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Air Mauritius Ltd (AIRM.mu) 2013 Annual Report

first_imgAir Mauritius Ltd (AIRM.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Transport sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about Air Mauritius Ltd (AIRM.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Air Mauritius Ltd (AIRM.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Air Mauritius Ltd (AIRM.mu)  2013 annual report.Company ProfileAir Mauritius Limited is an international airline that operates in the Indian ocean region. The airline and its subsidiaries deal in the carriage of passengers and cargo. The company also operates a hotel in Rodrigues as well as an investment property for rentals. Air Mauritius runs its business from two segments, the aircraft operations segment and the ground operations segment. The company is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Six locations chosen for £33m programme to boost social economy & tackle inequality

first_img Tagged with: grants investment  408 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Melanie May | 30 January 2020 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 “Where you were born should not affect your opportunity to live a happy and fulfilling life. But there are many areas in the UK that have experienced high levels of deprivation for many years, and even in relatively prosperous areas there can be pockets that reveal huge levels of inequality.“We believe the Local Access programme offers an innovative approach to levelling up the disparity between places through developing the social economy. Crucially it is a pilot programme, and so we look forward to gathering the learning emerging from each of the places as the programme progresses.”In March 2019 twelve places were invited to apply. In the end, eleven applications were submitted at the end of October as two places merged. Each place was visited by a team from Access and Big Society Capital during November and December 2019.On the process Elsworth added:“Each place we had invited to apply has done a huge amount of work to bring a partnership together and develop a vision for how grant and investment capital through Local Access could help grow their local social economy. All were compelling, but the ones we have chosen are where we feel that the tools we bring can make the most impact.”Of the £33m, £10m will come from Access to provide the grant subsidy for the blended social investment (sourced from Dormant Accounts), while around £15 million of matching repayable finance will come from Big Society Capital for the blended social investment, and £8 million will come from Access’ existing endowment from the UK Government to support enterprise development activity. Six locations in England are to take part in an experimental £33 million programme to tackle inequality through boosting their social economy.Selected to take part in Local Access, which is a partnership between Access – The Foundation for Social Investment, and Big Society Capital, from a shortlist of 12, Bradford, Bristol, Gainsborough, Greater Manchester (Bolton, Oldham, Stockport and Wigan), Hartlepool, Redcar & Cleveland, and Southwark in London will now begin developing detailed funding and investment plans.Each will receive a mix of support, grant funding and repayable investment to grow their local charity and social enterprise sector as part of increasing prosperity and boosting the local economy, with the ultimate aim of reducing inequality.The six places will have access to funds totalling £33 million, £25m of which will be to enable local charities and social enterprises to access loans and other investment products to help grow their enterprise activity, become more resilient and enable more local people to benefit from their work. A further £8 million of grants will support organisations at an earlier stage of growth to develop their enterprise plans and support social infrastructure.Each of the locations has seen a partnership come together and develop a shared vision for the growth of the social economy over the last six months. The partnerships are unique to each place, but commonly represent social enterprises, local authorities and local sector infrastructure organisations.The visions of the partnerships build on the opportunities in each place. Some focus on developing their place as a destination for social enterprise, or removing barriers to setting up new social businesses. Others focus on raising existing aspirations, plugging gaps in support and bringing together initiatives into a thriving ecosystem.The six partnerships will now begin a co-design process with Access and Big Society Capital to refine the detail of their enterprise development and investment plans with an expectation that the first place based programmes will launch in the second part of 2020.Seb Elsworth, Chief Executive of Access, said:“We all know charities and social enterprises do good work in our communities, but the sector’s power as an economic force, one which can help reshape local economies and in so doing tackle the most entrenched inequality, is often overlooked.“We are delighted to be working with six hugely ambitious places to help them to realise this potential and grow their local social economies through the tools of enterprise support and access to investment through blended finance.”Cliff Prior, Chief Executive of Big Society Capital, said: Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Six locations chosen for £33m programme to boost social economy & tackle inequality  407 total views,  2 views todaylast_img read more

