Postdoctoral Associate – Translational Neuroscience (57495)

first_imgA Postdoctoral Associate position is available in the Laboratoriesof Neurogenetics & Neuroscience (LNN) in the McKnight BrainInstitute at the University of Florida. The research is funded anddirected by Prof. Matt Farrer, in Department of Neurology. Over thepast 20 years, our team has helped define the genetic etiology ofneurodegeneration, has developed and characterized severalinsightful models to successfully advance novel therapeutics intoclinical trials. The successful applicant would join a teamstudying the neurobiology / pathophysiology underlying the majorgenetic determinants of Parkinson’s disease. The appointmentrepresents a superb training opportunity to learn/apply a varietyof molecular, cellular and physiological neuroscience techniques,for new Fellows or for Senior Fellows looking to make thetransition to an independent Faculty appointment.The current opportunities relate to the novel discovery ofpathogenic mutations in LRRK2 and VPS35 as acause of late-onset familial parkinsonism (Zimprich A. etal., 2004; Vilarino-Guell C. et al., 2011, 2014), andfrom the discovery of genetic modifiers of age-of-onset (Trinh Jet al., 2016; Lai D et al., in press). Thesuccessful applicant will to focus on techniques to explore andrectify subtle, mutant-specific deficits in synaptic and endosomaltrafficking. A variety of tools and models have been alreadydeveloped to accelerate the work, including human iPSCs andconditional cre-loxP transgenic mice (Beccano-Kelly DA etal., 2014a,b; Munsie LN et al., 2014; Volta M etal., 2017; Cataldi S et al., 2018).LNN is located in a vibrant neuroscience research atmosphere,including the Center for Translational Research inNeurodegenerative Disease, the Biomedical Science Center, theMcKnight Brain Institute and the Fixel Institute for NeurologicDisorders. The laboratories are modern and well-equipped, and thesuccessful applicant will join dedicated, experienced and highlymotivated teams of neurogeneticists and neurobiologists. Our jointambition is to slow and/or prevent this progressive neurologicaldisorder, and through a precise understanding of its molecularetiology. The work is fast-paced and exciting, at the cutting edgeof molecular insights into neurologic disease.This requisition will be used to fill multiple positions.Applicants will have a recent PhD, MD or MD/PhD, and experience ina field directly relevant to translational neuroscience. Applicantsshould have excellent oral and written communication skills, andexperience in the collection and analysis of data. Preferredapplicants have a strong record of productivity from previoustraining. They must have a high level of independence in the designand execution of in vitro and in vivoexperiments. The position is initially available for one year withthe possibility of annual extensions. Salary will be commensuratewith experience and qualifications.Applications should include a CV, cover letter of intent, and alist of 3 references with contact information. Review ofapplications will begin immediately and will continue untilposition is filled. Questions may be directed to Dr. Matt Farrer [email protected] ; however,applications must be submitted online.All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employmentscreening which includes a review of criminal records, referencechecks, and verification of education.The selected candidate will be required to provide an officialtranscript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript willnot be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued toStudent” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institutionoutside of the United States require evaluation by a professionalcredentialing service provider approved by the National Associationof Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/ .The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institutiondedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty andstaff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’s SunshineLaw. If an accommodation due to disability is needed in order toapply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the FloridaRelay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).#category=35The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining.last_img read more

Spooner extends its service

first_imgSpooner Industries has announced it is to extend its products and services for the UK baking industry. The company, which specialises in forced convection technology, will now offer a range of air conditioning and ventilation systems to complement its existing work in the design and manufacture of ovens, provers and coolers. Services specific to the industry, include: bread cooling plant, developed especially for optimum efficiency in controlling product cooling and weight loss; steam, gas or electric heated bread-proving equipment; and air blast systems, developed to control dough piece quality for use with either steam, gas or electric. Spooner has also introduced a technical services division to offer full service and support for new and existing customers.www.spooner.co.uklast_img

