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April 13, 2017
BEST Practices Workshop
The NIH BEST Consortium is pleased to announce the BEST Practices Workshop, sponsored by the NIH Common Fund and Burroughs Wellcome Fund. This workshop is free and will be held on September 6 and 7 in Orlando, Florida, immediately prior to the 2017 AAMC GREAT Group Professional Development Meeting.
Purpose of Workshop
The goal of this workshop is to share with the biomedical research training community best practices and lessons learned from the NIH Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) Programs, and offer practical guidance on how to motivate, create, implement and evaluate career and professional development opportunities for doctoral and postdoctoral scholars.
There will be four interactive panel sessions on:
Workshops and Courses
Internships and Experiential Learning
Data Collection and Importance of Tracking
There will also be a structured networking session to foster communication and learning among workshop attendees. Click here to view the workshop agenda.
Who Should Participate?
Graduate School deans
Principal investigators of T32 training grants
Graduate program directors
Career and professional development specialists
Government policy makers
Workshop registration and travel award applications are now available. Travel award applications will be accepted until May 12, 2017.
Travel awards will be offered to support the costs of attending the BEST Practices Workshop and the 2017 AAMC GREAT Group Professional Development Meeting. For more information about the travel awards being offered, please click here.
Please contact D’Anne Duncan, Ph.D. (email@example.com) for questions related to workshop logistics and travel awards.
April 5, 2017
Northwestern University Model Grant Writing Coaching Group for Mentees – Southeast Region
The National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) was created to address the unmet need for greater diversity in the biomedical and bio-behavioral research workforce. Grant writing Coaching Groups for Postdocs and Junior Faculty Actively Writing NIH-style Proposals is one of four professional development-training programs that is committed to increasing the number of people from diverse backgrounds successfully obtaining NIH grants.
March 28, 2017
The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) is now accepting applications for the Trainee Director position on the Society’s Board of Directors. The Board, acting on behalf of ASHG’s 8,000 members, sets direction for the Society and its activities, which span genetics, scientific research, and education at the national and international level. Applications are due April 14 at 11:59 pm U.S. Eastern Time.
Trainee Director (1 vacancy): The Trainee Director will serve a three-year term from January 2018 through December 2020.
Only ASHG trainee members in good standing are eligible to apply. Applications must include a CV, a statement of interest addressing why you want to serve as a Trainee Director, two long-form answers for questions specific to the board, and two letters of recommendation.
In addition, ASHG is accepting nominations for the 2019 President, three Directors, and one Early-Career Director, all of whom will serve from January 2018 through December 2020. Current-year members are eligible to submit a nomination (and here’s how to renew). We welcome your thoughtful consideration of nominees who are not only accomplished genetics professionals, but also are willing to give their time and effort to promote the Society and its goals among members, policymakers, and the broader genetics community.
February 8, 2017
ASCB MAC 12th Annual Junior Faculty and Postdoctoral Fellows Career Development Workshop
The ASCB MAC 12th Annual Junior Faculty and Postdoctoral Fellows Career Development Workshop will be held July 15-17, 2017, at the Talaris Conference Center in Seattle, WA. Applications are due March 1, 2017. The workshop is open to junior faculty and postdoctoral fellows who are interested in academic careers at research-intensive or teaching institutions. Full travel support to attend is available for members of underrepresented groups in the sciences, members of disadvantaged populations, faculty (regardless of ethnicity) at minority-serving institutions, and individuals with interest and experience in expanding access and educational opportunities to under-represented students. The travel awards will cover travel expenses, meals, and accommodations.
The workshop will cover areas including: professional conduct, tenure, grantsmanship, mentorship, leadership, collaborations, time management, writing, and lab setup/management http://www.ascb.org/macjrfacultyworkshop/
Fulbright Postdoctoral Grant Opportunities
The Fulbright Scholar Program is eager to engage postdoctoral and early career academics, offering opportunities in a range of countries and fields.
Postdoctoral/early career grants are open to U.S. scholars who have recently completed their doctoral degrees – typically within the five previous years. Postdoctoral awards are available in STEM fields, the arts, humanities and social sciences. Grant lengths range from one semester to 20 months, depending on the host country.
Postdoctoral/early career grants present an excellent opportunity for recently minted scholars to deepen their expertise, to acquire new skills, to work with additional resources and to make connections with others in their fields. Scholars will be expected to engage with graduate students in the host country and to be involved with host university training in cutting edge research in their specializations.
For more information, including a list of countries offering Fulbright Scholar postdoctoral opportunities, visit: http://www.cies.org/us_scholars/us_awards/catalog/2014-2015/POSTDOC/
Pubget is a life science literature search tool similar to PubMed. Unlike PubMed, with Pubget, the search results are complete papers-not abstracts. Each paper in a search is displayed as a PDF, thus allowing users to quickly and efficiently save and print papers from journals such as Nature, Science and Cell (in fact, our database is comprised of everything in PubMed). Pubget is free to use (although a user's institution needs a subscription to use Pubget) and currently has more than 800,000 unique users from more than 500+ institutions accessing the site each month.
Ethics CORE will develop, gather, preserve and provide comprehensive access to resources related to professional and research ethics for many audiences. It will provide information and expertise for instructors who teach ethics, students with questions about research integrity, researchers and engineers who encounter ethical challenges in practice, administrators in universities and businesses who oversee ethics and compliance policies, scholars who conduct research on professional and research ethics, and others with questions or interests in these areas using a variety of tools including Online Presentations, Courses, Learning Modules, Animations, Teaching Materials, and more. These resources come from contributors in our scientific community, and are used by visitors from all over the world.
Ethics CORE investigators hail from diverse backgrounds, including business, law, civil engineering, education, electrical and computer engineering and library sciences. Other partners bring strengths across the range of disciplines supported by the National Science Foundation and beyond.
Become a Character in an Interactive Movie Simulating Responsible Conduct of Research Topics
In "The Lab: Avoiding Research Misconduct," you become the lead characters in an interactive movie and make decisions about integrity in research that can have long-term consequences. The simulation addresses Responsible Conduct of Research topics such as avoiding research misconduct, mentorship responsibilities, handling of data, responsible authorship, and questionable research practices. In the movie you assume the role of four characters confronted with the pressures of working in a research laboratory. For complete details about this interactive movie visit http://www.ori.hhs.gov/TheLab/.
The American Chemical Society (ACS) Younger Chemists Committee
The Younger Chemists Committee advocates for and provides resources to early-career chemists and professionals in the chemical sciences and related fields. The YCC addresses specific issues facing younger chemists within the ACS and serves as a voice to the Society on behalf of younger chemists.
Addgene is a nonprofit plasmid repository that helps scientists share their published plasmids. Addgene helps depositing scientists by archiving their DNA samples and handling plasmid requests. Addgene is also a great resource for scientists that need plasmids because we provide a searchable database of sequence-verified samples. Addgene currently has over 10,000 plasmids stored, and has shipped close to 100,000 samples to scientists around the world.
New York Postdocs
The New York City postdoctoral community has established an Internet platform which promotes cross-institutional collaboration for improving the lives and training of more than three thousand postdocs living in the NYC area. Follow this link: www.NewYorkPostdocs.com