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Apply now for AAAS-CASE workshop about science policy: Deadline extended!

Kim Petrie
February 17, 2017
Posted in Announcements

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is hosting a workshop in Washington, DC, about science policy. Vanderbilt University will be selecting 2 graduate students to attend. Expenses will be fully paid by The Graduate School or an ASPIRE travel scholarship through the BRET Office. (To qualify for ASPIRE funding, students must have passed their qualifying exams and be training grant eligible.)

Re-posted: Inspirational "Beyond the Lab" Career Videos

Kate Stuart
February 16, 2017
Posted in Announcements

https://vanderbiltbiomedg.com/2017/02/09/inspirational-beyond-the-lab-career-videos/

This post was originally posted on the Vanderbilt blog: Materials & Methods, a blog for emerging biomedical scientists. One of the greatest joys of working in the Office of Career Development is helping our graduate students and postdocs find meaningful careers after their time at Vanderbilt. We prepare them in a number of ways – through seminars, workshops, individual coaching and more – and it is exciting to see them engaged in career exploration and self-discovery.

Invitation to the Wond’ry's PostFlight program

Kate Stuart
February 16, 2017
Posted in Announcements

Aspiring Vanderbilt entrepreneurs who have a viable early stage idea are encouraged to attend the Wond’ry PostFlight program. PostFlight provides a step-by-step guide to launching a venture. Taught by the Wond’ry Mentors-in-Residence, who are experts in their respective fields, PostFlight is the perfect next step for graduates of the Wond’ry PreFlight program, entrepreneurs with a validated and market-ready product or technology, and/or those individuals who would like to learn how to launch a non-profit or for-profit venture. Each session will feature a guest speaker followed by a question and answer session with a panel of experts. 

Job Opportunity: Postdoc position, Cell Metabolism/Signaling, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Kate Stuart
February 15, 2017

A postdoc position is available immediately in the Mashek laboratory within the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics at University of Minnesota. Applications are welcomed from highly motivated individuals to work on numerous projects involving autophagy and cell signaling. These studies will specifically interrogate the regulation of lipophagy (i.e. autophagy of lipid droplets) and the role of lipophagy in cell signaling/function using primarily cell models, although some animal models will be utilized as well. We our especially interested in how lipophagy influences the development of various diseases including NAFLD, obesity, and Type 2 Diabetes, and in the regulation of healthspan.

2017 Writing Studio’s 3MT Workshop

Kate Stuart
February 14, 2017

The Writing Studio’s 3MT workshop will take place from 4:00-5:00 PM on Thursday, March 2, 2017 in 306 Buttrick Hall. Gary Jaeger, the Director of the Writing Studio, will facilitate. In this one-hour workshop, we will analyze winning 3MT presentations to learn how narrative and argumentative structure can turn your dissertation or thesis research into a concise and compelling presentation.

Job Opportunity: Visiting Assistant Professor, Chemistry, Hillsdale College, MI

Kate Stuart
February 14, 2017

The Chemistry Department at Hillsdale College invites applications for a 3-year full-time visiting assistant professor position.  Teaching responsibilities include the general chemistry course sequence along with associated laboratory sections, with the possibility to be involved in other courses depending on the candidate’s interests.  The opportunity exists to mentor undergraduate thesis research projects, but this is not required.  The position starts August 2017 and requires passionate commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level.  Hillsdale is a thriving, collegial, ACS-approved department with outstanding students and facilities.  Each year we graduate 15-25 majors in chemistry and biochemistry.

Job Opportunity: Health Education and Prevention Team Lead, Prevention, Heart and CARES, Inc

Kate Stuart
February 13, 2017

Heartland CARES (HCI) is seeking a compassionate, energetic, and organized individual to rebuild the education and prevention program for the only HIV service organization in western Kentucky. This position will work closely with staff and clients to provide information to the community about the HIV and HCV epidemics, promote behaviors to prevent seroconversions and identify people who are HIV+ our service area and refer them to care.

Graduate & Professional Student Town Halls on Mental Health and Wellbeing

Kate Stuart
February 9, 2017
Posted in Announcements

You are invited to the Graduate & Professional Student Town Halls Hosted by the Chancellor's Strategic Planning Committee on Mental Health and Wellbeing Two opportunities to give your input on mental health and well-being at Vanderbilt University. Refreshments will be served at each event.   Sessions for Graduate and Professional students will be:             Monday, February 13th, 10 a.m. to noon in the Student Life Center BOT Room

Job Opportunity: Assistant or Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Kate Stuart
February 9, 2017

Case Western Reserve University, Department of Biochemistry is seeking a highly qualified candidate to fill a full-time faculty position at a rank commensurate with experience and expertise.  This is a non-tenure-track position, and the majority of time will be spent on teaching and duties to support the education mission of the Department

Postdoctoral Position Available, Lab of Alyssa Hasty, PhD, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Ashley Brady
February 9, 2017

Postdoctoral Position Available – come join our team! I am seeking a highly motivated, energetic, and a creative postdoctoral fellow to join my team at Vanderbilt University. The overarching goal of the Hasty Laboratory is to determine mechanisms by which obesity increases risk of metabolic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. We focus primarily on the role of resident and recruited immune cells in adipose tissue function in the lean and obese states.  

The Lasker Foundation 2017 Essay Contest

Kate Stuart
February 8, 2017
Posted in Announcements

The Lasker Foundation has launched its 2017 Essay Contest! This exciting challenge engages young scientists and clinicians in a discussion about the big questions in biology and medicine today, and the role of biomedical research in our society. The contest aims to build skills in communicating important medical and scientific issues to broader audiences.  

Job Opportunity: Postdoctoral Position, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, VUMC, Nashville, TN

Kate Stuart
February 7, 2017

A NIH-funded postdoctoral fellow position is available immediately in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension to investigate molecular mechanisms contributing to hypertension and renal fibrosis. The laboratory defines mechanisms of extracellular matrix assembly and then applies lessons from this work to translational disease models of renal disease. Our work is also beginning to examine neural mechanisms involved in hypertension and renal fibrosis

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