Post-Doctoral Scientist – Dr. Damm’s laboratory

first_imgSpecial Instructions to Applicants Normal work hours Position NumberP00001 For more information, candidates should contact Dr. Erich Damm([email protected]). Candidates should submit their cover letteroutlining research interests, curriculum vitae and contactinformation for three academic references (contact informationonly, not letters) by clicking on the “Apply for This Job” linkabove or through Only applicationmaterials submitted through VCU Jobs will be considered. DepartmentBiology Additional Information Job CategoryResearch Recruitment PoolAll Applicants Quick Link Normal work days Resource CriticalNo Description of the Job CampusMonroe Park Campus Working TitlePost-Doctoral Scientist – Dr. Damm’s laboratory Open Until FilledYes Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).Optional & Required DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationCurriculum Vitae (CV)Reference Letter – 1Reference Letter – 2Optional DocumentsOther Document Remove from posting on or before Is any portion of this position grant-funded?Yes – Continuation of this position depends on funding of thegrant.center_img Job Code/TitlePD – Post Doctoral Does this position provide patient or clinical services to theVCU Health System?No Candidates experienced in hematopoietic development, zebrafishgenetics and embryological approaches, zebrafish husbandry,transgenesis, confocal microscopy, transcriptomics, flow cytometryand fluorescence activated cell sorting ( FACS ) are stronglyencouraged to apply. Sensitive PositionNo Required Qualifications Candidates must have a PhD in a biological field with less than 4years of post-doctoral experience along with expertise in molecularbiology techniques and a record of publication. Organizational Overview A fully funded post-doctoral position is available in thelaboratory of Dr. Erich Damm in the Virginia CommonwealthUniversity ( VCU ) Department of Biology. The Damm lab is an NIHfunded laboratory that studies the molecular control ofhematopoietic stem cell development using the established zebrafishembryo model of developmental hematopoiesis. Our recent work(Nature Cell Biology, 19:457-467, 2017) has identified integrateddevelopment of the embryonic vasculature, hematopoietic system andthe sympathetic nervous system and we are particularly interestedin studying the molecular mechanisms governing these developmentalprocesses. We are seeking a friendly, enthusiastic and highlymotivated individual to join our group and conduct research relatedto this area of developmental biology.The VCU research environment is exceptional with strongcollaborations and state-of-the-art resources. Additionally, theCity of Richmond is a highly affordable city located in themid-Atlantic region, is rich and diverse in culture and is steepedin history. The city is home to many historic sites, museums, andart galleries, a particularly vibrant dining scene and boasts afamily friendly environment. Job Open Date10/05/2020 Position TypePost Doc At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity,service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. Apremier, urban, public research university nationally recognized asone of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place towork. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supportedand your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leavepackage, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and anopportunity to do mission-driven work. Posting Details Hours/WeekFull-time Anticipated Hiring Range$52,704 Preferred Qualifications Does this position require a pre-placement medicalassessment?Nolast_img read more

Author discusses book on the Syracuse 8

first_img Published on September 22, 2015 at 10:19 pm Contact Justin: [email protected] | @jmattingly306 Facebook Twitter Google+ The idea for a book about the Syracuse 8 came more than 40 years ago, but the connection wasn’t there. Then came David Marc.Marc sits in the Alumni Conference Room in the Women’s Building on the Syracuse University campus, discussing his latest book, “Leveling the Playing Field: The Story of the Syracuse 8” and frequently interrupts with facts about the eight key members of SU football and university history. The 344-page book was published by Syracuse University Press, making it the first book published by the university about a divisive time in its history.The book, which came out over the summer, was written with oral histories of each member of the Syracuse 8 and features a foreword by former SU standout Jim Brown. The Syracuse 8 is a group of nine SU football players, mistakenly called the “Syracuse 8,” who petitioned for racial equality on the football team during the 1969-70 season. The group was kicked off the team and rejected reinstatement from the university.While the idea for the book came more than 40 years ago, there wasn’t the right connection to have it written, said Larry Martin, the vice president of SU’s Office of Program Development.“We’ve had many false starts with good will, but no one was able to accomplish it. At the same time, this is still a very sensitive subject,” Martin said. “There are people who won’t let go of the past and as a result, there are some bitter feelings out there about the book and I think David’s done a terrific job. It’s an honest appraisal of what happened.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMarc said there were writers who were interested in the racial issue of the Syracuse 8 but didn’t know anything about football and there were people interested in the football issue who didn’t know anything about the racial issue.“I saw the two were bound to each another and neither one could be slighted,” Marc said.When discussing his inspiration for writing the book, Marc stops and tells the story of Ron Womack, a member of the Syracuse 8, who came to SU from West Virginia.Womack was the first African-American high school student to win academic athlete of the year in West Virginia. Although a banquet is normally held to give the award, Marc said because of Womack’s skin color, the people who threw the banquet wouldn’t sit down and eat at the same table as him.Instead, Womack was told to go to a trophy store to receive his award. A man at the store had put a note on the trophy that said to give it to Womack, Marc said.Over the course of the five years of writing the book, Marc used documents available in the University Archives — located in Bird Library — and added that some of the documents available hadn’t been uncovered prior to his discovery.“Leveling the Playing Field” — Marc’s 11th book — is his favorite because of the topic and the substance, he said.“They are all just amazing people. They could have gone to dozens of schools, including the service academies; several were admitted to West Point and the Naval Academy,” Marc said. “They chose (Syracuse) because of the reputation Syracuse had of being a place that would be fair to black players and it turned out to be just the opposite.While the book was Marc’s favorite, Martin said “nobody” thought it would ever be completed. Martin said the support of then-Chancellor Nancy Cantor, some members of the Board of Trustees, SU alumnus and NFL Hall of Famer Art Monk helped make the book possible.The work will be on display during SU’s homecoming weekend, scheduled for Oct. 19-25.“It’s been a culmination of many people and it’s been a great project — one of the highlights of my career,” said Martin, who has been at SU for more than 30 years. “It was just timing and with the right people, it just all came together.”Forty-five years after the Syracuse 8 protested discrimination within the SU football program and more than 40 years after the idea for a book originated, there finally is one.“These guys, they had it all,” Marc said. “They were living the dream. But there was injustice and an assault on their dignity and they wouldn’t stand for it and they were willing to risk everything.” Commentscenter_img Related Stories Time Machine: Eight Black athletes off football teamGreg Allen returns to SU community despite Syracuse 8 historylast_img read more