Biochemical Markers Summer Fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Biochemical Markers Summer Fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 18, 2019, 12:00 AM ET

A fellowship opportunity is available in the Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS) within the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. DLS provides laboratory support that improves the detection, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of environmental, tobacco-related, nutritional, newborn, selected chronic and selected infectious diseases. DLS also works to improve the rapid and accurate detection of chemical threat agents, radiologic threat agents, and selected toxins.

Collaborating with a multidisciplinary team, the selected participant will use state-of-the-art laboratory equipment to address topics relevant to public health. This will allow the participant to gain hands-on experience in applied analytical chemistry and enhance their knowledge of its applications to public health.

Opportunities may include:

  • Developing and applying new analytical methods aimed at characterizing and quantitating biochemical markers that are relevant in environmental exposures and chronic diseases using analytical techniques such as LC-MS/MS, GC-MS, and others.
  • Assessing a variety of markers in biological specimens (such as serum or urine)
  • Developing reference materials

For a full description of this opportunity and to submit your application, visit https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/CDC-DLS-2019-0013.

If you have any questions, please send an email to CDCrpp@orau.org.

HTE Engineer position available at Merck Chemistry

Merck Chemistry is excited to announce a new opening within the High-Throughput Experimentation and Lead Discovery Capabilities group in Kenilworth, NJ.  A detailed job description is attached.

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Merck is specifically looking for scientists with experience developing, optimizing, and validating automation systems for use in chemical high throughput experimentation.

Those who are interested in the position should directly apply at the link below by December 21.

https://jobs.merck.com/job/Kenilworth-Senior-Scientist%2C-High-Throughput-Experimentation-and-Lead-Discovery-Capabilities-NJ-07033/513480700/

Chemist Position – Legislative Branch/Library of Congress

Chemist

LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
Library of Congress

For full details, please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/518551200 or scroll down.

Overview

  • Open & closing dates

     12/04/2018 to 01/11/2019

  • Service

    Excepted

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 13

  • Salary

    $96,970 to $126,062 per year

  • Appointment type

    Permanent – Position

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time – Flexitime. Compflex or Maxiflex

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Location

1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Washington DC, DC1 vacancy
Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

Telework eligible

No

  • Duties

    Summary

    Incumbent works under the most general supervision of the Chief of Preservation Research and Testing Division, who may outline in general terms the scientific and technical problems to be studied which will contribute to the Library’s preservation research program. Work is carried on with a high degree of independence and originality with little technical guidance. Scientific contributions made by incumbent have potential for influencing the preservation of library collections worldwide.

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    Responsibilities

    Designs or directs the development of unique or leading-edge technology, instrumentation, or systems to meet specific scientific or mission requirements. Projects significantly influence agency or government programs. Serves as a technical expert within a specialized field of chemistry, namely, analytical separation chemistry.

    Develops methodology for separation and characterization of degradation products formed in the aging of a variety of materials of which library collections are composed. Calibrates and repairs various instruments such as high pressure liquid chromatographs, gel permeation chromatographs, gas chromatographs, ion chromatographs, mass spectrometers, etc., that are routinely used to perform the necessary analyses. Sets up and operates new instruments. Incumbent operates sophisticated laboratory instruments and equipment.

    Plans projects to solve technical problems for which definitions, methods, and/or data are highly incomplete, controversial, or uncertain. Independently plans projects and provides guidance for lower level staff. Performs a literature search to find an applicable or related methods and information about the chemistry of the materials being studied. Develops new chemical analytical procedures. Establishes new criteria or develops new methods and techniques for solving a variety of chemical problems with unprecedented and obscure aspects. Has wide latitude for the exercise of independent judgment to perform work of unusual difficulty and responsibility.

    Serves as leading scientist in chemical analysis. Performs or directs analyses of samples that require technical expertise and/or use of advanced analytical instruments. Devises new or modified methods based on the chemical and physical properties of the materials involved and the availability of instruments to perform the analyses; devises further modifications of methods following their application, to correct problems or to further improve the methods.

    Researches and develops new and original conservation techniques and procedures. Conducts original and novel research programs to determine properties and effects of a wide range of physical and chemical variables on the preservation of a variety of materials.

    Serves as a Library of Congress technical authority on materials preservation, conservation, and duplication guidelines and policies. Works with the staff of various offices to develop guidelines and policies relating to the preservation of paper-based, photographic, magnetic, optical and other materials in the collection of the Library of Congress.

