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Posted 10/14/2016

Postdoctoral Position Available in Bioinformatics (UCSF)

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a world-class biomedical research institution dedicated to improving health worldwide. A postdoctoral or staff scientist position is available within the UCSF Department of Dermatology in the field of bioinformatics/statistical genetics. The focus of the research is the analysis of large-scale genomic and genetic datasets to understand the pathogenesis of cutaneous inflammatory diseases and develop novel predictive biomarkers.


The successful applicant will work in a multidisciplinary research team to perform data analyses, and implement novel statistical methods relevant for genetic studies of skin diseases. The applicant will play a major role in determining new research directions and in drafting manuscripts and presenting results at professional meetings.


We are seeking a candidate with a Ph.D. (or equivalent) with training in bioinformatics, statistical genetics, or a closely related field. The ideal applicant will have experience in analysis of RNA-sequencing data, microbiome data, genome-wide association studies, and/or next generation sequencing data.

This position requires a highly motivated individual with excellent communication skills. Expertise in statistical and computational methods for the analysis of complex, high-dimensional genotype data is desirable. Computer programming skills are required. The incumbent will be expected to work independently to complete data analysis.

UCSF is located in the highly diverse metropolitan area of San Francisco with spectacular outdoor recreational opportunities. We offer competitive salaries and benefits.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to e-mail a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and list of three references to Dr. Wilson Liao at with “bioinformatics application” in the title of the e-mail. Further information about the Liao lab is available at:

2017 Danby Hidradenitis Suppurativa Research Grant Program

Request for Proposals

Purpose: The Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation (HSF) is seeking grant applications that encourage

research into the disease hidradenitis suppurativa (HS). The goal is to stimulate the development of new

research programs in the field of hidradenitis suppurativa capable of competing for long-term funding from the

National Institutes of Health or other agencies in the future.

Anticipated number of awards: 1-2 new grants may be awarded in 2017. Awards are contingent upon the

availability of funds and the receipt of sufficiently meritorious applications.

Budget: Applicants may request up to $10,000 (direct costs only) per year.

Application Instructions: The HSF Grant application must be submitted through email to as a single pdf. The application should follow the Format outlined below and

include a project proposal of no more than five (5) pages.

Important dates: Applications must be received by Dec. 1st, 2016 at 5 P.M. PST.

Award notifications will be made no later than May 1, 2017, to start July 1, 2017.

Project period: The project period for this Request for Proposals is one year, from July 1, 2017 – June 30,

2018. All funds are to be spent within this period.

Eligibility: The principal investigator must be personally and actively responsible for the conduct of the

proposed research, and eligible to apply for research grants under the guidelines of the applicant’s host

institution. The HSF does not fund projects that are part of the NIH intramural research program or awards to

private foundations without an academic affiliation to dermatology.

Review Criteria:

Reviewers will be asked to base their evaluations on the criteria listed below.

• Relevance to hidradenitis suppurativa

• Innovation

• Likelihood of leading to additional funding

• Strategy, methodology and analyses are well-reasoned and appropriate to accomplish the aims

• Ability of investigator to accomplish aims

Potential problems, alternative strategies, and benchmarks for success are presented

Reporting requirements: Within 60 days of completing the approved project, the grantee is required to submit

a written report summarizing their research experience and findings. The grantee must also present the work

at an approved national or international meeting to be held within two years of funding. If an approved project

cannot be completed as originally proposed or within the time limits mandated the grantee must immediately

contact the HSF.

Questions: For more information on HSF Grants please send an email to

2017 Danby Hidradenitis Suppurativa Research Grant Application

The application should follow the following format, with a minimum of 0.5 inch margins and minimum of 11-

point font size, single spaced.

A. TITLE PAGE: Include the grant title, principal investigator’s name and affiliations.

B. ABSTRACT: Summarize the proposed research for a scientific audience. Abstract must not exceed 350


C. LAYMAN’S STATEMENT: Summarize the proposed research for a non-scientific audience. This statement

should describe the research question, the aims of the project, and the project’s significance with respect to

HS. Layman’s statement must not exceed 200 words.

