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

Turning College dreams into reality

first_imgPart of a series on the impact of Harvard financial aid on students.April 1, 2010, brought a welcome surprise for Shaunte Butler: an acceptance email from Harvard College. The Miami native sat frozen at her computer for several minutes, letting it sink in that she was admitted to the Class of 2014. Hugs and kisses from her mother and excited phone calls to friends soon followed.But the joyous celebration nearly didn’t happen. Butler almost didn’t apply to Harvard.The importance of a college education was never in question at Butler’s Florida home, where her mother, Lisa Winchester, reminded her two children daily about the pivotal importance of a strong education. It was a message that Winchester took from her grandmother, whose mantra was, “You’ve got to learn the books.”“What she instilled in my family,” said Winchester, “was everyone was going to school.”Yet as a single parent who worked two jobs to support her family, Winchester knew that paying for her children’s college tuition without major loans would require strong financial support. Her daughter knew that, too. With her strong academic record, Butler had a number of Ivy League schools in sight. While preparing her college applications, she had researched financial aid options online and found that many of her top choices fully covered tuition for students whose families made less than $65,000 a year.Still, Butler was skeptical about Harvard.“I knew Harvard fell into that category,” she said. “I think I was just still a little discouraged from applying just because of some stereotypes in my mind that Harvard wouldn’t accept students from low-income backgrounds.”In fact, Harvard’s financial aid is among the most generous in the country and never requires students to take out loans to cover the cost of their education. Since launching the Harvard Financial Aid Initiative in 2005, the College has awarded nearly $1.6 billion in grant aid to undergraduates. More than half of students receive some form of need-based financial aid, and the majority of students pay just 10 percent of their annual family income.Shaunte Butler addressed Miami Northwestern students about her journey from Miami to Harvard. Joe Sherman/Harvard University“Our program is really designed to remove the financial barriers that may exist for students as they contemplate their college choice,” said Sally Donahue, Harvard’s director of financial aid. “Our goal is to have families contribute to the extent that they are able, and then to have Harvard fill in the gaps, making Harvard affordable for all families.”To ease the burden of everyday expenses, Harvard launched a start-up grant program last year that awards incoming freshmen whose annual family incomes are less than $65,000 an additional $2,000 to help them transition to College.Ensuring that a Harvard education is within financial reach for all qualified students is one of the primary goals of The Harvard Campaign, said Donahue.“I can’t think of a better investment of University resources than making it possible for us to be able to continue to recruit students of talent from around the world, admit the best students regardless of their financial background, and then train them to be citizen leaders in the world.”One of Butler’s high school teachers kept urging her to apply to Harvard. “I just don’t think I am going to get in,” she told him. He countered that not applying would be “making a big mistake.” His comment worked.Butler graduated in 2014 with a degree in neurobiology. Today she is a first-year student at the Yale School of Medicine. Down the road, she hopes to work in public health to reduce medical disparities between income groups.On a recent trip to Florida, Butler stopped by her alma mater, Miami Northwestern Senior High School, with Harvard President Drew Faust, where they encouraged students to attend college after graduation. Butler told the teens to aim high and reminded them that Harvard’s generous aid package, like that of many Ivy League schools, makes the College affordable.“I was letting them know… since they go to Miami Northwestern they are likely to fall under the same financial aid I did, where they don’t have to apply for anything extra, [and that] they will get fully covered for all four years, and that Harvard even provides a little bit of money for student activities.”In addition to covering tuition costs, Harvard’s financial aid includes things such as the Winter Coat Fund, which helps students buy cold-weather gear, and the Student Events Fund, “so you don’t have to worry about going to fewer student activities just because of money,” said Butler.“Harvard is really generous with financial aid,” she said, “and Harvard just really ensures that when you get to the school, your money won’t make a difference in your social life.”Winchester fulfilled her own college dreams in 2014, graduating from Barry University in Miami with a joint bachelor’s and master’s degree in public administration, just a couple of months before Butler.Recalling her daughter’s College career, Winchester said, “The word that comes to mind is amazing — amazing and grateful.” Harvard’s financial backing, she said, “was just beyond our wildest dreams.”last_img read more

One man injured in vehicular accident on Salisbury Highway.

