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Modified: December 13, 2017

Apply for the Michelson Young Investigator Prizes in Immunology & Vaccine Research

The Michelson Medical Research Foundation together with the Human Vaccines Project has established the Michelson Prizes for Human Immunology and Vaccine Research — Two $150K Prizes for Young Investigators. The Michelson Prizes aim to support young investigators applying innovative research concepts and disruptive technologies to significantly advance the development of future vaccines and immunotherapies for major global diseases. Applicants from disciplines across the biomedical, bioengineering and computer science fields are encouraged. Open for US Citizens and international scholars! Pre-applications are due by February 12.

Modified: December 13, 2017

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: New England Science Symposium 2018

The New England Science Symposium (NESS), established in 2002, provides a forum for postdoctoral fellows; medical, dental and graduate students; post-baccalaureates; college and community college students (particularly for African-American, Hispanic/Latino and American Indian/Alaska Native individuals) to share their biomedical and health-related research activities through oral or poster presentations, to engage in discussions related to career development in the sciences, to exchange ideas and to expand their professional networks. The deadline to submit abstracts is January 4th, 2018.

Modified: December 13, 2017

One-On-One Virtual Mentorship

The National Research Mentoring Network supports your advancement at every career stage of research in the biomedical sciences. Experience mentorship and professional development programs designed to hone your practices and deepen your connection to the diverse nationwide scientific community. Create your NRMNet profile and get started today!

Modified: December 13, 2017

Postdoctoral training opportunities at Northwestern

Please find a selection of open postdoctoral fellowship positions at Northwestern on this page, updates are made regularly! Please visit the "Open Northwestern Positions" page to find more information.

Modified: December 13, 2017

NUPF Coffee Hour, December 13, 3-4 pm

Update: NUPF's December coffee hours has been canceled. Check back for details for January Coffee Hour after the Winter Recess.

Modified: December 13, 2017

Elevate Your Research Profile with ORCID

Elevate Your Research Profile with ORCID. Northwestern is excited to announce that an institutional membership with ORCID has been established. Register for an ORCID iD or link your existing ORCID iD to your Northwestern credentials in order to facilitate keeping a complete record of your scholarly activities, regardless of any personal name changes or changes to your organizational membership. This is especially vital to young investigators, such as postdocs and grad students, as they are establishing themselves in their respective fields! Check out the message from the Vice President for Research, Jay Walsh, regarding ORCID.

Modified: December 8, 2017

Merck Darmstadt Germany Innovation Cup

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, at the occasion of its 350th anniversary, will conduct a special Anniversary Edition of the Merck Innovation Cup Summer Camp from July 16-24, 2018,. The Innovation Cup is an initiative for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to attend a training program near Frankfurt, Germany designed to support their professional development in the pharmaceutical and chemical industry. Read more about the program here. Applications are due by January 15.

Modified: December 8, 2017

Institute for Public Health and Medicine - Seminar Series: December 2017 Speakers

These events are held every Thursday starting on October 5th. Lunch will be provided for participating faculty and staff.

Modified: December 8, 2017

HR Announcements

Important HR Announcements for November 2017

Modified: December 8, 2017

Navigating the Research Enterprise

Don’t miss this young investigator (including postdocs) and faculty development opportunity - RSVP to attend upcoming seminars on NIH Grant Review and Writing taking and accessing University resources/offices that will take place on December 11, 18 and January 29!

Modified: December 8, 2017

BCG Webinars

BCG is hosting a series of webinars in the coming weeks, led by partners and thought leaders from around the globe. This is an opportunity to share some of BSG's work, programs, and showcase their people. These events are not focused on recruiting, rather informational sessions.

Modified: December 8, 2017

L'Oreal: USA For Women in Science Fellowship - Application Now Open!

Awards five women postdoctoral scientists annually with grants of $60,000 each for their contributions in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields and commitment to serving as role models for younger generations. Application cycle opens on December 4 and ends February 2, 2018.

Modified: December 8, 2017

IQVIA Info Session January 17 - Healthcare Consulting Opportunity

IQVIA (formerly IMS Health and Quintiles), is a top global data, consulting, technology and analytics firm with 55,000 employees in more than 100 countries. IQVIA will be hosting their first info session at Northwestern on January 17th 2018 to speak about a unique leadership program named the Academy.

Modified: December 5, 2017

Computational Research Methods Training for Life Scientists

PhD students and postdoctoral fellows in the life sciences are invited to apply to the myDATA program, a Burroughs Wellcome Fund-supported program that provides training in computational research methods in the form of a 20-week mentored research project. Students and postdoctoral fellows who are interested in participating must submit a 1-page proposal by December 15.

Modified: December 4, 2017

Apply Now: Process Identification Workshops presented by the Image Permanence Institute

This free three-day workshop will teach participants the tools and skills necessary for successful photographic process identification and care by breaking down the complicated subject into simple and easily manageable sections.

Modified: December 1, 2017

Monthly Women's Health Research Forum

Join the Women's Health Research Institute for the December's monthly forum and WHRI's 10th Anniversary celebration on December 12 at 12pm on the Chicago campus! Dr. Teresa K. Woodruff will be presenting "Science to Care: A Decade of Transforming Women's Health Research at Northwestern and Beyond."

Modified: December 1, 2017

Demystifying the Review Process in Publishing

How do you increase your ability to publish research? Begin by understanding the publishing and review process. Join former Science Signaling Editor, Nancy R. Gough, Ph.D., on December 6 at 12pm (CST) as she leads a free webinar training as part of the AAAS Career Development Webinar Series.

Modified: November 30, 2017

Women's Center Critical Intersections Symposium

Join the Women's Center in celebrating the Center's 30th Anniversary for the Critical Interventions Symposium taking place on February 28 from 830am-1pm in the Norris University Center. The symposium will feature two panels that reflect on what it means to do intellectual, political, and community work from different locations at Northwestern and beyond.

Modified: November 30, 2017

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Postdoctoral Enrichment Program (PDEP)

Postdoctoral Enrichment Program (PDEP) provides a total of $60,000 over three years to support the career development activities for underrepresented minority postdoctoral fellows in a degree-granting institution (an institution includes its affiliated graduate and medical schools, hospitals and research institutions) in the United States or Canada whose training and professional development are guided by mentors committed to helping them advance to stellar careers in biomedical or medical research. Applications are due via online submission by January 16.

Modified: November 30, 2017

PhRMA Post Doctoral Fellowships

PhRMA Post Doctoral Fellowships provide stipend support to well-trained graduates from Ph.D. programs who seek to further develop and refine their research skills through formal postdoctoral training. Next application cycle opens December 20 and ends February 1.

Modified: November 30, 2017

IBM Herman Goldstine Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mathematical Sciences

Interested in advancing your postdoctoral training in pure and applied mathematics or theoretical and exploratory computer science at the Watson Research Center near New York City? Applications for this highly-selective fellowship award is now open, and the deadline is January 16th!

Modified: November 28, 2017

Winter Mentored Discussions of Teaching (MDT)

Mentored Discussions of Teaching (MDT) is a one-quarter program where graduate students and postdoctoral fellows learn about and discuss teaching and learning in the STEM and SBE fields. MDT Winter Applications are now being accepted through December 17.

Modified: November 28, 2017

Kaplan Institute Upcoming Events

The Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities promotes expansive, interdisciplinary discussion and debate. Serving as a crossroads, clearing house and testing ground, the Institute cultivates ideas that transform into cutting-edge research and dynamic courses. Check out upcoming events!

Modified: November 28, 2017

Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center - December Classes

The Galter Health Sciences LIbrary & Learning Center is offering classes on December 6 (PubMed) and December 13 (EndNote).

Modified: November 28, 2017

Graduate Women in Science Holiday Party

Come and celebrate the end of quarter and year with GWIS Chicago Chapter for a merry night and an opportunity to re-connect with all GWIS members! The holiday party will take place on December 7, from 6-8pm at Goethe Institut (150 N Michigan Ave, #200, Chicago, IL).

Modified: November 28, 2017

Women's Center New Moms' Support Group

Join the Women's Center and other new moms for the New Moms' Support group that is held on a monthly basis from 12-1pm on both campuses. Evanston campus meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month and the Chicago campus meets on the 3rd Monday of the month.

Modified: November 28, 2017

NUPF Cultures & Cuisines

Join fellow postdocs to enjoy delicious Vietnamese food in a relaxed atmosphere! NUPF invites all postdocs to join them at Simply It restaurant (2269 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614), on Thursday, November 30th at 6pm.

Modified: November 21, 2017

NRMN Webinar: What Grad Students & Postdocs Writing NIH Grants Need to Know

The National Research Mentoring Network will be offering a webinar focused on NIH Grantwriting for Grad Students and Postdocs. This webinar will take place on November 29 from 1-2pm CST. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Modified: November 21, 2017

2nd Annual Symposium on Sex Inclusion in Biomedical Research

The Women’s Health Research Institute at Northwestern University invites postdocs to attend the 2nd Annual Symposium on Sex Inclusion in Biomedical Research taking place on January 25, 2018 on the Chicago campus. This day-long symposium promotes the advancement of sex-inclusive research within the basic, translational, and clinical research fields. It fosters knowledge amongst interdisciplinary communities who currently conduct or are interested in sex-based research.

Modified: November 21, 2017

Vault Escape Presents: Pirate Booty Game

Looking for something fun to do over the Thanksgiving break? Check out the Vault Escape Pirate Booty Game! Northwestern postdocs, students and staff are eligible for a 25% discount! Check out the full story for more details!

Modified: November 21, 2017

NPA Responds to Proposed Tax Reform

On November 20, 2017, the National Postdoctoral Association published its response to the proposed tax reform. Read the response in the full story or on the NPA News & Press page..

Modified: November 21, 2017

NUPF Holiday Party - December 9

Calling all postdocs! Join NUPF for the 2017 Holiday Party at Emporium Wicker Park taking place on Saturday, December 9th at 1PM. Guests welcome!

Modified: November 21, 2017

Women of Color in Science: National Institutes of Health

The National Institutes of Health recognizes the challenges that scientists face throughout their careers, and has created a video series highlighting the challenges and triumphs of women scientists of color at the NIH. The NIH encourages you to listen to their stories and learn from their experiences.

Modified: November 17, 2017

Northwestern University Bright Horizons Parent Advisory Committee

The purpose of the Northwestern University Parent Advisory Committee is to serve as an advisor to the Office of Work/Life & Family Resources by representing the views of parents whose children are currently enrolled at Bright Horizons @ Evanston. The focus of the meetings will be on working collaboratively to better understand any childcare issues that affect the Northwestern community broadly, rather than to serve as a platform for advancing individual requests. There will also be an opportunity to bring the Bright Horizons leadership team to meet with the committee, if the committee feels this would be beneficial.

Modified: November 17, 2017

NCI Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01)

The purpose of the NCI Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01) is to enhance the diversity of the pool of the NCI-funded cancer research workforce by supporting eligible individuals from groups that have been shown to be nationally underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, social and clinical sciences. These FOAs provides salary and research support for a sustained period of "protected time" for intensive research career development under the guidance of an experienced mentor. Next deadline is February 12 (non-AIDS proposals).

Modified: November 17, 2017

LIMITED SUBMISSION Funding Opportunity: The Moore Inventor Fellows

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announced its third competition to identify outstanding inventors and innovators who 1) harness science and technology to enhance the conduct of scientific research, 2) strengthen environmental conservation, or 3) improve the experience and outcomes of patient care. This is a limited submission funding opportunity. The internal letter of intent is due December 4th by midnight.

Modified: November 14, 2017

The Branco Weiss Fellowship – Society in Science

The Branco Weiss Fellowship – Society in Science is a unique postdoctoral program. It awards young researchers around the world with a generous personal research grant, giving them the freedom to work on whatever topic they choose anywhere in the world, for up to five years. This research fellowship is designed to support postdoctoral researchers after their PhD and before their first faculty appointment. Those in current postdoctoral positions are also eligible. Ideally, fellows pursue unconventional projects in new areas of science, engineering and social sciences. Applications are due by January 18, 2018.

Modified: November 14, 2017

Caspar Wistar Fellows Program

The Caspar Wistar Fellows Program will recruit two exceptional postdoctoral fellows as independent investigators, creating a springboard for the Caspar Wistar Fellows to facilitate a subsequent faculty appointment and join the next generation of scientific leaders. One Fellow with a cancer focus will be recruited to join Wistar’s NCI-designated Cancer Center and one Fellow with vaccine/immunology expertise will be recruited to join Wistar’s Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center. Applications will be evaluated by January 29, 2018. Interviews will be held beginning in April 2018.

Modified: November 14, 2017

Northwestern Machine Learning Meetup

Join Northwestern's Machine Learning Meetup club for their next event on November 16 at 4:30 PM in Room L211 of the Northwestern Technological Institute. Professor Barbara DiEugenio, Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois, will be speaking on "Computational models of multimodal dialogue in human-robot interaction." Machine learning beginners, enthusiasts, and experts are all welcome. Pizza and refreshments will be provided.

Modified: November 13, 2017

New INVO Program: NewCures

Northwestern is proud to launch NewCures, a university biomedical accelerator that will focus on advancing the development of potential therapeutics. NewCures is an INVO initiative, supported by the Office for Research, that aims to capture the value of new innovations from Evanston and Chicago laboratories, and ultimately to strengthen Northwestern’s therapeutic pipeline. The Request for Applications will be released on December 4.

Modified: November 13, 2017

NIH Intramural Research Job Openings

Check out current openings at the NIH, including tenure-track scientific positions, administrative positions as well as postdoctoral openings!

Modified: November 13, 2017

Commercializing Innovations (KIEI-958)

The new KIEI-958 Commercializing Innovations course, taught by Terry Fadem, is welcoming applications from non-Kellogg graduate, professional and postdoctoral fellows. The course has a focus on physical and chemical sciences and engineering, but students/postdocs from other disciplines are welcome. Note: This course may not be dropped after the first week of the quarter. Admission is by application, which is due by December 1.

Modified: November 13, 2017

2017 Argonne Postdoc Symposium Registration Now Open

The 2017 Postdoctoral Research and Career Symposium will take place Thursday, November 2nd at the Building 240 TCS Center. Poster presenters should submit abstracts by October 12th Attendee only registration will remain open until October 19th

Modified: November 10, 2017

Biomedical Informatics and Data Science Career Talks: Cecil Lynch, MD, MS & Ford Culver

This event is presented to you by the Biomedical Informatics and Data Science (BIDS) Student Group

Modified: November 9, 2017

A Study on Career Choice for Postdocs

Weill Cornell Medical College is conducting a study to better understand the factors that influence interest in academic research careers as part of the study titled: “Understanding Motivations for Academic Research Centers (U-MARC)”. Biomedical or biological postdoctoral fellows across the US are being asked to participate in this research study by completing a brief, online survey.

Modified: November 8, 2017

Improv for Networking

Stand out (positively!) in a crowd by attending this workshop hosted by the Northwestern University Advanced Degree Consulting Alliance (ADCA). In 2 hours, a trained Second City facilitator will help you learn how to utilize the tools of improvisation to acquire basic networking skills: improving your listening and retention skills, making interesting discoveries in conversation, thinking on your feet, and avoiding the dreaded "deer in the headlights" look. Join ADCA on Monday, November 13th, 2017 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM CDT in Annenberg Hall, Room G02 (2120 Campus Dr, Evanston, IL).

Modified: November 8, 2017

Faculty Position Openings

Please find a list of faculty position announcements below (scroll down to view all openings). Please follow the links below to find the complete job announcement/description (if available):

Modified: November 8, 2017

Navigating the Research Enterprise

Don’t miss this young investigator (including postdocs) and faculty development opportunity - RSVP to attend upcoming seminars on NIH Grant Review and Writing taking place on November 13 and 27!

Modified: November 6, 2017

2018 Competition for the iBiology Young Scientist Seminars

Participants in the 2018 YSS must apply by December 10th to be selected. U.S. and international PhD candidates or postdocs with an interesting research story are eligible to apply. Four winners will attend a multi-day workshop in San Francisco led by the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, a leading organization in training scientists to give effective talks, in collaboration with iBiology. After this training, the selected scientists will record their 30-minute talks in a green screen studio, which will be posted on iBiology.org as part of the Young Scientist Seminars. The winners will also receive a $500 honorarium.

Modified: November 3, 2017

ImageJ/Fiji Workshop

Learn how to use ImageJ/Fiji with this hands-on workshop that will cover basic concepts and tools available for image processing, facilitated by two members of the Center for Advanced Microscopy in the Feinberg School of Medicine.

Modified: November 3, 2017

Innovation and New Ventures (INVO) Practicum Intern

The INVO Practicum is an unpaid internship program open to all Northwestern students and postdocs who are interested in learning more about the technology transfer process as well as being exposed to the vast areas of innovation at Northwestern.

Modified: November 2, 2017

Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center: November Classes

The Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center is offering classes during the month of November free to Galter Library affiliates.

Modified: October 31, 2017

Grantsmanship for Research Professionals

Grantsmanship for Research Professionals is a two-day, executive-education-style workshop that introduces and enhances skills needed for effective grant identification, preparation, writing, and submission. The next session will be held December 4 & 5 on Northwestern's Chicago campus. Full-time Northwestern employees are eligible for substantial tuition benefits for School of Professional Studies courses and programs. Register soon as space fills quickly!

Modified: October 30, 2017

Navigating Parenting and Postdoctoral Training: Town Hall Discussions

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and Work/Life & Family Resources invite postdoctoral fellows with children to join us for a town hall discussion focusing on navigating parenting during their postdoctoral training. These discussions will take place from 1-2pm (TIME CHANGE) in The Women's Center on both campuses on the following dates: November 7 (Chicago) or November 8 (Evanston). Lunch will be provided and space is limited, so please RSVP by November 3rd.

Modified: October 27, 2017

Explore Biomedical PhD Careers: Medical Science Liaison

Learn more about this career path with From Science to Pharma’s new free online resources

Modified: October 27, 2017

November CIRTL Workshops: the Searle Center's Grad and Postdoc Programs 

The Searle Center will be hosting the following workshops this November.

Modified: October 27, 2017

Prepare Yourself for Careers Beyond Academia

The Graduate Women In Science Chicago Chapter would like to invite you to their career workshop 'Prepare Yourself for Careers Beyond Academia' on Nov 1 at 6pm at Goethe Institut (150 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60601).

Modified: October 27, 2017

Counterculture Study Group, Convened by Center for Civic Engagement

Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars are invited to join a new Counterculture Study Group at Northwestern, convened by faculty and graduate students from several departments and schools and supported by the Center for Civic Engagement and the University Library. At their first meeting, they will gauge which substantive issues are of interest to the participants and how they can organize ourselves to support the work the group wants to do. They hope to build a research community that will strengthen each member individually while also building a community of scholars.

Modified: October 27, 2017

Pathway to the Professoriate panel: Insights from a Successful Job Search (Chicago Campus)

Thursday, November 2, 12-1:30pm, Ward 5-230. Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are invited to join some of Northwestern’s newest faculty, Gemma Carvill (Neurology), Paul DeCaen (Pharmacology), and Alicia Guemez Gamboa (Physiology) as they discuss their recent experiences on the academic job market. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Pam Carpentier, pamela.carpentier@northwestern.edu, by October 31. Come with all of your questions about landing academic jobs!

