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Director, UF Genetics Institute (57462)

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first_imgThe University of Florida (UF) invites applicants for the full-timeposition of Director for the UF Genetics Institute ( www.ufgi.ufl.edu ). The Directorreports to the UF Vice President for Research.The aim of the UF Genetics Institute (UFGI) is to promoteexcellence in genetics and genomics at the University of Floridaby: (1) building community, facilitating collaboration, andcreating opportunities for intellectual exchanges amonginvestigators using diverse systems to study genetics and genomics,(2) supporting recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty ingenetics and genomics, (3) supporting graduate education ingenetics and genomics and (4) enhancing the ability of researchersat the University of Florida to compete for multidisciplinaryresearch grants in genetics and genomics.The 226-member faculty of the UFGI represents seven colleges and 51academic departments, as well as the libraries and the FloridaMuseum of Natural History. During the 2019-2020 academic year, UFGIinvestigators secured $102 million in sponsored research support,filed 55 US, patents and published 881 scholarly articles. ThreeUFGI members were cited as being among the top 1% of mosthighly-cited researchers world-wide over the last 10 years.The UFGI occupies one of two wings in the 270,000 square-footCancer & Genetics Research Complex, completed in 2006.Twenty-four UFGI faculty members from the Colleges of Medicine,Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Agriculture and Life Sciences arehoused in UFGI space, which provides a variety of shared equipmentfor molecular biology, biochemistry and genetics, as well as sharedworkspaces such as animal facilities, growth chambers forcontrolled environmental studies of plants, and a greenhousefacility. The UFGI has a weekly seminar series, an annualinternational genetics symposium, and a variety of regularlyscheduled focus group meetings in areas such as epigenetics,developmental biology, and RNA biology.Uniquely among UF Institutes, the UFGI maintains its own graduateprogram, the Genetics & Genomics Graduate Program (G&G),which emphasizes computational and analytic training in conjunctionwith wet laboratory experience, leading to the Ph.D. degree.Currently, the Graduate Program has 30 students training in 11different departments in 5 colleges. The UFGI also directs ascience education outreach program for underserved ruralcommunities in North central Florida. As part of this program,graduate students from G&G and other programs at UF travel tohigh schools in neighboring counties where they engage the localstudents in classroom-based scientific experiments and talk abouttheir own choice to pursue science as a career.ResponsibilitiesThe Director will be responsible for leading and facilitating theUniversity-wide strategic research initiatives in genetics,genomics, and the educational goals of the UFGI. This will includethe coordination, design, performance, and evaluation ofeducational and research programs within the Institute, researchacquisition (grant acquisition and fundraising), and development ofboth the faculty and the facility.Background InformationThe University of Florida is a top-10, public, land-grant researchuniversity, as well as the state’s oldest and most comprehensivehigher education institution. With 16 colleges and more than 170research centers and institutes on its Gainesville campus, UF isamong the nation’s six most academically diverse universities. Amember of the prestigious Association of American Universities, UFis consistently ranked among the nation’s best institutions: No. 6in U.S. News & World Report’s “Top Public Schools”(2020).UF is a leader in research and discoveries which improve the livesof individuals throughout the state, nation and world. Its 6,000faculty members had a record $928.6 million in researchexpenditures in 2019, with major funding from the public andprivate sectors. These research collaborations occur in diversefields that include human, animal and agricultural life sciences,engineering and the physical and social sciences.The university is also recognized as an international leader intechnology commercialization, dating back to its development of thesports drink, Gatorade in the 1960s. UF Innovate ( http://innovate.research.ufl.edu/) is regularly ranked among the top 10 institutions in the nationfor technology licensing, patents and start-ups, as ranked by theAssociation of University Technology Managers, and its two businessincubators have been named best in the world on severaloccasions.Candidates should have a Ph.D., M.D., or appropriate doctoraldegree, with an internationally recognized record of researchachievement in genetics and/or genomics, with appropriateadministrative experience.All applicants should apply at https://jobs.ufl.edu Requisition number57462. Application packages must include the following: (1)cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a statementof leadership philosophy and administrative vision for the UFGI,and (4) the names, addresses and telephone numbers of threeprofessional references. Review of applications will beginimmediately and will continue until the position isfilled.The University of Florida is dedicated to excellence, equalopportunities, diversity, and inclusivity. The selection processwill be conducted in accord with the provisions of Florida’s‘Government in the Sunshine’ and Public Records Laws. Persons withdisabilities have the right to request and receive reasonableaccommodation.We highly encourage applications from women, minorities, andpersons with disabilities.Questions about the position may be directed to J. Glenn Morris(Chair of the Search Committee) at [email protected] or (352)273-7526.Final candidate will need to provide an official transcript tocomplete the hiring process. A transcript will not be considered“official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible.Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of theUnited States are required to be evaluated by a professionalcredentialing service provider approved by the National Associationof Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found athttp://www.naces.org/ .The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institutiondedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty andstaff. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to applyfor this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida RelaySystem at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibilityto work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance withFlorida’s Sunshine Law.#category=104The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining.last_img read more

