Job Open Date01/07/2021 Required Qualifications Candidate must have a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree and have a strongbackground in cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, and any ofthe aforementioned research areas.Candidates are expected to be very motivated for careerdevelopment, committed to driving federally funded high impact andhigh-quality research, able to work independently, and have goodwritten and oral communication skills. Anticipated Hiring RangeCommensurate DepartmentMicrobiology and Immunology Open Until FilledYes 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. Remove from posting on or before Description of the Job Does this position require a pre-placement medicalassessment?No Preferred Qualifications Resource CriticalNo Submit a cover letter, a current CV with a publication list, andcontact information (including phone numbers) of threereferences Job Code/TitlePD – Post Doctoral Job CategoryResearch Does this position provide patient or clinical services to theVCU Health System?No Sensitive PositionYes- A pre-employment fingerprint background check will berequired. Additional Information Posting Details Working TitlePost Doctoral Fellow Recruitment PoolAll Applicants A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the laboratory ofDr. Jason A. Carlyon in the Department of Microbiology andImmunology at Virginia Commonwealth University. The successfulcandidate will participate in NIH -funded projects studying thearthropod vector-transmitted obligate intracellular bacterialpathogens, Orientia tsutsugamushi and Anaplasma phagocytophilum.Projects include bacterial effector characterization, bacterialmodulation of host cell processes, signaling, ubiquitylation,adhesin-receptor interactions, vaccine development, and developinggenetic manipulation approaches for these organisms. Highlymotivated, hard-working, and technically skilled applicants arewelcomed to apply. Position TypePost Doc CampusMCV Campus Special Instructions to Applicants Experience studying intracellular pathogens, bacterialpathogenesis, cellular microbiology, ubiquitylation, Nf-kappaBsignaling and proficiency in genetic manipulation of bacteria,yeast toxicity and suppressor screening are areas of knowledge thatare preferred. Position NumberP00001 Organizational Overview Quick Linkhttps://www.vcujobs.com/postings/102602 Normal work hours Hours/Week Is any portion of this position grant-funded?Yes – Continuation of this position depends on funding of thegrant. Normal work days Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).Optional & Required DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationCurriculum Vitae (CV)Diversity Statement (Required for all Faculty)PublicationsOptional Documents
“ICU to be expanded, hopefully, in coming days,” Dr. Steven Oscherwitz, an infectious disease expert at the hospital, said in a tweet on Monday night. “Not sure where people needing ICU care will be able to go, since most AZ (Arizona) hospitals are pretty full now.”Health officials in many states attribute the spike to businesses reopening and Memorial Day weekend gatherings in late May. Many states are also bracing for a possible increase in cases stemming from tens of thousands of people protesting to end racial injustice and police brutality for the past three weeks.Church outbreakIn Oregon, health officials are trying to contain an outbreak of over 200 new cases in Union County linked to the Lighthouse United Pentecostal Church. New coronavirus infections hit record highs in six US states on Tuesday, marking a rising tide of cases for a second consecutive week as most states moved forward with reopening their economies.Arizona, Florida, Oklahoma, Oregon and Texas all reported record increases in new cases on Tuesday after recording all-time highs last week. Nevada also reported its highest single-day tally of new cases on Tuesday, up from a previous high on May 23. Hospitalizations are also rising or at record highs.At Arizona’s Tucson Medical Center on Monday, just a single intensive care unit (ICU) bed designated for COVID-19 patients was available, with the other 19 beds filled, a hospital representative said. The Oregonian newspaper reported that a video on the church’s Facebook page on May 24 showed hundreds of people standing close together singing. Large gatherings were not permitting under the state’s reopening plan at that time. The video has since been deleted, it said.Reuters was not able to reach the church for comment.In Texas, Governor Greg Abbott said the record number of new cases is due to more testing. Hospitalizations – a metric not linked to increased testing – also hit a record high. But the state has nearly 15,000 hospital beds available, Abbott said.For the week ended June 14, testing increased over 30% but the positive rate held steady at 7%, a Reuters analysis showed.Texas tested 674 out of every 100,000 residents last week, while about half of the 50 states tested at least 1,000 out of every 100,000 residents. New York led the nation, testing 2,245 out of every 100,000 residents, according to the analysis.The top Texas health official, John Hellerstedt, said the increase was manageable but the situation could change.”The possibility that things could flare up again and produce a resurgence of COVID-19,” which would stress the state’s healthcare system “is still very real,” Hellerstedt said.’We are winning’Across the United States, 17 states saw new cases rise last week, according to a Reuters analysis.In Oklahoma, where President Donald Trump plans to hold an indoor campaign rally on Saturday, new cases rose 68%.Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday said officials were considering other, possibly outdoor, venues for the Tulsa event. The virus spreads far more efficiently in enclosed spaces.On Tuesday, Oklahoma health officials urged anyone attending the rally to get tested for the coronavirus before arriving and then to self-isolate following the event and get tested again. The health commissioner urged those over 65 or at higher risk of coronavirus-related complications to stay home.Pence pushed back against talk of a second wave of infections, citing increased testing.”In recent days, the media has taken to sounding the alarm bells over a ‘second wave’ of coronavirus infections. Such panic is overblown,” Pence wrote in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece. “We are winning the fight against the invisible enemy.”More than 2.1 million people have been infected with the coronavirus in the United States and over 116,000 have died from COVID-19, by far the most in the world. Topics :
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In what is turning out to be an interesting post-fight revelation Ayitey Powers says his spiritual father Bishop T.B. Johsua advised him not to fight on the date.In an exclusive post bout interview with Joy Sports at the Crystal Rose Hotel, Powers who spoke while receiving treatment from his physiotherapist said, “I’d like to apologize to my father T.B. Joshua who advised me not to fight on the given date. I cannot reveal the reason the Prophet gave me but I have to apologize to him because I went against his word.”According to Powers (real name Michael Ayitey Okine), Prophet T.B. Joshua knows a lot about him and has given him spiritual guidance over the years.“The reason why I went contrary to the directive from the man of God was that I did not want a repeat of the back and forth the preceded the maiden bout in Accra last year. I didn’t want to disappoint the fans who had asked for this bout for so many years thus the sacrifice,” he told Joy Sports while receiving a deep tone massage from his physiotherapist.The maiden edition of this bout which was staged before about 20,000 fans at the Accra Stadium on May 16, 2014 also had it fair share of troubles with two postponements. One of the reasons assigned to one of the postponements was a revelation by Prophet T.B. Joshua that a disaster bigger than May 9, 2001, would happened at the Accra Stadium.Powers after putting up a better-than-expected performance against Banku in front of about 10,000 fans at the Baba Yara Stadium in the early hours of December 27, 2015, failed to answer the bell for the 6th round. What was the reason? He suffered a dislocated right shoulder.Powers sat and leaned with his back firmly on the corner pad as his corner tried to get him to resume the fight. “But the pain was too much. The close to the end of the fight round I felt the dislocation and struggled to finish. It was very painful during the one minute break and my corner tried hard to restore it. I tried hard to overlook it but I couldn’t,” Powers said.Ayitey Powers, a former national middleweight champion, also revealed that his promoters had also worked out an international bout in the UK against journeyman Jimmy Campbell for January 22, 2016. The loss to Bukom Banku (above. pictured) according to him could affect the UK fight. “I’m sad because the UK bout will be a big opportunity for me. I’m not sure if it will still come off, now that I’ve lost,” he added. Ayittey Powers lost the maiden clash to Banku in a unanimous decision with the score cards of judges Confidence Hiagbe, Roger Barnor and Emmanuel Brenya reading 109-117, 110-119 and 108-120 respectively.Powers, who was once a contender for the WBC International Middleweight and WBA Pan African Cruiserweight title, also says his career is not over. He was not specific as to when he will return to the ring but is sure he has a lot more to give to the sport. His professional record now stands at 21 wins 25 losses and a draw.On the Bukom Banku episode, he did not dismiss the possibility of a third bout. “Banku has defeated me twice, he is the champion, but you never know what will happen in the future,” he said. Powers has the unenviable record of winning 21 bouts, and lost 24. He’s drawn once. CLICK HERE FOR EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS FROM THE FIGHT –