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Thursday, August 7, 2008

Post Doc, Research Assistant Professor

George Mason University, Life Sciences Department, National Center for Biodefense & Infectious Disease on the Prince William campus seeks applicants for the position of Post Doctoral Research Assistant Professor. The successful candidates will have a record of publication and a research program with demonstrated ability of attracting external funding. Preferred areas of research are as follows: cell biology, microbiology, synthetic organic chemistry, experimental molecular biology and bioinformatics. Qualifications: Ph.D. degree (or equivalent experience) in microbiology specializing in immunology, bacteriology, virology, toxinology or aerobiology. Willingness to work in a biosafety containment laboratory, which will require a vaccination. Persons must be eligible to work in the U.S. and pass a special investigation background check.

Special Instructions : To apply for position F8978z, go to http://jobs.gmu.edu and complete the faculty application. Also, please attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, letter of recommendation and names of three references.

MasonAd : 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.

Equity Statement : George Mason University is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity.

Job Close Date : Open Until Filled

Apply at http://jobs.gmu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=71579

Term Assistant Professor

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.

Special Instructions :

MasonAd : 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.

Equity Statement : George Mason University is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity.

Job Close Date : Open Until Filled

Apply at http://jobs.gmu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=73372

Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenure Track)

F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS)

The Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Genetics, Uniformed Services University School of Medicine, Bethesda, MD, chaired by Harvey B. Pollard, M.D., Ph.D., invites applications for tenure-track positions at the ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR level. The position is supported by hard money and the start up package is highly competitive. The department has strong commitments to medical education and biomedical research and is located in an interactive scientific environment adjacent to the National Institutes of Health. Outstanding core facilities are available to support medical education and biomedical research in cell biology, genomics and proteomics. The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree and will be expected to: (i) contribute to the Department's interdisciplinary Anatomy and Physiology curriculum for first-year medical students and (ii) establish an independent and extramurally funded research program. Teaching experience in physiology is desirable.

Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, an outline of their proposed research program and have three letters of reference sent to: Gregory P. Mueller, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair, Dept APG, USUHS, 4301 Jones Bridge Road, Bethesda, MD 20814-4799 (gmueller@usuhs.edu). Positions open until filled. United States citizens only. USUHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to racial, cultural and ethnic diversity.

Research Botanist

Agency: Smithsonian Institution
Sub Agency: Smithsonian
Job Announcement Number:

Research Botanist
Salary Range: 98,033.00 - 127,442.00 USD per year
Open Period: Tuesday, August 05, 2008
to Monday, August 11, 2008
Series & Grade: GS-0430-14/14
Position Information: Full Time Career/Career-Conditional
Promotion Potential: 14
Duty Locations: few vacancies - Washington DC Metro Area, DC
Who May Be Considered:
Citizens or nationals of the United States.

Job Summary:

The Smithsonian Institution is a unique working and learning environment that offers you
continuing awareness of the world's treasures in culture, art, and science. If your goals
include challenging work, being a valued member of an organization, and participation in
exciting opportunities of exploration, become a part of our staff. Enjoy family friendly
benefits; a complimentary membership to the Resident Associate Program with discounts on
thousands of educational and cultural programs offered annually; discounts at Smithsonian
membership programs, shops, and restaurants; and much more!

This position is located in Department of Botany, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). The purpose of this position is to perform scholarly and professional research and curation on selected plant groups in the United States National Herbarium, in natural
populations, utilizing modern techniques of plant systematics, especially comparative morphology and molecular systematics, and to serve as representative of the Department, Museum, and Smithsonian Institution in matters relating to funding, fieldwork, and public outreach concerning plants.

Research Associate

MacroGenics, Inc., a growing biotechnology company, has an opening for a Research Associate at its corporate site in Rockville, MD. Responsibilities include research and development of novel therapeutics in the areas of cancer, infectious disease, allergy and autoimmunity and aspects of antibody and protein engineering including: cloning, mutagenesis, library screening, transfection, and protein characterization.

Applicants must meet the following requirements: B.S. or M.S. in biology, biochemistry or related discipline; 2 to 3 years of molecular biology experience; experience with PCR, primer design, cloning, prokaryotic and eukaryotic protein expression, ELISA and FACS; strong communication, organization, and computer skills; experience with lab automation and library generation/screening is a plus.

Send resume and salary requirements to 1500 East Gude Drive, Rockville, MD 20850, email to HResources@macrogenics.com , or fax to (301) 251-5321. Reference Job Code # 08036 in all correspondence. Visit www.macrogenics.com for more details.

