interest, facilitate the establishment of research collaborations with industry, and negotiate licenses for intellectual property with established and startup companies.

 

Education: Ph.D. /M.D. in a biomedical science preferred.

 

Experience: 1-2 years related experience in university-industry technology transfer is preferred. Exceptional customer-service skills are needed, along with experience managing a large, diverse set of tasks and projects. Excellent time management and prioritization skills also required. Candidate must be a proactive, independent self-starter with strong work ethic. Team player who embraces quality and accurate work product. Strong attention to details, follow-through and closing.

 

The Wistar Institute is located in the University City area of Philadelphia, in the heart of the University of Pennsylvania Campus. Wistar provides resources to its faculty and staff that enable them to conduct cutting edge collaborative research and provides for outstanding intellectual environments and state-of-the-art facilities. Research discoveries conducted at Wistar have led to the development of vaccines; the identification of genes associated with cancers; and the development of many other significant research technologies and tools.


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Scientist Therapeutic Antibody Discovery

Date Posted:
5/14/2017

Amgen

INT

Amgen is a leading global biotechnology company, with a mission to serve patients around the world. As a science-based, patient-focused organization, we discover and develop innovative therapies to treat serious illnesses. Our medicines have made a dramatic difference in the lives of millions.

Amgen British Columbia, located in Metro Vancouver, Canada, is a research center of excellence focused primarily on the use of XenoMouse® technology for the discovery of fully human therapeutic monoclonal antibodies. This team is seeking a highly motivated and experienced researcher to help us advance our therapeutic antibody discovery efforts.

The incumbent will complement an innovative group with a strong track record of success in pioneering novel antibody-based therapeutics to treat grievous illnesses. The role will be laboratory-based, supporting multiple diverse therapeutic discovery programs, in addition, to bringing forward crucial new concepts and techniques to identify therapeutic candidates with extreme functional design goals.

An essential part of this role is a demonstrated competency with in vitro selection technologies such as Phage display, Yeast display or Mammalian display with fundamental scientific strengths in protein biochemistry, molecular biology and cell biology.  This role will also be involved in assay development and design, scientific analysis, problem solving and creativity.

Canadian and international applicants will be considered.

 

Requirements

Basic Qualifications

 

PhD in a scientific discipline
OR
Master's degree in a scientific discipline and 4 years of scientific experience
OR
Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline and 6 years of scientific experience

2 years' experience in one or more antibody discovery technologies (e.g. hybridoma, phage display, B cell recovery (SLAM), nanoscale screening, gel microdrop, NGS, etc.)
Assay development supporting large molecule screening

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of FACS based binding assays and analysis
  • 3+ years' relevant post-doctoral research or equivalent industry experience in therapeutic antibody discovery field.
  • Proficiency in screening characterization platforms; Biacore, ForteBio, etc.
  • Large molecule discovery and development experience
  • Demonstrated Group management/leadership experience
  • Experience in a working environment requiring strong inter-personal and communication skills across a broad range of audiences including senior scientists and leaders throughout an organization
  • A consistent record of scientific achievement including innovation, collaboration and publication.
  • Experience in a role requiring strong problem solving and scientific skills
  • IP creation

Amgen endeavors to make its recruitment process accessible to any and all users. Reasonable accommodations will be provided, upon request, to applicants with disabilities in order to facilitate equal opportunity throughout the recruitment and selection process. Please contact to make a request and ensure you include the requisition number.

Reasonable accommodations are available, upon request, to facilitate the equal participation of candidates with disabilities, should you be selected for an interview.


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Scientist Protein Engineering

Date Posted:
5/14/2017

Zymeworks

INT

Job Description

-Performs research and feasibility studies into proposed protein-engineering projects.
-Designs expression constructs for antibody and protein production.
-Plans and develops purification and assay protocols.
-Participates in the development of plans, schedules and costs of assigned projects/programs.
-Liaises with laboratory personnel and CRO staff to follow-up on the protein expression and screening for biophysical and bioactivity of the engineered molecules.
-Prepares reports on assigned projects for internal and external use, makes presentations to team and contributes to technical journals.
-Participates in the preparation of patents and publications.
-Checks, organizes, analyzes and reports data produced. Prepares reports, documents and dossiers.
-Liaises with laboratory personnel and CRO staff to follow-up on the protein expression and screening for biophysical and bioactivity of the engineered molecules.
-Fosters effective and collaborative working relationships with fellow employees, management and external partners.

Requirements

-PhD in a scientific discipline (Biochemistry, Immunology, Molecular or Cellular Biology or related field), and a minimum of 2 to 5 years’ related experience (may include post-doctoral experience) or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
-Proven interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively as a member of a cross-functional team. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
-Experience in protein expression, purification, biochemical and bioactivity characterization using techniques such as ELISA, SPR, FACS, etc.
-Experience in a least some important biophysical characterization techniques such as UPLC/SEC, DSC/DSF, AUC, DLS, LC-MS, etc.
-Understanding of protein chemistry and experience in rational protein design and engineering.
-Experience with molecular model building, simulation and visualizing packages (AMBER, CCP4, COOT, etc.)
-Meticulous organization, record keeping and reporting.
-Good analytical and problem solving skills, incorporating integrity in all decision making.
-Ability to manage concurrent deliverables and work effectively in a challenging, milestone-driven environment.
-Effective oral and technical/scientific writing skills. -Previous experience presenting scientific data to internal audiences.

