Johns 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. 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For many of us (second year lawyers in particular) last term was punctuated by corporate events in which representatives of the leading firms came to aid the decision of precisely to whom we should be selling our souls.The flyers which inundated our pigeon holes received a mixed reception. The firms can’t have been too mystified to discover that those which offered us the perfect opportunity to attend glamorous drinks parties at the Randolph and long lunches at Brown’s were actually oversubscribed, whereas the dryer sounding talks were apparently not. We can’t be said to be doing much to alter the image that students are to be won over on superficial grounds!However, we must endeavour not to conform to all student stereotypes. Instead, we must present ourselves as mature, professional ,and socially adept, and must be memorable for the right reasons. Application forms, which are so readily available (although not always accessible), do not appear to be sufficient, nor are many of the coveted firms relying solely on interviews. Increasingly, assessment takes the form of an open day, where one is invited to spend an entire day being tested relentlessly in multiple situations under a variety of guises. The conscientious applicant will be aware that these are not merely ‘informal drinks’, providing the opportunity to chat with the partners and trainees, but constitute a further opportunity for the firms to scrutinise our behaviour and ascertain how we respond to a long day of rigorous assessment. Naturally, this will be useful to them, as they are looking to recruit people who are capable of maintaining a chirpy demeanour after a challenging day. However, the interview process is unusually stressful as there is the added component of being in an unknown, often intimidating environment, which would be absent from normal working life. The firms ought to take this into account when testing our social skills, which will clearly be completed after the intensive procedures involved in the days.Another area where the firms demonstrate their great expectations is the testing of commercial awareness. We are told that it will suffice to have the level of knowledge of what is going on in the business world that may be obtained through religiously poring over the Financial Times. After all, can we really be expected to have the same degree of commercial prowess as current trainees?It would seem that for some partners the answer to that question is ‘Yes’, even though it is not clear how most people could possibly have developed such awareness whilst ticking all the other boxes in terms of results and extra curricular activities. And so, it could appear that all work and no play could lead to unemployment, but that depends upon your definition of ‘work’! Laura McPhee is Social Secretary of the Middle Temple Society.