Postdoctoral Fellow – Wilmer Eye Institute

first_imgQualificationsEducation : Graduate degree or equivalent experience inbiological, engineering, public health or medical sciencesLicensure, Certification, Registration: PhD or equivalentrequiredExperience : Related graduate work experience is preferred.Previous lab experience, especially with retinal imaging and humansubjects research is highly desired.Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Proficiency withPC/ Mac is required, including MS Word, Excel, as is an excellentmath aptitude. Statistical analysis, preparing charts, scientificwriting, record keeping, reference management software (e.g.Endnote), charting software (e.g. Graphpad Prism) oralpresentation, (e.g. PowerPoint)Please submit your application through the “Apply Now” link.The 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: legal information Assist with identification and recruitment of human subjectsfrom clinical populationsMaintain organized database and records of researchsubjects Ocular Imaging Perform diagnostic imaging for research studies includingfundus photography, OCT, OCTA, ERG etcPerform baseline ocular assessments including visual acuity andmedical history.Develop detailed imaging protocols for lab use 3. IRB protocol development, submission and management 4. Human Subjects Recruitment Prepare, edit and revision of IRB applicationsPreparation and submission of IRB amendments and updatesMaintenance of IRB applications in good standing Develop and implement complex research protocols to addressresearch questionsMake significant important contributions to the group’sresearch, analyze data and prepare graphs/ charts, includingstatistics.Contributes substantially to manuscripts, reports, and documentpreparation.Organize and present data to PI and colleagues by verbal andwritten means on a regular basisPresent information to the team in Journal Club and labmeetings We are seeking a highly motivated post-doctoral fellow to work in aclinical translational laboratory at the Wilmer Eye Institute withfocus on retinal vascular disease. The individual will work with adynamic and multidisciplinary research group consisting of a broadarray of individuals at multiple levels of training. The positionwill require on-the-job training as well as travel to localresearch sites for ongoing multicenter studies. The research topicsencompass a range of methods to study retinal disorders that impactthe structure and function of the retinal vasculature. We aim todevelop new methods of diagnosis and treatment usingstate-of-the-art imaging techniques and treatment modalities. Theideal candidate will be a highly motivated individual with graduatelevel training in one or more of the following fields:Neurosciences, Visual Physiology, Ophthalmology, Adaptive Optics,Optical Coherence Tomography, Image Analysis, Clinical Research,Biomedical Engineering or related fields. This candidate should becapable of independently learning new analytical techniques and hassignificant expertise in one or more of the following areas:research protocol development and writing, IRB submissions,biostatistics, data analysis, human subject recruitment, retinalimaging (OCT, OCTA, Fundus photography, ERG etc), refraction,visual acuity assessment and familiarity with researchadministration. This position may include assisting withexperimental retinal surgery in animal models including invivo ocular imaging and visual function testing of animals.The ideal candidate will have one or more peer-reviewedpublications and will be involved in preparation of documents,manuscripts and proposals for the principal investigator as well asthe research teamDuties and Responsibilities1. Researchlast_img read more

Extron Introduces New Way to Control Room AV — All From Your Mobile Phone

first_imgExtron has announced a new way to control your room AV from your mobile phone or personal device. According to Extron, the company understands concerns about returning to workplaces during the COVID-19 pandemic — that’s why it developed some new solutions to make workers feel more comfortable with the transition. For instance, there are instances when a user might prefer to use their mobile phone or personal device over utilizing a hands-on touch-panel experience. This can be done by incorporating a QR code on the meeting room touch panel display. The process is simple, and Extron created a short video that demonstrates this and shows the process of integrating the QR code into an interface. Once connected, users will have full control of room AV and environmental controls all from their personal device. No matter how many users are working together, all button presses between the touch panel in the room and your personal device are kept in sync.View this short video that demonstrates the process described above — and shows you the few steps of integrating the QR code into your interface.last_img read more

