Welcome to the BRET Office of Career Development blog!

Nashville State Community College looking for Summer 2015 Adjuncts

Kate Stuart
February 26, 2015

Nashville State Community College is looking for an adjunct instructor this summer to teach Anatomy and Physiology II.

Adjuncts have to have an earned masters or doctoral degree and need at least 18 graduate hours in biology. Experience with A&P is always great. There is an adjunct application on the Nashville State website ( and 


Job Opportunity: Health Informatics Researchers, NORC, University of Chicago

Kate Stuart
February 26, 2015

NORC at the University of Chicago is seeking health informatics professionals to support a growing portfolio of high profile client projects within its Health Sciences Department. Successful candidates may come from a wide range of professional backgrounds including research, policy analysis, consulting, health care administration, health informatics, academia or health care delivery.

TEDx Vanderbilt event

Kate Stuart
February 25, 2015

Do you have an original idea, big or small?

Do you have something to say that would change others'  perceptions?

All members of the Vanderbilt Community (students, faculty, staff, & alumni) are invited to apply to share their ideas at TEDx Vanderbilt University on Nov.5, 2015. Student speakers will participate in developmental workshops in the fall semester to prepare their talks.
For more information and to apply by Feb. 27:


Grant Pacing Workshop Opportunity for October K and R01 Awards

Kate Stuart
February 25, 2015

Are you planning a K or R01 award submission for October 2015? Do you want to learn more about pacing yourself smoothly to completion of your application? Join us for a practical series of workshops and peer accountability meetings designed to help you prepare the best possible grant. Break it Down to Build it Better consists of two workshops: a half-day session followed by an all-day workshop. Both sessions involve pre-work. During workshops you will have many opportunities to ask questions, troubleshoot problems, and work on your upcoming submission.


3MT 2015 Registration Ready

Kate Stuart
February 25, 2015

Three Minute Thesis

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a communication competition that challenges students to present their thesis and its significance in just three minutes using language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.

Communication training and presentation feedback provided

Cash Prizes - see flyer


Register by March 6th to be entered into the Early Registration Raffle for a chance to win:

Roundtable with Stephanie Dew: Teaching and Hiring in the Sciences at a Liberal Arts College

Kate Stuart
February 23, 2015

The Office of Career Development presents:

Teaching and Hiring in the Sciences at a Liberal Arts College
A Roundtable, Brown Bag Lunch, Event
Featuring Stephanie Dew, Centre College

Bring your lunch and talk with alumna Stephanie Dew, a professor of Biology and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. 

Monday, March 23, 2015

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM 

Light Hall, Room 350

Next Postdoctoral Cafe - “Writing a Better Cover Letter” - 2/26/15

Kate Stuart
February 19, 2015

If you have not already had the chance to attend, please come for coffee and pastries to a Postdoctoral ASPIRE Café for Career Planning session to learn more about the Vanderbilt ASPIRE Program and to explore topics in career development and professionalism. 

Please join us for our next meeting where we will be discussing:

“Writing a Better Cover Letter”