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2020 Jun 18

[NIH OITE Webinar] Career Planning for Scientists

2:00pm to 3:00pm

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Understand how your personal interests, skills, and values contribute to your future career success. Topics to be covered include the importance of career decision making, learning styles, self-assessment, transferrable skills, defining success, personal needs, work/life balance, and articulating short-term and long-term goals.

Speaker(s): Amanda (Dumsch) Langer, OITE Career Counselor

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Postdoctoral Position @ Brigham and Women's Hospital

June 17, 2020
A postdoctoral fellow position is available for a motivated scientist to study the role of
extracellular acidosis and carbonic anhydrases in the regulation of pulmonary vascular
homeostasis, cardiac metabolic profile and/or skeletal muscle function. The candidate
should have a recent MD, PhD or MD/PhD in the biological sciences, the ability to work
independently, and a good background in cellular and molecular biology techniques
and/or animal physiology and/or high throughput studies and/or epigenetic studies. Our
research is focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms... Read more about Postdoctoral Position @ Brigham and Women's Hospital
2020 Jul 09

[PGE PDD Webinar] Crafting an Effective Research Statement for a Faculty Job Search (Davie Van Vactor, Ph.D. - Harvard Medical School)

Registration Closed 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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Candidates applying for tenure-track faculty positions, in which they would be sustaining a research program, are required to submit a research statement as a part of their application materials.  Creating an effective research statement depends on a candidate's ability to convince a reader they not only have great ideas for novel research but also that they have the momentum and vision to warrant an institution's investment of time and resources to support this research program.

Dr. Davie Van Vactor (Professional of Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School) will lead this...

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2020 Jul 02

[PGE PDD Webinar] Finding, Evaluating, and Applying for Bioscience Faculty Positions in Different Environments (Jason Heustis, Ph.D.)

Registration Closed 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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Zoom - TBA

Considering applications for a faculty position in the next few months, the next year or a couple years down the road?  Want to know more about what the application process and what document and evidence you will have to demonstrate?  Looking to know more about what the interview process and timeline are like?  Wondering how things differ from school to school with their application and interview expectations?

In this session, Dr. Jason Heustis (Director of Student Development and Training Evaluation at Harvard Medical School) will lead a discussion covering...

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2020 Jul 07

[PGE PDD Webinar] Making a Case for Yourself: Crafting an Effective CV (Jason Heustis, Ph.D. - Harvard Medical School)

Registration Closed 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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Zoom - TBA

Trainees and professionals in academic work environments will likely encounter a request to summarize their professional accomplishments in the form of a curriculum vitae (CV).  

This workshop will introduce students to best practices in developing a CV, highlighting strategies for effectively conveying educational background, professional experience, intellectual interests, publication history and professional interests, funding, honors and awards.  

This is an interactive workshop which will take advantage of peer-review to apply the best...

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2020 Jun 30

[PGE PDD Webinar] Understanding University Structures and the Range of Career Options in Higher Ed (Jason Heustis, Ph.D.)

Registration Closed 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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Zoom - TBA

Ever wonder what a Provost does?  Or what the difference is between an Assistant Dean and an Associate Dean, or the difference between Dean of the Faculty and the Dean of Education?   Are a graduate student or post-doc considering your career options and want to know more about the full range of career trajectories and entry-level positions available for roles in education?   This session should help you answer this questions.

In this session, Dr. Jason Heustis (Director of Student Development and Training Evaluation and Lecturer on Biological...

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Guide To Using IDP (My IDP & Me)

A guide for using an individual development plan (IDP) and other professional development tools in conjunction with the NPA postdoc career guide, timeline, and mentorship guides.
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The Importance of Informational Interviews (Inside Higher Ed)

June 9, 2020

As we approach a new faculty hiring season this fall, given the uncertainty of how many positions will be available, you need to be proactive, advises Chris Smith.

In the current climate of faculty hiring freezes, you may wonder how best to set yourself up for success when applying for these positions now or in the future. As a Ph.D. student or postdoc, how can you maximize your opportunities on the ...

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2020 Jun 11

[NIH OITE Webinar] ESSENTIAL LEADERSHIP SKILLS FOR FUTURE SCIENTISTS AND HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS

2:00pm to 3:00pm

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Gain leadership skills as a scientist. We will discuss understanding yourself and how you relate to others. Good communication skills. Developing yourself as a leader without power.  This session is specifically for scientists at the undergraduate level.

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2020 Jun 10

[NIH OITE Webinar] BECOMING A RESILIENT SCIENTIST SERIES: I. AN INTRODUCTION TO RESILIENCE AND WELLNESS

2:00pm to 3:30pm

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We all experience setback and disappointments in school, work and life. In this webinar we will look at seven key elements of resilience with a focus on building habits that promote healthier responses and resilient behaviors in the face of set-back in educational and work environments.
This is part of our summer Becoming a Resilient Scientist Series 9 Week—the full schedule is pasted below.

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Postdoctoral scholars' perspectives about professional learning and development: a concurrent mixed-methods study [PALGRAVE COMMUNICATONS]

June 6, 2020
Postdoctoral scholars pursue diverse career paths requiring broad skill sets; however, little is known about postdoctoral scholars’ perspectives about their professional learning, and development needs. The objective of this mixed-methods study was to identify current professional learning and development opportunities used by postdoctoral scholars to obtain the required broad skills sets of value for a changing career landscape. A concurrent mixed-methods design was utilized including a cross sectional survey and qualitative interviews. Analysis was conducted using descriptive statistics and... Read more about Postdoctoral scholars' perspectives about professional learning and development: a concurrent mixed-methods study [PALGRAVE COMMUNICATONS]

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