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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Chief, Visuomotor Disorders Section (NEI)

Chief, Visuomotor Disorders Section
Laboratory of Sensorimotor Research, NEI
(deadline: open-ended)

The National Eye Institute (NEI) seeks an outstanding clinician scientist for a tenured or tenure-track position as Chief, Visuomotor Disorders Section in the Laboratory of Sensorimotor Research (LSR) in the Division of Intramural Research. This recruitment is directed towards clinicians with expertise in central disorders that affect vision and/or eye movements (including disorders of binocular function). The post offers a unique opportunity for a talented individual to provide strong and stimulating leadership in an organization dedicated to uncovering new scientific knowledge, both laboratory and clinical. We welcome the full range of candidates at all levels.

The Laboratory of Sensorimotor Research is devoted to understanding the organization of the brain related to the control of eye movements, visual perception and their disorders. The Visuomotor Disorders Section Chief is expected to create a vigorous research program dedicated to elucidating the role played by these brain mechanisms in human disease, and to explore treatments. The Chief will develop broad investigational plans, independently and in collaboration with other NEI investigators and research scientists in the United States and abroad. The Chief will examine and treat patients, as well as design, implement and conduct research and clinical protocols. An opportunity exists for the Section Chief to recruit staff and supervise training. The NEI provides an exceptional environment for clinical research including the infrastructure necessary for patient recruitment, a clinical protocol development group, and a Contract Research Organization that provides statistical and epidemiological expertise, data management and analysis, study monitoring, regulatory guidance, and overall operational support. The NIH Clinical Center provides additional access to exceptionally broad medical and diagnostic resources. In addition, the LSR provides exceptional support for more specialized needs, such as the measurement of eye movements and computational analysis/modeling.

The position requires an ability to integrate basic, clinical and translational research, and create an intellectual synergy and an environment for state-of-the art patient care for those suffering from visual dysfunction. At a minimum, candidates should have a Doctor of Medicine degree from a school in the U.S. or Canada approved by a recognized accrediting body in the year of the applicant's graduation, or a Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school which provided education and medical knowledge substantially equivalent to accredited schools in the United States. Candidates should be Board-certified, board eligible or equivalent, have direct clinical experience. Salary is commensurate with research experience and accomplishments. A full Federal package of benefits is available (including retirement, health, life and long term care insurance, Thrift Savings Plan etc). Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, bibliography, copies of their five most significant publications, a summary of research accomplishments and three reference letters. Applicants should also submit a written statement with their perspective on the needs and opportunities necessary to move from the basic understanding of brain mechanisms supporting vision and eye movements to clinical therapeutic interventions and improved patient care. This statement should indicate how the applicant's particular expertise and background could contribute to this transition. Applications should be sent to: Mica Gordon, Executive Assistant, Office of the Scientific Director, National Eye Institute, Building 31, Room 6A22, 31 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892; Tel: 301-451-6763, Email: gordonmi@nei.nih.gov. NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment. NIH is a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Tenure Track Industrial Hygienists (NCI)

Tenure or Tenure Track
Occupational Epidemiology / Industrial Hygiene, NCI
(deadline: October 15)

A tenure track/tenure position is available in the Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) for one or more Industrial Hygienists (Ph.D. or equivalent). Candidates should have expertise and experience in the conduct of exposure assessment in the context of epidemiologic studies relating occupational exposures to disease risk. Additional expertise in biologic monitoring and statistical modeling are a plus. The studies of occupation-related risk carried out by the Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch include retrospective assessment of historical exposures, through industry and questionnaire-based evaluations in case-control and cohort studies, on-site evaluation of exposures through air, dermal and biological monitoring, and studies of early biologic effects and genetic susceptibility. A demonstrated ability to carry out effective collaborations with investigators from different disciplines is critical, as is the ability to communicate effectively in speech and writing, as demonstrated by presentations and publications.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with research experience and accomplishments, and a full Civil Service package of benefits (including retirement, health insurance, life insurance, and a Thrift Savings Plan) is available. Candidates may be eligible for the NIH Loan Repayment Program (http://www.LRP.NIH.gov). The successful candidates(s) will develop an independent research program focused on assessing cancer-causing exposures in complex occupational settings, in relation to cancer risk. Interested individuals should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, brief summary of research interests and experience, copies of selected publications, and three letters of reference to: Mrs. Judy Schwadron: Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics; National Cancer Institute; 6120 Executive Blvd., EPS/8073; Bethesda, MD 20892-7374. The closing date for applications is October 15, 2008; however, the search will continue until a qualified candidate is found. A completed application is required in order to be considered for this position. The position is subject to a background investigation. The DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.

