Scientist position available at Arbutus Biopharma

PositionScientist, Chemistry

LocationWarminster, PA

Reporting to Sr. Director, Chemistry, the Scientist, Chemistry will be responsible for the development and evaluation of novel targeted approaches to the treatment of liver disease. The individual will be expected to perform hands-on laboratory research, communicate results in both written and oral forms as well as present updates of the performed work at team meetings.

Responsibilities:

  • Deliver on research goals and objectives.
  • Apply expert knowledge to proposed research projects, exploratory and formal research programs.
  •  Propose and conduct experiments, critically evaluate data drawing appropriate conclusions and develop a forward plan of action.
  • Serve as representative on a project team in area of expertise as project chemist requiring data reports and progress reports to line management.
  • Maintain knowledge of published developments in research field; recommend alternative approaches to research projects and programs.
  • Foster a spirit of cooperation, teamwork and motivation within the laboratory and department.
  • Present scientific results in a variety of settings, both formal and informal, and both within and outside of the company.
  • Contribute to the development of the Arbutus patent portfolio and the scientific literature.
  • Implement innovative solutions to the problems at hand.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. degree in Chemistry or other relevant biological science and minimum 2 years’ relevant experience, MS or BS degree and 8 years’ experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience with a proven record of accomplishment in the field
  • Experience working in a biopharmaceutical environment, synthesizing and designing target molecules, working independently with minimal supervision
  • Strong work ethic and working knowledge of drug discovery with focus on generating laboratory results
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills; proven ability to effectively present to a variety of internal and external audiences
  • Mature with a proven ability to collaborate with and influence others at all levels throughout a diverse organization
  • Ability to manage deadlines and prioritize effectively, while maintaining flexibility and able to achieve team/extended team buy-in
  • Demonstrates scientific creativity, works independently, and takes initiative

Please apply through our Website:  www.arbutusbio.com

Assistant Professor Positions Available at WVSU

Analytical Assistant professor

https://www.wvstateu.edu/getattachment/About/Administration/Human-Resources/Faculty-Positions/Tenure-Track-Assistant-Professor-of-Analytical-Chemistry-09-16-2020.pdf.aspx?lang=en-US

 

Physical Chemistry Assistant Professor

https://www.wvstateu.edu/getattachment/About/Administration/Human-Resources/Faculty-Positions/Tenure-Track-Assistant-Professor-of-Physical-Chemistry-09-16-2020.pdf.aspx?lang=en-US

The DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications!

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science is pleased to announce that the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for the 2020 Solicitation 2.  Applications are due 5:00pm Eastern Time on Thursday, November 12, 2020. 

We would like to bring to your attention 4 new transdisciplinary research areas for encouraging graduate training activities at the convergence of multiple disciplines and communities, including Microelectronics, Data Science, Conservation Laws and Symmetries, and Accelerator Science. We strongly encourage applications in these areas.  Detailed information about the program, including eligibility requirements and access to the online application system, can be found at: https://science.osti.gov/wdts/scgsr/.   

The SCGSR program supports supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory/facility in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist for a period of 3 to 12 consecutive months—with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission.

The SCGSR program is open to current Ph.D. students in qualified graduate programs at accredited U.S. academic institutions, who are conducting their graduate thesis research in targeted areas of importance to the DOE Office of Science. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis/dissertation while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the host DOE laboratories/facilities. The supplemental award provides for additional, incremental costs for living and travel expenses directly associated with conducting the SCGSR research project at the DOE host laboratory/facility during the award period.

The Office of Science expects to make approximately 95 awards in 2020 Solicitation 2 cycle, for project periods beginning anytime between June 14, 2021 and October 4, 2021.

Since its inception in 2014, the SCGSR program has provided support to over 580 graduate awardees from 141 different U.S. universities to conduct thesis research at 18 DOE national laboratories/facilities across the nation.

The SCGSR program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS), in collaboration with the six Office of Science research programs offices and the DOE national laboratories/facilities, and program administration support is provided by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE).

For any questions, please contact the SCGSR Program Manager, Dr. Ping Ge, at sc.scgsr@science.doe.gov.

U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science

Information Session: Academic Mutual Aid Foundation

An organization to empower students and postdoctoral scholars through financial stresses.

The Academic Mutual Aid Foundation (AMAF) serves as an emergency fund for students and postdoctoral scholars around the country. Dr. Andrew Watkins will introduce his organization and take questions during a 30 minute session. To learn more please register to attend. There will be a Q&A session after the presentation.

Date: Thursday, October 8, 2020

Time: 2:00PM to 2:30PM

Location: Zoom, links sent upon registration.

Register here.

 

OSU College of Medicine 2020 Autumn Postdoctoral Recruitment Event

2020 PDRE Event flyer

The Office of Postdoctoral Research at The Ohio State University College of Medicine is excited to announce a virtual 2020 Autumn Postdoctoral Recruitment Event on October 29-30. This event is a collaboration with the Pelotonia Fellowship Program and the Research Institute Training Office at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

This event will provide an excellent opportunity for outstanding PhD students from leading graduate programs to virtually meet our research faculty, interview for open postdoctoral positions, and discover the exciting and innovative research taking place at The Ohio State University and the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

HIGHLIGHTS:
• Virtual opportunities to learn about the Ohio State University Campus and learn about what Columbus has to offer
• Network with current postdocs from OSU and Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH)
• Present your research
• Interview with prospective mentors to discuss postdoc research opportunities at OSU and NCH

Application for this event is open to current postdocs or senior graduate students who have completed or expect to complete their PhD by December 2020. Any graduate students in the US (visa status does not matter) can apply and we are especially interested in reviewing applications from US Citizens and permanent residents who are training grant-eligible and/or who come from underrepresented backgrounds including African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or
Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders, or persons with a disability.