Modified: October 20, 2017

NIH Proposal Writing Workshop for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

The Graduate School will offer a proposal writing workshop for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The workshop is for those preparing a proposal for the upcoming NIH NRSA deadline.

Modified: October 20, 2017

Postdoc Professional Development Travel Awards

The next application cycle for the Postdoc Professional Development Travel Awards administered by the OPA is now open and will close on November 13th at 5pm! Applications for travel taking place between October 1st and March 30th will be considered during this cycle. Read complete story for more information.

Modified: October 19, 2017

Anatomy of a Job Search: A Webinar for Humanities and Social Science Grad Students and Career Changers

On October 26th, Stacy Hartman of the MLA’s Connected Academic initiative will address both concrete steps to take (networking, informational interviews, reading job ads, cover letters) as well as mindset shifts that are useful for people approaching a job search. Register with the link in the article!

Modified: October 17, 2017

Program Coordinator Position: HELIX magazine & science communication

The Science and Society Office is recruiting for a Program Coordinator in science communication. Please see this article for more information.

Modified: October 17, 2017

ImaginePhD: Career Exploration and Planning Tool for Humanities and Social Science PhDs

We are excited to announce the launch of ImaginePhD—a free, online career exploration and planning tool designed specifically for PhD students and postdoctoral scholars in humanities and social sciences.

Modified: October 17, 2017

Job Announcement: Program Director, German Academic International Network

GAIN is searching for a Program Director to work in its New York office. Please see this article for more information about the position!

Modified: October 17, 2017

Tech Transfer Job Opportunities

Two coordinator positions at University of Maryland and a manager position at Mount Sanai are open. Check out this article for more information if interested!

Modified: October 17, 2017

Director of Communications and Outreach, Office of the Provost, Emory University

The Office of the Provost at Emory University is hiring for a Director of Communications and Outreach.

Modified: October 5, 2017

Exciting RSG Keynote Event information

Strong presentation skills are a key to success for engineers, scientists, and other researchers, yet many speakers are at a loss to tackle the task. Systematic as they otherwise can be in their work, they go at it intuitively or haphazardly, with much good will but seldom good results. In this October 13th talk, Dr. Doumont proposes a systematic way to prepare and deliver an oral presentation: he covers structure, slides, and delivery, as well as stage fright.

Modified: October 5, 2017

Women's Center Open House

Come to the Center on Monday, October 30th, for an open house to celebrate their 30th anniversary and meet their new director, Sekile Nzinga-Johnson.

Modified: October 5, 2017

Multidisciplinary Training Program for Pediatricians, Engineers and Data Scientists

The Multidisciplinary Training Program in Child and Adolescent Health (TL1) Award is now accepting applications for a tentative March 1, 2018 start date. The LOI deadline is October 13th, 2017, and the application deadline is November 10th, 2017.

Modified: October 5, 2017

Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center: October Classes

The Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center is pleased to offer the following classes during the month of October. Classes meet for approximately 1 hour and are free to Galter Library affiliates. Classes fill up quickly and registration is recommended.

Modified: October 5, 2017

Women in Academia Career Panel

All are invited to GWAN's Women in Academia Career Panel featuring female professors at different stages of their careers, from both the sciences and humanities. This event is hosted in collaboration with the Chemistry of Life Processes Institute and The Women's Center at Northwestern University. 10/25, 1-3pm (first hour career panel, second hour mix and mingle with coffee and snacks) Silverman Hall, first floor conference room (Evanston).

Modified: October 4, 2017

Northwestern University Women's Center: New Director

The Women's Center is proud to announce Sekile Nzinga-Johnson as the Director of the Women's Center. She joined Northwestern on Tuesday, September 12. Sekile joined the Women's Center after 15 years of working as a professor in the fields of Social Work, Gender & Women's Studies and Psychology.

Modified: October 3, 2017

Speaker Event with CBS TV Studio's Rob Luchow - Thursday, October 5th at 5:15pm

On October 5th, the MS in Leadership for Creative Enterprises program is excited to present a speaker event with Rob Luchow, Vice President for Drama Development at CBS TV Studio. Luchow has overseen development on shows such as American Gothic, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, Bull, Valor, and upcoming Netflix series Insatiable.

Modified: October 3, 2017

3rd Annual NRMN-CAN Professional Development and Grantwriting Conference

Postdocs and junior faculty are invited to apply to the exciting, fully funded 3rd Annual NRMN-CAN Professional Development and Grantwriting Conference, October 29-31, 2017 at the Big Ten Conference Center near Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. This conference is an initiative of the Big Ten Academic Alliance and made available through the National Research Mentoring Network Supplement Program NRMN-CAN.

Modified: October 3, 2017

Updated Work/Life & Family Resources webpage

Check out the updated Work/Life & Family Resources webpage. You can now explore content specific to postdoctoral fellows. Check it out here!

Modified: October 2, 2017

Institute for Public Health and Medicine - Seminar Series: October 2017 Speakers

These events are held every Thursday starting on October 5th. Lunch will be provided for participating faculty and staff.

Modified: October 2, 2017

Howard Hughes Medical Institute - 2018 Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is pleased to announce the 2018 Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program competition. We know that the biggest challenges in science call for diverse perspectives and original thinking. Through the Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program, HHMI will recruit and retain individuals from groups underrepresented in the life sciences. The program will support early career scientists with the potential to become leaders in academic research. Through their successful careers, HHMI Hanna Gray Fellows will inspire future generations of scientists from America’s diverse talent pool. The Institute will select and support up to 15 Fellows in this competition. The competition is open to all eligible applicants, and no nomination is required. Applications are due January 10, 2018, at 2:00 PM (Central Time).

Modified: October 2, 2017

Topics in STEMinism: Women Preparing for Post-PhD Careers in STEM

Women and people of color remain underrepresented in many STEM fields, despite some efforts over the last few decades to broaden participation in these fields. The Topics in STEMinism series examines the various ways in which social and cultural contexts shape the experiences of women in male-dominated STEM fields. Join other Northwestern graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty and staff on-campus as we participate in this series organized by the CIRTL Network.

Modified: October 2, 2017

Fall Workshops at Northwestern University Libraries: Data Analysis Workshops

Here are the data analysis workshops held this month by the Northwestern Library.

Modified: October 2, 2017

Fall Workshops at Northwestern University Libraries: Citation Management Software Workshops

Here are the citation management software workshops held by the Northwestern Library this month.

Modified: October 2, 2017

Fall Workshops at Northwestern University Libraries: GIS Workshops

Here are the GIS workshops held this month by the Northwestern Library.

Modified: September 29, 2017

OPA Orientation & Resource Fair for Postdoctoral Fellows

The Graduate School (TGS) and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) invites new (and not-so-new) postdoctoral fellows to attend the next orientation and resource fair specifically designed for postdoctoral fellows. If you recently began your training at Northwestern (or still feel like you just began), please consider attending this event! There will be representatives from various offices across campus in attendance in addition to staff from the TGS and the OPA! Refreshments will be served. Join us on October 6th (Chicago) or October 11th (Evanston)! Hope to see you all there!

Modified: September 29, 2017

Chicago Graduate Student Association Financial Literacy Seminar Series

Does the idea of creating a budget overwhelm you? Unsure about how to start investing for the future? Have you considered buying property but are unclear of the process? If you answered YES to any of the above questions, check out this article and save the dates (October 12th and 17th) for an upcoming Financial Education Seminar series brought to you by CGSA.

Modified: September 29, 2017

RSVP For the next Navigating the Research Enterprise Seminar: NIH Funding Opportunities

Don’t miss this faculty and postdoc development opportunity! RSVP to attend the Seminar: NIH Funding Opportunities, Monday, September 18, 12 – 1 p.m., Lurie, Baldwin room.

Modified: September 29, 2017

Field Application Scientist – Live Cell Imaging

A market leader in imaging and detection platforms for life science and drug discovery research is seeking scientists with expertise in live cell imaging and plate based assays to join their FAS team. This is a fantastic organization with a positive team culture, innovative product line and excellent customer service. The ideal candidate is a Lab Manager, Senior Lab Technician or Postdoc with excellent interpersonal skills, looking for an opportunity to move off the bench into a customer facing role.

Modified: September 29, 2017

September HR: Fall Professional Development Courses & Free Workshops

Visit myHRLearn to enroll in fall course offerings from Learning & Organization Development.

Modified: September 29, 2017

September HR: Seasonal Flu Shots Available

Flu shots are available at no cost for all faculty and staff. View the flyer for details and to schedule your appointment.

Modified: September 29, 2017

September HR: Open Enrollment Dates: October 23rd - November 10th

The Open Enrollment period for January 1, 2018 plan changes will occur from Monday, October 23 at 8:00 a.m. to Friday, November 10 at 5:00 p.m. Look for more information in early October regarding the enrollment process and 2018 plan changes.

Modified: September 29, 2017

September HR: Introducing Care.com & Expanded Senior & Adult Care Benefits

The Office of Work/Life & Family Resources strives to support you as you navigate the competing demands of your personal and professional lives. Effective September 1, you may access a University-paid membership with Care.com. You may search Care.com's extensive database of childcare, adult & senior companion care, and pet care providers. In addition to the existing Northwestern Senior Care Connections Program that provides help with obtaining senior or adult care tailored to your family's needs, as of September 1, two new programs are available to Northwestern faculty, staff and postdoctoral fellows.

Modified: September 28, 2017

Navigating Scholarship, Teaching, and Life: A Lunch Chat with Professor Alyssa Westring, PhD

Alyssa Friede Westring is an Associate Professor of Management at DePaul University and has a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology. Her research focuses broadly on the interplay between work, family, and other life domains. She has a particular interest in women’s careers in academic science. She writes, speaks, coaches and consults on both employee strategies for thriving in work and life as well as creating organizational policies, practices, and cultures that support these employees.

Modified: September 27, 2017

Postdoctoral Fellow for Academic Diversity College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences at American University is pleased to announce two Postdoctoral Fellowships for Academic Diversity to begin in Fall 2018. These positions are designed to support the development of early-career scholars who show promise of distinguished research careers and who are from sectors of the population historically underrepresented on the professorial faculties of U.S. colleges and universities. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please see the full story for more information.

Modified: September 27, 2017

Interdisciplinary Collaborative Postdoc Opportunity

The call is now open for three postdoctoral fellowship programs at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Modified: September 27, 2017

Imaging Fellowship Opportunity at Harvard University

Harvard University is seeking life and physical scientists with an interest in imaging to develop innovative imaging technologies, lead biological investigations using these technologies, or both, for an exciting position as a John Harvard Distinguished Science Fellow (JHDSF). This is a rare opening for a scientist who has recently completed their PhD to set up a small research group and work as an independent researcher.

Modified: September 27, 2017

NIH Extramural Loan Repayment Program (LRP)

Applications for the NIH Loan Repayment Program are now being accepted and are due by November 15. Please see full story and the NIH LRP webpage for more information.

Modified: September 26, 2017

Free Online Resource for Life Sciences Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

iBiology is offering a free online resource for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the life sciences: Planning Your Scientific Journey aims to teach students how to choose a good scientific problem as well as how to plan their journey ahead.

Modified: September 26, 2017

Third Annual NRMN-CAN Professional Development and Grantwriting Conference

Registration is now open for the 3rd Annual NRMN-CAN Professional Development and Grantwriting Conference taking place October 29-31, 2017 at the Big Ten Conference Center and Aloft Hotel, near O’Hare Airport in Rosemont, IL. This opportunity is free to trainees selected to participate, including travel and lodging, but space is very limited. Please note: US Citizenship or US Permanent Residency is required. Applications are now being accepted and are due by October 2!

Modified: September 25, 2017

NU partners with AIDS Foundation of Chicago to host 9th Annual Public Health Training Institute

The IPHAM Seminar Series will begin again on September 21st.

Modified: September 25, 2017

DGP Lectures in Life Sciences: Schedule for Fall 2017

Check out the attached flyer for more information about the Lectures in Life Sciences series from DGP throughout the fall quarter!

Modified: September 25, 2017

NUPF Celebrates Octoberfest: Sketchbook Brewery tour, Sep 29th, 7-8 pm

NUPF Celebrates Octoberfest: a tour in Sketchbook Brewing Company, Sep 29th, 7-8 pm.

Modified: September 25, 2017

Fall 2017 CIRTL Events: The Status of Women Scientists

Part of the series “Topics in STEMinism: Women Preparing for Post-PhD Careers in STEM”

Modified: September 25, 2017

Fall 2017 CIRTL Events – STEMinism CIRTLcast Series

Sign up to attend one of CIRTL’s online events at www.cirtl.net. Please send questions to info@cirtl.net.

Modified: September 25, 2017

Fall 2017 CIRTL Events: Preparing for and Navigating the Job Market

On October 11th, CIRTL will strategize how to prepare for and navigate the job market given unique barriers to advancement that women face, and they will assess how institutions can respond.

Modified: September 21, 2017

Education and Career Development Opportunity

Please check out this course from the NUCATS Institute about CRC Training.

Modified: September 21, 2017

PhDs/MDs in Business Seminar – Postdocs Welcome

Are you interested in entrepreneurship or the business side of biotech/pharma (PhDs or MDs)? If so, come attend the seminar series "MDs in Business" on Thursday, Oct 5th from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Baldwin Auditorium! This event is open to PhDs and MDs. The organizers request that you RSVP sooner rather than later so that they can make sure the venue is large enough. A reception will follow.

Modified: September 13, 2017

National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week 2017: September 16-21

Registration for National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week events is now open! Registration extended until September 11th!

Modified: September 8, 2017

AAAS S&T Policy Fellowship Information Session with Salaeha Shariff

Please join us for the AAAS S&T Policy Fellowship Information Session with Salaeha Shariff, taking place on September 19 at 10am in the Baldwin Auditorium (Lurie Research Building, 303 E Superior, Chicago).

Modified: September 7, 2017

The Research Enterprise Seminar: Monday, September 11 @12pm, Chicago campus

Don’t miss this young investigator and faculty development opportunity and RSVP to attend Monday’s Seminar: Introduction to the Series, Important Resources of NUCATS, & Constructing Your Individual Career Advancement Plan, Monday, September 11, 12 – 1 p.m., Lurie, Gray Seminar Room.

Modified: September 6, 2017

Travel and Childcare Support Awards for the 2018 Annual Conference

The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) is pleased to offer travel and childcare support awards for postdoctoral scholars to attend our 16th Annual Conference, which will be held at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel in Cleveland, Ohio, April 6 - 8, 2018. Applications will be accepted through Monday, October 2, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Modified: September 6, 2017

Selected NIH Intramural Research and other job openings-September 2017

Six recruitments which were not included in last month’s e-mail are labeled “Newly Advertised”. The NIH is dedicated to building an inclusive and diverse community in its training and employment programs.

Modified: September 6, 2017

Women in STEM Events around Chicagoland

Check out a list compiled by the Women’s Health Research Institute of the upcoming women in STEM events around Chicagoland for September and October.

Modified: September 6, 2017

STEM Teaching Course and Learning Community - Begins October 2

Learn how to implement effective teaching strategies in the college classroom through the CIRTL MOOC “An Introduction to Evidence-Based STEM Undergraduate Teaching.” Topics include active learning, assessment, and inclusive teaching.

Modified: September 6, 2017

New Benefits from the Office of Work/Life & Family Resources

Effective September 1st, the following benefits are available to Northwestern faculty, staff and postdoctoral fellows.

Modified: September 6, 2017

How to Facilitate Difficult Dialogues in the Classroom Webinar and Facilitated Discussion

On September 19th, the Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching invites graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty to attend this viewing of the webinar lead by Dr. Kathy Obear on How to Facilitate Difficult Dialogues in the Classroom, 1 – 2:30pm.

Modified: September 6, 2017

Women's Health Research Institute, Update September 2017

The Women's Health Research Institute is bringing in Patricia Vassallo, MD to speak about Metabolic Syndrome in Women on September 19th.

Modified: September 6, 2017

Sign up for *Demystifying Data Science*, a FREE online conference by Metis

Are you data-curious? An aspiring data scientist? Metis is launching Demystifying Data Science: A FREE Live Online Conference from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm (ET). Over 25 top-level speakers in the field will discuss the training, the tools, and the career path needed to achieve the "best job in the United States." Join them on September 27th between 9 am and 9 pm!

Modified: September 6, 2017

Job Opportunity: The Center for Structural Genomics of Infectious Diseases in Chicago

NU postdocs looking to make transition from the bench--The Center for Structural Genomics of Infectious Diseases in Chicago has an immediate opening for Research Project Coordinator/Manager. Expected qualifications is PhD with 2-3 yr post doc with evidence of experience of project management, which can include lab management/organization duties. Must provide evidence of excellent writing skills and people skills. Background in structure biology and/or microbiology is preferred. This is a 100% administrative/ 0% bench position.

Modified: September 5, 2017

Current Research and Future Careers Symposium

Interested in more about NUPF? Check out their website where you can connect to them on social media, join their mailing list and get involved!

Modified: September 5, 2017

Grad and Postdoc Career Development Workshop: How to Navigate the Academic Job Search

Are you going on the market this fall? Elysse Longiotti from Northwestern Career Advancement and Lesley Lundeen, the TGS Family Resource Liaison, will be holding open walk-ins for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows applying for academic jobs this year.

Modified: September 5, 2017

Grad and Postdoc Career Development Workshops: Networking at Conferences for Grads and Postdocs

Attending an academic or professional conference this year? Come participate in an interactive workshop to help prepare you to develop a strategy for navigating social and professional venues.

Modified: September 5, 2017

Grad and Postdoc Career Development Workshops: How to Network with LinkedIn

NCA will be offering a series of Career Development workshops on the Evanston and Chicago campuses this fall. Take a look below to see details for our workshops. You can register for all of the workshops in CareerCat listed in the Events menu under Workshops. Grad students and Postdocs from all disciplines are welcome to attend.

Modified: September 5, 2017

Grad and Postdoc Career Development Workshops: Online Job Search Resource Workshop

NCA will be offering a series of Career Development workshops on the Evanston and Chicago campuses this fall. Take a look to see details for our workshops!

Modified: September 5, 2017

Job Opportunity for Postdocs with T-cell immunology, Epigenetics, Genomics Experience

The Ludwig New York Office seeks an Intellectual Property Manager to assist in identifying areas of Ludwig research suitable for patent protection. Working closely with scientists world-wide, members of Ludwig’s Intellectual Property team and outside patent counsel, the successful candidate will take part in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications.

Modified: September 5, 2017

North Carolina State University Postdoc Position

North Carolina State University has a postdoc position available in developing a distance education program in bioproducts/bioeconomy.

Modified: September 5, 2017

Crowd Out Chicago: Public Art Project

Northwestern Community Members are invited to participate in a public art project, Crowd Out Chicago. No Experience Necessary and learn how you can be a part of it!

Modified: September 5, 2017

Versatile PhD AMA with Desney Tan, Senior Director, Microsoft Clinical Sensing and Analytics

Desney Tan (Ph.D. Computer Science, 2004) is Senior Director of Microsoft's Clinical Sensing and Analytics group and has been honored for his work on whole-body computing. Join Dr. Tan for a free three-day Ask Me Anything (AMA) on the Versatile PhD site from September 6th-8th!

