Posts Tagged ‘career development’

Winter Vollum writing class starts Jan. 4

The Vollum Writing Class is a six-week professional science writing course open to OHSU graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty. This class uses short lectures, class discussion, and workshop-style writing assignments to help researchers learn to write better papers and grants. Topics include: The basic elements of good scientific writing style, including sentence and document structure Insight into scientific conventions regarding grammar, punctuation, and usage Strategies for revising Dealing with writer’s block and time management Best practices for … Read More

New HHMI program for postdocs from underrepresented groups

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has launched a new program to recruit and retain early career scientists from underrepresented groups in the life sciences. The Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program will select awardees through open competition; applications will be assessed for scientific achievement in prior research experiences, demonstrated potential for a career as an independent investigator, and quality of the training environment with a selected mentor. In this two-phase program, fellows will be supported from early postdoctoral … Read More

NRSA application workshop: Technical components, Oct. 11

If you’re planning to apply for a pre- or post-doctoral NRSA fellowship from the NIH in the near future, we encourage you to attend this workshop to learn about essential, non-research elements of your fellowship application. Topics covered include elements needed for an InfoEd proposal, how to develop a budget, how to manage reference letters, biosketches and PMCID numbers, and elements of a great training plan. This upcoming workshop is led by Johanna Colgrove, coordinator of the … Read More

OHSU Library to sponsor two scholarships for OpenCon 2016

Interested in scientific communication? Want a more open system to share research and data? Then OpenCon 2016 could be the catalyst for you to pursue these passions and the OHSU Library wants to send you to Washington, D.C., where the conference is being held this year, Nov. 12 to 14. OpenCon is designed to teach scientists and scholars from around the world about open access, open data, and open education, and foster a discussion on key issues surrounding scholarly communications and publications. The conference … Read More

Fall Vollum writing class starts Sept. 28

The Vollum Writing Class is a six-week professional science writing course open to OHSU graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty. This class uses short lectures, class discussion, and workshop-style writing assignments to help researchers learn to write better papers and grants. Topics include: The basic elements of good scientific writing style, including sentence and document structure Insight into scientific conventions regarding grammar, punctuation, and usage Strategies for revising Dealing with writer’s block and time management Best practices for … Read More

Change to eligibility for NSF graduate research fellowships

If you are a graduate student applying for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Eligibility Program, you should be aware of an impending change in eligibility. Program solicitations for the NSF GRFP are due to be released in late July or early August. Effective as of the 2017 competition (deadlines in late Oct. or early Nov. 2016, based on discipline), graduate students will be limited to only one application to the GRFP, submitted in either the first or second year of … Read More

Data Jamboree: Code Your Graph, June 24

This Friday’s Data Jamboree is devoted to techniques and tools for data visualization. Bring your laptop for hands-on tutorials on ggplot and matplotlib. A keynote talk on visualizing high dimensional data will also be presented by Kemal Sonmez, Ph.D., associate professor in the School of Medicine’s Computational Biology Program, and Julja Burchard, scientific director of the Bioinformatics Core. Everyone is welcome! June 24, 2:30 – 5:00 PM OHSU Auditorium Arrive by 2:30 for help installing software packages! Food … Read More

Few spots remaining for summer Vollum Scientific Writing Course

The Vollum Writing Class is a six-week professional science writing course open to OHSU graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty. This class uses short lectures, class discussion, and workshop-style writing assignments to help researchers learn to write better papers and grants. Topics include: The basic elements of good scientific writing style, including sentence and document structure Insight into scientific conventions regarding grammar, punctuation, and usage Strategies for revising Dealing with writer’s block and time management Best practices for … Read More

Postdoc Paper of the Year Award application due July 8

The OHSU School of Medicine Alumni Association is seeking applicants for its annual Postdoctoral Paper of the Year Award competition. The paper must be on original research and have been published or accepted for publication for 2015-2016. Finalists must be available to present their research before the Alumni Association’s panel of judges on the evening of August 17, 2016. A winner will be selected and awarded $500 with the opportunity to present their paper during … Read More

Searle Scholars career development program; internal deadline July 8

The Searle Scholars Program is a highly competitive program designed to support exceptional, new junior faculty. It supports research in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, and pharmacology, as well as related areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciences. The program does not ordinarily support purely clinical research but has supported research programs that include both clinical and basic components. Applications are evaluated on the potential of the applicant to make innovative and high-impact … Read More

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