Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Today's Word: Bioinformatics

The O’Neill Institute at Georgetown University is seeking candidates for the position of Deputy Director (or search/scroll here using job ID 2009-0012R). Winning hire will have an advanced degree and relevant job experience, preferably in the area of health and international law, creative and effective problem-solving and management skills, development (fundraising) abilities, and adroitness working with faculty, government officials, and foundations.

Don’t try to ask for an extension; the National Education Association says the paper is due January 29 – your topic: why I should be NEA’s Senior Web Editor. You stand a chance of passing if you can demonstrate substantive professional media experience with general audience or advocacy website and/or electronic media, along with extensive journalism background. Spelling and punctuation probably count a bit, as well.

A DCPA+CJ semi-exclusive: Positions Inc. is seeking qualified candidates on behalf of the Online Lenders Alliance for President & CEO (no link). Three primary requirements for this position: trade association experience in an industry that has faced controversial legislative challenges; demonstrated experience implementing proactive membership recruitment/retention campaign; and solid understanding of federal/state legislative process/ability to oversee contracted lobbyists. Salary: $150k + bonus. Contact for more info. They would like to expedite this search, so don’t delay.

The National Academies (as in Science, Engineering, Institute of Medicine, National Research Council) are looking for a bright young type to be Assistant Editor in their Office of News and Public Information. Your bevy of assignments would include copy editing, proofreading, stock photo management, and web-related duties – along with supporting National Academies In Focus.

The US Chamber of Commerce is powering up to find a Director of Communications & Media Relations for their Institute for 21st Century Energy. To earn the low-six-figure paycheck they’re offering, the new Director will develop and execute media campaigns and proactively build press awareness for the Institute – along with a spate of press release, op-ed, speechwriting, and website management duties.

Have you the skills to:
  • Develop/implement communications strategies;
  • Publicize scholars, publications, and projects;
  • Develop and pitch story ideas;
  • Book experts on TV and radio; and,
  • Write, edit, and distribute press releases and advisories?
  • Then, posthaste, get your resume in for the Director of Communications opening with the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies.
The Marine Fish Conservation Network is baiting the hook for a Media Specialist to manage all aspects of their media efforts focused on sustainable fisheries, fish populations and marine ecosystems. Three to five years experience in media relations required; experience in environmental/ biological science strongly preferred.

The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy seeks a seasoned (min. 10 years work experience) admin pro to be their Executive Assistant & Board Coordinator. Among the inducements: Metro-accessible (King St.) office location, excellent salary/benefits/time-off , flexible work schedules, and allegedly dynamic/team-oriented peers.

This just missed yesterday’s media-centric offering, darn it – a Washington Post ad seeking an Online Opinion Editor for the Washington Times. Tasks there include selecting and editing original content for web site, and writing a daily "Best of the Blogs" column (for which we would shamelessly beg to be included, no doubt). We dug a little deeper, and also found it among the lengthy Times editorial position listings.

Feinstein Kean Healthcare (part of the Ogilvy PR cabal) seek an Account Supervisor/Account Director Informatics to work in support of the cool sounding and ultra-worthwhile caBIG Initiative. Those of you with at least 3-5 years of experience in public relations/communications in the Life Sciences, and/or Bioinformatics/Health IT are welcome to fight it out for this intriguing opportunity.

Investor relations is a little off our usual track, but we could not resist the assertion that you’ll never hear someone say "that’s how we’ve always done it" – that is, if you are selected as Investor Relations Analyst at Under Armour. Two-plus years of experience in IR, finance, or planning and development positions for a public company or a consulting agency, along with financial modeling skills may get you invited onto the roster there in Baltimore.

Are you someone with “significant market expertise to advise clients on the market implications of policy developments around the world?” Sure you are – and Medley Global Strategy Advisors will then make you their shiny new Market Strategist/Client Relationship Specialist. You had better be right a lot more than you’re wrong, as their clients include “sophisticated senior investment officers and major risk takers in the financial marketplace.”

Today’s job-searcher’s resource: – a source of job listings in government, nonprofits, NGO's, consulting, contracting and academia.

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