ACSSA Undergraduate Chemistry Research Symposium

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UC Evaluation Center Institute

UCEC Institute for Training in
Educational Evaluation

July 9 – July 11, 2013

Applications Due: 5pm Pacific Time, May 31, 2013

The University of California Educational Evaluation Center (UCEC)
offers an excellent opportunity for graduate students in the University of
California system to participate in an intensive training in educational
evaluation over a period of three days in Santa Barbara. Participants will
attend method, theory, and skill-based workshops in educational
evaluation conducted by nationally recognized UC scholars.
Additionally, graduate students will have the opportunity to share their
individual research interests and receive feedback from UC professors
and other graduate students from a variety of disciplines who are also
interested in educational evaluation.

For more information and the application form, visit:
http://www.education.ucsb.edu/ucec/Institute.html

Questions? Contact us at 805-893-7678 or

Five Chemistry and Biochemistry students awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Five Chemistry and Biochemistry students awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships. We’re so proud of you guys! http://ow.ly/k1sjf

Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation (GNF) Position

Job Title: Scientific Associate II, Protein Sciences

Job Code: JV03-22

 

The Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation (GNF), as part of the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research (NIBR), has a mission to discover innovative medicines to address unmet medical need.

GNF is world-renowned for driving new biological insight and accelerating the pace of drug discovery by creatively applying our technology and multidisciplinary expertise.

GNF’s Protein Sciences department is looking for a highly motivated and talented candidate at the research associate level to support protein primary and higher order structure characterization using mass spectrometry and other biophysical techniques

Primary responsibilities include:

•    Utilize liquid chromatography mass spectrometry techniques to identify and quantitate proteins and peptides in support of discovery programs

•    Higher order protein structural characterization using hydrogen deuterium exchange and other protein labeling techniques

•    Operation and maintenance of liquid chromatography mass spectrometry and associated equipment

•    Data reduction and analysis using equipment vendor and 3rd party software

•    Preparation of reports summarizing results and interpretations

Education:

  • BS/MS in biology/chemistry/biochemistry or related field, plus minimum of two years relevant experience

Experience and technical skills:

•    2+ years of protein MS experience

•              Extensive knowledge/practical experience in capillary liquid chromatography mass spectrometry method development for protein/peptide characterization

•    Familiarity with standard proteomic workflows

•    Demonstrated ability to analyze, interpret, and summarize results independently

•    Additional experience with protein/peptide chemical labeling and/or other biophysical characterization techniques is considered a plus

Send CV/resume as attachment to jobs@gnf.org (please include job code in the subject line).

Interdisciplinary Research Workshop for Graduate Students

Interdisciplinary Research Workshop for Graduate Students

Facilitator: Emily Elizabeth Goodman, PhD Candidate (Visual Arts) and Executive Vice President of Internal Affairs (UCSD Graduate Student Association)

Wednesday, 4/10/13

11am-noon

Held at the Zone (Price Center Level 1, next to Jamba Juice and across from bookstore)

Snacks and refreshments will be served

This workshop, co-hosted by the Graduate Student Association and The Zone will focus on the benefits, pitfalls, and methods of interdisciplinary research.

Please join us in facilitating interdepartmental dialogue, and come learn about how collaboration and an interdisciplinary approach enriches your research and networking opportunities.

http://gradlife.ucsd.edu/2013/04/graduate-wellness-workshops-at-the-zone-spring-2013/

Wolfe Laboratories, Inc. Quality Systems Supervisor Position

Quality Systems Supervisor

An opportunity exists for an exceptional individual in the area of Quality Systems, focusing on
the management of Quality Control and Quality Assurance. The QS Supervisor will work under the
guidance of the Associate Director of Quality to implement and maintain Quality Systems supporting
the Wolfe Laboratories GLP/GMP/GCP analytical testing and characterization program. The individual
must be highly motivated toward increasing level of responsibility and leadership. The individual must be
willing to receive a combination of on the job and outside training on GLP/GMP/GCP operations.

