Postdoctoral Associate, Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute

first_imgPosition SummaryA Postdoctoral Associate position is available based at theHauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute ( HWI ) and affiliatedwith the University at Buffalo. We are looking for a highlymotivated structural biologist with an interest in metalloproteinsand methods development to join a project with the Snell and Bowmanlaboratories involving the structural study of biological systemsthat are impacted by free radical activity and metalloproteins,where the modeled metal and/or coordination state are of interestfor further investigation. The work will involve a collaborationwith laboratories at Stanford and Oxford and will use X-raycrystallography, UV-spectroscopy, and micro- PIXE techniques. Theeventual aim involves structural studies using X-ray free electronsources for radiation chemistry free data. It is possible thatneutron studies would also take place. The position involvesworking directly with the Crystallization Center at the Instituteand will have access to a Glacios cryo-EM with Falcon 4 detector.The Institute runs the IMCA beamline at the Advanced Photon Source.It is anticipated that multiple structural techniques will beemployed, and while the candidate should have structural biologyexpertise, they are not expected to be proficient in all structuralbiology techniques. Molecular biology expertise is required toproduce target proteins and complexes. Many techniques will beemployed and due to the nature of the project, the position will beoffered for three years.Outstanding Benefits PackageWorking at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. Thereare personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirementplan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthymix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort tosupport your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website tolearn about our benefit packages .About UBThe University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive publicresearch university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifiesambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities toachieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultureschallenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed.Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to furtherknowledge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates whoare valued for their talents and their impact on global society.Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo .As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the ResearchFoundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due toan applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,gender identity, national origin and veteran or disabilitystatusMinimum QualificationsA conferred doctoral degree by the time of appointment is a relatedfield.Preferred QualificationsIn-depth knowledge of structural biology and the production ofproteins.For more information, click the “How to Apply” button.last_img read more

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Women’s Conference Joins Area Church Members for Fellowship

first_imgBy Maddy VitaleWomen of all faiths from Ocean City are invited to a one-day women’s conference that organizers say will forge bonds and new friendships between people of all religions.“We realize we will have all these different people together from all these different churches, but it has been wonderful. We are all on the same page. It really has been nice,” said Jennifer Shirk, co-organizer and member of Ocean City New Jersey Women of Faith.The conference, titled “Living on Purpose For Him,” is centered around connecting women through Christ and God. The featured speaker, Veirdre Jackson, was selected after members of a congregation saw her speak and thought she would have a lot to bring to Ocean City, organizers explained.The program will be held Saturday, March 30, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Ave. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $20 per person. Lunch is included and will be provided by Yianni’s Cafe.Registration may be done online by March 15 at www.ocnjwof.blogspot.com. For more information, email [email protected] City Tabernacle is located at 550 Wesley Avenue.Shirk, of Ocean City, who is also an author and president of the Ocean City Free Public Library Board of Trustees, said the year-long journey to organize the conference through OCNJWOF has been incredible.She belongs to Coastal Christian Church, while co-organizer, Phyllis Martinson, is a member of the First Presbyterian Church.The two have been friends since the days when Shirk was a member of Martinson’s congregation.Martinson and some members of her church brought the idea of a women’s conference, and the specific speaker, to fruition.“It is really nice that the program is for all denominations and even for women who have no church family,” Shirk noted. “What has been interesting from my perspective is meeting the women from other churches. Every church has something different to offer.”She said from food cupboards to clothing drives and even counseling for people recovering from addiction, churches have each made their imprint in the community.“There are so many nice things that maybe other people don’t know they can get plugged into,” Shirk added. “We want to make sure that people who go to the conference are aware of church programs and outreach efforts in the community.”More than half of Ocean City’s churches will be represented at this year’s conference. The hope is that the interest in the organization will spread to the remainder of churches in the community. There are approximately 13.Both Shirk and Martinson said they hope attendees stay the entire day. Jackson is going to give three talks, but each one builds upon the other. Jackson is an award-winning educator, entrepreneur and spiritual advocate.However, if someone can’t stay, they will still be able to take away valuable information from one or two presentations.Martinson said she is so excited about the conference.“Our hope is for the auditorium filled with women will seek and strengthen their faith, grow closer to Jesus, and to each other,” she emphasized.The program was a long time in the making, Martinson added.The idea originated with her church in 2013. Two programs were organized, but they were specific to Martinson’s church.In 2017 she said they got the notion to open it up to all the churches in the community.A year and 10 meetings later, the OCNJWOF members are putting the finishing touches on what they hope will be a memorable experience for the area women.“This is the first event, and we are hoping that it will be a yearly thing,” Martinson said. “We want everyone to join together in fellowship.”Veirdre Jackson will speak at three sessions during the one-day conference. (Photo courtesy Jennifer Shirk) A Women’s Conference will bring together people of all religions to listen to featured speaker Veirdre Jackson, seated wearing scarf, on March 30. (Photo courtesy Jennifer Shirk)last_img read more