Why Work for Us?

Zymeworks’ employees are passionate, engaged and extremely motivated to succeed. We are excited by the cutting-edge science and technology, the endless possibilities this union holds and the sheer opportunity to be a part of something big. To learn more about Zymeworks Inc. and our current openings, please visit our website at www.zymeworks.com.


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Post Doctoral Fellow Cell Based Assays

Date Posted:
5/14/2017

Turnstone Biologics

INT

Based in Ottawa, Turnstone Biologics (www.turnstonebio.com) have a number of exciting new Post-Doctoral Fellowship (PDF) opportunities.  The PDF’s will be responsible for design, execution and analysis of basic research projects that will support advancement of current and future Turnstone Biologics programs.  We are seeking highly motivated, independent individuals who are able to work in the collaborative environment of a small biotech company.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

•   Ability to multi-task and conduct multiple large experiments concurrently
•   Ensure research studies are completed at a high quality in the determined timeframe
•   Exquisite attention to detail demonstrated through extensive recording in laboratory notebooks
•   Report generation on all completed studies
•   Assist with regulatory document submission preparation as required
•   Other assigned duties and responsibilities as required.

Requirements

•   Recent PhD degree required in Immunology, Virology, Molecular Biology or related field
•   Preferably less than 5 years of previous post-doctoral training
•   Experience in: recombinant DNA cloning is considered an asset; cell based assays (microscopy, robotics, and/or automation experience); QA/QC validation; GMP/GLP procedures
•   Excellent written, oral and presentation communication skills
•   Strong ability to work closely with all disciplines within a small company, displaying innovative thinking, motivation and accountability
•   Ability to travel as required.


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Bioreactor Scientist

Date Posted:
5/14/2017

Duke

NC

The Duke Human Vaccine Institute (DHVI) and the Duke Center for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology & Immunogen Discovery (CHAVI-ID), under the direction of Dr. Barton Haynes, providing national and international leadership in the fight against major infectious diseases, is currently recruiting for a highly motivated individual to join our GMP Process Development 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. We are a team of highly interactive investigators that have expertise in mucosal and systemic virology, immunology, molecular biology, microbiology and animal models.

The Bioreactor Scientist will work as part of the team to develop and optimize cell culture conditions to support GMP manufacturing of potential vaccine candidates. This role will conduct and document laboratory experiments focused on optimization of cell culture conditions for the production of recombinant vaccine candidates and the execution of GMP manufacturing lots in the DHVI production facility. Responsibilities will include experimental design, troubleshooting, analysis, maintenance of CHO cell cultures, preparation and operation of bioreactors, and will work closely with the down-stream processing team in supporting optimization of methods during process development by providing key analytical information regarding the quality of the potential vaccine product.
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The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, engineering or other related scientific discipline. A related Masters or PhD is a plus. The ideal candidate will have experience with cell culture/fermentation process development and experience in operation of bioreactors.

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Postdoctoral Fellow Vaccine Research

Date Posted:
5/14/2017

Duke

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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Science Program Officer

Date Posted:
5/14/2017

Kavli Foundation

CA

Position Description:
About the Foundation

The Kavli Foundation is excited to announce their relocation to Los Angeles/Playa Vista area! Both newly created and existing positions and opportunities are available. The Kavli Foundation is dedicated to advancing science for the benefit of humanity, promoting public understanding of scientific research, and supporting scientists and their work.

The Foundation supports a community of excellence in neuroscience, nanoscience, astrophysics, and theoretical physics through prodigious Kavli Institutes, groundbreaking meetings and initiatives, prestigious million-dollar Kavli Prizes and supporting science communications and public engagement.

About the Job
The Kavli Foundation seeks a Science Program Officer. Reporting to the Executive Vice President of Science Programs, the Science Program Officer will partner with the President of the Foundation and Executive Vice President of Science Programs in monitoring, developing, and implementing the Foundation's scientific programs. These programs include the Kavli Institutes in Science, the Kavli Frontiers of Science (a joint program with the U.S. National Academy of Sciences), Kavli Futures Symposia, Kavli Foundation programs with scientific societies, and other science-related activities of the Foundation. The successful candidate should bring to the position: scientific expertise in the life sciences as well as interest in the Foundation's other sciences, the ability to gather and analyze information relevant to the Foundation's science programs, the ability to evaluate programmatic processes and challenges, the ability to develop and implement newly designed programs and to monitor programs in a timely manner. The Science Program Officer will be an integral part of a small staff that operates its programs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Planning strategic future directions for Science Programs
Working closely with the Executive Vice President of Science Programs, the successful candidate will develop future scientific programmatic directions.

