The Department of Chemistry at Stony Brook University is conducting a search for a faculty member at the Assistant/Associate rank with expertise in synthetic organic chemistry and with a strong interest in the development of radiotracers for positron emission tomography (PET) imaging.
Stony Brook has established itself as a major teaching and research university. We have an outstanding faculty, a modern campus and state-of-the-art facilities for research. In particular, there has been a major investment in the facilities and instrumentation for PET imaging including the installation of a Siemens Biograph mMR human MR-PET scanner, human and preclinical PET/CT scanners, and construction of a GMP radiotracer synthesis lab for labeling with PET nuclides such as fluorine-18, and the construction of the Medical and Research Translation building, which is a focal point for translational research and bioimaging, and that houses a cyclotron and radiotracer synthesis facility. Support for cross-campus collaborative research is underpinned by the Institute for Chemical Biology & Drug Discovery (ICB&DD), the Laufer Center for Physical and Quantitative Biology, and the Institute for Advanced Computational Science (IACS), while the NIH-funded Chemistry-Biology Interface Training Program and an NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Award provide an additional level of connectivity between chemistry and departments across campus both within the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the School of Medicine. Faculty in the department are also members of two DOE-funded Energy Frontier Research Centers. Stony Brook University is close to Brookhaven National Lab which operates the National Synchrotron Light Source II, and Stony Brook Medicine recently affiliated with the Mount Sinai Health System, providing new opportunities for collaborative science.
Stony Brook is located 60 miles east of New York City. The climate is mild and local public schools are excellent. The Stony Brook area is developing into a major high technology area of small business firms and offers numerous employment opportunities. Located along the northern shores of Long Island, the Stony Brook area is a desirable place to live.
As part of our continuous commitment to research excellence and expansion, generous start-up funds, competitive salary, modern laboratory space and substantial resources are available. Enclosed is a copy of the position advertisement. We would greatly appreciate if you could forward this announcement to individuals that you feel appropriate for this opportunity. Review of applications will begin in Fall 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Applications and letters of recommendation can be submitted electronically via AcademicJobsOnline (15121).
Substrate Interactive, Inc is a Midwest-based startup that is focused on enhancing learning experiences through the development of innovative tools for science education. As an extension of our efforts to improve the quality of science education, we are pleased to inform you about our Catalyst Graduate Student Award. The purpose of this award is to provide resources and support for graduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in education. Through this program, students will learn more about current educational practices at colleges and universities, receive mentorship from education industry professionals and have the opportunity to attend a national conference.
The attachment includes a full description of the Catalyst Graduate Student Award. We are requesting that you inform your graduate students about this wonderful opportunity. Catalyst Program
Here is the link for the program: https://www.molchemistry.com/catalyst
Exploring industry consulting careers
November 20, 2018
9:30 – 4 PM
Scott Lab, Room E100
Jenny Rae Le Roux
Managing Director, Management Consulted
The Research Institute Trainee Association at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, The Ohio State Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, and the Ohio Union Activity Board (OUAB) are excited to announce a workshop with Management Consulted, a company dedicated to be a resource on all things consulting, including resumes, interviews, case studies, and finding management consulting jobs.
Topics that will be covered during this event:
- Overview of the consulting industry (different firms, types of consulting, etc.)
- Overview of consulting lifestyle (What are you really getting yourself into?)
- Networking for Consulting
A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Learn more about the workshop here.
For those pursuing the OPA’s Postdoctoral Professional Development Program Certification Non-Academic Module, this will count as a discipline-specific elective. Please request that session from Buckeye Learn before the event takes place.
If you register and later find that you are no longer able to attend, the deadline to notify us is November 18, 2019.
Join the Ohio State SACNAS Chapter and ODI on Thursday, November 21st as we host National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) regional program manager, Catalina Martinez. Catalina will deliver a keynote lecture detailing her research at NOAA and scientific journey as a Latina in STEM at 10:00 am in the MBI Auditorium. Later at 4:00 pm also in the MBI Auditorium, we are also hosting a screening + discussion led by Catalina Martinez of the film “Can We Talk? Difficult Conversations with Underrepresented People of Color: Sense of Belonging and Obstacles to STEM Fields” by Dr. Kendall Moore. Please RSVP for these events at go.osu.edu/SACNAS_Keynote_2019.
The Peace Corps has current opportunities for qualified applicants with background and skills in key sectors. Peace Corps volunteers serve for 2 full years after graduation in one of 60+ developing countries. This fully funded program covers 3 months of pre-service training, monthly living stipends, health care, safety, and security protection. Returned volunteers are highly competitive for graduate school scholarships and for employment in many fields.
The application process is also highly competitive. Each quarter, jobs to different countries are posted on the website: www.peacecorps.gov/openings. Ohio State’s Peace Corps recruiter, Laura Joseph, can help you search for positions that match your skills and experience, and translate them into a strong application.
