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Thursday, December 31, 2009


Biophysicist Opening at Saint Joseph's University

The Biology Department at Saint Joseph's University seeks a biophysicist for a new tenure-track assistant professor position available in August 2010. The normal teaching load is nine contact hours, including an upper division/graduate level course in the specialty area, participation in the team-taught Biology core and/or a course for non-science majors. An earned doctorate in an appropriate area of specialty is expected by the start of the Fall 2010 school year.

Any area of Biophysics research could be appropriate, but a research agenda that will include participation of undergraduate and master's level students is essential. A newly renovated research lab, start-up funds and a range of facilities are available in a well-equipped department. Further information can be found at

Applications must be submitted on-line at; click on Employment and follow the instructions. Applications are to include 1) a complete C.V., 2) cover letter 3) statement of research interest and major equipment needs and 4) a statement describing your teaching philosophy. In addition, three letters of reference and copies of transcripts should be sent to Dr. Karen Snetselaar, Chair, Biology Department, Saint Joseph's University, 5600 City Ave, Philadelphia PA 19131 ( Initial review of applications and required documents will begin on January 5; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Saint Joseph's University is a private, Catholic, and Jesuit institution and expects members of its community to be knowledgeable about its mission and make positive contributions to that mission. Saint Joseph's University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer that seeks to recruit, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce.


Assistant Director, Center for Global Studies at Bennett College for Women

Opening at Bennett College for Women, Greensboro NC, for an assistant director of the Center for Global Studies. (Please see the position description below.) This position will assist me in managing various aspects of our work in the center, but the position will be primarily focused on Study Abroad and international experiences for our faculty, staff and students. The position has not yet been posted to Bennett's website, but it should be posted there shortly with full instructions for applying for the position. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Gwendolyn M. Bookman, Esq.
Director, Center for Global Studies and External Partnerships and
Associate Professor of Political Science
900 East Washington Street
Greensboro, North Carolina 27401

Position Title: Assistant Director, Center for Global Studies Department: Office of the Provost
Reports To: Director, Center for Global Studies
Status: Exempt

The Assistant Director assists the Director in the management of the Center for Global Studies related to the four major components of the center's work: the Global Studies Minor and Certificate; Study Abroad; International Students and Scholars; and campus programs. The primary areas of responsibility for the Assistant Director are developing and managing international experiences for faculty, staff and students, including Study Abroad; grant writing to seek external funding to support these experiences; and campus-wide programs, workshops and presentations related to faculty, staff and student access to international opportunities.

- Assists in the identification of international travel and study abroad experiences for faculty, staff and students
- Researches grant opportunities in furtherance of the Center?s work, especially related to international experiences
- Assists in the development of presentations and workshops related to international opportunities for Bennett faculty, staff and students
- Advises and prepares students, faculty and staff for experiences abroad, including assistance in selecting appropriate programs
- Coordinates the study abroad application process for students and assists in compliance with registration and other attendant components, such as course approval and transfer credit requirements
- Prepares students for study abroad, including pre-departures orientation and campus re-entry upon return
- Assists in developing informational materials, including handouts and brochures, for campus programs about international experiences, such as study abroad fairs, international education week activities, ACES programs, and campus visits by program representatives
- Assists with special projects and other duties as assigned.

Knowledge of higher education preferred
Knowledge of study abroad programs for college students preferred
Knowledge of grant writing preferred
Skills in standard office software, such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel required
Skills in resource management and the ability to seek new resources for support of programs and activities of the Center required
The successful candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet established deadlines
The successful candidate must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work within a diverse community.
The successful candidates must have the ability to work independently.

Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution is required; a master's or Ph.D. degree is preferred. The successful candidate must have excellent data management skills and substantial cross-cultural and/or international experience. It is preferred that the candidate has had supervisory experience in a college or university setting and has worked professionally with faculty and students. Some level of proficiency in a foreign language is preferred.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Available Postdoctoral Researcher Opportunities in Systems Biology

Full-time postdoctoral positions are available in the Altschuler and Wu laboratories, in the Green Center for Systems Biology and the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

The Altschuler and Wu labs are focused on understanding basic principles underlying signal transduction in cells. How does information propagate through biological networks? How do biological networks filter signal from noise to give rise to precise spatial-temporal behaviors within a single cell? How do complex distributions of single cell behaviors arise within a population, and how do these distributions change in response to perturbations? To investigate these questions, we make use of both experimental and theoretical approaches, including single-cell, high-content microscopy assays, image processing, statistical analysis, and mathematical modeling. Our labs are highly multi-disciplinary, and postdocs with diverse backgrounds will have the opportunity to work side-by-side.

