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Vanderbilt professors to teach Coursera course on data collection/management in clinical trials

Kim Petrie
September 13, 2013
Posted in Announcements

The course is available to anyone at no cost (regardless of location or institution affiliation) and will run approximately 5-weeks. In this first-run of the course, we will likely not be offering certificates or credit - but believe the content should be valuable to anyone interested in data collection/management and clinical & translational research. We will be leveraging REDCap in the course for examples and assignments, but the material will focus primarily on higher level principles.

Job Opportunity: Bain & Co. hiring in China

Kate Stuart
September 11, 2013

We are recruiting Associate Consultants for the class of 2014.  Bain & Company is a leading global management consulting firm with 50 offices in 32 countries. Since our founding in 1973, we have worked for over 5,000 clients in virtually every industry. Bain's Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing offices, primarily cover the Greater China region, but our consultants are often involved in cases across the world. If you are interested in: 

Job Opportunity: Staff Scientist, Translational Gerontology Branch, NIA

Kim Petrie
September 10, 2013

The TGB conducts studies aimed at understanding the changes that occur with aging in health status and physical and cognitive function, under the direction of the Branch Chief, Luigi Ferrucci, M.D., Ph.D. The TGB has a multifaceted research portfolio that includes several ongoing clinical and epidemiological studies in humans and a number of mechanistic studies in animal models.

Job Opportunity: Tenure-Track “Earl Stadtman Investigators” (Trans-NIH)

Kim Petrie
September 10, 2013

Scientific discoveries from our intramural laboratories, with their extensive infrastructure and critical mass of expertise, have a crucial role in both maintaining America’s research excellence and advancing medical treatments and cures.  Come join the team whose hallmarks are stable funding, intellectual freedom, shared resources, and access to a wide range of scientific expertise. We seek creative, independent thinkers eager to take on high-risk, high-impact research.

Job Opportunity: Technology Development Specialist Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Office, NIAID

Kim Petrie
September 10, 2013

The technology development specialist will be responsible for advising on and performing the full range of support services that facilitate the transfer of new technologies and research materials, particularly to the private sector, for further research or commercial development as appropriate.  The specialist provides advice, guidance, and assistance to NIAID staff on issues relating to collaborative and other agreements, inventions, patents, licenses, royalties, and other technology transfer matters.

CIRTL Coffee Hour for Postdocs

Kate Stuart
September 9, 2013

CIRTL is inviting you to join them for a series of panel discussions designed around the theme of Career Development. The first of the series is being held this coming Monday, Sept 9, 2013, 3:45 – 5:15 p.m.  in 110 Featheringill Hall.  The topic is Careers in STEM.  The background to the series is described below.  Please join us and invite other postdocs who you know to come with you.

Job Opportunity: Biology Faculty, University of Maryland

Kate Stuart
September 5, 2013

The Department of Biology at the University of Maryland, College Park, is seeking to hire several exceptional tenure-track faculty members at any professional rank. Successful candidates will extend, complement, or integrate the Department's existing research strengths in ecology, evolutionary and developmental biology, comparative genomics, sensory neuroscience, and biophysics. Each will be expected to establish a vibrant research program and to be a creative and dedicated teacher at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Tennessee Governor's Fellowship

Kim Petrie
September 5, 2013

The gifted and highly-motivated fellows are awarded the unique opportunity to spend two years working full-time for senior and top-ranking government officials. After spending six months on initial statewide projects, fellows are assigned to one of Tennessee’s twenty-two state departments, where they will serve directly under the respective commissioner.

Helpful Stanford e-course available: "SciWrite: Writing in the Sciences"

Kate Stuart
August 30, 2013
Posted in Announcements

ABOUT THIS COURSE This course teaches scientists to become more effective writers, using practical examples and exercises. Topics include: principles of good writing, tricks for writing faster and with less anxiety, the format of a scientific manuscript, and issues in publication and peer review. Students from non-science disciplines can benefit from the training provided in the first four weeks (on general principles of effective writing).

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