Interacting, monitoring and evaluating selected Kavli Science Programs
The Science Program Officer will interact frequently with scientists from the Kavli Institutes and other Kavli scientific programs, and will periodically make visits to the science program sites. Such visits are to evaluate the particular program's scientific accomplishments, identify any current issues, and learn of plans for the future. The Science Program Officer will conduct intensive data gathering, prepare write-ups about programs of the Foundation and be responsible for project coordination within science programs.

Gathering and analyzing information needed to evaluate current Kavli Institute programs
To accurately understand the success of the Kavli Institutes, the Foundation needs to gather and analyze information about the range of institute organizations, members, and on-going programs.

Activities of the Science Program Officer will include:

  • surveying relevant literature using scientific knowledge
  • conducting interviews with many members of the Institute to understand its programs in detail
  • participating in conferences, conference calls, and other events where relevant information is presented
  • drafting written materials including detailed reports of information gathered

Should the Foundation consider establishing additional Kavli Institutes, the successful candidate will gather and analyze relevant information

Activities of the Science Program Officer will include:

  • identifying a pool of institutions that might become the home of a new Kavli Institute
  • gathering information needed to vet a candidate institution once that institution has become a serious candidate for a Kavli Institute
  • preparing a precise summary of information gathered

Organizing, or helping to organize, scientific conferences

Perform special studies/projects as requested by the President and the Executive Vice President of Science Programs

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Life Sciences with minimum ten years of experience beyond Ph.D. Knowledge in the life sciences will be very helpful. A specialty in neuroscience is highly desirable
  • Experience and understanding of academic organizational structures and decision making processes
  • Familiarity with funding opportunities relating to higher education in science
  • Strong oral and written skills
  • Ability to synthesize and analyze information
  • Intrinsic curiosity about science is vital
  • Conduct surveys to generate data on science programs as needed
  • Ability to work as a member of teams consisting of both internal and external stakeholders
  • Skill at handling multiple tasks
  • Ability to convene, facilitate, and develop trusted relationships among the Foundation's stakeholders
  • Willingness to travel in conjunction with job responsibility; minimum 20% travel.

To Apply:
http://www.kavlifoundation.org/jobs or https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=kavli&ccId=19000101_000001&type=JS&lang=en_US


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Rita Allen Fellowship for Science Communication

Date Posted:
5/14/2017

Rita Allen Foundation

MA

Position Description:
The Rita Allen Foundation and WGBH Boston are pleased to announce the Rita Allen Fellowship for Science Communication. This new program will provide a year's support for one fellow to study the field of science media, experiment with successful media formats and work to expand science literacy in the general public. The fellow will embed at WGBH, one of the pre-eminent science media producers in the US and home to the flagship public media science series NOVA.
The goal of the Rita Allen Fellowship is to identify ways to expand how and to whom science news and information are communicated. It also aims to discover new information by experimenting with best practices that will provide all science media producers with tools to reach new audiences more effectively.
Elizabeth Christopherson, President of the Rita Allen Foundation, says, "The Rita Allen Fellowship for Science Communication will explore the state of science journalism today and propose new and innovative approaches for improving popular understanding of science." She calls science literacy "a cornerstone of our democracy."

About the Fellowship:

The Rita Allen fellow will investigate, first hand, the state of science communication in popular media, examining audiences, approaches and formats. As examples, the fellow might look to answer these questions:

  • What audiences should be targeted in science communication efforts to create greatest short-term and long-term impact?
  • What new content approaches are most effective for engagement and for improving science literacy among specific audience sub-groups or general audiences?
  • Which formats have the best potential for engagement, again thinking of target audiences as well as broad public audiences?

The research will include looking at trends and technologies, and also at how people are finding their own ways to make science media. Details of the fellow's research will be finalized based on the fellow's interest and skills, with the input and collaboration of the Fellowship staff at WGBH.
As the fellow develops and answers the research questions, he/she will also have the opportunity to share this new knowledge with the public. The fellow will report out quarterly on findings to both the Fellowship program and the public via WGBH science media outlets (such as NOVA, the NOVA Next blog, radio programs like PRI's The World, and online and social media platforms), as well as other distribution channels outside of WGBH.
The Fellow will receive a stipend of $82,000 plus benefits, for the year. He/she will live in or move to the Boston area and have office space at WGBH's studios

To Apply:
More information about the Rita Allen Fellowship for Science Communication please contact program coordinator Judith Vecchione.
To apply, click here.

Application Deadline: June 30th 2017


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Staff Scientist Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Date Posted:
5/14/2017

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 Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) research within its Intramural Research Program (IRP) located in Baltimore, Maryland. The goal of this search is to identify a candidate who will enhance this collaborative environment between the Office of the Clinical Director (OCD) and the Neuroimaging Research Branch (NRB).

We are seeking a candidate who is committed to scientific excellence, and understands the intellectual benefits of collaborative research to conduct state-of-art research on fundamental mechanisms that underlie drug addiction and to develop strategies for the treatment of the disorder. Applicants must hold an MD, PhD or equivalent degree. Criteria for selection include advanced training in neuroimaging technologies (including TMS, functional MRI, structural MRI, magnetic resonance spectroscopy, EEG etc.) and substantial experience in conducting research on neuroimaging of drug addiction and treatment in both treatment seeking and active drug users. A proven track record of scientific excellence based on postdoctoral experience and publications is required.

