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ASPIRE Internship: Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance TSC Academy Project Assistant

Mar. 27, 2020—ASPIRE Internship Opportunity: Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance TSC Academy Project Assistant 8737 Colesville Road, Suite 400 Silver Spring, MD 20910 Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance The Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance (TS Alliance) is the only US-based national organization dedicated to finding a cure for tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), while improving the lives of those affected. Founded in 1974, it...

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ASPIRE Internship: Health Research Alliance (HRA) – Coordinator for Biomedical Nonprofits’ Professional Meeting

Feb. 13, 2020—Health Research Alliance (HRA) – Coordinator for Biomedical Nonprofits’ Professional Meeting ASPIRE Internship Opportunity: Health Research Alliance (HRA) Coordinator, professional meeting for scientific nonprofits Reston, Virginia Are you curious about career opportunities in the nonprofit world? Many biomedical research nonprofits employ PhD scientists to manage grants portfolios, oversee scientific programs, and lead communication efforts within...

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ASPIRE PhD Career Stories: Rachel Skelton, PhD

Feb. 10, 2020—NEW DATE AND TIME!! March 4th, 2020 at 11:am Be sure to attend our March ASPIRE PhD Career Stories session with Dr. Rachel Skelton. Dr. Skelton is a Vanderbilt alumnus who is using her PhD in business development. Come hear how she navigated her career path, and how you can use your PhD in this...

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A few questions with February PhD Career Stories speaker Dr. Jennifer Sparks

Jan. 23, 2020—Dr. Jennifer Sparks will be our featured ASPIRE PhD Career Stories Speaker for the month of February.  We asked her a few questions prior to her visit. See what she had to say below, and be sure to attend her talk on February 7th! Registration requested.  

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ASPIRE PhD Career Stories: Jennifer S. Sparks, PhD

Jan. 13, 2020—Come hear more about a career in defense/intelligence. Find out  from Dr. Jennifer Sparks about what her role entails and how you can use your PhD in this area. Check out Dr. Sparks bio below and be sure to register for this event. Registration is requested Dr. Jennifer Sparks works for the Defense Threat Reduction...

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Apply now! ASPIRE Mock Interview Day, March 9th

Jan. 13, 2020—The ASPIRE Program is hosting its first Mock Interview Day on March 9, 2020, from 2:00-5:00 pm. This event will provide biomedical PhD students and postdocs the opportunity to practice their interview skills with Nashville-area employers and alumni, and receive valuable feedback. Participants will have up to 4 mock interviews, each lasting about 20 minutes....

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Prepare for ASPIRE Mock Interview Day with our Job Search Series!

Jan. 9, 2020—ASPIRE Mock Interview Day is coming up on March 9th! The BRET Office of Career Development has several offerings that can help you prepare for this event: ASPIRE Job Search Series: Interviewing 101  Wednesday, January 15,  2-3p, 419 Light Hall ADDED SESSION! ASPIRE Job Search Series: CV/Resume workshop Wednesday, January 29, 12:30-1:30p, 407 ABC Light...

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Find out more about Janice Ascano, PhD our January ASPIRE PhD Career Stories Speaker!

Jan. 7, 2020—Dr. Janice Ascano is our first featured speaker in 2020 for the ASPIRE PhD Career Stories seminar. We asked her a few questions prior to her talk. See her answers below. Be sure to attend her talk in January 24th! Registration is requested A Breakdown of a Typical Day Major Steps in her Career Path

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PhD Career Stories: Janice Ascano, PhD

Dec. 18, 2019—Come hear more about a career in the nonprofit/fundraising realm. Find out what this role looks like at Vanderbilt and how you can use your PhD in this area. Dr. Ascano has a PhD in Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Her career path includes experience in grants management...

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ASPIRE Teaching Internship: Cancer Biology, Fisk University

Dec. 16, 2019—ASPIRE Teaching Internship Opportunity: Cancer Biology Lecture: M/W 1:00-2:00pm Lab: Fridays 1:00-4:00pm Fisk University 1000 17th Avenue North Nashville, TN 37208   Fisk University is a small, historically black liberal arts university with a history of excellence in academics through teaching, research, and service.  It is Nashville’s oldest institution of higher education and conveniently located...

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ASPIRE Teaching Internship: Biochemistry II, Fisk University

Dec. 16, 2019—ASPIRE Teaching Internship Opportunity: Biochemistry II Lecture: T/TH 11:00am-12:30pm Lab: Thursdays 3;30-6:30pm Fisk University 1000 17th Avenue North Nashville, TN 37208   Fisk University is a small, historically black liberal arts university with a history of excellence in academics through teaching, research, and service.  It is Nashville’s oldest institution of higher education and conveniently located...

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ASPIRE Teaching Internship: Biological Principles II, Belmont University

Dec. 13, 2019—ASPIRE Teaching Internship Opportunity: Biological Principles II: Biology course for science and pre-health majors Choose one of two lecture sections and/or one of two lab sections -Class Lecture/Discussion: Mon/Wed/Fri 8:00-8:50 am -Class Lecture/Discussion: Mon/Wed/Fri 9:00-9:50 am -Lab Mon 1:00-3:50 -Lab Wed 1:00-3:50 Belmont University 1900 Belmont Blvd Nashville, TN 37212   Ranked No. 5 in...

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ASPIRE on the Road 2020 is here!

Dec. 11, 2019—The much anticipated announcement of the 2020 ASPIRE on the Road is here!  We are off to Boston, MA  April 29-May 1! We will spend time with area biotechnology and pharma companies learning about career paths, hearing from key leadership, touring the facilities, and meeting with alumni.  A maximum of 12 trainees will be selected to participate. Travel...

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ASPIRE Internship: BioCentury Inc., Data Analyst Intern

Dec. 6, 2019—BioCentury Inc. Data Analyst Intern Spring 2020   BioCentury, a global business intelligence company serving the biopharmaceutical industry and investors, is pursuing numerous initiatives involving machine learning, big data, data science, target science, and more. We are looking for interns in a part-time data entry and analyst role to interpret and validate business data as...

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Get to know Dr. AJ Baucum, December’s PhD Career Stories Speaker

Nov. 7, 2019—Dr. AJ Baucum will be our featured speaker for the December ASPIRE PhD Career Stories seminar. We asked him a few questions prior to his visit. See what he had to saw below and be sure to attend his talk on December 13th! Registration is requested   A Breakdown of a Typical Day Major Steps in...

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2020 ASPIRE Module: Management and Business Principles for Scientists now accepting applications!

Nov. 7, 2019—Business principles affect all organizations. In today’s highly competitive and highly complicated working environments, understanding these principles gives leaders and managers a strategic advantage, enabling them to handle situations more effectively and make decisions more effectively. In spring semester 2020, the BRET Office of Career Development is offering a module for biomedical PhD students and postdoctoral fellows, Business...

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ASPIRE Module: STEM Teaching in K-12 Schools, Spring 2020

Nov. 7, 2019—The BRET Office of Career Development ASPIRE Program is excited to announce the STEM Teaching in K12 Schools ASPIRE Module, offered once again, this Spring 2020.  Each participant will have the opportunity to experience the K-12 classroom through a volunteer placement in a middle or high school setting. The placements will be tailored to each...

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

Nov. 7, 2019—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 for Strong Writing, Spring 2020

Nov. 7, 2019—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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Meet Dr. Seth Ogden and Dr. Mark Kilgore, November PhD Career Stories Speakers!

Oct. 25, 2019—Drs. Kilgore and Ogden will be our featured speakers for the November PhD Career Stories seminar. Find out more about them below and be sure to attend his talk on November 8th. Registration is requested

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