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Jet-set sales for credit unions

first_img 16SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jeff Rendel Jeff Rendel, Certified Speaking Professional, and President of Rising Above Enterprises works with credit unions that want elite results in sales, service, and strategy. Each year, he addresses and facilitates … Web: www.risingaboveenterprises.com Details Granted, the price of one commercial jet contract is greater than the total assets of many credit unions.  However, the elements of value used in the sales process are applicable to any credit union as it seeks to express its commitment to member service and – as a result – grow the enterprise value of the credit union.  Consider adding and customizing these six statements in the messaging and execution of your sales, service, and growth-focused cultures. Have you ever wondered what particular sales statements of value are necessary to sell a commercial jet? As it turns out; they aren’t that different from the ones vital to selling a credit union product, service, or experience.  In fact, they are legitimately alike.  And, you can apply them with your credit union’s sales professionals and their messaging right away.  Not long ago, an in-flight seatmate of mine happened to be a senior sales executive for one of the world’s largest manufacturers of commercial airplanes.  Admittedly, the commission on the sale of a jet was at the top of my mind; however, of additional interest was the value proposition explained to commercial jet customers in order to differentiate and gain the sale.    Keep in mind that the sales cycle for commercial jets is often years long (one is dealing with airlines and countries) with even more years added for the full delivery of all jets in the contract (which is often modified along the way).  Yet, with all of the changes in that industry, the sales executive shared that he stays true to the same sales elements of value established by his company in the 1930s.  These elements of value separate and distinguish the value each customer is promised and each sales executive delivers.    The six elements of value (with credit union specifics and ideas for communicating):We understand your issues.  Our history and philosophy is focused on people.  We are a financial institution committed to the everyday money management of everyday people.     We know your business.  Our business is the business of households.  We know mortgages, auto loans, checking accounts, savings products, and much more.We know you personally.  Our model is focused on a relationship versus a transaction.  We’re committed to being a partner through all of your financial life.    We can help you financially.  Our credit union’s structure and philosophy allows us to offer you better rates on loans and savings.  And, if we do charge a fee, it’s the lowest in the market and carries the most value.We can execute.  Our decisions are made locally and without a lot of hoops to jump through.  We are truly your local financial institution and can act on your needs right away.  We are different.  In this crowded world of financial services, we exist for one driving purpose – serving the needs of our member-owners.  Every dollar we make in profit is put right back to you and your credit union.last_img read more

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Kildare clinch title

first_img Paddy Brophy scored the only goal of the game from a penalty two minutes into the second half. Sean Hurley and Nialll Kelly had helped the Lilywhites to a 0-9 to 0-5 interval lead, but Longford staged a late fightback with scores from mark Hughes and Daniel Mimnagh, yet Kildare held on. Kildare won the Leinster U21 Football Championship with a 1-12 to 0-12 win over Longford at Portlaoise. Press Associationlast_img

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