Applicants should have a strong interest in quantitative biology, with a Ph.D. in the biological, engineering, mathematical, or physical sciences. Applicants should submit a brief one-page description of research interests and plans, a resume, and contact information for three references to Dr. Altschuler or Dr. Wu via e-mail ( or

Sunday, December 27, 2009


Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Seeks Applicants for 2010-2011 Graduate and Young Professional Fellowship Program

The CHCI Graduate & Young Professional Fellowship Program seeks to enhance participants' leadership abilities, strengthen professional skills and ultimately produce more competent and competitive Latino professionals in underserved public policy issue areas.

Graduate & Young Professional Fellowship Description

The nine month Fellowship Program offers exceptional Latinos who have a master's degree or higher unparalleled exposure to hands-on experience in the public policy areas:

Selected participants will receive

Work Experience
After a week-long orientation, and with CHCI's guidance, Graduate fellows research and interview with possible job placements, and select the opportunity that best matches their policy interest area. The range of placements includes congressional offices and committees or federal agencies.

Leadership Development
The Graduate fellows' intensive work experience is enhanced by weekly leadership training sessions that allow them to meet with national leaders and engage in substantive policy discussions. In addition, Graduate fellows produce a public policy brief. Graduate fellows also must organize a policy roundtable. Because of the wealth of information, contacts, and political activity in Washington DC, the Graduate & Young Professional Fellowship Program offers an excellent opportunity for participants to affirm their career goals in chosen issue area. All participants also receive personal support and guidance from CHCI staff and Alumni Association.

To view photos from the 2009 Roundtables series, click here.

Community Service
Fellows are required to engage in a group community service project identified through the CHCI fellowship program. This component of the curriculum allows fellows to identify areas of civic engagement and give back to the community. Fellows are also required to complete 32 hours of individual community service along with the group community service project.

Program Requirements - Fellows must

Eligibility Criteria

Selection Process
The selection process is competitive; CHCI receives 5 applications for every one available fellowship. CHCI processes applications to identify the most qualified candidates. Applications are reviewed by a selection committee composed by Alumni, Board of Directors, and CHCI staff. Only top candidates receive an invitation for an interview. A selected number of fellows are selected annually, based on the quality of their application and their interview scores.

2010 Fellowship Application Deadline: February 19, 2010

Program Dates: August 2010 - May 2011


Friday, December 25, 2009



The Human Frontier Science Program supports international preferably intercontinental collaborations in basic life science research with emphasis placed on innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to fundamental investigations. Applications are invited for grants to support frontier approaches to understanding complex mechanisms of living organisms. Applicants are expected to develop novel lines of research distinct from their ongoing research. Preliminary results are not required.

There are two types of Grant: Young Investigators Grants are for teams of scientists who are all within 5 years of establishing an independent laboratory and within 10 years of obtaining their PhDs. Program Grants are for independent scientists at all stages of their careers, although the participation of younger scientists is especially encouraged.

Grants provide 3 years support for 2-4 member teams, with not more than one member from any one country, unless critical for the innovative nature of the project, which is an important selection criterion. Applicants may establish a local or national interdisciplinary collaboration as a component of an international team but will be considered as 1.5 team members for budgetary purposes. Awards are dependent upon team size and successful teams will receive up to $450,000 per year. The principal applicant must be located in one of the member countries (Australia, Canada, the European Union, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, the Republic of Korea, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States) but co-investigators may be located in any country.

Guidelines and further instructions are available on the HFSP web site ( International teams of scientists must first submit a letter of intent online via the web site. Specific enquiries:

Deadlines : Compulsory pre-registration, via the web site: March 22nd 2010. Submission of Letters of Intent: March 31st 2010.

Thursday, December 24, 2009


ASM/CCID Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program

The program is sponsored by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) and the Coordinating Center for Infectious Diseases (CCID), formerly known as the National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID). The goal of ASM/CCID Fellowship is to support the development of new approaches, methodologies and knowledge in infectious disease prevention and control in areas within the public health mission of the CDC. The fellowship allows one to perform research in residence at the CCID which is headquartered at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA. Eligible fields of study include:

The Fellowship provides an annual stipend (up to $45,243), health benefits (up to $3000 annually) for a maximum of 2 years, relocation benefits (up to $500), and (up to $2000 annually) for professional development for a maximum of 2 years.