Modified: September 5, 2017

The Scientist Expo: Exploring Life Science Techniques

The Scientist is hosting its first ever conference, The Scientist Expo: Exploring Life Science Techniques, which will be focused on life-science tools and techniques, this fall in Chicago.

Modified: September 5, 2017

Mentored Discussions of Teaching (MDT)

Mentored Discussions of Teaching (MDT) is a one-quarter program where graduate students and postdocs learn about and discuss teaching and learning in the STEM and SBE fields. This Fall quarter, the program begins on September 25th. Applications due by September 11th

Modified: September 5, 2017

Youth Mentoring Opportunity - Science Club

Science club is a science mentorship program at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago and now at two Evanston community centers that is organized by Science in Society, a research center dedicated to science education at Northwestern. The program is seeking graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and/or staff to volunteer at an afterschool science mentorship program called Science Club.

Modified: August 23, 2017

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships: Getting to the "So What"

Consider applying to be an AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow!

Modified: August 23, 2017

SCI-ROI Young Investigators Meeting - Chicago 2017

The 2nd Science and Research Opportunities in India (Sci-ROI) Young Investigator Meeting - Chicago (YIM-C) to be held from September 9-10, 2017 at the Gordon Center for Integrative Science, University of Chicago, Chicago.

Modified: August 23, 2017

NUCAT PubMed, Scopus, and Critical Appraisal Workshops

Need help with PubMed skills, EndNote, biosketches, or determining your research impact?

Modified: August 23, 2017

WHRI 2nd Annual Symposium on Sex Inclusion in Biomedical Research

The WHRI will host the 2nd Annual Symposium on Sex Inclusion in Biomedical Research on Thursday, January 25th, 2018.

Modified: August 23, 2017

Taking Responsibility for Responsible Conduct of Research Course Fall 2017

This course is for postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty who are recipients of NIH or other training awards that require training in Responsible Conduct of Research. The course will cover the principles and expectations for conducting biomedical research ethically and responsibly, and it meets on Wednesdays from September 20th through December 6th.

Modified: August 23, 2017

Navigating the Research Enterprise (formerly known as First Mondays): An Introductory Series for Postdoctoral Fellows & Early Career Junior Faculty

This annual seminar series from NUCATS Center for Education and Career Development takes place on select Mondays from 12:00-1:00 p.m., September 11th, 2017 through January 29th, 2018 (subject to change), on the Northwestern University Chicago Campus. Session location will vary between the Lurie Cancer Center and McGaw Pavilion

Modified: August 23, 2017

Sparrho Early Career Researcher Prize 2017-2018

Sparrho, a London-based science startup, is offering a global conference funding opportunity for PhDs and postdocs. The deadline to apply is August 31st.

Modified: August 23, 2017

NUPF August Happy Hour presents: Bangers & Lace

Join NUPF for an outing to Bangers & Lace on Thursday, August 31st at 6 PM!

Modified: August 23, 2017

Join Future PI Slack Group: A Peer-to-Peer Postdoctoral Mentoring Group

Are you a biomedical postdoctoral researcher and interested in staying in academia? If so, a new group, Future PI Slack group, created and managed by an Emory University postdoctoral fellow, may be of interest.

Modified: August 23, 2017

Graduate Student & Postdoc Museum Career Trek 2017

Northwestern Career Advancement invites Masters, PhDs and postdocs to join us on a Museum Career Trek on Friday August 25, 10 am-3:00 pm (exclusive of travel time to/from the city). Explore the a variety of career options working with museums open to professionals with graduate degrees. Learn more about professional pathways from experts with backgrounds in Biological Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Anthropology, Psychology, Policy, and Education. Apply on Career Cat!

Modified: August 23, 2017

August HR Newsletter: "Understanding Your Adolescent/Teen" and National Work & Family Month

Northwestern's Work/Life & Family Resources office is hosting a couple of workshops in the next two months to support Northwestern families.

Modified: August 22, 2017

Information session: Pfizer R&D Professional Development Program

Check out this article to learn more about the R&D Professional Development Program at Pfizer. This is an intensive, two-year rotational program that gives participants the opportunity to learn about a variety of functions within the company.

Modified: August 22, 2017

NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices for July 28, 2017 (The NIH Guide TOC)

The NIH has released an update on their funding opportunities.

Modified: August 22, 2017

Intellectual Property Manager position in NYC (cancer immunology)

The Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research is currently seeking to hire an Intellectual Property Manager. Job ad will be posted here in the next couple of weeks: http://www.ludwigcancerresearch.org/contact-careers

Modified: August 22, 2017

Grantsmanship for the Research Professional Course: December 4-5 at Northwestern University

This executive education-style Grantsmanship for the Research Professional Course teaches and enhances skills associated with effective grant opportunity identification, preparation, writing, and submission to Researchers engaged in research as well as Research Administrators responsible for pursuing grant opportunities.

Modified: August 22, 2017

TGS Funding Opportunities

The Graduate School is currently accepting applications for Catalyst and Professional Development Grants. The next application deadline is September 11, 2017.

Modified: August 18, 2017

Graduate Assistant Opportunity: myDATA Program

The myDATA Program seeks a graduate student (4th-year or beyond, still on fellowship) to provide administrative support for all phases of the program. Primary activities will include creating and managing program communications; assisting with planning and coordinating quarterly professional development lectures/workshops, a poster session, and an end-of-year celebration; and assisting with program assessment. To apply, please send the following to Mearah Quinn-Brauner, Associate Director, Graduate and Postdoctoral Professional Development, The Graduate School, by September 19.

Modified: August 18, 2017

Sunday Funday! Discover the Ukrainian Village, Aug 27th

Come meet your fellow postdocs and join NUPF in exploring the Ukrainian Village on August 27th!

Modified: August 18, 2017

NSF Grant Workshops

The Graduate School will host a series of workshops on writing the application for National Science Foundation grants with late October deadlines.

Modified: August 18, 2017

AISES Engineering Faculty Career Workshop

The American Indian Science and Engineering Society has an exciting professional development opportunity for underrepresented, particularly American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian, graduate students, post-docs, and early career faculty. Deadline for applications is August 23, 2017.

Modified: August 15, 2017

Changing policies impact NIH-funded studies involving human subjects

Check out the lates notice from the NIH regarding changing policies impact NIH-funded studies involving human subjects.

Modified: August 9, 2017

Sg2 Associate Consultant – Health Care Strategy

The Associate Consultant will focus on the development of strategic and service line intelligence offerings and advisory for Sg2’s health care clients

Modified: August 9, 2017

Sg2 Analyst – Health Care Utilization Forecasting

The Analyst will be a vital team member for Sg2’s annual Impact of Change forecast and CARE grouper annual update.

Modified: August 9, 2017

Sg2 Consultant – Health Care Strategy

The Consultant will focus on the development of strategic and service line intelligence offerings and advisory for Sg2’s health care clients.

Modified: August 9, 2017

NUPF Events: August

Check out the upcoming events held by NUPF! All events are open to the Northwestern community.

Modified: August 9, 2017

UIC Career Development Symposium-2017

The University of Illinois-Chicago's Postdoc Association is inviting all Chicago based university postdoctoral researchers and graduate students to attend their career development symposium on September 19th from 12-7PM.

Modified: August 9, 2017

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Meetings & Courses Program

The Meetings & Courses division at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) is pleased to announce the ENABL scholarship program (Empowering Nextgen Advanced Biomedical Leadership). This program provides partial financial support for trainees to participate in one of our immersion laboratory courses followed by a professional development workshop, all of which are held annually. Applications are due July 15th.

Modified: August 9, 2017

N'CAT Tutoring Program: Call for Tutors

The N'CAT Tutoring Program is looking for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to serve as tutors for student-athletes. Their pay rate is $20 for graduate students ($25 for those with a PhD) and their flexible hours can be tailored to an individual’s course and research schedules.

Modified: August 9, 2017

RSG accepting applications for fall program

RSG, Northwestern’s research communication training program, is now accepting applications for the Fall session. Classes will meet 4-6 pm on Wednesdays. This program is FREE to all TGS graduate student and post-doctoral researchers. Applications are due August 15th.

Modified: August 9, 2017

Grantsmanship for the Research Professional Course: December 4-5 at Northwestern University

This executive education-style workshop course teaches and enhances skills associated with effective grant opportunity identification, preparation, writing, and submission to Researchers engaged in research as well as Research Administrators responsible for pursuing grant opportunities.

Modified: August 9, 2017

Advanced Professional and Presentation Skills for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

This series of engaging lectures and one-on-one coaching for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with Dr. Daniel Moser focuses on the development of presentation skills necessary for success within the professional world.

Modified: August 9, 2017

Scientific Workforce Specialist at the University of Buffalo

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute at the University of Buffalo is looking for a Scientific Workforce Specialist! Please see the article for more information.

Modified: August 9, 2017

BossedUp Bootcamp

BossedUp Bootcamp is a one-of-a-kind weekend for women navigating career transition. Break the cycle of burnout and invest in your sustainable success. The Chicago event will be held September 23-24.

Modified: August 9, 2017

SACNAS Travel Funds for Potential Engineering Faculty and Math Postdocs

2017 SACNAS is accepting applications for their October 19-21 conference in Salt Lake City.

Modified: August 9, 2017

ADCA and NUPF Present: Improv for Interviewing

Rise to the top of the talent pool by attending this workshop co-hosted by the Northwestern University Advanced Degree Consulting Alliance (ADCA) and Postdoctoral Forum (NUPF)! In 2.5 hours, a trained Second City facilitator will help explore ways to alleviate ‘job interview stress’ and learn effective communication techniques. August 9th, 4-6 PM at Feinberg 2-716, 251 E. Huron Street

Modified: July 26, 2017

Responsible Conduct of Research

Registration is available for the upcoming Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) series hosted by the Center for Education and Career Development in NUCATS. This training is required for all postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty receiving support through any NIH training, career development award (individual or institutional), and research education grant. Training must occur once in each career stage at a frequency of no less than once every four years per career stage.

Modified: July 26, 2017

NUPF Programming and Data Science Summer Workshops

Please join NUPF, SPIE and NUIT for a quick and affordable summer workshop on the basics of programming! Next sessions take place in August, registration is limited, so register to attend today!

Modified: July 25, 2017

myDATA: Introduction to Programming for Neuroscientists

This quarter-long workshop will introduce basic programming concepts and teach participants the Python language. It will consist of in-person classes and weekly take-home exercises supported by open labs and online help from instructors and a teaching assistant. The content is focused on programming for general data analysis and processing, not neurology-specific techniques or methods. Apply by 9:00am, August 25th!

Modified: July 24, 2017

Opportunities: Burroughs Wellcome Fund myDATA Program, Deadlines Extended to August 4

The deadline for applying to be part of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund myDATA program has been extended to August 4th!

Modified: July 24, 2017

Teaching Opportunity: Adjunct Professor, Chemistry

The Blitstein Institute of Hebrew Theological College is looking for an enthusiastic and personable adjunct instructor for one section of General Chemistry with lab during Fall 2017. Prefer PhD or ABD, with teaching experience and ability to modify lab experiments.

Modified: July 24, 2017

Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center: August Classes

Check out the upcoming classes hosted by the Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center!

Modified: July 24, 2017

CIRTL Teaching Statement Workshop

Strengthen your instruction and prepare for your career by developing your teaching statement. In this workshop, you will learn about the characteristics of successful teaching statements, create and/or refine your draft to capture your qualifications and approach to teaching, and be able to tailor your statement to different career opportunities. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, August 2, 1:00-2:30pm and Tuesday, August 29, 10:00am-11:30am (Chicago Campus).

Modified: July 24, 2017

Seven Minutes of Science and RSG Fall 2017 Application

RSG is gearing up for its Fall offering on Evanston campus! Our application is live and the first round is due on or before August 15th.

Modified: July 24, 2017

Banting Fellowship for International Scholars

The objective of the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship program is to attract and retain top-tier postdoctoral talent, both nationally and internally, to develop their leadership potential and to position them for success as research leaders of tomorrow, positively contributing to Canada’s economic, social and research-based growth through leadership in a research-intensive career. Canadian and international candidates are eligible to apply for a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship. Each Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship is valued at $70,000 (taxable) per annum for two years. Apply by September 20th at 7pm.

Modified: July 24, 2017

CGSA and TGS present: Summer Career Series

Each Wednesday in July, CGSA and TGS will be holding for a discussion focused on fields outside of academia. Events take place in Ward 5-230 on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Come and learn about science policy, higher education advising and administration, pharmaceuticals and industry, and science education and outreach!

Modified: July 24, 2017

Tuition Reimbursement Toward Summer Writers’ Conference, August 17–19

Northwestern University’s School of Professional Studies beckons writers of fiction, nonfiction and poetry to gather for three days of writing workshops, panel discussions, keynotes, networking events, and readings at its13th annual Summer Writers’ Conference. The conference will take place August 17 through August 19 in Wieboldt Hall, 339 E. Chicago Avenue on Northwestern’s downtown Chicago campus.

Modified: July 24, 2017

Job posting - Scientific Officer - International Institute for Nanotechnology/Mirkin Group - Northwestern University

The International Institute for Nanotechnology at Northwestern University is currently seeking applicants for the position of Scientific Officer supporting the IIN and the Mirkin Group

Modified: July 24, 2017

Seven Minutes of Science!

Attend “Seven Minutes of Science” and learn about the exciting research done by graduate students and post-doctoral researchers from across Northwestern on August 2nd and 3rd.

Modified: July 24, 2017

Alvin H. Baum Clinical Simulation Faculty Fellowship - Deadline: Friday, August 11, 2017

The Alvin H. Baum Clinical Faculty Fellowship is now accepting proposals!

Modified: July 14, 2017

Summer 2017 Postdoc Night Out at Bar Louie, Evanston

Join us for the Summer 2017 Postdoc Night Out event on Tuesday, July 25th, from 530-730pm at Bar Louie Evanston (1520 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201).

Modified: July 14, 2017

Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center Travel Awards

These travel awards provide funding to postdocs and grad students who wish to present their work in the field of cancer research and prevention. The next deadline is November 3.

Modified: July 13, 2017

Opportunities: Burroughs Wellcome Fund myDATA Program

The myDATA Program seeks a graduate student (4th-year or beyond, still on fellowship) to provide administrative support for all phases of the program. Primary activities will include creating and managing program communications; assisting with planning and coordinating quarterly professional development lectures/workshops, a poster session, and an end-of-year celebration; and assisting with program assessment. This position offers the opportunity to build skills and experience in communication, leadership, collaboration, and program management.

Modified: July 12, 2017

Speaker Highlights: Minority Faculty Leadership Development Seminar, Sept 7-10 in Florida

Join your early-career faculty peers in a three day, multi-cultural leadership development seminar, on September 7-10 in Florida. Our speaker line-up will provide valuable information on career development, building leadership competencies, and balancing multiple roles:

Modified: July 12, 2017

Graduate Career Consultant, Notre Dame

Interested in career services? Review a career services opportunity at Notre Dame!

Modified: July 12, 2017

Advanced Degree Consulting Summit 2017

Northwestern University’s ADCA (Advanced Degree Consulting Alliance) invites graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to attend the 3rd annual Consulting Summit. The summit brings together students and postdocs interested in management consulting with alumni and recruiters from top consulting firms.

Modified: July 12, 2017

YourLife Wellness Newsletter: Summer 2017

The Summer 2017 issue of YourLife, the quarterly newsletter for the Northwestern wellness program is now available.

Modified: July 12, 2017

BCG Coffee Chats with Chicago's AD Recruiting Director

Sign up for a 20 minute coffee chat with Abbie Garrity, PhD (our Chicago ADC Recruiting Director) to learn more about BCG and her experience making the switch to Consulting on Monday, July 17th.

Modified: June 30, 2017

McKinsey and Company Case Competition 2017 (NU and UChicago)

McKinsey and Company invites Advanced Professional Degree (PhD, Post Docs, and non-MBA masters) students to participate in a case competition beginning on Tuesday, July 11th and ending on Friday, July 14th.

Modified: June 30, 2017

Current Research & Future Careers Symposium (2017):  Abstract Submission OPEN NOW!

NUPF and Bioprofessionals are now accepting abstract submissions for the 2017 Current Research & Future Careers Symposium. The event is Monday, August 21, 9:45 am - 5:00 pm, and the deadline for all abstract submissions is Friday, July 21, 2017 at 5 pm.

Modified: June 30, 2017

Advanced Degree Consulting Summit 2017

ADCA is proud to host the 3rd annual Advanced Degree Consulting Summit (ADCS) from 3:00 - 8:30p on July 21st, 2017 at the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law (375 E Chicago Ave). The Summit is an opportunity for advanced degree candidates to network with representatives from sponsoring firms and discover how consulting engages transferable skills within a multitude of industries.

Modified: June 30, 2017

Classes next month at the Galter Library

The Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center is offering classes during the month of July.

Modified: June 30, 2017

McKinsey Women's Happy Hour

Are you interested in McKinsey & Company's Midwest offices? Please join them for happy hour to mix and mingle with some of their women consultants who also have Advanced Professional Degree backgrounds! This event will be held on Friday, July 7th at 4pm in the McKinsey Chicago office.

Modified: June 30, 2017

Professional Development Resources for Summer Research Students

Check out some resources to help further your professional career from Pathways To Science's website!

Modified: June 30, 2017

NAS Workshop on Effective Mentoring in STEMM

The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine published the proceedings of a February 2017 workshop on effective mentoring in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medical (STEMM) education.

Modified: June 30, 2017

Call for Proposal – National Academic Conference “Framing the Value of Diversity & Inclusion in Higher Education: Setting the Research Agenda.”

Proposals for a national academic conference to feature current scholarly research on diversity and inclusion and provide a venue for academics to exchange ideas from across disciplines are now being accepted. The conference theme is “Framing the Value of Diversity & Inclusion in Higher Education: Setting the Research Agenda.” It aims to increase awareness of new directions in current and emerging research particularly intersectional, interdisciplinary and innovative critical scholarship. Faculty and postdocs are invited to convene from around the nation to share innovative national studies, examine existing challenges and opportunities, and explore current findings. The conference will be held on October, 5th, 6th &7th in New Jersey at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. If you would like to submit a proposal for a panel presentation or a proposal for an individual research paper, please respond to this call no later than July 17th.

Modified: June 30, 2017

Report on Retaining Postdoctoral Researchers with Families Released by NPA

This report is part of an effort by The Center for WorkLife Law to ensure that parents—and mothers in particular—have an equal opportunity to advance in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

Modified: June 30, 2017

Shuttle Alert: Sheridan Road Construction to Impact Several Stops

This week, the second phase of the City of Evanston’s Sheridan Road construction project has begun and impacts a key stretch between Chicago Ave. and Lincoln St. through September 15th.

Modified: June 30, 2017

Graduate Women in Science Chicago Chapter Fundraiser!

On June 28th at 6 PM, the Graduate Women in Science Chicago Chapter is hosting their annual fundraiser at the Goethe Institut.

