Hopkins grad. student seeks biotech/bioinformatics position
gk at vangogh.med.jhu.edu
Sun Apr 30 11:31:34 EST 1995
Dear Sir or Madam:
I am a graduate student at the Johns Hopkins University, Department of
Biomedical Engineering, about to receive the Master's degree. I am
seeking an entry position in a biotechnology firm involving genetic
technology and/or bioinformatics.
My skills include knowledge of molecular and cell biology, and physiology;
extensive computer background; and electronics. As shown in my attached
resume (below), for the past 18 months I have been pursing research in the
Laboratory of Neurocardiology, studying the influence of the human insular
cortex on heart rate. In essence, this research combined biomedical
techniques with computer software development. In addition to two
publications, this experience has stimulated my interest to pursue a
similar combination in industry.
Does your firm have any job openings? If so, perhaps you could send a
description; otherwise, do you know of similar job opportunities?
Thank you for your time and consideration.
gk at vangogh.med.jhu.edu
Gilead (Gil) Kedem
15 Charles Plaza, Apt. 1703-S, Baltimore, Maryland 21201
(410) 752-6504 gk at vangogh.med.jhu.edu http://vangogh.med.jhu.edu
Entry position in a biotechnology firm involving genetic technology and/or
Master of Science in Engineering Expected graduation: May 1995
Department of Biomedical Engineering
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Thesis title: Complexity Analysis of Heart Rate Variability to Detect
Bachelor of Science (Physics) May 1993
University of Maryland at College Park
BIOMEDICAL: molecular and cell biology; physiology
COMPUTERS: Software development: C, C++, Fortran, Basic; Unix ,
Windows; object technology
Numerical analysis: Matlab, Asyst, Mathematica
Networking: network installation, HTML, WWW server
ELECTRONICS: analog and digital circuit design
Graduate Research Fellow October 1993 to March 1995
Laboratory of Neurocardiology, The Johns Hopkins University School of
Pursued thesis research on the autonomic role of the insular cortex in
regulating heart rate. The research involved acquisition of human
cardiovascular data with a specially-devised computer platform, and
extensive computer analysis of this data with programs I wrote in C,
Fortran, Matlab and Asyst. Additionally, I developed a computer scanner
that reads Holter electrocardiogram tapes.
Research Internship Summer 1991
Laboratory of Lasers and Modern Optics, DCRT, National Institutes of
Health, Bethesda, Maryland
Performed laboratory experiments involving the interaction of photons with
biological tissue. Co-wrote a Monte-Carlo simulation on a Convex
super-computer to test theories of tissue optics against lab results.
Work led to an NIH cash award.
Computer Programmer Summers 1989 & 1990
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Goddard Space Flight
Center, Greenbelt, Maryland
Created an interactive image editing system on an Iris Silicon Graphics
computer. Now in routine use, the program enables editing of radar
rain-rate images using a mouse.
Research Assistant Fall 1988
Laboratory of Mathematical Biology, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda,
Maryland Developed software to study homology of amino-acid
sequences from the GenBank database.
1. Can complexity analysis of heart rate variability detect a
perturbation in neural control of the heart? Society for Neuroscience
Abstracts, Vol. 20, 1994
2. Left-insular cortex lesions perturb cardiac autonomic tone. Journal
of the American College of Cardiology [SUBMITTED April 1995]
Grace Foundation Scholarship (1993); NIH Student Research Award (1991);
Biotechnology, software development, entrepreneurship, rowing, writing.
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