Post-Doctoral Fellow – Myosin Phosphatase

first_imgPost-doctoral research position in Division of CardiologyUniversity of MarylandA full time Post-Doctoral fellowship position is available in thelaboratory of Dr. Steven Fisher in the Division of Cardiology atthe University of Maryland-Baltimore as of October 1, 2020. Thefederally funded project examines vascular smooth muscle geneexpression and contractility in the regulation of blood flow indevelopment and disease models. The focus is on the myosinphosphatase (MP), a critical target of signals that regulate bloodflow. Experiments will test the hypothesis that editing of MPlowers blood pressure in models of hypertension and heart failure,and will determine the mechanism(s) by which it does so. Thepost-doc will perform experiments in animal models using Cre-Loxand AAV-Crispr/Cas9 editing of MP in vivo. The AAV-Crispr/Cas9approach of editing is in pre-clinical development as a noveltherapy for humans with hypertension and heart failure. Applicantsare required to have a Ph.D. or M.D. and expertise in techniques ofcell and molecular biology. Familiarity with experimentaltechniques required for the study of small blood vessels ispreferred but not required.If interested please email a CV, a short statement of researchinterests, and the names and contact information for threereferences to:Steven Fisher, MD, Professor of Medicine and Physiology, [email protected] Qualifications :Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. or M.D. and expertise intechniques of cell and molecular biology. Familiarity withexperimental techniques required for the study of small bloodvessels is preferred but not required.University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer encouragingexcellence through diversity. Qualified woman and minoritycandidates are encouraged to apply.last_img read more

