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Job Opportunity - Research Associate, Coaching to Promote Success in Scientific Careers, Northwestern University

Kim Petrie
December 31, 2013

The Scientific Careers Research and Development Group at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, is seeking an early career life scientist to join our team of natural and social scientists as we develop, deploy and study a novel coaching approach to promoting the development of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. 

ASCB offering a biotech course for PhD students and postdocs

Kim Petrie
December 19, 2013

The American Society of Cell Biology will be offering a 2014 course for PhD students and postdocs called Managing Science in the Biotech Industry: An Intensive Course for Students and Postdocs. The course will be held June 16-27 at the Keck Graduate Institute in California. The course will introduce PhD scientists to the culture and infrastructure of life sciences companies and to the competencies needed to thrive in industry.

SMART Postdoctoral Scholarship

Kim Petrie
December 16, 2013
Posted in Announcements

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in collaboration with the National Research Foundation of Singapore has established the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) - the SMART Centre - at which senior MIT faculty members, in collaboration with scientists and engineers from Singapore, carry out interdisciplinary research on critical problems of societal significance. 

Applications open for the California Science and Technology Policy Fellowship

Kim Petrie
December 16, 2013

Offered by the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST), the California Science and Technology Policy Fellowships place professional scientists and engineers in the California State Legislature for one-year appointments. These professional development opportunities enable fellows to work hands on with policy-makers to develop solutions to complex scientific and technical issues facing California through their interaction with the legislative process.

Post-doctoral position in implementing methods to combine information from epidemiologic cohorts and large databases from national health insurance

Kim Petrie
December 16, 2013
Posted in Announcements

The French Ministries of Health and Research) / Université Pierre et Marie Curie are offering a postdoctoral position in implementing methods to combine information from epidemiologic cohorts and large databases from national health insurance. The Inserm/UPMC UMR-S 707 unit offers a one-year postdoctoral position (full time) in Paris to begin in 2014 (February to August preferentially).

ASM Kadner Institute for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scientists in Preparation for Careers in Microbiology

Kim Petrie
December 16, 2013

The goal of the ASM Kadner Institute is to give senior graduate students and early-career postdoctoral fellows hands-on training to develop the skills needed for a successful career in microbiology, and to introduce them to the broad range of careers in the field. The Institute takes place as an intensive, five-day workshop that mixes formal presentations, small group activities, informal discussions, and networking. Each Institute trains up to 36 participants.

*NEW* Spanish Language Fellows Initiative to be part of AAAS Mass Media Fellowship Program

Kim Petrie
December 16, 2013
Posted in Announcements

AAAS is recruiting Spanish Language Fellows to participate in its prestigious Mass Media Fellowship Program. AAAS wishes to focus on serving the growing Latino populations of the U.S. by supporting science communication and education in the language of those communities and by addressing issues of importance to the communities.

Apply before January 15 for the 2014 AAAS Mass Media Fellowship

Kim Petrie
December 16, 2013
Posted in Announcements

The 2014 AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship application is now available online.  To learn more and to apply, please visit www.aaas.org/mmfellowship. The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship seeks to increase communication skills in student scientists. From grant writing to interaction with their community, today’s young scientists must also be able science communicators.

TWO PhD Career Connections seminars this week (Science Education/Outreach and Entrepreneurship)

Kim Petrie
December 8, 2013

This week, there are not one, but TWO PhD Career Connections seminars. The first is a rescheduled event from October about Science Education & Outreach. The second is about Entrepreneurship. Advance registration is requested for both. Please click on the program title to register.

VU Women in Science & Engineering End of Semester Cookies and Coffee

Kim Petrie
December 6, 2013
Posted in Announcements

The new VUWiSE group is organizing an informal, end-of-semester, "cookies and coffee" gathering. It will be Thursday, December 12 at 4:00pm at the Margaret Cuninggam Women's Center. More information about VUWiSE is available at their website or Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/VUWISE. To RSVP (not required) or for more information, please contact VUWiSE: 

Registration now open for (free!) annual GradSTEP conference sponsored by the VU Center for Teaching

Kim Petrie
December 4, 2013

Registration is now open for the annual GradSTEP conference sponsored by the VU Center for Teaching. Held in January each year, GradSTEP provides several workshops and discussions on teaching, learning, and professional development issues across the disciplines. All Vanderbilt graduate and professional students, as well as post-doctoral fellows, are invited to attend.

Applications open for Visiting Scientist Fellowship Program at Eli Lilly

Kim Petrie
December 4, 2013

Applications are now being accepted for the Eli Lilly 2014 Visiting Scientist Fellowship Program, which offers unique training opportunities in regulatory affairs, health outcomes, project management, product planning, or clinical development.

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