Thursday, May 05, 2011

Looking for cures?  So is "medicine".  Because they have no answers, I guess they are taking another look  at what is considered crazy parents ideas.  Can't come up with any new ones of their own.

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Postdoctoral Research Scientist


Columbia University

Summary Description: The Department of Medicine at Columbia University, Division of Digestive and Liver Disease seek highly motivated Post-doctoral Research Scientist. Candidates will conduct translational research to investigate immune mechanisms in neuropsychiatric and developmental disorders. Specific areas of focus include celiac disease/gluten sensitivity, schizophrenia, autism, and ADHD. Demonstrable experience in protein purification and analysis, cell culture, small animal surgery, microarray work, and immunology and molecular biology techniques will be desired. The laboratory is located on the medical campus of Columbia University in New York City, and has on-going collaborations on a number of exciting projects with investigators at the National Institute of Health, Cornell University and Johns Hopkins University..





Minimum Qualifications: Degree in immunology, cell biology, neuroscience or related field. Experience in basic biostatistical analysis, outstanding record of independent and collaborative research; exceptional motivation and a strong desire for a career in biomedical research; and excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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Child abuse by any other name: research-based intervention protocols...sounds like ABA 

Kennedy-Kreiger Institute of Baltimore, Maryland needs:


JOB ID 60183







This Research Assistant I will implement research-based intervention protocols for children with autism spectrum disorders. Will implement research protocols in classrooms (1:1 contexts), homes, and lab, as well as prepare teaching materials, provide communication and training to parents, collect data on the research participants' progress and intervention responses, enter and code data, archive data, and assist with other research related activities. The Research Assistant I will have experience working with young children with autism.







Responsibilities:





Under the direction of the Research Coordinator and other senior research staff, implement the research treatment protocols with parents and children with a high level of fidelity.

Collect data on children's and parents' response to intervention.

Code and score assessment and intervention data.

Maintain high levels of inter-rater reliability on all coding protocols

Archive and enter data.

Create therapeutic materials.

Set up and break down intervention settings.

Prepare video clips to illustrate intervention, developmental, and diagnostically relevant aspects of behavior.

Consent families into the research studies using IRB approved procedures.

Videotape research assessment and intervention sessions.

Attend research meetings.







Qualifications:

EDUCATION:



Must have some college classes in psychology, education, or related field. Bachelor's degree preferred.



EXPERIENCE:What, no degree??



Must have experience with young children with autism and implementation of treatment protocols.



RELATED TRAINING:



Must have at least one year experience providing supervised evidence-based intervention to preschoolers with autism spectrum disorders .



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Oh, God, not the mice again....
 
Research Technologist


Johns Hopkins University

General Description:

The focus of the research of the Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience is to elucidate the molecular basis of communication between neurons in the adult mammalian brain, and explore implications in neurological and psychiatric disorders including Autism and Alzheimer's disease.



Will contribute to the research in the field of synaptic plasticity. Will perform a variety of techniques including molecular/cellular biology and biochemistry (western blotting, immunohistochemistry, PCR) and behavioral experiments focused on the novel exploration paradigm. Will be responsible for maintaining transgenic mouse lines (breeding, genotyping, colony maintenance) relevant to these studies. Capable of working independently, ability to multitask and must have good communication skills. Qualifications:

Bachelor?s degree in biology, chemistry, or related field required. Some related post-undergraduate work experience preferred.



Experience with general lab techniques, computer skills, and willingness to work with mice required. Experience with mouse handling/colony maintenance a plus.
 
 
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Staff Scientist I


Company Name:

Kaiser Permanente



Job Title:

Staff Scientist I



Note yellow underlined:  You work for US, baby....

Job Code:

051292

Location:

Oakland, California





Job Description:At Kaiser Permanente Northern California, you'll join a team of health advocates who share your passion for helping people. From our laboratory professionals to our RNs to our physical therapists-and everyone in between-we work together to help our members achieve their best level of wellness. And you'll be inspired to do the same. Whether you dream of sailing the bay, hitting the slopes, hiking Yosemite, attending the opera, or strolling the vineyards, you'll discover the cultural and recreational diversity that makes Northern California one of the most desirable places in the world to live and work. Northern California's largest health plan, Kaiser Permanente provides you with the resources, scope, and opportunity you need to realize your goals. Come see for yourself.





The Kaiser Permanente Division of Research invites applications for a full-time, limited term Staff Scientist position to join a vibrant research team focused on identifying genetic and environmental risk factors for autism spectrum disorders, and understanding patterns of detection, diagnosis, and utilization of health services for ASD. The Staff Scientist will work in collaboration with Dr. Lisa Croen, Sr. Research Scientist and Director of the Autism Research Program. The staff scientist will be expected to analyze data, write papers, prepare grant proposals and help coordinate a variety of studies conducted by the Autism Research Program. We seek applications from persons with a PhD in epidemiology, health services or related field. Preference will be given to applicants with strong analytic and writing skills and a demonstrated ability to write successful grant proposals and publish papers. Knowledge of children with autism or other psychiatric/developmental disabilities is preferred but not required. The position is funded through multiple grants for a minimum of 2 years.