The selected candidate will carry out the research within the Neuroimaging Research Branch in collaboration with the Office of the Clinical Director (OCD), and will be responsible for setting up research protocols, conducting experiments on human participants, assisting with the supervision of new trainees (post-doctoral, pre-doctoral and post-bachelor fellows), as well as collaborating with other intramural and extramural research groups. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

To Apply:
The position is open to both U.S. and non-U.S. citizens. 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: Dr. Elliot Stein, Senior Investigator, atestein@nih.gov

Review of applications will begin in early- to mid-June, and continue until the position is filled


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Program Manager, Graduate School Biomedical Sciences

Date Posted:
5/14/2017

Sanford Burnham Institute

CA

Position Description:
An exciting opportunity is available for a Program Manager to join the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute to help foster the next generation of outstanding biomedical scientists. This new position is a unique opportunity to conceive and develop new programs that will sustain the Institute's education and training legacy and contribute to the success and reputation of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
With a current steady state of 30 Ph.D. students, the Program Manager will be an integral member of the Graduate School team. The Program Manager will serve in a key role to establish our approach to ensure future sustainability, create an outreach strategy to support long-term goals and develop resources to support the recruitment and retention of current and future graduate school students. This position will report to the Director of the Office of Education, Training and International Services and work closely with the Dean of the Graduate School.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Student Retention and Program Sustainability

  • Identifies funding opportunities and authors grant applications and technical reports to foundations and other funding sources to support programs and program activities, including outreach and pipeline programs
  • Develops and maintains funding resource database with fellowship/funding opportunities for graduate students
  • Identifies and communicates opportunities to both faculty and students
  • Builds and maintains relationships with local biotech/pharma companies and identifies potential internship opportunities for grad students
  • Leads collaborative partnerships with the Philanthropy department and provides program information as needed to support fundraising efforts towards program sustainability

Recruitment

  • Develops and implements recruiting strategy:
  1. Identifies and attends appropriate recruiting fairs/activities
  2. Manages prospective student prospect lists
  3. Maintains communication and builds relationships with prospective students
  4. Supports student recruitment, new student selection process, and onboarding of new students

Communication and Outreach

  • Develops and manages outreach programs to support goals:
  1. Cultivates pipeline programs including summer science programs and grant-funded pipeline programs, with a focus on underrepresented minority populations
  2. Establishes alumni engagement strategy and identifies opportunities to provide alumni with educational and career development resources
  3. Identifies additional opportunities for engaging populations that align with GSBS strategy
  • Leads collaborative partnerships with the Communications department and provides graduate student and graduate program information as needed to support development of outreach/recruiting materials
  • Develops content for and maintains the internal and external GSBS webpages to meet established goals related to alumni, recruitment, sustainability, and accreditation
  • Manages social media presence to meet established goals related to alumni, recruitment, and sustainability
  • Maintains alumni database of SBP graduate students
  • Participates in OETIS programs and events as assigned

Ideal Candidate:
The ideal candidate will bring a strategic approach to developing programs and contribute novel ideas to lay the groundwork in developing a multi-year approach. As a self-starter, this individual will have strong project management skills, able to see both the big picture and understand the details and will have demonstrated ability of overcoming obstacles to achieve results.
We seek an individual who is a strong collaborator and communicator who is comfortable promoting the benefits of graduate education to students, faculty and other internal and external partners. Our ideal candidate will be a strong writer, and preference will be given to those that have experience developing marketing or recruitment materials and strategies as well as those who have experience managing the social media presence of a program or department. The preferred candidate will have experience communicating the importance of science and the value of STEM education and educational programs to both scientific and non-scientific audiences.
Individuals who understand the unique issues faced by underrepresented minority and international populations are highly desired. An individual with knowledge of how biomedical research education programs are funded would also be preferred.

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in the biomedical sciences, education, or another relevant discipline required; Master's degree preferred
  • Minimum three years of experience working in higher education; A PhD in a STEM discipline may be accepted in lieu of experience
  • Experience working with and developing programs for high school and/or undergraduate students
  • Experience writing grants and/or funding proposals
  • Experience working with various levels of higher education departments/programs, including deans, faculty, administration, students
  • Experience working with biomedical/STEM-related programs, specifically for pipeline development towards PhD attainment, is preferred

To Apply:
For more information and to apply online please visit https://www.sbpdiscovery.org/about/careers?jobID=219254 and include a cover letter with your resume.


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Program Director

Date Posted:
5/14/2017

Pacific Northwest Research Institute

WA

Position Description:
The Pacific Northwest Research Institute (PNRI) has identified a promising technology for treating fungal infections and is actively pursuing funding to advance its development towards commercialization through a grant from the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). The successful candidate will develop a pre-proposal, and, if invited, a full research project proposal on a contract basis. If the project is subsequently funded, the candidate will transition to become the Program Director, leading and managing the project to success.

