Posts tagged Nonacademic Search

Job Opportunity: The Tennessee Department of Agriculture chemistry lab-Chemist positions; CLOSES TOMORROW 5/9/17!

Angela Zito
May 8, 2017

CHEMIST (2 positions), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, CONSUMER AND INDUSTRY SERVICES DIVISION, DAVIDSON COUNTY   Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in chemistry and experience equivalent to one year of full time professional work as a chemist.  Substitution of Education for Experience:  Additional graduate coursework in chemistry may be substituted for the required experience, on a year-for-year basis, to a maximum of one year.

Job Opportunity: Healthcare Research Project Manager - BioVU

Angela Zito
May 3, 2017

Healthcare Research Project Manager - BioVU   Under direct supervision, oversees small projects or phases of larger projects. Responsible for coordinating activities of project team, identifying appropriate resources needed, and developing schedules to ensure time completion of project. Effectively coordinates the activities of the team by becoming familiar with system scope and project objectives, as well as the role and function of each team member. Demonstrates good communication, organization, and team building skills.

"PhD Careers in Think Tanks," VersatilePhD panel discussion, April 3-7

Angela Zito
March 27, 2017

PhD Careers in Think Tanks April 3-7, 2017 STEM PhDs can positively impact society by working in "think tanks", non-academic research organizations that influence public policy around an important issue or cluster of issues. Think tanks hire PhDs to conduct and evaluate studies and help develop policy recommendations.

CTTC Medical Device Lunch and Learn Lecture March 28th

Angela Zito
March 14, 2017

Please join us Tuesday, March 28th from 11:45am to 12:45pm at Light Hall 202 for a lunch and learn hosted by Vanderbilt's Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization(CTTC) and the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering (VISE). Ashley Wittorf, Executive Director of AdvaMed Accel, will be our featured speaker. She will discuss: “How the role of government affects efforts to develop new innovative medical technologies.”

The Job Search for International Students

Kate Stuart
January 15, 2016

The search for internships and post-graduate employment can be quite challenging for international students. This workshop, sponsored by the Graduate School, will help you understand the process and will address how to use all available resources to help you compete effectively in the job market. Registration requested: ​

"PhD Career Finder" tool on Versatile PhD

Kim Petrie
July 31, 2015

The Versatile PhD (VPhD, for short, in this blog post) is an online resource and community for PhDs considering careers outside the "traditional" academic faculty route. The Vanderbilt Graduate School is an institutional subscriber to VPhD, so Vanderbilt students and postdocs have access to all of VPhD's premium content. This includes real-life examples of PhDs and ABDs who went into each of the careers portrayed: their stories, advice, inside information about their fields, even the actual resumes and cover letters they used to get their first post-academic jobs. 

How do I tell my PI?

Kim Petrie
April 21, 2014

Grad students and postdocs are often apprehensive about talking to their faculty adviser about their career interests, especially if their interests lie outside the "traditional" career path of becoming a tenure-track professor at a university. But did you know that only ~15% of biomedical sciences PhDs go on to become tenure-track professors? That's right... 85% of biomedical sciences PhDs ultimately pursue a non-tenure-track faculty career! 

"Careers in Finance for STEM PhDs" panel through The VersatilePhD

Kate Stuart
January 29, 2014
Posted in Announcements

There are many roles for science and math PhDs in the finance industry, a broad category that includes banking, investing, real estate, insurance and other finance-related fields. Quantitative analysis, risk assessment, model-testing, etc. are critical to all finance industry endeavors. Many STEM PhDs (not just mathematicians) have enough of those skills to enter the field.