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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Postdoctoral Position in Neuroscience

Postdoctoral Position in Neuroscience is open to study cellular and molecular mechanisms of synaptic plasticity at the University of Maryland, College Park. The laboratory focuses on regulation of synaptic AMPA receptors by experience-dependent synaptic plasticity using visual cortex as a model system. Highly motivated individuals holding a Ph.D. and a strong background in cellular and molecular neuroscience are encouraged to apply. Special considerations are given to applicants with training in whole-cell electrophysiology in brain slices. Qualified individuals should send a copy of curriculum vitae and names of three references to:

Dr. Hey-Kyoung Lee
Dept. of Biology,
Neuroscience and Cognitive Science (NACS) Program,
University of Maryland,
1210 Bio/Psych Bldg., College Park, MD 20742.

Email: hlee21@umd.edu
Tel: 301-405-9784
Lab web site: http://www.life.umd.edu/biology/leelab/
Dept. web site: http://www.biol.umd.edu/faculty/hlee/index.html


The Intramural Research Program of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering is seeking two exceptional interdisciplinary tenure-track principal investigators to lead and conduct cutting edge research in all aspects of the development of new technologies in high-resolution optical imaging that bridge the gap between molecular and cellular scales. The research will be situated on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, Maryland in newly renovated laboratories. Funding for these positions will provide for state-of-the-art equipment, postdoctoral fellows, students, and technical staff. The investigators will have the opportunity to set up their own laboratories, which could include facilities for cell and molecular biology as well as for building innovative instrumentation. It is anticipated that the successful candidates will take full advantage of the abundant opportunities that exist for collaboration with other imaging scientists across all the NIH institutes to apply techniques to biomedical research.

The successful candidate for each position must have a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degree plus a minimum of three years postdoctoral research, and should have substantial experience in cellular and molecular imaging documented by an extensive publication record of original research, as well as a strong background in physics, chemistry or engineering.

Application Process: Candidates should submit a five-page research plan, curriculum vitae, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to Sheila Barrett at sbarrett@mail.nih.gov or Bldg. 13, Rm. 3N17, National Institutes of Health, 13 South Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892. Email is preferred. Applications must be received by October 15, 2008.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, resident aliens, or nonresident aliens with or eligible to obtain a valid employment authorizing visa.

Department of Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Proud to be Equal Opportunity Employers

Posdoctoral Fellow

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF) is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to support the Microbiology and Immunology Department at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) in Bethesda, MD. Responsible for research and/or development in collaboration with other scientific and technical staff. Assists in designing, developing, executing, and implementing scientific research and/or development. Investigates the feasibility of applying a wide variety of scientific principles and theories to potential inventions and products. Performs specialized laboratory research utilizing experimental protocols which will involve specialized procedures such as DNA cloning and sequencing, Southern blotting, molecular analysis of specific RNA transcripts by quantitative RT-PCR or Northern analysis, animal injections, bleedings and immunizations. Collects and handles samples and keeps detailed records of experiments. Assists with the preparation of data for presentations at scientific meetings and for publication in journals. Assists with training laboratory staff as needed. Maintains cleanliness of laboratory areas. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education/Training: PhD in a related scientific discipline or qualified candidate with Master's degree.

Minimum Experience: None

Other Requirements: Must be a U.S citizen in order to obtain necessary clearances.

Please apply on-line at www.hjf.org/careers Please click on Advanced Search and enter the job number 203545 in the Job Opening ID box or fax your resume to 240-314-7334. Please specify title and job number on fax. The Foundation is a nonprofit medical research organization that provides support services to the military medical community and offers a competitive salary and generous benefits package. AA/EEO

Opinder Kaur
HR Coordinator

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation
301-738-8725 (fax)

Technical Lab Manager

The Cell and Cancer Biology Branch (CCR, NCI) is recruiting a technical lab
manager. CCBB is comprised of 6 principal investigators and their
laboratories and a confocal microscopy core facility. The focus of the
Branch is progression and metastasis of epithelial tumors and the tumor
microenvironment. The position will be approximately half time
administrative and half time devoted to both organizational and technical
work with the CCBB mouse colonies. We are looking for someone with
excellent communication and organizational skills and with experience
working with mouse models. If you know someone who might be interested in
such a position, please have them contact Kathy Kelly (kellyka@mail.nih.gov)
or Yvona Ward (wardy@mail.nih.gov).