Modified: June 30, 2017

Northwestern University Career Opportunity: Assistant Director, Recombinant Protein Production Core

TeaserThe Recombinant Protein Production Core (rPPC) at Northwestern University has an opening for an Assistant Director.

Modified: June 30, 2017

Data Science Fellowship, Upcoming Application Deadline

This is just a gentle reminder to everyone that the deadline for applications is approaching. Early applications are due July 3rd, and the regular deadline is July 10th.

Modified: June 21, 2017

Opportunities for students & postdocs at 2017 SACNAS

Two exciting opportunities are now open to students and postdocs for 2017 SACNAS: Travel Scholarships and Research Presentations. Apply before July 14th!

Modified: June 21, 2017

Scientific Images Contest: Submit your image by July 5!

Sharing your image is an opportunity to elevate advances in scientific research and their impact on society. The top five images will also be awarded cash prizes.

Modified: June 21, 2017

UChicagoGRAD GRADTalk Coordinator

UChicagoGRAD is seeking someone with a PhD (or soon to have a PhD) who has excellent oral communication skills. This could be a great position for someone who is looking for a flexible work schedule and has at least a short-term interest in student advising and higher ed administration.

Modified: June 21, 2017

PWC coming to campus this fall

PWC is seeking candidates for full-time positions and internships and will be coming to campus in October.

Modified: June 21, 2017

McKinsey & Company Full-time Associate

McKinsey & Company Full-time Associate Application Deadline is July 17, 2017.

Modified: June 21, 2017

Union of Concerned Scientists Internship Opportunity

The Union of Concerned Scientists has an exciting position as an outreach intern in Cambridge, MA at the Center for Science and Democracy. This is a paid six month internship.

Modified: June 21, 2017

Communications Training Boot Camp for Scientists

The American Institute of Biological Sciences is offering its popular Communications Training Boot Camp for Scientists this fall.

Modified: June 21, 2017

Next Generation Researchers Initiative

NIH has launched a new initiative to fund proposals from early- and mid-career investigators that score well but fall short of the funding cutoff.

Modified: June 21, 2017

REGISTRATION OPEN: 2017 Oncofertility Conference

Registration is now open for the 11th annual Oncofertility Conference.

Modified: June 21, 2017

Research Associate, Center for Heart Failure

There is an opening for a full-time research associate within the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute that will facilitate, support and coordinate the research efforts of medical and surgical faculty with the Center for Heart Failure. Specific tasks include monitoring and updating projects, maintaining, querying, and extracting from databases developed and used by our program; assisting investigators with data management and analysis, and supporting the development of research-based manuscripts and presentations for national meetings. This person will play a central role in the development of the Center’s research enterprise.

Modified: June 20, 2017

Request for Applications - Dixon Translational Grants Initiative - Deadline August 14, 2017

The Dixon Translational Research Grants Initiative is seeking proposals for highly innovative, multi- disciplinary clinical and translational research collaborations at Northwestern Medicine to facilitate research that can make a meaningful impact in medical science at a national level. See full story for complete details and eligibility requirements. Applications are due by August 14.

Modified: June 19, 2017

International Office Launching After-Hours Contact – June 12, 2017

The International Office (IO) is launching an after-hours contact number to be used when a current international student, scholar, or a dependent is experiencing interruptions in travel or entry to the United States related to the executive orders signed earlier this year.

Modified: June 19, 2017

2017 Best Postdoc Mentor Award

This award recognizes senior postdoctoral fellows who help mentor and support the development of researchers. Proteintech is offering a $1000 award and a mentor care package ($100 Visa gift card, notebook, pen, and commemorative mug). The 2017 award nomination cycle will open on June 9 and close on July 9.

Modified: June 19, 2017

Library entrance, Info Commons close for renovation June 19

On June 19, University Library’s main entrance will close for approximately 8 weeks for a major renovation of the entrance area, including the John P. McGowan Information Commons (home to most of the Libraries’ open computers, scanners, and printers available to the Northwestern community). For the duration of the project, the Information Commons will move temporarily, as will the research assistance desk.

Modified: June 19, 2017

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Program Coordinator, Native American & Indigenous People

Reporting to the Assistant Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, the Program Coordinator, Native American & Indigenous People plays a key role in the development, implementation, and administration of university-wide Native American and Indigenous Peoples initiatives at Northwestern.

Modified: June 19, 2017

New Tutorials on Preparing and Submitting Your NIH Grant Application

Ever wish someone would explain and walk you through applying for NIH grants step by step?

Modified: June 19, 2017

Kaplan Interim Director for 2017-18

Jessica Winegar will serve as Interim Director of the Kaplan Institute for 2017-18 while Wendy Wall is on leave. She will take up her position on August 31st.

Modified: June 19, 2017

Transportation & Parking Services Alert: End of Academic Year Service Changes

As we approach the conclusion of the academic year, we would like to make you aware of several key modifications to the transportation and parking schedules.

Modified: June 19, 2017

Invitation to attend Rush Mentoring Programs Annual Symposium

The deadline to register is August 9th.

Modified: June 7, 2017

2017 PPI Postdoctoral Preparation Institute: Career Transitions

This Postdoctoral Preparation Institute (PPI) meeting is primarily intended for postdoctoral fellows, new assistant professors, and advanced PhD students (near conferral of PhD degree). The deadline to apply is July 9th.

Modified: June 7, 2017

Advance Your Research Career with A Master of Science in Clinical Investigation

The Master of Science in Clinical Investigation program (MSCI) is now accepting applications for the Spring quarter. The application deadline is July 5th.

Modified: June 7, 2017

NUPF Summer Kick-off/Welcome Event

Join NUPF as we begin the start of the Summer season and welcome new postdocs into our community. Chicago - June 22nd, Evanston - June 29th

Modified: June 7, 2017

NUPF June Coffee Hour

Summer is here, so come celebrate the end of the quarter with NUPF at their monthly coffee hour on June 14th, 3-4 pm.

Modified: June 7, 2017

Science Writing Opportunity

Open Science DB is a student-run nonprofit organization founded by Northwestern graduate students that aims to make science more open and accessible to the public.

Modified: June 7, 2017

Celebrating 2016-17, Kaplan Institute style!

Please take a look at what the Kaplan Humanities Institute has been up to this past year!

Modified: June 7, 2017

Apply Today: CHOP Translational Research Workshop for Basic Scientists

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Research Institute is pleased to announce that the call for applications is now open for its third Translational Research Workshop for Basic Scientists. This program, taking place on October 11-13, 2017, is an intensive learning experience designed to introduce early career researchers to the principles and fundamental elements of translational research. The application deadline is June 23, 2017 at 12:00pm (ET).

Modified: June 7, 2017

Summer Membership Special for Henry Crown Sports Pavilion!

Deadline to purchase membership special is June 30, 2017!

Modified: June 7, 2017

NUPF Science Communication Career Event

NUPF and CGSA Present: The Disseminators of Science - A Discussion of Science Communication Career Opportunities on Friday, June 23rd, 2017 from 4 to 6 PM (CDT)

Modified: June 1, 2017

Apply for up to $10,000 to complete your research

NUCATS is accepting applications for pilot awards. Applications are due June 15, 2017.

Modified: June 1, 2017

Institute for Public Health and Medicine - Seminar Series: June 2017 Speakers

Join IPHAM for their June seminar series at the Baldwin Auditorium at the Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center in Chicago.

Modified: June 1, 2017

Alvin H. Baum Clinical Simulation Research Grants Initiative - Deadline: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Attached please find the request for proposals for this program and note that the submission deadline is Wednesday, June 21, 2017.

Modified: June 1, 2017

New GeoBlue Plan for Employees – no Upfront Payment Required

Effective January 1, 2017, faculty and staff traveling abroad for university purposes are automatically covered by Northwestern's new business travel insurance program, provided by GeoBlue.

Modified: May 24, 2017

ASBMB Career Development Webinars

Join the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology for some upcoming webinars to further your career.

Modified: May 24, 2017

Teaching Portfolio Boot Camp 2017

Learn how to create a compelling teaching portfolio starting on June 22nd at Hardin Hall!

Modified: May 24, 2017

Resources from NUCATS: StatTag v3.0 for Reproducible Research

StatTag is a free, open-source and user-friendly program that embeds results (values, tables, figures, or verbatim output) from your statistical analyses in R, SAS, or Stata directly into Microsoft Word.

Modified: May 24, 2017

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships

Applications are now being accepted for the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF). The application deadline for the 2018-19 fellowship year is November 1, 2017.

Modified: May 22, 2017

Apply for a Partnership Development Grant

These grants support newly developed or expanding collaborations that create the foundation for future research or practice changes that are important to the delivery of primary care and health. The deadline for discussing an idea with PBR Leadership is June 15th.

Modified: May 22, 2017

MIT’s Broad Research Communication Lab CommKit

The CommKit is a collection of guides to successful communication in the biological sciences, written by the Broad Research Communication Lab (BRCL) Fellows at MIT.

Modified: May 22, 2017

Journey through Science Day - Discover the Opportunities

On September 18, 2017 the Science Alliance at the New York Academy of Sciences and PepsiCo will host a special Journey through Science Day in New York City. Fifty exceptional students and early career scientists (MS, PhD, and postdoc) will be selected for this unique opportunity.

Modified: May 22, 2017

GWIS Chicago Science Talks

Please join the Graduate Women in Science in learning about what these fantastic scientists do for a living on May 22nd, 2017, from 6-8 pm at the Goethe Institut.

Modified: May 22, 2017

The RSG Lecture Series Presents: Raychelle Burks

Raychelle Burks, Assistant Professor at St. Edwards University, will come to TGS Commons on Wednesday, May 31st from 12-1 to speak about the intersection of pop culture and science.

Modified: May 15, 2017

Cents and Sensibility with President Schapiro and Professor Morson

Join Political Union in a discussion with President Morton Schapiro and Professor Saul Morson about their new book Cents and Sensibility, based on their popular and widely celebrated course taught every winter here at Northwestern.

Modified: May 11, 2017

Clinical Research Coordinator

This position entails project coordination across the multiple funded studies in the Developmental Mechanisms Program. The position will manage all activities for multiple, inter-related research studies on early childhood psychopathology with particular focus on the W2W and MAPS Studies.

Modified: May 11, 2017

Research Faculty/Assistant Program Director

The Developmental Mechanisms Program is seeking an energetic and highly collaborative developmental scientist with scientific training and expertise in developmentally-sensitive measurement, early childhood disruptive behavior and/or pre-postnatal mechanisms of developmental psychopathology. The candidate should have scientific and management training/experience in longitudinal developmental research and program development.

Modified: May 10, 2017

Save the Date: TGS Day Out for Postdoctoral Fellow and Graduate Student Parents

The next TGS Day Out will be on July 15th at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Registration will open on June 1st at 10am!

Modified: May 10, 2017

Get Statistical Support for Your Research Project

Receive support with study design, experimental design, writing the statistical section of a grant, analyzing data, interpreting results and more from the faculty biostatisticians and master's level statistical analysts at the Biostatics Collaboration Center.

Modified: May 10, 2017

IBiS Career Day

Considering a career outside of academia, but don't know where to start? Looking for help identifying and selling your skills to potential employers? ISO is hosting the IBiS Career Day focused on careers outside of academia on May 23rd

Modified: May 10, 2017

BioSurvival Skills: Working With (not against) Your Data

In this two part workshop Dr. Erik Andersen and Dr. Leah Welty will discuss best practices for collecting, analyzing and managing your data in a reproducible manner.

Modified: May 10, 2017

New NIH BEST Career Development Resources

The NIH BEST Consortium published new guides and tips on how to “Build a Career Development Program.”

Modified: May 10, 2017

iBiology Professional Development Planning Course and Feedback

iBiology is excited to announce the release of the beta version of a new course, Planning Your Scientific Journey. They are looking for interested trainees who can take the beta course and provide feedback.

Modified: May 10, 2017

Advanced Degree Consulting Alliance Presents: Networking Workshop

In conjunction with the Northwestern Career Advancement (NCA), ADCA is hosting a Networking workshop for those who want to apply for the position in consulting firms.

Modified: May 10, 2017

Teaching Portfolio Boot Camp

Creating an effective teaching statement and teaching portfolio can be challenging, but they are increasingly important parts of preparing for the job market. At the end of the three-day boot camp, you should have a teaching portfolio that accurately reflects your teaching goals and motivations, and best communicates and evidences your teaching to prospective employers.

Modified: May 10, 2017

Graduate and Postdoc Workshop: Active Participation in Lecture and Discussion Classes

Conventional wisdom about innovative pedagogy holds that lecture = bad and discussion = good. This workshop will push back somewhat against these assumptions and offer strategies to break out of the traditional lecture/discussion binary. We will provide participants with strategies they can use to encourage active participation and engagement in both large and small courses.

Modified: May 10, 2017

Scientist Northwell Health

The Center for Bioelectronic Medicine (CBEM) at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, part of Northwell Health, has multiple openings within its laboratories to develop neurotechnology for multiple diseases and conditions. Teams include the neural bypass team, the microfabrication team, the bioelectronics and biosensing team, and the neural decoding and data analytics team.

Modified: May 10, 2017

Fellowship Proposal Writing Workshop for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows Summer 2017

The Graduate School will offer a proposal writing workshop for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The workshop is for those preparing a proposal for the upcoming NIH NRSA deadline.

Modified: May 10, 2017

African Gender and Speaker Expressive Series: Spring 2017

Sponsors: The Program of African Studies, The TGS Professional Development Grant, Mellon Dance Studies, The Gender and Sexualities Program

Modified: May 10, 2017

Call for Application – Fellowships at the Zukunftskolleg

The Zukunftskolleg is an Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of Konstanz (Germany) for the promotion of outstanding postdoctoral researchers in the natural sciences, humanities and social sciences.

Modified: May 10, 2017

Fall 2017 - Spring 2018 One Book Announcement

The author of “Our Declaration,” Danielle Allen, will deliver a keynote address and sign books Oct. 19 at Northwestern.

Modified: May 10, 2017

Shakespeare Garden Tour, June 8

Join Northwestern staff for a docent led tour of the Shakespeare Garden on the Evanston campus, followed by some lively conversation and picnic-style treats.

Modified: May 10, 2017

Kaplan Grant Writing Workshop - Humanities Postdocs

For faculty and postdoctoral fellows who plan to write individual grant proposals in the near future. In this hands-on practicum, we'll review and discuss the merits/flaws of sample proposals with a select group of Northwestern faculty who have won and/or reviewed national grants in humanities areas.

Modified: May 10, 2017

Bell Laboratories - Analytical Chemist Position

The Analytical Chemist position is open at Bell Laboratories in Madison, WI.

Modified: May 10, 2017

Brain Awareness Fair

Northwestern University Brain Awareness Outreach, in partnership with Roger C Sullivan High School presents: Brain Awareness Fair Over a dozen exciting demonstrations and fun, hands-on activities that demonstrate how your brain works!

Modified: May 9, 2017

Save the Date: Celebrate Holi on Sunday, May 14

Join NUPF and Northwestern's South Asian Student Association to celebrate Holi on May 14th at the Deering Meadow, Evanston. Updates on time and details to come.

Modified: May 9, 2017

Save the Date: NUPF Happy Hour, May 25th

Join fellow postdocs at the next NUPF rooftop happy hour in Evanston on Thursday, May 25 and enjoy the beautiful spring weather. Updates on time and location to come.

Modified: May 9, 2017

NUPF coffee hour, May 10th, 3-4 pm

Come and enjoy coffee and snacks with your fellow postdocs during the next monthly NUPF coffee hour taking place on May 10 from 3-4pm on both campuses.

Modified: May 9, 2017

Fundamentals of Retirement Income Planning Benefits Sessions

Learn about The Fundamentals of Retirement Income Planning. This workshop will be presented by Fidelity and will review the benefits of having a retirement income plan, factors to consider when transitioning your savings into income, and ways to develop a retirement plan for your goals and lifestyle. There will be two Retirement Income Planning sessions. Registration is not required for these sessions. Please feel free to bring a brown bag lunch.

Modified: May 4, 2017

Lasker Clinical Scholars

The NIH Office of Intramural Research is happy to announce the 2017 NIH-Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program (Si2/R00). The program supports a small number of exceptional clinical researchers in the early stages of their careers, to promote their development to fully independent positions. Deadline to apply is August 25.

Modified: May 4, 2017

BioSurvival Skills: Job Search Series

BioProfessionals and the Chicago Graduate Student Association are pleased to present a new BioSurvival Skills Job Search Series. In a series of 4 monthly workshops, stages of the non-academic job search will be covered, beginning with exploring careers and ending with interviewing for jobs. Mark your calendars for all 4!

Modified: May 4, 2017

Mentoring Your Summer Student: An Orientation for Postdocs and PhD Students

This workshop will help postdoctoral fellows and graduate students outline summer projects, set goals with summer advisees, structure interactions, and problem solve as issues arise. The session will also help mentors of summer undergraduate students to develop a "personal style" for mentoring, recognize strengths, and develop a network with other summer mentors.

Modified: May 4, 2017

NUPF Workshop Series: The Art of Writing Research Statement

Broaden your ideas and prepare for your academic career by improving your research statement, and learn how to write successful statement. In this workshop, you will learn about the structure and characteristics of a successful research statement, and ways how to refine your draft to capture your research ideas and be able to tailor your statement to different career opportunities.

Modified: May 3, 2017

2017 Gargoyle Case Competition: Sponsored by BCG

Open to Undergraduate, Graduate students, and Postdocs from all years and all divisions

Modified: May 3, 2017

Pathways To Science

PathwaysToScience.org has 167 different postdoc and early career opportunities posted on the site, including postdoctoral fellowships, grants, travel awards, mentoring opportunities, and more. Browse the full list of opportunities here or use the advanced search page to narrow your results.

Modified: May 3, 2017

Applications open for BRAINS 2017: Symposium for early career neuroscientists

The BRAINS program is now accepting applications for BRAINS 2017. BRAINS - Broadening the Representation of Academic Investigators in NeuroSciences - is a national program to accelerate and improve the career advancement of neuroscience postdoctoral researchers and assistant professors from underrepresented groups

Modified: May 3, 2017

Consulting 101 Workshop

Advanced Degree Consulting Alliance (ADCA) and Northwestern Career Advancement (NCA) are hosting a Consulting 101 Workshop for those just beginning to consider consulting as a career path.

Modified: May 3, 2017

Conference Explores Community-Building In STEM Fields

Chicago, Ill. – The Cultivating Ensembles in STEM Education and Research Conference (CESTEMER) will meet at Goodman Theatre from September 15th through 17th, 2017. Participants will present on and discuss many aspects of performance, arts, and community as they relate to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Modified: May 3, 2017

3 Updates For REDCap

REDCap is a secure, web application for building and managing online surveys and databases.

Modified: May 3, 2017

New NIH Approach to Grant Funding Aimed at Optimizing Stewardship of Taxpayer Dollars

On May 2, 2017, Dr. Lawrence Tabak, Principal Deputy Director of the NIH, led a conference call regarding a coming change in the NIH’s grants policies. The NIH has been considering ways to address several problematic trends: 1) increasing funding challenges for junior- and mid-career investigators, including a recent marked decline in the share of awards to mid-career scientists; 2) data that suggest faculty with multiple R01 grants are relatively less productive with each new grant beyond the first; and 3) a limited number of investigators who receive a disproportionate amount of the NIH’s funding (i.e. 10% of investigators receive 40% of the total funding). Read more here.

