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Presidential Management Fellows program to add pilot STEM track

Kim Petrie
September 18, 2013
Posted in Announcements

It was created more than three decades ago by Executive Order. Historically, the PMF program was designed for public policy students, but PMF opened to all degree programs in 1982. In 2010, the program changed again to allow applications both from graduate students who will finish their advanced degree in the upcoming academic year, as well as from recent alumni who completed their advanced degree training in the previous two years.

Explore postdoc opportunities and present your graduate research at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Kim Petrie
September 18, 2013
Posted in Announcements

The NGSS is an all-expenses-paid symposium to which 40 of the top PhD-level graduate students from around the country are invited to participate. To be eligible, students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and their estimated graduation date must be between April 2014 and July 2015. Preference will be given to students whose work is relevant to the ongoing research at St. Jude.

Staff Scientist, Toxicologist, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Kate Stuart
September 17, 2013

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking a dynamic, highly motivated scientist with specific expertise in Neurotoxicology to serve as a Staff Scientist in the Toxicology Branch of the National Toxicology Program (NTP). The NTP provides toxicological evaluations on substances of public health concern.

To Connect or Not To Connect

Kim Petrie
September 16, 2013

This recent blog post from Allison Vaillancourt for the Chronicle of Higher Education outlines some of the pros and cons of being an "open networker" on LinkedIn. For the most part, I agree with Allison's approach. Like Allison, I value "quality" over "quantity." I rarely connect with people I don't know, and this includes current Vanderbilt students and postdocs I haven't met.

More Law-related Campus Events

Kate Stuart
September 16, 2013

More opportunities in Law… Did you enjoy Seth Ogden’s PhD Career Connections talk on Patent Law and want to know more about law school? Two opportunities on campus may be of interest to you. First, the Vanderbilt Center for Student Professional Development is hosting a Law School Fair in the Student Life Center Ballroom on September 19 from 2-5:00PM. Speak to Admissions reps from varied law schools to find out which school is right for you.

Job Opportunity: Assistant, Associate or Professor, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Kate Stuart
September 16, 2013

The Divisions of Endocrinology and Developmental Biology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital (http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org) are currently accepting applications for faculty positions at the Assistant, Associate or Professor level. Ideal candidates will join a multidisciplinary research community to investigate the developmental, cellular and molecular basis of diabetes and endocrinological diseases.

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.

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