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The Psychology of Peak Performance: A workshop series for all Graduate & Professional Students and Postdoctoral Scholars

Angela Zito
August 15, 2017

The Psychology of Peak Performance A workshop series for all Graduate & Professional Students and Postdoctoral Scholars Offered by the Psychological and Counseling Center, in conjunction with the Graduate School. Facilitator: David Sacks, PhD, HSP

Volunteer Opportunity: Co-Editor-in-Chief for BRET Newsletter, "Results and Discussion"

Ashley Brady
August 15, 2017
Posted in Announcements

The BRET Office of Career Development is seeking a volunteer Content Editor to assist in the preparation and publication of the biannual newsletter, "Results and Discussion".  This newsletter highlights research accomplishments of BRET graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and features stories on activities and resources available to BRET trainees.  

Job Opportunity: Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Computational Biology, Fisk University, Nashville, TN

Angela Zito
August 15, 2017

Fisk University (www.fisk.edu) invites applications for an assistant professor in computational biology, tenure track, with demonstrated potential for excellence in student-centered undergraduate teaching and for developing a research program capable of attracting external funding and publishing peer-reviewed papers with undergraduate co-authors.

Job Opportunity: Microscopy & Image Analysis Laboratory Managing Director, University of Michigan

Angela Zito
August 15, 2017

Microscopy & Image Analysis Laboratory Managing Director   Job Summary The Microscopy & Image Analysis Laboratory (MIL), as part of Michigan Medicine’s Biomedical Research Core Facilities (BRCF) within the Office of Research, provides centralized access to major imaging instrumentation to investigators across the University of Michigan.

Teaching Assistants needed for Organic Chemistry, Fall 2017, Vanderbilt University

Ashley Brady
August 11, 2017
Posted in Announcements

The Department of Chemistry is currently seeking graduate students or postdocs to serve as Teaching Assistants (TAs) to support 3 sections of Organic Chemistry lab (Lab Supervisors) and 6 Recitation Sections (Recitation Leaders).   Lab Supervisors: The TA will be required to supervise lab and grade lab reports. Lab TAs will need to take a 2 hr chemical safety workshop in advance of supervising the labs.

Nashville Software School Info Session: Data Science, August 23rd

Angela Zito
August 11, 2017
Posted in Announcements

Nashville Software School Info Session: Data Science Wed, August 23, 2017 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM CDT This special information session is for individuals interested in learning more about the Data Science Bootcamp at Nashville Software School. You'll hear more about the curriculum, tuition options, job placement services, etc. You will also have the opportunity to get your questions answered about about the bootcamp and NSS.

Fall 2017 CIRTL Offerings: Teaching as Research, Diversity in Teaching, much more!

Kate Stuart
August 9, 2017
Posted in Announcements

The CIRTL Network's fall courses, workshops, events, MOOC, and teaching institute have been scheduled! Our fall semester begins on Monday, October 2 (at which point all our member institutions will be in session), and it ends on Friday, December 15. 

Job Opportunity: Associate Director of Foundation Relations, University of Virginia

Angela Zito
August 9, 2017

The Foundation Relations team in University Advancement is expanding and looking for two Associate Directors. The Associate Directors will be responsible for raising funds to support UVA's research, academic programs, and key initiatives. These fundraising positions will work closely with members of the administration, faculty, and development colleagues to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward foundation prospects. They will be responsible for strategically managing and growing a portfolio of national and statewide foundations; developing proposal and report submissions; and supporting faculty and university leaders in their foundation fundraising efforts.

ASPIRE Module Fall 2017: Practical Strategies for Strong Writing

Angela Zito
August 7, 2017

In this module, experts from the Vanderbilt Writing Studio will teach scientists to become more effective writers. Sessions will focus on understanding reader expectations, foundational principles of argumentative structure, and writing cohesive paragraphs and sentences. Participants will write or edit an abstract of their own as an exercise. The practical strategies taught in this module can be applied to all types of documents, from grant applications to peer-reviewed manuscripts. Attendance is limited to 24 participants who can attend both sessions.

ASPIRE Module: Networking Pacing Module, Fall 2017

Angela Zito
August 7, 2017

The ASPIRE Networking Pacing Module is a series designed to prepare attendees to incorporate networking into their everyday activities and prepare them to network at an upcoming conference. Will you be attending SFN, American Heart, American Society of Cell Biology Conference this fall?  Let's work together to better prepare for these networking opportunities!  Sessions will break down the process of networking into approachable steps, provide real-world examples, and peer feedback.  The module will cover networking basics, etiquette, elevator pitches, navigating conversations, event preparation, identification of key individuals, and follow-up.  The module will culminate in a real-world exercise in networking - group attendance at the annual Life Science Tennessee conference, LST|CON, on November 9, 2017 in Nashville. 

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