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‘Career Options: Science Policy’

Vanderbilt Takes on Capitol Hill A Look Inside Science Policy for Students and Fellows

Sep. 18, 2020—This article was originally published in the Results & Discussion newsletter, Spring 2019, Issue 9. By Colbie Chinowsky, Graduate Student The BRET Office of Career Development and the Graduate School took to the road in October 2018 to further their combined mission of empowering and preparing Ph.D. and postdoctoral trainees for careers within the biomedical...

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Presidential Management Fellowship program application open in September- great for transitioning to government

Aug. 31, 2020—The Presidential Management Fellows Program (PMF) is a prestigious leadership development program designed to help advanced degree candidates and advanced degree holders enter a career in the US Federal Government. Selected PMF Finalists are eligible to work in a managerial/ administrative role (not research) at a range of government agencies. PMFs perform valuable service while jump-starting their careers, and get full salary and benefits...

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AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF) is seeking applicants for the 2021-22 fellowship year

Aug. 31, 2020—The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the largest general scientific society in the world. The fellowship program offers hands-on opportunities to apply your scientific knowledge and technical skills to important societal challenges. As a fellow, you will serve a yearlong assignment in a selected area of the executive, legislative, or judicial...

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Non-ASPIRE Programs to Enhance Your Career and Professional Development

Aug. 28, 2020—The ASPIRE program provides many opportunities for career and professional development, but there are numerous other terrific opportunities at Vanderbilt and in Nashville to test your interests and build your skills and network. This list of potential activities to enhance your career and professional development was originally compiled by VU alumnus Teddy van Opstal, PhD...

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Code for Nashville virtual monthly meet-ups

Aug. 20, 2020—If you are interested in technology, data science, non-profits, or policy, check out Code for Nashville. Code for Nashville is a local group of the national Code for America organization. The purpose of Code for America is to leverage technology in order to make government more transparent and accessible for the people, by the people,...

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VSPG Chat with Dr. Teddy van Opstal, AAAS Fellow

Aug. 14, 2020—VSPG Chat with Dr. Teddy van Opstal, AAAS Fellow — Thurs., 9/3 at 5pm CT Thursday, September 3, 5pm CT Mark your calendars for Thursday, September 3rd at 5 PM CT/6 PM ET for a VSPG Chat with Dr. Teddy van Opstal. Teddy is a Vanderbilt alumnus who earned his PhD in Biological Sciences in...

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ASPIRE Internship: American Heart Association Health Strategies: Small Market/Rural Health Intern Fall 2020

Aug. 13, 2020—ASPIRE Internship Opportunity: American Heart Association Health Strategies: Small Market/ Rural Health Intern Nashville, TN (remote) The American Heart Association (AHA) was founded in 1924 and has grown into the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. A shared focus on cardiovascular health unites our more than 33 million volunteers and...

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New ASPIRE Module!! SciComm for All, led by Abby Olena, PhD

Jul. 30, 2020—Successful science communication is at the core of just about everything in science. This module—essentially an eight-part workshop—will give trainees in the sciences greater skill, ease, and confidence in formal and informal science communication scenarios. Through a series of practical exercises, participants will gain experience speaking to and writing for a variety of audiences and...

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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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VSPG Chat with Dr. Heather Bloemhard

Jul. 15, 2020—The Vanderbilt Science Policy Group is excited to announce a webinar and discussion with Dr. Heather Bloemhard, Assistant Director of Federal Relations in Vanderbilt University’s Office of Federal Relations. The webinar will take place on Thursday, July 23rd from 5:00-6:00 pm CT. We plan to discuss the state of policy during a global pandemic, how...

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Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science: free webinar, “Alternative Facts and Fake News: Standing Up for Science Amid Misinformation Campaigns

Jun. 9, 2020—Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science is offering a free webinar, “Alternative Facts and Fake News: Standing Up for Science Amid Misinformation Campaigns” on Friday, June 12, at 3:00 pm ET. Are you frustrated by the spread of misinformation about vital public policy issues affecting all of us, from COVID to Climate Change? Do you want to...

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AAAS Office of Government Relations Mini-CASE Webinar: S&T Policy During COVID-19

May. 27, 2020—Title: Mini-CASE Webinar: S&T Policy During COVID-19 Date: Thursday, June 4 Time: 1 – 3 PM Where: Zoom Webinar Registration Link:  https://american-association-for-the-advancement-of- science.ticketbud.com/mini-case-webinar-s-t-policy-during-covid-19 Description: This 2-hour webinar is designed for college and graduate students in STEM fields who have an interest in science policy. Based on AAAS’ popular Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering (CASE)...

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Job Opportunity: Program and Operations Coordinator, National Science Policy Network, Remote

May. 18, 2020—Program and Operations Coordinator Title: P​rogram and Operations Coordinator FLSA Status: ​Full-time, exempt Location: R​emote (Home office setup recommended) Position: ​Seeking a highly independent, organized, and detail-oriented individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment to lead the day-to-day operations and program coordination for a young and quickly growing nonprofit organization that serves...

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Applying for AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship Virtual Roundtable Discussion

May. 5, 2020—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 virtual roundtable discussion with Amrita Banerjee, and Meagan Postema, who have all been through the process of applying and interviewing for this prestigious program. Moderated by Jacob Ruden (incoming VSPG...

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Great science policy career guide from the California Council on Science & Technology

Feb. 20, 2020—This terrific guide from the California Council on Science & Technology contains great profiles of science policy professionals, describes career trajectories in science policy and government, and lists science policy fellowships. Check it out! https://ccst.us/wp-content/uploads/CCST-Alumni-Science-Policy-Career-Guide-Feb-2020.pdf  

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2020-2021 California Science + Technology + Policy Fellowships

Jan. 27, 2020—Offered by the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST), the CCST Science and Technology Policy Fellowship places professional scientists and engineers in the California State Legislature for one-year appointments. The program is designed to enable Fellows to work hands-on with policymakers in addressing complex scientific issues as well as assume all the other legislative...

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VU Office of Federal Relations offering summer 2020 internship opportunities to grad students and undergrads

Jan. 2, 2020—The Vanderbilt University Office of Federal Relations works to promote Vanderbilt University’s priorities, focusing on federal support of university-based research; policies related to higher education; and other federal policies that impact the university. The Office’s efforts to shape higher education and research policies include making federal officials aware of Vanderbilt’s expertise in key areas of...

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Applications now open for 2020 AAAS-CASE workshop for PhD students interested in science policy

Dec. 16, 2019—The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is hosting a workshop in Washington, DC, about science policy. Vanderbilt University will be selecting up to 4 graduate students to attend. Registration costs, lodging, and airfare for selected students will be fully paid, thanks to sponsorship by the BRET Office of Career Development ASPIRE Program, The...

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Job Opportunity: Assistant Director, Research Development, NYU Government, New York, NY

Oct. 18, 2019—New York University Assistant Director, Research Development, NYU Government Affairs This position partners with the Assistant Vice President for Government Affairs, Senior Vice Provost for Research and Director of Sponsored Programs in advancing the university’s research capabilities and promoting research accomplishments. Primary goals of the position are to 1) Identify the advancement of both large...

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Life Science Tennessee Academic Alliance Fall 2019 General Interest Meeting

Sep. 13, 2019—Are you Interested in science industry, policy or entrepreneurship? Come check out the Life Science Tennessee Academic Alliance where you can network with a variety of different science professionals or entrepreneurs in the area or advocate for science policy at the state legislature. We now have four academic alliances across the state! Events you can...

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