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Upcoming BRET Office of Career Development Events Category

PhD Career Stories: AJ Baucum, PhD

Jul. 18, 2019—Dr. Baucum, a previous postdoc and research instructor here at Vanderbilt, is returning as our December PhD Career Stories speaker. He will discuss his path to become Assistant Professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and what his career in academic research has been like. If this is your career interest area, or if you just want...

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PhD Career Stories: Seth Ogden, PhD and Mark Kilgore, PhD

Jul. 18, 2019—If you have ever wondered what a career in patent law would be like, please come to our November PhD Career Stories session with Seth Ogden, PhD and Mark Kilgore, PhD. Both working at Patterson Intellectual Property Law right here in Nashville, they will be discussing what their journeys have entailed, what there work consists...

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PhD Career Stories: Larry Thompson, PhD

Jul. 17, 2019—Interested in a career in industry? Not sure but want to find out more about this field? Come hear Dr. Thompson as he discusses his role as Principal Scientist at Pfizer, how he got from Vanderbilt to where he is now, what his day is like and what he enjoys most about his career. Registration...

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PhD Career Stories: Jami Scheib, PhD

Jul. 17, 2019—Come learn more about what a career as Science Officer is like. Dr. Scheib is a Molecular and Cellular Neuroscientist with fifteen years of experience at the bench. In her current role she manages DoD-funded biomedical research awards, focusing on pain management, TBI, and hearing/balance. She will discuss how she entered this particular field, what her role is...

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ASPIRE Module: Data Science Essentials 2019-20

Jul. 3, 2019—In the 2019-20 academic year, the BRET Office of Career Development is offering an ASPIRE module for biomedical graduate students and postdocs, Data Science Essentials. It is ideal for trainees who are interested in: learning what data science careers entail; acquiring introductory technical competencies to break into the field of data science; honing their communication skills, both...

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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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ASPIRE Trainees Fly to San Diego

May. 13, 2019—By Lorena Infante Lara, PhD   La Jolla, San Diego, CA, is home to a sizable life sciences cluster, housing over 1,200 life sciences companies and more than 80 independent and university-affiliated research institutions. For trainees interested in developing a career in the biotech or pharmaceutical industries, La Jolla is a networking and informational gold...

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Event: McKinsey Employer Info Session

May. 8, 2019—McKinsey brings together an outstanding group of colleagues from a wide variety of backgrounds to help leading organizations tackle their most complex challenges. We have long been a leader in strategic management and our work in healthcare is growing rapidly. More than 40% of our consultants have advanced degrees in fields outside of business, and...

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Applying for AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship Roundtable Discussion

Apr. 26, 2019—Are you interested in a career in science policy? Have you thought about applying for the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship Program? Join us for this informative roundtable discussion with Shilpy Dixit, Teddy van Opstal, and Phil Ko, PhD, who have all been through the process of applying and interviewing  for this prestigious program. Bring...

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ASPIRE Cafe for Postdoctoral Fellows: Writing the Science of a Grant

Apr. 11, 2019—Wednesday, June 5, 2019 9:00am 306 AB Light Hall C. Michael Stein, M.B. Ch.B., Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology & Immunology Dan May Chair of Medicine & Pharmacology Associate Director, Division of Clinical Pharmacology Director of Fellowship Program, Division of Clinical Pharmacology The most important principle for writing a fundable grant is for you...

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ASPIRE Cafe for Postdoctoral Fellows: Preparing for an Academic Career-Teaching Statements and Diversity Statements

Apr. 11, 2019—cosponsored by the Vanderbilt Postdoc Association Wednesday, May 8, 2019 9:00am 419 AB Light Hall with Gregory J Smith, Graduate Teaching Fellow, Center for Teaching Description: Participants will learn the basics of preparing documents for the academic job market, with a particular focus on Teaching Statements and Diversity Statements. You will have a chance to...

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ASPIRE Cafe for Postdoctoral Fellows: Securing and Maintaining Collaborations

Apr. 11, 2019—cosponsored by the Vanderbilt Postdoc Association Wednesday, April 17, 2019 9:00am 411 CD Light Hall Dr. Jonathan Gilligan (Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences), Dr. Thomas Palmeri (Department of Psychology) and Dr. Chuck Sanders (Department of Biochemistry) A necessary skill for postdocs to have for career advancement is learning how to collaborate. In this session,...

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PhD Career Connections: Bioinformatics

Mar. 25, 2019—  PhD Career Connections is excited to welcome back alumnus Akshata Udyavar, PhD, Senior Scientist Bioinformatics, Arcus Biosciences inc. Please join us as she discusses her career path after Vanderbilt Friday April 12, 2019 10am Light Hall 214 Registration Requested   Dr. Akshata Udyavar is a Senior Scientist and the head of Bioinformatics at Arcus...

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ASPIRE Cafe for Postdoctoral Fellows: Critical Conversations-Dealing with Conflict

Mar. 14, 2019—Wednesday, May 15, 2019 9:00am 306 AB Light Hall Stacey Satchell, MSEd, M.A., M.A., Graduate Life Coach You may encounter difficult times in your postdoc term – sometimes this leads to conflict with your faculty supervisor or colleagues in the lab. In this session, we will talk about how to deal with these situations skillfully...

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ASPIRE Cafe for Postdoctoral Fellows: Informational Interviewing-Your Most Powerful Networking Tool

Mar. 14, 2019—Wednesday, April 3, 2019 9:00am 407 AB Light Hall Ashley Brady, PhD Have you ever heard of an informational interview? Come learn about one the most powerful, yet underutilized, networking tools available to you. Find out what an informational interview entails, how to set one up, what questions you should be asking, and how this...

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2019 PhD and Master’s Virtual Career Expo

Mar. 8, 2019—On March 20, 2019, Vanderbilt University is participating in the Virtual Career Expo for PhD and Master’s Students sponsored by the Graduate Career Consortium. The Virtual Career Expo is an opportunity for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to interact with employers online via live-chat sessions. Learn which employers are attending and what to expect at the...

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Event: How to Give a Lightning Round Talk: Tips for the Annual Symposium

Mar. 6, 2019—The Lightning Round Talk at the Annual Postdoctoral Symposium is designed to be an introduction to your research and poster to generate interest in all the great things we do as postdocs. Think of it as a 5- 10 min elevator speech. During this session, we’ll answer all your questions about how to deliver a...

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BCG is coming to campus, March 19

Feb. 27, 2019—Join us for an Employer Informational Panel with BCG! The event will provide highlights to the Bridge to BCG Program as well as understanding a day in the life of a BCG Consultant. This event is strictly for advanced degree students and postdoctoral fellows. This event is brought to you by the BRET Office of...

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Employer Information Session: Proactive Worldwide

Feb. 14, 2019—Come learn about Proactive Worldwide, and their current opportunities with Erik Prentice, PhD, Chief Operating Officer (Check out Erik’s Beyond the Lab video interview from 2013!) Aaron Derdowski, PhD, Associate Vice President, Health Care & Life Sciences Travis Smith, PhD, Associate Vice President, Health Care & Life Sciences Registration is requested “Proactive Worldwide is a...

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PhD Career Connections: Leveraging data to change the business of healthcare

Feb. 6, 2019—Please join us as we welcome back Dr. Peter Wiebe, PhD as he discusses his career in data science Registration is requested Peter Wiebe leads a team of data scientists at Abbott Diagnostics that are improving the business of healthcare. He earned his doctorate investigating transcription factors and insulin producing cells under the direction of...

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