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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program (NCI)

FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM: Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program at NCI

Applications for 2009 Fellows Accepted Now through September 1, 2008

The Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program at the National Cancer Institute is an excellent postdoctoral training opportunity that provides training in public health and mentored research with world-renown investigators at the NCI. The overarching goal of the CPFP is to provide a strong foundation for clinicians and scientists to train in the field of cancer prevention and control. As part of the program, we offer training toward an M.P.H. degree at an accredited university during the first year, followed by mentored research with investigators at the NCI.
Opportunities for research cut across a wide range of methodologies: basic science laboratory studies, clinical studies, epidemiologic studies, community intervention trials, studies of the biological and social aspects of behavior, policy studies, and research on the ethics of prevention. The CPFP provides competitive stipends, paid health insurance, reimbursement for moving expenses, and a travel allowance to attend scholarly meetings or training. The typical duration in the CPFP is 4 years (year 1: master's degree; years 2-4: NCI Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention and mentored research). To be eligible, applicants must possess an M.D., Ph.D., J.D., or other doctoral degree in a related discipline (e.g., epidemiology, biostatistics, ethics, philosophy, or the biomedical, nutritional, public health, social, or behavioral sciences) or must be enrolled in an accredited doctoral degree program and fulfill all degree requirements by June 22, 2009. Foreign education must be comparable to that received in the United States. Applicants must also be US citizens or permanent residents. To learn more about our multidisciplinary program in cancer prevention, as well as eligibility requirements and application procedures please visit our website http://cancer.gov/prevention/pob or contact cpfpcoordinator@mail.nih.gov.

Policy Analyst

Policy Analyst – Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Works closely with FASEB leadership to develop and articulate public policy positions in the interest of

investigators in the biomedical sciences. Executes projects authorized by FASEB Boards and Committees; Researches, develops, and drafts policy statements and background papers, maintaining appropriate statistical information; Provides analytic, technical and administrative support for FASEB Board, Committees and conferences; Summarizes science policy issues, reports and meetings for FASEB leadership; Drafts letters, press statements, reports and Congressional testimony; Monitors legislation, government actions, and policy statements of interest to the Federation; Coordinates FASEB initiatives with Society Public Affairs staff and coalition partners. Bachelor’s degree in science, public policy, or communications, master’s or higher degree preferred. Excellent written and oral communications skills required. Two to five years experience in government, research institutions or professional associations. Previous experience working with science issues preferred. For more information or to apply, please visit: http://www.faseb.org/hr/employ.html


Health Science Policy Analyst (2 positions)

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: 2 vacancies for Health Science Policy Analysts in the Office of Scientific Program and Policy Analysis

If you are a motivated, intelligent individual with experience in scientific program and policy analysis, AND you want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the Office of Scientific Program and Policy Analysis (OSPPA), National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health (NIH). The OSPPA is the Institute's focal point for the coordination, preparation and analysis of a wide variety of scientific program reports, briefing materials, and other documents associated with the scientific policy and biomedical research programs of NIH, DHHS, and other Federal agencies. The NIDDK offers career-enhancing opportunities through challenging work assignments, exciting special projects, and exceptional professional training.

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Scientific, Engineering, and Technical Advisor (SETA)

Overview

Schafer Corporation’s Technology Management Division has an opening for a Senior Scientist/Engineer at their office near the Virginia Square metro stop in Arlington, VA. The qualifying candidate will be part of a team involved in providing Scientific, Engineering, and Technical Advisor (SETA) support across a broad range of programs related to national defense. This is an excellent opportunity for a candidate looking to transition from a research and development position to playing a role in the management of large, innovative scientific programs.

Responsibilities

The responsibilities of the position involve providing technical and programmatic support to the relevant Government agencies in the Departments of Defense or Homeland Security, including:


• Respond to official tasks from Government clients.
• Track and evaluate groundbreaking scientific work from academia, industry, and governments, with an eye for potential applications of interest to Government clients.
• Advise Government clients on incoming technical proposals and white papers.
• Discuss new ideas for Government programs with researchers.
• Track the progress of contracted researchers on their Government programs, including independent testing, and eventual technology transition to end users.
• Participate in intra- and inter-agency meetings.
• Prepare documentation, briefings, point papers, scientific analyses, and office communications as needed.
• Some CONUS travel (up to ~10-20%) likely.

Qualifications

• Ph.D. in a scientific or engineering field with applicability to national defense.
• U. S. Citizenship is required.
• Must be able to obtain a security clearance.

Highly desired working experience includes:

• Prior work as a Technical SETA.
• Performing research on programs related to national defense.
• Experience with research and literature in diverse technical fields.
• Preparing and presenting technical information to diverse audiences.
• Quantitative tasks, including independent data analysis.
• Developing plans, budgets, and schedules for projects in various phases of development.
• Strong written and oral communication skills.


Schafer offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and a professional working environment. Schafer Corporation is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.

Interested candidates should apply at: http://jobs-schafer.icims.com/schafer_jobs/jobs/candidate/job.jsp?jobid=1377&mode=view, or explore other opportunities from http://www.schafercorp.com/Careers/careers.htm.


Postdoctoral Fellowship in Microtubule Biology

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Position

This postdoctoral position will address problems of isotype expression and posttranslational modification of tubulin and the resulting effects on microtubules in mammalian cells and in the protozoan parasite Leishmania. These will be monitored by high sensitivity mass spectrometric methods and by assay of purified natural and recombinant proteins. Relevant techniques for this research include protein expression and purification, fluorescence (solution or microscopy), mass spectrometry, cell culture, protozoan biology and culture, recombinant protein expression, and microtubule biology. No applicant is expected to have experience in all of these areas, but experience with at least a couple of these techniques is needed; the position will provide training in others.

The position is a 2 year initial appointment, extendable up to 5 years.

The position requires a Ph.D., and is open to applicants with not greater than 5 years of postdoctoral experience. Interested applicants should submit curriculum vitae and contact information for three referees to:

Dan Sackett, Ph.D.

National Institutes of Health, NICHD

Bldg 9, Room 1E129

9 Memorial Drive MSC 0924

Bethesda, MD 20892-0924

TEL: (301)594-0358; FAX: (301)496-2172

Email: sackettd@mail.nih.gov

Apply before July 20

HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers

Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply

Brenda R. Hanning
Director, Office of Education
Division of Intramural Research
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Bldg. 31, Room 2A31
31 Center Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892-2425
t 301-451-7753 f 301-480-3869
MSC 2425


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