D. BUDGET: Each grant is limited to $10,000 for one year. Indirect costs are not allowed. Provide a budget

summary, including a concise statement of how you propose to allocate funds (amount and for what

purpose), List all personnel to be included in the project and their anticipated support.

E. BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH(ES): Use the NIH format to provide a biographical sketch of the proposal’s

principal investigator and any co-investigators who will play a significant role on the project. Each

biographical sketch must not exceed 5 pages.

F. LETTER(S) OF SUPPORT: Applicants may use this space to provide letters of support from collaborators

or supporting people/facilities/resources who will contribute to the proposed research. If the applicant is a

postdoctoral fellow, a letter of support from the applicant’s immediate supervisor must be provided.

G. RESEARCH PROPOSAL: Research proposals must include the following four sections, maximum five (5)


1. Specific aims: The goals of this one-year proposal should be succinctly stated. What hypothesis is to

be tested? What do you intend to accomplish? Because this funding is intended to initiate projects that

would qualify for additional future funding, please differentiate between the immediate aims of this

project and related aims that would follow in year two or three.

2. Background and significance: Why is the research important? Evaluate existing knowledge in the

field and specifically identify the possible contributions that your investigation may make.

3. Preliminary data/studies: Describe published or unpublished data that support your hypothesis,

specific aims and/or experimental design.

4. Experiment design: Describe the experimental design, the procedures to be used and the manner in

which the data will be analyzed. Descriptions of established lab procedures are not necessary.

H. REFERENCES: List of references cited.

I. HUMAN SUBJECT PROTECTION: Describe samples, risks, adequacy of protection against risks, and

potential benefit. Applications related to research on human subjects must be approved by the institutional

review board prior to the initiation of successful awards.

J. ANIMAL STUDIES: Applications that involve research on animals must demonstrate their relevance to

clinical dermatology. Application involving animal studies must be approved by an appropriate institutional

committee prior to the initiation of successful awards.

Posted 10/5/2016

Postdoctoral Scientist, in Skin Biology

Locations: Skillman, New Jersey


Job Description

Requisition ID: 5087160516

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Postdoctoral Scientist, in Skin Biology to be located in Skillman, NJ. The term of this postdoctoral assignment will be 12 - 24 months.

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. develops and markets consumer healthcare, baby care, and beauty/skin care products that address the needs of consumers and health care professionals and incorporate the latest innovations. The portfolio includes heritage brands JOHNSON'S® Baby, BAND-AID® Brand, LISTERINE®, leading skin care brands such as NEUTROGENA®, AVEENO®, CLEAN & CLEAR®, LUBRIDERM® and healthcare products such as NEOSPORIN®, CORTAID®, REMBRANDT® and REACH®.

The successful candidate will apply theoretical knowledge in skin biology and related sciences to assigned projects, ensure project design reviews, analyses, data summary and interpretation, and report and manuscript preparation.

Thriving on a diverse company culture, celebrating the uniqueness of our employees and committed to inclusion. Proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We are interested in developing solutions for skin conditions, and are taking multiple approaches to understanding the factors that contribute to healthy skin functioning. This role is global and will have opportunities to partner cross functionally.

The Postdoctoral Scientist will:

  • Conduct research in assigned areas, using the established methodology and developing new methodologies.
  • The successful candidate will apply theoretical knowledge in skin biology and related sciences to assigned projects, ensure project design reviews, analyses, data summary and interpretation, and report and manuscript preparation.
  • Work internally and externally to identify biological targets and technologies to provide skincare benefits.
  • Will develop in vitro ex vivo models and assays to assess functional effects of technologies in order to predict clinical performance.
  • Evaluate cell signaling mechanisms in order to understand mechanisms of action for key technologies.
  • Work closely in a team environment, as well as independently to acquire data, analyze and interpret results.
  • Document results in the form of reports, papers and communicate findings to
  • R&D colleagues and management.
  • Create documentation (technical reports, posters and presentations, etc.).
  • Calibrate and maintain laboratory equipment.
  • Review external literature, data sources and intellectual property to stay current and access competitivethreats.
  • Stay current on GXP requirements and ensure compliance with internal SOPs and laboratoryrequirements.


