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ASPIRE Internship: Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance 2018 World TSC Conference Program Coordinator

Angela Zito
September 14, 2017
Posted in Announcements

The TS Alliance is seeking an intern volunteer to help in the planning of the 2018 World TSC Conference, which will take place in Dallas, TX, July 26-29, 2018.  This three-day educational event will be held in partnership with TSC International (TSCi) and will bring together approximately 800 attendees including speakers, physicians, staff, and TSC individuals and families. There will be four tracks including; pediatrics, transition age, adults, and specialty. The intern will also assist the Director of Clinical Projects and TSC Clinic Liaison in the collection of buccal cells from attendees with TSC who consent to participate in the TS Alliance TSC Biosample Repository and Natural History Database Projects. 

Job Opportunity: District Partnership Manager, Mystery Science, San Francisco CA

Angela Zito
September 14, 2017

District Partnership Manager We’re looking for a District Partnership Manager who can help school districts get started with Mystery Science. We want to make it as easy as possible for our district partners to get started with Mystery Science and to feel supported as their teachers teach our curriculum. Your job will be to support existing and new districts as they use Mystery Science. We’re located in the heart of San Francisco and this position is based in our headquarters.

Vanderbilt Translational Research Forum, Dr. Jacob Corn speaking

Kate Stuart
September 13, 2017
Posted in Announcements

Dr. Jacob Corn, Scientific Director of the Innovative Genomics Institute and a leader of the CRISPR/Cas9 revolution will speak as part of the Vanderbilt Translational Research Forum.  Also on deck for the day are plenary and breakout talks by more than 25 local investigators across the spectrum of translational research who have recently won major federal funding. Join us on Friday, October 13.

AAAS S&T Policy Fellowship Live Chat on September 28th

Angela Zito
September 13, 2017
Posted in Announcements

Have questions about the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellows (STPF) application process? Interested in preparing for a potential interview as an STPF applicant?  Learn from STPF fellows and staff on a live video chat on September 28, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. ET. 

NIH Loan Repayment Programs Now Accepting Applications

Angela Zito
September 13, 2017
Posted in Announcements

To help relieve some of the financial burden on scientists and researchers who pursue advanced education and training—and in support of the future of health discovery and medical research—the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) repay up to $35,000 per year (for two years) of debt in exchange for a commitment to engage in NIH mission-relevant research. The application deadline is Nov. 15.

From CV to Resume via the Graduate School

Kate Stuart
September 11, 2017

From CV to Resume (for Graduate Students and Postdocs) Wed, Sept 13 4:00 - 5:00 pm 100 Alumni Hall (Lounge) Registration encouraged: https://goo.gl/forms/qx3oHLMGDHQnpxN22 Using actual resumes from actual employed people with advanced degrees, we'll go over the basics. If you're exploring positions in business, non-profits, government or industry, you'll need to create a resume from your academic CV. Presented by Ruth Schemmer, Asst Dean for Career Development.

Academic Job Search via Graduate School

Kate Stuart
September 11, 2017

Academic Job Search (for Graduate Students and Postdocs) Thurs, Sept 21 4:00 - 5:30 pm 201 Alumni Hall Registration encouraged:  https://goo.gl/forms/uxX5r3Sz8A1XHKsB3 Fall is the season for the academic job market. Whether you are applying for assistant professor positions or postdoctoral fellowships this year or are planning ahead for the future, this will help you know what to expect. We'll go over the documents you'll need, with plenty of time to answer your questions.

Making the Most of the Career Fair via the Graduate School

Kate Stuart
September 11, 2017

Career fairs are one tool in the job-seeker's bag. When attending one, you'll want to make a good impression on any employer representatives you meet! We'll discuss proper etiquette, and familiarize you with the career fair setting. This year, the University Career Fair is a combined event, open to all majors and all degree levels (Sept 19, Rec Center, 4-7 pm). Presented by Ruth Schemmer, Asst Dean for Career Development.

Job Opportunity: Genetics Scientific Manager and Advisor to the Chair of Genetics, Yale University

Angela Zito
September 11, 2017

The Department of Genetics at Yale University is searching for a research track position as a Scientific Advisor to the Chair to function as a scientific manager whose primary responsibilities will be to work with the Chair to coordinate scientific activities, organize research faculty recruitment, and grant writing within the Genetics Department.

Job Opportunity: Post-Doctoral Fellow in Human Electrocorticography (ECoG), Dept of Neurological Surgery, VUMC, Nashville, TN

Kate Stuart
September 10, 2017

We are seeking a post-doctoral researcher to work in a human electrophysiology and neuroimaging laboratory in the Department of Neurosurgery at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN). Dario Englot, MD, PhD is a neurosurgeon-scientist and the principal investigator of the lab using electrocorticography (ECoG)/intracranial EEG and functional/structural MRI techniques to better understand brain network pathophysiology in epilepsy, a devastating neurological disorder. 

Being Crash Davis Ain't So Bad: Physics and Astronomy Career Development Colloquium

Kate Stuart
September 6, 2017
Posted in Announcements

This week’s Physics and Astronomy Colloquium is on Thursday, September 7, 2017, at 4:00 PM, in Stevenson Center 4327*.                  *Reception at 3:30 PM | Stevenson Center 6333 Speaker information and topic below: Jonathan McMurry (Associate Vice President for Research, Professor of Biochemistry, Kennesaw State University) Being Crash Davis Ain’t So Bad: Life in the Science Minor Leagues 

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