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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.

Apply now for AAAS-CASE workshop about science policy: Deadline extended!

Kim Petrie
February 17, 2017
Posted in Announcements

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is hosting a workshop in Washington, DC, about science policy. Vanderbilt University will be selecting 2 graduate students to attend. Expenses will be fully paid by The Graduate School or an ASPIRE travel scholarship through the BRET Office. (To qualify for ASPIRE funding, students must have passed their qualifying exams and be training grant eligible.)

Re-posted: Inspirational "Beyond the Lab" Career Videos

Kate Stuart
February 16, 2017
Posted in Announcements

https://vanderbiltbiomedg.com/2017/02/09/inspirational-beyond-the-lab-career-videos/

This post was originally posted on the Vanderbilt blog: Materials & Methods, a blog for emerging biomedical scientists. One of the greatest joys of working in the Office of Career Development is helping our graduate students and postdocs find meaningful careers after their time at Vanderbilt. We prepare them in a number of ways – through seminars, workshops, individual coaching and more – and it is exciting to see them engaged in career exploration and self-discovery.

Invitation to the Wond’ry's PostFlight program

Kate Stuart
February 16, 2017
Posted in Announcements

Aspiring Vanderbilt entrepreneurs who have a viable early stage idea are encouraged to attend the Wond’ry PostFlight program. PostFlight provides a step-by-step guide to launching a venture. Taught by the Wond’ry Mentors-in-Residence, who are experts in their respective fields, PostFlight is the perfect next step for graduates of the Wond’ry PreFlight program, entrepreneurs with a validated and market-ready product or technology, and/or those individuals who would like to learn how to launch a non-profit or for-profit venture. Each session will feature a guest speaker followed by a question and answer session with a panel of experts. 

Job Opportunity: Postdoc position, Cell Metabolism/Signaling, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Kate Stuart
February 15, 2017

A postdoc position is available immediately in the Mashek laboratory within the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics at University of Minnesota. Applications are welcomed from highly motivated individuals to work on numerous projects involving autophagy and cell signaling. These studies will specifically interrogate the regulation of lipophagy (i.e. autophagy of lipid droplets) and the role of lipophagy in cell signaling/function using primarily cell models, although some animal models will be utilized as well. We our especially interested in how lipophagy influences the development of various diseases including NAFLD, obesity, and Type 2 Diabetes, and in the regulation of healthspan.

2017 Writing Studio’s 3MT Workshop

Kate Stuart
February 14, 2017

The Writing Studio’s 3MT workshop will take place from 4:00-5:00 PM on Thursday, March 2, 2017 in 306 Buttrick Hall. Gary Jaeger, the Director of the Writing Studio, will facilitate. In this one-hour workshop, we will analyze winning 3MT presentations to learn how narrative and argumentative structure can turn your dissertation or thesis research into a concise and compelling presentation.

Job Opportunity: Visiting Assistant Professor, Chemistry, Hillsdale College, MI

Kate Stuart
February 14, 2017

The Chemistry Department at Hillsdale College invites applications for a 3-year full-time visiting assistant professor position.  Teaching responsibilities include the general chemistry course sequence along with associated laboratory sections, with the possibility to be involved in other courses depending on the candidate’s interests.  The opportunity exists to mentor undergraduate thesis research projects, but this is not required.  The position starts August 2017 and requires passionate commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level.  Hillsdale is a thriving, collegial, ACS-approved department with outstanding students and facilities.  Each year we graduate 15-25 majors in chemistry and biochemistry.

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