Thursday, July 23, 2015

Georgia Tech UG teaching labs position



Job Purpose: The primary responsibility is to provide support services in the operation and maintenance of undergraduate teaching laboratories. This will include performing analyses; setup, operation, maintenance and cleaning of equipment; and maintaining stock of supplies. This position may provide work direction to lower level Laboratory Technicians.

Job Title: temporary Research Scientist I

Job Type: Temporary position, with the possibility of permanent hire.

 Job Location: Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Georgia; School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Boggs building

 Basic Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor of Science in Chemistry or Biochemistry, Master’s degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry preferred.
  • Work Experience: Four years job related experience or equivalent.
  • Skills: This job requires working knowledge in the use of instrumentation and other lab equipment, laboratory processes and procedures specific to assigned lab. Skills in inventory management and the use of specialized computer applications is required.
  • U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
  Preferred Qualifications:
  • Preferred Education: Master’s degree in chemistry or biochemistry is preferred.
  • Preferred Work Experience:  Four years of work related experience or equivalent. Experience in a university setting highly desired.  
 
Additional Information: Provide support services in the operation and maintenance of the School’s analytical, physical, organic, and biochemistry teaching labs, to include performing analyses on samples related to the undergraduate laboratory curriculum; setup, operation, maintenance, repair, and cleaning of equipment; and maintaining the stock of supplies needed for those laboratories. May provide work direction to undergraduate work study students.



Impact & Influence: This position will interact on a consistent basis with: Academic and/or research faculty members, staff, graduate teaching assistants and undergraduate students.

Duties relative to the responsibility includes:
  • Prepare and perform analyses of reagents and samples related to the laboratory curriculum in organic, analytical and physical chemistry and biochemistry
  • Setup, operate, maintain, and repair instruments and equipment used in and by the teaching laboratories (including but not limited to: GC, GC-MS, LC, FTIR, Fluorimeters)
  • Maintain documentation related to the maintenance and repair of those instruments and equipment.
  • Track inventory for the laboratories, and order replacement supplies when needed.
  • Maintain documentation related to the chemical and supply inventory and ordering of supplies.
  • Cleaning of instruments, equipment, glassware, and other laboratory items, as needed.
  • Provide work direction to undergraduate work study students.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Management and documentation of chemical waste.

Specialized Skills:

Specialized skills required for this job:
  • Use of instrumentation and other lab equipment; basic maintenance and repair of instrumentation and other laboratory equipment; PC operation and use of specialized applications, work direction, inventory management; wet chemical laboratory processes and procedures.

Please apply here: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5764
 


Monday, July 20, 2015

Interniship: Eastern Research Group

Job Posting:

Eastern Research Group, Inc. (ERG) is hiring paid interns to support an onsite project being conducted at the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) in Atlanta. The work will involve data entry for an important environmental health investigation being conducted by ATSDR, and those we hire must have a keen eye for detail, familiarity with reviewing and interpreting environmental sampling data (preferably groundwater, air, and/or soil vapor), and strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel. Database management skills are also very desirable.

Candidates must have a B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in environmental engineering, chemical engineering, environmental public health, earth and atmospheric sciences, mechanical engineering, or related field. Positions are open to graduates and graduate students. We expect the work to start in the August-September time frame and to last until June 30, 2016. Ideally, candidates will be able to work full-time for the duration of the project, but other schedules will be considered (e.g., part-time during the school year). Compensation will be commensurate with experience, starting at $20/hour.

All work on this project will be conducted at the ATSDR campus, and thus, all hired employees must undergo a background check to obtain a security clearance prior to starting work. This is an excellent opportunity to see first-hand the scientific processes that ATSDR goes through when evaluating the public health implications of exposure to environmental contamination.

