Social Media RSS Feed https://biobirds.com/rss en PhD in Conservation Biology https://biobirds.com/program/phd-in-conservation-biology-326259 <p>The Conservation Biology (CB) Program has two complementary objectives leading to a unique multidisciplinary program. The first is to provide students with sound graduate training in the biological sciences relevant to the global conservation of plants, animals, and ecosystems. The second objective promotes the study of social, political, and economic sciences that relate to recognition and solution of conservation problems. Students may select a named track, fisheries and aquatic biology, which offers an aquatic specialization. Students may also pursue a joint degree in law and conservation biology through the joint law degree program. The overall goal of the program is to prepare students to develop solutions or approaches to address problems that are scientifically and environmentally sound and likely to be acted upon or implemented within their social and political context.</p> Tue, 04/23/2019 - 22:05 326259 326259 Bachelor of Environmental Science (Wildlife and Conservation Biology) https://biobirds.com/program/bachelor-of-environmental-science-wildlife-and-conservation-biology-1007913 <p>Study the Bachelor of Environmental Science (Wildlife and Conservation Biology) at Deakin and you’ll get out of the classroom and into nature, learn how to handle native animals, measure the health of freshwater environments, survey wildlife populations and conduct sustainability assessments. As a graduate of the Bachelor of Environmental Science (Wildlife and Conservation Biology) you will be qualified for a career in wildlife conservation and management, or in environmental science more generally, and ready to take up challenging roles such as wildlife officer, conservation officer, wildlife manager, park ranger, project officer, environmental consultant, research scientist, wildlife biologist, conservation biologist and landscape ecologist. Opportunities exist to work with wildlife - including their habitats and threats - and the policies and strategies that guide management. Graduates obtain jobs in the private, government and not-for-profit sectors.</p> Tue, 04/23/2019 - 22:04 1007913 1007913 BA in Microbiology https://biobirds.com/program/ba-in-microbiology-294204 <p>Undergraduate study for the bachelor of science degree with a major in microbiology. In the Microbiology curriculum, principal emphasis is placed on understanding microorganisms and their interrelationships with other organisms in nature, the application of microbiology in medicine, agriculture and industry, and the study of fundamental life processes as exemplified by microorganisms. Areas of emphasis include: medical microbiology; environmental and industrial microbiology; and food microbiology. Graduates of the Interdepartmental Undergraduate Microbiology Program will learn about the diversity and complexity of microbial life represented by procaryotes, eucaryotes and viruses. In addition to being able to explain fundamental principles of microbial growth, physiology, genetics, biochemistry, and ecology, students will be able to evaluate the impact that the microbial world has on human, animal and plant health, as well as on environmental quality, industry and biotechnology. Graduates are able to design and implement experimental approaches to address specific questions. In addition, graduates are able to communicate scientifically, using a variety of media. Students graduating in microbiology find career opportunities in a wide variety of areas including: hospital and clinical laboratories; federal, state, and local government agencies; research and development; dairy and food processing industries; and the pharmaceutical and fermentation industries. Some fields of microbiology, especially advanced research, may require further training. Undergraduate work in the program is designed to provide sound preparation for graduate study, training for bachelors-level employment, and admission to professional programs such as medicine, veterinary medicine and dentistry. Preveterinary preparation may be accomplished through the curriculum major in this program (see College of Veterinary Medicine</p> Tue, 04/23/2019 - 22:01 294204 294204 Scientist / Senior Scientist, Musculoskeletal Biology https://biobirds.com/job/scientist-senior-scientist-musculoskeletal-biology-1382244 <p>San Diego, CA</p> <p>We are seeking a responsible, dynamic, creative and highly motivated Scientist / Senior Scientist to join our R&D division to contribute to preclinical research and discovery.  </p> <p>This position is a full-time position in the company’s San Diego headquarters.</p> <p>Specific Responsibilities</p> <p>Leading the identification and characterization of novel targets and mechanisms of tissue degeneration and disease, especially in the context of the musculoskeletal system (e.g., bone, muscle, cartilage, tendon, ligaments).