The initial award for the project is for four (4) years. It is anticipated that the Program Director will establish a virtual project team, achieving project goals by establishing relationships with academic, independent research institute, and for-profit collaborators. PNRI will sponsor the project and provide the administrative infrastructure.

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in a life sciences discipline required.
  • Experience managing large-scale, milestone-driven research projects required.
  • Demonstrated success in identifying and establishing collaborative partnerships required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of preclinical drug development requirements required.
  • Experience in antifungal drug development, including in vitro and in vivo experimental design and execution for a variety of indications and routes of administration, required.
  • Understanding of U.S. FDA and global regulatory requirements relevant to the development and approval of antifungal therapeutics required.
  • Working knowledge of current antifungal agent research and development programs preferred.
  • Experience as a DoD performer or familiarity with Department of Defense (DoD) performance requirements preferred.
  • Experience writing proposals for DoD funding preferred.

Traits and Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to think and plan strategically.
  • Excellent project and personnel management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and networking skills, along with an ability to interact with scientific researchers.
  • Excellent problem solving and conflict resolution capabilities.
  • Excellent oral, written and presentation skills.
  • High energy, enthusiastic, and goal driven.

About PNRI:
The Pacific Northwest Research Institute (PNRI) is an independent, nonprofit, biomedical research institute committed to the discovery and development of scientific advances to improve the health of all people. PNRI seeks a dynamic professional with experience designing and managing development programs for antifungal therapeutics for the position of Program Director, Antifungal Therapeutics

To Apply:
For immediate consideration, candidates should submit the following to hr@pnri.org.

  1. A cover letter that addresses the criteria outlined under Qualifications and Experience;
  2. A curriculum vitae (listing only published or accepted papers);
  3. A list (including email addresses) of three (or more) professional references.

Applicants should be prepared to prove eligibility to be employed in this position in accordance with all applicable laws. Review of applications will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.


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Assistant Professor Biological Sciences

Date Posted:
5/14/2017

Bronx Community College

NY

Position Description:
The Department of Biological Sciences at Bronx Community College invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in August 2017.

Bronx Community College is among the nation's top ten colleges in minority enrollment. Our student body reflects the diversity of the Bronx; we serve approximately 11,000 students from 100 countries. We are a diverse faculty that values pedagogical inquiry and dedication to teaching. The Biological Sciences Department currently offers a Liberal Arts Degree with a concentration in Biology, as well as programs in Biotechnology, Medical Laboratory Technology, Horticulture and Animal Care and Management.

Candidates should have a genuine passion for teaching and scholarship in their fields and should be able and willing to work cooperatively with others for the benefit of the department and college.

Teaching responsibilities include teaching courses in General Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology and other specialized courses as well as student academic advisement and mentoring. Evening or weekend teaching may be required.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent.
  • Strong preference will be given to candidates who have previous college teaching experience, a strong record of scholarship and experience working collaboratively and cooperatively with others for the benefit of the institution.
  • Teaching experience with culturally and linguistically diverse student populations at the undergraduate level is strongly desired, as is experience with flipped classrooms, pedagogical inquiry, and conducting research with students.

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

To Apply:
Applicants must apply online by accessing the CUNY website at www.cuny.edu and navigating to the following links: Select "Employment", then select "Search Job Postings" and find JOB ID #16728. Please attach resume and cover letter. References on request. Please do not include any other documentation.

For general assistance with your CUNYfirst application, please go tohttp://www.cuny.edu/employment/jobsysteminstructions.html for information.


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Assistant Science Editor

Date Posted:
5/11/2017

Journal Clinical Investigations

MD

Position: Assistant Science Editor for the Journal of Clinical Investigation Location: Johns Hopkins University East Baltimore campus Reports to: Executive Editor and Editor-in-Chief Description: The Assistant Science Editor will provide operational oversight for the Journal of Clinical Investigation’s Johns Hopkins University editorial office. The Assistant Science Editor will schedule and staff editorial board meetings and Associate Editor calls. The Assistant Science Editor will also be responsible for editing titles and abstracts to conform to journal style. Additionally, this position will work closely with the Editorial Board to identify and solicit authors for the Commentary feature and be responsible for associated editing. Other editorial duties may be added as the Assistant Science Editor gains experience in the position. Scope of the work: • Acts on behalf of the Editorial Board in correspondence with authors, reviewers, and outside parties • Manages operations of the peer review process for the Journal of Clinical Investigation • Attends weekly Editorial Board meetings on Johns Hopkins University’s campus • Has subject matter expertise to assist with editing of manuscripts and other features. • Responsible for the timely turnover of abstract revisions to the production team • Responds to scientific queries from copy editors and production editors • Solicits and edits Commentary article assignments and other features as needed. • Performs all duties under strict time-sensitive deadlines, as they relate to journal production schedule and journal performance metrics Qualifications: The candidate must have completed a Ph.D. in the biological sciences. The ability to manage multiple deadline-oriented tasks and excellent communication skills are essential. Previous editorial experience is not required; however, candidates with experience are also encouraged to apply. About the Journal: The Journal of Clinical Investigation is a publication of the American Society for Clinical Investigation. Founded in 1924, the Journal of Clinical Investigation is a premier venue for discoveries in basic and clinical biomedical science that will advance the practice of medicine. Applying for the position: Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis through July 1, 2017. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, and a list of three references to Executive Editor Sarah Jackson at editors@the-jci.org.


