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October 2014

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  and


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


"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 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.

 July 2014

July 29, 2014

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Third Annual BioArt competition

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) is holding its third annual BioArt competition. Each day, scientific investigators produce thousands of images and videos as a part of their research – from the collection of image-based data, to the visualization of results and the illustration of complex findings. However, only a few are ever seen outside of the laboratory. Through the BioArt competition, FASEB hopes to share the beauty and excitement of biological research with the public.

The competition is open to federally-funded biomedical and life scientists or FASEB society members who wish to submit captivating, high-resolution images and videos produced from their own cutting-edge life science research. This year, there are two image categories “Fluorescence and Electron Microscopy” and “All Other Life Science Images.” FASEB will select five winners in each image category and two in the video category. The submission deadline is August 30, 2014.

Last year’s winning images are on display at the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH’s) Visitor Center. Winning images and videos have been featured on the NIH Director’s blog and been included in other exhibits and events!

July 9, 2014

Cell Viability Survey

A global biotechnology company is conducting a survey to better serve the needs of researchers. They are offering a $15 Starbucks eGift to the first 200 participants. For life science research only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.

Complete the survey here:

April 2014

April 23, 2014

Research In Progress Luncheon

The Clinical and Translational Science Center of the Weill Cornell Medical College is holding a Research In Progress luncheon, featuring presentations by CTSC trainees and scholars. The luncheon is hosted by Olaf Andersen, M.D. on Friday, May 16, 2014, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., at 525 E. 68th Street, 2nd floor, Payson Solarium (P-224).

“Evaluation of the Pathobiology of Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN) in Pediatric Patients”
CTSC KL2 Scholar – Nicole Kucine, M.D.

“Dynamic Load Bearing Characteristics of Implants for Osteochondral Defects”
CTSC KL2 Scholar – Tony Chen, Ph.D.

“Fecal metabolite profiling: a noninvasive method to determine biomarkers of chemopreventive efficacy in intestinal neoplasia”
CTSC TL1 Trainee– David Montrose, Ph.D.

Please RSVP by May 14, 2014 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Light refreshments will be served.

April 18, 2014

Postdoc to Faculty Workshop

If you are a postdoctoral fellow interested in a faculty position in the chemical sciences at a college or university, this workshop can help you prepare for a rewarding career. Housing and meals will be provided to the selected applicants.

August 8 & 9 in San Francisco, CA (prior to the fall 2014 ACS National Meeting).

The Postdoc to Faculty Workshop:

  • compares and contrasts positions and expectations in undergraduate and graduate chemistry departments
  • provides assistance with and feedback on teaching philosophies and research statements
  • presents strategies for balancing scholarship, teaching, and service expectations with life outside academia
  • creates a network of early-career faculty along with mentors, who can guide newly-minted faculty members
  • introduces interactive teaching models and provides resources to facilitate their incorporation

Submit an application by April 21

Please review the entire application form and gather all of the necessary information prior to attempting to start the application.Female applicants are encouraged to apply for the Dan Su Travel Award

The Dan Su Travel Award is a competitive award used to encourage women pursuing an academic career in chemistry. It will be awarded to the top four applications from women.The Dan Su Travel Award is established in memory of Dr. Dan Su, who served as Manager of both Analytical R&D and Quality Control Departments at Cambridge Major Laboratories, Inc. Dr. Su earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in polymer chemistry at Jilin University and Beijing Institute of Chemical Technology, respectively, before receiving her Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Montreal. She conducted postdoctoral research with Dr. Fred Menger and Dr. David Jaeger before embarking on an industrial career.

Applicants are additionally encouraged to submit an abstract, by March 31, to be a part of the Academic Employment Intiative held at SciMix. This venue provides a unique opportunity for postdocs seeking academic positions to network with faculty recruiters.

If you have any questions, write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

"Intro to Government Consulting" Workshop

What's next for your career? Consulting is a growing and exciting career for graduates in life sciences, physical sciences, math, engineering, computer sciences and other STEM-related fields. Attend the next "Intro to Government Consulting" workshop. Get an insiders perspective from current STEM consultants.

April 30, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Metro Park - Alexandria, VA

Sign Up Now - Limited Seating Available!

Reserve your seat today and join STEM Career Services at Metro Park in Alexandria, VA, April 30, 2014 to get expert advice on:

  • The importance of STEM-trained candidates in government consulting.
  • Where to look for jobs in government consulting.
  • How to qualify for a security clearance.
  • How government consulting differs from management consulting and why STEM graduates find it more desirable.
  • How to transfer your academic/industry skills to those of a government consultant.
  • The importance of client interaction and which technical skills you must have to succeed.
  • What makes you a good “fit” for a company and a company a good “fit” for you.

All courses are taught by current government consultants. Learn by hearing case studies, seeing mock interviews and being exposed to the most up-to-date information about this career field.

April 14, 2014

Annual Postdoc Conference & Career Fair

A conference and career fair for current postdoctoral fellows working in Washington, D.C. area federal labs and universities, and for companies recruiting high-level S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) professionals. This event exposes area postdoctoral fellows in the S.T.E.M. fields to the many career options (e.g., government, private sector, entrepreneurship) that are available to them.

The career fair portion connects local job-seeking postdocs with companies seeking that level of talent.

Bethesda North Marriott/Montgomery County Conference Center
5701 Marinelli Road
Rockville, MD 20852

April 24, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


April 8, 2014

Centricity Series - Cancer: Navigating Innovative Care - April 23, 2014

Centricity Series on Cancer: Navigating Innovative Care, will take place on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in Manhasset.

Register here:


HEAL-X Program at Tulane University

The HEAL-X Program at the Tulane School of Medicine is an expedited 3 ½- year program for those with Ph.D.s in biomedical sciences who would like to pursue an M.D. degree. Each year, up to 15 qualified students are accepted into a small cohort which learns using the ‘flipped classroom’ model. Using outcome-based learning objectives, students prepare materials outside of class, and then meet with faculty in interactive sessions that employ problem-based learning, team-based learning, and other interactive learning methods. Early clinical exposure is used throughout the first 18 months to emphasize and integrate the clinical application of basic science.

Application deadline for the January 2015 class is July 31st. For more information visit their website or contact Mary Tigner-Rasanen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

April 1, 2014

NextProf 2014 Future Faculty Workshop

The NextProf 2014 Future Faculty Workshop is planned for Wednesday, October 1, 2014 through Friday, October 3, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, at the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering. They have hosted two very successful NextProf workshops over the past two years. For more details on NextProf 2014 and to nominate someone, please click on .

They are seeking the very best senior doctoral candidates, postdocs and recent graduates meeting the following eligibility criteria:

  • Participants should be an underrepresented minority as defined by the National Science Foundation framework for broadening participation: individuals who belong to underrepresented groups, e.g., Alaska Native, Native American, Blacks or African American, Hispanics, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders; and
  • Participants should be interested in/thinking about an academic career in engineering and science at an exceptional research or teaching institution.

All travel and lodging expenses will be paid for the selected participants.

If you should have any question about the event, please feel free to contact Alec at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


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:

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

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:

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