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Faculty Search in Synthetic Organic Chemistry at Stony Brook University – AcademicJobsOnline (posting ID#15121)

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).

OUAB Grad/Prof Weekly News: Upcoming Opportunities

 

Of Note:

Professional Development: Exploring Industry Consulting Careers

Wednesday, November 20th

9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

E100 Scott Lab

With the Research Institute Trainee Association at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, OUAB Grad/Prof is 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 

You can register for this event here.

Professional Development: How to Succeed as a Mentor

Tuesday, November 12th

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Barbie Tootle Room- 3rd Floor Ohio Union

Graduate and professional students are in a unique position in which they may have mentors critical to their success and may also serve as mentors to other graduate and professional students or undergraduate students. Sometimes you may find yourself in the position as a mentor because someone picked you as their mentor. Even if you are not yet a mentor, you will likely have the opportunity in the future. Learning how to be a successful mentor now will also help you navigate the relationship with your current or future mentors. Join OUAB Grad/Prof for a workshop that will cover the following topics:

1) How to establish a successful mentorship,

2) Skills useful to maintaining a positive mentorship, and

3) Tips for serving as a mentor

Lunch is provided.  Please register.

Lottery Registration:

OUAB in the Kitchen: Features from the American Bounty (Thanksgiving)

Friday, November 22nd

6:00 PM

Instructional Kitchen – Lower Level Ohio Union

Join OUAB in the Instructional Kitchen at the Ohio Union for a chance to cook a meal of your own under the guidance of the Union’s own professional chef, Chef Wolf. Following a cooking demonstration by the chef, students will collaborate with class members to create the menu providing a unique hands-on learning opportunity. In this fun and interactive environment students will enjoy a delicious meal and gain useful culinary skills to show off in their own kitchens.  Whether you’re are a master chef in your own kitchen or a novice, there is an OUAB in the Kitchen program for you.

Participants will be selected by OUAB Grad/Prof’s lottery system for high demand programs.  To register for the the lottery, please sign up using the link below.  Lottery registration will be available up until midnight on November 14th. You may register for yourself and one guest.  Those selected to participate in the class will be notified by noon the day after the lottery closes. Registering for the event does not guarantee a spot. 

Register for the lottery online: ouab.osu.edu/Secure/lottery/events/?eventId=125

OUAB in the Kitchen: Classic Weekend Brunch Creations

Sunday, November 24th

10:00 AM

Instructional Kitchen – Lower Level Ohio Union

Join OUAB in the Instructional Kitchen at the Ohio Union for a chance to cook a meal of your own under the guidance of the Union’s own professional chef, Chef Wolf. Following a cooking demonstration by the chef, students will collaborate with class members to create the menu providing a unique hands-on learning opportunity. In this fun and interactive environment students will enjoy a delicious meal and gain useful culinary skills to show off in their own kitchens.  Whether you’re are a master chef in your own kitchen or a novice, there is an OUAB in the Kitchen program for you.

Participants will be selected by OUAB Grad/Prof’s lottery system for high demand programs.  To register for the the lottery, please sign up using the link below.  Lottery registration will be available up until midnight on November 17th. You may register for yourself and one guest.  Those selected to participate in the class will be notified by noon the day after the lottery closes. Registering for the event does not guarantee a spot. 

Register for the lottery online: ouab.osu.edu/Secure/lottery/events/?eventId=123

Upcoming Events:

Academic Job Search Series: Teaching, Research and Diversity Statements

Tuesday, November 5th

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Senate Chamber – 2nd Floor Ohio Union

Join us each Tuesday to learn what it will take to successfully complete each step of the academic job search process from preparing all of the components of an application to negotiating the job offer.  You may RSVP for all workshops here.  Please complete the form only once.

The Process Overview:  This workshop will provide useful information about the job search process in academia. Information will be provided about helpful tips when starting your job search, where and how to look for openings, as well as what materials need to be prepared.

November 19: The On-Campus Interview

November 26: Negotiating the Job Offer

OUAB Presents: Buckeye Nation Concert

Thursday, November 21st

6:00 – 10:00 PM

Newport Music Hall

1722 N. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201

Join OUAB for the Buckeye Nation Concert on Thursday, November 21st featuring DaniLeigh at the Newport Music Hall. Doors open at 6pm. Tickets are required and can be reserved at go.osu.edu/OUABTickets.

