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Neuropsychologist

Date Posted:
2/24/2017

Southern Maine Health Care

ME

Neuropsychologist

Southern Maine Health Care

Kennebunk, ME

40 hours/week, Day Shift

 

This position is responsible for performing comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations, diagnosis and specialized psychological interventions for a pediatric, concussive, transition and developmentally delayed patient population. These patients are at risk for, or are demonstrating, developmental, cognitive, behavioral and emotional disorders which cause difficulty navigating the requirements of school, work and relationships. This position will provide assessment, diagnosis, treatment plan development, and individual and family interventions as part of the Center for Developmental Medicine’s multi-disciplinary team.

 

The Neuropsychologist will work closely with the Developmental Pediatrician, the Developmental Behavioral Health Nurse Care Manager, the Behavioral Health Integrated Clinician and the Neuro-Assessment Clinic Coordinator/Psychometrist. The Neuropsychologist will collaborate with the Neuro-Assessment Clinic Coordinator/Psychometrist on all neuropsychological evaluations. This position has the future potential of participating actively in an educational mission, which may include supervision, teaching, and consultation with psychology trainees, psychiatry residents, medical students, and other trainees.

 

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Licensed as a Psychologist by the Maine Board of Examiners of Psychologists.
  • Certification with the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology or the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology preferred.
  • Board certification or eligibility for certification in clinical neuropsychology by the American Board of Clinical Neurology/American Board Professional Psychology.
  • A minimum of two years of clinical experience providing neuropsychological services by employingprocedures of neuropsychological evaluations, assessments, diagnostic tools, case formulations and therapeutic treatment planning.
  • Advanced skills in neuropsychology evaluation, treatment, and consultation acquired through the completion of a doctoral program, all required pre-doctoral, internship, and postdoctoral training, accredited by the American Psychological Association, or equivalent, as recognized by the Maine Board of Examiners of Psychologists.
  • Expert knowledge of lifespan developmental psychology, the applied science of brain-behavior relationships and pediatric, concussive, transition and developmentally delayed populations required.
  • The ability to integrate neuropsychological and clinical psychometric findings with neurologic, medical, biopsychosocial and behavioral data and interpret these findings with an appreciation for familial, social, cultural and ethical issues.
  • Essential personal, professional, and interpersonal skills required toexpress thoughts clearly, respectfully and effectively both verbally and in writing, to conduct neuropsychological evaluations and interventions with patients and their families and to function collaboratively and effectively as a member of the health care team.
  • Flexibility of personality necessary to respond to changing circumstances and priorities and detail oriented with outstanding time management and organizational skills.

 

To apply, please visit: http://www.careersatmainehealth.org/job/7010456/neuropsychologist-kennebunk-me/

 

About Southern Maine Health Care

The award-winning Southern Maine Health Care (SMHC) system includes a multi-specialty physician group and a full-service medical center in Biddeford (including a special care unit and York County’s only inpatient mental health unit). Located in York County, Maine, our system provides emergency care, surgical services, and diagnostic and therapy services at SMHC’s Biddeford Medical Center, as well as Walk-In Care centers, a birthing suite, cancer care, pain management, centers for breast care and sleep disorders, eldercare services, rehabilitation programs, preventive/wellness services, community education and support programs.

 

At Southern Maine Health Care, you’ll find the best of both worlds: the friendliness and natural beauty of southern Maine, and the opportunity to work with the best resources and technology healthcare has to offer. Our organization and staff play an integral role in improving the health of the people in the communities we serve through volunteerism and outreach programs. As a member of the MaineHealth system, SMHC offers a breadth and depth of services, facilities and training that provide opportunities for both personal and professional growth.

 

MaineHealth values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Federal and state laws prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.


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Consultant

Date Posted:
2/24/2017

Alacrita

MA

About Alacrita

Alacrita is a rapidly growing life science consulting firm with offices in London and Boston delivering strategic, analytical and operational support to the world’s leading biotech, pharma and life science companies.

Location

Cambridge and Waltham, MA

About the job

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, entrepreneurial hard-worker to help us serve our clients more efficiently.

This is an entry level position into the international life sciences field (Intern), but we will also consider people with up to two years of relevant life science experience (Consultant Analyst).

Your job will be wide ranging and intellectually stimulating. You will have exposure to some of the most exciting, cutting edge biological science that is being developed by the biotech and pharmaceutical industry. You will work closely with the senior team in Boston and will have an opportunity to grow within Alacrita.

You will think like an entrepreneur. Our clients have diverse unmet needs and each unmet need represents an opportunity for us. You will be tuned to identify these needs and we will work with you to incorporate solutions to them into our service offering. We’ll share the arising financial rewards with you.

In time, you will take on more responsibility, with opportunities to represent Alacrita at international industry conferences and play a more prominent role on our consulting assignments.

Who we're looking for

We need a sharp, intelligent, entrepreneurial life sciences graduate (PhD or MD preferred, but MS or MBA with industry experience also considered) who has the drive and determination to succeed in a rapidly growing professional services firm. Prior experience of business development, technology transfer or another business-oriented function in the life science sector is preferred. Ideally, you have a basic understanding of the drug development process and emerging therapeutic technologies.

In addition you:

Are personable, with the ability to quickly strike up a rapport with strangers
Show a high degree of precision in thinking and communicating
Can encapsulate ideas and concepts in concise, well written English
Highly numerate, and comfortable with complex spreadsheets
Have excellent attention to detail and orientation toward meticulous work; strong organizational skills
Are able to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality
Are able to project and maintain a professional and positive attitude


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Postdoc Test Development

Date Posted:
2/24/2017

The Childrens Hospital of philadelphia

PA

Conduct independent scholarly research and develop new methods and protocols
Participate in project planning, recording and evaluation of data
Acquire technical, lab management and grant writing skills
Participate in seminars, lectures, poster sessions and presentation at national meetings
Supervise junior lab members
Assist with other research projects
Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
Required Education And Experience
A terminal degree PhD, MD, DVM, etc.
According to the CMS (Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services) a copy of diploma or transcript is required as proof of academic achievement for all non-laboratory personnel performing non-waived POC testing
The training and qualifications of all personnel trained outside of the US must be reviewed to ensure that it is equivalent to CLIA requirements, with records of the review available on-site. The equivalency evaluations should be performed by a nationally recognized organization.


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Postdoc Neuroscience Early Discovery Job

Date Posted:
2/24/2017

Merck

MA

Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company – one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us.
Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.
Be a part of the legacy: MRL Postdoctoral Research Fellow Program
The Merck Research Laboratories (MRL) Postdoctoral Research Fellow Program aims to be a best-in-industry program for postdoctoral researchers, designed to provide you with an academic focus in a commercial environment. With the resources, reach, and expertise of a large pharmaceutical company, postdoctoral researchers will be positioned to excel in an institution committed to breakthrough innovation in research and discovery to improve human health.
Position Overview
A recent and rapidly emerging body of work in Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) has shifted scientific emphasis increasingly toward innate immune pathways and have therefore implicated microglia as a key cellular determinant of human AD pathophysiology. As a postdoctoral fellow in the Neuroscience Early Discovery Unit (Boston), you will be part of a community of postdoctoral fellows working across different departments and with academic collaborators as well. You will collaborate closely with a team of scientists who possess diverse scientific backgrounds – from neuroscience, pharmacology, genetics, proteomics and other drug discovery disciplines. Support for you or your projects will not be the limiting factor. Your project will focus on (i) establishing human iPSC derived microglia, (ii) establishing disease modeling assays using these cells, and (iii) collaborating on various molecular profiling projects with collaborators. You will be responsible for conceiving, designing, planning and executing experiments independently, but you will work within an integrated team already active in this space. You will also have the opportunity to see how a deep understanding of biology contributes to the drug discovery process.
Responsibilities Include But Are Not Limited To
Lead the development and implementation of cellular models of human and/or primary rodent microglia support functional and genomic insights into neurodegenerative disease.
Work with the scientific mentor to establish near and long-term goals, both scientific and professional.
Analyze, interpret and communicate data in a timely manner to the postdoctoral mentor (and collaborators) to drive data-driven decisions and scientific prioritization insights.
Present your research at internal and external scientific meetings, including publishing in peer-reviewed journals.
Qualifications
Education Minimum Requirement:
PhD in Neuroscience, Cell Biology, Bio-engineering or related discipline with 3 years or less of postdoctoral experience or met all the requirements for a PhD by May 2017
Required Experience And Skills
A solid foundation in cell biology, biochemistry and molecular biology will be central to the postdoctoral work.
Established skills in culturing and expanding induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) lines; Ideal (but not required) is experience using macrophage/microglia differentiation protocols. Alternatively, experience with primary microglial and neuronal culture and/or organotypic ex vivo slice methods will be considered.
Experience with in vitro (or ex vivo) high content imaging. The ideal candidate also possesses background with automated imaging platforms, flow cytometry and/or FACS/MACS cellular sorting.
Soft skills include a track-record of working flexibly between independent goals and collaboratively within teams, as well as being a clear communicator to enable synergies between individuals.
Strong track record of publication in peer-reviewed journals..
Preferred Experience And Skills
Knowledge of neurodegenerative diseases and genetics is a plus, but training will be provided.
General expierence or understanding of various molecular profiling platforms, in particular RNA-seq/Next-generation sequencing platforms (or quantitative proteomics).
Background in automated image analysis of high-content imaging.
Our employees are the key to our company’s success. We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program. Our Company’s benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives. If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at staffingaadar@merck.com.
Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully
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Equity Research PhD fellowship

Date Posted:
2/24/2017

Goldman Sachs

NY

Job description
Goldman Sachs Firm Overview
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in London, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Hong Kong and other major financial centers around the world.
Divisional Overview
Global Investment Research (GIR) provides investment recommendations by generating fundamental research and analysis of companies, industries, markets and economies. GIR analysts help our clients achieve superior returns through our creative, differentiated investment insights and ideas. Our clients include mutual funds, hedge funds and pension funds, among others.
The Fellowship
Goldman Sachs is seeking PhD candidates or graduates with non-finance backgrounds to participate in a 6 month fellowship. The Fellowship will enable PhDs to explore a potential career transition into Equity Research. The Fellows are provided with training and hands-on experience on a research team as well as networking and mentorship opportunities.
Is open to PhDs in math, technology, or science related disciplines
Does not require finance experience however, an interest in investing or a basic knowledge of the markets is helpful.
Sample Responsibilities
Build and maintain financial models
Market share, macro trend, and cross company and sector data analyses
Company specific projects
Update monthly reports, marketing books, and weekly reports
Update and maintain daily valuation sheets? Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Meticulous attention to detail and strong organizational skills
Exceptional analytical skills, lateral thinking, and judgment
A proactive approach and a high level of enthusiasm
Experience with Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, Outlook)
Ability to meet aggressive deadlines


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Scientist I

Date Posted:
2/24/2017

The Children's Hospital

PA

Principal contributions are scientific or intellectual, characterized by originality and creativity. Works under the mentorship of an established principal investigator to conduct research in a specific scientific area. Initiates and conducts independent experiments without direct supervision. Develops own research project with the guidance of the principal investigator. Develops new experimental procedures and hypotheses for further investigation. Prepares manuscripts and abstracts for publication. Publishes scientific articles in refereed journals. Collaborates and interacts with other researchers within the institution and at other institutions. Assists in the preparation of scientific publications and research grant proposals. Serves as resource person for colleagues and as a mentor for less experienced research personnel. May manages/supervises other research staff or projects; assists with the management of laboratory operations.
Job Responsibilities
Conducts research of significant scientific value in the basic and/or translational science area(s) relevant to their practice specialty
Participates in the design, planning and conduct of one or more experiments
Trains technical staff, students, fellows & physicians in lab procedures
Monitors daily resource allocations and day-to-day lab personnel activities
Composes/Assists in developing publications for peer reviewed, scientific, quality and management, Journals
Assists with the submission of applications for grants/contracts for funding of research projects
Collaborates with researchers, external agencies and institutions to develop cooperative research initiatives
Responsible for appropriate use of research funds
May supervises technical staff and students
May participates in educational programs and teaching assignments
Job Responsibilities (Continued)
Job Responsibilities (Continued)
Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
None
Required Education And Experience
0-2 years scientifically relevant post-fellowship experience
MS with 6-8 yrs. scientifically relevant experience
100% of their effort is funded by Principal Investigator(s) grants
Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic
Terminal degree (MD, PhD, DVM) Post-Doctoral fellowship experience preferred


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Technical Services

Date Posted:
2/24/2017

Promega

WI

Promega, an international biotechnology company, is seeking a Technical Services Scientist 1 to join our team. This person will learn and provide technical support (verbal and written) to both customers (internal and external) on Promega’s products, related applications and document information into database.

Our ideal candidate will have:

B.S/M.S/PhD in molecular biology, cell biology, protein biochemistry or related area
Minimum 3 years lab experience and proven knowledge and understanding of core applications of molecular biology, cell biology and or/protein biochemistry.
Ability to discuss fundamentals, principals, and technical theory of experimental design, techniques and results in a clear and concise manner.
Excellent communication and listening skills, both verbal and written.
To apply, view a complete job description, and learn more about our company, please visit:

https://careers-promega.icims.com/jobs/1353/technical-services-scientist-1/job

Only applications received through our website will be considered.


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Staff Scientist

Date Posted:
2/24/2017

Baylor

TX

The Center for Drug Discovery is a strategic research center established at Baylor College of Medicine within the Texas Medical Center in Houston. The mission of the Center for Drug Discovery is to establish novel discovery technologies that enable rapid and cost effective drug discovery within the academic community. We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated scientist with expertise in organic synthesis, medicinal chemistry, and/or protein sciences to join the Center for Drug Discovery. Central to our vision is the establishment of a small molecule discovery technology using a DNA-encoded chemistry approach. The team, led by scientists with drug discovery experience in academia and the pharmaceutical and biotech industry, is looking to recruit additional chemists, chemical biologists, and biochemists.
Participate in early stage drug discovery efforts in collaboration with biological scientists throughout the academic community, with a goal of bringing new treatments to patients with unmet medical needs.
Participate in the design and synthesis of drug-like small molecules.
Contribute to multidisciplinary lead-finding project teams with the responsibility of hit selection and compound resynthesis for in vitro and in vivo testing. If the applicant has biochemistry or molecular biology experience, work directly with our existing biochemists and biologists to develop selection strategies and tools to enable library interrogation and perform DNA sequencing
Employ safe lab practices.
Maintain research records and laboratory notebooks.
Set up and execute a variety of organic chemistry reactions.
Perform routine purification of intermediates and final products utilizing techniques such as HPLC and other related methods.
Characterize compounds using analytical instrumentation such as LC/MS and NMR.
Qualifications
Education: PhD in medicinal/organic chemistry, chemical biology, biochemistry, or a related discipline. Significant predoctoral and/or postdoctoral experience in organic synthesis, medicinal chemistry, and/or protein biochemistry. Skill sets for the chemist/chemical biologist applicant:
Familiarity with techniques associated with medicinal chemistry, including the synthesis, purification and characterization of chemical compounds.
Excellent written & oral communication and interpersonal skills.
Knowledge of safety protocols and use of protective equipment.
Demonstrated team-worker who possesses excellent problem solving capabilities and can work efficiently with minimal supervision.
Qualified individuals will be technically independent in the set up and execution of organic reactions, as well as the purification, characterization, and identification of products.
Expertise in a variety of biochemical and cell-based assay platforms.
Experience with protein production including multiprotein complexes in bacterial, baculovirus and mammalian expression systems.
Practical experience in DNA-encoded library selection and protein characterization pertinent to small molecule drug discovery highly preferred.
Knowledge of expression platforms, purification systems and analytical techniques (e.g., Wave bioreactor, AKTA, HPLC/MS, TFF).
Familiarity with the development of higher throughput methodologies and automated technologies for protein purification, affinity selection and library sequencing.
The candidate should have a strong desire to learn new techniques and the ability to incorporate new methodologies into their work. The ideal candidate will be self-driven, resourceful, very organized and focused, and enjoy working in a dynamic team environment.


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Business Development

Date Posted:
2/24/2017

Progenera

PA

Progenra is a biotech company developing innovative new drug candidates by targeting ubiquitin pathway with broad therapeutic focus www.progenra.com . We are interested in recruiting a scientist for Business Development position. We believe that a strong science background and especially with knowledge in Cell and Mol Biology and translational medicine is a real asset. We plan to train a person with science background and strong communication skills to grow in this position.

Ph.D degree in Life Sciences required but not essential

Responsibilities

  • Learn to prepare strategic plans for marketing Progenra technologies and compounds.
  • Participate in developing drug target presentations.
  • Assist in negotiation and securing partnerships agreements and feasibility studies and followed by contract
  • Learns about new technologies and presents to internal and external customers
  • Learns new CRM and approaches new customers to introduce company technologies and drug targets
  • Data mining of pharma and biotech industry to communicate with drug discovery scientists
  • General
    • Record of accomplishment in research and publication
    • Knowledge of drug discovery trends and technologies


Skills

  • Evidence of ability to learn drug discovery systems and apply to ubiquitin pathway as therapeutic targets
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with pharma and biotech customers
  • Communication skills necessary to make scientific presentations, conferences and industry groups


Minimum of 0-5 years of experience in life sciences research labs in the pharmaceutical industry.
Compensation is dependent on experience and level of training http://progenra.com/career/ 


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Applications Scientist = MALDI

Date Posted:
2/24/2017

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments

MD

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments is one of the largest suppliers of analytical instrumentation, physical testing, and environmental monitoring systems in the world. Our products include Gas Chromatographs, Liquid Chromatographs, Mass Spectrometers, Total Organic Carbon Analyzers, UV-Vis Spectrometers, Fluorescence, Atomic Absorption, IR, X-Ray, and Universal Testing Machines. In 1975, SSI Corporate Headquarters was established in Columbia, Maryland and we currently have nine regional offices coast to coast.
Position Summary
The individual in this dynamic, team oriented position is responsible for providing real world applications solutions and high-level technical support for Life Science related products such as Biotech, MALDI....This Applications Scientist position requires exceptional communication and coordination skills, working closely with the customers, product managers, marketing and sales persons to drive sales and marketing opportunities. He/she must have hands-on experience with Biotech and MALDI instruments to provide applications development, sample analysis, training and demonstration.Also expected to prepare and present scientific material in support of marketing and sales at seminars and scientific conferences. This position focuses more on the end user desired applications and problem solving incorporating any of Shimadzu product lines to that end.
This position is to provide application solutions to promote the marketing and sales of Biotech products in the broad field for qualitative and quantitative purposes.
Job Functions Include, But Are Not Limited To
Assist with customer and research sample preparation.
Run customer samples and provide analysis reports to customers.
Provide demonstration and presentation of LC-MS and LC-MS/MS products to customers to support the sales effort.
Provide demonstration and presentation of Bio, LC-MS, LC-MS/MS products to customers to support the sales effort.
Provide demonstration and presentation of Spectroscopy products to customers to support the sales effort.
Provide demonstration and presentation of Protein Sequencer to customers to support the sales effort.
Develop application notes and other technical documents to support the sales and marketing effort.
Provide training, telephone, web and on-site technical support of LC-MS and Bio products.
Perform applications work as required to fulfill specific customer"s and collaborator"s needs.
Present technical marketing presentation at conferences, trade shows and at selected institutions.
Obtain market competitive information for LC-MS and Bio products and assist in its analysis for the sales force.
Cooperate with Shimadzu Subsidiaries worldwide.
Must travel overnight and drive, as the position requires both domestically and internationally.
Prepare monthly reports to include lab activities, research results and market related issues.
Provide technical support to customers by phone, email, webinar and on-site visits.
Prepare and/or review marketing materials as required.
Assist with all other duties as assigned.
Scope
This position"s primary focus is to provide technical expertise and applications development to our customers, sales force, technical support and service personnel of Life Science Products to ensure that Shimadzu meets or exceeds its goal and objectives. This person must be the expert in all facets of application fields using Life Science products for qualitative and quantitative analysis.
Requirements
KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS:
CASUAL
WORKING
THOROUGH
Japanese culture
Shimadzu products
Chemistry
Sample Techniques
Biotechnology
Computer skills
HPLC/LC-MS Hardware/Software
Applications Development
Customer Relations
Organizational and Presentation Skills
FPLC
Spectroscopy Applications/Hdw/Sw
Problem Solving Requirements
The individual in this position is required to solve complex problems within limited time frame with technical proficiency, scientific creativity and independent line of thought. The position requires extensive troubleshooting and isolation of variables in a methodical and efficient manner to solve customers and regional problems.The ability to work with a diverse group while allocating limited resources effectively.
Education And/Or Experience Requirements
Having passion on science and bench work, the individual in this position must have comprehensive expertise and hands-on experience on every aspect of LC-MS applications in qualitative and quantitative analysis. Thorough understanding of modern mass spectrometry and chromatography is required. He/she has to demonstrate a proven record of being a fast learner, excellent communicator and thoughtful team builder.
Incumbent must have at least a MS Degree in Chemistry (or a closely related field) while a Ph.D. is highly preferred. With Ph.D. degree, 2-5 years" experience is necessary; with MS degree, 5-10 years" experience is required.Marketing and/or business experience within a manufacturing or distribution business in chromatography and mass spectrometry a big plus.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor"s legal duty to furnish information.
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


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Product Development Scientist

Date Posted:
2/24/2017

Personal Genome Diagnostics

MD

We are currently seeking extraordinary, highly motivated individuals to join our research and development team, with a focus on tissue and cell-free DNA liquid biopsy approaches. The successful candidate will develop and optimize cutting-edge diagnostic technologies for use as an IVD. Background in product development for Class II and III assays is preferred. Expertise in design control desired.

Core Qualifications:

Master’s or Ph.D. Degree in Biology or Related Field with a minimum of 1-3 years’ experience in molecular diagnostics or medical device industry
Experience in 510k, PMA submissions, and FDA interactions preferred
Design control, verification and validation protocol expertise required
Expert knowledge of scientific principles and concepts
Oncology and/or diagnostics experience strongly preferred
Experience with next-generation sequencing technology and bioinformatics analyses of cancer strongly preferred
Cross-functional experience working with product development teams


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Senior MR Scientist

Date Posted:
2/24/2017

Siemens

MD

The Magnetic Resonance (MR) Research Collaborations Group has an immediate opening for a senior scientist with a focus on pulse sequence development, image reconstruction and collaboration management.
Position Overview
The Siemens MR R&D team in the US is a multidisciplinary group of highly motivated scientists, engineers, and advanced application specialists based at various locations across the country, and working closely with our research partners at Universities and academic hospitals.
We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced individual to join our team to help maximize the clinical and business impact of our research work. The position will be based at a leading academic institution in Baltimore, MD, and will report to the MR Zone Research Manager for the Maryland and Washington DC Region. The individual will be responsible for driving innovative and clinically relevant MR techniques from prototype to a commercially available product. The individual is expected to take a lead in design, implementation, and execution of research projects in MR in collaboration with our academic and clinical partners.
Furthermore, the individual will act as a liaison between Siemens’ research collaborators and Siemens’ internal groups worldwide, including, but not limited to R&D, product definition and development teams, and Marketing.
Strong expertise in clinical applications of MR and its physical principles and understanding of how an MRI scanner works is required. Substantial experience in C++/C# software development and design of MR pulse sequences and image reconstruction using the Siemens SDE platform (IDEA/ICE) is expected. Strong attention to detail, outstanding communications skills, ability to create new and innovative solutions, establish and maintain relationships with a variety of people in different roles / levels and physical locations are critical. An outstanding track record of peer reviewed publications is highly desired.
Responsibilities
Duties will include but are not limited to the following areas:
Collaboration Management
Develop and manage the research collaboration with your academic partners.
Define and execute research projects with your academic partners to generate scientific results that are relevant for the academic and industrial partnership.
Adhere to Siemens’ collaborations policies, and take ownership of the processes for collaboration management with your assigned partners.
Research and Development
Work closely with your academic partners to drive MR research and translate this knowledge into MR products.
Drive the development of novel, clinically relevant techniques (MR pulse sequences and image reconstruction) with our research partners.
Develop and release prototypes of novel techniques in compliance with highest source code quality.
Evaluate prototypes, and publish results in peer-reviewed journals.
Conduct original research resulting in patent applications.
Educate R&D and Applications colleagues on clinical research issues.
Product Development
Product integration of innovative techniques according to quality standards for medical devices.
Implementation of improvements to currently existing product features.
Maintenance and improvements of existing code base, bug fixing, testing.
Contribute to product protocol development for novel features.
Sales and Marketing Support
Provide content for articles for Siemens publications such as MAGNETOM Flash together with internal and external collaborators.
Support educational meetings, tradeshows, and site visits.
Answer questions from Sales and Marketing related to areas of the team’s responsibility.
Demonstrate strong knowledge of organization's business practices, issues faced, and contribute to problem resolution of those issues.
Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, And Experience
Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering / Electrical Engineering / Biomedical Physics / Imaging Physics, or equivalent.
Strong collaboration skills and ability to thrive in a dynamic environment.
Strong background in MR physics and pulse sequence design.
Expertise in MR imaging techniques and clinical applications.
Experience in working with internal and external partners.
Substantial experience in C++/C software design, implementation and coding.
Experience using Matlab for signal and image processing.
Outstanding writing, presentation, and communication skills.
Excellent teaching skills and a proactive can-do attitude.
Ability to work independently and prioritize work.
Ability to multi-task and follow through.
Detail-oriented and organized.
Skilled in MS office software applications (PowerPoint, Word, Excel).
Ability to travel up to 30%
Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, And Experience
Prior experience working on Siemens’ MR systems in pulse sequence design and image reconstruction is highly desired.
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Chemist/Scientist

Date Posted:
2/24/2017

Provatohr

VA

Job Description:
Seeking a candidate with 1-5 years of experience, preferably working in a lab or just out of a lab, to provide Scientific and Engineering support to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

Ph. D. - level chemist with a focus in areas such as synthetic organic chemistry, polymer chemistry and/or physical organic chemistry. Specific expertise is desired across areas such as sequence-based polymer synthesis and characterization, development and use of continuous flow technologies for chemical synthesis, and applications of synthetic methodologies to applied challenges such as computing.

Required Experience:

Synthetic organic chemistry experience
Sequence-controlled polymers, aptamers, etc.
New synthetic methodologies such as flow chemistry
Physical organic chemistry
Desired Experience:

AAAS Member (http://www.aaas.org/) in Chemistry
Strong communications skills, both written and oral
Team-centric approach problem solving
DoD related RDT&E experience.
To Apply:
Please contact Everald Foster, lead recuiter for Provato, Inc. (efoster@provatohr.com) for more information and how to apply.


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R&D Associate

Date Posted:
2/20/2017

Limelight Bio

PA

Limelight Bio is an emerging biotech company developing new approaches to gene therapy that greatly expand the utility of clinically-validated AAV technologies. Our mission is to enable the treatment of debilitating inherited diseases that cannot be addressed by current methods; such as those caused by mutations in large genes and autosomal dominant inheritance patterns. Limelight was founded by experienced scientific leaders from the University of Pennsylvania, including Jean Bennett, a pioneer in research into cures for inherited blindness. The company is backed by Apple Tree Partners, a leading life science venture capital firm.

We are seeking talented individuals with a passion for biotech R&D and/or operations to advance the mission of the company. Candidates should be based in the Greater Philadelphia area.

Requirements:

  • PhD or MD in a field related to biotechnology; business and/or operations experience desired but not required
  • Minimum 2-3 years relevant work experience 
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment
  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills (verbal and written)
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize projects and adhere to tight deadlines under pressure
  • Prior experience working with AAV or other gene-therapy based approaches desired but not required

Salary and title to be commensurate with experience.  

About Apple Tree Partners:

Apple Tree Partners (ATP) is a New York-based life sciences venture capital firm with headquarters in Manhattan and satellite offices in Cambridge, Los Altos and Princeton. The firm has $1.61 billion under management, and is actively investing its fourth fund, with $1.5 billion in commitments. Approximately two-thirds of the fund will be invested in biotech and pharmaceuticals. ATP considers investments at all stages, from discovery research through to commercialization, the principal focus of the firm’s biotech and pharmaceuticals practice is on early-stage projects. Learn more about ATP and our portfolio at www.appletreepartners.com

About Limelight Bio:

Limelight Bio is a Philadelphia-based company developing novel gene therapies that greatly expand the utility of clinically-validated AAV vectors by enabling the treatment of diseases caused by large genes that exceed the payload capacity of AAV; or by autosomal dominant inheritance patterns that cannot be addressed using traditional gene replacement approaches.


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Senior Bioinformatics Scientist, Clinical Molecular Diagnostics

Date Posted:
2/20/2017

Personal Genome Diagnostics

MD

Senior Bioinformatics Scientist, Clinical Molecular Diagnostics 

Overview:
PapGene, Inc. is a Baltimore-based molecular diagnostics company commercializing high-complexity tests for the early detection of cancers. PapGene’s core technology uses innovative massively parallel sequencing (MPS) techniques invented by world-leading cancer researchers at Johns Hopkins University. PapGene is seeking a Senior Bioinformatics Scientist with significant computational experience to join our growing team.

Essential Duties:
The Senior Bioinformatics Scientist will develop, automate and implement DNA sequencing analytic tools in collaboration with our clinical assay team. The successful candidate will lead the implementation, execution and documentation of data analysis pipelines and workflows.

Specific Responsibilities: 

  • Develop, enhance and automate analysis of high quality DNA sequencing data in a CLIA- certified lab environment.
  • Manage modifications to MPS data analysis pipelines and train lab staff on the use of relevant bioinformatics software and tools.
  • Assist with supervision and training of Junior Bioinformatics Scientist.

Requirements: 

  • PhD in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology/Computer Science or a related area with a deep knowledge of at least one compiled programming language (preferably C#).
  • Professional level work experience with next generation sequencing data using common NGS tools as well as experience developing novel data analysis tools.
  • Creative, independent, well organized, collaborative, and solution oriented.

To be considered for this position, please forward a copy of your resume to hr@papgeneinc.com and include a cover letter explaining why you think your background is a good fit with this job description.


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Oncology Science Liaison

Date Posted:
12/2/2016

Personal Genome Diagnostics

MD

ONCOLOGY SCIENCE LIAISON

Job Description:

This position functions in a highly visible, strategic role responsible for accurately and effectively communicating the impact of PGDx science and technology on advancing cancer patient care to the broader drug development and oncology community. Relying on their deep understanding of translational science and precision oncology, the person will function at the nexus of cancer genomics, drug, and diagnostic development. The ideal candidate should be viewed as a natural scientific collaborator by their colleagues, and comfortable scientifically engaging partners across the pharma/biotech, clinical, and academic space. 

Key Activities Include:

  • Build scientific partnerships with oncology drug developers, insightful academic scientists, and clinicians
  • Provide scientific support across commercial efforts, including speaking engagements
  • Interpret study results/data analyses within the context of oncology and cancer biology
  • Interpret and summarize scientific advances and market intelligence in formats accessible to multiple stakeholders
  • Participate in defining and development of new services and products through in-depth understanding of the pharma/biotech partner needs
  • Execute publication strategy and assist in the writing of manuscripts, review articles, conference abstracts, etc.
  • Lead the ideation and development of high-quality scientific content for marketing and business development purposes. Liaise across functional groups to ensure quality and consistency of content
  • Integrate efforts across functional groups for KOL/academic partnership management, coordination of clinical trials, and Scientific Affairs grant program

Travel is a required component of this job. Candidates should be willing to travel 30-50% of the time. 

Qualifications:

  • Advanced Degree (Ph.D., MD, PharmD) with strong background in cancer biology
  • Established record of translational scientific research; industry experience a plus
  • Experience with NGS, biomarker discovery, and development, targeted or immune therapies
  • Demonstrated experience in communicating scientific concepts to a broad range of audiences
  • Possess superior communication skills (verbal and written), and be comfortable developing and delivering presentations to many different audiences
  • Keen ability to build strong and collaborative relationships across functional groups leading to consensus.

All applicants should send cover letter and CV directly to HR@personalgenome.com 

- See more at: http://www.personalgenome.com/job/oncology-science-liaison/#sthash.7mJS5fbw.dpuf


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Scientist I

Date Posted:
2/19/2017

Bristol Myers Squibb

CA

Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases.
One shared journey is moving us forward at Bristol-Myers Squibb. Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious disease. Empowered to apply our individual talents and ideas so that we can learn and grow together. And driven to make a difference, from innovative research to hands-on community support. Bristol-Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.

We are seeking a Scientist I with hands-on experience in antibody discovery using hybridoma or B-cell approaches to support therapeutic biologics programs and reagent antibody generation in the Biologics Lead Discovery group.  Responsibilities will include designing immunization and screening strategies and developing and executing antibody characterization assays including binding and functional assays.  The candidate must have in-depth knowledge of current antibody generation technologies and be able to apply this to practice at the bench. A strong background in cell culture is required and experience with B-cell selection and growth is a plus. The position will be responsible for executing on multiple projects and representing the Biologics Lead Discovery function on project teams.

Requirements


• PhD in cell biology, immunology, or related field with 2+ years experience/ Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with 5 + years experience
• Previous experience in antibody discovery using hybridoma or B-cell approaches employing immunization approaches.
• Experience with antibody binding assays including ELISA, HTRF, high throughput and multiparameter flow cytometry, and SPR (Octet, Biacore).
• Organized and detail-oriented.
• Ability to manage multiple projects.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Experience with B-cell selection/sorting and activation and antibody sequencing is a plus.
• Experience with next-gen sequencing approaches is a plus.

Bristol-Myers Squibb is an equal opportunity employer - Vet/Disability


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Research Investigator - Translational Immuno-Oncology

Date Posted:
2/19/2017

Bristol Myers Squibb

NJ

Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases.

One shared journey is moving us forward at Bristol-Myers Squibb. Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious disease. Empowered to apply our individual talents and ideas so that we can learn and grow together. And driven to make a difference, from innovative research to hands-on community support. Bristol-Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.

The successful candidate will be responsible for performing innovative translational research in immunology and immuno-oncology. This includes designing and conducting molecular and cell based assays to dissect the molecular pathology of disease and assist in the development of human target engagement and pharmacodynamic assays. Additionally, the candidate will be involved in laboratory work aimed at generating data to support hypotheses for patient stratification and disease indication selection across autoimmune diseases and cancers for clinical and preclinical drug development candidates. The position requires experience with human immunological assays and datasets including flow cytometry, genomics and functional assays. Familiarity with bioinformatics tools are a plus, as well as, the ability to integrate large datasets. The position will also require working as a member of a translational team and representing the translational biology group in matrix organization. The candidate should also be able to work independently and have excellent interpersonal communication skills.

Requirements


• Scientist with a Ph.D. in the area of Cellular or Immunological sciences with at least 5 years of post- graduate working experience, with preferably at least 2 years in an industrial setting.
• Familiarity with human translational research in immunology or oncology is preferred.
• Evidence of project leadership with good communication skills and a publication record in peer reviewed journals are considered key qualifications.


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Postdoctoral Fellow

Date Posted:
2/19/2017

New England Biolabs

MA

The DNA Enzymes Division of New England Biolabs invites applicants for the position of Postdoctoral Fellow. Projects will be a part of a research program on reverse transcriptase biochemistry and mechanism of action. The applicant will characterize reverse transcriptases utilizing cutting-edge assays including RNA-seq.

Primary Responsibilities

    • Discovery and characterization of novel enzymes.
    • Publishing novel scientific work in peer-reviewed journals and presenting at scientific conferences.

 

Required Qualifications

    • Recent Ph.D. in biochemistry, molecular biology, genomics or related field.
    • Technical expertise in biochemistry and molecular biology techniques.
    • Effective scientific communication in both formal and informal settings.
    • Proven track record of publications in high-quality journals .

 

Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience with high-throughput NGS sequencing and data analysis.
    • Familiarity with single cell genomics and transcriptomics is a plus.
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
    • Strong work ethic, emphasizing both efficiency and quality of work.

 

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

New England Biolabs is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer of Minorities, Females, Disabled and Protected Veterans


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R&D Postdoctoral Fellows - Multiple

Date Posted:
2/19/2017

Ascent Bio-Nano Technologies

NC

Ascent Bio-Nano Technologies, Inc., is a research spin-off from the Pennsylvania State University formed in 2012. We recently relocated to RTP, NC in 2016. The mission is to develop gentle and safe cell and particle separation research tool and medical device. The company motto is Innovation for Impact. Our passion is to commercialize world leading acoustofluidic technologies to advance research, enhance health and improve life quality.  http://ascentbionano.com/careers/

To learn more about the technology platform, please visit our collaborator’s website https://acoustofluidics.pratt.duke.edu/

Currently, we have the following opportunities open in Research and Development (R&D):
Intern:
Undergraduate students with major in applicable science or engineering curriculum (acoustics, electronics, electromechanical systems, etc.)
Hands on experience of developing microfluidics device or electronics system 

Post-doc: 
PhD with major in applicable science or engineering curriculum (acoustics, electronics, electromechanical systems, etc.)
Relevant research experience of acoustic wave separation, microfluidics device or cell biology
Excellent research publication record

Ultrasonic consultant to full time: see below for requirement
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We invite engineers with passion to make an impact to the world to join us.  The consultant should be a great team player who is comfortable working with start up team. The consultant will assist a team of R&D engineers and researchers in the development of cutting edge electroacoustic devices to commercialization. The duties will include: improve performance and stability of microfluidic acoustic based device, provide guidance on R&D development, design electronic and electromechanical prototypes from lab prototypes, facilitate the development of ready to manufacturer prototype, implement good engineering practices, etc.

Minimum requirements:
• Local candidate resides near RTP, NC
• PhD or Master’s Degree in an applicable science or engineering curriculum (acoustics, electronics, electromechanical systems)
• Five or more years of industrial product development and R&D experience
Only candidates meeting the minimum requirements will be considered for interviews.

A desired candidate will have either some or most of the following experience:
Product Development:
• Extensive R&D experience of medical device, blood transfusion technology or cell therapy industry is highly desired.
• Experience of fabricating acoustic device or microfluidic device
• Electroacoustic devices such as surface acoustic wave generators, ultrasound transducers or other resonators
• Engineering materials, especially those related to high frequency acoustic devices
• Experience with fluidic control, including microfluidics, pumps and flow and pressure regulation
• The design of analog electronic circuits in the RF frequency range including power RF
• Digital control systems, microcontrollers, digital signal processors and sensors

Manufacturing:
• Manufacturing of prototype devices including CNC machining, soft cavity molding, water jet cutting, laser cutting, EDM, etc.
• Process and practice of developing ready to manufacturing prototypes
• Knowledge of large scale manufacturing including injection molding, chemical etching, automated assembly and in-process testing.
• Qualifying and dealing with vendors and suppliers
• Meeting and negotiating with customers
 
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Senior Scientist

Date Posted:
2/19/2017

Invitrox

NC

-PhD in an appropriate area such as Analytical Chemistry, Pharmacology, Medicinal Chemistry or the like, and the completion of a post-doctoral fellowship in a clinical or biological application area is required.

-Experience in the operation and maintenance of mass spectrometry instrumentation and in assay development in the processing of biological samples for mass spectrometry analysis are expected.

-Competency in report writing and oral presentations is highly desirable.

-Must be available to analyze clinical samples on a work-week schedule, 8AM-5PM Monday-Friday and able to work constructively in a team oriented environment.


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Teaching Postdoctoral Fellow

Date Posted:
2/19/2017

NCSU

NC

The Biotechnology Program at North Carolina State University http://biotech.ncsu.edu invites applications for a position as Teaching Postdoctoral Scholar in the area of molecular biology. Responsibilities will include teaching sections at the graduate and undergraduate levels of an existing course that covers manipulation and expression of recombinant DNA, and developing and implementing a new laboratory course in a cutting-edge area of molecular biotechnology in the fellow’s area of expertise. The successful candidate must have strong interpersonal skills and teaching ability. A Ph.D. in molecular biology or a related field is required, and postdoctoral research experience is preferred. This is a 12-month position, and is renewable for up to 3 years, based on performance and funding. The position is available starting in Spring 2017.

For further information or to apply, go to https://jobs.ncsu.edu and search for position number 00105923. Applicants should attach the following materials to their application profile: cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references and a short statement of teaching philosophy and research interests.

Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For questions regarding the position responsibilities, please contact: Dr. Sabrina Robertson at sedought@ncsu.edu.

AA/EOE. NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at www.wes.org. Degree must be obtained prior to start date. NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.


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Scientist Structural Biology

Date Posted:
2/19/2017

Dart Neuroscience

CA

DNS is seeking an experienced protein chemist for the structural biology department. The candidate will be responsible for the development and implementation of protein purification processes for macromolecular crystallography studies as well as for biochemical/biophysical assay development and screening. The candidate is also required to have an extensive technical background in state-of-the-art protein purification equipment such as AKTA and processes necessary to establish purification procedures that reproducibly lead to the generation of crystallization-grade protein in quantity and quality suitable for structural studies. Major responsibilities will include independent hands-on experimental protein chemistry work to support large scale protein purification and characterization. Experience in membrane protein chemistry and/or protein crystallography is a plus.

The candidate will be working in a creative, dynamic environment and will be required to be team-oriented with a desire to proactively seek out and implement new technologies to improve construct design, expression, purification and crystallization of proteins for 3D structural studies. The candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills and must be organized and timely with regard to data generation, meeting presentations and study reports.

Requirements


Ph.D. in life science with thesis.
• 2+ years of relevant experience in protein structural biology
• Expert knowledge and hands-on experience in successful expression, purification, bioanalytical and biochemical characterization of proteins originating from different protein families for crystallization and 3D-structure determination.
• Proven hands-on experience in different protein purification methods (e.g affinity, size-exclusion, ion-exchange, isoelectric focusing chromatography, etc.) and biochemical/biophysical characterization techniques (e.g., Western blot, light scattering, calorimetry, analytical ultracentrifugation, DLS, thermal melting, protein MassSpec, in vitro assay development, etc.).
• Proven in-depth knowledge and expertise in protein structural biology demonstrated preferably through principle authorship in peer-reviewed publication(s).
• Demonstrated independent thought/creativity in science. Excellent collaboration, communication (oral and written) and multitasking skills and able to present work formally to Scientific Research Committees.
 

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Scientist 1 Biophysics

Date Posted:
2/19/2017

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 Scientist I, Biophysics 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  

   We are seeking a highly motivated scientist to join our analytical sciences group at MedImmune. This is a laboratory-based position primarily responsible for particle, higher order structure (HOS), and biophysical characterization of humanized monoclonal antibodies, antibody-drug conjugates, and recombinant proteins and peptides.  

   Responsibilities will include method development, elucidation of structure, comparability, characterization, and investigations of protein therapeutics and vaccines.  You will be preparing presentations, technical reports, and scientific publications.  You will also work on complex and technically demanding projects where analysis of data requires an evaluation of multiple variables.  

   You will have hands-on competency and theoretical understanding in several of the following technique categories:  

       
  •      spectroscopy (circular dichroism, fluorescence, infrared spectroscopy, RAMAN, NMR)    
  •    
  •      calorimetry (differential scanning calorimetry, isothermal titration calorimetry)    
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  •      protein association analysis (analytical ultracentrifugation, light scattering, chromatography)    
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  •      particle analysis (light obscuration, flow microscopy, FTIR microscopy).    
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Requirements

   Essential Requirements     

  •      PhD and 0-3 years    
  •     or     
  •      MS with 8-10 years    

   or  

       
  •      BS with 10-13 years of relevant experience    
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  •      Good communicator and collaborator    
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  •      Able to work in a diverse work environment    
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  •      Good organizational skills    
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   Desirable Requirements:  

       
  •      PhD degree in Biochemistry/Biophysical Chemistry/Biochemical Engineering or similar.    
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  •      Hands-on laboratory experience and knowledge of the theoretical principles in biophysical characterization of proteins.    
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  •      Candidates with industrial or institutional experience in biopharmaceutical research and development or protein chemistry or research are encouraged to apply for this position.    
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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. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.  

 


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Senior Scientist and Policy Analyst

Date Posted:
2/19/2017

Friends of Cancer Research

DC

Position Overview:
Friends of Cancer Research is currently seeking a talented and motivated senior scientist to play a lead role in the science policy initiatives and research programs of the organization. Through close coordination with the President & CEO and scientific staff, this individual will have the opportunity to develop original research and implement a range of exciting scientific activities designed to optimize and accelerate cancer research. Interested candidates should have in-depth knowledge regarding the processes associated with pre-market development, regulation, and post-market assessments of new drugs and medical devices.
Friends of Cancer Research drives collaboration among partners from every healthcare sector to power advances in science, policy and regulation that speed life-saving treatments to patients.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Help engineer and oversee the science-based agenda through conference issue briefs, comprehensive policy white papers, health research studies, congressional testimony, and position statements
  • Be a part of a team of science policy analysts to develop and implement the organization's scientific, regulatory, and policy activities
  • Work with multi-stakeholder advisory committees toward the development of policy whitepapers in conjunction with multiple forums throughout the year
  • Conduct original health policy research studies for publication in peer reviewed journals
  • Assist in the substantive preparation of science-related public presentations
  • Share responsibility for representing the organization at scientific conferences
  • Develop policy recommendations and advocacy strategies for scientific and regulatory affairs
  • Work with Friends leadership to develop and cultivate collaborative relationships that will facilitate the accomplishment of organizational goals and fundraising efforts
  • Recruit and supervise interns
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the President & CEO, Chairperson, or Board of Directors

Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree required - MD or PhD in science-related field preferred
  • Eight or more years of experience in a regulatory, policy, healthcare and/or biomedical research profession
  • A detailed knowledge of scientific and regulatory processes associated with drug and diagnostic development
  • A thorough understanding of healthcare policy and legislative processes
  • High-quality written and verbal communications skills Experience working collaboratively with professionals from different heath related sectors (government, academia, and/or private industry)
  • Outstanding organizational skills and an ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • The ability to work under pressure and respond quickly to shifts in priorities
  • A self-starter with creativity and initiative
  • A willingness to work in a collaborative, informal office setting

To Apply:
Please submit a cover letter describing your interest in science policy, and specifically this position, as well as a resume or CV tojobs@focr.org with Senior Scientist in the subject line

Friends of Cancer Research does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities of operations


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Drug Development Program Manager

Date Posted:
2/19/2017

Global Solutions Network

MD

Position Description:
This is a full-time, long-term contract position with Global Solutions Network (GSN), providing support to our customers in the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

Tasks:

  • Provide support to NCI's Experimental Therapeutics Program (NExT); identify and develop ways to improve the quality and quantity of NExT, SBIR and STTR applications submitted to NCI.
  • Ensure the commercialization of NCI-sponsored tools and technologies with the goal of getting cutting-edge innovations to patients through a wide range of creative concepts, practices and procedures.
  • Collaborate with the NCI Director of the Office of Translational Initiatives and Program Innovations to evaluate new business opportunities such as early clinical phase strategies, out-licensing, collaborative research and development of agreements and joint ventures.
  • Work with staff to identify commercially relevant technologies in the areas of drugs, vaccines, therapeutics, diagnostics, medical devices and health information technology supported, intramurally and extramurally, by the National Cancer Institute.
  • Conduct evaluations of the NCI-supported NExT projects and companies' products.
  • Work with staff to strengthen the collaborations between academic laboratories, the NExT Chemical Biology Consortium and small businesses.
  • Develop educational programs for NCI grantees, including program management, technology transfer, etc.
  • Develop educational programs for NCI grantees specifically linking drug development activities and the needs of the oncology community.
  • Work with staff on the development and management of the Partnering or Strategic Alliance programs, the "matchmaking" programs bringing together NCI-sponsored small businesses and large pharmaceutical, biotech companies, venture capitalists, etc.
  • Present and coordinate forums for academic scientists, professional associations and other strategic partners.
  • Serve as an industry resource to NCI staff on strategic technology discovery and development related to key areas of NExT programs.
  • Perform data mining, including past and current funding, commercially relevant and commercially successful projects sponsored by the NCI; focus on technologies in the areas of drugs, vaccines, therapeutics, diagnostics, medical devices and health information technology supported by the NCI.
  • Organize, attend and participate in NCI meetings; work with staff to organize Special Emphasis Panel evaluations for the NCI OD to support NExT.

Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in Life Sciences or a related discipline.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in the field of pharmaceutical and biotech business.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in the field of pharmaceutical and biotech research and development.
  • Experience working with business clients, preferably large pharma companies.
  • Experience with statistical data analysis, study designs, date reporting and management.
  • Strong communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills.

To Apply:
If interested, please email your most recent resume or CV in Microsoft Word format to Dr. Nuria AbdulSabur ( nuria@gsnhome.com ) with the subject title, "Drug Development Program Manager".


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Project Manager AACR Project Genomics

Date Posted:
2/19/2017

American Association for Cancer

PA

About the Project:
AACR Project Genomics, Evidence, Neoplasia, Information, Exchange (GENIE) is a multi-phase, multi-year, international data-sharing project that catalyzes precision oncology through the development of a regulatory-grade cancer registry that aggregates and links clinical-grade cancer genomic data with clinical outcomes from tens of thousands of cancer patients treated at multiple international institutions.

AACR Project GENIE fulfills an unmet need in oncology by providing the statistical power necessary to improve clinical decision-making, particularly in the case of rare cancers and rare variants in common cancers. Additionally, the registry will power novel clinical and translational research.

The data within GENIE will ultimately be shared with the global research community after defined periods of time, and serve as a prototype for aggregating, harmonizing, and sharing clinical-grade, next-generation sequencing data obtained during routine medical practice.

Organizational Profile:
The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), with more than 37,000 members residing in 108 countries, is the first and largest organization in the world dedicated to advances in all areas of high-quality, innovative cancer research. Its mission is to prevent and cure all cancers. The programs and activities of the AACR foster the exchange of new knowledge among scientists and physicians in the cancer field as well as in related biomedical sciences. AACR publishes eight peer-reviewed scientific journals and an award-winning magazine for cancer patients and their loved ones; convenes topical scientific conferences and an annual meeting that draws more than 19,400 participants; offers educational workshops that train young investigators in a variety of scientific and clinical areas; funds fellowships, career development awards, and research grants for both senior and junior investigators; raises public awareness of the progress in and reasons for hope in the biology, detection, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer; engages actively in advocacy for increased federal research funding and other national policies that accelerate progress against cancer; and interacts with regulatory agencies to support regulatory science and policy.

Job Summary:
Cancer scientist with proven experience in managing multiple or large projects who manages operations of a novel, expanding international cancer genomics data-sharing project by working with a team of internal individuals in concert with multiple individuals from a variety of external groups (www.aacr.org/genie).

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages the day-to-day operations of an international cancer genomics data-sharing project.
  • Works with participating sites, strategic partners, project sponsors, and internal team to ensure the delivery of required data elements as required.
  • Oversees the implementation of contingency plans as necessary.
  • Ensures prompt delivery and receipt of project data.
  • Works with the Coordinating Center Team to develop and send communications to project participants, strategic partners, and sponsors.
  • Produces external communications about the project.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Tasks:

  • Ensures that all tasks are executed on time or contingency plans are implemented if necessary.
  • Works with participating sites, strategic partners, project sponsors, and internal team to ensure the prompt delivery and receipt of genomic data, limited clinical information, pathology reports, and abstracted clinical data.
  • Participates in the development of project SOPs.
  • Ensures that all SOPs are followed.
  • Ensures that the necessary quality control measures are followed for appropriate data elements.
  • Manages communications between project teams, subcommittees, and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Develops or coordinates the development of all materials necessary for project meetings.
  • Develops or coordinates the development of all summary reports for the project steering committee, AACR Board of Directors, and External Advisory Board Members.
  • Coordinates with necessary internal and external parties to produce external project communications.
  • Writes various pieces for the project as necessary.

Job Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Cancer scientist with background in cancer genomics, bioinformatics, or related field.
  • Proven track record of managing multiple or large projects.
  • Proven ability to work with large, diverse teams.
  • Proven ability to coordinate multiple, simultaneous, and diverse workflows.

Education and Training:

  • PhD or equivalent in genomics, bioinformatics, or related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of postdoc experience; Assistant Professor or equivalent experience a plus.
  • Familiarity with MS Office and other standard software.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Sharepoint, and/or other project management platforms a plus.
  • Professional Project Manager (PMP) certification a plus.

To Apply:
Please submit your cover letter and resume (including salary history) to:

American Association for Cancer Research
Human Resources
P.O. Box 40138
Philadelphia, PA 19106
E-mail: humanresources@aacr.org
Fax: (215) 440-1045


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Senior Programs Manager

Date Posted:
2/19/2017

APS

MD

Position Description:
The American Physiological Society (APS) a non-profit scientific association, is seeking a Senior Programs Manager, Higher Education Programs, to propose, develop, plan, coordinate, and implement all higher education program activities to promote and improve physiology education at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels.

Duties:

  • Developing project proposals and products, budget development and management, managing project timelines and activities, collecting and analyzing evaluation data, and preparing project publications and reports.
  • Developing, organizing, and implementing new APS-sponsored higher education activities and studies.
  • Designing, developing, managing, and supervising the updating of the APS Career Web, Career Mentoring Web, Medical Physiological Course Directors Web, and Higher Education Web.
  • Managing and overseeing the activities of the APS Education Project Assistant, and the Project Coordinator of Undergraduate Programs.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Master's degree required, PhD preferred. Must have a background in Physiology, Physiology Education, or Education.
  • Minimum 5 years of related experience.
  • Strong knowledge of teaching and/or research experience in higher education.
  • Familiarity with Internet resources for professional development.
  • Proficiency with databases and writing for web pages.
  • Must have an understanding of key issues in undergraduate and graduate physiological education.

To Apply:
For a detailed job description and to apply, please visit: http://www.faseb.org/employment
Please send a cover letter and salary requirements with your resume.

For more information on APS, please visit: www.the-aps.org


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Pre-Professorate Fellowship

Date Posted:
2/19/2017

UMBC

MD

Position Description:
The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)
invites applications for the Natural Sciences Pre-Professoriate Fellowship. Candidates with research and teaching interests in all areas of Biological Sciences will be considered. The purpose of the Program is to support promising scholars who are committed to diversity in academia and prepare those scholars for a possible tenure track appointment at UMBC upon completion of the two-year appointment period. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from individuals who are members of groups that historically have been underrepresented in the professoriate.
UMBC is a national model for diversity and inclusive excellence in STEM through its Meyerhoff Scholar http://meyerhoff.umbc.edu/and Graduate Fellows programs (http://meyerhoffgrad.umbc.edu/), two of the most innovative and successful programs in promoting diversity and preparing students from underrepresented groups for careers in STEM. With many of the Meyerhoff scholars pursuing undergraduate and graduate studies in Biological Sciences, our faculty play a leading role in mentoring and developing the next generation of diverse professional workforce in STEM. The Department of Biological Sciences is a premier research-intensive department with thriving graduate and undergraduate programs (http://biology.umbc.edu). Our faculty are engaged in cutting-edge research, which attracts major federal, state, and private funding.

The fellow will be appointed as a Research Assistant Professor for a two-year term beginning August 17, 2017. The fellow will receive a starting stipend of $50,000, health benefits, $5,000 for conference travel and preparation of scholarly work, up to $5,000 in instrument services, up to $10,000 for supplies /consumables, lab space, office space with computer, library access, and other privileges at the university. During the two-year term of appointment, most the fellow's time will be devoted to pursuing research. In addition, the fellow will teach one course (one semester only) per year. Highly experienced research and teaching mentors will meet with the fellow regularly to provide guidance on developing a pedagogically sound teaching philosophy and plan, and improving the skills needed to pursue an academic research career, including proposal and manuscript writing, and technical presentation skills. The fellow will also benefit from professional development opportunities across the campus.

Candidates will be selected on the basis of scholarly promise and the potential to add to the diversity of the UMBC community. Applicants must have completed their doctoral degree when the term of appointment commences (August 17, 2017).

To Apply:
Please visit apply.interfolio.com/39954
Deadline: Full consideration will be given to those applicants who submit all materials to
apply.interfolio.com/39954 by March 15, 2017. A complete submission will consist of:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Three Letters of Reference
  4. Statement of Proposed Research Plan (2-3 pages)
  5. Personal Statement that details your demonstrated commitment to diversity efforts and the mission of UMBC, and why you should be selected for this position (1-3 pages)
  6. Teaching Statement (1-2 pages)

Questions regarding the program may be addressed to: Dr. Phyllis Robinson, probinso@umbc.edu, however all application materials MUST be submitted through Interfolio.

The University of Maryland Baltimore County is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action. UMBC is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the participation of women in academic careers.


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Patent Technical writer

Date Posted:
2/14/2017

Ionis

CA

Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., located in the North San Diego County city of Carlsbad, was founded in 1989 to create advanced, novel medicines to treat complex and challenging diseases. We are the pioneer in the discovery and development of antisense drugs with more than 1500 patents.

Ionis is a challenging, motivating and rewarding environment designed to foster innovation and scientific excellence. Our founding goals have changed little in over 28 years and our success is a direct result of our outstanding employees. We are interested in bringing together individuals with different skill sets into this creative environment to be part of a productive team. Join us and experience our unique culture while you develop and expand your career.

PATENT TECHNICAL WRITER
RESPONSIBILITIES:
This position will report to a Patent Attorney and will primarily support preparation of patent applications related to nucleic acid biology and chemistry, particularly synthetic oligonucleotides. Specific tasks will include performing patentability searches, drafting of working examples, and drafting of other portions of specifications. This position will provide opportunity to work on prosecution projects from time to time and other duties as assigned.

Requirements


• Advanced degree in Biology or Chemistry
• Degree emphasis in biochemistry, chemical biology, or a related field OR equivalent experience in industry
• 0-3 years hands-on experience with technical writing, preferably drafting and/or prosecuting of patent applications
• Sufficient knowledge of molecular biology or pharmacology to draft portions of molecular biology-related applications with some guidance
• Sufficient knowledge of nucleic acid chemistry to draft applications to chemically modified nucleotides and oligonucleotides with some guidance
• An ability to be productive and successful in an intense work environment

Excellent salary and benefits package offered.


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Scientific Program Manager II

Date Posted:
2/14/2017

Leidos

MD

ROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The Cancer Research Technology Program (CRTP) develops and implements emerging technology, cancer biology expertise and research capabilities to accomplish 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. In addition, the CRTP hosts the Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory (NCL) which performs and standardizes preclinical efficacy and toxicity testing of nanoparticles intended for cancer therapeutics and diagnostics, and the Antibody Characterization Lab (ACL) which characterizes monoclonal antibodies or other renewable affinity binding reagents for use in cancer related research. CRTP scientists also work collaboratively with intramural NCI investigators to provide research technologies and expertise.

JOB DESCRIPTION/BASIC FUNCTION
The Scientific Program Manager will have the following primary responsibilities:
Manage scientific collaborations and partnerships on behalf of the CRTP RAS Program director, Scientific Consultant and RAS program
Facilitate, manage, track, and report on collaborative interactions with Government, academic, and industry partners
Represent the program in various internal and external meetings
Attain, build, and nurture collaborative relationships
Attend, convene and conduct meetings with potential collaborators and partners
Serve as point of contact for potential partners and then transition to support role as research point of contact taking the lead to drive scientific collaboration
Develop and compose partnering documents
Develop and implement strategy for marketing RAS initiative to industry
Requirements

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
PhD in in Cancer Biology or other scientific degree from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
Five (5) Years of Scientific Collaborations experience in addition to education requirements
Project Management experience
Strong organization skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Must be able to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification


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Scientist/Core Laboratory Director Genome Modification Core

Date Posted:
2/14/2017

Leidos

MD

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The Laboratory Animal Sciences Program (LASP) provides exceptional quality animal care and technical support services for animal research performed at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research. LASP executes this mission by providing a broad spectrum of state-of-the-art technologies and services that are focused on the design, generation, characterization and application of genetically engineered and biological animal models of human disease, which are aimed at the development of targeted diagnostics and therapies. LASP contributes to advancing human health, developing new treatments, and improving existing treatments for cancer and other diseases while ensuring safe and humane treatment of animals.