The program is intended for individuals who either earned their doctorate degree or completed a primary residency within three years of their proposed start date. Applicants may not have a faculty position or be enrolled in a graduate degree program during the fellowship. Considerations will be given to individuals with more experience if there are compelling reasons. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, creed, color, age, sex, or national origin.

Criteria for Selection
Applications are reviewed for (i) scientific merit and training potential of the research proposal, (ii) training resources and environment from the identified preceptor, and (iii) congruence with the Centers for Diseases public health mission.

January 15th

The online application is currently available.
To retrieve the online application, click on here.

ASM/CCID Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program
Education Department
American Society for Microbiology
1752 N Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 942-9295

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


Postdoc and Research Scientist positions in Duke Human Vaccine Institute

Department Name: Duke Human Vaccine Institute
Position: Postdoctoral Associate

Description: The Duke Human Vaccine Institute, occupying a place of national and international leadership in the fight against major infectious diseases, is currently recruiting for a Postdoctoral Position in Molecular Virology and Immunology. We are seeking a highly motivated recent graduate to join our project to study the impact of genetic variation of HIV-1 on viral biological phenotypes and vaccine development.

Requirements: Highly motivated individuals with a recent Ph.D. and/or M.D. and experience in RT-PCR, cloning, sequence analysis, virus culture and neutralization assays are encouraged to apply. Candidates should send a cover letter, current CV, and three letters of reference to: Dr. Feng Gao, Duke Human Vaccine Institute, Box 103020, 106 Research Drive, Durham, NC 27710. Email: Please reference ‘Postdoc’ in subject line of email.

Department Name: Duke Human Vaccine Institute
Position: Research Scientist

Description: The Human Vaccine Institute at Duke University is currently seeking a Research Scientist to join the Macromolecular X-ray Crystallography and Small Molecule X-Ray Crystallography labs. The Research Scientist will assist facility users in a variety of crystallography-specific and related tasks including training users in safe and proper use of equipment / software and advising users on experimental designs and strategies (such as providing guidance on selecting screens for initial crystallization trials; repeating, optimizing and translating hit conditions; data collection strategies; data processing assistance; phasing, rebuilding and refining structures) as well a s troubleshooting problems and performing regularly scheduled maintenance on equipment.

Requirements: Qualified candidates should have a Ph.D. in a scientific discipline or in the health or physical sciences with a minimum of two years' specific experience with X-ray crystallography. Experience with crystallography robotics, crystallography software, small molecule crystallography, protein purification, and hardware maintenance is desired. Interested candidates should submit a resume and three references to: Nathan Nicely, Ph.D. Please note ‘XRC’ in the subject line.
Contact Name: Catherine Bullock
Contact Phone: 919-681-6187
Contact Email:

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Medical Writer/Editor Openings

TCL Institute, a rapidly growing medical education company located in Cary, NC, has an immediate openings for in-house medical writer/Editor to join our content development team.

Medical Writer

Our rapidly growing medical education company in Cary, NC, seeks an in-house medical writer to join our content development team. This great opportunity gives you the chance to turn the latest medical advances into compelling educational programs.

Tasks include writing, research for new and ongoing programs, reference searches and retrievals, Medline searches, communication with faculty, development of slides in PowerPoint, and development of monographs and case studies. This individual must be highly detail oriented with strong interpersonal skills, commitment to deadlines, and the ability to communicate with physicians.

The ideal candidate will have a master’s degree, PharmD, PhD, or medical degree, with a medical or bioscience background, be able to learn new clinical areas quickly, and be able to deliver on deadline while managing multiple programs in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment. Applicants must have prior medical writing experience. Please send your resume, samples of your writing, and salary requirements to

Medical Editor

Our rapidly growing medical education company in Cary, NC, seeks an experienced in-house medical editor to join our editorial team. Key responsibilities of this position include editing and fact-checking of materials in a variety of formats, including PowerPoint, Word, and Web; occasional writing duties; and other tasks as needed. This position will report to the editorial director, but also must be able to communicate efficiently with other key employees, including writers and account management teams. The ideal candidate must be highly detail-oriented; able to check for correct language usage and consistent presentation elements; confirm referencing is accurate; and develop a strong knowledge of our therapeutic areas. A bachelor’s degree and some experience in a medical or bioscience environment reviewing scientific materials is required, as well as the ability to deliver on deadline while managing multiple programs in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment. Please send your résumé, work samples, and salary requirements to

Sunday, December 13, 2009


The Hellman Fellowship in Science and Technology Policy

The Hellman Fellowship in Science and Technology Policy is intended for early-career professionals with training in science or engineering who are interested in transitioning to a career in public policy and administration. While in residence, the Hellman Fellows work with senior scientists and policy experts on critical national and international policy issues related to science, engineering, and technology.

