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Can consuming alcohol reduce risk of chronic kidney disease? - International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 225

2019-04-08 12:37:00| Daily beverage news and comment - from just-drinks.com

While many studies have found that moderate consumers of alcohol tend to be at a lower risk of developing chronic kidney disease (CKD), potential mechanisms for such an effect are unclear. A recent large prospective, population-based, multi-cultural study provides important additional data on the effects of alcohol intake on the initial diagnosis of CKD over many years.

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IT Specialist for Scientific Research

2019-04-02 12:30:33| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

HE Space is a successful international space company. For over 35 years, we have been supporting our customers with qualified experts in the field of engineering, science and administration. We are currently looking for IT Support for Scientific Research to support our customer in the Netherlands. Key Tasks and Responsibilities As part of the Scientific Support Office at ESA you will have the following responsibilities Support the system administrators with specific tasks, e.g. Oracle RDBMS maintenance, Network backups Support system administration of all the computer systems used by the local Scientific Support Office for scientific research activities installation, upgrading and regular security patching of the operating systems Solaris, Oracle Linux, Ubuntu Supporting and maintaining NAS devices, virtual environments, GRID and load balancers Installation, security patching and support of commercial and public domain software Liferay, content Server, Central Authentication System, Oracle Database, MySQL, web services, directory services, IDL, Matlab, Mathematica, backup services, print services, license services and the like Provide proper documentation on supporting and enhancing the IT infrastructure Skills Experience You will have the following qualifications and relevant experience University degree in the relevant discipline or significant amount of relevant experience Knowledge of Ubuntu, Oracle Linux, OVM software, Solaris, RedHat and Mac OS, EMC backup solutions and Network attached Storage devices Experience in Web services and related software, directory server, database server MySQL, Oracle database Experience in Unixbased application software commercial and public domain Knowledge of managing a GRID system Knowledge of modern programming and scripting languages java, perl, python Fluency in English is mandatory knowledge of another European language is an advantage. This job is located in Noordwijk. It is a 1 year contract. If you think you have what it takes for this job, please send us your CV together with a letter of motivation both in English and in Word to Natalia Grajek at jobshespace.com, quoting job NLHP3979 at your earliest convenience.

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Could consuming alcohol help with diabetes? - International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 224

2019-03-12 11:09:00| Daily beverage news and comment - from just-drinks.com

Diabetes mellitus is an increasingly-common condition throughout the world, related closely to increases in obesity and ageing of populations. Scientific data from well-conducted cohort studies have demonstrated for decades that moderate consumers of alcohol tend to have a considerably lower risk of developing diabetes in the first place. Meanwhile, diabetics who consume moderate amounts of alcohol are, in comparison with abstainers, shown to be at much lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

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Euclid Engineering and Scientific Support to the Science Directorat

2019-03-01 17:29:04| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

Euclid Engineering and Scientific Support to the Science Directorate Deadline for applications 29032019 Client and Location The European Space Agency is ATGs biggest client. They are an international organisation with 22 member states with sites in the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, UK and Belgium. ESA is Europes gateway to Space! Job Description For one of our main clients, ESAESAC, we are recruiting an Euclid Engineering and Scientific Support to the Science Directorate for their location in Madrid, Spain, to join their Science Operations Development Unit. Tasks and Responsibilities Develop and maintain the Euclid data lineage framework for the Euclid Archive within the SOC software development environment Delivery of software to the configuration control system Support to definition of ICDs controlling the interface of the Euclid data lineage viewer to Euclid Archive System Test and validate new deliveries of software, including regression testing Report on progress and problem areas Participate in the Configuration Control Boards applicable to the development Requirements PhD or Msc in Engineering from a recognised Institution of secondary studies or equivalent with minimum 10 years of relevant experience Software development and software engineering coding with experience with Python applications with good broad knowledge of Python Astronomy archives and astronomical datasets Handling common astronomical file formats e.g. FITS Development andor maintenance of complex ground segment systems Software system architecture and development with specific experience in object oriented software design and development using version control systems Software development processes and tools configuration management, code generation, continuous integration, automated testing, metrics, coding styles and rules Modelling technologies, methodologies, and IDE UML. What do we offer? ATG offers excellent working conditions and provide you with all the other necessary means to further your career. We believe that training and education, combined with regular assessments and a personal development plan, will create the best environment for growth. If needed, we also assist you with settling in your new home or finding the right school for your children. ATG will help in any way it can, including a relocation budget that is applicable for ATG staff as well as employees working at one of our clients. About ATG Europe Today, ATG is recognized as a leading provider of specialized engineering, scientific and technical services to the European Space industry. Our headquarters is located in Noordwijk, the Netherlands and we have subsidiaries in Germany and the UK. Besides these countries, ATG also operates in Belgium, Sweden and Norway. ATG People is the key player in delivering highly educated personnel for RD environments throughout Europe. We are continually recruiting experienced Engineers for exciting, fulltime positions based at our customers sites. As an ATG Engineer, you will be working on very diverse missions and assignments. This opens up unique opportunities to be engaged in innovative projects and challenging you to perform to high standards and utilizing the full extent of your professional knowledge. Interested? Submit your CV and personal details through our website at www.jointhebrightestminds.com. For further questions, you can also contact our recruitment consultant Estefania Ochoa directly on phone number 31 0 71 579 55 51.