Magic Hat sold to owner of Genesee

first_imgMagic Hat Brewery & Artifactory,North American Breweries recently announced the purchase of Independent Brewers United which owns Magic Hat, Pyramid and MacTarnahan’s beer. The purchase includes three breweries and five Alehouses and a retail store affiliated with one of the breweries. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. According to company officials, employment levels at the Burlington-based brewery would not be effected. According to Rich Lozyniak CEO of North American Breweries, the new beers add craft brewing credibility, and variety to the beers currently offered by the company. ‘We are really excited to add Magic Hat, Pyramid and MacTarnahan’s beers to North American Breweries. All three brands have a rich history of craft brewing that helps us gain acceptance in that tight-knit community,’ said Lozyniak. ‘By having more beers to offer our customers, wholesalers and retail accounts, we can better compete with the multi-national mega brewers who dominate the U.S. beer industry.’ Along with the new craft beer offering, North American Breweries also imports and sells Imperial, Labatt Blue and the Labatt family of beers. Out of its Rochester brewery it makes and sells the historic line of Genesee beer, Dundee Ales & Lagers, the Original Honey Brown Lager and Seagram’s Escapes.‘The industry has taken a turn away from the mega brewers. We have a collection of regional and heritage brands that position us well among today’s beer drinkers,’ said Rich Lozyniak. ‘At a time when the overall beer industry is in decline, we’re growing across brands which essentially created a great opportunity to collaborate with some of the best craft brewers in the business.’According to the company, the heritage and brand position of Magic Hat, Pyramid and MacTarnahan’s will be closely guarded. ‘The credibility that these brewers have developed in the craft beer segment is key to our success. We will work hard to carefully maintain and grow what was passionately created by people who love to drink and brew beer.’The new brands mean the addition of three new breweries, one each in: Portland, Oregon; Berkeley, California; and Burlington, Vermont. Magic Hat is the 10th largest craft brewery in the country, while Pyramid is the fifth largest. Both companies have a strong following of loyal consumers who love the craftsmanship that go into each unique beer.Together Magic Hat, Pyramid and the Portland Brewing Co. (MacTarnahan’s) employ about 600 people. Currently, North American Breweries has approximately 500. ‘We’re a hardworking group of people with a strong track record of brewing beer, building brands and executing in the marketplace,’ said Lozyniak.Under North American Breweries’ leadership, sales of Labatt Blue and its family of beers, Genesee,  Dundee Ales & Lagers, and Seagram’s Escapes have jumped.  ‘We have a great opportunity to continue to grow. Magic Hat, Pyramid and MacTarnahan’s come with strong brand-building assets like the Artifactory, Alehouses and breweries,’ said Lozyniak. ‘We now have more opportunities than ever to connect with our beer drinkers and tell our story.’North American Breweries’ Plans for Magic Hat, Pyramid and MacTarahan’s·        The beer will remain the same: it will be brewed by the same people in the same breweries, using the same recipes, ingredients and commitment to artisanship as it has always been.·        All breweries, Alehouses and the Artifactory will remain open. They provide a unique opportunity to sample and showcase the company’s best beers and brewing capabilities. Through the retail locations, we can talk to customers about the beers they want us to make. North American Breweries’ Promise ·        We will communicate regularly and openly to our employees and at times ‘ the media ‘ about our business.·        We put a very high value on our people and believe they are key to helping us compete with the mega, multi-national brewers who dominate the U.S. beer industry.·        We will grow our brands by introducing them to new consumers and in new geographies through a focused sales and distribution effort.·        We believe in working with one another to make our company great. We regularly adopt best practices company-wide.center_img About North American BreweriesNorth American Breweries, headquartered in Rochester, New York was formed in 2009. The company imports and markets Imperial, Labatt Blue and the Labatt family of beers in the U.S.  Its brewery makes and sells the historic line of Genesee beers, Dundee Ales & Lagers, the Original Honey Brown Lager and Seagram’s Escapes.-30-last_img read more