Hellman Fellows work on one or more of the projects under the Academy’s Initiative for Science, Engineering, and Technology (see below). The mission of the Initiative is to examine, in broad terms, how the world of science and technology is evolving, how to help the public understand these changes, and how society can better adapt. The Initiative brings together scientists and public policy experts in a neutral setting, outside of the constraints of the political process.


The overall objectives of the Hellman Fellowship Program are as follows:

To provide a setting and resources for an early-career professional to develop expertise on issues of science, engineering and technology policy;
To increase the cadre of young science-policy professionals who are engaged in substantive discussion of science and engineering research questions with a broad understanding of their social implications; and
To increase the scale of American Academy projects and studies on science, engineering, and technology.

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. Masters degrees may be considered in the fields of engineering and computer science. Strong writing and organizational skills are desired. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

About the American Academy: Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an independent policy research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems. The Academy’s elected members are leaders in the academic disciplines, the arts, business, and public affairs.

With a current membership of 4,000 American Fellows and 600 Foreign Honorary Members, the Academy has four major goals:

Promoting service and study through analysis of critical social and intellectual issues and the development of practical policy alternatives;
Fostering public engagement and the exchange of ideas with meetings, conferences, and symposia bringing diverse perspectives to the examination of issues of common concern;
Mentoring a new generation of scholars and thinkers through the Visiting Scholars Program; and
Honoring excellence by electing to membership men and women in a broad range of disciplines and professions.

The Academy's main headquarters is in Cambridge, Massachusetts. With its geographically diverse membership, it has active programming around the United States and abroad. Terms: Appointments are for a one-year term (with a possibility of renewal) to begin in September at the American Academy in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Stipends are competitive and commensurate with experience. Application: Send a cover letter indicating interest in and experience related to one or more of the topics listed below, curriculum vitae, and 3 letters of reference by January 15, 2010 to:

By Email:

By Regular Mail:
Hellman Fellowship Program
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
136 Irving Street Cambridge, MA 02138

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


FDA Commissioner’s Fellowship program

The FDA offers a two-year Fellowship Program, which provides an opportunity for health professionals and scientists to receive training and experience at the FDA. Fellows will train at FDA's new state-of-the-art White Oak campus in Silver Spring, Maryland or at other FDA facilities. Salaries are extremely competitive, and travel funds are available to attend scientific meetings.

Preceptors and Coursework

The Fellowship Program combines rigorous didactic coursework with the development of a regulatory science research project. Under the guidance of an FDA senior scientist Preceptor committed to mentoring, Fellows will explore a specific aspect of FDA regulatory science. This experience can be in a biology, physics or engineering lab, in a clinical review team, in biostatistics, informatics, epidemiology, risk analysis or other aspects of FDA science.

To learn more about the proposed projects, please visit the Preceptor page.

The coursework is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of the science behind regulatory review, encompassing the activities of the FDA across foods, drugs, devices, biologics, and cosmetics. Coursework during the two years includes graduate level public policy, FDA law, epidemiology, clinical trials and design, and statistics.

Please visit our coursework page for more information.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have a Doctoral level degree (M.D., D.O., D.V.M., D.D.S., D.P.M., Pharm.D., or Ph.D.) to be eligible. Applicants with a Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline will also be considered. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals of the U.S., or have been admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence before the program start date. Applicants cannot be current FDA employees or FDA contractors (such as ORISE fellows).

Benefits of Working at the FDA

We offer an excellent benefits package including health insurance, retirement, and paid vacation leave.

Key Dates

December – April – Applications Accepted

June/July – Interviews

July – August - Applicants Notified of Their Standing

October – Program Start Date

Application Deadline: April 15, 2010 at 11:59pm EST.

Click here for application submission.

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