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‘Skill Development’

Vanderbilt Software Carpentries scheduled for Aug. 19-20

Jul. 15, 2019—Vanderbilt Software Carpentries, a two-day boot camp scheduled for Aug. 19-20, aims to help graduate students and other researchers get their work done in less time and with less pain by teaching basic research computing skills. This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management and task automation. Aug....

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Seeking Grad Students to Pilot Discovery Diagnosis Online Course

Jul. 5, 2019—We are looking for students to help pilot new, entireing online courses on topics related to drug discovery and development. We are particularly interested in recruiting students who are graduate, medical, or advanced undergraduate students. The current course pilots are listed below. More information can be found at the Drug Discovery Online website (https://vanderbilt.edu/drugdiscovery/courses/). Students...

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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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CQS Summer Institute Registration is Now Open!

Jun. 19, 2019—Registration is now OPEN for the Vanderbilt Center for Quantitative Sciences (CQS) Summer Institute program of 2019!  OVERVIEW: Our CQS Summer Institute offers four great courses that will sharpen your quantitative research skills and give you methods and tools to deepen your understanding in biostatistics and bioinformatics.  Registration is expected to open in early May and participants are...

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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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Fall Course offering in Dr. Meiler’s lab

Jun. 13, 2019—NEW APPROACHES FOR PRACTICAL AND TIME EFFICIENT CLONING, CONSTRUCT DESIGN AND THE STRATEGIC SELECTION OF PROTEIN-PROTEIN INTERACTION TECHNIQUES. Course Description: Research techniques are always changing, they develop and improve and sometimes it is hard to stay fully informed. In this module we will talk about different methods and techniques you want to use to be...

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Summer event for those planning to go on the academic job market

May. 23, 2019—Thursday August 15, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM Heard Library Community Room The Graduate School and Center for Teaching invite Vanderbilt graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to attend a day-long event to help participants prepare for the academic job market. A series of mini-workshops focusing on important job markets documents will be followed by time...

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The Writing Studio is open for Maymester and Summer sessions!

May. 9, 2019—During Maymester (May 6-31) and Summer sessions (June 4-August 9), the Writing Studio will offer consultation hours between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.   Not on campus? Synchronous online appointments are available by request (follow link for request form and procedures). Requests must be made at least 24 hours prior to appointments (and by...

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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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Summer Dissertation Writers’ Retreat (June 3-7)

Apr. 10, 2019—Summer Dissertation Writers’ Retreat June 3-7, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Sponsored by the Graduate School and the College of Arts and Science Dean’s Office. The Writing Studio will host its annual five-day Dissertation Writers’ Retreat June 3-7. Our Writers’ Retreats provide graduate students with loosely-structured time to work individually in a quiet,...

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Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop and Equal Pay Day events

Mar. 22, 2019—The Vanderbilt Women’s Center will be conducting a Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop on April 4. Be sure to register here, and catch the other great Equal Pay Day events the week of April 1.

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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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CRC Research Skills Workshop: How to Search in PubMed (Part 1/2)

Feb. 19, 2019—How to Search in PubMed (Part 1/2) (Heather Laferriere, MLIS) Feb 22, 2019 PubMed is a free resource, developed and maintained by the National Library of Medicine, that contains over 29 million citations from the biomedical literature. This session will provide a demonstration of a PubMed search, while highlighting key features and functions of the...

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VIDL ‘pop’shops’: Basics of Video Editing workshop Feb. 27

Feb. 12, 2019—Vanderbilt faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in a variety of workshops offered by the Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning this semester. VIDL is offering “pop’shops” throughout the semester at the VIDLstudio. Pop’shops are designed to help users learn more about the equipment, software and workflows available to them through the VIDLstudio. The pop’shops are...

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Developing a Written Diversity Statement Student/Postdoc Workshop

Feb. 5, 2019—Hosted by the Center for Teaching, this workshop will discuss evidence-based practices for writing a diversity statement for the academic job market. Increasingly, universities and colleges are requesting that faculty job applicants provide a statement addressing how they plan to contribute to inclusive excellence in their professional lives. Sometimes, a job ad will request that...

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The Latest from CIRTL

Feb. 4, 2019—Although much of the spring semester programming is now fully enrolled, a drop-in event series and an online workshop are  open, both of which explore facets of teaching careers at community colleges. Furthermore, registration for the spring MOOC is ongoing. Courses of interest: Faculty Advising in a Community College Setting  Wednesday 4/22 : 2:00-4:00PM ET...

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iBiology’s new online course “Let’s Experiment: A Guide for Scientists Working at the Bench,” Feb 19

Feb. 1, 2019—Let’s Experiment: A Guide for Scientists Working at the Bench Before you step into the lab to do an experiment, you have a long list of questions. So many, that it’s overwhelming. A little guidance would be helpful, right?   That’s where iBiology’s new online course “Let’s Experiment: A Guide for Scientists Working at the...

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ASPIRE Cafe for Postdoctoral Fellows: A Fair Look -How to Review A Paper

Jan. 24, 2019—Wednesday, February 20, 2019 9:00am 415CD Light Hall Kathy Gould, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Biomedical Sciences and Louise B. McGavock Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology Reviewing scientific manuscripts is an important skill to develop during your training, is a critical service to the scientific community that will be expected of you as you...

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Explore ASBMB’s course: The Art of Science Communication

Jan. 18, 2019—The ASBMB Public Outreach Committee is proud to offer “The Art of Science Communication,” an online course available for ALL scientists and STEM professionals. The application for the Winter 2019 session of the course is now open. Overview: The goal of the course is to provide participants with fundamental training in science communication, focusing in...

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Internship: Medical and Scientific Writing Intern, Whitsell Innovations

Jan. 17, 2019—Whitsell Innovations, Inc. is a full-service medical and scientific writing company. We are seeking interns with writing talent, a strong work ethic, a passion for science, and a desire to learn about written communication in a regulated environment. Application and more information can be found here: https://www.whitsellinnovations.com/careers/ ❖ Because WI provides a wide range of medical...

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