Life Sciences Master's Students (HMS)

Assistant Director, Science Pedagogy @ Harvard Bok Center

September 2, 2020
Job Summary
Independently plan and implement academic affairs operations including faculty support, curriculum management and training.

Job-Specific Responsibilities

The Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning supports educational excellence and equity in Harvard University's Faculty of Arts and Sciences. The Bok Center employs a wide array of approaches, which includes collaborating with faculty on their classroom practice and in the design of their course materials, providing professional...

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Neurodevelopmental Postdoctoral Fellowship @ Boston Children's Hospital

September 2, 2020

Job Description


A neuroscience postdoctoral training fellowship is available in the laboratory of Elizabeth Engle, MD, Professor of Neurology and Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and HHMI Investigator
at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH). The Engle lab has found that cranial motor neurons provide a
powerful model system for the study of Mendelian coding and noncoding genetics and mechanisms
of neuronal development and connectivity. Thus, the lab identifies congenital human
neurodevelopmental disorders of eye and facial movement, defines their...

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Part-Time Immunology Internship @ SQZ Biotech

September 2, 2020

SQZ Biotechnologies is seeking a current PhD student as a part-time market intelligence immunology intern to join our corporate development team reporting directly to the Associate Director of Business Development (BD).

They will collaborate with science and BD leadership to evaluate competitive programs, commercial landscapes, and identify key areas of differentiation possible with the SQZ platform. This role will involve organizing, analyzing, and comparing immunology data presented by competing vaccine and tolerance platforms and synthesizing them down ...

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Tenure-Track Faculty, Chemical Biology Program @ Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

September 2, 2020

MSK has a rich history in chemical research spanning over 70 years, and we are continuing our recent expansion in this area. We provide a unique and collaborative scientific environment, exceptional research facilities and resources, and generous startup packages. Faculty are eligible to hold appointments in and to recruit students from multiple outstanding graduate programs, including the Tri-Institutional PhD Program in Chemical Biology, Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program, Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical...

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Academic Administrator, Education Research Initiative @ University of California Irvine

September 2, 2020

The UCI Education Research Initiative is looking to hire an Academic Administrator to help guide and implement its mission. Under the direction of the Initiative Director, the incumbent is responsible for the management and administration of the Education Research Initiative (ERI), a multidisciplinary community of educators and researchers who care about improving the educational experience of our undergraduates, particularly for traditionally minoritized students. Responsibilities include: coordinating all ERI activities including the seminar series, ERI-related research projects,...

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2020 Sep 02

Dissertation Defense - Michael Levine (Biophysics)

1:30pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

Zoom - Contact for Details

"Characterization and Mitigation of Bias in Parametric Mapping of Reward-Induced Dopamine Release using Simultaneous Positron Emission Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging"

presented by

Michael A. Levine

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

1:30 p.m.

Advisor:  Dr. Ciprian Catana

2020 Oct 29

[Career Navigator Workshop] Meet the Individual Development Plan (IDP): What, How and Why (Dr. Jim Gould - HMS/HSDM Office of Post-Doctoral Fellows)

4:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Zoom - TBA

The Individual Development Plan (IDP) is a mentoring tool that links research goals with career development and progress towards independence. It is meant to foster an ongoing and recurring discussion that involves evaluation, goal setting and feedback with input from both postdoc and faculty mentor.  The NIH encourages trainees to make Individualized Development Plans to help them prepare for academic and nonacademic careers. This interactive workshop unpacks the IDP framework while helping students to prepare a working draft of the IDP that addresses research, professional...

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2020 Oct 01

[Career Navigator Workshop] Making the Most of Your Virtual Rotations (Dr. Taralyn Tan - HMS Department of Neurobiology, Dr. Jason Heustis - HMS Program in Graduate Education)

4:00pm to 5:15pm

Location: 

Zoom - TBA

PART 1: Understanding the Value of Rotations and Setting Your Goals

A primary goal of the first year of graduate school is to identify a dissertation laboratory. Lab rotations are a major mechanism to guide students in this process. Students are currently having to navigate rotations that are partially or wholly virtual due to COVID-19 and restrictions on in-person laboratory activities. This interactive workshop will provide students strategies to maximally leverage both in-person and virtual lab rotation experiences to identify a training environment for...

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2020 Sep 30

[Career Navigator Workshop] Strategies and Resources for Landing a Doctoral Fellowship (NSF, NIH F31, NIH F31D)

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Zoom - TBA

This session is a follow-up to our session on grant writing strategies (Thurs Sept 24th, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm).

In this session, attendees will learn 

- the people and tools that exist to find and submit graduate fellowships

- program-specific support resources

- strategies from successful Harvard graduate awardees of NSF, NIH F32 and NIH F32D fellowships

 

4:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Intro and General Resources and Points of Connection Across the Harvard Graduate Life Sciences Space

4:20 pm -...

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2020 Nov 19

[Peer Mentor Training] GSAS Peer Mentoring Training: Harvard Resources, Contacts, Confidentiality, Title IX

9:00am to 11:30pm

Location: 

Zoom - TBA

In this interactive workshop, Danielle Farrell (Director of Student Services in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences) will facilitate multiple discussions introducing students to the roles and responsibilities of graduate student peer mentors and support groups.  This session is intended to introduce students to the practical application of peer mentoring best practices using resources, contacts and policies at Harvard.

By the end of this session, peer mentors should be able to

- articulate the services offered and describe the function of personnel in the...

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2020 Sep 15

Dissertation Defense - Kimbria Blake (BBS)

10:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

Zoom - Contact for Details

Staphylococcus aureus activates sensory neurons in the skin to cause pain or itch during infection

Program: Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Advisor: Isaac Chiu

2020 Sep 04

RESONANCE: A Virtual Poetry Slam and Open Mic

7:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

Zoom - Register for Details

RSVP for Zoom link: tinyurl.com/poetryslamRSVP

Looking for performers! Sign up: tinyurl.com/DICPperformersignup

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Opinion: Some Self-Care Advice for Graduate Students (Inside Higher Ed)

August 25, 2020

If I’ve learned anything over the decades, it’s that self-care needs to be part of the agenda as higher education recalibrates itself to educate and develop students in a post-COVID environment. I’ll share some of the insights I’ve gained -- especially for graduate students and doubly so for graduate students who are first generation or from communities of color.

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Self-Efficacy and Performance of Research Skills among First-Semester Bioscience Doctoral Students (Life Science Education)

August 25, 2020

While there is a growing body of literature on the development of research skills among science, technology, engineering, and mathematics doctoral students, very little is specific to biosciences. We seek to address this gap by characterizing aptitude and self-perceived facility with research skills among incoming bioscience doctoral students, as well as how and why they change over the first semester of doctoral training.

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2020 Sep 28

[Career Navigator Workshop/Peer Mentor Training] Mental Health First Aid

9:00am to 3:30pm

Location: 

Zoom - TBA

Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. This training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the

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