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The Center for Teaching is Hiring Graduate Students for the 2020-2021 Academic Year

Nov. 12, 2019—Each year the Center for Teaching (CFT) recruits a number of graduate students to support its work with graduate students as teaching assistants and future faculty members. The CFT has several types of positions available for graduate students for the 2020-2021 academic year. Graduate Teaching Fellows (GTFs) engage in a variety of activities focused on the development...

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Job Opportunity: Post-doctoral position, Cancer Immunotherapy, University of California, San Francisco       

Nov. 11, 2019—We are currently recruiting a post-doctoral scholar with experience in immunology, cell biology, molecular biology, and/or protein biochemistry to help us advance our mission of discovering new targets and developing new immunotherapies for blood cancers. Specifically, our group has developed new methods of profiling the cancer cell surface using mass spectrometry-based proteomics to identify immunotherapy...

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Get to know Dr. AJ Baucum, December’s PhD Career Stories Speaker

Nov. 7, 2019—Dr. AJ Baucum will be our featured speaker for the December ASPIRE PhD Career Stories seminar. We asked him a few questions prior to his visit. See what he had to saw below and be sure to attend his talk on December 13th! Registration is requested   A Breakdown of a Typical Day Major Steps in...

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2020 ASPIRE Module: Management and Business Principles for Scientists now accepting applications!

Nov. 7, 2019—Business principles affect all organizations. In today’s highly competitive and highly complicated working environments, understanding these principles gives leaders and managers a strategic advantage, enabling them to handle situations more effectively and make decisions more effectively. In spring semester 2019, the BRET Office of Career Development is offering a module for biomedical PhD students and postdoctoral fellows, Business...

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ASPIRE Module: STEM Teaching in K-12 Schools, Spring 2020

Nov. 7, 2019—The BRET Office of Career Development ASPIRE Program is excited to announce the STEM Teaching in K12 Schools ASPIRE Module, offered once again, this Spring 2020.  Each participant will have the opportunity to experience the K-12 classroom through a volunteer placement in a middle or high school setting. The placements will be tailored to each...

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ASPIRE Module: Creating Effective Scientific Talks and Delivering Them With Confidence, Spring 2020

Nov. 7, 2019—The ASPIRE Modules are short, non-credit bearing electives that broaden the training experiences of biomedical sciences trainees. These elective modules provide efficient exposure to topics in four theme areas: Business/Entrepreneurship, Communication, Teaching, and Clinical research.The ASPIRE Modules are optional and open to any biomedical sciences PhD student or postdoctoral fellow who wishes to take them to supplement their research training....

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ASPIRE Module: Practical Strategies for Strong Writing, Spring 2020

Nov. 7, 2019—In this module, experts from the Vanderbilt Writing Studio will teach scientists to become more effective writers. Sessions will focus on understanding reader expectations, foundational principles of argumentative structure, and writing cohesive paragraphs and sentences. A third session will be held that will consist of a hands-on workshop, working with consultants at the writing studio...

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Job Opportunity: Career Counselor, Ph.D., The Graduate College, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Nov. 5, 2019—The Graduate College is seeking to fill the position of Ph.D. Career Counselor. Reporting to the Vice Provost for Graduate Education, the successful candidate for this position will develop a vision, strategy, and plan for enhancing the professional development of doctoral students seeking employment outside of academia. They will develop alumni connections, employer engagement, and...

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Job Opportunity: Postdoctoral Researcher / Research Scientist, Department of Psychology, New York University

Nov. 5, 2019—We are looking to hire a postdoc / research scientist to co-develop and implement mindHIVE, a citizen neuroscience platform and database for cognitive and social neuroscience/psychology research. >> See here for more information and to apply About mindHIVE mindHIVE is a crowdsourcing citizen science platform for human brain and behavior research for (a) (social) psychologists / neuroscientist who...