Research Assistant

American Red Cross
Gaithersburg, MD
AutoReqId 7160BR


Performs research in collaboration with others for upcoming study. Makes detailed observations, analyzes data and interprets results. Prepares technical reports, summaries, protocols, and quantitative analyses. Maintains familiarity with current scientific literature. Contributes to project process within his/her scientific discipline. Investigates, creates and develops new methods and technologies for project advancement. Maintains high level of professional expertise through familiarity with scientific literature. May participate in scientific conferences and contribute to scientific journals. May be responsible for identifying patentable inventions. Uses professional concepts in accordance with company objectives to solve complex problems in creative and effective ways.

Conducts research or development activities following prescribed protocols or procedures. Documents procedures followed, notes results, discrepancies or deviations, and accumulates data/results according to project methodology. Organize or aggregates results into form in which they can be readily interpreted by scientific/project staff. May participate in intellectual property evaluations and development of patent applications.

Four year degree in Biology, Chemistry, Medical Technology or relevant field or equivalent combination of training and experience; plus a minimum of three years related experience is required. Demonstrated working knowledge of scientific principles and research procedures. Knowledge of cGLP and accepted procedures for working with hazardous biological substances.

The American Red Cross National Headquarters is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Postdoctoral Position (NIDDK)

BRCA1-associated Breast Cancer Research
Dr. Chuxia Deng

A postdoctoral position is available to study the mechanism of BRCA1-associated breast cancer research (visit http://www.niddk.nih.gov/intram/people/cdeng.htm for our projects). A strong background in molecular biology, metabolism, oncology, and/or signal transduction is required.

Interested candidates with Ph.D. and/or M.D. and less than five years of postdoctoral experience should click on the button below or send a CV, bibliography, and names of three references to:

Chuxia Deng, Ph.D.
Building 10, Room 9N105
10 Center Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892-1812
E-mail: ChuxiaD@bdg10.niddk.nih.gov
Telephone: (301) 402-7225
Fax: (301) 480-1135

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

Medical Intelligence Analyst

Booz Allen Hamilton
Job Code: 01062889
Location: Herndon, VA
Date: 08-06-2008


Job Description

Key Role:
Provide leadership in the analysis and integration of complex medical intelligence issues in support of pandemic influenza preparedness. Serve as a medical science subject matter expert specializing in immunology, virology, toxicology, or pharmacology. Monitor worldwide biotechnology activities to identify, locate, and characterize scientific and technical capabilities, basic and applied research directions, and products with the potential for military and civilian applications relating to avian influenza or pandemic human influenza. Prepare detailed, all-source intelligence assessments of international research, commercial relationships, and facility capabilities and forecast future organizational research trends and their potential implications. Respond to short-suspense alerts and time-sensitive requests for information.

Basic Qualifications:
  • 4 years of experience with medical intelligence or medical preparedness
  • 2 years of experience with communicating scientific and technical information to nonscientific policy analysts
  • Active Top Secret clearance
  • Ability to commute to Herndon, VA
  • MA or MS degree in Immunology, Virology, Toxicology, Pharmacology, Biology, Biochemistry, Biodefense, Epidemiology, or Public Health

Additional Qualifications:
  • Ability to obtain TS/SCI clearance
  • Knowledge of drug delivery and drug discovery and development, including novel vaccines and antivirals
  • Knowledge of the molecular genetics of viral evolution
  • Knowledge of the development, production, and applications of veterinary vaccines
  • Knowledge of US and EU drug regulatory issues
  • Knowledge of nongovernmental organizations’ capabilities and level of integration in foreign assistance programs
  • PhD preferred

Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; Top Secret clearance is required.

Integrating the full range of consulting capabilities, Booz Allen is the one firm that helps clients solve their toughest problems, working by their side to help them achieve their missions. Booz Allen is committed to delivering results that endure.

We are proud of our diverse environment, EOE, M/F/D/V.

Associate Scientist II/Scientist I - PCC&F

MedImmune, LLC

Location: Gaithersburg, Maryland-Montgomery County 20878
Posted on: 3:42 PM, Tuesday, August 05, 2008
Position type: Full time
Job Code: 00276
Required education: Bachelor's Degree
Area(s) of expertise desired: Cell Culture, Molecular Biology

I have a passion for excellence.

At MedImmune, we do too.
MedImmune is a recognized leader in the biotechnology industry, we use the latest advances in science, technology and medicine to develop innovative products that improve the quality of human health. We strive to create a work environment that is professionally and personally rewarding, characterized by respect, integrity and opportunities for growth. Hundreds of thousands of patients have benefited from our products, which are designed to treat or prevent infectious diseases, cancer and inflammatory diseases. Our extensive research and development efforts are focused on these same areas. Both individual contributions and team successes are critical on the path to scientific and medical breakthroughs.