Modified: May 3, 2017

Chris Moore of the Chicago Cubs

One Book will be hosting a discussion with Chris Moore of the Chicago Cubs on May 9. Mr. Moore, director of research and development with the Chicago Cubs, will be in conversation with Economics professor Jeff Ely concerning the use of analytics in baseball, the 2016 World Series and other baseball-related issues.

Modified: May 3, 2017

Connect to ClearView

Connect to ClearView is a unique opportunity for advanced degree candidates focused in the life sciences to experience three days as a life sciences strategy consultant and get to know ClearView. ClearView managers will lead teams of graduate and professional students through an engagement based on high impact pharmaceutical development strategy projects. ClearView is accepting applications for the program until Sunday, May 7 at 11:59 pm ET.

Modified: May 3, 2017

Careers for Life Science PhDs at Procter & Gamble

BioProfessionals will be hosting a discussion on Careers for Life Science PhDs at Procter & Gamble. Come learn about the opportunities for Life Science PhDs and how to successfully land a position.

Modified: May 3, 2017

Advanced Professional and Presentation Skills for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

This series of lectures and one-on-one coaching for TGS graduate students and postdoctoral fellows focuses on the development of presentation skills necessary for success within the professional world

Modified: April 28, 2017

Announcing the NPA's Career Center!

The National Postdoctoral Association just launched a new career center that is free for job seekers to use! Check out the latest openings!

Modified: April 28, 2017

Grantsmanship for the Research Professional Course - May 2017

Grantsmanship for the Research Professional Course (PHIL_NP 380-0) through Northwestern University’s School of Professional Studies will be held on Monday and Tuesday, May 22-23, from 9am to 5pm in Wieboldt Hall Room 406 (339 E. Chicago Ave, Chicago campus). Registration is open; space in the class is limited and tends to reach capacity quickly. See the website for a course description and to register!

Modified: April 27, 2017

LIMITED SUBMISSION: NIH Director's Early Independence Awards (DP5)

LIMITED SUBMISSION funding opportunity for early investigators! Please review the detailed instructions. Deadline for internal LOI (including Dept Chair letter) is June 19!

Modified: April 27, 2017

Save the Date: NUPF May Meet-up @ Civic Orchestra on May 8th

Save the Date: The next NUPF meetup will be on May 8th at the Civic Ochestra. The program for the evening is Beethoven (Overture to Egmont), Brahms (Variations on a Theme by Haydn), & Mendelssohn (Symphony #5). More info will follow soon!

Modified: April 27, 2017

April 2017 HR Newsletter: Free Workshops

Important action items and workshops for April 2017

Modified: April 27, 2017

April 2017 HR Newsletter

Important action items and announcements for April 2017

Modified: April 26, 2017

New Job Opportunity: Intellectual Property Manager at The Ohio State University.

New Job Opportunity: Intellectual Property Manager at The Ohio State University.

Modified: April 26, 2017

Grad Career Development Opportunity

The Binghamton University Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development is looking for a Senior Career Planning and Development Associate who will specialize in working with graduate and international students

Modified: April 26, 2017

BEST Symposium by The Dow Chemical Company

The 11th annual BEST Symposium, hosted by The Dow Chemical Company, will be held in Midland, MI on August 15 – 17. BEST (Building Engineering and Science Talent) introduces doctoral students and post-doctoral scientists from U.S. ethnic minority groups (Hispanic, African American or Native American) to the wide range of rewarding careers in industrial research particularly the many opportunities available with Dow, where they create innovation at the intersection of chemistry, biology and physics.

Modified: April 26, 2017

Learn how to prepare a budget for an industry sponsored clinical trial

Attend Budget Development Training for Industry Sponsored Clinical Trials to learn about the components and process of developing a study budget.

Modified: April 26, 2017

Adjunct Position in Microbiology - Trinity Christian College

Trinity Christian College is looking for an adjunct faculty member to teach microbiology in the fall of 2017

Modified: April 26, 2017

May Classes at Galter Health Sciences Library

The Galter Health Sciences Library is pleased to offer the following classes during the month of May.

Modified: April 20, 2017

Transportation Benefits Sessions

Learn about the several ways to make your work commute more enjoyable and active. This month sustainNU and Benefits will co-host information sessions that will focus on the transportation-related benefits available to Northwestern employees

Modified: April 20, 2017

10th Annual NIH Career Symposium

The NIH Career Symposium highlights the diversity of career choices available to the current generation of biomedical researchers. Whether you are a new graduate student, postdoc, or clinical fellow just beginning to consider career options or a senior student/fellow ready to look for a job, the NIH Career Symposium is for you. Review more information on the program agenda here.

Modified: April 20, 2017

BioProfessionals Career Development: John Magyar, Assistant Professor Barnard College

You are invited to attend scientific and career discussions with Dr. John Magyar on Wednesday, April 26 in Cook 3118. Dr. Magyar is a graduate of the Chemistry Graduate Program at Northwestern University and an alumnus of the Molecular Biophysics Training Program

Modified: April 20, 2017

Consulting Career Trek with NCA

Northwestern Career Advancement is accepting applications from postdoctoral fellow to join colleagues on a Consulting Career Trek. Explore the field of consulting through an advanced degree lens. Participants will be going to the Chicago offices of both McKinsey and Boston Consulting Group to learn more about different roles within management consulting, the recruiting process, and connect with industry professionals. Event specifics are as follows:

Modified: April 19, 2017

Deadline Extended! RSG Research Communication Training Program for Summer 2017 - Application closes April 22

Deadline Extended! The RSG research communication training application deadline has been extended to April 22! This research communication training program is offered during the summer on the Evanston and Chicago Campuses.

Modified: April 13, 2017

2017 Teaching Certificate Program Applications Now Open!

The Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching will be holding an informational session about the Teaching Certificate Program on April 26 at the Searle Center in Evanston. The Teaching Certificate Program application is due on May 12.

Modified: April 13, 2017

Bring STEM into Your Child’s Life

Are you trying to decide how and when to introduce your child to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)? Find out how to help your child learn about STEM and bring it into your everyday life. Join an upcoming Bright Horizons webinar taking place on April 25 at 1pm.

Modified: April 13, 2017

Science Careers Virtual Job Fair: Research Opportunities in Germany

Science Careers has teamed up with Research in Germany to offer an exciting job fair focused on career opportunities in Germany. Meet online with representatives of German universities and research and funding organizations to learn about positions for Ph.D. students and postdoctoral researchers, funding opportunities, and studying and research in Germany. Presentations and the job fair will take place on May 4 from 9am-1pm. For more details and to register, visit: ScienceCareers.org/virtualcareerfair.

Modified: April 13, 2017

Biomedical PhD Career Pathways Podcast

The Pathways Podcast features interviews with biomedical PhD holders working outside of academia. The Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) will host and release a new interview every two weeks. Find all episodes on the IUSM Pathways Podcast Home Page.

Modified: April 13, 2017

myHR Learn is Live!

myHR Learn, your single point of access for learning, is live! It now includes workplace learning programs offered through HR Learning and Organization Development.

Modified: April 13, 2017

Gates Foundation Global Health Fellow

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Health Program (GHP) harnesses advances in science and technology to save lives in poor countries. They focus on the health problems that have a major impact in developing countries but get too little attention and funding. Where proven tools exist, they support sustainable ways to improve their delivery. Their strategies are supported by functional teams that focus on Discovery and Translational Sciences, Vaccine Development, and Integrated Development. Candidates will be reviewed in May and applicants should submit materials no later than April 23rd. Final decisions will be made in June and start dates will be rolling throughout the remainder of 2017.

Modified: April 13, 2017

Job Opportunity - Client BioProcesss Development Scientist - III (Senior)

Client BioProcesss Development is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Scientist in the Cell Line Development group to help develop and characterize early and late stage mammalian commercial cell lines to support innovative biological pipeline projects.

Modified: April 13, 2017

Fall 2017 - Spring 2018 One Book Announcement

Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality, a book that brings an eye-opening perspective to one of the most studied texts in U.S. history, is Northwestern University's One Book One Northwestern all-campus read for the 2017-18 academic year. The author of Our Declaration, Danielle Allen, will deliver a keynote address on Thursday, October 19 at Northwestern and sign books. All first-year students are given a copy of the One Book each year.

Modified: April 12, 2017

New Yoga Club – NU Pose Yoga

A new yoga club has started at Northwestern called NU Pose Yoga. If you are interested, please complete this survey or contact DGP student Samantha Genardi for more information.

Modified: April 12, 2017

Clinical Research Coordinator Basic Training Online

Learn the basics of clinical research by attending Clinical Research Coordinator Basic Training Online. This course discusses IRB Submissions, FDA Audits, informed consent, subject recruitment and more. Completion of the course also satisfies Feinberg's Good Clinical Practice training requirement.

Modified: April 12, 2017

INVO Practicum

The INVO Practicum is a 2 year-old program open to all Northwestern students and postdocs who are interested in learning more about the technology transfer process as well as being exposed to the vast areas of innovation at Northwestern. This program requires attendance at training sessions and a commitment of 10 hours per week over a six-month period. The interns will gain hands-on experience in evaluating technologies for patentabilty and marketability as well as be expected to effectively communicate their findings with INVO staff. Application deadline is May 19.

Modified: April 12, 2017

Postdoc Profile on Garry Cooper: Connecting Scientists Across Northwestern and the Greater Chicago Community

Garry Cooper has long been aware of the wasteful practices that inadvertently go on in laboratories across college campuses on a daily basis. He received his PhD in Neuroscience from Northwestern in 2014, and went on to complete a postdoctoral fellowship through Feinberg Medical School. It was during this time that he first identified a potential solution to this problem. Visit the main TGS news section to read more.

Modified: April 12, 2017

CHiMaD Seminar

Guest: Jason Hattrick-Simpers (NIST) using modeling and machine learning to accelerate high-throughput experimental materials discovery

Modified: April 12, 2017

Change Makers Applications Are Now Open!

The Women's Center is proud to solicit applications for the fifth cohort of the Change Makers program. This program is an opportunity for Northwestern staff to learn from each other's experiences and to gain insight and understanding from varying unique identities. Change Makers become part of a growing community empowered to become effective agents of change at both Northwestern and at home.

Modified: April 12, 2017

Hartwell Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship - (Brief) Internal Proposal due May 9!

This is a limited submission funding opportunity that has US Citizenship eligibility requirements: The Primary Mission of The Hartwell Foundation is to grant awards to individuals for innovative and cutting-edge biomedical applied research that will potentially benefit children. Internal proposals due to the Office of Research Development by May 9!

Modified: April 12, 2017

Opportunities for students & postdocs at 2017 SACNAS

Two exclusive opportunities are now open to students and postdocs for 2017 SACNAS: Travel Scholarships and Research Presentations. Travel Scholarship deadline is April 14! Presentation deadline is April 28!

Modified: April 11, 2017

Humanities Work: Careers for Humanists

Join the NU Public Humanities Colloquium and Northwestern doctoral alumni for a half-day of career exploration and professional development.

Modified: April 11, 2017

Register for the 2017 Neural Conference

The NEURAL Conference is a 2.5-day event crafted especially for the neuroscience graduate and postdoctoral trainees from underrepresented groups, including students with disabilities. Scientific presentations, professional development & networking are all on the agenda. This conference is a one-of-a-kind, cozy, skill-sharpening experience.

Modified: April 10, 2017

Two X Chromosomes in Academia – May Event

The Women’s Health Research Institute is hosting a Two X Chromosomes in Academia event: Coffee and Conversation, on May 2 at 3:15 PM in the Cohen Commons Dining Room, Technological Institute, Room L-482 (2145 Sheridan Rd, 4th Floor North). This event is open to all students, postdocs, faculty and staff. Consider registering now as space is limited.

Modified: April 7, 2017

Industry Career Event

The Graduate Women in Science Chicago Chapter and UIC Graduate Women in Chemistry would like to invite students, faculty, and staff to their Industry Career event on April 27, 2017 at Goethe Institut, Chicago, IL starting at 6 PM.

Modified: April 7, 2017

Apply Now to the 2017 NIMHD Health Disparities Research Institute

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) will host the Health Disparities Research Institute (HDRI) from August 14 - 18, 2017.

Modified: April 7, 2017

Rita Allen Fellowship for Science Communication

WGBH is looking for experienced science journalists, science media producers, or working scientists “with a commitment” to science communication to apply for the Rita Allen Fellowship for Science Communication.

Modified: April 7, 2017

Keck Graduate Institute's Academic Programs

If you're interested in leading the applied life sciences into the future--in bioinformatics, product development, project management, regulatory and clinical affairs, sales and marketing, and other fields--you may be interested in discovering more about Keck Graduate Institute's academic programs.

Modified: April 7, 2017

NUPF Cultures & Cuisines @ Venezuelan Bowl - April 27

Cultures & Cuisines goes Venezuelan! Come and join NUPF at Venezuelan Bowl (2436 N Lincoln Avenue, 60614 IL), on April 27 at 6:30 pm.

Modified: April 7, 2017

NUPF April Meet-up @ Block Museum, April 13

Meet the NUPF for a free guided tour to explore Northwestern's Block Museum of Art on April 13th at 6pm.

Modified: April 6, 2017

Women's Health Research Monthly Forum April 2017

The Women's Health Research Institute at Northwestern University Presents: Sex Differences in Maternal Phenotype, Maternal Metabolites and Newborn Metabolites in the Hyperglycemia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcome (HAPO) Study European Cohort.

Modified: April 6, 2017

DIA Drug Development and Life Sciences Career Fair

The Drug Information Association (DIA) will be hosting its first ever complimentary Career Fair. During this public event, you will be able to mingle with leading employers in the clinical and product development space who will be showcasing their career opportunities available within their organizations.

Modified: April 6, 2017

Conversations with President Schapiro

Northwestern University's Staff Advisory Council (NUSAC), Faculty Senate, and the Office of the President invite you to this year's Conversations with President Morton Schapiro.

Modified: April 6, 2017

Drug Information Association (DIA) Drug Development and Life Sciences Career Fair (June 18-19)

The Drug Information Association (DIA) will be hosting its first ever complimentary Career Fair.

Modified: April 6, 2017

Falling Walls Lab New York

The German Center for Research Innovation will be hosting Falling Walls Lab New York on September 14, 2017.

Modified: April 6, 2017

CIRTL at Northwestern Workshop: Engaging STEM Students with Active Learning*

STEM courses have the challenge of transmitting a large amount of content in very limited time! And so, integrating active learning into courses can be particularly difficult to manage, but critical to students' understanding and integration of complex concepts. This workshop provides strategies for weaving active learning into lecture-based classes.

Modified: April 6, 2017

Grad and Postdoc Workshop: Larva, Chrysalis, Butterfly: Designing and Implementing Rubrics (Part 2)

Concrete expectations for complex tasks, feedback focused on process and student growth, efficient and robust evaluation tools: a good rubric can make you run faster, jump higher, and assess with the best. This pair of workshops will focus on the elements of rubric design and implementation—from analyzing assessment tasks, to selecting appropriate rubric structures, to drafting and adapting rubrics for classroom use. Batteries not included.

Modified: April 6, 2017

CIRTL at Northwestern Workshop: If you are using one teaching technology in your class, it should be clickers*

Clickers, which go by more formal names like Audience Response Systems (ARS), have both supporters and detractors among faculty and students. A strong supporter will lead this workshop and discuss the several benefits of clickers for both the instructor and the class, and what the detractors are missing.

Modified: April 6, 2017

Grad and Postdoc Workshop: Strategies for Engaging Student-Student and Student-Teacher Conflict at Northwestern

This workshop will give graduate students and postdocs a chance to grapple with scenarios and strategies to develop personalized tools for managing conflict.

Modified: April 6, 2017

Interested in Supporting a Yoga Initiative on the Chicago campus?

Have you always wanted to try yoga, but haven't had the right opportunity? An application is being prepared to fund a free series of introductory yoga classes as part of a research program on the Chicago campus.

Modified: April 6, 2017

Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES 2014)

The Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES 2014) is a nationally representative descriptive study of Head Start programs, classrooms, and children that provides information about program performance, including improvement efforts, quality, and outcomes for children and families.

Modified: April 5, 2017

IARPA Director Seminar

The Office of Research and Development invites you to attend an open session with Dr. Matheny, Director of The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA). He will present an overview of IARPA’s investments in high-risk/high-payoff research programs that have the potential to provide our nation with an overwhelming intelligence advantage over future adversaries. All faculty, students, postdocs and staff are invited to attend this event taking place on April 7 from 230-330 in the Allen Center.

Modified: April 5, 2017

BioSurvival Skills Job Search Series: Networking and Informational Interviewing

BioProfessionals and CGSA are pleased to present the second workshop in our Job Search Skills series, Networking and Informational Interviewing.

Modified: April 3, 2017

Kellogg Business for Scientists Executive Education Program

Applications are being accepted for participation in Kellogg's Business for Scientists Executive Education program taking place July 11th-15th on Northwestern's Chicago campus. The application deadline has been extended to April 10 at 5pm. Please review program information and application instructions in detail on the OPA BSEE program webpage.

Modified: April 3, 2017

2017 Business for Scientists Executive Education Program

The 2017 Business for Scientists Executive Education program application is now open. Applications are due by April 10 (deadline extended). Recommender letters are due by April 24 (deadline extended).

Modified: April 3, 2017

OPA Orientation & Resource Fair for Postdoctoral Fellows

The Graduate School (TGS) and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) invites new (and not-so-new) postdoctoral fellows to attend the next orientation and resource fair specifically designed for postdoctoral fellows. If you recently began your training at Northwestern (or still feel like you just began), please consider attending this event! There will be representatives from various offices across campus in attendance in addition to staff from the TGS and the OPA! Refreshments will be served. Looking forward to meeting everyone!

Modified: April 3, 2017

Career Planning & Visas/Residency with Brendan Delaney

There is an upcoming OPA Professional Development workshop with Immigration Attorney Brendan Delaney (Leavy, Frank & Delaney, LLC) on April 11 at 10am in Gray Seminar Room (Lurie Research Building, 303 E Superior, Chicago). Brendan will provide information for international postdocs and graduate students on career planning & visas/residency.

Modified: March 30, 2017

24th Annual Cancer Survivors’ Celebration Walk & 5K

Join Lurie Cancer Center and Northwestern Medicine for National Cancer Surviors’ Day to honor and celebrate cancer survivors! Walk or run along the lakefront and enjoy a picnic, t-shirts, entertainment and activities for the family. Early registration deadline is APRIL 1st! Register today.

Modified: March 29, 2017

Use the Clinical Pharmacology Core to Help with Your Research

The Clinical Pharmacology Core helps investigators address important drug development, preclinical, translational and traditional clinical pharmacology questions by providing the following ser

Modified: March 29, 2017

Northwestern Computational Research Day: Poster Competition

Attention postdocs! There is still time to participate in the Northwestern Computational Research Day 2017 research symposium. The deadline to submit a poster abstract is April 7, 2017.

