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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Program Officer (Bioinformatics)

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
Program Officer
Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology


The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is seeking applications from exceptional scientists to serve as Program Officer in the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (CBCB). The Center leads several exciting initiatives, including the National Centers for Systems Biology and the Joint NSF/NIGMS Mathematical Biology program. CBCB is young and growing, and positioned as a focal point of trans-NIH activities including the Biomedical Informatics Science and Technology Initiative (BISTI) and the NIH Roadmap National Centers for Biomedical Computing (NCBC) program. The Institute is seeking an individual with scientific, administrative, and leadership credentials who can manage individual grant programs in bioinformatics/computational biology. Biostatistics and mathematical modeling of biological systems fall within this scope. Information about the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology can be found at: http://www.nigms.nih.gov/About/Overview/cbcb.htm

Qualifications: The successful individual will possess a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree in a field relevant to the position, have research experience in bioinformatics, computational biology or related fields, in-depth knowledge of computational science in the context of biological processes, leadership and managerial skills, and strong oral and written communication skills. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Salary: The current salary range is $98,033 – $127,442, depending on experience and accomplishments; a full Civil Service package of benefits (including retirement, health, life and long term care insurance, Thrift Savings Plan participation, etc.) is available. Recruitment or relocation incentive may be awarded and moving expenses will be paid.

The National Institutes of Health inspires public confidence in our science by maintaining high ethical principles. NIH employees are subject to Federal government-wide regulations and statutes as well as agency-specific regulations described at http://ethics.od.nih.gov. We encourage you to review this information.

DHHS, NIH, and NIGMS are Equal Opportunity Employers

Job Information
Position Type: Other
Reference (Job ID number): NIGMS-08-284385-CR-D
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: Full Time
Status: open
Contact Information
The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (CBCB)
Jennifer Gilman
Tel. Number: (301) 594-2256

How to Apply: Position requirements and detailed application procedures are provided in vacancy announcement NIGMS-08-284385-CR-DE, which can be obtained by accessing the NIGMS website at http://www.nigms.nih.gov. All applications and supplemental information must be received no later than September 4, 2008. For additional information, contact Ms. Jennifer Gilman at (301) 594-2256.

Principal Investigator (Microbiology / Biodefense)


Fort Detrick, Frederick, Maryland

U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), Center for Aerobiological Sciences, Department of Animal Studies in Fort Detrick, Maryland seeks to recruit a dynamic principal investigator to join a multidisciplinary team that conducts and supports research on the development of medical countermeasures against aerosol exposure to biological threat agents.

The selected candidate will develop animal models for diseases caused by inhalation of relevant biothreat agents to include bacterial, viral, and protein toxins in BSL-2 or higher containment laboratories. Studies may include characterization of disease pathogenesis, host immune responses, and evaluation of potential medical countermeasures to include vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics for these agents. Other responsibilities will include training and mentoring technical staff and giving briefings and presentations that highlight projects, objectives, progress, accomplishments and opportune areas to Army management and the scientific community as well as publishing original research results in peer-reviewed journals.

Applicants must have the ability to evaluate broad areas of biology to identify the best synergies between scientific opportunities and Army needs. Experience must have been in or related to the work of the position and equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D., or D.V.M., or M.D. degree and have minimum of 3 years of relevant postdoctoral experience. Experience with laboratory animals and good laboratory practices (GLP) are desired. Excellent oral and written communications skills and strong computer skills are required.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, be able to obtain a secret clearance, and comply with provisions of the Ethics in Government Act. To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae and bibliography via e-mail to division administrator Ms. Tiffany Williams at tiffany.williams@amedd.army.mil . In addition, three letters of recommendations must be sent directly from referees to division Chief Dr. Louise Pitt via email at louise.pitt@amedd.army.mil . This is an advanced announcement. The official announcement will be available on 09/08/2008 and you need apply at www.cpol.army.mil.

Research Associate II

Human Genome Sciences
Rockville, MD

Human Genome Sciences (HGS) is located in the Washington, DC metro area, and was founded in 1992 with the goal of creating a global biopharmaceutical company to discover, develop, manufacture, and market gene-based drugs to address unmet medical needs. We have a significant product pipeline with seven products in clinical development, including drugs to treat hepatitis C, lupus and other autoimmune diseases, anthrax exposure, and cancer. In recent years, we have progressed toward becoming a late stage development and commercialization company, and we have recently started Phase 3 trials for three of our key development programs.

HGS is developing an innovative new treatment for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), which would be the first new treatment for lupus in nearly 40 years. This product, belimumab, is being co-developed and commercialized with Glaxo SmithKline. We are also developing a long-acting interferon alpha, Albuferon, for Hepatitis C, along with Novartis. HGS has also been awarded a two-phase contract with US government to supply them with ABthrax, a monoclonal antibody treatment for anthrax, for the Strategic National Stockpile, which we expect to deliver in 2008.

At HGS, people are the key to our success. We share a passion for scientific and business innovation, creating unique opportunities to contribute to the commercialization phase of our products. At HGS, you will have opportunities to learn and grow, interacting with talent of the highest caliber, and you will be supported by a culture committed to employee and leadership development. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. HGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer EOE/AA M/F/D/V

Please visit www.hgsi.com for further information on our company and to apply on-line for this position.

