Senior Research Assistant

first_imgJob PurposeOur laboratory develops and performs cell therapy trials forpatients with malignancies and virus-associated diseases. Thesuccessful candidate would have experience in a laboratory thatdevelops and analyzes cellular immunotherapies. Will performimmunoassays on blood from patient on clinical trials and developand optimize the production of cell therapy products. With minimaltraining, should be able to work independently.Job DutiesConduct immunoassays on blood from patients or healthydonors.Culture virus specific T-cells, along with other cells andconducting assays, such as ELISpots, cytotoxicity assays, and flowcytometry along with the analysis of the data obtained from theseassays.Attend group meeting, assisting with making buffers, restockingsupplies in the lab, and helping to maintain the overallfunctioning of the lab.Work with a large and diverse group of individuals and to be ateam player, i.e., be willing to assist others with theirexperiments and eventually be called upon to train new members inthe lab. Preferred QualificationsMaster’s degree in a related field is preferred.Bachelor of Science with 2-3 years of experience. Ideally,experience in cell culture work in an immunotherapy lab. Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction/Equal Access Employer.6389CA; CHcenter_img Minimum QualificationsBachelor’s degree in a Basic Science or related field.Four years of relevant experience is required.last_img read more

Dundee targets oil and gas opportunities

first_imgHLPFI reported in April 2016 that site surveys were under way for the GBP10 million (USD12.3 million) development. Some 200 m of new quayside will be added and Forth Ports states that it will be some of the strongest in Scotland, with an ultra-heavy lift pad at one end. It is being built at the east end of the port and will connect with the existing Prince Charles wharf.Forth Ports says it aims to position the Port of Dundee as a decommissioning and oil and gas hub for the North Sea. Construction is scheduled for completion by the end of 2017.Charles Hammond, chief executive of Forth Ports, said: “The Forth Ports Board is fully committed to investing in the Port of Dundee to ensure that the infrastructure is in place to capitalise on the significant opportunities presented by the North Sea oil and gas and decommissioning sectors over the coming years.”  www.forthports.co.uklast_img read more

Proposed laws would crack down on protesters who block roadways

first_imgProposed laws would crack down on protesters who block roadways Published: January 26, 2017 7:24 PM EST Updated: January 26, 2017 7:30 PM EST SHARE (CNN) — It may soon be legal to run over protesters with your car in North Dakota. But only if you do it accidentally.Lawmakers in that state are set to vote Friday on a bill that would legalize accidentally running over protesters in the road, one of several new measures across the country that aim to discourage disruptive protests.Rep. Keith Kempenich introduced the North Dakota bill, which states that if a driver “unintentionally” causes injury or death to someone blocking traffic on a roadway, then the driver will not be liable for damages.Kempenich said he was spurred to act after Dakota Access Pipeline protesters last year moved to block public roadways, scaring some of his constituents.“It turned from a protest to basically terrorism on the roadways, and the bill got introduced for people to be able to drive down the roads without fear of running into somebody and having to be liable for them,” he told CNN.It’s not just North Dakota that’s cracking down on protesters. Other communities that have endured multiple or prolonged protests are fighting back by trying to put similar laws on the books.In recent weeks legislatures in Minnesota, Indiana and Iowa have moved to add laws specifically targeting roadway blocking. The proposed bills have dismayed the American Civil Liberties Union, which fears they would trample First Amendment rights.Kempenich argued that any drivers who intentionally targeted protesters would still be prosecuted.“If people stay off the roadway, it has nothing to do with you,” he said. “[But] if you’re on the roadway trying to intimidate some people, then you’ve got an issue.”Minnesota protest bill gets its own protestThe North Dakota bill comes amid contentious protests related to the proposed construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, or DAPL. The pipeline, which would stretch south to Illinois, has largely been completed except for a hotly contested stretch near the Standing Rock Sioux tribe’s reservation. President Donald Trump issued an executive order on Tuesday to advance the stalled project.But roadway protests are a hot topic in Minnesota, too.There, a Republican-led House committee passed a measure Tuesday that would allow local governments to sue criminally convicted protesters for law enforcement costs.Shortly after the measure passed by a 9-6 vote, protests erupted as members of the public angrily shouted at lawmakers, according to CNN affiliate WCCO.One of those protesters was a friend of Philando Castile, the man shot and killed by a St. Anthony police officer during a traffic stop last summer. That shooting sparked a series of protests in Minnesota led by the Black Lives Matter movement, which advocates for social justice for African Americans.Rep. Nick Zerwas, a Republican who introduced that measure, said the public should not have to pay to cover law enforcement costs incurred dealing with illegal protests.The local governments are only able to recoup costs if the protester is convicted of a crime, he said.Zerwas is also behind a measure that would increase the criminal penalties in Minnesota for blocking traffic on a roadway.“If you want to block a freeway, you’re going to jail, and when you get out, you’re gonna get a bill,” he said.Rep. John Lesch, a Democrat who voted against the measure, said lawmakers were using “overzealous intimidation tactics to suppress speech” and argued that the measure is unconstitutional.Effective protest movements, such as the Civil Rights-era boycott of buses in Montgomery, Alabama, are necessarily disruptive, he said.“Inconvenience is at the heart of protest,” he said. “If you’re not being inconvenienced, the likelihood of you listening is drastically lower. So it’s remarkable that all these unarmed young black men were being shot all over the nation and no one cared until you had to take a detour to get to the mall.”Black Lives Matter Minneapolis posted its opposition to the measure on Facebook.“This is not a post of defeat. This is a warning to those trying to take away our freedom. We Ready. We Coming,” the group wrote.An ‘alarming’ trend?Other states are considering similar bills.In Indiana, a lawmaker proposed a bill that would require officials to direct police to clear protesters from roadways by “any means necessary,” according to the Indianapolis Star. Action on the bill was deferred until a later date.A lawmaker in Iowa, too, told the Des Moines Register of plans to propose a bill that would make it easier for law enforcement to push criminal charges on those who block roadways.But at least one rights group is dismayed by the flurry of proposed laws.“We are seeing an alarming trend of state bills introduced with the purpose or effect of criminalizing peaceful protest — an act that lies at the very core of the First Amendment’s protections,” Lee Rowland, senior staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union, told CNN in an email.Rowland said these proposals, if passed, will “undoubtedly” be struck down by courts for violating the First Amendment.“Legislators are supposed to honor the will of the people, not criminalize it,” she added. Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know.last_img read more