Quiz Night

Thursday,November 21st

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Faculty Club – 181 Oval Dr. S

Join us as grad/prof students get together for a night of food, fun, and games!  All teams must register for each quiz night. Please include roster and team name with registration (teams may include up to 50% non-student guests). Due to overwhelming popularity, registrations the day of the quiz may not be available. The registration period for a quiz night begins the day after the previous quiz night.

Please send registration information to OUABgradprof@osu.edu.

Wellness Series: Stereotype Threat and Microaggressions

Wednesday, November 27th

12:00 – 1:30 PM

Barbie Tootle Room – 3rd Floor Ohio Union

Can you recall an experience when someone questioned your ability or affiliation because of a personal characteristic such as race, gender, or primary language? Have you ever feared that if you did not succeed, you would confirm a largely held stereotype about a demographic group to which you belong?  Have you wondered how to address stereotype threat or microaggressions? In this presentation, participants will learn

1) about stereotype threat and microaggressions research;

2) how to identify them when they occur, and

3) develop ideas around interrupting and counteracting them.

Lunch is provided.  Please register.

Weekly:

OUABe Fit

All classes are located in Dance Room 1 of the Ohio Union lower level @ 6:00 PM

Mondays: Yoga

Tuesdays: Dance

Wednesdays: Barre

Flicks for Free

Free Showings at 6:00 PM and 8:30 PM in the US Bank Conference Theater – 1st Floor Ohio Union

11/13: Yesterday

11/20: Booksmart

11/27: No film

 

Catalyst Graduate Student Award Announcement

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

Upcoming Workshop: Exploring industry consulting careers

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.

You can register for this event here.
You can add this event to your Outlook Calendar 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.

Catalina Martinez from NOAA: Research in deep-sea exploration and a unique career path as a woman of color in STEM

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.

OUAB Grad/Prof Weekly News: Upcoming Opportunities

Of Note:

Becoming a Postdoc: How to Choose a Mentor and Make the Most of your Postdoctoral Training

Thursday, November 7

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Barbie Tootle Room- 3rd Floor Ohio Union

Postdoctoral training is a necessary step to become faculty in most STEM fields. Recently postdoctoral positions in the social sciences and humanities have become common as well. This session will focus on the critical aspects graduate students need to consider when selecting a postdoc position. Choosing the right postdoctoral mentor is crucial for success but this is not enough. Understanding their responsibility for driving their career and professional development is also essential. Learning what resources to look for and how to approach this training period increases the chances of success at this level. This workshop will include topics such as funding, mentorship, career development, job responsibilities, and benefits.

Lunch is provided.  Please register.

Quiz Night

Thursday,November 7th

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Curl Viewpoint – Curl Market 

***Please note location for this week***

All the same great features at a special venue.

Join us as grad/prof students get together for a night of food, fun, and games!  All teams must register for each quiz night. Please include roster and team name with registration (teams may include up to 50% non-student guests). Due to overwhelming popularity, registrations the day of the quiz may not be available. The registration period for a quiz night begins the day after the previous quiz night.

Please send registration information to OUABgradprof@osu.edu.

Professional Development: How to Succeed as a Mentor

Tuesday, November 12th

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Barbie Tootle Room- 3rd Floor Ohio Union

Graduate and professional students are in a unique position in which they may have mentors critical to their success and may also serve as mentors to other graduate and professional students or undergraduate students. Sometimes you may find yourself in the position as a mentor because someone picked you as their mentor. Even if you are not yet a mentor, you will likely have the opportunity in the future. Learning how to be a successful mentor now will also help you navigate the relationship with your current or future mentors. Join OUAB Grad/Prof for a workshop that will cover the following topics:

1) How to establish a successful mentorship,

2) Skills useful to maintaining a positive mentorship, and

3) Tips for serving as a mentor

Lunch is provided.  Please register.

OUABreaking the Glass Ceiling

Sunday, November 17th

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom – 3rd Floor Ohio Union

Megan Rapinoe is an American professional soccer player who plays for and captains Reign FC in the National Women’s Soccer League, as a midfielder and winger. As a member of the United States women’s national soccer team, she helped the U.S. win the 2015 and 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup as well as gold at the 2012 London Olympics, and finish runners-up at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Since 2018, she co-captains her national team alongside Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan.