Senior Scientist (NCI)

Senior Scientist
Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Genetics, NCI
(deadline: September 1)

The Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Genetics (LCBG) within the Center for Cancer Research (CCR) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) is seeking a comparative biomedical scientist to lead a program that will enhance research and training and foster interdisciplinary translational scientific discovery and development. The NCI is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, a federal government agency. The CCR is the largest component of the intramural biomedical research effort at NIH and a major contributor to investigation in the NIH Clinical Research Center, a state-of-the-art research hospital on the campus of the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland. The CCR offers tremendous depth and breadth of intellectual and technological resources, as well as opportunities for collaboration with investigators both within and outside the NIH. The research environment is highly conducive to advancing translational research and highly collaborative, emphasizing multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary team science.

The successful candidate must have a D.V.M. degree or equivalent, Ph.D. degree and evidence of research productivity, nationally recognized specialty board certification in veterinary pathology, demonstrated supervisory and leadership abilities, experience in the development and management of a training program for comparative biomedical scientists in molecular pathology, and knowledge of, and interest in cancer biology and animal modeling. Preference shall be given to candidates with significant experience working and leading others in an interdisciplinary research environment and integrating animal pathophysiology and the perspective of a veterinary training within human biomedical research. Individuals with experience in developing and/or applying emerging biomedical technologies for credentialing animal models of human disease, including use of noninvasive imaging, shall be given preference. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Interested applicants should submit: a letter indicating their interest in the position; a statement of investigative pathology research interests and vision for training; a career synopsis; a current curriculum vitae and complete bibliography; and recommendation letters from six professional references. Applications should be postmarked by September 1 and sent to: Dr. Chand Khanna (KHANNAC@MAIL.NIH.GOV); Pediatric Oncology Branch; Center for Cancer Research, NCI; c/o Toshiba Jordan; 9000 Rockville Pike

Building 37, Room 4068; Bethesda, MD 20892. DHHS, NIH, NCI are equal opportunity employers

Tenured/Tenure-Track Investigator (NCI)

Tenured/Tenure-Track Investigator
Mouse Cancer Genetics Program, NCI
(deadline: August 15)


The Mouse Cancer Genetics Program (MCGP), Center for Cancer Research (CCR), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is accepting applications for the position of a Senior Tenured or Tenure-Track Investigator to develop an independent research program focused on mechanistic analysis in cancer biology. The current MCGP labs focus on the in vivo analysis of complex biological problems, with expertise in the areas of cell cycle regulation, apoptosis, genome stability, receptor tyrosine kinase signaling in development and cancer, angiogenesis, stem cell regulation and complex genetics. In addition, the newly established NCI Center for Advanced Preclinical Research (CAPR) provides a unique opportunity to translate basic discovery into preclinical and clinical application using an extensive infrastructure that incorporates the use of genetically engineered cancer models with modern analytical technologies and therapeutic/diagnostic development. Candidate will develop/sustain a laboratory that is focused on complex cancer-related biological processes, building on the existing strengths of MCGP. Areas of emphasis for recruitment include metastasis, cancer-propagating (stem) cells and mechanisms, the cancer microenvironment (particularly the role of immune system), and mechanisms of resistance. Candidates are expected to establish or continue highly competitive research programs in one or more of these areas. Utilization of comparative genomics, proteomics, and/or complex genetics in the approach to these problems is desired, but not required. Candidates must have strong written and oral communication skills; record of high quality publications showing significant contributions to the conceptual understanding of cancer mechanisms; have strong analytical skills and a demonstrated ability for collaborative or team science; and must be sufficiently experienced to function independently, both in the development of their own research efforts and (in the case of established investigators) in the mentoring and supervision of junior investigators. Applicant will be provided sufficient space, equipment and supply budget. Salary is competitive and commensurate with research experience and accomplishments and a full Civil Service package of benefits (including retirement, health insurance, life insurance, and a Thrift Savings Plan). Candidates may be eligible for the NIH Loan Repayment Program. This position is not restricted to U.S. citizens but candidates must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree.

Interested individuals should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a brief summary of research experience, accomplishments and research interests and goals, copies of three publications or reprints, and have at least three letters of reference sent to: Ms. Elizabeth Brawner, Administrative Officer, NCI-Frederick, PO Box B, Bldg. 578, Frederick, Maryland, 21702-1201, Tel. 301-846-1066, FAX 301-846-6053, E-mail: brawnere@mail.nih.gov. PDF files are encouraged. DHHS, NIH, and NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers.

