Fulbright Program: Panel Discussion “Race, Justice, and the Global Civil Rights Struggle” on 7/1!

Join Dr. LaNitra M. Berger, Senior Director of Fellowships in the Office of Undergraduate Education and affiliate faculty in the African and African American Studies Program, for an expert panel discussion entitled, “Race, Justice, and the Global Civil Rights Struggle” sponsored by the Fulbright Program in the U.S. Department of State on Wednesday, July 1, […]

Expiring Health Professions Jobs

Research Assistant I / 40 Hours / Day / BWH Surgical Oncology, Brigham and Women’s HospitalBoston, MA

Opportunity Expires June 30, 2020

  1. Provides assistance on clinical research studies as per study guidelines and protocols.
  2. Recruits and evaluates potential study subjects.  Per protocol instruction, conducts telephone interviews or schedules patient for study visit and screening.  May be required to perform clinical tests such as phlebotomy, EKGs, etc.
  3. Interacts with subjects with regard to study, including subject education, procedural instruction, follow-up. May serve as a liaison between subject and project manager.
  4. Responsible for collecting data and maintaining patient information database for study.  May be required to input data, do minimum analysis and run various reports.  Maintains subjects records as part of record keeping function.
  5. Responsible for mailing various study information or packets to study subjects.
  6. Answers any phone calls and inquiries regarding study protocol.  Refers participants when appropriate to project manager or clinical staff.
  7. Assists with regulatory documentation as directed by project manager.
  8. Monitors and sets up any needed equipment.
  9. Maintains inventory and orders supplies when necessary.
  10. All other duties, as assigned.

Genetic Counselor – Child Neurology Clinic, Neurogenomics (1.0 FTE, Days), Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, Palo Alto, CA

Opportunity Expires June 30, 2020

Genetic Counselors provide professional genetic counseling, education, and emotional support to patients and/or families, particularly those who have a familial history of birth defects or genetic disorders, or who may be at risk for a variety of inherited conditions to help them understand and adapt to the medical, psychosocial, and familial implications of genetic contributions to disease. Genetic Counselors are responsible for analyzing and interpreting family medical histories and genetic test results to assess the chance of disease occurrence or recurrence; facilitating the understanding of a genetic diagnosis; providing education about inheritance, testing, management, prevention, resources, and research; making referrals for social services for families who have members with birth defects or genetic disorders, or who may be at risk for a variety of inherited conditions; and counseling to promote informed choices and adaptation to the risk or condition. Genetic Counselors also provide teaching and consultative services to other professionals and health care students.

Research Assistant II / BWH Cardiac Surgery, Brigham Health, Boston, MA

Opportunity Expires June 30, 2020

 Working very independently and under very general supervision from a manager or Principal Investigator, provides support to clinical research studies. May be responsible for the following activities: making independent judgment of suitability of potential participants for clinical trials, developing and implementing patient recruitment strategies, recommending changes to protocols, and overseeing the work of more entry level staff.

Research Assistant Position, New York Blood Center, New York City, NY

Opportunity Expires July 31, 2020

We are currently seeking candidates to investigate mechanisms of iron-altered hematopoiesis within the Iron Research Program of the Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute, the research branch of the New York Blood Center. In particular, candidates will study the impact of iron overload and deficiency on the pathogenesis of human hematological diseases. The candidate will perform cutting-edge research that integrates human biology and hematology with novel therapies using innovative technologies and approaches including classic molecular, cellular, and biochemical techniques, as well as modern imaging techniques, sequencing and single cell analysis techniques, bioinformatics, and preclinical in vitro and in vivo models.

Research Assistant in Neuroscience Lab, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Opportunity Expires July 31, 2020

Our lab focuses on understanding how neural circuits in the brain mediate behavior (https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/labs/hattori/). We are particularly interested in answering questions such as how learning occurs and how motivation influences behavior. We employ a multidisciplinary approach that includes neural recordings, optogenetic manipulations, molecular genetics, and computational modeling, and use Drosophila as a model. Your responsibilities include assisting with experiments and maintaining common lab functions.

Article: A ‘Cure for Heart Disease’? A Single Shot Succeeds in Monkeys

By Gina Kolata June 27, 2020

What if a single injection could lower blood levels of cholesterol and triglycerides — for a lifetime?