first_img Share Share 15 Views   no discussions LocalNews One man injured in vehicular accident on Salisbury Highway. by: – August 20, 2011 Sharing is caring!center_img Share Tweet In photo: The scene of the accident on Salisbury Highway earlier today.Information reaching Dominica Vibes News indicates that a vehicular accident occurred on the Salisbury Highway earlier today where one man sustained minor injuries.It is alleged that a blue car driven by Simpson Letang of Pichelin was attempting to overtake a tipper truck, both driving in a northerly direction on the Salisbury Highway, when the accident occurred. Further that as a result of the high speed at which he was driving, Mr. Letang was unable to revert to his original lane and as a result the car to collide with the tipper truck on its right rear wheel, pushing the dumper truck out of control and causing it to make a 180˚turn towards Roseau.Mr. Letang had to be assisted out of his car and was transported to the Princess Margaret Hospital by Fire officers stationed at the St. Joseph Fire & Ambulance Station. It is reported that only the driver of the car was injured.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Report: Veteran center Tyson Chandler being bought out by Suns, expects to sign with Lakers

first_imgPORTLAND – The Lakers’ big man depth might be getting another veteran boost.The Phoenix Suns are reportedly in the process of buying out 18-year veteran center Tyson Chandler, and once he clears waivers, several outlets have reported that he is expected to sign with the Lakers.The pairing would make sense: The 7-foot-1 Chandler is a Compton native, a prep-to-pro product out of Dominguez High School. The Lakers are sorely in need of a capable big man to play behind starting center JaVale McGee, as small ball lineups have not played out as hoped and back-up Ivica Zubac has been spotty in the playing rotation.As a result, the Lakers entered Saturday night’s game just 21st in rebounding percentage (48.9 percent). Two-way contract player Johnathan Williams had carved out a viable role as the team’s chief back-up to McGee. “That’s a hypothetical,” Walton said. “I can’t live in that world.”James debuts Shut Up and Dribble docAmong James’ many entertainment projects, “Shut Up and Dribble” has a title that might be most personal.It’s a phrase borrowed from conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham, back when she criticized James’ political stances back in February. That line now fronts the documentary produced by James which highlights a history of athletes taking up social issues for themselves. The documentary was scheduled to air Saturday night on Showtime.The project was in the works before James got in Ingraham’s crosshairs, a reflection of his natural interest in athlete activism. Since he was young, James said, his Ohio roots made him interested in Buckeye Jesse Owens and Cleveland Browns running back Jim Brown.“It’s meant a lot for the obvious reasons as we all know,” he said. “But to have so many people want to participate in it, and give their experiences, their voice, what they went through at their time, and to be able to bring it all together, it’s pretty cool. I hope a lot of people tune in and watch it.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersChandler lends a more experienced hand. He has averaged just 3.7 points and 4.7 rebounds this season for the Suns, playing behind No. 1 draft pick DeAndre Ayton. But last season as a starter in 46 games, Chandler averaged 6.5 points and 9.1 rebounds.The one-time All-Star’s career has spanned tenures with the Chicago Bulls, New Orleans Hornets, New York Knicks, Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns. His sole championship came in 2011 with the Mavericks, when he beat LeBron James’ first team in Miami in the Finals. He also was on Team USA rosters alongside James.Portland Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts coached Chandler as a Dallas assistant in the championship year and had nothing but good things to say ahead of the Lakers’ game Saturday night against the Blazers.“I love Tyson Chandler,” Stotts said. “Obviously that was a few years ago, but he impacts the game at the defensive end, he’s a great locker room guy, he’s a great teammate. He’s all about winning. Any team that has Tyson’s going to be better for it.”Until Chandler’s signing is official, the Lakers can’t officially comment on him. Coach Luke Walton was asked questions about his center depth, but declined to speculate if the team would have a role open for a rebounding, defense-first center.last_img read more