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How to Write an Op-ed , Nov 20th

Nov. 4, 2019—How to Write an Op-ed Wednesday, November 20, 2019 11:10 am – 12:45 pm Alumni Hall, Rm 201 Do you have an interesting opinion on a local, regional or national trending news topic? Are you interested in exploring new channels for sharing your thoughts, experiences and relevant research work with a wider audience? An Op-ed...

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Meet Dr. Seth Ogden and Dr. Mark Kilgore, November PhD Career Stories Speakers!

Oct. 25, 2019—Drs. Kilgore and Ogden will be our featured speakers for the November PhD Career Stories seminar. Find out more about them below and be sure to attend his talk on November 8th. Registration is requested

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ASPIRE Cafe: Setting up and Running a New Lab

Oct. 24, 2019—Wednesday, May 13, 2020 2:00pm-3:00pm Light Hall 419 Come hear from a panel of junior faculty about their experiences getting their new lab up and running. They will share their tips regarding what has worked for them, what were the greatest challenges, what they wish they had known beforehand, and maybe even where they really...

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ASPIRE Cafe: Writing the Science of a Grant

Oct. 24, 2019—Wednesday, April 22, 2020 2:00pm-3:00pm Light Hall 419 The most important principle for writing a fundable grant is for you to think like a reviewer. You want to make it as easy as possible on the reviewer to explain to others why your grant should be funded. This session will highlight some of the primary...

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ASPIRE Cafe: Exploring and Preparing for Faculty Careers

Oct. 24, 2019—Wednesday, April 8, 2020 2:00pm-3:00pm Light Hall 419 Kathy Gould, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Biomedical Sciences and Louise B. McGavock Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology Do you know the different types of academic faculty positions that are available in the U.S.? What skills do you need for each type? What type of faculty...

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ASPIRE Cafe: Developing Your Mentoring Style  

Oct. 24, 2019—Wednesday, March 11, 2020 2:00pm-3:00pm Light Hall 419 Kathy Gould, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Biomedical Sciences and Louise B. McGavock Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology Join Kathy Gould, Ph.D, Louise B. McGavock Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology and Associate Dean for Biomedical Sciences she shares tips and strategies for developing your...

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ASPIRE Cafe: A Fair Look: How to Review A Paper        

Oct. 24, 2019—Wednesday, February 26, 2020 2pm Light Hall 419 Kathy Gould, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Biomedical Sciences and Louise B. McGavock Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology Reviewing scientific manuscripts is an important skill to develop during your training, is a critical service to the scientific community that will be expected of you as you...

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ASPIRE Cafe: Non-Tenure Faculty Track

Oct. 24, 2019—Wednesday, February 12, 2020  2:00pm Light Hall 419 As a PhD, what are your options for faculty positions outside of the tenure-track?  What are the various titles used within Vanderbilt and beyond?  What are the expectations associated with these positions?  What is the opportunity for advancement?  What are typical salary ranges? What are the pros...

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ASPIRE Internship: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Scientific Peer Review Management Intern

Oct. 24, 2019—ASPIRE Internship Opportunity: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation New York, NY 10019 Scientific Peer Review Management Intern About the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation: The mission of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation is to improve the quality of people’s lives through grants supporting the performing arts, environmental conservation, child well-being, and medical research, and through preservation of...

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The Chateaubriand Fellowship is now accepting applications!

Oct. 24, 2019—The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States. It supports outstanding Ph.D. students from American universities who wish to conduct research in France for a period ranging from 4 to 9 months. Chateaubriand fellows are selected through a merit-based competition, through a collaborative process involving expert evaluators in...

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Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop – 11/6/19

Oct. 23, 2019—Join the Women’s Center for an AAUW Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop! Wednesday, November 6 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Calhoun 109 Feel free to bring your lunch! Please RSVP here: https://forms.gle/7u6tUC7rPkyrM9Lz5 Questions? Email Brianna Nesbitt at brianna.nesbitt@vanderbilt.edu

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