The Janelia Farm Research Campus, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's new $500 million research facility in Ashburn, Virginia, officially opens its doors this week with a parade of receptions, dinners, and a public open house set for October 7. By 2010, the facility aims to have a permanent research staff of about 250 scientists, including group leaders, fellows and post-docs, as well as graduate students who will receive their PhD training through a partnership between Janelia, the University of Chicago and the University of Cambridge. The campus will also have lab space for a rotation of 100 visiting scientists. Gerald Rubin, HHMI vice president and Janelia Farm director, told The Scientist he expects to hire about four group leaders and four fellows each year over the next three or four years. According to James Keeley, HHMI's associate director of communications, scientists at any career stage are invited...

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