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Opportunities to Explore - Nov 15 - Nov 19, 2021

Vol 7, Issue 45 | Trainee News                                             myHub Website  | myHub Event Calendar | myHub Twitter | OTE

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Workshop Leader teaching positions available for postdocs and senior doctoral students, interested in improving their teaching skills

Positions as Workshop Leaders are available for Spring of 2022 in IND 432, Foundations in Modern Biology, a class for first year doctoral students.  Work in teams of two, with a first year teaching assistant, to guide 8-10 students in a series of bi-weekly problem-solving exercises designed to develop and advance their skills in scientific critical thinking, problem solving and collaboration.

Interested persons should contact Scott Butler (scott_butler@urmc.rochester.edu)

THIS WEEK EVENTS

Career Story with Trainees- WNY Center For Research on Flavored Tobacco

Fri Nov 12 | 2:00 pm-3:00 pm | Virtual Event – Link: Registration

Addiction: This seminar will explore the concept of addiction with attention to treatments and harm reduction. It will also investigate current evidence on e-cigarettes within the context of addiction and as a potential harm reduction practice.

Peter Selby, MBBS, CCFP, FCFP, MHSc, dipABAM, DFASAM

• Clinician Scientist, Addictions Division Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute

• Senior Medical Consultant, Centre for Addition and Mental Health

• Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Learn more about Dr. Selby's career path and work!

https://www.camh.ca/en/science-and-research/science-and-researchstaff-directory/peterselby

Coffee and Careers Hour

Tue Nov 16 | 11:00 am- 12:00 pm | In Person event: 3-7619 Upper Auditorium Link: Registration

Informal setting over coffee to discuss career and professional development needs of SMD trainees.

Suggested topic(s) to discuss this month: career exploration and what helpful resources individuals have utilized.

For more information please contact: myHub@urmc.rochester.edu

Need accommodations?

Contact Jen_Prosceo@urmc.rochester.edu  at least three business days prior to the event.

What Every STEM Trainee Should Know about US Employment: A Recruiter's Perspective

Wed Nov 17 | 11:00 am- 12:30 pm | In Person event: 1-9576 Ryan Case Method Room Link: Registration

Interested in hearing how H-1B sponsorship happens from the inside?  Dan Beaudry, former head of campus recruiting at Monster.com and author of Power Ties: The International Student’s Guide to Finding a Job in the United States, shares the potent job search system used by many international students to find U.S. employment. H-1B's are won in ways you likely don't expect. 

10 copies of Dan Beaudry’s book will be given away at the event!

For more information please contact: myHub@urmc.rochester.edu

Need accommodations?

Contact Jen_Prosceo@urmc.rochester.edu  at least three business days prior to the event.

UR Writing - In-Person Writing Retreat| November 16-18

Tues - Thurs Nov 16 – 18 | 11 am-2 pm |In Person Event Locations below:                       

Registration Link

The purpose of the UR Writing Retreat is to create an environment in which you can make excellent writing progress. We hope that it will provide a good structure - with goal setting, designated writing time, regular check-ins, and access to a writing consultant - that will allow you to write productively. Goal setting and accountability to other writers are key components of the Retreat. Coffee and snacks will be provided! Each day of the retreat attendance counts towards getting a free book on writing! Please see details and register here if you're interested: https://forms.gle/B6SaFETmejEf4gbA7 . Space is limited to 15 participants.

Need accommodations? Contact Jen_Prosceo@urmc.rochester.edu at least three business days prior to the event.

Teaching Fundamentals:  Tools to Demystify Course Planning and Assessment

Thurs Nov 18 | 11:30 am-1:00 pm | Event Details & Registration

Learn how to set learning objectives, build course plans, and assess learning. Participants will have time to develop sample course maps, test blueprints, sample rubrics, and assessment tracking maps to document progress for student learning as well as track their own teaching accomplishments.

Graduate Women in Science 2021 Fall Seminar Series: “Tips and Tricks for Surviving and Thriving in your PhD”

Thurs Nov 18 | 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm | Virtual Event - Event Details & Registration

Graduate Women In Science (GWIS) provides mentoring for the professional and personal development of all graduate students (inclusive of all genders) at the University of Rochester Medical Center and College of Arts and Sciences. Meetings tap into expertise and experience available at the Medical Center and College, and they also include presentations from outside guest speakers.

Lucy Taylor, PhD

Junior Research Fellow, Christ Church College/ Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, England

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Smolock at: elaine_smolock@urmc.rocehster.edu. Need accommodations?  Contact Jen_Prosceo@urmc.rochester.edu at least three business days prior to the event.