Human Genome Sciences (HGS) is an innovative organization which emerged at the forefront of the genomics revolution in 1992. The organizational goal is to discover, develop, manufacture, and market products which focus on addressing largely unmet medical needs or areas where significant improvement can be made to existing medical regimens. We are located in the Washington DC metropolitan area.

When the company was first established, HGS primarily focused its efforts in discovery research. HGS has progressed in recent years towards becoming a fully integrated company, having built a strong drug development and manufacturing organization. HGS currently has over 860 employees and boasts a strong pipeline with five products in clinical development, including drugs to treat Hepatitis C, lupus and other autoimmune diseases, anthrax exposure, and cancer. Three of these are at an advanced stage and are currently undergoing Phase III trials. HGS expects both of these products to be launched in 2010. HGS is also initiating additional pre-clinical work in the immunology and oncology areas to develop new products to add to their early stage pipeline.

This is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated Research Associate to become part of a group recently established to develop and validate biomarkers in support of non-clinical research and clinical trials. The individual will implement and confirm biomarker assays for oncology and immunology projects. Strong experience in molecular and cellular biology is a must; specifically, PCR technologies, RNA/DNA isolation, microarray platforms, and cell culture. Additional experience in protein and DNA electrophoresis, immunoblot analysis, and flow cytometry is a plus. Knowledge and experience in assay development and database maintenance would be beneficial.

At HGS, you will have opportunities to learn and grow, interacting with talent of the highest caliber, and you will be supported by a culture committed to employee and leadership development

Requirements: The ideal candidate will have a bachelors or masters degree in oncology, immunology, cell biology, or a related field, with at least one to two years of relevant lab experience. The successful candidate should have a good understanding of oncology and immunology and practical knowledge of biological, immunochemical, or biochemical methodologies. The individual should be creative and have a record of biomarker discovery and validation. The ability to independently troubleshoot experiments and author technical reports with minimal supervision is essential. Excellent documentation and communication skills are expected.

Staff Scientist (Molecular Biology)

Applied Biosystems
Rockville, MD


With the completion of sequencing the human genome, Proteome analysis has become a critical/essential part of new diagnostic and drug discovery programs. As a discovery platform, Proteomics combines state-of-the-art analytical technologies and molecular/cell biology to discover and validate novel diagnostic opportunities.. Celera has established a strong program in Proteomics, with demonstrated Cell Biology, Protein Chemistry and Mass Spectrometry expertise. Celera's Proteomics effort is focused on discovery and validation of biomarkers for diagnostic, theranostic, and therapeutic applications in the field of oncology. The Senior Scientist would assist in all aspects of discovery through validation of novel biomarker candidates including participation in coordination activities within the group. Responsibilities will include biomarker discovery based on the proteomic platform, assay development including multiplex assays, data analysis including use of standard statistical packages, biological evaluation of both diagnostic and therapeutic oncology candidates including cancer stem cell candidates. Other responsibilities would include assisting in sample preparation and FACS, recombinant protein expression antibody generation. The individual will be part of a team that interfaces with Computational Biology, Statistical Genetics and the Business Development groups as they relate to the goals of Celera.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree. Postdoctoral training. 2 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical or Biotechnology Industry Preferred Qualifications include significant research contributions in the field of oncology including protein biomarkers development . Significant expertise in cell/molecular biology as it relates to oncology. Knowledge in cancer stem cell research is highly desirable. Expertise in one or more of the following areas including immunoassays and tumorigenic assays, flow cytometry, tumor models, functional assays relating to marker characterization is preferred. Ability to communicate effectively in a multidisciplinary environment is essential. A proven publication record is essential and the Ability to excel in a highly driven biotech environment is a requisite.

Assistant Professor (Microbiology)

Goucher College
Baltimore, MD

Application Due: 11/01/2008

Goucher College’s Department of Biological Sciences has a tenure-track opening at the Assistant Professor level for a broadly-trained Microbiologist beginning Fall 2009. Expertise in Environmental Microbiology preferred. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. and a commitment to teaching and research at a liberal arts college. Postdoctoral work and teaching experience are preferred. Responsibilities include teaching intermediate or advanced courses in microbiology, participation in the introductory courses for majors and/or non-majors, and developing a research program that includes undergraduates. The college's strategic plan emphasizes environmental sustainability and international and intercultural experiences, which creates opportunities for faculty to participate in developing an Environmental Studies Program and major, as well as an opportunity to develop courses with an international focus. Applicants should send a curriculum vita, summary of teaching philosophy, research interests, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to Human Resources, Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Baltimore, MD 21204-2794. Application deadline is November 1, 2008. The successful candidate will be subject to a background check as a condition of employment. Goucher College is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and encourages applicants that will fulfill that mission.

Goucher College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Human Resources
Goucher College
1021 Dulaney Valley Road
Baltimore, MD 21204-2794
Fax: 410-337-6236
Email Address: resume@goucher.edu

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