Chemist / Biologist Faculty

first_imgQuick Link The mission of the Department of Medicinal Chemistry is theadvancement of science through research and the training ofundergraduate, professional and graduate students in ourdiscipline. The Department fosters a level of research andprofessional activity essential to the graduate program (M.S. andPh.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences) and to the professional growth ofthe faculty. The Department provides Pharm.D. and graduate studentswith courses and research experiences that prepare them for theirprofessional careers. It also provides service courses to otherprograms that require a medicinal chemistry foundation, and toother VCU students who wish to become more scientificallyknowledgeable. The Department is committed to enhance diversityamong its faculty, staff, and students. Finally, Department facultymembers have a responsibility to provide service to theirprofession and to t university community. Posting DetailsEmployees hired into Administrative and Professional positionsposted on or after July 1, 2017, will be governed by and, ifemployed on July 1, 2018 will move into the new University HumanResources System. For additional information, go to Required Qualifications DepartmentMedicinal Chemistry Working TitleChemist / Biologist Faculty – Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in Medicinal Chemistry,Organic Chemistry, Structural Biology, or a related field- Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diversefaculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as afaculty member at VCU- Experience in structure-based drug design is highly desirable,and preference will be given to candidates with a track record incollaborating with teams of chemists, structural biologists,systems and/or cell biologists working in areas related tocancer Preferred Qualifications Proposed Hire Date01/05/2021 Tenure StatusTenure Eligible Number of Months12 Candidates must apply to this faculty position through theuniversity’s career website at to beconsidered for this position. Upload a letter of interest,curriculum vitae, a summary of research interests and plans, asynopsis of teaching philosophy, a diversity statement and thenames and contact information for three references.As a preeminent national, urban, public research university andacademic health center, Virginia Commonwealth University iscommitted to organizational diversity, equity and inclusion – anenvironment where all can thrive in their pursuit ofexcellence.Applicants are requested to submit a Statement of Contributions toDiversity, Equity, and Inclusion (typically between 150-300 words)providing your career aspirations and contributions towardpromoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through this statement,you can share how your lived experiences; and past, present, andfuture academic and professional activities have or will contributeto VCU’s mission of promoting equity and inclusion.Note: Examples include working with others to further thegoals of equity and inclusion; leading in any capacity thattangibly promotes an environment where diversity is welcomed,fostered, and celebrated; creative activity, research andscholarship that promotes equity and parity; teaching and mentoringstudents, and/or engaging with faculty and/or staff fromtraditionally underrepresented groups to create a positive andsuccessful organizational experience.Further questions can be directed to the Business Office Managerassisting the search committee chairs (Michelle Wise,[email protected]). School/UnitSchool of Pharmacy Posted Salary Grant funded position?No Position Responsibilities Diversity Statement InformationFor more information on diversity statements, includingguidelines, please click here .center_img Type of SearchNational Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission orgoal Teaching Experience in a professional school environment Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Date Posted10/08/2020 The successful candidates will demonstrate research productivitythat complements and expands existing research programs in thedepartment of Medicinal Chemistry and the Massey Cancer Center, andpossess a passion for intramural and extramural collaboration.Assistant Professor candidates must have significant postdoctoralor previous academic research experience with excellence inscholarship and strong potential for extramural funding. AssociateProfessor candidates must have a well-developed scholarly/researchportfolio with evidence of success in a multi-disciplinaryenvironment and a track record of external funding. Full Professorcandidates must have a nationally recognized scholarly/researchportfolio with a track-record of success in a multi-disciplinaryenvironment and a strong record of continuous peer-reviewedexternal funding. Successful candidates should have demonstratedexperience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff andstudent environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member,contribute to high-impact teaching in the School’s graduate andprofessional degree programs and provide service to the School andthe University.Teaching:Faculty member will have teaching responsibilities in the areas ofmedicinal chemistry at the undergraduate, professional (Pharm.D.)and graduate levels. Possible course assignments may include butare not limited to: lectures in MEDC310 (Medicinal Chemistry andDrug Design), selected lectures in various courses in the Pharm.D.curriculum, e.g., the Pharmacotherapy sequence and other graduatecourses as needed. In addition, faculty will mentor researchprojects of undergraduate and graduate students who are registeredfor MEDC697.Research:Faculty member must continue or establish a nationally recognizedresearch program with a record of publication in refereed journalsand external funding. The successful applicant is expected todevelop interdisciplinary collaborations to enhance the researchprogram in medicinal chemistry and drug discovery/design at VCU,and in addition, will mentor professional and graduate students inhis/her research laboratory.Service:Faculty member will serve on Departmental, School, and/orUniversity committees as necessary, as well as in a professionalcapacity in their field, e.g., reviewer, conference organizer,etc. Position NumberF66860 Position TypeTeaching and Research Faculty Open Until FilledYes Application Process/Additional Information The VCU School of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry,invites you apply for two immediate openings for full-time 12-month tenure-eligible teaching and research faculty positions atthe rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, orProfessor.This position is a partnership between the Medicinal ChemistryDepartment and the VCU Massey Cancer Center – an NCI designatedCancer Center. The candidates are expected to maintain a funded,nationally recognized research program in Cancer Drug Discoverywith emphasis on either Bioorganic Medicinal Chemistry or X-rayCrystallography. Experience in structure-based drug design ishighly desirable, and preference will be given to candidates with atrack record in collaborating with teams of chemists, structuralbiologists, systems and/or cell biologists working in areas relatedto cancer. RankOpen Application Deadline Date Mission or Goal of Unit Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsCurriculum Vitae (CV)Diversity Statement (Required for all Faculty)Cover Letter/Letter of ApplicationOther DocumentOptional Documentslast_img read more

