PositionThe Department of Microbiology and Immunology, at theUniversity of Maryland School of Medicine is recruiting for ajunior postdoctoral researcher to work on NIH funded projects toevaluate universal coronavirus and/or universal influenza vaccinecandidates in pre-clinical animal models. The candidate should haveseveral years of specific expertise in mouse immunology orvaccinology, with specific experience in cell phenotyping usingflow cytometry, and an interest in the pathogenesis of respiratoryviruses.DescriptionThe position is available immediately, with some flexibility.Individuals who are interested should submit a detailed CV, a briefstatement of interests and relevant skills, the names and contactdetails of three references, and a short description of theirdoctoral training and future research goals to Dr. Lynda Coughlan,PhD, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, and Center forVaccine Development and Global Health, University of MarylandSchool of Medicine, Email: [email protected] .Qualifications :QualificationsWe are looking for an organized, enthusiastic and motivated new PhDgraduate, or postdoc with up to 2 years of experience. A PhD inimmunology or vaccinology or closely related area is required.Several years hands-on experience working with mice is essential,as is experience with flow cytometry and cell phenotyping.Experience with other cellular and humoral immunological assayswill be an advantage. Molecular biology skills, and expertise inthe generation of and purification of recombinant protein/mAbs willalso be beneficial.The successful candidate will be expected to lead their project,support and contribute to ongoing research projects, to providetraining and supervision to more junior colleagues (BSc and MScstudents, technicians and PhD students), to generate and preparedata for presentation and/or publication, and to work in a highlyorganized, professional and collaborative manner, both withinternal and external collaborators. Excellent oral and writtencommunication skills are also required (English fluency-verbal andwritten).For additional questions after application, please [email protected] .
Stagecoach has celebrated 50 years of buses on Skye by repainting a member of its fleet into the same scheme as the service had in the 1970s, when it was operated by Highland Omnibus.The group has run services on Skye for 13 years after it took over from previous operator Rapsons in 2008. It employs 23 people at its Portree depot, from where 15 coaches and buses cover 500,000 miles per annum. The anniversary vehicle – a Volvo B7RLE with Wrightbus bodywork – will be used across Skye.Says Stagecoach Highland Managing Director David Beaton: “We are really proud to be keeping the communities around Skye connected in what has been one of the most challenging years in the transport industry.“Our anniversary bus looks fantastic and we will look forward to seeing what the next 50 years brings for services on the island.”