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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. 

ASPIRE Module Fall 2017: Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR)

Angela Zito
August 7, 2017

The online Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR) is a course to train participants on how to effectively conduct clinical research. The course focuses on the spectrum of clinical research and the research process by highlighting epidemiologic methods, study design, protocol preparation, patient monitoring, quality assurance, and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issues. 

Job Opportunity: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Ware Lab, VUMC, Nashville, TN

Kate Stuart
August 4, 2017

A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the laboratory of Dr. Lorraine Ware, Professor of Medicine and Pathology, Microbioloby and Immunology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Ware’s translational research group studies pathogenic mechanisms of sepsis and acute lung injury with a specific focus on mechanisms of lung epithelial and endothelial injury. 

Job Opportunity: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Neuroimaging, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, VUMC, Nashville, TN

Kate Stuart
August 4, 2017

The Woodward lab is excited to announce a newly available Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neuroimaging.  Supported by a combination of federal funding and an endowment, the Fellow will work on studies examining brain dysconnectivity and cognitive impairment in psychotic disorders.   The Fellow will also have opportunities to pursue additional scientific research interests through access to large-scale datasets, including a repository of clinical, cognitive, neuroimaging, and genetic data collected on healthy subjects and individuals with a psychotic disorder; and several publically-available datasets (e.g. Human Connectome Project, Autism Brain Imaging Data Exchange, etc.).  

Tuition-Free Academic English Classes

Kate Stuart
August 4, 2017
Posted in Announcements

Fall Semester, Vanderbilt University English Language Center, 1208 18th Avenue South Tuition-Free Academic English Classes for VU students, faculty, and staff at the ELC. The Vanderbilt University English Language Center (VU ELC) offers tuition-free* courses for individuals at VU who have a first language other than English. English for Academic Purposes (EAP) classes include the following:

CIRTL – a great resource for VU PhD students and postdocs interested in college teaching

Kim Petrie
August 3, 2017
Posted in Announcements

If you’re interested in a career in college teaching, we encourage you to check out resources available through the CIRTL Network. CIRTL stands for Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning and it’s a network of universities (created originally by an NSF grant) which aims to develop a national STEM faculty committed to implementing and advancing effective teaching practices for diverse student audiences. Vanderbilt is an institutional member so Vanderbilt students, faculty, and staff can access CIRTL resources free of charge.

Job Opportunity: Deputy Director- Academic Coordinator II– Biology Scholars Program, Berkeley, CA

Angela Zito
August 3, 2017

The Biology Scholars Program (BSP) on the UC Berkeley Campus is hiring a Deputy Director (Academic Coordinator). This is a 100% full-time, two- year position which begins September 11, 2017 and may be renewable annually based on satisfactory performance and availability of funding. 

Interested in defense, intelligence, or consulting careers? Attend the DTRA Chem/Bio Defense Science & Technology Conference this November.

Angela Zito
August 2, 2017
Posted in Announcements

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) is hosting an annual conference about science and technology in the Department of Defense Chemical and Biological Defense Program. The 2017 Chemical and Biological Defense Science & Technology (CBD S&T) Conference will be in Long Beach, California, November 28-30, 2017. Student registration rates are available.

Job Opportunity: Neuroscience Program Analyst, Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer’s Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Kate Stuart
July 31, 2017

The Neuroscience Program Analyst (Health Policy/Services Analyst II) will assist with research activities, including grant and manuscript preparation, for a large NIH clinical research portfolio under the direct guidance of the Center Director. The position emphasizes human subjects research focused on investigating cardiovascular and cerebrovascular risk factors for abnormal cognitive aging, including mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease. Research outcomes emphasize neuroimaging, neuropsychological, cardiac MRI, and echocardiography variables.

Job Opportunity: multiple openings, Synchrogenix, various cities

Kate Stuart
July 28, 2017

Synchrogenix is currently seeking writers with CMC experience to join our full-time team or our contract Writers in Network.  Full-time employees work from one of our 14 global locations and our WIN team work remotely.  We have also opened new offices in Orlando, FL, Parsippany, NJ and Philadelphia, PA. 

Job Opportunity: Account Manager, ZEISS International, Nashville TN

July 26, 2017

ZEISS is looking for a life science, PhD level, research professional for one of the world's largest, most respected and most successful microscopy companies.  With greater than 60% of their 25,000+ employees having been with them for over 15 years, they have managed to create a culture that attracts high quality talent for long term careers.

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