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Job Opportunity: Assistant Investigator - Allen Institute for Brain Science, Seattle, Washington

Kim Petrie
December 7, 2016

The Allen Institute for Brain Science, located in Seattle, Washington, is comprised of a multidisciplinary staff committed to understanding how the brain works and helping to unlock the mysteries of neurological diseases and disorders affecting millions worldwide. Serving the scientific community is at the center of our mission to accelerate progress toward understanding the brain and neurological systems.

Job Opportunity: Differentiation Scientist, Allen Institute for Cell Science, Seattle, WA

Kim Petrie
December 7, 2016

The goal of the Allen Institute for Cell Science is to understand cell behaviors in their normal, pathological, and regenerative contexts. The Institute, located in a new facility on South Lake Union in Seattle, Washington, will employ a multi-disciplinary team approach to generate novel cellular reagents, models, and databases that are informed by and open to the community.

ASPIRE Internship: Life Science TN Policy Internship 2017

Ashley Brady
December 7, 2016
Posted in Announcements

Life Science Tennessee Policy Internship 217 Fifth Avenue North Nashville, Tennessee  Life Science Tennessee (LifeSciTN) will be offering an internship opportunity for winter/spring 2017. The position is paid and will provide meaningful experiences for an individual interested in life science policy, as well as a unique opportunity to network and learn more about the industry in Tennessee and the U.S.

Paying Uncle Sam: Understanding Taxes for Stipends, Grants, and Fellowships

Kate Stuart
December 5, 2016

So you have a fellowship that doesn’t take out any federal tax.  Do you have to pay it during tax season?  What about the other funding that is taxed?  What tax credits and deductions should you take advantage of?  Come and have your tax questions answered by CPAs Briana Mullenax and Cindy Anderson, senior managers of Lattimore, Black, Morgan, & Cain.  They will cover issues about how to file taxes for both domestic and international students.

LinkedIn is Your Friend

Kate Stuart
December 5, 2016
Posted in Announcements

Learn how to effectively use LinkedIn for your job search, even for those with advanced degrees. LinkedIn offers tools to make connecting and finding jobs easier. We will demystify these and highlight its best uses for graduate students and postdocs.

Write for the NIH BEST Blog

Kate Stuart
December 1, 2016
Posted in Announcements

Your school’s BEST career development program is part of a national effort to help biomedical PhDs and postdocs prepare for a variety of career options. Only a handful of schools have programs like yours and we want to give others a taste of your experience. We are looking for two new bloggers to write diary-style entries about the career development process to be published on the national NIH BEST website.

Life Science Tennessee Beer & Biotech- December

Ashley Brady
December 1, 2016
Posted in Announcements

Life Science Tennessee will host its Beer & Biotech event on Tuesday, December 13th from 5:00 to 6:30 PM at Craft Brewed located at 2502 Franklin Pike. Engage with a panel to discuss how they use research towards a career in brewing/distilling and the path that got them there. This event serves as a great way to network industry professionals, students and business owners in Nashville and get connected while enjoying a cold beer- first one's on us!

STEM Pedagogy Club hosting Center for Teaching's Cynthia Brame

Kate Stuart
December 1, 2016
Posted in Announcements

Vanderbilt’s STEM Pedagogy Journal Club will be meeting Thursday, Dec. 15 from 4-5pm in MRBIV 11455. We will be discussing digital learning techniques with Dr. Cynthia Brame, assistant director of the Center for Teaching and Learning. You can read up on our topic here: http://www.lifescied.org/content/15/4/es6.full.pdf+html. No experience needed, all are welcome to attend! Email tyler.perfitt@vanderbilt.edu with any questions.

Networking for Medical Communicators

Kim Petrie
November 30, 2016
Posted in Announcements

Networking for Medical Communicators host: American Medical Writers Association Southeast Chapter when: Monday, December 12 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM where: Germantown Cafe 1200 5th Avenue North Nashville, TN 37208   A holiday networking gathering for medical and science communicators. It's a festive time of year, so let's take some time away from our desks to socialize with our peers in medical writing and communication.

Vanderbilt’s Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) program Informational Sessions

Kate Stuart
November 30, 2016
Posted in Announcements

Vanderbilt’s Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) program prepares leaders to take on today’s most pressing and complex health challenges.                           Learn more about our innovative program from M.P.H. faculty members, current students, and program staff at one of our upcoming campus information sessions: Tuesday, November 15 at 4:00 p.m., Buttrick Hall 301 Wednesday, November 30 at 4:00 p.m., Light Hall 306

Job Opportunity: Postdoctoral research opportunity, Neuroscience, Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Kate Stuart
November 29, 2016

The Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics at Loyola University Chicago is recruiting postdoctoral and postgraduate scientists for a newly funded project investigating molecular and cellular precursors of stress-related psychiatric illness, including schizophrenia. The Department is located adjacent to the School of Medicine, in the new, state-of-art Center for Translational Research and Education.

CIRTL announces Cross-Network e-courses, including developing a teaching portfolio

Kate Stuart
November 28, 2016
Posted in Announcements

CIRTL's spring 2017 cross-Network courses open for registration next week, so we've got a sneak peek to share with you for now. Our courses give you the opportunity to add to the classes and communities at your home university by joining an interactive, cross-country online learning environment focused on evidence-based STEM teaching.

Councilwoman Johnson campus visit, Dec 1

Kate Stuart
November 28, 2016
Posted in Announcements

A representative from District 23, Councilwoman Johnson will share some of her experiences serving on Metro Council, specifically about the complexity of integrating science into public works and planning decisions at the local level in Nashville. This is a great opportunity to talk to an influential member of the local government and gain some insights about some of the decisions the Council is currently evaluating and the role of science in informing those discussions. 

Webinar from National Research Mentoring Network: Protecting Yourself and Others from Stereotype Threat

Kim Petrie
November 23, 2016

Those interested in becoming better prepared to combat rising stereotypes, please tune in to Protecting Yourselves and Others from Stereotype (Social Identity) Threat Webinar, with experts Dr. Michelle van Ryn & Dr. Sean Phelan of the Mayo Clinic.  Tuesday, November 29, 2016 1pm central time

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