Gift planning

first_imgYou can find help in selecting and growing vegetables that dowell in your area at your county University of Georgia ExtensionService and on-line at Lancaster is a Bibb County Extension agent with theUniversity of Georgia College of Agricultural and EnvironmentalSciences.) By Aaron LancasterUniversity of GeorgiaFood banks and outreach services get many donations during theholidays. And they greatly appreciate them. But giving perishablefoods such as produce from your garden requires some advanceplanning and coordination.Donations of gardeners’ produce come mainly two ways: salvagedand planned.The first is the most common. Gardeners find themselves with anabundance of produce. They don’t want to waste it, so they donatethe surplus to local outreach organizations.Sometimes, a lack of communication between donors and recipientsleaves gardeners feeling their help isn’t welcome. Those whodonate surplus crops too often delay their harvest, too, untilthey’re sure they won’t use it themselves. During the delay, theproduce can overripen and become useless.A better wayPlanned efforts, in which gardeners plant crops they intend todonate from the start, can have greater success. Crops that areplanted to be donated only are easier to manage.Plant-a-Row for the Hungry, a nationwide, grassroots campaign,encourages gardeners to plant extra and donate the produce tolocal food banks, soup kitchens and service organizations to helpfeed hungry people.PAR’s success hinges on its people-helping-people approach. Itproves year after year that every person can make a difference inthe community.Last year, PAR gardeners donated more than 1.3 million pounds ofproduce, providing meals for more than 5.5 million needyrecipients. You can learn more about PAR on-line aheeadHere are the best steps to follow to successfully donate part ofyour garden. If you follow these steps, the people you’re tryingto help will get the produce that’s most useful to them. Decide how much space you want to donate to the project.List the crops you can grow in this space.Contact the outreach group to see which crop they need or canuse most effectively.Find out when and how much to donate at one time.Ask how the recipient prefers to get the crop — washed,trimmed, etc.If you’re growing storage crops like squash, potatoes, onionsor carrots, find out the most and least the recipient can storeat one time.Plant and grow the crops on your list that fit therecipients’ needs.Harvest and deliver the crop. Where to take itTo find the nearest organizations and determine their need, call1-800-GLEAN-IT (1-800-453-2648). This is a toll-free hotline ofthe U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National HungerClearinghouse.Or check on the Internet: Second Harvest ( Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services ( Way ( read more

