Proposal Writer


The Company

Ce3 is a Contract Research Organization (CRO) responsible for conducting clinical studies for sponsor pharmaceutical and biotech companies. We specialize in Phase I-IV clinical trials. Ce3’s extensive experience in clinical trial management has led to success in many challenging therapeutic areas, including oncology and infectious disease as well as gene therapy in urological and cardiovascular indications. Furthermore, we have rescued projects mid-course, offering cost-containment solutions that bring them back on track. We have an exciting opportunity to add to our staff as we continue to grow!  An experienced Proposal Writer is what we seek and we would love for this person to become part of our extended family here at Ce3!

What We are Searching for:

  • A Proposal Writer that will be able to perform a variety of business writing and proposal management activities in support of Ce3’s ongoing business development efforts.
  • Manage all aspects of quotes, proposals and RFI development for assigned opportunities while adhering to company-wide proposal and pricing processes.
  • Review RFP/quote requests to ensure full understanding of client requirement.
  • Work with Operations, Finance, and other functional areas to coordinate budget and resource planning activities for client RFPs.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Communications, or science and a minimum of 7-10 years previous experience in clinical research/business writing
  • Knowledge in analyzing client requests and create clinical drug development proposal a big plus
  • Able to adapt to changing client specifications on proposals and refocus to client requirements


Please reach out to me at or 203-843-6464 for more details on this opportunity


Web Developer


Company: IT Solutions Company

Location: Hartford, CT

Job Type: FTE

Title: Mid-level Web Developer

Salary: 55K, vacation, 401K, benefits

Reports to: President



Our company was founded over 15 years ago. The founders saw the potential of emerging technologies and aggressively pursued contracts with large fortune 500 companies, State of Connecticut agencies, town municipalities and more.  In the process we incorporated a strategy of hiring quality account managers, web-designers, web-programmers and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineers (MCSE).  The company recently expanded its core business model in 2007 and has built a state-of-the-art data center to offer clients hosting and web development services.



–          Seeking Skills in Web Development technologies with a large Microsoft emphasis:

–          ASP, ASP.NET (C Sharp), Visual Studio.NET 2003/2005/2008

–          Team Foundation Server

–          VB Script, HTML, JavaScript, XML, CSS

–          Transact SQL, Microsoft SQL Server 2005/2008/2012, Access, MySQL

–          Latest version of IIS Website Configuration

–          Demonstrated skills to develop and manage large, complex web sites using database technology, .net, asp, javascript, and css

–          Identify and implement best practices within an existing Microsoft environment

–          Experience in web programming essentials

–          Excellent customer relation and communication skills

–          Ability to work independently and within a project team

–          Must be able to meet deadlines set by management and report daily status to team manager

–          Must be able to follow Quality Control procedures including change control, documentation, and testing

Director of Informatics



Company: Healthcare Management Company

Location: Hartford, CT

Job Type: Permanent

Title: Director of Informatics

Salary: 120K+, 10-15% bonus

Reports to: VP of IT

Reporting in: Team of BAs, Developers and Engineers

        I.            POSITION SUMMARY: The Director of Informatics is responsible for directing and overseeing the work of a cross-functional team of business analysts, report writers and database developers to ensure its work aligns with the business objectives of the company. The position is responsible for ensuring that the team meets current operational reporting needs as well as future development of business intelligence, self-service reporting, analytics and other capabilities as needed.


  1. Adheres to and supports the mission, purpose, philosophy, objectives, policies and procedures.
  2. Works collaboratively with VP, Information Services & Technology to develop and implement Informatics strategy.
  3. Following approved roadmap, leads deployment of a comprehensive data management and reporting management platform.
  4. Proactively translates business strategies into concrete informatics programs. Demonstrates technical expertise, including an in-depth understanding of industry standards & trends for delivering innovative reporting and analytic solutions.
  5. Determines the strategic direction and day-to-day operations of the Informatics Department in order to meet the needs of users by directing the creation, scoping, planning, prioritizing and management of the division. Evaluates the use of technology and applications to determine priorities, allocate resources and establish project schedules to ensure their timely completion.
  6. Provides both strategic and tactical advice and recommendations in developing best practices for analysis, reporting, data warehousing, collaboration and business intelligence.
  7. Directs, coaches and manages the Informatics team as they conduct in-depth analysis such as user business cases, examination of complex data relationships, and application of technology to deliver solutions.
  8. Develops key process steps necessary for delivering reporting capabilities along with timelines.
  9. Assesses staff and talent needs to support division. Responsible for hiring, supervising and reviewing Informatics team members.
  10. Synchronizes report criteria across organization to maintain data integrity and accuracy.
  11. Provides decision support capabilities for ad hoc analytics and reporting in support of better decision making.
  12. Effectively guides and manages Informatics department to successful outcomes.