Responsibilities include:
• Help to maintain and grow all Quality Systems including, but not limited to the
management of:
• Internal audits
• Vendor audits
• Training
• Documentation
• Laboratory controls
• Non-conformances and CAPA
• Ensure compliance with GLP, GMP, and GCP regulations and industry standards as they
relate to Wolfe Laboratories activities
• Provide Quality Assurance oversight for GLP, GMP, and GCP-related activities
• Manage Quality Assurance review of analytical test results, investigations, reports and
protocols for GLP, GMP, and GCP projects
• Manage internal and external audits
• Lead Quality Assurance investigations of non-conformances by analyzing data,
interpreting results and recommending appropriate corrective actions to area managers
• Contribute to the efficiency of Quality Processes by identifying and suggesting
improvements and eliminating non-value added work
• Contribute to writing of proposals or technical agreements for GLP/GMP/GCP projects

Desired Background and Experience:
The successful candidate will hold a Master’s or Ph.D. degree in a science-related field, with 1–3 years of
experience in an equivalent role. Previous laboratory experience required: experience in manufacturing
operations for pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical or drug development organizations in activities
supporting GMP or GLP functions preferred. Ability to apply established principles, theories and
concepts in areas of laboratory operations. Can propose, design and implement solutions to solve or
prevent problems that have a negative impact on quality of executed work or on compliance with Wolfe
Laboratories Quality Systems and GLP/GMP/GCP regulations. Familiarity with regulatory guidance
documents is highly desirable.

Good communication and interpersonal skills are essential for this position, as it requires working with
both internal and external clients, vendors and suppliers. Prior experience delivering trainings is also
helpful.

Interested candidates are requested to email a copy of their resume with a cover letter including
salary history to: employment.wolfelabs@wolfelabs.com.

Wolfe Laboratories, Inc. (WLI), located in Watertown, MA, is a premier contract research
organization that provides integrated early drug development solutions to the biopharmaceutical
industry. Wolfe Laboratories is an essential element of the drug development ecosystem,
recognized by global and virtual biopharmaceutical companies as a science-driven organization
whose mission is to provide outstanding discovery and development services tailored to its
clients’ needs for rational formulation development. Wolfe Laboratories integrates the critical
path components of early development to ensure that programs advance while meeting rigorous
scientific demands with flexibility to address dynamic challenges and aggressive timelines.
Wolfe Laboratories’ vision is to improve human health, and we continue to strive towards that
goal by embracing our core values of integrity, excellence and teamwork. The company has a
high percentage of repeat clients, which is a testament to its long-term commitment of continual
investment in its capabilities to meet biopharma’s growing demand for high quality, integrated
early development services.

We have a steady 12-year track record of growth, success and profitability.
For more information visit us at: http://www.wolfelabs.com.

Wolfe Laboratories, Inc is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

Wolfe Laboratories, Inc. Postdoctoral Position

POSTDOCTORAL SCIENTIST

JOB SUMMARY: We require a highly motivated Postdoctoral Scientist to work on
protein stability & aggregation as it relates to therapeutic protein development. The
current postdoctoral project is designed to understand the fundamental mechanism/s of
protein instability, sub-visible particulate formation and aggregation using variety of
chromatographic, biophysical and biochemical tools.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
SCIENTIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Evaluate physical and biophysical properties of peptides and proteins relevant to
drug development and subsequently communicate the interpretation and
implication of results to clients.
• Develop analytical methods and characterize product variants
• Execute and oversee specialized analytical testing and generation of technical
documents
• Maintain a strong awareness of current scientific literature, particularly in the area
of protein characterization, and actively apply new concepts as appropriate.
• Develop and evaluate new cutting-edge technologies for protein product
understanding, especially product heterogeneity and impact on safety and
efficacy.
• Design experiments to develop pre-clinical and clinical formulations of drug
candidates to support drug discovery and development.
• Design experiments to determine the stability in prototype clinical formulations,
to detect and identify the decomposition products, and to achieve formulations
with acceptable shelf-life.
• Perform laboratory experiments related to the above.
• Create presentations for outside scientific meetings and conferences to showcase
Wolfe Laboratories’ scientific leadership in the field of protein analysis and
characterization.

CLIENT INTERACTION RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Interface with clients to develop an in-depth understanding of client objectives
and define solutions to meet their program requirements
• Develop compelling approaches and solutions to address client needs
• Write persuasive proposals for the projects
• Regularly interact with clients to keep them abreast of project progress
• Write and review interim and final reports.

