Career & Prof Development - Week of Oct 23

Professional Development

360 Degree Self Assessment Workshop - Nov 6

Graduate School Workshop: Participants will complete a number of career-related inventories before the session to clarify their interests, transferable skills, and values. More information and registration (required) here.

Tuesday, November 14
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Mck 6107

Organizing your Research and Using Citation Managers

Still adapting your workflow to graduate school? Starting a new project and worried about staying organized? Need a solution for keeping track of your PDFs and other files?

Learn strategies for organizing your research, hear the experiences of other graduate students, consider the benefits of cloud storage apps, and get introduced to citation managers like EndNote Web, Mendeley, and Zotero. Presented by Research Commons consultant Hang Le and GA Abbey Morgan.

If you are interested in attending but can't make these sessions, please contact us at  More information & registration here.


AAAS Mass Media Fellowship & Application Process Webinar - Nov 7

2018 application available October 16 – January 15!  The AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship places science, engineering, and mathematics students and postdocs at media organizations nationwide. They have worked as reporters, editors, researchers, and production assistants at media outlets that include the Los Angeles Times, WIRED, National Public Radio, National Geographic, and Scientific American.

The Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows use their academic training in the sciences as they research, write and report today’s headlines, while sharpening their abilities to communicate complex scientific issues to the public. The Fellowship experience broadens the participant’s career path while increasing the public’s understanding of science and technology. More info and application here.

Post Docs

University of Maryland at Baltimore (Institute for Genome Sciences)

The selected candidate will join Dr. Lynn Schriml's established biomedical ontology and bioinformatics team to develop mechanistic profiles of human disease for biomedical and clinical research. The position is open in Dr. Lynn Schriml's research group at the Institute for Genome Sciences (IGS) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. IGS is an interdisciplinary, multi-departmental team of collaborative genomics and bioinformatics investigators supported by core high-throughput sequencing, data analysis and genome annotation centers. More information here.

North Carolina A & T University (NIH/NIGMS funded)

The employee’s principal research responsibilities will be conducting research using mouse models with a focus on understanding the mechanisms by which meprin metalloproteases modulate kidney injury. The employee will confer with the PI on overall research direction and strategy but will exercise a considerable amount of independent judgment and original thinking in carrying out research that contributes to original knowledge and advances the University’s reputation in research. More information here.

Center for Human Disease Modeling (CHDM) - Duke University

There are immediate Postdoctoral Associate training opportunities available within the Center for Human Disease Modeling (CHDM). Dr. Nicholas Katsanis (Director) along with faculty members Erica Davis, I-Chun Tsai and Weibin Zhou are inviting applications from candidates who will be considered for a wide range of interdisciplinary projects funded by NIH. Our Center offers a unique, project-based atmosphere that is highly collaborative in a shared-resource setting. The ideal candidates will be accomplished, highly motivated, and creative scientists with interests in at least one of the three following areas: 1) understanding the architecture of human genetic disease; 2) investigating the mechanisms underlying disease processes and pathomechanism; and 3) identification of novel therapeutic paradigms for inherited disorders. Candidates will have the opportunity to work with unique patient cohorts; cell-based, zebrafish and/or mouse models; and cutting-edge molecular and imaging technologies in a state-of-the-art facility. More information here.


Lecturer in the School of Biomedical Sciences (Univ of Hong Kong)

Applicants should have a Ph.D., M.D. or M.B.B.S. degree and be highly motivated in teaching and learning.  They should have good teaching skills in gross anatomy and histology for the medical, nursing, pharmacy, and biomedical sciences programmes, and an excellent command of spoken and written English, organizational and interpersonal skills.  The appointee is expected to strengthen the teaching in anatomy when he/she assumes duty.  He/She will work closely with a team of colleagues dedicated to the development and delivery of innovative pedagogical approaches to improve student learning across several undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes.  For further information about the post, please contact Dr. L.K. Chan (e-mail:  Those who have responded to the previous advertisement (Ref.: 201701230) need not re-apply. More information here.

Additional positions at the University of Hong Kong:  Asst Professor in Ecology & Biodiversity (see here)  and in Molecular and Cellular Biology (see here).

Lecturer - Molecular & Cell Biology (Univ of California - Berkeley)

Applications due October 31.  We are seeking outstanding lecturers who can teach/co-teach small, medium and large size lecture, seminar and/or laboratory courses in the subject areas listed below:

  • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology
  • Cell & Developmental Biology
  • Genetics, Genomics and Development
  • Immunology and Pathogenesis
  • Neurobiology

More information here.

Assistant Professor in Entomology (University of Mary Washington)

Applications due by November 10.  The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Mary Washington invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position to begin in the fall of 2018. Completion of the Ph.D. is required by August 16, 2018. UMW is a liberal arts university dedicated to effective teaching and the integration of undergraduate students in research. The department seeks an Entomologist to teach upper-level courses in entomology and invertebrate zoology. Additionally, the successful candidate will contribute to multi-section general education and biology major core courses including general biology, research design/biostatistics, and first-year and senior-level seminars. More information here.