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David Moses, Beverly Clayton, Robert Phelps

David Moses, co-founder and former chief operating officer of Gaussian, has joined the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center as executive director. He replaces Beverly Clayton, PSC’s former executive director, who retired in May.
PSC is a joint project of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh.
Moses, who attained his Ph.D in nuclear chemistry from Carnegie Mellon, will manage internal operations of PSC, overseeing a scientific and technological staff of about 75 people.

Bar Harbor BioTechnology has announced the hiring of Robert Phelps as its new president. The addition adds to the company’s strategy to officially complete its initial product launch October 1.
Phelps was most recently with Applied Biosystems and comes to BHB with a background in genetic research and 12 years of direct customer service experience in marketing, sales, and genetic analysis applications.
He was involved with the development and expansion of the real-time PCR market for ABI, and is now prepared to market a product mix that will be the "next step" for researchers focusing on genetic research, according to a company statement.

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