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Newsletter No. 82 -- August, 2005

FROM: Cancer Imaging Program, National Cancer Institute, August 2005. Electronic Newsletter, No. 82

CIP Web Site: http://imaging.cancer.gov/

NIH - Comments Requested

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ON THE PLAN TO RECOGNIZE MULTIPLE PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS ON NIH GRANTS (NOT-OD-05-055)
Responses will be accepted until September 16, 2005
The NIH is seeking input and advice from the scientific community on various concepts associated with permitting more than one Principal Investigator to be associated with an NIH funded grant, contract, or cooperative agreement. This Request for Information (RFI) is being issued at the same time as a companion RFI from the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), as described below. The RFI issued by the OSTP asks for input from the broader scientific community about the overall concept of permitting multiple PIs on applications and awards for federal research support. This RFI, issued by the NIH, asks for input on policies and issues of special interest to the health-related research community.
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-05-055.html

NIH - New Funding Initiatives

  1. NOTICE OF EXTENSION: PAR-03-148 - CANCER EDUCATION AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (NOT-CA-05-024)
    The purpose of this Notice is to inform potential applicants that the expiration date for program announcement PAR-03-148, " Cancer Education and Career Development Program" (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-CA-05-024.html), has been extended. The new expiration date is July 5, 2006.
  2. ESTABLISHED INVESTIGATOR AWARD IN CANCER PREVENTION & CONTROL (NCI) (PAR-05-145)
    Standard application dates.
    The objective of the NCI Established Investigator Award in Cancer Prevention and Control (K05) is to provide qualified researchers with protected time to devote to research and mentoring. The award is designed for established scientists who have already demonstrated a sustained, high level of research and mentoring productivity and who need K05 support to continue these activities. The award provides partial salary support for up to 5 years and for up to 50 percent effort. It is renewable for one additional 5-year period.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-05-145.html

Announcements

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Cancer Imaging Program - Chief, Molecular Imaging Branch
ANNOUNCEMENT NO: NCI-05-66765A
AD-602-0/0
Open period: May 16 through August 12, 2005
Full-time permanent position in Rockville, Maryland
CONTACT:
Mary Lou Weathers
301-402-5059
E-mail: ncihrmcbapps@mail.nih.gov
URL: http://jobsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=30147407&AVSDM=2005
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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT:
Cancer Imaging Program - Program Director
INTERDISC. Biologist/Health Scientist Administrator/Physicist/Chemist (NCI)
Open period: July 13 through September 16, 2005
Full-time permanent position in Rockville, Maryland
Announcement number: NCI-05-83937
We are recruiting an individual to serve as a Program Director in the Diagnostic Imaging Branch (DIB).  The incumbent will manage a dynamic extramural research program of national and international scope.  The incumbent should have a comprehensive knowledge of imaging technologies and methods, and some experience with clinical diagnostic imaging trials methodology and/or regulatory procedures. 
Requirements: US Citizenship, Time in Grade
CONTACT:
Mary Lou Weathers
301-402-5059
E-mail: ncihrmcbapps@mail.nih.gov
URL:  http://jobsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/jobsearch.asp?q=NCI-05-82197
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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: IMAGING SCIENTIFIC EDITOR - NIH IMAGING AGENT DATABASE
ComputerCraft Corporation, Bethesda, Maryland, posted May 26, 2004
Computercraft seeks an experienced imaging scientist / editor to provide scientific leadership in the development and maintenance of a new imaging database project at the National Institutes of Health. The individual will work with NIH staff scientists and extramural advisors onsite at the NIH campus. This diversified and challenging position requires a Ph.D. (strongly preferred) or M.S. degree in imaging sciences or highly related field; additional post-Doctoral or post-Master laboratory experience is desired. For consideration please submit cover letter, resume/CV, salary history, salary requirements, and U.S. employment eligibility (you must currently reside in the U.S. and be eligible to work). Contact Computercraft for details.
Email: hr@computercraft-usa.com; Fax: 703.288.4679
Mail: Computercraft, Attn: HR, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 720, McLean, VA 22102

SCIENTIFIC CURATOR - NIH IMAGING AGENT DATABASE
Computercraft seeks an experienced imaging scientist to provide curatorial responsibilities for implementing and maintaining the NIH imaging agent database. The individual will work with NIH staff scientists and extramural advisors onsite at the NIH campus. Join our team of highly skilled and dedicated professionals as we participate in the development of a new centralized database of in vivo imaging agents. This innovative database will include agents developed for position-emission tomography (PET), single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound and optical imaging. The database will be located within the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This diversified and challenging position requires a Ph.D. (strongly preferred) or M.S. degree in imaging sciences or highly related field. The successful candidate will have a demonstrable knowledge of the chemistry and developmental process of in vivo imaging agents, experience with current analytical tools in both chemistry and biology, and a working knowledge of the issues associated with the information technology and cheminformatics required to successfully implement this database. The ability to extract and summarize scientific information in a textual format is essential. Contact Computercraft for details.
Email: hr@computercraft-usa.com
Fax: 703.288.4679
Mail: Computercraft, Attn: HR, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 720, McLean, VA 22102

CIP DCIDE PROGRAM
The Cancer Imaging Program of the NCI requests submissions for its Development of Clinical Imaging Drugs and Enhancers (DCIDE) initiative. The goal is the rapid movement of promising, novel cancer imaging enhancers or molecular probes from the laboratory to proof of principle clinical trials. See the web site for details.
URL: http://imaging.cancer.gov/programsandresources/specializedinitiatives/dcide

NIH COMMONS
The NIH Commons web site allows all NIH grantee organizations to interact with grants data, to check the status of grant applications, including viewing scores and summary statements when they are ready, and to submit progress reports on line, among a number of functions. Applicants and grants administrators should become familiar with the Commons.
URL: https://commons.era.nih.gov/commons/index.jsp

Meetings

SOCIETY FOR MOLECULAR IMAGING
September 7-10, 2005, Cologne, Germany
URL: http://www.molecularimaging.org/

FOURTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE ULTRASONIC MEASUREMENT AND IMAGING OF TISSUE ELASTICITY, October 16-19, 2005, Lake Travis, Austin TX
URL: http://www.ece.rochester.edu/users/rcbu/conference/">

2005 IEEE MEDICAL IMAGING CONFERENCE
October 23-29th, 2005, Wyndham El Conquistador Resort, Puerto Rico
URL: http://www.nss-mic.org/2005

ADMETECH IMAGE GUIDED, MINIMALLY INVASIVE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF PROSTATE CANCER
October 27-29, 2005, Washington, DC 
October 27 - Cannon Caucus Room, Capitol Hill
October 28-29 - Loews L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Conference facilities are limited, and therefore registrations will be accepted on the first-come, first-serve basis.
URL: http://www.admetech.org/download/AdMeTech_brochure-oct05.pdf

RSNA 2005
November 27-December 2, 2005, Chicago, IL
URL: http://rsna2005.rsna.org/rsna2005/V2005/index.cvn

SPIE MEDICAL IMAGING 2006
February 11-16, 2006, San Diego, CA. Abstracts due August 1, 2005
URL: http://spie.org/app/conferences.index.cfm

ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE ACADEMY OF MOLECULAR IMAGING
March 25-29, 2006, Gaylord Palms Resort, Orlando, Fl
URL: http://www.ami-imaging.org/


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