    This position requires that appropriate preventative measures be taken to avoid possible exposure to hazardous substances.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

  • Job family (Series)

    1320 Chemistry

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The University of Washington Tacoma invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Organic Chemistry in the Division of Sciences and Mathematics within the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (SIAS). We expect the successful candidate to actively seek extramural support to develop and maintain an excellent research program involving undergraduates.

At the University of Washington-Tacoma, we value excellence, community, diversity, innovation and access. We are seeking candidates in the area of Organic Chemistry with a focus on synthetic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry, or some related field with applications that will contribute to our B.S. in Biomedical Sciences. We especially encourage candidates with expertise in synthetic approaches to biomolecules and pharmaceuticals, medicinal chemistry, and/or environmental health to apply.

For further information and to apply visit:  https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000453832-01

 

L’Oréal USA For Women in Science Fellowship Program

Applications for the 2019 L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program are now open and will close on Friday, February 1, 2019.  

 The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program honors female scientists at a critical stage in their careers with grants of $60,000 each. Since 2003, we’ve awarded 75 postdoctoral women scientists nearly $4 million in grants. We’re seeking five exceptional female scientists looking to advance their research and serve as role models for the next generation of girls in STEM.

Candidates are selected from a variety of fields including the life and physical/material sciences, technology (including computer science), engineering, and mathematics. Candidates must have completed their PhD and have started in their postdoctoral position by the application deadline.

 The application and more information about the L’Oréal USA For Women in Science program can be found at www.lorealusa.com/forwomeninscience

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Assistant Professor position at University of Nevada, Reno

The University of Nevada, Reno Department of Chemistry has initiated a search for a new Assistant Professor in Polymer Chemistry.  I am writing to seek your help in identifying outstanding candidates for this position. The successful candidate will establish an innovative, externally funded research program in Polymer Chemistry, broadly defined, while maintaining a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education. This position is part of a multi-year commitment to establish UNR as an international leader in Advanced Manufacturing Research.

Please bring this opening to the attention of qualified candidates who may be interested in applying for the position.  I have attached the position announcement as a link below which may be posted or forwarded.

To find more information or to submit an application please visit:  http://apptrkr.com/1340323

Application review will begin January 7, 2019. The University of Nevada, Reno is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

The University of Nevada, Reno is the land-grant institution for the State of Nevada with an enrollment of nearly 22,000 students, including over 2,800 graduate students. Our department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry and an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Chemical Physics.  The department has a total of 17 full-time academic faculty members, is housed in a four-story building, and is well equipped with modern research instrumentation.  We have recently moved our undergraduate teaching laboratories into new instructional facilities in the Davidson Mathematics and Science Center. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.  The city of Reno offers an excellent quality of life, with entertainment and cultural opportunities in excess of most cities of similar size. The city lies one hour from Lake Tahoe and four hours east of San Francisco, in the valley of the Truckee River on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada, and has a mild high desert climate. A highly rated location for living and outdoor recreation, the Reno area also enjoys a flourishing and eclectic intellectual, artistic, and cultural community.

For more information about the department and its programs, I invite you and potential candidates to visit our web site at: https://www.unr.edu/chemistry.

Postdoctoral Fellow Candidate Search in Nima Sharifi, MD lab at the Cleveland Clinic

Molecular Mechanisms and Translational Investigation of Advanced Prostate Cancer

A postdoctoral fellowship position supported by the National Institutes of Health and the Prostate Cancer Foundation are available in the laboratory of Dr. Nima Sharifi at the Cleveland Clinic.

Our laboratory is focused on metabolic and molecular mechanisms of androgen synthesis and androgen receptor (AR) 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 utilizing 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(5):1074-1084) and that we have shown in a predictive biomarker of poor outcomes after hormonal therapy (Hearn, et al. Lancet Oncol. 2016 17(10):1435-44; Hearn, et al. JAMA Oncol. 2018 Apr 1;4(4):558-562). We are current evaluating this biomarker in a clinical trial and are pursuing similar mechanisms and developing new treatment modalities based on these discoveries.

