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Vol. XLVI, No. 1

January, 2013

 


Job Mart - Updated 21 January 2013

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Faculty Positions

Description: New Listings!Associate Chief of Research, National Academy of Sciences/Radiation Effects Research Foundation. The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is seeking candidates for Associate Chief of Research at the Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF) in Hiroshima, Japan. The successful candidate will work under the direction of the Chief of Research to provide scientific leadership of the Foundation’s research programs in clinical medicine, epidemiology, genetics, and radiobiology. Specific responsibilities include overseeing/assisting with research planning; design of research protocols and methodologies; participating in the analysis/interpretation of data; developing and disseminating research publications; presenting RERF research at scientific meetings; and identifying and applying advanced technologies to improve research capabilities. The Associate Chief may also participate directly in research collaborations with RERF scientists. RERF is a bi-national foundation supported by the governments of Japan and the United States and is a global leader in the study of long-term effects of radiation exposure on human health and its interactions with genes, lifestyle, and environment. Established as the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC) in 1947, RERF investigates the health of Japanese atomic bomb survivors in three large cohort studies: Life Span Study, Adult Health Study, and a study of survivor offspring (F1 Study). The NAS established the ABCC at the request of the U.S. Government and has a long-standing cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy to recruit and employ U.S. scientists at RERF. Additional information about RERF and its research programs can be found on the RERF website at rerf.or.jp. To qualify for this position you must be a U.S. citizen; possess an earned Ph.D. or M.D. degree in a relevant scientific discipline, preferably radiation biology, biophysics, or genetics; have a demonstrated record of scientific leadership and research productivity; and be willing to relocate to Japan. The successful candidate will receive a joint NAS/RERF appointment for an initial period of two years with the potential for renewal. To apply for this position please submit a letter describing your interests and potential contributions and a current CV to the NAS employment website at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH04/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=NAS&cws=1&rid=7470, or contact Dr. Kevin Crowley (kcrowley@nas.edu), Director, Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board, NAS; or Dr. Roy Shore (shore@rerf.or.jp), Chief of Research, RERF.

Description: New Listings!Assistant Professor, Division of Radio-Biology, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California - Irvine. The Department of Radiation Oncology at UC Irvine is recruiting a full-time faculty member in the Professorial in residence Series at the Assistant Professor level
Requirements: The successful candidates will develop an independent translational research program in neuroscience, cancer and/or radiation biology. Must have skills in research include but are not restricted to the application of stem cells in the treatment of neurodegenerative sequelae caused by either genetic predisposition and/or cytotoxic treatments associated with the clinical management of cancer.  Highly desirable is experience in basic radiation sciences, cancer stem cell biology, stem cell biology, cognitive testing, and the pharmacologic treatment of normal tissue sequelae caused by radio/chemotherapy.  The candidates will be expected to develop an independent line of investigation and to fund the majority of these research activities through extramural funding. 
To facilitate these efforts, protected research time and start-up funds will be provided.  The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in the teaching curriculum for the radiation oncology residents. 
Candidates who qualify for a Senate position will be expected to engage in an independent and extramurally-funded clinical research program.
An academic appointment at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level in the residence, or Health Sciences Clinical Series will be recommended based on training, qualifications, and experience.
Application instructions: To be considered for the position, interested candidates should visit:
https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/
Complete an online application profile and upload application materials electronically.
The University of California, Irvine is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women and minorities. UC Irvine is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Award for gender equity.

 