Associate/Full Professor

first_imgPosition Responsibilities Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission orgoal Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Required Qualifications School/UnitSchool of Medicine * How did you find out about this position?Alumni association magazineChronicle of Higher EducationCommunity eventEmail notificationHERC (Higher Ed Recruitment Consortium)Higher education publicationInternal RecruiterJob fairJob site (e.g. Monster.com)ListservNewspaperProfessional association/journalReferred by person/employeeSearch firm notificationVCU vacancy listing – eJobsOther RankOpen Posted Salary Posting DetailsEmployees hired into Administrative and Professional positionsposted on or after July 1, 2017, will be governed by and, ifemployed on July 1, 2018 will move into the new University HumanResources System. For additional information, go tohttp://greatplace.vcu.edu. Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationOther DocumentCurriculum Vitae (CV)Optional DocumentsResumeReference Letter – 1Reference Letter – 2Reference Letter – 3 Mission or Goal of Unit Position NumberF60130 Preferred Qualifications Education:Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. plus postdoctoral training in Immunology or aclosely related disciplineExperience:Recognized research program in an area related to the Departmentmission with an established record of publications in high-impactjournals and success with securing external funding.We seek an accomplished researcher with an established career inthe are of Cancer Immunology for a tenure-track position at theAssociate Professor or Professor level.Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty,staff and student environment or commitment to do so as a facultymember at VCU . Quick Linkhttps://www.vcujobs.com/postings/78253 Application Process/Additional Information 1. Teaching: The new faculty member will have teachingresponsibilities primarily in immunology to both professional andgraduate students. Possible course assignments may include but arenot limited to: MICR505 (graduate immunology), MEDI14 (M1 Infectionand Immunity): MICR686 (Advanced immunology). The Departmentteaching includes directed research training of PhD, MD/PhDstudents.2. Research: The successful applicant is expected to obtain andmaintain a nationally recognized research program with a record ofpublication in refereed journals and external funding. He/she isexpected to develop interdisciplinary collaborations to enhanceboth the research program in immunology at VCU and MCC and mentorboth MD/PhD and PhD students in their research laboratory.3. Service: The candidate faculty member will serve onDepartmental, MCC, College, and/or University committees asnecessary, as well as in a professional capacity in their field,e.g., reviewer, conference organizer, etc.4. Clinical: Only applicable if the successful has an MDdegree.5. Other (for instance administrative duties, etc.) Grant funded position?No The chief purpose of this position is to recruit a highlyaccomplished researcher in the area of cancer immunology who willbuild a dynamic research program at VCU, participate in theteaching mission of the department at the professional and graduatelevels, while also participating in and building a dynamic researchprogram that complements the goals of the Department and MasseyCancer Center. The position is for an established investigator fora tenure track position at the rank of Associate or full Professor.Preference will be given for investigators with active funding.Interest in the immunology of the microbiome’s impact on tumor-hostinteractions would be a plus. The successful applicant would beexpected to maintain an active research program and participate inthe Department teaching and service opportunities as well as PhD,MD/PhD training. In addition the candidate will become a member ofMCC and partake of all cancer center activities. The Departmentoffers excellent laboratory facilities, competitive salary andstartup packages, and access to numerous core facilities includingflow cytometry, transgenic, knockout mouse development, microscopycore, lipidomics/metabolimics core as well as other cores to assistin your research program. Demonstrated strength in any area of cancer immunology, butpreference will be given to candidates with a record ofaccomplishments and/or research plans focused on tumor immunologywith interest of microbiome impact on tumor hostinteractions. Proposed Hire Date07/01/2018 Date Posted04/25/2018 Interested applicants must apply online at www.vcujobs.com forposition number F60130 and include a cover letter that includes abrief description of research interests, future researchdirections, CV, and contact information for three references. Thisposition offers a competitive salary, start-up, and relocationpackage. For additional information, please contact F60130.VCU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women,minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged toapply. Application Deadline Date Number of Months12 Working TitleAssociate/Full Professor Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Position TypeTeaching and Research Faculty * If you selected ‘Other’ for your referral source pleaseindicate where you heard about this posting. (If you did not select’Other,’ please enter ‘n/a.’)(Open Ended Question) MCC will serve as a comprehensive center of excellence in cancerresearch, prevention and control, patient care and education. Ourscientific members are driven by their shared commitment to conducthigh-impact, collaborative transdisciplinary research that isshaped by the particular cancer problems in our region, with aspecial focus on vulnerable populations.The mission of the Department of Microbiology & Immunology isto participate in the educational mission of the schools ofMedicine, Dentistry, and Allied Health Professions, and to providesignificant teaching contributions to graduate education. Theseteaching related goals are interfaced with a substantial researchmission focused primarily on scientific endeavors in the area ofmicrobial pathogenesis, allergic disease mechanisms, inflammation,cancer and analysis of lipid mediators involved in innate andadaptive immunity. We especially seek an investigator who hasdeveloped a research program studying aspects of tumor immunologywith a direct relationship to immunotherapy at the basic ortranslational level. DepartmentMicrobiology and Immunology Diversity Statement Information Tenure StatusTenure Eligible Type of SearchNational Open Until FilledYeslast_img read more

Physician-Otolaryngology, General

first_imgThe Department of Otolaryngology at West Virginia University isseeking a full-time General Otolaryngologist to expand ourgeneral otolaryngology and allergy services. In addition toproviding excellent patient care, the successful candidate will beactively involved in the teaching of medical students andotolaryngology residents. Opportunities are available for thoseinterested in clinical/basic research. https://medicine.hsc.wvu.edu/otolaryngology/ For additional information, please contact Kelli Piccirillo, SeniorPhysician Recruiter, at [email protected] . Applyonline at http://wvumedicine.org/morgantowncareers/.WVU & UHA are AA/EO employer –Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – and WVU is the recipient of anNSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. Successful candidates must have an MD, MD/PhD or DO degree (theemployer accepts foreign educational equivalent) and be eligible toobtain an unrestricted West Virginia medical license and must beboard certified/eligible by the American Board of Otolaryngology atthe time of appintment. Faculty rank and salary will becommensurate with credentials.Please view the links below to learn more about WVU’s Department ofOtolaryngology. WVU Medicine is West Virginia University’s affiliated healthsystem, West Virginia’s largest private employer, and a nationalleader in patient safety and quality. The WVU Health System iscomprised of fourteen member hospitals and six hospitals undermanagement agreements, anchored by its flagship hospital, J.W RubyMemorial Hospital in Morgantown, a 700+ bed academic medicalcenter. WVU Medicine has more than 1,000 active medical staffmembers and 18,000 employees who serve hundreds of thousands ofpeople each year from across the state of West Virginia and thenation.Morgantown, West Virginia is located just over an hour southof Pittsburgh, PA and three hours from Washington, D.C. andBaltimore, MD. Morgantown is consistently rated as one of the bestsmall metropolitan areas in the country for both lifestyle andbusiness climate. The area offers the cultural diversity andamenities of a large city in a safe, family-friendly environment.There is also an excellent school system and an abundance ofbeautiful homes and recreational activities such as hiking, biking,skiing, white-water rafting, and Division I collegeathletics. Paid relocation and 100% employer-contributed 401aResearch and academic opportunity / excellent work-lifebalance with little callFree college tuition to WVU for dependents / onsitechildcare The department provides expertise in all subspecialty areas ofOtolaryngology. 16 full time faculty members and 6 APPs provideclinical care at 4 locations, including the VA hospital. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYViIirG6O0 & feature=youtu.be Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals withDisabilities.Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided byOFCCP here .The contractor will not discharge or in any other mannerdiscriminate against employees or applicants because they haveinquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay ofanother employee or applicant. However, employees who have accessto the compensation information of other employees or applicants asa part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay ofother employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwisehave access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is(a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtheranceof an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including aninvestigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with thecontractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR60-1.35(c)last_img read more

