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Register for the 14th Annual VPA Symposium

Jan. 23, 2020—The 14th Annual Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association Symposium will be held on April 23rd! There will be two avenues for postdocs to present their research: (a) lightning rounds (brief oral presentation, 20 abstracts selected on a competitive basis) and (b) poster presentation (up to 100 posters will be presented). Best presenters for lightning rounds and posters...

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CITRL Network: Spring Online Event Series on Teaching at Community Colleges

Jan. 22, 2020—Have you ever thought about teaching at a community college? This spring we’re hosting an online event series about what it’s like to teach at these institutions, how to navigate their hiring practices, and what issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion look like on community college campuses. We hope you’ll join us for one or...

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Communication expert Jean-luc Doumont to present “Making the Most of your Presentation” at VU on Feb. 27 – Apply today!

Jan. 21, 2020—The BRET Office of Career Development, along with the Vanderbilt Graduate School, has invited back our 2019 ASPIRE to Connect keynote speaker, Dr. Jean-luc Doumont. He will be conducting his dynamic and hands-on workshop, “Making the most of your Presentation.” Participants of our Data Science Essentials ASPIRE module were fortunate to take part in Dr....

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Biogen Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medical Affairs

Jan. 21, 2020—Biogen Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medical Affairs What is Biogen’s PhD Fellowship? Biogen’s 2-year fellowship in Worldwide Medical provides PhD graduates a hands-on opportunity to learn the ins and outs of Medical Affairs and the pharmaceutical industry within the walls of a cutting-edge biotech. During the first year of the fellowship program, fellows will explore different...

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Vanderbilt Data Science Institute Postdoc Seminar Series Spring 2020

Jan. 20, 2020—Postdoc Seminar Series through Vanderbilt Data Science Institute Select Fridays 12pm – 1pm, lunch provided. Registration is required. https://www.vanderbilt.edu/datascience/events/data-science-colloquia/

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Workshop: Agile Science: Managing Projects in GitHub

Jan. 20, 2020—Designed for anyone responsible for guiding projects that can also benefit from versioning and collaboration tool Tue, January 28, 2020 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST Location: DSI Common Space 2414 Highland Avenue The Wond’ry, Floor 3, Suite 300   Confused on how to organize the various efforts for your research projects? Who did what...

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Job Opportunity: Assistant Director of STEM,Program in Teacher Preparation, Princeton University

Jan. 15, 2020—Overview Under the direction of the Program Director, this person serves the Program in Teacher Preparation (https://teacherprep.princeton.edu/) in three major areas: 1) as Assistant Director for STEM teacher certification; 2) as coordinator of the Teacher Prep alumni network; and 3) as a coordinator of STEM Professional Learning. As the Assistant Director for STEM, this person...

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ELC Academic Writing Workshops, Spring 2020

Jan. 14, 2020—ELC Academic Writing Workshops 12:00 to 2:00 PM (see dates below) 010 Alumni Hall These workshops cover writing topics especially relevant to international students and scholars. Snacks are provided, the workshops are free, but space is limited!Reserve your spot today. Jan 24: Improving Writing Clarity and Flow Jan 31: Strengthening Paraphrasing/Quoting/Summarizing Skills Feb 7: Enhancing...

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Writers’ Accountability Group, Spring 2020

Jan. 14, 2020—  https://www.vanderbilt.edu/healthydores/

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Postdoctoral Research Opportunities in Science (PROS) at Baylor College of Medicine

Jan. 13, 2020—Baylor College of Medicine invites outstanding senior graduate students to apply for Postdoctoral Research Opportunities in Science (PROS). Postdoctoral Research Opportunities in Science (PROS) provides the opportunity for students to explore postdoctoral opportunities, meet faculty with aligned interests, and learn about the resources at Baylor College of Medicine. Selected candidates will be invited for a...

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ASPIRE PhD Career Stories: Jennifer S. Sparks, PhD

Jan. 13, 2020—Come hear more about a career in defense/intelligence. Find out  from Dr. Jennifer Sparks about her role entails and how you can use your PhD in this area. Check out Dr. Sparks bio below and be sure to register for this event. Registration is requested Dr. Jennifer Sparks works for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency...

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Apply now! ASPIRE Mock Interview Day, March 9th

Jan. 13, 2020—The ASPIRE Program is hosting its first Mock Interview Day on March 9, 2020, from 2:00-5:00 pm. This event will provide biomedical PhD students and postdocs the opportunity to practice their interview skills with Nashville-area employers and alumni, and receive valuable feedback. Participants will have up to 4 mock interviews, each lasting about 20 minutes....

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Job Opportunity: Clinical Research Post-Doctoral Position, VUMC Department of Neurology, Division of Movement Disorders, Nashville, TN

Jan. 9, 2020—We are seeking a doctoral candidate interested in transiting into clinical research. This post-doctoral position offers the opportunity to learn about a range of activities related to clinical research, including clinical coordination for industry-sponsored trials and federally-funded studies, regulatory oversight (IRB, FDA), compliance (HIPAA, GCP), patient recruitment, study visits and assessments, as well as working...

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Prepare for ASPIRE Mock Interview Day with our Job Search Series!

Jan. 9, 2020—ASPIRE Mock Interview Day is coming up on March 9th! The BRET Office of Career Development has several offerings that can help you prepare for this event: ASPIRE Job Search Series: Interviewing 101  Wednesday, January 15,  2-3p, 419 Light Hall ADDED SESSION! ASPIRE Job Search Series: CV/Resume workshop Wednesday, January 29, 12:30-1:30p, 407 ABC Light...

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Neuroscience Scholars Program Application Window Jan 15 – Feb 19

Jan. 8, 2020—The Neuroscience Scholars Program (NSP) is an extensive two-year training program open to underrepresented neuroscience graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. NSP offers live events and webinars, a library of educational resources, and an online community for career connections and scientific and professional development guidance. NSP provides researchers with resources to cultivate long-term success through mentoring...

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The Psychology of Peak Performance Workshop Series

Jan. 8, 2020—In collaboration with UCC colleagues – This series is offered every semester but registration is capped at 15 people each.  Lunch provided https://gradschool.vanderbilt.edu/gradlife/programming.php

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Critical Conversations Workshop Series, Spring 2020

Jan. 8, 2020—This series is offered every semester but registration is capped at 15 people each.  RSVP available one week before each workshop https://gradschool.vanderbilt.edu/gradlife/

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Finance Workshops for Graduate Students and Postdocs

Jan. 8, 2020—Dr. Emily Roberts of PFforPhds.com will return to give two presentations on personal finances.  Make sure to Mark your Calendars and RSVP!

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Collaborative Communication Workshop March 13th

Jan. 8, 2020—Today’s workplace requires more collaboration than ever before. Honing effective communication skills is essential for success ‐ and well‐being ‐ throughout your career. Based on principles developed at the Harvard Negotiation Project by the authors of the bestseller Getting to Yes, this one‐dayCollaborative Communication Workshop is designed to help participants: Influence people effectively, even when...

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Find out more about Janice Ascano, PhD our January ASPIRE PhD Career Stories Speaker!

Jan. 7, 2020—Dr. Janice Ascano is our first featured speaker in 2020 for the ASPIRE PhD Career Stories seminar. We asked her a few questions prior to her talk. See her answers below. Be sure to attend her talk in January 24th! Registration is requested A Breakdown of a Typical Day Major Steps in her Career Path

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