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University of Maryland Workshops in Biopharmaceutical Production: June 4-8, 2012

Advance your career by learning how to produce and purify biopharmaceutical products at the University of Maryland's Bioprocess Scale-Up Facility this June. Taught by world-class faculty and practitioners, this one-week training features two sessions, both of which include in-laboratory and classroom instruction:

The Fermentation and Microbiology Workshop covers various fermentation systems and the techniques, methodologies, principles and applications of aerobic bacterial and fungal fermentation, including recent advances and up-to-date applications.

The Downstream Processing & Protein Purification Workshop covers recovery and purification strategies for biotechnology products, especially proteins. Participants learn cell separation, cell disruption, chromatography theory and systems, sample preparation, columns and packing, adsorptive chromatography, and elution optimization.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.mtech.umd.edu/biotech/workforce_training.html

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UC Berkeley Extension Project Management for Biopharmaceuticals

Use your existing skills and experience to advance your career into project management. With courses in Project Management for Biopharmaceuticals, you learn industry-specific project management best practices. Topics include:

• Preclinical and clinical development
• Life-cycle and alliance management
• Biopharmaceuticals, medical devices and vaccines

Intensive courses span just two days, making it easy to advance your skills while you continue working. All UC Berkeley Extension project management courses apply toward professional development units through the Project Management Institute. Summer courses are open for enrollment. Learn more.
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Predictive Computational Sciences - Machine Learning Scientist
Using state-of-the art knowledge in the field of machine learning the incumbent collaborates with modellers and domain experts across the research enterprise to facilitate and enable development of data-driven models of complex biological and chemical systems. These data-driven problems may lead to large-scale simulations requiring the use of high performance computing resources. The role will drive the development and exploitation of quantitative models throughout the research enterprise positively impacting phase costs, cycle time and probability of success.

Pharm Country (Radnor, Pennsylvania)

PolyMedix, Inc.
Will be supporting numerous programs related to infectious disease and in support of PMX-30063. Initially this position will report to the Chief Medical Officer and will work closely with clinical teams on clinical development plans; the design and conduct of clinical studies; the evaluation, interpretation, and reporting of study results; and regulatory submissions to the FDA. This individual will need to work extensively with outside consultants.

Biotech Bay (Berkeley, California)

Sr. Technologist, Analytical Technologies
The primary responsibility of this role is to provide the technical, analytical, and project management expertise in support of analytical instrument/software validation, method development, validation, and technology transfer.

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Research Associate I
Duties: Assist in implementation of new technologies, including review and evaluation; assay development; potential options for utilization; and implementation and deployment for sample testing. Record dates of receipt, use, and expiration for all reagents, kits, controls, and standards used for assigned assays. Assist in execution of routine testing for clinical trial specimens using established testing methodologies etc.

Pharm Country (Westbrook, Maine)

IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.
Facilities Project Manager I
Duties: Perform Facilities Project management oversite, budget planning, capital equipment expenditure planning, and facilities systems and project expense control. Lead internal and external development projects from inception to successful implementation etc.

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2012 BIO Career Fair

Job seekers can spend a day with HR representatives and Hiring Managers from top biotech, pharma, medical device and diagnostics companies in the Massachusetts region.

Candidates with a 4-year degree in the life sciences and a minimum of 2-years of industry related experience are invited to attend. (Equivalent work experience may be considered in lieu of a four-year college degree. PhD and Postdoc candidates welcome.)

Exhibiting companies are recruiting for positions in areas such as: QA/QC, clinical research, engineering, manufacturing, biostatistics, clinical data management, chemistry, regulatory affairs, and research.

Job seekers may register here.

2012 BIO Career Fair, Boston, MA June 18, 2012

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