Staff Scientist (NCI)

Staff Scientist
Laboratory of Tumor Immunology and Biology, CCR, NCI
(deadline: July 30)

The Laboratory of Tumor Immunology and Biology, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, is seeking a highly motivated Staff Scientist with expertise in cellular/ molecular immunology to join the Laboratory's translational research program in cancer immunotherapy, with emphasis on the development of novel vaccines and vaccine strategies for the therapy of cancer. The applicant should have an interest in the study of immune cell/tumor cell interactions, mechanisms of immune cell activation, and strategies to enhance vaccine-mediated approaches for cancer therapy. The successful scientist will have the opportunity to supervise, with the Laboratory Chief, postdoctoral fellows and support staff, and will interact with other Laboratory scientists. For additional information about the Laboratory, please see the LTIB website at http://ccr.cancer.gov/Labs/Lab.asp?LabID=39.

Minimum qualifications for this position include a Ph.D. and/or M.D. with at least 3 years of relevant experience in cellular/molecular immunology at the postdoctoral level, with sufficient publications to qualify for a Staff Scientist appointment. Salary is commensurate with experience and accomplishments, and a full civil service package of benefits (including retirement, health and life insurance, as well as thrift savings plan, etc.) is available. U.S. citizenship is not required. Applicants should submit a CV, bibliography, and a brief statement of research interests, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to Ms. Robin Riley, Executive Secretary of Search Committee, LTIB, NIH, via e-mail at rr88f@nih.gov or post: Ms. Riley, 10 Center Drive, Room 8B09, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20892. Applications must be postmarked or received by email by July 30, 2008. HHS/NIH/NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers.

Tenure Track/Tenure Investigator (Nutritional Epidemiologist, NCI)

Tenure Track/Tenure Investigator
Nutritional Epidemiologist, NCI

(deadline: July 25)

The Nutritional Epidemiology Branch (NEB, Chief, Dr. Arthur Schatzkin, http://dceg.cancer.gov/fellowships/scientific/neb-nutrition-epidemiology), a component of NCI's intramural Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG), offers an outstanding career opportunity for a Tenured/Tenure-Track investigator looking to carry out original, independent, and innovative studies in a stimulating research environment. NEB plans and conducts epidemiologic investigations, metabolic studies, and clinical trials to clarify the role of nutritional factors, including energy balance, in the etiology of human cancer. In addition to designing and conducting free-standing investigations, the successful candidate will be able to analyze data from and incorporate new projects within several on-going prospective cohort studies of nutrition, lifestyle, and genetics in relation to cancer. The successful candidate will also have substantial access to biologic specimens for investigating nutrition-related biomarkers, diet-gene interactions, genetic proxies for nutritional exposures, and nutritional co-factors in oncogenic microbial infection. There are substantial opportunities for methodologic investigations, including clinical and statistical studies of dietary measurement error, development of new assessment instruments, and evaluation of biologic markers of dietary intake and physical activity.

Qualified candidates must have an M.D. degree with epidemiologic training; Ph.D. in epidemiology with expertise and experience in nutritional epidemiology; or doctoral degree in nutrition, biochemistry, molecular biology, or related discipline with documented expertise in epidemiologic research. Candidates must have strong written and oral communication skills and a record of publications showing an ability to design, conduct, analyze, and interpret data from nutritional epidemiologic studies of cancer or other chronic diseases. Candidates must be sufficiently experienced to function independently, both in the development of their own research efforts and in the mentoring and supervision of more junior investigators. Senior investigators, including those with strong records of productivity and achievement who are interested in moving into an intramural research environment, are encouraged to apply.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with research experience and accomplishments, and a full Civil Service package of benefits (including retirement, health insurance, life insurance, and a Thrift Savings Plan) is available. Candidates may be eligible for the NIH Loan Repayment Program (http://www.LRP.NIH.gov). This position is not restricted to U.S. citizens. Interested individuals should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a brief summary of research experience, accomplishments and research interests and goals, copies of three publications or reprints, and three letters of reference to: Ms. Judy Schwadron; Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics; National Cancer Institute; 6120 Executive Blvd., Room EPS 8073; Rockville, MD 20852-7242, E-mail: schwadrj@mail.nih.gov. Candidates should submit applications by July 25, 2008; however, the search will continue until a qualified candidate is found. A completed application is required in order to be considered for this position. The position is subject to a background investigation. DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.