Man Who Allegedly Killed Gull on O.C. Beach Issued a Summons

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first_imgLaughing gulls find food on the beach at 10th Street in this July 2015 image.The state Department of Environmental Protection issued a summons to a Pennsylvania man who allegedly knocked a gull out of the air with a towel, then threw it in a trash can in front of a crowded beach at 39th Street in Ocean City on July 24.Dennis M. Reagle, 37, of Tarentum, Pa., is charged with illegal possession of wildlife, according to Larry Hajna, spokesmand for the state DEP.Reagle faces a potential fine when the matter is decided in municipal court, or if he were to plead guilty.A widely circulated social media post on the day of the incident described an adult beachgoer breaking the gull’s wing, then snapping its neck and tossing it in a trash can. Another member of the man’s party swung at other gulls with a closed umbrella, according to the account. Read more: Man Snaps Gull’s Neck to Horror of Ocean City Beach Crowd.But the man told police a different story when he was questioned that afternoon.He told police a sea gull attacked his two-year-old child while she was eating, pecking at the girl’s head and face, according to the police report filed in July.The father said he struck the bird with a towel in an effort to protect his daughter, apparently injuring the wing of the bird so it could no longer fly, according to the report.The bird fell into the water and was seen struggling to get out. The father told police he did not want small children see the bird possibly drown, so he removed the bird from the water and placed it in a trash receptacle. He claims the bird died before he placed it in the trash receptacle, the report states._____Sign up for free daily news updates from Ocean City.Follow OCNJ Daily on Facebook._____Hajna did not release any details on the specific findings of the investigation.The “possession” charge presumably would be related to Reagle carrying the bird to dispose of it. The possession of non-game wildlife section of the state Division of Fish and Wildlife laws appears to deal largely with live animals.Hajna did not know what type of gull was killed. The most common summer sights — herring gulls and laughing gulls — are not endangered.He said any potential cruelty to animals charges in a such a case would not fall under the jurisdiction of the DEP.last_img read more

History chasing Kipchoge heads to Vienna

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first_img0Shares0000Eliud Kipchoge at his Global Sports Communication Training Centre in Kaptagat. PHOTO/Ineos 1:59/TwitterNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 7 – Eliud Kipchoge boards a private jet to Vienna, Austria on Monday night, the weight of history tagged on his shoulder, but a load he is not afraid to carry or sustain the pressure that comes with the expectations from his fans all over the world.Between this Saturday and Monday, Kipchoge will attempt to become the first man to run a marathon under two hours when he illuminates as the centre of the Ineos 1:59 challenge, making an attempt at breaking the barrier for the second time. “I think we are ready. We have trained well and prepared him to the best of our abilities. Now, it is up to the athlete,” his coach Patrick Sang told Capital Sport.Kipchoge has been training at his Global Sports Communication camp in Kaptagat for the last few months, getting his mind ready to write history, pushed on by his own philosophical line that ‘no human is limited’.“It is a mixture of everything; we are excited, we are nervous… and it is now just a matter of waiting for the event and we see what comes of it. We are hopeful,” Sang further noted.Eliud Kipchoge and his coach Patrick Sang during the launch of the Ineos 1:59 challenge in London. PHOTO/Ineos 1:59/TwitterPreviously, the window of the race had been set for between October 12 and 20, but now the same has been squeezed down to three days and a decision will be reached on the exact day by latest Wednesday evening depending on the weather conditions.The preferred date for the historic race is Saturday October 12.Once the green light is given the three-day countdown begins and Kipchoge will switch his nutrition and begin carb-loading. Carb loading is a strategy used by endurance athletes to maximise the storage of glycogen in the muscles and liver.“The unique nature of this extraordinary event means we are not in a position where we can confirm the date or the start time of the Challenge until we can be absolutely certain the weather conditions are suitable,”Vienna here we come! pic.twitter.com/OxV4LPJ4QO— Eliud Kipchoge (@EliudKipchoge) October 7, 2019“We have got a world-class team of meteorological experts working on this alongside the Austrian Meteorological Office to inform the Performance team and enable the decision process, and in turn let fans around the world set their alarm clocks and be part of the INEOS 1:59 Challenge,” Robby Ketchell who is leading the meteorological team told the race’s official website.The optimum weather conditions for the INEOS 1:59 Challenge are a temperature between 7 and 14 degrees Celsius, humidity below 80 per cent, dry conditions and without too much wind.Eliud Kipchoge during one of his training sessions in Kaptagat ahead of the Ineos 1:59. PHOTO/Ineos 1:59/TwitterOnce the date is set, the exact start time for the INEOS 1:59 Challenge will be confirmed the day before. The start time will be between 5am – 9am local time (6am-10am EAT)The decision for the optimal start time will take into account various factors including weather, nutrition and Kipchoge’s circadian rhythm.Kipchoge will undertake this challenge with a clearer mind and by his own admission, he finds himself better prepared than he was in 2017 when he took part in the Breaking Two project by his apparel sponsors Nike.“This time I have a stronger mentality and more experience because I know what to do for the race,” Kipchoge said in a past interview.Eliud Kipchoge packing his bags ahead of the trip to Vienna, Austria for the Ineos 1:59. PHOTO/Ineos 1:59/TwitterIn the 2017 race that went down at the Monza Formula One track in Italy, Kipchoge, the current world record holder came 26 seconds close to achieving the target.A total of 41 pace setters drawn from around the world, but most are from Kipchoge’s training group in Kaptagat. The pacers already had their reconnaissance on the Vienna course where they rehearsed their exact movements, timings and interchange formations.This is to ensure that Kipchoge runs at a requisite and steady pace throughout the race to achieve the desired 1:59 timing.0Shares0000(Visited 368 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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