</p> <p>Developing appropriate in vitro biochemical, molecular and cell-based assays to screen and develop small-molecule therapeutics</p> <p>Designing and executing studies with appropriate animal models (mouse/rat) to test candidate compounds</p> <p>Interacting routinely with Samumed’s Bioinformatics team to integrate knowledge and develop an understanding of complex biological systems</p> <p>Assisting team members in integrative experiments that measure the biological response of in vitro and in vivo systems to pharmacological modulation</p> <p>Engaging in pre-clinical and non-clinical development support for multiple candidate molecules.</p> <p>Engaging in data analysis, presenting results, and working collaboratively with others to achieve objectives and timelines</p> <p>Efficiently managing scheduling of studies, and managing own time to complete assigned work by due date</p> <p>Managing 1-2 Research Associates as required</p> <p>Analyzing and documenting experimental data in electronic notebooks in a timely and accurate manner in accordance with the company rules</p> <p>Presenting scientific data to colleagues and assisting in the preparation of internal and external presentations (oral, posters, and publications)</p> <p>Requirements</p> <p>Ph.D. in Biological Sciences or related field</p> <p>PhD with at least 4+ years of post-doctoral training or 4+ years of pharmaceutical/ biotechnology industry experience.</p> <p>Deep knowledge and experience in the biology of the Musculoskeletal System.</p> <p>Broad knowledge of Cellular Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Histology Imaging and in vitro assay development</p> <p>Proficiency in mammalian cell culture, cellular, molecular assays and associated techniques</p> <p>Experience with musculoskeletal and/or degenerative disease animal models, dosing (IP, IV, PO, SC), behavioral measurements and tissue harvesting required</p> <p>Previous drug development expertise is highly preferred.</p> <p>Publication record is desirable</p> <p>Previous managerial experience preferred. Proven ability to collaborate in a team environment and work independently</p> <p>Excellent oral and written communication skills</p> <p>Outstanding organizational and critical thinking skills</p> <p>Must have strong work ethic, able to multi-task, detail-oriented and enthusiastic for laboratory work</p> <p>Must be a team-player, punctual and reliable, dependable and flexible in adapting to change in a multi-disciplinary, fast-paced work environment</p> <p>Level will be commensurate with experience</p> <p> </p> <p>Please submit your resume or additional inquiries to apply@samumed.com. Please include the complete title of the position for which you are applying in the subject line of your email. Emails that do not include this information will be disregarded.</p> Tue, 04/23/2019 - 21:58 1382244 1382244 Sr Quality Control Scientist, Product Testing https://biobirds.com/job/sr-quality-control-scientist-product-testing-1382242 <p> </p> <h2>Job Description</h2> <p><strong>JOB OBJECTIVE:    </strong> Recognized leader and resource for product quality control release testing, technical development and continuous improvement projects. Independently manages execution of product quality tests in compliance with internal and external quality requirements. Provides leadership and training to department staff members performing product QC testing.  <strong>ESSENTIAL DUTIES:</strong>1. Perform quality control tests and stability testing on products to assure that products meet requirements and specifications.2. Maintain a working knowledge of analytical test methods and instrumentation utilized for product release testing in the laboratory.3. Serve as the lead trainer for QC methods and instrumentation in the laboratory.4. Perform Laboratory Investigations for Out of Specification results. 5. Investigate complaints from customers and complete complaint-handling records.6. Prepare and/or maintain QC testing materials, retention samples, and reference standards.7. Perform analytical method validation as part of Design Transfer, Design Change or New Product Realization activities. 8. Participate in new product development teams and product improvement teams as a subject matter expert. 9. Write, review and revise, as necessary, QC procedures, testing procedures, SOPs for accurate and complete content. 10. Maintain the QC laboratory and records in a state of audit readiness as defined by procedures.11. Follow existing procedures and policies for data recording and record keeping. 12. Track and trend quality data as required by procedure or investigations. Prepare data for presentation to the CAPA Board and Management Review. 13. Understand and comply with ethical, legal and regulatory requirements applicable to our business. <strong>OCCASIONAL DUTIES:  </strong>1. Perform quality control tests for supporting systems such as process and product water quality and environmental monitoring.2. Lead or participate in departmental or cross-departmental CAPAs or improvement projects. 