Position title: Scientist I/ Associate Scientist II
Department name: Process Cell Culture
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Position ID number: 00276

Position description:

You will develop stable production cell lines for therapeutic antibodies or other protein pharmaceuticals using mammalian cell lines (CHO and NS0). You will be a leader in technology development projects including microarray profiling of cell lines to diagnose expression bottlenecks, developing high-throughput robotic procedures for clonal cell line isolation, expansion and evaluation, flow sorting to enrich high-expressing populations, and developing automated data management systems. You will maintain knowledge of current cell culture literature and present and publish your results inside and outside MedImmune. Your responsibilities will include adaptation of cells to animal-component-free media, sub-cloning cells and selection of the highest expressing clones. You will expand the cultures from the single cell stage in semi-solid media up through 96-well plates, into suspension in shake flasks. You will conduct production model experiments by feeding the best cultures over 2-3 weeks. You will determine cell number and protein production levels, and will test the best clones for their ability to express high protein titers for up to 100 population doublings. You will prepare cryopreserved banks of the best clones and test various biochemical properties of the proteins expressed. As a team player in our department, you will maintain the laboratory and its equipment, provide technical support for upstream processes in therapeutic protein manufacturing, and pack and ship cell samples to outside vendors for testing. You will keep detailed and accurate records of your work. You will generate and review SOPs and batch records and assist in other areas as needed, including operating bioreactors.

Requirements .
Position requirements:

Extensive experience in cell and molecular biology, including mammalian cell culture and stable cell line generation. Experience with robotics, high-throughput processes and automated data management. Experience with microscopy, ELISA, flow cytometry. High level of scientific curiosity and excellent problem-solving, organizational and documentation skills with a strong focus on details and results. Quantitative, technical writing and oral presentations skills are essential. Proficiency in MS Office computer programs including word processing, spreadsheets and databases required. Must be able to work for multiple hours in the lab. The job involves pipetting and other repetitious operations. Periodic weekend work is required.

Educational requirements:

For Scientist I: Ph.D. in cell biology, microbiology, biochemistry, molecular biology or biochemical engineering or related disciplines for 0-3 years, or M.S. degree in one of the above areas plus 8-10 years industry experience, or B.S. degree in one of the above areas plus 10-13 years industry experience.

For Associate Scientist II: B.S. degree in one of the above areas plus 8-10 years industry experience or M.S. degree in one of the above areas plus 5-8 years industry experience.

If you are interested in this position, apply online at www.medimmune.appone.com and search for Req 00276.

MedImmune, LLC. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry

Institution: George Mason University
Location: Fairfax, VA
  • Faculty - Science - Chemistry
Posted: 08/06/2008
Type: Full Time
George Mason University
Organic Chemistry
Assistant Professor

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at George Mason University invites applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure-track faculty position in organic chemistry beginning Fall 2009. All areas of organic chemistry will be considered. Candidates must have a PhD and postdoctoral experience. Strong commitments to research and teaching and the ability to establish a vigorous externally funded research program are expected.

See http://chemistry.gmu.edu/orgchemist.html for a full description of the position.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, detailed research plan, and teaching statement to https://jobs.gmu.edu, Position F5891Z. Separately have 3 reference letters sent to: Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry MSN 3E2, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030. Application review will commence on October 15, 2008, and continue until the position is filled. AA/EO Employer.

Application Information

Contact: George Mason University
Online App. Form: https://jobs.gmu.edu

Drug Development Project Manager II

SAIC-Frederick, Inc.


Location: Rockville, Maryland-Montgomery County 20852
Posted on: 10:08 AM, Wednesday, August 06, 2008
Position type: Full time
Job Code: 106869, 106887, 106889
Required education: Bachelor's Degree
Area(s) of expertise desired: Clinical Research, Project Management

SAIC-Frederick, Inc., a subsidiary of SAIC, is the Operations and Technical Support Contractor for the National Cancer Institute at Frederick (NCI-Frederick) a federally funded research and development center. SAIC-Frederick, Inc. is currently searching for three Drug Development Project Manager IIs in our Clinical Monitoring Research Program in Rockville, MD. These positions will be responsible for the management and coordination of assigned project management activities associated with the drug development pipeline and the conduct of clinical research trials sponsored by the NCI's Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis (DCTD) in conjunction with the Center for Cancer Research (CRC) and the NCI Office of the Director. The Chemical Biology Consortium (CBC) is currently in development to facilitate the discovery and development of new agents to treat cancer. Responsible for leading, assisting and managing 2-5 global, cross-functional project development teams in the development of novel, scientifically meritorious therapeutic drugs and biologics and other novel agents.

