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"PhD Careers in Think Tanks," VersitlePhD panel discussion, April 3-7

Angela Zito
March 27, 2017

PhD Careers in Think Tanks April 3-7, 2017 STEM PhDs can positively impact society by working in "think tanks", non-academic research organizations that influence public policy around an important issue or cluster of issues. Think tanks hire PhDs to conduct and evaluate studies and help develop policy recommendations.

“Creativity in the Shadows: Working Beyond the Tenure Track” Wednesday, April 5th

Angela Zito
March 27, 2017

Kim Petrie, from the BRET Office of Career Development will be a featured panelist in the final event in the Women in the Academy Series. This program sponsored by thr Margaret Cuninggim Women's Center offers PhD students a chance to reflect on the ways gender affects their experience as they begin their professional journey in the academy.    “Creativity in the Shadows: Working Beyond the Tenure Track”

Science Careers 2017 Career Handbook available for download

Angela Zito
March 24, 2017

  Science Careers has teamed up with some great organizations to bring you information about the latest career opportunities in many different fields. The profiles included in this booklet give you a sense of the types of organizations that are accepting resumes and the kinds of positions they offer. We've also included some articles with some general tips and advice on job searching.  

Registration now open for the 2017 Career Symposium: Alumni Career Trajectories

The BRET Office of Career Development and the Training Grants in Biomedical Sciences are excited to announce the 2017 BRET Annual Career Symposium, "Alumni Career Trajectories: Blaze Your Own Trail."  Thursday, June 1, 2017 9:00am-4:15pm Student Life Center  

3-D Retina Organoid Challenge, National Eye Institute

Angela Zito
March 22, 2017
Posted in Announcements

We would like to inform you of a new challenge prize competition, the 3-D Retina Organoid Challenge (3-D ROC) that the National Eye Institute is launching in Spring 2017. The focus of the challenge is to develop 3-D human retinal organoids that recapitulate human physiology and can be used for disease modeling and drug screening. Challenges are unique from the traditional NIH grant mechanisms and bring together scientists from diverse backgrounds to collaborate and compete for $1M in prizes.

Postdoctoral position available Lab of Dr. Christine Lovly, Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center, VUMC

Angela Zito
March 20, 2017

We are accepting applications for a post-doctoral fellow position in the laboratory of Dr. Christine Lovly. The Lovly Lab specializes in translational lung cancer research, signal transduction, mechanisms of adaptive and acquired resistance to targeted therapies, genomics, and personalized structural biology. Recent work in the lab has been published in high impact journals, including Cancer Discovery and Nature Medicine.

Job Opportunity: Healthcare Research Project Manager, BioVU, VUMC, Nashville, TN

Kate Stuart
March 17, 2017

Under direct supervision, oversees small projects or phases of larger projects. Responsible for coordinating activities of project team, identifying appropriate resources needed, and developing schedules to ensure time completion of project. Effectively coordinates the activities of the team by becoming familiar with system scope and project objectives, as well as the role and function of each team member. Demonstrates good communication, organization, and team building skills.

Volunteers needed for The Destination Imagination State Tournament

Ashley Brady
March 15, 2017
Posted in Announcements

Destination Imagination (DI) (https://www.destinationimagination.org)  is a creative problem solving program designed to inspire the global community of learners to utilize diverse approaches in applying 21st century skills and creativity. K-12 students form teams and compete in various themed challenges.  Challenges are in the fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), fine arts and service learning.   

CTTC Medical Device Lunch and Learn Lecture March 28th

Angela Zito
March 14, 2017

Please join us Tuesday, March 28th from 11:45am to 12:45pm at Light Hall 202 for a lunch and learn hosted by Vanderbilt's Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization(CTTC) and the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering (VISE). Ashley Wittorf, Executive Director of AdvaMed Accel, will be our featured speaker. She will discuss: “How the role of government affects efforts to develop new innovative medical technologies.”

Career Panel Discussion with VU-WiSE (Vanderbilt University Women in Science and Engineering)

Kate Stuart
March 13, 2017
Posted in Announcements

This event will host a panel of women in science (PhD students, Post-doctoral fellow, MD/PhD, and clinical scientists) to talk about their careers and what lead them to their respective career paths. The first 15 minutes will have the panelists describing their experiences, while the remainder of the session will be up for student questions. The event is open to all ranges of students, post-docs and faculty.

World Technology Evaluation Center Hiring Nanotech Policy Analyst

Angela Zito
March 13, 2017

The World Technology Evaluation Center is hiring a Policy Analyst with knowledge of nanotechnology standards and a Ph.D. in a scientific discipline relevant to nanotechnology for a position based in Arlington, Virginia. Among its clients, WTEC provides support to the federal National Nanotechnology Coordination Office. The analyst will “provide high-level scientific support for office management, including analyzing science and technology policy issues.” Key Responsibilities:

White House OSTP Accepting Internship Applications

Angela Zito
March 13, 2017

The Trump administration has posted information about its Office of Science of Technology Policy internship program and is currently seeking applicants. Although applications are accepted on a rolling basis for fall, spring, and summer terms, the summer 2017 application deadline is this Wednesday, March 15. According to the website, “serving as an OSTP intern provides a unique opportunity to work closely with senior White House officials and S&T policy analysts in OSTP's policy division or on OSTP's legal team.”   ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

McKinsey & Company: Summer Insight Programs Applications due April 9th

Angela Zito
March 13, 2017
Posted in Announcements

McKinsey & Company are providing their Summer Insight Programs once again! Insight:  Application-only, all expense-paid, weekend workshops for non-MBA advanced professional degree candidates, including PhD students and postdoctoral fellows, interested in exploring careers in consulting. Applications for the McKinsey Insight Engineering and Science program and the McKinsey Insight Healthcare program are due April 9, 2017. Links to the applications are below.  

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