3. Present data, reports, etc. in Quality Control/Quality Assurance group meetings and projects.4. Lead projects related to instrumentation evaluation, acquisition, and installation in the laboratory. <strong>MANDATORY QUALIFICATIONS:</strong>1. BS degree, or equivalent, in scientific discipline with 5+ year’s postgraduate lab experience; MS or higher degree in scientific discipline or equivalent with 2+ year’s post-graduate lab experience.2. Experience with molecular biology, general microbiology or cell biology techniques.3. Outstanding organizational and multi-tasking skills; able to manage several tasks simultaneously. Ability to effectively work on many priorities at one time, which change frequently. 4. Proven ability to work as part of a team. Team/project leadership experience.5. Experience with computers or a willingness to learn.6. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to interpret and communicate scientific results and to interact productively with scientists in the team. <strong>PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: </strong>2. Experience with PCR, RT-PCR, nucleic acid purification, aseptic technique and enzyme assays.3. Experience with Laboratory Investigations for Out of Specification results. 4. Experience with analytical method validation. 5. Experience or familiarity with 21CFR part 820 and ISO13485 requirements.  <strong>PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: </strong>1. Ability to work at a laboratory bench or fume hood for extended periods of time.2. Ability to work with hazardous materials (e.g. chemicals, radioactivity, electrical equipment) so as not to endanger oneself or others.3. Ability to use computers in an interactive manner for extended periods of time.4. Ability to use standard laboratory protective equipment (e.g. goggles, lab coat, protective gloves).5. Ability to lift 50 lb. occasionally.  Diversity is important at Promega. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, and make employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. </p> <h2>Options</h2> <p>Share on your newsfeed</p> Tue, 04/23/2019 - 21:54 1382242 1382242 Secondary Science Education - Biology Emphasis B.S. Degree https://biobirds.com/program/secondary-science-education-biology-emphasis-bs-degree-1230255 <p>This teacher preparation program combines laboratory-based science work with practical, school-based experiences to prepare you for professional certification to teach science in middle and high schools. You earn a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Science and Biology Education (grades 6-12). You'll be prepared to teach a wide range of science courses found in the modern high school, including biology, marine biology, anatomy and physiology and environmental science. Many of our graduates certify in chemistry as well.</p> <p>FEATURES</p> <p>Enjoy a career with hands-on laboratory experiences that make learning exciting for students and teachers.</p> <p>Help students develop a scientific view of the world, as well as creative and critical thinking skills.</p> <p>Scholarships, grants and loan forgiveness programs may be available.</p> Tue, 04/23/2019 - 17:35 1230255 1230255 Coastal and Marine Science BSc https://biobirds.com/program/coastal-and-marine-science-bsc-1074572 <p>The need to sustain Australia's marine environment is more important than ever as we face an uncertain future driven by climate change, increasing resource extraction and coastal development. Coastal and marine scientists are essential to ensuring the sustainable management of this environment.</p> <p>It has been designed with industry input to deliver a learning experience focused on developing scientific and marine research skills. The course is delivered by staff actively researching a variety of fields, including fish ecology, coral reef ecology, marine pollution, coastal geomorphology, sustainable fisheries and aquaculture. The result is a dynamic and engaging learning environment in which teaching is informed by current research.</p> <p>Find out more about studying Coastal and Marine Science at Curtin</p> <p>Throughout this course, you will be challenged to think as a marine scientist, developing your initiative and intellectual curiosity to help understand and protect the marine environment.</p> <p>You will also interact with people working in marine and coastal science and management, such as the Department of Environment and Conservation, the Department of Fisheries, the WA Environmental Protection Authority, marine science consultancies, the mining and petroleum industries and Curtin’s Centre for Marine Science and Technology.</p> <p>Students in this course gain a practical experience through a range of field-based experiences in marine environments.</p> <p>You can study this major as part of a science and arts or science and commercedouble degree.