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Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Associate Position in Global, Private Equity Firm in Boston

A global, private equity firm with between $500M and $1B AUM, investing in early to mid-stage life sciences companies primarily in therapeutics, medical devices and diagnostics, is hiring for an Associate position. The Associate will be based in Boston, and will work closely with the healthcare teams in both Boston and Asia. Approximately 75% of the Associate's time will be spent on the firm's already well-established China investment focus. The position will require some travel.

Associate candidates must have an MD degree, and must be able to fluently speak and read Mandarin Chinese (writing not required.) Generally speaking, this is an opportunity for someone who has at least one year of full time work experience, preferably in Strategy Consulting, Equity Research, Investment Banking or Venture Capital. Individuals with experience in a Business Development, Corporate Development or other function at a pharmaceutical or med devices company will also be considered.

This is considered an MBA-equivalent or Post-MBA role. However, an MBA is not required. Certain PhD candidates will be considered without the MD requirement.

The Associate will be responsible for:

* Quarterbacking all stages of due diligence including product-specific diligence, market analysis, and conducting primary and secondary research. Prior experience in financial modeling is a plus, but not required.
* Liaising between the US and China offices on Asian deals, supporting internal work flow.
* Supporting existing portfolio company investments through ongoing analysis and review with other investment professionals in the firm.
* Sourcing new investment opportunities through strategic analysis of market sectors and identifying appropriate targets, attending industry events (such as conferences), contacting and building relationships with executives, and reviewing business plans.
* Collaborating on internal initiatives such as recruiting.

Start date: Within two months.

For more info & to apply: Contact Kristin Orkney at

Licensing Manager Position in Biotech in NY

Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University in Bronx, New York, is currently looking for a licensing manager in the Office of Biotechnology.

The Licensing Manager contributes to Einstein’s licensing activities and collaborative relationships with industry. The incumbent will identify technologies attractive to industry, evaluate technologies for commercial potential, participate in the development of commercialization strategies, and negotiate licenses and industry-sponsored research agreements, and monitor licensees’ performance.


For more info & to apply:


Visiting Professor of Biology Position in NC (3-year)

Elon University seeks a broadly-trained biologist for a 3-year position as a Visiting Professor in the Biology Department, starting in August 2012. A PhD in a biological science is required, and demonstrated excellence in teaching non-science majors is highly desirable. Teaching responsibilities include introductory biology courses for non-science majors, Science Without Borders (an interdisciplinary science course), and possibly The Global Experience in the university's interdisciplinary General Studies Program. Candidates engaged in the scholarship of teaching and learning are encouraged to apply. To learn more about Elon, please visit

Review of applications will begin Dec. 1, 2011, and will continue until the position is filled.

To apply: Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and scholarly interests, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Kathy Gallucci at, and please include your name in the subject line.

Project Manager Position at Duke University

The Department of Pediatrics and Human Genetics at Duke University School of Medicine is looking for a project manager who will be responsible for coordinating a large scale autism whole genome sequencing project. The goal of project is to identify the molecular basis of autism disorder. The candidate will assist in executing the project and performing data analysis. The candidate should have good communication skills and be willing to work with a team of scientists in US and Beijing Genome Institute in Shen Zhen, China.

Eligibility: PhD degree in human genetics or genomics is required. Experience in the bioinformatics and genome analysis is preferred.

Others: Candidate should be prepared to travel to Shen Zhen China for job related activity.

To apply: Send CV and a cover letter via email to
Yong-hui Jiang, MD, PhD.
Department of Pediatrics and Human Genetics
Duke University School of Medicine

Samuel DuBois Cook Postdoctoral Fellowship

Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in the Social Sciences (REGSS)

The Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in the Social Sciences (REGSS), an affiliate of the Social Science Research Institute at Duke University, is pleased to announce the establishment of the Samuel DuBois Cook Postdoctoral Fellowship. Cook, a political scientist, was the first black tenured professor at Duke University and served as a member of the Duke University Board of Trustees from 1981-1993 and is now a Trustee Emeritus.

REGSS seeks to provide a context where scholars interested in examining the constructs of race, ethnicity, and gender from an interdisciplinary perspective can engage each other in dialogue and collaboration. Our questions and our methodologies draw on disciplinary backgrounds that include economics, history, political science, psychology, public policy, and sociology. Scholars interested in the study of race, ethnicity, and the intersection of gender with race and ethnicity, are invited to apply for this one-year fellowship. Individuals working in the field of comparative race are also encouraged to apply. Postdoctoral fellows teach one course during the year, present their research at one of the center's monthly research colloquia, and devote the rest of their time to research and writing.


Applications for study in any social science discipline are welcome. Please specify your home discipline and/or the discipline in which you received your Ph.D.