  • A minimum of a Doctoral degree (e.g., Ph.D.) is required in Life Sciences, Biology, Biochemistry, and related fields.
  • Research experience in skin biology including experience with culturing and handling of human skin cells and tissues, in vitro biochemical (ELISA, enzymatic activity) and molecular (QPCR) assays is strongly preferred.
  • 1 – 2 years of industrial experience is preferred.
  • Working knowledge in current biology/biochemistry pathways and techniques are required.
  • Ability to lead projects, acquire, analyze, interpret and organize data, write and document research experiments and protocols.
  • It is required that the candidate be self-motivated, productive and has excellent communication, leadership and scientific problem solving skills.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States and not require future sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H1-B status) now or in the future.

Johnson & Johnson Companies are equal opportunity employers.

Apply For Johnson and Johnson Postdoctoral Scientist, in Skin Biology job 

Primary Location

United States-New Jersey-Skillman


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Posted 10/4/2016

Fellowship Program for Women in Dermatologic Research

In 2017, with co-sponsorship of the Journal of Investigative Dermatology (JID) and the Women’s Dermatologic Society (WDS), two (2) one year fellowships will be awarded to fully trained female dermatologists who aspire to research careers, one in the U.S. and one in Europe or the U.K.  Each $5,000 fellowship will support travel, lodging, registration, and poster presentation(s) at the Annual Meetings of the Society for Investigative Dermatology (SID) and the European Society for Dermatological Research (ESDR), as well as other research meetings in their areas of interest, funds permitting. Fellows will be charged with informing themselves about scientific advances, particularly those presented by female investigators, and with sharing their learning with others online via the JID Connector, and the International Journal of Women’s Dermatology (IJWD).  Fellows will be introduced to the SID, ESDR, and WDS leadership, and to research interest-appropriate mentors at each meeting and with their assistance will be expected to serve as a source of introductions and advice to other early career women. A commitment of two (2) hours per week, on average, is anticipated to fulfill the responsibilities of the Fellowship.

Details of the Fellowship Program and instructions for applying can be obtained by contacting the JID at Applications are due November 15, 2016.  The Program is supported by a generous grant from Eli Lilly & Co.

Barbara A. Gilchrest, M.D.
Fellowship Director
JID Editor-in-Chief


Posted 9/29/16

The National Psoriasis Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2017 Psoriatic Disease Research Fellowship Program!

The NPF Psoriatic Disease Research Fellowship Program provides support to eligible institutions to develop and enhance the opportunities for physicians training for research careers in academic dermatology, rheumatology, pediatric dermatology, and pediatric rheumatology. Priority consideration will be given to applications that advance psoriatic disease research. Awardees will receive a maximum of $50,000 to support their fellowship stipend.

The deadline for the application is Wednesday, January 18, 2017. For more information regarding this opportunity and to apply, please visit

Any questions regarding the NPF fellowship programs can be directed to Research Programs Coordinator Samantha Klingman at


Posted 8/4/16

Life Scientist  (P2 – Lead Scientist)

Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, nearly a quarter of the world's population trust K-C's brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene and well-being. With brands such as KLEENEX®, SCOTT®, HUGGIES®, PULL-UPS®, KOTEX® and DEPEND®, Kimberly-Clark holds No. 1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries.  With a 143-year history of innovation, we believe in recruiting the best people and putting them in the right jobs so that they can do their best work. If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark.

The incumbent will report to a Life Science Manager and work closely with fellow scientists and other subject matter experts to aid in the conduct of fundamental and applied skin health research.  The successful candidate will develop information to enable the identification and development of viable technology options for existing and/or new products.  The successful candidate will take utilize innovative approaches to challenges and establish creative concepts for projects with broadly defined objectives.  The position will be located at our Kimberly-Clark Research & Engineering offices in Neenah, WI.