Modified: March 29, 2017

Job Opporunity - Licensing Assistant, University of Tennessee

The University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF) is seeking an entry-level Licensing Assistant for their Knoxville, TN office. Working under the day-to-day supervision of the UTRF Assistant Vice President of Licensing of the Knoxville office and in collaboration with the entire UTRF team, the Licensing Assistant will support the evaluation, protection, marketing, and commercialization efforts of early-stage technologies.

Modified: March 29, 2017

Grant Writing Teaches Valuable Professional Skills: Advice for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

Pursuing funding support as a graduate student or postdoc can help your career—and in more ways than one, writes Victoria McGovern. Read more about the virtues of grant writing here

Modified: March 29, 2017

Machine Learning Meetup: Data Science Discussion Panel, Postdocs Welcome

Join a panel of data science consultants from Clarity Insights to learn about data science applications and careers in the industry.

Modified: March 29, 2017

Attend The Whole Scientist Course to Build Skills for Your Career (graduate students and postdoctoral fellows)

Are you prepared for the next step in your scientific career? What skills do you need to work in academia? Industry? Other careers? What if you don’t want to do research? How can you find a job?

Modified: March 28, 2017

Register Now: Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, April 27

Registration is now open for Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day that will take place on April 27. Thanks to the significant efforts of the Women’s Center, Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work has become a valued tradition at Northwestern. This year the theme will be “Count On Me!”. Register ASAP as space is limited!

Modified: March 24, 2017

Northwestern Computational Research Day

This all-day, campus-wide event is designed to showcase computational research at Northwestern, as well as strengthen the computational research community. Highlights of the day will include presentations from Northwestern researchers and guest speakers, workshops, Birds of a Feather Sessions, and a poster competitionsponsored by CIERA (Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics) and NICO (Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems).

Modified: March 24, 2017

Upcoming Classes Next Month at the Galter Library

Hello! The Galter Health Sciences Library is pleased to offer the following classes during the month of April

Modified: March 24, 2017

Creating a Greener Northwestern: How Staff Can Contribute to Campus Sustainability Initiatives

Northwestern staff members are invited to learn what the University is dong to reduce our environmental impact and how the staff can get involved. The discussion will highlight ways that staff members can participate in campus sustainability efforts through initiatives such as the Green Office program, which offers resources and support for creating a more environmentally friendly workspace.

Modified: March 24, 2017

AHEAD/NUSAC Brown Bag: Professional Development & Career Advancement for Staff

Join AHEAD@NU and Northwestern University Staff Advisory Council (NUSAC) for a panel discussion with experts who can connect you to the resources you need to develop your professional skills and advance your career.

Modified: March 23, 2017

Illinois Institute of Technology - Lecturer positions available

The Chemistry Department at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) seeks candidates for full-time lecturer positions starting August 2017. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in chemistry. Primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate level courses especially general chemistry, organic chemistry, or graduate analytical chemistry courses.

Modified: March 23, 2017

AAAS Center for Science Diplomacy Early-Career Research Scholar Program

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Center for Science Diplomacy is accepting applicants for its early-career research scholar program to conduct short-term (up to 6 months) independent research in policy aspects at the intersection of science and technology (S&T) and diplomacy. For more information please visit the program webpage. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and scholars are selected depending on their fit for the program, research proposal and timing.

Modified: March 23, 2017

NUPF Coffee Hour, April 5, 3-4 pm

Spring is here! Time to wake up from winter hibernation and join NUPF at the monthly coffee hour taking place on April 5th from 3-4 pm (locations on both campuses).

Modified: March 22, 2017

NORTHWESTERN DATA SCIENCE CAREER EVENING

Are you curious about transitioning into a career in data science? Do you want to hear more about the data science field or learn how to acquire the skills needed to become a data scientist in industry? Then you should join our first Northwestern Data Science Career Evening Workshop, which will feature both data science training programs and industry representatives from a variety of sectors. You will learn about some of Chicago's data science activities, which provide opportunities to develop and demonstrate your skills. You will hear about the work of the data scientist in different industries and have opportunity to interact with industry representatives.

Modified: March 22, 2017

Upcoming webinar for the NIGMS Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRAT) training program through NRMN

The NIGMS PRAT Program is a three-year program providing outstanding laboratory research experiences in the NIH Intramural Research Program, access to NIH's extensive resources, mentorship, career development activities and networking. The program places special emphasis on training fellows in all scientific areas supported by NIGMS, including cell biology, biophysics, genetics, developmental biology, pharmacology, physiology, biological chemistry, computational biology, immunology, neuroscience, technology development and bioinformatics. Appointments are made at competitive salary levels, commensurate with experience and recognition of selection for this program.

Modified: March 22, 2017

Postdoctoral opening at Purdue University

The Department of Youth Development & Agricultural Education at Purdue University has a position available for a postdoctoral fellow. Interested individuals should apply by May 1.

Modified: March 22, 2017

Black Women in Science and Engineering (BWISE) Networking Brunch at Beatrix

The Black Women in Science and Engineering (BWISE) will be hosting a Networking brunch at Beatrix in Streeterville (671 N. St. Clair in Chicago). The event will be on Saturday, March 25 from 11:30am - 2pm. Registration is required and individuals can RSVP via Eventbrite.

Modified: March 22, 2017

A Day of Creative Communication for STEM Graduate Students and Postdocs

Women in Science and Engineering Research (WISER) is hosting a talk by Mumu Xu and Lindsay Claiborn, co-creators of the podcast “Beyond the Microscope,” a podcast sharing the voices of women in STEM. They talk about their podcast, why they do it, and why communication is important for people in STEM and will also answer audience questions. Xu and Claiborn will also participate in a panel later in the day on creative ways to communicate science, alongside Sara Grady (editor of the Northwestern science magazine, HELIX) and Dr. Veronica Berns (who turned her PhD thesis into a comic book). RSVP here.

Modified: March 22, 2017

Creating Effective Learning Communities

Learning communities are valuable because they bring people together for shared learning, discovery, and the generation of knowledge. This workshop will help graduate students and postdocs describe the relative value of learning communities and identify the characteristics of successful learning communities in either teaching or research settings. In the first workshop, participants explore research findings in guided discussion and describe the characteristics of effective learning communities. Between the first and second session, participants use a rubric to observe a learning community in action, returning to share their observations and collaboratively develop action plans for improvement and development.

Modified: March 22, 2017

FSM Mentor Development Workshop

More than 500 Feinberg faculty members have learned tools for managing their mentoring relationships during Mentoring Development Workshops. The next workshop is May 2nd from 9am -12pm. Attendees will learn about maintaining effective communication, establishing expectations and promoting professional development. All faculty mentors and mentees who have not previously attended are welcome.

Modified: March 22, 2017

MSL program webinars

If you have a STEM PhD and you’re looking to expand your career options, you might consider the one-year Master of Science in Law (MSL) degree now offered by the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. The MSL is designed especially for individuals with training in STEM fields -- science, technology, engineering, math, and medicine.

Modified: March 22, 2017

NRMN-CAN Facilitating Mentor Training

National Research Mentoring Network’s (NRMNet.net) NRMN-CAN Program invite faculty and staff to apply to attend a fully funded train-the-trainer workshop to support efforts in implementing mentor training that strengthens productive research mentoring relationships with diverse mentees at Northwestern (and other NRMN-CAN partcipating institutions). Please register by March 27.

Modified: March 21, 2017

Chicago campus: Latin Meet & Greet on March 22

The second LATIN MEET & GREET will take place, WEDNESDAY MARCH 22 from 4:30-7pm at the HYATT (633 N Saint Clair St, 2nd floor, Chicago, IL 60611). Please invite other Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Latino-identified/interested students, postdocs, residents, fellows, and faculty!

Modified: March 21, 2017

NRMN-CAN Postdoctoral Mentor Training Workshop: “Mentoring Up”

Postdocs are invited to participate in a National Research Mentoring Network Mentoring Workshop in Chicago on May 7-8, 2017. This evidence-based workshop uses a process-based training approach to provide training that strengthens your current research mentoring experiences and research productivity, approaching the topic from both sides of the relationship. You’ll reflect on how to be a more responsive mentor as well as a more proactive mentee as a postdoc. Read the full story for more about eligibility (US citizenship or permanent residency required) and registration. Register by March 28!

Modified: March 20, 2017

Virtual Resume Writing Workshop

Join BCG in a virtual resume writing workshop for an overview of how to translate your CV into a business style resume. They will highlight the BCG process and advanced degree holders at the firm will help shed light on this format from their own experiences both as candidates and now interviewers at BCG.

Modified: March 20, 2017

Upcoming McKinsey Events

Deciding what to do after you finish your advanced degree? Consider management consulting and McKinsey. McKinsey brings together an outstanding group of colleagues, from a wide variety of backgrounds – from medicine to law, engineering, economics and digital – to help leading organizations tackle their most complex challenges. They have long been a leader in strategic management; the amount of work McKinsey is doing in areas such as data science, software engineering, machine learning, corporate restructuring, and change management is growing rapidly. As their firm evolves, they are looking for more and more people like you – experts in their fields – to join our community.

Modified: March 15, 2017

NUPF Chicago Happy Hour at D4 Irish Pub with Postdocs from Argonne!

St. Patrick's Day may have come and gone but come and get in the spirit of the season with NUPF at D4 Irish Pub for happy hour as we are joined by Postdocs from Argonne National Laboratory on Wednesday March 22nd! We will have a space reserved and FREE FOOD (first come first serve) from 6:00-8:00 PM with cash bar available to those who are interested in purchasing their own alcoholic beverages. We hope to see many of you there as we meet with other postdocs in the Chicago area!

Modified: March 15, 2017

Youth Mentoring Opportunity - Science Club

Science in Society is seeking postdocs, grad students and/or staff to volunteer at an after-school science mentorship program called Science Club. This Science in Society initiative, now in its 9th year, is designed to spark middle school kids' interest in science and teach "scientific habits of mind" through challenging, hands-on science and engineering investigations. The program serves ~120 youth weekly, with sessions led by ~ 60graduate student and staff mentors. If you are well versed in basic concepts in chemistry, physics, and/or biology, and excited about the prospect of inspiring the next generation of scientists, please complete the online application form.

Modified: March 15, 2017

CHIentist Spring Happy Hour

CHIentist is hosting its Spring Happy Hour- come meet like-minded professionals and academics in various facets of the Life Sciences. Expand your network, have a drink, and become part of a larger community. Space for this event is limited- to RSVP, go HERE.

Modified: March 15, 2017

Managing Science in the Biotech Industry: An Intensive Course for Students and Postdocs

The course will introduce you to the skills you need to thrive in industry and will expose you to the culture, organizational structures, and practices of life science companies through MBA-style case-based classroom experiences, networking, professional development workshops, and a team-based project. The deadline to apply is April 17. For more information, and to apply, go HERE.

Modified: March 15, 2017

2017 AAMC Minority Faculty Leadership Development Seminar

Save the Date – 2017 AAMC Minority Faculty Leadership Development Seminar taking place September 7-10 in Orlando, FL. Registration will open in May. If you are considering attending, mark your calendars now!

Modified: March 15, 2017

Armenise-Harvard Career Development Award

The Armenise-Harvard Career Development Award consists of three-to-five years of funding allocated to an independent investigator at a host institute in Italy. The program is aimed at young and talented scientists, to enable them to contribute significantly to their areas of research. Funding will become available July 1, 2018. Applications are due July 15.

Modified: March 15, 2017

Awards & Recognition Ceremony 2017

Postdocs are invited to join us on March 28 from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM at the Hilton Orrington-Evanston to celebrate the 2017 Awards and Recognition recipients (including many fellow postdocs). The event will feature music, appetizers, and drinks.

Modified: March 13, 2017

Seven Minutes of Science

What happens when an actor, Medill and Kellogg professors, and a strategic communications consultant all work with a group of researchers for 10-weeks? Find out by attending “Seven Minutes of Science” and learn about the cutting-edge research happening across Northwestern!

Modified: March 13, 2017

Call for applications: Scientist Mentoring & Diversity Program for Biotech

The International Center for Professional Development is seeking applications to their Scientist Mentoring & Diversity Program for Biotech (SMDP Biotech). A training session will be held from June 17-21, 2017 in San Diego, CA. Apply online by April 8, 2017 here. There is no cost to apply and conference registration is included.

Modified: March 11, 2017

Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program

The Intelligence Community (IC) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program offers scientists and engineers from a wide variety of disciplines unique opportunities to conduct research in a wide range of topics relevant to the Intelligence Community. The research is conducted by the Postdocs, while working in partnership with a Research Advisor and collaborating with an advisor from the Intelligence Community. Read more about the program and application guidelines on the program website. US citizenship is required. Applications are now being accepted and are due by March 31!

Modified: March 9, 2017

Congratulations to Cycle 2 Travel Award Recipients!

Congratulations to the 2nd round of awardees for the 2016-17 Postdoc Professional Development Travel Award. We appreciate the time everyone took to submit applications. We received 85 applications, which is the largest cycle yet! We will continue to discuss ways in which we can expand the number of awards we can offer annually. Please stay tuned for updated information for the 2017-18 award cycle that will be announced of the summer.

Modified: March 9, 2017

LRP Ambassador Program

The LRP Ambassador Program is a network of former and current LRP awardees that promote the NIH LRPs within the extramural scientific community. LRP Ambassadors serve as a personalized link/connection between the NIH LRPs and potential applicants at their home institutions by providing advice and encouragement regarding the LRP application process, their experiences, and more. Consider becoming an ambassador and sign up today!

Modified: March 9, 2017

NUPF movie meet up - March 21

Save the date: Meet NUPF at the movies on March 21th at 7:15 pm.

Modified: March 9, 2017

Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Program for Recent PhDs in Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences

ACLS invites applications for the seventh competition of the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program. This year, the program will place up to 22 recent PhDs from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year term staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the non-profit sector. Fellows will participate in the substantive work of these organizations and receive professional mentoring. Fellows receive a stipend of $67,500 per year, with individual health insurance and up to $3000 to be used toward professional development activities. For more information and to apply, visit the ACLS website. Please note: eligibilty requirements include US citizenship or permanent resident status, PhD in the humanities or humanistic social sciences conferred between September 1, 2013 and June 18, 2017. Applications are due by March 22 at 7pm CT.

Modified: March 9, 2017

Benefits Information Sessions - March 2017

In 2017, the Benefits Division began offering monthly information sessions to increase Faculty and Staff awareness of the benefit plans available to them. The March session is for expecting parents. Meet with HR representatives from 12-1pm on March 14th (Chicago) or March 16th (Evanston) to learn what to expect when you are expecting. It is an exciting time for you and your family, and there is a lot to think about.

Modified: March 9, 2017

Thomas Jefferson Fund - 2017 Call for Proposals

The Thomas Jefferson Fund team is delighted to announce that the 2017 Call for Proposals from the Thomas Jefferson Fund is now open. This new program, launched by the Embassy of France in the United States and the FACE Foundation with the support of the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research, aims to encourage and support cooperation among the most promising young French and American researchers, and foster forward-looking collaborative research projects.

Modified: March 9, 2017

Save the Date: Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, April 27

Save the Date: Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day will take place on April 27. Thanks to the significant efforts of the Women’s Center, Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work has become a valued tradition at Northwestern. This year the theme will be “Count On Me!”. Registration will open on March 28th

Modified: March 9, 2017

Keystone Symposia-Diversity in Life Science Fellows Programs: Call for Applications for 2018

The Keystone Symposia-Diversity in Life Science Programs is now accepting applications for the 2018 Keystone Symposia Fellows Program. Visit keystonesymposia.org/fellows to apply.

Modified: March 9, 2017

Announcement on the Revised Executive Order Concerning Immigration from Philip Harris

The following announcement was sent to Northwestern community members on March 6

Modified: March 9, 2017

Data Science Fellowship, Upcoming Application Deadline

Interested in applying? Please apply before the deadline. Data Incubator is assessing and interviewing candidates who apply for the Early Deadline first and then based on remaining availability, will take candidates who applied for the Regular Deadline on a first-come first-serve basis.

Modified: March 9, 2017

ClearView Healthcare Partners - Consultant Position Openings

ClearView Healthcare Partners will be accepting applications for the entry level Life Sciences Strategy Consultant position until 10:59 pm CT on March 19. If selected, candidates will be invited to interview in March/April of 2017. The ClearView Life Sciences Strategy Consultant position will begin in summer or fall of 2017.

Modified: March 9, 2017

Register Now! Women's Health Research Institute Free Monthly Luncheon Forum, March 21st, 2017

The Women's Health Research Institute at Northwestern University Presents: Depression in Women: 7 Strategies to Improve Treatment Outcomes presented by Katherine Wisner, MD, Asher Professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics and Gynecology; Director, Asher Center for Research and Treatment of Depressive Disorders, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. The talk will take place on March 21st from 12-1pm in the 3rd floor Conference Room L South (Prentice Women's Hospital, 250 E. Superior Street).

Modified: March 8, 2017

Open NRMN Grant Writing Coaching Groups

The National Institute of Health (NIH)-funded National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) was created to address the unmet need for greater diversity in the biomedical and bio-behavioral research workforce. Grant Writing Coaching Groups for Postdocs and Junior Faculty Actively Writing NIH-style Proposals is one of four professional development training programs that is committed to increasing the number of people from diverse backgrounds successfully obtaining NIH grants. There is a new grant writing cohort opening that will kick-off in June (June 6-7th) at Northwestern University (Chicago campus + online sessions). Researchers with US citizenship or permanent residency are eligible to apply to participate if they are ready to write at program start, preparing new or resubmitting a revised NIH K- or R- series proposals. Applications are due by April 10th.

Modified: March 8, 2017

NPA Advisor Brendan Delaney Comments on The President’s March 6 Executive Order on Immigration.

President Trump released an Executive Order on Immigration on March 6th and NPA Advisor Brendan Delaney provided comments on NPA’s News & Press webpage. As a reminder, if you or your family members are impacted and want to discuss your options, or if you have any questions regarding your status, please contact the International Office.

Modified: March 8, 2017

Visiting Professor in Biology - Ripon College

The Department of Biology at Ripon College invites applications for a one-year, full-time Visiting Professor position in biology. The successful candidate will be expected to teach an introductory biology course and labs, an introductory course in environmental studies, and an upper-level course in the candidate’s area and/or the needs of the department. Candidates with interests in sustainability are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have a completed Ph. D. before the position starts in August 2017.

Modified: March 8, 2017

McKinsey Next Generation Women Leaders 2017

McKinsey & Company invites female students and experienced professionals across North America to be inspired and make a difference! McKinsey passionately believes in developing outstanding female leaders and promoting gender diversity, both at the firm and in the world at large. McKinsey invites you to take the next step of your own leadership journey by applying to join them for their Next Generation Women Leaders 2017 event, to be held June 15-17, 2017 outside of Washington, DC. Applications are due by March 23rd.

Modified: March 8, 2017

Upcoming Events from Advanced Degree Consulting Alliance and the Boston Consulting Group

Upcoming Events from Advanced Degree Consulting Alliance and the Boston Consulting Group

Modified: March 3, 2017

Watch Sex Inclusion in Biomedical Research Workshop & Symposium videos online

Were you unable to attend the Sex Inclusion in Biomedical Research Workshop & Symposium in January 2017? Not to worry! Videos of the lectures and panel discussion are now available online.

