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This page is not a job board but rather is intended to provide links to special opportunities, such as prizes, awards, and professional development workshops.

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 November 2014


November 13, 2014

Upcoming no-cost webinar on lipidomics and mass spectrometry

Q Exactive HF and LipidSearch – The High Performance Solution for Complex Lipidomics
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. EST (08:00-09:00 PST; 16:00-17:00 GMT; 17:00-18:00 CET)

Free registration at: http://bit.ly/1xtdggC

Application of lipidomics profiling to disease phenotype analysis is a rapidly growing area in translational medical research. Identification of unique biomarkers to distinguish healthy individuals compared to those at risk for disease can profoundly impact the early detection of disease and enables the development of personalized medicine. Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS) is widely used for lipidomics analyses. However, there are two primary challenges with LC/MS in this context. First, standard HPLC cannot separate all lipid species in biological samples. Second, molecular weight alone is not sufficient for identifying each lipid isomer.

In this webinar, Dr. Reiko Kiyonami (Thermo) will describe how new MS technologies provide significantly increased speed and ultra-high resolution. These include full MS, selected-ion monitoring (SIM), and parallel-reaction monitoring (PRM), for highly sensitive and selective quantification of individual lipid species of interest. Dr. David Peake (Thermo) will then describe LipidSearch Software for automatic identification of lipids and accurate lipid profiling from HPLC MS/MS runs.

The presenters will answer questions from webinar attendees so be sure to attend and get answers from the experts!

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about an improved analytical strategy and the Q Exactive HF for LC/MS-MS lipidomics.
  • Update on LipidSearch software for identification of lipids from complex biological samples.
  • How to apply LipidSearch to automated identification and relative quantification of lipids.

Who Should Attend:

  • Researchers in academic, government or industrial labs who:
  • are interested in applying lipidomics to problems in agriculture, human disease, medicine or systems biology research
  • are currently performing MS-based targeted or untargeted lipid analysis
  • are currently doing proteomics and want to learn more about lipidomics

 

ResearchTalk’s Qualitative Data Analysis Camp

http://researchtalk.com/qualitative-analysis-data-camp-february-2015/

Bring your qualitative data to the beach and prepare for 3.5 days of hard work, learning, and networking.

Dates: Monday, February 2 – Thursday, February 5, 2015
Location: Holiday Inn Resort, Wrightsville Beach, NC
Website: http://researchtalk.com/qualitative-analysis-data-camp-february-2015/

*Early registration pricing available through December 5, 2014.
--Postdocs are eligible for student pricing.

The Qualitative Data Analysis Camp offers qualitative researchers an opportunity to make progress on their analysis, with guidance from experienced researchers and mentors.

Event Highlights:

  • 4 Qualitative Mentors with over 50 years combined experience in qualitative analysis
    The ResearchTalk Team
    • Raymond C. Maietta, Ph.D.
    • Alison Hamilton, Ph.D.
    • Paul Mihas, MA
    • Kevin Swartout, Ph.D.
  • Ideal setting for research teams and individual researchers
  • Gain expertise in ResearchTalk’s Sort and Sift, Think and Shift method
  • Fluid interaction and flow in and out of large and small group work sessions
  • Low student-teacher ratios
  • Reasonable rates at Resort Hotel

 

Topics include:

 

 

  • Overview of the life of a qualitative analysis process
  • The interaction of memoing and coding
  • The role of visual diagramming
  • The importance of episode profiles
  • Project problem solving and decision making
  • Integration with qualitative software
  • Tips for rapid turn-around results and mixed methods research too

 

For more information, visit the event page at http://researchtalk.com/qualitative-analysis-data-camp-february-2015/ , or contact ResearchTalk at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 1-631-218-8875.


 October 2014


October 31, 2014

How to develop your independent profile in and outside academia? #vitaehangout

FREE virtual Q&A, 27 November, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. UK time

For research staff (postdoctoral researchers, fixed-term contract researchers)

Vitae will be hosting a Google Hangout for postdoctoral researchers dedicated to self-promotion, pitching your ideas, networking and developing your independent profile inside or outside academia.

Their moderator will be joined by career experts, successful academics, employers and researchers who have mastered the art of self-promotion to discuss how to succeed and take advantage of profile-raising opportunities, specifically as a postdoctoral researcher.

This event is for all researchers and there is no limit on the number of participants, so please spread the word, and offer your own advice on #vitaehangout on Twitter.

To attend - respond ‘yes’ to the event page: http://bit.ly/1wop7w6 and post your question on the Q&A application on the video.

October 6, 2014

6th EURAM Early Career Colloquium - How to PRomote your research?

You are cordinaly invited to the 6th EURAM Early Career Colloquium “How to PRomote your research?” on February 11 - 13, 2015. This event is hosted by the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland.

Following the successful European Academy of Management Early Career Colloquia held in Nuremberg, Innsbruck, Dublin, Liechtenstein and Almeria it is a pleasure to announce that the 6th EURAM Early Career Colloquium (EECC) will be hosted by the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Faculty of Management and Social Communication in February 2015.

