Professional Development

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

2nd Annual Symposium on Sex Inclusion in Biomedical Research

The Women’s Health Research Institute will host the 2nd Annual Symposium on Sex Inclusion in Biomedical Research on January 25, 2018. The event coincides with the 2nd anniversary of the landmark NIH policy which requires investigators to consider sex as a biological variable.

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

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 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

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

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 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

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 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

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 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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

REGISTRATION OPEN: 2017 Oncofertility Conference

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

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 Institute Presents: TRUTH Keynotes

In partnership with departments and programs across Northwestern, the Kaplan Institute will present distinguished scholars and artists to examine TRUTH from a range of disciplines.

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

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

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

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

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: 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

Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center

The Galter Health Sciences LIbrary & Learning Center is offering classes in the month of June.

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 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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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 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

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

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 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

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

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

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 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

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 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 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

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

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

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

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 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 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

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

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

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 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

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 8, 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 Spring quarter, the program begins on April 3rd.

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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 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 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 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 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 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

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

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 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 23, 2017

Navigating the Research Enterprise

Navigating the Research Enterprise – Now Every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month! Please note: the January 23rd seminar has been rescheduled for February 6th at noon and will take place in Gray Seminar Room.

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

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

BCG Webinar TODAY - January 18 2017

Join BCG Today, January 18 at 7 pm CT for their Case Experiences Webinar. This provides a unique opportunity to get to know BCG, their people, and their work. Join BCG consultants who will share their transition to consulting and discuss recent case experiences. Registration is required. Please register here. Registration typically closes the morning of each virtual event. Login details will be shared with registered attendees on the event day. Slides will be viewable via webinar with audio via phone. The events will not be recorded.

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 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

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 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

HR Announcements

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

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 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 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.