National Hispanic Science Network
16th Annual International Conference
June 15-18, 2016
Palm Springs, CA

The National Hispanic Science Network’s Fifteenth Annual International Conference will take place Wednesday, June 15, 2016 through Friday June 17, 2016 at the J.W. Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa in Palm Desert, CA.  We plan to begin at noon on Wed and close with an award banquet on Friday night.

Conference Registration
We are very much looking forward to another stimulating conference with continued opportunities for mentoring, networking and collaborations. As you know, the annual conference serves as an excellent platform for young investigators to promote their research interests, in addition to an opportunity for members to receive pertinent information regarding the future of the organization.
More conference information will be made available shortly.  If we do not have your most recent contact information or CV, please contact Betsy Giaimo at 

Mark your calendars and we look forward to seeing you at the National Hispanic Science Network’s Sixteenth Annual International Conference!  Follow us at #NHSN2016! , on Twitter  @theNHSN,  and on Facebook 






Scientific Director: Division of Intramural Research
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) is seeking an exceptional and visionary leader for the position of Scientific Director of its Division of Intramural Research (DIR).  The mission of NIMHD is to lead scientific research to improve minority health, reduce health disparities and promote health equity.  See Announcement

Postdoctoral IRTA Position
Laboratory of Bacteriology, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

A postdoctoral intramural research training award (IRTA) position is available in the Pathogen Molecular Genetics Section (PMGS) to study mechanisms of staphylococcal pathogenesis, antimicrobial resistance, and interaction with the human host and microbiome. Projects are available focusing on Staphylococcus aureus and coagulase-negative staphylococci.
The PMGS uses a multitude of experimental approaches, including molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, and immunology. An optimal candidate would have profound knowledge of Gram-positive bacterial molecular biology and at least one of those other fields. We are currently most interested in individuals with biochemical expertise, such as chromatography, mass spectrometry, and other protein analysis methods.  See Announcement

University at Buffalo Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

The University at Buffalo Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology seeks a highly motivated scientist to join a multifaceted neuropharmacology research laboratory that studies drug addiction and motivated behaviors. The main goal of the laboratory is to determine the circuitry, neuronal subtypes, intracellular and neurotransmitter signaling that influence drug seeking behaviors. We use a combination of advanced molecular, genetic, and behavioral approaches, including cutting-edge genetic tools to perform gain- and loss-of-function experiments, as well as optogenetics and chemogenic (DREADD) based manipulations. Official Job Posting can be found at:

Employment Opportunities at NIAID/NIH

Opportunities at The National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Diseases. NIAID scientists study all aspects of infectious diseases, from bench to bedside.

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Center for Addiction Medicine is recruiting a Program Director to help lead the PCORI Large Pragmatic Trial, ‘Dissemination of Effective Smoking Cessation Treatment to Smokers with Serious Mental Illness’

We seek a doctoral level candidate with proven leadership skills to serve as project director and director of stakeholder communications for this large pragmatic trial, which will be conducted as a collaboration between the MGH and Community Based Human Service Agencies as well as other academic sites. The Project Director will work closely with the Principle Investigators to oversee collaborative operations between MGH and community-based clinical sites in the first years of the project, and with collaborators and stakeholders in developing dissemination materials in the latter years of the project. See announcement.