Posts tagged Skill Development

ASM Kadner Institute for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scientists in Preparation for Careers in Microbiology

Kim Petrie
December 16, 2013

The goal of the ASM Kadner Institute is to give senior graduate students and early-career postdoctoral fellows hands-on training to develop the skills needed for a successful career in microbiology, and to introduce them to the broad range of careers in the field. The Institute takes place as an intensive, five-day workshop that mixes formal presentations, small group activities, informal discussions, and networking. Each Institute trains up to 36 participants.

Vanderbilt professors to teach Coursera course on data collection/management in clinical trials

Kim Petrie
September 13, 2013
Posted in Announcements

The course is available to anyone at no cost (regardless of location or institution affiliation) and will run approximately 5-weeks. In this first-run of the course, we will likely not be offering certificates or credit - but believe the content should be valuable to anyone interested in data collection/management and clinical & translational research. We will be leveraging REDCap in the course for examples and assignments, but the material will focus primarily on higher level principles.

Helpful Stanford e-course available: "SciWrite: Writing in the Sciences"

Kate Stuart
August 30, 2013
Posted in Announcements

ABOUT THIS COURSE This course teaches scientists to become more effective writers, using practical examples and exercises. Topics include: principles of good writing, tricks for writing faster and with less anxiety, the format of a scientific manuscript, and issues in publication and peer review. Students from non-science disciplines can benefit from the training provided in the first four weeks (on general principles of effective writing).

Coming Soon on Coursera

Kim Petrie
July 21, 2013
Posted in Announcements

An important step in career planning is to identify the skills, knowledge, and expertise that is required to be successful in the career you seek. Then, spend some time reflecting on your own experience to determine if there is a "gap" between what you know, and what you need to know, to pursue a particular career. If you discover a gap - especially one that is large enough to inhibit your ability to pursue your dream job, what can you do to fill it? 

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