Posts tagged Professional Skills

Attend The Whole Scientist course to build skills for your career

Angela Zito
March 28, 2017

Am I prepared for the next step in my scientific career? What skills do I need to work in academia? Industry? Other careers? What if I don’t want to do research? How can I find a job?   The Jackson Laboratory and partners are pleased to host The Whole Scientist workshop in New York on April 20, and in Bar Harbor, Maine, on May 15-19, 2017.  

“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”

Vanderbilt Editor's Club Hosting an Open Workshop on Developing a Specific Aims Page, 11:00 am, Friday, March 11th, 2017

Ashley Brady
February 23, 2017

The Vanderbilt Editors' Club will be hosting a workshop on writing a clear, communicative Specific Aims page Specific Aims Page Workshop Friday, March 10th ​11:00-12:00 am Light Hall 433  We encourage Vanderbilt graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to bring a draft of a Specific Aims page that we can fine-tune together; however, a draft in hand is not required to attend.

CIRTL's spring courses include research mentor training, academic search help and more

Kate Stuart
December 20, 2016
Posted in Announcements

The CIRTL Network is providing several online courses this spring. Check them out! Teaching-as-Research On Mondays from January 30 to April 3. Weekly online meetings at 11AM-12:30PM ET/10-11:30AM CT/9-11:30AM MT/8-9:30AM PT This course will help students develop a full Teaching-as-Research proposal and will be poised to conduct their research in the summer or fall of 2017. Available for 1 optional credit. Open to 30 students.

Fall 2016 National Science Foundation (NSF) Grants Conference Webcast

Kim Petrie
December 16, 2016
Posted in Announcements

If you would like to understand funding opportunities and peer review processes at the National Science Foundation, the Fall 2016 National Science Foundation (NSF) Grants Conference Webcast is now available on YouTube, and may be accessed here. Topics include: Types of NSF Funding Opportunities, Proposal Preparation, Award Management, the Merit Review Process, the Faculty Early Career Developme

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

NIH to Hold Online Briefings on the Peer Review Process for Fellowship Applicants

Kim Petrie
October 17, 2016
Posted in Announcements

The NIH September 28 published a notice announcing three online video briefings the NIH Center for Scientific Review (CSR) will host in the coming weeks for NIH grant applicants, their mentors, and reviewers. The first two briefings (November 2 and December 1) will provide fellowship and R01 grant applicants key information to navigate the NIH peer review process. The third briefing (December 2) will focus on proposing and reviewing basic research.

ASPIRE Internship: Life Science Tennessee Conference Intern

Ashley Brady
August 30, 2016
Posted in Announcements

Life Science Tennessee (LifeSciTN) is a statewide, non-profit, member organization whose mission is to advance and grow the life science industry in Tennessee through advocacy, partnerships and alignment with economic and workforce development.  LifeSciTN will be offering an internship opportunity for fall 2016 to assist with planning and execution of LST|CON, LifeSciTN’s annual conference and meeting The position is unpaid and will provide meaningful experiences for an individual interested in the life science industry in Tennessee, as well as a unique opportunity to see behind the scenes of conference planning and production.

"Staying Ahead of the Curve in Diagnostics Policy", Webinar via Life Science TN

Ashley Brady
August 18, 2016
Posted in Announcements

Staying Ahead of the Curve in Diagnostics Policy Thursday, September 1 9:30 - 11 a.m. CT The BRET Office will be streaming this webinar live from Light Hall 415C.   Please plan to join us if you are interested (no need for a Life Science TN membership)!  

"Balancing Health & Science"-- Health and Wellness Series for Scientists 2016-2017

Ashley Brady
August 14, 2016

As a result of a scientist wellness survey on “Professionalism and Professional Health and Wellness of the Scientist” conducted earlier this year, Charlene Dewey, M.D., will be offering a yearlong program titled: The Year of the Scientist: Balancing Health & Science. All basic scientists with a Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D., MPH, MSCI, and all post-doctoral fellows involved in research (bench and/or clinical) are invited to attend any or all of the sessions focused on wellness and professionalism topics that pertain to the scientist. A total of 13 interactive, 1-hour lecture-discussions and workshops will take place throughout the year.  Registration is required.

Summer webinars through the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

Kim Petrie
June 6, 2016

On March 10th, Vanderbilt University became an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. The Provost’s Office has partnered with the NCFDD to provide professional development, training, and mentoring along with resources that are broadly applicable across many disciplines. 

The Writing Studio is looking for Graduate Students!

Kate Stuart
May 22, 2016
Posted in Announcements

The Writing Studio has received funding to hire additional graduate writing consultants and writing fellows for the 2016-2017 academic year.  Consultants and fellows hold one-to-one appointments with graduate and undergraduate writers, and facilitate workshops in undergraduate classrooms.  Additionally, fellows facilitate writing groups and organize educational programs.  Starting salary for consultants is$13.00 per hour.  Fellows work no fewer than 15 hours per week and receive $25,000 annual stipend.

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