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Insight Fellows Program – Winter 2021

Oct. 23, 2020—We’re now accepting applications from graduating students (must complete all coursework by January 19th in order to participate full time) for our winter sessions.   Apply to our fully-remote winter session by November 2: https://apply.insightdatascience.com INSIGHT FELLOWS What is Insight? The Insight Fellows Program is a seven-week professional training fellowship for graduating students and working professionals...

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The Schlumberger Foundation Call for Applications for the 2021-2022 Faculty for the Future Fellowships for women in STEM

Oct. 19, 2020—The Schlumberger Foundation Call for Applications for the 2021-2022 Faculty for the Future Fellowships for women in STEM, both in English and in French Applications will be received online at www.fftf.slb.com until November 9th, 2020

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Event: AAAS Mass Media Fellowship Panel

Oct. 16, 2020—Join alumni of the AAAS Mass Media Fellowship for a panel on their experiences being a fellow as well as applying to the program. (More details on the Fellowship and how to apply are here.) Thursday, November 5 1:00pm Zoom registration required   Panelists Lorena Infante Lara, PhD Lorena Infante Lara, PhD, was a graduate...

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Join Women in the Academy–Work-Life Integration: Parenting and the Academy–October 27

Oct. 15, 2020—Work–Life Integration?: Parenting and the Academy Janet Macdonald, Associate Professor of Chemistry Holly McCammon, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair of Sociology Julianne Vernon, Interim Associate Dean for Academic Success, School of Engineering Tuesday, October 27 12:00­–1:15 PM Zoom sign-up here

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Picture A Scientist, Virtual Film Viewing

Oct. 14, 2020—The Women on Track Steering Committee and Vanderbilt University Medical Center Office of Faculty Affairs invite you to participate in a virtual screening of the documentary Picture A Scientist, followed by a moderated discussion.  Picture A Scientist is a documentary film chronicling the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. A biologist, a chemist, and a geologist...

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Job Opportunity: Postdoctoral Training Program, Functional Neurogenomics, Brain Institute, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Oct. 14, 2020—This training program is associated with the Vanderbilt Brain Institute and is supported by a T32 training grant awarded by the NIMH. Our goal is to train the next generation of neuroscientists to investigate pathophysiological mechanisms that underlie mental illness and translate this information into novel treatment strategies. The multidisciplinary program provides trainees with opportunities...

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Biochemistry Intern, Bayer, Chesterfield, MO

Oct. 14, 2020—Biochemistry Intern In Bayer’s Crop Science division, we shape agriculture through breakthrough innovation that helps to nourish our growing world, preserve natural resources and deliver better solutions for all farmers. Using the creative spark that comes from human ingenuity, we seek to deliver world-class innovation, set new standards in sustainability, and drive our digital transformation....

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Nature Careers, Careers Live Virtual Event, Registration now open!

Oct. 13, 2020—Careers Live 2020 VIRTUAL EVENT Thursday, 15 October 12:00-17:00 GMT (UK) 07:00-12:00 EST (USA) 19:00-00:00 CST (China) Registration for this event is now open! We are pleased to let you know that registration is now open for the Nature Careers virtual event on October 15. Careers Live will take place from 07.00-12.00 EST and you’ll...

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Two-week Vanderbilt Software Carpentries boot camp is Nov. 2–5, 9–12

Oct. 12, 2020—The Vanderbilt Software Carpentries two-week boot camp is scheduled for Nov. 2–5 and Nov. 9–12 from 3 to 5 p.m. each day. The boot camp will feature: Intro to Unix Intro to Git and Version Control Intro to Python Register here. >> The event is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research,...

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Mentoring Opportunities with the Fisk-Vanderbilt Master’s-to-PhD Bridge Program

Oct. 7, 2020—Attention Postdocs: For those of you interested in mentoring, we invite you to get involved with the Fisk-Vanderbilt Masters-to-PhD Bridge Program. (www.fisk-vanderbilt-bridge.org) The Bridge Program finds and fosters PhD-level scientific talent within traditionally overlooked groups. It focuses on increasing the number of PhDs from underrepresented groups in astronomy, biology, chemistry, materials science and physics. After 16 years and...

