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. 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 to 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 Link 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 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

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

Tchibo plans new coffee offer

first_imgThe German-owned Tchibo chain of coffee shops, which is pulling out of its 51 high street retailing sites and 100 shop concessions in Sainsbury’s and Somerfield, told British Baker at Café+ that, in three to four months’ time, it would launch a new coffee service to bakery retailers. Tchibo, based in Epsom, Surrey, will provide its piacetta ground coffee, together with equipment and pods (small, fully equipped counter units) and larger fully equipped counters, to bakery and café retailers.National accounts manager David Baikie told British Baker: “The offer comprises coffee, dispensing equipment, utensils and counter. It comes in three sizes and is designed to fit into the smallest footprint or larger café areas. The coffee will be bean-to-cup. Fairtrade and organic versions will also be available.”last_img read more

Further consolidation on the cards for bakeries

first_imgThe European bakery market will continue to consolidate over the next five years in the wake of the recession, with frozen bakery companies leading the way in mergers and acquisitions, according to a new report.The Rabobank report, The Bakery Sector Beyond the Down-turn, predicts that the bake-off market will go from strength to strength in coming years, as retai-lers look to offer ’freshly baked’ products, while reducing wastage. Higher margins in frozen bakery mean firms in the sector are also well-placed to make acquisitions.”Higher profitability can be attributed to the value-added nature of their products, which requires specialisation,” said the report. “Bake-off products are prepared for use by bakers in batches, as required for sale, thus optimising stock and reducing wastage. They also attract a higher consumer price because of their ’freshness’ in stores. Due to frozen bakery products’ longer shelf-life and transportability, a business model can extend across a region, improving scaleability.”As consolidation continues and companies focus on their core business, controlling input costs will become more important, said the report. “Bakery players are expected to use hedging products or introduce joint buying arrangements with other players. They will also aim for back-to-back contracts with buyers and clients to minimise volatility,” it said. Other factors shaping firms’ resilience include controlling distribution costs and increasing exports.last_img read more

In Short

first_imgRise for Krispy KremeKrispy Kreme UK has achieved a 12.6% rise in revenue over the 12 months to 31 January 2011, hitting the £33.4m sales mark. The firm said the growing demand supported its expansion plans to double its presence in the UK over a five-year period. Like-for-like sales increased by 1.4% year-on-year.Dawn’s product guideDawn Foods has launched its customer-friendly Foodservice Products Guide, which features a standard range of products across categories including muffins, cookies, mini loaf cakes and cupcakes, with photographs and product information. Marketing manager Jacqui Passmore said the guide was more than just a catalogue as it re-introduced Dawn as a company that could offer added value to their business.Irresistible extensionThe Co-operative has relaunched and revamped its premium range Truly Irresistible, with the addition of 50 new products for 2011. New items include a limited-edition pancetta, pea shoot & mint pesto tart; Sicilian lemon and summer berry torte; strawberry and champagne triple layer cake; and a Sicilian lemon curd & Belgian white chocolate triple layer cake.Award for AlliedAllied Bakeries has been awarded him!’s Best Fresh Supplier of the Year accolade, voted for by 461 convenience store staff and managers. It was given in recognition of Allied Bakeries’ ongoing success and growth in the convenience industry, said the firm.Croston’s birthdayCroston Engineering, which designs and builds bulk storage, handling and process plants for the bakery and associated industries, has recently celebrated its 35th anniversary.last_img read more