Requirements .
REQUIRED SKILLS: Possession of a Bachelors degree from an accredited college/university in a field related to biomedical research/clinical trials/health or four (4) years related experience in lieu of degree. Foreign educated candidates who have completed part or all of their education outside of the United States must have their foreign education evaluated by an SAIC-approved accrediting organization to assure that it has met the equivalency of the qualifications of degree work in the United States. Minimum of 8 years of experience directly related to drug development, showing progressively increasing responsibilities and experience in project management of multiple concurrent drug development projects. Experience in project management and pharmaceutical development processes (especially preclinical to early clinical transition) in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, or other healthcare related field. This position is subject to obtaining a Public Trust Clearance. DESIRED SKILLS: Project Management Professional (PMP) certification a plus. Advanced degree (MD/PhD) preferred. Ideal candidates would have a degree in related sciences with experience in project management and pharmaceutical development process (especially preclinical to early clinical translation; familiar with pharmaceutical/toxicity, manufacturing, regulatory issues, and clinical research operations.

We offer an excellent salary and benefits program, including medical, dental, and life, 401(k) retirement savings plan, and educational assistance.

For immediate consideration and to see the full job description, please visit our website at www.saic.com and view position # 106887 and 113185.
SAIC values diversity in the workplace. EEO M/F/D/V

Bioinformatics Program Manager

SAIC-Frederick, Inc.


Location: Rockville, Maryland-Montgomery County 20852
Posted on: 10:14 AM, Wednesday, August 06, 2008
Position type: Full time
Job Code: 124734
Required education: Doctorate
Area(s) of expertise desired: Bioinformatics, Biology

SAIC-Frederick, Inc., the operations and technical support contractor for the NCI-Frederick, has an exciting opportunity for a Bioinformatics Program Manager. The Cancer BioInformatics Grid (caBIG) is a 21st century information initiative of the National Cancer Institute Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology (NCI CBIIT). This program will transform the way cancer research is done by creating a network that freely connects the entire cancer community from Bench to Bedside. This network will accelerate the discovery of new approaches for the detection, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer, ultimately improving patient outcomes (for more on caBIG see https://cabig.nci.nih.gov ). SAIC-F is seeking qualified candidates interested in becoming an integral part of this transformative initiative by providing technical vision and management assistance to the CBIIT.

Program manager for multiple biomedical informatics projects within the Integrative Cancer Research (ICR) Work Space in support of the cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid™ (caBIG) Develops tools and interfaces that provide for integration between biomedical informatics applications and data. The program management lead will assist the NCI CBIIT leadership team in the planning of informatics projects by preparing requests for proposals; advising NCI CBIIT leadership in evaluating proposals, managing caBIG software deliverables and artifacts and performing project risk assessment. He/she will define and perform user acceptance procedures and ensure compliance with applicable regulatory requirements in the biomedical domain. Responsible for producing high quality summary presentations for NCI CBIIT collaborators, publications and scientific meetings. Work closely with individuals from caBIG Workspaces, Cancer Centers, NCI-supported research endeavors, federal, academic, not-for profit and industry organizations. Act as advisor to subcontractors to meet cost, schedule, and performance requirements and to resolve technical problems. Apply expert knowledge of scientific principles and concepts to directing the development of biomedical informatics resources. Exercise independent judgment in developing methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results; work with caBIG Program Management Contractor to ensure that Program priorities are met.

Requirements .
REQUIRED SKILLS: Possession of a Ph.D. from an accredited college or university in biomedical science, physics, engineering, computer science or related field or eight (8) years of related experience in lieu of degree. Foreign educated candidates who have completed part or all of their education outside of the United States must have their foreign education evaluated by an SAIC-approved accrediting organization to assure that it has met the equivalency of the qualifications of degree work in the United States. : In addition to educational requirements, a minimum of eight (8) years job related experience is required. Requires knowledge of Computational Biology, Biomedical Informatics approaches and tools used in cancer research. Experience in managing large-scale scientific software development projects from inception through delivery. Successful candidates will have biomedical domain knowledge. Experience in managing large-scale scientific software development projects from inception through delivery, including one or more of the following sub-domains: genomics, proteomics, laboratory information management, biomedical imaging, tissue banking, clinical trials and translational research. Experience in a highly integrated, multi-disciplinary environment consisting of physicians, biological scientists, engineers, and computer scientists. This position is subject to obtaining a Public Trust Clearance.

Excellent compensation package accompanies our position. For immediate consideration, please apply online at our website: www.saic.com for position # 124734. SAIC is an equal opportunity employer and values cultural diversity in the workplace.

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