All Life Sciences PhD Students (HILS-wide, GSAS only)

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities @ Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason

April 30, 2020

Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI), located in Seattle, Washington, is dedicated to discovering causes and cures of a wide variety of human diseases, with special emphasis on autoimmune and immune system diseases. Research at BRI is organized into Programs that each individually focus on a key research topic, but that together synergize through the use of shared resources and expertise.

The Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Bettelli lab will be engaged in studying novel pathways regulating the differentiation and pathogenicity of T...

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2020 May 01

[NIH OITE Webinar] Pre-/post-publication peer review

2:00pm to 3:00pm

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Pre-/post-publication peer review: You do a study, you write up the paper, and then you publish it. That’s it, right? Not so fast: peer review has always been a recurring step in the scientific process, but methods to do so are even more widespread than ever. We will talk about benefits and challenges of using preprint sites like bioRxiv, and the wide world of peer-reviewed feedback after publishing your manuscript. Speaker, Dr. Chris Gunter

Postdoc Position, van Galen Laboratory @ Harvard Medical School/BWH

April 29, 2020

The Laboratory

The van Galen laboratory is recruiting postdoctoral fellows to perform groundbreaking research on normal and malignant hematopoiesis. We develop and apply experimental and computational methods to push the technological boundaries that limit our current understanding of the development and progression of leukemia. With a focus on myeloid malignancies, we aim to understand epigenetic and transcriptional factors that contribute to clonal expansions by integrating...

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Helping Those With Disabilities Navigate Job Transitions (Inside Higher Ed)

April 26, 2020

Early-career professionals with disabilities face distinct challenges in identifying positions, interviewing and networking, among many other things, write Brian J. Rybarczyk and Allison Gose.

For a graduate student, the job market is an intimidating space full of uncertainty. Add to that a disability, and the navigation of the professional world becomes even more daunting. From simple validation to the more complex navigation of identifying positions, interviewing and networking, individuals with disabilities face distinct challenges.

That’s why the two of...

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Mentoring during the COVID-19 pandemic (Nature)

April 26, 2020

Colleagues facing closed labs and enforced social distancing need a different type of support. Mentors must change their approach, says Ruth Gotian.

The coronavirus outbreak has left many of us feeling frightened, worried and overwhelmed. This is affecting people in different ways, but concerns relating to a lack of focus or productivity are not uncommon. Mentors should always provide a support system for trainees and encourage them to prioritize their health above their productivity: especially in testing times such as these. We must reimagine...

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University Grad Students Step Up To Fill U.S. Coronavirus Testing Void (NPR)

April 26, 2020

Academic science labs around the U.S. are rapidly gearing up to run coronavirus tests for patients in need. They're drawing resources from across campus: technology, chemicals and a formidable workforce — graduate students.

"Normally, when people say they need someone in an emergency, it's not a science grad student," says Katie Cabral, a bioengineering Ph.D. student at the University of California, San Francisco. "But in this case, my particular qualifications are exactly what is needed."

Cabral is volunteering at a new testing center organized by ...

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Amid coronavirus shutdowns, some grad students feel pressure to report to their labs (Science)

April 26, 2020

As the coronavirus outbreak roils university campuses across the world, early-career scientists are facing several dilemmas. Many are worrying about the survival of cell cultures, laboratory animals, and other projects critical to their career success. And some are reporting feeling unwelcome pressure to report to their laboratories—even if they don’t think it’s a good idea, given that any gathering can increase the risk of spreading the virus.

It’s unclear exactly how common these concerns are, but social media posts reveal numerous graduate students expressing stress...

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What About Graduate Students? Graduate student seek time-to-degree and funding extensions (Inside Higher Education)

April 26, 2020
Graduate students face many of the same challenges as faculty members during COVID-19 but have received fewer assurances. Top on their wish list are extended funding and time-to-degree extensions.

Tenure-clock stoppages came fast and furious last month to faculty members worried about how COVID-19 will throw off their career timelines. Graduate students have similar concerns about how their research has been upended and how that will...

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2020 Apr 29

GradFutures Virtual Forum @Princeton University (April 29 - May 1)

Wed - Fri, Apr 29 to May 1, 12:00pm - 5:00pm

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Follow the link to register for the any or all of the sessions below. https://gradfutures.princeton.edu/forum2020agenda

Please consider joining us for Princeton’s GradFUTURES Virtual Forum – April 29, 30 & May 1. 

The goal of the GradFUTURES Virtual Forum is to accelerate connectivity among and between graduate students, faculty, staff, alumni, and leaders from a diverse array of fields. This Forum will encourage attendees to forge deeper connections, build community and explore opportunities for leadership and meaningful professional development within all fields of endeavor.
 
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2020 May 01

Dissertation Defense - Rebecca Tayler Cottman (BBS)

2:00pm to 3:00pm

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Engineering CTCF DNA-binding specificity to alter gene expression and genome topology in human cells

Program: Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Advisor: Jae Joung

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