Research Scientist/Biologist, Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. The incumbent will conduct research on the biological effects of ionizing radiation as they relate to the radiological protection of the public and workers, to nuclear medicine applications and radiotherapy. He/she will participate in the existing radiobiological research program, but will also be expected to develop new projects that are focused on in vivo tissue and systemic responses to low-dose radiation – including on inflammatory and immune responses – and their relationship to carcinogenesis. The incumbent will report to the Branch Manager through the leader of the radiobiology team.  The incumbent will have overall responsibility for the day-to-day supervision and management of research activities that have been approved/ assigned to him/her by the Branch Manager. This includes, but is not limited to the following:
- Supporting existing, as well as proposing and managing new research projects and conducting biological research in areas relevant to cell, tissue and organism responses to ionizing radiation and radiation risk assessment.
- Analyzing the results of the team's scientific research and writing articles for publication in peer-reviewed journals, as well as research reports for internal or external customers.
- Providing technical guidance on-the-job training and leadership for technical staff, including conducting yearly Performance Assessments.
- Submitting budgets for research proposals and overseeing group budgets and expenditures.
Producing routine administrative, progress and technical reports.
- Approving working procedures, including quality verification activities. 
- Insuring that all activities are carried out with due diligence relative to established Quality Assurance/Quality Control requirements and Standard Operating Procedures, applicable environmental and safety regulations and requirements (industrial and radiological), and company policies and procedures (including relevant labour contracts).
- Providing assistance to the Branch Manager when requested.
Qualifications
- PhD degree in a relevant Biological/Biochemical discipline from a university of recognized standing or
- membership in an engineering or scientific professional organization authorized by statute to establish qualification for membership in that organization
- A minimum of 2 years of postdoctoral experience in the field is desirable.
- A minimum of 2 years of supervisory experience in a similar research environment is desirable.
- Knowledge and experience in at least one of the following areas: Cell and Tissue Biology and Pathology, Biochemistry, Immunology, in vivo animal models of tissue pathology as they relate to questions in Radiobiology
- Demonstrated ability to publish his/her research results as lead or senior author in peer-reviewed scientific literature.

Please apply online at AECL website: Research Scientist/Biologist

 

Faculty Position in Radiation Cancer Biology, Colorado State University.  The Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences (ERHS) invites applications for a 9-month tenure track faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level in the area of radiation/cancer biology. A PhD degree (or equivalent) from an accredited university is required, and also research experience in cellular and molecular aspects of radiobiology, especially related to carcinogenesis or cancer treatment. Special consideration will be given to candidates with a strong publication record and with post-doctoral experience in these research areas. At the assistant professor level, the successful candidate is expected to develop a funded research program in the area of basic or applied radiological health sciences complementary to existing research programs. Candidates at the associate professor level are expected to have a funded research program. Applicable areas of research include, but are not limited to, radiation biology/cancer biology, radiation oncology, radiation cytogenetics, radiation genetics and the genetic control of radiation responses, and radiation-induced carcinogenesis and normal tissue injury. The successful candidate is expected to provide support, research and mentoring opportunities for graduate students seeking PhD degrees. The candidate is also expected to teach and coordinate one or more courses that are integral to the graduate program in Radiological Health Sciences related to Radiation Cancer Biology. The full position description may be viewed at http://www.cvmbs.colostate.edu/ns/. Candidates should submit a CV; statement of professional goals, including research and teaching interests; and the name, address, phone number and email address of three references. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Priority will be given to applications received by March 15, 2013. All applications should be forwarded electronically to: Ms. Julie Asmus, Search Coordinator Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences Colorado State University Julie.Asmus@colostate.edu. CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer. CSU conducts background checks on all final candidates.

Associate Professor/Professor (Tenure Track Eligible) Radiation Biologist, University of Kansas Medical Center. The Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Kansas Medical Center is seeking a Radiation Biologist to spearhead basic science and laboratory research effort and to collaborate with other members of the Department of Radiation Oncology and the University of Kansas Cancer Center.
One of the strengths of the developing Cancer Center is our Drug Discovery, Delivery & Development (D4) Research Program that incorporates drug discovery, drug delivery and clinical translational research activities. Three strategies that are employed to establish and advance drugs from the bench to the bedside: 1) discovery of novel anticancer drugs active against novel drug targets, 2) drug repurposing (i.e. new indications for currently marketed drugs), and 3) applying drug delivery platform technologies to improve the safety and/or efficacy of currently marketed anticancer agents. The D4 Research Program bridges the gap between basic and clinical research. Ongoing research involves the scientific disciplines of cell biology, biochemistry, medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry, combinatorial chemistry, physical chemistry, structural biology, drug metabolism, bioanalytical chemistry, pharmacokinetics, pharmacogenomics, pharmacogenetics, biostatistics, bioinformatics, cancer biology, and clinical research.
Candidate should have a track record of independent extra-mural funded research. Candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching of radiation biology to residents and medical students. Requires Doctorate (PhD and/or MD) in appropriate field, with experience in Radiation Biology.
Please submit inquiries and Curriculum Vitae to Parvesh Kumar, MD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Radiation Oncology at pkumar@kumc.edu. To apply on-line, go to http://jobs.kumc.edu and search for position J0151708. An EO/AA Employer.