Blues march forward to Varsity

first_imgAt this stage the flood gates were creaking and soon after the restart they burst open in spectacular fashion. Flanker Peter Wright snapped up some loose ball at the breakdown and charged his way to the line, only to be caught metres short. The support from hooker Dan Rosen was exemplary and after a bruising hand off he crashed over for the second score.A petty sin binning for Oxford number 8 Tony Jackson did not ease the pressure on Trinity and some quick ball spun wide by the Oxford backs allowed full back Tim Catling to waltz in for the third try. Trinity tried their best to find a way back into the match with captain Joe Burns injecting some much needed urgency from scrum half. They found their way into the Oxford twenty-two and had replacement Luke Mantel held a certain try scoring pass, the game’s closing stages may have been very different. As it was, the physical prowess and perhaps superior fitness of the Oxford side began to tell as Trinity appeared to become more and more deflated as the half wore on. On his return from the sin bin, Tony Jackson rumbled over for two scores and Tim Catling also got a second as the misery was piled on Trinity.Steve Hill, Oxford’s Director of rugby, was understandably delighted with the performance, but played down any comparisons with the Cambridge scoreline. “The dominance of the forwards was very pleasing and we showed great patience in wearing down the opposition.“Cambridge were fielding a weakened side and we mustn’t get carried away with this result.”For an experimental side the result was fantastic, if a little unexpected, and the conclusions drawn will be positive. At this early stage there’s no doubting which is the happier of the two varsity camps. On a day of sensational rugby world cup upsets it seemed only the Oxford blues could follow script as they stormed to a comfortable 34-0 win over Trinity College Dublin. Earlier in the week Trinity had secured an excellent 16 point victory over varsity rivals Cambridge, running in 5 tries in the process. Thus this fixture provided Oxford a golden opportunity to gauge ability and perhaps gain a psychological advantage over the light blues. Oxford certainly seemed aware of this prospect as a very physical blues side strode out onto the Iffley pitch with real purpose. Trinity, the middlemen in this sizing up of varsity sides, also appeared determined and some explosive hits in the opening moments dispelled any illusions that this was a gentle pre-season run around.At these early stages in the season Oxford are seeking out several different combinations and seven changes were made to the starting line-up that faced Kanto Gakuin of Japan. Strong running back Euan Sadden moved into outside centre from the wing and, most notably, Joe Roff returned to the side not at last year’s position of centre, but at fly-half. Although just an experiment to test the cover for regular fly-half Craig McMahon, Roff appeared as comfortable at fly half as he did on the wing for Australia. Floating out some delightful miss passes and linking up well with centre Sadden, Roff may have made McMahon sit a little uneasy on the bench. Roff wasn’t the only playmaker however, with strings being pulled from all corners of the midfield. Inside centre Tom Gregory slotted in well at first receiver when Roff was tied up and scrum half Toby Henry took responsibility for the play on several occasions. It was his incisive snipe down the blindside that freed up winger Chris Haw to stroll over for the first score on 8 mins.Oxford continued to press for the remainder of the half. The physical dominance of the blues pack securing the vast majority of possession and probing kicks from Roff and Henry keeping Trinity pegged back. Despite the quick recycling of ball and some strong breaks from Sadden, Oxford failed to add to their lead before half time. Trinity had to consider themselves lucky to go in only one score behind having only sustained one real period of pressure in the opposition half, the attacks thwarted by some excellent drift defence.last_img read more