NAFCU defends CU tax exemption amid ongoing attacks

first_img continue reading » Responding to the ongoing attacks from bankers and their allies, including a newly released paper that calls for the repeal of the credit union tax exemption, NAFCU Vice President of Legislative Affairs Brad Thaler touted the economic benefits of the tax exemption in a message to lawmakers on Capitol Hill yesterday.“The fact is that the total estimated benefit credit unions provide the greater economy totals over $16 billion a year,” wrote Thaler. “Eliminating the credit union tax exemption would result in the loss of 900,000 jobs over the next decade, a shrinking of the GDP, and a net loss of revenue to the Federal government.”Thaler also called on lawmakers to be leery of banker-supported attacks on credit unions as they distract from banks’ own wrongdoing, egregious behavior, and the $243 billion in fines they’ve racked up since the financial crisis. He also noted the fact that banks saw a hefty tax break from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.Instead of fixating on hindering credit union competition, Thaler encouraged bankers and their allies to “focus their resources on issues that can help the entire financial services community, such as consumer protection, regulatory relief and creating a national data security standard for those who do not currently have one, including retailers and others who handle consumer financial data.” ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Yankees trade rumors: New York inquiring about package deal for Blue Jays’ Marcus Stroman, Ken Giles

first_img MLB trade rumors: Dodgers interested in Brad Hand, Ken Giles, several others Stroman has been dealing with a pectoral issue, which caused him to be scratched from his scheduled start last week.“I love this team,” Stroman said. “I love Toronto. I love everything about the country and I’m going to continue to go out there each and every start and just compete, compete, compete. Do everything I can to limit runs.“It seems like everyone’s saying I’m not going to be (here after the July 31 deadline). I don’t know. I’m doing everything in my power to keep that out of my head. The more (time) I spend thinking about that, the more it’s going to take away from me on the field.” An interesting tidbit I’ve heard is both the Yankees and Twins have inquired about a Stroman/Giles package.I’m sure Ross Atkins would prefer to maximize the returns separately, however.#BlueJays— Scott Mitchell (@ScottyMitchTSN) July 8, 2019Stroman holds a 5-9 record with a 3.18 ERA in 18 starts this season. He has spent his entire six-year career with the Blue Jays.“I’m starting to really, truly understand the business of baseball and the business of sports,” Stroman said last month, via Sportsnet. “They’ve been throwing my name around in trade talks all the time. It doesn’t seem like I’m going to be signed here to a long-term deal. It’s just something you have to come to terms with.” Related News Giles has recorded 13 saves and a 1.45 ERA in 31 appearances in 2019. The Dodgers and Twins are reportedly interested in him, as well.The Yankees entered the All-Star break in first place of the American League East with a 57-31 record. They’re expected to add at least one starter before the trade deadline and have also been linked to Zack Wheeler and Trevor Bauer. MLB trade rumors: Mets will ‘have no issues’ sending Zack Wheeler to Yankees The Yankees could be looking to acquire a pair of Blue Jays pitchers.New York has inquired about a potential package deal for Toronto starter Marcus Stroman and reliever Ken Giles, according to a report from TSN. Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins, however, may prefer to move the pair separately, the report says. MLB trade rumors: Could Yankees target Diamondbacks’ Robbie Ray?last_img read more

Uganda’s Cheptegei breaks 5km world record

first_imgUganda’s Joshua Cheptegei holds the national flag. FILE PHOTOMonaco, Principality of Monaco | AFP | Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei lowered the 5km world record on Sunday with a time of 12 minutes 51 seconds.The 10,000m world champion made the most of perfect conditions in the second edition of this race to improve on Kenyan Rhonex Kipruto’s previous best of 13min 18sec last month in Valencia.Cheptegei took 10,000m gold at the world championships in Doha last October, with Kipruto in bronze. Share on: WhatsApplast_img

