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"Careers in Finance for STEM PhDs" panel through The VersatilePhD

Kate Stuart
January 29, 2014
Posted in Announcements

There are many roles for science and math PhDs in the finance industry, a broad category that includes banking, investing, real estate, insurance and other finance-related fields. Quantitative analysis, risk assessment, model-testing, etc. are critical to all finance industry endeavors. Many STEM PhDs (not just mathematicians) have enough of those skills to enter the field.

Job Opportunity: Bioinformatics, Strategic Analysis, Arlington, VA

Kate Stuart
January 28, 2014

Strategic Analysis, Inc. (SA), is a privately-held company that provides national security decision-makers with world-class technical and programmatic services. SA's mission is to provide top-level decision makers with world-class analysis, tools, and professional services that integrate the technical, operational, programmatic, and policy aspects of national security issues.

Internship Opportunity: The Office of Science and Technology Policy

Kate Stuart
January 24, 2014
Posted in Announcements

The Office of Science and Technology Policy is currently accepting applications for its Summer 2014 Internship Program.  The application deadline is 11:59pm Friday, March 7.  Students who are U.S. citizens and who will be actively enrolled during the 2014 academic year are welcome to apply.  More information and application instructions are available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/ostp/about/student/. 

Third Resume 101 seminar added, Feb 6

In this seminar, you’ll learn how to craft a compelling résumé that showcases your professional skills and accomplishments. We’ll discuss the differences between CVs and résumés, strategies for turning your CV into a résumé, and tips for clearly and concisely presenting your experience. Then, in a mock hiring exercise, you’ll play the role of hiring manager and select candidates to interview for a job based on their résumé. 

Nashville Area Career Fair, February 11, 2014

Kate Stuart
January 23, 2014
Posted in Announcements

The Nashville Area Career Fair is on Tuesday, February 11, at the Williamson County Ag Exposition Park. The event is free, but tickets are required. The BRET Office of Career Development has your tickets! For more information, visit www.nashvillefairs.org. Email kate.stuart@vanderbilt.edu to request a ticket. She will put tickets at the BRET front desk (Light Hall, Suite 340) for easy pick-up!

ASM Kadner Institute Fellowships

Kate Stuart
January 23, 2014
Posted in Announcements

A Comprehensive Report of The ASM Kadner Institute (2001-2012) This report, developed in 2013, highlights 300+ ASM Kadner Institute participants' achievements and accomplishments since attending the Institute.    Executive Summary Comprehensive Report   Institute Overview 

ASM Robert D. Watkins Graduate Research Fellowship

Kate Stuart
January 23, 2014
Posted in Announcements

The ProgramThe goal of the fellowship is to increase the number of underrepresented groups completing doctoral degrees in the microbiological sciences. The ASM Robert D. Watkins Graduate Research Fellowship is aimed at highly competitive graduate students who are enrolled in a Ph.D. program and who have completed their graduate course work in the microbiological sciences. The fellowship encourages students to continue and complete their research project in the microbiological sciences. Students will be:

ASM/CDC Program Fellowship in Infectious Disease and Public Health Microbiology

Kate Stuart
January 23, 2014
Posted in Announcements

ProgramThe program is sponsored by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The goal of ASM/CDC Fellowship is to support the development of new approaches, methodologies and knowledge in infectious disease prevention and control in areas within the public health mission of the CDC. The fellowship allows one to perform research in residence headquartered at a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) location. Eligible fields of study include:

The do's and don'ts of communicating with a prospective academic employer

Kim Petrie
January 22, 2014

An alumnus recently inquired about the appropriate way to follow up on a faculty job application. His question was a common one: "How, and when, do I follow up on my application for an academic faculty position?" Like many applicants, he was trying to walk the fine line between showing genuine interest in the position and being a pest.

Job Opportunity: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Cardiovascular Medicine, VUMC

Kate Stuart
January 22, 2014

A Post-Doctoral position is available immediately in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine to study the fundamental role of nucleotidases in cardiovascular disease. Small laboratory animal models, biochemistry, molecular biology, and proteomics techniques are the main research approaches for these studies, complemented by human studies. The successful applicant will hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. with 2 years of post-doctoral experience. Expertise in either platelet biology or cardiomyocyte biology combined with proficiency in both biochemical assays and molecular biology are necessary.

Job Opportunity: Program Assistant, Science & Technology Innovation Program, Woodrow Wilson Center

Kate Stuart
January 21, 2014

The Commons Lab of the Wilson Center's Science and Technology Innovation Program conducts research and independent policy analysis on emerging technologies that facilitate collaborative science and decision-making, with an emphasis on their social, organizational, legal, and ethical implications. We are currently focusing on open innovation approaches, such as citizen science and crowdsourcing. We are hiring a program assistant, who will serve as the principal administrative support and research assistant.

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