Posts tagged Communication Skills

Submit to the Editors’ Club!

Rubin Baskir
August 17, 2015
Posted in Announcements

The Vanderbilt Editors’ Club is calling for submissions of scientific documents that are currently in preparation by graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, or VUMC faculty. As a free service, the Editors’ Club will review manuscripts, abstracts, posters, and slide sets for language usage, organization, and clarity. Documents typically have a quick, one week turnaround time.

Science Education and Outreach Summer Internship Opportunity at the Broad Institute

Ashley Brady
March 20, 2015
Posted in Announcements

The Office of Education and Outreach at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT is seeking an Education and Outreach intern from June 1-August 15, 2015.  This position has typically been geared toward undergraduate students, but the Director is flexible in entertaining the possibility of a filling the position with a graduate student or postdoc.

The Art and Science of Job Offer Negotiation for Women with Dr. Rebecca Bryant

Negotiation and the acceptance or rejection of an offer is the final step in the job search process. But only about 25 percent of job applicants attempt to negotiate even though negotiation is widely accepted and usually expected. Women are often more reluctant to negotiate than men, and this disinclination accounts, in part, for continuing wage discrepancies between the sexes. In this workshop, Dr.

3MT 2015 Registration Ready

Kate Stuart
February 25, 2015

Three Minute Thesis Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a communication competition that challenges students to present their thesis and its significance in just three minutes using language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. Communication training and presentation feedback provided Cash Prizes - see flyer   Register by March 6th to be entered into the Early Registration Raffle for a chance to win:

Management Bootcamp at Experimental Biology meeting

Kim Petrie
February 10, 2015

Are you attending the annual Experimental Biology meeting in Boston this year? The NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education is planning to offer their Management Bootcamp as a pre-session to the Experimental Biology (EB) Conference in Boston.  This two-day workshop is intended for postdocs, junior faculty, and advanced graduate students. More info/topics are below, and travel awards are available.  Registration is open until February 13: Click HERE to apply for the "NIH Boot Camp" and

Become a better communicator: Apply for the iBiology Young Scientist Series!

Kim Petrie
January 15, 2015
Posted in Announcements

Are you a young scientist? Would you like to share the results of your biology research with an international audience? Are you interested in becoming a better communicator? Apply for the iBiology Young Scientist Seminar Series by February 1st, 2015! If you are a Ph.D. candidate or postdoctoral researcher in biological sciences, this competition offers a unique opportunity to develop your effective communication skills.

Guest Blog Post: So you want to be a science writer?

Abby Olena
January 12, 2015

While moving away from the bench toward a science-writing career can feel daunting, it is possible (and as this collection of science writer origin stories shows, lots of folks have done it). When you’re interested in any career, whether it’s one at the bench or not, the best way to eventually get the job that you want is to demonstrate interest.

BOLD Fellows Program accepting applications

Kate Stuart
November 6, 2014

The Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching is recruiting graduate students to participate in the BOLD Fellows program beginning in January 2015.

The BOLD Fellows program is designed to help graduate student/faculty teams build expertise in developing online instructional modules grounded in good course design principles and our understanding of how people learn. STEM faculty members partner with graduate students or postdocs to design and develop on