The primary criterion for selection is evidence of scholarship or scholarly interest in the study of race, ethnicity, or the intersection of gender with race and ethnicity. Applicants must complete all requirements for the doctoral degree by August 2012. Preference will be given to individuals who are within five years of their degree, but more senior applicants will be considered.

Additional Information:

Stipend: $40,000 per fellowship period. Health benefits are available. Some funds are available for research expenses, including conference travel.
Fellowship Period: August 1, 2012 - May 15, 2013.

Application materials: Applicants must submit an application letter (including email address) in which the applicant clearly identifies the area or discipline of proposed research, curriculum vitae, sample publications and/or dissertation chapters, three letters of recommendation, a statement of research plans and a description of the course you prefer to teach. The research statement should be a separate document and not included in a cover letter. If recommendation letters accompany application materials they should be in a sealed envelope. Please indicate in application letter if you are legally authorized to work in the United States. Also, indicate whether you now, or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., Green Card, H-1B, TN, J-1.)

All materials should be sent to the address below and must be postmarked by January 16, 2012. Submitted material will not be returned to the applicant. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

REGSS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Duke University
Social Science Research Institute
Box 90420 / Erwin Mill
Durham, NC 27705

Telephone (919) 681-2702

Question should be directed to:
Professor Paula D. McClain ( Or Professor Kerry L. Haynie (

Contact Name:
Professor Paula D. McClain
Contact Email:
Deadline to Apply: Mon, 01/16/2012

Sunday, September 4, 2011


Grand Challenge Explorations Program with Gates Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now accepting grant proposals for Round 8 of Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative to encourage innovative and unconventional global health and development solutions. Applicants can be at any experience level; in any discipline; and from any organization, including colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations and for profit companies. Proposals are being accepted on the following topics:

* Protect crop plants from biotic stresses from field to market
* Design new approaches to optimize immunization systems
* Explore new solutions in global health priority areas
* Explore nutrition for healthy growth of infants and children
* Apply synthetic biology to global health challenges

Deadline to Apply: Nov 17, 2011


2012 Ford Diversity Fellowships Program for Achieving Excellence in College and University Teaching

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Eligibility Requirements
U.S. Citizen or National
Planning a career in teaching and research at the college or university level in a research-based field of Science, social science or humanities.

Stipends and Allowances:
Postdoctoral--$40,000 for one year, $1,500 employing institution allowance, to be matched by employing institution

Awardees have expenses paid to attend one Conference of Ford Fellows.

Application Deadline Dates: Postdoctoral is November 17, 2011.

Eligibility to apply for a Ford fellowship is limited to:

For information regarding level-specific eligibility requirements, stipends, and other program information for each of the three levels of the Fellowship program, please access the fact sheet for the program level of your interest, predoctoral, dissertation or postdoctoral.


National Research Council Research Associateship Programs

The National Research Council of the National Academies sponsors a number of awards for graduate, postdoctoral and senior researchers at participating federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. These awards include generous stipends ranging from $42,000 - $75,000 per year for recent Ph.D. recipients, and higher for additional experience. Graduate entry level stipends begin at $30,000.

These awards provide the opportunity for recipients to do independent research in some of the best-equipped and staffed laboratories in the U.S. Research opportunities are open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and for some of the laboratories, foreign nationals.

The Application and Review Process

View the Application Process Workflow for a general overview of the RAP Application and Review Process.

Finding Research Opportunities - The first step in the application process is identifying the laboratory or laboratories to which you will apply. This may be accomplished by using the search functions on this website to identify the Research Opportunity(s) of interest to you. Shown with each Research Opportunity are the names of one or more Research Advisers who conduct or direct the work described in the opportunity. An Adviser is a scientist or engineer at the sponsoring laboratory with whom an Associate works most closely. Once you have identified a Research Adviser, it is recommended that you contact him or her to discuss your interest in applying for an NRC Research Associateship Award. Note that you may apply for up to three Research Opportunities during an application cycle. However, you may submit only one application per sponsoring federal laboratory.

Completing an Application – You must complete the WebRAP electronic application that can be accessed through this site. This system requires uploads of your proposal and other information. After completing the WebRAP application, you must submit supporting documents by email to or by mail to the Associateship Programs office at 500 Fifth Street, NW (Keck 568), Washington, DC 20001. Please refer to the How to Apply and the Supporting Documents page for complete details.

Research Proposal - You must submit a Research Proposal, written by you, that relates to a specific Research Opportunity at the sponsoring federal laboratory. Before writing a proposal you are advised to communicate directly with the prospective Research Adviser, who can provide more specific information on current research and available technical facilities and offer scientific support of proposal development.