JOB DESCRIPTION/BASIC FUNCTION
This job description will be used to identify candidates with skills and experience for multiple level of positions within Leidos Biomedical Research. Candidates who express an interest will be considered for current and future positions.
This Scientist level position will be responsible for leading the establishment of a Genome Modification Core (GMC) that will operate as a central resource to support NCI investigators in utilizing nuclease-based methodologies to generate somatic and germ-line mutations in cells and whole organisms. This position will lead efforts in the development, application and publication of novel nuclease-based methodologies.

Primary functions of the position will include:
Provision of current information and resources for utilizing various nuclease methodologies (including CRISPR) to generate nuclease tools
Identification and validation of optimal guide rnas
Development and production of viral vectors and other reagent
Target and off-target validation
The Scientist will also provide investigators expert instruction in nuclease methods and consultation in protocol planning and experimental design
This position will also be responsible for managing and overseeing the setup and configuration of the GMC facility to include procurement and installation of laboratory start-up equipment and supplies and recruitment and supervision of technical support staff
Requirements

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
Possession of a Doctoral degree in a biomedical science from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
Several years of documented experience with nuclease technologies and modification of mammalian genomes
Position level will be commensurate with training and experience
Must be able to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
Some background in mouse modeling and/or cancer biology


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Biomedical Innovations Faculty Multiple Positions

Date Posted:
2/14/2017

University of Missouri

MO

Position Description:
The College of Engineering at the University of Missouri is in the process of hiring approximately 15 new faculty in the area of Biomedical Innovations. These new hires will have the potential to be joint hires with the other colleges/schools at MU. MU offers a rich environment for collaboration with other faculty in medicine, veterinary medicine, nursing, health professions, arts & sciences and agriculture, food and natural resources.

We invite applications for tenured or tenure-track positions at the Assistant, Associate and full Professor level. Applications are particularly encouraged from those conducting research at the intersection of engineering and regenerative medicine, orthopaedics, neuroscience, cardiovascular science, immunology or oncology. Applicants whose skills and research interests are close to these areas will be given full consideration.

Candidates are expected to have strong potential for establishing an externally-funded research program at the interface between engineering and the life sciences. The successful candidate will also be expected to teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in these areas.

Qualifications:
Applicants should have an earned a Ph.D. in engineering or a related field. Those with relevant postdoctoral experience are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates should have a strong background in engineering or physical sciences and life sciences.

To Apply:
Please go to http://engineeringcareers.missouri.edu/ for more information and to apply.


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Regulatory Affairs Fellow

Date Posted:
2/10/2017

Cato

NC

The Cato Research Fellows Program provides postgraduate training in the development of investigational and marketed pharmaceutical and medical device products. This one year program offers some classroom training, but largely focuses on hands-on training in a variety of areas including regulatory affairs, clinical research, safety reporting, data management, statistics, pharmaceutical development, project planning, and finance.

Presently recruiting for Durham, NC and San Diego, CA

Fellows candidates are required to provide, along with a CV, a cover letter and an unpublished writing sample, preferably one of sole authorship (e.g., a thesis introduction or grant proposal introduction).


EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Ph.D. or M.D. required
EXPERIENCE

Candidates with ad Ph.D. or M.D. may be considered with no prior experience in drug development.

SKILLS:


Critical thinking and analytical skills.
Must work effectively in a team environment.
Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills are necessary, including the ability to effectively communicate with peers, project teams in all global offices, upper management, and clients. Ability to effectively manage competing demands.
Effectively handle stress and maintain poise under pressure.
General regulatory and scientific knowledge of drug, biologic, or device development is preferred. Understanding of general business principles and practices as well as current business priorities. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and Microsoft Visio is required.

Type of Work: Permanent, Full time

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action


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Scientist Translational Medicine

Date Posted:
2/10/2017

Syros

MA

Job description

Syros Pharmaceuticals is seeking an experienced Cell and Molecular Biologist to join a team of highly motivated scientists and clinical researchers in the translational medicine group, who are using recent fundamental insights into transcriptional regulation to discover and validate new oncology targets. This particular role will focus on gaining a deeper understanding of the effect of small molecules on model systems, including mouse studies, and helping to translate these insights in clinically actionable concepts in drugs that are moving forward into clinical development. The successful candidate will be expected to have a high degree of autonomy in designing and analyzing experiments with contributions toward presentations and publications in support of the project. These contributions will help guide the development of programs as they advance to the clinic and in the write up of scientific publications.

 

The candidate must have a PhD or 3-6 years of experience in academia or industry in maintaining human cell lines in tissue culture, familiar with use of small molecules in cancer biology including mechanism of action studies and must be proficient in standard molecular biology practices including RNA prep and qPCR. Experience with in vivo models of cancer and IHC based follow up is a plus. An interest in design and execution of experiment with a translational focus to support novel strategies in drug development is highly desirable.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Performance of protein enrichment (IP) and ChIP-Seq experiments
  • Determination of cell line sensitivities to gene regulation modulators
  • Design and oversight of in vivo studies
  • Tissue culture for cancer cell lines and primary samples
  • Execution of overexpression and knockdown (shRNA/siRNA) experiments
  • Detailed mechanism of action investigations
  • Determination of target engagement from in vitro and in vivo samples
  • qPCR and Western blot based expression quantitation of target genes
  • Integrated data analysis and interpretation

 

Requirements:

  • BS or MS degree with 3-6 years of experience or PhD in Cell Biology or related field
  • Basic molecular biology skills: DNA and RNA isolation, PCR, molecular cloning, protein processing and immunoblotting
  • Familiarity with protein overexpression and knockdown strategies (RNAi and shRNA) in mammalian cells
  • Experience with cell viability and apoptosis assays
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Desire and ability to work in a fast paced, cross-functional, flexible and team-oriented environment
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills
  • Experience with mouse models and mechanism of action studies for small molecules is a plus

 

 

Candidates who are keen experimentalists, independent thinkers, and enthusiastic team players that have a passion for drug discovery are encouraged to apply. Knowledge of transcriptional regulation and chromatin biology is advantageous.


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Scientist Molecular Biology

Date Posted:
2/10/2017

Illumina Accelerator

CA

Illumina Accelerator is the world’s first business accelerator focused solely on creating an innovation ecosystem for the genomics industry. It provides select startups with seed investment, business guidance, access to Illumina’s sequencing systems and reagents, and fully operational lab space in the San Francisco Bay Area during each six-month funding cycle. For more information, visit http://www.illumina.com/accelerator.  

About Our Genomics Startups


Illumina Accelerator startups are focused on unlocking the power of the genome in a diverse range of applications, including human health, therapeutics, diagnostics, agriculture, consumer, synthetic biology, and forensics applications. These fast-paced, genomics driven startups are seeking qualified candidates to join their teams! Apply here to automatically be considered for Molecular Biology Scientist opportunities at one of our 10 Illumina Accelerator startups.  

As a Molecular Biology Scientist at an Illumina Accelerator startup, you will play an integral role in discovering new ways to harness the power of the human genome. Primary responsibilities will include providing molecular biology research and genomics support.    

Responsibilities:

  • Method Research: invent and optimize assay and library preparation methodologies for new genomics applications
  • Sequencing Protocol Design: design and execute new next generation sequencing methods and optimize protocols for sequencing assays
  • Sample Preparation
  • Create publication quality visualizations, communications, and presentations of results

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Scientist I Molecular Biology

Date Posted:
2/10/2017

Achaogen

CA

Position Summary:

We are seeking a highly motivated Scientist to make significant and unique contributions to the discovery of novel antibacterial agents as an integral member of the Early Research team. The Scientist in this role will work at the critical interface between experimental and computational molecular biology in a dynamic, multidisciplinary research environment supporting both antibody and small-molecule antibiotic discovery programs. Achaogen is particularly interested in candidates who can contribute substantially to technological development for microbial genetic engineering and build our internal bioinformatics and computational biology workflows. The ideal candidate will take an integrated, computer-aided approach to the engineering of microbial systems for biotechnology applications, and will demonstrate a track record of collaborative teamwork to address challenging problems in biology. This role requires the ability to contribute intellectually to project strategy and design, to communicate effectively across multiple scientific disciplines, and to independently plan and execute internal research studies.

 

Key Attributes:

  • Passionate commitment to the discovery of novel medicines to treat multi-drug resistant Gram-negative bacterial infections.
  • Driven individual with demonstrated track record of proactively seeking resources/advice as needed to advance research.
  • Strong ability to identify most efficient path to advancing/de-risking projects/programs.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Establish/adapt genetic engineering methods to enable the efficient manipulation of clinically relevant bacterial pathogens.
  • Devise and optimize efficient, scalable strategies for gene/pathway synthesis and assembly to enable diverse projects in early discovery (e.g. design and construction of custom induction systems, mobile genetic elements, expression vectors, variant libraries for directed evolution, etc.).
  • Partner with project leaders to design, execute, and analyze “-omics” studies (whole-genome sequencing, comparative genomic and phylogenetic analysis, RNA-seq, Tn-seq, nCounter assays, de novo genome assemblies etc.).
  • Mine internal and publicly available genomic data for the identification of novel drug targets.
  • Interpret and clearly communicate findings to a multi-disciplinary team of research biologists and chemists.
  • Collaborate with Achaogen IT to develop genomics data management, integration and mining solutions to enable data analysis and utilization across research teams.
  • Actively seek, evaluate, and spearhead the adoption of new computational approaches to expand internal capabilities.
  • Identify, evaluate and ensure collaborators (academic and commercial) possess required scientific expertise and resources to advance collaborative research programs.

 

Essential Experience:

  • 2+ years of postdoctoral experience in the academic or biotechnology sectors.
  • Strong background in experimental molecular microbiology and genetic engineering in model bacterial systems.
  • Familiarity with microbial physiology and prokaryotic mechanisms of gene regulation.
  • Proficiency in standard computational workflows for analysis of next-generation sequencing data.
  • Demonstrated ability to deploy computational tools for the design of custom genetic constructs and generation of recombinant genes/pathways.
  • Demonstrated track record of innovation through research programs and impactful publications.
  • Possesses exceptional ability to analyze and present applicable data and manage multi-disciplinary tasks.
  • Current US work authorization required.

 

Preferred Experience:

  • Proficiency in scripting languages commonly used in bioinformatics programming (e.g. Python, Perl, R) and the ability to develop custom scripts de novo.
  • Expert knowledge of and ability to adopt/customize modern algorithms for functional genomics, including genome assembly/annotation, gene expression analysis, sequence alignment, SNP identification, and comparative genomic analysis.
  • Experience with CRISPR/Cas-mediated genome editing and gene inactivation.
  • Proficiency in visualization and presentation of -omics data to enable data-driven decision making for discovery programs.
  • Experience with computational methods for enzyme engineering.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an interdisciplinary, fast-paced environment.
  • Experience initiating and overseeing successful research collaborations.

 

Education:

  • Ph.D. in Bioengineering, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Quantitative & Computational Biology, or related field

 
Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent decision making and organization skills.
  • Committed to the values of integrity, accountability, transparency, scientific rigor and drive.
  • Proven ability to positively impact company culture and demonstrate flexibility in fast paced environment.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally.

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Research Scientist

Date Posted:
2/10/2017

SlipChip

CA

Job Description:

 

 

The candidate will join the Molecular Biology group in the R&D division where focus is on molecular assays development such as nucleic acid isolation, purification, amplification and labeling technologies. The candidate will:

  • Design and optimize chemistry and biological assays related to nucleic acid technologies, transferrable to microfluidic devices.
  • Responsible to carry out assay feasibility work and method transfer to product development teams.
  • Design, execute and document experiments and trouble-shoot to solve problems.
  • Prepare data and content for presentations, white papers or other company relevant materials.

     

Desired Skills and Experience

Requirements:

  • Ph. D. preferably in Microbiology, or in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or related fields with 5+ years’ experience (academia or industrial) in molecular biology.
  • Expertise in assay design, formulation optimization, and trouble shooting for nucleic acid amplification (qPCR, isothermal amplification)
  • Hands-on experience with qPCR, dPCR is required.
  • Strong background in bacterial physiology and/or host pathogen interaction highly desirable
  • Experience in development of clinical diagnostic assays for infectious disease
  • Strong background in bioinformatics tools used for sequence analysis and primer design.
  • Strong background in data analysis and statistics.
  • The candidate needs to be creative, self-motivated, an out-of-the-box thinker and be able to take initiative.
  • Good communication skills and ability to participate on interdisciplinary product teams a must.

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Scientist II Molecular Biology

Date Posted:
2/10/2017

Takeda

MA

The Immunobiologics group within Immunology Research at Takeda Boston is seeking an outstanding candidate with deep and extensive molecular biology and protein biochemistry experience. The role is a lab based research scientist who will work on cutting edge Immuno-oncology platforms in collaboration with internal colleagues within Immunology and Oncology teams as well as external partnerships. The successful candidate will be responsible for designing novel constructs, generating testable hypotheses and executing and interpreting well controlled experiments to advance and augment the Immuno-Oncology pipeline with novel therapeutic modalities such as single domain Abs, cyclic peptides and non Ig scaffolds. The candidate will also lead the development of platforms for small scale expression and purification of the various therapeutic modalities for use in in vitro screening and in vivo research studies. The candidate should also be able to utilize and interpret results using Next Generation sequencing tools, proteomics and molecular approaches to aid the discovery project teams and scientists in delineating molecular mechanisms for immune-oncology applications.

Accountabilities
Provide Molecular Biology and Expression Technologies across multiple platform collaborations
Manages resource allocation across programs based on needs and prioritization
Independently designs, plans and executes experiments to innovate or refine constructs, platform design, expression vectors
Implements ideas and provides scientific input for high through put expression of various antibody formats by interfacing with project teams to meet timelines and blueprints
Designs expression vectors for a variety of proteins (mAb, sdAbs, antigen, protein domains, etc…) in both mammalian and non-mammalian expression systems
Leads efforts to establish and optimize sdAb expression platform for biologic programs in IO
Supporting therapeutic discovery and target validation efforts by developing efficient techniques to generate cell lines expressing desired surface antigens
Designs high throughput sequencing liability assessment of sdAbs by interfacing with informatics
Interfacing with the Structural Biology in the following areas
Assisting in the expression and supply of protein targets to support IO biologics programs
Providing scientific input for QC of protein material generated
Working in cross-functional teams to harmonize best practices between the groups (where appropriate)
Participate in due diligence activities and identify novel technologies for evaluation

Qualifications

EDUCATION, BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:


PhD in Molecular Biology or Biochemistry with 2 years of postdoctoral training and 2+ years of relevant experience, preferably in industry
Publications in peer reviewed journals demonstrating achievement in the above
Extensive hands-on experience and knowledge in recombinant DNA and molecular biology techniques including PCR, DNA mutagenesis, RNA isolation, cloning vector design, construct and optimization of expression vectors across a variety of proteins for both mammalian and non-mammalian systems including E.coli, yeast
Expertise in transient and stable HEK 293/CHO (preferably CHO-GS) cell line expression for antibody (sdAbs) production
Research experience with CRISPR- based gene editing and cutting edge NGS tools including data analysis is preferred
Broad familiarity with novel antibody scaffolds and formats is required
Familiarity with flow cytometry and/or sorting is preferred
Familiarity with computational modeling tools such as Pymol, Vector NTI, Chimera, Schrodinger preferred
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, along with the ability to work in cross-functional project teams
Innovative and critical thinking
Self-motivated, collaborative with excellent time management and organizational skills
Ability to advance multiple projects in a fast paced “biotech like” environment

Physical Demands
Manual dexterity required to operate office equipment (i.e., computers, phones, etc.).
Carrying, handling and reaching for objects up to 25 lbs.
Working in a lab environment: standing, walking, bending, etc.

Travel Requirements
Willingness to travel to various meetings or client sites, including overnight trips. Some international travel may be required.
Requires approximately 0-5% travel.
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Takeda is an EEO employer of minorities, women, disabled, protected veterans. For more information, visit http://www.takeda.us/careers/EEO_Policy_Statement.aspx

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Associate Editor science translational medicine

Date Posted:
2/10/2017

AAAS

DC

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 Science Translational Medicine and the Science family of journals. Past presidents have included astronomer Edward Charles Pickering, anthropologist Margaret Mead, and biologist Stephen Jay Gould. Our mission is centered on the belief that STEM research and education can help solve many of the challenges the world faces today.

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

Work With Us

We have two full-time opportunities for an Associate Editor to join the Science Translational Medicine editorial team in Washington, DC, USA or Cambridge, UK. We are seeking talented scientists or physician scientists interested in biomedical research to manage the evaluation and review of manuscripts for Science Translational Medicine, an interdisciplinary journal established in 2009, which publishes cutting edge translational research in a broad range of biomedical fields. 

The ideal candidate will be 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 biomedical fields: genomics, modeling, neuroscience, neurology, diabetes, obesity, or metabolic disease. Interested candidates must submit a resume and cover letter by February 23, 2017.

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

Application Process

Interested candidates should submit a resume and brief cover letter outlining qualifications and interest in the position by February 23, 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.

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

 

     

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Technical Specialist Patent Agent Chemistry

Date Posted:
2/10/2017

Lexacount LLC

OH

Lexacount Search is seeking candidates for one or more positions in our Columbus, Cleveland and/or Akron offices. Candidates should possess both an undergraduate and an advanced degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science or related disciplines, along with excellent writing skills. Prior experience in patent preparation and prosecution and/or relevant industry experience are a plus, but not required for this position. Must have a JD from an ABA-approved law school and be an active member in good standing of the bar. Please contact a Lexacount Search Legal Search Consultant at http://lexacount.com/contact-us/submit-resume-today/ or 215-740-0104. All resumes will be held in the strictest confidence.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


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Patent Agent Trainee

Date Posted:
2/10/2017

Denton US LLP

CA

Responsibilities   
The San Diego office of Dentons US LLP is seeking a PhD level scientist with excellent academic credentials to join our sophisticated Intellectual Property & Technology group. This is an entry level position with opportunity for growth within the department and is ideal for candidates interested in becoming patent agents or patent lawyers. The person hired for this position will be part of an expert team and will work collaboratively with others on such responsibilities as:

  • Assisting with the preparation and prosecution of US and foreign patent applications and related documents
  • Conducting literature searches and other research as necessary to support the practice
  • Providing technical support as needed

This is an excellent chance to be part of a dedicated team and work on patent matters related to biotechnology, including molecular biology, immunology and diagnostics, and pharmaceuticals. Dentons offers all the benefits of a growing international law firm, including a competitive salary and benefits package and robust training opportunities.

 

Position Requirements 
Personal Skills/Attributes 

  • Excellent written communication skills and an ability to communicate research in written work product
  • Diligent with a proven attention to detail
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal and oral communication skills
  • Values teamwork and works effectively with others

 

Technical Skills

  • PhD in either biological or chemical science is required
  • Background in molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, immunology, and/or organic chemistry is preferred
  • Candidates with postdoctoral and/or industry experience are strongly encouraged to apply

 

Other Requirements 

  • Please include a cover letter and undergraduate and graduate transcripts with application

 

Dentons is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans. We are an Affirmative Action Employer. Dentons adheres to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.


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Field Application Scientist

Date Posted:
2/10/2017

TWIST

CA

Twist is looking for a Field Application Scientist (FAS) to serve as a primary technical field contact for Twist’s customers and to be an integral part of our Sales team. The FAS will function as a liaison between the customer and Twist. In this capacity he/ she is responsible for the pre- and post-sales technical support and market development activities for Twist’s complex products including custom DNA libraries and oligo pools. Prior experience with process development and manufacturing of complex biological products is essential to enable translation of customer requirements to internal teams. This position will be based in San Francisco, with travel requirements of up to 50%.

Key Responsibilities

    • Provide expert understanding and strong technical competency in discussing Twist’s capabilities and product offering with customers
    • Provide application support for pre- and post sales activities for Twist’s product portfolio including custom DNA libraries and oligo pools to help support the sales team to achieve North American quota
    • Extensive local and regional travel (30-50% time) to work in the field with Sales, attend meetings with key customers, provide training, and participate in trade shows
    • Identify, nurture, and manage collaborations to network and provide leads for the sales team
    • Support sales team in technical discussions, presentations, and meetings with customers
    • Provide high level technical support to the customer in discussing and design requirements and providing guidance or input on experiments related to use of Twist’s products
    • Liaise between customer, sales team, product management, and other internal teams including R&D and Production.
    • Network with customers and provide feed back to Product Marketing on customer requirements for new applications or products
    • Keep informed of competitive market information at industry seminars, trade shows, and conferences and provide reports on trends to Sales and Product Management
    • Keep abreast of all research development in the field and summarizing for the team

 

Minimum Qualifications

    • 3-5 years commercial experience preferably in Pharma
    • MS/PhD in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Protein Engineering, or related field
    • Strong technical knowledge of variant libraries, CRISPR gene synthesis and NGS applications
    • Advanced knowledge of, and practical experience in biotechnology product development
    • Requires flexibility in working hours to support multiple time zones
    • High attention to detail
    • High self-motivation and must have demonstrated ability to work in collaborative team environment
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Experience of customer support and use of CRM system a plus

 

About Twist Bioscience

At Twist Bioscience, our expertise is accelerating science and innovation by leveraging the power of scale. We have developed a proprietary semiconductor-based synthetic DNA manufacturing process featuring a 10,000-well high throughput silicon platform capable of producing synthetic biology tools, including genes, oligonucleotide pools and variant libraries. By synthesizing DNA on silicon instead of on traditional 96-well plastic plates, our platform overcomes the current inefficiencies of synthetic DNA production, and enables cost-effective, rapid, high-quality and high throughput synthetic gene production, which in turn, expedites the design, build, test cycle to enable personalized medicines, pharmaceuticals, sustainable chemical production, improved agriculture production, diagnostics, biodetection and data storage. For more information, please visit www.twistbioscience.com. Twist Bioscience is on Twitter. Sign up to follow our Twitter feed @TwistBioscience athttps://twitter.com/TwistBioscience.

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Field Application Scientist

Date Posted:
2/10/2017

Beckman Coulter

MO

Flow Cytometry Sales Specialist

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences is looking for an energetic, personable, PhD scientist with Flow Cytometry experience to join our Sales Specialist team in the Southern States of the US.

About The Position

The ideal candidate will be based in Texas and will be responsible for the sales and business development in the Southern states of the US. The position supports the sales of a strategic product portfolio in accordance with approved sales and marketing plans. The Sales Specialist will comprehend and utilize product features, benefits and applications accompanied with selling and business building skills to successfully promote and consummate the sale of Company products and services to achieve or exceed the assigned territory sales plan. They will demonstrate clear product/technology expertise to confidently serve as the field-based expert in the assigned workflow-based product portfolio.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Works closely with Flow Cytometry Sales Representative on pre-sale demo and evaluation support.
  • Business unit liaison for new and future product introductions
  • Responsible for conducting workflow analyses
  • Multi-color flow design and implementation
  • Attend regionally appropriate industry meetings, tradeshows,etc
  • Work closely with Flow Cytometry Sales Representative to capture new recurring revenue contracts.
  • Scientific support for liquid and dry custom manufacturing services
  • Business planning to achieve performance targets will be required. Complete and timely submission of paperwork associated with job description is required.
  • Other duties may be assigned.
  • Quotas will be assigned and compensation and performance will be based on quotas achieved and other performance criteria.

Beckman Coulter 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.

Requirements

  • Demonstrated track record of success ideally in Flow Cytometry as a Sales Consultant or Applications Specialist.
  • Degree in field preferably PHD with 0-3 years’ experience
  • Highly motivated and success driven
  • Solid understanding of Flow Cytometry Technology and customer base
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent time and territory management habits.
  • Experience with personal computer, e-mail, and Microsoft Office programs

About Us

Beckman Coulter develops, manufactures and markets products that simplify, automate and innovate complex biomedical testing. Our diagnostic systems, found in hospitals and other critical care settings around the world, produce information used by physicians to diagnose disease, make treatment decisions and monitor patients. Scientists use our life science research instruments to study complex biological problems including causes of disease and potential new therapies or drugs. More than 275,000 Beckman Coulter systems operate in both diagnostics and life sciences laboratories on all seven continents. For 80 years, our products have been making a difference in peoples’ lives by improving the productivity of medical professionals and scientists, supplying critical information for improving patient health and reducing the cost of care.

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. A globally diverse team of 71,000 associates, we are united by our culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which is our competitive advantage. In 2014, we generated $19.9B in revenue and our market cap exceeded $60B. We are #149 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 2,000% over 20yrs.

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.

Organization

Beckman Coulter

Job Function

Sales

Primary Location

North America-United States-MN-Minneapolis

Other Locations

North America-United States-CO-Denver, North America-United States-MO-Kansas City

Schedule

Full-time


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Field Application Scientist

Date Posted:
2/10/2017

Molecular Devices

CA

A BioProduct Development (BPD) Field Applications Scientist (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.

  • Advanced degree in Biological Sciences, or equivalent is preferred
  • 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 San Jose 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 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 industrial solutions. Our globally diverse team of 59,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $16.5B in revenue last year. We are ranked #133 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 2,000% 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.

Organization

Molecular Devices

Job Function

Sales

Primary Location

North America-United States-CA-Sunnyvale

Schedule

Full-time


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Field Application Scientist

Date Posted:
2/10/2017

Bio-Rad

MA

Bio-Rad Digital Biology Center Cambridge is developing the only fully-integrated digital genomics system designed to meet the work-flow and assay needs of both research and clinical laboratories. The digital genomics system consists a fully integrated sequencing platform, consumables and bioinformatics to power the system.

The successful candidate will have a strong background in molecular biology techniques with an emphasis on oncology, PCR and sequencing technologies. The candidate will help in the development and subsequent propagation of product and application related materials to customers and personnel throughout the world.

Responsibilities Include

  • Maintain an up to date knowledge of DBC digital technologies and applications.
  • Act as an additional liaison between the marketing and R&D teams and the field in regards to application and market trends.
  • Work with customers in creation and implementation of custom applications.
  • Provide product and application training to internal Bio-Rad personnel and Bio-Rad distributors on digital technologies as necessary.
  • Present at road show type events, attend and present at conferences and meetings and run customer workshops.
  • Promote new techniques and applications to the scientific community.
  • Run demonstration experiments as necessary.

Required Skills

  • Strong fundamental understanding of key aspects related to Digital Genomics instrumentation (droplet, PCR and informatics) and applications (workflow, reagents, assay design and data analysis)
  • Requires excellent planning /organizational skills and ability to follow through in an unstructured work environment
  • Exceptional public speaking skills needed to present products and concepts at training events, customer facing seminars and industry meetings
  • Able to present high level information for multiple audiences, including scientist executives, and laymen
  • Ability to operate effectively both independently and with diverse professionals in a team environment.
  • Ability to travel up to 75% both domestically and internationally

Required Experience

    • 2 + years hands on lab experience combined with sales and/or application support and direct customer interaction
    • Experience creating, organizing and communicating technical information and training materials for internal and external audiences

 

Education

    • BS/BA Life Science; MS or Ph.D preferred

 

 


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Field Application Scientist

Date Posted:
2/10/2017

Bio-Techne

MA

We are currently seeking an experienced Field Applications Scientist based in Boston to provide superlative sales support and customer service for our revolutionary protein analysis instrumentation. The candidate will be a key member of a team of Field Applications Scientists responsible for providing pre- and post-sales applications and technical support for several products. The ideal candidate is both an experienced bench level scientist/application scientist with a strong background in proteomics/immunoassays, as well as an experienced customer support specialist.

Key Responsibilities

    • Train customers on instrument use, assay development and data analysis on ProteinSimple’s Simple Western and Biologics instruments
    • Develop and maintain positive relationships with customers in assigned territory
    • Help to maintain and increase product usage and support sales efforts through technical presentations and product demonstrations
    • Accompany Sales Representatives on sales calls in customer laboratories to provide technical and applications assistance
    • Provide on-going assay development support and troubleshooting for customers in-person, via phone and email
    • Act as a key contributor of customer feedback to marketing and product development teams
    • Assist in creation and review of technical literature including manuals and application notes
    • Create and maintain customer support information using our CRM (SalesForce)

 

Qualifications

Workplace Requirements

  • Previous hands-on experience with immunoassays and protein characterization assays is required
  • Strong understanding of various protein analysis techniques including western blots, ELISAs, FACS, capillary electrophoresis, isoelectric focusing, HPLC and particle characterization is desired
    • Substantial knowledge of current scientific literature and life science methods and applications
    • organizational, verbal and written communication skills
    • Outstanding problem solving and interpersonal skills
    • 5+ years of experience in a life science field
    • Ability and willingness to travel domestically

 

Education Requirements

BS/BA degree in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, bioengineering, or a related life science field with a minimum of 1 year biotech industry experience. MS/PhD is preferred.


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Field Application Scientist

Date Posted:
2/10/2017

Inscopix

NY

(Remote Location) Inscopix stands at the forefront of Next Generation Neuroscience. Our flagship product for imaging large-scale neural circuit activity during behavior, nVista, provides neuroscientists with the ability to generate unprecedented data sets. The product was selected by The Scientist as the #1 Innovation of 2013 and has been covered in top scientific journals and media outlets. Since launching our Neuroscience Early Access Program in October 2012, we have built a significant customer base comprised of nearly 100 prestigious neuroscience laboratories (including 6 Nobel Laureate labs) and major pharmaceutical companies.

 

Successful candidates will be paired with a regional Sales Manager as Field Applications Specialists responsible for pre- and post-sales technical support of complete Inscopix solutions. The primary responsibility is to work closely with the regional Sales Manager to meet or exceed territory sales for all Inscopix products. Candidates must be highly motivated, enthusiastic, and target-oriented individuals who thrive on the independence and variety offered by a field sales role.

 

Responsible for pre- and post-sales activities, including but not limited to the following:

  • Provide support to the regional Sales Manager in lead generation, customer qualifications, and in closing orders
  • Generate new and repeat sales by providing technical support, sales, and technical information in a timely manner
  • Proactively mine territory for new sales opportunities through active prospecting in conjunction with Sales colleagues
  • Increase sales and average order size by means of cross-selling, up-selling, add-on sales, and offering promotional sale items
  • Provide direct technical support to Sales Team and customers for assigned product line(s) within assigned geography
  • Participate in pre-demonstration and sales lead / customer qualification visits
  • Manage organization, maintenance, and coordination of demonstration equipment inventory
  • Design and conduct Inscopix technical presentations/seminars, and technical trainings, both web-based and on-site
  • Demonstrate customer commitment through regular customer follow-up, timely complaint resolution, and by acting as Voice of Customer (VOC) as appropriate
  • Increase awareness of Inscopix solutions within assigned territory through frequent and regular engagement with customers
  • Abide by ethical sales practices in accordance with corporate policy
  • Present a professional image at all times to customers and vendors
  • May support other regional territories as needed

 

Requirements:

  • PhD in neuroscience or closely-related field in the Biological Sciences
  • Expertise with in vivo imaging, in vivo electrophysiology and/or optogenetics (in rodents)
  • Proven technical, analytical, and problem-solving skills with a passion for using scientific rigor and applied scientific skills to help others with scientific and experimental problems
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills with the ability to work effectively and productively within a team-centric environment
  • Outstanding customer advocacy, listening and interpersonal skills
  • Strong oral, written, and presentation skills, with particular experience presenting technical topics in academia/industry environments
  • Demonstrated attention to detail particularly with respect to customer transactions (e.g., orders, quotes, tenders, etc.)
  • Ability and willingness to travel 25% to 50%
  • Bonus: previous experience conducting experiments with the Inscopix nVista system

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Field Application Scientist

Date Posted:
2/10/2017

Illumina

MD

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 $2.2 billion in 2015. 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 three years running, including #1 in 2014. If you thrive in a brilliant, fast-paced, and mission-driven environment, Illumina is the place for you – imagine the possibilities.

Position Summary

The FAS is the primary technical field contact for Illumina customers, and is responsible for all new installations, all customer trainings, and for providing data analysis, logistical, and troubleshooting support in their territory. The primary goals are to ensure maximum utilization of Illumina systems to drive revenues and sustain customer retention.

Tasks And Responsibilities

  • Coordinating new installations, including facility inspections, instrument validation, and customer training. Reviews and approves operational quality of equipment, and instruct customers in operations and maintenance of system
  • Troubleshooting issues related to user's technical skills, biochemistry/assay design, experimental design, software and instruments. Interprets customer needs and identifies if the responsibility for a problem resolution falls to sales personnel, engineering, or other company personnel
  • Developing and maintaining positive relationships with customers in assigned territory
  • Helping to maintain and increase product usage, and supporting key account and strategic sales efforts through technical presentations and demonstrations
  • Drive sales or marketing on new strategic sales initiatives requiring both technical depth and market knowledge
  • Provides strategic and competitive feedback to Marketing and product development teams, and independently leads or manages beta tests at customer sites
  • Mentors and trains other members of the applications team
  • Manages escalation of technical issues that cannot be dealt with by other personnel
  • Works independently on significant and unique issues requiring collaboration with key decision makers and senior managers across the organization, may impact future products, concepts and technologies.
  • Developing and improving key company processes that support our mission of building a world-class customer support organization
  • Serve as the Customer Solutions representative on core teams; responsible for driving strategic planning activities and managing execution of deliverables; manages projects with very minimal supervision

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

  • PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or Genetics required, OR M.S. + 10 years experience

Preferred Experiential Background

  • 10+ years biotech experience preferred
  • Must be willing to travel up to 50%
  • Prior field experience supporting customers in a highly technical field required
  • Recognized deep technical expert in at least one microarray, sequencing or diagnostic discipline
  • Independently works on highly complex problems requiring analysis of multiple variables
  • Uses independent judgment in developing methods, techniques or evaluation criteria for obtaining results
  • Demonstrated ability to determine strategic direction to meet goals
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication and training skills
  • Experience using Genotyping and Sequencing technologies preferred
  • Demonstrated understanding of commonly-used Genotyping data analysis software applications and/or Bioinformatics tools and programs preferred
  • Demonstrated experience with instrumentation such as liquid handling robotics and optical scanners preferred
  • Demonstrated superior problem solving and interpersonal and account management skills in a commercial environment
  • Clear vision of and commitment to providing outstanding customer service

Illumina believes that everyone has the ability to make an impact, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunity regardless of sex, race, creed, color, gender, religion, marital status, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, pregnancy, military or veteran status, citizenship status, and genetic information.


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Field Application Scientist

Date Posted:
2/10/2017

Repligen

CA

We are the market leader in the manufacture of Protein A ligands and over the last four years have expanded our product portfolio organically and through acquisition with the addition of cell culture growth factors, OPUS® pre-packed chromatography columns, the XCell™ ATF system and TangenX® TFF cassettes.

 

Job Description:

 

We are seeking a US, West Coast based Field Application Scientist to technically support the XCell™ ATF product line in the US. This individual will use their knowledge of cell culture process development, filtration and bioprocess manufacturing to support customers and our sales team in pre and post sales opportunities.

 

The successful candidate will also work closely with Repligen colleagues including Sales Account Managers, Product Management, Quality Assurance, and Development Scientists/Engineers and Service to ensure our products continue to serve the evolving needs of our customers in the bioprocessing industry.

 

This is a field based position requiring domestic and some international travel. The position will be based on the West Coast.  San Francisco, California preferred.

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Work in coordination with the Repligen Sales team and Product Management to provide pre and post sales support to customers for the XCell ™ ATF product line.   This will include responding to customer requests for technical support, giving technical seminars, performing product demonstrations, providing on-site/in-lab support, troubleshooting and assisting with the execution of voice of customer surveys.
  • Develop and execute project plans to meet customer needs using Repligen technologies.
  • Provide knowledge and customer feedback to Product Management and R&D for the continuous improvement of Repligen products.
  • Contribute to applications data and collateral generation by liaising with R&D.

 

 

Qualifications:

 

  • A Master’s degree or higher in a scientific (biology/biochemistry) or engineering (chemical) field.
  • 5+ years’ experience working in a cell culture discipline in a development or manufacturing setting in the bioprocessing industry. Working knowledge of cGMP requirements.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, strong verbal/written communications skills and attention to detail are required.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Ability to manage yourself and work independently to achieve defined goals.
  • Ability to work well within a global, cross functional team.
  • Must be willing and able to work flexible hours to accommodate client schedules.
  • 50% domestic travel with occasional international travel.

 


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Field Application Scientist Imaging Lab Instrumentation

Date Posted:
2/10/2017

BioTeck

MA

The primary function for this position will be providing product demonstrations and seminars, applications training and assay optimization in support of BioTek’s Cytation instrument product line as well as scientific and technical assistance to our Applications and Product Management teams. Also key to this position will be to develop expert level skills on all software and microplate reader/imaging applications, stay current on new assays, work with customers on new or emerging applications and participate and represent BioTek at vendor shows as well as present seminars and posters.

 

Superior candidates will possess a MS or PhD in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or related field; two years of experience in imaging core or HCS lab with advanced academic or industrial experience using microplate/imaging instrumentation preferably in HCS or HTS lab setting. Requirements include extensive knowledge of fluorescence imaging; widefield and/or confocal microscopy; image analysis experience and familiarity with ImageJ, CellProfiler, etc.  Experience with microplate readers and related assays (ELISAs, FP, HTRF, FRET, AlphaScreen, bead based assays) also preferred.  He/she will be willing to overnight travel up to 30-40% and ideally reside within the greater Boston, MA area.


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Field Application Scientist

Date Posted:
2/10/2017

Labcyte

CA

Labcyte Inc. is the leader in low-volume liquid handling for the life sciences. We use acoustic droplet ejection to provide highly accurate, fully automated, non-contact dispensing. The ‘touchless’ technology in the Echo® liquid handlers provides dramatically better data by eliminating pipette tips and the adsorption of compounds during transfer, while saving hundreds of thousands of dollars in decreased consumables. Accuracy is maintained from first drop through last for a wide variety of fluids, including many that present substantial challenges when using other methods. Labcyte’s Echo liquid handlers are used in all of the top 20 pharmaceutical companies, as well as in leading academic and research institutions worldwide. Applications include compound management, genomics, proteomics, particle manufacturing, encapsulation, imaging mass spectrometry, and live-cell transfer.

 

Labcyte seeks an energetic scientist to join our FAS team. This is primarily a customer-facing role in which you will work with scientists to understand their application requirements and help to adapt their workflows to the unique capabilities of the Echo® liquid handler. Our Field Applications Scientists work closely with sales staff to provide high-level customer support before, during, and after a sale.

 

Therefore, we need someone who has bench experience and market knowledge of genomics workflows, including NGS and synthetic biology, but is also ready to expand their horizons and tackle the next challenge as we enable scientists to work at smaller volumes with greater precision. We also need strong written and verbal communication skills to present the advantages of our product portfolio to scientifically diverse teams and customers.

 

Job Responsibilities:

 

  • Application support across multiple scientific disciplines including genomics and drug discovery
  • Conduct pre-sales technical presentations and understand customer workflows
  • Plan and execute product demonstrations for prospective customers
  • Prepare and present seminars and posters at conferences
  • Develop new applications through industrial and academic collaborations
  • Provide customer training and support; maintain positive customer relations
  • Troubleshoot technical problems and serve as a liaison with internal escalation teams as needed
  • Assist in technical training for sales and support personnel
  • Overnight travel up to 60% when required

 

Education, Skills and Experience Requirements:

 

·       Requires an advanced degree in a scientific discipline, preferably genomics, molecular biology, or similar

·       Experience with several scientific applications such as next-generation sequencing, synthetic biology, single cell workflows, high-throughput screening, cell-based assays, biochemical assays, and mass spectrometry

·       Knowledge of liquid handling, automation, and robotic laboratory equipment desirable

·       Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication and presentation skills are required

·       Experience teaching or training

·       Prior experience in a customer-facing role is strongly desired

 

Location: Field position covering the southwest region of the US, with preference for a home base in the San Diego area.

 

Candidates only, no recruiters or agencies.

 

To apply, please send resume to careers@Labcyte.com and reference “Job Id # 229” in the subject line.


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Field Application Scientist FAS

Date Posted:
2/10/2017

Thermo FIsher

NY

When you join us at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll be part of a smart, driven team that shares your passion for exploration and discovery. With revenues of $17 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

In a complex world of producing biologics-based therapeutics and vaccines, help us be a part of this story with our BioProduction team. With applications that span the drug development process—from drug discovery through large-scale commercial production—help us develop a broad range of products including single-use technologies as well as analytical instruments, cell culture labware and media, centrifugation, purification, and analytics for detection of process/product impurities and contaminants.

Position Summary

We are searching for a Field Application Scientist that will lead technical product specification, application and protocol optimization discussions with clients and prospects for the Cell Culture product portfolio in the Bioproduction Division (BPD) offering.

Responsibilities

  • Schedule and coordinate face to face technical interactions with customers.
  • Lead technical product specification, application and protocol optimization discussions with clients and prospects for the Cell Culture product portfolio in the Bioproduction Division (BPD) offering.
  • Assist commercial team in identifying customer opportunities, needs, determine technical feasibility of custom media requests and media/process optimization opportunities in consultation with the Senior FAS for the Eastern Half of the US.
  • Serve as the primary field-based technical interface to potential and existing BPD customers
  • Provide troubleshooting on issues that arise related to end-User’s technical skills, cell-line selection, experiment design and results of media development/optimization process
  • Leverage your advanced and continually expanding knowledge of our Cell Culture products & services and the biopharmaceutical development & production process to provide effective recommendations to the customer on Cell-line selection, media selection and optimization, feed & process selection and optimization, and adoption of Gibco Bioproduction services.
  • Facilitate efficient communication between Commercial team and headquarters of the business unit and production site in USA through the Senior FAS and Senior Manager, Application Scientists.
  • Participate in training programs for Commercial teams & TMO staff and seminars to external customers to increase customer awareness of the cell culture product line & services, core competencies and increased technical skills of the BPD team
  • Collaborate with R&D and provide recommendations on how products can be improved, and also inform product management of new technologies that could complement our existing range from the perspective of identified customer needs
  • Maintain awareness of competitor activities and innovations within our accounts, and the marketplace generally, ensuring that relevant information is circulated within our organization in an effective and timely manner.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Engineering or related discipline.
  • Hands-on work experiences in large-scale mammalian cell culture
  • Minimum 4 years of industry technical experience in cell culture and process development
  • Understanding of operations within a cGMP regulatory environment
  • Experience in interacting with external clients and ability to present technical content to small and large audiences.
  • Ability to work as part of a highly effective team of professionals
  • Self-motivated, proactive work ethics. Able to work independently with limited day-to-day supervision of the manager.
  • Up to 50% travel will be required. Most travel will be contained within the US- East Territories, but some West Coast or International Travel may be required.
  • Global mindset. Ability to work with teams across the global and cultural difference.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience at a pharmaceutical production company preferred.

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.

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

 


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Field Application Scientist

Date Posted:
2/10/2017

Perkin Elmer

IL

PerkinElmer is a global technology leader driving growth and initiative in the Environmental and Human Health Science markets. The company is a leading force in the development, production, marketing, servicing, and supporting of laboratory instrumentation and ancillary services throughout the world.

Thermal and Elemental Analysis and UV/Vis, UV/Vis/NIR & Fluorescence Analysis
To demonstrate leadership in driving PerkinElmer business results in assigned geography through active partnership in sales, service and marketing efforts. This includes thorough pre- and post-sale customer support, sales and service training, product demonstrations, and application feasibility and testing. Deliver to Product Line a basis of differentiation over competition and collect and provide technical competitive intelligence. Travel is approximately 50%.
Demonstrate leadership in driving our business results in assigned geography through active partnership in sales and marketing efforts. This includes thorough pre- and post-sale customer support, sales and service training, product demonstrations, and application feasibility and testing. Deliver to Product Line a basis of differentiation over competition and collect and provide technical competitive intelligence.

Key Responsibilities

Provide Pre-Sales Support for Thermal and Elemental Analysis and UV/Vis, UV/Vis/NIR and Fluorescence Analysis. From an understanding of what the customer is trying to accomplish, work in partnership with sales team to demonstrate product capabilities and applicability to the customer and their application needs. Provide complex (high level) demos and application driven answers and tools for customer and/or sales as requested or required. Run tests on customer samples and provide data to the customer showing what the product can do with their sample. Further the sales process and help close orders through frequent interaction with the sales professionals. Develop Account Manager’s/Sales Representative’s skills for simple demos and independent selling. Develop new applications based on market analysis in the Thermal Analysis product disciplines.

Provide Post-Sales Support for Thermal and Elemental Analysis and UV/Vis, UV/Vis/NIR and Fluorescence Analysis.. Ensure successful implementation by remaining engaged with the customer and sales & service team throughout the implementation of equipment. Provide problem diagnosis and assist in the elimination of start-up issues. Conduct customer training on a formal basis in conjunction with TAC or requested by customers.

Provide Technical Expertise in Thermal and Elemental Analysis and UV/Vis, UV/Vis/NIR and Fluorescence Analysis. Act as the technical focal point to communicate customer business insight, trends, etc. Answer complex questions regarding PerkinElmer instruments and their utilization in customer specific applications in the following industries. (Environmental, Energy,Food and Nutraceutical, Polymers and Composites, and Chemical). This individual will need to understand current regulations imposed by ASTM, FDA, and other regulatory agencies. This individual will work closely with product line leaders, field management and business units to coordinate activities aimed at promoting and growing the product line. The position will require research on the application of novel Thermal and Elemental Analysis techniques as applied to materials characterization. This requires a solid background in DSC, TGA, STA, DMA and CHN analytical techniques as well as UV/Vis/NIR and Fluorescence spectrometers. Good working knowledge of IR and NIR as applied to materials science would be a positive trait .

Deliver Field Training bases on Thermal and Elemental Analysis and UV/Vis, UV/Vis/NIR and Fluorescence Analysis. Provide leadership in educating sales and service team members on technologies and customer applications and the interaction of PerkinElmer instruments. Proactively train sales and service people and help develop sales tools aimed at promoting PerkinElmer products and facilitating sales. Assist Service in external and internal technical training. Accountable for development of training material

Deliver Presentations to Customers. From an understanding of the account, prepare and deliver an account driven, sales oriented presentations and seminars that speak to the customers business needs and applications and positions our products as solutions to meeting those needs. Documentation.Produce documentation materials including technical and application briefs. Publish in scientific and trade journals. Provide Content for marketing collateral.
Cultivate partnerships with customers and other suppliers to solve customer problems. Facilitate solving customer problems through training, information and recommendation of solutions. Knowledge of competitive offerings, as well as, pre-sales, post-sales, demos, trade shows, and executing against marketing initiatives. Maintain technical selling capability to function in a consultative role for the customer.

Teamwork. Work closely with regional extended sales team, service team, product specialists, and business units in order to promote a high level of customer service. Provide local support for planned customer event throughout the year. Provide feedback to management on industry trends, customers growth opportunities.

Desired Skills and Experience

Requirements The ideal candidate will hold a Minimum BS degree in a chemistry related field. MS or PH.D preferred. Minimum of 5 years industrial experience in Thermal Analysis and Elemental Analysis techniques. Candidate must have strong knowledge of DSC, TGA, DMA, STA, CHN, UV/Vis, UV/Vis/NIR and Fluorescence techniques. Hands-on experience with PerkinElmer or other vendors’ products is a plus. Able to work in a team environment with sales and service. High degree of customer interaction required. Networking through active engagement in scientific societies. You must be a proven self motivated individual and possess a valid driver’s license.

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Field Application Scientist

Date Posted:
2/10/2017

UNchained lans

CA

UNchained labs is building the next cool life sciences tools company and needs high octane people to help grow the customer base and provide expert-level customer support. We need people to roll up their sleeves, sweat, think outside the box, and create something special with us.

 

The FAS team is the front-line technical representative of Unchained Labs. We are looking for someone that has expertise and passion to solve our customers’ protein stability problems. We need someone that doesn’t shy away from a scientific challenge, can communicate clearly, and loves to see the “light bulb moment” when someone learns something new.

 

Description of Duties

 

  • Conduct pre-sales technical presentations and seminars
  • Plan and execute demonstrations of Unchained Labs’ biologics analytical instruments
  • Maintain an expert-level knowledge of the Unchained Labs’s product line
  • Pro-actively provide post-sales account development support
  • Install, QC instruments, and train new customers
  • Provide front-line technical support and work with internal escalation teams as needed
  • Keep CRM system up to date with customer notes and issues
  • Maintain positive customer relations

 

Minimum qualifications

 

  • MS degree in Biochemistry, Biophysics, or related protein science field, PhD preferred
  • 3+ years in customer support, FAS, or related biotech industry roles
  • Experience working with protein stability applications (ex. DSC, DLS, SLS, ITC, DSF, etc.)
  • Demonstrated experience designing biological assays and solving complex scientific problems
  • Experience teaching or training
  • Able to lift 40 pounds
  • Ability to travel up to 40% overnight when required

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Field Application Scientist

Date Posted:
2/10/2017

10X Genomics

IL

We are seeking candidates in multiple locations to serve as the primary technical field contact for 10x Genomics’ customers. The Field Applications Scientist is responsible for performing system usage trainings at customer sites, while providing experimental design, data analysis, logistical, and troubleshooting support for their region. The Field Applications Scientist will be a key contact in conjunction with in house Technical Support for responding to issues and maintaining relationships with customers. The primary goals of this position are to ensure rapid adoption and maximum customer success with 10x Genomics’ products.

 

Responsibilities

Communicate:

  • Perform as the technical account manager, acting as the point of contact between the customer and company.
  • Keep customers apprised and trained on advancements in 10X technology and software.
  • Coordinate and perform customer site trainings and demonstrations
  • Identify, document and communicate customer complaints and concerns to management.
  • Contribute to white papers and documentation with the goal of expanding support content.

Connect:

  • Scientifically partner with customers as they develop their research utilizing 10x technology.
  • Engage in scientific discussions with customers to cultivate long term relationships
  • Create and maintain positive working relationships with customers. Key, is the ability to manage expectations while exceeding the customer’s needs.
  • Gather and deliver strategic and competitive customer feedback, communicating customer use cases beyond initial product scope to Marketing and Product Development teams.

Support:

  • Troubleshoot issues related to user's technical skills, biochemistry/assay design, experimental design, software and instruments.
  • Interpret customer needs and identify the proper issue escalation pathway within 10X.
  • Support field sales team at trade shows, seminars and technical symposia. This will include presentations and networking with thought leaders.
  • Ability to maintain composure in potentially stressful situations.

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Field Application Scientist

Date Posted:
2/10/2017

Nexcelom

NY

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 NY-NJ-PA.  

 

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

·         Collaborates with territory sales manager for local prospecting activities

·         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 NY-NJ-PA territory
  • The candidate would ideally be based in either the metro NYC 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, or related field.

 

CONTACT:

 

Ning Lai, Ph.D.

Regional Business Development Manager

NLAI@NEXCELOM.COM


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Acquisitions Editors

Date Posted:
2/10/2017

JoVE

MA

Job description

We are looking for Acquisitions Editors to grow the content of our online science video journal JoVE (www.jove.com).

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Commission articles from academic institutions to grow the Journal content
  • Communicate with potential authors (scientists) by email and phone
  • Plan and execute email campaigns to potential authors
  • Attend scientific conferences in relevant fields to promote JoVE

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Ph.D. in Biological Sciences
  • Ability to effectively communicate by email, phone and in person

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Journal Development Editor

Date Posted:
2/10/2017

Company Nature

NY

BioMed Central (BMC) is a large portfolio of peer-reviewed open access journals for Science, Technology and Medicine. The journals span all areas of biology, medicine and health, including broad interest titles such as BMC Biology and BMC Medicine alongside specialist journals, such as Malaria Journal and BMC Infectious Diseases.

Position: Journal Development Editor

Business Unit: Health Sciences, Open Research Group

We are excited to offer an opening to join our vibrant and innovative Health Sciences open access publishing team at Company Nature, working on our respected BioMed Central and SpringerOpen journal portfolios, and other open access Company Nature titles. In joining the team you would become part of one of the worlds leading global scientific and medical publishers, with staff based in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Due to the success of this business area, the team is growing and we have a fantastic opportunity for an individual with a passion for scientific advancement to develop their publishing career and work alongside some of the best in this field.

As a Journal Development Editor you would be responsible for a defined list of open access journal within the health sciences, working as part of the team to grow the portfolio through strategic journal development and acquisitions. To develop the portfolio youll enjoy being proactive, creative and data driven to devise and implement journal development plans. As the primary publishing contact for your journals, youll work alongside leading academics and policy makers, meaning excellent communication skills and the ability to build strong relationships are key to ensure the smooth running and success of the journal portfolio. Working with colleagues across the business youll gain exposure to all aspects of the academic journal publishing industry.

The Journal Development Editor role is suited to a talented individual educated to degree level, or equivalent, with a scientific background. Youll have a good knowledge of the publishing industry, ideally with previous experience managing the publishing workflow of scholarly content -- either books and/or journals experience is welcome.

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

Company Nature is an Equal Opportunity Employer that complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO Is The Law Poster: Company website.pdf.

Company 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.

Company Nature is the worlds largest academic book publisher, publisher of the worlds 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. Company Nature was formed in 2015 through the merger of Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan, Macmillan Education and Company Science+Business Media.


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Associate Editor Science

Date Posted:
2/10/2017

AAAS

DC

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

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

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

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

Work With Us

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 or chemical biology (at the post-doctoral level).

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in biochemistry or chemical biology, with at least a year of postdoctoral research experience. Candidates should have knowledge of synthetic biology, microbial engineering, and/or environmental chemistry. 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. Interested candidates must submit a resume and cover letter by March 1, 2017.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

 

    • Manage the evaluation, review, and editing of submitted manuscripts in all areas of biochemistry and chemical biology.
    • 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.

 

Key Requirements

  • A PhD in biochemistry or chemical biology.
  • 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.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and brief cover letter outlining qualifications and interest in the position by March 1, 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.

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


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Research Fellow Cancer Genomics

Date Posted:
2/10/2017

Dovetail

CA

Dovetail is seeking one or more Research Fellows to develop and execute a research project in cancer genomics. The Research Fellow would coordinate with the Scientific Advisory Board of Dovetail Genomics and the Research and Development team to design and implement a research program using Dovetail’s proprietary approach to probing the genetic basis of cellular transformation.


The ideal candidate would have a Ph.D. in computational biology or a related life science or computer science discipline and research experience in the field of cancer genomics or personalized medicine. The Research Fellow would have a semi-independent position with flexibility to direct his/her research project in line with broader company goals.

 

Key responsibilities:

  • Design and implement an independent research project
  • Work closely with Scientific Advisory Board and Dovetail Product Development team
  • Communicate findings via scientific reports and scientific manuscripts
  • Collaborate with experimental and computational groups at Dovetail for data generation and analysis

 

Desired Background and Skills includes:

  • PhD in computational biology, cancer biology, or a related life science or computer science discipline
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Desire to drive high impact scientific discovery in an industry research setting
  • Experience with next-generation sequence analysis including analysis of cancer genomes
  • Proven track-record of accomplishment and publication in primary research

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Postdoc Neurocircuitry Computational Modeling

Date Posted:
2/10/2017

Cybercoders

KY

If you are a Post Doctoral Fellow with experience, please read on!

Top Reasons to Work with Us

  • Pioneer research in one of the prestigious University in the United States
  • Potential publication of your research in a Scientific Journal
  • Beautiful Campus of Brown University

What You Will Be Doing

Pioneering research in a lab in its effort to elucidate the neural circuitry mediating nociception and pain. You are expected to execute funded research projects and make significant contributions toward novel discoveries at the intersection of neuroscience, engineering, and computational modeling.

What You Need for this Position

At Least 3 Years Of Experience And Knowledge Of

  • Matlab
  • PHD in Neuroscience
  • small animal surgery
  • advanced computational analysis
  • multi-unit electrophysiology experience
  • human EEG experience is a plus
  • clinical trial management is a plus

What's In It for You

to cure disease and mankind

So, if you are a Post Doctoral Fellow with experience, please apply today!

Email Your Resume In Word To

Looking forward to receiving your resume through our website and going over the position with you. Clicking apply is the best way to apply, but you may also:

Carlos.Castro@CyberCoders.com

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Carlos Castro - Executive Recruiter - CyberCoders

Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S.

CyberCoders, Inc is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer

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

Your Right to Work - In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.


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Pharmacoepidemiology Fellow

Date Posted:
2/10/2017

Regeneron

NY

Known for its scientific and operational excellence, Regeneron is a leading science-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, invents, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines for the treatment of serious medical conditions. Regeneron commercializes medicines for eye diseases, high LDL-cholesterol, and a rare inflammatory condition and has product candidates in development in other areas of high unmet medical need, including oncology, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, atopic dermatitis, pain, and infectious diseases.

This one-year fellowship in Pharmacoepidemiology offers exposure and hands-on experience needed for a successful career in pharmacoepidemiology by working on epidemiological projects with senior pharmacoepidemiologists and the leaders of other functions at Regeneron (e.g. Pharmacovigilance, Risk Management, Clinical Development, Medical Affair, Translational Medicine, Health Economic Outcome Research, Regulatory Affairs, and the Regeneron Genetic Center). Working in a collaborative team environment, the fellow will be expected to participate in the planning and execution of epidemiological studies in support of drug safety evaluation and clinical development.

The primary focus of this fellowship experience will be on the study design, biostatistics, clinical judgment, medical considerations and development of study proposal, study protocol, and study report. The selected fellow will also receive training on safety signal detection, evaluation, and management. She/he will be encouraged to present research findings with the opportunity to prepare a manuscript for publication as appropriate. The fellowship offers individual career development opportunities which will be tailored to the needs of the Pharmacovigilance & Risk Management (PVRM) department and the participants’ personal goal.

Fellowship Requirements

  • A PhD degree in Epidemiology or MD with MPH in epidemiology by the time of appointment
  • Self-motivated and productive
  • Ability to work well in collaborative, cross-functional matrix environment
  • Computer experience with SAS programming skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience of big data and medical or other science background would be a plus

This is an opportunity to join our select team that is already leading the way in the Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry. Apply today and learn more about Regeneron’s unwavering commitment to combining good science & good business.

To all agencies: Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of Regeneron about this opening. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at Regeneron via-email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of Regeneron, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by Regeneron for this position and a valid agreement with Regeneron is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the Regeneron agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.

Regeneron is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Requisition Number: 8073BR

 


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Regulatory Affairs Fellow

Date Posted:
2/10/2017

Fresinius Medical Care

MA

Develops regulatory strategies for assigned products/product lines. Prepares regulatory submissions required to market new or modified medical devices in the domestic and international clinical markets. Develops and maintains procedures and systems designed to ensure the product development process addresses all regulatory requirements as well as the objectives of the business.

Principal Duties And Responsibilities

    • Has broad expertise or unique knowledge; uses skills to contribute to the development of company objectives and principles, and achieve goals in creative and effective ways.
    • Responsible for day-to-day oversight and management of assigned projects. Serves as primary regulatory resource for change to and prioritization of projects, resource assignment and efficient management of the development and change processes.
    • Understands and interprets U.S. and international medical device regulatory requirements; provides guidance on requirements to product development teams.
    • Develops strategies for submissions to FDA and other regulatory agencies. Provides regulatory risk assessments and options to product development teams and management.
    • Assists in short and long-term schedule planning for the product development team.
    • Responsible for preparing FDA submissions necessary for new product approvals/clearances which include Premarket norifictoins-510(k)s, Premarket Approval Applications (PMAs) and supplements, Investigational Device Exemptions (IDEs) submissions.
    • Responsible for the preparation of Regulatory Assessment and Notes to File for assigned projects.
    • Coordinates preparation of additional information and data requested by regulatory agencies and prepares appropriate responses to such requests.
    • Independently reviews and approves relevant documents, including engineering changes, advertising and promotional materials and product development reports.
    • Develops and maintains regulatory procedures and policies to ensure ongoing compliance of existing and new products.
    • Assists with regulatory agency interactions.
    • May provide leadership and direction to assigned resources. Provides timely and appropriate performance feedback.
    • Works on significant and unique issues where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of intangibles. Exercises judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
    • Acts independently to determine methods and procedures on new or special assignments. May supervise the activities of others.
    • Creates formal networks involving coordination among groups.
    • Mentors other staff as applicable.
    • Reviews and complies with the Code of Business Conduct and all applicable company policies and procedures, local, state, and federal laws and regulations.
    • Assists with various projects as assigned by direct supervisor.
    • Other duties as assigned.