Fire erupts at St John’s building site

first_imgFirefighters rushed to St John’s College yesterday after a blaze suddenly erupted at the building site where a new multi-million pound quadrangle is being constructed.Workers at the site in North Oxford hastily dialled 999 after a digger suddenly exploded into flames.A fire engine was quickly on the scene and the blaze extinguished just before 11am yesterday morning.A spokesperson for the Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service later confirmed that the cause of the fire was believed to be accidental and that no-one had been hurt during the incident.It comes a minor setback to the project billed by St John’s as “the last great quad of the city centre.” Building work on the new site, which will be named after former President of the college and Nobel Prize-winning molecular biologist Sir John Kendrew, has been progressing since the New Year.last_img read more

Don picks up Royal Society prize

first_imgSpeaking about his latest award,Professor Wiles told Cherwell: “It is a great honour to receive the Copley medal and to join such a distinguished group of scientists and mathematicians.“Although its history does not quite reach back to the age of Fermat it does include Gauss, Weierstrass, Klein and Cayley all of whose work I have used many times in my career as well as in the solution of Fermat’s problem.“It is a particular pleasure to accept the award now that I am back researching in Oxford where I was a student.”Martin Bridson, Head of the Oxford Mathematics Department—who got to know Wiles in Princeton in the early 1990s—said: “The award of the Copley Medal to Sir Andrew Wiles is a fitting recognition of the profound effect that his work has had on modern mathematics. “He has received many other accolades following his proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem in 1994, including the Abel Prize in 2016. But it is particularly pleasing to see his name added to the list of winners of the Royal Society’s oldest and most prestigious prize, alongside Benjamin Franklin, Dorothy Hodgkin, Albert Einstein and Charles Darwin, as well as two of our illustrious emeriti, Sir Michael Atiyah and Sir Roger Penrose.”Wiles studied at Oxford and Cambridge, before holding a professorship at Princeton University for nearly 30 years. In 2011, he moved back to Oxford as a Royal Society Research Professor. Oxford University Research Professor Andrew Wiles has been awarded the Copley Medal, the Royal Society’s oldest and most prestigious award.The prize is awarded annually for outstanding achievement in scientific research.Wiles is one of the world’s most prolific mathematicians, known for his proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem.In 1993, after seven years of intense private study at Princeton University, Wiles announced he had found proof. In solving the puzzle of the Theorem, he created entirely new directions in mathematics.Since then Wiles has won many prizes, including the Abel Prize in 2016—the Nobel Prize equivalent in mathematics.last_img read more

Rhodes Trust announces largest and most diverse cohort

first_imgThe 2019 cohort of 101 Rhodes scholars will be the most geographically diverse in the Trust’s 116-year history.For the first time, the class of scholars will include two Global Rhodes Scholars. The new scholarship was announced in February, and the first offered by the Trust to be open to applicants from all over the world.This year’s Global Scholars are Olga Romanova from Russia and Adam Abebe from Ethiopia. Applications for this year’s scholarships came from 32 countries.Romanova, a current Harvard student, specialises in bio-engineering and is working on developing a temperature correlation model, which she intends to implement in a wearable device for paediatric cancer patients. Abebe studies at the University of Pennsylvania, focusing on international development through research into the Malawi population affected by HIV and AIDS and the impact of Chinese investment on Ethiopian infrastructure.The 2019 cohort includes scholars from two new Rhodes constituencies, East Africa (Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, South Sudan, and Burundi) and Saudi Arabia.This class will also be the largest, having grown from 83 scholars in 2013. A spokesperson for the Trust told Cherwell that they anticipate the number of scholars expanding further over the coming years.CEO and Warden of the Rhodes Trust, Dr Elizabeth Kiss said:“It enables us to create a community of friendship and shared discovery that brings together young people from all over the world, ensuring that our Scholars are equipped to approach the world’s most complex questions with curiosity, a cooperative spirit and the ability to cross boundaries, challenge stereotypes and break down walls.“I am extremely grateful to all the generous donors who have supported the launch of these expansion Scholarships and look forward to continuing our efforts to secure funding for additional Scholarships.”In February, a spokesperson for the University told Cherwell: “The Rhodes Scholarships have been important to the University of Oxford since they started in 1903. They have led to many international postgraduate students being able to study here, and we are delighted that the new Global Scholarships allow for their reach to be even greater in terms of where Scholars can come from around the world.”last_img read more

