Tenure Track Basic Science Faculty Position

first_imgJohns Hopkins Medicine’s newly established Institute forFundamental Biomedical Research (IFBR) located at The Johns HopkinsAll Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL site has openings forfaculty at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professorlevel.We are interested in candidates whose proposed research hasrelevance to the control of metabolism and related to diseasestates with broad relevance to children’s health. Additionally,preferred research areas include, but are not limited to genomics,epigenomics, nuclear receptor research, lipid signaling,bioinformatics, transcriptional and system level analyses of cellsand tissues involved in whole body metabolism and/or diseaseprocesses. Candidates whose research offers translational potentialin obesity, diabetes, endocrine, inflammatory or degenerativediseases are particularly encouraged to apply.The Faculty opportunities require a PhD or MD/PhD in BiologicalScience or related field with outstanding training and experiencein research pertaining to one of the focus areas noted above.Candidates are expected to establish rigorous and competitive basicresearch programs addressing unmet clinical needs, and to securesupport from diverse funding sources. Applicants are also expectedto collaborate with existing members of IFBR and other JohnsHopkins faculty located both in Florida and Baltimore. Successfulcandidates are expected to have an impressive publication recordand exceptional research accomplishments consistent with theiracademic level. Proven ability to secure external funding would bea plus.Interested candidates should submit a CV, cover letter, selectionof representative publications, research statement and 3 referees.Please contact Laszlo Nagy with questions at [email protected] or toprovide additional documents.Johns Hopkins University is committed to active recruitment of adiverse faculty and student body. The University is an AffirmativeAction/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protectedveterans and individuals with disabilities and encouragesapplications from these and other protected group members.Consistent with the University’s goals of achieving excellence inall areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of eachapplicant.PhD or MD/PhD in Biological Sciences or related fieldStrong publication historyPlease apply via Interfolio and include your CV, cover letter,selected publications, research statement and 3 refereesThe Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity forits faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university doesnot discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status,pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age,disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity orexpression, veteran status or other legally protectedcharacteristic. The university is committed to providing qualifiedindividuals access to all academic and employment programs,benefits and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability,performance and merit without regard to personal factors that areirrelevant to the program involved.The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfImportant legal informationhttp://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfmlast_img read more

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News story: Funding boost for green last mile delivery bikes

first_imgThe government’s plans will encourage alternate green technologies to counter the increasing usage of diesel delivery vans that has accompanied the boom in internet shopping, and comes as 16 of the UK’s largest van fleet operators have signed up to the clean van commitment in a bid to go electric.Promotional video for e-Cargo bikesIn the last year alone spending online in the UK increased by 15.3% and the latest road traffic estimates indicate van traffic increased by 4.7% to 49.5 billion vehicle miles in 2016.Most of these vans are diesel, which cause congestion and have a detrimental impact on the environment. Over time the government expects to see increasing numbers of electric vans on UK streets but there is also a place for other delivery modes including e-cargo bikes.The announcement of the grant is an early response to the last mile call for evidence, which closes today (10 September 2018). The call for evidence asked for views on how the government can harness the opportunities for greener delivery in the commercial and residential parts of our cities and towns. Further detail about the distribution of this funding will be outlined shortly along with the government’s full response to the call for evidence.It also builds on previous government-funded UK trials for e-cargo bikes in Spring 2017. The Department for Transport’s Innovation Challenge Fund grant enabled London-based e-cargo Bikes to set up their first Micro Hub on an industrial estate in Islington from which grocery delivery trials with Sainsbury’s were conducted.The trials exceeded expectations in its potential commercial viability and efficiency, which showed that 96.7% of orders could be fulfilled in a single e-cargo bike drop.This funding builds on the government’s Road to Zero Strategy which outlines the government’s ambition to lead the world in the design and manufacturing of zero emission vehicles.It also forms an important part of the government’s work on the Future of Mobility Grand Challenge, part of the modern Industrial Strategy, which is considering how emerging technologies and services can be used to address a range of transport challenges. Out of hours media enquiries 020 7944 4292 Support for e-cargo bikes will help to ensure that Britain leads the way in the development and deployment of the technologies of the future. Encouraging electric delivery bikes on to our city streets will cut traffic and improve air quality, and will show how these vehicles have the potential to play an important role in the zero emission future of this country. The government has announced £2 million to support the uptake of e-cargo bikes, driving UK companies towards a greener future.The funding will help pave the way for the nimble electric delivery vehicles to replace older, polluting vans – helping to improve the environment and reduce congestion.The announcement is part of the international Zero Emission Vehicle Summit being held in Birmingham this week. The event is bringing together policy makers, industry experts and opinion formers from around globe to tackle carbon emissions and to explore ways to improve air quality.Jesse Norman, Minister for Low Emission Vehicles, said: News desk enquiriescenter_img Switchboard 0300 330 3000 Media enquiries 020 7944 3021 government announces a £2 million funding pot to support uptake of e-cargo bikes e-cargo bikes offer a zero emission alternative to traditional last mile delivery vehicles older diesel vans making short deliveries are currently a major source of congestion and harmful emissionslast_img read more

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IEEFA Energy Finance 2016: Renewables: ‘Still a Lot of Work to Be Done on Storage and on New Business Models’

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Daniel Firger, who leads global work on climate change and clean energy for Bloomberg Philanthropies and who moderated an afternoon discussion today on clean energy finance, posed the question: “With advocates pushing for more clean energy on the grid, what really is going to drive additional renewable energy project development in the U.S. in the next couple of years?”Deutsche Bank managing director Vishal Shah said he thought that from a standpoint of increasing renewable energy development in the U.S., the extension of the Production Tax Credit (PTC) for wind and the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) last December was a good step.“There’s still a lot of work to be done on storage and on new business models,” he said. “That’s where some investments could be done.”Panelist Jonathan Barrett, president of Luminus Management, was skeptical about the efficacy of investing in renewable projects in this country in the near future. “I don’t think that the current dollars spent on reducing carbon emissions in the US are well spent,” he said.Barrett took issue with the idea that the tax credits would promote technological advancement. “The vast majority of dollars that are going to come out of taxpayers’ pockets to fund ITC and PTC will not be going to new technologies,” he said. “They’re going to existing technologies or slightly improved ones,” to help them get a leg up on traditional fuel sources. IEEFA Energy Finance 2016: Renewables: ‘Still a Lot of Work to Be Done on Storage and on New Business Models’last_img read more

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