  • Contribute as a team member on large projects and/or lead smaller skin research programs in Corporate Research & Engineering’s Life Science organization.
  • Collaborate with technical and business leaders, internal and/or external subject matter experts, to conduct basic and applied research that delivers meaningful skin care technologies that enable business and brand aspirations.
  • Capable of translating fundamental science and technology through a progression of literature research, robust in vitro screening, and in vivo studies.
  • Maintain laboratory records sufficient to document findings and procure intellectual property for discoveries.
  • Protect and promote technologies and products through appropriate use of patents, internal and external publications, conference presentations, and trade secrets

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Molecular, Skin, Cell Biology or Biomedical Engineering (BME must have cell biology/tissue culture experience) with at least two years of industrial R&D experience.
  • Ability to maintain a safety culture appropriate for a biological laboratory setting.
  • Expert level experience in lab techniques to include: Nucleic acid isolation, quantitative mRNA analysis (qRT-PCR), flow cytometry, signal transduction mechanisms, microarrays, and high throughput genomic analyses.
  • Familiarity with emerging techniques in bioinformatics to inform research efforts.
  • Knowledge of epithelial cell biology and experience with primary cell culture techniques including media development, co-cultures, and in vitro tissue constructs.
  • Experienced in the conduct of in vivo clinical research for the development of fundamental information and the evaluation of emerging skin care technologies.
  • Evidence of successfully developing and leveraging novel methods, attaining protocol standardization, and performing robust data analysis to deliver results.
  • History of successful collaboration with other researchers for the conduct of in vitro and in vivo studies.
  • Excellent written communications skills as demonstrated by meaningful peer-reviewed research publications.
  • Excellent oral communication skills, well-tailored for diverse audiences, a history of meaningful conference/society presentations, seminars, and posters.
  • Proven record of successful results working in multi-disciplinary, cross-functional teams
  • Travel up to 25% (domestic and international).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Post-doctoral experience
  • Experience with technology and patent landscape surveys
  • Evidence of coaching and mentoring other scientists
  • Project management experience
  • Language skills beyond English are highly valued.


Posted 7/20/16

Postdoctoral Position in Skin Cancer

Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment is seeking a postdoctoral researcher for a NIH funded postdoctoral position available starting September 1, 2016 in the Center for Molecular Toxicology and Carcinogenesis, Laboratory of Dr. Adam Glick This position will focus on using mouse models of epithelial cancer including the skin to study the role of ER stress in the initial stages of cancer development and progression. Specifically the project will focus on the role of IRE1a and its downstream targets in the cellular response to oncogenic Ras. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in some aspect of Cancer Biology with expertise in molecular biology, animal models and cell biology of cancer and skin cancer. Ability/eligibility to apply for own funding is expected and encouraged. To apply, please upload a letter of interest describing current research and expertise along with C.V. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with the possibility of re-funding. Apply at:

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


Posted 4/29/16

University of Pittsburgh: Postdoctoral Associate

A NIH funded research laboratory (PI: Daniel H. Kaplan MD, PhD) in the Departments of Dermatology and Immunology at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking a highly motivated, energetic, research-oriented individual at the postdoctoral level.  The interest of the lab is to study the basic immunology of the skin with a particular focus on the development of innate and adaptive responses to pathogens as well as the function of non-hematopoietic cells (e.g. peripheral nerves and keratinocytes) in the development of skin immunity.  See Kashem et al Immunity 2015a (PMID: 25680275), Kashem et al Immunity 2015b (PMID: 26377898) and Mohammed et al Nature Immunology 2016 (PMID: 26901152) for details of ongoing projects. Projects are flexible but must focus on skin immunology and ideally generate the foundation for the candidate’s future independent career.  
A Ph.D. in Immunology with experience in working with mouse models, cell culture, cellular and Flow cytometry based assays is required. Experience with bioinformatics is desirable. The successful candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Eligibility to apply for NIH Training grants would also be a distinct advantage

It is the policy of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status. Rank and salary are negotiable.  Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, CV, and names and addresses of three references to:

Dr. Daniel H. Kaplan, Associate Professor
Department of Dermatology, University of Pittsburgh
200 Lothrop Street; Biomedical Science Tower E1057, Pittsburgh, PA  15261


Society for Investigative Dermatology
526 Superior Avenue East, Suite 340
Cleveland, Ohio 4411

Tel: 216.579.9300
Fax: 216.579.9333

The SID mission is to advance the sciences relevant to skin disease through education,

advocacy and scholarly exchange of scientific information.