City of Hope to Participate in 2-hour Rose Parade TV Entertainment Special on Jan. 1

first_img L-R: Donna McNutt, Caitlin Herron, Ivan Garcia-Burgos, Jeff Carpenter, Abraham Laboriel. Photo courtesy City of HopeFive cancer survivors who have ridden on City of Hope’s Rose Parade float in years past will share what the experience meant to them in a short video that will air on Jan. 1 during a two-hour Rose Parade TV entertainment special.They will be accompanied by Stephen J. Forman, M.D., a City of Hope hematologist-oncologist who has ridden or walked alongside the comprehensive cancer center’s float for five years.“In previous years when I participated in the Rose Parade, I was always struck by the large numbers of people along every block who recognize us, having themselves been touched by the care and research City of Hope does to help them or someone they know or love,” said Forman, director of the Hematologic Malignancies Research Institute at City of Hope, a world-renowned independent research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.“Many people recognize our float and yell words of encouragement or, in many cases, expressed profound heartfelt expressions of gratitude for City of Hope. Sometimes, without words, you could see the emotion in their faces in a quiet, thoughtful and sometimes tearful way,” Forman said.“Our connection to those people has less to do with the gorgeous design of our float’s floral display and more to do with how City of Hope is a special place of care,” he said.The special will air at 8 a.m. Jan. 1 on ABC, Hallmark Channel, KTLA, NBC and RFD-TV, and on Univision at 7 a.m.City of Hope has participated in the Rose Parade for 48 years. In the TV special, five cancer survivors from its 2019 and 2020 floats will reminisce about what the experience meant to them. Details about their cancer journey are below:• Donna McNutt, 59, Laguna Beach, California: Donna McNutt was 54 years old when she was diagnosed with Stage 4 multiple myeloma, a rare blood cancer that forms in plasma cells of the immune system. An Orange County doctor said McNutt might be able to live five more years. McNutt didn’t believe in expiration dates and came to City of Hope to see a renowned blood cancer specialist. She received a lifesaving stem cell transplant and now has her cancer at bay. McNutt is able to make memories with her husband and three children. “I believe my relationships are the best they’ve ever been because I don’t wait until tomorrow to say something that I need to say today,” she said.• Caitlin Herron, 16, from Stevenson Ranch: The chemotherapy and full-body radiation that then 12-year-old Caitlin Herron underwent to treat a rare form of leukemia potentially stunted her growth, sidetracked her puberty and took away her ability to have children in the future. However, Herron, now 16 and in remission, said she prefers to think about the positive impact the disease has had. “Cancer made me want to do all I can to give back. I really want to be an advocate for anyone going through cancer because it’s a difficult process,” she said. Herron is now a sophomore in high school and hopes to inspire other cancer patients to continue to pursue their dreams despite all the hurdles and battles they may encounter.• Ivan Garcia-Burgos, 28, Mesa, Arizona: Ivan Garcia-Burgos was 21 years old when he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a blood cancer that hinders the body’s ability to fight infection. Garcia-Burgos endured high doses of chemotherapy to prepare his body for a stem cell transplant. He lost 50 pounds over the course of his treatment and said, “There were times that I wanted to call it quits.” But he remembered all he still had to live for and decided to fight. He is now cancer-free and has created a nonprofit called Ivan’s Choice Leukemia Foundation to pay it forward and give families insight so that they’re more emotionally prepared to handle the disease and treatment.• Jeff Carpenter, 60, South Pasadena: Jeff Carpenter was 56 years old when he was given a grim diagnosis: lung cancer that had spread to his brain. He was astonished because he had never smoked a day in his life, but the condition explained his uncharacteristic panic attacks, erratic behavior, blurred vision and bouts of nonsensical speech. In the emergency room, he was told he had three to six months to live. As a man who had devoted 11 years to building his own airplane, Carpenter knows what it means to be resilient and dream big. He came to City of Hope, underwent intricate brain surgery, radiation therapy and leading-edge targeted therapy that eliminated all tumors in his lungs and brain.• Abraham Laboriel, 73, from Tarzana (fluent in Spanish): When Abraham Laboriel was diagnosed with a blood cancer called multiple myeloma in 2016, he swore he wouldn’t let the disease beat him. He chose to be treated at City of Hope because his wife, a pediatrician, told him, “We need to find a doctor who doesn’t find your case ‘interesting.’ City of Hope has performed more than 15,000 bone marrow and stem cell transplants. We’re going there.” During the two-week transplant process, Laboriel and his wife stayed in a bungalow on campus at City of Hope where he could eat home-cooked meals in a private space and play musical instruments with his two sons. Laboriel, originally from Mexico, is recognized by many as “the most widely used session bassist of our time.” He has played in more than 4,000 recordings and soundtracks, including “Coco,” “Jurassic World,” “Frozen,” “The Incredibles” and “Incredibles 2.” He has worked with people such as Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Dolly Parton, Elton John, Ray Charles and Madonna. 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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News City of Hope to Participate in 2-hour Rose Parade TV Entertainment Special on Jan. 1 The world-renowned cancer research and treatment center has participated in the Rose Parade for 48 years. STAFF REPORT Published on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 | 3:06 pmcenter_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more