Tenure-Track Faculty Appointment

Towson University
Towson, MD

Applicants are invited for a tenure-track faculty appointment at Towson University in the Department of Chemistry starting fall 2009.

This position is contingent upon final funding approval for fiscal year 2010. A Ph.D. in chemistry, forensic science or related discipline is required. A strong preference will be given to candidates with expertise in analytical chemistry with demonstrated application to forensic science or with postdoctoral experience or professional work experience in a forensic science laboratory. Applicants are expected to possess a commitment to excellence in teaching, demonstrate potential for productive forensic science research, and pursue external funding to support forensic science research programs involving undergraduate and/or graduate students. Position supports the undergraduate Forensic Chemistry and graduate Forensic Science programs in the Department of Chemistry through teaching selected courses, providing research opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students, developing curriculum, academic advising of students, and participation on programmatic committees. The successful candidate will demonstrate an interest in teaching and research, specifically analytical chemistry and forensic science.

The Department of Chemistry, which supports interdisciplinary programs in Environmental Science and in Molecular Biology/Bioinformatics/Biochemistry, currently has 16 tenured and tenure track faculty, 6 staff, and approximately 250 Chemistry and Forensic Chemistry undergraduate students and approximately 35 graduate students. The Department is housed in The Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics. The College has been the recipient of several philanthropic gifts and awards which significantly enhance the opportunities of both faculty and students in the College. Information on Towson University, the Department of Chemistry and the Forensic Science programs can be found at www.towson.edu/chemistry.

Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, copies of academic transcripts from all institutions attended, one-page statement on teaching philosophy, statement on research interests, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to:
Mark Profili
Chair, Forensic Program Search Committee
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252

Electronic submission of application materials is strongly encouraged. Review of applications will begin on 10/13/08 and continue until position filled.

Multiple Positions at Qiagen, Gaithersburg MD

QIAGEN Employment Opportunities — USA, Gaithersburg, MD

The exceptional talent, skill and passion of our employees are key to QIAGEN's excellence, success, and value. QIAGEN's rapid growth is your opportunity to join our dynamic, exceptionally talented, multinational team dedicated to providing high quality products to the molecular biology and diagnostic research communities. At QIAGEN, your career development has unlimited potential.

At QIAGEN, we are very proud of what we are doing, because our work helps to improve people's health and lives. By enabling researchers to further advance healthcare, QIAGEN makes improvements in life possible. We invite you to explore the career opportunities and find out more about working at QIAGEN by exploring the information provided on this page.

Project Manager
Administrative Assistant

Instrumentation Technician II

Manufacturing Scientific Associate II
Buyer Planner
Manufacturing Scientific Associate I
Manufacturing Scientist I

MDx Marketing
Medical Marketing Writer
Global Product Manager - Genotyping

Quality Specialist II

Project Management
Project Manager/PMO

Quality Specialist II
Quality Specialist I
QC Scientific Associate II
Manager, Product Quality

Regulatory and Clinical Affairs
Manager, Global Regulatory Affairs
Manager, Regulatory Affairs
Clinical Research Associate
Clinical Trials Manager
Manager, Regulatory and Clinical Affairs
Executive Assistant

Research and Development
Research Associate
IVD Documentation Specialist
Senior Director, Systems Integration
R&D Scientific Associate II
R&D Scientist I
R&D Scientific Associate – II
R&D Scientist IV/Manager
R&D Scientist II
Scientific Associate II
Analytical Chemist I/II
Project Management Analyst II
Scientist II
Scientist I

Clinical Specialist

Supply Chain Management
Supply Chain Manager

Systems Integration
Engineer III, Hardware Development
Electromechanical Engineering Technician
Software Engineer III
Software Engineer II
Software Test Engineer III

