Wednesday, March 26, 2008
11th Annual NIEHS Biomedical Career Fair
Date: Friday, April 25th, 2008
Location: EPA Campus
109 T.W. Alexander Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Jane Chin, Ph.D., President, MSL Institute
Bliss-Success: Where Do You Find Yourself?
Career-Specific Panel Discussion Sessions
Clinical Contract Research Organizations
Patent Law and Technology Transfer
Non-Tenure Track Research Positions
Science Writing/Medical Communications
Academia - Teaching and Tenure-Track
NEW! Career Development Workshops Networking Skills
Luncheon and Dessert Reception
Participants Postdoctoral fellow and advanced graduate student interested in attending the 11th Annual NIEHS Biomedical Career Fair, find more information here.
Panelist Panelists selected to participate in the 11th Annual NIEHS Biomedical Career Fair, find more information here.
Exhibitors Companies interested in having an exhibitor’s booth at the 11th Annual NIEHS Biomedical Career Fair, find more information here.
Note that the spots are limited, please sign up early!
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
2008 BIO International Convention--The Global Event for Biotechnology
The 2008 BIO International Convention held June 17 – 20, 2008, Tuesday – Friday, in San Diego, California.
Top 10 Reasons to Attend BIO
- Phenomenal Networking – 70% of the attendees are top management
- 2,200 Exhibiting Companies
- BIO Business Forum - 4 days of partnering and more than 12,000 meetings
- 12 Product Focus Zones in the BIO Exhibition representing the industry's newest products, processes, and ideas
- 175 informative breakout sessions across 22 tracks and the latest on regulatory issues and intellectual property
- Global Makeup - more than 65 countries represented at BIO (and 300+ public officials)
- Special Events Galore - including the new BIO Golf Outing, BIO Bus Tour and more!
- Emerging Technologies Area in the BIO Exhibition for entrepreneurs and start-ups
- Career Fair with more than 50 employers and hundreds of job opportunities
- Fabulous San Diego - Come for the convention, stay for a vacation!
Review the Event Schedule Here.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
2009 HHMI Early Career Scientist Competition
- Have a doctoral degree.
- Hold a tenure-track position as assistant professor or higher academic rank at one of the eligible institutions. If the applicant is at an institution that does not have tenure, he or she must hold an equivalent appointment. Federal government employees are not eligible.
- Have between two and six years of experience since first appointment as an assistant professor (or equivalent). To meet this requirement, the applicant's first faculty position as assistant professor must have begun no earlier than June 1, 2002, and no later than September 1, 2006. An applicant who has been granted a tenure clock extension or a leave of absence by his or her institution for reasons such as family care needs, illness, or military service may request a comparable extension of the career-stage range. Such applicants should provide information about the tenure clock extension or leave of absence received from their host institution in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Non-tenure-track appointments such as instructor and research assistant professor do not contribute at either end of the two- to six-year career-stage range. Professional employment in industry before beginning an academic career and at a level higher than postdoctoral researcher will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis to determine if the experience would be considered as part of the two- to six-year range.
Level of Support
Those selected will become full-time HHMI employees, and their full salary and benefits will be paid by HHMI. In addition, HHMI will provide a research budget for salary support of personnel and supplies. In the first, second, and third years of an early career scientist's six-year term, the laboratory budget will be $150,000, $200,000, and $250,000 per year, respectively. In the final three years, the laboratory budget will be $300,000 per year. Periodically, HHMI will provide opportunities to purchase critical research equipment that may be needed for new projects.
A prospective applicant must indicate his or her intention to apply by April 30, 2008, at 2 p.m. ET, through the electronic application available through the HHMI website.
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Summer Internship in Bayer
This internship is sponsored by Global Biological Development - Analytics Development and Support. This department is responsible for analytical method development and assay support for biotechnology pharmaceutical projects within CMC Global Biological Development. Intern will work at the Berkeley, CA site.
The Intern will assist in performing biomolecular interaction assays including binding measurements using fluorescence correlation spectrometry (FCS). This involves working with a Bayer scientist to operate the FCS instrument, assist in protein labeling with fluorophore, and evaluate/report the results. Additional studies may include characterization techniques for proteins and lipid nanoparticles with other laboratory techniques and instruments. Responsibilities include obtaining and preparing samples, performing general laboratory techniques such as buffer preparation, calibration, sample inventory, reporting, etc. Intern must train on and follow the applicable standard operating procedures for the work in compliance with safe laboratory practices. Intern will also be required to communicate technical information effectively by preparing and presenting a review of the work performed and the technology involved.
• Undergraduate or graduate students majoring in Biophysics, Biochemistry, Biochemical Engineering, Analytical Sciences, Physical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, or related
• Experience in an analytical laboratory using computer controlled instrumentation, especially spectroscopy. Experience with other bioanalysis techniques and instrumentation is helpful. Particular experience in biophysical analysis of proteins or lipid colloidal systems is an advantage, but not required.