For complete details and application instructions, please visit go.osu.edu/postdocrecruit.

Applications are due September 21

 

BASF Research Forum – Applications due September 18th

Each year BASF organizes an event that brings a rigorously selected group of talented graduate students and postdocs together to share their work and meet and interact informally with scientists and executives at BASF.

The Research Forum offers a unique, highly interactive and fun opportunity for young scientists to gain insight into the chemical industry and learn about how to apply their physical sciences (chemistry, materials science, chemical engineering or related data science) postgraduate academic experience in  R&D, technology, marketing or production.

This year’s Forum will be held virtually on Monday, November 30th – Friday, December 4th.

As representatives of their university and their working groups, the participants will exchange experience and ideas within the group and with BASF colleagues through presentations, discussions, virtual lab tours, and numerous informal meetings and networking sessions.

Applicants should be working toward OR possess a PhD degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Polymer Science or related Data Science Current graduate student at a North American University in their 3rd year or later OR a first-year post doc at a North American University (at time of forum, not application) Not requiring sponsorship for work authorization currently or after completing Ph.D.

For more details follow this link, or drop me a line with questions.

Please share this opportunity with colleagues and students.  Closing date for applications is September 18.

NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program

NGFP is administered by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and sponsored by the NNSA to provide students with training and practical experience that achieve the NNSA mission.

Our year-long, salaried fellowships offer:

Hands-on experience in nuclear security and nonproliferation;
Leadership development, professional networking, and specialized training; and
Extensive interaction and collaboration with leading national security technology and policy experts.

More information is in the brochure below and online at https://www.pnnl.gov/projects/ngfp

NGFP_Fellowship_Brochure

Postdoctoral opportunities in the Physics of Biological Systems

We are in the midst of our annual search for postdoctoral fellows, both theorists and experimentalists, interested in the physics of biological systems.  Other than having all interviews online, we are trying our best to push ahead as normally as possible.

Our efforts at building an interactive and collaborative environment have been invigorated by the establishment of the Center for the Physics of Biological Function, https://biophysics.princeton.edu, a joint effort between Princeton University and The Graduate Center of the City University of New York.  We are a group of fourteen faculty working on problems across the full range of biological organization, from single molecules to groups of organisms, united by our search for common physical principles underlying the beautiful phenomena of life.

Center Fellows are an essential part of our intellectual community, and will have the flexibility to initiate and pursue projects that span the interests of multiple faculty mentors.  We have a particularly strong culture of theory/experiment collaboration, and individual Fellows have played key roles in developing these collaborations.  Successful fellows have come both from PhDs in biological physics and from more traditional areas of physics; some have had as many as four different faculty co-authors during their time with us, while some have written papers only with other postdocs and students.

We ask your help in bringing this opportunity to the attention of your young colleagues.  Applications must  be made via https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/17201.  We plan to start reading applications on 1 October, and interview a first group of candidates on 5 November, so we hope that interested candidates will act soon.  Start dates as early as February 2021 are possible, and we expect all new Fellows to join us by Fall 2021.  We hope that being physically present will be possible for everyone by these start dates, but understand that things might be more complicated.

In addition to the Center Fellow position, there are two more postdoctoral fellows programs at Princeton that might be of interest to your students. Candidates interested in combining research with a modest amount of teaching should consider applying to the new Lewis-Sigler Scholars program at Princeton, which again is looking for both theorists and experimentalists https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/17301. Finally, please also nominate your best theory students for postdoctoral fellowships at the Princeton Center for the Theoretical Sciences, http://pcts.princeton.edu/nominations.

William Bialek and Joshua Shaevitz
Directors, Center for the Physics of Biological Function

Registration open for virtual OMSMS 2020

Registration open for virtual OMSMS 2020

Please join us for the 4th Annual Ohio Mass Spectrometry and Metabolomics Symposium (OMSMS). The symposium will be held virtually from 1-5 p.m. on October 7 and 8, 2020. Registration is free, but required.

Key dates

  • Email of intent to submit poster due: September 16 (see Call for Posters)
  • Registration closes: October 4

Agenda overview

  • Plenary speakers: Erin Baker, NC State; Laura Sanchez, UI at Chicago
  • Invited speakers: Abraham Badu-Tawiah, OSU; Jessica Cooperstone, OSU; Amanda Hummon, OSU; Glen Jackson, WVU; Janna Kiselar, Case Western; Thomas O’Connell, IU School of Medicine
  • Sponsored Research Talks: Benjamin Schwarz, Rocky Mountain National Lab (SCIEX); Ryan Sheldon, Van Andel Institute (Thermo Fisher); Judith Simcox, UW Madison (Agilent); Ramon Sun, UK (Waters)
  • Poster talks 

Please visit go.osu.edu/omsms for symposium information, including agenda, poster submission information and links to registration.

The symposium is planned and co-hosted by the OSU Campus Chemical Instrument Center, Resource for Native MS-Guided Structural Biology, and OSU Foods for Health.

OMSMS is made possible with generous sponsorships from Agilent, SCIEX, Waters, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and Advion.