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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.

Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor, Biomedical Sciences-Physiology, Nutrition and Pharmacology, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

Kate Stuart
April 6, 2017

The Department of Biomedical Sciences in the College of Health Sciences at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI is seeking applications from individuals devoted to a career involving biomedical-related instruction to undergraduate, post-baccalaureate and health professional students to fill a full-time non-tenure track faculty position.  Specific areas of teaching include nutrition, human physiology and pharmacology.

Insight Data Science Fellows Program Expands to Seattle!

Angela Zito
April 5, 2017
Posted in Announcements

Insight Data Science Fellows Program Expands to Seattle! Insight is expanding to Seattle this summer. The first session of the Insight Data Science Fellows program based in Seattle will begin in July, with mentorship from data teams at Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, and many more data teams. This Insight Fellows Program, like all Insight programs, is tuition-free.

Job Opportunity: Clinical Assistant Professor-Human Anatomy, Marquette University in Wisconsin

Angela Zito
April 5, 2017

The Department of Biomedical Sciences in the College of Health Sciences at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI is seeking applications from individuals devoted to a career in instruction of anatomy to health professional, post-baccalaureate and undergraduate students to fill a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position. 

Rita Allen Fellowship for Science Communication, Boston, MA

Angela Zito
April 5, 2017
Posted in Announcements

The Rita Allen Foundation and WGBH Boston are pleased to announce the Rita Allen Fellowship for Science Communication. This new program will provide a year's support for one fellow to study the field of science media, experiment with successful media formats and work to expand science literacy in the general public.  The fellow will embed at WGBH, one of the pre-eminent science media producers in the US and home to the flagship public media science series NOVA.

Job Opportunity: Postdoctoral Fellow, Lab of Mark deCaestecker, VUMC, Nashville, TN

Kate Stuart
April 4, 2017

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.

VU-WiSE Event: Elevator Talk Salon

Kate Stuart
April 3, 2017
Posted in Announcements

Elevator Talk Salon April 18, 2017 4-6 PM Alumni Hall 201 4-5 PM Elevator Talk presentations 5-6 PM Reception – Meet and Mingle This event is a chance for our members to present and learn about the work in STEM being done by women at Vanderbilt and to meet and network with VU-WiSE members.

Writing Opportunity: Angelman Biomarkers/Outcomes Measures Alliance

Ashley Brady
March 31, 2017
Posted in Announcements

The Angelman Biomarkers/Outcomes Measures Alliance (ABOM) is seeking volunteer writing support for their organization. Barbara O'Brien (current Neuroscience graduate student) is working with Dr. Terry Jo Bichell (Vanderbilt University graduate school alum, Bowman Lab, Neuroscience) on building the Angelman Biomarkers/Outcome Measures (A-BOM) Alliance Reports page (http://www.angelmanbiomarkers.org/reports.html).

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.  

"PhD Careers in Think Tanks," VersatilePhD panel discussion, April 3-7

Angela Zito
March 27, 2017

PhD Careers in Think Tanks April 3-7, 2017 STEM PhDs can positively impact society by working in "think tanks", non-academic research organizations that influence public policy around an important issue or cluster of issues. Think tanks hire PhDs to conduct and evaluate studies and help develop policy recommendations.

“Creativity in the Shadows: Working Beyond the Tenure Track” Wednesday, April 5th

Angela Zito
March 27, 2017

Kim Petrie, from the BRET Office of Career Development will be a featured panelist in the final event in the Women in the Academy Series. This program sponsored by thr Margaret Cuninggim Women's Center offers PhD students a chance to reflect on the ways gender affects their experience as they begin their professional journey in the academy.    “Creativity in the Shadows: Working Beyond the Tenure Track”

Science Careers 2017 Career Handbook available for download

Angela Zito
March 24, 2017

  Science Careers has teamed up with some great organizations to bring you information about the latest career opportunities in many different fields. The profiles included in this booklet give you a sense of the types of organizations that are accepting resumes and the kinds of positions they offer. We've also included some articles with some general tips and advice on job searching.  

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