Additional responsibilities may include focus on one or more departments or locations. See applicable addendum for department or location specific functions.

 


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Junior Medical Writer

Date Posted:
2/10/2017

Placement Agency

NY

Junior Medical Writer - Extensive Training - New York

My client is currently looking for an Associate Medical Writer to join them. You will be working in an agency that put training and development at the forefront of their focus. Not only will there be internal training available, you will have access to external experts who will be able to give new insight. This development isn't just a focus for the early days of your career, but throughout it too.

As a result of the growth of the agency they are currently looking to expand the US team, to work alongside their European offices. The team is senior, so will be able to mentor you closely.

To be successful in your application for this role you should have 1+ year experience within Medical Writing or a PhD and proven interest within Medical Communications.

If you'd like to hear more about this role or other Medical Communications roles please don't hesitate to call Christina on 0207 940 2105. Alternatively please send your CV to C.Gatward@nonstop-recruitment.com in Microsoft word format.

NonStop is one of the largest and fastest growing specialised life sciences recruitment companies in Europe. We are proud members of the APSCo life sciences group who ensure we meet the highest quality standards within the recruitment industry. Our offices are located in the UK, Switzerland and the Czech Republic and we hold labour leasing licences across Europe. Please visit our website for a full list of the niche markets we cover.


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Medical Writer Entry Level

Date Posted:
2/10/2017

ECRI

PA

ECRI Institute is seeking an entry-level medical writer for the ECRI Institute Health Devices Alerts product. Primary responsibilities are: researching and writing reports involving medical device recalls and hazards, interacting with member hospital clients regarding medical device safety issues, and communicating with medical device manufacturers for review of our reports. The Health Devices Alerts Medical Writer will report to the Health Devices Alerts Managing Editor. This position is based out of ECRI Institute's Headquarters in Plymouth Meeting, PA.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Research and write assigned medical device recall, hazard, and safety alerts.

• Prioritize and manage own assignments with minimal supervision.

• Communicate with member hospital clients and medical device manufacturers regarding Alerts and safety issues.

Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree required; background in journalism, writing, and/or life sciences desired. Must have excellent organizational and communication skills and the ability to summarize medical and technical materials. Must be detail-oriented and have accurate data entry skills. Must demonstrate aptitude for editing in HDA style.

Additional requirements include:

• Effective written and verbal communication skills

• Technical and business problem solving skills.

• Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities effectively.

• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

                                 

About ECRI Institute: ECRI Institute is a nonprofit organization that researches the best approaches to improving patient safety and care. It has its headquarters in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania. We have a diverse working environment that encourages teamwork and an open exchange of ideas. Over 400 dedicated staff blend extraordinary scope and depth of clinical, management, and technical expertise with a wide range of experienced healthcare professionals. Our competitive benefit package for full-time and benefit-eligible part-time employees includes medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage which begin on the first day of employment.

 

For nearly 50 years, ECRI Institute has dedicated itself to bringing the discipline of applied scientific research to healthcare. Through rigorous, evidence-based patient safety research, ECRI Institute has recommended actionable solutions that have saved countless lives. ECRI Institute is designated an Evidence-Based Practice Center by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. ECRI Institute PSO is listed as a federally certified Patient Safety Organization by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and strives to achieve the highest levels of safety and quality in healthcare by collecting and analyzing patient safety information and sharing best practices and lessons learned. Qualified applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

 

ECRI Institute is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, disability or handicap, or veteran status. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 610-825-6000. EOE Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

 

To be considered further for this opportunity interested candidates must apply directly to our website. https://www.ecri.org/about/pages/careers.aspx

 


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Science Officer

Date Posted:
12/16/2016

Ripple Effect Communications

MD

DESCRIPTION

Position Overview

Duty Location: Fort Detrick, Maryland
Position Information: Full-Time, Permanent and Onsite
Vacancies: Varies
Security Level: Must hold US citizenship (does not include Permanent Residency)
Travel Required: Occasional Travel for Science Meetings
Relocation Expenses: No relocation expenses may be authorized for this position.
Project Description

The Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program within the Department of Defense funds biomedical research in response to the expressed needs of its stakeholders – Congress, the American public and the military. CDMRP requires an experienced and cohesive team of senior and junior level scientists who can support all aspects of the grant execution and management process. Research includes breast, prostate, ovarian and lung cancer, defense health, neurofibromatosis, tuberous sclerosis complex, autism, psychological health/traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury research, bone marrow failure, multiple sclerosis medical imaging, medical informatics, behavioral health, medical simulators, mobile health applications, medical robotics, deployed health, and other medical research programs. The CDMRP is responsible for planning, coordinating, integrating, programming, budgeting and executing these programs.

Job Description

The Science Officer conducts organized analytical assessments and evaluations to understand and/or evaluate complex issues to inform decision making, policy development, system development, management, or administration of client processes. He or she performs studies, analyses, and evaluations across a wide variety of domains and provides recommendations to client organizations to improve the organization’s mission performance and supports development and execution of programs to implement solutions.

Provides scientific, management, and administrative support to the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program
Administer research awards: senior level will administer multi-institutional and multidisciplinary consortia, advanced therapeutic development, and clinical trial research awards; junior level will focus on administering basic science research awards
Identifies missing regulatory information and documentation required to complete the grant package
Reviews the current and pending support documents for grant overlap issues to include duplication of funding with other agencies, either federal or private
In the Electronic Grant System (EGS), completes the negotiation page for awards to include Office of Surety, Safety and Environment (SSE), the Office of Research Protections (ORP) and USAMRAA sections
Reviews the Scientific Classification System and Common Scientific Outline portfolio codes and apply the appropriate codes to the award
Facilitates communication efforts with ORP, USAMRAA and the PI and their research team regarding issues with their research grant
Identifies which research award grants (i.e., clinical trial awards) require specific project milestones, such as subject accrual to clinical trials
Assist USAMRAA in establishing funding milestones in grant agreements such as a one year milestone for human subject’s approval
Reviews annual and final technical progress reports. Verify that the SOW is being followed and all regulatory approvals are in place for the work being done
Provide briefings regarding the research portfolio to CDMRP, USAMRMC and DOD leadership as needed
Participates in working groups such as Program Evaluation, Consumer Working Group, SBIR/STTR, Technology Development Working Group, and the Internal Review Process as a program resource
Attends peer review, programmatic review, and scientific conferences as requested by the MRMC/CDMRP leadership or IPT Team Leader as a program resource
Areas of Research

Science Officers should specialize in an area of biomedical research. Areas of science may include, but not be limited to one of the following:

Health IT
Cancer
Alcohol and Substance Abuse Research
Epilepsy Research
Warfighter Research
Military Burn Research
Neurotoxin Exposure Treatment Research
Parkinson’s Research
Psychological Health & Traumatic Brain Injury
Orthotics and Prosthetics Outcomes Research
Alzheimer’s Research
Vision Research
REQUIREMENTS

Hold a Ph.D. or Masters in a discipline relevant to the scientific areas listed in the project description
Have a minimum of 3 years experience in grants management or 5 years experience conducting biomedical research
Demonstrate leadership in activities as appropriate
Ensure that products are technically competent, of high quality, and professional looking
Demonstrate solid methodological approaches
Present findings and handle client meetings as appropriate
Use innovative, creative approaches when necessary (to meet novel needs and/or solve problems)
Skills and Experience

At least 3 years experience in grants management or a minimum of 5 years experience conducting biomedical research
Portfolio management experience
Detail-oriented individuals with strong computer database skills
Strong communication skills
Knowledge of Electronic Grant System (EGS) desirable
Experience with human/animal subjects protection requirements desirable
Experience with military research or CDMRP program desirable
BENEFITS

Ripple Effect Communications, Inc.offers a wide array of plans in its flexible benefits program with options that enable each employee to structure a benefits package tailored to meet his or her family's needs.

Offerings within those programs may include:

Medical
Dental
Vision
Life, long-term disability and other insurance products
Reimbursement accounts for out-of-pocket medical expenses


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Human Subjects and Clinical Trials Specialist

Date Posted:
2/10/2017

NIH

MD

Position Description:
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the nation's premier biomedical research agency. Within the Office of Extramural Research (OER), the Office of Extramural Programs (OEP) provides leadership for the management of trans-NIH programs via the development of programs and policies, interpretation, coordination, oversight, evaluation, training and outreach for NIH extramural staff and the extramural research community. As such, OEP is tasked with helping to provide oversight and direction for the implementation of initiatives aimed at enhancing the stewardship, accountability, and transparency of clinical trials. Several recent initiatives, including the NIH policy on dissemination of clinical trials information, the single IRB policy, and the new 21st Century Cures bill will necessitate major changes for NIH. Ripple Effect is seeking a full-time staff member to work with OEP and other NIH components to implement initiatives to enhance the stewardship of clinical trials. This is a 1-year appointment with the possibility of an extension.

Background:
Ripple Effect attracts high-achievers who consistently attain above-average results and take responsibility for solving problems. Our clients engage us because we bring intelligence, innovation, initiative, and impact to project management. We need self-starters who get the job done, who can handle a wide range of support tasks, and who enjoy the energy of a government office with intelligent colleagues and fast-paced programs.

Job Description:
Apply if you're looking for a job that delivers these opportunities:

  • Contribute to high-level functioning within a government agency
  • Interact professionally with government clients
  • Think on your feet while mastering new tasks quickly and independently

Preference will be given to individuals who are performing at this level successfully. Job offer is contingent upon task order award.
The Program Manager will provide program administration and subject-matter expertise by completing the following tasks:
Task 1: Provide subject matter expertise

  • Advise OER on optimal approaches to implementation of clinical trials and privacy related policies and regulations.
  • Provide technical expertise in the development of new or revised products (policies, guidance, instructions, procedures resources, etc) needed for oversight of the NIH clinical trials policies and procedures
  • Provide technical expertise in the development of new or revised products (draft regulations, policies, guidance, instructions, procedures resources, etc) for NIH privacy protections programs and/or certificates of confidentiality
  • Use expertise to assess products proposed by others in OER, NIH, and the extramural research community
  • Prepare reports that reflect current state-of-the-art on topics in areas of expertise to help guide OER decisions

Task 2: Program Management

  • Use the appropriate project management processes, skills, and resources to oversee projects pertaining to clinical trials and privacy.
  • Employ techniques to define, plan, organize, schedule, budget, manage and close out projects
  • Oversee and manage project teams (e.g., coordinate subgroups to ensure tasks are ongoing and completed on time)
  • Formulate, organize and monitor inter-connected projects
  • Resolve higher scope issues
  • Manage stakeholder expectations
  • Prepare supporting documents for clearance requests

Task 3: Program Support

  • Represent OEP positions at meetings within and external to NIH.
  • Provide program support to OEP on related extramural initiatives

Qualifications:

  • Possess a Master's degree or higher from an accredited university
  • Have adept skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office tools (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint)
  • Have a working knowledge of program/project management software (e.g., MS SharePoint, Basecamp, MS Project etc.)
  • Possess excellent problem-solving and communication skills
  • Have experience in project or program management
  • Have knowledge and understanding of the management and conduct of clinical trials (preferably NIH clinical trials), including knowledge of privacy protection regulations and certificates of confidentiality
  • Have a scientific background acquired via education, training and/or experience
  • Experience with NIH preferred, particularly the extramural research programs
  • Be willing and able to work full time on the client site during core business hours

To Apply:
Please apply to this position directly on the Ripple Effect website. In case needed, here is the direct link for the application:https://ripple-effect-communications-inc.workable.com/jobs/416594


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Program Officer, Innovative Technology Solutions

Date Posted:
2/10/2017

Gates Foundation

WA

Position Description:
Our Global Health program (GH) harnesses advances in science and technology to save lives in poor countries. We focus on the health problems that have a major impact in developing countries but get too little attention and funding. Where proven tools exist, we support sustainable ways to improve their delivery. Where they don't, we invest in research and development of new interventions, such as vaccines, drugs, and diagnostics. Our work in infectious diseases focuses on strategies to fight and prevent HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, neglected and other infectious diseases, enteric and diarrheal diseases and pneumonia. These strategies are supported by functional teams that focus on Discovery and Translational Sciences, Innovative Technology Solutions, Vaccine Development, and Integrated Development.
The Innovative Technology Solutions team is a newly formed team within Global Health with a focus on investing in disruptive technology capabilities that offer new options for global health.
As a member of the Innovative Technology Solutions (ITS) team, the Program Officer (PO) will provide direct support to the development and management of grants as well as execute and coordinate work in support of senior program staff including research, analysis, and synthesis of data for global health challenges that could be solved by the creation of new technical capabilities with the potential to greatly accelerate or even replace current strategies.

Duties:
Direct contribution to develop and manage investments in one or more of the following areas:

  • Methods to improve the performance and efficiency of next generation sequencing for pathogen detection and discovery,
  • Understanding natural mechanisms of immunity and augmenting these to protect from infection; particularly in very young infants.

Efficient and effective scouting of technology trends amenable to direction and cultivation into global health technology capabilities:

  • Identifying diverse collaborators, synthesizing ideas and focusing on milestone-driven capability-based projects,
  • Providing rigorous reviews of GH programs that incorporate contributions from both internal and external stakeholders and drive mid-course corrections on projects when necessary,
  • Contributing to the integration of strategies and execution plans across ITS and other foundation teams.

Management for Impact:

  • Providing technical and strategic guidance in crafting biomarker, diagnostics and new platform technology specific grants and/or contracts such that GH resources are efficiently and expertly utilized,
  • Coordinating exit strategy and integration end goal accomplishments into GH program strategy teams or delivery partnerships.

Engagement with External Partners:

  • Managing day-to-day relationships with grantees, vendors and/or partners,
  • Identifying and cultivating partners in support of program work; manage partnerships to achieve impact,
  • Attending meetings, both internal and external, to represent ITS as well as act as a foundation representative.

Core Knowledge and Skills:
We are looking for people who enjoy the challenge of working on complex problems and collaboratively creating solutions that have the potential for transformational change in the lives of people around the world. S/he must be prepared to work across a diverse set of disciplines, bridging a wide range of expertise all the while being a solid team player, with a demonstrated ability to work with flexibility, efficiency, and diplomacy in a fast-paced, challenging environment.
We seek strong scientific thinker with first-hand experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Generating and/or analyzing complex sequencing datasets; microbe identification a plus,
  • Contributing to the discovery or development of monoclonal antibody therapeutics,
  • Microbiome characterization and/or pre/probiotics to shape the microbiome.

The ideal candidate should have a minimum of three-five years' work experience with a PhD or ScD in immunology, biomedical research (e.g. microbiome), biology, bioengineering, bioinformatics, genetics/genomics, etc. Additionally, s/he should have:

  • Technical proficiencies across biological disciplines as well as emerging biotechnologies.
  • Ability to contribute to data-driven strategy planning and implementation.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with demonstrated excellence in scientific writing and data analysis.
  • Experience in a role requiring collaboration (both internal and external) as well as a solid understanding of the realities and complexities of working within and effectively managing projects within a complex matrixed environment.
  • Ability to exercise judgement within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
  • Ability to work with flexibility, efficiency, enthusiasm and sensitivity in a fast-paced and complex environment, across barriers such as language, culture and distance, for the successful execution of work streams that require cross-team and external engagement.
  • Intellectual quickness, curiosity, discipline, resourcefulness and resilience.
  • Ability to travel up to 30% domestically and internationally.
  • A sense of humor.
  • Demonstrated passion for the Foundation's values with a commitment to deliver results against the Foundation's mission.

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Curriculum Fellow Infectious Diseases

Date Posted:
2/10/2017

Harvard Medical School

MA

Position Description:
The Harvard Medical School Curriculum Fellows Program (CFP) is seeking a post-doctoral Curriculum Fellow (CF) who will develop and support courses and programming relevant to the infectious disease training of graduate students at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health (HSPH). The CF will also play a key role in the Harvard Infectious Diseases Consortium (IDC), a University-wide affiliation of graduate students, faculty, and postdoctoral fellows engaged in infectious disease research.

Duties:
The IDC Curriculum Fellow will work independently and in collaboration with HMS and HSPH
faculty to:

  • Support the ongoing development of microbiology and infectious disease-related courses offered through the HMS Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology
  • Generate infectious disease-related content for inclusion into a masters-level course at HSPH and provide instructional support to the associated teaching faculty
  • Provide intellectual and administrative support for a new joint HMS/HSPH graduate program in bacteriology
  • Work with the student leadership of the IDC to develop and support new and existing educational, social and career development initiatives
  • Pursue additional opportunities to improve infectious disease education at Harvard through collaborations, new paracurricular programming and the adoption of novel course formats

Qualifications:

  • An earned doctorate in an infectious disease-related field (i.e. bacteriology, parasitology, virology)
  • Post-secondary teaching experience
  • Postdoctoral research or teaching experience (preferred)

Job Skills and Competencies:

  • Ability to work collaboratively with multiple faculty and administrative partners to develop new courses and educational/training opportunities
  • Experience applying pedagogical best practices, including evidence-based teaching methods, to the classroom
  • Ability to advise faculty on the application of evidence-based teaching practices to existing courses
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills and the ability to successfully plan and implement programs and events
  • Ability to work independently to identify and implement optimal solutions to diverse problems
  • Effective mentorship skills

The IDC Curriculum Fellow is a member of the HMS Curriculum Fellows Program, a science education community that functions as a training program for early career scientist-teachers while contributing to the development and oversight of high quality, innovative graduate education at Harvard. Pedagogical training is incorporated into the fellow's course- and program-based efforts and includes opportunities to design and conduct educational research (DBER) projects. CFs receive mentorship and career advising to support their development as educators throughout the duration of the appointment.

To Apply:
To be considered for this position, please email a single pdf document containing a letter of application that addresses your interest in and qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Please include the names and contact information of three references, who will be asked to supply letters or will be contacted by phone early in the application screening process. The deadline for all application materials is 5 PM Eastern Time on March 1st, 2017. The CF position and its associated academic appointment is a one year appointment, renewable for three years, and is non-tenure-track. The ideal start for the position is on or before April 15th, 2017 at Harvard Medical School in Boston.

Address applications to Bradley Coleman, Ph.D.
Co-Director, Curriculum Fellows Program
Via Ms. Naima Abdullahi (cfp@hms.harvard.edu)


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Senior Scientist

Date Posted:
2/6/2017

Henry F Jakson Foundation

MD

Come Work at HJF!

Henry M. Jackson Foundation is seeking a Senior Staff Scientist to support the development and evaluation of novel treatment and prevention strategies for skin and soft tissue infections at the Wound Infections Department in Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC), Silver Spring, Maryland. Incumbent serves as a Principal Investigator and is responsible for independently conceiving and designing research projects of considerable complexity and difficulty. Incumbent is the most senior level person working specifically on the project. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to NMRC.

Responsibilities:

Leads the development and ongoing performance of a robust program of laboratory research on the control of bacterial infections of military medical relevance. Generates project proposals to successfully compete for research funding from DoD and other sources.
Performs and directs experiments to understand, prevent, and treat bacterial infections.
Establishes productive collaborations with DoD and other investigators to form interdisciplinary teams sharing expertise and resources.
Leads teams of peers, junior scientists, and technicians. Manages performance of research to achieve objectives of research proposals. Manages budgets and timelines for research.
Delivers products of research, including status reports to sponsors, peer reviewed publications, presentations at national conferences, and patent applications.
Serves on committees for planning and advising on research programs.
Completes other projects as needed.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Immunology of infections, or medical microbiology.
Experience in applied research that contributes to product development.
Research program development.
Ability to apply a broad range of skills relevant to biomedical research performance and management. Flexibility in problem-solving approaches.
Professional interpersonal skills including supervision, teamwork, collaboration, and networking.
Must be a US citizen and meet the requirements necessary to obtain a US Government Common Access Card (CAC).
Minimum Education/Training Requirements: PhD in related scientific discipline preferred, or M.D.

Minimum Experience: 4 to 6 years related research experience.

Physical Capabilities: work involves long periods of standing and handling of numerous chemicals.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: supervises technical support staff.

Work Environment: laboratory environment; may require working evenings and weekends; may involve working with biohazardous materials.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Vice President of Human Resources.

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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Research Scientist I

Date Posted:
2/6/2017

Henry F Jackson Foundation

TX

HJF is seeking a Research Scientist I to support the Naval Medical Research Unit-San Antonio (NAMRU-SA) in San Antonio, Texas. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to NAMRU-SA.

NAMRU-SA is a major research center conducting medical and directed energy biomedical research, which focuses on ways to enhance the safety, health, performance and operational readiness of Navy and Marine Corps personnel and addresses their emergent medical problems in routine and combat operations. Incumbent is responsible for developing and supervising research projects and investigating the feasibility of applying a wide variety of scientific principles and concepts to potential inventions, products and problems.

Responsibilities:

1. Develop and conduct protocol-driven scientific research pertaining to environmental and human health toxicology.

2. Provide support to government scientist in writing protocol-driven research proposals, technical reports, final reports and peer-reviewed manuscripts.

3. Provide support to government scientists with executing complex laboratory experiments and field studies.

4. Evaluate data sets, develop presentation materials and present findings at technical and professional meetings.

5. Maintains a safe work environment with appropriate training of other personnel.

6. Completes other projects as needed.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Experience in the field of environmental toxicology; knowledge of applicable complex scientific procedures and techniques; experience with various aquatic and mammalian toxicological models; experience with in vitro cell culture methods including primary cells; proficient in advanced analytical equipment including LC/GS/MS; excellent communication skills; ability to troubleshoot technical procedures; ability to work independently and supervise others.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: PhD in an Environmental Health Sciences, Chemistry, Physiology, Neurophysiology, Neuroscience, Immunology, Microbiology, Occupational Epidemiology, Toxicology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology or related field. Master’s Degree with appropriate experience may be considered.

Minimum Experience: 2 - 4 years related research experience

Physical Capabilities: work involves long periods of standing and handling of numerous chemicals and biological and environmental samples.

Required Licenses, Certification or Registration: Must be a U.S. Citizen and must be able to pass a background investigation.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: May supervise technical support staff.

Work Environment: Laboratory environment; may require working evenings and weekends; may involve working with biohazardous materials

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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Research Scientist Immunology

Date Posted:
2/6/2017

Henry F Jackson Foundation

MD

Come Work at HJF!

HJF is seeking a Research Scientist to support the Immunology Program of the Viral and Rickettsial Diseases Department (VRDD), Infectious Diseases Directorate (IDD) located at the Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) in Silver Spring, Maryland. This position is responsible for initiating and carrying out research projects in collaboration with the research team. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to VRDD.

Responsibilities:

1. Designs, develops, executes, and implements scientific research and/or development.

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

3. Develops necessary new technologies and protocols.

4. Processes and interprets experimental data.

5. Trains and supervises technical staff.

6. Coordinates with other technical and professional staff.

7. Prepares funding documents, written reports, manuscripts for submission to scientific journals, presentations for scientific meetings, and patent applications.

8. Performs highly skilled and specialized laboratory research utilizing experimental protocols which will involve specialized procedures including: molecular assays such as RNA extraction, molecular analysis of specific RNA transcripts by quantitative RT-PCR analysis, and viral viremia determination; animal handling techniques including animal injections, animal bio-sampling, and animal immunizations; familiarity with flow cytometry systems; familiarity with immunological assays such as ELISA, ELISpot, Luminex, and T and B cell sub-setting; and hybridoma technology.

9. Maintains a safe work environment with appropriate training of other personnel.

10. Provides collaborative assistance to other Research Scientists that require the incumbent's expertise.

11. Completes other projects as needed.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of applicable complex scientific procedures and techniques; ability to analyze and interpret data; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to troubleshoot technical procedures; ability to work independently and supervise others.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: PhD in immunology, virology, microbiology, or related discipline.

Minimum Experience: 2 to 4 years related research experience; 2 to 4 years of small animal handling experience.

Physical Capabilities: Work involves long periods of standing and handling of numerous chemicals.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: Supervises technical support staff.

Work Environment: Laboratory environment; may require working evenings and weekends; may involve working with biohazardous materials.

Background Requirements: Ability to obtain a CAC (Common Access Card) clearance

HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, relig


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Research Scientist Immunologist

Date Posted:
2/6/2017

Henry F Jackson Foundation

TX

HJF is seeking a Research Scientist to support the Immunology Program of the Viral and Rickettsial Diseases Department (VRDD), Infectious Diseases Directorate (IDD) located at the Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) in Silver Spring, Maryland. This position is responsible for initiating and carrying out research projects in collaboration with the research team. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to VRDD.

Responsibilities:

1. Designs, develops, executes, and implements scientific research and/or development.

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

3. Develops necessary new technologies and protocols.

4. Processes and interprets experimental data.

5. Trains and supervises technical staff.

6. Coordinates with other technical and professional staff.

7. Prepares funding documents, written reports, manuscripts for submission to scientific journals, presentations for scientific meetings, and patent applications.

8. Performs highly skilled and specialized laboratory research utilizing experimental protocols which will involve specialized procedures including: molecular assays such as RNA extraction, molecular analysis of specific RNA transcripts by quantitative RT-PCR analysis, and viral viremia determination; animal handling techniques including animal injections, animal bio-sampling, and animal immunizations; familiarity with flow cytometry systems; familiarity with immunological assays such as ELISA, ELISpot, Luminex, and T and B cell sub-setting; and hybridoma technology.

9. Maintains a safe work environment with appropriate training of other personnel.

10. Provides collaborative assistance to other Research Scientists that require the incumbent's expertise.

11. Completes other projects as needed.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of applicable complex scientific procedures and techniques; ability to analyze and interpret data; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to troubleshoot technical procedures; ability to work independently and supervise others.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: PhD in immunology, virology, microbiology, or related discipline.

Minimum Experience: 2 to 4 years related research experience; 2 to 4 years of small animal handling experience.

Physical Capabilities: Work involves long periods of standing and handling of numerous chemicals.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: Supervises technical support staff.

Work Environment: Laboratory environment; may require working evenings and weekends; may involve working with biohazardous materials.

Background Requirements: Ability to obtain a CAC (Common Access Card) clearance


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Single Cell Technology and Core Facility Management Post Doctoral Fellowship

Date Posted:
2/4/2017

Harvard Medical School

MA

Single Cell Technology & Core Facility Management Post-Doctoral Training Fellowship Harvard Medical School has recently established a new core facility for single cell technology and is seeking candidates for a 2-3 year (renewable annually) post-doctoral training fellowship in single cell sequencing and core facility management, starting in January 2017. Single cell sequencing (particularly RNA-Seq) is proving to be an incredibly powerful tool for addressing a very broad range of biological questions, from basic developmental biology to disease phenotyping and pathway discovery. There are still relatively few labs with deep expertise in single cell ‘omics analysis, yet there is huge demand. The SCC@HMS Core Facility serves as a focal point of single cell expertise for HMS and the surrounding biomedical community, providing assistance with the design, optimization, execution and analysis of single cell experiments. This fellowship is particularly aimed at scientists wishing to explore a career path in Core Facility leadership, including managing a core, developing single cell sequencing expertise, and working creatively with users to design and execute their experiments. Fellows will have the opportunity to innovate and to contribute to publications on core technology. Core facility management has become a stimulating career path for scientists with experience in RNA sequencing techniques and an interest in facilitating science broadly. While some aspects of sequencing have become routine, single cell cores (SCC) are highly innovative. Our core is at the forefront of single cell sequencing technologies. The SCC@HMS Fellow will learn microfluidic droplet-based methods of single cell RNA sequencing (inDrop RNA sequencing); consult with core facility users to design optimal single cell experiments for a wide range of biological specimens; perform inDrop runs on user samples; and optimize library preparation. The Fellow will also learn aspects of core management including technician management, developing fees and budgeting, and interacting with core users. The Fellow will have the opportunity to identify additional responsibilities that match his/her interests, such as: organizing singe cell discussion groups/journal clubs; troubleshooting equipment problems; developing protocols or equipment for improved single cell sequencing; designing and/or implementing novel or custom techniques. The Fellow will be expected to attend group meetings of the Klein lab in which the InDrop technique was developed. Dr. Allon Klein will serve as the faculty advisor. Candidates should hold a PhD in cell biology, biochemistry, engineering, or a related discipline, and ideally have RNA sequencing experience with an understanding of the fundamentals of RNA sequencing bioinformatics. Excellent command of written and spoken English is essential, as are strong organizational and interpersonal skills. This opportunity is ideal for a candidate interested in facilitating academic research and advancing single cell sequencing through the running of a core facility. Additional information about the SCC can be found at the core website (http://iccb.med.harvard.edu/single-cell-core). To apply, send your CV and cover letter to SINGLECELLCORE@listserv.med.harvard.edu. Please also arrange for at least 2 letters of reference to be sent to the same address before the application deadline.


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Flow Cytometry Specialist

Date Posted:
2/4/2017

University of Tennessee

TN

Flow Cytometry Specialist - VC Research - 16000001E9 FT position Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Job Summary/Essential Job Functions: The Flow Cytometry Specialist supports flow cytometry and cell sorting experiments for the UTHSC community. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Operates the flow cytometers and cell sorter. 2. Consults with users to design and troubleshoot experimental techniques and to provide data analysis. 3. Maintains the flow cytometers and cell sorters and associated computers as well as daily maintenance for the FCCS Core Instrumentation. 4. Trains users in core access procedures and to operate the flow cytometer(s). 5. Provides invoice information to the core business manager and responsible for core use record keeping. 6. Develops SOPs for flow cytometry and FACS protocols; updates core information including SOPs on the core website. 7. Provides training and informational seminars and workshops related to flow cytometry and FACS technologies relevant to Core instrumentation. 8. Provides educational and informational seminars to the UTHSC community about flow cytometry and flow sorting protocols, tools and resources at the discretion of the FCCS Core Director. 9. Performs other duties as required, including in other UTHSC institutional core facilities (Molecular Resource Center, Proteomics and Metabolomics cores, etc.). Qualifications: Masters degree in biochemistry, cell biology, immunology, or related field; three (3) years relevant experience in flow cytometry and/or FACS; Ph.D. is strongly preferred or Bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, cell biology, immunology, or related field; seven (7) years relevant experience in flow cytometry and/or FACS. To apply for the position, please visit our website at: www.uthsc.edu/hr/employment EEO/AA/ADA Employer. An official transcript or documentation to verify education must be submitted in a sealed envelope to the Human Resources Department prior to first day of employment if selected for a position.


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Bioinformatics Scientist Computational Genomics Resource Lab

Date Posted:
2/4/2017

University of California Berkeley

CA

Bioinformatics Scientist, Computational Genomics Resource Laboratory - QB3 - University of California, Berkeley — JPF01203 RECRUITMENT PERIOD Open date: November 30th, 2016 Next review date: January 11th, 2017 Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee. Final date: January 11th, 2017 Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled. DESCRIPTION The QB3 Computational Genomics Resource Laboratory (CGRL) is UC Berkeley’s center for genomic bioinformatics analysis, qb3.berkeley.edu/cgrl. We are searching for a Bioinformatics Scientist for the CGRL to serve as a primary resource for researchers in the Innovative Genomics Institute (IGI), a partnership between UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco, focused on advancing the science of genome editing (innovativegenomics.org). The Bioinformatics Scientist will work with the CGRL faculty directors and other staff to manage and provide instructional, consulting and collaboration services in design and analysis of genomic experiments, serving researchers in IGI and throughout the Berkeley community. The mission of the CGRL is to serve as a focal point for scientists interested in comprehensive analysis of genomics data. The CGRL ensures that Berkeley researchers are equipped with the expertise and infrastructure required for their research programs by providing consultation, workshops, collaboration and computing infrastructure. Job Duties: • Provide expertise in computational genomics for the analysis of genomic data, most frequently resulting from genome editing and regulation experiments. This expertise will include use and development of computational pipelines for analysis of genomic data, primarily high-throughput sequencing data from a variety of platforms (e.g., sequencing of genome-scale screen results, quantification of alleles from amplicon sequencing, RNASeq for differential expression, genome assembly, resequencing and variant calling with associated functional annotation, single-cell and population genomics, metagenomics). • Provide consultations to researchers to convey best practices and specific solutions for experimental design, workflows and trouble-shooting. • Provide workshops and short courses to students, postdocs, and faculty on analysis methods associated with genomic data. • Maintain, administer and use computational infrastructure, including workstations, highperformance computing clusters, and cloud/national infrastructure platforms. • Effectively communicate with users. A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Bioinformatics, Molecular Biology, Statistics, Computer Science or related field is required by the start date. At the time of application, the basic minimum qualification is the completion of all degree requirements except the dissertation, with experience in Genomics and Molecular Biology. Additional Required Qualifications (by start date): • Four or more years of experience working with genomic data, as exemplified by the following areas: high-throughput sequence analysis, functional genomics, differential gene expression, automated annotation, population genomics, quantitative genetics, comparative genomics, genome variant analysis or extensive collaborative work with wetlab researchers. • Experience working with a subset of standard bioinformatics, statistics, and analytical tools. • Sufficient knowledge of UNIX/Linux to manage a system and interact with system administrators and support staff. • Advanced skills in scripting or programming languages, preferably Python. • Ability to communicate effectively in a highly diverse, cross-disciplinary environment. Preferred Qualifications: • Experience in genomic data exploration, visualization, and figure preparation for publications. • Ability to complete and describe projects, demonstrated for example by journal articles and/or preprints. • Software/pipeline creation and maintenance, version control, reproducible workflows. Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience. The appointment date is for one year with an approximate start date of February 1, 2017, with a possibility for renewal. How to Apply: To apply, please go to the following link: http://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01203 Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for 3 references. Letters of reference are not required at this time. We will seek your permission before contacting your references. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality: http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html. This position will be open until filled. If you have any difficulty uploading your application or any questions, please email Natasha Singh at n.singh@berkeley.edu. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/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, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.


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Mass Spectroscopy Core Facility Director

Date Posted:
2/4/2017

University of Nebraska

NE

Mass Spectrometry Core Facility Director The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics Core Facility (MSPCF) is a multi-user full service mass spectrometry shared resource laboratory serving medical center researchers as well as the outlying research community on a fee-for-service basis. The core houses a Velos Orbitrap Elite ETD, 6600 TripleTOF, 6500 QTRAP and a 4800 MALDI TOF-TOF. In addition to these spectrometers the core also houses an XFe96 Analyzer (Seahorse Bioscience) that enables scientists to measure various metabolic parameters and functions using living cells, in real-time. The MSPCF plays a key role in enabling research conducted in the fields of basic science discovery, clinical and translational research, and UNMC is well-recognized as a leader in these and other areas of biomedical research. Job Description. The Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics Core Facility at UNMC seeks an enthusiastic and innovative full time Director with excellent knowledge of mass spectrometry theory and instrumentation with at least 3 years of mass spectrometry experience including knowledge of mass spectrometry principles and their application to differential proteomics, posttranslational modifications, targeted and untargeted metabolite analysis. The ideal candidate will also possess experience in bioinformatics analysis and interpretation of complex datasets. The Director is expected to proactively monitor technological development and to work with faculty stakeholders and technical specialists to ensure that UNMC researchers receive state-of-the-art service from the MSPCF including experiment design and execution as well as provide investigator education, expertise in new protocol development, instrument setup, operation and routine maintenance. The Director will work closely with the MSPCF faculty oversight committee and the Office of Research, and will interact routinely with UNMC investigators, research leadership, administrative personnel overseeing general core facility operations, as well as other key academic and industry collaborators. This position requires a MS in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology or related field and a minimum of three years mass spectrometry experience, including whole proteome and post-translational modifications. Experience with mass spectrometry imaging, metabolimics and lipidomics is a plus. A PhD in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology or related field with minimum of one year related experience will also be considered. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated record of leadership in the application and/or development of mass spectrometry technologies and data analysis. Highest priority will be given to candidates with experience in scientific and administrative management of mass spectrometry shared resources and with a proven ability to develop and implement goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and budgets. Strong organizational, interpersonal and writing skills, the ability to work well in a collaborative research environment, and welldeveloped critical thinking and analytical skills are required. Applications are now being accepted at https://jobs.unmc.edu/ under Research – Non Academic for Staff. Title: Director, Mass Spectrometry Core Facility. Requisition Number: Staff_7550. Position #91976. Please include a curriculum vitae and contact information for three references. Salary will be offered commensurate with experience. Company Description. The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) is located in Omaha and is one of four campuses of the University of Nebraska and the only public academic health center in Nebraska. The mission of the University of Nebraska Medical Center is to lead the world in transforming lives to create a healthy future for all individuals and communities through premier educational programs, innovative research and extraordinary patient care. In 2016, Omaha was ranked among the top 20 best places to live in the US by US News and World Report.


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Postdoctoral Fellow Clinical Pharmacology

Date Posted:
2/4/2017

Celgene

NJ

Description

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

This position focuses on the application of sophisticated quantitative analysis of pharmacokinetic and pharmacologic data to analyze and correlate disposition characteristics with measures of pharmacodynamics, efficacy and safety of small molecule and biologic drugs.

Training and Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. PK/PD, population-based and mechanism-based modeling of biologic and small molecule drugs.  

2. Development and evaluation of the advanced numerical and computational methods for sophisticated PK/PD and pharmacometric data analysis

3. Exploration of novel approaches to assess drug tissue distribution in humans and animals and how it directly affects risk vs. benefit profiles and overall clinical benefit of therapeutic agents

4. Report on research via poster and podium presentations and written manuscripts

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Requirements

Qualifications

Prerequisites:

Ph.D. in a scientific discipline with training in quantitative analysis.

Skills/Knowledge Required:

• Formal Education And Experience Required: PhD with a track record of productivity in the areas of physics, mathematics, biomedical engineering, computational biology or related field, as manifested in publications and presentations.

• Basic scientific computing and programming skills in a variety of computational tools such as MATLAB, Monolix, NONMEM, Mathematica, R and excellent working knowledge of Linux and Windows environments; experience in NONMEM and R or SAS, is a plus.  

• Excellent communication skills and ability to work independently as well as a member of an interdisciplinary team are essential

Note: Postdocs will be eligible for Celgene benefits but will not be entitled to receive Celgene equity, bonuses or annual merit increases.  Minimum relocation assistance will be offered on a case by case basis only.

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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Medical Science Liaison

Date Posted:
2/2/2017

Sigma-Tau

MD

Medical Science Liaison; East Coast and West Coast

Position Summary:

Field-based position on the east coast and west coast that will identify, develop, and maintain partnering relationships with current and future thought leaders. The individual will work with thought leaders to develop potential clinical therapeutic ideas that will support Sigma-Tau’s vision.

Essential Functions:

Provide regionally based, customer focused clinical and scientific support to healthcare professionals by extending clinical and medical affairs functions into the medical and scientific community. Represent Sigma-Tau Medical Affairs by effectively communicating Sigma-Tau’s Medical Affairs mission and corporate strategic direction to the thought leaders of the therapeutic area.

Daily Responsibilities:

  • Identify and build professional relationships with thought leaders.
  • Support Sigma-Tau’s portfolio of products through scientific discussions and presentation of medical/ scientific educational information to thought leaders.
  • Develop regional management plan to reflect current corporate and medical affairs strategies and implement tactical plan that supports those strategies.
  • Develop and maintain a high level of expertise in Sigma-Tau’s portfolio of products and technical platforms.
  • Develop and maintain a high level of expertise in relevant disease states, emerging treatment paradigms and patient focused integrity in the Oncology therapeutic area.
  • Facilitate “best practices” and outcomes sharing across internal functions and external relationship spectrum.
  • Assist in the development of collaborative research trials and identify and assess potential clinical study investigators.
  • Assist in the development, compilation and assimilation of accurate medical/scientific materials for education consistent with the strategy of the company.
  • Evaluate thought leaders as potential speakers and implement appropriate development plans as necessary.
  • Consult with community-based practitioners on an as needed basis to address highly technical topics regarding disease state, therapeutic area and client products.
  • Demonstrate project and time management capabilities in driving appropriate company initiatives.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Specific Job Knowledge, Skill and Ability:

  • Must have an advanced nursing degree, PharmD or MD with a relevant scientific and clinical experience in Oncology.
  • A minimum of 2-3 years experience working in a clinical or pharmaceutical environment. MSL experience preferred.
  • Keen ability to translate scientific or clinical data into high quality medical information to help healthcare professionals best serve their patients.
  • Keen ability to communicate scientific and/or clinical data to research or other healthcare professionals effectively.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • This position involves travel between 40 to 50 percent of the time. Must live within the targeted geography and near a major airport.

Sigma-tau Pharmaceuticals is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available here:http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to Jobs@sigmatau.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.


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Associate Director/Director Immunoassay

Date Posted:
2/2/2017

Novovax

MD

Are you ready to work for one of Washington's Top Workplaces?  At Novavax, a clinical-stage vaccine company, we are creating tomorrow's vaccines today! We seek to attract, develop, and retain talented people who share our passion for science, medicine, and human health. We foster an environment of teamwork and collaboration, built on a culture that values and appreciates its employees. We are a fast-paced company that provides employees with opportunities to achieve personal and professional goals while also maintaining a balance between work and personal life.

We are seeking an Associate Director/Director to join our Analytical Development department to lead the Molecular Biology/Immunoassay group. The qualified individual should have significant experience with biological analysis and characterization of protein or vaccine products with molecular biology techniques and/or immunoassays, including PCR and ELISA-based methods, label-free binding assays, cell-based assays, and enzymatic assays.  The candidate will take a leading role in establishing strategy, development and validation of molecular biology and immunoassays for testing vaccine products. The candidate will be expected to work efficiently with cross-functional teams.

Responsibilities include but not limited to: 

  • Lead and build team of professionals developing and validating molecular biology methods (e.g. PCR and PicoGreen) and immunoassays (e.g. ELISA and SPR) for biological analysis and characterization of recombinant protein vaccine products
  • Define strategic group's goals
  • Participate in cross-functional workflows and provide scientific guidance to teams
  • Develop strategy and assays for process-related protein impurities of expression system for vaccine products
  • Apply new cutting-edge technologies to improve throughput for in-process testing and enhance capability of product biological characterization
  • Perform method transfers to other groups and external partners
  • Thoroughly analyze results and methods, solve analytical problems, troubleshoot assays and meet regulatory expectations for analytics
  • Prepare and review standard operating procedures, method development reports, qualification/validation protocols and reports, and scientific journal publications and presentations.
  • Write, edit, and review analytical sections of CMC regulatory filings
  • Maintain effective communication with process development, formulation development, QC, QA, research, and clinical immunology
  • Present scientific findings at internal and external meetings

Minimal Requirements:

  • PhD in biological science or biochemistry or molecular biology. Minimum of 5 years of experience in pharmaceutical, biologics, and/or vaccine development.
  • Strong expertise in development of immunoassays or molecular biology techniques.
  • Strong assay development skills.
  • Demonstrated managerial experience as well as experience in building teams. Ability to manage a team of scientists, and develop and motivate scientists to achieve results
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and capable of working collaboratively and cross functionally.
  • Ability to critically analyze data using statistical tools and to compile and review technical reports.
  • Ability to define priorities and process to get things done.
  • Understanding of FDA regulatory requirements associated with analytical biological analysis and characterization and documentation of vaccine products. Experience in preparing analytical sections of regulatory documents such as IND, BLA and regulatory discussion documents. 
  • Knowledge and expertise in principles and practice of current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) is preferred.
  • Excellent record keeping abilities to adequately record, analyze, and document analytical data generated in support of regulatory requirements.
  • Good understanding of statistical tools and knowledge of DOE and QbD principles is preferred
  • Strong communication, presentation, and writing skills.

 

Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX) is a clinical-stage vaccine company committed to delivering novel products to prevent a broad range of infectious diseases. Our recombinant nanoparticles and adjuvant technology are the foundation for groundbreaking innovation that improves global health through safe and effective vaccines. Our product pipeline targets a variety of infectious diseases with vaccine candidates currently in clinical development for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), seasonal influenza, pandemic influenza, and Ebola virus (EBOV). Novavax is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland with additional facilities in Rockville, Maryland and Uppsala, Sweden and employs over 300 individuals dedicated to developing novel vaccines to address infectious disease.

Novavax, Inc. offers a base salary, annual bonus, stock options, professional career development/growth opportunities, and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, Rx, STD, LTD, Life, Optional Life, 401(k) plan.

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply.


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Scientist III Mass Spec

Date Posted:
2/2/2017

MSD

MD

The Scientist III, Mass Spectroscopy  will  be responsible for establishing and leading a mass spectroscopy laboratory for protein analysis.  Lead efforts using mass spectrometry to identify, sequence, quantitate, and characterize proteins for research, development and qualification of biological assays.  Principle responsibilities will include independently designing and executing mass spectrometry protocols, establishing standard operating procedures for mass spectrometry analysis, analyzing a documenting resulting data and presenting findings in a clear and concise manner.  This position will directly supervise the work of others in the laboratory and/or across interdisciplinary teams.

  • Set-up mass spectrometry lab for protein analysis
  • Manage and train laboratory technicians / research associates
  • Establish and write standard operating procedures for routine analysis operations
  • Manage sample intake and result reporting for services provided to other groups in the company
  • Manage maintenance of lab facility
  • Develop and optimize techniques for protein analysis
  • Conduct experiments; analyze, troubleshoot and critically review resulting data
  • Procure reagents and equipment
  • Understand and follow laboratory safety precautions and ensure compliance with company safety policies
    • May work with Biosafety Level 2 (BSL-2) materials such as viruses, bacteria and/or human clinical matrices (e.g., serum and plasma)
  • Analysis of mass spec data
  • Preparation of summary reports or presentations communicating experimental results
  • Specific duties will vary depending upon departmental requirements
Requirements

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:

Requirements

  • Ph.D. in biology, biochemistry, chemistry or a related field (or equivalent research experience)
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, design experiments, analyze data and write reports
  • At least 4 years of experience in protein mass spectrometry in a research or analytical lab environment

Preferences

  • Demonstrated ability to introduce new instrumentation/protocols into a laboratory
  • Experience with quality systems
  • Training and experience with BSL-2 techniques
  • Demonstrated experience in supervising the work of others

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Strong scientific fundamentals and analytical background
  • Ability to organize and move project tasks forward in an orderly and structure fashion
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite
  • Expertise in protein mass spectrometry
    • Experience in protein sample preparation for mass spectrometry
    • Experience in running LC-MS instrumentation
    • Experience in applying software tools to analyzing protein LC-MS data to generate sequence information and characterize protein modifications
    • Experience in antibody characterization is desired
  • Experience in use of standard data analysis tools; some experience in programming for data analysis is desired

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Scientist I Antibody Development

Date Posted:
2/2/2017

MSD

MD

The Antibody Development Scientist will provide guidance for development and characterization of recombinant antibodies. The candidate will be responsible for, but not limited to: (1) analyzing and optimizing of antibody sequences; (2) phage display or other antibody display technologies; (3) screening antibodies for specificity; (4) functional testing of antibodies (5) development of purification and antibody handling procedures. The candidate will advise senior management on new techniques, methods, and strategies for making and improving recombinant antibodies. Independently designing and executing experiments, analyzing resulting data and presenting findings in a clear and concise manner will be among the principle responsibilities a Scientist is accountable for. Documentation duties will include keeping detailed records of experiments and product development, writing procedures, and preparing experimental summaries.  This position may supervise the work of others directly and/or across interdisciplinary teams. The candidate must be able to manage several projects and coordinate between multiple groups. He/she must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Bench Research/Hands-on laboratory work

  • Experiment planning and associated product documentation
  • Conduct experiments, analyze and critically review resulting data
  • Procure reagents and equipment
  • Understand and follow laboratory safety precautions and ensure compliance with company safety policies 
    • May work with Biosafety Level 2 (BSL-2) materials such as viruses, bacteria and/or human clinical matrices (e.g. serum and plasma)  
  • Participate in general lab maintenance

Computer/desk work

  • Prepare product documentation including summary reports
  • Troubleshoot and optimize experiments; communicate issues and solutions to managers
  • Write SOPs and assemble batch records
  • Present results to colleagues
  • Research new methods and train laboratory personnel

Cross-functional Coordination

  • Coordinate with other groups within the company
  • May manage and coordinate the activities of Research Associates 
    • This may include a team of direct reports

Specific duties may vary depending upon departmental requirements

Requirements

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Ph.D. in Life Sciences or related field
  • Minimum of two years laboratory experience with proven hands-on technical abilities
  • M.S. may be considered with additional years of experience
  • It is preferable to have a candidate with experience in recombinant antibody development.
  • The ideal candidate should have at least 3 years of experience in developing and optimization of recombinant antibodies with direct experience in phage display or related antibody display technologies
  • Excellent academic record and strong scientific fundamentals
  • Independent research experience   
  • Industry experience is a plus
  • A demonstrated level of consistency in performance and aptitude for managing additional responsibility and accountability are required for next level consideration

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

 

  • Strong scientific fundamentals and analytical background
    • Logical problem solving and demonstrated ability to organize and move project tasks forward in an orderly and structured fashion
  • Demonstrate ability to independently design and execute assay and reagent troubleshooting, optimization and validation experiments
  • Excellent oral, written communication and interpersonal skills are required
    • Effectively communicate issues/problems and results that impact timelines, accuracy and reliability of laboratory data
    • Effectively communicate performance goals and expectations
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite
    • Experience with standard data analysis tools (Excel, GraphPad Prism) and the quantitative background to advance this knowledge on the job is expected
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected including the ability to multi-task in an environment with changing priorities

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Cell Therapy Application Scientist

Date Posted:
2/2/2017

MaxCyte

MD

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


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Scientist I or II Purification

Date Posted:
2/2/2017

Macrogenics

MD

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

 

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

 

Summary of Position

This position is responsible for the development, characterization and validation of purification processes for late-stage pipeline products. The individual will help establish late stage characterization and validation strategies while also participating in process development activities.  The position necessitates a collaborative approach with other Development functional groups, Manufacturing, Validation and Regulatory Affairs towards the goal of transitioning products from development to commercialization. 

 

Responsibilities and Job Duties:

  • Establish process characterization and validation strategy
  • Design, coordinate and execute process characterization studies
  • Design and execute small scale and large scale validation studies
  • Presentation of validation and characterization study results to internal teams
  • Draft protocols and reports in support of regulatory filings
  • Write the relevant sections for regulatory submission
 

Qualifications

Scientist I:

Education

BS, MS, or PhD in the biological sciences or related field

 

Experience

  • BS with a minimum of 12 years of experience, MS with a minimum of 9 years of experience or PhD with no previous experience
  • Minimum of 2 years of biotech industry experience with a BS or MS

Scientist II:

Education

BS, MS, or PhD in the biological sciences or related field

 

Experience

  • BS with a minimum of 14 years of experience, MS with a minimum of 11 years of experience or PhD with a minimum of 2 years of experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of biotech industry experience with a BS or MS

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – Scientist I and II

  • Possess in-depth understanding of downstream unit operations
  • Understanding of downstream process development and process transfer to manufacturing
  • Demonstrated ability to perform small-scale model studies using Design of Experiments (DOE) approach
  • Experience operating purification equipment such as AKTA or equivalent 
  • Proven track record of authoring, executing and reviewing both large and small scale validation protocols
  • Ability to collaborate with and influence other functional areas such as Regulatory Affairs and Process Validation
  • Excellent technical writing skills and oral communication skills
  • High energy results driven individual
  • Willingness to be hands on

Preferred Qualifications – Scientist I and II

  • Experience performing biologics analytical techniques (HPLC, Capillary Electrophoresis, ELISA)
  • Previous management experience

Supervisory Responsibilities:

None


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Scientist I or II Analytical Sciences

Date Posted:
2/2/2017

Macrogenics

MD

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

 

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

 

Summary of Position

This position will be responsible for development and full lifecycle support of analytical release methods for biopharmaceutical products using HPLC and CE.  This individual will also be responsible for managing and mentoring direct reports to support these activities.

 

Responsibilities and Job Duties:

  • Develop analytical release methods for biopharmaceutical products
  • Support method lifecycle through qualification and validation
  • Perform analyses to support release and stability of candidate products
  • Author analytical sections of IND/BLA as well as technical documentation and procedures
  • Support degradation pathway assessments
  • Operate and maintain analytical instrumentation (e.g. HPLC, CE, Spectrophotometer)
  • Manage direct reports to support these activities
 

Qualifications

Education & Experience

  • BS, MS, or PhD in Biochemistry, Chemistry or life sciences
  • Experience in Biologics required
  • Must have experience training or managing more junior staff

Scientist I

  • BS degree with a minimum of 12 years of experience with at least 5 years of relevant industrial experience analyzing biological molecules
  • MS degree with a minimum of 9 years of experience with at least 3 years of relevant industrial experience analyzing biological molecules
  • Ph.D. degree with relevant experience analyzing biological molecules

Scientist II

  • BS degree with a minimum of 14 years of experience with at least 8 years of relevant industrial experience analyzing biological molecules
  • MS degree with a minimum of 11 years of experience with at least 6 years of relevant industrial experience analyzing biological molecules 
  • Ph.D. degree with a minimum of 2 years of experience with at least 2 years of relevant industrial experience analyzing biological molecules

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities - Scientist I and II

  • Expertise in analytical separation techniques and equipment
  • Ability to operate and troubleshoot HPLC, UPLC, and CE instrumentation
  • Strong technical writing skills

Preferred Skills

  • Experience with analytical comparability design and execution
  • Experience with late stage development preferred

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Associate Scientist II
  • Research Associate II

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Process Development Scientist

Date Posted:
2/2/2017

Jecho Laboratories

MD

Company Overview:

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

 

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

 

Essential Job Functions:

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

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in biological science, biotech/bioengineering or other related areas. 1-2 years’ experience in pharmaceutical or biotechnology field. Or master with more than 5 years’ experience in related field.
  • Strong hands on experience of recombinant biologic products expression, purification and analysis, as well as bio-product analysis. Ability of consistent operation and analyze/interpret data.
  • Diverse knowledge and experience in various relevant areas, including but not limited to molecular/cell biology, biochemistry, neuroscience, immunology, and others.
  • Capable of performing multiple functions in a fast paced environment. Strong technical protocol/report writing and good presentation skills are required.
  • Excellent record keeping abilities to adequately record and to keep documents in support of drug development and approval.
  • GMP experience is a plus. Aware of general FDA regulatory requirements associated with biological approval for human use.
  • Skillful on basic computer software including Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • This position requires lifting of up to 30 lbs occasionally, and also requires physical activity such as standing for prolonged periods.

 

Compensation:

Jecho offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package.

Jecho is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Please submit resumes to hr@Jechoinc.com.


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Senior Scientist

Date Posted:
2/2/2017

BD

MD

Job IDR-00409Date posted01/10/2017

Job Description Summary

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

Job Description

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

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

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

The primary responsibilities include:

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

Required Education and Experience:

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

Primary Work Location

USA MD - Baltimore

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Senior Scientist Real Time Molecular Diagnostics

Date Posted:
2/2/2017

BD

MD

Job IDR-00778Date posted01/11/2017

Job Description Summary

We are seeking a Senior Scientist for our BD MAX™ Open Systems Group. This person will be responsible for assisting in the design, development, integration and/or qualification of real-time molecular diagnostic assays as practiced on the BD MAX System (a fully-integrated, automated molecular platform). This may include performance validations and pilot manufacturing, in support of regulatory submissions. Additionally, the candidate may also directly or indirectly support customers and partners in a similar manner.

Job Description

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Reporting to the Open System Group Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for working with global IVD partners and key opinion leaders (KOLs) to optimize assay chemistry and human clinical sample processing methods in order to develop successful MAX system protocols
  • Train new users on the BD MAX system and provide on-going support as they develop work-plans to migrate and optimize their assays. 
  • Triage customer issues and help determine if performance is hardware, software, assay, and/or user dependent.
  • Provide guidance and advanced user training on best-practice methods for designing and optimizing multiplex (realtime) PCR and RT-PCR, identifying critical assay parameters, and troubleshooting unexpected results.
  • Collect, record, report and present results to peers and supervisor/manager either orally and in writing.
  • Act as a two-way portal of information between BD and external customers to help understand and leverage new trends in molecular diagnostics and assist with technology sensing on prospective new opportunities.
  • Work with the Partner Program Director and the Business Development function to engage potential new IVD partners and ensure that agreed upon project technical objectives are achieved.
  • Work closely with BD / Partner operations function(s) to ensure efficient and on-time technology transfer of new assay menu.
  • Work with worldwide BD applications specialists to reinforce on-site customer support
  • Serve as technical liaison and R&D representative between external Partners and internal BD functions (i.e. R&D, Sales, Service, etc) to ensure optimal coordination for the full project life cycle
  • Work closely with MAX product development teams to provide voice of customer and assist with new applications development.
  • Position involves domestic and international travel (estimated up to 25%).

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Life Sciences or related field with 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Proficiency in a range of molecular biology techniques, including nucleic acid extraction and amplification; experience with PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) is required.  
  • History of problem solving capability and the ability to apply scientific principles to achieve project objectives, including the design/execution of experiments and the analysis/interpretation of data.

PREFERRED / ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education: Masters or Ph.D. preferred
  • Experience in processing of clinical specimens and infectious biological samples, with a strong background in microbiology, virology and/or clinical laboratory science preferred. 
  • Knowledge of Current Good Manufacturing Practices and experience with product development is desirable.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with a history of self-motivation and working in a team environment.

Primary Work Location

USA MD - Baltimore

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Senior Manager Professional Education

Date Posted:
2/2/2017

ACell

MD

Title: Senior Manager, Professional Education
Department: Compliance
Location: Columbia, MD
Type: Full-time

Job Summary
Professional Education is a function within the Compliance department and this position will report to the VP of Compliance.

As a leader in the field of regenerative medicine, ACell has an obligation to maintain a steadfast reputation as a company that is ethically responsible. Our comprehensive Ethics and Compliance program is at the core of this effort. The Compliance program supports and enhances all of ACell’s business efforts by providing clear guidelines for our employees and other stakeholders, as well as reducing our level of risk.

The Senior Manager of Professional Education will develop, manage, and drive a strong educational program in support of ACell’s existing and future products across the U.S. This individual must have a strong science background (RN, PA, RpH, etc.) and the ability to work cross functionally with the Sales, Marketing, R&D, and Regulatory departments, and other third parties such as ACell’s Key Opinion Leaders (“KOLs”).

