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Wednesday, March 26, 2008


11th Annual NIEHS Biomedical Career Fair

The annual NIEHS Biomedical Career Fair, now in its 11th year, is one of the largest assemblies of biomedical organizations and young scientists in Research Triangle Park, NC. Targeting postdoctoral fellows and advanced graduate students, the Career Fair provides these young scientists an opportunity to explore a myriad of fields and create a contact network as they plan for their future careers in the biomedical sciences.

Date: Friday, April 25th, 2008
Location: EPA Campus
109 T.W. Alexander Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711

Keynote Address

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
Government Agencies
Non-Tenure Track Research Positions
MBA/Ph.D. Careers
Science Writing/Medical Communications
Academia - Teaching and Tenure-Track

NEW! Career Development Workshops Networking Skills

Effective Job Seeking Skills
Interviewing Skills

Networking Opportunities

Company Exhibits
Luncheon and Dessert Reception

If you will be joining us for this year's NIEHS Biomedical Career Fair we ask that you please select which category of information best fits you.

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

Where can you meet and discuss ideas and investment opportunities with more than 22,000 global industry leaders— executives, investors, scientists, researchers, policy makers and journalists?

The 2008 BIO International Convention held June 17 – 20, 2008, Tuesday – Friday, in San Diego, California.

Top 10 Reasons to Attend BIO

  1. Phenomenal Networking – 70% of the attendees are top management
  2. 2,200 Exhibiting Companies
  3. BIO Business Forum - 4 days of partnering and more than 12,000 meetings
  4. 12 Product Focus Zones in the BIO Exhibition representing the industry's newest products, processes, and ideas
  5. 175 informative breakout sessions across 22 tracks and the latest on regulatory issues and intellectual property
  6. Global Makeup - more than 65 countries represented at BIO (and 300+ public officials)
  7. Special Events Galore - including the new BIO Golf Outing, BIO Bus Tour and more!
  8. Emerging Technologies Area in the BIO Exhibition for entrepreneurs and start-ups
  9. Career Fair with more than 50 employers and hundreds of job opportunities
  10. Fabulous San Diego - Come for the convention, stay for a vacation!
Register here in 3 Easy Steps.

Review the Event Schedule Here.

Sunday, March 16, 2008


2009 HHMI Early Career Scientist Competition

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is pleased to announce a national competition to select as many as 70 outstanding early career scientists. This competition will enable HHMI to identify the nation's best biomedical scientists at a critical early stage of their faculty careers, and to provide them with flexible funding to develop scientific programs of exceptional merit. HHMI seeks scientists in all areas of basic biological and biomedical research, and in areas of chemistry, physics, computer science, and engineering that are directly related to biology or medicine.

Applicants must:

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.

Source: HHMI

Wednesday, March 5, 2008


Summer Internship in Bayer

Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals is a global leader in the research, development, manufacturing, and commercialization of innovative biotechnology and specialty pharmaceutical products. We are the sixth largest biotechnology company in the world and the second largest biotechnology employer in the San Francisco Bay Area. More than 2,000 people dedicated to every field of biotechnology - including research, clinical and process development, manufacturing, and commercialization - make up the Bayer family in the Bay Area. We invite you join our family as a Bayer Intern. Begin your career with us.

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:

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.

Eligibility Requirements


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


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:

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.

Selection Criteria
Fellows are selected according to the following criteria:

Application deadline:

Monday, June 2, 2008

Application Form & Instructions

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