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In search of 2017 FOCUS co-leaders

Kate Stuart
July 19, 2017
Posted in Announcements

Anyone interested in gaining teaching experience should consider applying to serve as a FOCUS co-Leader. FOCUS sessions are small group literature discussions for first year graduate students. Two Co-Leaders will be paired with a faculty member and mentored through the process to teach small group discussion sections. The time commitment is every Monday from 11-12 and Tuesdays from 9-11.

MEGAMicrobe Event Volunteers Needed

Kate Stuart
July 19, 2017
Posted in Announcements

Interested in outreach? Volunteers and booth presenters are needed for VI4’s MEGAMicrobe event Oct 28th. This event will showcase microbes and microbe research to kids (6-14) and adults from the Nashville community. For more information, see www.vumc.org/viiii/outreach or contact edward.j.van.opstal@vanderbilt.edu. There will be an information meeting Thursday, Aug 3rd at 2:00 in MRBIII 1220.

Boston Consulting Group hosting numerous online and in-person events for PhDs interested in consulting

Kim Petrie
July 14, 2017

Join us for a Virtual Resume Workshop on Tuesday, July 18 at 7:00 pm ET. Learn tips for transforming your CV into a one-page business style resume. ADC consultants will share their experiences both as candidates and now interviewers at BCG. BCG July 18 ADC Resume Workshop: https://bit.ly/July18ResumeWriting

PhRMA Foundation 2018 funding opportunities - Deadline is September 1, 2017

Angela Zito
July 14, 2017
Posted in Announcements

The mission of the PhRMA Foundation is to support young scientists in disciplines important to the pharmaceutical industry by awarding them competitive research fellowships and grants at a critical decision point at the outset of their careers. The aim is to encourage young scientists who will be the leaders of tomorrow to pursue careers in research and education related to drug discovery.

BioVU Investigator newsletter seeking volunteer writers

Ashley Brady
July 6, 2017
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The BioVU team is seeking potential writers for ongoing writing opportunities for the BioVU Investigator Newsletter. The BioVU Investigator is a quarterly newsletter that reaches more than 700 faculty, students, and staff in the VU/VUMC community. Writers will be asked to contribute the feature research article summarizing a recent publication that highlights the use of BioVU. These articles are generally between 400 - 500 words in length.

Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program applications due Sept 8th

Angela Zito
June 27, 2017
Posted in Announcements

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine welcomes applications for its Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program. The deadline to apply is September 8, 2017, and the 2018 session will last from January 16 until April 6. The Program also offers a $9000 stipend.

Exclusive Webinar with BCG for trainees at Vanderbilt

Kate Stuart
June 20, 2017
Posted in Announcements

Vanderbilt trainees will have a great opportunity to learn about consulting from the leading global consulting firm Boston Consulting Group (BCG) on Wednesday, July 12 at 7 pm. Coordinated by the Vanderbilt University Advanced Degree Consulting Club, this is the first time that BCG will hold an exclusive webinar for advanced degree candidates at Vanderbilt. You will interact with current employees of BCG to learn about their transition from academia to business as well as their interesting case experiences. 

Insight Data Science - Online Alumni Panels June 20th

Angela Zito
June 16, 2017
Posted in Announcements

Insight Data Science Online Alumni Panels on 6/20   Insight would like to invite you to chat with alumni from Their Insight Data Science Program on June 20th. They will be hosting separate online alumni panels for each program: Boston, New York, Silicon Valley, and the Remote program - and encourage you to chat with alumni from the city where you want to live to learn more about Insight and starting your data science career. For more information on the Data Science Program click here  

Next Insight Fellowships start Sept 5th--Applications due June 26th!

Angela Zito
June 16, 2017
Posted in Announcements

Next Insight Fellowships start on September 5, 2017 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:

VU-Wise BBQ Picnic June 21st 2017

Angela Zito
June 12, 2017
Posted in Announcements

Come join us for our summer bash and meet other VU-WiSE members! We’ll be providing the food, so bring your sunglasses, frisbees, and friends for an afternoon in the sun! All students, postdocs, faculty and staff invited.

NSF Supplemental funding opportunity to support nonacademic internships

Kim Petrie
June 8, 2017
Posted in Announcements

If you are interested in a non-academic career (such as industry research, start-ups, nonprofits, think tanks, and government agencies), the NSF is currently offering supplemental funding for grad students to do research internships in these areas. To be eligible, your PI must have an active NSF grant, and they must apply for the supplemental funding by June 23, 2017.

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