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‘Career Options: Science Policy’

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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AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF) is seeking applicants for the 2020-21 fellowship year

Sep. 30, 2019—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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Presidential Management Fellowship program application open soon- great for transitioning to government

Sep. 20, 2019—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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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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2019 Leadership Seminar in Science & Technology Policy

Sep. 9, 2019—  18 Nov 2019 @ 10:00 a.m. through 22 Nov 2019 @ 12:00 p.m. AAAS Headquarters 1200 New York Ave NW Washington, DC REGISTER Register Early Space is limited to 30-35 participants. Please apply early, as the seminar fills up each year. Deadline: October 20 Who should attend?The AAAS Leadership Seminar in Science and Technology...

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Vanderbilt Science Policy Group Science Communications and Policy Retreat

Sep. 4, 2019—VSPG Science Communications and Policy Retreat Date: Saturday, September 14th, 2019 Time: 7:30AM-6PM Location: Wondry Innovation Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN Vanderbilt Science Policy Group will host a science communication and policy retreat in conjunction with the National Science Policy Network and the BRET Office of Career Development ASPIRE Program. Join us on Saturday, September...

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Avalere’s FDA Fellowship Program

Aug. 23, 2019—Avalere’s FDA Fellowship Program invites applications from advanced degreed professionals, who have strong backgrounds in science and technology and are looking to transition their scientific background into the science/health policy and business environments. The Fellowship Program is small and highly selective. As an FDA Fellow, participants will spend 6 months immersed in health and life...

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ASPIRE Internship: Advocacy Ambassador and Congressional Team Member, Alzheimer’s Assn Mid South Chapter

Aug. 14, 2019—ASPIRE Internship: Advocacy Ambassador and Congressional Team Member, Alzheimer’s Assn Mid South Chapter   Alzheimer’s Association Mid-South Chapter 4825 Trousdale Dr. Suite #220 Nashville, TN 37220 Would you like to assist the Alzheimer’s Association in building a relationship with Congressman Jim Cooper and his staff throughout the year, as well as educating them on the...

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Job Opportunity: Science Policy Analyst, The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), Bethesda, MD

Aug. 5, 2019—The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) seeks a Science Policy Analyst to work within its Office of Public Affairs. FASEB advances health and well-being by promoting research and education in biological and biomedical sciences through collaborative advocacy and service to 29 scientific societies and their members. Position Title: Science Policy Analyst Status:...

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NSPN Southern Hub Retreat, Saturday, September 14th, 2019

Aug. 1, 2019—Save the Date: Saturday, September 14th, 2019 Location: Wondry Innovation Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN VSPG and SPEAR will host a team-building retreat for the Southern Hub at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN) to build a more informed and cohesive community and strengthen the National Science Policy Network’s presence in the Southern region. In addition to...

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Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program application now open!

Jun. 17, 2019—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 ois now open! The deadline to apply is September 6, 2019, and the 2020 session will last from January 21 until April 10. The Program...

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Career Chat, AAAS Sci & Tech Fellowships, Thurs, 6/13

Jun. 7, 2019—Career Chat:  Q&A with AAAS Science & Technology Fellows Thursday, June 13 3:30 – 5:00 pm Alumni Hall Café area RSVP Here Vanderbilt alumnus Joseph Rustick will share his personal experiences at the EPA as a AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) Executive Branch fellow. Come learn about the opportunities, process, and outcomes...

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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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Careers in Science Policy: Q&A with Kei Koizumi

Mar. 19, 2019—Careers in Science Policy: Q&A with Kei Koizumi Thurs, March 28, 2019; 4:00 – 5:30 pm Featheringill Hall, Rm 138 RSVP requested:  https://calendly.com/ruth-schemmer/sci-policy-careers Kei Koizumi is a Senior Advisor in Science Policy at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He joined AAAS in February 2017 after 8 years as Assistant Director for...

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VSPG Day on the Hill Orientation Meeting, Wednesday Feb. 6th

Feb. 5, 2019—Vanderbilt Science Policy Group (VSPG) is gearing up for a DAY ON THE HILL on WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 20th (8AM-5PM) with Life Science Tennessee. We will be speaking with our TN state legislators and also having a networking lunch with lobbyists and staffers. Due to space constraints, LST Academic Alliance members will be given priority to participate (it’s only $25 to sign...

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2018-2019 California Science + Technology + Policy Fellowships

Feb. 1, 2019—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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Censoring Science Forum, January 29th

Jan. 22, 2019—If you’re interested in a career science policy and advocacy, join VSPG for an upcoming event on January 29th. The American Lung Association has partnered with a number of student organizations at Vanderbilt to host a forum on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 from 5:00-7:00PM at Light Hall. The goal of the forum is to educate...

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Vanderbilt Science Policy Group meeting 1/17 at Flying Saucer

Jan. 15, 2019—Interested in science outreach and communication? Want to network with public and health policy experts in Nashville? Thursday, Jan 17th, 5:30-7:30PM, Flying Saucer Join Vanderbilt Science Policy Group for FREE FOOD and a discussion on advocacy and policy with Rep. John Ray Clemmons (D, TN 55th), Dr. Stephen Patrick (VUMC, opioid policy expert), Collier Roberts (VU state policy office), and Megan Lane (lobbyist, fmr. LA for...

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