The Latest: WHO: Variants raise questions about vaccines

first_imgLocal NewsBusinessUS News Twitter Facebook Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 The Latest: WHO: Variants raise questions about vaccines Pinterest WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Previous articleAmkor Technology Reports Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020Next articleChegg Reports 2020 Financial Results and Raises 2021 Guidance Digital AIM Web Support Twitter TAGS  An NHS employee looks over the vaccination bays at the Elland Road mass vaccination centre in Leeds, England, Monday Feb. 8, 2021. The AstraZeneca vaccine is being used in Leeds and widely in Britain although South Africa has suspended plans to use it for its front-line health care workers after a small clinical trial suggested it may not be effective against the South Africa coronavirus variant.  WhatsApplast_img read more

New early-warning system in diagnosing cancer hailed as breakthrough

first_img Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – February 14, 2014 Pinterest Twitter Twitter HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Google+ Previous articleOmagh Street Safe Project praised by North’s Justice MinisterNext articleOrange weather alert as another Atlantic storm set to hit News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Newscenter_img WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp Facebook PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Google+ Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Medical experts are hailing a new early-warning system as a major breakthrough in diagnosing Irish cancer patients.The National Quality Assurance Intelligence System is being used to review and improve the accuracy of tissue testing when diagnosing cancer.The system was established after a number of cases in the last decade where cancer wasn’t spotted or was diagnosed too late.Dr Niall Swan chaired the working group behind the programme….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/11swan1.mp3[/podcast] New early-warning system in diagnosing cancer hailed as breakthrough Pinterestlast_img read more

Adopt a Monument Scheme open for nominations

first_img Twitter Homepage BannerNews 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ Google+ Pinterest Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook The Heritage Council has issued a call for communities to nominate the forgotten and lonely monuments in their community, that are desperately in need of care and attention, under the Adopt a Monument Scheme.The Council is looking for four monuments to join the scheme for 2017.Aimed at empowering communities to become actively involved in the conservation and interpretation of their local archaeological and heritage sites, the Heritage Council is looking for four monuments to join the scheme for 2017.The Adopt a Monument Scheme offers communities expertise, mentoring and support to help them to care for their local heritage.According to the Heritage Council, the scheme has the potential to ensure on-going maintenance and care, and greater protection.Doon Fort, an archaeological monument on an island in Loughadoon near Ardara, was one of the six heritage sites selected to participate in the scheme last year.The Heritage Council say while spaces are limited this year, they want to hear from groups who would like to play a leading role in conserving a local monument that they feel passionate about.Advice on applications to the scheme is available from the County Donegal Heritage Office, Donegal County Council or by e-mail at [email protected] closing date for applications is Sunday, February 19, 2017.center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articlePublic consultation begins next week for development of Malin HeadNext articleFears initiatives within the county may have suffered as a result of money spent on treating Japanese Knotweed admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp By admin – February 11, 2017 Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Adopt a Monument Scheme open for nominations 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitterlast_img read more

Group Of 140 Lawyers Writes To CJI Seeking Suo Motu Cognizance Against Suspension of Internet Services in Parts of Delhi-NCR, Amidst Farmers Protests.