The Sprint Unlimited Practice results

first_imgThe Sprint Unlimited Final Practice Results 1499Carl EdwardsFastenal Ford45.960195.82268-0.359-0.021 PosCarDriverTeamTimeSpeedLap ## Laps-Fastest-Next 179Marcos AmbroseStanley Ford46.298194.39345-0.697-0.152 243Aric AlmirolaSmithfield Ford45.612197.316413-0.011-0.011 316Greg Biffle3M Ford45.660197.1091322-0.059-0.048 1614Tony StewartMobil 1 / Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet46.146195.033519-0.545-0.001 1032Terry LabonteC&J Energy Services Ford47.020191.408212-1.114-0.050 920Matt KensethDollar General Toyota45.831196.37468-0.230-0.055 1355Mark MartinAaron’s Dream Machine Toyota45.939195.91268-0.338-0.017 89Marcos AmbroseStanley Ford46.664192.868912-0.758-0.036 878Kurt BuschFurniture Row Racing Chevrolet45.776196.61039-0.175-0.007 1124Jeff GordonDrive to End Hunger Chevrolet47.130190.961631-1.224-0.110 1122Joey LoganoShell Pennzoil Ford45.912196.027214-0.311-0.081 316Greg Biffle3M Ford45.999195.656515-0.093-0.084 1211Denny HamlinFedEx Express Toyota45.922195.98468-0.321-0.010 1948Jimmie JohnsonLowe’s Yellow Chevrolet47.749188.48688-2.148-0.611 543Aric AlmirolaSmithfield Ford46.027195.537521-0.121-0.028 45Kasey KahneFarmers Insurance Chevrolet45.676197.040820-0.075-0.016center_img The Sprint Unlimited First Practice Results 1524Jeff GordonDrive to End Hunger Chevrolet46.145195.037615-0.544-0.185 1018Kyle BuschM&M’s Toyota45.831196.374619-0.230-0.000 1832Terry LabonteC&J Energy Services Ford47.138190.92955-1.537-0.840 556Martin Truex Jr.NAPA Auto Parts Toyota45.677197.0361317-0.076-0.001 111Denny HamlinFedEx Express Toyota45.906196.053618—.——.— PosCarDriverTeamTimeSpeedLap ## Laps-Fastest-Next 129Kevin HarvickBudweiser Chevrolet45.601197.364416—.——.— 688Dale Earnhardt Jr.National Guard Chevrolet45.743196.7511320-0.142-0.066 642Juan Pablo MontoyaTarget Chevrolet46.492193.58236-0.586-0.465 Harvick, Hamlin pace the first two practice sessions of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season 75Kasey KahneFarmers Insurance Chevrolet46.628193.017725-0.722-0.136 222Joey LoganoShell Pennzoil Ford45.915196.014614-0.009-0.009 1248Jimmie JohnsonLowe’s Yellow Chevrolet47.339190.1181321-1.433-0.209 918Kyle BuschM&M’s Toyota46.970191.612521-1.064-0.306 429Kevin HarvickBudweiser Chevrolet45.999195.656520-0.093-0.000 742Juan Pablo MontoyaTarget Chevrolet45.769196.64038-0.168-0.026last_img read more

Twiddle’s Tumble Down Festival Announces Daily Lineups

first_imgIn early March, Twiddle announced the artist lineup for the third-annual edition of their homegrown, hometown festival Tumble Down in Burlington, Vermont. The festival, which is scheduled for July 27th and 28th, will take place along the beautiful shores of Lake Champlain at Waterfront Park. The two-day all-ages event is a highlight of the Burlington, Vermont summer calendar, with last year seeing an iconic moment in Twiddle history when Phil Lesh joined the band for takes on the Grateful Dead’s own “Eyes of the World” and Twiddle’s “When It Rains, It Pours” and “Subconscious Prelude”.Today, Tumble Down has announced its daily lineups, much to the delight of fans and frends. Predictably, the host band Twiddle is slotted for two sets each day, heading the lineup on Friday and Saturday. On Friday, Tumble Down will also host performances by Matisyahu, Billy Strings, Broccoli Samurai, Pappy & Frends, Eggy, Adventure Dog, and Doctor Rick. On Saturday, leading up to Twiddle’s headlining performances, the bill is rounded out by Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Ripe, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, GEM (featuring Grahame Lesh and Elliott Peck of Midnight North and Mihali Savoulidis of Twiddle), West End Blend, Brickdrop, and 2%.In addition to the main festival lineup, the event will include separately ticketed late-night parties at Higher Ground and Nectars. On Friday night, Mihali & Frends featuring Matisyahu and a number of yet-to-be-announced special guests will take over the Higher Ground, while Kitchen Dwellers will hold down the late night at Nectars. The next night, on Saturday, July 28th, Everyone Orchestra will be stationed at Higher Ground while Hayley Jane & The Primates and Formula 5 close out the festival at Nectars.The two-day music event on the beautiful shores of Lake Champlain will also include yoga, a charity disc golf competition, a Phanart exhibition, and other activities, while also leaving room for fans to explore the wonderful town of Burlington and everything it has to offer.Two-day general-admission and VIP tickets for Tumble Down 2018 are on sale here. Single day tickets are also available for the festival, with Friday tickets available for purchase here and Saturday tickets available for purchase here. Tickets for the official Tumble Down late night shows at Higher Ground are available here (7/27; 7/28) For more info, head to Twiddle’s website.Win A Pair Of Super VIP Tickets To Tumble Down!<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>last_img read more

