Posts tagged Skill Development

Registration open for a joint meeting of the Midwest and Southeast Chapters of the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities, Opryland Resort, Nashville

Rachel Howell
September 3, 2014

Registration is open for the combined meeting of the Midwest Association of Core Facility Directors and the Southeastern Association of Shared Resources at the Opryland Resort in Nashville, October 9-11, 2014.  This annual meeting is focused on administrative and scientific topics relevant to all shared resource directors and personnel.

ASPIRE Modules: 2014 Fall Courses announced

Kate Stuart
August 13, 2014

The BRET Office of Career Development is excited to announce new programming being offered this fall as part of the ASPIRE Program! We are introducing five new ASPIRE Modules designed to provide graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with career exploration and training enhancement opportunities. The ASPIRE Modules are short, non-credit-bearing courses intended to help you develop professional skills in business, clinical research, and communication.

American Medical Writers Association annual conference, Oct 8-11 in Memphis

Kate Stuart
July 25, 2014
Posted in Announcements

The AMWA Annual Conference is the ultimate resource for medical communicators around the world, offering educational and networking opportunities beyond compare in the field. Join the AMWA's 74th Annual Conference from Oct 8-11 in Memphis. Learn more about the conference here: http://www.amwa.org/events_annual_conference   

NIH Recommendations for Graduate Training

Rachel Howell
June 30, 2014

The NIH recently released the executive summary of the report from the Biomedical Research Workforce working group listing the recommendations that the group is passing on to the NIH Director. Among the recommendations for graduate training: “The working group believes that graduate programs must accommodate a greater range of anticipated careers for students.

Use Spreadsheets to Keep Your Job Search Organized

Rachel Howell
June 30, 2014

Spreadsheets are great for analyzing data, making lists, and sorting large amounts of information. But spreadsheets are also a wonderful resource for your job search. Excel -- or even a Google shared spreadsheet -- offers a multi-tabbed document option where you can store all aspects of your job search. Use one tab to gather deadlines and other applications of interest. Mark another tab to track your progress and where you have applied. Brainstorm networking contacts and future informational interviews on another. Save websites and email addresses for employers.

Time Management Skills

Rachel Howell
June 23, 2014

It seems, especially in the fall semester of the academic year, there are numerous new seminars, classes, and opportunities that are just too good to pass up. The programs usually have a lot to offer in terms of learning, self-assessment, and – let’s be honest – free snacks! While taking advantage of all the awesome opportunities Vanderbilt has to offer, it can sometimes be hard to balance time management.

Volunteer opportunity with the Journal of Science Policy and Governance

Kim Petrie
May 29, 2014

The Journal of Science Policy and Governance is a student-run, international project that provides graduate students the opportunity and training to serve as editors. The Journal is currently recruiting for the following positions. All editors serve on a volunteer basis and typically remain engaged for at least one academic year. Positions will remain open until filled. To apply: Send a resume, 2 paragraph cover email explaining your interests in science policy and a writing sample to jofspg@gmail.com  

Science in the Classroom

Kate Stuart
May 5, 2014
Posted in Announcements

Become a contributing editor for Science in the Classroom (scienceintheclassroom.org), an initiative by Science Magazine to get K-12 and undergrads involved in reading their magazine and learning more about science in general. Briefly, Science gets postdocs to summarize manuscripts in lay language, come up with glossaries for scientific language used in the article, and then they allow the content to be accessed for free as a teaching tool to anyone.

2014 Career Handbook from Science Careers and AAAS

Kate Stuart
May 5, 2014
Posted in Announcements

The "2014 Career Handbook, Advice and Opportunities for Scientists" through ScienceCareers and AAAS is now available for viewing and reading online.  http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/sites/default/files/CareerHandbook_... The goal of the booklet is to bring you useful, relevant information to help you navigate the job search process and manage your development in a way that leads you to a truly rewarding career.

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