</p> <p>What you'll learn</p> <ul> <li>Apply principles and practices of environmental and biological science to the planning and sustainable management of coastal zones</li> <li>Apply problem-solving and decision-making skills to develop innovative and sustainable solutions to the challenges facing Australia’s coastal zones</li> <li>Locate, extract and interpret relevant evidence and scientific literature to inform decision making; critically assess the value of information and available data in the creation of a scientifically-based argument</li> <li>Demonstrate written, oral and interpersonal communication skills appropriate to the conduct of a science professional</li> <li>Argue the merits and limitations of current and developing technologies in marine and coastal research and management</li> <li>Use research and learning skills to maintain currency of knowledge of the science related to management of coastal and marine areas; evaluate and actively engage in their own continued learning and development as environmental scientists</li> <li>Recognise the national and global imperatives driving coastal changes to biological, chemical and physical systems; integrate international case studies and experiences in the application of knowledge to coastal decision-making</li> <li>Incorporate indigenous and other community perspectives in the development of solutions to issues relating to the coastal zone</li> <li>Demonstrate professional and ethical practice in keeping with community and industry standards, and relevant to marine science</li> </ul> Tue, 04/23/2019 - 15:42 1074572 1074572 Biology, M.S. https://biobirds.com/program/biology-ms-1155475 <p>The Department of Biology offers a diversified undergraduate program that matches the breadth and excitement of modern biology and prepares students for the hundreds of career opportunities that use biology as a foundation. The Bachelor of Science degree is awarded to those students who successfully complete the biology core and additional requirements and electives.</p> <p>The biology major we offer has three programmatic goals:</p> <p>To provide students with a solid foundation in all aspects of modern biology and also the intellectual skills that will serve as the basis for a lifetime of future achievement.</p> <p>To provide students with the specialized educational opportunities that will allow them to compete successfully for careers in the biological sciences or for advanced studies in major doctoral programs.</p> <p>To provide preprofessional students with the knowledge needed for advanced study in the many fields that build upon a biological foundation.</p> <p>Our undergraduate biology major is excellent preparation for graduate programs in clinical laboratory science, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, optometry, doctoral programs, and many others.</p> <p>The department offers a Master of Science in biology for qualified students who wish to explore some part of biology in greater depth.</p> Tue, 04/23/2019 - 15:41 1155475 1155475 Biology Degrees from Oklahoma City Community College https://biobirds.com/program/biology-degrees-from-oklahoma-city-community-college-284695 <p>Are you interested in a career in nursing, radiation technology, physical therapy or another health profession? What about ecology, education, wildlife management, veterinary science, zoology or research? With an associate degree in science with a biology concentration from Oklahoma City Community College, you can explore a whole wide world full of career options. - See more at: http://www.occc.edu/academics/programs/biology.html#sthash.ljnOCgbF.dpuf</p> Tue, 04/23/2019 - 15:41 284695 284695 MSc Evolutionary and Behavioural Ecology https://biobirds.com/program/msc-evolutionary-and-behavioural-ecology-364620 <p>Delivered by leading international researchers in the Centre for Ecology and Conservation Designed to prepare you for a future research career with excellent graduate employment opportunities, in the first year of operation, 78 per cent of our students had secured a PhD position before finishing the programme Provides extensive training in current research techniques Develops knowledge and critical awareness of current problems and new insights in evolutionary and behavioural ecology Offers access to excellent facilities including state-of-the-art molecular and genetics labs with a full range of microscopy equipment, greenhouses, and controlled environment rooms This Masters degree is taught by the Centre for Ecology and Conservation (CEC), whose evolutionary and behaviour research groups are amongst the most dynamic in the UK. You will be integrated into these groups and conduct cutting-edge research projects that can make genuine contributions to the field of evolutionary and behavioural ecology and prepare you for a career in research. The Centre is the fastest growing institute of its kind in the UK. Research is almost exclusively organismal, with particular emphasis on social mammals, birds, turtles and insects. We also specialise in modelling animal behaviour and species interactions and see this as essential and complementary to our whole approach. The other area of emphasis which underpins much of our work is quantitative and molecular genetics, which is fundamental to the evolutionary process and to conservation biology and policy issues.</p> Tue, 04/23/2019 - 15:39 364620 364620