UPCOMING EVENTS

In Person Event: Office Hours – Build Your Academic Website

Fri Dec 3 | 12:00pm - 1:00 pm | In Person Event – Join in person Carlson Science and Engineering Library, River Campus – Registration                                                 Link: Registration  Registration

If you attended the workshop on building a personal academic website, you may have some questions, especially if you have been working through the instructions on your own.

Library staff members can help. Stop into this session to get your website up and running.

See more upcoming events here.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Applications Open: Brazen Bio Incubator, a fully-funded 12-week biotech fellowship for rising bioentrepreneurs

Brazen Bio is now taking applications for their second cohort, BRZN2!

Brazen Bio helps scientists become CEOs to advance human health. The first program is the Brazen Incubator: a fully-funded 12-week biotech fellowship for rising bioentrepreneurs. Included is 24/7 access to a new BSL-2 laboratory with over $2M in equipment plus resources located in Torrance, CA, in-person programming (e.g., Tuesday Evening Dinner Series/TEDS), and more.  Also included is accommodations in the first ever biotech launch house—Brazen House in Redondo Beach. Rolling close deadline, aiming to start interviews in early December.

If you have an idea for a therapeutic, diagnostic, or wellness product based on your own research,

check out the FAQ and fill out the quick Phase I application form at https://brazen.bio

Postdoctoral fellowships for Visiting Scientist Program

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is offering postdoctoral fellowships for their Visiting Scientist Program cohort at the Transportation Security Laboratory (TSL). You will join a cohort of postdocs in a new endeavor in threat detection technology and applied research, specifically related to synthetic data generation, testing, and evaluation.

The program is seeking postdocs that have experience in modeling and large data sets and have a foundational knowledge of the physics or engineering applicable in learning to create high-fidelity synthetic data. Within the proposed project, there are multiple opportunities available to engage in your applied research and evaluation interests. These include, but are not limited to,

  • Deep learning algorithm testing
  • Synthetic signature and/or image generation
  • Data manipulation and quality assurance
  • Threat analysis testing and evaluation

To learn more and to apply visit here

Research Associate - Cardiovascular Genetics

Tenaya Therapeutics is a publicly-held biotechnology company committed to a bold mission: to discover, design, develop and deliver curative therapies that address the underlying drivers of heart disease. Founded by leading cardiovascular scientists, the company is advancing a deep and diverse pipeline that includes both gene therapies and small molecules. They are seeking a highly motivated Research Associate to support the Cardiovascular Genetics group.

Log into Handshake to apply:

https://rochester.joinhandshake.com/jobs/5505001/share_preview

Interested students and alumni can contact Dr. Rebecca Slater (UR BME '11) with questions about the position:

rslater@tenayathera.com

Eli Lilly Visiting Scientist Fellowship 2022-2023 - Recruitment Information

Eli Lilly is officially recruiting for the 2022-2023 Eli Lilly and Company (Lilly) Visiting Scientist Fellowship (VSF) program. Eligible PharmD, MD and relevant MS and PhD candidates may request a screening interview from Sep. 20th to Oct. 13th. The flyer for Part 1 and Part 2 of our webinar series and an abbreviated brochure of functional areas recruiting for the 2022-2023 VSF cohort, are attached in this email. A detailed brochure including information on specific positions will be released soon. 

Link to request a Screening Interview: https://tinyurl.com/ydtltfad

Link to register for the VSF webinar series: https://tinyurl.com/yz966q4t

Link to Lilly VSF website: https://careers.lilly.com/visiting-scientist

HAPPENING NOW

Teaching opportunity!

An opportunity is available for a graduate student or postdoc who is interested in gaining teaching experience at a liberal arts college. The Psychology Department at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY (45 minutes from Rochester) is seeking an individual to help teach classes in an undergraduate Biopsychology/Behavioral Neuroscience course. Candidates with training in the areas of Psychology, Neuroscience, and/or Brain and Cognitive Sciences are especially encouraged to apply. The selected candidate will help teach in-person classes on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:20-4:30 pm for 3-4 weeks in February and March of 2022 and will help mentor students. The selected candidate would receive mentorship from the primary course professor on lesson planning and teaching. This is a great CV building opportunity for those who are interested in exploring a teaching career! Please email Elizabeth Belcher (a graduate of the UR TBS PhD Program) at belcher@hws.edu to send your CV or to inquire further about this opportunity.

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) Membership Available

Did you know that the University has joined the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) as an Institutional Member? 