Senior Science Policy Analyst (AACR)

Position Title: Senior Science Policy Analyst
Organization: American Association for Cancer Research
Website: www.aacr.org
Location: 1425 “K” Street, Washington, DC
Category: Executive/Exempt
Department: Science Policy and Government Relations
Reports To: Senior Director of Science Policy and Government Relations
Contact: Vern Mitchell, Director of Human Resources
(vern.mitchell@aacr.org, 215 440-9300)

Position Summary
The AACR is the oldest and largest cancer research organization in the world dedicated to the conquest of cancer. The mission of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is to prevent and cure cancer at the earliest possible time through research, education, communication, and collaborations. Its membership includes 27,000 of the most accomplished scientists in the world in laboratory, translational, clinical, and epidemiological research related to cancer. The scientific scope of the AACR and its members includes the etiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer. Since science policy must devolve from high-quality science, AACR’s national and international scientific heft, prestige, and integrity make its work in cancer science policy all the more important in advancing cancer research and reducing cancer incidence and mortality.

The AACR has engaged in policy initiatives since the late 1980’s. Its role in policy has included, among other issues, advocating for more federal research dollars, working with the FDA on Critical Path Initiative such as predictive biomarkers for therapy, acknowledging the contributions of key political figures to cancer and biomedical research, and taking positions on various scientific and technical areas that have policy implications for the cancer field. These activities are being expanded as a result of the recent opening of AACR’s Washington, DC Office, and over time the DC office will become even more integrated into the scientific and educational mission of the AACR that is fostered out of the AACR headquarters in Philadelphia.

Under the leadership of the Senior Director of Science Policy and Government Relations, the Senior Science Policy Analyst works closely with the Science Policy and Legislative Affairs Committee and the Board of Directors in implementing a wide range of exciting science policy programs and activities related to the mission of the American Association for Cancer Research. Such activities are designed to create and strengthen the dialogue between policymakers and cancer scientists and advocates, to educate policymakers, and to make substantive contributions to removing policy barriers to advances in cancer research. These policies are recommended by the AACR Science Policy and Legislative Affairs Committee and approved by the Board of Directors on behalf of the collective membership of the AACR. A strategic plan for science policy and legislative affairs is currently underway that will guide these AACR activities into the future.

Senior Science Policy Analyst plays a central role in the success of AACR’s work in this important area and guides AACR policy activities to a productive conclusion. The staff member provides real-time information, analysis, and expert oversight of legislative issues and pending bills related to the cancer field, and reports on them to the Senior Director of Science Policy and Government Relations , the CEO, other AACR officers, AACR committee members, and AACR members at large. To maximize AACR’s efforts in science policy, the Senior Science Policy Analyst educates legislators and their staffs about the value of cancer research to improving public health and saving lives.

Policies related to cancer and cancer-related biomedical research are developed, implemented, and monitored by the Senior Science Policy Analyst under the direction of the Senior Director. Such policies, whether they are position statements of the AACR, initiatives to increase appropriations for cancer research, or educational efforts targeting individuals about important pending legislation, when these are successfully promoted by the AACR and brought to fruition, assist the members of the AACR and other members of the cancer community to accelerate progress against cancer.

The Senior Science Policy Analyst functions as a representative of the AACR when making regular contacts with Congressional offices, survivor and patient advocacy organizations, and other relevant appropriate bodies. He/she develops effective initiatives that encourage members of the Congress and their staffs to consult the AACR and its expert members in important matters related to cancer and cancer research. Also, the Senior Science Policy Analyst helps to plan and oversee the activities of AACR members when they are engaged in public education activities on the Hill related to cancer and cancer-related biomedical research. Overall, he/she is responsible for executing the AACR’s expanding policy agenda and strategic plan.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide direction and support for the AACR’s national legislative policy activities and priorities in terms of advice, needs assessment, plans for implementation and advocacy strategies, and execution of activities toward their successful completion by the AACR
  • Coordinate the AACR’s strategic plan for legislative action and implement these legislative objectives relating to cancer research
  • Monitor, analyze, and assess legislative developments
  • Prepare position papers, issue briefs, Congressional testimonies, policy statements, and other documents as needed
  • Keep abreast of the scientific programs of the AACR and consider policy implications where appropriate
  • Contribute to a policy newsletter and/or other policy-related materials to inform AACR members, cancer organizations, targeted individuals, and other groups as appropriate
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with the policy staffs of other cancer organizations and cancer alliances
  • Be proactive in identifying policy areas of importance and conduct policy analysis and development in relation to these issues

Education and Training:
  • Graduate degree required
  • Ph.D. or other doctoral degree in a science-related field a plus
  • Public policy fellowship or other related training or background a plus