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Genomics Application Specialist

Date Posted:
5/7/2017

Qiagen

INT

Covers commercial aspects of the pre and post-sales support process for QIAGEN’s Genomics solutions portfolio (QIAGEN NGS-GeneReader System, universal NGS solutions and related Bioinformatic solutions)
- Is responsible for complete workflow selling, product demonstrations, application consulting, workshops, training and on-site support,
- Supports customer throughout product lifecycle and provide customer product training as needed
- Maintains and develop positive relationships with customers and references, Assist in the development and maintenance of reference customers
- Meets/Exceeds sales targets
- Increasing sales by actively selling to end users, maximizing consumable pull-through
- Plans, forecasts and achieves objectives, key performance indicators and revenue forecasts for their business



- Bachelor of Science, PhD or equivalent experience
- 3+ years NGS lab experience or NGS technical support experience
- Proven work experience in sale and developing  customer relationships
- Proven track record (OTE) or laboratory experience
- Language: Italian/French



- Knowledge of relevant markets
- Excellent communication skills at all business levels
- Willingness to travel (60% -80%)
- Willingness and ability to take on additional responsibilities and undertake challenging tasks and/or projects

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NGS Scientist

Date Posted:
5/7/2017

Qiagen

MA



The NGS Scientist will be responsible for development of novel, streamlined methods of nucleic acid processing and amplification compatible with Qiagen’s NGS workflows. This position will work closely with library preparation and sequencing disciplines. The positon will have an important role in bringing innovative solutions to current and future NGS platforms and expanding the range of applications served by these platforms.
The NGS Scientist will:
- Investigate and develop technologies and approaches to DNA libraries clonal amplification processes which significantly improve performance and capabilities of the NGS workflow.
- Work closely with the sequencing team (sequencing chemistry, flow cell, sequencer) to migrate these improvements into the workflow and contribute to project goals.
- Document experiments in compliance with QIAGEN global product development process for molecular diagnostics business area.



- 5+ years of work -related experience in that field.
- MA or MS degree within the applicable field with a minimum of 2+ years of work-related experience also qualifies for this position.
- PhD with no additional experience may qualify for this position.
Skills required:
- Experience with nucleic acid amplification and detection technologies.
- Experience with product development under design control is preferred.
- Excellent understanding of the underlying technical principles of next generation sequencing chemistries and workflows, associated instrumentation platforms and data analysis.
- Mandatory experience in next generation sequencing (NGS) technology development (DNA amplification, sample preparation, chemistry, instrumentation).
- Strong technical writing and presentation skills, prepare data for presentation and present data in lab meetings and to internal collaborators.



- Working Environment Mechanical hazards, chemical hazards, biological hazards.
- Physical Requirements Sit, move, speak, hearing acuity.
- Lifting Requirements Sedentary work (exerting up to 10 pounds of force).

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.


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Scientist I

Date Posted:
5/7/2017

Illumnia

CA

Do you want to make a difference? Illumina’s mission is to improve human health by unlocking the power of the genome. If that inspires you, let’s talk. We’ve built a culture fueled by innovation, collaboration and openness, and established ourselves as the global leader in DNA sequencing and array-based technologies. Our people and our technology change lives by driving advancements in life sciences, oncology, reproductive health, agriculture and other emerging markets. We are deeply passionate about what we do, because we know that our work has the power to improve lives.

We’re an established company with a track record of phenomenal growth. Our revenue grew from $10 million in 2002 to approximately $2.4 billion in 2016. Our growth isn’t just revenue, we’ve been hiring the best and the brightest. Perhaps that’s why MIT has ranked Illumina near the top of its “World’s Smartest Companies” list each of the last three years. If you thrive in a brilliant, fast-paced, and mission-driven environment, Illumina is the place for you – imagine the possibilities.

Position Summary:

We are looking for a scientist with experience in Chemistry to contribute to a team within Consumables Development. Experience could be industrial or academic and could include oligonucleotide synthesis/modification, fluorescence, particle/bead modification, surface modification, biomaterials, (bio)conjugation chemistry, and/or the analytical techniques associated with these areas. We are particularly interested in candidates that bring a strong fundamental skill set to the table while having shown success working at the interface of chemistry and biology or chemistry and materials.
As a successful candidate you will work in a dynamic, team-oriented environment to create genomic analysis devices that enable leading-edge medical research.  You will be a key contributor within integrated and multidisciplinary teams developing new, and improving existing nucleic acid sequencing and sample preparation technology platforms.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop new and existing reactions at the chemistry, biochemistry and materials interface for Illumina’s sequencing and sample preparation platforms.
  • Explore new reaction methodologies to expand the Illumina portfolio of sequencing and sample prep chemical transformations and isolation techniques.
  • Perform in-depth analyses using techniques such as fluorescence spectroscopy, ellipsometry, FTIR, HPLC, NMR, GPC, SEC, QCM, and other techniques at the chemistry/materials interface.
  • Modify surfaces and/or particles toward making functional materials at the biochemistry, chemistry, and/or physics interface.
  • Perform and lead failure analysis.
  • Teach methods developed to other scientists, engineers, research associates, of a range of experience and education levels.
  • Work collaboratively with chemists, biochemists and bioinformaticians, developing new components for DNA analysis platforms. 
  • Present clear and concise written and oral communications to colleagues and supervisors, lead and/or participate in technical meetings, and provide recommendations based on technical results.