Gilbert Beebe Radiation Fellowship in honor of Dr. Beebe’s remarkable career in radiation epidemiology and statistics. The recipient will work at the Radiation Epidemiology Branch, National Cancer Institute and the Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF) in Hiroshima, Japan. RERF is a worldwide leader in human radiation epidemiology and associated disciplines and has a wide array of data based on 60 years of follow-up of atomic bomb survivors. Further information is available at www.rerf.or.jp. The fellowship is intended for mid- to senior-level epidemiologists or biostatisticians and allows great flexibility in working arrangements.  The fellowship will typically be for up to 6 months and will include travel to RERF. The recipient will be supported by the National Academy of Sciences. For further information, contact: Kevin Crowley, Director, Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board, National Academy of Sciences (202) 334-3066; Email: kcrowley@nas.edu. This fellowship is sponsored by the Department of Energy, the National Academy of Sciences, the National Cancer Institute (National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services), and the Radiation Effects Research Foundation.

Post-Doc Listings

Post-Doctoral Fellow in Cancer Research. A post-doctoral fellowship is available for a qualified candidate in Cancer Research at the University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston, TX. The fellowship will be a joint appointment within the UTMB Cancer Center between the Department of Radiation Oncology and Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The primary focus will be in an on-going research project of heavy ion induced hepatocellular carcinoma in mice. Candidate will also be encouraged to pursue independent research projects. The candidate will have direct interaction with collaborators and other members of the research team and thus must have proficient communication and writing skills in English. The research environment will involve animal work (sample preparation from normal and irradiated animals) with subsequent analysis by deep confocal microscopy coupled with Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Mass Spectrometry (MALDI MS) Imaging techniques primarily for lipid profiling. Comprehensive lipid analysis will be heavily weighted towards high-resolution biological mass analysis with a Bruker 12T Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometer (FT-ICR MS) for identification of novel therapeutic targets for prevention. Experience in biological mass spectrometry, MALDI, low flow-electrospray and nano-LC techniques are essential. Additional experience with FT-ICR MS and previous animal work is highly desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to publish and present results at scientific conferences, thus an established publication record is a plus. Please Contact:
Robert L. Ullich, Ph.D.
John Sealy Distinguished Chair in Cancer Biology
Interim Director UTMB Cancer Center
MRB 9.104
University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, TX
Phone: 409-747-1935; Fax: 409-747-1938; e-mail: bullrich@UTMB.EDU
or
Mark R. Emmett, Ph.D.
Professor
The University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston (UTMB)
Dept. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
UTMB Cancer Research Center
301 University Blvd., Rt. 1074
Galveston, TX 77555-1074.
Office Phone: (409) 747-1943; e-mail: mremmett@utmb.edu.

Postdoctoral positions, Emory University.
Manipulation of DNA repair machinery for gene correction in sickle cell disease. The applicant will join a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional Nanomedicine Development Center that is focused on gene correction at the β-globin locus via delivery of engineered nucleases to hematopoietic stem cells. We are working on innovative methods for ligand-mediated delivery of these nucleases as proteins (rather than as cDNAs). An important aspect of the project will be to develop approaches for manipulating target cells to improve the efficiency of correction.  Some prior experience working with hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells will be helpful but is not required. Refer to position 30584BR.
Inhibition of DNA repair to improve radiotherapy outcomes.  The applicant will undertake an exciting project to deliver therapeutic antibody fragments to the cell nucleus. The approach combines the strengths of antibody therapy (the ability to attack almost any protein target) with those of small-molecule drugs (the ability to penetrate cells). Proof-of-concept experiments have demonstrated the effectiveness of the approach in cultured cells (Xiong et al., Intranuclear delivery of a novel antibody-derived radiosensitizer targeting the DNA-dependent protein kinase catalytic subunit, Int J. Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 83:1023-30 (2012)).  The successful candidate will pursue experiments needed to translate this approach to the clinic, which may include expanding the palette of targets, refining the delivery methods, and extending the work to preclinical models. Some background in areas of drug delivery or nanotechnology will be helpful but is not required. Refer to position 30586BR.
Submit CV and three references to:
William Dynan, PhD, Professor,
Departments of Radiation Oncology and Biochemistry
Emory University School of Medicine
wdynan@emory.edu
Phone: 404-727-4104

Mailing address:
Department of Biochemistry
4121 Rollins Research Center
1510 Clifton Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30322
Mailstop: 1940-001-1AE (SOM: Biochemistry)

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