Posts tagged Career Options: Nonprofit Administration/Management

Education Coordinator - American Society of Plant Biologists

Kim Petrie
January 24, 2017

The American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB), a not-for-profit, member-based professional society of plant scientists located in Rockville, Maryland, is seeking well-qualified applicants to fill its part-time (30hrs. per week) Education Coordinator position.

Job Opportunity: Research Director, non-profit with IFOPA Association

Kate Stuart
November 8, 2016

IFOPA is looking for someone who could be based in Boston, NYC, Chicago, or other area. In this role, the person hired will help lead scientific strategy, manage collaborations, interface with patients/families.  This is a great role for someone who wants to be involved in setting the scientific direction.  In terms of level, the organization is open to considering people who are postdocs, assistant professors as well as people with industry experience.  Since this area is so small, they are very open to the candidate profile.

Internship: Science Communications and Outreach Intern with Batten Disease Research Foundation- remote opportunity

Ashley Brady
October 28, 2016
Posted in Announcements

Science Communications and Outreach Intern  (Work can be performed remotely) with Batten Disease Research Foundation -  They are looking for a Ph.D. or postdoc who has experience with lysosomal storage disease research for an internship – ~10 hours/week to assist with communications activities.       

ASPIRE Internship: Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance International Conference Program and PFDD Coordinator

Ashley Brady
August 20, 2016
Posted in Announcements

The TS Alliance is seeking an intern volunteer to help in the planning of the biennial International Research Conference on TSC and LAM, which will take place in Washington, DC, June 22-24, 2017. This three-day event will be held in partnership with the LAM Foundation and will bring together approximately 250 researchers and medical doctors who will share information on the latest treatment and testing options as well as basic and translational research updates. The intern will also have the opportunity to support the TS Alliance in planning for an externally-led patient-focused drug development meeting (PFDD) with the FDA, to take place in Washington, DC, on June 21, 2017, the day before the research conference begins. 

Beyond the Lab: Abby Cheng, Outreach

Kate Stuart
April 24, 2016

In the month of April, the Office of Career Development is featuring a Beyond the Lab video each day of the month, highlighting awesome alumni in the video series.  Today we highlight Abby Cheng, PhD, the Volunteer Program Manager, Science Club for Girls. Dr. Cheng was a speaker at our 2015 BRET Annual Career Symposium, and we were glad to get a Beyond the Lab interview with her while she was in town!

Job Opportunity: SFARI Scientist at the Simons Foundation, New York, NY

Ashley Brady
April 4, 2016

SFARI is looking for an additional scientist to help to shape and manage our growing research portfolio, which includes over 200 scientists engaged in investigator-initiated research in autism spanning a wide range including genetics, developmental biology, circuit and systems neuroscience, and clinical studies. The new scientist will also participate in managing a number of SFARI targeted projects, including cohorts and resources for the research community as well as discussions that shape SFARI’s future priorities. This position is based in New York City, and travel to conferences is expected.

Beyond the Lab: Jeremy Richman, From Pharma to Foundation

Kate Stuart
April 4, 2016

In the month of April, the Office of Career Development is featuring a Beyond the Lab video each day of the month, highlighting awesome alumni in the video series.  Today we highlight Jeremy Richman, a former Vanderbilt postdoctoral fellow and the founder and CEO of the Avielle Foundation.    This video is supported by a BEST award from the Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health* (DP7OD018423) Check out the video! Can't watch the video? Read the transcript below!

Job Opportunity: Director of Health, Strategies & Ventures, Kenneth Rainin Foundation, Oakland, CA

Ashley Brady
March 8, 2016

The Kenneth Rainin Foundation's Health Program is searching for a Director with expertise in biomedical research and grantmaking to guide our strategic development and advance our work in supporting research on Inflammatory Bowel Disease.   

Job Opportunity: Program Officer or Assistant Director, Aging & Alzheimer’s Prevention Program, Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation, NYC

Ashley Brady
September 15, 2015

The Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation is seeking up to 2 full-time scientists to join our staff as Program Officer and/or Assistant Director of Aging and Alzheimer’s Prevention.  More information can be found at Applicants should send their resume and cover letter to  

Paid Fall 2015 Internships in Washington DC

Kim Petrie
June 19, 2015

Note from the BRET Office of Career Development: If you are currently enrolled as a Vanderbilt PhD student or postdoctoral fellow (within 2 years of graduation) and you wish to pursue this internship opportunity, there are travel scholarships available through the ASPIRE program to help defray the costs associated with travel and lodging.

2015 BRET Annual Career Symposium: Science Careers That Put Your Communication Skills to Work!

The BRET Office of Career Development, in partnership with the Vanderbilt Medical Alumni Association and training grants in biomedical sciences, are happy to announce the annual Career Symposium – “Science Careers That Put Your Communication Skills to Work!” -- on Friday, May 29, 2015, at the Student Life Center on t

Job Opportunity: Scholars Programs Associate, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, Cambridge, MA

Rachel Howell
July 30, 2014

The Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) has established undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and global postdoctoral scholars programs with an emphasis on the inclusion of trainees with diverse backgrounds and disciplines. For information on these research training programs, visit and

The next installment of "Beyond the Lab" is now available, featuring Dr. Amy Moore, Director of Research Programs at Georgia Research Alliance

Kim Petrie
November 22, 2013

The next installment of our new "Beyond the Lab" video series is now available online. In this interview, postdoctoral alumnus Dr. Amy Moore describes her career trajectory in research administration. Watch as Amy describes how she identified career options and conducted her job search, and what she does in her job as Director of Research Programs at Georgia Research Alliance.

2013 Career Symposium presentations are now posted online

Kim Petrie
October 23, 2013

If you missed the 2013 BRET Career Symposium, Influencing Human Health with Your PhD Degree, the presentations are now available to view online at You can view the presentations by clicking on the speaker name. The Symposium speakers addressed careers ranging from global health to drug development, and they included: Linda Distlerath, Senior Counselor, Worldwide Health Practice, APCO Worldwide