In the first gene-editing experiment of its kind, scientists have disabled two genes in monkeys that raise the risk for heart disease. Humans carry the genes as well, and the experiment has raised hopes that a leading killer may one day be tamed.

“This could be the cure for heart disease,” said Dr. Michael Davidson, director of the Lipid Clinic at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, who was not involved in the research.

But it will be years before human trials can begin, and gene-editing technology so far has a mixed tracked record. It is much too early to know whether the strategy will be safe and effective in humans; even the monkeys must be monitored for side effects or other treatment failures for some time to come.

The results were presented on Saturday at the annual meeting of the International Society for Stem Cell Research, this year held virtually with about 3,700 attendees around the world. The scientists are writing up their findings, which have not yet been peer-reviewed or published.

What if a single injection could lower blood levels of cholesterol and triglycerides — for a lifetime?

In the first gene-editing experiment of its kind, scientists have disabled two genes in monkeys that raise the risk for heart disease. Humans carry the genes as well, and the experiment has raised hopes that a leading killer may one day be tamed.

“This could be the cure for heart disease,” said Dr. Michael Davidson, director of the Lipid Clinic at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, who was not involved in the research.

But it will be years before human trials can begin, and gene-editing technology so far has a mixed tracked record. It is much too early to know whether the strategy will be safe and effective in humans; even the monkeys must be monitored for side effects or other treatment failures for some time to come.

The results were presented on Saturday at the annual meeting of the International Society for Stem Cell Research, this year held virtually with about 3,700 attendees around the world. The scientists are writing up their findings, which have not yet been peer-reviewed or published.

The researchers set out to block two genes: PCSK9, which helps regulate levels of LDL cholesterol; and ANGPTL3, part of the system regulating triglyceride, a type of blood fat. Both genes are active in the liver, which is where cholesterol and triglycerides are produced. People who inherit mutations that destroyed the genes’ function do not get heart disease.

People with increased blood levels of triglycerides and LDL cholesterol have dramatically greater risks of heart disease, heart attacks and strokes, the leading causes of death in most of the developed world. Drug companies already have developed and are marketing two so-called PCSK9 inhibitors that markedly lower LDL cholesterol, but they are expensive and must be injected every few weeks.

Researchers at Verve Therapeutics, led by Dr. Sekar Kathiresan, the chief executive, decided to edit the genes instead. The medicine they developed consists of two pieces of RNA — a gene editor and a tiny guide that directs the editor to a single sequence of 23 letters of human DNA among the genome’s 32.5 billion letters.

BlackRock 2021 Summer Analyst Program Opens

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Our alumni at BlackRock encourage well qualified applications to apply for BlackRock’s 2021 summer analyst positions. The deadline is September 30, but all are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Please find a list of all available positions across all divisions on this site: https://blackrock.tal.net/vx/candidate/jobboard/vacancy/1/adv. If you click on the group name on this page, it opens a PDF with details on the group and opportunity.

At BlackRock, you can have the career you want – challenging, rewarding, and evolving. Whatever your interests, there is a place for you to go here – across businesses, backgrounds, and borders.

Important Notes and Application Instructions

  • Read about the variety of teams you can choose to be a part of at BlackRock. You will be able to select up to two teams you would like to be considered for as part of your application. Read more about our teams below.
  • Your graduation date will inform which program you are eligible to apply to, so make sure to check out the eligibility criteria before applying.
  • Once you’ve submitted your online application, you will be asked to complete a virtual cover letter. Think of this as an opportunity to give us your elevator pitch – it is not an interview but will be considered along with your resume. This must be completed within three days of submitting the written part of your application and for each team you apply for.
  • If you are interested in the software engineering opportunities, you’ll be asked to complete a coding challenge instead of a virtual cover letter. This must be completed within four days of submitting the first part of your application.
  • In the Americas only, if you choose to apply for our Summer Analyst Program, you will also have an option to apply for the BlackRock Founders Scholarship, which offers a $17,500 merit award and accelerated interview process and/or for the Fast-track to FinTech program, for women who are interested in technology opportunities. 

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