Credit union executives are not always the best marketers

first_img 34SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jeff Kjoller Jeff has extensive experience in branding, art direction and graphic design, having served employers and clients in a creative capacity for more than twenty-five years. After graduating from the University … Web: Details Everybody thinks they’re a marketer. Guess what? They’re not.Sorry. It’s a plain as that. You might be a great CEO because of your leadership skills or a great CFO because of your numbers magic. That does not mean you’re a great marketer. Some credit unions realize the value of utilizing experts in the marketing world. So let them do what they do best – drive your credit union with ideas, passion and a vision that reaches out to existing and future members.Not everyone knows the multitude of detail that goes into the science of modern marketing, things like messaging and content, design, branding, color, typography … and a host of other important things that make the marketing engine hum. When well-meaning executives get too involved in the marketing process, the result is often blunted ideas, less than optimal materials and diminished brand power. As the resident executive, it’s up to you to realize this, play to your own strengths and let your marketing professional play up to theirs. Support marketing and branding efforts  – don’t try to own them.Too many cooks in the marketing kitchen can have a definite detrimental impact, making it difficult for marketing staff to meet deadlines, achieve goals, create original content and even stymie efforts to create and nurture brand messages.What can you do to help lessen the impact of this at your credit union? Try a few of the tips below.Have a clear understanding of the credit union organizational chart. If marketing reports in a direct line to the CEO, the majority of his/her communication should go to that person. Follow the flow of the chart and let your marketer focus their time and energy communicating with the people most directly responsible for their performance.Allow your marketer to speak and act assertively. We’re not talking about them being a jerk to people — far from it. They can certainly speak and act assertively, thus establishing their position as the resident marketing expert, without being cruel or condescending. After all, they’re at the credit union for a reason — to lead its marketing efforts. Let them.Don’t hesitate to open yourself to advice. Making it clear to others, especially your marketing staff, that you are open to input and advice only strengthens your position. Not every suggestion you receive will be good or even workable, but just the fact that you’re willing to listen increases your credibility. Opening up your options to the energy and experience of your marketing staff only enhances your position of leadership and authority.Credit union executives are dedicated and passionate people, the very best leading the very best. However, they are not often expert marketers. Allow your investment in a marketing staff to pay off by disengaging from the marketing function and letting them do what they do best.last_img read more

News Scan for Feb 05, 2020

first_imgLatest Ebola case in DRC lifts total to 3,429 infectionsAccording to the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) online Ebola dashboard, a new case today lifts the outbreak total to 3,429 confirmed Ebola cases in the ongoing outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The WHO also noted 123 probable cases, and 473 suspected cases still under investigation.Since the outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces began in August 2018, 2,246 people have died from Ebola virus disease (EVD).In its latest situation report on the outbreak, the WHO said that, of six cases reported last week, five were in known contacts, a good sign that transmission chains are known to health authorities. All six cases were found in Beni and Mabalako, recent hot spots in the outbreak.In the past 3 weeks, officials have tracked 25 new Ebola cases, with 18 in Beni and 7 in Mabalako.”New confirmed EVD cases continue to be reported in Beni and Mabalako Health Zones in North Kivu Province,” the WHO said. “Sustained and secure access to affected areas and heightened vigilance is required to continue essential response activities in order to refer and to test alert cases as soon as possible, treat confirmed cases early, and to tackle further transmission of the disease in the community and in healthcare facilities.” WHO Ebola dashboard Feb 4 WHO situation report FDA to review drug for hospital-acquired, ventilator-associated pneumoniaThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for priority review a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for the antibacterial combination drug Recarbrio to treat adult patients with hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia (HABP) and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia (VABP) caused by gram-negative pathogens.Recarbrio, developed and marketed by Merck, is a combination of the antibiotic imipenem-cilastatin and the novel beta-lactamase inhibitor relebactam. It was approved by the FDA in July 2019 to treat patients who have complicated urinary tract infections and complicated intra-abdominal infections and no alternative treatment options. The sNDA is based on the results of a phase 3 clinical trial in adult patients with HABP/VABP.”This submission reinforces Merck’s continued dedication to researching and developing potential antibiotic treatment options which address unmet medical needs,” Nicholas Kartsonis, MD, Merck Research Laboratories senior vice president of clinical research in infectious diseases and vaccines, said in a company press release.The FDA is expected to make a decision on the sNDA by early June.Feb 3 Merck press release Saudi Arabia, Vietnam report avian flu outbreaksFor the first time since 2018, Saudi Arabian officials have detected H5N8 avian flu at a poultry farm in Sudair in Riyadh province in the center of the country.The outbreak began on Jan 30, according to a notification from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). The virus killed 22,700 birds, and officials culled an additional 385,300 birds to help curb disease spread.The OIE also noted an outbreak of H5N6 at a village in Quang Ninh province, Vietnam. A total of 2,500 cases were detected including 2,200 fatal ones, and an additional 300 birds were euthanized as part of infection control measures.The province is located in the northeast corner of Vietnam, on the border with China. Feb 4 OIE report on H5N8 in Saudi Arabia Feb 4 OIE report on H5N6 in Vietnamlast_img read more