Beware of those toxic co-workers

first_img The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news. They bad-mouth you to work colleagues behind your back; they angrily demand the impossible from everyone but themselves; they make unwanted comments about your attire.At some point in our careers, most of us have come across someone known as a “toxic worker,” a colleague or boss whose abrasive style or devious actions can make the workday utterly miserable. Such people hurt morale, stoke conflict in the office, and harm a company’s reputation.But toxic workers aren’t just annoying or unpleasant to be around; they cost firms significantly more money than most of them even realize. According to a new Harvard Business School (HBS) paper, toxic workers are so damaging to the bottom line that avoiding them or rooting them out delivers twice the value to a company that hiring a superstar performer does.While a top 1 percent worker might return $5,303 in cost savings to a company through increased output, avoiding a toxic hire will net an estimated $12,489, the study said. That figure does not include savings from sidestepping litigation, regulatory penalties, or decreased productivity as a result of low morale.“I wanted to look at workers who are harmful to an organization either by damaging the property of the company — theft, stealing, fraud — or other people within the company through bullying, workplace violence, or sexual harassment,” said Dylan Minor. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff PhotographerDespite their seeming ubiquity, quantifying bad apples is an understudied area.“Most of the work in organization design and human resource management has been focused on what I would say are ‘positive outliers’ — the really top performers,” or star talent, said economist Dylan Minor, a visiting assistant professor of business administration at HBS and the paper’s co-author. “[As] it turns out, we’ve all had personal experiences where we have a worker on the other side of the distribution [who], rather than really helping performance, actually hurt performance in one way or another.”Looking at the existing academic literature on negative performance, Minor said it soon became clear how little is known about who these workers are, where they come from, how productive they are, or what effect they have on organizations and other employees. And because of privacy restrictions, much of that research is based on laboratory results, not real life.The term “toxic” is meant to convey both a person’s ability to cause harm and their propensity to infect others with their bad attitude, said Minor, who is here from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern.“I wanted to look at workers who are harmful to an organization either by damaging the property of the company — theft, stealing, fraud — or other people within the company through bullying, workplace violence, or sexual harassment,” he said. “The other reason I chose the term ‘toxic’ is that, as I find in the empirical study, it also tends to spill over — that if you are exposed to these toxic workers, then you become more likely to ultimately be terminated … later on.”Analyzing rarely available employment data on nearly 60,000 workers across 11 companies, the study focused on only the most egregious kinds of toxic behavior: conduct that resulted in a worker’s termination.The data suggests that toxic people drive other employees to leave an organization faster and more frequently, which generates huge turnover and training costs, and they diminish the productivity of everyone around them.Although not part of the study, Minor said client customer surveys indicate that toxic workers “absolutely” tend to damage a firm’s customer service reputation, which has a long-term financial impact that can be difficult to quantify, he said.Who is most likely to be a toxic worker? The research shows three key predictors. First, whether a person has a very high level of “self-regard” or selfishness. Because if such people don’t care about others, they’re not going to worry about how their behavior or attitude affects co-workers.Second, feeling overconfident, which can lead to undue risk-taking. “Imagine you’re going to engage in some misconduct and steal something from your company. If you think the chance that you’re going to get away with it is much greater than it really is, … you’re more likely to engage in that conduct,” said Minor.And lastly, if a person states emphatically that the rules should always be followed no matter what, watch out. “That is kind of counterintuitive. In a simple world, we would just ask someone, ‘Do you always follow the rules?’ And if you do, then of course, you’re not going to ever break them. But I find very strong evidence in my study that those that say ‘Oh no, you should always follow the rules’ — versus those that say ‘Sometimes you have to break the rules to do a good job’ — that the people who say ‘I never break the rules’ are much more likely to be terminated for breaking the rules,” said Minor.Getting rid of toxic workers is often difficult because they’re also more likely to be high performers, or to be perceived as such, which can blunt or blind supervisors to the true depth of their impact on the workplace.“A natural question I get from people is ‘Why would anyone have a toxic worker? That’s crazy!’” said Minor. “But then you realize they’re incredibly productive. And so, it makes sense then that maybe managers would look the other way because they’re really hitting all their productivity numbers.”Rooting out toxic workers not only stops the immediate harm they’ve been causing, but acts as a deterrent for others tempted to go down the same path. “Literally, the worst thing to do is to not do anything, which happens a lot, unfortunately,” Minor said.Hiring decisions that only consider an applicant’s potential upside, or prioritize it over other traits and skills, open the door to toxic workers, said Minor.“Most managers, if you ask them, ‘Do you want to have someone who cares more about others?’ They’d say, ‘Of course, I want that.’ But at the end of the day, most of them aren’t hiring much based on that.”By considering someone’s potential toxicity as well as their productivity, managers might hire employees who don’t look like world-beaters on paper, but will, in the end, bring more value to an organization.Managers and human resource staffers should take a more holistic, multidimensional hiring approach, one that values productivity and corporate citizenship, said Minor, for as the study makes clear, having good people working for you who care about others, and keeping the bad ones out, is not just a nice thing to do, it’s good for business.last_img read more

