Congratulations to MASS AWIS for 10 years of connecting women in STEM!

The Massachusetts Chapter of AWIS (MASS AWIS) celebrated its 10th Anniversary on Saturday, September 20, 2014, at the Boston Marriott Cambridge Hotel.

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Welcoming remarks by MASS AWIS Vice-President, Dr. Tooba Cheema

Welcoming remarks were given by Dr. Tooba Cheema, the Vice-President of MASS AWIS, followed by introductory remarks given by Dr. Beth Hovey, the President of MASS AWIS, that highlighted the accomplishments of MASS AWIS during the past 10 years. Dr. Karen Page, a Past-President of MASS AWIS and the representative of the Platinum Sponsor Pfizer, discussed how Pfizer has advanced women in science by supporting MASS AWIS’ Programming, particularly the Mentoring Program.

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The Seriousness of Science and Why Women Shouldn’t Smile – Career Conversation with Dr. Hazel Sive: Wednesday, Jan 14th

Start your New Year with this stimulating, thought-provoking Career Conversation!

"The Seriousness of Science and Why Women Shouldn't Smile"

HazelSiveHazel Sive Ph.D. is Professor of Biology at MIT and Member of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. She received her B.Sc. Hons. from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa and her Ph.D. from Rockefeller University, New York. Her research focuses on development of the face and brain, and on neurodevelopmental disorders. She teaches Introductory Biology to undergraduates and Developmental Biology to graduate students. She is Founding Director of the MIT-South Africa Program, and chairs several MIT committees that address education and career trajectories of students and postdocs.

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Transforming Your Resume – Make Yourself Stand Out from the Crowd: Wednesday, Jan 21st

Is your resume good enough to get you in the door? This event will be an interactive workshop to help attendees understand how to best format their resume to maximize their chances of getting an interview.

This resume workshop is led by Dr. Colin White, CSO of Parcell Labs and founder of White Consulting, LLC, a company catering to scientists who wish to move out of the academic environment. His team works with clients to advise them on topics relevant to making this transition, such as networking, resume and cover letter writing, interview skills, and contract negotiation.

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Jobs from Momenta Pharmaceuticals

1) Scientist/Senior Scientist – Pharmacokinetics

Job Description:

We seek a highly motivated and qualified individual who will work in an integrated team of researchers to direct pharmacokinetic / pharmacodynamic studies for the biologics programs at Momenta.

Qualified candidates are expected to be independent, with excellent hands-on skills in pharmacokinetics, and have a strong desire to contribute to the success of multiple programs in a fast paced matrix environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Primary responsibility includes design, execution, analyses and interpretation of pharmacokinetic data from various preclinical studies (mice, rats and monkeys) using non-compartmental and model-based compartmental analysis and provide PK/PD evaluations
  • Responsible for extracting data from research and clinical pharmacology papers and databases to design study protocols.
  • Critically evaluate each project plan to address all necessary studies and activities beginning at drug candidacy and extending throughout to initial phases of clinical development.
  • Work closely with the in-vivo biology and Analytical Research scientists and be responsible for providing PK updates to all core teams on a regular bases.
  • Contribute to the preparation of preclinical study protocols, study reports and other regulatory submission 

Required Experience:

  • PhD or Pharm D with 2-3 years or M.S. in pharmaceutical sciences, biopharmaceutics or related areas with 7-10 years of experience in  non-clinical/clincical pharmacokinetics in pharmaceutical industry.
  • Experience with PK analysis of biologics (including but not limited to antibodies and fusion proteins) is required.
  • Must possess a thorough understanding of PK and PK/PD models, PK/PD software skills using WinNonlin is a must. Ability to use Kinetica, Clinical Trial Simulator and NONMEM would be a plus.
  • High level of working knowledge in WinNonlin, NONMEM, JMP, GraphPad and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Good knowledge of GCP/ICH guidelines and FDA regulations and guidance, good understanding of the drug development process and ability to understand and follow Standard Operating Procedures
  • Ability to multi task in a fully matrix management environment in order to meet the established time lines and willingness to contribute to the overall goals of the Clinical Pharmacology group.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

Job Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular  

To Apply please email tcheema.awis@gmail.com

2) Senior Research Associate/Associate Scientist

Job Description:

We seek a highly motivated and flexible individual who will work in an integrated team of researchers to establish assays to characterize molecular interactions for our biologics programs at Momenta.

Qualified candidates are expected to be independent, with excellent hands-on skills characterizing biomolecular interactions using surface plasmon resonance (SPR) as well as cell based methods. Candidates will have a strong desire to contribute to the success of multiple programs in a fast paced matrix environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Primary responsibility will be the development of assays to characterize biomolecular interactions of therapeutic proteins using surface plasmon resonance (Biacore or Proteon platforms)
  • Additional responsibilities  include development and execution of cell-based assays and flow cytometry methods for biologics characterization
  • Responsible for documentation of experimental findings into ELN, and generation of Technical Reports.
  • Expected to present findings effectively both within and outside the research group.

Required Skills

  • Knowledge of SPR is required
  • An understanding of biologics – antibodies and/or fusion proteins is preferred
  • Experience with sterile cell culture techniques preferred
  • Experience with flow cytometry (FACS) is preferred
  • Ability to execute, analyze and troubleshoot experiments with minimal guidance or supervision.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with ability to collaborate effectively across multidisciplinary teams.
  • Independent self-starter with ability to multitask and deliver quality results in a timely manner.
  • Proficiency in the use of software programs basic data analysis (Excel, GraphPad Prism or other statistical software).
  • Strong writing and presentation skills.

Required Experience:

  • BS in biology, biochemistry, analytical chemistry or biotechnology and a minimum of 5-8 years’ related laboratory experience, or MS with 2-5 years’ experience
  • Hands-on experience with Surface Plasmon Resonance assays and other related biophysical methods to characterize biomolecular interactions.
  • Good knowledge of the theory of protein binding interactions, concepts of affinity and avidity measurements, kinetic and equilibrium state binding measurements, mathematical understanding of binding and dissociation concepts
  • Experience with flow cytometry and/or cell based assays

Job Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular 

To Apply please email tcheema.awis@gmail.com

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Job Opportunity: Research Associate

Research Associate Job Description

Laboratory of Robert Farese and Tobias Walther
at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA

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Multiple EBSCO Job Listings

Job Opening: Medical Editor at DynaMed – EBSCO 

The Medical Editor will be responsible for editing high-quality content applying the principles of evidence-based medicine. He/she will be a vital participant in achieving DynaMed’s mission of providing the most useful information to health care professionals at the point-of-care. The mission will be accomplished through critical analysis of published research and application of clinical knowledge. Work will be conducted as part of the DynaMed Editorial Team using XML software.
This is a full-time position based out of the Ipswich, MA office.

For more information please see: http://www.ebscohost.com/careers1/jobs.php?dept=35
If interested please contact Larissa Jarzylo at ljarzylo@ebsco.com

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