Principal Responsibilities

  • Develop new and manage existing face-to-face and online educational programs and symposia, cadaver labs, proctorships and, as applicable, support grand rounds and physician journal club lectures
  • Lead the execution of the professional education plan, strategy, and tactics
  • Present scientific data (written and verbal) to support ACell’s educational strategy
  • Engage and support the training of Healthcare Professionals (“HCPs”), KOLs, existing and potential customers, and other clinical and non-clinical organizations and groups
  • Responsible for overseeing educational program logistics through internal and external resources
  • Collaborate with other ACell departments to execute an effective professional education program to ensure ongoing learning and, as applicable, adoption of ACell products
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with KOLS, clinicians, and professional organizations
  • Work to ensure presentations are consistent with ACell’s goals and objectives and in compliance with ACell’s indications for use
  • Contribute toward the development of an annual departmental budget and annual needs assessment by forecasting future educational needs and utilizing the previous year's budget, current business objectives, and budget guidelines

Skills & Requirements

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a life sciences discipline such as nursing, physician assistant, or pharmacy is strongly preferred; advanced degree also preferred (e.g., MBA, MHA, M.A.Ed.)
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in the life sciences industry; such experience can include a combination of clinical (nursing, pharmacy, etc.), business, and/or clinical education

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Must be willing to relocate to Maryland for the position
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Must be a team player
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Must have a strong clinical background and the ability to communicate scientific information and data to all levels of HCPs
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments and effectively adapt to changing priorities
  • Knowledge of regulations, guidelines, and codes (e.g., the AdvaMed or PhRMA Code, Sunshine Act, etc.)
  • Must have superb organizational skills and the ability to execute within strict timelines
  • Significant experience developing curriculum and delivering science based training

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Staff Scientist Downstream Process Development

Date Posted:
2/2/2017

ABL

MD

The Staff Scientist in this position is expected to possess a clear understanding of the principles involved in various chromatography, Tangential Flow Filtration, and Formulation methods and have experience in developing downstream process schemes. This position involves development of scale-up procedures for protein and viral based cultures, optimization of procedures for optimal growth and productivity, and modification of existing procedures according to the federal regulations for making protein products suitable for human injection.

The successful candidate is expected to carry out the work independently with strict adherence to cGMP compliance and to overcome challenges in meeting all regulatory requirements for making a safe product while maintaining the structural integrity and biological function of the protein. This position is expected to provide training and leadership to technicians in the all areas of downstream production including chromatography methods, Tangential Flow Filtration principles, and Design of Experiment (DOE) procedures. It is also necessary to interact with other departments involved in GMP manufacturing for the production planning, product testing and quality assurance for product release. Previous experience in a CMO or CRO is a plus.

MAIN ACCOUNTABILITIES:

The main responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
• Develop robust, high-yield and scalable purification process (recombinant protein and Virus like Particles) for Vaccine Development and cGMP production of Phase I/II candidates.
• Develop, optimize and scale-up protein purification methods to meet cGMP and Regulatory Compliance using Design of Experiment (DOE) methods.
• Lead efforts to evaluate different resins, filters, and analytical methods pertinent to purification development activities.
• Perform experiments using AKTA series Chromatography skids, TFF systems, and industry standard Harvest methods scale.
• Interacts with other departments involved in GMP manufacturing for planning production, testing and product release in a timely manner resulting in successful completion of projects.
• Participate in technology transfer of processes to Manufacturing and from external clients, and from Process Development to Manufacturing.
• Generate, manage, and maintain critical data in a highly organized manner in the form of notebook, protocol and SOP. Provide progress and developmental reports for assessment by clients.
• Develop and draft production batch records for GMP manufacturing, support and troubleshooting GMP production activities.
• Perform experiments and deliver results under minimal supervision, and within tight time lines, to a prescribed budget for internal / external client projects.

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THE JOB:

• This position requires a PhD in a life science discipline (Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry Protein Chemistry or other related discipline), with 2 years of experience in Vaccine Development in Downstream Process Development, or an MS with 5 years experience, or a BS degree with 9 years of experience.
• Experience with cGMP Manufacturing under cGMP/cGLP compliance a plus.
• Experience with standard analytical techniques including HPLC/SDS-PAGE, Bradford, BCA, and Endotoxin methods.
• Intermediate computer skills using MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point) preferred.
• Proven leadership skills.
• Possess excellent interpersonal skills, both communications and written. Must be able to communicate effectively with all echelons of Management and staff.
• Task & Team-oriented, analytical, organized, detail-oriented, self-motivated & ability to multi-task.
• Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs with or without reasonable accommodations.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

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

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Entrepreneur in Residence

Date Posted:
2/2/2017

Bio-Health Innovation

MD

BioHealth Innovation, Inc. (BHI), a public-private partnership and innovation intermediary is seeking an energetic and motivated life science professional for the role of an Entrepreneur-In-Residence (EIR) preferably with product development experience related to cardiovascular, pulmonary, or hematological innovations. The EIR will reside within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and will also support intramural and extramural initiatives on an as needed basis.

The EIR program was established at BioHealth Innovation to:

  • Retain and bring entrepreneurial talent to the Maryland ecosystem 
  • Connect resources including institutions, technology assets, people and capital within Maryland that include federal institutions, labs, academic institutions, small businesses, disease foundations and the investor community
  • Build/support sustainable life science startups that will add value within the healthcare system and also build upon the existing infrastructure

The EIR will work with BHI leadership to ensure that the activities and outcomes are aligned with BHIs strategic focus.

EIR PROGRAM EXPECTATION

  • Identify commercially relevant life science technologies with a focus on cardiovascular, pulmonary, or hematological innovations. These technologies include small molecules, biologics and biotechnology products, and diagnostic and therapeutic devices. 
  • Source/Identify early stage companies that require commercial and business development support.
  • Advise and support early stage companies by serving as an advisor or a part of the team to support the development of technologies and value creation.
  • Develop effective scientific collaborations between federal laboratories and agencies, universities, and the private sector
  • Support NIH initiatives (intramural and extramural) that are focused on supporting the commercialization of technologies 
  • Participate in BHI strategic planning and development of entrepreneurial and educational programs

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE, ANALYSIS & EVALUATION

  • Serve as a scientific resource to the BHI-community on strategic technology development related to key programs
  • Represent the BHI vision of technology development to the research, small business, and technology development communities through individual interactions, workshops, special focus meetings, and presentations at national and international meetings
  • Serve as a resource for scientists and life science companies
  • Evaluate and analyze the effectiveness of short and long-term development and business strategies
  • Perform scientific and commercial analysis and coordination, including conducting comprehensive technical reviews of scientific studies, research, and analysis in the areas of advanced technology platform development for detection, diagnosis and treatment for a broad spectrum of therapeutic areas
  • Develop briefing documents, technical reports and detailed presentations for key stakeholders

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

  • Support building a community of motivated entrepreneurs and founders within the Maryland ecosystem including the federal laboratories.
  • Partner with economic development organizations and business associations to educate the small business life science community about potential areas of collaboration
  • Maintain contact with small business organizations, government agencies, scientists, and managers to exchange ideas

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Interest in working in a fast-paced environment
  • Sufficient scientific and product development skill set to analyze a breadth of innovations, with a particular focus on product development in cardiology, pulmonology, or hematology
  • Strong organizational, analytical, communication skills
  • Ability to effectively liaise with internal and external key stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and prioritize effectively and creatively
  • Maintain flexibility in a changing environment and communicate effectively across the organization
  • Excellent presentation skills and ability to lead a meeting and broker discussions
  • BA or BS in a scientific, health sciences or information technology field
  • Advanced degree in sciences or business (Ph.D., M.B.A., M.S.) a plus
  • Existing relationship with the investor community that includes angels, venture and strategic investors
  • Prior experience in life science product development and product strategy
  • Familiarity with the venture capital industry preferred
  • Personnel management experience preferred

TERMS & COMPENSATION

Compensation for this position is competitive and negotiable. BHI is an equal opportunity employer.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter to Amanda Wilson at jobs@biohealthinnovation.org


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Research and Career Management Specialist

Date Posted:
2/2/2017

Georgetown University Medical Center

DC

Position Description:
The Research and Career Management Specialist provides critical support for a more than $1.5 million annual funding source from the federal government through our four current training grants at the Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) campus, with the potential for coordinating the submission of more grants in the future. These federally funded graduate and postdoctoral biomedical research training programs help ensure that a diverse pool of highly trained scientists is available in appropriate scientific disciplines to address the Nation's biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs. The Research and Career Management Specialist plays a key role in providing structured career development opportunities (e.g. workshops, seminars, Individual Development Plans) so that trainees obtain a working knowledge of the various career options that employ the knowledge and skills gained during research training, and the steps required to transition successfully to their next professional role.

Duties:

  • Works with different science departments and clinical departments across the University to gather and synthesize demographic, accomplishments, and career outcomes data for prospective, current, and former predoctoral and postdoctoral research trainees.
  • Advises GUMC Principal Investigators (PIs) on new training grant opportunities and application requirements, and organizes the submission of competitive and noncompetitive renewals for established training programs.
  • Manages general fiscal operations and ensure that all financial requirements and NIH federal government requirements are met for the training grants at GUMC.
  • Supports the career development of all predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees by tracking Individual Development Plans (IDPs), setting up professional development seminars and workshops, and researching and distributing information about new training opportunities for trainees and programs.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree - Master's degree preferred
  • 1 to 3 years of relevant work experience - preferably in biomedical research, accounting, and/or HR management
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Power point, and Word, and familiarity with Workday
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of fiscal management
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Sensibility and ability to maintain confidentiality of data and information
  • Database development and management expertise
  • Knowledge of University policies and procedures
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Time management, task prioritization, and ability to meet deadlines

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Life science background either through coursework or work experience
  • Laboratory research experience
  • Knowledge of eRA Commons and any specialized certification in grants management
  • Familiarity/Proficiency with Banner, Cognos, and ApplyYourself
  • Experience with web page maintenance, such as through Drupal

To Apply:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University you must submit a cover letter and resume for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. These documents are not kept on file for future positions.

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Assistant Professor Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy

Date Posted:
2/2/2017

Howard University

MD

Position Description:
Department of Biology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Howard University invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the rank of The Assistant Professor, one with specialization in neurobiology and the other in comparative vertebrate anatomy. We seek outstanding applicants with a demonstrated track record of excellence in research and teaching.

Qualifications:
Successful candidates are expected to develop vigorous, extramurally funded research programs in their areas of expertise, actively participate in the Department's teaching and curriculum development at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and mentor undergraduate and graduate students.
Candidates must have:

  • Earned doctorate in Biology or related field, with a specialization in neurobiology or comparative vertebrate anatomy from an accredited institution,
  • Record of scholarship, teaching, and professional service commensurate with the rank of assistant professor,
  • Effective communication and organizational skills, and
  • Postdoctoral and grant-writing experience preferred.

To Apply:
Complete applications consist of a single PDF file containing

  1. A cover letter addressing qualifications listed above,
  2. A current curriculum vitae,
  3. A two-page statement of research accomplishments, interests, and future plans,
  4. A two-page statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and
  5. The names and contact information for at least three references who will provide letters upon request from the search committee.

Completed applications should be addressed to the Chair of the search committee Dr. Franklin Ampy and emailed to either:
hubio.neuro@gmail.com for the neurobiology position
hubio.anat@gmail.com for the comparative anatomy position.

All application materials should be received by March 1, 2017 when screening will begin and continue until the positions are filled.
The starting date for both positions is August 15, 2017.
Additional details and information can be found at http://hubiosearch.wixsite.com/2017.


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Assistant Professor Neurobiology

Date Posted:
2/2/2017

Howard University

MD

Position Description:
Department of Biology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Howard University invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the rank of The Assistant Professor, one with specialization in neurobiology and the other in comparative vertebrate anatomy. We seek outstanding applicants with a demonstrated track record of excellence in research and teaching.

Qualifications:
Successful candidates are expected to develop vigorous, extramurally funded research programs in their areas of expertise, actively participate in the Department's teaching and curriculum development at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and mentor undergraduate and graduate students.
Candidates must have:

  • Earned doctorate in Biology or related field, with a specialization in neurobiology or comparative vertebrate anatomy from an accredited institution,
  • Record of scholarship, teaching, and professional service commensurate with the rank of assistant professor,
  • Effective communication and organizational skills, and
  • Postdoctoral and grant-writing experience preferred.

To Apply:
Complete applications consist of a single PDF file containing

  1. A cover letter addressing qualifications listed above,
  2. A current curriculum vitae,
  3. A two-page statement of research accomplishments, interests, and future plans,
  4. A two-page statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and
  5. The names and contact information for at least three references who will provide letters upon request from the search committee.

Completed applications should be addressed to the Chair of the search committee Dr. Franklin Ampy and emailed to either:
hubio.neuro@gmail.com for the neurobiology position
hubio.anat@gmail.com for the comparative anatomy position.

All application materials should be received by March 1, 2017 when screening will begin and continue until the positions are filled.
The starting date for both positions is August 15, 2017.
Additional details and information can be found at http://hubiosearch.wixsite.com/2017.


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Postdoctoral Fellow Immunology Systems Pharmacology and Biomarkers

Date Posted:
2/1/2017

J&J

PA

Postdoctoral Position in Immunology Systems Pharmacology & Biomarkers

 

Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C., a Johnson and Johnson Company, is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow in the Systems Pharmacology & Biomarkers Team (Springhouse, Pennsylvania, USA).

 

Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C. develops treatments that improve the health and lifestyles of people worldwide. Research and development areas encompass novel targets in neurologic disorders, gastroenterology, oncology, infectious disease, diabetes, hematology, metabolic disorders, immunologic disorders, and reproductive medicine. For more about Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., one of the Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, please visit http://www.janssenpharmaceuticalsinc.com.

 

The Systems Pharmacology & Biomarkers a department in the Immunology therapeutic area is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to develop analysis methodologies for high content datasets from clinical trials focused on inflammatory bowel diseases. In particular the candidate will be working with various ‘omics’ data sets including microbiome data. This is a joint project between Janssen R&D and Dr. Hongzhe Li, Professor of Biostatistics and Statistics Chair, Graduate Program in Biostatistics University of Pennsylvania. The candidate, initially home-based at Springhouse, will be mentored by investigators from Janssen R&D and Dr. Hongzhe Li and the research work will be performed at both sites. This position presents a unique opportunity to the candidate to carry out research in both academic and pharmaceutical research environments, benefitting from daily interactions with the group of established advisors with diverse experiences. The project will focus on determining the specific microbial community alterations encountered in different groups of patients such as clinical responders and non-responders whether placebo or drug treated. It will also seek to identify microbial community patterns correlating with molecular biomarkers differentiating clinically relevant patient groups in particular finding microbial and molecular determinants which individually or in combination correlate or even predict treatment efficacies or absence thereof.

 

The successful candidate should have a PhD in Statistics, computational biology, genetics, or other closely-related field. Research experience in high content data analysis in particular sequencing data is required. Experience in analysis of microbiome data will be a plus. The qualified candidate needs to have demonstrable evidence of scientific productivity reflected in publications in peer-reviewed journals.


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Bioinformatics Scientist

Date Posted:
2/1/2017

Kelly Services (NIH)

MD

Bioinformatics Scientist – 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 Bioinformatics Scientist to work onsite with the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.

This Is a Long-term Contract Position Which Offers

  • Competitive salary with comprehensive benefit package
  • Tremendous growth opportunity
  • Opportunity to work at NIH, the world's foremost medical research center
  • Learn more about what Kelly can do for you at

TASKS. The Contractor Shall

 

    • Collaborate with LGCP investigators on ongoing projects and facilitate the completion of computational tasks related to these projects.
    • Make recommendations to LGCP investigators about the correct computational tools for testing scientific hypotheses and reaching valid conclusions.
    • Participate in research design with LGCP investigators for determining best practices pertaining to the bioinformatics analysis in new and ongoing projects.
    • Work with LGCP investigators to improve the computational analysis methods (including handling of large scale datasets, alignment pipelines, new or improved pipelines for data analysis, functional analysis tools and integrative systems biology where applicable) on current projects.
    • Perform sequencing and alignment of raw data, and interpret new data using larger public access datasets, such as TCGA.
    • Independently review pertinent literature in the field of genitourinary cancer biology and formulate new scientific questions that can be addressed using computational means or a combination of wetlab and drylab approaches.
    • Independently identify new tools and resources for analysis of data generated by LGCP.
    • Perform functional prediction of mutation, copy number, epigenetic, and transcriptome data, and integration of datasets; identifying new tools and resources for reaching biologically meaningful conclusions.
    • Perform independent bioinformatics research, based on the emergence of new genomics/genetics/epigenetics/proteomics datasets, tools, software and other resources that contribute to the understanding of the mission of the LGCP.
    • Interpret, analyze, report and publish the results of independent and collaborative research.
    • Contribute to the production of peer-reviewed research papers, oral presentations and posters, and informal discussion of research results, including the generation of well-designed figures and tables for collaborative and independent research.
    • Prepare datasets for publication and deposit in controlled-access databases.

 

REQUIREMENTS. The Contractor Must Have

    • Ph. D. in Biological Sciences, Computational Biology or a related discipline, with a minimum of three (3) years of postdoctoral experience.
    • Proficiency in distributed computing systems (such as SLURM, PBS or LSF).
    • Demonstrated experience working with DNA and RNA alignment pipelines according to accepted best practices guidelines, such as GATK.
    • Experience working with large genomic and genetic datasets (including NGS and array) and appropriate analytical tools, including methods for cross-platform comparison.
    • Programming experience in at least one language.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of statistical computation.
    • Demonstrated experience preparing data into figures for publication in peer-reviewed manuscripts.
    • Experience interpreting dense genomics and genetics data in the context of relevant biological phenotypes.
    • Strong English communications skills, both oral and written.
    • Excellent analytical, organizational, record-keeping and time management skills.

 

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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Drug Discovery and Development Program Analyst

Date Posted:
2/1/2017

Kelly Services (NIH)

MD

Drug Discovery and Development Program Analyst *** NIH *** Rockville, 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 Drug Discovery and Development Program Analyst to work with the National Institutes of Health in Rockville, 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

TASKS/SERVICES: The contractor shall:

  • Provide support for activities of the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Experimental Therapeutics (NExT) Program to develop novel molecularly targeted agents for cancer through the Chemical Biology Consortium (CBC) discovery pipeline.
  • Work with staff on the evaluation, review and prioritization of drug discovery/development projects within the NExT/CBC portfolio.
  • Provide day-to-day decisions necessary to meet drug discovery/development project objectives with project leaders and portfolio managers.
  • Work with staff on the coordination and conduct of meetings with project teams, project managers, NCI senior management staff, and external experts.
  • Develop and review discovery/development project plans with project managers, project leaders, and portfolio managers.
  • Provide analysis, advice and ideas about drug targets and pathways to Special Assistant to the Director of the Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis.
  • Prepare reports, proposals and presentations.

REQUIREMENTS: The contractor ideally would have:

  • Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Medicinal Chemistry, Developmental Therapeutics, Oncology, Biomedical Research, Pharmacology, or a related discipline.
  • Previous experience in research and/or administrative experience in an academic setting or in a pharmaceutical, biotechnology, or medical device industry.
  • Understanding of the basic fundamentals of project and portfolio management.
  • Knowledge of SBIRs and grant application/review process.
  • Knowledge of medicinal chemistry and drug design.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Project and Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), SharePoint and other data management systems.
  • Highly effective problem solving, planning and organizational skills.
  • Excellent people skills and strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to function collaboratively within a team setting.
  • Attention to detail and follow through.

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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Cancer Biology Program Analyst

Date Posted:
2/1/2017

Kelly Services (NIH)

MD

Cancer Biology Program Analyst *** NIH *** Rockville, 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 Cancer Biology Program Analyst to work with the National Institutes of Health in Rockville, 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

TASKS/SERVICES: The contractor shall:

  • Work with staff on scientific aspects of grants management.
  • Summarize current state of the science for relevant area of research for each grant.
  • Work with staff on in-depth analysis of specific cancer prevention approaches in need for in-depth evidence based data collection and analysis.
  • Prepare one-page justifications for presentations at the Pre CU and CU meetings.
  • Search databases and prepare worksheets with grants for each cycle.
  • Prepare folders for each grant and prepare initial background material including relevant published papers.
  • Provide support to staff for scientific and editorial contents for NCI-sponsored Meetings and Workshops; provide logistical support for meetings.
  • Collaborate with staff on manuscripts and press releases.
  • Create a readily accessible database for grants funded by the Division; use sources like QVR, Reporter, Dashboard; cross reference with ARC Budget Office staff.
  • Code grant portfolio for areas of scientific activity; generate topic-specific heat maps to identify trends and strong and weak areas of research.
  • Collect suggestions for new concept developments from staff; provide a report on possible new concepts.
  • Prepare monthly report of grant and contract management activities.

REQUIREMENTS: The contractor ideally would have:

  • Master’s degree in Biological Sciences or a related discipline.
  • Minimum of six (6) years of related research and project management experience.
  • Experience in evaluating and reviewing documents on program initiatives, workshops and working groups.
  • Expertise with Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, Outlook), database and website software.
  • Strong communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills.

 


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Neuroscience Communications Editor/Coordinator

Date Posted:
2/1/2017

Kelly Services (NIH)

MD

Job description

*** Seeking candidates with a background in neuroscience, psychology, and/or mental health and experience translating complex scientific information into plain language.  Please note that this position will involve all aspects of science writing, editing, communication planning, and coordination***

 

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 Communications Editor/Coordinator to work on-site with the National Institutes of Health in Rockville, MD.

 

This is a long-term contract position which offers:
- Competitive salary with comprehensive benefit package
- Opportunity to work at NIH, world's foremost medical research center
- Learn more about what Kelly can do for you at www.kellygovernmentsolutions.com

 

TASKS/SERVICES: The contractor shall:

(1) Develop strategic plans for science communications using state-of-the-art digital and traditional channels, including media, social media, web, video, mobile applications, online networks and other emerging platforms; develop plans to define clear goals, messages, target audiences, dissemination methods and metrics for monitoring implementation and/or impact.

(2) Work with project teams and ensure that all communications activities outlined in strategic plans are tracked, coordinated and implemented, and that milestones are met and goals are achieved per established timelines.

(3) Research and develop a variety of materials as background information to be used in preparing written and oral communication documents and presentations for the Institute Director and staff.

(4) Work with Senior Content Strategist to define, implement and coordinate the overall NIMH enterprise content presentation strategy across all print and digital channels.

(5) Oversee and manage web content, including accuracy and relevancy of posted scientific content and new web updates as directed; periodically review web site and make recommendations for improved user experience and information architecture.

(6) Research, fact-check, edit, author and disseminate statements, press releases, reports, articles, speeches, presentations, and other materials about complex scientific information.

(7) Provide support for media relations operations, including conducting background research on journalists, pitching reporters, writing talking points, clearing interview requests, gathering background materials, attending interviews, and analyzing coverage.

(8) Serve as NIMH liaison to the Mental Health.gov editorial board by attending regularly scheduled meetings; provide guidance on content; draft and edit blogs for the site.

(9) Develop the agendas, take minutes and track goals and action items for the Behavioral Health Coordinating Committee (BHCC) Communications Subcommittee and other ad hoc workgroups.

(10) Design, produce, and evaluate information materials to reach national and international audiences through the media and intermediaries such as advocacy and professional organizations; disseminate this material to relevant audiences as directed.

(11) Prepare major reports and documents for publication from development through concept clearance; edit and rewrite material prior to publication; coordinate with layout and graphic design team to ensure efficient and effective presentation.

(12) Participate in the implementation, maintenance, enhancement and coordination of online systems and websites.

(13) Oversee the identification and production of informational materials for NIMH website(s) and monitor the site(s) to ensure that posted information is accurate, timely and vetted according to required clearance procedures.

(14) Work to establish and maintain contacts and working relationships with persons in professional and advocacy organizations, private industry and voluntary agencies to facilitate the nationwide dissemination of information and to gather information needed for the development of information materials and programs.

(15) Build relationships with communications professionals, scientific staff, and program leaders across HHS, NIH Institutes and Centers, and other organizations to facilitate partnerships, information sharing and goal attainment.

 

REQUIREMENTS: The contractor must have:

(1) Ph. D. in Psychology, Neuroscience or a related discipline; three (3) years of specialized experience plus a Master’s degree is equivalent to a Ph.D.

(2) Minimum of three (3) years of related experience, including federal government communications.

(3) Experience in health communications, outreach and coordination.

(4) Experience in project management.

(5) Experience in developing strategic communications plans and communications program evaluation.

(6) Experience writing and copy editing scientific content in plain language for a variety of audiences.

(7) Extensive knowledge of web and social media platforms.

(8) Experience in media relations, either as a public relations professional or a journalist.

(9) Experience using multiple software programs, platforms and tools, including Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, Outlook), Adobe, Acrobat Pro, SharePoint and GoToMeeting.

(10) Strong communications skills, both oral and written.

(11) Excellent analytical, organizational, and time management skills.


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Brain Trauma Research Scientist

Date Posted:
2/1/2017

Odyssey Systems (WRAIR)

MD

Job description

Primary Function(s)

Participates in research and development activities. Utilizes established mathematical and scientific techniques to compile and analyze data. Writes technical reports detailing procedures, outcomes, and observations. Demonstrates expertise in a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Ability to lead. Will also work in an office setting.

Responsibilities And Duties

Specific Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Work with a multidisciplinary team of research scientists and technicians to determine what pathological characteristics are measurable in the acute, subacute, and chronic periods following Penetrating or Ballistic brain injury. The results of these studies should refine our animal models of military relevant brain injury by better understanding the co- morbidities during the sub-acute and chronic timeframe after injury. In addition, these studies will determine if it is possible to modulate outcomes based on affecting metabolic regulation and neuroplasticity in the injured brain.

Determine what pathological characteristics are measurable in the acute, subacute, and chronic periods following Projectile Concussive Impact (PCI) TBII. The expected result of this research effort is to deliver a fully characterized, validated animal model of close head concussive mild TBI. The model is expected to provide a research tool to study treatment strategies ranging from simple rest (i.e. sleep enhancement), rehab (physical and social enrichment), and therapeutics.

Determine what pathological characteristics are measurable in the acute, subacute, and chronic periods following polytrauma to refine our animal models of TBI. In addition, these studies will determine if it is possible to modulate outcomes based on affecting metabolic regulation and neuroplasticity in the injured brain. Develop novel treatment strategies aimed at examining the technical feasibility of modulating neuroplasticity through the understanding of cerebral metabolic regulation and the use of environmental enrichment to modulate the effects of brain injury to better understand neurorehabilitation strategies of clinical recovery.

Evaluate resuscitation strategies in polytrauma associated with TBI. Patients are faced with worse outcomes and increased morbidity when TBI occurs in conjunction with hemorrhage. Local tissue damage and systemic inflammatory responses induced by hemorrhagic shock resulting in hypoperfusion, decreased oxygen delivery, excitotoxicity and perturbed autoregulation of cerebral blood flow, all of which account for the vulnerability of the injured brain to hypotensive insults. The results of these studies should refine our animal models of military relevant brain injury by better understanding the co-morbidities during the sub-acute and chronic timeframe after injury. In addition, these studies will determine if it is possible to modulate outcomes based on affecting metabolic regulation and neuroplasticity in the injured brain.

Determine whether an individual therapy or a combination of therapies, such as, but not limited to, pharmacologic (novel drugs and drug combinations) and cellular (stem and stromal cells) therapies, as well as the manipulation of physical conditions (brain cooling and intracranial pressure) have measurable efficacy on established injury deficits in the acute, subacute, and chronic periods following TBI (PBBI, PCI, or polytrauma). It is expected that these studies will identify novel drugs or treatment strategies that can be used alone or in combination to prevent or attenuate the incidence of acute and delayed clinical sequel associated with experimental TBI thereby enhancing neuroprotection and improving patient morbidity after a TBI.

Learn if early mitochondrial therapeutic intervention that improves mitochondrial mechanisms may enhance neuronal survival and behavioral recovery following TBI and if acute mitochondrial transplantation into post-traumatic brain will provide neuroprotection by improving metabolic status and by limiting endogenous cell death mechanisms.

Determine whether neuroprotective and cognition- enhancing therapeutic drugs (NPCED), have multiple neuroprotective benefits that include the inhibition of neuroinflammatory and apoptotic pathways and the enhancement of neurotrophic factors. Additionally, improve outcomes after injury, including a reduction in molecular pathology signatures and amelioration of neurofunctional deficits. The expected result of this research effort is to determine if NPCED treatment following a military-relevant severe penetrating brain injury in rats will (1) have neuroprotective benefits and (2) improve motor and cognitive dysfunction.

Determine the degree to which PBBI-induced non-convulsive seizures (NCS) may be related to alterations in TBI-specific biomarkers and neurofunctional abnormalities. Non-convulsive seizures resulting from brain injury will be associated with injury-specific biomarkers and will result in worsened behavioral outcomes, both of which will be mitigated by prophylactic treatment.

Identify characteristic neuropathological features and neurobiological underpinnings which include acute and chronic neuroinflammation of blast-induced neurotrauma. If successful, use the information garnered to target pathophysiological mechanisms to see if anti-neuroinflammatory drugs can provide significant neuroprotection.

Conduct studies aimed at understanding the dynamic interplay between genetic, proteomic, vascular and cellular mechanisms of cell death, repair and regeneration. It is expected that these basic research studies will greatly advance our understanding of the neurobiological events underlying a penetrating or concussive type of brain trauma during the subacute and chronic time periods after injury.

Minimum Qualifications
    • Requires a graduate PhD degree in Neuroscience, Neurobiology, Molecular Biology, Psychology or other related scientific field.
    • At least 3 years of post Doctorate preclinical (animal) research experience in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
    • Ability to operate research equipment requiring manual dexterity.
    • Ability to handle research animals, wear appropriate personal protective equipment, and work in a Biosafety Level (BSL) 2 laboratory.
    • Ability to utilize office automation equipment, including computers, photocopiers, telephones, and telefax machines.

Preferred Qualifications
    • Desired experience 5-10 years.
    • Extensive hands-on experience with rodent surgery and physiological monitoring techniques, to conduct experiments with laboratory rats that are designed to gain insights into injury mitigation and the medical care of combat casualties with TBI.

WORKING LOCATIONS & ADDITIONAL INFO
  • Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) facility, Bldg 503, Silver Spring MD.
  • Occasional travel for conference and symposia attendance and/or presentations.

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Scientist Core Laboratory Director Genome Modification Core

Date Posted:
2/1/2017

Leidos (NCI)

MD

The Contractor will provide a subject matter expert to serve as the lead Research Scientist for in vitro imaging testing core within the Therapeutics Development Center (TDC). This position requires a knowledge of cell based systems used for high throughput screening (HTS) of MCM directed against viral and toxin agents. This position requires work with applying in HTS cell based screening to the identification and validation of therapeutic targets and MCM. This position will work to assemble and manage multi-disciplinary teams using interpersonal skills; and communication/organizational skills.Specific Tasks:

  • Serve as lead Scientist for the In Vitro Screening Core of the TDC. Responsible for experimental design and operation of instruments supporting high throughput in vitro analysis of MCM directed against biothreat pathogens. Define and establish a strategy/pipeline to assist in the evaluation and transition of MCM from identification to validation.
  • Collaborate with Institute PIs on developing in vitro methodologies to assist in their research efforts. This includes the application of existing platforms (i.e.High Content Imaging; Opera; MSD platforms) as well as identification of new platforms to advance MCM discovery; evaluation; and development.
  • Coordinate and manage the In Vitro Screening Core pipeline for testing molecular libraries (small molecule; peptide; nucleic acids) for efficacy of against biothreat pathogens. Libraries can range from several hundred to hundreds of thousands of compounds. As lead Scientist; the contractor is responsible for sample logistics; data collection; analysis and evaluation. The contractor will ensures that data meets rigorous standards of quality control.
  • Applies expert knowledge in high throughput screening to evaluate data analysis software applications for integration into the testing platforms. Responsible for ensuring that data is stored; archived and maintained in appropriate databases and IT systems.
  • Author or coauthor research proposals; solicitations; and other vehicles to solicit financial support to meet TDC mission/portfolio objectives. This includes answering service calls from government sponsors including the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) and Medical Countermeasure Systems (MCS).
  • Identify; foster; and manage external collaborations with other government agencies; non-profits; academic; and private-sector research organizations and companies. This includes interactions with partner agencies to increase access to molecular libraries of interest.
  • As the lead Research Scientist for the In Vitro Screening Core; the SME will be expected to present work at 1-2 Scientific Meetings per year. Also; this position will require travel to support collaborative efforts with pharmaceutical; academic; and external partners. This requirement is anticipated to comprise 2 trips per year.

Education

  • Masters Degree in a scientific discipline.
  • PhD in a relevant field of the life sciences (virology; bacteriology; immunology; molecular biology; pharmacology) is highly desired.

Qualifications

  • 10+ years of directly related work experience and a recognized as an expert in the required area of expertise

Demonstrated their subject matter expertise in a number of areas; and their ability to conduct team-based research through publication of several technical reports and/or peer-reviewed publications Good written and oral communication skills Work well in a team driven environment As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors.With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services.GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.


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Subject Matter Expert

Date Posted:
2/1/2017

General Dynamics Land System USAMRIID

MD

The Contractor will provide a subject matter expert to serve as the lead Research Scientist for in vitro imaging testing core within the Therapeutics Development Center (TDC). This position requires a knowledge of cell based systems used for high throughput screening (HTS) of MCM directed against viral and toxin agents. This position requires work with applying in HTS cell based screening to the identification and validation of therapeutic targets and MCM. This position will work to assemble and manage multi-disciplinary teams using interpersonal skills; and communication/organizational skills.Specific Tasks:

  • Serve as lead Scientist for the In Vitro Screening Core of the TDC. Responsible for experimental design and operation of instruments supporting high throughput in vitro analysis of MCM directed against biothreat pathogens. Define and establish a strategy/pipeline to assist in the evaluation and transition of MCM from identification to validation.
  • Collaborate with Institute PIs on developing in vitro methodologies to assist in their research efforts. This includes the application of existing platforms (i.e.High Content Imaging; Opera; MSD platforms) as well as identification of new platforms to advance MCM discovery; evaluation; and development.
  • Coordinate and manage the In Vitro Screening Core pipeline for testing molecular libraries (small molecule; peptide; nucleic acids) for efficacy of against biothreat pathogens. Libraries can range from several hundred to hundreds of thousands of compounds. As lead Scientist; the contractor is responsible for sample logistics; data collection; analysis and evaluation. The contractor will ensures that data meets rigorous standards of quality control.
  • Applies expert knowledge in high throughput screening to evaluate data analysis software applications for integration into the testing platforms. Responsible for ensuring that data is stored; archived and maintained in appropriate databases and IT systems.
  • Author or coauthor research proposals; solicitations; and other vehicles to solicit financial support to meet TDC mission/portfolio objectives. This includes answering service calls from government sponsors including the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) and Medical Countermeasure Systems (MCS).
  • Identify; foster; and manage external collaborations with other government agencies; non-profits; academic; and private-sector research organizations and companies. This includes interactions with partner agencies to increase access to molecular libraries of interest.
  • As the lead Research Scientist for the In Vitro Screening Core; the SME will be expected to present work at 1-2 Scientific Meetings per year. Also; this position will require travel to support collaborative efforts with pharmaceutical; academic; and external partners. This requirement is anticipated to comprise 2 trips per year.

Education

  • Masters Degree in a scientific discipline.
  • PhD in a relevant field of the life sciences (virology; bacteriology; immunology; molecular biology; pharmacology) is highly desired.

Qualifications

  • 10+ years of directly related work experience and a recognized as an expert in the required area of expertise

Demonstrated their subject matter expertise in a number of areas; and their ability to conduct team-based research through publication of several technical reports and/or peer-reviewed publications Good written and oral communication skills Work well in a team driven environment As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors.With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services.GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.


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Head of Business Development

Date Posted:
2/1/2017

Nashville Biosciences

TN

About Nashville Biosciences (NashBio):

NashBio’s business harnesses a unique genetic database linked to electronic medical records (EMRs) with years of longitudinal clinical data. The dataset is the largest and highest quality of its kind, providing an unprecedented opportunity to glean valuable information from gene-disease associations. The business delivers research insights for pharma and biotech companies resulting in accelerated R&D and efficient clinical trial design. Additionally, biotech spinout companies will be formed from the novel insights derived from the dataset.

Position:

NashBio is currently seeking a Head of Business Development. The position is more expansive than a traditional business development role as it also entails many business building activities and management of the biotech spinout process. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of genetics and statistics, have significant experience in the pharmaceutical space, and have a strong entrepreneurial spirit. Responsibilities will primarily focus in two areas:

  1. Engaging new and existing biotech and pharma customers on our consulting offerings
  2. Engaging investors and stakeholders to expand partnership opportunities and drug development spinouts based on NashBio’s pheWAS technology   

The offeree will report directly to the Chief Business Officer. 

Additional responsibilities:

  • Work with management to define revenue goals, increase customer base, add to existing customer profitability and expand existing channels
  • Identify new partnership and investment opportunities in close collaboration with CSO and management
  • Manage communication streams and presentations for clients and investors
  • Support creation of proposal materials for proactive business development outreach
  • Help in the creation of new business strategy and work closely with clients and partners to develop customized solutions

Qualifications:

  • Life Sciences Master’s or PhD, with 2 years of relevant work experience
  • Strong understanding of biology and genetics especially as they relate to human disease processes, pharmacology, drug-protein interactions, signaling pathways, etc.
  •  Strong analytical capabilities: highly proficient in Excel and financial modeling
  •  Strong communication skills: able to create high quality PowerPoint presentations for clients and present pitches in front of senior clients (e.g., heads of R&D, CEOs of biotechs)
  •  Previous business experience in pharma or biotech
  •  Strong grasp of the current pharma and biotech sector and familiarity with industry players
  •  Project management and organizational skills
  •  Authorized to work in the US
  •  Able to travel within the US and internationally to attend conferences and meet with potential clients (expected travel 25%)

Characteristics:

  • Startup mindset: willingness to grow and adapt quickly as the company changes
  • Collaborator: very comfortable working within multi-disciplinary teams, using a fast-moving iterative approach
  • Creativity: comfortable developing new business strategies and adapting to the needs of the clients

Location:

The offeree may be based in Nashville; otherwise the offeree may be based in the Boston area, New York City or New Jersey, if willing to travel to Nashville for training and regular in-person meetings. 

Compensation:

Competitive with other positions in the field.

Interested applicants should apply with resumes. 

About us:

We are an exciting biotech startup that is fundamentally changing drug discovery & development processes in biopharma. Soon to be spun out of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, we are the only company of its kind that leverages years of rich longitudinal clinical data and genomic information of hundreds of thousands of individuals to address pressing R&D questions for our clients in the biopharmaceutical industry. We leverage this massive databank, along with unique computational methods developed at VUMC, to offer a range of precision medicine services to biopharma. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and prohibit unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital & veteran status. 

Apply at https://www.dropoutclub.org/account/login/?next=/jobs/head-of-business-development-2/ 


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Senior Associate, Health and Medical Philanthropy

Date Posted:
2/1/2017

Milken Institute Center for Strategic Philanthropy

DC

Senior Associate, Health and Medical Philanthropy

Center for Strategic Philanthropy

Location: Washington, D.C.

About the Center for Strategic Philanthropy

Charitable giving in America has consistently been on the rise, exceeding more than $300 billion. Furthermore, high net worth philanthropists are increasingly moving away from passive giving approaches towards more active approaches, with the intent of enhancing the impact of their investments. Such approaches include evaluation of the landscape to set a giving strategy that addresses key unmet needs, monitoring their investments, and consulting with advisors to help structure and deploy their gifts.

The Milken Institute Center for Strategic Philanthropy (CSP), houses a number of programs, including a philanthropy advisory service that uniquely positions the center to improve the ROI of philanthropic capital by facilitating more strategic, informed, and creative philanthropic investment. To execute this work across key issue areas, we recruit technical experts in a number of fields including biomedical research, education, public health, etc.

As a result of the development of deep technical expertise among our team, CSP programs are grounded in robust analysis and expert input, creates a marketplace of innovative giving practices, forges greater awareness of high-impact investment opportunities, and connects ideas with action and capital in order to tackle some of the world’s most pressing social challenges.

Overview: Senior Associate, Health and Medical Philanthropy

The Senior Associate will serve as the technical lead on various medical research and health related medical philanthropy engagements. These engagements include the state of the science analysis, assembly and support of scientific advisory groups, facilitation of scientific retreats, and the development of disease or public health specific Giving Smarter Guides – which provides comprehensive, digestible information that helps philanthropists and foundations evaluate research efforts and funding opportunities in relationship to the state of the science and key unmet needs in the field. Additionally, the Senior Associate will work with the CSP team to expand the Philanthropist Toolkit by developing resources that will inform giving strategies and gift evaluation.

A successful candidate will able to:

  • Support due diligence efforts for various diseases in our portfolio which include but are not limited to neuroscience, oncology, rare disease, inflammatory disorders, etc.
  • Lead key portions of analysis of selected diseases, including development of landscape of experimental therapies, industry pipelines, key research players, etc.;
  • Support activities of a disease-specific scientific advisory board, including coordinating meetings, preparing materials, conducting specific analysis as requested, etc.;
  • Represent the Milken Institute within the broader biomedical research community throughout the due diligence process and at various industry-specific events; and
  • Develop executive-level literature to communicate findings for philanthropists, researchers, advisors, etc.
  • Contribute to communications efforts to building awareness of key funding opportunities, philanthropy resources, and overall opportunities to engage with the center and CSP
  • Support the expansion of the Philanthropy Toolkit to include investment decision-making tools and case studies of innovative philanthropy strategies and giving vehicles

Requirements

  • Scientific and/or medical training / education required, graduate level degree highly preferred;
  • Scientific writing experience for both technical and lay audiences;
  • High intellectual capacity that can be and has been applied to learning new areas of science and technology and related fields;
  • Facility in navigating scientific literature, scientific conferences, clinical trials data, and other medical research resources;
  • Familiarity with research administration, grant evaluation, and/or innovative philanthropy funding models is a plus;
  • Personal attitude that includes being outgoing, entrepreneurial, action-oriented, flexible, with a willingness to adapt to changing situations and have a good sense of humor; and
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

About the Milken Institute

The Milken Institute is a globally engaged, publicly supported, non-partisan, nonprofit think tank with offices in Santa Monica, California, Washington, D.C. and Singapore. Its mission is to improve lives around the world by advancing innovative economic and policy solutions that create jobs, widen access to capital and enhance health. The Milken Institute offers an excellent benefit package including medical/dental, LTD, Life, Flex Spending Program, 403(b) tax-deferred retirement savings plan, and company gym. E.O.E.

To apply online please go to: http://philanthropy.milkeninstitute.org/careers/


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Scientist 1 - 3D culture Model Development

Date Posted:
1/31/2017

Leidos

MD

http://jobs.leidos.com/ShowJob/Id/977001/Scientist-I-(NCI)/

Job Number:                        632044

Job Category:           Scientist I – 3D Culture Model development

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:

COMPANY INFORMATION

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

 

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

 

For more information about Leidos Biomedical Research Inc., please visit our webpage at http://www.leidosbiomed.com/


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.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Scientist I will work in support of the FNL/NCI RAS Initiative.  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.

 


Qualifications:
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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

 


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Science Communicator

Date Posted:
1/30/2017

ASBMB

MD

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Creates content (blog posts, tweets, social media posts, summaries, articles, tip sheets, press releases) to drive interest in discoveries published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry (JBC).
  • Works with senior staff and scientific editors to curate content for the JBC website and marketing materials (homepage headlines, fliers, and brochures for conferences, virtual issues, events and webinars, etc.).
  • Promotes news, interviews and feature stories to mainstream, trade and specialty media outlets.
  • Provides science writing, editing, proofreading and other support for ongoing special projects and in a backup capacity.
  • Writes special correspondence to authors, board members and editors.
  • Writes, collects and edits content for JBC editorial board newsletter.

Education Level 

  • Major Master’s degree required 
  • Ph.D. preferred

Experience

  • At least two years of science journalism or science communications experience (including internships), preferably with a focus on the life sciences.
  • 1+ years’ experience writing for various formats with a foundational understanding of best practices in generating web content (SEO, blogging, etc.) and building audiences.
  • Email marketing and content management experience preferred.

Apply at http://www.faseb.org/Professional-Development-and-Diversity-Resources/Professional-Development-and-Career-Resources/Employment-and-Fellowship-Opportunities/Employment-with-FASEB-and-Member-Societies.aspx


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Maria Goeppert Mayer Fellowship

Date Posted:
1/29/2017

Argonne National Labs

IL

Argonne National Laboratory has a long-standing tradition of attracting top early career talent through the Named Fellowship Program. These special fellowships are awarded internationally each year to outstanding doctoral scientists and engineers who are at early points in promising careers. The fellowships are named after scientific and technical luminaries who have been associated with the laboratory, its predecessors and the University of Chicago since the 1940s, includingthe Maria Goeppert Mayer Fellowshipnamed for the Argonne Nuclear Physicist and Noble Prize Winner and awarded annually in March.

Argonne offers the opportunity for appointees to perform research in a scientifically and technologically rich environment; present and publish research; contribute to the overall research efforts of the Laboratory; advance knowledge in the areas of basic and applied research; and strengthen our national scientific and technical capabilities. Your academic achievements and demonstrated research capabilities will undoubtedly contribute to the continuing scientific and technological success of the Laboratory. It is our intention that your tenure at Argonne be as productive and rewarding as possible.

To qualify for the Argonne National Laboratory Fellowships, you should display superb ability in scientific or engineering research and promise of becoming a global leader in the research you pursue.

You will work closely with an Argonne sponsor to pursue your research interests and are hired as an Argonne Scholar with full benefits, a highly competitive salary and a stipend for research support. Fellows may renew their appointments on an annual basis for up to 3 years, with the possibility of retention.

We are currently accepting applicants for the Maria Goeppert Mayer Scholarship. Deadline is March 7, 2017.

You must read the application instructions before submitting your application -

Requirements

Your application must include:

  • Research proposal (≤ 2 pages). See the
  • Abstract (~200 words) describing the proposed work to scientists outside your immediate discipline. The abstract must be included with the proposal and will not count against the 2-page limit.
  • CV, including list of publications, abstracts and significant presentations
  • Graduate school transcripts
  • Cover letter

Additionally, the package must contain:

  • Nomination memo (≤ 2 pages) from Argonne sponsor (with copy to Division Director).
  • Three letters of recommendation from other than Argonne staff.

These letters must be sent directly via e-mail to

  • Letters must be in a PDF file from the individual(s) with a signature on official letterhead. In the subject line please include the name of the candidate.

Note On Letters Of Recommendation

A diverse review committee will be assessing your application package. It is helpful if your referees can place your record of accomplishment within the context of others at comparable stages in your field. For example—what should one expect of a new PhD in your field—publications, patents, conference proceedings, coding, etc? How do you rank compared to other advisees? How have you demonstrated leadership skills? Also, they may wish to note what contributions you made to group or multi-authored projects and publications.

You must read the application instructions before submitting your application -

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

 


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Regulatory Affairs Fellowship

Date Posted:
1/29/2017

J & J

NJ

Janssen Research & Development, LLC. a Johnson and Johnson Company is hiring Global Regulatory Affairs Fellows . This position is designed for a new university hire; candidates must be recent university graduates.

Janssen Research & Development, LLC discovers and develops innovative medical solutions to address important unmet medical needs in oncology, immunology, neuroscience, infectious diseases and vaccines, and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Please visit http://www.janssenrnd.com/ for more information.

J&J thrives on a diverse company culture, celebrating the uniqueness of our employees and commitment to inclusion. It is also proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

The Global Regulatory Affairs (GRA) team is a key strategic partner supporting global research and development initiatives at Janssen. The fellowship program will provide a broad understanding of the global drug development process as well as strategies related to interactions and communications with appropriate health authorities while gaining hands-on experience through participating on cross-functional/cross therapeutic area project teams.

During The Year-around Fellowship Program, The Fellows Are Expected To Support The Following Key Attributes Of Our Corporate Objectives

The Global Regulatory Affairs Fellowship Program is a one-year experiential program. As a participant of this program, fellows will support an individual project team in coordination and review of necessary documentation required for regulatory submissions to health authorities. Additionally, the fellows will develop necessary leadership skills and behaviors through carefully selected programs to become a leader in their respective healthcare field.

Innovation – Innovation is our passion and mission as well as a fundamental requirement in our pursuit to create innovative, world-class drugs for our patients to improve and impact their lives.

Integrity – At Janssen, we are distinguished by our rich history of ethics and integrity. We strive to do what is right for our patients in a fair and transparent manner to improve the health and well-being of our patients worldwide.

Accountability – Accountability is the cornerstone of our culture. We demonstrate our compassion for patients and we work hard every day to honor our commitment for those who depend on us to develop innovative therapies to improve their lives.

All fellows will be required to complete a project for presentation to the GRA Senior Leadership Team and other internal stakeholders. They will attend internal and external cross-functional meetings in support of their roles and responsibility during their tenure in Janssen. They may be asked to review and assist in development and implementation of strategies for supporting the key development and marketed projects.

Qualifications

Candidates should have a PhD/Pharm D in Pharmacy or related Biological Sciences from an accredited academic institution with a strong academic track record. Candidates should have some fundamental understanding of pharmaceutical drug development. Ability to work with multi-functional project teams is a plus. Candidates should be highly motivated to work in the Pharmaceutical Industry and be a self-starter. To demonstrate this, academic excellence and leadership activities in an organizational setting is required. Knowledge of current Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations and guidelines is preferred but not required. Knowledge of current FDA/Regulatory Affairs submission requirements including eCTD format is preferred and knowledge of the logistics and work of the pharmaceutical industry is a plus.

Candidates will work independently as part of a matrix organization. The candidate must be self-motivated, productive, and team-oriented, with proven scientific problem-solving skills and an interest in the international context of healthcare systems and technology assessment. The candidate must also have excellent computer, verbal and written communication skills. Independence, creativity, and the impetus to challenge ideas are required, as well as the ability to work well in collaborative, cross-functional teams. Candidates are preferred to have demonstrated leadership capabilities and to have an excellent publication record and strong written and verbal communication skills.

These positions will be based in NJ or PA and will require local travel. to other sites in NJ and Pennsylvania.

BE VITAL in your career. Be seen for the talent you bring to your work. Explore opportunities within the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies.

Primary Location
United States-New Jersey-Raritan
Organization
Janssen Research & Development, LLC. (6084)
Job Function
Administration


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Teaching, Mentoring and Research fellow

Date Posted:
1/29/2017

University of Montana

MT

Job description

The Davidson Honors College (DHC) at the University of Montana invites applications for its inaugural cohort of Teaching, Research, and Mentoring (TRM) Fellows. TRM Fellows will embody our effort to promote a community of learning based on high-impact teaching practices, cross-disciplinary inquiry, exceptional student mentoring, and a broader pursuit of the Teacher Scholar Ideal.

Responsiblities

Working collaboratively with each other, faculty and staff from the Davidson Honors College, and other stakeholders across the University of Montana campus, TRM Fellows will be responsible for
    • Teaching four honors courses per year in their area(s) of expertise, with at least one course involving a significant team teaching component, and at least one course that transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries.
    • Research collaboration with Davidson Honors College students on professional quality research/creative scholarship projects that stem from the Fellow’s emerging research agenda.
    • Mentoring 20-25 Davidson Honors College students with the goal of promoting each student’s academic, professional, and personal development.

Postdoctoral TRM Fellowships are full-time, 12-month appointments, renewable for a second year. Appointments are non-renewable after two years. To be eligible for consideration, applicants must have received their terminal degree (PhD preferred, but not required) within five years of the hiring date. The position includes a competitive salary, benefits, a research stipend, and funding to support five undergraduate research assistants per year. More broadly, TRM Fellows will become an integral part of the Davidson Honors College during their two-year appointment. Fellows will have dedicated workspace in the DHC Building, serve on scholarship and selection committees, participate in various DHC events, and generally contribute to our vibrant learning community. TRM Fellows will also have the opportunity to engage the broader UM campus through research presentations, workshops, membership in campus organizations, and collaboration with faculty across the university.

Successful candidates will have an established, exemplary record of scholarly inquiry, along with demonstrated achievement in classroom instruction and mentoring of undergraduate students. Priority will be given to applicants with relevant, cross-disciplinary research agendas and teaching experience that emphasizes high-impact practices such as experiential learning, collaborative problem solving, and extensive faculty-student engagement. TRM Fellows will show initiative and leadership in engaging students from diverse backgrounds with varied academic and professional interests. Fellows will also need to work extremely well in a collaborative setting, and to have a deep appreciation for the spirit of honors education, which embraces the diversity of thought that comes from exposure to a wide range of disciplines.

The Davidson Honors College serves as a symbol of the University's commitment to excellence in undergraduate education. As part of its mission, the DHC: offers an enriched academic experience, both inside and outside the classroom, for outstanding students of all majors; promotes intellectual, personal, and professional development of all students; fosters an appreciation of civic values; and provides support for instructional innovation in order to produce the best possible teaching and learning environment for our students and faculty. To learn more about the Davidson Honors College (DHC), please visit the DHC website.

The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its essential values of leadership, diversity, engagement and sustainability.

Required Skills

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to applicants with published, peer-reviewed research/creative scholarship; experience teaching undergraduate students in an experiential, cross-disciplinary, or team-setting; and success mentoring and advising students toward academic, professional, and personal development.

About The University Of Montana

The University of Montana is a unit of the Montana University System with a student enrollment of over 13,000 and 500+ full-time faculty members. It is located in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of around 70,000, surrounded by mountain grandeur. Missoula is ranked eighth in the “top 20 best college towns with a population of less than 250,000” by the American Institute for Economic Research. The University of Montana offers high quality undergraduate and graduate education in the arts and sciences, and the University's nine professional schools prepare students for careers in social work, pharmacy, physical therapy, journalism, law, business, education, forestry and fine arts.

How to Apply

Application review will begin on March 1, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. TRM Fellows will begin their two-year appointment on or before August 1, 2017.

Applicants are required to submit the following application materials online via "New Resume/CV" button below. Step 5 "Attachments" in the online application process is where you may upload additional materials. Only five (5) attachments are allowed per application. Please combine documents accordingly.

Required Materials Include
    • Letter of interest - addressing the applicant’s experiences and ability to meet the position In the letter, please address the following: 1) a short description of two courses the applicant might teach as a TRM fellow; and 2) a short description of a research project the applicant might engage in with undergraduate students, and, 3) a teaching statement articulating the personal approach to teaching and mentoring students both inside and outside of the classroom.
    • Detailed CV - listing educational, teaching, research, and mentoring experience
    • Graduate school transcript(s) - unofficial transcripts are acceptable for initial application. Official transcripts are required for hired candidates.
    • One (1) scholarly work - one article, manuscript, creative work, or collection that represents the applicant’s best work
    • One (1) course syllabus - on which the applicant is listed as the instructor of record
    • Three (3) professional letters of recommendation - sent by email to dhc@umontana.edu with the subject line: “Applicant Last Name_TRM Fellow Recommendation’’

To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the State of Montana, please visit the links below.
  • University of Montana
  • School of Business Administration
  • University Highlights
  • City of Missoula
  • Destination Missoula
  • Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce
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  • State of Montana
  • Visit Montana


Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment. In accordance with University policy; finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations.ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Employment Eligibility. All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

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Research Specialist Epidemiology Health Infomatics

Date Posted:
1/29/2017

Regenstrief Institute

IN

Regenstrief Institute, Inc. is seeking a Postdoctoral fellow for a full-time, two-three year fellowship in public health, epidemiology, health policy management, biomedical informatics, health informatics or public health informatics. The anticipated start date for this position is in August2017, but the start date is negotiable.

 

As our innovations spread, our impact on healthcare is growing. We need professionals for the Regenstrief team who are dedicated to performing the administrative and managerial functions that will make our faculty and staff most effective.


Responsibilities:

  • Participates in public health informatics research under the guidance of a primary mentor.
  • Design, development, implementation, and evaluation of information systems that collect, manage and analyze data relevant to public health practice and population health outcomes.
  • Design of new studies and grant proposals as well as the execution of existing studies funded through extramural research grants.
  • Works on multiple aspects of research projects to develop their skills as an independent researcher.
  • Produces multiple scientific abstracts, manuscripts, and research proposals as well as present at local Regenstrief Work-in-Progress sessions, national symposia, and international scientific conferences related to their research.
  • Collaborates with other Regenstrief, as well as IU Fairbanks School of Public Health, IU School of Medicine, and IU School of Informatics and Computing investigators.

 

Requirements:

  • Newly graduated (within the past 5 years) PhD whose specialty is public health, epidemiology, health policy management, biomedical/health informatics or public health informatics
  • Strong computational capabilities and communication, as well as writing skills
  • Postdoctoral fellowship candidates must have received their doctorate prior to beginning the fellowship
  • Experience with health care claims data, laboratory data, pharmacy data, electronic health records, biomedical informatics standards, public health meaningful use criteria, immunization registries, and/or health information exchange is a plus

 

What you need to do next:

To be considered, you must attach their curriculum vitae, letter of interest (including a summary of research interests), and a list of individuals who can provide you with a recommendation when you apply at http://www.regenstrief.org/careers-training/careers/


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Data Science for Good Fellowship

Date Posted:
1/29/2017

Two Sigma

NY

Job description

Founded in 2014, the Two Sigma Data Clinic harnesses the power of data and technology to help nonprofits and charitable organizations better realize their mission . We provide mission-critical analytical and strategic support that enables socially beneficial but resource constrained organizations do what they do best – try to better the world. We do all of this pro bono.

What Started Off As a Project Championed By Just a Handful Of Employees Has Since Turned Into a Truly Unique Volunteer Opportunity For Our Coworkers, Who Have Leveraged Their Unique Expertise Within Analysis And Engineering To Help, Among Others
  • A New York Cityworkforce developmentnon-profit determine which of its services would be most appropriate for each of its clients
  • A national environmental non-profit identify thepredictors of environmental violationsin oil wells
  • A school-focused fundraising platform increase the likelihood that kid-focused projects receive funding
To build upon this success, we are now looking to expand the Data Clinic by hiring a Data Science For Good Fellow.. Appointments will be initially for two years, with the work squarely focused on projects benefitting the social good. Fellows will work alongside Two Sigma’s own scientists and engineers to harness data science in new and creative ways, with an eye towards making a positive impact. You would be the primary data scientist on 8-12 Data Clinic Projects over the course of the fellowship, and will have the opportunity to publish your findings along the way.

Qualifications
  • A demonstrated passion for using data to solve hard, impactful, problems
  • Experience applying statistical analysis to multiple domains
  • A strong academic record with at least one quantitative degree (Masters or PhD)
  • Proficiency with statistics and data analysis tools
  • Competency with at least one of Python, R, or MATLAB
  • Experience creating and leading complex technical presentations
  • An intense desire to leverage data on behalf of non-profit organizations
  • Previous experience volunteering or doing pro-bono work.

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Omnicon Health Group Fellowship - Advertising

Date Posted:
1/29/2017

Omnicon

NY

The Omnicom Health Group Fellowship Program presents an opportunity for recent graduates with an advanced medical degree such as an MD, PharmD, PhD in the sciences, to explore multiple roles within the healthcare advertising industry. The first year of the program is dedicated to Fellows going through a series of rotations within their assigned agency. The second year Fellows continue on as full members of their chosen department and serve as mentors to the newly arriving first year Fellows.

This is a great chance to use your science degree in a creative business setting

The program is set to launch on Monday, June 26, 2017. Hiring is happening now, so we strongly encourage you to apply now for immediate consideration.  Great chance to secure a full time job position while finishing your last year of school.


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Scientist Protein Engineering

Date Posted:
1/29/2017

Stratacuity (Recruiting Firm)

MA

Job Scope & Purpose:

Are you an experienced Scientist in Protein Engineering and Production with a knack for anticipating the needs of a growing organizations protein demands? If so, this is an excellent opportunity to become a visible member of a 50+ person Biotech locally.  You will set up protein discovery and analytical functions within this organization including lab and staff capabilities in protein expression (either mammalian or bacterial), AKTA/chromatographic technologies, and protein biophysical characterization assays.  You will lead and help introduce biotherapeutic strategies for programs in advanced protein-small molecule interactions, protein-protein, and bi-specific antibody types of programs with this multifaceted biotech organization. Other benefits of the job include on-site fitness programs for all employees.  If you enjoy staying in shape and kicking protein initiatives into gear this is the job for you.

Job Requirements:

  • Ph.D. degree in biological sciences, biochemistry, or biochemical/chemical engineering with 6-8 years of industry experience.  

  • Experience with protein construct design and protein expression in multiple systems (E. coli, baculovirus, mammalian, etc.)