  1. Education: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Management Information Science, Computer Science, Economics, Finance or other quantitative field. Master’s degree or extensive experience in health care industry.
  2. Experience: 7-10 years of experience in medical or financial analysis with at least 3 years in a leadership role.
  3. Skills & Abilities: Proven team building and managerial capabilities specifically with cross-functional team(s) of technical and non-technical professionals. Ability to operate independently and to a timeline. Strong organizational, analytical and project management skills. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Exposure to clinical data analysis and healthcare provider processes a significant plus. Solid knowledge and experience with relational database management, data warehousing and business intelligence. Thorough understanding of application development methodologies.
  4. Knowledge:  Familiarity in Microsoft SQL 2008/2012 (including t-sql, stored procedures, triggers, functions, SSIS, SSRS).  Knowledge of Team Foundation Services and/or other Project Management applications a plus.    Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services. SFTP. Strong MS Office skills required. Must be detail oriented and have a commitment to quality. Demonstrated success at building team relationships and partnerships across organizational lines. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple projects going on at the same time. Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services and SharePoint knowledge a plus.
  5. Certification: No certification necessary.

Java Developer II-FTE

Company: Major Healthcare Provider

Location: Jacksonville, FL

Job Type: Permanent

Title: Java Developer

Salary: 90,000K + 15% bonus

Reports to: VP of App Development and Testing

Reporting in: None, this is an Individual Contributor role


–          Responsible for the documentation, development, evaluation and system performance testing of internally developed and externally purchased applications created by business partners

–          Bachelors degree in Computer Science/IT or related field

–          4+ years of coding

–          Familiar with SDLC i.e. Waterfall and Agile Methodologies

–          Configuring and managing application in IBM Websphere v7

–          Programming using J2EE, PL/SQL and VB Language

–          Knowledge with EJB, JPA, JSF, Richfaces, Struts, Hibernate and web services

–          UNIX, NT or IBM Mainframe operating systems 

For the First Time Since Prohibition, Homebrewing is Legal Across America

I’m late to this, but exciting news for America. Did anyone see this reported on Foxnews or CNN?

Beer & Whiskey Brothers


Today is July 1st, and besides being the first day of a short work week we’re all riding out to get to the fireworks, barbecue and beer, it also marks a significant milestone for homebrewers.

Today, a law legalizing homebrewing goes into effect in Mississippi, which was the last bastion of backwards brewing bans.  That makes today the first time since the end of Prohibition that you can brew your own beer anywhere in America without Johnny Law kicking over your brew kettle and putting the bracelets on you. 

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Senior Project Manager-DIRECT HIRE

Company: Health Care Insurance Provider          

Location:  Albany, NY

Job Type:  Direct hire, RIGHT TO HIRE

Title:  Senior Project Manager

Salary: 120K+

Reports to: Director of PMO



New York’s Top and most affordable Health Insurance Company is looking to add to their growing team.  This person will become part of a growing company that is looking to expand its’ services all across the country.  This is a chance to settle in with a great company that will provide the tools to help you grow both professional and personally.  The Senior Project Manager will lead the activities of project definition for highly complex projects and programs.  Will develop detailed project plans incorporating project milestones, resource allocation and review points for the entire project lifecycle.  Conducts variance analysis, and makes recommendations to management for alternatives.  Participates in portfolio management processes, to assist in the selection of the most appropriate initiatives.  Mentors junior project manager. 


–          Lead enterprise wide project management initiatives for implementation in the divisions

–          Lead in the preparation of project plans and schedules including requirements task, work assignments, resources, and the inclusion of project milestones, review points and the reporting thereof

–          PMP Certification required

–          Formal training in PMI, SCPM or other relevant courses

–          Project management for a minimum of eight full lifecycle implementations with the areas of Product Development or Application Development

–          Implementation experience using an enterprise-wide project management system required, experience with Clarity preferred

–          Successful experience in product and/or portfolio management required

–          At least 3 years of Healthcare industry, Insurance Industry, Application Development or Technology Industry experience preferred

–          Minimum of 5 years Project Management experience using formal methodologies required. 

Alex Rodriguez reminds me of my eight year-old son

It’s all down hill for Alex. Sorry, but he is finished in baseball. No one wants him back, no one feels sorry for him and no one will think about this twice once it’s all behind us. Baseball will continue on and become stronger and better in the coming years. The pressure to perform as a Major League Athlete is probably more than anything I have ever experienced in my lifetime. These guys sacrifice so much to become the best at their position, in their sport. It’s unfortunate that this has happen to a great American sport, but it wouldn’t be American if there wasn’t a scandal involved some how. Just like the Corporate world, US Gov’t and even in our American homes, scandals and drama is what gets us up in the morning and turn on the news, read the paper, or have those opinionated conversations during lunch/dinner/happy hours. Go Sox!


I was once told a story about Alex Rodriguez, the specific details of which, unfortunately, I cannot share. It was told to me by a person who was party to the events which took place and had absolutely no reason to lie. I have 100% confidence that the story told to me was true.

The upshot was that Rodriguez engaged in Profoundly Aberrant Behavior X immediately after being told that Profoundly Aberrant Behavior X was something he TOTALLY should not do. No one was harmed, it was nothing that would cause a scandal if it came to light in the media. It was just a matter of “Don’t do that,” followed directly by A-Rod doing that and it made everyone involved want to smack their damn heads.

When asked what in the heck he was thinking, A-Rod simply and honestly said that he thought it was OK to engage in…

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