Lovely Locks Will Be Shaved When Home Instead Senior Care Team…

first_imgSubmitted by Shane Hedberg for Home Instead Senior CareMost of us, if not all, are willing to physically protect a child should the need arise. Our sad reality, however, is that not everything that threatens children is something that can be physically fended off. Once every three minutes, a parent is told that their child has cancer; it’s an experience that no one can imagine, and no one should have to go through. From that moment on the child is no longer a mere child, but a gladiator in a fight for their life.Childhood cancer is a tragedy for everyone it touches, and it touches more people than you might think. In spite of the horrors of the illness, however, little cancer research is geared directly with children in mind. In the face of overwhelming odds, we are lucky to have the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.The St. Baldrick’s Foundation has pledged to help end the fight against childhood cancer by funding research not only specifically geared toward children, but also geared toward saving their lifelong health from being damaged by the treatments. And luckily for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, they have four new warriors on their side this year.At the Home Instead Senior Care office in Olympia are four women who have pledged to raise $4,000 for the St. Baldrick’s Rock, Paper, Scissors fundraiser on June 8th in Seattle. For the privilege of receiving your donations Michelle, Andrea, Carlena, and Jennifer will shave their heads. Why? Because they all agree that in the face of childhood cancer, hair is entirely meaningless.To assist with these noble ladies’ endeavor, donations can be made through this group or in person at the office located at 1217 Cooper Pt Rd. SW Ste. 8. If you have questions, you can call Jennifer at 360-570-0049 ex. 107. For updates you can visit the South Sound Home Instead Senior Care Facebook page.ABOUT THE PARTICIPATING STAFF:Carlena ElliottAge: 27I recently had a friend who’s young niece Sadie-Lynn lost her fight to a very rare form of brain cancer known as AT/RT (Atypical Teratoid/Rhabdoid Tumor).  I have two small children and like any parent would be devastated if a tragedy like childhood cancer presented itself to my kids. After learning about Sadie and the Sadie’s Fight Foundation I became passionate about helping to find cures for childhood cancers. St. Baldricks like Sadie’s Fight is an incredible non-profit organization and I am happy to be taking part of something so big with a team of girls so great.Jennifer McCleesAge: 28I was born and raised in Tumwater, WA.  I am married to Dave McClees and I have 3 kids: Brady (7), Aspen (5) and Porter (1).  My father is a 2-time cancer survivor and I have lost people close to me to cancer.  Having three kids of my own and having been affected by cancer, I want to do everything I can to raise awareness and help find a cure.  Shaving my head is the least I can do to help.  One of my favorite quotes: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world.  Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret MeadMichelle WebbAge: 26Reason why: Why wouldn’t you commit to such a great cause? Raising funds and awareness to support childhood cancer research is a worthy reason itself, but for me personally being able to selflessly give in support of all children and their families going through such a tremendous struggle is reason enough for me.Andrea GarnerAge: 25My name is Andrea Garner and I’m married to Shane Hedberg. Our family has been affected by cancer in many different forms, all of which hold their own tragedies and stories of absolute triumph. When I was approached and asked to fund raise and shave my head in support of childhood cancer research, there was no hesitation. I’m looking forward to the journey and the eradication of these diseases. Facebook38Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

4th Annual Summer Concert Series at the Artesian Commons

first_imgFacebook23Tweet0Pin0Submitted by the City of OlympiaFor the fourth year in a row, the City of Olympia is partnering with The Bridge Music Project to host their annual concert series at the Artesian Commons Park in Downtown Olympia. This year’s concerts will feature youth musicians from The Bridge Music Project, alongside regional and national renowned artists. The goal of the concert series is to create positive cultural events downtown that are accessible to all communities.This year’s concert series kicks off on Friday, June 8 at 7 p.m. and will be hosted by Olympia Mayor Cheryl Selby. The event will feature several youth from The Bridge Music Project and the hip hop/funk band, Speaker Minds from Portland. “Our organization, The Bridge, is all about building community, drawing all different types of people together and having a fun time. That is exactly what we do with these concerts,” says Bobby Williams, executive director of The Bridge Music Project.This year’s concert series will include five concerts on rotating Fridays. Highlights of this year’s series include the all-styles dance battle tournament, world touring singer/songwriter, Erica Freas and local celebrities, DBST. All concerts will also feature youth songwriters from The Bridge Music Project.The Bridge Music Project is a nonprofit organization in Olympia, WA that works with at-risk youth to show how music and writing can be used as tools to deal with life’s challenges. This work is done through songwriting workshops in the community where youth work together to write, produce, record and perform original music that shares their stories. The Bridge has also partnered with organizations like the Thurston and King County juvenile courts and Together! to express how writing can be used as a therapeutic tool. “It’s good to have a creative outlet, because then you don’t have all these emotions that are bubbled up inside of you and you have a way to release them,” says Shanelle Berry, a youth music mentor for The Bridge.Local band Monkflower will also be playing on Fridays this summer in addition to many other upcoming events and programs. For dates and details, see the Artesian Commons Calendar: year’s sponsors for the Bridge Summer Concert Series include the Parking and Business Improvement Area (PBIA), The West Olympia Rotary, Olympia Federal Savings Bank and the Olympia Downtown Alliance (ODA). For more information about the Bridge Summer Concert Series visit their website at Those interested in learning more about the Bridge can contact Bobby Williams, their Executive Director, at [email protected]last_img read more