The aim of the EECC is to offer a platform for early career academics (broadly defined e.g. assistant professors, postdoctoral researchers, recently appointed lecturers/associate professors, advanced PhD students) to come together to discuss key challenges, learn from experts and share career related insights. The EECC provides a forum for networking, knowledge exchange and development of research collaborations.
The theme of the Krakow EECC is “How to PRomote your research?” Key sessions will build on this theme covering the domains of research promotion.

Also, this year young researchers will have a unique opportunity to work on their work-in-progress papers with mentors and will receive a chance to present their final papers during EURAM 2015 conference in Warszawa!

Registration: Send your CV and abstract of the paper you would like to develop during EECC before December 15, 2014.

Participation fee (160EUR) covers cost of catering, social excursions and workshop materials. Participants are kindly requested to cover transportation and accommodation cost. We will be happy to help you find convenient and affordable accommodation in Kraków.
Ryanair, EasyJet and other airlines offer regular, direct cheap flights to Kraków.

Please visit  www.euram-online.org  and www.eecn.org

 


September 2014


September 25, 2014

Second Annual Visualizing Science Policy 20x20 & Resource Fair

On Thursday, October 2 the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellowships will be hosting the second annual visualizing science policy & AAAS resource fair. Join them for an engaging evening of science policy and hear from current and alumni fellows as they explore the science policy arena through projects from academia, government, industry, nonprofit organizations, and the arts. Register here.

5:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
AAAS Headquarters
Washington, DC

The S&T Policy Fellowships is now accepting applications for the 2015-16 fellowship year. Application deadline is November 1. This event is also a great way for interested applicants to network with fellows and learn more about the program.

 

September 19, 2014

Origins Project Postdoctoral Prize Lectureship

From the ORIGINS PROJECT POSTDOCTORAL PRIZE LECTURESHIP website:

"The Origins Project at Arizona State University is pleased to announce the inaugural Origins Postdoctoral Prize Lectureship sponsored by the Epstein VI Foundation.  This prize, the largest of its kind in the world, will be awarded annually to an outstanding junior scholar chosen from all countries, from any field of study relevant to the Origins Project, and will consist of a $10,000 USD prize, coach travel to/from Tempe, Arizona, and accommodations during week-long visit.  Besides participating in the awards ceremony, the winner will give 4 talks on his or her research, as well participate in other Origins Project events during the visit.

"Faculty nomination letters will be accepted starting September 2014, and will be considered up to December 1, 2014.  It is expected that a winner will be announced in February 2015, and a lectures and award ceremony will take place during the 2015 spring term at ASU. The prize is open to junior scholars who were awarded the PhD no earlier than July 1, 2010 and do not hold a tenured, tenure-track, or equivalent position.  Each eligible department head may put forward only one nominee for the prize.  The relevant hosting department at ASU will provide office space for the winning candidate during their stay in Tempe.

"Criteria for selection include evidence of outstanding research credentials and the potential for creative leadership in the candidate’s chosen field, as well as ability to effectively communicate scientific concepts to a broad audience in English.  The selection committee will include faculty from a wide array of disciplines, as well as members of the Origins Project External Advisory committee."

Visit the website for more information. 

 

September 9, 2014

Digital Science Catalyst Grant

Digital Science supports innovative software ideas that help make scientific research more efficient. The Catalyst Grant program offers funding plus the opportunity to work with our team to refine, develop and promote the innovation.

What are they looking for?

Original, early stage software ideas that help benefit scientific research.

What do they offer?

Grants of up to $25,000 (£15,000) to help take your idea from concept to prototype.

How can your students apply?

Find out more and apply for the Catalyst Grant here

 


August 2014


August 11, 2014

Association of College and University Biology Educators 

Are you thinking about a career path beyond basic research? Perhaps you are interested in a career that emphasizes teaching and pedagogical research. Working at a liberal arts college or a two year school can be a rewarding career, but making the transition from a research scientist can be a difficult process.  Where can you get teaching experience? What are some effective classroom methods? What are the publishing opportunities in pedagogical research?

You are invited to check out the Association of College and University Biology Educators, better known as ACUBE. It is a group of post-secondary educators dedicated to excellence in teaching biology and a network of support for science education. The community consists of teachers and staff from relatively small four year colleges and universities, community colleges, technical schools, and even large research institutions. The mission of ACUBE is to provide a supporting and mentoring environment for professional developmental opportunities to include:

  • Develop and recognize excellence in teaching
  • New and innovative teaching ideas.
  • Advising and mentoring students in and out of the classroom.
  • Enhance scholarship through our nationally, peer reviewed journal Bioscene.

ACUBE has annual meetings that showcase novel teaching methods and provide workshops and seminars on career strategies at all levels. It also is a great opportunity for networking with biology educators. Please visit its home page at http://www.ACUBE.org to discover more about the mission, newsletters, previous and upcoming activities, and the Bioscene publication archive. Soon you can also follow them on LinkedIn and discuss topics related to our mission.


ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES


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.


 core_final_816Ethics 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.


LabLife provides free lab management software to biology research labs. LabLife helps scientists organize materials and data, organize lab ordering, analyze sequences, and more. It's perfect for post-docs who want to help their current labs get organized or who are looking for free IT infrastructure as they start their own labs.


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


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