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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Hispanic Federal Executives Leadership and Senior Executive Service Workshops

To promote our efforts in the area of Hispanic recruitment, training, and career development, the Office of Diversity Management and Equal Employment Opportunity shares the following information:

The National Association of Hispanic Federal Executives

Invites You to Attend:

The third in a series of

“On the Hill” leadership and SES workshops which will include an interactive presentation on interviewing for executive positions, and on learning to develop effective Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs).


The Honorable Congressman Charles Gonzalez, Texas

TOPIC: “Becoming Competitive for the SES”

DATE: Thursday, July 31, 2008

TIME: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

PLACE: Rayburn Building, Gold Room # 2168

Southwest of the Capitol bounded by Independence Avenue, South Capitol Street, C Street S.W., and First Street S.W., Washington, D.C.

Other Featured Speakers

Congressman Jose Osegueda
President & CEO of NAHFE

Bonnie Doyle, Director
Executive and Special Services Staff, Social Security Administration

Brenda DePuy
DePuy HR Associates

Gene Ochoa Sexton, Director
Recruiting and Diversity
Office of the Human Capital
Department of Homeland Security

Rogelio Gomez, Associate Commissioner
Office of International Programs
Social Security Administration

Jerry Vargas, Chief Learning Officer
Department of Energy
Office of International Programs
Social Security Administration

The forum is open to all and more information is available at their website, http://nahfe.org/dcchapter

Sponsor: The National Association of Hispanic Federal Executives, a member of the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA). NAHFE is a non-profit, non-partisan 501(c)(3), 501 (c)(6) Tax-Exempt organization.

Postdoctoral Position (NCI)

Genetic and Epigenetic Mechanisms of Human Cancer,
Dr. Maxwell Lee

A postdoctoral position is available in the Laboratory of Population Genetics (LPG) of the National Cancer Institute, NIH. The primary interest in my group is to study cancer genetics and epigenetics using systems biology approach. Our current research focuses on DNA copy number variation, mutations, and epigenetic alterations in breast cancer. We are conducting researches using both primary tumors and cancer cell lines. The candidate should have a Ph.D. in biological science with a strong background in molecular biology, cell biology, and genomics.

If interested in this position, please click on the button below, or e-mail a CV with a statement of research goals to leemax@mail.nih.gov.

This position is subject to a background investigation.

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

Assistant Professor

George Mason University
Fairfax, VA


George Mason University, Department of Molecular and Microbiology seeks applicants for an instructional Term Assistant Professor in microbiology.

A Ph.D. degree, or equivalent, in a relevant area is required.

Duties may include teaching bacteriology and microbiology (including instruction to microbiology, medical microbiology, microbial physiology, microbial genetics and their associated labs). Additional duties may include teaching an introduction to cell biology and advising undergraduate students.

The Biology Program at Mason has approximately 1,000 majors, making it the largest undergraduate program in the College of Science. George Mason University (http://www.gmu.edu) is a state university in Northern Virginia and is located in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area.

Interested individuals should submit curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interest and the names of three references electronically through http://jobs.gmu.edu for position number F9116z. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields. Enrollment is 30,000, with students studying in over 150 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William and the United Arab Emirates.

Computational Structural Biology Specialist

Lockheed Martin
Bethesda, MD (NIH)


Position Summary: Lockheed Martin, Business Process Solutions Group provides clients with top-quality information technology (IT), business management, and scientific solutions. Working in partnership with our Civilian Government, national security, and life sciences clients, we deliver innovative, on-target solutions that support our clients̢۪ vital missions, goals, and objectives. Among our proven capabilities are systems design, development, and integration; systems engineering; application support, IT infrastructure management; professional services; management consulting; and specialized health and bioinformatics services. We are currently searching for a Computational Structural Biology Specialist with expertise in protein structure prediction, small ligand docking, protein-protein docking and molecular dynamics to support the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This opportunity is a permanent, full-time position with Lockheed Martin and is on-site at the NIH in Bethesda/Rockville, MD. The candidate will operate in a multi-disciplinary group of scientists who provide support, training and consultation services to the research community in the areas of bioinformatics and computational biosciences. We currently have a strong protein structure modelling and docking component to our program and want to add a molecular dynamics component to it. The candidate will therefore partner with our current Computational Structural Biologist to meet the existing modelling and docking needs as well as the projected molecular dynamics needs of the research community. As the resident subject matter expert, the candidate will also participate in the evaluation and deployment of new computational structural biology applications and methods. The successful candidate for this position will be energetic, flexible, personable and highly capable. Candidates *MUST* have excellent written and verbal communication skills, the ability to perform under time constraints and great troubleshooting skills. Candidates must also be comfortable conducting training sessions in either a one-on-one or classroom environment.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES. Assist NIH scientists in analyzing structural biology data, provide technical advice to solving software problems and participate in troubleshooting and optimization. Enter into long term scientific collaborations with the potential for authorships and acknowledgements in publications. Research, design and deliver training materials, courses, presentations, workshops and demonstrations to effectively address and solve computational structural biology software usage issues and problems raised by the scientific research community. Remain abreast on current and emerging computational structural biology technologies and relevant tools.

Requirements: Ph.D. in Structural Biology or the life sciences. Expertise in conducting protein structure prediction, small ligand docking, protein-protein docking and molecular dynamics. Evidence of previous work in a basic research laboratory setting and experience with X-ray crystallography and/or NMR techniques highly desired. Proficiency in the use of UNIX and its command-line environment. Strong knowledge of most commonly used commercial and open-source computational structural biology applications. Expert use of personal computers running on the Macintosh OS X and Microsoft Windows operating systems. Ability to communicate structural biology concepts to non-specialists in a clear and precise manner and advise on relevant software and tools. Ability to learn new software easily. Attention to detail, time management skills and ability to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team with a high level of personal and professional drive and initiative. Demonstrated ability to apply project management techniques to track, update and generate reports on ongoing projects.
Excellent interpersonal, presentation and problem-solving skills. Dedicated to customer satisfaction.

Assistant Professor in Organic Chemistry

Washington College
Chestertown, MD
Application Due: Open Until Filled

Washington College, an ACS-approved school, invites applications for a tenure-track, entry-level position at the rank of Assistant Professor in organic chemistry to begin August 2009. A Ph.D. in organic chemistry is required. Applicants with training in synthetic organic or physical organic chemistry will be favored. Post-doctoral and teaching experience is desirable.

Teaching responsibilities will include lecture and laboratory for a year-long, majors-level organic chemistry course, a semester-long course in biological chemistry, and a semester-long, senior-level course in advanced organic chemistry or special topics course in the area of the applicant’s expertise. An active research program involving undergraduates and leading to publications is expected.

Submit cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, and arrange for official transcripts and three letters of recommendation.

Application Information

Postal Address: Dr. James Locker
Chemistry Department
Washington College
300 Washington Avenue
Chestertown, MD 21620-1197
Phone: (410) 778-7728
Fax: (410) 410-7275
Email Address: rlocker2@washcoll.edu

More Information on Washington College

Washington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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