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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Assistant Controller at Osiris Therapeutics

The Bio / Pharm group has the opportunity to put forward candidates for the job of Assistant Controller at Osiris Therapeutics. The job is at the Osiris facility at 7015 Albert Einstein Drive, Columbia, MD 21046.
  • Bachelors or Master's degree (M.A.) or equivalent and CPA required, with at least 10 years of related experience and/or training, including at least 4 years of accounting experience at a corporate level for a publicly traded company preferably in a biotechnology or pharmaceutical environment.
  • Familiarity with Sarbanes-Oxley and Section 404 requirements.
  • Experience with and knowledge of Finance Systems /Applications.
  • Experience with internal reporting in a matrix organization (i.e., departments/divisions basis and project teams basis).
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Drive and motivation to upgrade the level of the financial organization.
  • Ability to demonstrate sound business judgment and keep key executives and team members informed on essential matters.

If you know someone who meets these qualifications, please let me know.
You can also forward this message to people who might be interested and have them contact me directly - email is best - and I don't need a resume yet. If you don't know a suitable person, please forward this to someone you know well in your finance department. Let's take advantage of this! I will need to have the name, e-mail and phone of potential candidates by close of business on Friday, July 11.

Sincerely, Martin Blundell,martin@biopharmnetwork.org, (760) 720-4804 (Pacific Time, 3 hours behind Washington)

Here is the job description: Reports to the Controller and manages all aspects of external financial reporting, tax compliance and internal management reporting for company and project results. Responsible for assisting with SEC reporting, payroll, accounts payable, and accounts receivable. Responsible for developing business partner relationships with internal and external groups that will improve the flow of financial information relevant to the company. Work with other departments to obtain necessary information for financial reporting, and develop and implement standard operating procedures.
Principal Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for timely and accurate preparation of the company's financial statements for SEC reporting purposes in accordance with GAAP, including footnotes, MD&A, required tables, etc., including maintaining documentation required to prepare the statements, notes, tables, and schedules. Assure appropriate reviews with the company's audit committee and disclosure committee, and more broadly compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.
  • Responsible for preparing financial statements for internal management reporting, with support from Controller.
  • Assist in preparing and reviewing tax return work papers for our filings.
  • Interface with the company's external auditors and tax advisors.
  • Responsible for producing and communicating a month end close schedule that ensures accurate financial results will be available in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for developing, maintaining and complying with written Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) for the finance and accounting functions in compliance with Section 404, and working with responsible parties in other areas of the company to assure that appropriate financial controls are incorporated in their SOP's.. Develop training for accounting staff as required.
  • Review disbursements for accuracy and proper documentation.
  • Ensure proper revenue recognition and expense recording on collaboration and license agreements.
  • Review various contracts, orders, vouchers, etc. to ensure proper accounting treatment.
  • Maintain accounting records and procedural documentation to allow for transparency in reporting.
  • Monitor and insure compliance with all laws, regulatory requirements, and generally accepted standards and best practices applicable to the organization.
  • Develop and implement operational processes and procedures needed to accommodate organizational growth.

National Postdoctoral Association seeks Executive Director

The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit private corporation located in Washington, DC providing a national voice and seeking positive change for postdoctoral researchers. Under the direction of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for the overall management and operation of the NPA.The Executive Director should be a visionary and a strategic leader who can work effectively at the intersections of academia, government, industry, professional societies,and funding organizations on issues pertaining to postdoctoral researchers. Successful candidates will have strong fund raising, organizational, administrative, and financial management skills. Strong written and oral communication skills are critical to insurethat the Executive Director will be effective and persuasive in presenting the NPA and itsmission to its members, various government agencies, and other stakeholders.

Requirements: A Bachelors degree and a minimum of 3 years managerial and fundraising experience is required; an advanced degree is preferred. Knowledge of higher education and the scientific research enterprise strongly desired. Successful candidates will have experience that will demonstrate the ability to conceptualize, develop, and evaluate programs. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The National Postdoctoral Association is an AA/EEO employer. Women, minorities and Persons with Disabilities are especially urged to apply.

Application Deadline: Review of resumes will begin June 2nd, 2008. More information about this position is available at www.nationalpostdoc.org/edapplication. Please upload a cover letter with salary expectations and a resume with three references at the following website: www.nationalpostdoc.org/edapplication. Please no telephone calls.

Scientist Positions Available

Scientist Positions available

Scientist and senior scientist positions are available immediately at AscentGene, Inc., located at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland. We are seeking scientists with experience in molecular biology, protein biochemistry, and cell biology. Experience with mammalian cell culture and protein expression is highly desirable. Ideal candidates for senior scientist positions will have a Ph.D. in biochemistry and/or molecular biology with at least 2 years of experience described above. Candidates for scientist positions will have a BS degree in a life science. Cell culture experience is a plus.

For consideration please email your application to hge@ascentgene.com.

AscentGene, Inc. is a developing stage biotechnology company that uses its innovative technologies and highly expressed vectors to establish stable cell lines for expressing engineered antibodies, proteins, and enzymes for research, drug development, and other medical applications. AscentGene sells its stable cell services to biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, research institutes, and hospitals for drug discovery purposes. AscentGene is affiliated with the Technology Advanced Program (TAP) at the University of Maryland at College Park and has full access to University of Maryland facilities. AscentGene has also partnered with government agencies, universities, and other medical research institutions and is committed to developing a new generation of therapeutics through its proprietary technologies. For more information, visit http://www.ascentgene.com.

Technology Development Specialist (NIAID)

Two Openings at the NIAID!


As Technology Development Specialist in the Office of Technology Development, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), you will be responsible for advising on and performing the full range of support services that facilitate the transfer of new technologies and research materials, particularly with the private sector, for further research or commercial development as appropriate.

This position is located in the Office of Technology Development (OTD), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH). OTD has primary responsibility for the technology transfer function of NIAID. This function involves protecting and disseminating the Governments investment in new inventions, proprietary materials and information for purposes of facilitating their conversion to commercially available products that improve public health.

Associate Director for Graduate Programs

We seek a person to administer the combined biological sciences graduate programs in the College of Chemical and Life Sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park. Excellent managerial and organizational skills required, as are skillful and collegial interactions with students, faculty, and staff. This individual will help us to develop, manage and promote graduate education in the biological sciences. Individual should have advanced degree, preferably doctorate, in biological sciences, and experience in academic research or administration. Position may be full or part time.

Send a cover letter describing experience and interest in this position, curriculum vitae, names, phone numbers and emails of at least three possible references to: clfs-adgradsearch@umd.edu. The preferred starting date for the position is August 1, 2008. UMD is an EEO/AAE.

Postdoctoral Position

Johns Hopkins - Postdoctoral positions available. Our laboratory focuses on the immunologic changes induced by cancer cells with the goal of developing novel cancer vaccines against head and neck cancer. Applicant must have experience in immunology and/or cancer biology. Research environment has approximately 20 post-doctoral fellows and graduate students. Collaborative environment with weekly lab meetings and journal club.

If interested please contact Sara Pai, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


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