Six-man team to challenge in Costa Ballena match

first_img Tags: Costa Ballena, elite golf, England teams 11 Dec 2018 Six-man team to challenge in Costa Ballena match A six-man team will represent England in the 2019 Costa Ballena octagonal match in Spain.The players are Jake Bolton of Wiltshire, Sam Done of Lincolnshire, Harry Goddard of Hertfordshire (pictured), Ben Hutchinson of Yorkshire, David Langley of BB&O and Joe Long of Gloucestershire.The match will be played from 22-25 January at Costa Ballena and will be contested by eight countries. England’s opponents are: Finland, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain.The match was extended from four to eight countries for the first time in 2018, when England won the bronze medal. Spain were the champions and Netherlands were runners-up.The playersJake Bolton, 20, (Ogbourne Downs) had a string of high finishes with third place in the Italian international, ninth in the Lytham Trophy and fourth in the Welsh open.Sam Done, 21, (Kenwick Park) reached the match play in the British and English amateur championships. He was eighth in the Scottish open and 11th in the Lee Westwood Trophy.Harry Goddard, 18, (Hanbury Manor) was in England’s winning team at the boys’ Home Internationals. Individually he was fourth in the Walton Heath Trophy and the Peter McEvoy Trophy and eighth in the Hampshire Salver.Ben Hutchinson, 23, (Howley Hall) reached the last 16 of the Amateur Championship, losing by one hole to the eventual winner. He was fourth in the Hampshire Salver, ninth in the Lytham Trophy and seventh in the Welsh open.David Langley, 24, (Castle Royle) won the qualifying for the South African amateur, was runner-up in the Tillman Trophy and the Hampshire Salver and had top tens in the Brabazon and Berkshire Trophies. He helped England win the men’s Home InternationalsJoe Long, 21, (Lansdown) was runner-up in the English amateur championship, fourth in both the Scottish open and Dutch Junior Open and fifth in the Hampshire Salver. He was also a member of England’s winning team at the men’s Home InternationalsImage © Leaderboard Photographylast_img read more

Posing 101: Photographer Offers Seminar In Posing Subjects

first_imgSubmitted By Timberland Regional LibraryMartin Kimeldorf teaches hands-on class in image-making at Olympia Library November 7Learn to create more interesting images for your Facebook page or scrapbook. Martin Kimeldorf, local photographer and photo artist, is offering a hands-on seminar on how to make pictures, not just take the same old tired photos. The class is free of charge and takes place after hours at the Olympia Timberland Library on Wednesday, November 7 from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m.The seminar is designed for all level of camera users and posers. It will be helpful to bring a simple picture-taking device. No fancy equipment will be needed. Here’s an outline of the seminar topics and activities:Why we make rather than take an image. How to take creative control of the images you make.How to direct a subject, or, on the other side of the camera, how to strike a unique pose.Examples of directing a subject, using handouts and a local model, will be presented. People will look through a cardboard viewfinder to get used to framing up an image and seeing like a camera.Practice Making, Directing, SeeingParticipants will break into random pairs of photographer and subject. Using posing cues sheets, they will practice with each other.Practice Shooting in a New WayParticipants will work creatively with spaces, places and props. Rule: You can only shoot each other. Respect other patrons’ privacy.Debrief and share.Kimeldorf has lived in Thurston County for over 35 years. He has received awards and recognition for teaching, photo art, and writing. On his website, he writes: “Kimeldorf has enjoyed bicycling the scenic byways of Puget Sound, digital photography teaching classes and workshops, grilling martini-brined salmon, investigating mixology, sharing his photos online, playing his blue’s harp (harmonica) for his dog FrankyLou, and participating in various community causes with his wife Judy.” The website is http://martinkimeldorf.com.The Olympia Timberland Library is at 313 8th Avenue SE. For more information, contact the library at (360) 352-0595 or go to www.TRL.org. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img read more