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Lab Dynamics Workshops for Postdocs application now open!

Jul. 29, 2020—The BRET Office of Career Development ASPIRE Program has invited Dr. Carl M. Cohen back to offer his workshops virtually, just for postdocs! Dr. Cohen has over 30 years of experience in the biotechnology industry and in biomedical research and administration, in academic and industry settings. He has developed and runs workshops in the area of...

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Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program application: new application dates!!

Jul. 24, 2020—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 is now open! The deadline to apply is **April 30, 2021**, and the 2021 session will last from **August 30** until **November 19**. The Program...

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ASPIRE Module: Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR), 2020-2021

Jul. 15, 2020—The ASPIRE Modules are short, non-credit bearing electives that broaden the training experiences of biomedical sciences trainees. These elective modules provide efficient exposure to topics in four theme areas: Business/ Entrepreneurship, Communication, Teaching, and Clinical research.The ASPIRE Modules are optional and open to any biomedical sciences PhD student or postdoctoral fellow who wishes to take them to supplement their research...

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ASPIRE Module: Creating Effective Scientific Talks and Delivering Them With Confidence, Fall 2020

Jul. 15, 2020—The ASPIRE Modules are short, non-credit bearing electives that broaden the training experiences of biomedical sciences trainees. These elective modules provide efficient exposure to topics in four theme areas: Business/Entrepreneurship, Communication, Teaching, and Clinical research.The ASPIRE Modules are optional and open to any biomedical sciences PhD student or postdoctoral fellow who wishes to take them to supplement their research training....

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ASPIRE Module: Practical Strategies in Strong Writing, Fall 2020

Jul. 15, 2020—In this module, experts from the Vanderbilt Writing Studio will teach scientists to become more effective writers. Sessions will focus on understanding reader expectations, foundational principles of argumentative structure, and writing cohesive paragraphs and sentences. A third session will be held that will consist of a hands-on workshop, working with consultants at the writing studio...

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Internship outside of ASPIRE: Analytics Intern, Healthcare Bluebook (full time for 8 weeks), Nashville, TN

Jul. 3, 2020—Analytics Intern at Healthcare Bluebook 5880 Nolensville Pike, Suite 200 Nashville, TN 37211 Your Job Will Be: As an Analytics Intern, you will assist the Analytics team to ensure our member-facing data is as up-to-date and accurate as possible. You will have the chance to work closely with all groups within the Analytics team. You will...

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ASPIRE Cafe for Postdoctoral Fellows: K Awards-Which One is Right for You?

Jun. 29, 2020—Thursday, December 10, 2020 11:00am Virtual ***Although this event has previously been a drop-in event, please note that since they are now virtual, we are requesting a registration so we may provide you a Zoom log-in.** Description: Please join Abigail Brown Ph.D., BRET Director of Outcomes Research, to learn the basics about the different types...

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ASPIRE Cafe for Postdoctoral Fellows: Grant Resources at Vanderbilt

Jun. 29, 2020—Thursday, October 29, 2020 2:00pm Virtual ***Although this event has previously been a drop-in event, please note that since they are now virtual, we are requesting a registration so we may provide you a Zoom log-in.** Description: Please join Abigail Brown Ph.D., BRET, Director, Outcomes Research to learn how Vanderbilt can help you write your...

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Save the dates! Lab Dynamics Workshops for Postdocs

Jun. 17, 2020—The BRET Office of Career Development ASPIRE Program has invited Dr. Carl M. Cohen back to  offer his workshops virtually, just for postdocs! Dr. Cohen has over 30 years of experience in the biotechnology industry and in biomedical research and administration, in academic and industry settings. He has developed and runs workshops in the area of...

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Wondering how you can still grow and nurture your network during a pandemic?

Jun. 6, 2020—Check out this podcast :Hello Monday with Jessi Hempel with Reid Hoffman on ‘How to Network Now’ A lot of people are between jobs right now. In the past, “go network” would have been Jessi’s first advice on how to change that. But there is no “let’s grab coffee” right now. And even if you can...

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Online Dissertation Writer’s Retreat, June 1-5

May. 8, 2020—Online Dissertation Writers’ Retreat June 1-5, 2020 Sponsored by the Graduate School and the College of Arts and Science Dean’s Office The Writing Studio will host an online dissertation writers’ retreat, which will provide dissertating students with a community of support and opportunities for goal setting and skill building alongside loosely structured time to work...

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Teach Yourself Tableau

Apr. 27, 2020—This spring, the Walker Management Library, in cooperation with Owen’s Career Management Center and the Library’s Digital Scholarship and Communications (DiSC) Office, hosted a program on the data visualization software Tableau for the Owen community. The final two-hour workshop was held on April 15th. Attendees worked independently through a self-paced O’Reilly for Higher Education course,...

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Become a Summer Virtual Undergrad Mentor

Apr. 27, 2020—Expand your skill set in digital learning and science communication by becoming a summer virtual undergraduate mentor!  Mentor undergraduate students completing a virtual summer research experience. Mentors will help support a virtual summer program broadly addressing cardiovascular research and health. A major role will be working with a small group, 2-5, students who will develop...

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ASPIRE Bistro for PhD Students: A Fair Look-How to Review a Paper

Apr. 24, 2020—Thursday, May 6, 2021 11:00 am ***Although this event has previously been a drop-in event, please note that since they are now virtual, we are requesting a registration so we may provide you a Zoom log-in.** Kathy Gould, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Biomedical Sciences and Louise B. McGavock Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology...

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“Writing in the Sciences” course from Coursera

Apr. 13, 2020—This unprecedented “free time” away from the lab can be a good opportunity to brush up on fundamental non-bench skills, like writing! This free online Coursera course teaches scientists to become more effective writers, using practical examples and exercises. Topics covered include principles of effective writing (cutting unnecessary clutter and verbs), crafting better sentences and paragraphs,...

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ASPIRE Job Search Series: Writing a Better Cover Letter

Apr. 9, 2020—Thursday, October 22, 2020 11:00 am Virtual Registration required here Thursday, April 22, 2020 11:00 am Virtual Registration will open closer to the event ***Although this event has previously been a drop-in event, please note that since they are now virtual, we are requesting a registration so we may provide you a Zoom log-in.** Kate...

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ASPIRE Bistro for PhD Students: Preparing to Mentor

Apr. 9, 2020—Thursday, April 8, 2021 11am Virtual ***Although this event has previously been a drop-in event, please note that since they are now virtual, we are requesting a registration so we may provide you a Zoom log-in.** Join Kathy Gould, Ph.D, Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology and Associate Dean for Biomedical Sciences and Beth...

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Tips for international postdocs on finding funding for your research

Apr. 8, 2020—Scholars who come to the U.S. to conduct postdoctoral training often seek help from our office to find funding for their research. International postdocs are not eligible to apply for NIH F32 NRSA postdoctoral fellowships or NSF postdoctoral fellowships, two major sources of funding for US citizens and permanent residents. Thus, we have compiled the...

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CDC Laboratory Leadership Service Fellowship

Apr. 8, 2020—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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Save the Date! Workshop for Postdocs with Dr. Carl M. Cohen, Sept 22 2020

Apr. 8, 2020—  The BRET Office of Career Development ASPIRE Program has invited Dr. Carl M. Cohen to return to campus and offer a workshop just for postdocs! Dr. Cohen has over 30 years of experience in the biotechnology industry and in biomedical research and administration, in academic and industry settings. He has developed and runs workshops...

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