  • Experience with a wide range of protein purification methods (affinity, size, charge-based, etc.)

  • Familiarity with label-free methodologies for characterizing biophysical interactions of protein-protein interactions and protein small molecule interactions

  • Familiar with protein analytical technologies such as size exclusion chromatography and dynamic light scattering

  • Experience with assay development for both enzyme and protein-protein interaction assays would be a plus

  • Demonstrated track record of skillful management of direct reports to generate high quality and timely data, excellent communication skills

  • Comfortable working at the bench in a fast-paced, interdisciplinary team oriented environment.

About Stratacuity:

Whether you are seeking a career change or simply interested in becoming part of our network, you will appreciate the ethics guiding each Stratacuity team member. We build lasting relationships with exceptional biopharmaceutical talent and take great care to protect your personal information. Upon receiving your inquiry, you may be directly contacted by a Stratacuity team member to discuss your career goals. We will not share your information with anyone without your direct prior consent. 


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Postdoctoral Fellow Cancer Biology

Date Posted:
1/29/2017

Vanderbilt University

TN

Postdoctoral Fellow with knowledge in the field of cancer biology and animal models desired to work on an exciting project to study the interface between targeted therapies and the immune system in breast cancer.

Extensive use of mouse models, including development of humanized mouse models to examine the effects of combined targeted therapy and immune therapy on patient tumors using a PDX model.  Knowledge and experience in immunology and tumor biology is needed. The recruit will work with an outstanding team of qualified investigators, clinical investigators, students, and staff scientists.

 

Deadline: Wed, 03/15/2017

 

To apply, please email CV to ann.richmond@vanderbilt.edu

 

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Research Programs Manager

Date Posted:
1/29/2017

Vanderbilt University

TN

Research Programs Manager
Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
1609276

Discover Vanderbilt University Medical Center:

Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity — of culture, thinking, learning and leading — is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt’s mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.

Department/Unit Summary

VICTR is Vanderbilt's virtual home for clinical and translational research. Supported by the Vanderbilt Office of Research and the NIH sponsored Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), the mission of the institute is to transform the way ideas and research discoveries make their way from origin to patient care.  This is accomplished using a multi-faceted approach: through collaboration with a wide variety of research partners; by training, nurturing and rewarding participating researchers; by funding research; by developing new and innovative ways to involve the community in research; by developing new informatics and biostatistical systems; and by making available the latest technologies and sound research results affecting patient care.

Your Role

Manages research programs

  • Functions as the lead program manager for various sized qualitative and quantitative research projects such as large, national projects focusing on health research including clinical research recruitment, local participant recruitment services, personalized projects, and infrastructure development and oversight.
  • Plans, leads and makes recommendations on health research to senior leadership. Includes identifying possible issues, analyzing the data to prepare reports, and preparing presentation materials based on the outcomes of the analysis.
  • Define issue management and scope management strategy and achieve approval from the appropriate team members. Manage on-going consensus among project team.
  • Stays up to date on policies related to health research, personalized medicine and government regulations.
  • Leads various focus groups, committees, and work groups necessary to develop processes and procedures for collecting data as directed by leadership of the projects and creating new tools.
  • Develop and communicate appropriate project documentation, including technical project overview, scope, team structure, status reports, issues management reports, change control reports, meeting notes, etc. as required in a timely manner.
  • Provides effective communications related to assigned research projects

Management and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data

  • Determines which type of analysis is appropriate for the data needed for the research projects.  This includes determining if reporting needs to include numeric data or if it will require more written analysis.
  • Functions as an essential part the team that develops intake tools, revises tools, tests datasets, validates data utilizing the tools and develop training materials.
  • Prepares complex reports interpreting the results from the various analysis performed on the datasets.

Prepares complicated written documents and presentations related to assigned research projects.

  • Writes sections of grant applications for various funding sources utilizing preliminary data and existing reports.
  • Functions as a major contributor of the research team that works on technical documents, new proposals and manuscripts.

Functions as a resource for assigned research projects.

  • Provide expertise to local and external participants in assigned research projects.

Functions as part of the hiring team for new positions.

  • Includes being an active participate in interviews, using HR approved guides for interviewing, and providing feedback on candidates.

Participates in performance conversations and evaluations.

  • Provides feedback and guidance for individuals on research team for annual evaluations and mid-year conversations as requested by manager.

 

Position Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • 5+ years’ experience working in a research setting required
  • Experience in a healthcare research setting preferred

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Medical Writer

Date Posted:
1/29/2017

Nucleus Global

NJ

Health Interactions is an international medical education agency providing innovative, high-quality and effective healthcare communications. As we are part of Nucleus Global, our clients benefit from the synergies available within our global network of offices staffed by highly talented individuals who can deliver on a global scale or a local level and across a broad spectrum of therapy areas.

Our success has led to continued expansion both in the range of services we offer and our global presence. We are now looking for a talented and enthusiastic Medical Writer.

This is your chance to work as part of a highly scientific team. This varied role involves writing accurate scientific / commercial copy for a range of printed and computer-based scientific materials from technical manuscripts to congress materials, interactive web projects and sales aids.

Working with leading international pharmaceutical clients, you will have the opportunity to interact with some of the world’s leading scientists and physicians on critical therapeutic and scientific issues. You will be required to participate in client meetings / teleconferences and attend scientific meetings such as congress, symposia and advisory boards and participate in pre-meetings, onsite activities and post meeting work as required / appropriate.

You should be passionate about communicating science to a variety of audiences and be able to add a creative edge and maintain quality standards. You will be interacting with some of the world’s leading scientists and physicians on critical therapeutic and scientific issues to make cutting-edge science accessible to those who need it.

To succeed you will have an advanced degree in the life sciences (PhD, MD or PharmD is mandatory). Previous relevant medical information, communications or marketing writing experience (agency or pharmaceutical) with specific expertise in respiratory is highly preferred.  We also welcome candidates out of an academic environment with relevant research experience.

Nucleus Global Advantages:

In addition to a competitive salary and benefits package, we are known for our friendly and informal working environment. We also offer excellent opportunities for career and personal development.

For immediate consideration, please send your resume to: uscareers@nucleus-global.com

Nucleus Global is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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Specialist Patent/Patent Searcher

Date Posted:
1/29/2017

Amgen

CA

The Specialist Patent -- Patent Searcher will work within the Intellectual Property Law Group to define and conduct Intellectual Property (IP)-related information searches in a broad portfolio of therapeutic modalities in multiple therapeutic areas.  The successful candidate will review and analyze search results, and present the findings to Amgen's IP lawyers.

 

This position may be located at Amgen's corporate headquarters in Thousand Oaks, CA or at Amgen's site in South San Francisco, CA.  

If the selected candidate is based at Amgen's South San Francisco site, it is expected there will be travel to Thousand Oaks (up to 25%).

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Communicating with Amgen IP lawyers in determining the scope and design of searches.

 

Conducting IP-related searches which include:  freedom-to-operate, patentability, patent opposition/invalidity

 

Supporting due diligence work, monitoring competitor patent applications and patent families, and conducting legal status reviews.

 

Drafting reports that clarify and summarize search results and presenting the findings to Amgen IP lawyers.

 

 

Requirements

Basic Qualifications

 

Doctorate degree

OR

Master's degree and 2 years of search experience

OR

Bachelor's degree and 4 years of search experience

OR

Associate's degree and 10 years of search experience

OR

High School/GED and 12 years of search experience.

 

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree or Doctorate degree, and experience in medical devices, chemistry, and biology/biotechnology.

Technical understanding of pharmaceutical industry technologies (e.g., large and small molecule therapeutics, manufacturing and process development, and drug delivery), and ability to construct search strategies.

Self-starter with attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines.

Problem solving skills, particularly in analyzing and refining searches using various search databases.

General patent law, and/or other legal experience.


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Field Application Scientist

Date Posted:
1/29/2017

Nanotemper

CA

COMPANY NanoTemper Technologies develops, produces and sells innovative instruments for biomolecular interaction analytics, with applications in basic research and the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. Headquartered in Munich (Germany), and with subsidiaries in San Francisco (CA, USA), Boston (MA, USA), Cambridge (UK), Krakow (Poland) and Sao Paulo (Brazil), the company is rapidly expanding around the globe.
NanoTemper's high quality instruments are based on the proprietary and unique MicroScale Thermophoresis (MST) and nanoDSF technologies, as well as the recently acquired Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) technology. Over the past three years, the company successfully introduced four Monolith Series instruments, and has a SAW Biosensor and nanoDSF instrument on the market.
NanoTemper Technologies has received multiple awards for their MST technology, including the German Innovation Award 2012, the Bavarian Export Prize 2013, the BioProcess International Award 2014 and the Deutscher Grunderpreis 2014.

RESPONSIBILITIES As a member of our dynamic, international support team, you will be responsible for post-sales customer support in North America. Responsibilities include:

*   Planning and performing instrument installations.
*   Planning and performing trainings on customer site and in-house.
*   Planning and overseeing workshops and meetings.
*   Participation in international trade shows.
*   Preparation of customer support material, shipping logistics.

Requirements

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

*   PhD degree in Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology, or a related field.
*   Very strong scientific background.
*   Robust background in molecular interaction technologies.
*   Well organized, able to manage multiple projects at a time across a broad geography.
*   Adaptability, flexibility, resilience and independent working skills.
*   Team player with excellent networking skills.
*   Effective communication skills.
*      US Citizens or Permanent residents only.


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Flow Cytometry Field Application Scientist

Date Posted:
1/29/2017

Miltenyi Biotec

NJ

Do you know all of the ins and outs of flow cytometry? Have you always been motivated by your passion to foster lasting relationships with science partners? If yes, join our team as a…

Flow Cytometry Application Scientist
Mid -Atlantic

Your tasks
As a member of the Miltenyi Biotec North America Instrumentation Team, you will be responsible for applications support of our flow cytometry portfolio throughout a Mid-Atlantic based territory. You will rely on your technical expertise to provide trainings for installations, demonstration support, and assay development on the MACSQuant line of instruments including the newly launched Tyto. Your excellent communication skills will come into play as you perform presales presentations, technical seminars and training for individuals and groups. In addition, you will work in tandem with the sales, marketing, and service teams to represent Miltenyi Biotec at tradeshows and product seminars. Altogether, your customer-focused understanding and superb teamwork skills will help build the continued success of Miltenyi Biotec as a whole.

Requirements

Your profile
•   You have a Ph.D. or MS in Cell Biology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Molecular Biology, or a similar field
•   You have a minimum of 3 years of hands-on experience with flow cytometry; or equivalent combination of education and experience
•   You have exceptionally impressive organizational skills
•   Strong communication and presentation skills are a strength of yours
•   Travel fits your lifestyle

Miltenyi Biotec is expanding and evolving. Our culture is one that empowers you to embrace new challenges and influence change. Join a fresh and collaborative working environment that encourages contribution, innovation, and growth.

We empower great science. For more than 25 years, Miltenyi Biotec has provided innovative tools, instruments, and solutions that advance biomedical research and cellular therapy. We are 1,500 scientists, engineers, physicians, support specialists, marketers, and more – all dedicated to improving scientific understanding and impacting human lives. At our headquarters campus and offices worldwide, fresh ideas become unique products.


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Field Application Scientist

Date Posted:
1/29/2017

Namocell

CA

Namocell is a leading provider of single cell technology in the global biotech equipment industry, based in Silicon Valley.  We are specialized in the development, production and distribution of microfluidic-based single cell enriching, sorting and analysis platforms for life science research and clinical applications, such as cancer diagnostics, cancer immunotherapy, and single cell genomics.

We offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and innovative environment with high growth potential.  We are seeking a talented self-starter to be our:

Field Applications Scientist

We are seeking a candidate as the primary technical field contact for Namocell’s customers. You will be responsible for performing system usage trainings at customer sites, while providing experimental design, data analysis, logistical, and troubleshooting support for their region. You will be the key contact for responding to issues and maintaining relationships with customers.  You will help to drive rapid adoption and maximum customer success with Namocell’s products.
Responsibilities
Communicate:
•   Perform as the technical account manager, acting as the point of contact between the customer and company.
•   Keep customers apprised and trained on advancements in Namocell technology and software.
•   Coordinate and perform customer site trainings and demonstrations
•   Identify, document and communicate customer complaints and concerns to management.
•   Contribute to white papers and documentation with the goal of expanding support content.
Connect:
•   Scientifically partner with customers as they develop their research utilizing Namocell technology.
•   Engage in scientific discussions with customers to cultivate long term relationships
•   Create and maintain positive working relationships with customers. Key, is the ability to manage expectations while exceeding the customer’s needs.
•   Gather and deliver strategic and competitive customer feedback, communicating customer use cases beyond initial product scope.
Support:
•   Troubleshoot issues related to user's technical skills, experimental design, software and instruments.
•   Interpret customer needs and identify the proper issue escalation pathway within Namocell.
•   Involve in trade shows, seminars and technical symposia. This will include presentations and networking with thought leaders.
•   Ability to maintain composure in potentially stressful situations.

Requirements

Desired Skills and Background
•   Ph.D. or equivalent experience preferred; BA/BS with 5 years of experience, or MS with 3 years of experience, in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or Genetics.
•   5 years lab experience in molecular biology, biochemistry, genomics or genetics.
•   Hands on proficiency with common molecular biology bench techniques; cell sorting experience preferred.
•   Broad knowledge of genomics, biochemistry. Single cell laboratory experience is strongly preferred.
•   Self-motivated, go-getter and team player.
•   Excellent organizational, analytical, and systematic troubleshooting skills.
•   Strong communication skills. Outstanding presentation and training skills.
•   Committed to providing outstanding customer service.
•   Must be willing to travel up to 60% of time.


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Patent Medical Writer

Date Posted:
1/29/2017

Ionis Pharma

CA

Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., located in the North San Diego County city of Carlsbad, was founded in 1989 to create advanced, novel medicines to treat complex and challenging diseases. We are the pioneer in the discovery and development of antisense drugs with more than 1500 patents.

Ionis is a challenging, motivating and rewarding environment designed to foster innovation and scientific excellence. Our founding goals have changed little in over 28 years and our success is a direct result of our outstanding employees. We are interested in bringing together individuals with different skill sets into this creative environment to be part of a productive team. Join us and experience our unique culture while you develop and expand your career.

PATENT TECHNICAL WRITER
RESPONSIBILITIES:
This position will report to a Patent Attorney and will primarily support preparation of patent applications related to nucleic acid biology and chemistry, particularly synthetic oligonucleotides.  Specific tasks will include performing patentability searches, drafting of working examples, and drafting of other portions of specifications. This position will provide opportunity to work on prosecution projects from time to time and other duties as assigned.

Requirements


•   Advanced degree in Biology or Chemistry
•   Degree emphasis in biochemistry, chemical biology, or a related field OR equivalent experience in industry
•   0-3 years hands-on experience with technical writing, preferably drafting and/or prosecuting of patent applications
•   Sufficient knowledge of molecular biology or pharmacology to draft portions of molecular biology-related applications with some guidance
•   Sufficient knowledge of nucleic acid chemistry to draft applications to chemically modified nucleotides and oligonucleotides with some guidance
•   An ability to be productive and successful in an intense work environment


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Medical Communications Specialist

Date Posted:
1/29/2017

AstraZeneca

MD

At AstraZeneca we work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges. We do this with the upmost integrity even in the most difficult situations because we are committed to doing the right thing. We continuously forge partnerships that help pursue world-class medicines in new ways, combining our people’s exceptional skills with those of people from all over the globe. As a Medical Communications Scientist, you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives. GMD (Global Medicines Development) drives late-stage development of our innovative pipeline, transforming exciting science into valued new medicines and ensuring patients around the world can access them.  

   Main Duties and Responsibilities  

 

   You will provide expert communications leadership to the drug projects of a world-leading biopharmaceutical company. You will join us at two of our worldwide research bases: Cambridge in the UK, where we are investing in a new, state-of the-art Global R&D Centre; and Gaithersburg in the US. In either location, you'll thrive in a culture of scientific excellence and collaboration.  

 

   You will communicate evidenced-based product knowledge in a way that is credible, consistent and compliant; lead the authoring of clinical-regulatory documents for MAA/NDA submission packages. You will provide expert communications leadership to drug projects and drive strategic medical writing, advocating communications excellence in your team as you lead the efficient planning and authoring of clinical submissions. You will provide strong partnership with vendor medical writers to ensure delivery to time, cost and quality. You will move on from writing study-level documents to authoring more complex documents and submissions, taking on more strategic responsibilities and leading global authoring teams.  

 

   Lead development of the submission communication strategy for a new product, liaising with senior project staff and prospectively develop a storyboard for the submission and identify how the proposed prescribing information will be supported. Lead the authoring of clinical documents for the NDA and MAA and author the most complex and important documents (eg, Clinical Overviews, Briefing documents for regulatory authorities and Advisory Committees). Lead a team of medical writers (internal and external) to deliver, ensure alignment of clinical submission documents with the proposed prescribing information and represent medical writing on the high-level, cross-functional submission team. You will collaborate with the medical writing team leader to develop resourcing strategies, develop and implement new best practices in communication and submission development and train and develop less experienced Medical Communication Scientists.  

Requirements

   Essential Requirements  

 

       
  •      Bachelor's degree in the life sciences    
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  •      Strong experience in regulatory medical writing    
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  •      Minimum of two years' experience within the pharmaceutical/medical industry/CRO,    
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  •      Broad working knowledge of the clinical drug development process with experience in integrating information from all phases of clinical development into clinical-regulatory documents/submissions.    
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  •      Ability to work well with vendors    
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  •      Comprehensive knowledge of current regulatory guidelines relating to regulatory communications.    
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  •      Excellent communication skills.    
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  •      Willingness to undertake domestic and international travel as required by the project.    
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   Desirable Requirements  

 

       
  •      MSc or PhD    
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  •      Consistent display of ability in project management, thinking (conceptual, analytical and integrative), influencing and team working. Flexibility in adapting to changing circumstances or new information.    
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Scientific Manager

Date Posted:
1/29/2017

Leidos

MD

Program 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 Description/Basic Function:

The Senior Scientist will provide genomic assay support to DCTD projects including the Patient Derived Xenograft Models (PDM) project.

Responsibilities:
Conducts and collaborates with others on basic research and development relevant to long-term objectives and concerns
Writes and reviews manuscripts for publication
Develops strategies to ensure effective achievement of scientific objectives
Monitors and evaluates completion of tasks and projects
May develop budgets for capital expenditures and labor
Typically collaborates with other top managers to establish company policies
Makes final decisions on administrative or operational matte
Selects, develops and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function

Requirements

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
Ph.D. from an accredited college/university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
Must be able to obtain and maintain a Public Trust Clearance
A minimum of six (6) years of competent, innovative research experience
Strong knowledge of molecular biology and skills in the analysis of human specimens
Expertise in the field of oncology
Attention to detail and ability to identify and successfully address unexpected results
Ability to deliver high quality results in a timely manner
Proven ability to manage projects and staff as well as work independently
Ability to work within a highly matrix team environment
Ability to write and orally present data and project updates in a clear and effective manner
Must have first authorships on peer-reviewed publications, attendance and presentation experience at national meetings
Ability to preside over meetings showing leadership qualities, independence with sound ideas, vision and ability to remain focused on the mission/project

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
Experience with diagnostic assay development
Familiarity with human clinical studies where biomarker assays have been employed
Strong and proven technical skill and knowledge in genomics, molecular biological and genomic assay development
Experience in cancer genomics and/or signaling pathway analysis as well as assay development
Familiarity with clinical oncology studies or other protocol-driven clinical research


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Sr. Scientist Immuno-Oncology

Date Posted:
1/29/2017

Dana Farber

MA

Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.

 The Center for Immuno-Oncology (CIO) is accepting applications for a senior scientist to coordinate and direct basic and translational biomarker research in immune oncology.  Qualified individuals will have a PhD or MD with post-doctoral experience in a basic science or translational clinical research laboratory and evidence of academic productivity. Such an individual will work closely with the medical directors of the CIO to develop tissue-based biomarkers to guide patient selection and therapies in the field of cancer immunology.  Responsibilities will include overseeing 2 laboratory technicians, reviewing and preparing data, presenting at the weekly group meetings of the CIO and at national meetings, and contributing to high-impact publications. Such an individual oversee the transition of diagnostic tests developed by the CIO into clinical practice at the Center for Advanced Molecular Diagnostics (CAMD) at the Dana-Farber/ Brigham & Women's Cancer Center.

 The CIO is multi-disciplinary group that includes investigators in basic and clinical research and dedicated to the discovery, development, and application of novel diagnostics and therapies in cancer immunology.  A preferred candidate will be comfortable working independently and collaboratively and have strong management skills.  Experience with the laboratory techniques used to study primary tissue samples, including histology, immunofluorescence, FISH/cytogenetics, gene expression profiling, next-gen sequencing, and familiarity in working with bio-informaticians on projects involving multiparametric datasets is desired.

Requirements

Level of Skill and Knowledge:

Excellent knowledge of the field with strong leadership skills. Resolves critical issues and contributes to unit/lab development.

 Job Complexity:

Demonstrated success in technical proficiency, scientific creativity, collaboration with others and independent thought. Works on problems of diverse scope in which analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Exercises judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.

 Scope of Leadership/Mentorship:

Manages the work efforts of one or more technicians. Is responsible for mentoring. Completes performance appraisals.

Level of Supervision & Independent Judgment:

Works closely with senior managers and directors on unit/lab issues. Wide latitude for decision-making working in conjunction with PIs.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.

Qualifications

6+ years experience post education and one year management responsibility.

 PhD or MD with post-doctoral experience in a basic science or translational clinical research laboratory and evidence of academic productivity.


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Postdoctoral Fellow Structural Biology

Date Posted:
1/29/2017

Leidos

MD

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

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

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

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The Cancer Research Technology Program (CRTP) develops and implements emerging technology, cancer biology expertise and research capabilities to accomplish 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. In addition, the CRTP hosts the Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory (NCL) which performs and standardizes preclinical efficacy and toxicity testing of nanoparticles intended for cancer therapeutics and diagnostics, and the Antibody Characterization Lab (ACL) which characterizes monoclonal antibodies or other renewable affinity binding reagents for use in cancer related research. CRTP scientists also work collaboratively with intramural NCI investigators to provide research technologies and expertise.


JOB DESCRIPTION
The structural biology group in the RAS initiative focuses on structural analysis of KRAS mutants and biologically relevant KRAS activator/effector complexes in support of drug discovery efforts and to further understand the biochemistry of RAS proteins. We are looking for a highly motivated post-doctoral fellow to join our group. Highly motivated candidates who recently obtained a Ph.D. with a strong background in biochemistry, biophysics and structural biology are encouraged to apply. This post-doc will work closely with the protein production group and carry out structural studies on oncogenic KRAS complexed with effectors, GAPs, regulators and small molecules. We use X-ray crystallography, NMR, molecular modeling, and other biophysical techniques for structural characterization.

The candidate will be expected to be able to participate in experimental design and to independently conduct experiments in a priority-driven environment. The candidate should have the ability to act both independently and as a part of the RAS team in pursuit of specific research goals and objectives. The structural biology group in the RAS initiative works very closely with the biochemistry and biophysics group, and is well equipped with crystallization robotics, in-house X-ray generator, and has regular access to the synchrotron beamline at Argonne.

Requirements

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
Possession of a doctoral degree from an accredited college/university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in a field related to structural biology, biochemistry, biophysics or computational biology
Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
Demonstrated proficiency in protein biochemical and biophysical characterization  
Ability to act both independently and as a part of the RAS team in pursuit of specific research goals and objectives
Ability to conduct experiments and evaluate results independently
Experience in crystallization and structure determination of protein-ligand and protein-protein complexes

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Experience working with small GTPases or RAS-related effector proteins and Knowledge of molecular dynamics simulations and protein-ligand docking.


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Postdoctoral Fellow Computational Systems Biology

Date Posted:
1/29/2017

Celgene

WA

Description

Give your career a boost by gaining experience from collaboration with leading academic and industrial research groups and expanding your expertise in computational analysis of high-dimensional tissue, cell and molecular profiling data and mathematical modeling of dynamical biological systems.

Have a real impact by advancing Celgene's patient-focused Molecular Medicine and Immuno-Oncology efforts to discover and develop new therapies that will effectively and optimally change the course of human health. Your research findings will directly enhance the scientific community through publications and be meaningfully applied to the discovery of novel medicines.

Prepare yourself to be challenged, excited and inspired.

 

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.

Postdoctoral Position at Celgene (Seattle, WA)

 

We seek a talented, collaborative interdisciplinary scientist to catalyze the development and application of computational approaches for the analysis of high-dimensional cell and molecular profiling data and integrative modeling of multiscale dynamical biological systems. The successful candidate will work on computational analysis of large multi-omics datasets (including genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and phenomics) and mathematical modeling of complex biological systems.

This role will be also expected to participate in collaborative projects with Seattle-based leading academic research groups on computational analysis of high-dimensional tissue, cell and molecular profiling data to advance Celgene's patient-focused Molecular Medicine and Immuno-Oncology efforts.

Expertise in predictive pattern recognition applied to molecular profiling data and mathematical modeling of biological and disease processes, and demonstrable ability to interpret the output of such analyses in the clinical context, are prerequisite.

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BIO-US

Requirements

Qualifications

A Ph.D. in computational biology, bioinformatics, computer science, or related disciplines is required.

  • Expertise in analysis, interpretation and applied computational research on large multivariate molecular profiling datasets.
  • Experience with mathematical kinetic modeling of dynamical biological systems.
  • Experience analyzing human and/or other organism datasets at scale.
  • Experience developing and integrating data analysis tools to manipulate large datasets.
  • Experience in machine learning, biostatistics, and sequence analysis.
  • Experience with relevant scripting tools (e.g. R, MATLAB, Python, C/C++).
  • A track record demonstrating scientific creativity, collaboration, and independence.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

 


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Postdoctoral Fellow Neuroscience - 3 positions

Date Posted:
1/29/2017

AstraZeneca

MA

At AstraZeneca we work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges. We do this with the upmost integrity even in the most difficult situations because we are committed to doing the right thing. We continuously forge partnerships that help pursue world-class medicines in new ways, combining our people’s exceptional skills with those of people from all over the globe. The IMED (Innovative Medicines and Early Development) unit focuses on scientific advances in small molecules, oligonucleotides and other emerging technologies and drug discovery platforms across our focus areas.  The IMED Neuroscience Unit delivers a portfolio of small and large molecules targeting neurodegenerative, neurological and psychiatric disorders. As a Postdoctoral Fellow of IMED Neuroscience in Waltham, MA you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives.  

   Main Duties and Responsibilities:  

 

   We are looking for three Postdoctoral Fellows to join AstraZeneca IMED Neuroscience.  If you are a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual interested in pursuing a postdoc in an industry setting this could be the opportunity for you. In this role, you will work on exciting projects in the rapidly developing area of axon degeneration with the goal of understanding the neurobiology, identifying novel targets, and publishing in high impact journals. Your projects will be part of an integrated effort in this area.  

   The position will be a 3-year program with project reviews at first and second years.  You will have the opportunity to design and conduct research.  You’ll interact and collaborate with scientists across AstraZeneca global sites and with external collaborators and will prepare publications and present research findings within AstraZeneca and at scientific conferences.  

Requirements

   Essential Requirements:  

 

       
  •      Recent Ph.D. in neuroscience, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, biophysics or related areas    
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  •      A passion for science and scientific research    
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  •      High degree of motivation and execution with proven ability to generate high quality data as evidenced by recent publication    
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  •      An independent researcher and good team player    
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  •      Excellent communication, presentation and writing skills    
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   Desired Requirements:  

 

       
  •      Previous experience in neuroscience, production and handling of rodent primary neuronal cultures including cortical, hippocampal, and DRG cultures, and microscopy/imaging    
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  •      Previous experience in design and generation of lentiviral and/or AAV tools for neuron transduction    
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Postdoctoral Fellow Cancer and Personalized Medicine

Date Posted:
1/29/2017

University Southern California

CA

Our focus at the Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine of USC is improving cancer outcomes by discovering optimal approaches to personalized therapy. Our vision is that a patient’s own metrics will determine their most effective treatment. They might include molecular tumor markers, the dynamics of intracellular processes, or the behavior of cells across diverse microenvironments. We investigate a broad range of biological systems, including cell culture, mouse models, and patient-derived tissues.

Cancer is a constantly evolving disease that relies on adaptation to thrive. How do some cells acquire the ability to populate secondary sites? We are currently developing methods to analyze patient-specific tumors and identify cell subpopulations that lead to progression and metastasis at different sites.

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We are seeking a talented cell biologist with a strong interest in cancer biology and personalized medicine. The qualified candidate will develop assays using patient-specific tissues to analyze tumor evolution and metastasis. The candidate will work in close collaboration with a diverse team consisting of cancer researchers, computational scientists and clinicians to generate and evaluate quantitative microscopy imaging data. The candidate will be involved in writing manuscripts and oral presentations. Key technical skills include primary tissue culture in 3D, live cell imaging and analysis using advanced image analysis software.

Requirements

Requirements
Candidates should have a PhD degree in molecular/cellular biology, biochemistry, or other relevant discipline. The candidate should present strong written and oral communication skills. Applicants with experience with primary tissue cultures and live cell microscopy are encouraged to apply.

Interested individuals should provide their CV and a 1-2 page cover letter describing their professional goals and how their research experience can advance these research goals.
 

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Postdoctoral Fellow

Date Posted:
1/29/2017

Pfizer

NY

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 looking for a talented Postdoctoral fellow interested in studying the interaction of cell cycle regulators, epigenetic factors, and senescence response. The candidate will utilize cutting edge functional genomics resources to identify key players driving the senescence response in cancer cells. The ideal candidate will have a background in cell cycle, epigenetics, and/or senescence research. Experience with RNAi / CRISPR screening is preferred. The candidate must have at least one first-author high impact journal publication. These studies will establish a foundation to identify novel targets for future cancer therapies.



Responsibilities

The candidate must be motivated to lead a basic research project. This includes maintaining a strong understanding of current literature in the subject area and demonstrating initiative to design experiments addressing key questions that will advance the field. The candidate must be able to work collaboratively with other researchers in the Oncology Research Unit. Results of this research will be presented at both internal and external scientific meetings and are expected to produce high impact first author publications.

Requirements

Qualifications

Qualified individuals must have completed requirements for the PhD degree preferably in Cell/Molecular Biology, Cancer Biology, or related field. The individual will have a proven track record of productivity in research. Strong experience in cell culture and standard molecular biology techniques is required. Experience in cell transfection/infection methods, protein/RNA analysis, flow cytometry, and immunofluorescence microscopy is preferred. Basic presentation and scientific writing skills are necessary.


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Postdoctoral Fellow Immunology and Oncology

Date Posted:
1/29/2017

SRI International

CA

The Center for Cancer & Immunology in the Biosciences Division seeks a highly motivated scientist with a background in immunology and oncology research and interest in participating in anticancer therapeutic discovery efforts.  The ideal candidate will have a broad knowledge of tumor immunology and immunotherapy.  In-depth understanding of cancer immunotherapy at the molecular and cellular level and participation in research involving adoptive T-cell therapies that include adoptive immunotherapy of tumors with T cells specific for tumor-specific antigens, chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy, regulatory T-cell therapy, T-cell receptor (TCR) therapies that recognize epitopes of intracellular antigens presented by MHC molecules, and/or adoptive cell therapy with tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) is required.  Development and production of scFv and Fab antibodies by exploiting the phage display technique, and experience with improving specificity of recombinant antibodies and polyclonal antibodies is desired. The ability to design and perform experiments using in vivo models of human cancer is desirable.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will be asked to:
•   Use an adoptive T-cell therapy approach to treat cancer.
•   Develop assays such as ELISA, surface plasmon resonance, and flow cytometry/cell sorting, using recombinant and polyclonal antibodies.  
•   Generate monoclonal antibodies and scFvs, as well as antigen and antibody conjugates.
•   Use AKTA and other methods to purify and characterize antibodies.
•   Collaborate with scientists from other disciplines (e.g., in medicinal chemistry, preclinical development) in cross-divisional teams.
•   Prepare scientific manuscripts, reports, and presentations for appropriate meetings/conferences.
•   Seek independent funding from government sources, and participate in relevant commercial projects.

Requirements

A Ph.D. degree in biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, pharmacology, or a related discipline; 0-2 years of post-doctoral experience in academia or industry. Expertise in adoptive T-cell therapy approaches, as well as molecular, cell-based, and/or in vivo models of cancer is required. Other requirements include proficiency in the use of standard software applications (e.g., Microsoft products; statistical packages) and in written and oral communications.
   
Post-offer, pre-laboratory placement physical examination will be required. Employment at SRI is contingent on completion of a background check.


About SRI:
SRI Biosciences, a division of SRI International, integrates basic biomedical research with drug and diagnostics discovery and preclinical and clinical development. SRI International, a research center headquartered in Menlo Park, California, creates world-changing solutions to make people safer, healthier, and more productive.


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Postdoctoral Fellow RNA Biology

Date Posted:
1/29/2017

New England Biolabs

MA

The RNA Biology Division of New England Biolabs (NEB) invites applicants for the position of Postdoctoral Fellow.  Projects will be a part of a research program on CRISPR-associated enzymes.  Research will be undertaken in a highly collaborative and academic environment where publication of results is expected.

Primary Responsibilities:
•   Carry out original scientific research
•   Be a creative, independent and productive scientist.
•   Interact and collaborate with other members of the RNA Biology Division and other research divisions to further program and division goals.

Requirements


Required Qualifications:
•   Recent Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or related field.
•   Technical expertise in RNA manipulation and analysis.
•   Technical expertise in standard molecular biology techniques.
•   Experience with analysis of large datasets and high-throughput sequencing.
•   Publication of original scientific work in high-quality journals.
•   Demonstrated scientific communication in both formal and informal settings.

Preferred Qualifications:
•   Expertise in enzyme purification.
•   Expertise in design and analysis of enzymatic assays.
•   Experience in database design, planning, and management.
•   Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
•   Strong work ethic, emphasizing both efficiency and quality of work.

This position offers exciting opportunities for broad research training, academic collaboration, and publications in peer-reviewed journals as well as participation in national and international conferences.


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Postdoctoral Fellow Genome Biology

Date Posted:
1/29/2017

New England Biolabs

MA

The Research Department at NEB is seeking a highly motivated individual for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Division of Genome Biology. The successful candidate will engage in research focused on the characterization of exosomes and small RNAs in parasitic nematodes to understand their biological role and explore their potential as diagnostic biomarkers.

Primary Responsibilities:
•   Use cutting-edge methodologies to characterize exosomes and small RNAs.
•   Use the latest Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies for small RNA discovery.
•   Develop novel diagnostic assays based on small RNA detection.
•   Publish and present novel research findings in academic journals and conferences.

Requirements


•   Recent Ph.D. in genomics, molecular biology, computational biology or related field.
•   Technical expertise in NGS and large scale data analysis.
•   Experience in isolating and characterizing exosomes and small RNAs.
•   Interest in neglected tropical diseases.
•   Ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
•   A strong record of scientific publication.
•   Effective verbal and written communication skills.

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


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Postdoctoral Fellow Neuroscience

Date Posted:
1/29/2017

J & J

CA

Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C., a Johnson & Johnson company, is recruiting for a postdoctoral fellow for the Neuroscience Discovery group, located in La Jolla, CA.

Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C. develops treatments that improve the health and lifestyles of people worldwide. Research and development areas encompass novel targets in neuropsychiatry neurologic disorders, oncology, infectious disease, metabolic disorders and immunologic disorders. We have produced and marketed many first-in-class prescription medications and are poised to serve the broad needs of the healthcare market - from patients to practitioners, from clinics to hospitals.

Thriving on a diverse company culture, celebrating the uniqueness of our employees and committed to inclusion, Janssen Research & Development, LLC is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer.

We are seeking a highly motivated neuroimmunologist to join the Neuroscience Discovery research team, devoted to the discovery and development of novel therapeutics for neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders. The successful candidate must be well-versed in immunology and have experience working with CNS models. She/he will undertake challenging scientific questions in the area of neuro-immune interactions, with specific focus on the borders of the brain, i.e. meninges, choroid plexus, blood-brain barrier. A proven background in adaptive and particularly humoral immunity is required for the position. The candidate must demonstrate unconventional scientific curiosity, intellectual hunger, be innovative, and be self-driven to take on challenging projects. A desire to complete projects within a specific timeframe of 2-3 years is a must. Postdoctoral fellows are highly encouraged to publish their science in top tier journals with high impact factor.

Requirements


The qualified candidate will have a Ph.D. degree in immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, or interdisciplinary biology with approximately 0-4 years of postgraduate experience. The candidate must be comfortable working in the laboratory and should be proficient with multicolor flow cytometry, immune cell culture, and cell isolation techniques (sorting is a definite plus); in addition prior experience with imaging-related techniques like immunofluorescent labeling of cells and tissues, confocal microscopy and/or 2-photon microscopy is a definite plus. In-vivo skills such as familiarity with injection routes (oral gavage, i.p., s.c., tail vein) and experience in aseptic surgical techniques are mandatory for the position. The candidate must be motivated to learn new techniques at a fast pace, innovate, and have a positive attitude towards experimental science.

This position will be located in La Jolla, CA


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Postdoctoral Fellow

Date Posted:
1/29/2017

The Jackson Lab

MA

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.

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.

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.  
Learn about our Faculty and explore the exciting research happening in their labs here, and check out a full listing of our current postdoc opportunities here.

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

Requirements


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


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Study Director

Date Posted:
1/29/2017

MedPharm Ltd

NC

Do you crave to work in a small, dynamic, exciting and rewarding environment where professionalism, hard work, high reward and exceptional progression opportunities are the norm?

MedPharm Ltd is an innovation-driven pharmaceutical development company committed to the identification, creation and development of unique therapeutic systems for topical use specialising in drug delivery to the skin, nail, mucous membranes, eye, nose and lung.

As a growing company with 100+ clients spread across the globe, the company recently built laboratories in Research Triangle Park (RTP), NC that will be primarily focused on performance testing (skin penetration and IVRT) and tissue biology. We are looking to hire an Study Director to perform scientific research on studies in the laboratory in line with GXP regulations as both a Senior Scientist and Study Director.. This position will be based at our new facility In RTP.

• To perform research and development in line with study plans, testing protocol, and timelines
• To provide support in study/project transition from development to GMP supplies in line with GxP regulations
• To adhere to MedPharm’s Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs).
• Contribute to the preparation and review of SOPs and Forms where applicable.
• To promptly record all data in workbook as per MedPharm’s SOPs.
• To contribute to the writing of study plans/ testing protocols and corresponding reports for Sponsors.
• To assist in the smooth running of laboratory activities
• To report any amendments and deviations from SOPs and study plans/ testing protocols to the Study Director/Principal Analyst as appropriate.
• Assist the Laboratory Manager, scientists in the upkeep of the maintenance and calibration of laboratory equipment
• To collaborate with Sponsors/potential Sponsors when required.
• To review literature in preparation for studies and to regularly update knowledge by reviewing appropriate literature.
• Present approved work at conferences.
• Ensure that all documentation, computer data and records are stored appropriately.
• Ensure the correct spreadsheets and data analysis is performed.
• Assist the laboratory manager in the upkeep of the maintenance and calibration of laboratory equipment
• To perform appropriate tasks in line with your job at the request of Senior Management

Job Requirements

• Advanced degree of Masters, PhD, or equivalent
• 2-5 years’ project management experience in a laboratory setting
• Excellent communication skills with a collaborative style of working as you will have key relationships across different internal teams as well as with clients.
• Detail oriented, meticulous, and excellent math and report writing skills
• Strong attention to detail with an analytical and methodical approach to tasks
• Ability to work to deadlines and targets
• To be able to adhere to MedPharm’s company ethos
• Must be motivated by a small company environment.
• Able to work professionally and productively under pressure.
• High degree of personal credibility and integrity.
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Proposal/Medical Writer

Date Posted:
1/29/2017

MedPharm Ltd

NC

Do you crave to work in a small, dynamic, exciting and rewarding environment where professionalism, hard work, high reward and exceptional progression opportunities are the norm?

MedPharm Ltd is an innovation-driven pharmaceutical development company committed to the identification, creation and development of unique therapeutic systems for topical use specialising in drug delivery to the skin, nail, mucous membranes, eye, nose and lung.

As a growing company with 100+ clients spread across the globe, the company recently built laboratories in Research Triangle Park (RTP), NC that will be primarily focused on performance testing (skin penetration and IVRT) and tissue biology. We are looking to hire a Proposal Writer to assist with the preparation and pricing for client project proposals and working with BD colleagues to obtain contract signature This position will be based at our new facility In RTP.

Key Responsibilities:

• To assist with the preparation of R&D, GLP and GMP proposals, including client liaison, literature, web and patent reviews as necessary
• To assist with the preparation of price calculations for proposals/revisions and amendments as required and ensure that they are provided within an agreed time frame
• To input and update the computer system in real time for the tracking of documentation relating to the Business Development process and the creation/update of proposal/study records
• To liaise with Study Directors to ensure initial project timelines are prepared and meet the project requirements
• Work with Business Development colleagues to secure proposal agreements and contract signature to meet the needs of the client and the strategic objectives of the business
• To ensure that Health and Safety regulations are adhered to as far as is reasonable practical
• Standard administration tasks including maintenance of own PC
• To perform any other tasks at the request of management
• BS, MS, or PhD Degree in Biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, or a related field with 2-4 years of industry experience
• Demonstrated ability at report writing
• To be able to adhere to MedPharm’s company ethos
• Excellent numeracy skills
• Attention to detail
• Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
• Ability to problem solve
• Ability to work professionally and productively under pressure.

• Positive, fun loving attitude, enjoys a wide range of responsibilities
• Good sense of humor that appreciates a good Nerf battle
• Experience in topical drug delivery is desirable
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Postdoctoral Fellows

Date Posted:
1/29/2017

University North Carolina Chapel Hill

NC

A post-doctoral research position is available immediately to investigate a novel RNA-based molecular therapy for genetic lung diseases, including Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD). The position is located in the Cystic Fibrosis and Pulmonary Diseases Research and Treatment Center, University of North Carolina and the successful candidate will employ a range of pre-clinical cell culture and mouse model systems to support lead molecule identification and optimization. The project is collaboration between the Ostrowski lab and a biotechnology industry partner; as a result the fellow will interact regularly with industry scientists and gain insight into the drug development process. We’re looking for a passionate, hard-working, self-motivated individual who is able to work on a multidisciplinary project and wishes to pursue a career in translational research. Position requires a thorough background knowledge and demonstrated expertise in cell biology, protein biochemistry, and/or molecular biology. Specific skills to be learned or utilized include sterile cell culture techniques, immunocytochemistry, protein biochemistry, and work with mouse models. The selected candidate must be capable of independent work, and will use and learn a wide variety of techniques, including growing well-differentiated cultures of human/mouse airway epithelial cells, designing and executing treatment protocols, and evaluating therapeutic efficiency of novel drug formulations. Candidate must have mastery of the English language, as evidenced by publications in peer reviewed journals, as the position will involve writing manuscripts and reports.
Position requires a PhD in cell biology, protein biochemistry, molecular biology, or related field. Specific skills to be learned or utilized include sterile cell culture techniques, immunocytochemistry, protein biochemistry, and work with mouse models.

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Contamination Control Microbiologist

Date Posted:
1/28/2017

Paragon

MD

GENERAL DESCRIPTION/FUNCTION:

This individual functions with very little supervision as a microbiologist and is actively engaged across multiple departments as well as within a dynamic project team. The microbiologist must display strong technical knowledge, initiative, and scientific commitment, while making significant scientific and technical contributions within the quality control, quality assurance, validation, and manufacturing groups.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Implement knowledge/expertise to successfully execute specific aspects of a project:

  • Develop a microbial contamination control plan and program
  • Contribute to identification of the most resistant microorganisms found in the facility as well as the most difficult-to-disinfect materials in the facility
  • Assist in the tracking, trending, and identification of all facility microorganisms including cataloging and generating stock of facilities resident microflora
  • Determine possibility of batch-residual cross-over contamination
  • Evaluate manufacturing processes for potential to eliminate and limit bioburden (for example, HACCP or FEMA approach) as well as reviewing cleaning steps, equipment hold times, HVAC, control level of environments for critical tasks, open-system vs closed-system operations, and bioburden monitoring.
  • Perform cleaning and disinfection validation studies as wells as minimization of cleaning material residual control
  • Establish phase appropriate contamination control, gowning procedures, and operator training
  • Participate in decision-making processes within the project team by actively engaging in scientific and technical discussions

Skills & Technical Expertise:

Has experience relevant to microbiology, bacteriophages, and virology, recombinant protein expression. Knowledge/expertise should be practical and focused on:

  • Contamination control planning and implementation with a focus on sterility assurance and generating products under controlled conditions
  • Document writing, data interpretation, results presentation, statistical analyses, and trending
  • Quality Control and Manufacturing support

Supervision:

  • Very little supervision will be given for day-to-day activities and tasks
  • Reviews new projects and plans with supervisor and management of other departments

Education & Previous Experience:

  • M.S. or Ph.D. in Microbiology, or related field
  • 10+ years relevant experience (previous experience in pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry or academia desirable)
  • The ability to work in a team oriented environment is essential, as this person will work closely with other members of various groups and will participate on multidisciplinary project teams

 

Interested parties are encouraged to submit their CV with cover letter to:

resume@paragonbioservices.com

Or mail to:

Paragon Bioservices, Inc.
Attn: Human Resources
801 W. Baltimore St.
Suite 401
Baltimore, MD 21201


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Upstream Development Scientist

Date Posted:
1/28/2017

Paragon

MD

GENERAL DESCRIPTION/FUNCTION:

This individual functions independently and productively as a scientist, engineer, or group head and is actively engaged in process and product development within a dynamic project team. Due to their strong technical knowledge, initiative and scientific commitment, this individual makes significant scientific, technical and strategic contributions within Upstream and Process Development teams. They are expected to take a leadership role in terms of a specific discipline or expertise, assist in moving projects forward toward GMP Manufacturing for clinical trials, registration or improvements of existing processes and products

Duties & Responsibilities:

Implement knowledge/expertise within a lab group/project team to successfully execute process development some aspect of a project. This should involve a complement of technical and logistical/strategic activities.  Examples may include:

  • Optimize Expression of specific protein molecule(s)
  • Identification of key process parameters, process mapping and scale up
  • Primary recovery of the cell paste, inclusion bodies and specific proteins
  • Interacting with appropriate analytical and downstream functional areas to determine appropriate method for protein expression
  • Participation in decision-making processes within the project team by actively engaging in scientific and technical discussions
  • Representing Upstream Development Group on specific project meetings with clients

 

Skills & Technical Expertise:

Has considerable knowledge/expertise relevant to Fermentation and Cell Cultivation Process Development. Knowledge/expertise should be practical and focused on lab-related activities:

  • Upstream Process Development and scale up from shake flasks to 2, 10 and 50L fermenters and iCELLis bioreactors.
  • Experience with Upstream process validation, tech transfer to cGMP and/or operation in cGMP environment.
  • Considerable know how and experience with cell culture, protein expression and purification methods
  • Protein biochemistry (protein folding, protein degradation, aggregation, etc)
  • General analytical methods applicable for proteins (HPLC, electrophoresis, assay development, etc)
  • Instrument care, maintenance, troubleshooting and data interpretation
  • Document writing, data interpretation, presentation, statistical analysis and trending

Supervision:

  • Minimum supervision required on day-to-day activities and accomplished tasks
  • Supervisory input focused on status and future of project or technical area and long-term development path

Measurement of Performance:

  • Positive, professional attitude toward work and willingness to cooperate with co-workers and supervisors and to contribute to a project team
  • Timeliness and accuracy in completion of projects and paperwork (quantity of work)
  • Contributions to projects beyond general responsibilities (quality of work)
  • Identification of problem areas affecting operations (knowledge/problem solving)
  • Offers suggestions for correcting problems and for improving operations
  • Exercises good judgment in dealing with operational problems
  • Understanding of theory, rationale behind tasks performed
  • Demonstrated understanding and adherence to Paragon policies, safety procedures and the cGMPs
  • Ability to succeed in a team-oriented environment under very dynamic conditions

Education & Previous Experience:

  • Ph.D. degree (M.S. or B.S. with extended experience will be considered) in Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Life Sciences or related field, with 5-7 years of experience in pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry or academia.
  • A record of publications in internationally recognized journals is desirable.

The ability to work in team oriented environment is essential, as this person will work closely with other members of Process Development Group and participate on multidisciplinary project teams.

Non-local applicants are welcome.

Interested parties are encouraged to submit their CV with cover letter to:

resume@paragonbioservices.com

Or mail to:

Paragon Bioservices, Inc.
Attn: Human Resources
801 W. Baltimore St.
Suite 401
Baltimore, MD 21201


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Scientific Project Manager

Date Posted:
1/28/2017

Ripple Effect Communications

MD

DESCRIPTION

Position Overview

  • Duty Location: NIH onsite location in Rockville, MD with occasional travel for meetings
  • Position Information: Full-Time, Permanent
  • Vacancies: 1 Opening
  • Security Level: Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
  • Travel Required: Occasional travel for local meetings
  • Relocation Expenses: No relocation expenses may be authorized for this position.

Background

Ripple Effect seeks a Scientific Project Manager with an advance scientific degree and exceptional communication skills to provide task coordination, report preparation, meeting planning, and program tracking for a component of the NIH. 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

Job Description

The successful candidate shall:

  • Manage projects and activities for projects accepted into the Clinical Assay Development Program (CADP); notify staff of information needs; participate in project management team meetings; draft responses; coordinate and provide status reports.
  • Coordinate activities between Cancer Diagnosis Program (CDP) scientific staff at NCI, the Clinical Assay Development Program laboratories, sub-contracted laboratories and assay submitters; ensure timely delivery of reports to CDP staff.
  • Plan meetings and videoconferences; document such meetings including meeting minutes and recording of action items; follow up to ensure completion.
  • Prepare reports to funding bodies; provide assistance in manuscript preparation and editing.
  • Communicate with CDP staff verbally; act as intermediary between external collaborators and CDP scientists; prepare status reports.
  • Participate in preparing publications of the CDP research findings in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Monitor, track and expedite the progress of ongoing projects.
  • Schedule and make arrangements for meetings and events within and outside CDP; reserve space; set schedule and times; contact participants; transmit agenda and materials for discussion.
  • Communicate with internal and external customers; identify and provide resources; work with staff on problem solving and/or handling of routine matters.
  • Maintain accuracy of data files via multiple software systems, including computerized procurement reports and communication programs.
  • Perform budget tracking; prepare spending reports and invoicing.

REQUIREMENTS

The candidate must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of related experience.
  • Experience producing reports, meeting minutes and organized presentations.
  • Experience managing budgets and projects.
  • Familiarity with basic principles and practices of accounting.
  • Expertise with Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
  • Strong communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to multitask, take initiative, pay attention to detail and work independently.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills.

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Program Managers Communications

Date Posted:
1/28/2017

Ripple

MD

DESCRIPTION

The right candidates will grasp the issues of managing complex projects with many competing priorities and tasks. They enjoy the challenge of dealing with many different types of people and are willing to roll up their sleeves to make a measurable impact for the people and projects they manage. This requires individuals who have demonstrated excellent judgement and the ability to get things done.

REQUIREMENTS

Varies based on position. Looking for candidates in a broad number of areas:

  • Science Policy
  • Grants Policy or Administration
  • Program Evaluation
  • Communications
  • Administrative

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Staff Scientist

Date Posted:
1/28/2017

NIAID

MD

Position Description:
The Molecular Structure Section of LVD in the NIAID Division of Intramural Research, Bethesda, MD, is seeking a staff scientist to join ongoing research on HIV entry mechanisms and related efforts to develop novel approaches toward a (functional) cure of HIV infection.

A staff scientist is an NIH employee generally appointed to a time-limited, renewable position. The individual holds a doctoral degree and supports the long-term research of a principle investigator. Staff scientists should be capable of working independently and designing experiments based on sophisticated skills and knowledge essential to the work of the laboratory; they do not receive independent resources and do not have responsibilities for initiating new research programs.

Qualifications:
The applicant must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, relevant postdoctoral experience, and a record of high achievement. Particular attention will be given to individuals with demonstrated experience and knowledge of human T-cell biology as applied to HIV, expertise in multi-color flow cytometry, along with experience in standard methods of molecular biology and protein expression/analysis.

A full benefits package is available, including retirement, health insurance, life insurance, long-term care insurance, annual and sick leave, and the Thrift Savings Plan (401k equivalent). This position is not restricted to U.S. citizens.

To Apply:
Please submit curriculum vitae and a summary of research experience to Dr. Edward A. Berger, Chief, Molecular Structure Section, LVD, NIAID, NIH, eberger@niaid.nih.gov.

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Staff Scientist Biomedical Informatics

Date Posted:
1/28/2017

Vanderbilt University

TN

Position Description:
Assists the principal investigator with manuscript preparation. Design and carry out experiments using EHR based data resources independently. Assist others in the implementation of experiments. Write program for data analysis and visualization to be used by lab members.

Key Functions and Expected Performances:

  • Independently oversee research projects and perform near to totally independent research.
  1. Supervise, plan, design and implement research projects
  2. Establish highly complex protocol(s); define data collection, evaluation and analysis procedures
  • Supervise scientist data collection and analyses for research project(s) requiring independent interpretation of complex research data
  • Exercise discretion and independent judgment to overlap methods and procedures for operation of complex scientific equipment
  1. Supervise set-up and operation of various scientific experiments involving complex apparatus and equipment
  • Contribute to research so as to merit serving as author or co-author on research publications, etc.
  1. Assist principal investigator in writing research grants and contract proposals
  2. Assists PI in manuscript preparation for scientist journals
  3. Present research findings as needed
  • Responsible for plan and coordination of literature and library searches and data collection programs
  1. Develop reports of results, graphs, charts, tables, etc. of research findings.
  2. Supervise writing, reviewing and editing of various materials for publication
  • Provide supervisory responsibility to staff
  1. Mentor and teach graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in developing their projects and on specific techniques and protocols
  2. Train and supervise technical staff, medical and graduate students
  3. Provide technical guidance to students, post-doctoral fellows and faculty as required
  • May provide budget responsibility
  1. Make recommendations to principal investigator regarding staff, supply and equipment needs for research projects
  2. May monitor expenditures of funds
  • Maintain open communication between department and others
  1. Open contact as needed with principal investigator, collaborating professionals, purchasing, human resource services, space and facilities planning, asset management personnel, environmental health and safety, institutional review board staff, administrative staff relating to budget capabilities
  2. Contact as required with sponsoring agencies and/or cooperating facilities (e.g. V.A.), collaborating professionals and vendors

Basic Qualifications:
Job requires Doctorate and 2 years of experience or the equivalent.

To Apply:
Please apply online by clicking here.


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Staff Scientist Facility Head

Date Posted:
1/28/2017

NIA

MD

Position Description:
The National Institute on Aging (NIA), Intramural Research Program (IRP), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is recruiting a Staff Scientist Facility Head (SS/FH) to create and direct a new Computational Biology Core, located in the Laboratory of Genetics and Genomics (LGG), NIA, NIH, Baltimore, MD. The SS/FH will work with NIA/IRP Principal Investigators to convert information to knowledge in projects utilizing ‘omics' approaches, and in training NIA staff in computational approaches through classroom instruction. The incumbent will supervise the Core staff and budget, oversee training of Core users, and interact with Networks Computers and Telephony Section (NCTS) to sustain a state-of-the-art computational infrastructure. Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative style are required.

Requirements:
Eligible candidates must have a Ph.D. or M.D. (or M.D., Ph.D.) or equivalent degree in the Biomedical Sciences, and have broad experience in computational biology, bioinformatics, genomics, aging, and age-related diseases documented by publications. Experience in teaching, managing large datasets and computational tasks, large data storage, working in a Linux environment, and server administration is essential. Expertise in data analysis using a wide array of modern, open-source bioinformatics tools and scripting languages (e.g., Shell, Perl, R/Bioconductor, and Matlab) is required.

The successful candidate will have a strong background and extensive experience (minimum 5 years) in multiple sequencing platforms as well as methods such as RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, CLIP-seq, nucleosome-seq, ribosome foot-printing, whole-genome sequencing, and bisulfite sequencing. The ability to perform cross-platform data integration is required, and knowledge of the above-mentioned methods is highly desirable, in order to assist Principal Investigators with designing, troubleshooting, and identifying strengths and drawbacks of platforms and methods. Experience in molecular biology is advantageous.

To Apply:
Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, bibliography, one page philosophy of core facility operation and three letters of recommendation to: Jamie Hertzfelt, Intramural Program Specialist; Office of the Scientific Director, Vacancy # NIA-IRP-17-06, National Institute on Aging, NIH Biomedical Research Center, 251 Bayview Blvd., Suite 100, Room 04C232, Baltimore, Maryland 21224 or email niairpjobs@mail.nih.gov. Applications must be received on or before February 23, 2017 for consideration.

Salary is commensurate with research experience and accomplishments, and a full Civil Service package of benefits (including retirement, health, life and long-term care insurance, Thrift Savings Plan participation, etc.) is available. All employees of the Federal Government are subject to the conflict-of-interest statutes and regulations, including the Standards of Ethical Conduct. Additional information about LGG is available at the following website: https://www.irp.nia.nih.gov/branches/lgg/lgg.htm.


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Senior Science Policy Analyst

Date Posted:
1/28/2017

American Society of Human Genetecs

MD

Position Description:
The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG), the primary professional membership organization for human genetics specialists worldwide, seeks a Science Policy Analyst to join its Science Policy Department. This person will report to the Director of Science Policy and will help fulfill the Society's advocacy role by conducting analyses on policy issues affecting genetics; developing policy statements consistent with ASHG's policy platform; and coordinating policy and advocacy-related events.

Major Duties:

  • Identifies, researches and tracks policy issues affecting genetics research, the use of genetics in medicine, and applications of genetics
  • Tracks and analyzes federal legislation, regulations and court cases affecting ASHG's policy platform
  • Conducts policy analyses to inform the Society's policy positions
  • Drafts policy statements and liaises with Society communications staff on development of media messages and materials pertinent to ASHG's policy platform
  • Develops written informational materials for different audiences such as ASHG's Board, membership and Congress
  • Develops and updates policy and advocacy content on Society website
  • Represents ASHG within policy-focused groups and coalitions
  • Coordinates and/or leads policy and advocacy-related events, such as at the Society's Annual Meeting

Skill Requirements:

  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Ability to read and interpret legislation, regulations, and other complex policy documents, and determine the relevance for ASHG
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Ability to build and maintain professional working relationships, including with ASHG staff and members
  • Professional behavior within and outside the organization
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a team

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in genetics or public policy
  • Masters/PhD preferred, or 3-5 years equivalent experience with science or health policy

To Apply:
Please send a cover letter with salary requirements, your resume and a writing sample of your choice. For a detailed job description and to submit your application, please visit: http://www.faseb.org/employment

For more information about ASHG, please visit: www.ashg.org


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Staff Scientist

Date Posted:
1/28/2017

NIDCR

MD

Position Description:
A position is available for a Staff Scientist in the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. The focus of the lab is Calcium (Ca2+) signaling in secretory glands and ductal fluid and electrolyte secretion as it relates to disease states, in particular Sjögren's syndrome and pancreatitis. Candidate will design and execute independent research that investigates the role of ion channels and transporters involved in Ca2+ signaling and glandular secretion. These activities include experimental component as well as fulfilling responsibilities as a member of the lab and supervising postdoctoral fellows and other staff.

Qualifications:
The candidate should possess extensive expertise in Ca2+ signaling and ion channel physiology. Hands-on experience with electrophysiology measurements, in particular current recordings from lysosomes and brain slices. Also required experience in all modes of patch clamp recordings: whole cell, inside out, outside out and cell attached. Single channel recording and analyzing complex model behavior. The candidate will also be expected to help in prepare manuscripts for publications and provide editing assistance as necessary, provide training and guidance to junior members of the lab. The candidate should have a Ph.D. in physiology, neuroscience, biophysics or relevant field of study.