Oxford University leads network to combat global warming with AI

first_imgIt is this understanding of the role of clouds for climatechange that the association of nine Universities will focus on with a pioneeringprogramme of study. The network, known as iMIRACLI, will bring together leadingclimate and machine learning scientists across Europe with partners, such asAmazon and the MetOffice, to educate a new generation of climate datascientists. Machine Learning, underpinned by AI, has advanced rapidly inrecent years and offers new tools to study, analyse and learn from the mass ofdata being collected by Earth Observations. The European Commission has announced the funding of a newInnovative Training Network, which will train PhD students in Machine Learning Skillsto address Climate Change. Each student will have a climate science and a machinelearning supervisor as well as an industrial advisor.center_img While there is a general acceptance that Climate Change is influenced by human activity, many aspects of climate change are still not fully understood. This is largely due to the uncertain role of clouds in the climate system. The project will start in 2020 at a summer school held inOxford, funding 15 PhD students across Europe. Philip Stier, Professor of Atmospheric Physics at Oxford University, is the lead PI for the project.last_img read more

Oxford Union bans blind member ejected from debate

first_imgAn Oxford Union spokesperson told Cherwell, “As per the redacted report on the noticeboard, the defendant was acquitted on the charge of disruption.” A panel consisted of ex-President Stephen Horvath alongside ex-returning officers Henry Samuels and Alastair Graham. Following the Oxford Union’s No Confidence Debate, in which one member was expelled from the Union chamber after a disagreement with staff, the Oxford Union’s disciplinary panel has found the member to have caused disruption, and have banned them from the Union for two terms. The findings add: “The Defendant claimed their actions were justified because they were attempting to criticize Union policy towards disabled members, and we agree that members of the Society should be able to raise objections and constructive criticisms of the Society through the appropriate channels.” “The conviction was for violent conduct, and other conduct liable to distress, offend or intimidate other members.” The member was found guilty of violating the Union’s rules against “violent conduct” The Union’s finding states that the member in question did not attempt to dispute this, but rather made a case based on self defence and due cause.  “But to do so in an aggressive manner towards members of staff is deeply unacceptable”.last_img read more

Messer Invites 6th District High School Students to Enter Congressional Art Competition

first_imgRep. Luke Messer (IN-06) today invited high school students in Indiana’s 6th District to submit artwork for the 2017 Congressional Art Competition.The Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students, grades 9-12, in the 6th District. The winning entry of the 6th District’s competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol, alongside other contest winners nationwide.“The Congressional Art Competition is a great tradition and a chance to recognize young Hoosier talent,” Messer said. “I encourage everyone to participate and can’t wait to see the winning piece showcased in our nation’s capital.”There are seven categories of original artwork that may be submitted: paintings, drawings, collages, prints, mixed media, computer-generated art, and photography. These pieced should be no larger than 26″ x 26″ x 4″ (26 inches high, 26 inches wide, and 4 inches deep), including frame. Submissions do not require a frame, but the winning submission MUST be framed after it is selected.The deadline for submission of artwork is Tuesday, April 25. Students wishing to submit artwork can call Rep Messer’s Shelbyville office at 317-421-0704 to make arrangements for delivery or pick-up of the artwork. A completed Student Information & Release Form must accompany each entry.More information including competition guidelines can be found here.The 6th District’s 2016 winning entry – “Sisters, Sisters” by Alexa Wilson from Yorktown – can be viewed here. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more