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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

New, Free Job Board Launched by Protocol-Online

Quoted from the announcement in BioForum's website...
A sister site to Protocol-Online has just been launched at Bio-Job.ORG. We know that most job advertisements are not free, which is a big hassle to employers and PIs, as well as to job seekers. We believe that the scientific community should have access to free job listing and thus launched this new site. Besides offering free job listing, the site also allow job seekers to create their profiles and upload their CVs.

We would like to ask our members to spread the news and let your employer or PI know that free job listing is available at bio-job.org. When more and more people become aware of this site, there will be no need to pay to advertise a postdoc position.

A career discussion forum, as part of the bio-job.ORG site, has also been launched. Career related discussion in BioForum will be redirected to the new forum.

Medical Intelligence Public Health Specialist

Battelle is a world leader in science and technology research. Our national security organization is seeking a public health subject matter expert for full-time, regular shift work at a client facility in the Washington, D.C. area. A full benefits package will be provided. The work will involve the research and analysis of public health infectious diseases issues and the development of health threat warnings.


Roles and responsibilities will include:
- Researching, reviewing, evaluating, and integrating data on health statistics, epidemiologic studies, and other sources of information on infectious diseases
- Advising and responding to short-suspense questions
- Preparing assessments, short-suspense alerts and responses to time-sensitive requests for information
- Serving as a liaison to government organizations, academia, and international health agencies

Qualified candidates must have demonstrated experience and/or education in:
- Epidemiology and public health particularly with regard to infectious diseases, medical entomology, or veterinary medicine
- Analysis of health and medical data
- Experience working on counterterrorism, bio-defense or public health issues
- MPH with an epidemiology or entomology concentration, or an MS/PhD in a related biology field
- A current TS//SCI clearance is required for consideration for this position.

Battelle is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.

Staff Forester

Pepco Holding, Inc.
Washington, DC

Pepco Holdings, Inc. (PHI) is one of the largest electricity delivery and natural gas companies in the mid-Atlantic region. More than 1.8 million customers in Washington D.C., Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Virginia depend on PHI for their electricity and natural gas needs.

We are seeking a Staff Forester to join the staff at our Washington, DC location. In this role, you will:
  • Organize, monitor and promote safe & effective work practices of company and contract personnel to insure that all contractors are performing work as professionals, meeting expectations, ethically, consistently, practicing correct arboricultural procedures and review completed work to enforce contract specifications.
  • Insure that timing of mowing or herbicide applications is appropriate to obtain adequate efficacy while maintaining appropriate aesthetics.
  • In consultation with the reliability engineers and local staff, develop vegetation management budgets, procedures and schedules that provide safe, reliable and efficient electric service and environmental stewardship.
  • Determine efficiency standards and provide feedback to contractors to achieve productivity expectations.
  • Communicate to community, environmental and regulatory organizations to promote and build acceptance of our vegetation management program and CPD’s image.
  • Act as a liaison with engineering and other departments to consult and satisfy the vegetation management needs and insure compliance with environmental, wetland and other vegetation management regulations.
  • Provide cost estimates and direct necessary capital clearing as requested by engineering.
  • Have an overall understanding of the Region’s distribution vegetation maintenance needs and adopt management procedures to provide continual improvement.
  • Conduct an overview of the prioritized circuits to identify unique problems and extent of various work types.
  • Insure that contract planners provide overview and detailed plans for all necessary work on the planned circuits.

  • Bachelor's degree in Forestry, Biology, or related field OR the equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience.
  • Experience demonstrating skill performing forestry activities.
  • Experience demonstrating skill organizing, planning, monitoring, and promoting safe and effective work practices of company and contract personnel.
  • Experience demonstrating skill assisting in the development and maintenance of efficiency standards and providing feedback to contractors to achieve productivity expectations.
  • Experience demonstrating skill managing and monitoring budgets.
  • Experience demonstrating skill enforcing contract specifications (for example, reviewing and inspecting completed work).
  • Experience demonstrating skill building and maintaining relationships with federal and state regulatory agencies, municipal representatives, community foresters, and/or environmental groups.
  • Experience demonstrating skill using PC-based word processing, spreadsheet, and e-mail software to perform work functions.
  • Ability and willingness to work extended hours as required, non-standard work hours, and on call on an emergency basis.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to various Company locations and job sites as required.
  • Ability and willingness to wear and use safety equipment (PPE) as required by Federal, State, Local and PHI regulations.
  • Ability and willingness to work in a variety of work environments, including working outdoors in all kinds of weather and around energized lines and equipment.
  • Ability and willingness to walk for extended periods of time on different terrain (e.g., brush, high weeds, etc.).
  • Must posses or be willing to obtain within one year of entry into the position either a registered Professional Forester's License OR become an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist.
  • Must possess or be willing to obtain within one year of entry into the position an International Society of Arboriculture Utility Specialist License.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license.
  • Must successfully pass a Criminal History Records Check.

  • Experience demonstrating skill assisting in the development of vegetation management budgets and providing cost estimates.
  • Experience demonstrating skill advising about vegetation clearing and permit development.
  • Experience demonstrating skill assisting region/districts in preparing and/or presenting information related to vegetation management issues.
  • Experience demonstrating skill using PC-based presentation and/or database software to perform work functions.
  • Experience demonstrating skill using SAP, GIS and graphic work designs, and/or Primavera.

PHI is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity.

To submit your resume through our on-line application process, please access the following address: http://prod.fadvhms.com/phi/jobboard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*E500D1E16A766884

Regulatory Specialist

Technical Resources International
Bethesda, MD

Required education: Master's Degree

Area(s) of expertise desired: Biochemistry, Immunology, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, Toxicology

Founded in 1979, Technical Resources International, Inc. (TRI) provides a unique range of support services in the areas of Communications, Health and Information Technology to both private industry and government agency clients. TRI is currently seeking a Regulatory Specialist to join our Bethesda, MD team.

This position will prepare scientific and regulatory documents (e.g. clinical protocols, investigator’s brochures, informed consent forms, annual reports, investigational new drug applications, regulatory correspondence, and clinical summary reports) on behalf of the Division of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (DAIDS) at NIAID, NIH and FDA. Must have the ability to prepare investigator/pharmaceutical company meeting minutes, analyze preclinical and clinical data, prepare reports, perform literature searches and extract information to support regulatory documents.

Requirements .
Requirements include a M.S. degree or equivalent with ?5 or more years of relevant work experience or a Ph.D. with 1 or more years of relevant work experience in pharmacology, toxicology, biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology, or a related field; excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills; ability to analyze medical research data and review experimental protocols; and working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database management programs.

Submit resume and salary requirements to: Attn: AR, TRI, 6500 Rock Spring Dr, Suite 650, Bethesda, MD 20817, or fax to (301) 897-7401, or email to HR@tech-res.com.

Technical Resources International is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law.

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