We recently also discovered that abiraterone works by conversion to a more active steroidal metabolite (Li, et al. Nature. 2015 523(7560):347-51), that metabolism is pharmacologically modifiable to optimize therapy (Li, et al. Nature. 2016 533(7604):547-51), that this is a class effect of steroidal androgen synthesis inhibitors (Alyamani, et al. Cell Chemical Biology. 2017 24, 1-8, July 20) and genetic determination of metabolite generation (Alyamani, et al. J Clin Invest. 2018 Aug 1;128(8):3333-3340).

The position will provide a unique and multidisciplinary exposure to tumor metabolism, molecular oncology, drug development and clinical trials. Further details are available at the following link: https://www.lerner.ccf.org/cancerbio/sharifi/#lab

Candidates should hold a doctoral degree with a background in molecular biology, chemistry, metabolism or cancer biology. Candidates must have proficiency in verbal and written English. Candidates with an interest in the position should send their CV and contact information for 3 references to:

Nima Sharifi, M.D.
Kendrick Family Chair for Prostate Cancer Research
casalek@ccf.org

Academic Professional Lecturer in Analytical and Physical Chemistry at University of Wyoming

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Wyoming invites applications for an extended term Academic Professional Lecturer (APL) in analytical and physical chemistry. The successful candidate will have a 1+1 teaching load in general chemistry and will manage the undergraduate analytical and physical chemistry laboratories. The exact responsibilities for the two teaching laboratories will differ slightly but typically involve experiment development, purchasing supplies, weekly laboratory setup, managing teaching assistants including weekly meetings, composing and updating laboratory manuals, instrument maintenance, and general maintenance of the laboratory space. The successful applicant will also be required to contribute to services at the departmental, college and university levels, as well as participate in student advising and divisional meetings as needed.

Review of applications will begin January 15, 2019 and continue until suitable candidates are identified. The position will start Fall 2019 and will be filled at the Assistant APL level (6 year renewable terms via 9-month appointments).

The University of Wyoming invites diverse applicants to consider our employment opportunities. We are also especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse populations and/or diverse initiatives. Some of the teaching laboratories the successful candidate will be involved with are located in the recently completed state-of-the-art Enzi Undergraduate Laboratory Facility (http://www.uwyo.edu/chemistry/building/). In addition, we anticipate the chosen applicant to have new opportunities for modernizing the senior level analytical and physical teaching laboratories as part of the Science Initiative program (http://www.uwyo.edu/science-initiative/) that is currently underway at the university.

Minimum Qualifications:
 Ph.D. or equivalent in chemistry or a closely related field of study
 Ability to maintain safe and clean teaching and instrumental laboratory environment
 Ability to effectively present information (both verbal and written) to students, university staff and faculty

Desired Qualifications:
 Teaching experience at the undergraduate level
 A strong understanding of principles relevant to quantitative chemical analysis, instrumental methods, quantum mechanics, thermodynamics and spectroscopy
 A strong background in practical laboratory operations relevant to an undergraduate analytical and physical teaching laboratory. This includes experience with operation, troubleshooting and basic repair of instrumentation such as spectrophotometer, electrochemical analyzer, ICP, GC, LASER, STM/AFM, EPR etc.

Required Materials:
Complete the online application and upload as one document: a cover letter, a CV listing relevant analytical/physical laboratory experience, graduate level analytical/physical coursework, any teaching experience and include a statement of teaching philosophy. Additionally, applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted on their behalf to chemistry@uwyo.edu. The online application can be completed at

https://uwyo.taleo.net/careersection/00_ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=18000017&tz=GMT-07%3A00

Openings at Procter & Gamble Cincinnati

Attention OSU PhD students and post-docs:

Procter & Gamble is actively recruiting several positions. If you fit a role below, you are encouraged to apply online. If you are interested to apply please note the following:

  • Please go to www.pg.com/careers to check this opening.
  • Be sure to include your objective, research experience, professional experience if you have any, education, technical skills, honors/leadership activities, and publications/patents/presentation in your resume.
  • Please also include (copy and paste) a one-page maximum research summary. The summary should focus on your PhD thesis research but can also cover research experience that you possess.

Thank you for your interest in P&G. Please contact us if you have any clarification questions. (Fei Wang wang.f.24@pg.com, Max Wingert wingert.m@pg.com,  Ping Sun sun.p.2@pg.com, Jon Clark clark.je.3@pg.com)

Regards,

Fei

Fei Wang
The Procter & Gamble Company
Office: 1-513-634-0806
Cell: 1-513-510-8771
Email: wang.f.24@pg.com

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