Postdoctoral Fellow

first_imgPosting Details Preferred Qualifications Hours/Week Additional Information Normal work days Anticipated Hiring RangeCommensurate Job Code/TitlePD – Post Doctoral Required Qualifications We seek talented applicants with a recent PhD in CancerBiology/Biochemistry/ Molecular Biology or closely related fields.Candidates should have a strong background in molecular biologytechniques. Experience with DNA cloning, IHC, IF, and viruses alongwith mouse breeding, and mouse tumor studies is required. Organizational Overview Resource CriticalNo Special Instructions to Applicants Remove from posting on or before Position NumberP00001 Normal work hours Position TypePost Doc Interested applicants should submit a Curriculum Vitae along withthe names and contact information of three references to: Dr.Sumitra Deb, Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology,Virginia Commonwealth University, Massey Cancer Center, GoodwinResearch Laboratory, 401 College Street, Richmond, Virginia 23298,Fax 804-827-1427, Email [email protected];[email protected]; Is any portion of this position grant-funded?Yes – Continuation of this position depends on funding of thegrant. Job CategoryLaboratory Job Open Date01/06/2021 Recruitment PoolAll Applicants Sensitive PositionNo Quick Link Description of the Job At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity,service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. Apremier, urban, public research university nationally recognized asone of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place towork. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supportedand your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leavepackage, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and anopportunity to do mission-driven work. CampusMCV Campus Working TitlePostdoctoral Fellow Postdoctoral research positions are available to work on an NIH-funded project devising and optimizing strategies for specificallytargeting cancer containing gain-of-function mutant p53.The research involves studies on mechanism of gain of oncogenicfunction by mutant p53 as well as innovative targeting of GOFmutant p53 for therapeutic benefit. These positions provideexcellent mentoring and training opportunities. DepartmentBiochemistry Does this position provide patient or clinical services to theVCU Health System?No Open Until FilledYes Does this position require a pre-placement medicalassessment?No Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).Optional & Required DocumentsRequired DocumentsCurriculum Vitae (CV)Optional DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of Applicationlast_img read more

Daily Dirt: National Parks Add Billions, Avalanche in Missoula, No Bags at Boston Marathon, Celebrity Athletes Promote Pro-Activity

first_imgThis week’s Daily Dirt for March 5th, the day the hula-hoop was first patented.National Parks Add Billions to EconomyA new report suggests that America’s national parks stimulate the economy far beyond the limits of their peaks and forests. On Monday, the National Park Service confirmed that recreational attendance at the 401 units of the National Park System in 2012 resulted in $14.7 billion in spending in “gateway” communities, those within 60 miles of a park. Park visits supported 243,000 jobs and contributed $26.8 billion to our national economy.“Our parks are economic engines for local communities,” said Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell. “They support business ranging from motels and restaurants to gas stations and tour companies and, of course, the people who work in those businesses.”Last October affirmed the economic importance of our National Parks, as the 16-day government shutdown resulted in 8 million fewer visits and a loss of $414 million in visitor spending in gateway communities.“The sequester was a reminder of the parks’ importance to local economies,” said Jewell. “The shutdown cost the parks and nearby communities nearly half a billion dollars in visitor spending. Let’s hope we don’t ever have to go there again.”Avalanche in MissoulaPolice in Missoula, Montana have confirmed that a snowboarder triggered an avalanche last Friday that uprooted a home and left three buried in snow, later killing one. Mount Jumbo had reportedly experienced an unseasonably warm period, priming it for a slide. Sourced at the summit, the avalanche ripped through the Rattlesnake Valley Neighborhood, burying an eight-year-old boy and two adults. One of the adults, Michel Colville, died Monday morning due to injuries sustained during the avalanche.The avalanche, which struck at speeds well over 110 mph, buried eight-year-old Phoenix Coburn, who was playing in the street with his sister. After an hour, Phoenix was found under several feet of snow between a fence and one of the homes. He remains in fair condition at the hospital. Phoenix’s sister was also hit by the avalanche but able to free herself.Over an hour after the slide, 66-year-old Fred Allendorf, a retired professor from the University of Montana, was pulled out from his destroyed home. It was another three hours before Allendorf’s wife, Michel Colville, was discovered and rescued from a small air pocket in the debris. Unfortunately, Colville died Monday from her injuries.Surrounding neighbors, skiers, and snowboarders in the community grabbed shovels and probes immediately after and contributed to the search efforts. Officials interviewed and later rescued a group of snowboarders above the avalanche. One snowboarder was apparently stuck in the slide and able to escape before it gathered speed.No Bags at Boston Marathon This YearThe Boston Athletic Association has announced a “no bags policy” for the 2014 Boston Marathon to hasten security checks and promote overall safety in the wake of last year’s bombing.While runners are banned from brining their own bags to the race, they will be given the opportunity to place a change of clothes or other personal gear in a clear plastic bag B.A.A. will provide when they pick up their race numbers near the finish line on Boston Commons.This is just one of the new policies implemented after last year’s Boston Marathon bombing, which killed three people and injured 260.Celebrity Athletes to March on Capitol Hill Promoting Pro-Activity LegislationToday, one Heisman Trophy winner, Hershel Walker, and two U.S. Olympic Gold Medalists, softball pitcher Jennie Finch and swimmer Cullen Jones, will march at the 15th annual National Health Through Fitness Day in Washington D.C.Several other prominent athletes have also joined in for the event, which promotes face-to-face discussions with U.S. Representatives and U.S. Senators about the importance of federal funding to support quality physical education in schools and encourage more physical activity for families by making it more affordable. PHIT America and SFIA will assemble a series of small groups featuring well known athletes, sporting goods and fitness manufacturers, physical educators, and association leaders for these discussions.last_img read more

Mitchell Machine rewards IMCA Stock, Hobby, SportMod drivers

first_imgMitchell Machine awards will be presented during the national banquet in November or mailed beginning the following week from the IMCA home office.  WEBSTER CITY, Iowa – Drivers in four IMCA divisions earn post-season contingency awards from Mitchell Machine for a 13th season. Information about Mitchell Machine products and services is available at the web­site or by calling 515 297-3333. Drivers in all four divisions must compete with a Mitchell-manufactured transmission and provide proof of pur­chase made between Jan. 1 and Oct. 1, 2019, return a sign-up form to the IMCA home office by Aug. 1 and display two Mitchell Machine decals on their race car.  The Webster City, Iowa, transmission manufacturer and machine shop again gives product certificates based on regional point standings for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, and on national point standings for Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods.center_img Product certificates in the same increments will be awarded to top three eligible drivers in national standings for the two SportMod divisions. Top three eligible finishers in standings for both EQ Cylinder Heads Stock Car regions and both Big Daddy Race Cars regions for Hobby Stocks receive product certificates valued at $250, $100 and $100, respectively, “I don’t know when we put this program together that Ted Mitchell or I had the vision we’d extend it to a 13th season, but it has been consistent and effective and one our racers count on,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder stated. “Three divisions of IMCA racers will again benefit from their involvement in 2019.”last_img read more