Posts in Announcements

2015 Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program

Kate Stuart
July 2, 2014
Posted in Announcements

The Mirzayan Fellowship Program Office is pleased to announce that the National Academies is accepting applications for the January 2015 session of the Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program.  The online application is available at:  http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/policyfellows/index.htm We encourage you to share this information with qualified individuals.

Web Presentations about McKinsey & Company consulting firm

Kate Stuart
June 30, 2014
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A recruiter from the management consultant firm McKinsey & Company shared this information with us. Even if you are not specifically interested in McKinsey as a future employer, these web presentations are a good way to learn more about consulting as a career field.  Please find all the information below. When reviewing their website, note that the abbreviation "APD" means "Advanced Professional Degree."   

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

Kate Stuart
June 16, 2014
Posted in Announcements

The competition for academic year 2015-2016 launched in February, and this year Belgium is offering a Postdoctoral-Junior Research Award in Cancer Clinical and Translational Research. My organization, the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, administers the Fulbright Scholar Program on behalf of the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. We would appreciate the opportunity to share this news with postdoc researchers on your campus. 

Volunteer with the Vanderbilt Center for Science Outreach

Kate Stuart
June 6, 2014
Posted in Announcements

The Vanderbilt Center for Science Outreach (CSO) is dedicated to enhancing literacy in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) through the establishment of unique partnerships between University scientists, K-12 educators and students, and the local and global science community. There are many opportunities for volunteers in several of their programs. Please read about all of their opportunities in the volunteer menu. 

Summer Internship, US Senate Campaign

Kate Stuart
June 6, 2014
Posted in Announcements

We are seeking summer interns for Alexander For Senate 2014, in the Nashville area. This is an incredible opportunity to gain experience for a statewide election. As an intern, you will complete traditional fieldwork and learn about modern campaign operations. The support of dedicated and enthusiastic interns is crucial to the success of Senator Alexander’s re-election. Time: June – August (flexible start/end dates) Commitment: 10 – 16 hrs/week Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm Saturday 9:30 am Responsibilities:

Data Management/REDCap Free Online Training

Kate Stuart
June 6, 2014
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A new online course offering free online training in Data Management and REDCap starts June 2, 2014. The course is available to anyone at no cost (regardless of location or institution affiliation) and will run approximately 5-weeks. This course is designed to teach important concepts related to research data planning, collection, storage and dissemination.

KGI Webinar: Transitioning from Academia to Industry

Kate Stuart
June 6, 2014
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The KGI -- Keck Graduate Institute School of Applied Life Sciences -- is leading a webinar series on "Transitioning from Academia to Industry." Listen to members of the KGI's Advisory Council who have completed the transition. Listen to their path and recommendations they have for today's graduate students and postdocs. On Tuesday, June 10, Gino Van Heeke, Executive Director, Biotherapeutics at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, will be speaking about his transition. 

SAVE THE DATE: Life Science Tennessee Annual Conference and Venture Forum

Kim Petrie
June 5, 2014

The annual meeting of Tennessee's life science industry organization, Life Science Tennessee, will be October 20-22, 2014, in Nashville. Life Science Tennessee's Annual Conference and Venture Forum will bring a robust schedule of top speakers, panels and showcases. This year's line-up features the Third Annual Venture Forum, a technology showcase, as well as an Academic Alliance poster session.

Master list of federally funded R&D centers

Kim Petrie
June 4, 2014

One of the speaker's at the 2014 Annual Career Symposium, Dr. Morell-Falvey, is a scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. In her Symposium presentation and the break-out sessions, Dr. Morell-Falvey highlighted the many ways that her career is similar to scientific careers in academia. She manages research projects and research facilities. Through an affiliation with nearby University of Tennessee, Dr. Morell-Falvey stays engaged in training and mentoring of doctoral students. Her job provides similar flexibility as academia.

Volunteer opportunity with the Journal of Science Policy and Governance

Kim Petrie
May 29, 2014

The Journal of Science Policy and Governance is a student-run, international project that provides graduate students the opportunity and training to serve as editors. The Journal is currently recruiting for the following positions. All editors serve on a volunteer basis and typically remain engaged for at least one academic year. Positions will remain open until filled. To apply: Send a resume, 2 paragraph cover email explaining your interests in science policy and a writing sample to jofspg@gmail.com  

Application for 2015-16 AAAS S&T Policy Fellowships is now open

Kate Stuart
May 16, 2014
Posted in Announcements

AAAS seeks candidates from a broad array of backgrounds and a diversity of geographic, disciplinary, gender, and ethnic perspectives as well as disability status. Fellows have ranged in age from late 20s to early 70s. They represent a spectrum of career stages, from recent PhD graduates to faculty on sabbatical to retired scientists and engineers. Fellows also come from a range of sectors, including academia, industry, non-profit organizations, and government labs.

2014 Eppendorf Science Prize for Neurobiology

Kate Stuart
May 16, 2014
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Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology The international Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology is awarded annually to one young scientist for the most for the most outstanding neurobiological research based on methods of molecular and cell biology conducted by him/her during the past three years.

PhD in Progress

Kate Stuart
May 15, 2014
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Three Princeton PhD candidates from Molecular Biology have started a podcast - http://phdinprogress.com/about/ - to talk to graduate students about "topics of thriving in graduate school, pursuing an academic or non-academic career, and introducing the materials and resources capable of changing the way we believe graduate school should be." Check it out!

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