Appointees may be US citizens, resident aliens, or non-resident aliens with or eligible to obtain a valid employment authorized visa.

To Apply:

Applications from women, minorities and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged. Applicants should send curriculum vitae and complete bibliography, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to: Shmuel Muallem atmuallems@mail.nih.gov.


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Scientist, Clinical Molecular Diagnostics

Date Posted:
1/27/2017

PapGene

MD

Scientist, Clinical Molecular Diagnostics

Overview:
PapGene, Inc. is a Baltimore-based molecular diagnostics company commercializing high-complexity tests for the early detection of cancers. PapGene’s core technology uses innovative massively parallel sequencing (MPS) techniques invented by world-leading cancer researchers at Johns Hopkins University. PapGene is seeking a Scientist with strong Molecular Diagnostics experience to join our growing team. 

Essential Duties:
The Clinical Molecular Diagnostic Scientist will play a central role in developing and optimizing PapGene's advanced diagnostic assays. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with internal colleagues to improve assay functionality and streamline testing protocols.

Specific Responsibilities: 

  • Perform hands-on tasks to design, optimize, and validate targeted sequencing panels for cancer diagnostic assays
  • Troubleshoot problems related to the assay, its associated equipment and/or inconclusive test results.
  • Evaluate and develop new technologies for MPS sequencing-based diagnostic assays.

Requirements: 

  • PhD, or equivalent, in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry.
  • Experience in development and optimization of nucleic acid technologies with a strong preference for experience with MPS sequencing-based genomic assays.
  • Creative, independent, well organized, collaborative, and solution oriented.

To be considered for this position, please forward a copy of your resume to hr@papgeneinc.com and include a cover letter explaining why you think your background is a good fit with this job description. 

 

 

 


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Equity Research Associate

Date Posted:
1/23/2017

Sofinnova

CA

Position:

Sofinnova, a leading asset management firm (the “firm”) with an established twenty-year track record, is seeking an Individual to join our Venture team as an Equity Research Associate. From offices in Menlo Park and San Diego, the Firm manages distinct funds with total AUM in excess of $2.1B. Funds primarily invest in both private and public equities in the life sciences industries, with a particular focus on biotechnology and therapeutics. This position performs investment diligence in support of the senior investment personnel. The responsibilities include: preclinical and clinical data analysis, regulatory correspondence with FDA/EMA, diligence to understand fundamental mechanisms of disease, financial analysis of companies and industries, market research, industry conference attendance, meeting with company management, and other research activities.

We are building a team of thoughtful talented individuals with high integrity and ownership of their work. Work dynamic is intellectual, collaborative, and merit-based. Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with the candidate’s credentials. Position is based in the Menlo Park office.

 Qualifications:

  • MUST be a graduate (BA/BS and/or Graduate degree) of a top university with a strong academic record;
  • A PhD in the biological or chemical sciences desirable required;
  • MUST have a solid working knowledge of Microsoft Excel; financial modeling skills in Excel (e.g., company-specific valuation, market models) is a requirement of the Associate position;
  • MUST be organized, have strong communications skills, and be able to work in a collaborative team environment;
  • MUST have strong integrity and work ethic;
  • Prior non-academic work experience,  3+ years’ experience in equity research (sell-side venture fund or Investment banking focused on therapeutics companies.

 ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Specific Job Functions:

  • Conduct primary industry diligence, including review of scientific literature and SEC filings:  coverage of medical investor conferences; and gathering feedback from industry consultants, analysts, and investors
  • Participate in company due-diligence meetings
  • Analyze and interpret scientific, clinical, and financial data;
  • Build and maintain market database  (prescriptions, financial estimates) for diseases/therapies;
  • (Analyst) Build company specific valuation models (e.g., DCF-NPV);
  • Aggregate and analyze relevant industry news flow;


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Biology Professor/Content Specialist - MCAT

Date Posted:
1/23/2017

UWorld

TX

Job Description

UWorld is looking for an on-site Biology Content Specialist to contribute to the development of our new MCAT Question Bank. The Biology Content Specialist will collaborate with a team of authors, editors and illustrators to develop a web-based product. We seek individuals with an unending passion for education who strive to develop an exceptional product that contributes to easier and stress-free MCAT preparation.

This ground-floor opportunity is long-term, and the Biology Content Specialist will have the potential to engage in the product life cycle from planning and development to completion and maintenance. Candidates will partner with some of the brightest minds in education and become a part of UWorld’s success story.

If you are looking for a company that is passionate about student education and provides growth opportunity with a good work/life balance, UWorld is right for you.

Responsibilities

  • Play a key role in project development, planning and execution
  • Develop MCAT questions with comprehensive rationales
  • Collaborate with management to ensure goals are met

Qualifications

  • Minimum Master's degree required, PhD preferred
  • Excellent scores on MCAT or MCAT teaching/tutoring experience
  • Willing to work onsite from Irving, TX headquarters (Dallas/Fort Worth area)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Acute attention to detail
  • Effective time management skills
  • Passion for education and learning

Compensation and benefits

  • Compensation negotiable (contingent on experience)
  • Up to 3 weeks paid time off
  • Comprehensive benefits package (medical, vision, dental, life, disability)
  • 401(k) plan for retirement with 4% employer matching
  • Relaxed work environment

To apply

  • Submit cover letter, CV and sample MCAT questions (in Word or PDF format)


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Texas Medical Center Biodesign Innovation Fellowship

Date Posted:
1/23/2017

Texas Medical Center Innovation Institute

TX

Want to build a healthcare startup from scratch in the world’s largest medical center? The TMC Biodesign Fellowship Program is recruiting entrepreneurs, clinicians, engineers, and developers to build and own startup companies solving some of healthcare’s greatest problems.

The TMC Biodesign Fellowship Program is a paid, one-year fellowship that brings together highly accomplished innovators from engineering, software development, medicine, business, and design to create novel digital health and device solutions for healthcare’s greatest unmet needs.  TMC Biodesign will enable and train innovators to create new technologies, develop effective business models, and find novel applications that will reinvent the future of healthcare. Candidates can choose to apply to one of two available teams:

Medical Device: The Medical Devices Team will have the opportunity to shadow doctors in a specific clinical focus area and use established biodesign principles to create novel point-of-care, minimally invasive devices or implants, clinical or surgical tools, and other innovative medical device solution.

Digital Health: The Digital Health Team is the first of its kind to focus exclusively on building digital health solutions. Our Fellows will build transformative solutions in mobile, web, cloud, data analytics, remote monitoring, sensors & wearables, population health management, EMR solutions, and telemedicine. 

If you have entrepreneurial, clinical, engineering, design, or coding skill sets, then we encourage you to learn more about the program and apply at http://www.tmc.edu/innovation/innovation-programs/biodesign. The one-year fellowship runs August 2017-June 2018.  The first-round application deadline is January 22, 2017. First-round interviews are granted on a rolling basis so it is in your advantage to submit an application as early as possible.

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Healthcare Research Associate

Date Posted:
1/23/2017

LifeSci Advisors

NY

Description: We are expanding our team focused on analysis of biopharmaceutical companies and their products in clinical development. We are seeking a research analyst who has a scientific background and PhD or MD degree. This position is available for scientists with strong oral and written communication skills and an interest in evaluating products in development. The primary responsibility will be writing equity research reports.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Evaluating a medical technology and its competition, using scientific publications, review articles, and discussions with doctors and scientists, when appropriate.
  • Analyzing a product’s chances for clinical and regulatory success, identifying potential pitfalls.
  • Performing market research, analytics and forecasting to assess the commercial viability of an emergent technology or product.
  • Conducing physician surveys, when appropriate.

Qualifications: Seeking applicants with a PhD in chemical or biomedical sciences, or an MD. Must be able to read scientific articles and clinical trial and analyze/summarize the information, strong analytical skills, strong written and verbal communication skills (including technical writing), self-directed, team oriented, significant experience with Microsoft Excel/Word/PowerPoint, critical thinking/problem solving, scientific background, and strong work ethic.

Details: This is a full-time position. Applicant would work in our midtown Manhattan office.

Contact: Apply with resumes by hitting "Apply Now."

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Public Relations Team Member -- Science and Medicine

Date Posted:
1/23/2017

Russo Partners

NY

Russo Partners is looking for science-minded communicators to join our growing team. We provide public relations counsel to biopharma, medtech, diagnostics and digital health companies worldwide. Ideal candidates will have some external communications experience and strong writing skills. All team members participate in weekly classes and outside training. We are looking for high-energy, atypical scientists who clearly are better suited for work outside of the laboratory. Send a cover letter and resume by clicking "Apply Now". After we review submissions, we will schedule telephone interviews followed by in-person meetings. Candidates will take a public relations writing test. Trust. Forward Thinking. Client Focus. Passion. These are our values. Be prepared to demonstrate how you might fit as part of a high-powered team. We have a reputation for being the best since our founding in 1988 as Noonan/Russo Communications.

 No telephone calls please.

Candidates should be in the Greater New York City area. 

Apply at https://www.dropoutclub.org/account/login/?next=/jobs/public-relations-team-member-science-and-medicine/ 


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Traumatic Brain Injury Subject Matter Expert

Date Posted:
1/13/2017

General Dynamics Land Systems

MD

He/She Serves as the Subject Matter Expert for mild, moderate, severe and penetrating TBI in support of the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (Clinical Affairs Division) Network and Headquarters. Expected to perform with minimal direction and oversight in responding to issues in his/her areas of expertise and responsibility as part of a high-tempo office environment. Primary Responsibilities:
Provides assistance and expertise to DVBIC senior leadership in issues of TBI research, clinical care, and standards of care for patients along the full continuum of TBI severity.
Collaborates with and receives direction from DVBIC leadership, DCoE, DoD health care policy offices, and other subject matter experts to assist in enhancing metrics for evaluation of TBI services and programs.
May provide input for development of training platforms/tools. When appropriate, provides direct training.
Provides SME to DVBIC/DoD programs such as the Neurocongitive Assessment Program, as applicable.
Provide consultation to leadership in DVBIC, DCoE, DoD and clinical programs regarding the evidence on TBI evaluation, treatment, and management, identification of gaps in evidence, the current and future needs in the military, and future research requirements.
Supports DVBIC researchers in their design of clinical research projects.
Advise and support the design and conduct of programs aimed at assessing and evaluating outcome measures for the treatment of TBI
Attends and participates in scholarly, academic, and scientific meetings related to TBI
Supervises other General Dynamics employees of this contract working in the Clinical Affairs Division.
Education Education/Equivalent Training Required: MD or PhD required, with specialty training in Neurology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Psychiatry, Clinical Neuropsychology, Clinical Psychology, or related field strongly preferred Qualifications
5-8 years of related experience. Clinical experience with TBI and within DoD or VA highly desirable.
Must have successfully completed a residency program and Board Certification Required. The Contract employee must have and maintain a current license to practice in any one of the 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam or the U.S. Virgin Islands, or any US territory that allows for the independent practice clinical services. This license must be current and unrestricted. (not subject to restriction pertaining to the scope, location, or type of practice ordinarily granted to other applicants for similar licenses in granting jurisdiction.


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Bacteriologist

Date Posted:
1/13/2017

USAMRIID

MD

The Contractors shall serve as a Principle Investigator in support of the Bacteriology Division at USAMRIID. He/She will conduct basic and applied research on specified bacterial threats, in support of the biodefense and infectious disease program. The Principle investigator will be working in BSL-3 and BSL-4 laboratories and thus must hold and maintain BPRP status, IAW the provisions in this contract and applicable regulations. Specific Tasks include: Contractor shall present research findings/presentations at lab meetings and scientific meetings. Contractor shall prepare supporting author scientific papers for publication. Contractor shall complete quarterly reports and annual progress reports for DTRA per investigator Contractor shall conduct transcriptome analyses to better understand bacterial pathogenesis and design vaccines and therapeutics. Contractor shall create genetic knockouts in Francisella tularensis and Bacillus anthracis for vaccine studies per year. Contractor shall perform MSD protein assays,PCR, ELISA. Contractor shall prepare DNA/RNA from bacteria and tissues. Contractor may mentor high school students. Contractor shall prepare BSL2, BSL3 labs for Safety, Bio-surety and CDC inspections. Contractor shall run approximately 100 ELISA tests to support anthrax vaccine studies. Contractor shall write, plan and execute animal protocols to evaluate experimental anthrax vaccines. Contractor shall prepare cultures of B. anthracis for vaccine studies in BSL-3 containment. Contractor will prepare spores for animal challenges for analysis of animal immune response to vaccine. Contractor shall complete bacterial opsonization assays to evaluate experimental anthrax vaccines. Contractor shall conduct Equipment Inventory Management twice a year in BSL-2 and BSL-3. Contractor shall perform monthly Laboratory Management to include safety functions and chemical inventory. Education PhD in microbiology or related discipline. Qualifications 8-10 years of related experience in scientific research and analysis. Experience working in high containment laboratories. As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors.With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services.GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.


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Clinical Laboratory Scientist

Date Posted:
1/13/2017

NeoDiagnostix

MD

Clinical Lab Scientist will be responsible for development, validation and performing of clinical laboratory tests and assays in accordance with established policies, procedures and regulations in the NeoDiagnostix CLIA laboratory, including interpreting results. Additional responsibilities include research and clinical development of diagnostic tests along with preparation of data presentations and manuscripts.

The Clinical Laboratory Scientist Must
Assist Laboratory Director and Medical Director in operation of clinical diagnostic laboratory
Assist in developing and establishing policies and procedures for the laboratory
Performs and interprets results of clinical laboratory tests
Develops, improves and validates molecular diagnostic tests
Contribute to ongoing R&D projects
Contribute to the development of scientific manuscripts and data presentation
Work in a dynamic, collaborative scientific environment
Education/Experience Requirements
Minimum of BS degree in laboratory science or related field
Minimum 4 years (MS) or 2 years (PhD) in a clinical or research setting is preferred
Experience in Cytogenetics/FISH is a plus
Knowledge of CLIA regulations and Clinical Laboratory QA/QC procedures is a plus


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Scientist III Genomics

Date Posted:
1/13/2017

USAMRIID

MD

The contractors shall provide laboratory and scientific support within the Genomics Division (CGS) to cover CGS functional capabilities. The contractor shall conduct research investigations centered on Molecular Biology; Immunology; Genetics; and/or Biochemistry or similar field. They will perform laboratory experiments/protocols directed by CGS PIs and Supervisors. The contractor shall provide laboratory support with laboratory experiments in BSL-2/3 CDC registered laboratories and thus must hold and maintain BPRP status; IAW the provisions in this contract and applicable regulations.
Specific Tasks:
Design novel molecular protocols and technologies (typically 3-5 per year) to build CGS capabilities that are based on cloning; phage display; immunoassay development; polymerase chain amplification strategies; etc. to identify pathogenesis mechanisms of BSATs and study the host immune response. This task includes the development; performance; and oversight of laboratory experiments (300 assays) according to responsible research practices; good research conduct; and the scientific method; to support CGS.
Prepare technical reports and manuscripts for publication; publicly present data upon request at an average of two conferences per year; and establish extramural collaborations and contracts to augment the research program he or she supports The Contractor must show understanding of the progress toward publication to include their efforts to obtain and format data and research methods; within a reasonable timeframe suitable for that research project and given support.
Oversee the work technically of supporting personnel assigned to the research programs. Specifically to ensure SOPs; sample and analytical workflows are followed; tracked; and documented by supporting personnel. Data records are maintained in a current status within reasonable timeframe after sample and analytic processing. Lab Data Records and SOPs are updated upon change with a full description of the change and signature of the PI (CGS Deliverable 3). Lab SOPs are reviewed and signed semi-annually IAW CGS guidelines.
Maintain laboratory records documenting sample processing; protocol design and usage; and data management that meet current CGS and Institutional requirements and ensure continuity and collective-sharing of resources. To communicate to the PI or assigned supervisor(s) experimental data; laboratory issues or other work-related issues. Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and workflows shall be reviewed and signed IAW CGS policy on a semi-annual basis or as determined by CGS before being implemented.

Masters Degree.

Preferred- PhD in a relevant field of the life sciences (virology; bacteriology; immunology; molecular biology)

5-10 years of related experience in scientific research.

Demonstrated their subject matter expertise in several areas; and their ability to conduct independent research through publication of several technical reports and/or peer-reviewed publications ? Experience managing a research laboratory and technicians ? Good written and oral communication skills ? Must be eligible for enrollment in the Army Biological Personnel Reliability Program (BPRP)

As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors.With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services.GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

5-10 years of related experience in scientific research.

Demonstrated their subject matter expertise in several areas; and their ability to conduct independent research through publication of several technical reports and/or peer-reviewed publications ? Experience managing a research laboratory and technicians ? Good written and oral communication skills ? Must be eligible for enrollment in the Army Biological Personnel Reliability Program (BPRP)


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Scientist III Genomics/Bioinformatics

Date Posted:
1/13/2017

USAMRIID

MD

Job description
Provide an analytical component with the scientific expertise to design protocols and to ensure good research conduct and governance over analytical research tasks and products that support CGS functional capabilities. Apply informatics to analyze and integrate Next-generation sequencing datasets into analytical products that meet publishing standards and criteria.

Specific Tasks:
Perform genomic characterization of pathogens (e.g.viral stocks) and the host-pathogen-therapeutics response for regulatory review of USAMRIID therapeutic development programs that support medical countermeasure development
The Contractor shall act as a liaison with regulatory agencies and other interested parties to determine future revisions and enhancements to the bio-informatics systems developed by CGS.
Characterization of pathogens and the host immune response by performing comparative genomics; transcriptomics; SNP analysis; whole genome de novo assembly and annotation; and other tasks by integrating Next-generation sequencing datasets from Illumina and Pac Bio platforms
Employ analytics and bio-informatics as directed by CGS to provide data management tasks (format conversions; generation of GenBank submissions; etc.) and analysis of sequencing data to create research reports and products. -Informatics analysis units (typically one per sample) may reach 600-900 per year.
Characterization Regulatory reports (genome assembly and annotation format; etc.) and upload into Infomatics Regulatory Databanks monthly IAW CGS guidelines.
Document and validate bioinformatics and analytical workflows according to CGS protocol documentation practices. To uphold data integrity and good research conduct by ensuring protocols and workflows ensure sample processing and data analysis standards. Infomatics Data records are maintained in a current status within reasonable timeframe after analytic processing.
Prepare technical reports and manuscripts for publication; publicly present data upon request at an average of two conferences per year; and establish extramural collaborations to augment the research program he or she supports.
An Infomatics Progress Report outlining the progress shall be provided monthly.
Contractor shall maintain a shared continuity folder for all Infomatics Publications/Quarterly Reports that includes all supporting data or directories where data is stored (raw and processed data and sample processing records)
Oversee the work; technically and to ensure project timelines are met; of junior bioinformaticists and other support personnel assigned to the same research projects as the Contractor.

Masters Degree.

Preferred- PhD in a relevant field of the life sciences (virology; bacteriology; immunology; molecular biology)

5-10 years of related experience in scientific research.

Demonstrated their subject matter expertise in several areas; and their ability to conduct independent research through publication of several technical reports and/or peer-reviewed publications
Experience managing a research laboratory and technicians
Good written and oral communication skills
As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors.With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services.GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

5-10 years of related experience in scientific research.

Demonstrated their subject matter expertise in several areas; and their ability to conduct independent research through publication of several technical reports and/or peer-reviewed publications
Experience managing a research laboratory and technicians
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Brain Trauma Research Scientist

Date Posted:
1/13/2017

Walter Reed Army Reseacrh Institute

MD

Job description
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), in support of its biomedical research mission, has a requirement to support the Center for Military Psychiatry and Neurosciences (CMPNS) mission to conduct basic and applied research to develop evidence-based strategies to diagnose, prevent, and mitigate the effects of psychological demands, continuous operations, and brain trauma on the health and well-being of Service Members. The position outlined below is in support of the Brain Trauma Neuroprotection and Neurorestoration Branch.

Responsibilities
Participates in research and development activities.
Utilizes established mathematical and scientific techniques to compile and analyze data.
Writes technical reports detailing procedures, outcomes, and observations.
Demonstrates expertise in a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures.
Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
Performs a variety of tasks.
Ability to lead.
Ability to operate research equipment requiring manual dexterity.
Ability to handle research animals, wear appropriate personal protective equipment, and work in a Biosafety Level (BSL) 1 laboratory.
Ability to utilize office automation equipment, including computers, photocopiers, telephones, and telefax machines.

PhD in Neuroscience, Neurobiology, Molecular Biology, Psychology or other related scientific field

At least 3 years of post-doctorate experience in the field or in a related area is required.

As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors.With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services.GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

At least 3 years of post-doctorate experience in the field or in a related area is required.


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Chief Academic Officer - Virtual Job 25% FTE

Date Posted:
1/13/2017

Summer Science Program

NC

Position Description:
The Summer Science Program (SSP) is a residential enrichment program for academically gifted high school students, operated by a small, independent nonprofit. SSP seeks a Chief Academic Officer (CAO) to oversee the quality and direction of its academic content.

Since 1959, SSP has operated summer residential programs in which students complete a research project in astronomy. Many alumni have cited SSP as a turning point in their lives, "the educational experience of a lifetime," and gone on to prominent careers in the sciences and other professions. In 2017, SSP will open a new program focusing on protein biochemistry.

With expansion into additional fields of science at new campuses, SSP seeks an academic leader to maintain consistently high academic and research quality from year to year and across all curricula. Responsibilities include documenting SSP's educational philosophy, assessing its impact, recruiting and evaluating teaching faculty, engagement with alumni, increasing various measures of diversity, and directing implementation of new curricula.

SSP is a virtual organization, with campus operations limited to six weeks each summer. The CAO's duties will be conducted primarily online / remotely, with the expectation to visit each of SSP's (currently three) campuses for several days. During the academic school year, a nominal commitment of a few hours per week would be expected. Averaged over an annual cycle, we expect a 25% full-time-equivalent position.

Qualifications:
The CAO's values and priorities must be in alignment with SSP's overarching goal: creating and maintaining high-quality academic programs. Candidates must have a PhD in a STEM field and experience teaching at the college level with research experience. Experience working with high school students, a demonstrable track record of promoting diversity, familiarity with research on STEM teaching methods and practices, and administrative / supervisory expertise are highly desirable.

To Apply:
Applications should include a CV, two letters of recommendation, and a statement of interest that connects the candidate's experience with SSP's mission. Candidates should also familiarize themselves with the website (www.summerscience.org). SSP is an unusual educational organization, and this is a new position. Please help us get to know you by including any questions and/or comments with your application. Application materials and inquiries should be emailed to SSP's Executive Director, Richard Bowdon: rbowdon@summerscience.org. We will begin reviewing applications on February 1st.


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Bioinformatics Scientist

Date Posted:
1/13/2017

Intermountain Healthcare

UT

Position Description:
About Intermountain Precision Genomics
Working at the forefront of medical science and technology, Intermountain Precision Genomics, based in St George, UT, leverages the power of next-generation sequencing and state-of-the-art genomic techniques in translational research and clinical testing to enable precision medicine in cancer and other diseases.
We are a team of scientists, physicians and technicians working under visionary leadership and fueled by a passion to deliver on the promise of personalized treatments to improve patient's lives.
We are hiring motivated individuals looking for an engaging, dynamic work environment. Ideal candidates believe they can make a difference with their talents and expertise, working collaboratively in our team to push the boundaries of medical science.
Our group is located in St. George, UT. A beautiful community nested in the red Sandstone Mountains of southern Utah. The gateway to some of the best National Parks in the country, with affordable cost of living, mild winters and proximity to Las Vegas.

About Intermountain Healthcare
What does it mean to be a part of Intermountain Healthcare? It means that the quest for clinical excellence is not just a goal, but a given. It means building an environment where physicians and employees can deliver the best in healthcare. And it's realizing each employee or volunteer is vital to the healing process, because we can only achieve the extraordinary together.
Being a part of Intermountain Healthcare means joining with a world-class team of over 36,000 employees and embarking on a career filled with opportunities, strength, innovation, and fulfillment. Our mission is: Helping people live the healthiest lives possible. Our patients deserve the best in healthcare, and we deliver.

Job Description:
Bioinformaticist-Staff is responsible to advance and improve patient care and the process of delivering patient care through the use of patients' genomics information and data; to further research, educational, and business opportunities in Bioinformatics; and to increase the knowledge and capabilities of personnel in genomic and OMICs data use. Familiarity and minimal experience with Bioinformatics and its use in improving healthcare delivery for both patients, providers, and other clinical and business staff. Works on small, defined elements of large projects. Incumbent's ability encompasses a subset of the total knowledge required within the Bioinformatics specialty area, and incumbent is in process of developing remaining skills. Requires additional support and/or training to become fully proficient. This position is overseen by higher level contributors such as the senior and consultant professionals.

Essential Job Duties:

Under limited supervision, manages genomic and OMICs data, which may include the loading, transformation, analysis, validation, and reporting.
Under limited supervision, uses Genomic standards and reference information sources for annotation and analysis of Genomic and OMICs data
Under limited supervision, collaborates with assigned stakeholder groups (Precision Medicine, Cardiovascular, Oncology, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Biorepository, Research etc.) in the extraction, analysis, export, and integration with clinical data.
Under limited supervision, collaborates with assigned stakeholder groups (IS, Clinical Programs, Clinical Services, SCO, etc.) in the evaluation, selection, and adoption of both internally developed and vended Bioinformatics solutions; in the recommendations for Bioinformatics-enhanced workflows; and in the creation and documentation of the functional and technical Bioinformatics designs needed to support clinical and business requirements.
Under limited supervision, assists in defining the Bioinformatics guiding principles and standards and is responsible to champion them with all stakeholder groups.
Under mentoring, contributes to the theoretical/practical knowledge of Genomic information standards (e.g. Clinvar, HGVS, HL7, etc.) and participates in and collaborates with external entities including university affiliations.
Under mentoring, contributes in the identification of external opportunities to leverage Intermountain's intellectual property and to promote the use of Intermountain's knowledge in revenue generating solutions.
Under mentoring, is accountable to deliver results for area of responsibility. Regularly communicates with staff and manages projects to ensure timely delivery within budget and according to requirements. This includes goal setting and implementation and problem/issue resolution.
Under mentoring, maintains technical and business knowledge for areas of responsibility.
Minimum Requirements:

A Bachelor of Science degree in Bioinformatics with four years of professional Bioinformatics work experience
or A Bachelor of Science degree in a life sciences, information systems or healthcare-related, Non-Bioinformatics field with six years of professional Bioinformatics work experience
or A Master's Degree in Bioinformatics and two years of previous professional Bioinformatics work experience
or A Master's Degree in a life sciences, information systems or healthcare-related, Non-Bioinformatics field, or a Genetics Counselor master's degree, with four years of previous professional Bioinformatics work experience
or An MD or PhD in Bioinformatics with less than two years of previous professional Bioinformatics work experience
or An MD or PhD in a life sciences, information systems or healthcare-related, Non-Bioinformatics field with two years of previous professional Bioinformatics work experience. NOTE: Degree must be obtained through an accredited institution. Education is verified. An internationally awarded degree may require additional certification and/or years of experience.
Demonstrated knowledge of Genomic terminology and clinical processes.
Demonstrated proficiency in research and development.
Demonstrated proficiency in presenting information to other groups.
Demonstrated knowledge of Bioinformatics workflows for strategic planning efforts.
Demonstrated knowledge of Genomic data analysis and tools.
Preferred Requirements:

Demonstrated skill in at least one programming language such as Python.
Demonstrated ability to find creative solutions to new Bioinformatics issues with no supervision.
Demonstrated skill and understanding of Genomic tools.
Demonstrated knowledge and practical use of Genomic and OMIC data standards.
To Apply:
For more information and to apply online, please search for Job ID# 191776
https://jobs.intermountainhealthcare.org/res_joblist.html

 


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Associate Scientist

Date Posted:
1/13/2017

Inteermountain Healthcare

UT

Position Description:
About Intermountain Precision Genomics
Working at the forefront of medical science and technology, Intermountain Precision Genomics, based in St George, UT, leverages the power of next-generation sequencing and state-of-the-art genomic techniques in translational research and clinical testing to enable precision medicine in cancer and other diseases.
We are a team of scientists, physicians and technicians working under visionary leadership and fueled by a passion to deliver on the promise of personalized treatments to improve patient's lives.
We are hiring motivated individuals looking for an engaging, dynamic work environment. Ideal candidates believe they can make a difference with their talents and expertise, working collaboratively in our team to push the boundaries of medical science.
Our group is located in St. George, UT. A beautiful community nested in the red Sandstone Mountains of southern Utah. The gateway to some of the best National Parks in the country, with affordable cost of living, mild winters and proximity to Las Vegas.

About Intermountain Healthcare
What does it mean to be a part of Intermountain Healthcare? It means that the quest for clinical excellence is not just a goal, but a given. It means building an environment where physicians and employees can deliver the best in healthcare. And it's realizing each employee or volunteer is vital to the healing process, because we can only achieve the extraordinary together.
Being a part of Intermountain Healthcare means joining with a world-class team of over 36,000 employees and embarking on a career filled with opportunities, strength, innovation, and fulfillment. Our mission is: Helping people live the healthiest lives possible.
Our patients deserve the best in healthcare, and we deliver.

Job Description:
This position is accountable to support research projects and to ensure that appropriate processes are implemented and maintained according to research protocol. This position supports/designs research and assessment techniques to achieve desired outcomes and / or to comply with regulations, grant requirements, compliance or clinical excellence initiatives. This position also includes translating pragmatic research into clinical applications (bench-to-bedside). This will involve managing large data bases, creating reports, working with clinicians/scientists/associates, and designing metrics to measure clinical outcomes resulting from translational research applied in clinical settings. In the clinical settings, this position will be working with health care providers, and will create the procedures for research data collection and/or electronic medical records. This position is responsible for managing the ongoing research efforts/integrity of existing data systems and insuring integration across the organization.

Essential Job Duties:

Supports/works with Staff and Senior Scientists to design study protocols, build and maintain study samples, and disseminate information about the project to appropriate stakeholders. Contribute in research and other activities as assigned.
Demonstrates knowledge of quality improvement principles, theory, study design, and/or statistical modeling to evaluate research activity across the clinical/R&D programs and processes in an effort to identify opportunities for improving the delivery of health care services.
Coordinates research & data analysis, outcome collection and clinical translation of research to both central and regional leadership.
Demonstrates solid understanding of project management including development, support, installation, resource allocation, life cycle planning, cost tracking, and project risk assessment.
Minimum Requirements:

Master's degree in a relevant field of research/scientific area of study such as Molecular Biology, Genetics/Genomics, Pharmacology or Immunology from an accredited institution (degree will be verified).
Two years of experience in a healthcare/academic/industry research setting.
Experience working in a clinical or scientific setting handling human or animal samples.
Experience using statistical research methods and their use in outcomes data reporting.
Experience writing relevant documents, including manuscripts and seminar presentations.
Flexibility to travel to various locations.
Preferred Requirements:

Ph.D. in a relevant field.
Proficiency with MS project and database applications/tools.
Experience in writing and publishing in peer reviewed journals.
Experience in study coordination and collaboration. Familiarity with statistical and informatics/bioinformatics analysis tools.
Experience in molecular biology techniques, cell culture and in assay designing for genomics.
Experience working within a hospital clinical area and/or an understanding of workflows and hospital processes.
Previous experience in library preparation and sequencing for NGS
Previous experience with PCR based (qPCR, ddPCR) and other molecular assays
Experience in DNA, RNA and protein sample preparation
Experience in discovery, biomarker study and new NGS assay development
Experience in writing and troubleshooting SOPs
Experience and familiarity with quality control and documentation
To Apply:
For more information and to apply aonline, please search for Job ID# 191645 at https://jobs.intermountainhealthcare.org/res_joblist.html


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STEM education outreach specialist

Date Posted:
1/13/2017

Pennsylvania State University

PA


PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY, UNIVERSITY PARK, PENNSYLVANIA
Postion Description:
The Center for Science and the Schools (CSATS) is seeking to hire a STEM Education Outreach Specialist. Primary responsibilities include: assisting Penn State science and engineering (particularly computer science/ engineering) faculty in designing and implementing programs to support K-16 teachers' learning of content and teaching pedagogy; grant writing; engaging in design, management, implementation, and evaluation of CSATS programs, such as curriculum development, teacher professional development, and other K-12 science outreach activities. Responsibilities also include writing IRB proposals, data collection and analysis as part of evaluating and conducting research on CSATS programs; and developing ways to translate science research and education into the school context. Our programs extend beyond central Pennsylvania to include culturally and ethnically diverse schools and districts. As such, this position may require travel.

Qualifications:
This position typically requires: a minimum of a Master's degree or equivalent in a combination of STEM education and computer science/engineering; at least three years` of formal or informal K-12 teaching experience, preferably at the secondary level with experience working with teaching diverse groups/ diverse students; experience teaching coding, integrating science, technology, engineering, math, and art concepts in the classroom and computational thinking; outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to work in teams. Additional desired qualifications include: skills in software design/programming; project management experience; and strong academic writing skills.

To Apply:
Applicants should upload a cover letter describing their qualifications, current curriculum vitae, university transcripts, and three professional references (names, mail and e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers). CSATS is committed to building a culturally diverse center and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates. This is a 48 week, fixed-term appointment funded for one year from the date of hire with an excellent possibility of re-funding. The full announcement, including how to apply can be viewed at: https://psu.jobs/job/68241.


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Research Specialist - IV

Date Posted:
1/13/2017

Charles river

MD

Position Description:
Charles River has an open position to set up and run a rodent behavioral core facility at the NIA Institute in Baltimore MD.
The Research Specialist IV- Behaviorist will serve as the central resource to establish a behavioral phenotyping core service for rodent models of Alzheimer's disease and aging. They will conduct reliable rodent phenotyping tests for principal investigators, ensure staff are trained to operate behavior testing instrumentation and aid in the design, implementation and analysis of behavioral experiments.

Qualification:
The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Biology, Psychology, Neuroscience or other Biological Science. They will have 2 or more years' experience in animal behavior research, design, execution and analysis of experimental data as well as metabolic and nutrition research.

To Apply:
Interested candidates should visit the Charles River website at www.criver.com for more information and to apply online.


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Research Scientist

Date Posted:
1/13/2017

NEI

MD

Position Description:
The intramural program of the National Eye Institute invites applications for a position as an independent research scientist within the Laboratory of Sensorimotor Research. This position will be tenure track with the potential for conversion to tenure within seven years. Applicants will be expected to establish an independent research program related to understanding the neurobiology of the visual system in awake, non-human primates.

The Laboratory of Sensorimotor Research is devoted to understanding the organization of the brain related to the control of eye movements and visual perception. It has excellent facilities for the study of these systems in awake behaving primates, including dedicated computer systems, a machine shop, an electronics shop, and a histology lab. The Laboratory also provides the opportunity to collaborate on studies of human patients with diseases related to the visual and oculomotor systems.

Qualifications:
Applicants should have a PhD or an equivalent doctoral degree and an outstanding record of accomplishments in visuomotor systems neuroscience.

To Apply:
Applications will be reviewed starting on March 6th 2017, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidates should send a brief cover letter, curriculum vitae, bibliography, a one- or two-page statement of current research interests, copies of up to five recent, relevant publications, and have three letters of recommendation sent to Richard.Krauzlis@nih.gov (email) or Richard Krauzlis, Search Committee Chair, Building 49, Room 2A50, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20892-4435 (paper mail).


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Outreach Coordinator

Date Posted:
1/13/2017

Union of Concerned Scientists

MA

Position Description:
The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is an independent national nonprofit whose scientists and engineers work to solve some of our planet's most pressing environmental and safety problems. UCS combines technical analysis and effective organizing and advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for stemming the tide of global warming, sustainable food policy and agriculture, energy and transportation, fighting misinformation and reducing the threat of catastrophic nuclear war.

The UCS Science Network is home to thousands of scientists, engineers, economists, public health specialists, and other experts throughout the country who share the desire to put their knowledge to work in protecting our health, safety, and environment. Now more than ever, we need this community to stand up for science and to defend health, safety, and environmental safeguards from politically-motivated attacks. As member of the Center for Science and Democracy (the Center) team, the outreach coordinator will help implement the Center's campaign to protect public health and environmental protections, defend science from attacks and political interference, and push back against misinformation and undue special interest influence in policymaking.

The outreach coordinator recruits, cultivates, and mobilizes Science Network members to watchdog to protect the role of science in policymaking. They will offer educational resources, create engagement opportunities, and develop leadership among Network members to strengthen their skills and impact as advocates.

Responsibilities:

Spearhead educational opportunities for scientists to stay plugged in and ready to guard against attacks on science.
Help design and implement a range of opportunities for scientists to take action in defense of scientists and science-based protections.
Identify and cultivate relationships strong relationships with partner networks and organizations.
Craft and share stories showcasing the value of science in policymaking, the dangers of weakening the voice of science, and the unique role for scientists as informers and advocates.
Develop resources and trainings to strengthen scientists' ability to effectively communicate and advocate.
Helps to build a robust online community to serve as the one-stop-shop for scientists seeking to engage and connect with one another.
Develop members of the Science Network as effective leaders
Develop new avenues for meaningful action to push back against attacks on science, including engagement within local communities.
Support other efforts of the UCS Center for Science and Democracy.
Qualifications and Experience:

Three to five years of relevant and comparable experience in an outreach, organizing, campaign, or advocacy position.
Strong community organizer comfortable working with experts and people from a wide variety of backgrounds.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent in a related field is preferred.
Demonstrated competency in outreach/organizing on the regional and/or national level and legislative and media strategy is required.
The ability to work independently, balance a multitude of tasks, and collaborate as a member of a multidisciplinary team is essential.
Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to interact professionally with a diverse array of individuals, including scientists, grassroots activists, and policymakers, are necessary.
Strong skills in internet-related communications, including the presentation of and analyzing information on the web, database software, and word processing.
Demonstrated understanding and commitment for equity and inclusion is necessary.
Experience in equity-related organizing is a plus.
Spends extended period at a computer. Little to no exertion.
May occasionally lift and carry boxes of supplies or publications.
Occasional overnight travel is required. Travel equals roughly 20% of time.
Driver's license required.
At UCS, comparable training and/or experience can be substituted for degrees when appropriate.

UCS is an equal opportunity employer continually seeking to diversify its staff. In particular, we're dedicated to broadening opportunities for individuals from demographic groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences and in environmental advocacy. We're also committed to building an inclusive workplace culture where talented people of widely diverse backgrounds can thrive. We've adopted this commitment because we believe the inclusion of culturally diverse perspectives will improve our work and produce better societal and environmental outcomes for all, including historically disenfranchised communities. We are actively seeking people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in this work.

Compensation, Hours and Location:
This is a full-time, two-year temporary position based in UCS's Cambridge, MA office. For candidates who meet all position requirements, the salary is around $52,000. UCS offers excellent benefits and a rewarding work environment

To Apply:
Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, salary requirements, how you learned about the position via email to jobs@ucsusa.org and include "CSD Outreach Coordinator" in the subject line. Email materials in Word or PDF format only. No phone calls please.

Deadline: January 23, 2017 or until filled.


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Curriculum Development Postdoctoral Fellow

Date Posted:
1/13/2017

Harvard Medical School

MA

Position Description:
The Harvard Medical School (HMS) Office of Online Learning and the Curriculum Fellows Program (CFP) are pleased to announce an opening for a post-doctoral Curriculum Fellow (CF) who will develop a new online Pharmacology course as well as contribute to the development of other online courses. This CF will be an integral member of the team at HMX - an initiative at HMS producing fully online courses that will be offered to students all over the world who may be interested in a variety of health care careers (e.g. medicine or nursing). These courses teach foundational medical topics in a highly applied, engaging, and visual manner. HMX is a fast-paced and highly collaborative team, bringing together the expertise of teaching and learning experts, medical illustrators, videographers, medical professionals, and technologists. If you have insight and expertise in teaching pharmacology, and are a project manager, team player, curious researcher, motivated problem solver, and fearless innovator, this is the job for you.
The HMX CF is a member of the Curriculum Fellows Program (CFP), a service and training program designed for early career scientist-teachers who are interested in an academic pathway involving curriculum development, teaching, and educational programming in the biomedical and biological sciences. CFs work with faculty members and staff at Harvard Medical School to design and implement educational innovations within new and existing graduate and medical coursework at HMS. CFs are part of a science education community that integrates pedagogical training into their course- and program-based efforts and provides opportunities to design and conduct educational research projects. CFs receive mentorship and career advising to support their development as educators throughout the duration of the appointment.
This CF will focus on the development, improvement, support, and analysis of a high quality online curriculum in the basic medical sciences, with an emphasis on clinically relevant concepts and applications of basic science knowledge in the practice of medicine. Working in an HMX team, the CF will collaborate with faculty to design and develop multimodal online modules. The CF will manage and develop the curriculum for a new Pharmacology course, including videos, problem sets, assignments, and assessments, with the opportunity to take a fresh approach rather than re-purpose existing material. The CF will contribute to a research strategy to investigate the impact of the program on student learning and engagement. Online module development is overseen by the Associate Director for Teaching and Research in conjunction with the Associate Dean for Online Learning. The CF will be co-mentored by science/content experts as well as online learning experts. The CF will contribute to program delivery and coordinate appropriate follow-up to drive continuous course and program improvement. Supervisory responsibilities may include the training and mentoring of Online Learning staff and/or student interns.

Minimum Qualifications:

An earned M.D. or Ph.D. in the biomedical sciences as of February 2017
A strong content background and teaching experience in pharmacology or closely related topics (e.g. therapeutics, chemical biology, drug development)
Desired Qualifications and Qualities:

Excellent organizational, time management, and planning skills
Well-developed writing and self-editing skills, with an intense attention to detail
Dedication to producing consistently high-quality work and seeing projects through to completion
Track record of working in highly collaborative team settings
Commitment to tackling new topics and problems with creativity and enthusiasm
Demonstrated interest in teaching or a track record of excellent teaching, in-person or online, including a passion for helping students visualize and understand complex concepts
Strong interest in online education and the applications of technology in higher education
Willingness to teach in new ways, including appearing on camera, writing excellent assessment questions, and creating "whiteboard" style teaching videos
To Apply:
To be considered for this position, please email a single pdf document containing: a letter of application that addresses your interest in and qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Please also send the names and contact information of three references. These references will be contacted early in the application screening process. The deadline for all application materials is 9 AM Eastern Time on Monday, February 6th, 2017. Applications will be reviewed beginning February 6th and we will contact candidates for first-round interviews shortly thereafter. The CF position and its associated academic appointment is renewable for two years, and is non-tenure-track. The ideal start date for the position is on or before March 20th, 2017 at Harvard Medical School in Boston. Candidates will be interviewed by phone or Skype before selections are made for on-campus interviews.
Address applications to Bradley Coleman, Ph.D., Co-Director, Curriculum Fellows Program
Via Ms. Naima Abdullahi (cfp@hms.harvard.edu)


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Postdoctoral Fellows

Date Posted:
1/13/2017

Sanford

SD

Position Descriptions:

Position 1 - Vitiello Lab
Post-doctoral Fellowship or Staff Scientist: Redox Biology
The project investigates cell- and tissue-specific functions of thioredoxin-1 in the regulation of redox homeostasis and cell signaling via enzymatic control of cysteine oxidation in response to oxidative injury. Candidates should have a background in biochemistry, genetics, molecular, and cell biology to perform comparative redox proteomics between mouse tissues following thioredoxin-1 disruption and/or exposure to chemical oxidants.

To Apply: To inquire about further information or to apply please email your CV, cover letter, and area of interest to: researchrecruitment@sanfordhealth.org or contact Peter Vitiello, Peter.Vitiello@sanfordhealth.org.

Position 2 - Francis Lab
Post-doctoral Fellowship or Staff Scientist: Stem Cell Biology
The successful applicant will utilize a wide range of experimental approaches, including derivation and study of novel iPS models, electrophysiology, whole genome sequencing, confocal imaging, and genome editing, to answer novel questions of biological and clinical significance. Current research projects are exploring novel lipid-protein interactions critical for neurodevelopment, identifying mechanisms underlying stem cell fate choice, and developing iPS cell-based assays for high-throughput small molecule screens. Candidates with expertise in electrophysiology are particularly encouraged to apply, however experience in neurobiology, molecular biology, and stem cell biology is also desirable.

To Apply: To inquire about further information or to apply please email your CV, cover letter, and area of interest to: researchrecruitment@sanfordhealth.org or contact Kevin Francis, Kevin.Francis@sanfordhealth.org.

Position 3 - Spanos, Powell, Vermeer Labs
Post-doctoral Fellowship or Staff Scientist: HPV Cancers
Project will include studying the interplay between HPV positive cancer and the surrounding immune system through the use of proteomics, mouse experiments utilizing immune-oncology agents, and characterization of immune response through tumor dissociation and flow cytometry.

To Apply: To inquire about further information or to apply please email your CV, cover letter, and area of interest to: researchrecruitment@sanfordhealth.org or contact Steve Powell Steve.Powell@sanfordhealth.org, Paola Vermeer Paola.Vermeer@sanfordhealth.org, or Chad Spanos William.Spanos@sanfordhealth.org.

Position 4 - Milanovich Lab
Post-doctoral Fellowship or Staff Scientist: Cancer Biology - Leukemia
Project will utilize cell line and mouse models to study transcriptional and epigenetic regulation of normal hematopoiesis and leukemia. We aim to correlate our bench lab findings with human leukemia samples to inform factors affecting patient outcomes. The postdoctoral associate will perform mouse bone marrow transplants, tissue culture, flow cytometry, chromatin immunoprecipitation and general molecular biology techniques to advance our studies of hematopoiesis and leukemia.

To Apply: To inquire about further information or to apply please email your CV, cover letter, and area of interest to: researchrecruitment@sanfordhealth.org or contact Samuel Milanovich, Samuel.Milanovich@sanfordhealth.org

Position 5 - Roux Lab
Post-doctoral Fellowship or Staff Scientist: Nuclear Envelope
The Roux lab developed the BioID method of proximity-protein labeling. Current research is focused on enhancing the BioID method as well as its application to the study of diseases of the nuclear envelope.

To Apply: To inquire about further information or to apply please email your CV, cover letter, and area of interest to: researchrecruitment@sanfordhealth.org or contact Kyle Roux Kyle.Roux@sanfordhealth.org.

Position 6 - Faustino Lab
Post-doctoral Fellowship or Staff Scientist: Stem Cell Biology
Projects will include incorporating (epi)genomics/transcriptomics and bioinformatics with wet lab techniques to study a class of proteins called nucleoporins, and how they control nuclear dynamics in pluripotent stem cells. Current research interests in the lab include: investigation of the role of nucleoporins in cardiac development; exploration of three dimensional chromatin regulation by selected nucleoporins; examination of potential nucleoporin activity in intracellular nuclear mobility and positioning.

To Apply: To inquire about further information or to apply please email your CV, cover letter, and area of interest to: researchrecruitment@sanfordhealth.org or contact Randy Faustino Randolph.Faustino@sanfordhealth.org.

Position 7 - Guo Lab
Post-doctoral Fellowship or Staff Scientist: Type 1 Diabetes
Research involving beta cell death, survival, and regeneration. Current projects include mouse models with functional islet grafts, noncoding RNAs as biomarkers for potential therapeutic targets, and targeting G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) to improve beta cell function.

To Apply: To inquire about further information or to apply please email your CV, cover letter, and area of interest to: researchrecruitment@sanfordhealth.org or contact Zhiguang Guo Zhiguang.Guo@sanfordhealth.org.

Position 8 - Kareta Lab
Post-doctoral Fellowship or Staff Scientist: Cancer Biology
Project will study the regulation of pluripotency pathways in tumor initiation and progression. Combining cell biology and biochemical techniques with cutting-edge genomics and bioinformatics we aim to elucidate a broad view of tumor mechanisms with the goal of generating next-generation therapies.

To Apply: To inquire for further information or to apply please email your CV, cover letter, and area of interest to: researchrecruitment@sanfordhealth.org or contact Michael Kareta Michael.Kareta@sanfordhealth.org.


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R&D Scientist

Date Posted:
1/13/2017

GeneDx

MD

Position Description:
GeneDx is rapidly growing CLIA-Certified diagnostic genetics laboratory. We provide cutting edge technologies for genetic molecular diagnostics and offer vital, new-platform products in the critical area of molecular diagnostics. We specialize in genetic testing for rare hereditary disorders, but also test for common disorders. Our primary mission is to make clinical testing available to people with rare genetic conditions and their families. Because of our tremendous growth, we are in search a full time R & D Scientist.
GeneDx is recruiting for an R & D Scientist who will be part of the R&D team responsible for developing new technologies and molecular tests for mutation analysis in our CAP/CLIA-certified Clinical Sequencing Laboratories.

Responsibilities:

Development, testing and evaluation of next generation sequencing technologies.
Identify bottlenecks and potential solutions for streamlining testing procedures.
Design high throughput and scalable next generation sequencing assays for fully automated clinical laboratories.
Extensive hands-on use and troubleshooting of Illumina sequencing instruments.
Analysis of next generation sequencing data and interpretation of results.
Key Skills:

Fundamental understanding of molecular biology techniques and principles.
Ability to multitask and prioritize laboratory and data analysis tasks.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to successfully complete projects.
Ability to correlate next generation sequencing data with changes in the laboratory procedure.
Requirements:

PhD in Mol Bio, Biochem, Genetics, or related field.
Extensive experience with molecular biology techniques.
Basic understanding of bioinformatics.
Attention to detail and accuracy are critical
Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
GeneDx's success is due to our diverse and talented workforce. If you are looking for a company where you have the opportunity to contribute to the exciting field of molecular diagnosis for rare genetic diseases and prenatal diagnosis then GeneDX is the company for you.

To Apply:
Please send resume and cover letter to: DDyke@GeneDx.com

As a GeneDx employee you will become part of a company that has received national recognition and is a great place to work. We offer excellent full-time benefits to include 17 days paid time off per year, participation in the company's group health insurance, life, disability, 401K retirement plans. To learn more about GeneDx please visit our website at: www.GeneDX.com.


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Clinical Molecular Cytogeneticist Geneticist

Date Posted:
1/13/2017

Bio-Reference Laboratories

NJ

BIOREFERENCE LABS, ELMWOOD PARK, NEW JERSEY
Position Description:
Bio-Reference Laboratories is the lab of choice for many in the Northeast. Serving the greater New York Metropolitan Area, and now a Significant Presence on the West Coast in Campbell California as well as Florida and Maryland. As a full service clinical laboratory, we are constantly looking for new technologies and new methodologies that will help us grow. People are our most important asset as we continue to grow and drive advances in technology.

A full-time position is available for a Clinical Molecular\Cytogeneticist Geneticist with a background in genomics and molecular oncology and in the growing Genomics Program at Bio-Reference Laboratories. The Cancer Genomics Program is a CAP/CLIA-certified diagnostics laboratory dedicated to providing clinically useful, cost effective and rapid testing solutions to advance the field of personalized medicine. We are looking for a highly motivated individual with experience analyzing and interpreting Genomics data join our clinical team.

Requirements:
Applicants must have a PhD and/or MD degree and be boarded by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG) or the American Board of Pathology in Molecular Genetic Pathology (MGP). The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years' experience working in a clinical diagnostic laboratory, but recently trained graduates with experience in Next Generation Sequencing will be considered.

In this role, you will work with 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. Other roles include working along side our Research and Development in the conception, design and validation of novel oncology tests.

Qualifications:

Ph.D. or M.D. with board certification by ABMGG or the American Board of Pathology.
Experience with genomic clinical result interpretation, reporting and sign-out.
Must be comfortable using a variety of computational databases to aid in the interpretation of genomic variants
Ability to work independently as well as in a cross disciplinary team
Ability to prioritize and work under tight deadlines
Excellent verbal and written communication and organizational skills
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.


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Assistant Director Postdoctoral Affairs

Date Posted:
1/13/2017

Columbia University

NY

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Position Description:
Under the leadership of the Director, the Assistant Director manages several initiatives and provides support for the University-wide Office for Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA). OPA, which is within the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research, is responsible for numerous activities that involve education, training and support for all University postdoctoral researchers and scholars. OPA also facilitates the recruitment and retention of outstanding postdocs. The Assistant Director works closely with the Director to carry out the scholarly mission of the office.

Responsibilities:

Manages professional development programming and job opportunity lectures and events
Collaborates with an array of University entities in the design, organization, and implementation of career and professional development programs and events
Under the guidance of the Director, provides career counseling services to the University's postdocs through individual sessions as well as through leading small group workshops
Fosters and maintains relationships with postdoc alumni and external employers in order to coordinate professional networking opportunities and events for postdocs
Advises postdocs with respect to job opportunities, career development, professional development opportunities, funding opportunities, international issues (visas and requirements for US employment, etc.) and University policies and practices
In collaboration with the Director, researches and evaluates current postdoctoral research policies and procedures affecting postdoctoral training. The incumbent advises the Director on policies and resources that would best support postdocs in their training and professional development.
Participates in the organization and execution of the annual Postdoctoral Research Symposia.
Acts as the primary point of contact for counterparts at other institutions regarding the policies and procedures that govern Columbia's postdoc community. Acts as an institutional point of contact for external parties, as determined by the Director.
Attends local, regional and national meetings on postdoctoral affairs. Investigates potential postdoctoral opportunities and gain exposure to emerging trends pertaining to the needs of the postdoctoral community. Exchanges information and discuss postdoctoral program policies and activities; organize local and regional meetings with the same aims.
At the direction of the Director, benchmarks postdoc stipends, benefits and ancillary programs at similar institutions and present data to the Director.
Qualifications:

Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an arpplicant equires a Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 3-5 years related experience, with several years in a research area.
The successful candidate should have a demonstrated ability to design, organize, and implement career and professional development programs and events; a strong interest in career counseling of advanced degree holders; excellent interpersonal skills and ability to deal effectively with individuals at all levels (faculty, staff, deans, etc.) and with difficult situations; self-motivation and ability to work independently; strong verbal and written skills and proficiency in computer applications such as Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Preferred Qualifications Doctorate degree with postdoc experience is preferred; teaching experience preferred; teaching experience preferred. Prior academic administrative experience and career counseling in an academic setting is a plus.
To Apply:
PLease visit this quick Link: jobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=159711 for more information and to apply online.

 


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Postdoctoral Fellow Cancer Biology

Date Posted:
1/4/2017

UCS

CA

We are seeking a talented cell biologist with a strong interest in cancer biology and personalized medicine. The qualified candidate will develop assays using patient-specific tissues to analyze tumor evolution and metastasis. The candidate will work in close collaboration with a diverse team consisting of cancer researchers, computational scientists and clinicians to generate and evaluate quantitative microscopy imaging data. The candidate will be involved in writing manuscripts and oral presentations. Key technical skills include primary tissue culture in 3D, live cell imaging and analysis using advanced image analysis software.
Requirements

Candidates should have a PhD degree in molecular/cellular biology, biochemistry, or other relevant discipline. The candidate should present strong written and oral communication skills. Applicants with experience with primary tissue cultures and live cell microscopy are encouraged to apply.


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Senior Scientist Next Generation Sequencing

Date Posted:
1/4/2017

HTG Molecular Diagnostics

AZ

Headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, HTG’s mission is to empower precision medicine at the local level. In 2013, the company commercialized its HTG Edge instrument platform and a portfolio of RNA assays that leverage HTG’s proprietary nuclease protection chemistry. HTG’s product offerings have since expanded to include its HTG EdgeSeq product line, which automates sample and targeted library preparation for next-generation sequencing. Additional information is available at www.htgmolecular.com.

HTG is committed to bringing the highest level of simplicity and automation to molecular diagnostics by leveraging proprietary nuclease protection assays and coupling it to next generation sequencing. Our pipeline includes gene expression and mutation based assays in low multiplex using a microarray format and in high multiplex as a front end to Next Gen Sequencing.

HTG is looking to add to its professional team a dedicated scientist with the expertise to develop new compelling products to meet the increasing need for next generation sequencing at clinical laboratories of the future. This is a laboratory-based position for a scientist with hands-on molecular and computational experience with DNASeq and RNAseq methods to develop assays for the detection of clinically important gene fusions and mutations. The key elements for success are deep technical and assay development expertise, a passion for solving vexing clinical laboratory workflow issues, and ability to communicate effectively with molecular and computational scientists.

Responsibilities:
• Development and validation of clinical NGS assays on the EDGE platform
• Write and review all technical documents associated with assay development including SOPs, validation material, presentations, and publications
• Maintain a high level of quality in the diagnostic development processes
• Implement and ensure strict adherence to quality control and quality assurance measures of clinical NGS assays
• Ensure adherence to all regulatory guidelines
• Provide scientific and technical input in internal and clinical trial projects
• Work with a cross-functional team to complete specific projects


Requirements

PhD in genetics or molecular biology or a related field. 3+ years of experience in a translational research or a clinical laboratory setting. Expertise in pertinent areas such as sequence analysis, online human genomics resources, and molecular test design, as well as fundamental knowledge in oncology or Human Genetics is a Plus.

Nestled at the foothills of the majestic Catalina Mountains, and ringed by 4 other mountain ranges, a young and family friendly modern metropolis, Tucson offers 360 days of sunshine, unparalleled golf, museums, historic sites and hiking trails where one can experience the wide variety of animal and plant life of the Sonoran Desert, one of the most biodiverse spots on the planet.

HTG offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package including 100% employer payed medical and dental benefits, long term disability insurance, employee stock purchase plan, as well as stock options upon hire, relocation assistance and the unique ability to work with cutting edge technological advances.


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Technical Sales Consultant

Date Posted:
1/4/2017

Miltenyl

TN

Have you always been motivated by your passion for the life sciences and a desire to foster lasting relationships with science partners? If yes, join our team as a…
Technical Sales Consultant
Tennessee
Your tasks
As a member of the Miltenyi Biotec North America Sales Team, you will be responsible for our full line of immunology based products throughout the Nashville based territory. You will use your in-depth knowledge and expert technical skills to acquire new customers from biotechnology companies, academic research institutions, and pharmaceutical companies, while simultaneously augmenting existing customer relationships. In addition, you will go above and beyond by analyzing the market for new product opportunities and acting as a knowledgeable resource for customers who have questions or product-related issues. Your outgoing nature and ability to gain buy-in from others will help Miltenyi Biotec showcase itself successfully and professionally, and as a result grow the sales of the company overall.
Requirements

Your profile
• You have a Ph.D., M.S., or B.S. degree from a four-year college or university
• You desire more than the typical 9am-5pm job
• You have three to five years of experience in the life sciences environment, and a thorough grasp of either immunology, stem cell biology, cancer biology, and/or molecular biology; or equivalent combination of education and experience
• You have exceptionally impressive organizational skills
• Strong communication and presentation skills help you to persuade others, which is one of your greatest strengths
• You are comfortable traveling over 50% of the time

Miltenyi Biotec is expanding and evolving. Our culture is one that empowers you to embrace new challenges and influence change. Join a fresh and collaborative working environment that encourages contribution, innovation, and growth.

We empower great science. For more than 25 years, Miltenyi Biotec has provided innovative tools, instruments, and solutions that advance biomedical research and cellular therapy. We are 1,500 scientists, engineers, physicians, support specialists, marketers, and more – all dedicated to improving scientific understanding and impacting human lives. At our headquarters campus and offices worldwide, fresh ideas become unique products.


