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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.

The eligibility criteria for the K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award have changed

Kim Petrie
January 16, 2014
Posted in Announcements

The NIH K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award began in 2006 as a grant mechanism that supports young scientists in transitioning from postdoctoral training to an independent research career. Recently, the parent program announcement for the K99/R00 award was resissued (see PA-14-042). The new PA spells out new eligibility requirements and describes the ideal candidate in more detail, as follows:

How to Create a Plan for RCR Education for Your NIH Fellowship or Career Development Award

Kate Stuart
January 15, 2014

Friday, Jan 17, 2014 How to Create a Plan for RCR Education for Your NIH Fellowship or Career Development Award(Elizabeth Heitman) SummaryRCR CREDIT AVAILABLE. This presentation will explore the criteria of and recommendations for creating a Responsible Conduct of Research education plan for an NIH Fellowship or Career Development Award application.

Developing and Maintaining Effective Communication Skills in the Research Environment (for School of Medicine Postdocs only)

Kate Stuart
January 14, 2014

WHAT:           Developing and Maintaining Effective Communication Skills in the Research Environment (for School of Medicine Postdocs only) WHEN:           March 4th  OR  March 6th  from 1:30-3:00 WHERE:       Light Hall (specific location will be determined later this month)

Job Opportunity: Pordis Researcher (short-term)

Kate Stuart
January 10, 2014

Topic: Research and report on the current state of the art for UV-C (~254nm) sterilization of clinical environments to determine how UV-C sterilization is incorporated into broader sterilization programs and how it contributes to changes in hospital acquired infection (HAI) rates. Compensation: $1000 for an expected 25hr of dedicated work Expectations:

Job Opportunity: Equity Research Associate

Kate Stuart
January 10, 2014

Associate to work with Cowen and Company's Specialty Pharmaceuticals Equity Research Team in New York City. Equity research analysts follow the progress of public pharmaceutical companies and make stock recommendations to institutional investor clients. Job tasks include analyzing clinical trials and scientific data, financial modeling, interviews with physician experts and company management teams, conducting surveys, scientific literature reviews, hosting industry conferences, writing reports, and making oral presentations.

VUWiSE Meeting, January 9

Kate Stuart
January 3, 2014

VUWiSE Meeting: 09 Jan, 2 pm, Light Hall 419 A-D  The next VU Women in Science and Engineering (VUWiSE) meeting will be Thurs, 09 Jan, 2pm, at Light Hall, 419 A-D. Please join us!  We will discuss updates about our programming (with a focus on outreach, mentoring, and social events), hold officer elections, form committees, and discuss plans for future events.  

Two opportunities available with the Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance

Kate Stuart
January 2, 2014
Posted in Announcements

As a part of the ongoing efforts by the India Alliance to encourage Clinical and Public health research in India, the Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance have come up with two initiatives; 1) Two Year Research Training Fellowships for Clinicians, and 2) Early, Intermediate and Senior Fellowship schemes for Clinicians and Public Health researchers. (Separate Competition)  Both the competitions launched on 1 January 2014.