Employees for this project must be selected no later than July 29, so please forward your cover letter and resume as soon as possible to Will Morgan (William.Morgan@erg.com). Any inquiries about the project should also be sent via e-mail.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Boogs renovation update

Here's an article on the Boogs renovation.

http://www.cos.gatech.edu/node/2495

Mark your calendars. Open House with tours, food and beverages on Thursday, August 20, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

CDC position - BS and PhD levels - Summer 2015


I would like to share with you the following Fellowship Position Announcement in the Clinical Chemistry Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This fellowship will provide the opportunity to obtain hands-on experience in human exposure research as well as laboratory medicine using state-of-the-art laboratory equipment and procedures; work in a CLIA regulated environment, and involvement in biomonitoring related public health activities.  We are seeking candidates at the Ph.D., M.S. and B.S. levels, preferably with experience in GC, LC, and MS instrumentation.  Please share this announcement with your colleagues and any possible applicants.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thank you very much,
Heather C. Kuiper, Ph.D.
Associate Service Fellow
 
Clinical Chemistry Branch
Division of Laboratory Sciences
National Center for Environmental Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
 
4770 Buford Hwy NE MS F25
Atlanta, GA 30341
PH: 770.488.7130
Fax:770.488.0333
 
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Fellowship Positions at the
Centersfor Disease Control and Prevention
National Center for Environmental Health
Division of Laboratory Sciences

The Protein Biomarker-Lipid Reference Laboratory at the National Center for Environmental Health, CDC is performing research in the areas of human biomonitoring and chronic diseases. This research involves the development of analytical methods to measure biomarkers such as steroid hormones, lipids, hemoglobin adducts, and trans-fatty acids, which have been associated with chronic disease, such as cancer and cardiovascular disease. Information obtained from this research will be used to determine the level of exposure in the population and to determine normal ranges for chronic disease biomarkers. This information will be used to help to identify population subgroups potentially at risk as a result of exposure, to evaluate public health activities, and to better diagnose diseases.
 
The research involves activities such as sample preparation using automated equipment, analysis of samples by mass spectrometry, data processing and analysis, and presentation of results. The candidate will perform these tasks in compliance with CDC and CLIA policies and regulations, which requires record keeping activities and performing administrative tasks.
 
This fellowship will provide the opportunity to obtain hands-on experience in human exposure research as well as laboratory medicine, using state-of-the-art laboratory equipment and procedures, working in a CLIA regulated environment, and in biomonitoring related public health activities.
 
We are seeking candidates at the Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. levels with a degree in science (Minimum GPA: 3.0) and experience in chemical and analytical laboratory work.
 
At the Doctoral level, the following skills are desired:
• The ability to conceive, organize and carry out applied research directed towards expanding scientific knowledge and understanding of human measurements of lipids and/or chemistry principles associated with clinical measurements.
• The aptitude to review scientific literature, formulate research plans, conduct laboratory experiments, interpret and evaluate results and other findings, and write reports describing the results and conclusions.
• The ability to interact with professional and technical laboratory personnel detailed to assist in accomplishing specifically designated program activities.
• Experience with HPLC, GC, and MS instrumentation is required.
At the Master’s level, the following skills are desired:
• The ability to organize and carry out applied research directed towards expanding scientific knowledge and understanding of human measurements of lipids and/or chemistry principles associated with clinical measurement.
• The aptitude to review scientific literature, formulate research plans, conduct laboratory experiments, interpret and evaluate results and other findings, and write reports describing the results and conclusions.
• Experience with HPLC, GC, and MS instrumentation is required.
 
At the Bachelor’s level, the following skills are desired:
• Experience conducting routine laboratory tasks.
• HPLC, GC, and MS instrumentation experience.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
This fellowship is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) (visit http://orise.orau.gov/cdc/ for further information). The initial appointment is for one year, but may be renewed for up to four year. The participant will receive a monthly stipend depending on educational level and experience and following the federal salary tables (GS tables). The appointment is full-time at CDC in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. Participants do not become employees of CDC or the program administrator, and there are no fringe benefits paid.
Applications should be emailed to Heather Kuiper, Ph.D. (HKuiper@cdc.gov) by July 10th, 2015. The application should include a curriculum vitae or resume, copy of official transcripts, citizenship status, current pay stub or salary on letterhead (if applicable) and two letters of recommendation on letterhead (letters by E-mail are sufficient).

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

UGa PharmD visitor's Day 2015

UGA PharmD Update