All listed tasks and responsibilities are deemed as essential functions to this position; however, business conditions may require reasonable accommodations for additional task and responsibilities.

Preferred Educational Background:

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Chemistry or a related field. Postdoctoral research is preferred.

Preferred Experiential Background:

Competitive candidates will have 0-3 years of industrial experience. In addition, candidates will have performed many (but not necessarily all) of the following:
 

  • Demonstrated experience solving challenging, interdisciplinary problems at the interface of biology, chemistry and materials science
  • Used fluorescence-based methods for protein or material labeling techniques such as characterization of surface functionalization and molecular interactions.
  • Developed polymer chemistry or organic chemistry reactions in the context of materials or nanotechnology. This could include methods for bioconjugation and cross functionalization of materials.
  • Demonstrated ability to overcome technical challenges in a fast-paced environment within an interdisciplinary team setting

 


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Research Scientist

Date Posted:
5/7/2017

Illumina

INT

This is a unique opportunity to join a talented team of scientists and engineers at the cutting edge of next-generation sequencing (NGS). As a Research Scientist in the Research and Technology Development Department at Illumina you will work in a dynamic, team-oriented environment and help create novel molecular biology tools for the preparation of libraries for sequencing on Illumina platforms. You will collaborate with internal partners to develop new workflows and translate them to new hardware. This position will require working as a part of multidisciplinary team developing state-of-the-art technology.
 
Job duties include but are not limited to:
 

  • Developing and optimizing new reagents and methods for NGS library preparation and sequencing
  • Collaborating with scientists and engineers in translating these workflows to new instruments and consumables
  • Diagnosing and finding innovative solutions to difficult problems
  • Streamlining complex protocols
  • Performing NGS runs on Illumina sequencers when needed
  • Analyzing complex data sets and interpreting the results of your own and teammates experiments
  • Preparing reports, presenting results, and communicating effectively with senior management and colleagues

 
Education:
 

  • A PhD in the biological sciences is required

 
Experience:
 

  • Experience in NGS library preparation and/or sequencing is required
  • Experience with developing reagents for point-of-care or cartridge-based diagnostics would be useful
  • Demonstrated competence in troubleshooting and overcoming challenges
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Standard computer skills including proficiency in PowerPoint and Excel

 
This is a highly talented and focused R&D team, working at the forefront of NGS technology. We rely on scientists who thrive in a multidisciplinary environment, who bring new expertise and skills, and are happy to broaden and develop their research interests.
 
Interested parties will need to apply via our careers website and use the reference 5810BR to apply:
 
http://www.illumina.com/company/careers/search-jobs.html
 
 
 
All About Us
 
Headquartered in San Diego, California, Illumina (NASDAQ: ILMN), is a leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of next generation life science tools and integrated systems for large-scale analysis of genetic variation and biological function. These systems are enabling studies that were not even imaginable just a few years ago, and moving us closer to the realization of personalized medicine. With the innovative advances in our sequencing technologies, we are rapidly impacting the clinical market in areas such as reproductive health and oncology. The expanding Illumina oncology portfolio of next- generation sequencing NGS and microarray technologies is revolutionizing cancer genomics research. Our customers include a broad range of academic, government, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and other leading institutions around the globe.
 
lllumina has experienced phenomenal growth from $10 million in revenues in 2002 to over $1.9 billion in 2014. Forbes named Illumina #1 on the 2009 list of 25 Fastest-Growing Technology Companies in the United States, the second time over a three year period that Forbes ranked Illumina #1 on its list of rapidly growing technology companies. Illumina was also named #1 smartest company in the world as part of MIT’s 2014 Technology Review.  As of December 2014, the company had a $26 billion market capitalization.
 
 
 


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Senior Staff Scientist

Date Posted:
5/7/2017

Bio-Rad

CA

What you'll be doing:

 

  • The successful candidate is expected to conduct independent investigation, with minimal supervision, in the areas of chromatography media characterization and their applications in biomolecule separation.
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in polymer particle analysis, protein analysis and activity assay is desired.
  • He or she will design and run experiments, supervise junior team members, and communicate findings to colleagues and management.
  • This position requires the ability to work both independently and as a team.
  • Attention to detail when developing and executing an experiment is essential.
  • The successful candidate will be able to record, analyze and present data in an efficient and clear manner.

