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Job Corner

March 30, 2011

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland is seeking a dynamic and innovative biomedical/biotechnology expert to provide strategic leadership as the director of the newly created Office of Translational Alliances and Coordination (OTAC). The OTAC is charged with accelerating the translation of basic discoveries and innovations into new diagnostics, devices, and therapeutics, and facilitating the development of new technologies via SBIR initiatives. The job announcement will be posted on www.usajobs.gov in late March/early April for 10 days and open to all U.S. citizens. Applicants must possess a Ph.D.

Virginia Tech's Office of Economic Development is seeking a senior specialist with an interest in both technology-based economic development and community economic development. The office provides leadership for the university and the Commonwealth in these areas. Recently this has included leading a $1.7 million effort to support new product development and process improvements in transportation equipment manufacturing funded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration. The office also is spearheading partnerships managing almost $9 million from the U.S. Department of Labor to develop and implement advanced training programs in green building and health information technology.

Maryland, Virginia