Evans Randall in pole for Hammerson’s Bishops Square

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Wonders & blunders

first_imgTo continue enjoying, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Subscribe now for unlimited access Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAYlast_img read more

Trainee minimum wage to go

first_imgRegulators have voted to scrap the trainee solicitor minimum wage 30 years after it was first introduced. The board of the Solicitors Regulation Authority made the decision to deregulate the salary immediately at its meeting today. The decision comes after a five-month consultation with the profession and despite concerns that deregulation will deter poorer people from training contracts. In its own summary of feedback, the SRA conceded there were fears that removing the minimum salary would have a disproportionate effect on women and black and minority ethnic groups. The board papers admitted there was a risk that employers would decide to cut salaries as a result of deregulation. There were also calls to defer a decision until the findings of the Legal Education and Training Review were known. A minority of stakeholders responding to the consultation, including the Sole Practitioners Group and some would-be trainees, were in favour of deregulation. They argued it would open the market for training contracts and create more opportunities for individuals, even if they were on lower-paid contracts. The minimum salary was introduced in 1982 by the Law Society to protect trainees from exploitation and to encourage high-calibre graduates into the profession. Currently firms have to pay their trainees £16,650 a year, rising to £18,590 in London.last_img read more

VIDEO: Channing Frye Post-Game Following 114-103 Win over Charlotte

first_img Matt Medley Channing Frye spoke with reporters following the Cavs’ 114-103 win over Charlotte, in which Frye scored 15 points off the bench.Here’s what he had to say: Matt Medley is co-editor at NEO Sports Insiders, covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio.Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games.center_img Related TopicsCavaliersCavsChanning FryeClevelandNBAlast_img

Moody leads Ole Miss sweep of Miss. State

first_imgSTARKVILLE — With six minutes all that was standing in between Ole Miss and another loss in Starkville, Andy Kennedy looked at his players in the huddle and challenged them.Who wanted to make a play? Who wanted to win? One guy said, ‘I do.’ And then Stefan Moody did it, making three 3-pointers in a row as part of an eight 3-pointer, 29-point night that was one of the best in recent memory for a Rebel at Mississippi State.The fact only one player spoke up is a concern for another day, but on Thursday night Kennedy was more than willing to take a 71-65 win. It was the first for Ole Miss at Humphrey Coliseum since 2009, and the first time since 1998 Ole Miss swept the season series.“(Moody) was the only guy who showed a pulse so we ran it to him and he made one and you know me well enough that if you make one I’m going to see if you can make seven,” Kennedy said.Said Moody: “He was looking for somebody to step up and make some plays, and I told him I wanted the ball. He gave it to me.”Kennedy said he ran a little different of a play call each time, but the end result was the same — Moody would come around on a curl near the left wing, catch the ball and let it fly. And give the Bulldogs credit, because each time the space in between Moody and them shrunk. But each time the 5-foot-10 guard with a 46-inch vertical found enough room to get off the shot.“He’s a monster athlete. He can get separation on anybody,” Kennedy said. “What I think has gotten better with him is he’s starting to accept the role of our go-to guy. That’s difficult for a guy to do right out of the gate, especially a guy that has not played at this level.”The first half was as poor a 20 minutes of basketball as Ole Miss had played in a long time, and the Rebels were lucky to only be down 32-27.Things changed early in the second half — Moody hit a 3, defensive specialist Martavious Newby got another 3 to immediately follow and then made a shot at the basket. By the first media timeout, Ole Miss was on a 12-4 run and led 39-36.Still, Mississippi State kept coming right back at Ole Miss and refused to quit. It went that way for a while, with the favored Rebels stretching out the lead and threatening to pull away before the underdog Bulldogs would rise up and pull it close again.Much of that had to do with Craig Sword, who tried to go shot-for-shot with Moody and did well for himself with 19 points. Sword tied the game at 52-all with seven minutes remaining, and Gavin Ware gave the Bulldogs the lead with a pair of free throws.But then Moody caught fire, and it was too much for Mississippi State to overcome.It was a win Ole Miss had to have, and not just for the sake of the rivalry. The Bulldogs came in with an RPI of 180, and a loss would have been potentially very damaging to the Rebels’ NCAA tournament hopes. Kennedy was quick to say that Mississippi State is better than that number suggests, but he also understands the reality that asking the selection committee to make the same judgement is dangerous.“This is one of the games that as difficult as it is to come in here and win, it doesn’t give you the pop from a numbers standpoint,”” Kennedy said. “I think our team has passed the eye test. It has. Now our numbers have to make sense. That’s why this game is important, to keep our numbers moving forward.”Contact Hugh Kellenberger at [email protected] Follow @HKellenbergerCL on Twitter.last_img read more