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AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship 2021 Application is Available

Oct. 7, 2020—AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship Providing career exploration for over 40 years. AAAS works every day to increase public understanding of science and technology and to enhance communication among scientists, engineers, and the public. Through the AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows program, AAAS aims to strengthen the community of scientists who are...

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2021 Moore Inventor Fellows limited submission apps due Oct. 15

Oct. 1, 2020—Are you a postdoc with an invention idea? Vanderbilt (VU + VUMC combined) may nominate up to 2 candidates for the Moore Inventor Fellows competition. The Moore Foundation aims to support scientist-inventors who create new tools and technologies with a high potential to accelerate progress in the foundation’s areas of interest: scientific discovery, environmental conservation and patient care.. Each fellow will...

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Interested in a Regulatory Affairs Workshop in December?

Sep. 29, 2020—The BRET Office of Career Development ASPIRE Program is excited to welcome regulatory expert Linda Bowen, RAC, FRAPS, to facilitate a small virtual regulatory-intensive workshop. We are gauging interest for this event and collecting contact info so that those with interest can stay up to date with registration deadlines. See all details below: Transitioning to...

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PhD Career Stories: Panel Discussion with AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellows

Sep. 25, 2020—In lieu of our regular monthly PhD Career Stories seminar, we invite you to join the ASPIRE Program and campus partners for a special panel discussion with current and former AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellows. Monday, October 19 1:30-2:30pm on Zoom Co-sponsored by the BRET Office of Career Development ASPIRE Program, the Graduate School,...

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2020 Federal STEM Policy & Advocacy Virtual Seminars

Sep. 25, 2020—The VU and VUMC Offices of Federal Relations, together with several campus partners including the BRET Office of Career Development ASPIRE Program, are hosting two virtual events this fall for the Vanderbilt community to learn more about federal STEM policy and advocacy, and careers in science policy. October 19: Panel discussion with AAAS Science &...

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Virtual NIH Seminar Series: Mental Health and Well-Being of Biomedical Researchers

Sep. 23, 2020—Please join the NIH OITE on October 5, 2020 from 1:00 – 3:30 pm EDT for the first of a virtual seminar series focused on the mental health and well-being on biomedical researchers. The webinar and small group discussions are open to students, fellows, staff and faculty at NIH, universities and research institutions. The topic...

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Apply for the ACNP/AMP BRAD Fellowship

Sep. 22, 2020—The American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) has partnered with Americans for Medical Progress (AMP) to offer the ACNP/AMP BRAD Fellowship. Biomedical Research Awareness Day (BRAD) was created through the Michael D. Hayre Fellowship in Public Outreach program, established by Americans for Medical Progress, to promote peer education about animal research. The ACNP/AMP Fellowship offers the...

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NIH Loan Repayment Programs Now Accepting Applications

Sep. 16, 2020—The NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) are a set of programs established by Congress and designed to recruit and retain highly qualified health professionals into biomedical or biobehavioral research careers. The escalating costs of advanced education and training in medicine and clinical specialties are forcing some scientists to abandon their research careers for higher-paying private industry...

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Webinar: Best Practices for Competitive Grant Applications (pay to watch)

Sep. 14, 2020—Columbia University is offering the following webinar. (Cost $79) Best Practices for Competitive Grant Applications: NIH Funding for Research & Career Development Activities Friday, October 23, 2020 • 12:30pm to 5:30pm 4.00 ACCME Credits Webinar Available REGISTER HERE FACULTY Jaime S. Rubin PhD, Professor of Medical Sciences, Columbia University AGENDA Federal Funding Agencies & Funding Mechanisms Best...

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Graduate Women in Science Nashville Chapter Info and Virtual Event

Sep. 11, 2020—Graduate Women in Science is a nationwide organization for women in STEM and is open to graduate students, postdocs, faculty, industry professionals, science teachers, and more! The local chapter will be hosting a virtual movie night on September 18 at 7 pm to watch Radioactive, a biopic about Marie Curie, the first woman to win a Nobel Prize for her discovery...

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