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DOD funding

Dear Postdocs: This is a funding announcement from DOD. The Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14) Defense Appropriations Act provides research funding for the peer reviewed programs managed by the Department of Defense (DOD) office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). This e-mail is to notify the research community of the recently released funding opportunities from the following programs: Autism Research Program (ARP), Gulf War Illness Research Program (GWIRP), Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP), Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP), Peer Reviewed Orthopaedic Research Program (PRORP), and Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP). Detailed descriptions of each of the funding opportunities, evaluation criteria, and submission requirements can be found in the respective Program Announcements. Each Program Announcement is available electronically for downloading from the Grants.gov website (http://www.grants.gov), the CDMRP website (http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/prgdefault.shtml) and the electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP) (https://eBRAP.org). ———————————————————————- Autism Research Program (ARP) Clinical Trial Award Idea Development Award Gulf War Illness Research Program (GWIRP) Clinical Trial Award Innovative Treatment Evaluation Award Investigator-Initiated Research Award New Investigator Award Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) Career Development Award Idea Award with Special Focus Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) Clinical Trial Award Discovery Award Focused Program Award Investigator-Initiated Research Award Technology/Therapeutic Development Award Peer Reviewed Orthopaedic Research Program (PRORP) Clinical Trial Award Clinical Trial Development Award Idea Development Award Outcomes Research Award Translational Research Award Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP) Biomarker Development Award Idea Development Award Synergistic Idea Development Award *Note: The PCRP Clinical Exploration, Health Disparity Research, Laboratory-Clinical Transition, Population Science Impact, and Prostate Cancer Pathology Biospecimen Resource Site Award funding opportunities will be released in late May 2014. The PCRP Collaborative Undergraduate HBCU Student Summer Training Program, Exploration Hypothesis Development, Physician Research Training, and Postdoctoral Training Award funding opportunities will be released in early June 2014. ———————————————————————- All funding opportunities, both recently and previously released, are available on the CDMRP website (http://cdmrp.army.mil). Subsequent notifications will be sent when additional funding opportunities are released. A listing of all CDMRP funding opportunities can be obtained on the Grants.gov website by performing a basic search using CFDA Number 12.420.   best, BPC

International Jobs Vacancy Announcements from the United Nations and United States Department of State

United Nations and United States Department of State

International Jobs Vacancy Announcements

Employment Opportunity: Senior Scientist Molecular Biologist/Biosensor Engineer/Chemist

Optofluidics, Inc. has an opening for a senior scientist with a background in molecular biology, biosensors or chemistry. The successful candidate will work within a technical team in order to develop microfluidic point-of-care devices related to blood-borne protein analysis. The initial duties will be on the development of microfluidic ELISAs to detect biomarkers from serum. Starting salary will be commensurate with experience.
The position is located in at our laboratory facilities in the University City Science Center in Philadelphia, PA and the expected start date is January 2012. Interested candidates should send a copy of their CV with 3 references and a cover letter to [ jobs@optofluidicscorp.com ].

Requirements:
Masters (or 3 years industry experience) or PhD in Engineering, Physical or Biology
-  Ability to legally work in the U.S starting January 2012
-  Prior experience with molecular recognition assays, biosensors, and surface functionalization and fluorescent microscopy

Desired Experience:
-  Handling human or animal tissue samples
-  Microfluidics and microfabrication preferable but not required

About Optofluidics, Inc.:

Optofluidics, Inc. is a 3 person startup which commenced operations in 2011, and is located in Philadelphia, PA. Our focus is currently on the development of molecular diagnostics and single molecule instrumentation using integrated microfluidic and nanophotonic technologies.
[ http://www.optofluidicscorp.com]

Careers in Biomedical Grant Management

When:  Tuesday, 15 November 2011
Where:  4:00 – 5:30 pm, Ben Franklin Room (Room 218), Houston Hall

Featuring Anita Pepper, Ph.D., Manager, Pew Programs in the Biomedical Sciences, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Dr. Anita Pepper, a former Penn postdoc in the Department of Genetics, will discuss why nontraditional or alternative careers for Ph.D.s in biomedical science should now be considered anything but nontraditional or alternative.  She will address the often overlooked point that trained scientists acquire skill sets that are required for many jobs outside of academia that can be fulfilling, intellectually challenging and have a broad impact on the world at large.

Graduate students, postdocs, and alumni of Penn graduate programs are welcome to attend.  Pre-registration is requestedCLICK HERE.

Check out our calendar for all upcoming Career Services programs for graduate students and postdocs: [ http://www.vpul.upenn.edu/careerservices/gradstud/calendar.html ].

Hosted by:  Career Services at University of Pennsylvania

Wharton Business Plan Competition Information Session

You should attend the Wharton Business Plan Competition Information Session hosted by the Biomedical Postdoc Council’s Career Enhancement and Training (CET) Committee and the Wharton Entrepreneurial Programs if you are interested in the following:
·         Taking a product from the bench to the market
·         Utilizing your knowledge of science/medicine in the business world
·         Love writing
·         Entrepreneurship
·         Team building exercises
WHEN:  Tuesday, 01 November 2011 from 12:30PM – 1:30PM
WHERE:  253 BRBII/III
Click here for more information:  [ http://bpc.wharton.upenn.edu ]

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