Dietary supplements largely unregulated, accessible to children

first_imgPills and powders claiming to boost weight loss, energy, or sexual performance — available to customers of all ages on drugstore shelves — face little government oversight of their safety and efficacy. Because of legislation passed in 1994, the Food and Drug Administration has been unable to demand testing before a dietary supplement is brought to market or to stop companies from making unproven claims, according to a Jan. 29 Boston Globe column. Young people are especially vulnerable to the marketing of these products.“We have young people growing up believing the way they appear physically is their defining feature,” Bryn Austin, professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences and director of STRIPED (Strategic Training Initiative for the Prevention of Eating Disorders) at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, told the Globe. “That sets them up for escalating weight control methods, and for any kind of pill or potion they can find that will keep them from gaining weight.”A recent study led by Austin found that use of diet pills increases the risk of eating disorders in young women. She and her colleagues also found that consumption of dietary supplements for weight loss, muscle building, and energy was associated with increased risk for severe medical events in children and young adults compared to consumption of vitamins. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Saint Mary’s to host fall choral concert with wide variety of song selections

first_imgThe Saint Mary’s Department of Music will present its annual choral concert featuring performances from the Collegiate Choir, Women’s Choir and Bellacapella on Wednesday.The concert is in partnership with the 35th annual High School Treble Choir Festival taking place at the College on Thursday and Friday. American composer Andrea Ramsey will serve as a guest conductor for the concert, along with Nancy Menk of the Saint Mary’s music department. Ramsey will also be a commentator.Menk composed notes on the programs explaining more about Ramsey’s work and the way she composes her pieces, focusing on ‘A Hive of Frightened Bees’ and ‘The Dark is Shattered.’“The text for ‘A Hive of Frightened Bees’ was adapted from the poem by Taylor Huntley printed in [the] program,” Menk said in her notes. “Her choir director shared the poem on social media, where Andrea Ramsey saw it and reached out about the possibility of setting an adaptation of it.”The poem centers around the fear and anxiety most high school students feel in the wake of school shootings.“The music is shaped with the hope of honoring Taylor’s words while also reshaping them slightly — adding breathing and heartbeats to elicit those feelings of panic, fear and anxiety that so many American students live with on a daily basis in our era of recurring school shootings,” Menk said.Ramsey’s other work, “The Dark is Shattered,” is more personal to Saint Mary’s, as it was commissioned by the College for the choir festival.“The text is a Christmas poem by Sr. Madeleva [Wolff], C.S.C., a prominent figure in our College’s history,” Menk said.The choir has been preparing for the concert since the first week of school, junior and collegiate choir member Dora Riddick said.“We prepare all semester for the concert, and then we have the concert, and then we start rehearsals for lessons and carols,” Riddick said.The collegiate choir will perform a wide variety of songs, including a British lullaby, “Old Time Religion,” “Ave Maria” and a Latin piece called “Vidi Aquam” as the closing song.After the collegiate choir’s performance, the women’s choir and Bellacapella will perform. The women’s choir will perform songs such as ‘Psallite,’ ‘Acclamatio,’ ‘Ubi Caritas’ and Ramsey’s ‘A Hive of Frightened Bees’ and ‘The Dark is Shattered,’ along with many others.The performance will close with all three choirs coming together to perform ‘The Bells of Saint Mary’s.’“[The concert is] a good way for people to come together,” Riddick said. “You can invite friends, friends of friends and it’s just a good reason for people to come together. You don’t always have time to [be together], because we get caught up in life.”Tags: Bellacapella, collegiate choir, Saint Mary’s Music Department, Saint Mary’s Women’s Choirlast_img read more