Essential Functions:

* Designs, develops, & directs well-defined research w/ minimal supervision from the DOR Research Scientist II or III

* Prepares grant proposals, internal reports & publications independently & collaboratively

* Provides consultation & directs study design, analysis plans & interpretation of study results to TPMG, KFH/P managers & committees as discussed w/ DOR Research Scientist

* May consult w/ local, state, & national voluntary & governmental agencies, or w/ scientists at other institutions

* Provides consultation & direction to programmer analysts w/ regard to data management & analysis strategies

* Presents papers at national scientific meetings; teaches &/or reviews papers for national journals

* Seeks consultation from senior scientists for specific scientific & administrative issues

Other Duties: As part of a larger collaborative team, and under the supervision of Dr. Croen, the Staff Scientist will,

* Take leadership for a major component of a research project

* Assist with project management, including oversight of staff

* Analyze data from a range of sources using appropriate statistical techniques, using SAS and other statistical packages

* Contribute to and draft scientific manuscripts for publication

* Liaise with stakeholders and other experts in the field to ensure validity and applicability of research findings

* Facilitate the uptake of research findings by assisting in presenting research results to key audiences and developing materials that support the translation of the findings into practical outcomes

* Contribute to and develop new research grant proposals





Basic Qualifications:

* Doctoral degree (Ph.D., Dr.PH, MD, Sc.D) in epidemiology, health services research, economics or related field or equivalent training & mastery

* Highly competent in the statistical techniques, study designs & general research methods commonly used in epidemiological & health services research

* Able to lead a research team, w/ mentoring from DOR Research Scientist II or III & to directly supervise designated team members such as data analysts or research associates or project managers

* Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment

Preferred Qualifications:

* Advanced research training

* Experience with statistical methods appropriate for epidemiological studies

* Strong set of analytic and problem-solving skills

* Broad understanding of epidemiological concepts

* Effective communication both verbal and in writing

* Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative team

* Experience with project management

The successful applicant will have opportunities to further develop her/his epidemiological and analytic skills in an environment supported by an internationally recognized senior scientist working in a unique institutional setting like KP.

++ NOTE: This position is expected to continue for 2 years work or pending continuation of grant/contract funding ++ General Information Job Category:Pharmaceutical
 
 
Grant-writing....hmmm....who is paying for this?
 
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Reiterating:  bowel immunity...food allergies??  Feingold was full of it, remember??

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Columbia University

Summary Description: The Department of Medicine at Columbia University, Division of Digestive and Liver Disease seek highly motivated Post-doctoral Research Scientist. Candidates will conduct translational research to investigate immune mechanisms in neuropsychiatric and developmental disorders. Specific areas of focus include celiac disease/gluten sensitivity, schizophrenia, autism, and ADHD. Demonstrable experience in protein purification and analysis, cell culture, small animal surgery, microarray work, and immunology and molecular biology techniques will be desired. The laboratory is located on the medical campus of Columbia University in New York City, and has on-going collaborations on a number of exciting projects with investigators at the National Institute of Health, Cornell University and Johns Hopkins University..





Minimum Qualifications: Degree in immunology, cell biology, neuroscience or related field. Experience in basic biostatistical analysis, outstanding record of independent and collaborative research; exceptional motivation and a strong desire for a career in biomedical research; and excellent written and verbal communication skills.



Preferred Qualifications:



As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.



Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
 
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ONCE AGAIN: autism, the NEW cash cow!!!
Aren't epidemiological studies the CDC's job?
 
Company Name:


Kaiser Permanente



Job Title:

Sr. Consulting Data Analyst / Data Consultant





Job Code:

010470

Location:

Oakland, California





Job Description:At Kaiser Permanente Northern California, you'll join a team of health advocates who share your passion for helping people. From our financial professionals and IT team members to our RNs and physicians on the front line of care-we work together to help our members achieve their best level of wellness. And you'll be inspired to do the same. Whether you dream of sailing the bay, hitting the slopes in the Sierras, hiking Yosemite, attending the opera, or strolling the vineyards, you'll discover the cultural and recreational diversity that makes Northern California one of the most desirable places in the world to live and work. Northern California's largest health plan, Kaiser Permanente provides you with the resources, scope, and opportunity you need to realize your goals. Come see for yourself. Hard sell...





Under general supervision, this position exists to assist the organization in making strategic data-related decisions by analyzing, manipulating, tracking, internally managing, and reporting data. This position functions both as a senior analyst and as a high-level statistical analytics programmer.