Modified: March 3, 2017

The Data Incubator

The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries.

Modified: March 2, 2017

Bain Curious About Consulting Event

Bain is hosting an event for AD students. Check out the attached information and flyer for more details.

Modified: March 2, 2017

LIMITED SUBMISSION: American Diabetes Association Pathway to Stop Diabetes Program

Pathway to Stop Diabetes is a bold, innovative initiative designed to radically transform diabetes research. Our Vision is simple yet revolutionary: find a new generation of brilliant scientists at the peak of their creativity, and provide them with freedom, autonomy, and the financial and professional resources to set them on the road to breakthrough discoveries. Eligible applicants must currently be in research training positions (post-doctoral fellow, research fellowship), have authorization to work in U.S. or U.S. possessions and have no more than seven years of research training following terminal doctoral degree. Applicants cannot concurrently hold an NIH K99/R00 grant. This is a limited submission funding opportunity, please read the limited submission guidelines. The letter of intent is due March 20.

Modified: March 2, 2017

The CIRTL Network Upcoming March Events and Workshops

The CIRTL Network is committed to advancing the teaching of STEM disciplines in higher education. For more information about the CIRTL Network, visit us on the web at www.cirtl.net.

Modified: March 1, 2017

BCG's Ethnic Diversity Network Reception

BCG is committed to growing and supporting top talent within the Black/African-American and Hispanic/Latino populations - groups currently under-represented in the executive ranks, boards of directors, and in consulting. They have several programs that aim to identify, support, develop and retain top Black and Latino students who will become leaders in consulting and the global business community.

Modified: March 1, 2017

Developing Work/Life Resilience

Demonstrating resilience through challenging situations is a critical component of professional success. This session will help graduate student and postdoc participants identify characteristics of resilient people, describe the resources accessible to help them develop and sustain resilience, and write an action plan to integrate a strategy for resilience into their daily professional or personal routines.

Modified: February 24, 2017

Upcoming Events from One Book One Northwestern

List of upcoming events from One Book One Northwestern

Modified: February 24, 2017

Workshop: Evidence-Based Strategies for Implementing Group Work in STEM*

When instructors bring more active learning into the classroom, they often try implementing group work. However, implementing group work well is a tricky task. Focusing on enhancing community and inclusivity in the classroom, this interactive workshop will include evidence-based tips for implementing group-worthy activities, forming groups, and dealing with the common challenges of facilitating group work.

Modified: February 24, 2017

Workshop: Writing a Teaching Statement

The Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching is offering the following workshops open to all graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited; registration is required.

Modified: February 24, 2017

NUPF coffee hour, March 8th, 3-4 pm

Combat your winter blues with some caffeine. Join NUPF on the monthly coffee hour, March 8th, 3-4 pm.

Modified: February 24, 2017

Galter Library Classes Offered for the Month of March

The Galter Health Sciences Library is pleased to offer the following classes during the month of Marc. More information in post.

Modified: February 24, 2017

NUPF movie meet up, March 9th, 7.15 pm

Academy season is here! Meet NUPF at the movies on March 9th, 7.15 pm.

Modified: February 23, 2017

NUPF Meet up at the Civic Orchestra, February 28th, 6.15 pm

Meet NUPF at the Civic Orchestra and enjoy Glière's Symphony No. 3 on February 28th at 6:15 pm

Modified: February 23, 2017

2017 Business for Scientists Executive Education Program Information Session

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, The Graduate School and the Kellogg School of Management are offering Northwestern University postdoctoral fellows the opportunity to participate in Kellogg’s Business for Scientists Executive Education program. There will be an information session on February 27th from 4:30 to 5:30pm in the Gray Seminar Room on the Chicago Campus (Lurie Research Buildling, 303 E. Superior).

Modified: February 23, 2017

Keystone Symposia Fellows Program

Keystone Symposia is a premier, nonprofit, life science research and education organization that has been accelerating life science discovery through high-quality research conferences since 1972. As part of their vision to enhance participation in life science research by scientists from underrepresented (UR) populations, they now offer an opportunity to learn how the field of research science works and how research is selected for presentation at international conferences on cancer, metabolism/diabetes, genetics, infectious disease, cardiovascular disease, immunology and many other research topics. All candidates must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents, have an M.D. or Ph.D. in a life science discipline and be actively engaged in laboratory research. The closing date for the 2018 Keystone Symposia Fellows program is March 15.

Modified: February 22, 2017

Machine Learning Meetup, Thursday, February 23 @4pm, Tech L324

Hear Professor Larry Birnbaum’s talk, “Finding — and Telling — Stories at Internet Scale.” Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from all disciplines welcome to attend. Pizza and refreshments provided. See event page for more details.

Modified: February 22, 2017

The Boston Consulting Group | 2017 Bridge to BCG and Full Time Opportunities

The Boston Consulting Group is a global management consulting firm and the world's leading advisor on business strategy. BCG partners with clients from the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors in all regions to identify their highest-value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their enterprises. There will be an information session on Thursday, March 9th at 5:30pm CST for Northwestern University and University of Chicago MD, JD, PhD and Postdocs interested in opportunities at BCG. This session will cover both full-time career opportunities and our three day Bridge to BCG summer program. This event will take place at the BCG Chicago Office (300 N. LaSalle St, 46th floor). Please use the following link to RSVP: https://talent.bcg.com/Events?folderId=10012347. More information for the Bridge to BCG program and full-time positions is below. To learn more about consulting-related professional development opportunities, join Northwestern’s ADCA.

Modified: February 22, 2017

Eleanor Wood-Prince Grants Initiative

The Woman’s Board builds upon its century-plus tradition of supporting the hospital’s leadership in patient care, education, research, and community service. The Eleanor Wood-Prince Grants Initiative is seeking proposals that will advance prominent clinical programs and promote the Northwestern Medicine vision. In awarding grants, The Woman’s Board seeks to support Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s strengths and areas of focus. Applications are welcome from all departments and disciplines. Prospective proposals may address, among other topics, cost effectiveness in improved clinical expertise and educational programs for patients, family, or health care providers; research on clinical outcomes; and translational research. Please see the complete story for the full announcement and application for this program and note that the deadline is Friday, April 7, 2017.

Modified: February 22, 2017

Case Competition Opportunity: Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

The Yale Graduate Student Consulting Club (YGCC) will host its 6th Annual Consulting Case Competition on March 31, 2017.

Modified: February 17, 2017

Evergreen Invitational Women's Health Grants Initiative

The Evergreen Invitational is seeking proposals that will advance women’s health programs in patient care, education, translational or clinical research and community service. Please see complete story for more information. Applications are due March 3rd.

Modified: February 17, 2017

Save the Date: Searle/CIRTL Grad and Postdoc Workshops

Please mark your calendars for five upcoming professional development workshops hosted by Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching as part of the CIRTL at Northwestern Workshop Series. The location, description, and registration will be forthcoming; however, feel free to mark your calendars now. You can also updated information about these workshops and other events on TGS calendar.

Modified: February 17, 2017

Friends of Prentice Call for Applications - DEADLINE: April 5, 2017

Friends of Prentice (FOP) is seeking proposals from the greater Northwestern medical community that will advance women’s or infant’s health programs in research, patient care, education and community service. As part of its grants program, FOP is seeking proposals that advance the quality of care provided to women or infants by investing in emerging technologies and medical advancements including groundbreaking research and clinical care programs. Projects in understudied areas of women’s health research are encouraged. Proposals are also sought that provide a community benefit to Prentice Women’s patient population through access to community networks and enhanced neighborhood relations. All submissions that advance women’s or infant’s health and have relevancy to Prentice Women’s Hospital are welcome. Submissions are due by April 5th.

Modified: February 17, 2017

Northwestern Memorial Foundation Funding Opportunities

Northwestern Memorial Foundation has released an updated listing of all available grant funding opportunities for this fiscal year. Please see full news story to access the complete listing. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Tiffany Lamar, Northwestern Memorial Foundation, at tlamar@nm.org or 312-926-6183.

Modified: February 17, 2017

Upcoming Versatile PhD Panel Discussions

The next two Versatile PhD Panels will take place as follows: “PhD Careers in Think Tanks” (Humanities and Social Science Edition), in the Hum/SocSci forum March 6-10 and “PhD Careers in Think Tanks” (STEM Edition), in the STEM forum April 3-7. Be sure to logon during these times to learn more about these career paths.

Modified: February 17, 2017

Winter and Spring schedule for DGP Lectures in Life Sciences

Winter and Spring schedule for DGP Lectures in Life Sciences (LLS), unless otherwise noted, the seminars will be at 3:30 PM in Baldwin Auditorium. Please view the schedule for the LLS seminars this Winter and Spring here.

Modified: February 17, 2017

Tips on Writing a Competitive NRSA

BioProfessionals presents “Tips on Writing a Competitive NRSA” with Sally McIver, PhD (Assistant Director, NUIN). This seminar will provide tips and guidance into preparing a competitive NRSA (F30, F31 or F32) application, and includes a Q & A session with faculty member Tom Bozza, PhD

Modified: February 17, 2017

Leadership Coaching for PhD Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

The Center for Leadership invites PhD students and postdoctoral fellows in leadership or team roles to apply for Leadership Coaching. Learn more at an upcoming information session.

Modified: February 16, 2017

Updating or Controlling Your Displayed Directory Information

We have heard recent concerns from students that their personal contact information was accessed by parties external to Northwestern. The Graduate School does not share your contact information with outside parties or vendors, nor does the University, unless required to do so by law. Should anyone contact you, know that you are under no obligation to speak with them.If you are concerned about privacy and would like to control how your contact information is displayed in the University’s directory, Northwestern IT has a guide, more information can be found in post.

Modified: February 16, 2017

PhD & Master's Virtual Career Fair - Registration Now Open

SAVE THE DATE: Ph.D. & Master's Virtual Career Fair sponsored by Graduate Career Consortium will take place on March 2nd! Postdocs, Ph.D./Master's students & Alumni are invited to attend!

Modified: February 15, 2017

Manager of Data Analytics, Procured Health (Chicago, IL)

The Manager of Data Analytics is responsible for driving actionable insights from a diverse collection of data assets specific to Procured Health’s new Pharmacy Solution. He/She will be instrumental to the transformation, analysis, and modeling of procedural, clinical, and financial data, which will serve as a foundation for analytics specific to the company’s emerging Pharmacy Solutions.

Modified: February 15, 2017

Black Women in Science and Engineering (BWISE) 3D Printing Networking Event

The Black Women in Science and Engineering (BWISE) will be hosting a 3D Printing Networking event at mHUB, (965 W. Chicago Ave. in Chicago), featuring Dima Elissa, Founder and CEO of VisMed-3D. The event will be on February 22 from 6-9 pm, and will include networking, live 3D demonstration, music, and light fare. Registration is required and individuals can RSVP via Eventbrite.

Modified: February 15, 2017

Science Outside the Lab Workshop: Opportunity for a PhD Student or Postdoctoral Fellow to Learn about Science Policy

This two-week workshop, Monday, June 12 – Friday, June 23, in Washington, D.C. explores the relationships among science, policy, and societal outcomes. TGS will fund one science or engineering PhD student or postdoctoral fellow with an interest in science policy to attend the workshop. For more information, and to apply, see longer story.

Modified: February 15, 2017

R Programming Workshop for Grad Students and Postdocs (Chicago Campus)

This two-day hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools including program design, version control, data management and task automation. Participants must bring their own computers to the workshop. Register to participate.

Modified: February 15, 2017

The Illusionists Screening- Body Acceptance Week 2017

Please join CAPS for an event that is part of Body Acceptance Week 2017. CAPS, in collaboration with the Law School, will be screening the documentary The Illusionists. This is a wonderful documentary about the marketing of unattainable beauty around the world.

Modified: February 15, 2017

Community Forum on the Executive Order & Immigration Policy

The International Office and Pritzker School of Law will bring together a panel of immigration and civil rights attorney’s for a discussion on the recent executive order banning travel.

Modified: February 10, 2017

Applications Now Open for ASCB MAC Professional Development Programs

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) Minorities Affairs Committee (MAC) is hosting the Postdoc/Jr Faculty Career Development Workshop. The program is popular for junior faculty and postdocs interested in academic careers and offers extensive networking opportunities and training to navigate tricky areas including: professional conduct, tenure, grantsmanship, mentorship, leadership, collaborations, time management, writing, and lab setup/management.

Modified: February 10, 2017

NU Science Advocacy Group Inaugural Meeting - How do we best engage the public to advocate for policy based on evidence?

On tuesday, February 14th, the NU Science Advocacy group will hold a meeting to discuss ways in which to best engage the public in order to advocate for policy based on evidence. All are welcome to contribute ideas for the discussion or merely to join the conversation on the day of the event.

Modified: February 10, 2017

Open Position: Assistant Director of Professional Psychology Programs, American Psychological Association

The American Psychological Association (APA) is seeking an Assistant Director of Professional Psychology Programs to support programs and initiatives to enhance the quality of graduate and postgraduate education and training in professional psychology.

Modified: February 10, 2017

Open Position: Director of Graduate Diversity and Outreach at UCSF

The Graduate Division at Univeristy of California-San Francisco (UCSF) is recruiting for a new Director of Diversity and Outreach.

Modified: February 9, 2017

Benefits Information Sessions

In 2017, the Benefits Division will be offering monthly information sessions to increase Faculty and Staff awareness of the benefit plans available to them. The February session is titled, "Understanding your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA) in 2017." This event is intended to explain how to best use your FSA and HSA dollars and understand how the Payflex system works, including online account set-up.

Modified: February 9, 2017

Multidisciplinary Training Program in Child and Adolescent Health (TL1) Program Now Accepting Applications

The Multidisciplinary Training Program in Child and Adolescent Health (TL1) Award is now accepting applications for a July 1 start date. This award provides mentoring, protected research time and professional development opportunities to postdoctoral fellows in pediatrics, engineering and data science who are interested in conducting child health research. The goal of the program is to train young investigators for a career as independent researchers while also working to solve pediatric health problems. LOI deadline is March 17 and the full application deadline is April 14. See the full story to learn more.

Modified: February 9, 2017

Larva, Chrysalis, Butterfly: Designing and Implementing Rubrics (PART 1)

Concrete expectations for complex tasks, feedback focused on process and student growth, efficient and robust evaluation tools: a good rubric can make you run faster, jump higher, and assess with the best. This pair of workshops will focus on the elements of rubric design and implementation—from analyzing assessment tasks, to selecting appropriate rubric structures, to drafting and adapting rubrics for classroom use. Batteries not included.

Modified: February 9, 2017

Building an Inclusive Learning Environment: Power and Positionality in the Classroom - Workshop

Part of creating an inclusive classroom environment requires that instructors pay particular attention to the way discussions are structured. In this workshop, we will reflect upon different techniques to balance classroom dynamics on a course design level with conversations on how to recognize and respond to issues that may arise during classroom interactions. By the end of this session, participants will have identified and discussed power issues that appear in classrooms and design strategies to alleviate disruptive comments and emphasize collaborative discussion.

Modified: February 9, 2017

NIH - New Peer Review Videos for Applicants and Reviewers

NIH’s Center for Scientific Review (CSR) posted recordings of their most recent webinar series on peer review for fellowship (F) and R01 grants. Check out these webinars as you prepare your next NIH grant application! A link to the webinars is provided in the complete news story.

Modified: February 9, 2017

From Science to Pharma – Learn about MSLs

Medical Science Liaisons are the scientific and clinical expert in a specific drug and disease area and work with the top clinicians and clinical researchers in the field to bring innovative new drugs to the market and further establish the current drugs. If you would like to get a better understanding of the MSL job and why Ph.D.s are in such high demand, read a recent Nature interview on “The changing landscape of pharma: a new route for PhDs?” with the MSL training company “from SCIENCE to PHARMA.” You can also visit the “from SCIENCE to PHARMA” website www.fromSCIENCEtoPHARMA.com OR sign up to the free, live MSL Q&A webinar (held on the February 17th and 18th) that will give more information about MSL careers, salaries and benefits.

Modified: February 8, 2017

The CIRTL Network - How to Break Through Students' Misconceptions of Science

In this two-part workshop, participants will investigate misconceptions regarding the nature of science broadly and specific concepts within their discipline to explicitly address these in their instruction. Open for registration February 6 through 20. Open to 40 students.

Modified: February 8, 2017

Newberry Mellon Major Projects Fellow

The Newberry Library is searching for a postdoctoral scholar to participate in the planning and preparation for a major scholarly initiative framed to respond to the question What is the Midwest? The initiative will include gallery and online exhibitions, additional digital resources, and programs for scholars, students, and the public. This project will draw upon the Newberry collection for a multidisciplinary exploration the past, present, and future of the American Midwest in economic, geographic, and cultural terms. This is a full-time position for one year (September 5, 2017 to August 30, 2018) with the possibility of an extension for a second year.

Modified: February 8, 2017

Apply for NUCATS Voucher Funding to Jumpstart Your Research

Funding to cover critical gaps in clinical and translational science research is available through the NUCATS voucher program. The NUCATS voucher (tier 1: $2,500) and pilot (tier 2: $10,000) programs are a new funding mechanism designed to accelerate research by providing rapid, targeted funding to address small, but critical gaps in clinical and translational research work that is otherwise at present not funded by another source.

Modified: February 3, 2017

NUPF Happy Hour, February 23th, 7-10 pm

Give your taste buds a tour through World of Beer. Join NUPF for the next happy hour taking place at the iconic Evanston bar, World of Beer (1601 Sherman Ave) on February 23th at 7 pm.

Modified: February 3, 2017

NUPF Coffee Hour, February 8th, 3-4 pm

Combat your winter blues with some caffeine. Join NUPF on the next monthly coffee hour on both campuses on February 8th from 3-4 pm.

Modified: February 3, 2017

Is Your LinkedIn Profile Ready? Workshop for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

Learn about LinkedIn, including how to optimize your profile and network effectively. Plus, get a free professional photo. Tuesday, Feb. 21 | 12-1 p.m. | Tech M152 (2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston)

Modified: February 3, 2017

Info Available from the NPA

The National Postdoctoral Association released a statement on February 3rd in response to Immigration Concerns. Additionally, NPA Advisor Brendan Delaney provided updated comments on The President's Executive Order on Immigration. Please see full news story for links to the statements.

Modified: February 3, 2017

Black Women in Engineering and Science presents: Careers and Conversations with Erika Jefferson

Join the Black Women in Egineering and Science Chicago organization for their Careers and Conversations presentation with Erika Jefferson, BWISE President & Founder. The conversation will highlight the plans for BWISE Chicago and updates for the national organization.

Modified: February 2, 2017

CV to Resume Workshop

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and Northwestern Career Advancement will be hosting CV/Resume workshops on February 13th (Chicago campus) and 14th (Evanston Campus). After participating in this workshop, you will be able to: (1) Identify the differences between a CV and a resume; (2) Learn strategies for creating skill-focused bullet points when describing your experience. All postdoctoral fellows and graduate students are welcome to attend.

Modified: February 2, 2017

Job Opening for a Project Associate at Sg2

Sg2, a Vizient company, provides analytics-based health care expertise to help hospitals and health systems integrate, prioritize and drive growth and performance across the continuum of care. Since Sg2’s formation over a decade ago, our team has had a singular focus—to help guide the transformation of health care.

