March 2, 2020
March 2020 Job Postings
USC Office of Research Monthly Update
New USC Grant Opportunity:
Provost New Strategic Directions for Research Award, 5 pm,
Monday, April 20, 2020
February USC Grant Timelines:
Zumberge Interdisciplinary Large: 5 pm, Monday, February 10, 2020
Answering the Call: noon, Friday, February 14, 2020
Collaboration Fund: 5 pm, Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Research Advancement: Artificial Intelligence, quantum information processing, and Alzheimer’s disease are some examples of current high priority federal funding topics, especially with multidisciplinary approaches. For assistance in planning and preparing proposals across USC units, contact Dr. Steven Moldin (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the DC Office of Research Advancement.
USC Stevens Center for Innovation: A new faculty technology transfer working group is reviewing USC IP policy and practices. Additionally, to improve communication, beginning on February 19th, USC Stevens’ licensing associates will send an email status update on the first and third Wednesday on each month: 1) emails will provide updates on all license agreements currently under negotiation for each technology and will be sent to all named inventors for the technology being licensed; 2) the emails will provide updates on all pending, unlicensed patent applications and patents which have a prosecution decision due in the next 90 days, and will be sent to all named inventors.
Research Integrity: An updated version of the USC Research Misconduct Policy (drafted by Dr. Kristen Grace) has been accepted by the USC University Research Committee and is now under review by the USC Academic Senate. The updates to the policy increase transparency and impartiality regarding research misconduct allegations and investigations. The updated policy acts as a guide for the USC community regarding the processes involved during a research misconduct proceeding.
Increased Federal Scrutiny of International Appointments & Relationships: Harvard’s Chemistry Chair Charged on Alleged Undisclosed Ties to China: https://www.wsj.com/articles/harvards-chemistry-chair-charged-on-alleged-undisclosed-ties-to-china-11580228768?mod=hp_lead_pos6 To protect themselves and get University help in managing risk, faculty are urged to disclose all foreign collaborations and/or appointments via USC diSClose
OPRS/IRB: The IRB has been working on structural and workflow changes to improve efficiency and reduce review times and to enhance communication with the USC research community, effective immediately and to be finalized by June 2020. Social behavioral (SB) studies will be reviewed by the SB IRB (formerly UPC IRB) and biomedical studies will be reviewed by the Bio IRB (formerly HSC IRB).
Contracts & Grants: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) released additional guidance on the Use of a Single Institutional Review Board for Multi-Site Research. NIH K and F awards are now covered under the Common Rule and exceptions granted under their sIRB Policy are only in effect until the next competing award. The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced a revised Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 20-1), effective on June 1, 2020. A significant change is the requirement to use the SciENcv: Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae as the NSF-approved format for Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support documents.
Post-Doc Scientist at USC
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California
Interested applicants can send a letter of interest (one page max), CV, and one original research article to email@example.com
A position for a post-doctoral candidate is open at the University of Southern California. The scientist will oversee cellular and animal studies focused on Alzheimer disease, endosomal recycling and Apolipoprotein E brain metabolism. He or she will need to require a background in neurodegenerative disease models. The successful candidate will also have a supervisor role over students and assist with laboratory management.
- Passion and aptitude for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and neuroscience research.
- D., or Ph.D. in neuroscience, focused on neurodegeneration models.
- Experience with confocal, live or two-photon microscopy is an asset.
- Experience performing IHC or IF on brain sections (human, animal)
- Self-motivated and driven individual who can work independently and in a team.
- Excellent track record of peer reviewed research considering career level.
- Proactive in taking responsibility for the overall management of their project.
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
- We can sponsor visa application for the qualified candidate
Apply directly at the University of Southern California at https://usc.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/ExternalUSCCareers/job/Los-Angeles-CA—Health-Sciences-Campus/Postdoctoral-Scholar—Research-Associate_REQ20076647
The laboratory of Dr. Marlene Bouvier in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Illinois at Chicago has an immediate opening for a Research Scientist or Postdoctoral Associate, based on number of years of research experience after PhD, to play an active role in our ongoing studies of the MHC I antigen processing and presentation pathway, including the ERAP enzymes. We are seeking a highly motivated and passionate researcher with a rigorous training in molecular immunology, biochemistry, or related fields and advanced hands on experience in biochemical assays and biophysical techniques such as SPR, fluorescence anisotropy, electrophoresis, as well as skills in maintenance of mammalian cells and protein expression/purification. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to gain knowledge in structural immunology.
The laboratory of Dr. Marlene Bouvier in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Illinois at Chicago has an immediate opening for a Research Scientist or Postdoctoral Associate, based on number of years of research experience after PhD, to play an active role in our ongoing studies of immune evasion mechanisms involving Adenovirus and immune cell surface receptors. We are seeking a highly motivated and intellectually curious individual with a rigorous training in virology/immunology or related fields and advanced hands on experience in molecular biology and other techniques such as generation of virus stocks, determination of virus titers, acquisition and analysis of flow cytometry data, quantitative PCR, cell-based and biochemical assays, electrophoresis techniques, and maintenance of mammalian cells. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to gain knowledge in structural virology/immunology.
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