Essential Knowledge and Skills:
  • Knowledge of government policies and procedures and the political process
  • Strong interest in cancer and cancer-related biomedical research and a working knowledge of the needs of the field
  • High-quality written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under rapidly developing deadlines and priorities
  • Ability to interact, negotiate, and work with VIPs and all levels of management on complex policy matters, including Board members, prominent scientists, Administration and Congressional officials, corporate executives, and members of the media
  • A demonstrated ability to analyze complex political and policy issues, build evidence-based arguments for policy proposals to AACR approval bodies, and bring conflicting points of view to consensus
  • Ability to effectively communicate the progress that has been made in cancer research to government officials along with the future needs of the cancer field
  • Ability to make rational, realistic, and sound recommendations and decisions based on consideration of all facts and alternatives
  • Ability to work independently towards approved objectives, while at the same time being able to predict when such approaches need discussion with AACR officials prior to final action
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and decision-making abilities
  • High degree of judgment, discretion, tact, and insight
  • A self-starter with creativity and initiative
Computer Knowledge:
  • PC, word processing, spreadsheet, and database programs

Work Experience:
  • Three to five years of relevant experience in a public policy environment
  • Proven accomplishments in implementing complex policy projects

Research Analyst (T-Cell Antibody Lab)

Responsibilities: Seeking a Research Analyst to support the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease Vaccine Immune T-Cell Antibody Lab in Germantown, MD. Incumbent must pass the required proficiency tests for the following analytical testing methods: human clinical specimen processing, ELISA, virus neutralization assay, ELISpot assay, and intracellular cytokine staining assay. Organizes, conducts and evaluates complex laboratory tests, involving multiple procedures. Maintains study documentation and laboratory records. Reports all test results accurately and expeditiously, in compliance with appropriate standard operating procedures (SOPs) and regulatory agency (cGCLP) guidelines. Performs data analysis and interpretation and verifies correct data entry. Makes detailed observations about experiments and reports all observed or potential test method problems and issues to a direct supervisor or area supervisor. Performs quality control review of data. Informs management of any problems and/or deviations that may affect integrity of the data; participates in corrective action of problems. Assists in setting up and performing method development and validation of
various testing reagents. Assists in evaluation of data for incorporation into written technical reports, summaries, and protocols. Develops and writes SOPs. Trains and assists less experienced staff. Assists in test method troubleshooting tasks. Participates in process improvement initiatives. Makes suggestions for modifications in test methods or procedures. Participates in on-site and off-site training opportunities including seminars, scientific meetings and technical transfers. Shares acquired knowledge with the laboratory staff. Promotes a cohesive team environment. Performs other related duties as assigned. Maintains a clean and safe laboratory work environment. Independently set-ups, maintains, operates and performs routine and non-routine maintenance on laboratory equipment. Assists in maintaining inventory levels of laboratory materials and supplies and testing reagents. Reports all observed or potential laboratory equipment problems and issues.

Minimum Education/Training: Bachelor's degree in one of the following scientific discipline: biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics, microbiology and/or genetics.

Minimum Experience: 2 to 4 years of laboratory experience.

Assistant Professor in Medical History (USUHS)

Institution: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Location: Bethesda, MD
Category: Faculty - Medicine - Other Medicine
Posted: 07/15/2008
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
Salary: $56,726 to $85,088 USD Per Year

The Uniformed Services University serves the uniformed services and the Nation as an outstanding academic health sciences center with a worldwide perspective for education, research, service, and consultation, and uniquely relates these activities to military medicine, disaster medicine, and military medical readiness.

The Department of Medical History is seeking a qualified candidate for the tenure track position of Assistant Professor.

Duties: The position will have primary responsibility for organizing and teaching lecture course in the History of Medicine to medical students, graduate students and house officers. The incumbent will also assist in other Continuing Medical Education Programs.
The incumbent will teach a major course in the History of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Master of Public Health, Master of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene to graduate and medical students from a clinical perspective. Other responsibilities will include research in history of medicine and consultation in military medical history.

Qualifications Requirements: A Doctoral degree, MD or PhD and evidence of research experience and teaching in history of medicine is required. Evidence of research potential should be reflected in publications. Evidence of teaching experience in medical centers expected. Preference given to individuals whose research area is modern military medicine.

Applicants should submit a letter describing their educational program and the thrust of the applicant’s scholarly work. The applications should be accompanied by current curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three persons who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Selected candidates will be subject to security background investigation for employment. If the selectee is unable to meet the requirement of a security background investigation, the tentative offer of employment will be rescinded, or if employment has started, the selectee may be discharged.

The Uniformed Services University does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

Application Information

Postal Address:
Ms Kelly Mullally,
Secretary, Search Committee
Department of Medical History
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
4301 Jones Bridge Rd.
Bethesda, MD 20814-4799

USUHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to racial, cultural, and ethnic diversity.

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