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Engineering and Scientific Support to the Science Directorate

2019-03-01 17:29:04| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

Engineering and Scientific Support to the Science Directorate Deadline for applications 29032019 Client and Location The European Space Agency is ATGs biggest client. They are an international organisation with 22 member states with sites in the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, UK and Belgium. ESA is Europes gateway to Space! Job Description For one of our main clients, ESAESAC, we are recruiting an Engineering and Scientific Support to the Science Directorate for their location in Madrid, Spain, to join their Operations Division. Tasks and Responsibilities Build and operate a data validation support platform for CU8 Formulating requirements for the envisaged validation platform in close interaction with CU8 and SOC personnel Defining the hardware and software environment needed to fulfil the requirements of the CU8 validation system Supporting the process of purchasing the needed resources for the platform Supporting the deployment of the validation platform Aiding CU8 in defining data models and data mapping rules Supporting CU8 scientists in all activities related to their usage of the provided platform Proactively advising CU8 scientists in optimizing validation strategies. Contribute to provision of stateoftheart data mining capabilities for DR3 endusers Find synergies within the data mining needs internal to CU8 and CU9 validation groups Develop, in close cooperation and under the authority of the CU9 data mining lead, the CU8 and CU9 internal services into a unified framework with frontend portal to provide data mining services ultimately to the endusers. Maintenance of existing code modules such as MDB, AGIS, IDT and GaiaTools java Library as requested Database administration for CacheMySQL, portioning of storage and analysis of disk space usage Aid in the creation of the first astrometric solution L22m Populating the operational AGIS processing DB with IDT and all needed auxiliary data Starting the AGIS run Monitoring the execution of the run from a technical and scientific viewpoint In case of problems, diagnose their cause and implement rectifying actions. Requirements PhD or Msc in Engineering from a recognised Institution of secondary studies or equivalent with minimum 4 years of relevant experience Experience working in an international environment Excellent communication skills notably in interfacing with different stakeholders with diverse backgrounds for example Scientists Knowledge and software engineering experience in, Python and Java. Knowledge of HTML5, CSS and Javascript, for development of the data mining frontend, is an asset Knowledge of and practical experience with managing relational database management systems serving TBscale datasets, specifically knowledge of PostgreSQL Knowledge of and, ideally experience with, stateoftheart data mining concepts and related technologies, including practical experience with Apache Spark Knowledge of Jupyter Notebook, Jupyter Lab and Jupyter Hub frameworks, their APIs and kernels Experience in working with large astronomical data sets. What do we offer? ATG offers excellent working conditions and provide you with all the other necessary means to further your career. We believe that training and education, combined with regular assessments and a personal development plan, will create the best environment for growth. If needed, we also assist you with settling in your new home or finding the right school for your children. ATG will help in any way it can, including a relocation budget that is applicable for ATG staff as well as employees working at one of our clients. About ATG Europe Today, ATG is recognized as a leading provider of specialized engineering, scientific and technical services to the European Space industry. Our headquarters is located in Noordwijk, the Netherlands and we have subsidiaries in Germany and the UK. Besides these countries, ATG also operates in Belgium, Sweden and Norway. ATG People is the key player in delivering highly educated personnel for RD environments throughout Europe. We are continually recruiting experienced Engineers for exciting, fulltime positions based at our customers sites. As an ATG Engineer, you will be working on very diverse missions and assignments. This opens up unique opportunities to be engaged in innovative projects and challenging you to perform to high standards and utilizing the full extent of your professional knowledge. Interested? Submit your CV and personal details through our website at www.jointhebrightestminds.com. For further questions, you can also contact our recruitment consultant Estefania Ochoa directly on phone number 31 0 71 579 55 51.

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