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Thursday, February 25, 2010


Some Openings at Industry

Positions at Integral Molecular:

Integral Molecular is a platform-based biotechnology company, originally spun out of the University of Pennsylvania. Integral Molecular provides innovative solutions for scientific research and drug discovery applications involving integral membrane proteins, such as GPCRs and ion channels. Integral Molecular has full-time positions open immediately for qualified Ph.D.-level scientists. In addition to helping commercialize Integral's products, you will be involved in projects that are expected to result in a number of research publications.

Interested applicants should email their resume in Word format to with the specific 'Job ID#' in the Subject line.

Job #100115, Cell Biologist: This Ph.D.-level position involves signal transduction research downstream of cell surface receptor activation in cells. The candidate will have a background in signal transduction and extensive experience working with cells and cellular functions, preferably involving GPCRs. Experience with DNA transfection, immunofluorescence, and fluorescence-based cellular assays is desired. Knowledge of protein structure-function analysis and protein structure visualization is a plus. The candidate should have excellent organization skills and work well in a team setting. A Ph.D. with 0-2 years experience or post-doc experience is required.

Job #100116, Biochemist: This Ph.D.-level position involves assay development assessing the function of enzymatic proteins interacting with their partner molecules. The candidate will have experience with protein enzymology or signal transduction and will have relevant experience in protein expression, protein folding, and the assessment of protein activity. Experience with GPCRs, ion channels, or membrane biochemistry is a plus. The candidate should be highly inquisitive, have excellent attention to detail, and demonstrated ability to address challenging scientific questions. A Ph.D. with 0-2 years experience or post-doc experience is required.

Job #091010, Molecular Biology Scientist: This position will involve working at a biotechnology company with a dedicated group of scientists on the development and commercialization of biomedical technology-based products. Projects will involve conducting and coordinating DNA cloning projects that are central to all of the work in the company. Applicants must be proficient in state of the art technologies employed for recombinant DNA manipulation with the goal of optimizing expression in eukaryotic cells. You will also be responsible for organizing stocks of DNA, bacteria, and electronic maps. Familiarity with skills in generating chimeric recombinant sequences, site-directed mutagenesis, random mutagenesis, codon optimization, and/or gene synthesis is desired. Specific experience with manipulation of unstable sequences or toxic proteins (e.g. viral genomes) is also desired. Familiarity with common molecular biology software applications is essential. Candidates should have a Ph.D. and at least 4 years of relevant experience. Candidates with M.S. or B.A./B.S. degrees and extensive experience may also be considered. Experience and training in the fields of Molecular Biology, Molecular Virology, Genetic Engineering, and Gene Therapy may be relevant for this position. The candidate must be attentive to detail and capable of effective communication, including presenting at team/company meetings and interacting with other teams of scientists that will rely on your work.


American Association for Cancer Research, Inc.
External Position Notice
Date Posted: February 24, 2010
Deadline for Applying: Open until filled

Position Title: Program Administrator - Scientist
Reports to: Director of Program Development
Department: Program Development
Employment Status: Full-time/Exempt

Position Description and Responsibilities
a. Responsible for working on three to four meetings per year, possibly more.
b. Coordinates grant applications for some conferences and workshops.
c. Develops brochures.
d. Collaborates with Director of Program Development.
e. Communicates with Program Committee chairs and members.
f. Works with Program chairs to determine nature and scope of assigned programs.
g. Collaborates with the Meetings and Exhibits Department on the coordination of logistics and scheduling of assigned meetings.
h. Works with Marketing Department to create and develop promotional materials for assigned meetings.
i. Assists with activities related to special conferences and workshops.
j. Assists Director of Program Development with committee responsibilities.

Position Requirements
BA Degree required. Advanced degree preferred. Science background strongly preferred.
Minimum of 5 years' program development and administration experience in the areas of scientific meetings, conferences and workshops.
Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
Ability to travel and attend one to two meetings per year.
Ability to communicate and interact with all levels of people, particularly scientists.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Ability to write grants for various conferences and workshops (grant applications and reports).
Microsoft Word proficiency.
Knowledge of Lotus Notes.
Experience in creating reports using Excel and Access databases.

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

Human Resources
P.O. Box 40138
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Fax: (215) 440-1045
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