Posts tagged Communication Skills

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

2015 Lindau Meeting, Nominations accepted for 5 VU students

Kate Stuart
October 1, 2014
Posted in Announcements

Vanderbilt is again invited to nominate students to participate in the 2015 Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates (June 28-July 3, 2015, in Lindau, Germany).  Next year’s meeting is focused on Physics, Physiology or Medicine, and Chemistry.  We may nominate a total of 5 graduate students; details are available at the website. 

Online Webinar: "Freelance Medical Writing: How to Use Your Scientific Background to Make a 6-Figure, Work-At-Home"

Kate Stuart
September 26, 2014
Posted in Announcements

This webinar will describe some of the basics you need to know to get your freelance medical writing business up and running, and will answer some general questions, including the following:  • What is the scope of medical writing? • How do I get work if I have no samples or experience?• How feasible/realistic is it to make money as a freelance medical writer? • How do I transition from a scientific/academic career—what kind of time frame will it take? • What preparation do I need and how do I get my first clients?

5 Steps to Becoming a More Active Listener

Rachel Howell
June 26, 2014

Listen up! Active listening isn’t just helpful for personal relationships and learning… it’s also great for interviews. Especially important is hearing the actual interview question… not the one you think the hiring manager is asking you. This article from BioSpace elaborates ways to become a more active and better listener during a job interview.