first_imgTop StoriesGroup Of 140 Lawyers Writes To CJI Seeking Suo Motu Cognizance Against Suspension of Internet Services in Parts of Delhi-NCR, Amidst Farmers Protests. Akshita Saxena2 Feb 2021 11:46 PMShare This – xA group of 140 lawyers have written to the Chief Justice of India against suspension of internet services in parts of Delhi-NCR, during the ongoing farmers protests. Delete A group of 140 lawyers submits a letter petition before the Chief Justice of India again the internet shutdown imposed in parts of Delhi-NCR during the ongoing farmers protests.#FarmersProtests…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA group of 140 lawyers have written to the Chief Justice of India against suspension of internet services in parts of Delhi-NCR, during the ongoing farmers protests. Delete After the farmers’ Republic Day tractor rally turned violent, the Ministry of Home Affairs ordered temporary suspension of Internet services in several parts of Delhi. This order was extended after violent encounters at Singhu Border on January 29, and internet services at Singhu, Ghazipur and Tikri border areas remains suspended. As per the Government, it is necessary to suspend Internet services “in the interest of maintaining public safety and averting public emergency”. In the letter petition, the lawyers alleged that the violence was perpetrated by local hoodlums. It is alleged that about 200 men claiming to be local residents barged into the protest site at Singhu Border to vacate the area and pelted stones, damaged properties, and attacked the protestors despite the presence of heavy security of the police. The lawyers have thus urged the Supreme Court to take suo moto cognizance of the issue and restrain the Central Government from imposing further Internet shutdowns at the protest sites and adjoining areas. The letter drafted by Advocates Sitwat Nabi and Abhisht Hela stated :”As internet services remain suspended in and around the protest venues and its adjoining areas for the sixth consecutive day, farmers are rightly convinced that their voices are being shunned down and only one-sided narrative of the government is being pushed forward, which is a clear attack on the fundamental values of the Constitution.” Reliance is placed on Anuradha Bhasin v. Union of India, (2020) 3 SCC 637 and Foundation for Media Professionals v. Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir & Another (2020) 5 SCC 746, where the Supreme Court had observed, “access to the Internet is a fundamental right under Article 19 of the Constitution, subject to some restrictions and said freedom of the press is a valuable and sacred right.” The Supreme Court had cautioned that magistrates, while passing prohibitory orders, should apply their mind and follow the doctrine of proportionality. The lawyers have also opposed erection of multi-layer barricading at Delhi’s Ghazipur border, turning the protest sites into a fortress where it seems like they are waging war against their own men. The letter states, “Embedding more than 2000 iron nails, multi-layer metal barricades, cement walls, and heavily armed security officials- these cannot be considered as law-and-order situations. This should be rather termed as fortification! These activities are depriving the protesting farmers of their basic human rights and are in gross violation of the Right to Life enshrined under Article 21 of the Constitution.” Inter alia, they have contended that the plight of the farmers is worsening because of the biased reporting by few mainstream media channels. It is denigrating the peaceful protest and is only adding fuel to the blazing fire. Labeling farmers as “terrorists” by the mainstream media and airing provocative content, the letter states. In this backdrop, the lawyers have urged the Supreme Court to set up a Commission of Enquiry to probe into: Police inaction in controlling the violence and the role of the Delhi Police in allegedly facilitating the mob attack on 29 January, 2021 and failing to ensure peace and security.Action against the 200 local hoodlums who allegedly engaged in the manhandling of protestors, and journalists at the Singhu Protest venue.Strict action against the journalists and the news channels who are allegedly spreading provocative content and fake rumors about the farmers and their protest. “This must be done immediately in order to stop the gross injustice which is tarnishing the fabric of our Constitution and causing colossal damage to the sheen of a democratic country. History will not pardon us if we remain mute spectators to this violation of human rights,” the letter states.Click here to read/download the petitionSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

