Posts tagged Skill Development

Call for Graduate Applications - Writing Studio

Kim Petrie
January 29, 2015
Posted in Announcements

The Vanderbilt Writing Studio is now in the process of hiring Graduate Writing Consultants, the Arts & Science Graduate Writing Fellow, and the Peabody Graduate Writing Fellow for the 2015-2016 academic year. Writing Consultants primarily hold one-to-one consultation sessions with graduate and undergraduate writers, but also have opportunities to facilitate workshops, writing groups, and other events. The position pays $13.00/per hour. Graduate Consultants work no fewer than 5 hours per week, and may work as many as 15 hours per week if their other departmental duties allow.

Become a better communicator: Apply for the iBiology Young Scientist Series!

Kim Petrie
January 15, 2015
Posted in Announcements

Are you a young scientist? Would you like to share the results of your biology research with an international audience? Are you interested in becoming a better communicator? Apply for the iBiology Young Scientist Seminar Series by February 1st, 2015! If you are a Ph.D. candidate or postdoctoral researcher in biological sciences, this competition offers a unique opportunity to develop your effective communication skills.

"Tips for a Winning Research Proposal," from Tomorrow's Professor

Kate Stuart
November 26, 2014

"Experts suggest ways to gain favor with funding agencies. The numbers look scary. Of the 48,999 research proposals it received in fiscal year 2013, the National Science Foundation funded just 10,829, or 22 percent. At the National Institutes of Health, the "success rate" was less than 17 percent. For new faculty members making their first try as a principal investigator (PI), things were more intimidating. At NSF, 17 percent of these proposals got funded; at NIH, fewer than 10 percent.

CIRTL Network Spring 2015 opportunities

Kate Stuart
November 19, 2014
Posted in Announcements

Learn more from the webinars and other virtual events provided by the CIRTL Network. CIRTL stands for Center for Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning.  http://www.cirtl.net/index.php?q=events    CIRTL courses are an opportunity to engage in an interactive and synchronous or hybrid online learning experience with other students and instructors from across the CIRTL Network. 

BOLD Fellows Program accepting applications

Kate Stuart
November 6, 2014

The Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching is recruiting graduate students to participate in the BOLD Fellows program beginning in January 2015.

The BOLD Fellows program is designed to help graduate student/faculty teams build expertise in developing online instructional modules grounded in good course design principles and our understanding of how people learn. STEM faculty members partner with graduate students or postdocs to design and develop on

Managing Science in the Biotech Industry: A Mini-Course for Students and Postdocs, University of Pennsylvania

Rachel Howell
October 22, 2014

Managing Science in the Biotech Industry: A Mini-Course for Students and Postdocs December 5, 2014, University of Pennsylvania Campus, Philadelphia PA Location: Stemmler-Dunlop Auditorium, 3450 Hamilton Walk, and Smilow Center for Translational Research Perelman School of Medicine, 3400 Civic Center Blvd.

NIH Webinar on Navigating NIH Application Submission and Review Process

Kate Stuart
October 9, 2014
Posted in Announcements

Notice Number: NOT-OD-15-002      Key Dates Release Date: October 2, 2014 - See more at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-15-002.html#sthash.raYg0Rq3.dpuf Purpose The purpose of this Notice is to inform new NIH grant applicants, those who mentor them and others about upcoming webinars that could help them better navigate the NIH application submission and review processes.

Online Training Course - Begins October 27, 2014 (Data Management / REDCap)

Rachel Howell
October 6, 2014

New online Data Management course will start October 27, 2014. The course is available to anyone at no cost (regardless of location or institution affiliation) and will run approximately 5-weeks. We understand this is a busy time of year for most, so have structured assignments and due dates to be relatively flexible.

Online Webinar: "Freelance Medical Writing: How to Use Your Scientific Background to Make a 6-Figure, Work-At-Home"

Kate Stuart
September 26, 2014
Posted in Announcements

This webinar will describe some of the basics you need to know to get your freelance medical writing business up and running, and will answer some general questions, including the following:  • What is the scope of medical writing? • How do I get work if I have no samples or experience?• How feasible/realistic is it to make money as a freelance medical writer? • How do I transition from a scientific/academic career—what kind of time frame will it take? • What preparation do I need and how do I get my first clients?

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