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Senior Research Scientist Neurodegenerative Diseases

Date Posted:
1/4/2017

UT Southwestern

TX

Take advantage of this opportunity to join UT Southwestern Medical Center – one of the world's foremost research institutions with a reputation for life-changing research. We currently have an opening for a Senior Research Scientist at our Center for Alzheimer's and Neurodegenerative Diseases at UT Southwestern Medical Center.
The Senior Research Scientist plans, organizes, coordinates, directs and personally participates in major medical or scientific research projects, including development and implementation of research protocols. As part of this role, this key team member selects key research personnel; determines specific goals or objectives to be attained; assigns and reviews work of subordinates. In addition, the Senior Research Scientist reviews and analyzes resulting research data, revises techniques or approaches to work problems as indicated as necessary by research data. The Senior Research Scientist plans and supervises training of technicians and other laboratory personnel with respect to proper laboratory techniques, use of laboratory equipment, and safety procedures. The Center for Alzheimer's and Neurodegenerative Diseases is looking for applicants with a proven track record in developing and executing high-throughput (HTS) campaigns. Applicants who are skilled in cell culture, adaptation of cellular assays to HTS and have experience in programming HTS robots are encouraged to apply.

Requirements

• Ph.D. degree with major coursework in field of assignment and six (6) years research experience in field of assignment, including at least one (1) year at level of Research Scientist or equivalent.
• Master's degree with major coursework in field of assignment and nine (9) years research experience in field of assignment, including at least two (2) years at level of Research Scientist or equivalent.


UT Southwestern Medical Center ranks among the top academic medical centers with more active Nobel Prize winners than any other medical school in the world. As a premier educational, clinical and research institution, UT Southwestern is home to more than 2,000 distinguished scientists, physicians and allied health professionals. Our University Hospital has achieved Magnet Recognition® by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), joining only 7% of hospitals in the United States.
UT Southwestern is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

To learn more and apply online, please visit: http://jobs.utsouthwestern.edu/srsbio


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National Biosafety and Containment Training Program

Date Posted:
1/4/2017

NIH

MD

All application materials including the online NBBTP Fellowship Application, NBBTP Fellowship Reference Form, Official Transcripts from the institution of the highest degree earned, and any optional supplemental material are due by close of business on July 5, 2017 for the Class of Fellows beginning January 9, 2018. Each applicant must submit a completed application, including a resume or CV. Materials that arrive after July 5, 2017 may not be considered on an applicant's behalf.

Official Transcript from institution of highest degree must be sent directly from the issuing institution to:

NBBTP/CDIC, Inc.
ATTN: Jennifer C.
3000 South Hulen Street, Suite 124-199
Ft. Worth, TX 76109

During the NBBTP application review process, the NBBTP Selection Committee rates and ranks NBBTP applicants using a three-phase, structured assessment process. The first phase is based on the completed application, references, essay, official transcripts and optional supplemental material. After this initial review process, quarter-finalists are invited to phone-interview with members of the Selection Committee. Upon successful completion of the phone interview, semi-finalists are invited to participate in two days of personal interviews on-site at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. Fellowship offers are conditional, pending verification of authenticity of application materials, official transcripts, and the applicant's ability to meet Federal guidelines for working with select agents.

Questions about the NBBTP Fellowship and/or Professional Development and Certificate programs are happily answered via info@nbbtp.org or by calling 301-451-3290.


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Senior Scientist Mechanistic Pharmacology

Date Posted:
1/4/2017

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 Description: Alkermes is searching for a highly talented biologist with experience in developing assays for GPCR- and enzyme-based drug targets. The candidate should be able to multi-task and be comfortable working in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.

KEY DUTIES:
Development of disease relevant cell-based model systems to understand the mechanism of action of therapeutic molecules.
Explore and apply new technologies to expand the group’s capabilities, and help drive programs forward.
Explore and validate novel therapeutic targets using in-house capability as well as external resources (CROs).

TECHNICAL SKILLS:
Design and develop cellular model systems for functional profiling of biased ligands at multiple signaling events.
Strong expertise in using plate based assays (fluorescence, luminescence, FRET, FP, high content imaging, label-free technologies, etc.) to characterize mechanism of drug action on GPCRs, enzymes, or ion channels drug targets at the functional, phenotypic, or biochemical level.
Experience working with iPS-derived or primary neurons.
Strong theoretical and practical knowledge of receptor kinetics, enzymology, and/or molecular/cellular pharmacology
Strong expertise in molecular biology, including experience using tools such as CRISPRs, siRNAs, or miRNAs to study gene function.
Highly effective written and verbal communication skills.

PERSONAL SKILLS:
Ability to identify, learn and creatively apply new technologies to improve efficiency and data quality
Must be flexible to learn and take on new tasks according to shift in priority.
Ability to multi-task, and independently design, execute experiments and communicate results to team members.
Collaborative, well-organized, with the ability to take the initiative to lead, influence and motivate others.
Must have a lot of passion and experience working with lab automation and applying new technologies into the drug discovery process
Strong problem solving and communication skills.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

A Ph.D in pharmacology, neurology, cell biology, biochemistry or a related discipline with 3+ years of assay development and execution experience in the biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry, or a M.Sc. with 10+ years of equivalent experience, is required.
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Senior Scientist Electrophysiology

Date Posted:
1/4/2017

Alkermes

MA

Senior Scientist, In Vivo Electrophysiology

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 .

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Position Summary:

The Neurophysiology group within the Research and Development organization is searching for an experienced neurobiologist with a deep passion for understanding neural circuit functions in the normal and diseased brain. Individuals with exceptional experience in in vivo electrophysiology are encouraged to apply. The candidate is expected to perform extensive extracellular single- and multi-unit recordings in addition to electroencephalography (EEG) and event-related potential (ERP) recordings in freely behaving rodents to probe the neural circuit basis of psychiatric disorders and evaluate the effects of novel therapeutics and identify translational electrophysiological approaches to better predict the actions of novel therapeutics in clinical populations.

Key Duties:

Design, develop, and implement in vivo electrophysiological protocols and assays
Engage in thorough analysis of data collected, generate summaries and interpretations of results, and present summaries within the Neurophysiology group, Biology Department, and the greater Alkermes community
Explore and apply new models, methodologies, and technologies to expand the group?s capabilities and help drive programs forward

Technical Skills:

Proficient in in vivo electrophysiological techniques in freely moving and anesthetized rodents (primarily rats) is required
Proficient in EEG/LFP signal processing (i.e. FFT, Wavelet analyses), spike-train analysis and single unit isolation routines is required
Significant experience with rodent behavioral paradigms is highly desired
Experience with optogenetic techniques in vivo is highly desired
Significant programming experience (i.e. Matlab, Python, etc?) is highly desired

Personal Skills:

Must work well in a team environment and have excellent intrapersonal skills
Well organized and able to multi-task
Outstanding personal initiative with the ability to take the lead, influence, and motivate others
Strong desire to push the boundaries of the science, implement innovative technologies and approaches, and be flexible to learn and take on new tasks when needed
Strong communication skills and ability to distill complex datasets into meaningful, actionable information
Minimum Education and Experience:

A Ph.D. in neuroscience, neurobiology, or related discipline with 3+ years of post-doc experience, or a MS degree with 10+ years of equivalent experience, is required.
Experience in a biotechnology/pharmaceutical setting is strongly preferred but not required


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Scientist Immunology

Date Posted:
1/4/2017

Alkermes

MA

Alkermes is a leader in innovative medicines that address the unmet needs and challenges of people living with debilitating diseases. As a fully integrated global biopharmaceutical company, Alkermes applies our scientific expertise, proprietary technologies, and global resources to develop products that are designed to make a meaningful difference in the way patients manage their disease. Our track record for successful drug development is evident from the more than 20 marketed drugs that use our proprietary technologies, and perhaps most clearly exemplified by the five key commercial products propelling our growth. These are products in major disease areas, such as schizophrenia, addiction, and multiple sclerosis.

Position Description: Alkermes is searching for a highly talented immunologist for a permanent position in the Discovery Research and Biologics group. The ideal candidate will be able to identify appropriate in vivo/in vitro model systems and execute experiments to demonstrate the mechanism/efficacy of proprietary Alkermes’ biologics. The candidate should be comfortable working in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.

KEY DUTIES:
Identify appropriate experimental systems (in vivo/in vitro) to demonstrate mechanism/efficacy of proprietary biologics
Be comfortable designing, testing, and implementing multi-parameter (>10) flow cytometric assays
Isolate and interrogate/assay primary cells from various tissues
Assay development, execution, and analysis (primarily cell-based, ex vivo)
Record experimental activities using an electronic notebook.
Participate in advancing Alkermes pipeline and capabilities in biologics.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:
Strong understanding of immune system function and dysregulation
Experience operating a BD LSRII or LSRFortessa
Experience with various immune cell isolation techniques, including cell sorting
Proficiency with FlowJo and FACSDiva software for data analysis
Experience with gene expression analysis platforms
Experience with IHC and fluorescence microscopy
Experience with ELISPOT and other readouts of antigen-specific immune responses
Additional experience in standard molecular and cell biology techniques a strong plus (mammalian cell culture, transfection, SDS-PAGE, ELISA/MSD, qPCR)

PERSONAL SKILLS:
Ability to rapidly learn and apply techniques
Ability to independently design, execute, and analyze experiments
Sense of urgency (self-motivation)
Strong interdisciplinary communication skills
Flexibility (tolerate changes in priorities/directions)

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
PhD with 0-3 years or MS with 6+ years of experience, preferably in a biotechnology or pharmaceutical setting. Candidates with a degree in a relevant scientific discipline (immunology or cell biology) and experience in cancer immunology or innate immunity preferred.


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Scientist

Date Posted:
1/4/2017

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 and research and manufacturing facilities in Athlone, Ireland and Wilmington, Ohio.

Job Summary:

We are currently seeking an experienced Scientist. This individual will be responsible for developing analytical methodology and characterization techniques directly supporting formulation, process development, clinical development, manufacturing, and quality. The individual will utilize principals of solution chemistry, chromatography, spectroscopy, thermal analysis, and various biological and physical analyses. This position requires thorough knowledge of scientific principles, specifically in chemistry and pharmaceutical sciences, with the ability to utilize these disciplines to develop new analytical methods, solve complex technical issues, and generate action plans to meet project objectives.
Additionally, she/he is familiar with USP/NF analytical procedures, and has prior understanding of cGMP’s and ICH guidelines.

This individual will be required to author or contribute to completion of the following documents: experimental protocols, development reports, qualification and validation reports, SOP’s, and regulatory submissions. The Scientist will be required to train others on analytical techniques, and work with teams comprised of scientists and non-scientists, coordinate group efforts, track the progress of multiple projects, and to provide technical leadership. Technical leadership and/or supervision of junior level scientists is required.

KEY DUTIES:

Assist in maintaining a clean and safe workplace on a daily basis
Perform and record analyses as assigned on a daily basis
Prioritize tasks and responsibilities for projects
Design experimental plans to address specific program issues and develop technical strategies to address business needs
Develop, validate, and transfer methods for analysis of drug substance and drug product
Interpret, analyze, and manage data, as well as and review the work of peer’s.
Troubleshoot technical problems for development and manufacturing
Present plans and data to key stakeholders and management
Provide technical leadership through informal and formal training mechanisms
Train other colleagues in methods and procedures, and lead technology transfers to other Alkermes sites and contract organizations
Write and disseminate technical data summaries and reports, and review revisions to procedures as needed.
Coordinate activities of outside resources such as consultants, vendors
Contribute to CMC section reports
Evaluate and/or develop new technologies and identify proprietary technical opportunities for Alkermes
SKILLS/ABILITIES:

Advanced knowledge of analytical chemistry and in-depth knowledge of two (2) or more of the techniques described below.
HPLC/UHPLC, LC/MS, GC, Dissolution, Spectroscopy, Thermal Analysis (TGA and DSC), Rheometry, or Bioassay (ELISA, SDS-Page, Electrophoresis, etc.).
Knowledge of organic chemistry, physical chemistry, and pharmaceutical sciences.
Statistical analysis for analytical chemistry
Proficiency with computer applications
Understanding of cGMPs, ICH guidelines, and compendial requirements
Experimental design including application of QbD
Oral and written communications
Data recording, interpretation, and management
Mentoring of junior staff
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Significant experience in pharmaceutical analysis and demonstrated skills in new method development.
Ph.D in Chemistry with 0-3 years of experience, a Master’s Degree in Chemistry with 6+ years of experience or a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry with 10+ years of experience.


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Scientist DMPK

Date Posted:
1/4/2017

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.

 

Description of duties: As a DMPK representative, he/she will be responsible for influencing discovery efforts with respect to metabolism, including guiding medicinal chemistry efforts to advance drug development in neuroscience. The incumbent will be further expected to synthesize the DMPK knowledge of lead candidates and influence the preclinical project plans thereto related. As such, the DMPK Scientist will provides leadership and strategic direction from idea inception through NDA submission. He/she will works with bioanalytical and in vitro pharmacology scientists, internally or externally, to ensure the appropriate experimental plans and data generation in support of optimized compounds. It is highly desired that you will have extensive experience in applying high-resolution mass spectrometry to characterize metabolites and assess metabolic stability in various cellular and subcellular in vitro test systems. The candidate should be able to review and translate complex LC-MS based metabolism data sets and articulate findings to project teams. This role may liaise with the biomarker scientists, PK/PD modelers and project partners to develop the translational pharmacology plan, PK predictions and dose projections for small molecule or biologic therapeutics. The candidate will also partner with other team representatives to advance the ADME science and strategies for prosecuting small molecule projects and may also influence external scientific community through publication and other interactions.

 

Requirements: Ph.D. (5-10 yrs)or MS/BS (10+ years) in Analytical Chemistry, Chemistry or Chemical Biology with relevant industrial experience in biotransformation and metabolite identification and a strong record of scientific achievement & project influence. In-depth understanding of drug metabolism, enzymology, bioactivation, and physical organic chemistry, with demonstrated ability to utilize scientific results to influence medicinal chemistry efforts. Demonstrated skills and proficiency in all aspects of nominal and high resolution mass spectrometry for metabolite profiling and identification (eg, fluent understanding in the operation and maintenance of a variety of LC-MS/MS instrumentation including Waters QTOF and Thermo Orbitrap based systems); strong computer skills and experience with software driven metabolite profiling is required. Demonstrated ability to integrate data from multiple sources in to a rational understanding of drug disposition; broad understanding of transporter assays desired. Proficiency in human PK predictions.

Experience integrating DM/PK discipline knowledge into both discovery and development teams to help guide decisions. Demonstrated management of contract research organizations and collaborations is required. Experience in drug discovery / development up to POC required; experience in the preparation of regulatory applications (IND, NDA or BLA) and good knowledge of regulatory guidelines is highly desirable. General understanding of drug discovery, chemistry and pharmacology within neuroscience preferred. Individuals with having first-author, peer reviewed publications and/or presentations will be strong candidates for this role.

 


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Clinical Research Scientist

Date Posted:
1/4/2017

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

We are currently seeking a Clinical Research Scientist (CRS) to join our Clinical Science Department. This position will report to the Senior Clinical Research Scientist, and will support the Medical Directors, and other Clinical Development colleagues in the delivery of company objectives. The CRS will also partner with the clinical operations team to ensure study delivery.

The CRS contributes to five key areas:

Ensures Quality Medical Science
Using your background in human intervention research, develop clinical research study protocols
Assist in determining subject inclusion/exclusion criteria, and research outcomes
Select measures and appropriate data collection techniques
Conduct research literature reviews
Provides Clinical/Program Strategy
Contribute to clinical development plans (research approach for moving drug from Phase 1 to Phase 3)
Research new indications for a given molecule ? ?
Assists with Regulatory Science
Contribute to briefing documents (leadership role when appropriate)
Add scientific rationale to FDA communications
Contributes to Scientific Communication
Stay current with competitor developments and major advances in disease field, and communicate intelligence to teams
May contribute to scientific publications including posters, abstracts, and manuscripts.
Serves as Internal Expert
Support Scientific Advisory Boards
Communicate with external experts, such as top researchers in the field
Work cross-functionally with other groups (e.g. Preclinical Scientists, Regulatory Affairs, Business Development, and New Product Planning)
Minimum Education & Experience Requirements:

An advanced degree (PhD, PharmD, MD) in a related field
Minimum 3 years of direct involvement with human intervention research
A background in life sciences: psychology, neuropsychology, physiology, kinesiology, public health, epidemiology, or psychopharmacology
Knowledge/Skills Required

Clinical study design, data collection, analysis, and data interpretation skills
Experience interacting with clinical investigators and medical experts
Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills (fluency in English is required)
Domestic travel (approximately <10%) is required
Desirable Knowledge/Skills:

Background in CNS diseases such as (MS, depression, schizophrenia)
Track record of publications with human experimental research (clinical trials, psychological, physical activity monitoring, physiological etc…)
Knowledge of or experience in industry clinical research
Knowledge of or experience with ICH, GCP and relevant regulatory requirements
Alkermes, Inc. 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.

 


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Research Fellow Computational Chemistry

Date Posted:
1/4/2017

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 .

Background:The Alkermes Discovery organization is searching for an experienced computational chemist with a passion for drug design. We are currently growing our Discovery organization, including computational chemistry to become a world class player in our field.

The successful candidate will be contributing to the buildup of a top notch Computational chemistry and Informatics function working in close collaboration with the Medicinal chemistry and the Biologics Departments. The overall aim is to invent highly novel, high quality drug molecules in both our small-molecule and biologics drug discovery projects.

Key Responsibilities Include
Contribute to creating a highly collaborative team of experienced and motivated computational chemists. Formulate and execute on the computational chemistry strategy to support both small molecules and biologics.
Key contributor in our Design teams where Computational chemistry is responsible for evaluating molecular design ideas with the help of predictive computational models.
Creating predictive models of our primary and secondary screening assays
Being a key node in informatics and compound data management in the Discovery group.
Collaboratively with other functions to contribute to the rapid development of innovative, high quality drug candidates.
Drive innovation, foster creativity, and scientific excellence within and outside of the computational chemistry function.
Contribute to the overall development of the Discovery organization.

Skills/Experience
PhD, or equivalent, in computational chemistry with +8 years’ experience in drug discovery.
Significant experience in a drug discovery environment, including key membership in discovery projects.
Strong abilities in computational chemistry with experience both in structure-based and ligand-based design.
Experience in working closely and collaboratively with medical chemistry, DMPK, pharmacology and safety functions
Excellent communication skills, energetic and self-motivated

Personal Attributes Needed
Excellent interpersonal, leadership, communication, and time-management skills are essential
Alkermes, Inc. 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


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Science Writer

Date Posted:
1/4/2017

Harvard

MA

Performs a wide range of editorial functions, from brainstorming and conceptualizing story ideas to writing magazine feature or news-style articles and briefs to seeking source approvals and ushering publications to press and through the mailing and distribution processes. Contributes to brainstorming sessions on themes and stories for the web, Harvard Medicine magazine, Harvard Medicine News, the @HMS internal campus newsletter, and the annual Dean's Report, along with other HMS communications vehicles. This individual interviews faculty, senior administrators and alumni; secures source approvals. Writes features, profiles, news briefs, sidebars, and other content; covers campus events, such as symposiums and conferences; copyedits and proofreads copy in accordance with established style guidelines. Working in collaboration with editorial team members, recommends photos and illustrations and sometimes staffs photo shoots or takes digital photos as requested. Contributes to the development and production of website news articles. Responds to general inquiries from the public and other readers and sometimes helps oversee work by students participating in the OCER Internship Program. Administrative and internal communications: As requested, drafts talking points, speeches, letters to faculty and staff, new faculty announcements and other communications for the HMS dean and senior administrators. General editorial and project support: Carries out the full range of duties required to deliver news and other content via print and the web such as copyediting, proofreading, fact-checking and image acquisition. Researches and requests permissions from other publications, institutions and individuals, and responds to requests from them, as required. Serves as an OCER beat manager maintaining a number of beats with HMS Quad departments or affiliates, as assigned. Serves as OCER representative and principal contact for the department in publicizing its research. Checks in regularly with the department chair and administrators concerning discoveries in the pipeline and newsworthy papers; responds to requests for publicity; writes news releases and articles; and shares information with the Associate Director of Media Relations, the Director of Science Communications, the editors of OCER publications and other colleagues as appropriate. Collaborates as needed with OCER staff on special projects that may intersect with the beat, such as the HMS Media Fellowship and the Longwood Seminars.

Writing sample and a writing assessment may be requested upon first interview.

Salary Grade: 057

Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Bachelor's degree required, preferably in journalism, English, Biology, or communications. Five or more years of experience in a deadline-driven journalism environment, preferably working for a daily or weekly science news publication or in a deadline-driven biomedical research/academic medical institution. Web communications experience, magazine writing experience, publications development or related areas. Must demonstrate a talent for understanding, interpreting and writing basic and translational science research in a concise, compelling and accurate way that captivates the reader without compromising scientific integrity.

Advanced degree preferred along with experience writing for Scientific publications. Institutional writing experience, such as for speeches and letters, is a significant plus. Also required are proven science writing, project-management, copyediting and proofreading skills, with an understanding of AP Style and Chicago style preferred; outstanding written and verbal communication skills; appreciation for scientific and political nuance; strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively with colleagues, educators, scientists, students and senior leaders within the communications office, throughout HMS and across Harvard University; excellent organizational skills; attention to detail; a demonstrated ability to juggle multiple projects while working effectively under the pressure of last-minute deadlines and changing priorities; demonstrated experience in working well both independently and as part of a team; excellent judgment and discretion in handling sensitive and confidential issues; experience writing for the news media, lay audiences; experience with and an understanding of the difference between writing for print publications and the web; publications management experience or a willingness to learn; familiarity with biomedical science, medicine, public health and the biological sciences; experience working with digital media and video; willingness to learn to shoot video and take basic photographs using high-resolution digital OCER-owned equipment is also important. Must be highly flexible, team-oriented and, above all, able to meet deadlines gracefully under pressure.


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Postdoctoral Fellow NeuroImaging and Alzheimer's Disease

Date Posted:
1/4/2017

Partners Health Care

MA

The Clinical Neuroscience and Neuropsychology Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is currently accepting applications for a postdoctoral fellowship sponsored by the NIH for studies of multimodal neuroimaging and preclinical Alzheimer’s disease (AD). We investigate memory network dysfunction as an early marker of preclinical Alzheimer’s disease by comparing autosomal dominant AD with sporadic AD. Our research uses multimodal neuroimaging (PET, sMRI, fMRI, DTI) but also integrates genetic, molecular and neuropsychological data to characterize some of the earliest AD-related brain changes. The fellow will have access to two extraordinarily rich preclinical AD groups, 1) A Colombian kindred with autosomal dominant AD, and 2) cognitively-normal older individuals who are participants in the Harvard Aging Brain Study (HABS) at MGH and are considered at high risk (by molecular pathology imaging) to develop late onset AD.


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Postdoctoral Fellow Molecular Biologist

Date Posted:
1/4/2017

Harvard

MA

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP MOLECULAR BIOLOGIST, DNA TECHNOLOGIST-DANA FARBER CANCER INSTITUTE, HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL. Develop and apply approaches for examining cancer heterogeneity at the DNA level and blood biomarkers for liquid biopsy applications and personalized cancer treatment. Apply high throughput scanning for somatic mutations in cancer samples, using novel developments in PCR technology and next generation sequencing. Successful candidate will be exposed to most recent developments in the field of DNA technology, digital PCR, molecular oncology and genomics. Experience in mutation detection and PCR/real-time PCR technology is desirable. Full benefits/salary commensurate with experience. The applicant must possess a Ph.D in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or related discipline.

CV to G. Mike Makrigiorgos PhD, Email: mmakrigiorgos@partners.org


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Hellman Science Policy Fellowship

Date Posted:
1/4/2017

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

MA

Job description
As part of the Academy’s Initiative for Science, Engineering, and Technology, the Hellman Fellowship in Science and Technology Policy provides an opportunity for an early-career professional with training in science or engineering to learn about a career in public policy and administration. While in residence, the Hellman Fellow works with senior scientists and policy experts on critical national and international policy issues related to science, engineering, and technology.

The Hellman Fellow contributes to one or more of the ongoing projects under the Academy’s Initiative for Science, Engineering, and Technology. The studies explore how science and technology are evolving, how to help the public understand those changes, and how society can better adapt to those changes. The Initiative convenes leading scientists and public policy experts from both academia and industry to advance critical thinking about the evolving landscape for scientific research.

The Hellman Fellowship program has three objectives:
To support and guide an early-career professional who wants to develop expertise on issues of science, engineering and technology policy;
To increase the number of science-policy professionals who are engaged in substantive discussion of science and engineering research questions, with a broad understanding of their social implications;
To expand the scale of Academy projects and studies focused on challenges facing scientific research and science education.

Fellowship Eligibility:
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in an area of science or engineering and have some experience or a demonstrated interest in an area related to science and technology policy. The Ph.D. must be conferred prior to September 2017.
Strong writing, organizational, and interpersonal skills are desired.
Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States without Academy sponsorship.

Terms:
The appointment is for a one-year term to begin on or about September 1, 2017, at the Academy in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The fellowship will be renewed for a second year upon a positive performance review. Stipend is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Application:
The deadline for application is Friday, January 6, 2017. To apply, send your curriculum vitae and a cover letter (2 page limit) describing your qualifications and interest in science policy.

Finalists may be asked to submit letters of reference.


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Lecturer in Biology Anatomy and Physiology

Date Posted:
1/4/2017

Frostburg State College

MD

Description
Frostburg State University, Department of Biology, seeks applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track contractual Lecturer position with a primary focus in Anatomy and Physiology to begin Fall 2017. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department of Biology at FSU has state-of-the-art laboratory facilities in Compton Science Center with the capability for DNA sequencing, a scanning electron microscope, fluorescent microscopy, and equipment for molecular biology. In addition, ultra-cold storage, autoclaves, and the capability for multiple cellular growth conditions allow our faculty to conduct cutting-edge experimentation.

Responsibilities: Teach Anatomy and Physiology I and II as well as other courses that may include Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology and General Biology I. Faculty members at FSU are expected to actively participate in the University’s student-learning-assessment program. Duties also may include evening class times, student advising, professional development activities, and service to the Department, College, University, and community.

Visit https://frostburg.peopleadmin.com to apply.
Application deadline is February 1, 2017.


Requirements
Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in Biology or related field. Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching.

Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. in Biology or related field, or Medical degree. Previous Anatomy and Physiology teaching experience.


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Scientist Genetic Biomarker Assay Development

Date Posted:
1/4/2017

JBS Science

PA

SCIENTIST, GENETIC BIOMARKER ASSAY DEVELOPMENT

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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Oligonucleotide Chemistry Scientist

Date Posted:
1/4/2017

Exicure Inc

IL

We are seeking motivated scientists with hands on experience in chemical synthesis, purification and characterization of DNA/RNA.

Hands on experience in one or more areas of the following is essential: running small to large scale automated DNA/RNA synthesizers, solid phase synthesis of oligonucleotides at various scales, chemical modifications of nucleosides and backbones, purification of oligonucleotides at different scales by anion-exchange and reverse-phase HPLC systems, analysis of oligonucleotides by various established methods, including UV spectrophotometry, anion exchange HPLC, reverse phase HPLC, size-exclusion chromatography, gel electrophoresis and ESI and/or MALDI/ToF mass spectrometry.

Experience in biophysical and biochemical characterization of oligonucleotides is desirable but not necessary. Working knowledge and understanding of nanoparticle or liposomal formulation of oligonucleotides and/or molecular biological and immunological techniques is an added advantage to work along with the team members. Candidates should have attention to detail, excellent organizational and reasoning skills along with independent experimental design and data analysis skills. Independence, resourcefulness, and ability to work cooperatively in a high performing multidisciplinary team environment are a must. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.


Requirements
Candidates applying for oligonucleotide chemistry Scientist position should have a PhD in Organic/Medicinal Chemistry or a related subject area with no more than a year of industrial/postdoctoral experience.


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Sr. Scientist Immunology

Date Posted:
1/4/2017

KSQ Therapeutics

MA

Description
Unleashing the power of precision functional genomics to cure cancer and transform patient lives – that’s what drives the team at KSQ Therapeutics. Immuno-oncology approaches are revolutionizing cancer care and even show the promise of a cure in some patients, but the reality is the majority of cancer patients are not helped by current Immuno-oncology therapies. At KSQ, we’re using cutting-edge proprietary CRISPR screening technologies to develop novel, breakthrough Immuno-oncology therapies for cancer patients. We’re backed by Flagship Ventures and Polaris Partners - two of the premier life science venture capital funds with over 35 years of combined experience launching and growing new biotech companies.

We’re looking for exceptional PhD level immunologists who want to share this vision. You’d be part of a team with deep expertise in immunology, functional genomics, oncology, and drug discovery. And while we work hard, we are having a lot of fun along the way. We’re looking for candidates that have extensive experience culturing/manipulating lymphocytes and performing functional immunoassays, both in vitro and in vivo. Most importantly we’re looking for people who want to be engaged in the research, seek opportunities to develop and excel, provide valuable input, and help KSQ make life-saving drugs! This is a great opportunity to get in early at a fast-growing company.


We offer a great combination of compensation and benefits including medical and dental insurance, commuting assistance, a 401k plan, and a competitive bonus. On top of that, we want every member of the team to be invested in the Company, so everyone gets stock options. If this sounds interesting to you, please submit your resume and background information to KSQJobs@ksqtx.com.


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Senior Director of Immunology

Date Posted:
1/4/2017

Heat Biologics Inc.

NC

About Us
Heat Biologics (HBI) www.heatbio.com is a clinical-stage immunotherapy company focused on utilizing its proprietary ImPACT (Immune Pan-Antigen Cytotoxic Therapy) technology to develop novel, off-the-shelf live-cell vaccines that modulate the immune system to treat a range of cancers. The ImPACT technology is based on a genetically engineered heat shock protein, gp96-Ig, which chaperones tumor cell-derived antigens across MHC barriers for cross-presentation on a patients self MHC I. This leads to polyclonal activation of patient CD8+ T cells against a range of tumor antigens. We are in Phase II clinical trials with two of our cell-based products: HS-110 to treat Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC), and HS-410 in bladder cancer. Heat Biologics additionally has a robust pipeline of products in various stages of development.

About the Position
Reporting to the Chief Scientific Officer and closely interacting with the clinical development and process development teams, the Senior Director, Immunology will support the development, planning and execution of pre-clinical assays to support new product development. In addition, this person will interact with the clinical team to develop immune-based product support assays and to analyze and interpret clinical immune response data. This role has a high level of complexity requiring wide technical and scientific expertise and involving multiple techniques, projects and interfaces. The candidate must have a high level of independence to carry out their responsibilities with minimal supervision.

Essential Functions:

1. Design and execute complex studies requiring highly organized data collection and management
2. Establish and run key analytical methods (flow cytometry, rodent handling, RT-PCR, tissue analysis, tissue culture) to support in-house development and characterization studies
3. Support transition of new candidates from R&D to Clinical Manufacturing department:
• Cell line characterization
• Research cell stock manufacturing & testing
• Cell culture platform evaluation
• Analytical fit-for-purpose studies
4. Interact with multiple colleagues in a dynamic environment. Be willing to take on new projects outside the ‘normal’ course of business. Be highly motivated.
5. Author technical documentation (abstracts and manuscripts) from both basic pre-clinical development as well as clinical immune response data.
6. May develop immunological assays for key company projects
7. Collect and analyze data and maintain compliant records of laboratory research
8. Prepare data for technical reports, publications and grants

This position may require domestic and/or international travel (up to 15%).
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Advanced degree in immunology or cancer biology with a thorough working knowledge of key assays required, PhD strongly preferred. Candidates with strong post-doctoral training and publication histories will be strongly preferred. The successful candidate should have laboratory experience in most or all of the following fields: mammalian cell culture (adherent and suspension), molecular biology techniques (PCR, sequencing, restriction mapping), bioanalysis (e.g. FACS, ELISA, assays of immune cell function) and irradiation. Working knowledge of TNF receptor superfamily pathways is advantageous.

A successful candidate must possess exceptional attention to detail, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills, and demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills. Must have the ability to perform several tasks simultaneously to meet critical deadlines and the independent initiative to solve interdisciplinary problems. Candidate must be sharp, self-motivated, and able to thrive in a fast-paced dynamic biotech environment where flexibility, tolerability to rapid change, and drive to make a significant impact is essential. Must enjoy working in collaboration with others and small teams to achieve goals through effective building of relationships with co-workers.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package as well as an environment where your contributions can make a significant difference.


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Research Program Manager

Date Posted:
1/4/2017

Duke

NC

The Duke Human Vaccine Institute (DHVI) and the 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 Program Management 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 Program Manager will be responsible for working with the DHVI Director of Program Management or her designee in the coordination, evaluation, and scientific management of research project milestones post-award grant activities with a specific emphasis on coordinating non-human primate (NHP) studies as part of DHVI grants/contracts. For NHP studies, the Program Manager will assist with study implementation, planning, execution and monitoring in coordination with scientific leadership, laboratory and financial staff and subcontractors. The Program Manager will serve as a resource for DHVI investigators with management of all pre-award activities related to the submission of grants/contracts and post-award management of research programs within the (DHVI).
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The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in healthcare or science related field. A Master’s or Ph. D and experience working with grants is highly preferred. The position requires a minimum of three years of administrative program experience in a healthcare, medical or research setting. Experience with animal studies is a plus. An advanced degree may be substituted for the experience requirement.
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Postdoctoral Fellow Translational Cancer Disparities

Date Posted:
1/4/2017

North Carolina Central University

NC

The National Cancer Institute awarded a P20 Feasibility Studies to Build Collaborative Partnerships in Cancer Research Grant to North Carolina Central University (NCCU) and the Duke Cancer Institute (DCI) on September 20, 2016. A major goal of the NCI P20 partnership program is to provide support for investigators at ISUPS and NCI-designated Cancer Centers to conduct joint cancer research pilot projects and education programs, to allow awardees to obtain preliminary data that will lead to their submission of competitive grant applications to the NIH/NCI. In addition, outreach education efforts at Cancer Centers may result in increased participation of underserved patients in cancer and/or cancer health disparities-related clinical trials.

Towards achieving this goal, the NCCU-DCI Cancer Disparities Translational Research Partnership (CDTRP) is seeking applications to fill two postdoctoral positions for candidates with an interest in translational cancer health disparities research for breast or prostate cancer. Projects are focused on (i) using molecular and drug development strategies to define critical steps in carcinogenesis and cancer progression including transcriptomic analysis of breast cancer models and samples. (ii) Interrogating and modulating, for therapeutic application, the molecular mechanisms underlying the more aggressive prostate cancer biology in African American men and elucidating the importance of these mechanisms for response to current therapeutic strategies.

Applications from talented, well-trained and passionate researchers from those populations affected by disparities in cancer outcomes are encouraged.
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Qualifications and Experience
A Ph.D. in a biology-related discipline is required: genetics, genomics, molecular biology, cancer biology, biochemistry, pharmaceutical sciences or a related discipline, as well as a record of publication and independence. Research experience is particularly desirable in molecular biology and genomic profiling.
Qualities sought: Demonstrates critical thinking skills, highly developed interpersonal skills, outstanding communication skills, collaborative and a high level of self-motivation. Use of statistics and experience with scientific writing, the ability to perform detailed work, multi-task, and problem solve. Proficient in computer and molecular biology skills and utilizing imaging and analysis software. Cell culture and working with various murine models is a benefit, but not required.


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Bioinformatician

Date Posted:
1/4/2017

Duke University

NC

The Duke Human Vaccine Institute and the Duke Center for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology & Immunogen Discovery (CHAVI-ID), providing national and international leadership in the fight against major infectious diseases such as HIV, influenza, and malaria, are currently recruiting for a highly motivated individual to join our team. 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, immunology, molecular biology, microbiology and animal models.
The Bioinformatician will provide specialized bioinformatics solutions, develop and implement innovative computational approaches for the analysis of large sequence datasets generated by next generation sequencing platforms as well as design, implement and test a high-performance computing pipeline for analyzing large-scale transcriptomics. In addition, this position will assist in the structural modeling and analysis of antibody-antigen interactions, implement computational protein design algorithms for improving vaccine immunogen designs, and assist in the creation of a software pipeline and database system for analyzing and cataloging antibody sequences.
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The position requires a Master’s degree in bioinformatics, computer science, computational biology, or a related field. A PhD is a plus. A minimum of five years relevant experience is required including experience in a UNIX/Linux environment, the development of computational methods and programs for the analysis of genomic and/or structural data, web-based bioinformatics tools, public domain biological databases and software tools for sequence and structural analysis. Experience with Perl or Python, R or MATLAB, web design, database systems, high performance computing environments, and statistics is also desired. Proficiency in C++ programming is highly preferred.


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Principle Investigator Cell Based Assay Development

Date Posted:
1/4/2017

SciMetrika

NC

Principal Investigator: Cell-based Assay Development and Validation JOB ID: 236447

ScitoVation is dedicated to understanding how chemical compounds affect human health and developing non-animal based approaches to human safety assessment. We help our clients develop safer and more effective pharmaceuticals, food ingredients, agricultural chemicals, commodity chemicals and consumer products through the development of fit-for-purpose, human cell-based in vitro assays and computational models.

We are seeking a cellular/molecular biologist to lead research in the design, development, and validation of cell-based assays for the evaluation of toxicological endpoints relevant to safety science. The candidate will have a combination of experience in general molecular biology methods, culture methods for stem and/or primary cells, application of simple 2D or 3D cell models or more complex organotypic systems, and use of systems-based detection and measurement technologies (e.g. transcriptomics or high-content cellular imaging).

The successful candidate for this position has a doctoral degree in cell biology, genetics, molecular toxicology or a related field with significant background in cell and molecular biology. A demonstrated track record of managing multiple projects, supervising technical staff, and writing proposals for external research sponsorship is strongly preferred. Expertise in vitro alternatives for the following toxicity endpoints are of particular interest: primary hepatocyte culture and liver toxicity, developmental toxicity, endocrine disruption (thyroid, androgen), cardiac, brain and kidney toxicity.
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Required Experience:

The successful candidate will have:
•A PhD in molecular biology, cell biology, pharmacology, molecular toxicology, or similar disciplines is required
•Experience in phenotypic assay development for medium or high-throughput screening is required.
•Experience with advanced cell culture models - 3D, multi-cell co-culture or organotypic systems is preferred, but not essential
•Hands-on experience with high content imaging and flow cytometry for high throughput cellular response readout
•Preferably > 5 years of working experience in development of cell-based assays and validation of screening systems
•Experience with project and personnel management
•Self-driven individual with strong organizational skills
•Excellent communication skills - both verbal and written
•Ability to work in a team environment and guide research to support overall company goals


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Broadcom Masters Program Manager and Associate Director

Date Posted:
1/4/2017

Society for Science and The Public

DC

Position Overview:
This position will manage the day-to-day operations of the Broadcom MASTERS in the Science Education Programs department of the Society for Science & the Public. The Broadcom MASTERS is a national science, technology, engineering, and math competition for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders; the Broadcom MASTERS International is a reward program for middle school students selected from science fairs around the world.

Broadcom MASTERS
Designed to instill 21st century skills building and inspire the nation's young scientists, engineers and innovators to stay with their STEM interests into high school and beyond, the Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology, and Engineering for Rising Stars) is a national competition that begins with the nomination of 10% of participating students at their regional or state Society-affiliated science fair. Nominees then enter the competition by completing an online application to explaining their science project, demonstrate their knowledge of STEM principles and provide insight into their personal interests and aspirations.

After submitting the online application, 300 semifinalists are selected through a national vetting process by scientists, engineers and educators and 30 finalists are brought together to present their research projects and compete in hands-on STEM team challenges where they are judged on their skills in critical thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity. Competition awards from partners include the first place $25,000 Samueli Prize for STEM Leadership and Innovation, the $20,000 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Award for Health Advancement, the $10,000 Marconi/Samueli Award for Innovation, and the $7500 Lemelson Award for Invention.

Broadcom MASTERS International
Society-affiliated national fairs around the world award a middle student who demonstrates promise and potential in STEM leadership to participate in the Broadcom MASTERS International during the Society's high school event, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Elements of the program include emphasis on teamwork and building 21st century skills.

This position will ensure the Society is fulfilling funder requirements and adhering to program timelines and budgets. The position will be responsible for all program aspects and activities as well as assume a leadership position in the department in requiring the ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analysis and problem-solving.

Duties:

Develop and administer the programs including coordination of staff on the annual calendar, application and entry process, program publications, collateral materials and week-long final event activities.
Lead the sponsorship relationship-building, including communication, collaboration development, planning and reporting.
Coordinate communication efforts to promote the program with emphasis on building new partnerships to further program reach, as well as publicizing the program to new audiences.
Serve as an advocate spokesperson for the program with internal and external audiences.
Maintain information, timely fulfillment of inquiries/requests, and processing of annual program awards. This can include handling of confidential documents and projects, maintaining the confidentiality of the selection process with students, parents, teachers, the press and the public.
Coordinate with the Events team and other key staff to direct the finalist week activities including the student activities, public exhibition of projects and final award ceremony.
Plan and execute the Broadcom MASTERS International Program, which takes place each year during the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair in May. Manage attendance of 16 countries and plan activities for 25 participants in coordination with ISEF activities.
Coordinate with the alumni staff in planning and executing of Broadcom MASTERS Alumni activities and programs, in coordination with Society goals and objectives.
Support other Science Education Programs and support coordination with SSP outreach programming.
Competencies:

Problem solving and analysis
Project management and organization
Ability to create effective collaborative, working relationships and establish credibility
Leadership
Strategic vision
Excellent written and verbal communication
Technical ability with online application systems and digital media
Focused attention to detail and high standard of work output
Positive outlook and ability to maintain calm in stressful situations
Flexibility and willingness to support team members
Knowledge and appreciation of STEM education challenges
Formal and/or experience with classroom or program management of 6-9 graders preferred.
Supervisory Responsibility:

This position will include supervision, communication and coordination with colleagues within the Science Education Program and will require effective positive and professional working relationships with internal Society staff and external vendors and funders.
Required Education and Experience:

Bachelor's undergraduate degree required. A degree in science or education and/or at the Masters degree preferred
4-6 years of experience as a manager; project management experience desirable
4-6 years of experience working in a non-profit with corporate sponsors desirable
Knowledge of or experience working with middle or high school students
Computer proficiency including: Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required
Database knowledge (Access, The Raiser's Edge, Salesforce, or other database software) and experience with online application and evaluation systems, including Fluid Review desirable
Ability to communicate and work effectively with educators, participating students and their parents or adult-in-charge, sponsors and journalists.
Affinity for the mission of the Society and the goals of the Broadcom MASTERS programs
Mandatory travel to events three weeks a year.
Society for Science & the Public
Society for Science & the Public (Society) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) membership organization dedicated to public engagement in scientific research and education. Our vision is to promote the understanding and appreciation of science and the vital role it plays in human advancement: to inform, educate, and inspire. We do this work through our award-winning Science News media group and world-class science competitions: the Regeneron Science Talent Search (STS), the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), and the Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars). The Intel ISEF and Broadcom MASTERS are programs that begin at local, regional, state and national fairs that affiliate with the Society to participate. This network of fairs includes more than 400 science fairs representing more than 70 countries, regions and territories.

To Apply:
Please send a cover letter with salary requirements and resume to career@societyforscience.org. No phone calls please.

 


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Senior Scientific Associate Protein Engineering

Date Posted:
1/4/2017

Harvard

MA

Senior Scientific Associate Positions in Protein Engineering, Molecular Virology, Bio-informatics, Gene Therapy, and Immunology (Harvard)

 

The Grousbeck Gene Therapy Center at Mass Eye and Ear and Harvard Medical School has several staff position openings in the area of viral mediated gene transfer and gene therapy. The Grousbeck Gene Therapy Center is a multidisciplinary team of investigators pursuing the study of host-vector interactions, the development of enabling gene therapy technologies, and the translation of preclinical therapeutic gene transfer programs. The Center groups a multi-disciplinary team of scientists, labs, and core facilities that provide a dynamic and intellectually stimulating environment on a mission to study and develop treatments for diseases of unmet need. Our work sits on the crossroads of Synthetic Biology, Virology, Immunology, and Molecular Medicine for which we seek motivated and talented scientists to participate in our research. 

 

Several positions are open currently at a Senior Scientist level. We are particularly interested in candidates with the following background and interest in ONE or more of the following areas. Of note: positions for each of these areas are open

 

- Protein Engineering, Molecular Viral Library Development and Evaluation: development of adeno-associated viral vector design and evaluation thereof using NGS and high-throughput technologies

 

- Bio-informatics: analysis of large data-sets of biological data to develop hypothesis on viral structure-function

 

- Viral Immunology and Host-Vector Interactions: Study of the host response of novel molecular viral vectors in animal models and humans

 

- In vivo gene transfer: evaluation of the safety and targeting potential of novel viral vectors for therapeutic gene transfer in animal models and disease models, with a focus on retina, cochlea, liver, muscle, heart and/or liver. 

 

Interested scientist with a PhD and/or MD with significant proven postdoctoral or industry experience are considered. Compensation is commensurate with experience. Candidates should have a good proficiency of English, be able to work well in, and capable of managing, teams and fit in terms of past experience ONE of the above categories. 

 

Please submit your application to Grousbeck Gene Therapy Center ggtc.recruitment@gmail.com in a single PDF file including (a) cover letter, (b) CV, (c) list of contacts for 3 or more references. File name should be named in the following format YYMMDD_LastName.pdf


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Postdoctoral Fellow Protein Engineering

Date Posted:
1/4/2017

Harvard

MA

A Postdoctoral Fellow in Protein Engineering, Synthetic Virology, and Structure-Function Analysis is available in the Grousbeck Gene Therapy Center at Mass Eye and Ear and Harvard Medical School. 

 

The Grousbeck Gene Therapy Center is a multidisciplinary team of investigators pursuing the study of host-vector interactions, the development of enabling gene therapy technologies, and the translation of preclinical therapeutic gene transfer programs. The Center groups a multi-disciplinary team of scientists, labs, and core facilities that provide a dynamic and intellectually stimulating environment on a mission to study and develop treatments for diseases of unmet need. Our work sits on the crossroads of Synthetic Biology, Virology, Immunology, and Molecular Medicine for which we seek motivated and talented scientists to participate in our research. 

 

We are now seeking highly talented individuals that are passionate about protein engineering and structure-function studies on complex multimeric protein assemblies such as viral capsids. We study the adeno-associated virus, one of the smallest mammalian viruses, and mainly known to be a potent vector for gene therapy, and seek to use next-generation approaches to interrogate the structure-function relationship relevant to its infectious biology. In turn, we aim to leverage these data toward more rational approaches of viral vector design for gene therapy applications. 

 

We seek to complement our group with fellows that have a deep interest and background in protein design and engineering and a desire and skillset for bio-informatics analysis of large datasets. Beneficial, yet not required, is to have a relevant background in the fields of viral immunology, animal models, and/or AAV/virology. 

 

Highly qualified candidates at a senior staff level can also be considered for this position. 

 

Interested scientists with a PhD and/or MD and relevant background are considered. Compensation is commensurate with experience. Candidates should have a good proficiency of English, be able to work well in a team. Postdoctoral fellows will be able to enroll in a dedicated postdoctoral training program at Harvard Medical School.

 

Please submit your application to Grousbeck Gene Therapy Center ggtc.recruitment@gmail.com in a single PDF file including (a) cover letter, (b) CV, (c) list of contacts for 3 or more references. File name should be named in the following format YYMMDD_LastName.pdf

 


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Senior Scientist, Virology and Microbiology

Date Posted:
12/21/2016

Aeras

MD

The Senior Scientist is a key member of the Pre-Clinical Department team working to research and develop new and innovative anti-tuberculosis vaccine candidates. This position supports the pre-clinical translational development group and will work in tandem with internal teams, as well as external collaborators to implement a process development for viral vectors manufacturing. This role applies detailed fundamental knowledge of specialty area/scientific discipline into solving process development issues; requires excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills and the ability to think ‘outside of the box’ to support the organization’s mission.

Works under minimal supervision; requires ability to exercise good judgment. Discretion in handling assigned responsibilities, including the ability to resolve problems. Functions are to be completed in a timely manner with acceptable quality.

Qualifications

Ph.D. in Virology, Microbiology or related field
Minimum of five (5) years’ experience of postdoctoral/scientist position at a Biotech/Pharma company or two (2) – three (3) years of academic postdoc with three (3) years of industry experience in virology
Experience in the purification and concentration of viruses in medium scale
Proven track with project team leading and advancement of lead candidates at different stage gates
Demonstration of excellence in the field (peered reviewed publications)
Experience writing reports and preparing presentation
Experience establishing and conducting research with contract organizations
Must maintain a professional demeanor, as well as a pleasant manner and positive “can-do” attitude while developing and maintaining communications in a cooperative and collaborative manner with all levels across functional teams both internally and externally
Flexibility to change priorities and be comfortable with the changing deadlines to meet organization needs when required
Must be detail-orientated, with the ability to work on multiple projects while staying on top of them from start to finish and completing projects with acceptable timeliness and quality
Highly motivated and a self-starter; demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as in a team while exercising discretion; takes initiative to resolve problems
Effective communication (both orally and in writing) and excellent listening skills; strong customer service orientation and interpersonal skills
Demonstrated ability to seek, learn and apply new skills/knowledge to perform job responsibilities
Follows all company safety practices, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and policies
Excellent computer literacy and ability to learn new software quickly; proficient user of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) and common business equipment
Preferred Qualifications

Previous vaccine experience
Industry experience with growth and handling of herpes viruses


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Scientist, Pre-Clinical Models and Biomarker Discovery

Date Posted:
12/21/2016

AERAS

MD

The Scientist will have primary responsibilities (~60%) in the area of nonhuman primate immunology, including oversight of experimental design and execution, assay development, and data analysis using modern immunological techniques. The Scientist will also be expected to contribute to other projects requiring diverse skill sets in small animal immunology and in vitro assay development.

Position works under minimal supervision; requires ability to exercise good judgment. Discretion in handling assigned responsibilities, including the ability to resolve problems. Functions are to be completed in a timely manner with acceptable quality.

Primary Duties and responsibilities shall include, but are not limited to the following:

Conducts immunological and general laboratory procedures using standard laboratory practices and Biosafety Level 2 (BSL-2) procedures
Oversees the design and execution of nonhuman primate immunogenicity and challenge studies
Oversees the development, performance, and data analysis of T cell assays, including multicolor flow cytometry, ELISpot/FluoroSpot assays, and multiplex assays
Oversees the development, performance and data analysis B cell and antibody assays in collaboration with an internal B cell immunologist
Works with a consortium of NHP labs to standardize immune assays
Ensures the maintenance of complete and clear laboratory notebooks; generates lab progress reports, study protocols, and study reports
Presentation of data at internal, national, and international meetings and generation of manuscripts for publication
Serve as Immunology representative on assigned product development teams
Qualifications and Requirements:

Ph.D. in Immunology or related field with at least two (2) years of experience or a Master’s degree in Immunology or related field with at least five (5) years of experience
Training and publication history related to nonhuman primate T cell immunology
Experience in data analysis, primary cell culture and PBMC cryo-preservation, and the skills to prepare reports of primary and analyzed data
Flexibility in work hours as dictated by experimental requirements
Flexibility to change priorities and be comfortable with the changing deadlines to meet organizational needs when required
Must be detail-orientated, with the ability to work on multiple projects while staying on top of them from start to finish and completing projects with acceptable timeliness and quality
Highly motivated and a self-starter; demonstrated ability to work on projects both independently and as part of a team; takes initiative to resolve problems
Effective communication (both orally and in writing) and excellent listening skills; strong interpersonal skills
Demonstrated ability to seek, learn and apply new skills/knowledge to perform job responsibilities
Follows all company safety practices, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and policies
Excellent computer literacy and ability to learn new software quickly; proficient user of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) and common business equipment
Preferred Qualifications:

Broad background in immunology, including cellular immunology, preferably in the context of evaluating vaccine-induced immune responses


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Senior Associate Antibiotic Resistance Project

Date Posted:
12/21/2016

Pew Charitable Trust

DC

Position Overview:
The Senior Associate, based in Pew's Washington, DC, office, will inform and influence public policy by providing research and programmatic support to achieve the goals of the project. This will include developing subject matter expertise in the use of antibiotics in food animal production; participating in the execution of the project's research and outreach goals; completing policy analyses to develop recommendations for policy levers to phase out the overuse of antibiotics in food animals; and assisting with convening meetings and stakeholder communications.

Reporting to the Project Manager, Antibiotic Resistance Project, the Senior Associate will work closely with the Senior Officer, Animal Stewardship, and other Pew colleagues in communications, research, government relations, human resources, and other areas. It is expected that this position is for a term period through December 31, 2017, with the possibility of an extension pending the success of the program, funding sources and board decisions on continued support.

Responsibilities:

Assist in planning, organizing, and coordinating in-person and online convenings of advocacy groups, policy makers, and other key audiences, including meetings hosted or sponsored by Pew and briefings on Capitol Hill.
Collaborate with the communications and government relations teams to generate materials and presentations for outreach to the media, policymakers, and key stakeholders and ensure that materials are timely, accurate, and relevant.
Communicate with and cultivate relationships between Pew and key stakeholders including veterinary and other medical professional societies; state and federal legislative, regulatory, and public health officials and policy makers; researchers; pharmaceutical companies; agricultural producers; food retailers; advocacy groups; members of the public; and other domestic and international stakeholders.
Develop a broad knowledge of issues related to animal husbandry and production systems, particularly the use of antibiotics and alternatives to antibiotics.
Track trends and developments in state, federal, and international policy regarding animal antibiotic use and in the meat and poultry markets.
Proactively identify and monitor the positions of influential stakeholders and thought leaders on key animal stewardship issues.
Help identify potential opportunities to expand Pew's antibiotic work internationally and/or at the state level.
Define and research key policy and scientific issues related to antibiotic stewardship in animal agriculture.
Research and produce materials on topics supporting the project's goals, such as the science of resistance, alternatives to antibiotics, and implementation of federal guidance and regulation.
Develop research summaries and other materials and compile, review, and edit reports and other documents from staff, consultants and/or stakeholders.
Work to identify and execute external contracts and/or letters of agreement to accomplish the project's goals.
Contribute to and participate in broader Trusts-related projects and activities as requested.
Requirements:

A Bachelor's degree in a research or policy-related discipline required. Professional or advanced degree in public policy, veterinary science, or research-related field preferred.
Minimum of four years directly related professional experience in public policy or research.
Prior to commencing employment with Pew, candidates for this position who were registered to lobby in any jurisdiction must certify termination of previous registration(s) and provide copies of termination notices with said jurisdiction(s) to Pew.
Knowledge of animal production systems or current policy and research on antibiotic use, particularly in food animal production, is helpful.
Excellent applied research and analytical skills, including a proven ability to comprehend scientific research, synthesize large amounts of scientific information, identify theme, and present the information to an informed general audience.
Ability to focus quickly on the essence of an issue, as well as to identify, understand, and synthesize different policy perspectives.
Excellent oral and written skills, including an ease in communicating complex concepts and issues in a clear, effective manner for policy and general audiences.
Demonstrated success in building advocacy coalitions and cultivating relationships with a diverse set of stakeholders to advance policy goals.
Demonstrated project- and time-management skills, including the ability to think strategically, juggle multiple priorities, adjust to changing circumstances, resolve problems creatively and logically, organize time efficiently and remain attentive to details.
Ability to work professionally and collegially within a creative, fast-paced corporate culture that emphasizes excellence and teamwork.


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Synthetic Chemist

Date Posted:
12/21/2016

Strategic Analysis

VA

Position Summary:
Strategic Analysis is seeking a versatile individual to join our team as a Staff Scientist supporting our government client in the Defense Sciences Office of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Our client's programs bring together academic and industrial partners to develop disruptive technologies for the defense sector across both basic and applied research. In this role, you will provide scientific expertise and program management support for the development of cutting-edge research efforts and defense technologies, collaborating in the creation and execution of multi-year national R&D programs. You will have regular contact with leading academic and industrial researchers across the nation. You will work both independently and collaboratively to help set and refine research agendas, monitor progress of programs, and help resolve problems as they arise. Your ability to think on your feet and interpret vague direction into an actionable task will be essential to success in this position.

Requirements:
Specific technical skills:

PhD in the chemical sciences with demonstrated experience in synthetic organic chemistry, physical organic chemistry or polymer chemistry
Desired capabilities and characteristics:

Excellent technical capabilities with demonstrated history of exceptional professional and/or academic achievement
Energetic personality, motivated, go-getter interested in being part of a team with national impact in science and technology development
Self-starter who is willing to both take the lead and provide support in a team role in a complex, fast-paced, cross-disciplinary work environment
Creative thinker who can conceptualize research directions, analyze trends, and help develop justification for new research areas
Team-oriented individual with the ability to integrate easily into a team with diverse technical backgrounds and skill sets
Strong organization skills with the ability to multi-task and respond to quick turn-around requests
Ability to quickly and effectively analyze, summarize, and communicate the intellectual content of scientific and technological information to both scientific and lay audiences
Demonstrated attention to detail
Excellent communication skills - both written and oral
Flexible and readily adaptable to change
Project/program management experience is a plus
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
U.S. citizenship and ability to obtain a DoD security clearance is required
Responsibilities:
Responsibilities include: subject matter expertise, proposal evaluation, program and project management, development of technical analyses, preparation of briefing materials, identification of technology gaps, technical risk management, technology transfer efforts, as well as programmatic assistance, such as attending program reviews/site visits/field tests, organizing files and documents into a historical timeline, and coordinating workshops for staff as needed. A well-rounded, flexible and energetic scientist/technologist is critical for this position.


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Staff Scientist Retinal Neurophysiology

Date Posted:
12/21/2016

NEI

MD

Position Description:
A position is available for a staff scientist in the Retinal Neurophysiology Section, National Eye Institute. The research focus of the lab is in the area of retinal neurons that interact via synapses and how a network of these interactions in the form of a neural circuit transmits visual information. Another primary interest of the lab to understand how the retina adapts to extreme metabolic conditions, such as those experienced by hibernating animals. Candidate will design and execute independent research that investigates the role of hibernation and metabolism in retinal circuitry and function. This necessary activities include, experimental (i.e., "wet-lab") and theoretical components (e.g., simulations, data analysis), as well as fulfilling responsibilities as a member of the lab.

Qualifications:
The candidate should possess knowledge/expertise in the following: Retinal physiology, Hibernation, Electrochemical properties of neurons and synapses. The experimental techniques desired, with which the candidate should have hands-on experience, include: Whole-cell patch-clamp electrophysiology, Multi-electrode array recording, Confocal/two-photon microscopy, the theoretical/analytical techniques desired include: Biophysical modeling of neurons and neural networks, molecular diffusion/reaction modeling. Other physical modeling techniques applied to the retina, such as electromagnetic wave (light) propagation through retinal structures. Experience with the analysis/manipulation of electrophysiological and imaging data, Scripting/programming, especially regarding data acquisition, analysis using MATLAB, ImageJ, Igor Pro, and/or other analysis/programming environments, Experience with parallel scripting/programming using a Unix supercluster, 3D model design & manipulation is a plus, especially as it applies to the fabrication of custom equipment/components using 3D printing. The candidate will also be expected to contribute in the following ways to the activities of the lab. Prepare manuscripts for publication and provide editing assistance as necessary, Provide training and guidance to junior members of the lab, Support research collaborations with other laboratories both within and outside NIH. The candidate should have a Ph.D. in neuroscience, engineering, biophysics or relevant field of study.

To Apply:
Please be sure to submit a cover letter describing your research interests and background, a CV, and the names of three references to liwei2@nei.nih.gov

 


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Staff Scientist Molecular and Cell Biology

Date Posted:
12/21/2016

NCI

MD

Position Description:
Our research is focused on the endothelium as a component of the tumor microenvironment, which regulates tumor progression, as source of hematopoietic cells during development, and as component of the hematopoietic cell niche, which regulates stem cell maintenance and hematopoiesis. We seek to use information from this research to develop targeted therapies for cancer and other conditions in which the endothelium plays a functional role. Malignancies associated with EBV and/or KSHV infection are of particular interest as these herpes viruses can infect endothelial cells.

