Posts tagged Skill Development

Inside Higher Ed: Don't Let Your Dissertation Run Your Life

Kate Stuart
July 24, 2017

https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2017/07/24/tips-phds-having-life-beyond-their-research-projects-essay

When it comes to careers, the spread of research into your time will hold you back. From graduate school, you will gain a degree, technical skills, broader research skills and subject-matter expertise. But if you allow research to take over, you will be missing these important aspects: working with people outside your field, seeing what different careers actually look like, having experiences other than your research, developing key transferable skills, building a network of people who can refer you to jobs -- as well as maintaining and enhancing physical health, mental health (read the research if you haven’t), a social life and an understanding of who you are in the world.

Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program applications due Sept 8th

Angela Zito
June 27, 2017
Posted in Announcements

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine welcomes applications for its Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program. The deadline to apply is September 8, 2017, and the 2018 session will last from January 16 until April 6. The Program also offers a $9000 stipend.

2017 ASM Grant Writing Online Course- register by July 15th!

Angela Zito
June 27, 2017

Get hands-on experience during the ASM Grant Writing Online Course. Beginning August 16th at 2:00 pm EDT, live webinars will take place every other Wednesday for one hour. The series will conclude on November 29th. Pre-and post-webinar assignments will allow you to put your newly developed skills into practice. Personalized feedback on your grant will be given by course facilitators. 

Applications open for BRAINS 2017: symposium for early career neuroscientists

Angela Zito
April 28, 2017

BRAINS - Broadening the Representation of Academic Investigators inNeuroSciences BRAINS is a national program to accelerate and improve the career advancement of neuroscience postdoctoral researchers and assistant professors from underrepresented groups.  The BRAINS program was awarded renewal funding through 2021 from NIH’s National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). 

Maximizing Your Networking at the BRET 25th Reunion and Career Symposium

The BRET 25th Reunion and Career Symposium is coming up fast and we will be welcoming 16 invited alumni speakers.  In addition, many other alumni attendees will be present for small group rotations (networking huddles) and a networking reception.   How can you make the most of the networking opportunities that this event will present?  Kate Stuart, BRET Office of Career Development, Program Manager, will discuss the schedule of events and highlight where you will have the chance to meet and mingle with former trainees to learn about their career paths.  We will talk about how to prepare for the events, including doing research on the speakers and their workplaces ahead, and connecting with them while they are on campus.

Atlanta BEST Magazine: Call for articles

Angela Zito
April 25, 2017
Posted in Announcements

The Atlanta BEST Magazine came out with its first Issue in August 2013. This magazine, for the most part, is run by trainees in the Atlanta BEST program and other BEST institutions. Contributing writers and inspiration come from firsthand Atlanta BEST program experiences, the nationwide consortium of BEST institutions, and engaged people who have messages to share with those working toward strengthening the biomedical workforce. 

Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program opens May 1, 2017

Kate Stuart
April 13, 2017
Posted in Announcements

On Monday, May 1, 2017, the application will open for The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program. Graduate and professional school students and those who have completed graduate studies within the last five years are eligible to apply.

Call for bloggers - NIH Extracellular RNA Communication Program Blog Series

Angela Zito
April 10, 2017
Posted in Announcements

Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training & NIH Extracellular RNA Communication Program   Call for Bloggers Your school’s BEST career development program is part of a national NIH 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 reach out to those of you interested in scientific communication and outreach careers and provide you with an opportunity to showcase your skills as well as gain experience.

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.  

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