The late Oligocene flora from the Río Leona Formation, Argentinian Patagonia

first_imgA late Oligocene plant macrofossil assemblage is described from the Río Leona Formation, Argentinian Patagonia. This includes a fern, “Blechnum turbioensis” Frenguelli, one species of conifer, and sixteen angiosperm taxa. Rosaceae, Myrtaceae, Proteaceae, Lauraceae, Anacardiaceae and Typhaceae are represented by one species in each family. Five species are considered to be members of the Fabales. Three leaf taxa together with Carpolithus seeds are placed in the Nothofagaceae. Palynomorphs and permineralized woods complete the floral record of the Río Leona Formation, which is considered early late Oligocene based on radiometric dating and palynofloras.last_img

The ultimate comeback story: From a coma to Paralympic athlete

first_img Written by March 9, 2020 /Sports News – National The ultimate comeback story: From a coma to Paralympic athlete FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailbedo/iStock(NEW YORK) — By all accounts, Ryan Boyle was like many typical 10-year-olds.Growing up in the suburbs of Monroe, Connecticut, he loved the outdoors and was a social butterfly in school. And for as long as he can remember, a bike was never too far out of his reach. But life as he knew it – and his love for cycling – came to a screeching halt on Oct. 13, 2003.Boyle was attending a friend’s birthday sleepover, and that morning he and his friends were outside taking turns riding on a Big Wheel truck. Rain from the night before had made the road surface slippery, and not too long after he got on the toy, Boyle slipped and was pulled down the steep driveway directly into oncoming traffic.A pickup truck speeding on the backroad collided with Boyle and the Big Wheel, dragging his body underneath the truck’s front tire over 55 feet before the driver came to a complete stop. That’s when, as Boyle described in his memoir, When the Lights Go Out, “everything went black.”“I don’t really remember anything after I fell backwards down the driveway,” said Boyle.   Boyle was airlifted to Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital where doctors performed emergency brain surgery that resulted in the removal of his cerebellum, the back portion of the brain responsible for coordinating voluntary movements like balance, coordination and speech. He would spend the next two months in a medically-induced coma. During this time, one or both of Boyle’s parents, Matthew and Nancy, would stay by his bedside.Boyle’s family had difficulty accepting the doctors’ grim prognosis and, instead, leaned heavily on their Christian-faith to help him pull through.“Because my dad was involved in our church, there were a sector of Mother Teresa’s order who would come to my ICU room, and the nuns would pray for me,” Boyle recalled. “They (the nuns) would put miraculous medals on each of my broken bones. And (as his dad later explained to him), they (Boyle’s parents) would notice my vital signs improve,” he said.The Boyle family received a Christmas miracle when Ryan woke up from his coma. He recalled the first conscious moment he had when he came to. “There were a bunch of monitors beeping, and I had no idea what was going on,” said Boyle. “There were three people, my parents and my neurologist, standing over me, and I remember only being able to move my right index finger.” Months of grueling rehab would ensue for Boyle, as he had to re-learn how to breathe, swallow, stand, sit, walk and talk all on his own.It was during his seven-month stay at Blythedale Children’s Hospital in Valhalla, New York where Boyle would make perhaps the biggest decision of his young life. “I wanted to enjoy life, and get as much out of it as I can,” Boyle said. “I couldn’t stop and feel sorry for myself. I thought, ‘if I put in the work, eventually, I could do what I wanted to do and what I am passionate about,’” he added.Boyle would make a remarkable recovery and would readjust to a “new normal.” He attended St. Joseph High School in Trumbull, Connecticut, where he started a car club, managed the boys’ varsity basketball team and served as a student ambassador. Despite all Boyle would go on to accomplish, there was still a noticeable void in his life: his first love for cycling. After doctors finally gave Boyle the all-clear, he immediately set his sights on another ambitious goal.  “Once I found out I could ride a bike again, I put everything into it and knew that I could become a world champion,” Boyle said. Boyle’s dedication and persistence would ultimately pay off in 2014 when he made the United States Paralympian cycling team at just 19 years old.After placing second at the World Championships, Boyle achieved his goal of qualifying for the 2016 Paralympics in Rio where he took home a silver medal in the time trial race, and placed fourth in the road race. Boyle now lives and trains as a full-time athlete at the U.S. Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. Through his entire journey, Boyle has continued to embrace stepping into the unknown and constantly pushing himself to achieve more. His sights are now set on getting over the plateau separating him from Paralympic gold at this year’s Games in Tokyo.“It’s important to never give up faith, and continually set the bar high,” said Boyle. “Life is truly a wild ride and you never really know what will come of it.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Post-doctoral fellowship in Psychiatric and Statistical Genetics