Modified: February 2, 2017

Technology Commercialization Specialist - Physical Sciences, Cornell University

The Center for Technology Licensing at Cornell University, has an opening for Technology Commercialization Specialist for the physical sciences. The main focus for this position is in marketing of physical sciences technologies together with Technology Licensing Officers at Cornell’s main campus in Ithaca/NY.

Modified: February 2, 2017

Administrative Position openings

Check out new postings for academic adminstrative positions!

Modified: February 2, 2017

ReD Associates Consultant Training Program

Calling social sciences and humanities postdocs and PhD students: ReD Associates, a strategy consulting firm, is currently accepting applications for the entry-level consultant training program. Please see the Call for Applicants document in the full news story for more information about the program Applications will be accepted through the end of February for positions available in New York, NY and Copenhagen, Denmark.

Modified: February 1, 2017

Northwestern's annual disclosure process is now open

Postdocs can now access their annual disclosures by logging into eDisclosure through the Northwestern Conflict of Interest Office website. After logging in, select the annual disclosure link under your "Inbox" tab. The disclosure period for which you are reporting your external professional interests and relationships is calendar year 2016 (January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016). Please submit your disclosure no later than March 1, 2017.

Modified: February 1, 2017

Team Science Training

Interdisciplinary teams are invited to participate in a team science training on May 18-19. The workshop will include two, 90 minute sessions focusing on communication and strategic team mapping. Learn more about the workshop here. Contact Katya Klyachko, Team Science Program Administrator, if your team is interested in participating. Space is limited to 7 qualifying teams.

Modified: February 1, 2017

Interested in learning about STEM teaching?

Learn how to implement effective teaching strategies in the college classroom through the CIRTL MOOC “An Introduction to Evidence-Based STEM Undergraduate Teaching.” This 8-week MOOC begins January 30th, and topics include active learning, assessment, and inclusive teaching.

Modified: January 31, 2017

Advanced Professional and Presentation Skills for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

Advanced Professional and Presentation Skills for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows Improve your presentation skills for professional contexts through workshops and individual coaching. The workshop will meet on March 1, 6, and 8, 4:00pm – 5:30pm on the Evanston campus (Annenberg 31). Individual coaching is scheduled with the instructor. Register to participate.

Modified: January 31, 2017

PhD Careers in Conservation: Versatile PhD Virtual Panel Discussion

PhD Careers in Conservation: Versatile PhD Virtual Panel Discussion February 6-10, 2017 Learn about STEM PhD Careers in Conservation through this free virtual panel discussion. Visit http://vphd.info/upcoming-panels to learn more.

Modified: January 30, 2017

Classes at Galter Health Sciences Library

The Galter Health Sciences Library is pleased to offer the following classes during the month of February..

Modified: January 26, 2017

iBIO Happy Hour

Join us on Febraury 16th for the first iBIO Happy Hour of 2017. This is a great event to network and connect with community members.

Modified: January 26, 2017

New Lactation Room in The Women's Center

There is a new on-campus lactation room located on the 1st floor of the Women’s Center. Access to the lactation room is coordinated through the Office of Work/Life & Human Resources. Contact Magda Fong for more information and to register to use the room.

Modified: January 24, 2017

LabLearner: Lunch and Company Presentation

LabLearner is seeking graduate students and postdoctoral fellows looking for an opportunity to briefly step out of the lab and make an impact on the educational system for seasonal summer 2017 work. As a passionate scientist, you can share your expertise and shape K-8 curriculum. Join LabLearner staff on Friday, January 27 from 12-1pm in Norris, Wildcat Room A for a lunch and learn info session.

Modified: January 24, 2017

Tea and Social Event for International Students and Postdocs

Jay Walsh, Vice President for Research invites international postdocs, visiting scholars and graduate students who work in a research laboratories to celebrate the remarkable science at Northwestern and introduce the support services available from the Office for Research. Refreshments will be provided. Please join the Office for Research on Friday, February 3 from 3-5 PM in Guild Lounge located in Scott Hall (601 University Place Evanston, IL 60208). Space in Guild Lounge is limited, please RSVP by Monday, January 30th.

Modified: January 23, 2017

Drinks with the Dean

Join Dean of The Graduate School, Dwight A. McBride, for drinks and appetizers at Found Kitchen & Social House in Evanston and to discuss issues relevant to postdoctoral training at Northwestern. RSVP is required as space is limited.

Modified: January 20, 2017

Interested in a postdoc in France?

A postdoctoral position is available at the new research group of Francesca Giordano at the Institut de Biologie Integrative de la Cellule (CNRS and Paris Sud University). The position is financed by the ATIP-Avenir program for 2 years and will start between March and June 2017.

Modified: January 20, 2017

2017 Bloorview Research Institute Pursuit Awards

The Bloorview Research Institute at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital (Toronto, Canada) is pleased to announce the 2017 Pursuit Award competition. This international award recognizes outstanding achievements in childhood disability research by current PhD students and those who have defended their PhD thesis in the last year. Nomination application is due by February 3rd!

Modified: January 20, 2017

English Language Programs is seeking volunteers!

Volunteers needed! English Language Programs staff are currently seeking volunteers to participate in oral interviews. ELP staff are pursuing certification in the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) protocol in order to learn how to give this assessment. They are looking for adult learners of English at all levels, from total beginners to highly fluent speakers (including spouses, friends, family). Please consider signing up and inviting your family and friends to participate! If you would like to volunteer to be interviewed in English, please contact ELP by email or (847) 467-6053.

Modified: January 19, 2017

Universities Research Association, Inc. (URA) Visiting Scholars Award Program

The Visiting Scholars Award Program provides financial support for faculty and students to work at Fermilab for periods of up to one year. Proposed visits can range from attendance at conferences or summer schools held at Fermilab to year-long research stays.

Modified: January 19, 2017

Networking 101: Breaking the First Barriers

Northwestern University Postdoctoral Forum (NUPF) and CHIentist cordially invite you to a free event that will feature a panel with highly-experienced industry professionals discussing their own tips for making useful connections that can alter the course of your career. This is the first of a two-part series and will focus primarily on that initial meeting and interaction. The event continues afterwards with a Networking Session, during which you can put your newly-learned skills to practice! This event will take place on January 31st from 630-830pm in Hughes Auditorium (Lurie Research Building, 303 E. Superior St. Chicago, IL)

Modified: January 18, 2017

Michigan State University Technologies Manager position opening

The MSU Innovation Center is an initiative partnering Michigan State University Technologies (MSUT) with Spartan Innovations, which launches start-ups based on MSU Technology and Business-CONNECT, the university’s corporate engagement office.

Modified: January 18, 2017

The James Marshall Public Policy Fellowship

The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) James Marshall Fellowship in Public Policy trains early career scientists to 1) contribute to the effective use of scientific knowledge about social issues in the formation of public policy at the federal level; 2) educate the scientific community about how research can contribute to the development of public policy; and 3) establish a more effective liaison between social scientists and various policy-making mechanisms. Deadline for submission of all application materials is February 1, 2017. Notification of selection is expected on or around March 15, 2017

Modified: January 18, 2017

How to Get Hired in Arts Admin - Jan 25th

The event is open to all Northwestern undergraduate, master's, and doctoral students. Northwestern is very excited to have featured experts from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Museum of Contemporary Art who will be sharing their insights into the industry as well as what they look for when reviewing applications.

Modified: January 18, 2017

Annual COI Disclosure Process Opens February 1, 2017

The annual conflict of interest (COI) disclosure process for faculty and staff launches February 1st in eDisclosure. This process includes Northwestern postdocs. Disclosures must be submitted by March 1st. Completion of manager reviews is requested by April 15th. Please note that COI disclosures are important as they allow for a thoughtful management plan for internal and/or external activities that might be a potential conflict of interest. If you have questions, please contact Northwestern Conflict of Interest Office: nucoi@northwestern.edu or 847-467-4515.

Modified: January 18, 2017

W-4 Reminder

Please remember to submit a new Form W-4 to the HR Operations/Payroll Office if your marital status or allowances have changed or will change for 2017. You can submit a new federal and/or state Form W-4 any time throughout the year. Forms W-4 can be downloaded from the Payroll website and mailed to or dropped off at the HR Operations/Payroll Office on the Chicago and Evanston campuses. For NRSA postdoctoral fellows, please note that NRSA stipends are taxable income for which the University does not automatically complete the tax withholding. State and federal W-4 forms must be completed and submitted to HR to complete withholding for 2017.

Modified: January 18, 2017

NUCATS Regulatory Team Drop-in Hours

The NUCATS Regulatory Team will be hosting Drop-in Hours for all Feinberg faculty and staff. During this time, attendees can ask questions related to IRB submissions, ClinicalTrials.gov, binder preparation or other regulatory issues. The drop-in hours will be held on February 1st from 2- 4 pm in the Streeterville Conference Room, 11th Floor, Rubloff Building (750 N. Lakeshore Drive, Chicago campus). Additional details can be found online. To attend, please RSVP to CenterForClinicalResearch@northwestern.edu.

Modified: January 18, 2017

Northwestern University Employee Tuition Benefits Online Information Session.

Northwestern’s School of Professional Studies (SPS) and Human Resources Benefits Division will host an Online Information Session for benefits eligible NU employees on Wednesday, January 25. This session will explain how to take advantage of your employee tuition benefits through the part-time, evening, and weekend undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, professional development, graduate and advanced graduate programs available through the School of Professional Studies.

Modified: January 18, 2017

Workshop on Leadership in Bioscience

This is a highly interactive 3.5 day workshop in which you will develop the skills necessary to lead and interact effectively with others, in both one-on-one and group settings.

Modified: January 18, 2017

An Evening with Matika Wilbur

Northwestern is pleased to announce that Matika Wilbur, a photographer and documentarian of the Indigenous experience, will be delivering a talk entitled “19 Lessons from Indian Roads” on campus next week. Ms. Wilbur created Project 562 to “creatively address and remedy historical inaccuracies, stereotypically presentations, and the absence of Native American images and voices in the mass media and the national consciousness.” Please visit the Project 562 website to find more information. This event will take place on Thursday, January 26, 2017, 4:30pm-6:00pm in the McCormick Foundation Center Forum (1870 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208).

Modified: January 12, 2017

BCG Employment Opportunitites

Bridge to BCG applications are due by April 2, 2017. BCG full-time position applications are due by April 2, 2017 (for June-Aug 2017 start dates) or July 23, 2017 (for 2018 start dates)

Modified: January 12, 2017

13th Annual Lewis Landsberg Research Day

Save the date for the 13th Annual Lewis Landsberg Research Day!

Modified: January 12, 2017

Sex Inclusion in Biomedical Research Workshop and Symposium

Discover best practices in sex-inclusive research from national experts who are leading the way in sex-inclusive research during the Sex Inclusion in Biomedical Research Workshop and Symposium.

Modified: January 12, 2017

Summer School on Development Policy for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

The University of Bonn invites graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from any field of study or discipline to a Summer School on Development Policy in Bonn. The Summer School is open to 30 participants and will take place in English. The classes and guest lectures will take place on the new Campus Poppelsdorf of the University of Bonn (Germany), from July 31 to August 11, 2017. Applications due by April 7, 2017. More information is available.

Modified: January 12, 2017

AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program

The AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program places science, engineering, and mathematics students and postdocs at media organizations nationwide. Fellows have worked as reporters, editors, researchers, and production assistants at media outlets that include the Los Angeles Times, WIRED, National Public Radio, National Geographic Society, and Scientific American.

Modified: January 12, 2017

Training Course in fMRI

The University of Michigan will hold a training course for graduate students, postdocs, and faculty with interests in neuroscience or biomedical engineering who want to learn about functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) on August 7-18, 2017

Modified: January 12, 2017

BRAIN Initiative NRSA F32 Fellowships

The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative is aimed at revolutionizing our understanding of the human brain.

Modified: January 12, 2017

Dannon Fellowship Grant program

The Dannon Company, Inc. announces the 5th Gut Microbiome, Yogurt and Probiotics Dannon Fellowship Grant program. Applications are due by February 15th!

Modified: January 12, 2017

Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program

The Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program seeks to increase diversity in the biomedical research community by recruitment and retention of individuals from groups underrepresented in the life sciences. Through their successful careers as academic scientists, Hanna H. Gray Fellows will move science forward and inspire the next generation of scientists from America’s diverse talent pool. The Institute will select and support up to 15 Fellows in this first competition, which is now open for applications. Please review the program announcement for application guidelines and eligibility requirements. Applications are due by February 15th, 2pm (CST).

Modified: January 12, 2017

Small Business Postdoctoral Research Diversity Fellowship

For current graduate students near PhD completion and recent postdoctoral fellows who may be interested in an industry postdoc: the NSF has a Small Business Postdoctoral Research Diversity Fellowship opportunity available that would like to receive more applicants. Fellows propose a research topic. Salary is $75,000. It is open to US citizens, nationals, and permanent residents.

Modified: January 12, 2017

2017 Lilly Innovation Fellowship Award (LIFA) program

Eli Lilly and Company is pleased to announce the opening of the 2017 Lilly Innovation Fellowship Award (LIFA) program, a competitive postdoctoral fellowship award. This program is designed to foster postdoctoral career development through the recognition of highly innovative pre-competitive postdoctoral research proposals by providing the recipient with up to 4 years of funding and a unique training experience. See the program webpage for complete details, including the application process overview and program overview.

Modified: January 12, 2017

MSL Program Information

Calling all STEM PhDs interested in Law, Business, & Technology! There is an increasing demand for individuals with scientific and technical training who can work in cross-functional roles in the space where law, business, and science/technology intersect. The Master of Science in Law (MSL) at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law is an innovative, one-year degree program designed exclusively for individuals trained in science, technology, engineering, math, or medicine. Learn more at an open house event taking place on January 28 at 10am in downtown Chicago.

Modified: January 12, 2017

Science-Metrix Science & Technology Evaluator opening (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)

Science-Metrix is an independent research evaluation firm specializing in the assessment of science and technology (S&T) organizations and activities. Science-Metrix is looking to recruit people with at least a master’s degree in the natural, health or social sciences, and who have a strong interest and experience in quantitative and/or in qualitative research methods. Candidates should be able to work fluently in English and in French. This position is full-time and based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Modified: January 12, 2017

2017 BLACK CREATIVITY: INNOVATION @ MSI

The Museum of Science and Industry’s annual Black Creativity Program explores the rich contributions of African Americans in scientific and creative children to become the innovators of tomorrow. This year’s theme of innovation encourages deeper interest in science and technology among youth, inspiring children to become the innovators of tomorrow. All programs are included in Museum Entry. Find additional program details and learn more by visiting MSI’s Black Creativity Program webpage.

Modified: January 12, 2017

Science Careers Job Fair

Join for a chance to meet with recruiters from top scientific organizations and to get valuable advice from career experts. The combination of valuable career development content and exciting career opportunities makes this free event a "must-attend" for scientists.

Modified: January 12, 2017

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Collaborative Research Travel Grant (CRTG) Program

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund Collaborative Research Travel Grant (CRTG) program provides up to $15,000 in support for relatively unrestricted travel funds to academic scientists (faculty and postdocs) at U.S. or Canadian degree-granting institutions.

Modified: January 12, 2017

HR Announcements

Important HR Announcements: Update Address for W2 Mailing and myHR Launches on December 12th!

Modified: January 12, 2017

Judges Needed for Regional Science and Math Fair

Early exposure to science and math has been identified as a key contributor to increasing persistence in STEM majors and careers. You can be assured that the role you play in the Science and Math Fair will positively affect the lives of the aspiring scientists and mathematicians.

Modified: January 12, 2017

Research Space Master Plan Space Assessment Notification

The Office of the Provost and Office for Research are beginning to examine research spaces on campus in preparation for a strategic planning and space planning process. This will allow Northwestern to assess current and future needs regarding new research buildings and space. To this end, space assessments will be conducted over the periods of January 19th – 20th and January 31st – February 2nd, 2017

Modified: January 9, 2017

Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Program for Recent PhDs in Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences

ACLS invites applications for the seventh competition of the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program.

Modified: January 9, 2017

One Book One Northwestern Events

Check out these upcoming events in January for One Book One Northwestern

Modified: January 5, 2017

Webinar Series: Fundamentals in Data Science

The NIH Big Data to Knowledge program is pleased to announce the spring semester of The BD2K Guide to the Fundamentals of Data Science, a series of online lectures given by experts from across the country covering a range of diverse topics in data science. This course is an introductory overview that assumes no prior knowledge or understanding of data science. The series will run through May, meeting once per week at 12noon-1pm Eastern Time/9am-10am Pacific Time. No registration is required!

Modified: January 5, 2017

Two X Chromosomes in Academia

Last year the WHRI launched the Two X Chromosomes in Academia (2XA) workshop series in order to promote the advancement of women in STEM at Northwestern throughout all stages of their career. Open to all students, postdocs, faculty, and staff. The quarterly workshop series features seminars, panel discussions, and networking events designed to break down barriers that women in STEM may face.

Modified: January 5, 2017

Fellowship Proposal Writing Workshop for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

The Graduate School offers a series of fellowship proposal writing workshops in alignment with specific deadlines and led by writing experts. The goal is to help students and postdoctoral fellows produce the strongest possible writing for proposals, understand what reviewers are looking for, edit writing to be clear, concise, interesting, and persuasive, and increase the likelihood of securing funding. This is a writing workshop and participants must be prepared to bring drafts of their NIH NRSA grant proposals to each session for peer and instructor review.

Modified: January 5, 2017

Workshop – Formatting Publication-worthy Scientific Figures

Start the new year by learning how to make publication-worthy scientific figures using Adobe Illustrator! You're invited to a workshop led by Northwestern's Software Instructor, Cynthia Manika, taking place on January 9th, from 2-5 pm in the Weinberg Computer Lab, Tarry Building, Room 1-730, Chicago campus.

Modified: January 5, 2017

Northwestern Benefits Information Sessions

Beginning in 2017, Benefits will offer monthly information sessions to increase employee awareness of the benefit plans available to them. These sessions will be offered on each campus, the topics will vary each month and sessions will run from 12:00pm -1:00pm to allow employees to attend over their lunch break. Registration will not be required for these events. The January Benefits session will be titled "How to Get the Most out of Your Health, Dental & Vision Benefits in 2017." This event is intended primarily for those who are first time enrollees in health/dental/vision plans and/or foreign nationals using U.S. insurance plans for the first time.

Modified: January 5, 2017

Galter Library Classes Offered for the Month of January

The Galter Health Sciences Library is pleased to offer the following classes during the month of January

Modified: January 4, 2017

Selected NIH Intramural Research and Other Job Openings - January 2017

Review selected postings from the NIH Intramural Research Program. The NIH is dedicated to building an inclusive and diverse community in its training and employment programs. Please review the application deadlines carefully for each position.

Modified: January 4, 2017

Postdoc Professional Development Travel Awards

The next application cycle for the Postdoc Professional Development Travel Awards administered by the OPA is now open and will close on February 3rd at 5pm! Applications for travel taking place between March 1st and August 31st will be considered during this cycle. Read more for additional information.