Laboratory Endorsement - To be eligible for an award, your proposal must be approved by the prospective Research Adviser and endorsed by the Laboratory Program Representative or Program Committee of the sponsoring laboratory. This endorsement is obtained by the NRC after the application has been submitted. The endorsement affirms that the proposal is compatible with the sponsoring laboratory’s interests and that adequate programmatic support will be available if an award is offered. No applicant will be eligible for further consideration until the Associateship Programs office has been advised by the sponsoring laboratory that his or her proposal has been approved by the Research Adviser and endorsed by the Laboratory Program Representative or the Program Committee. Since the final review of applications is conducted by special panels appointed by the National Research Council, all applicants should note that endorsement by the sponsoring laboratory, while essential to the application process, does not imply or guarantee an award by the National Research Council.

Application Review - The Associateship Programs office receives all application materials and supporting documents and conducts the competitive evaluations of applications. Evaluations are conducted by special panels convened for this purpose. Panelists are chosen to review applications on the basis of their stature and experience in the fields of science and engineering, and their evaluations become the basis from which awards are made on behalf of the sponsoring laboratories. Applicants are recommended for awards only after this open, national competition in which the panels rank candidates on the basis of quality alone. Final ranking in order of quality and the recommendation of applicants for awards are the exclusive prerogatives of the panels, and, with the exception of the NIST Type 1 program, only notification by the Associateship Programs office of an applicant's status in the competition is authoritative.

Notification of Review Results – Approximately 8 weeks after the application deadline, candidates can log into the application system to view the results of the panel review. At that time, candidates will be able to view their review status as well as scores and comments from the review. The date candidate's can view these results will be listed on the RAP homepage for each review cycle. Please visit the application category webpage for a description of each status category an applicant may fall under. The number of awards will be determined based on the funding available from the sponsoring federal laboratory and with concurrence of the sponsoring laboratory, awards will be made to the highest ranking candidates among those who passed the review. Final notification of award status may take an additional 4-8 weeks.

Initiation of Tenure – In the event an award is offered, the date on which tenure may begin is negotiated on an individual basis, normally within six months of the award. The starting date may be delayed by mutual agreement of sponsoring federal laboratory, the Associate, and the Associateship Programs office, but cannot be later than one year from the offer date. If this condition cannot be met, a new application, including a newly approved research proposal, must be submitted to the Associateship Programs office and will be judged without prejudice in the next competition.

Reapplication - Candidates who were recommended for an award by the panels, but who were not offered an award because of funding or other limitations, may reapply at any time without a mandatory waiting period. Persons who have previously applied for an Associateship, but who were not recommended for an award by the panels, may reapply after one year. Persons who have previously held an Associateship may apply for another award only if a period of at least two years will have elapsed between termination of the first award and the proposed tenure of a second.

Applicants may review panelists’ evaluations and comments by logging into the WebRAP review module using their username and password information.

Application Deadlines

NRC Research Associateship application deadlines are February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1. Note that not all sponsors participate in all four reviews. Applicants should refer to the specific information for the laboratory to which you are applying.

All deadlines for receipt of application materials are strictly observed by the laboratory and the Associateship Programs office. No allowances or exceptions are made for late submissions.

Please direct application inquiries to the Research Associateship Programs at or by phone at (202) 334-2760.


Assistant Director of Training Initiatives and Academic Excellence at UNC

The Assistant Director for the Training Initiative in Biomedical and Biological Sciences (TIBBS) at UNC will be responsible for developing and directing innovative professional development programs for our 500-600 biomedical graduate students. This position has the unique opportunity to enhance recruitment of outstanding graduate students by developing an unrivalled professional and career development program. The position also includes significant academic coaching responsibilities that will enable the assistant director to use his or her teaching and mentoring skills to impact students on an individual basis.

Position Summary:
The Assistant Director will be responsible for developing and directing innovative professional development programs for our 500-600 biomedical graduate students. This position has the unique opportunity to enhance recruitment of outstanding graduate students by developing an unrivalled professional and career development program. The position also includes significant academic coaching responsibilities that will enable the assistant director to use his or her teaching and mentoring skills to impact students on an individual basis.
Education Requirements:
PhD in a life science or biomedical science field. 1 to 2 years of postdoctoral training is preferred
Qualifications and Experience:
Experienced in organizing and teaching at professional and career development events. Demonstrated success in mentoring graduate students and recruiting students for graduate school. Ability to create and implement professional development workshops showing a commitment to diversity initiatives. Demonstrated ability to manage time effectively, coordinate multiple deadlines simultaneously, and delegate responsibilities.
Special Instructions:
This is a EPA Non-Faculty position. Click on from any internet browser to apply for the position. Applications will only be accepted online. Please attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names and contact information for no more than three references.
If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University's Equal Employment Opportunity Office at (919) 966-3576 or send an email to
If you have any questions about the job requirements or the hiring department, please contact Tara Coble-Herring, HR Facilitator, 919-843-3386,

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