REQUIRED BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE:
• Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Biophysics, Chemistry or closely related disciplines
• In depth experience in the area of protein biophysical chemistry of proteins
involving structure-folding-stability relationships. This includes purification,
stability, kinetics and thermodynamics of folding of monomeric proteins,
particularly as they relate to the pre-formulation and formulation development of
new drugs
• Hands-on experience with chromatographic method development as well as
techniques used for biophysical characterization of biopharmaceutical products
such as calorimetry, spectroscopy, higher order structure analysis, protein mass
spectroscopy, CE, HPLC, ELISA, and carbohydrate analysis.
• A demonstrated drive to apply technical knowledge to developing drug
formulations
• Established track record of significant contributions as an individual technical
expert
• Outstanding written and oral communication skills as well as polished and
persuasive client presentation skills

ADDITIONAL DESIRABLE BACKGROUND:
• Post doctoral experience in analytical biochemistry or closely related discipline.
• Good understanding of excipient and ligand interaction with proteins
• Evaluation of thermodynamic and kinetic models

Interested candidates are requested to email a copy of their resume with a cover letter
including salary history to: steve.pangione@wolfelabs.com

Wolfe Laboratories, Inc. (WLI), located in Watertown, MA, is a premier contract research
organization that provides integrated early drug development solutions to the biopharmaceutical
industry. Wolfe Laboratories is an essential element of the drug development ecosystem,
recognized by global and virtual biopharmaceutical companies as a science-driven organization
whose mission is to provide outstanding discovery and development services tailored to its
clients’ needs for rational formulation development. Wolfe Laboratories integrates the critical
path components of early development to ensure that programs advance while meeting rigorous
scientific demands with flexibility to address dynamic challenges and aggressive timelines.
Wolfe Laboratories’ vision is to improve human health, and we continue to strive towards that
goal by embracing our core values of integrity, excellence and teamwork. The company has a
high percentage of repeat clients, which is a testament to its long-term commitment of continual
investment in its capabilities to meet biopharma’s growing demand for high quality, integrated
early development services.

We have a steady 12-year track record of growth, success and profitability.

For more information visit us at: http://www.wolfelabs.com.
Wolfe Laboratories, Inc is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

US Student Fulbright Program Information Session

US Student Fulbright Program Information Session

Wednesday, May 8

3:30-5:30 PM

Student Services Center

Multi-Purpose Room

 

Guest Speakers:

Maya de Vries

Fulbright Fellow to Panama

2010-11

Haiyi Liu

Fulbright Fellow to China

2010-11

 

Come learn about the US Student Fulbright Program, which sends Americans to more than 155 countries to conduct research, complete an arts project, or teach English!

 

Undergraduates, grad students, and faculty are all encouraged to attend.

 

Questions?  Contact Zoe Ziliak Michel at gradadvisor@ucsd.edu.

 

Graduate Student Summer Job Opportunity – Graduate Advocate

Graduate Advocate Job Description

Job Opening(s) Graduate Advocates – Student Affairs, OGS

Summer Training Academy for Research in the Sciences (STARS)

The purpose of this position is to provide advising, mentoring and academic support for the participants in STARS.  STARS is designed to provide underrepresented, STEM undergraduate (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) students with intensive summer research experience.  Students conduct research full-time with a faculty mentor.  They also make a presentation at the Summer Research Symposium.  The goal is to prepare the students for graduate studies and increase their motivation to apply to UCSD graduate programs.

In addition to research, undergraduate students are required to attend Science seminars, Graduate School Preparation workshops and a Graduate Record Exam Classes.

The Graduate Advocates will:

 

1) Facilitate a 2 hour weekly group meeting with assigned student participants.

2) Make site visits to the labs where students are doing research.

3) Meet their faculty mentors to assess students’ progress in the program.

4) Identify any problems for students or faculty and assist in resolution. STARS staff is also available for problem solving.

5) Assist in developing co-curricular and social activities.

6) Provide consultation on NSF Graduate Research Fellowship application essays.

7) Provide a practice session for the Power Point presentations for the symposium.

8) Motivate students interested in attending UCSD graduate programs.

9) Attend weekly staff meetings.

 

Program Dates: June 24 – August 16, 2013

Employment Dates: June 19 – August 19, 2013

Hours/Week:  8-10

Rate of Pay: $15/hour

Deadline to apply: May 13, 2013

Send a letter of interest and a resume to:

Veronica Henson-Phillips, M.F.A.
Program Director STARS ( Summer Training Academy for Research in the Sciences )
Graduate Student Affairs and Diversity Coordinator
UC San Diego – Office of Graduate Studies

(858) 822-3536
(858) 534-4304 (Fax)
vhensonphillips@ucsd.edu
http://ogs.ucsd.edu