Rapinoe is an advocate for numerous LGBTQ+ organizations, including the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) and Athlete Ally. In 2013, she was awarded the board of directors Award by the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center. She is also now a strong advocate for equal pay for the Women’s Soccer team, especially considering their higher viewership, revenue, and overall number of wins. In March of 2019, she filed a lawsuit along with her other teammates against the US Soccer Federation for gender pay discrimination.

Tickets are available online: ouabtickets.universitytickets.com/w/event.aspx?id=1356

Lottery Registration:

OUAB Goes to Candle Lab

Wednesday, November 13th

5:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Candle Lab – Short North

OUAB will be taking its Creative Exploration series to Candle Lab in the Short North! Candle making workshops will happen every 30 minutes from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM. Registration for this event will be through our lottery system. Registration will close on 11/05/19 at 11:59 PM. You may register for yourself and a guest. Winners will be notified on 11/06/19. Submitting registration to our lottery system does not guarantee a spot to participate.

Link to register for event – ouab.osu.edu/Secure/lottery/events/?eventId=141

OUAB in the Kitchen: Central American Cuisine

Friday, November 15th

6:00 PM

Instructional Kitchen – Lower Level Ohio Union

Join OUAB in the Instructional Kitchen at the Ohio Union for a chance to cook a meal of your own under the guidance of the Union’s own professional chef, Chef Wolf. Following a cooking demonstration by the chef, students will collaborate with class members to create the menu providing a unique hands-on learning opportunity. In this fun and interactive environment students will enjoy a delicious meal and gain useful culinary skills to show off in their own kitchens.  Whether you’re are a master chef in your own kitchen or a novice, there is an OUAB in the Kitchen program for you.

Participants will be selected by OUAB Grad/Prof’s lottery system for high demand programs.  To register for the the lottery, please sign up using the link below.  Lottery registration will be available up until midnight on November 7th. You may register for yourself and one guest.  Those selected to participate in the class will be notified by noon the day after the lottery closes. Registering for the event does not guarantee a spot. 

Register for the lottery online: ouab.osu.edu/Secure/lottery/events/?eventId=124

Upcoming Events:

Academic Job Search Series: Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letters

Tuesday, November 5th

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Senate Chamber – 2nd Floor Ohio Union

Join us each Tuesday to learn what it will take to successfully complete each step of the academic job search process from preparing all of the components of an application to negotiating the job offer.  You may RSVP for all workshops here.  Please complete the form only once.

The Process Overview:  This workshop will provide useful information about the job search process in academia. Information will be provided about helpful tips when starting your job search, where and how to look for openings, as well as what materials need to be prepared.

November 12: Teaching, Research and Diversity Statements

November 19: The On-Campus Interview

November 26: Negotiating the Job Offer

OUAB Presents: Karaoke Night

Thursday, November 7th

7:00 – 9:00 PM

The Voice Karaoke Bar

1493 N. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201

OUAB is hosting a Karaoke Night at The Voice Karaoke Bar! Private karaoke rooms will be available for you and your friends on a first-come, first-serve basis. If chosen, we will be contacting your group with your confirmed time. Only one submission per group is accepted.

Register online: go.osu.edu/ouabkaraoke

Wellness Series: Stereotype Threat and Microaggressions

Wednesday, November 27th

12:00 – 1:30 PM

Barbie Tootle Room – 3rd Floor Ohio Union

Can you recall an experience when someone questioned your ability or affiliation because of a personal characteristic such as race, gender, or primary language? Have you ever feared that if you did not succeed, you would confirm a largely held stereotype about a demographic group to which you belong?  Have you wondered how to address stereotype threat or microaggressions? In this presentation, participants will learn

1) about stereotype threat and microaggressions research;

2) how to identify them when they occur, and

3) develop ideas around interrupting and counteracting them.

Lunch is provided.  Please register.

Weekly:

OUABe Fit

All classes are located in Dance Room 1 of the Ohio Union lower level @ 6:00 PM

Mondays: Yoga

Tuesdays: Dance

Wednesdays: Barre

Flicks for Free

Free Showings at 6:00 PM and 8:30 PM in the US Bank Conference Theater – 1st Floor Ohio Union

11/6: Late Night

11/13: Yesterday

11/20: Booksmart

Peace Corps Opportunities and Upcoming Information Session

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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”.  

Laura Joseph

Peace Corps Campus Recruiter
peacecorps@osu.edu
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..)

Cleveland Clinic Postdoctoral Position

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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22dFzT4RFno

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

sharifn@ccf.org