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SMART Postdoctoral Scholarship

Kim Petrie
December 16, 2013
Posted in Announcements

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in collaboration with the National Research Foundation of Singapore has established the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) - the SMART Centre - at which senior MIT faculty members, in collaboration with scientists and engineers from Singapore, carry out interdisciplinary research on critical problems of societal significance. 

Applications open for the California Science and Technology Policy Fellowship

Kim Petrie
December 16, 2013

Offered by the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST), the California Science and Technology Policy Fellowships place professional scientists and engineers in the California State Legislature for one-year appointments. These professional development opportunities enable fellows to work hands on with policy-makers to develop solutions to complex scientific and technical issues facing California through their interaction with the legislative process.

Post-doctoral position in implementing methods to combine information from epidemiologic cohorts and large databases from national health insurance

Kim Petrie
December 16, 2013
Posted in Announcements

The French Ministries of Health and Research) / Université Pierre et Marie Curie are offering a postdoctoral position in implementing methods to combine information from epidemiologic cohorts and large databases from national health insurance. The Inserm/UPMC UMR-S 707 unit offers a one-year postdoctoral position (full time) in Paris to begin in 2014 (February to August preferentially).

ASM Kadner Institute for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scientists in Preparation for Careers in Microbiology

Kim Petrie
December 16, 2013

The goal of the ASM Kadner Institute is to give senior graduate students and early-career postdoctoral fellows hands-on training to develop the skills needed for a successful career in microbiology, and to introduce them to the broad range of careers in the field. The Institute takes place as an intensive, five-day workshop that mixes formal presentations, small group activities, informal discussions, and networking. Each Institute trains up to 36 participants.

*NEW* Spanish Language Fellows Initiative to be part of AAAS Mass Media Fellowship Program

Kim Petrie
December 16, 2013
Posted in Announcements

AAAS is recruiting Spanish Language Fellows to participate in its prestigious Mass Media Fellowship Program. AAAS wishes to focus on serving the growing Latino populations of the U.S. by supporting science communication and education in the language of those communities and by addressing issues of importance to the communities.

Apply before January 15 for the 2014 AAAS Mass Media Fellowship

Kim Petrie
December 16, 2013
Posted in Announcements

The 2014 AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship application is now available online.  To learn more and to apply, please visit www.aaas.org/mmfellowship. The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship seeks to increase communication skills in student scientists. From grant writing to interaction with their community, today’s young scientists must also be able science communicators.

VU Women in Science & Engineering End of Semester Cookies and Coffee

Kim Petrie
December 6, 2013
Posted in Announcements

The new VUWiSE group is organizing an informal, end-of-semester, "cookies and coffee" gathering. It will be Thursday, December 12 at 4:00pm at the Margaret Cuninggam Women's Center. More information about VUWiSE is available at their website or Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/VUWISE. To RSVP (not required) or for more information, please contact VUWiSE: 

Registration now open for (free!) annual GradSTEP conference sponsored by the VU Center for Teaching

Kim Petrie
December 4, 2013

Registration is now open for the annual GradSTEP conference sponsored by the VU Center for Teaching. Held in January each year, GradSTEP provides several workshops and discussions on teaching, learning, and professional development issues across the disciplines. All Vanderbilt graduate and professional students, as well as post-doctoral fellows, are invited to attend.

National Academies of Science to sponsor Communication Workshop on December 9-10

Kim Petrie
December 4, 2013

On December 9-10, the National Academies of Science is sponsoring a science communication workshop, Sustainable Infrastructure for Life Sciences Communication. Leaders from the life sciences community and research organizations can join in person or by webcast to explore the barriers to public communications in the life sciences.

Video of November's Science Policy PhD Career Connections is available online

Kim Petrie
December 4, 2013

The BRET Office of Career Development recorded the November session of PhD Career Connections about Science Policy. The video of the presentation by Dr. Kenny Gibbs is now available for viewing online at http://bit.ly/1bhAmIO. Dr. Gibbs discussed his transition from PhD to AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow and then NCI Cancer Prevention Fellow.

Interested in a career in clinical genetics? Attend the special educational session for students at the ACMG annual conference in Nashville in March.

Kim Petrie
November 25, 2013

If you are a graduate student considering a career in clinical medical genetics, the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) announces a (FREE!) special educational session for students to be held at ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting in Nashville, TN. The 2014 ACMG meeting being held March 25-29 is the educational and networking event for medical and clinical geneticists, genetic counselors, and other medical practitioners who are providing comprehensive diagnostic, management and counseling services for patients with, or at risk for, genetic

Apply for the Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award to receive a travel award to DC

Kim Petrie
November 25, 2013
Posted in Announcements

Graduate students in the biological sciences who have demonstrated initiative and leadership in science policy can apply today for the Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award. Recipients obtain first-hand experience at the interface of science and public policy. Winners will receive a trip to Washington, DC, to participate in the Biological and Ecological Sciences Coalition Congressional Visits Day, an annual two-day event that brings scientists to the nation’s capital to advocate for federal investment in the biological sciences, with a primary focus on the National Science Foundation.

PhD Career Connections on Science Outreach and Education is rescheduled for December 11

Kim Petrie
November 25, 2013

The October 2013 PhD Career Connections about Science Outreach & Education has been rescheduled for December 11 at 4:00PM in 415A-D Light Hall. Speakers include alumni Dr. Melissa Fischer and Dr. Kimberly Mulligan, and Dr. Kristin McGraner, Executive Director of Nashville's STEM-focused charter middle school, STEM Preparatory Academy.  Advance registration is requested at http://phdcced-outreach.eventbrite.com. Please note: this event was originally scheduled for October but was cancelled due to a speaker conflict.

The next installment of "Beyond the Lab" is now available, featuring Dr. Amy Moore, Director of Research Programs at Georgia Research Alliance

Kim Petrie
November 22, 2013

The next installment of our new "Beyond the Lab" video series is now available online. In this interview, postdoctoral alumnus Dr. Amy Moore describes her career trajectory in research administration. Watch as Amy describes how she identified career options and conducted her job search, and what she does in her job as Director of Research Programs at Georgia Research Alliance.

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