The NCFDD is an independent faculty development center dedicated to supporting academics in making successful transitions throughout their careers, and the Institutional Membership provides all faculty, postdocs, and grad students with access to NCFDD’s member resources.

As an Institutional Member, you have access to the following resources at no cost to you:

  • Weekly Monday Motivator
  • Monthly Core Curriculum Webinars
  • Monthly Guest Expert Webinars
  • Access to Multi-Week Courses
  • Access to Dissertation Success Curriculum for graduate students
  • Access to 14-Day Writing Challenges
  • Private Discussion Forum for peer-mentoring, problem-solving, & moderated writing challenges
  • Monthly accountability buddy matches
  • Access to the Member Library that includes past webinar materials, referrals, and readings
     

We encourage you to claim your membership by going to http://www.facultydiversity.org/Join%20.  Once you complete the registration process and receive the “welcome email” from NCFDD, you can register for an upcoming training including the “Every Summer Needs A Plan” or “Moving from Resistance to Writing” webinars.

We’re excited to offer our faculty, postdocs, and graduate students with the opportunity to participate in NCFDD’s unique form of mentoring and career development, and sincerely hope that you will register for this amazing resource.

If you have any questions about our institutional membership, please email the University of Rochester’s Office of Equity and Inclusion at equityandinclusion@rochester.edu and include the subject line “NCFDD assistance”.  If you have any technical questions, please email NCFDD at Membership@FacultyDiversity.org.

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATION NEWS & OPPORTUNITIES

Join the PDA on CCC at ccc.rochester.edu/pda/home/ 

You can use the PDA group as a resource to ask questions, see announcements, and connect with other postdocs in general. It is a great way to get involved with postdocs from other fields as well as getting to know your peers. Join Today

myPostdoc Monthly: Insurance 101

Wed Oct 6 | 1:00 pm (ET) | Workshop Information and Registration LInk

Accessing care through the U.S. healthcare system can seem like a daunting, mountainous task. After all, we fear the unknown. In fact, a recent survey shows that only four percent of Americans truly understand the key components of their health insurance and how they impact their out-of-pocket costs, and for international postdocs, the statistic is undoubtedly even lower. Join us for an informative webinar where we will discuss those unfamiliar concepts and terms you may have come across when looking at health insurance benefit summaries or speaking with healthcare professionals. Fortunately, when armed with a bit of knowledge and understanding, accessing care seems like less of a mountain and more of a molehill.

Postdoc Buddy Program

The UR PDA is starting a postdoc buddy program to assist with new postdoc orientation and help build a stronger better-connected research community. We are looking for actively looking for volunteers to help in this process.

Please sign-up using the Google form found here.

EMPLOYMENT & RECRUITING OPPORTUNITIES

Eli Lilly Visiting Scientist Fellowship 2022-2023 - Recruitment Information

Eli Lilly is officially recruiting for the 2022-2023 Eli Lilly and Company (Lilly) Visiting Scientist Fellowship (VSF) program. Eligible PharmD, MD and relevant MS and PhD candidates may request a screening interview from Sep. 20th to Oct. 13th. The flyer for Part 1 and Part 2 of our webinar series and an abbreviated brochure of functional areas recruiting for the 2022-2023 VSF cohort, are attached in this email. A detailed brochure including information on specific positions will be released soon. 

Link to request a Screening Interview: https://tinyurl.com/ydtltfad

Link to register for the VSF webinar series: https://tinyurl.com/yz966q4t

Link to Lilly VSF website: https://careers.lilly.com/visiting-scientist

ENTREPRENEURSHIP RESOURCES

Resources Available Year-Round

RELEVANT READS & PODCASTS

The Many Virtues of a Virtual Writing Group-

InsideHigherEd.com Carpe Careers: By Katie Homar

Beyond providing writing support, they can help you develop a peer network with colleagues and hone important transferable skills, writes Katie Homar, who advises how to maximize their benefits.

The Power of Peer Networks

InsideHigherEd.com Carpe Careers: By Shoba Subramanian, Maggie Gardner, and Beth Bodiya

Shoba Subramanian, Maggie Gardner and Beth Bodiya share advice for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and educators on how to develop trainee networks for enhancing professional growth during training and beyond.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Need accommodations for any myHub or GEPA event? Contact Jen_Prosceo@urmc.rochester.edu at least three business days prior to the event.

OTE SUBMISSION INFORMATION

Submissions for the weekly Friday edition of OTE are due by Wednesday at noon. Please submit materials to Eric Vaughn at Eric_Vaughn@urmc.rochester.edu.


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