Jobs Web Site To Announce All Posts
Looking for employment at NIH? The NIH Jobs web site (http://www.jobs.nih.gov/)
is where you will find links to all vacancies. Until recently,
the NIH Office of Human Resources was using as many as three automated
vacancy announcement systems — HHS Careers (also known as
QuickHire), CareerHere and the Office of Personnel Management's
USAJOBS system — to announce vacancies. HHS Careers was the
corporate recruitment system and the idea was that NIH would transition
out of using other systems. However, when QuickHire was taken down
due to performance issues earlier this year, OHR began using USAJOBS
to announce positions that would have been posted in HHS Careers
while continuing to use CareerHere for other vacancy announcements.
Now more changes are on the horizon. NIH will stop using CareerHere
at the end of this fiscal year, and the system will be shut down
permanently. It is expected that the transition from CareerHere
to USAJOBS will be an easy adjustment for program staff and applicants.
OHR will continue to use USAJOBS to announce all NIH competitive
vacancies until further notice. When the HHS Careers system becomes
available again to NIH — perhaps as early as late September — it
will be used for certain NIH jobs, and USAJOBS will announce all
other NIH positions. Regardless of what system is being used, applicants
can continue to go to http://www.jobs.nih.gov/ to
find all NIH vacancies advertised by OHR.
Get Ready for the Annual Relay
The 22nd NIH Institute Relay will take place
on Thursday, Sept. 15. The event consists of 5-person teams.
Each teammate runs a ½-mile loop around Bldg. 1. All institutes,
centers, divisions and contractors are invited to enter as many
teams as they wish. Each team must have men and women runners
with at least two runners of the same sex on each team. There
is a $10 entry fee per team to cover expenses and ribbons. Pick
out your teams and start training. Group leaders should email
Randy Schools at email@example.com with
your group leader, team name and team participants. Volunteers
will be needed; call the R&W office at 301-496-6061 if you would
like to help.
Yoga Meditation Held
Sahaja yoga meditation class is held every Thursday at 7 p.m.
on the third floor of the CRC, Rm. 3-1608. Sahaja yoga seeks to
awaken inner energy called kundalini, and is offered for free and
without obligation. The class is sponsored by the recreation therapy
section of the rehabilitation medicine department. For more information
contact Jasmin Salloum, (301) 402-5630.
R&W Summer Events Yield Thousands for Several NIH Charities
The summer's events sponsored by the Recreation and Welfare Association
at NIH have already yielded many thousands of dollars for such
NIH charities as the Children's Inn, Camp Fantastic and Friends
of the Clinical Center: The Camp Fantastic Barbecue, held June
14, raised more than $2,100. The golf tournament with GE has brought
in over $70,000, with more to come, and the golf tournament held
by families of the camp raised in excess of $20,000. In addition
the Camp Fantastic Barbecue in the bull pen (shown in photos) with
the Baltimore Orioles sold out; more than 250 attended. The next
event is the 9th annual free Outdoor Film Festival on the grounds
of Strathmore Hall from Friday, Aug. 12 through Monday, Aug. 21.
Check www.filmfestnih.org for
Join the NIH Paddling Club
22nd NIH Institute Relay will take place Founded by members of
the NIAID Dragon Boat Racing team, the NIH Paddling Club is dedicated
to fostering health, fitness, environmental awareness and fun
for federal workers, their families and the community. The club
emphasizes hand-powered watercraft, and provides instruction
in beginning canoeing and kayaking. It holds workshops on canoes,
kayaks, outrigger canoes, rowing shells and dragon boats. In
addition, the club's dragon boat team, the Water Hazards, has
participated in the D.C. Dragon Boat Festival for the last 2
years. This year, the adult and youth team's combined winnings
included one gold, two silver and two bronze medals. The club
is committed to reach out to the community to encourage and support
dragon boat racing for breast cancer survivors, military personnel
and at-risk youth. Anyone interested in joining the club can
contact David Winter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Principles of Clinical
The Principles of Clinical Pharmacology course, sponsored by
the Clinical Center, will begin in Lipsett Amphitheater, Bldg.
10 on Sept. 1. The course will be held Thursday evenings from 6:30
to approximately 7:45 and will run through Apr. 27, 2006.
The course covers topics such as pharmacokinetics, drug metabolism
and transport, assessment of drug effects, drug therapy in special
populations and drug discovery and development. An outstanding
faculty has been assembled to present the lectures. The faculty
has also prepared a textbook, Principles of Clinical Pharmacology,
which is available in the Foundation for Advanced Education in
the Sciences, Inc. bookstore located in Bldg. 10. The textbook
is also available from Amazon.com.
This is the eighth year that the course is being offered. Registration
is open to all interested persons free of charge. Certificates
will be awarded at the end of the course to students who attend
75 percent of the lectures. More information about the course,
including online registration, is available at http://www.cc.nih.gov/researchers/training/principles.shtml or
by calling (301) 435-6618.
Do Beginner's Class
The NIH Tae Kwon Do School is offering a beginner's class for
adults and mature teens starting Monday, Sept. 12.
Our curriculum combines traditional striking arts, forms and sparring,
with particular emphasis on self-defense. No experience is necessary.
The class will meet in the Thomas Malone Judo & Tae Kwon Do Center
(Bldg. 31C, B4 level, next to the NIH Fitness Center) from 6-8
p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, and will continue for approximately
2 months until participants can be integrated into the regular
Registration costs $40, which includes beginner's class for 10
weeks, first-quarter dues and equipment; a uniform is $30. Interested
persons are welcome to watch regular training sessions. For information,
call Andrew Schwartz (301) 402-5197 or visit the web site at http://www.recgov.org/r&w/nihtaekwondo.html.
Principles of Clinical Research Class
Registration for the 2005-2006 "Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research" began on Aug. 1. The course will run from Oct. 17 through Feb. 21, 2006. The deadline for registering is Oct. 5. Classes will be held on campus on Monday and Tuesday evenings from 5 to 6:30. There is no charge for the course, but purchase of a textbook is required. A certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of the course, including a final exam. For more information or to register, visit http://www.cc.nih.gov/researchers/training/ippcr.shtml or call (301) 496-9425.
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