 

What you'll need for this role:

 

  • The ideal candidate will have BS degree with 10+ years, a master’s degree with 5+ years, or a Ph.D. degree with 2+ years of industry or core lab experience, in chemistry or chemical engineering or related field.
  • Experience in polymer particle/polymeric material characterization
  • Experience in protein purification from mammalian cell culture harvest/bacterial lysate culture using a variety of chromatography and membrane filtration techniques
  • Experience in packing large chromatography columns for protein manufacturing a plus
  • Experience in using Design of Experience (DoE) for experimental design and execution a plus
  • Experience in protein modification/conjugation reactions and product characterization, protein conformation/function analysis, and experience with a variety of protein activity assays a plus

 

What’s in it for you:

 

  • Competitive pay and great benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401k and more
  • Opportunities for growth and training
  • Stability of a profitable 60+ year old company
  • Great work environment

 

About Bio-Rad:

 

Bio-Rad is a global leader providing a broad array of clinical diagnostics and life science research products. With a team of more than 7,800 employees and a global network of operations serving our customers, we help people live longer, healthier lives.

 

Bio-Rad was founded over six decades ago and has continued to provide the healthcare industry with innovative and useful products that help life science researchers accelerate the discovery process and medical diagnostic labs obtain faster, better results.


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Field Application Scientist

Date Posted:
5/7/2017

Bio-Rad

MA

 

What you'll be doing:

 

The HuCAL Application Specialist provides technical consultancy to sales representatives and customers to enhance customer satisfaction and drive HuCAL sales of custom monoclonal antibody related products, services and licenses and Antibody Library transactions. This routinely includes scientific project discussions and presentations, project design, liaising with in-house generation/production/R&D scientists, supporting contract negotiations and supporting pricing negotiations of service agreements in order to strengthen the market position of Bio-Rad. Executes customer training where applicable.
 
85%
Collaborate with the sales organization on the acquisition of new customers in the pharmaceutical, diagnostics and research markets by following up on leads/ inquiries that come in through the sales organization; preparation of customer project descriptions and financial quotations for submission to customer while involving the sales organization in all steps of the customer facing processes.
Facilitation/organization of scientific discussions between customers and generation/production Scientists while involving the sales organization in all steps of the customer facing processes.
Execution of all required internal process for quotations, order management and invoicing.
Maintaining and developing existing Customer contracts including maintenance of Customer contact data; project management including order and invoice processing and post-delivery customer support while involving the sales organization in all steps of the customer facing processes.
Participation in negotiation of service and license agreements with input of Field Sales Managers/ Legal/IP.
Conducting customer visits, sales campaigns and road shows together with/without field sales organization members, attending exhibitions and shows, including making HuCAL Scientific and Sales presentations.
Handles field support for large sales accounts or contracts.
Handles large, complex problems and accounts.
Provides feedback to Sales Management/Marketing regarding services/products requested by customers.
Decides on best training program for customers where applicable.
Has ability to decide and organize training programs for sales reps with advice from Regional Sales manager and Supervisor.
Provides troubleshooting when needed.
 
15%
Contribute to sales forecasting as that is migrated to the account managers. Provision of  sales forecasting and other relevant sales information in addition to details of market developments, customer needs and success factors as well as ideas and suggestions for new product and service offerings to Supervisor/Marketing/Management as appropriate and as requested.
The location will be Boston or New Jersey
Required Skills: 
Independent project management skills, good organizational skills, effective time management skills, excellent written and  oral communication skills , detail & results orientation, determination, self-motivation, flexibility, enthusiasm,  good presentation skills, technical background in molecular biology immunology or a related field. 
Independent project management skills, good organizational skills, effective time management skills, excellent written and accuracy, high degree of numeracy, and results orientation. Sales analysis, forecasting and budgeting skills are required.
Effective problem solving skills & high level of numeracy. Understanding of basic immunological methods, including ELISA, FACS analysis and other antibody involving methodologies.
 
 
What you need for this role:
 
  • Advanced degree minimum, PhD in life sciences preferred, including experience in one or more of the following areas:  genetic engineering (phage display), biochemistry, molecular biology, microbiology and/ or immunology.
  • 5+ years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum 3 years life science laboratory experience, ideally with molecular biology, genetic engineering and/or immunology.
  • Office based position. 
  • Domestic and international travel of up to 50% possible.
  • Microsoft Outlook Excel, Word and PowerPoint, Salesforce.com, laptop, telephone and mobile phone.
  • Driver’s License with clean driving record.
  • Can be based in Boston or New Jersey area

 

What’s in it for you:

 

  • Competitive pay and great benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401k and more
  • Opportunities for growth and training
  • Stability of a profitable 60+ year old company
  • Great work environment

 

About Bio-Rad:

 

Bio-Rad is a global leader providing a broad array of clinical diagnostics and life science research products. With a team of more than 7,800  employees and a global network of operations serving our customers, we help people live longer, healthier lives.

 

Bio-Rad was founded over six decades ago and has continued to provide the healthcare industry with innovative and useful products that help life science researchers accelerate the discovery process and medical diagnostic labs obtain faster, better results.

 

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To all recruitment agencies: Bio-Rad does not accept agency resumes, unless the agency has been authorized by a Bio-Rad Staffing Representative. Please do not submit resumes unless authorized to do so. Bio-Rad will not pay for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

 


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