Technical Operations
Scientist II - Process Development

Global Training Coordinator

Congo Basin Forest Partnership Technical Manager

World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
Washington, DC

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the global conservation organization, seeks Congo Basin Forest Partnership Technical Manager, in accordance with the USAID CARPE Strategic Objective (SO) to coordinate the implementation of and provide technical support to the WWF Landscape programs of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) Program. To achieve CARPE Strategic objectives and other project. Coordinate the development and implementation of work-plans, monitoring systems, reporting, and other pertinent activities to meet the spirit and intent of the (CBFP) and assure that all donor requirements and deliverables, including reporting are submitted in a timely manner. As a key member of the Green Heart of Africa (GHOA) Network Initiative (NI), the CBFP Technical Manager will accomplish a diversity of tasks related to landscape conservation planning and function as lead scientist for the GHOA NI.

Basic Requirements: An advanced degree in landscape ecology, conservation biology, or landscape planning and implementation with an emphasis on conservation. A minimum of 5 years conservation or regional planning experience, with some international project experience is preferred. A knowledge of various approaches to land use planning is also an asset. Experience with USAID or other USG funded programs is desired. Expertise in interpretation of complex spatial analysis, data modeling and landscape scenario analysis, understanding of the principles of landscape ecology and conservation planning and implementation. Must have a working experience using GIS tools for a diversity of landscape spatial analyses, spatial and non-spatial data management. Excellent oral and written communications skills in English and intermediary level of French required.

Please submit cover letter and resume.


Fairfax County
Application Center
12000 Government Center Pkwy., #270,
Fairfax, VA 22035

Stormwater Planning Division,
Department of Public Works and Environmental Services

Job # 08-1499; $51,065 to $68,819 (Grade S24)

Description: Applies biological and ecological sciences to water resources and stormwater management programs. Overall duties include the support of water quality monitoring, watershed planning, and scoping of improvement projects as part of the county's Stormwater Program in compliance with pertinent federal, state and county regulations and procedures. Performs highly technical data collection, analysis, and reporting, and participates in the development of water quality sampling and quality assurance plans. Assisted in and/or manages architecture and engineering contracts, responds to public inquires, performs public outreach and educational activities, and adheres to safety procedures.

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in aquatic ecology, biology, environmental science, limnology, natural resource management or related field; plus two years of experience in water quality monitoring, data analysis and reporting, bioassessments (fish and macroinvertebrates) using standard protocols, and assessments of stream habitat conditions.

Special Requirements: The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer. A valid driver's license is required for this position.

Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of the methods, principles, techniques and practices used in a sophisticated environmental services program; knowledge and experience with stormwater management systems, including supporting water quality and quantity models; knowledge or experience in stream restoration techniques, stream morphology and hydrology; knowledge of the pertinent federal, state and county environmental regulations; knowledge of safety procedures for handling and testing substances; experienced with databases, statistical analysis programs and use of GIS; experience with consultant contract administration; and ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, including technical reports. Experience with or expertise in watershed planning.

Selection Procedure: Panel interview.

Closing Date: 8/22/2008

Benefits: Most positions advertised here are merit system positions funded for full benefits such as health insurance, retirement, life insurance and paid leave. Follow the link for details on Fairfax County's comprehensive benefits program for merit system employees. If a position is not funded for benefits that information will generally be included in the job announcement.

Postdoctoral Position (NCI)

Molecular Immunology and Innate Immunity, Dr. David Segal
National Cancer Institute
Bethesda, MD

A postdoctoral position is available to study the structure and function of Toll-like receptors (TLRs) and other receptors of the innate immune system. Projects will deal with receptor-ligand interactions, intracellular localization of receptors, dendritic cell activation and adjuvant development.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. and/or M.D., and publications in peer-reviewed journals. Hands-on experience in molecular immunology, cell biology, and protein structure will be helpful. Holders of H-1b visas are not eligible.

To apply, click on the button below. For more information contact:

Experimental Immunology Branch, NCI
Building 10, Room 4B16
10 Center Drive MSC 1360
Bethesda, MD 20892-1360
Voice: (301) 496-3109
Fax: (301) 496-0887
Lab home page: http://ccr.cancer.gov/staff/staff.asp?profileid=5656

This position is subject to a background investigation.

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

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.

MacroGenics, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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