Montague’s Buchberger could be chosen in MLB draft, following a great college season

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Photos courtesy of DavenportAs Coach Tidey said, it’s a nice problem for Buchberger to have. If he comes back to school, Buchberger will be a part of what is expected to be a stacked team at the Division 2 school that could contend for big things next season.But if Buchberger leaves, he’ll be pursuing an opportunity that thousands dream of, but few achieve.“It’s always been a dream of mine to get drafted and play pro ball,” said Buchberger, who is 6-foot-2, 225 pounds and has packed on more than 30 pounds of muscle since his days at Montague. “Right now, it’s really hard to say what I’ll do. I know I’ll be super happy, but I don’t want to let that emotion from getting drafted affect my decision. I’ll sit down and talk with my advisors, my coaches and my family, and then make a decision.”Buchberger will have his first chance to show his talents to big league scouts up close this Sunday when he participates in the Philadelphia Phillies pre-draft camp. Then on May 30, he’ll do the same with the Cincinnati Reds.He’ll get a chance to show off his unique combination of speed and power. They are traits that helped him bat a stellar .429 in 182 at-bats with the Panthers this spring, while scoring 54 runs, hitting eight home runs and knocking in 40 runs. He also stole 22 bases in 25 attempts, helping lead the Panthers to a 32-18 record and third-place finish in the GLIAC.“He’s a five-tool player,” Tidey said. “He’s a big kid now for us, and it’s amazing how much he’s progressed. He hits for power and average, he runs like a deer, and he fields his position as well as anyone.“He’s really a specimen (physically),” Tidey added. “We were a little worried at one point he was getting too big and it would affect his speed, but he keeps running faster and faster. Even in the field, he moves so well for a kid his size.”It’s hard to believe now, but just three years ago, Buchberger didn’t receive any college interest for baseball, likely because he was a three-sport standout at Montague and his main focus was pursuing a college football opportunity. He signed with the Davenport football squad and was listed as a wide receiver during his freshman season, but after a redshirt year, his heart led him in a different direction.“I knew of him a little bit,” Tidey said. “I played college ball with his dad (Montague varsity baseball coach Kevin Buchberger), so I knew what kind of family he was coming from. During one of his visits for football, we invited him to visit with us.”Tidey later invited Buchberger to a workout and was immediately impressed.“He ran well and he showed a lot of bat speed, so that really jumped out,” Tidey said. “And with all that athletic ability, we figured he could really develop down the road.”After his freshman season on the diamond, when he was primarily used as a pinch runner, Buchberger decided being a multi-sport athlete would be a thing of the past.“I just thought it would be better for my future to focus on one sport,” said Buchberger, who played baseball, football and basketball at Montague. “Baseball is a lot less taxing on your body, and in the end, I just followed by heart. It was more in baseball.”Being able to focus on baseball year-round has obviously done wonders. Tidey called Buchberger the team’s best hitter as a sophomore, and his performance this spring was off-the-charts, earning him league MVP honors. He said he got a leg up on the competition by facing quality pitching on a nightly basis while playing with a squad in Kokomo, Ind., in a summer prospect league.“The more you see (tough pitching) the more comfortable you get,” Buchberger said. “I saw the ball a lot better this spring. Still, nobody expects to hit .430 in college ball. But I’ve always held myself to a high standard.”Now on the cusp of achieving a lifelong dream, Buchberger can’t help but pinch himself, especially for a kid coming from a Division 6 high school. Tidey, however, said his star player deserves all the credit. He’s the one who put in the work to transform himself into a potential professional ball player.“It’s a pretty cool story,” Tidey said. “He’s a hard worker and just a good character kid. He deserves it.” FOX Sports: Stream live NFL, College Footbal… Other Report a problem This item is… Other Report a problem This item is… Mail Other DEAL OF THE DAY The League Share (2) Thank you! 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