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White House OSTP Accepting Internship Applications

Angela Zito
March 13, 2017

The Trump administration has posted information about its Office of Science of Technology Policy internship program and is currently seeking applicants. Although applications are accepted on a rolling basis for fall, spring, and summer terms, the summer 2017 application deadline is this Wednesday, March 15. According to the website, “serving as an OSTP intern provides a unique opportunity to work closely with senior White House officials and S&T policy analysts in OSTP's policy division or on OSTP's legal team.”   ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

McKinsey & Company: Summer Insight Programs Applications due April 9th

Angela Zito
March 13, 2017
Posted in Announcements

McKinsey & Company are providing their Summer Insight Programs once again! Insight:  Application-only, all expense-paid, weekend workshops for non-MBA advanced professional degree candidates, including PhD students and postdoctoral fellows, interested in exploring careers in consulting. Applications for the McKinsey Insight Engineering and Science program and the McKinsey Insight Healthcare program are due April 9, 2017. Links to the applications are below.  

Job Opportunity: Project Manager, VC of Diversity DIV, Vanderbilt University , Nashville, TN

Angela Zito
March 8, 2017

Project Manager-1700331Description ​ Provides project support to department leadership in the development of strategic and operational initiatives to enhance the mission of the institution. Works with department leaders to plan and execute initiatives in a variety of areas. These efforts include conducting needs assessments, review and making recommendations in a variety of areas, implementing institutional solutions, as well as other types of initiatives. Key Functions and Expected Performances:  

Postdoctoral positions available, Postdoctoral to Faculty Transition Fellowship, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Angela Zito
March 8, 2017

Wayne State University is excited to announce the Postdoctoral to Faculty Transition Fellowship (PFT) program, a major initiative to foster a diverse academic environment by encouraging and supporting promising scholars to launch their academic careers at our institution.    

Associate Medical Writer at Envision Pharma Group (recruiting 8 positions)

Kim Petrie
March 3, 2017

A career at Envision Pharma Group may be just what you’re looking for! About Envision Pharma Group We are a global leader in medical communications, with an international portfolio of pharmaceutical and biotechnology company clients, whom we support from our offices in the UK, US, and the Asia Pacific region. We have an enviable reputation in our field and a heritage founded on continual innovation and leadership in best practice.

Nashville chapter of American Medical Writers Association to hold networking event

Kim Petrie
March 1, 2017

The Nashville chapter of the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) is hosting a networking event for members and those interested in medical communications. This meeting will informally discuss the establishment of a book club focused on medical writing topics. Please RSVP at http://evite.me/rG3kSZysQD When: March 13, 5:30pm Where: Fido’s, Hillsboro Village  

STEM Teaching Journal Club, applying for teaching-focused faculty positions

Kate Stuart
March 1, 2017
Posted in Announcements

Vanderbilt STEM Teaching Journal Club will be meeting Thursday, March 16 from 4-5pm in MRBIV 11455. We will be joined by Dr. Kevin Dieter of Vanderbilt’s Department of Psychology to discuss applying for and interviewing for teaching-focused faculty positions. All graduate students, postdocs, and anyone interested in teaching are welcome - no experience necessary, just an interest to learn! Please contact tyler.perfitt@vanderbilt.edu with questions.

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.

Job Opportunity: Postdoctoral Fellowship- Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism Institute at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City

Ashley Brady
February 23, 2017

A postdoctoral position is available in the lab of Susan K. Fried, Ph.D., Professor in the Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism Institute at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, in New York City. The lab focuses on understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms of adipocyte function in obesity and type 2 diabetes, including how fat distribution is regulated and how it affects metabolic health.

McKinsey & Company Opportunities for Advanced Degree Students: Insight 2017, Next Generation Women Leaders, Full Time Roles

Kate Stuart
February 22, 2017
Posted in Announcements

Deciding what to do after you finish your advanced degree? Consider management consulting and McKinsey. We bring together an outstanding group of colleagues, from a wide variety of backgrounds – from medicine to law, engineering, economics and digital – to help leading organizations tackle their most complex challenges. We have long been a leader in strategic management; the amount of work we are doing in areas such as data science, software engineering, machine learning, corporate restructuring, and change management is growing rapidly.

2017 ASCB Keck Graduate Institute Summer Biotech Course

Kate Stuart
February 22, 2017
Posted in Announcements

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB), in partnership with Keck Graduate Institute, is offering a one-week intensive course from July 9-15, 2017, at the Keck Graduate Institute in Claremont, CA. This course will accommodate 50 graduate students and postdocs (international and domestic). The course registration fee is $300, with an additional, optional accommodations package of $570.

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