Essential Functions:

* Designs and enhances databases (mmh...mmmmmhhh....pffffttttttt....LOL!)

* Designs effective and user-friendly menu systems

* Develops accurate, easy to read, & useful information reports

* Designs and generates tracking and monitoring tools

* Participates in the development of outcomes and process measures, including technical specifications to enable population measurement, guideline implementation, and evaluation

* Tests complex statistical routines using macros, vendor software, and software written by self and others

* Tests and maintains data integrity

* May assist with sophisticated (i.e.,not easily deciphered) statistical models and forecasting tools (Forward looking statements to rein in investors....) using these databases

* Assists with the definition of complex multi-dimensional healthcare issues and develops time tables/processes for decision making

* May translate needs, issues, and ideas into effective strategies and action plans

* May formulate specific implementation plans and evaluates the effectiveness of actions/programs implemented.

* Develops creative alternative solutions (does that mean, "lies", because when my son get's "creative"....)

* May assist in the determination of goals and priorities with team, clients, or project management sponsors (must know who is buttering their bread........)


* May communicate results/recommendations to project sponsors, clients, and various senior level audiences (including physicians for TPMG departments)

Acronym Definition



TPMG The Permanente Medical Group


TPMG Tout pour Ma Gueule (band)


TPMG Tidewater Physicians Multispecialty Group


TPMG Toronto Photography Meetup Group (Canada)


TPMG The Provost Marshal General


TPMG Test Platform Management Group









Basic Qualifications:

* 3 years programming in SAS, SQL, VBA, net, or equivalent statistical analytical programming language

* Experience with analytical manipulation and interpretation of large databases required

* Experience with MVS/TSO operating systems preferred; if not, experience with another mainframe operating system required

* Project management experience preferred.

* Typically, 2+ years of related analytical, consulting, & healthcare experience preferred

* Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, Finance, Health Care Administration, Public Health Administration, Statistics, Mathematics, Operations Research, or related field required, or equivalent work experience in lieu of a degree

* Master's degree preferred

* Broad familiarity with medical practices, especially population management and process and outcomes measurement

* Knowledge of JCL strongly preferred

* Ability to express complex analytical and technical information to senior management or to audiences with clinical training

* Strong analytic and critical thinking skills, writing skills, communication skills, consulting skills, and ability to work within a team

* Microsoft Office skills required

* Must be an independent self-starter

* Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment

Expected length of employment

This position is expected to continue for _1____ years work or pending continuation of grant/contract funding.

Other Duties :

*Analytical programmer to provide statistical analysis, programming, and data management support for autism epidemiologic studies.

*As part of an autism research team, the programmer will develop and maintain moderate to very large sized research databases for use in data analysis and tracking; perform data cleaning and editing of data files; conduct descriptive data summaries and multivariate analyses; prepare graphic presentations of data; maintain detailed documentation of programming, data sets, and analyses; and contribute to preparation of reports, presentations and publications.

Preferred Qualifications/Experience :

* Experience with statistical approaches to analysis and interpretation of large databases appropriate for epidemiological studies.

*At least one to three years experience with statistical programming in SAS; experience with SQL, macros, AF, SASGRAPH, and PROC Report.

*Experience with MVS/TSO operating systems; and/or equivalent experience with another mainframe operating system.

*Knowledge of Microsoft Office.

*Strong analytic and critical thinking skills, writing skills, communication skills, consulting skills, and ability to work within a team.

*Ability to express complex analytical and technical information to senior management or to audiences with clinical training. Must be an independent self-starter.

*Knowledge of JCL strongly preferred.

*Two or more years of related analytical consulting experience, preferably with healthcare experience.

*Experience with perinatal and/or autism studies a plus.
 
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Even Uta Frith says they're barking up the wrong alley here:
 
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Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellow

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Location/Affiliates: Mount Sinai Medical Center (Manhattan)

Department: 859 - Psychiatry

Requisition Number: PD11-1294706



Job Description:

As part of a dynamic neuropsychiatric genetics group that is actively searching for the genetic causes of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and autism; The successful candidate will have experience in biostatistical analyses and analyze genetic data derived from multiple internal and external studies. Ideally this candidate will interact with the PI to determine and execute a data analysis plan for studies involving genome wide SNPs, copy number variation, or next generation sequencing. We seek a highly motivated and dedicated M.D. or Ph.D. in genetics, bioinformatics or statistical genetics with excellent quantitative skills, proven ability to work well in a collaborative environment, The successful applicant will have strong training in statistics or biostatistics, data mining, and genetic analysis as well as experience with database management and computer programming



Job Qualifications:

Genetics, Biology, Computer Science or related topic







2 years in research enviroment







Strong communication and writing skills.




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So there you have it.  My cynicism knows no bounds.  A skeptic's skeptic, that I am.....

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