Paul Wright | Jamaica’s future in safe hands

first_imgThe recent Gibson McCook relays provided an exciting preview of what is to come at ‘Champs’ this year. Our children have once again revealed to the world exactly why Jamaica is recognised as the athletics powerhouse that was first revealed to the world in the 1948 Olympic Games. Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce led a group of Jamaicans, who removed the moat from the eyes of anyone who continued to believe that the mighty USA ruled the roost when it comes to sprinting. The standout performance for me, was the running of the 4×100 metres relay for Class Three with the quartet from Edwin Allen completing the distance in a time of 44.59 seconds! The team from Edwin Allen included the twins, Tia and Tina Clayton. Anyone who does not believe that our superiority lies not only on the excellent training (and a diet that includes yam) that our children receive but also on genetics, needs to rethink their theory as to what makes Jamaicans so special. The enforced union (during slavery) of the strongest and most rebellious of the Africans brought to the West Indies by European slave traders, resulted in the genetic make-up of “Jamaicans” that have conquered the world of track and field. Stars on show The stars on show at the Gibson McCook Relays are at different stages of their preparation for ‘Champs’ and international competition later this year, so the remark made by a high school coach that “we ain’t seen nothing yet” augurs well for the future, making those who were worried about our continued domination after the retirement of Usain a lot calmer. The Edwin Allen Class Two 4x100m relay had the sprinting prodigy Kevona Davis running the second leg down the National Stadium backstretch in a manner that strongly suggests that she has put her injury woes behind her. If only she could be managed (this year) in a manner that recognises the fact that she is a national treasure and needs to be handled as such, thus confirming her projected dominance of female sprinting in the world! There were multiple other numerous ‘dazzling’ performances, too many to mention in a column, but to those at the stadium who wanted to know who is Chad Walker, the anchor runner of the MVP team that won the Club event in an impressive sub-39 second time, watch this space. However, as we bask in the excellence of the performance of our children, let us not forget that there seems to be a genuine bias when it comes to the allocation of scarce resources as we prepare our children (and adults) for competition. Out on the west of the island, there is a Mondo track at the Montego Bay Sports Complex. The surface was laid in 2002. As with other similar surfaces laid in the National Stadium, the G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sport, and the training surface at Stadium East, there is a ‘life expectancy’ of about eight years. This surface is still being used in 2019! The surfaces at the Stadium East, G. C. Foster and the National Stadium have been resurfaced, while the surface in Montego Bay has not had even an attempt at mending. Injuries I am told of injuries that some athletes suffered while using the track last year that prompted the organisers of the Milo Western Relays to move this year’s renewal to the G. C. Foster track where, even though transportation and logistics costs to the entrants from the west were astronomical, the meet was successfully completed. The Western Championships for high school athletes also had to be shifted, this time to the grass track at St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS). This unacceptable state of affairs would appear to give the children from the much-favoured and newsworthy central and Corporate Area schools a distinct advantage. I am positive that this is not a deliberate and well-thought-out government strategy, but the question must be asked: Why is there not a national movement to repair or relay the track at the Montego Bay Sports Complex? The answer should include a timeline for repair of the surface thus giving our soon-to-be-national treasures from the west a level playing field, as they prepare for local and international competitions. All it needs is a prioritisation of the allocation of resources, considering the health of our children.last_img read more