• Must be proficient in computer skills and standard computer software, in particular MS Excel and MS Word
• Candidate should be a team player with excellent communication skills, good attention to detail, and willingness to learn new technologies
• Candidate must be willing to follow required documentation practices for pharmaceutical development
***Resumes received by March 15, 2008, will receive priority consideration.***
Please go online and apply for the position (#6080) at: http://www.bayerjobs.com/
Sunday, March 2, 2008
Grants for Scientists to Work in Paris
The City Council of Paris is offering several grants for foreign researchers to work in the French capital for a few months. The grants aim at helping Paris labs develop long-term collaborations with scientists in other countries.
Eligibility: Ph.D.-holders of foreign nationality, permanently residing in a foreign country.
Disciplines: All fields. Projects of a multidisciplinary nature or focusing on the city of Paris itself are encouraged.
Duration: From 3 to 11 months for scientists with less than 5 years' postdoctoral experience. More experienced scientists are also supported for a duration of between 2 and 6 months.
Stipends: Monthly stipend of € 2,500 (about $4000 US $) for postdocs, and of € 3,000 (about $4500 US $) for senior scientists.
Other allowances: Round-trip air fare from your country of origin to France, medical assurance, and administrative support in looking for accommodation.
What else you need to know: If you planned to learn French once in France, you will need some serious help with the language even before applying. Candidates need to complete a 10-page application form in French. Awardees also must write a 15-page report in French but not until the last month of the grant.
Deadline: 18 April 2008.
More information: See the Web site of the City Council of Paris.
The Sontag Foundation Distinguished Scientist Award
Inspire us. We're looking for early career scientists with the potential to create new waves across the brain cancer field. We're looking for increased survival rates and improved recovery for patients. We're looking for a cure or at the very least, treatments to make brain cancer a manageable chronic disease.
In October 2008, The Sontag Foundation will present up to three Distinguished Scientist Awards to the most outstanding early career scientists with inspiring, potential-laden brain cancer research proposals. Each Award consists of a four-year funding component totaling a maximum of $600,000.
The application deadline for 2008 is Noon March 18, 2008.
- Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in a biomedical science, medicine, or other health-related field.
- At the time of application, applicants must hold their first independent full-time faculty appointment at the level of assistant professor, independent researcher or equivalent position at a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) academic, research or medical institution within the United States or an equivalent institution in Canada. If the institution grants tenure, the qualifying appointment must be on the tenure track.
- Applicant's initial faculty appointment must have been made no earlier than March 1, 2005.
- Applicant's career track and proposed research should demonstrate potential to generate new knowledge relating to causes, cure or treatment of primary brain tumors/brain cancer.
- Research proposal submitted for funding must be a primary focus of applicant.
- More than one individual from the same institution may apply for this award.
- Reapplications in subsequent years of eligibility will be accepted by invitation only.
Up to $150,000 each of four years–as supported by budget request.
Budgets must be approved in advance; funds will be disbursed to the institution in quarterly payments for up to four years, depending upon evidence of satisfactory progress. Progress reports must be received and approved prior to second, third and fourth year of funding. The Sontag Foundation will allow up to 15% of the award to support institutional overhead. Funding period will begin on or about October 1, 2008, and end on September 30, 2012.
Applying for the Award
- For information to assist with preparation of your application, review the FAQ. Utilize application checklist as a guide to assure accurate submission of your application.
- Full applications must be received in the Foundation office by noon on cut-off date. Facsimiles and e-mail submissions will not be considered. Guidelines found on application checklist must be followed. The original application plus six (6) print copies should be sent to:
The Sontag Foundation
816 A1A North, Suite 201
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
- E-mail notification will be sent to candidates upon receipt of application packet.
Neuroscience Scholars Program
The Neuroscience Scholars Program (NSP) is a three-year fellowship designed to enhance career development and professional networking opportunities for undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral minority students in neuroscience. The program, funded by the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke, provides scholars with the following:
- Travel assistance to participate in SfN's annual meetings, including special program activities
- Supplemental funds to participate in enrichment activities outside the scholar's home institution
- Complimentary SfN membership with a subscription to The Journal of Neuroscience online
- Guidance at the Society's annual meeting and year-round through mentoring
Other benefits for scholars include the opportunity to increase their number of professional contact, to develop a network of lifelong contacts, to acquire the necessary skills to present work, and to be better equipped to advance their scientific careers.
Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States and enrolled in a degree-granting program. Past fellowship recipients are not eligible to apply.
Fellows are selected according to the following criteria:
- Academic excellence
- Research interests
Monday, June 2, 2008
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