first_imgDescription of the Job Sensitive PositionNo Additional Information Position NumberP00001 Recruitment PoolAll Applicants VCU is located in Richmond, Virginia, a small city with a vibrantarts scene, nationally recognized museums, award-winningrestaurants, and abundant opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.Richmond’s location in the middle of the state allows for day orweekend trips to the beach, the Blue Ridge Mountains, andWashington, D.C. Furthermore, Richmond is TIME magazine’s No. 2city in the United States for attracting millennial talent, and isone of the fastest-growing tech hubs in the country. Anticipated Hiring Range$50,004 DepartmentPsychiatry The Department of Psychiatry, within the School of Medicine atVirginia Commonwealth University ( VCU ) in Richmond, Virginia,invites applications for three full-time postdoctoral researcherpositions, available immediately.The positions will be located at the Virginia Institute forPsychiatric and Behavioral Genetics ( VIPBG ) (www.vipbg.vcu.edu).VIPBG is world-renowned for its contributions to the geneticepidemiology of behavior and psychopathology. Its faculty andaffiliates represent diverse disciplines including moleculargenetics, psychology, epidemiology, and statistics. Accordingly,the successful candidates will have access to a range of trainingopportunities during the course of their postdoctoralresearch.Most postdoctoral training is expected to take two years, althoughin some instances one or two additional years may be available. Thesuccessful applicants will participate in a rich and diverseresearch environment to study the causes, consequences andcorrelates of psychiatric disorders. This research training programis funded through an NIMH T32, and has a primary focus onpsychiatric disorders, their etiology, co-morbidity andtreatment.Opportunities are available for travel to work with the Institute’smany national and international collaborators, to give conferencepresentations, and to attend workshops to further develop researchskills.Specific responsibilities will include:• To acquire and apply research skills consistent with the specificaims of funded T32.• To collaborate with their primary mentor and other members of theresearch education team.• Documentation of all analytic procedures through open scienceapplications.• Manuscript preparation and submission to peer reviewed academicjournals.• Contribution as a co-author to manuscripts led by other membersof the research team.• Presentation of findings at professional conferences. Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).Optional & Required DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationCurriculum Vitae (CV)Reference Letter – 1Reference Letter – 2Reference Letter – 3Other DocumentOptional Documents Special Instructions to Applicants Posting Details Normal work days Preferred Qualifications Hours/Week Required Qualifications Open Until FilledYes Is any portion of this position grant-funded?Yes – Continuation of this position depends on funding of thegrant. Position TypePost Doc A history of interest in and contributions to the scientificliterature concerning some aspect of statistical or psychiatricgenetics is desired. A track record of peer-reviewed publicationsis preferred. Job CategoryResearch Applicants should have a PhD or MD/PhD and a background in one ofthe following fields: psychiatric epidemiology, behavioralgenetics, psychology, mathematics, statistics, biology, orsimilar.Proficient written and oral communication skills are desired.Applicants must work well both independently and in collaborativeenvironments; strong interpersonal skills are also beneficial. Dueto government regulations, this position is only available to USCitizens and Permanent Residents. Job Open Date03/20/2020 Organizational Overview CampusMCV Campus Resource CriticalNo • Please be sure that the Cover letter (1-2 pages) includes astatement of your research interests and future career plans.• Required Other Documents- Transcripts Job Code/Title Normal work hours Remove from posting on or before Does this position provide patient or clinical services to theVCU Health System?No 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. Does this position require a pre-placement medicalassessment?No Working TitlePost-doctoral fellowship in Psychiatric and StatisticalGenetics Quick Linkhttps://www.vcujobs.com/postings/98199last_img read more