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Job Opportunity: Bilingual Spanish/English Project Manager, VICTR, VUMC

Angela Zito
May 3, 2017

Bilingual Spanish/English Project Manager VICTR is seeking a Health Information Systems Project Manager I with bi-lingual fluency in both Spanish and English to join the Precision Medicine Initiative project.  The Precision Medicine Initiative is a national research program sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. It plans to enroll one million volunteers across the US in order to study the biological, environmental, and behavioral factors that drive disease prevention and treatment.

Job Opportunity: Healthcare Research Project Manager - BioVU

Angela Zito
May 3, 2017

Healthcare Research Project Manager - BioVU   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.

Scientist in the Classroom positions available for the 2017-2018 school year

Angela Zito
May 2, 2017
Posted in Announcements

The Scientist in the Classroom Partnership Program, previously the National Science Foundation GK-12 Graduate Teaching Fellows Program, began serving Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools in January 2000. Currently, the Scientist in the Classroom Partnership (SCP) Program is a collaboration between five educational institutions of higher learning, in the greater Nashville area.

Applications are open for Insight Data Science Fellowships

Angela Zito
May 1, 2017
Posted in Announcements

Insight is an intensive, seven week postdoctoral training fellowship that bridges the gap between academia and a career in data science. Based in Silicon Valley, New York City, Boston, Seattle, as well as a growing network across the country, the program enables scientists to learn the industry specific skills needed to work in the growing field of big data at leading companies. INSIGHT in a nutshell:

Vanderbilt Science Policy Group hosts discussion on internships for graduate students interested in science policy

Kate Stuart
April 28, 2017
Posted in Announcements

On May 11 at 5 pm in 306 LH the Vanderbilt Science Policy Group will host a discussion on internship opportunities available for graduate students interested in science policy. Opportunities will be available for students to learn about the application process for the AAAS fellowship from a graduate student currently going through this process.

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). 

Job Opportunity: Postdoctoral Fellow, deCaestecker Lab, Nephrology, VUMC

Kate Stuart
April 28, 2017

Description: We are looking for a junior (preferable first) post doc to coordinate a program of drug discovery and target validation for acute kidney injury that will start Sept 1st 2017. The candidate will work closely with a research assistant to develop a pipeline for PK based efficacy studies in different mouse models of acute kidney injury, and will evaluate candidate targets using genetic approaches in mice.

Job Opportunity: Product Engineer, MONQ, LLC, Goodlettsville, TN

Angela Zito
April 28, 2017

MONQ Laboratories: Engineering & Design Position: Product Engineer About the Company MONQ, LLC is a science-driven startup specializing in olfaction and neurocognition. We develop novel plant-based products and delivery devices to modulate chemosensory signaling and cognition. We seek a biomedical engineer to develop delivery devices for various emulsions and solutions. Candidate should be comfortable working in a fast-paced startup environment. Key Responsibilities

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. 

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