England quintet in St Andrews Trophy squad

first_img28 Aug 2012 England quintet in St Andrews Trophy squad A combined total of 11 England internationals have been selected for the St Andrews Trophy and Jacques Leglise Trophy teams to face the Continent of Europe at Portmarnock in Ireland on 31st August – 1st September. England supply five players to the St Andrews Trophy team. They are: Craig Hinton (The Oxfordshire, BB&O), Nathan Kimsey (Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire), Garrick Porteous (Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland), Neil Raymond (Corhampton, Hampshire, IoW & CI), and Ben Taylor (Walton Heath, Surrey). Hinton made his England debut in last year’s Home Internationals and is the Welsh Open Stroke Play champion, while Kimsey debuted in the recent Home Internationals when he won all six of his games, the first time that has been achieved by an England player for 15 years. He was also a semi-finalist in the English Amateur. Porteous, (image © Tom Ward) also made his full England debut in the 2011 Home Internationals and finished third individual as England won the European Men’s Challenge Trophy in Iceland last month. Raymond has won the Brabazon Trophy for the past two years, reached the quarter finals of the English Amateur and has been an England cap for the past two years, while Taylor, who also reached the English Amateur last eight, was another to make his England debut in last year’s Home Internationals. The full St Andrews Trophy squad is: Alan Dunbar (Ireland), Craig Hinton (England), Nathan Kimsey (England), Kevin Phelan (Ireland), Garrick Porteous (England), Rhys Pugh (Wales), Neil Raymond (England), Graeme Robertson (Scotland), and Ben Taylor (England). New English champion Harry Ellis (Meon Valley, Hampshire, IoW & CI), and British Boys champion Matthew Fitzpatrick (Hallamshire, Yorkshire) are two of six England players in the Jacques Leglise team. The others are: Patrick Kelly (Boston West, Lincolnshire), Max Orrin (North Foreland, Kent), Toby Tree (Worthing, Sussex) and Ashton Turner (Kenwick Park, Lincolnshire). Ellis, 16, became the youngest ever winner of the English title when he won at Silloth-on-Solway earlier this month, while Fitzpatrick, 17, won the British Boys Championship by 10 and 8 last weekend at Notts (Hollinwell), the largest winning margin since 1974. Kelly is the English under 18 champion following his triumph in the Carris Trophy at Royal Cinque Ports last month, while Orrin, 18, finished equal third in the Carris Trophy and dropped just half a point from his six games in helping England win the recent Boys Home Internationals. Tree, 18, a former English under 14 and under 16 champion, became a full England international against France in May and reached the quarter finals of the English Amateur, while Turner, 16, the Lincolnshire boys champion, scored five points from his six games in the Boys Home Internationals. The full Jacques Leglise squad is: Harry Ellis (England), Matthew Fitzpatrick (England), Alex Gleeson (Ireland), Patrick Kelly (England), Gavin Moynihan (Ireland), Bradley Neil (Scotland), Max Orrin (England), Toby Tree (England) and Ashton Turner (England).last_img read more

Liquor stores blamed for debauchery

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PASADENA – Advocates for tough new regulations on older liquor stores made their case Tuesday to members of the Assembly Committee on Governmental Organization at a special meeting held at Pasadena City College. Chairman Jerome Horton, D-Los Angeles, convened the committee to discuss legislation from state Sen. Jack Scott, D-Pasadena, that would allow cities and counties to require liquor stores established before 1988 to conform with local land-use laws. Under state law, these “grandfathered” liquor stores can only be regulated by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, an agency the local leaders charge is both frustratingly slow to respond and operating under the influence of the alcohol industry. “This is about local control,” Pasadena Councilman Victor Gordo, one of about a half dozen city officials called to testify, told the committee. “This is no different (than) what we’ve done with gas stations and with billboards.” He added after the meeting, “We need to amend the government code to give municipalities control over an issue we live with every single day, an issue that has a severe impact on the quality of life of people in Pasadena and every other city in the state of California.” Scott introduced the bill in response to calls from the Pasadena City Council for authority to punish or curtail several nuisance liquor stores in Northwest Pasadena. The council was reacting to pleas from residents in the area of Summit Avenue and Orange Grove Boulevard who said they have had it with drunks littering, loitering and urinating in front of their homes. One family brought pictures of a prostitute servicing a customer in the alley behind their home, blaming nearby liquor stores for drawing a criminal element to their neighborhood. Downtown business leaders had also raised concerns about a problem liquor store, now closed, on Holly Street in Old Pasadena. Lobbyists with the California Retailers and California Grocers associations oppose the Scott bill, calling it “a very dangerous and slippery slope” that erodes the protections afforded the majority of liquor stores because of a small minority of “bad actors.” “What we are trying to avoid,” Paul Smith, vice president of the California Grocers Association, said, “is city-by- city, county-by-county licensing.” Smith favors a law requiring ABC to arbitrate between cities and nuisance liquor stores in a timely manner. Representatives from ABC agreed, saying wholesale changes are unnecessary. [email protected] (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4458last_img read more