The Laboratory of Cellular Oncology (LCO) conducts fundamental and applied research on the cellular and molecular basis of neoplasia. The LCO is composed of four interacting groups, headed by Drs. Douglas R. Lowy, Chris Buck, John T. Schiller, and Giovanna Tosato. The research in the LCO is diverse. It focuses on normal and abnormal growth regulation in cellular and animal models, protein trafficking, cell signaling, gene regulation by retroviruses, and papillomaviruses. Fellows develop their own projects in discussion with the principal investigators. There is a great deal of interaction within each research group and between the groups. Most investigations use molecular genetic, biochemical genetic, cell biology, biochemical and physical biochemical approaches. The research is hypothesis driven and mechanistically oriented. The projects vary from fundamental aspects of biology to applied clinical research.

We seek to use information from this research to develop targeted therapies for cancer and other conditions in which the endothelium plays a functional role. Malignancies associated with EBV and/or KSHV infection are of particular interest as these herpes viruses can infect endothelial cells contributing to tumor development.

To Apply:
Directions for submitting an application: Sharon Turner, AO, turnersha@mail.nih.gov

 


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Staff Scientist Generation of Transgenic Non Human Primates

Date Posted:
12/21/2016

NIND

MD

Position Description:
The position of Staff Scientist is to help the Chief of CMS generate transgenic animal models of brain function and neurological disorders. Our goal in the LFMI, CMS is to understand how the physiological mechanisms by which the cerebral microvasculature responds to changes in neuronal activity, and to understand how these mechanisms are disrupted in pathological states such as hypertension and stroke. To help us achieve these goals, we conduct experiments in small animal models, such as marmosets, a New World non-human primate that has a number of key advantages as a model in biomedical research and in particular neuroscience.
The Staff Scientist will work on the optimization and implementation of state-of-the-art genetic procedures, including the latest CRISPR/cas9 gene-editing techniques, to produce transgenic marmosets with cell-specificity, and to produce both knockout and mutant models of neurodegenerative diseases. While much of this work will be performed in CMS, the Staff Scientist is also expected to collaborate with other labs in NINDS and outside NIH on projects involving perfecting and improving the development of transgenic technology for non-human primates.

Qualifications:
The candidate must have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in molecular biology or genetics and at least 3 years of experience working on transgenic animal models. Candidates with demonstrated experience in applying genetic and reproductive techniques to non-human primates are strongly preferred. Salary is commensurate with research experience and accomplishments.

Appointees may be US citizens, resident aliens, or non-resident aliens with or eligible to obtain a valid employment authorized visa.

To Apply:
Applications from women, minorities and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged. Applicants should send a 1-2 page descriptive letter of interest and research proposal, curriculum vitae and complete bibliography, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to:
Kathy Ireland-Pardini
kathyi@ninds.nih.gov
301.594.2133


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Biological Science and Social Sciences Specialist

Date Posted:
12/21/2016

USDA

DC

Position Description:
This position is located in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), Program Staff, Institute of Youth, Family & Community, Division of Community and Education, located in Washington, DC.

The mission of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), an agency in the Research, Education, and Economics (REE) mission area of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is to invest in and advance agricultural research, education, and extension to solve societal challenges. NIFA staff provides national leadership and support for science, extension, and education programs and other cooperative activities in the food, agriculture, natural resources and human sciences disciplines. NIFA's vision is to catalyze, transformative discoveries, education and engagement to address agricultural challenges. NIFA is committed to identifying and meeting research, education, and extension priorities as legislated by the Congress and enable the public and private partners to address challenges of Food Security, Climate Variability and Change, Water, Sustainable Bioenergy, Childhood Obesity Prevention, and Food Safety facing agricultural enterprise.

As National Program Leader you will be responsible for performing critical tasks in four broad areas which include the following: Initiate, network and collaborate with partners and stakeholders to identify mission-relevant problems, opportunities and issues requiring Federal attention. Conceive, formulate, and execute programs and activities to respond to existing or emerging problems, opportunities, priorities and issues for development, Apply science-based knowledge to evaluate policy and develop and implement programs in collaboration with universities and other partners. Lastly evaluate and assess the quality, outcomes and impacts of these programs. All the areas involve work in capacity building, competitively awarded, and targeted programs.

This position is being concurrently announced under Merit Promotion procedures on. Disabled Veterans, candidates with 3 or more years of active duty military service, and candidates eligible for special hiring authorities can apply to the Merit Promotion announcement if they meet criteria for the above and include supporting documents.

Duties:

Maintains scientific competence and keeps abreast of emerging topics, trends, and issues in order to identify mission-relevant programmatic responses to existing and emerging problems, needs and opportunities.
Provides input into conceiving, formulating, and executing programs, policies, scientific standards, and guidelines related to area of responsibility.
Organizes and coordinates groups of highly-technical experts for the purpose of formulating, directing, and coordinating national research, education, and extension programs.
Participates in the evaluation of programs, develops priorities to address needs and advance science.
Reviews and writes reports; and represents the agency at professional and inter-agency meetings.
Develops budget requests, monitors utilization of funds and recommends changes.
To Apply:
For more information and to apply online, please visit www.USAJobs.gov, Job Announcement Number: NIFA-S17N-0001


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Scientific Consultant Intern Venture Capital

Date Posted:
12/20/2016

CRCM Venture Capital

MD

POSITION:

Intern Scientific Consultant

Company Description:

CRCM Venture Capital invests in seed and early stage companies in both the U.S. and China. Our mission is to partner with entrepreneurs who have strong business acumen, high motivation, and high self-awareness. Our management team is proud to have invested in many outstanding companies including Youku (NYSE: YOKU), E-House (NYSE:EJ), Allyes (Acquired by FMCN), Yingli (NYSE:YGE) and others in their very early days.

We bring value to entrepreneurs by connecting them with our strong network in Asia and Silicon Valley, and support them with our 20+ years of experience in public and private investing and building startups. We partner with our entrepreneurs and provide resources through our incubator, consulting, and investment banking arms.

Job Description and responsibilities:

  • The Scientific Consultant position works collaboratively with other CRCM staff to provide unbiased and insightful consultation and research analysis regarding our target high-tech companies.
  • Provide consulting support for CRCM in the areas of biotechnology, biochemistry, bioengineering, etc.
  • Participate in in-depth research of target companies and industries
  • Participate in the scoping, development, and writing of project proposals
  • Other duties assigned

Job Requirements

  • Strong research skills and deep knowledge in scientific methods
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Strong note-taking and organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Be able to learn fast and handle pressure
  • Attention to details

Qualifications:

  • D with strong record of academic achievement
  • Experience in business development is preferred

Payment:

Unpaid

Location:

Baltimore, MD

 

Please send your updated resume to Fiona Huang: fhuang@crcm.com


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Cato Fellow

Date Posted:
12/20/2016

Cato

NC

The Cato Research Fellows Program provides postgraduate training in the development of investigational and marketed pharmaceutical and medical device products. This one year program offers some classroom training, but largely focuses on hands-on training in a variety of areas including regulatory affairs, clinical research, safety reporting, data management, statistics, pharmaceutical development, project planning, and finance.

Presently recruiting for Durham, NC

Fellows candidates are required to provide, along with a CV, a cover letter and an unpublished writing sample, preferably one of sole authorship (e.g., a thesis introduction or grant proposal introduction).


EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Ph.D. or M.D. required
EXPERIENCE

Candidates with ad Ph.D. or M.D. may be considered with no prior experience in drug development.

SKILLS:


Critical thinking and analytical skills.
Must work effectively in a team environment.
Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills are necessary, including the ability to effectively communicate with peers, project teams in all global offices, upper management, and clients. Ability to effectively manage competing demands.
Effectively handle stress and maintain poise under pressure.
General regulatory and scientific knowledge of drug, biologic, or device development is preferred. Understanding of general business principles and practices as well as current business priorities. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and Microsoft Visio is required.


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Senior Scientist

Date Posted:
12/16/2016

Akonni

MD

Position Title: Senior Scientist (Post Doc)
Organizational Unit(s): R&D
Reports To: Director of Engineering
FLSA Status: Exempt
Effective Date: January 2, 2017
Location: Frederick, MD
Type: Full-time

Overview:
Akonni Biosystems is an in vitro diagnostics company specializing in the manufacture of microarray-based diagnostics in compliance with 21 CFR 820, 21 CFR 11, ISO 13485, and CE regulations and standards. The incumbent will play a role in achieving product design and development objectives by participating in the development, testing, verification, and validation of sample preparation and microarray-based instruments, consumables, assays, and protocols as part of interdisciplinary, collaborative project teams. As a small business, the incumbent’s duties are necessarily very broad and subject to rapid change. Flexibility, attention to detail, excellent record keeping and inter-personal skills are essential elements of working in a highly interdisciplinary, small business environment.

Duties and Responsibilities
The incumbent’s responsibilities may include product development of regulated medical devices. Such responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Quality System
· Participate in Design Control activities in compliance with 21 CFR 820, 21 CFR 11, ISO 13485, and CE regulations and standards.
· Participate in remedial and corrective actions, as required.
· Assist in the development of SOPs, work instructions, and forms.
· Generate records according to associated SOPs.
· Implement good document practices and document controls (electronic and hard-copy), as appropriate.
· Abide by all EH&S policies and procedures, including the maintenance of a safe work environment.

Research and Development
· Work in multidisciplinary, collaborative teams that include chemists, physicists, molecular biologists, microbiologists, and engineers to develop new assays, consumables, methods, and instruments for product-development and grant-related activities.
· Design and development of assays including primer and probe design for microarray consumables
· Integration of wet and lyophilized assays onto novel platforms and prototypes
· Optimization of assays for newly developed devices

Qualifications/Competencies
· Doctoral degree in molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry, or related field
· Experience with designing assays including primer and probe design; experience using thermodynamic modeling software is desired; familiarity with bioinformatics
· Experience with assay optimization
· Experience with molecular biology analysis, such as real-time PCR and end-point PCR, microarrays, gel and capillary electrophoresis, and DNA sequencing
· Knowledge of and/or experience with procedures and protocols for lyophilization of molecular assay components
· Experience working with PCR precautions
· Experience working in BSL-2 laboratory
· Experience handling infectious organisms
· Systematic and methodological approach to scientific studies
· Organized with exceptional attention to detail
· Experience working in a multi-disciplinary R&D environment
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills
· Self-motivated, goal-oriented approach to complex, interdisciplinary business and quality objectives
· Adept at adjusting to changing or additional priorities

Physical Requirements
· Walking, standing, sitting for extended periods
· Working in PCR and BSL-2 laboratories
· Keyboarding, mousing
· Handling – seizing, holding, grasping and fingering documents and objects
· Reaching
· Vision – close vision and color discrimination

Work Environment
· Office
· Engineering, molecular biology, and microbiology laboratories (including BSL-2 work areas)
· Production setting
· Moderate noise level

Salary
Commensurate with experience

To apply
Please send your resume by email to Chris Cooney, PhD, Director of Engineering at Cooney@akonni.com . In the subject line, use the following format: JobTitleApplyingFor_Lastname. Thank you!


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Scientist Immunology Immune Tolerance

Date Posted:
12/16/2016

Sci Genium

MA

Anokion is seeking an experienced Scientist to join its Immunology research team and advance the cutting-edge projects that are the foci of the company’s clinical goals. This role will provide and expand our Immunology expertise in further developing our targeted, immune tolerizing therapeutics to enable successful IND filings and clinical translation. 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 biochemists, cell biologists, immunologists, will ensure a diverse exposure to the drug discovery process.

Responsibilities:


The successful candidate will advance several aspects of Anokion’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 immunology experiments
• 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

Requirements

Qualifications:

• Ph.D. 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.

Contact:

To apply, please send your cover letter and CV to: careers@anokion.com (Job Reference ASIM-03-CAM

Applicants should be legally entitled for employment in the United States.
Anokion, a spin-off from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, is focused on applying the company’s antigen-specific immune tolerance technology to reduce the immunogenicity of therapeutic proteins and to treat autoimmune and allergic diseases.


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Postdoc Tumor Immunology

Date Posted:
12/16/2016

Pfizer

NY

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 scientist with a strong background in dendritic cell biology and immunology to be a Postdoctoral fellow in the Oncology Research Unit. The candidate will lead a research project on the mechanism of dendritic cell activation by different types of stimulation. The candidate will conduct basic immunological assay including FACS analysis and ELISPOT assay for evaluation of anti-tumor immune response. The ideal individual will have extensive experience in immunology and cell/molecular biology. Experience of tumor immunology area will be preferred. The candidate should have a proven track record of publication including at least one first-author high impact journal paper related with immunology topic. For more information on the Pfizer-Oncology Postdoctoral Program, please visit us www. PfizerOncologyPostdoc.com

 

Responsibilities

The ideal candidate will assume leadership of a basic research project and design, perform and interpret experimental data to understand mechanism of dendritic cell activation by a DNA-damaging agent. The candidate also will investigate change of tumor micro environment and anti-tumor immune response mediated by a DNA-damaging agent treatment in vitro and in vivo. The individual will demonstrate a high level of knowledge about dendritic cell biology and tumor immunology. The candidate will effectively collaborate with other members of the Oncology Research Unit and conduct research that leads to publication in high-impact journal.

Requirements

Qualifications

Qualified individuals should have a PhD degree in Immunology, Cell/Molecular biology, Cancer biology, or related field. The individual should have basic and/or advanced knowledge of Immunology and at least one first-author peer reviewed paper related with Immunology field. 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 Applications and Product Development

Date Posted:
12/16/2016

New England Biolabs

MA

A postdoctoral fellowship is available within the Applications and Product Development Department at New England Biolabs. The successful candidate will work within a dynamic group of polymerase researchers and developers to further our understanding of DNA-dependent DNA polymerases.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Conduct detailed and thoughtful kinetic and biochemical analyses of commercially-relevant DNA polymerases
• Improve and develop novel assays to monitor polymerase activities
• Extrapolate findings to inform future development
• Become a valuable contributor to NEB kinetics working group
• Publish findings in high-quality peer-reviewed journals

Requirements


• A recent Ph.D. in Biochemistry or related field
• Kinetics expertise including experience with simulation and global data fitting methods
• Strong record of scientific publication
• Proven assay design abilities
• Excellent data analysis and organizational skills
• An ability to excel in a team environment
• Effective verbal and written communications skills

This position offers broad training and experience in an interdisciplinary environment at the interface between basic research and product development. In addition to furthering the understanding of commercially-relevant polymerases, this position offers exciting opportunities for collaboration with academic institutions, participation in national and international conferences, and publication in peer-reviewed journals.


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Scientific Communications Specialist Neuroscience

Date Posted:
12/16/2016

Ripple Effect Communications

MD

DESCRIPTION

Position Overview

Duty Location: NIH onsite location in Bethesda, MD
Position Information: Full-Time, Permanent
Vacancies: 1 Opening
Security Level: Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
Travel Required: Occasional travel for meetings
Relocation Expenses: No relocation expenses may be authorized for this position.
Background

Ripple Effect seeks a Scientific Communications Specialist with a very strong scientific background and the ability lead and execute communications activities, including strategic communication planning and evaluation, for a component of the NIH. 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

Job Description

The successful candidate shall:

Develop strategic plans for science communications using state-of-the-art digital and traditional channels, including media, social media, web, video, mobile applications, online networks and other emerging platforms; develop plans to define clear goals, messages, target audiences, dissemination methods and metrics for monitoring implementation and/or impact.
Work with project teams and ensure that all communications activities outlined in strategic plans are tracked, coordinated and implemented, and that milestones are met and goals are achieved per established timelines.
Research and develop a variety of materials as background information to be used in preparing written and oral communication documents and presentations for the Institute Director and staff.
Work with Senior Content Strategist to define, implement and coordinate the overall NIMH enterprise content presentation strategy across all print and digital channels.
Oversee and manage web content, including accuracy and relevancy of posted scientific content and new web updates as directed; periodically review web site and make recommendations for improved user experience and information architecture.
Research, fact-check, edit, author and disseminate statements, press releases, reports, articles, speeches, presentations, and other materials about complex scientific information.
Provide support for media relations operations, including conducting background research on journalists, pitching reporters, writing talking points, clearing interview requests, gathering background materials, attending interviews, and analyzing coverage.
Serve as NIMH liaison to the Mental Health.gov editorial board by attending regularly scheduled meetings; provide guidance on content; draft and edit blogs for the site.
Develop the agendas, take minutes and track goals and action items for the Behavioral Health Coordinating Committee (BHCC) Communications Subcommittee and other ad hoc workgroups.
Design, produce, and evaluate information materials to reach national and international audiences through the media and intermediaries such as advocacy and professional organizations; disseminate this material to relevant audiences as directed.
Prepare major reports and documents for publication from development through concept clearance; edit and rewrite material prior to publication; coordinate with layout and graphic design team to ensure efficient and effective presentation.
Participate in the implementation, maintenance, enhancement and coordination of online systems and websites.
Oversee the identification and production of informational materials for NIMH website(s) and monitor the site(s) to ensure that posted information is accurate, timely and vetted according to required clearance procedures.
Work to establish and maintain contacts and working relationships with persons in professional and advocacy organizations, private industry and voluntary agencies to facilitate the nationwide dissemination of information and to gather information needed for the development of information materials and programs.
Build relationships with communications professionals, scientific staff, and program leaders across HHS, NIH Institutes and Centers, and other organizations to facilitate partnerships, information sharing and goal attainment.
REQUIREMENTS

The candidate must have:

Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience or a related discipline; three (3) years of specialized experience plus a Master’s degree is equivalent to a Ph.D.
Minimum of three (3) years of related experience, including federal government communications.
Experience in health communications, outreach and coordination.
Experience in project management.
Experience in developing strategic communications plans and communications program evaluation.
Experience writing and copy editing scientific content in plain language for a variety of audiences.
Extensive knowledge of web and social media platforms.
Experience in media relations, either as a public relations professional or a journalist.
Experience using multiple software programs, platforms and tools, including Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, Outlook), Adobe, Acrobat Pro, SharePoint and GoToMeeting.
Strong communications skills, both oral and written.
Excellent analytical, organizational, and time management skills.
BENEFITS

Ripple Effect Communications, Inc. offers a wide array of plans in its flexible benefits program with options that enable each employee to structure a benefits package tailored to meet his or her family's needs.

Offerings within those programs may include:

Medical
Dental
Vision
Life, long-term disability and other insurance products
Reimbursement accounts for out-of-pocket medical expenses


Ripple Effect Communications participates in E-Verify

 

During Ripple Effect’s interview process, you may be asked to participate in an assessment. Assessment materials and results will be considered confidential and safeguarded in the same fashion as employment applications. We consider our assessments proprietary information and the form and/or content of the assessments may not be shared with others outside of Ripple Effect. Assessment instructions, links, topics, or any other information about the assessments may not be shared verbally or in writing with other individuals or posted to sites accessible by others. To learn more about how Ripple Effect will use your information, see our informed consent policy.


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Postdoc Vaccine Development

Date Posted:
12/16/2016

UMD

ME

Description
The Center for Vaccine Development, University of Maryland School of Medicine, is seeking a highly motivated post-doctoral fellow to participate in an NIH-funded project to investigate maternal-infant immunity to vaccines and the immune components that mediate protection against Shigella and other mucosal pathogens. The candidate will work with leaders in the field and in a collaborative environment, and will have the opportunity to expand knowledge in immunology, vaccinology, in vivo animal models of infections, evaluation of immune responses in human clinical studies and analysis of immune correlates of protection.


Requirements
Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Immunology, Microbiology or related field. Strong evidence of technical experience in immunology and methods to examine immune responses (measurement of antibodies and T cell responses by state of the art methods including flow cytometry), vaccine evaluation in animal models, tissue culture and handling of pathogens is required. Candidates must have a record of publications as well as excellent communication (oral and written) skills. Ability to work independently is essential. Salary commensurate with experience.


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Program Manager

Date Posted:
12/16/2016

Rachel's Network

DC

Position Description:
Rachel's Network is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit that harnesses the collective influence of women environmental funders and advocates. We seek an experienced Program Manager who will design and implement compelling meetings, retreats, events, teleconferences and webinars to keep our sophisticated network of nearly 100 members on the vanguard of the environmental movement, deepen connections with fellow advocates, and help grow and cultivate our community of women environmental funders. This essential member of our team also will be responsible for programming for our 501(c)(4) organization, Rachel's Action Network.

About Rachel's Network:
Rachel's Network is a dynamic community of women investors, foundation trustees, business owners, board directors, and respected community leaders who put their values into action. Named to honor the vision and audacity of Rachel Carson, our mission is to promote women as impassioned leaders and agents of change dedicated to the stewardship of the earth.

Responsibilities:
Design and implement a comprehensive program calendar for members.

Manage planning and logistics for all aspects of two intimate, members-only three-day meetings per year (attended by 35-50 people), our spring Annual Meeting and our Fall Retreat: plan and secure all event logistics, including venues, speakers, excursions, meals, and transportation; collaborate with members and staff on designing themes, agenda, speakers, and field visits; create and manage registration, invitations, and related communications for members on program plans and details.
Manage monthly teleconference and webinar series: select and secure expert speakers, engage members, write related communications.
Manage special events, regional meetings, and luncheons designed to support members' engagement with experts, policy leaders, and fellow members.
Stay informed on issues relevant to environmental, political, and philanthropic communities.
Develop and implement an outreach program for prospective members.
With the President, develop and manage a cultivation program with a specific emphasis on outreach to prospective members including women funders, foundation trustees, community leaders, and philanthropists who are motivated to support environmental protection and women's leadership.
Manage planning and logistics for cultivation programs and events to deepen relationships with our current portfolio of prospects.
Manage programming and member recruitment for Rachel's Action Network, our sister 501(c)(4) organization dedicated to promoting pro-environment women in politics.
Manage planning and logistics for teleconferences, webinar series, lobbying, and events designed to support members' engagement with elected officials, candidates, and policy leaders.
Recruit and retain members.
Prepare online content for news service and member communications.
Manage board calls, fundraising, and budget with the President.
Identify and promote endorsed candidates during election years.
Qualifications:

Minimum of three years of relevant professional experience in program development, event planning, and logistics.
Experience with planning and executing high-quality events for small membership organizations and with cultivating major donors preferred.
Experience negotiating contracts and deliverables from vendors; and managing projects from beginning to end on deadline and on budget.
Familiarity with environmental issues and organizations, women's leadership, or philanthropy, and comfort interacting with experts in these fields.
Well-organized with outstanding time management skills.
Strong interpersonal skills, an outgoing personality, and an earnest interest in providing good "customer service" to a vocal membership of high net-worth funders committed to environmental philanthropy with a broad range of interests and perspectives.
Poise, diplomacy, and "grace under pressure," especially in event scenarios.
Self-motivated and capable of working independently and collaboratively as a team member in a small, busy office, including taking part in general office administration, as needed.
A natural learner who enjoys reading and staying abreast of current news and issues, who can think creatively to develop interesting programs.
Bachelor's degree.
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
Proficiency in MS Office Suite and web-based email vendors (like MailChimp);
Familiarity with database software like Salesforce, and design tools like Adobe InDesign and Photoshop a plus.
To Apply:
Please email info@rachelsnetwork.org with your resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position. Please include "Program Manager" in the subject line and include salary requirements in your cover letter. All applicants must be available for an in-person interview in our Washington, DC office.


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Staff Scientist - Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics

Date Posted:
12/16/2016

NCI

MD

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

The Infections and Immunoepidemiology Branch (IIB) conducts research on the role of infections and altered immunity in cancer etiology through population-based epidemiologic research. IIB research aims to inform efforts to reduce the burden of cancer through translation of etiologic insights into effective strategies for cancer prevention. IIB's research spans the study of infectious agents with established or postulated associations with cancer and immune perturbations relevant for cancer risk, including severe immunosuppression and more subtle alterations in immune responses. Additionally, based on findings from etiologic research, IIB investigators conduct research on primary and secondary cancer prevention.

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

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

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

Ms. Kat Bern
Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute
9609 Medical Center Drive, Rm. 7E322 MSC 9775
Bethesda, MD 20892
E-mail: ncistaffscientistiib@mail.nih.gov

The closing date for applications is January 17, 2017.


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Staff Scientist Optical Microscopy Core

Date Posted:
12/16/2016

NCI

MD

Position Description:
The NCI Optical Microscopy Core provides infrastructure and expertise to NCI intramural scientists for high-end biophysical quantification of the fluorescent microscopy images, Number and Brightness, Single Molecule FISH analysis and high-resolution statistical mapping of the super-resolution images, FRET, FRAP, TICS, FCS, that provide unique insights into the function of cancer cells and into the mechanisms of cancer treatment. The Core develops new biophysical methods for imaging, such as Single Molecule FRET and Single Molecule Tracking and builds custom instrumentation, based on HILO and PALM techniques. For additional info on the Core please see https://confocal.cancer.gov.

Qualifications:
Biophysicist and Engineer: The successful candidate will have a PhD and an extensive background in physics, biophysics, microscopy and building of imaging instrumentation. The candidate will have experience with biophysical modeling and quantification. The candidate will have in depth knowledge of Number and Brightness analysis, Single Molecule FISH quantification and high-resolution statistical mapping of the super-resolution images, FRAP, FCS, TICS, Single molecule tracking, specific controls for imaging and data processing and analysis, ability to apply and customize those methods for diverse biological tasks. The candidate will have the experience and ability to write custom Matlab scripts for specific quantitative applications, experience and ability to develop variable small Matlab routines simplifying image analysis, knowledge of custom software for Single Molecule Tracking ("TrackRecord" software), FRAP, TICS, FCS software and experience and the ability to modify this software according to improvements required for the single molecule tracking. The candidate will have the experience and ability to build optomechanical instruments for Single molecule tracking, PALM and single molecule FRET, the experience and ability to operate, maintain and improve current custom-built HILO instrumentation. The candidate will have experience using other programming languages (C/C++, Fortran, and/or Python) for controlling hardware. The candidate should have experience in imaging bacteria, yeast, and mammalian cells. The candidate should have published paper in peer reviewed scientific journals in collaboration and as the first author about Single Molecule Tracking, Quantitative Image Processing, Live Cell Imaging, and FCS. The candidate will work in a team and interact with multiple users of the Optical Microscopy Core on a daily basis.

To Apply:
To submit an application please contact: Lucia Croce, AO, 301-594-3620

 


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Assistant Clinical Investigator

Date Posted:
12/16/2016

NINR

MD

ASSISTANT CLINICAL INVESTIGATOR
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NURSING RESEARCH, BETHESDA, MARYLAND
Position Summary:
The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), seeks an exceptional candidate for the position of Assistant Clinical Investigator (ACI) within the Division of Intramural Research Program (DIR). This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing team that will promote and support collaborations across the basic, translational, and clinical research spectrum. Investigators are supported by a wide array of intellectual, technological, and research resources, including surgical and pathology facilities; animal facilities; and dedicated, high-quality technology cores.
The position is intended for a clinician whose abilities and focus in research would make them a candidate for an independent research career path. This position aims to provide an investigator with advanced mentoring, and necessary resources, and to expand their scientific talents and knowledge. This is an NIH Full-Time Equivalent employee on a time-limited appointment. ACI appointments are for three years, with two possible 1-year extensions, for a maximum of five years.

Duties:

Oversee and lead the development of a broad-based symptom science research program such as optimizing assessments or exploring biological correlates of symptoms
Design interventional trials to evaluate the effects of treatment on patient outcomes
Manage the activities related to the conduct of research as an integral member of a unique and collaborative program
Supervise a staff of about three individuals
Qualifications:

Ph.D., or doctoral equivalent, preferably in nursing
A well-established track record of publications for disseminating research findings
Relevant clinical experience with patient-based studies
Ability to supervise and direct subordinate staff
Candidates may be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or eligible for a visa that will enable work in the U.S.
Compensation:

Salary is commensurate with experience and accomplishments.
Full Federal benefits: leave, health insurance, retirement and savings plan (401K equivalent)
DIR is dedicated to conducting basic and clinical research on the interactions among molecular mechanisms underlying symptoms and environmental influences on individual health outcomes. Details of NINR research can be found at https://www.ninr.nih.gov/researchandfunding/dir

To Apply:
Interested candidates should send:

curriculum vitae and bibliography
letter of interest which includes a brief description of research experience, and contact information for at least three references to:
Isla Norwood, PAO
isla.norwood@nih.gov
NINR Search Committee Coordinator,
31 Center Drive Building 31/Room 5B13
Bethesda, MD 20892 (Rockville, MD 20852 for express or courier service).


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Staff Scientist 3D Bioprinting

Date Posted:
12/16/2016

NEI

MD

Position Description:
The Staff Scientist will be responsible for running NEI 3D projects involving 3D bioprinting of ocular tissues derived from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs).
The work involves culturing, differentiating, and expanding iPSC and derived ocular cell types, generating viable "bioink" using those cells, bioprinting viable and functional 3D ocular tissues, maintaining tissues for 6-8 weeks, and analyzing 3D tissues by confocal imaging, histology, physiology, and molecular assays. In addition, the Staff Scientist will be responsible for supervising technicians, postdocs, and students working on this project. Be able to present work at local, national, and international meetings. Independently able to write publication drafts and grant application drafts. And, supervise additional 3D bioprinting projects being done at the NCATS bioprinting core.

The position will be at the Unit of Ocular and Stem Cell Translational Research in Ophthalmic Genetics and Visual Functions Branch at the National Eye Institute at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD. The station of duty, however, will be at the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), Rockville, MD.

Qualifications:
The candidate must have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in tissue or bioengineering and at least 2-3 years of experience working on 3D bioprinting. An experience working with ocular cell types and iPS cells is preferred.

To Apply:
All applications must be submitted to Kapil Bharti Kapilbharti@nei.nih.gov

Application Deadline Date: Jan 15, 2017


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Postdoctoral Fellow Stem Cell Biology

Date Posted:
12/16/2016

Seraxis

MD

Job title: Post doctoral fellow position in Stem Cell, Regenerative Medicine and Type-1-diabetes (full time)

 

Location: Germantown, Maryland

 

Role and responsibilities:

Seraxis is a rapidly growing biotech company, developing therapies in the cutting edge field of stem cells and regenerative medicine (www.seraxis.com). The privately held company occupies one of the leading positions in the field of cell replacement therapy for type-1-diabetes. Type-1-diabetes afflicts 1.25 million American children and adults. Life expectancy of diabetics is shortened by a broad spectrum of complications and co-morbidities, estimated to cost $245 billion annually. However, Type 1 diabetes can be reversed by the transplantation of replacement insulin-producing cells. Seraxis has developed a proprietary technology to manufacture, with a high level of purity, insulin-producing cells from pluripotent stem cells. In addition, Seraxis has developed an encapsulation technology to protect these cells from immune destruction by the host, while allowing vascularization and nutrition of the cells, after implant.

 

With a dynamic culture, Seraxis offers rewarding career growth opportunities. Seraxis is looking for a smart, talented and highly motivated PhD graduate to contribute to its scientific research program. 

The responsibilities for this position entail characterization of the surrogate, insulin producing cells for the purpose of supporting applications for clinical trials in man, as well as optimization of manufacturing and quality control procedures. This position provides opportunity for performing and publishing novel research related to adapting stem cells for use in the clinic.

 The successful candidate has a Ph.D. and experience in the areas of stem cell culture, in vivo testing of stem cell transplants. Experience with encapsulation technology is a plus.

 

Education and experience:

  • D. in molecular and cellular biology
  • Highly motivated, high ethic standards
  • Ability to work as part of a team is essential
  • Track record of publications
  • Experience with grant writing a plus.

 

The target start date is first half of 2017. Interested candidates should send their resume to cwelsch@seraxis.com.


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Senior Associate

Date Posted:
12/16/2016

OrbiMed Advisors

NY

Position Objective

 The Private Equity Senior Associate will support senior members of the private equity/venture capital team at OrbiMed Advisors, LLC (www.orbimed.com) a leading investment firm dedicated exclusively to the healthcare sector, with approximately $15 billion in assets under management.  OrbiMed invests globally across the spectrum of healthcare companies, from venture capital start-ups to large multinational companies. OrbiMed‘s team of more than 100 employees manages a series of private equity funds, public equity funds, royalty/debt funds and other investment vehicles. OrbiMed maintains its headquarters in New York City, with additional offices in San Francisco, Shanghai, Mumbai and Herzliya.  The Senior Associate will  play  an  integral  supporting  role  in  the  generation  of  new  investment  ideas,  in  conducting  due diligence for new investments, and in the management of current portfolio positions. The successful candidate will have a strong scientific and/or clinical background and be able to understand, interpret, and integrate information from diverse therapeutic areas in order to reach investment conclusions.  It will also be critically important for candidates to understand business principles and market dynamics in the drug and medical device sectors.  Specific activities will include financial modeling using Excel, working with consultants to perform scientific and financial due diligence, preparing PowerPoint presentations for both internal and external audiences, working with attorneys to draft term sheets and investment documents, analyzing  data  from  various  information  vendors,  and  maintaining  proprietary  firm  databases.   The complexity of work projects would be expected to increase as the Senior Associate develops.  The position is designed to last for 2-3 years, but potentially could be extended for select candidates.  The position provides an exceptional opportunity for individuals interested in gaining experience in healthcare private equity & venture capital investing.

 Major Responsibilities 

  • Participate in and support the investment process from opportunity identification through due diligence and deal closing.
  • Conduct due diligence calls with physicians and other consultants independently.
  • Attend company management meetings and investment/medical conferences.
  • Conduct company screens in various therapeutic areas using proprietary specialized databases.
  • Build and maintain company financial models and detailed market models for products/diseases.
  • Gather  information  using  various  data  sources,  including  the  Web,  scientific  literature  and consultants to the firm.
  • Assist in board-level management of portfolio companies; attend board meetings as an observer in select cases and work on projects to build portfolio company value.
  • Assist in the preparation of investor presentations.

 Qualifications and Experience 

  • M.D. or Ph.D in biological or chemical sciences from a top-tier university.
  • Bachelor's degree from a top-tier university.
  • Must have Two to Five years of professional experience at a top-tier investment bank or consulting firm (healthcare focus) or a biotechnology or medical device company, preferably in  areas  of  business  development  or  M&A.
  • Impeccable integrity, work ethic and commitment.
  • Self-starter attitude.
  • Strong financial modeling skills.
  • Significant experience with PowerPoint.
  • Motivated to learn the investing business.
  • Organized,  detail-oriented  personality  with  the  ability  to  multi-task  in  an  entrepreneurial environment.
  • Candidates should be team players who enjoy working in a non-hierarchical, collaborative firm culture.

 Compensation 

  • Compensation will be competitive for the industry. 

Contact Information

  • Apply with cover letter and resume.

Apply at https://www.dropoutclub.org/account/login/?next=/jobs/senior-associate-2/.  


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Equity Research Associate

Date Posted:
12/16/2016

Leerink Partners LLC

NY

This individual will work directly with the senior research analyst to maintain coverage of existing and newly covered biopharmaceutical company stocks; in this capacity they will also work closely with institutional salespeople to respond to client inquiries and requests and will develop direct relationships with institutional investor clients.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Collect and analyze data related to therapeutics and various diseases, including scientific papers, clinical data, and prescription trends
  • Draft market research surveys and analyze results
  • Incorporate research findings into tabular and graphical exhibits and prepare written documents describing methodology, results and implications
  • Interview company executives or medical/industry consultants to develop and maintain expert insights into emerging trends, threats and opportunities in biopharmaceutical markets
  • Build, update and maintain market, industry and company financial models
  • Formulate investment recommendations based on fundamental analysis, valuation and risk assessment of individual companies
  • Develop, draft, edit and complete research reports and notes about markets, products, companies and stocks for distribution to the Leerink sales force and institutional clients
  • Monitor and respond to market, medical and scientific news
  • Attend selected medical, scientific and industry conferences and prepare notes summarizing presentations and content of relevance
  • Respond professionally and promptly to inquiries from internal and external clients, particularly when senior analyst is unavailable


Experience and Qualifications Required:

  • Familiarity and knowledge of the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries including clinical development,  regulatory affairs, business development and commercialization
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to search, understand and interpret scientific and medical publications
  • Strong quantitative, financial modeling, forecasting and Excel skills
  • General understanding of statistical analysis techniques
  • High attention to detail and ability to work independently, multi-task and manage tight timelines
  • Some consulting, transaction, finance or industry commercial or business development experience preferred
  • Qualified candidates will possess either an MBA with significant industry experience or an advanced life sciences degree, preferably PhD or MD, with post graduate industry, consulting or finance experience; partial or complete CFA qualification beneficial

 About Leerink Partners
Leerink Partners LLC is a leading investment bank, specializing in healthcare. Our knowledge, experience and focus enable us to help our clients define and achieve their strategic, capital markets and investment objectives. We partner with companies that develop and commercialize innovative products and services that are defining the future of healthcare.  Leerink Partners LLC is a member of FINRA/SIPC. For more information, please visit: www.leerink.com.

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Research Associate

Date Posted:
12/16/2016

Mizuho Securities USA Inc

NY

MSUSA, part of the global Mizuho Financial Group, is hiring a Research Associate to support its Biotech equity research franchise in New York.

The Research Associate will support the Senior Analyst in covering the biotechnology sector. Key responsibilities will include analyzing and comparing clinical data; building and maintaining financial and market models; and assisting in the authoring and publication of individual company and industry research reports.

The successful candidate will possess the following experience and qualifications:

  • Financial modeling skills using Excel, specifically the ability to build an integrated Income Statement/Balance Sheet/Cash Flow Statement/Discounted Cash Flow analysis model, strongly preferred.
  • A science degree: MD or Life Science Ph.D. preferred, but will also consider strong undergraduate/master’s science backgrounds
  • Prior banking, consulting or equity research experience a plus
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Detail oriented
  • Demonstrated achievement of excellence including grades/test scores, scholarships and awards, etc.
  • Ability to function independently as well as maintain a collegial and collaborative approach to working with other team members.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Series 7, 63, 86 and 87 licenses are a plus, but not required to start 

Compensation commensurate with experience.

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Post doctoral fellow in Stem Cell, Regenerative Medicine and Type-1-diabetes

Date Posted:
12/16/2016

Seraxis

MD

Job title: Post doctoral fellow position in Stem Cell, Regenerative Medicine and Type-1-diabetes (full time) 

Location: Germantown, Maryland 

Role and responsibilities:

Seraxis is a rapidly growing biotech company, developing therapies in the cutting edge field of stem cells and regenerative medicine (www.seraxis.com). The privately held company occupies one of the leading positions in the field of cell replacement therapy for type-1-diabetes. Type-1-diabetes afflicts 1.25 million American children and adults. Life expectancy of diabetics is shortened by a broad spectrum of complications and co-morbidities, estimated to cost $245 billion annually. However, Type 1 diabetes can be reversed by the transplantation of replacement insulin-producing cells. Seraxis has developed a proprietary technology to manufacture, with a high level of purity, insulin-producing cells from pluripotent stem cells. In addition, Seraxis has developed an encapsulation technology to protect these cells from immune destruction by the host, while allowing vascularization and nutrition of the cells, after implant. 

With a dynamic culture, Seraxis offers rewarding career growth opportunities. Seraxis is looking for a smart, talented and highly motivated PhD graduate to contribute to its scientific research program. 

The responsibilities for this position entail characterization of the surrogate, insulin producing cells for the purpose of supporting applications for clinical trials in man, as well as optimization of manufacturing and quality control procedures. This position provides opportunity for performing and publishing novel research related to adapting stem cells for use in the clinic. 

The successful candidate has a Ph.D. and experience in the areas of stem cell culture, in vivo testing of stem cell transplants. Experience with encapsulation technology is a plus. 

Education and experience:

  • Ph.D. in molecular and cellular biology
  • Highly motivated, high ethic standards
  • Ability to work as part of a team is essential
  • Track record of publications
  • Experience with grant writing a plus. 

The target start date is first half of 2017. Interested candidates should send their resume to cwelsch@seraxis.com.


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Scientific Sales Representative, Cell Separation Products

Date Posted:
12/15/2016

STEMCELL

MD

Req ID 19284

STEMCELL Technologies Inc. is a privately-owned biotechnology company based in Vancouver that helps power leading-edge life science research around the world. Scientists performing stem cell, immunology, cancer, regenerative medicine and cellular therapy research are among those who rely on our cell culture media, cell separation products, instruments, ancillary reagents and contract assay services. We create novel, useful, standardized products of unfailing quality and deliver them to more than 70 countries via our many regional offices plus distribution centres in Vancouver, Seattle, Grenoble and Singapore. Driven by our love of science and our passion for quality, we see ourselves simply as
“Scientists Helping Scientists” – standing by our customers to provide outstanding products, technical support and training. We have over 800 science-oriented employees globally, including 250 PhDs/MScs, with most others holding a BSc or engineering degree. STEMCELL is proud to be the largest Biotechnology employer in Canada.

Currently we have an opening for a Scientific Sales Representative, Cell Separation in the territory of Maryland (NIH area). The Scientific Sales Representative’s primary responsibility is to manage the existing relationship of STEMCELL Technologies as well as to generate revenue in the territory by identifying potential customers, introducing them to our products and working with them by providing technical support and customer service so as to ensure that they purchase products and become “happy customers”. The Scientific Sales Representative is responsible for ensuring that the target revenue for the territory is achieved.

Duties

  • Develop and propose bi-annual business plans for the territory, focusing on quarterly and annual sales objectives in accordance with overall Sales and Marketing plans
  • Develop and maintain business relationships with current and prospective customers within the territory.
  • Locate new potential customers via prospecting, cold calling and setting up appointments with key decision makers.
  • Follow up on new leads and referrals generated by Inside Sales or through marketing activities.
  • Prepare price quotations, discounts and custom requests at the customers’ request.
  • Attend conferences, trade shows and seminars as required.
  • Develop and maintain deep product knowledge so as to be able to sell consultatively and make recommendations to prospects and clients on solutions that best meet their research needs.
  • Provide exceptional customer service and technical support.
  • Liaise with Technical Support staff regarding difficult customer queries.
  • Document all communications and customer interactions in CRM (SFDC).
  • Provide feedback from the field to Sales Management about market dynamics, product performance, competition and market potential.
  • Prepare proposals to respond to requests for custom orders.

Qualifications

  • MSc or PhD in Hematology, Immunology, Molecular Biology or an allied science is preferred Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a dynamic team.
  • Sales experience is an asset.

This is an opportunity to work with highly motivated colleagues in a science-oriented, creative and dynamic environment. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and significant career development opportunities. 

If you have questions about the position, please contact Richard Hildreth, PhD (richard.hildreth@stemcell.com), Account Manager for Cell Separation.

Apply at https://www.stemcell.com/careers/opportunities or by sending a resume to recruiter Heather.Finn@stemcell.com.


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Research Scientist

Date Posted:
12/9/2016

PotomocWave

MD

Job description
Specific Responsibilities Include
Assist designated Portfolio Manager for Neurotrauma, plan and conduct portfolio analyses to help identify knowledge gaps and establish research priorities for the Chair of the Joint Program Committee-6
Serve as JPC6 program liaison with contracting personnel in resolving contracting issues, obtaining status of actions, and responding to requests for information for DHP-funded proposals.
Maintain historical records to include records of transactions, pre-proposals, full proposals, acceptance and turn down notifications and other documentation relevant to efficient management of intramural and extramural projects.
In close coordination with execution management activity staff, review, coordinate and report on tracking and disbursement of research funds.
Develop and maintain electronic master files to track the progress of assigned research projects including minutes, briefings, spreadsheets, and databases.
Attend meetings and coordinate activities with DoD, other Federal agencies, academic, and industry labs.
Prepare information papers, special studies, reviews and analyses in response to external tasking.
Develop, present, and provide program/progress briefings.

Qualifications
Training in single or multiple science and technology disciplines with ability to provide knowledge and insight into specific areas of biomedical science and technology.
Ability to guide development and application of this knowledge to the project.
Ability to independently perform a variety of activities where subject matter expertise is required.
Lead activities of a complex research administration program.
Plan and performs required research, evaluation, technical analysis, planning and other tasks in specific technical areas.
Responsible for highly complex scientific/technical tasks. Develops information which extends knowledge.


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Senior Scientist Microbiology

Date Posted:
12/9/2016

Canon

MD

Canon U.S. Life Sciences, Inc., a subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., is dedicated to extending innovative Canon core technologies into the burgeoning life sciences field — and to the introduction and marketing of vital, new-platform products in the critical area of molecular diagnostics.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean (excluding Mexico) markets. With approximately $31 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2015† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2016. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes.

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Position Overview

Canon U.S. Life Sciences, Inc., is currently seeking a Senior Scientist with a strong knowledge of clinical microbiology and infectious diseases. The incumbent in this position will lead and execute the culturing and handling of microbial organisms to support the development of molecular diagnostic assays and instruments. Strong knowledge of infectious diseases, microbial culture, quantitation, and safe handling of various microorganisms is required in this position.

Responsibilities
Technical lead in culturing, maintaining, and expansion of microbial species required for diagnostic assay and instrument development.
Initiate, direct, and execute scientific microbiology research and/or development supporting diagnostic product development.
Responsible for maintaining safe operations in the BSL-2 laboratories.
Maintain broad knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and theories.
Make contributions to scientific literature and conferences.
May act as spokesperson on corporate research and development and advise top management.
May participate in development of patent applications.
Interface with various departments and serves as internal consultant.
Assist in other special projects as requested.

Qualifications
M.S. or Ph.D. in Microbiology, Clinical Microbiology, or Biological Sciences with a focus on Microbiology.
Minimum of five years' experience in an academic or industry environment, preferably in the diagnostic industry.
Strong knowledge of clinical microbiology or infectious diseases, including culture, handling, and quantitation of pathogenic microorganisms. Experience supporting diagnostic assay or instrument development is a plus.
Knowledge of and experience working with viral, bacterial, and protozoan pathogens.
Knowledge of Molecular Biology areas including experience in nucleic acid purification, amplification, and analysis. Knowledge of and experience in microbial genomics is a plus.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in safe handling of biological materials, infectious agents, and biological wastes.
Demonstrated ability to conceive, design, and execute scientific studies that result in peer-reviewed publication. Experience in design control under a FDA-compliant quality management system is a plus.
Strong analytical abilities required for design of experiments, data analysis, and reporting.
Must be able to maintain impeccable records from raw data, including lab notebooks and computer generated data files, quantitative analysis of data, laboratory protocols, and summary reports.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated ability to work in a team environment, and the ability to function with high degree of independence are required.

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M.S. or Ph.D. in Microbiology, Clinical Microbiology, or Biological Sciences with a focus on Microbiology.
Minimum of five years' experience in an academic or industry environment, preferably in the diagnostic industry.
Strong knowledge of clinical microbiology or infectious diseases, including culture, handling, and quantitation of pathogenic microorganisms. Experience supporting diagnostic assay or instrument development is a plus.
Knowledge of and experience working with viral, bacterial, and protozoan pathogens.
Knowledge of Molecular Biology areas including experience in nucleic acid purification, amplification, and analysis. Knowledge of and experience in microbial genomics is a plus.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in safe handling of biological materials, infectious agents, and biological wastes.
Demonstrated ability to conceive, design, and execute scientific studies that result in peer-reviewed publication. Experience in design control under a FDA-compliant quality management system is a plus.
Strong analytical abilities required for design of experiments, data analysis, and reporting.
Must be able to maintain impeccable records from raw data, including lab notebooks and computer generated data files, quantitative analysis of data, laboratory protocols, and summary reports.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated ability to work in a team environment, and the ability to function with high degree of independence are required.
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Technical lead in culturing, maintaining, and expansion of microbial species required for diagnostic assay and instrument development.
Initiate, direct, and execute scientific microbiology research and/or development supporting diagnostic product development.
Responsible for maintaining safe operations in the BSL-2 laboratories.
Maintain broad knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and theories.
Make contributions to scientific literature and conferences.
May act as spokesperson on corporate research and development and advise top management.
May participate in development of patent applications.
Interface with various departments and serves as internal consultant.
Assist in other special projects as requested.


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Influenza Principle Research Scientist

Date Posted:
12/9/2016

Battelle

MD

Job description
Battelle is guided by a founding mission. We invest our knowledge, talents and resources, helping our customers achieve their most important goals. We apply scientific rigor and creativity, succeeding where others may fail and we invest in our communities, making the world better for generations to come. All of us share a common purpose: to solve the greatest challenges of today and tomorrow.

Our 22,000 employees work at the forefront of scientific innovation to tackle critical challenges in security, human health, manufacturing, energy and environmental management. Battelle’s work is grounded in the belief that science, technology and a passion for excellence can make industries more competitive and the world a better place.

We are currently seeking an Influenza Principal Research Scientist. This position is located in Aberdeen, MD.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Provide technical and project leadership over in vitro influenza studies to include bioanalytical method development and validation; develop bioanalytical test method qualification and validation protocols
Provide support to ensure all laboratory equipment is validated and that all analytical methods transferred from development are in compliance with regulatory requirements
Use a hands-on approach to solving technical problems and have the ability to work independently and effectively in a team environment with minimal supervision
Develop and validate new biological assays; lead troubleshooting efforts of difficult methods
Evaluate and review raw data and study analytical reports and assay validation reports, as appropriate, to ensure laboratories are performing analysis in compliance with appropriate regulatory and Industry standards and that data are of the required quality (regulatory and scientific)
Perform work with a consistently high degree of accuracy and attention to detail including meticulous work habits and neat, accurate, legible record keeping
Write proposals, contributing scientist reports, and study-specific final reports
Ability to produce and present quality scientific papers at external meetings and for publication
Stay abreast of literature and regulatory guidelines, including Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), Good Clinical Practice (GCP), internal SOPs and regulations and White Papers, as appropriate, for clinical bioanalysis to ensure that bioanalytical practices are consistent with regulatory expectations
Review current literature for improved methods and quality control procedures and assess new and alternative techniques
Train and mentor junior staff.

THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION:

PhD in molecular biology, virology, microbiology, or life sciences with at least 2-5 years’ experience testing vaccines and therapeutics against infectious diseases, especially biosafety level 3 (BSL-3) biological agents
Demonstrated experience and knowledge of in vitro models and their application to therapeutic research.
Demonstrated experience working with influenza virus.
Knowledge of wide range of microbiological, immunological, and biologically-based analytical techniques to include problem solving and reporting
A proven ability to plan and execute research studies
Extensive demonstrated experience in assay development, validation, and implementation using a broad range of technologies
Knowledge of wide range of biologically-based bioanalytical techniques (e.g., Immunoassays, ELISA, PCR, etc.)
Demonstrated experience and understanding of quality systems (e.g., GLP)
The ability to follow standard laboratory operating procedures and health and safety guidelines
Ability to read and understand RFPs, SOWs, and protocols
Must be a US citizen or permanent resident.
Ability to obtain/maintain DoJ Security Risk Assessment (SRA) approval.
Ability to obtain/maintain CDC Select Agent Program approval.
Must be willing to work in a biosafety level 2 (BSL2) and/or 3 (BSL3) environment and able to wear appropriate respiratory protection.
Must be willing to be immunized with licensed and FDA approved Investigational New Drugs (IND) recommended for persons at risk to occupational exposure of biological agents
Must be willing to participate in periodic drug screening.
Individual must be able to meet the requirements for Public Trust Level 5b
Willingness and ability to obtain/maintain certification in Chemical Personnel Reliability Program (NACLC required) and/or Biological Personnel Reliability Program (Single Scope Background Investigation required for entry- this is background investigation performed for DoD TOP SECRET clearances), and Biological Suitability Assessment Program.

BENEFITS

Battelle’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.

Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, genetic information, or disability. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.

For more information about our other openings, please visit www.battelle.org/careers


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Upstream Development Scientist - ICELLis

Date Posted:
12/9/2016

Paragon

MD

GENERAL DESCRIPTION/FUNCTION:
This individual functions independently and productively as a scientist, engineer, or group head and is actively engaged in process and product development within a dynamic project team. Due to their strong technical knowledge, initiative and scientific commitment, this individual makes significant scientific, technical and strategic contributions within Upstream and Process Development teams. They are expected to take a leadership role in terms of a specific discipline or expertise, assist in moving projects forward toward GMP Manufacturing for clinical trials, registration or improvements of existing processes and products
Duties & Responsibilities:
Implement knowledge/expertise within a lab group/project team to successfully execute process development some aspect of a project. This should involve a complement of technical and logistical/strategic activities. Examples may include:
Optimize Expression of specific protein molecule(s)
Identification of key process parameters, process mapping and scale up
Primary recovery of the cell paste, inclusion bodies and specific proteins
Interacting with appropriate analytical and downstream functional areas to determine appropriate method for protein expression
Participation in decision-making processes within the project team by actively engaging in scientific and technical discussions
Representing Upstream Development Group on specific project meetings with clients

Skills & Technical Expertise:
Has considerable knowledge/expertise relevant to Fermentation and Cell Cultivation Process Development. Knowledge/expertise should be practical and focused on lab-related activities:
Upstream Process Development and scale up from shake flasks to 2, 10 and 50L fermenters and iCELLis bioreactors.
Experience with Upstream process validation, tech transfer to cGMP and/or operation in cGMP environment.
Considerable know how and experience with cell culture, protein expression and purification methods
Protein biochemistry (protein folding, protein degradation, aggregation, etc)
General analytical methods applicable for proteins (HPLC, electrophoresis, assay development, etc)
Instrument care, maintenance, troubleshooting and data interpretation
Document writing, data interpretation, presentation, statistical analysis and trending
Supervision:
Minimum supervision required on day-to-day activities and accomplished tasks
Supervisory input focused on status and future of project or technical area and long-term development path
Measurement of Performance:
Positive, professional attitude toward work and willingness to cooperate with co-workers and supervisors and to contribute to a project team
Timeliness and accuracy in completion of projects and paperwork (quantity of work)
Contributions to projects beyond general responsibilities (quality of work)
Identification of problem areas affecting operations (knowledge/problem solving)
Offers suggestions for correcting problems and for improving operations
Exercises good judgment in dealing with operational problems
Understanding of theory, rationale behind tasks performed
Demonstrated understanding and adherence to Paragon policies, safety procedures and the cGMPs
Ability to succeed in a team-oriented environment under very dynamic conditions
Education & Previous Experience:
Ph.D. degree (M.S. or B.S. with extended experience will be considered) in Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Life Sciences or related field, with 5-7 years of experience in pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry or academia.
A record of publications in internationally recognized journals is desirable.


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Postdoctoral Fellow RAS biology

Date Posted:
12/9/2016

Duke

NC

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION A postdoctoral position is available in the Counter lab at Duke University to study the role of codon bias on oncogenic RAS signaling (see Lampson et al., Curr Biol 23:70-79, 2014; Pershing et al., J Clin Invest 125:222-233, 2015).

Qualifications:
A background in RAS biology or mammalian systems is not necessary, but applicants should have wet lab experience as well as a track record of publishing first-author, peer-reviewed, research papers. The last two postdoctoral fellows from UNC-CH that trained in the lab are currently Assistant Professors at UVA and UPENN. As such, the environment is particularly suited for applicants working towards a career as an independent investigator.

To Apply:
If interested, please email a cover letter, CV, and the names of three references that can be contacted as a single PDF to count004@mc.duke.edu


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Academic Coordinator, Research Development

Date Posted:
12/9/2016

University California Santa Barbara

CA

Position Description:
The Research Development division in the Office of Research at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) seeks an Academic Coordinator to serve as Associate Director of Research Development for Science and Engineering.
The Associate Director advises faculty and researchers in science and engineering on funding opportunities and strategic planning for extramural research proposals. The main focus of efforts are 1) single investigator proposals from early career faculty, 2) major large scale, multidisciplinary and/or multi-investigator research projects, and 3) training, institutional program development, and outreach proposals focused in engineering and the sciences. The Associate Director serves as a strategic funding advisor and proposal reviewer for early career faculty in science and engineering in developing competitive proposals to grow their research programs. The Associate Director works with faculty to facilitate the preparation of successful major grant applications, including the coordination of large multi-investigator, multi-disciplinary research proposals. This position develops workshops to support proposal development, and understands how campus priorities and information needs fit into the larger national education, research, and funding contexts in order to provide advice to faculty and researchers.
This position is an integral part of the Research Development team, and reports to the Director of Research Development. It requires an academic with a broad, interdisciplinary base of understanding of research and scholarship, the ability to communicate collegially and knowledgeably with faculty in an array of disciplines, and experience in grant and/or proposal writing. The Associate Director maintains contact with UC system-wide funding programs, federal funding agencies, and private foundation funders and, based on these, informs faculty about new funding opportunities. The Associate Director maintains close ties with the chairs of all science and engineering departments and the directors of science and engineering Organized Research Units and Research Centers.

Responsibilities:

assisting faculty in generating effective extramural proposals;
providing detailed grant proposal development assistance through all stages of proposal conceptual development and refinement;
identifying key funding opportunities that align with targeted areas of science and engineering research at UCSB;
coordinating funding source searches for faculty as needed;
designing, conducting and participating in grant development workshops and other interventions with science and engineering faculty;
collaborating with personnel in the Office of Research, the Division of Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences in the College of Letters and Science, and the College of Engineering to develop and execute plans to meet campus research and funding needs in science and engineering.
This is a full-time Academic Coordinator 2 position, with the initial appointment for one year, subject to renewal based on performance. The annual salary range is $84,044 - $111,536, depending on qualifications and experience.

Requirements:
Graduate degree in science or engineering, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Desired Qualifications: Ph.D. in science or engineering and experience with proposal writing.

To Apply:
Please submit your application to UC Recruit: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00888

A cover letter that outlines your education and experience and how they complement the mission of the Research Development office and prepare you for the Associate Director position
A complete CV
Names of three references and their contact information. We do not require letters of reference at the time of application.
For primary consideration, applications should be received by January 16, 2017. This position has an anticipated start date of March 1, 2017. The initial appointment is for one year, subject to renewal based on performance. The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the university community through research, teaching and service.


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Staff Scientist Computational Biology

Date Posted:
12/9/2016

NCI

MD

Position Description:
The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) located in Bethesda, Maryland performs research in computational biology and creates and maintains information systems and computational tools for the biological research community. The Computational Biology Branch (CBB) is seeking Staff Scientist 1's to contribute to developing new computational methods and algorithms for improving the retrieval effectiveness of NCBI literature resources such as PubMed and PubMed Central.
The CBB is looking for outstanding candidates to join the text mining research group where our primary focus is to develop and apply computational approaches to natural language text data in biomedicine, as well as large-scale genomic and health data. The candidate will work on NCBI's new information search strategies and have an active role in developing new technologies for querying NCBI textual databases and implementing these in the online production system.

Qualifications:
We are looking for individuals with a track publication record of outstanding research in Biomedical Natural Language Processing (BioNLP). The ideal candidates must have extensive research experience with BioNLP & statistical/machine learning methods in biomedical data and text mining. Strong programming and big data analysis skills are essential. The candidates may be U.S. or non-U.S citizens and must have a doctoral degree, postdoctoral experience, and a strong publication record. The successful candidate will have excellent communication and organizational skills and proven ability to successfully engage in a multi-disciplinary collaborative research. Successful candidates will serve on a non-competitive appointment in the excepted service.
Salary is commensurate with research experience and accomplishments. A full package of benefits (including retirement, health, life, and long-term care insurance, Thrift Savings Plan participation, etc.) is available.

To Apply:
Interested individuals should send a copy of their CV plus a cover letter detailing research interests, and names of three references to ncbijobs@ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


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Translational Computational and Systems Biologist

Date Posted:
12/9/2016

NCI

MD

NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE, BETHESDA, MARYLAND
Position Description:
The Division of Cancer Treatment & Diagnosis of the National Cancer Institute is expanding its research program in Translational Computational and Systems Biolo