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CDC Laboratory Leadership Service Fellowship

Jul. 17, 2019—CDC’s Laboratory Leadership Service (LLS) fellowship program prepares high caliber PhD scientists to become public health laboratory leaders. Through on-the-job service at CDC and other public health laboratories, fellows acquire and apply skills in laboratory quality management, the science of biosafety, and leadership. The CDC Laboratory Leadership Service (LLS) was launched in 2015 and develops...

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Vanderbilt Software Carpentries scheduled for Aug. 19-20

Jul. 15, 2019—Vanderbilt Software Carpentries, a two-day boot camp scheduled for Aug. 19-20, aims to help graduate students and other researchers get their work done in less time and with less pain by teaching basic research computing skills. This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management and task automation. Aug....

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FOCUS co-leaders needed

Jul. 11, 2019—Are you interested in obtaining teaching experience? The Interdisciplinary Graduate Program is recruiting senior grad students and postdocs to serve as FOCUS Co-Leaders for 2019. FOCUS sessions are small group literature discussions for first year graduate students.  Co-Leaders will be paired with a faculty member and learn how to teach small group discussion sections.  The time commitment...

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Call for Posters – Translational Research Forum

Jul. 9, 2019—Call for Posters 2019 Translational Research Forum The 2019 Vanderbilt Translational Research Forum will feature more than 25 nationally recognized Vanderbilt researchers presenting their translational science, as well as special guest speaker Dr. Suzanne Oparil. A poster session will provide students and investigators in health research at Vanderbilt (VU and VUMC) and Meharry Medical College...

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2019 Warren Alpert Distinguished Scholar Fellowships

Jul. 9, 2019—2019 Warren Alpert Distinguished Scholars  This is a joint competition for VU and VUMC investigators. All investigators should follow these instructions. Vanderbilt (VU+VUMC, collaboratively) may nominate one candidate for the 2019 Warren Alpert Distinguished Scholars. This program supports individual scientists of exceptional creativity who have an MD or PhD degree and who have completed a minimum of...

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Seeking Grad Students to Pilot Discovery Diagnosis Online Course

Jul. 5, 2019—We are looking for students to help pilot new, entireing online courses on topics related to drug discovery and development. We are particularly interested in recruiting students who are graduate, medical, or advanced undergraduate students. The current course pilots are listed below. More information can be found at the Drug Discovery Online website (https://vanderbilt.edu/drugdiscovery/courses/). Students...

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From Academia to Industry: An Amgen Perspective, Sept 18, 2019, Cambridge, MA, Call for applications via the ASPIRE Program

Jul. 3, 2019—The ASPIRE Program is partnering with Amgen, Cambridge, MA, to send two senior graduate students or postodoctoral fellows to this annual event: From Academia to Industry: An Amgen Perspective (Amgen Postdoc Day) Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Cambridge, MA Coordinated by the BRET Office of Career Development, Vanderbilt University  This program is designed for senior graduate students and postdoctoral...

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SPEX at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Postdoctoral Symposium, August 6th

Jul. 1, 2019—Oak Ridge National Laboratory Postdoctoral Association (ORPA) symposium on Tuesday, August 6th. SPEX (Southeastern Postdoctoral Exchange) Mission: To give postdocs opportunities to network and present their work in ways not normally available to them: through invited seminars, symposia, and targeted exchanges with other local institutes   Current Partners: University of Kentucky – Lexington and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (more to...

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Fall Data Science Fellowship Opportunity

Jun. 27, 2019—Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier...

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Insight Fellows Programs are now accepting applications!

Jun. 19, 2019—The Insight Fellows Programs are tuition-free fellowships for graduating students looking to transition to advanced careers in data and engineering. Over the past 6 years, we have helped over 1800 Insight Fellows become data scientists and engineers at over 700 leading companies. Insight is now accepting applications from graduating students (must have completed all coursework...

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UM Med School Postdoc Recruitment event “Postdoc Preview”

Jun. 19, 2019—The University of Michigan Medical School will host its next postdoctoral recruitment event October 10-11, 2019. We kindly ask that you explore Postdoc Preview and share this information with trainees, colleagues or departments that are especially strong in your field. Postdoc Preview introduces upper-level graduate students in the biomedical sciences to the excellent research and training opportunities...

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Society for Neuroscience (SfN) is seeking a consultant with expertise in higher education assessment

Jun. 18, 2019—The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) is seeking a consultant with expertise in higher education assessment to help us conduct a survey of neuroscience departments and programs. If you have suggestions of individuals or groups who may be interested in learning more about this project, please contact sraver@sfn.org.   SfN conducts a periodic survey of neuroscience...

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Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program application now open!

Jun. 17, 2019—Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine welcomes applications for its Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program. The application period ois now open! The deadline to apply is September 6, 2019, and the 2020 session will last from January 21 until April 10. The Program...

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BCG Virtual Coffee Chats – June 26, 2019

Jun. 14, 2019—BCG Atlanta will be hosting virtual “coffee chats” on June 26 throughout the day for students interested in learning more about BCG consultancy. Alumna Dr. Aparna Shekar will be hosting the chats. Interested students register here https://talent.bcg.com/Events?folderId=10025867

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Fall Course offering in Dr. Meiler’s lab

Jun. 13, 2019—NEW APPROACHES FOR PRACTICAL AND TIME EFFICIENT CLONING, CONSTRUCT DESIGN AND THE STRATEGIC SELECTION OF PROTEIN-PROTEIN INTERACTION TECHNIQUES. Course Description: Research techniques are always changing, they develop and improve and sometimes it is hard to stay fully informed. In this module we will talk about different methods and techniques you want to use to be...

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Career Chat, AAAS Sci & Tech Fellowships, Thurs, 6/13

Jun. 7, 2019—Career Chat:  Q&A with AAAS Science & Technology Fellows Thursday, June 13 3:30 – 5:00 pm Alumni Hall Café area RSVP Here Vanderbilt alumnus Joseph Rustick will share his personal experiences at the EPA as a AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) Executive Branch fellow. Come learn about the opportunities, process, and outcomes...

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“So You Want to be a Pharmacologist Doing Drug Discovery?…….Careers in Drug Discovery”

Jun. 7, 2019—Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Department of Pharmacology Special Seminar Series Terrence P. Kenakin, Ph.D., UNC-Chapel Hill 1:30 pm 206 PRB “So You Want to be a Pharmacologist Doing Drug Discovery?…….Careers in Drug Discovery”

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Do You Play Fair? A Workshop about Bias in Academia

Jun. 7, 2019—Postdocs and graduate students are invited to explore how unconscious bias may impede student success in STEMM fields. Fair Play raises awareness about stereotypes and other racial biases in academia, which can inadvertently influence judgments about the behavior toward others Register here: https://redcap.vanderbilt.edu/surveys/?s=8RRKJXNMRH

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Nashville MeetUp for “Data Nerds” is June 11

Jun. 7, 2019—Interested in Data Science? Data Nerds is a Data Science meetup a built around promoting the education and “doing” of Data Science.  We do this by meeting weekly to work on projects together and provide help ranging from helping someone setup their Python environment to questions around machine learning techniques.  We also meet on a...

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Massive is currently waiving the registration fee!

May. 30, 2019—Massive is currently waiving the registration fee (“If you think a friend should join the consortium, tell them to use the code MEXIA to get free membership!”). It’s a great tool to improve your scicomm abilities (and get paid after your first 2 articles!) Register here: https://massivesci.com/consortium/

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