4th Q Positions: (a) apply by Jan 1st (b) know by March 1st (c) Depart July-Sept 2020
Agriculture Volunteers work with small-scale farmers and families to increase food security and production and adapt to climate change while promoting environmental conservation. They introduce farmers to techniques that prevent soil erosion, reduce the use of harmful pesticides, and replenish the soil. They work alongside farmers on integrated projects that often combine vegetable gardening, livestock management, agroforestry, and nutrition education. View 6 programs in Senegal & Paraguay
Volunteers in Community Economic Development work with development banks, nongovernmental organizations, and municipalities to encourage economic opportunities in communities. They frequently teach in classroom settings and work with entrepreneurs and business owners to develop and market their products. Some Volunteers also teach basic computer skills and help communities take advantage of technologies that connect them to the global marketplace. View 4 programs in Ukraine, Fiji, N. Macedonia, & Guatemala
Education is the Peace Corps’ largest program area. Volunteers play an important role in creating links among schools, parents, and communities. They may work in elementary, secondary, or post secondary schools, teaching subjects such as math, science, or conversational English; or as resource teachers or teacher trainers. Volunteers also develop libraries and technology resource centers. Some country programs enable volunteers to earn a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certificate. View 34 programs in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe
Environment Volunteers lead grassroots efforts to protect the environment and strengthen understanding of environmental issues. They teach environmental awareness in schools and to local organizations, empowering communities to make their own decisions about how to conserve the local environment. Volunteers also address environmental degradation by promoting sustainable use of natural resources. View 4 programs in Philippines, Senegal, Paraguay
Health Volunteers work within their communities to promote important topics such as nutrition, maternal and child health, basic hygiene, and water sanitation. Volunteers also work in HIV/AIDS education and prevention programs, where they train youth as peer educators, provide support to children orphaned by the disease, and create programs that provide emotional and financial support to families and communities affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. View 5 programs in Zambia, Rwanda, Peru, Eswatini, Lesotho
Volunteers in Youth Development work with youth in communities to promote engagement and active citizenship, including gender awareness, employability, health and HIV/AIDS education, environmental awareness, sports and fitness programs, and information technology. View 11 programs in Philippines, Costa Rica, Botswana, Ukraine, Morocco, Peru, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Eswatini, Lesotho
Learn more from volunteers’ stories and experiences from the field, to see why Peace Corps is “The toughest job you’ll ever love”.
Peace Corps Campus Recruiter
Returned Volunteer, Benin 1983-85
International Programs in Agriculture
160A Bevis Hall
(614) 292 3008
Open Office Hours every Thursday, 11:00 – 1:00 pm
Office of International Affairs
140 Enarson Classroom Building
2009 Millikin Road (by the numbers..)
If you or anyone you know is searching for an apartment with a lease starting in January, attached is information about an apartment that will soon be vacated by a graduating PhD student who is looking to transfer her lease. Please share with anyone you know who may be interested.
Molecular Mechanisms and Translational Oncology
Do you have a background in molecular, biochemical or chemical mechanisms yet are interested in translational medicine? Are you interested in taking your mechanistic findings rapidly to the bedside in a vibrant clinical research program? If so, a postdoctoral fellowship position supported by the National Institutes of Health and the Prostate Cancer Foundation is available in the laboratory of Dr. Nima Sharifi at the Cleveland Clinic.
Our laboratory focuses on mechanistic discovery to understand the metabolic and molecular mechanisms of androgen synthesis and androgen receptor gain-of-function that lead to resistance to hormonal therapy. Specific areas include:
1) Metabolic and genetic changes required for hormone therapy resistance in prostate cancer and tumor progression
2) Clinical validation in patients and clinical trials using innovative approaches
3) Animal models of advanced prostate cancer for translational and therapeutic studies
4) Identifying targets for the development of new pharmacologic therapies
We discovered the first example of a gain-of-function in a steroid-synthesizing enzyme that enables prostate cancer resistance to hormonal therapy (Chang, et al. Cell. 2013;154:1074-84). We also recently discovered that abiraterone works by conversion to a more active steroidal metabolite (Li, et al. Nature. 2015;523:347-51), that metabolism is pharmacologically modifiable to optimize therapy (Li, et al. Nature. 2016;533:547-51) and that these events are a class effect of steroidal androgen synthesis inhibitors (Alyamani, et al. Cell Chem Biol. 2017;24:825-32) and genetic determination of metabolite generation (Alyamani, et al. J Clin Invest. 2018;128:3333-40). View a quick summary of these discoveries here:
This position is ideal for an individual with a strong interest in rapid translation of basic mechanistic discoveries to the bedside as this is a principal goal of the Sharifi Laboratory. For example, we have shown that our discovery of a gain-of-function in a steroid-synthesizing enzyme is a predictive biomarker of poor outcomes after hormonal therapy (Hearn, et al. Lancet Oncol. 2016;17:1435-44; JAMA Oncol. 2018;4:558-62). We are currently evaluating this biomarker in an active clinical trial and are pursuing similar mechanisms and developing new treatment modalities based on these discoveries.
The position will provide a unique and multidisciplinary exposure to tumor metabolism, molecular oncology, drug development and clinical trials. Further details are available at: http://www.lerner.ccf.org/cancerbio/sharifi/ and http://newsroom.clevelandclinic.org/?s=sharifi
The ideal candidate has a Ph.D. degree in biochemistry, chemistry or molecular biology; has the appropriate expertise in discovery of molecular, biochemical or chemical mechanisms; and is highly driven. Outstanding verbal and communication skills are required. Interested candidates should send their CV and contact information for 3 references to:
Nima Sharifi, M.D.
Kendrick Family Chair for Prostate Cancer Research
Director, GU Malignancies Research Center