Call for applications: Graduate Student Career Development Assistance Award (unpaid internship fund) - due October 1, 2021
Graduate Student Career Development Assistance AwardAn unpaid internship fund for UC Davis graduate studentsA $1000 award available to a current UC Davis graduate student who completed an unpaid internship in support of their career development goals between June 1, 2021, and September 20, 2021. Remote internships qualify.
o Internship was a supervised work-learn experience in a professional environment outside the classroom in support of a graduate student's career goals. (See UC Davis internship policies for details).
o Internship took place while the applicant was a current UC Davis Master's, PhD, or EdD student. Incoming graduate students who did internships before they began coursework at UC Davis are not eligible to apply.
o Applicants must be current Master's, PhD, or EdD student when they receive the award. Graduate students who have already graduated are not eligible to apply.
o Students enrolled in other professional degree programs (e.g. MBA, DVM, MD) are not eligible.
o Internship was unpaid, not required part of the applicant's graduate program (major field, minor field, or designated emphasis), and not used primarily to conduct dissertation or thesis research.
o Priority for the award will be given to graduate students exploring diverse career paths beyond academia.
Short answer application
CV or Resume
Offered by the UC Davis Internship and Career Center, made possible with support from the UC Davis GradPathways Institute for Professional Development.
Application portal opens: September 1, 2021
Deadline to apply: 5pm Pacific Time Friday, October 1, 2021
Where and how to apply: https://tinyurl.com/GradUnpaidInternFund
Read an interview with an award recipient here: https://gradpathways.ucdavis.edu/news/congratulations-kristin-predeck-graduate-student-career-development-assistance-award-winner
Questions: Email Bethany Hopkins at firstname.lastname@example.org
EDGE Mentor Program
Become a Summer 2021 Mentoring Fellow with the EDGE program!
The EDGE (Expanding Diversity and Gender Equity) in STEM Mentoring
Fellowship is designed to give historically underrepresented graduate students
training and experience in how to become an excellent mentor to
undergraduate students who identify as under-represented in Science
Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. The summer program
will be conducted remotely from June 14th to August 20th using online
platforms including Zoom and the epixego.com mentoring web app.
Program participation includes:
Training in how to maintain healthy mentor relationships and be an
effective mentor and mentee
Mentoring undergraduate students who share the same interests, skills and
Learning how to foster valuable mentoring relationships centered on
A 20-hour commitment over summer 2021
A $925 fellowship award
To apply, please visit this website: https://citris.ucmerced.edu/mentor
The PAB was established as a pilot project in 2014 to develop and promote
accountability, trust, and communication between the campus community
and the UC Davis Police Department. The PAB is comprised of representatives
from the major constituent groups on campus, including the Graduate Student
Association. The nominees to this position should be individuals who can review
investigations periodically throughout the year regarding police conduct in an
objective manner and reach conclusions based on information presented in
the factual record.
If you are interested in serving on the PAB, please see the full informational flyer
below and send an email to email@example.com. Please
check the attachment for more information.
Post-Doctoral Fellow Position
Post-Doctoral Fellow Position
Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow
Education: Doctorate of Philosophy Required
Background (preferred): Immunology, Diabetes, Stem Cell Biology, Transplantation
Preferred Skills: flow cytometry, cytotoxicity assays, mixed lymphocyte culture and other immunological
assays, stem cell culture, humanized mice, transplantation procedure in rodents and rodent handling,
immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence microscopy
Duties: Design and execute studies related to the primary research focus and funded projects. The proposed
research examines the potential beneficial effects of genetic modifications of human pluripotent stem cell-
derived islet organoids and how these modifications and established cells lines might be cloaked from attack
by an allogeneic immune system, using both cell culture assays and after transplantation into humanized mice.
These studies seek to define what modifications may promote protection from destructive immune
mechanisms and support the concept that genome editing of stem cells for therapeutic benefit.
The following basic job description involves:
1. Study design
2. Data collection (behavioral and tissue/molecular)
3. Data analyses (behavioral, microscopy, bench work, statistical)
4. Prepare manuscripts
5. Write grants
6. Present findings at local and scientific meetings
7. Mentor students (undergraduate, graduate)
The Division of Transplantation and Odorico Lab (https://www.surgery.wisc.edu/research/researchers-
labs/odorico/) is seeking an enthusiastic and energetic post-doctoral fellow with excellent communication
Please email your Cover Letter and CV to the following:
Jon S. Odorico, MD, FACS, FAST
Wisconsin Institutes of Medical Research
UW Transplant Center
H4/756 Clinical Science Center
600 Highland Ave.
Madison, WI 53792
Jun 10, 2021 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (ET)
Register here: https://nih.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJIscuuoqD8oE2hVR3WiDJZmoVAZtm99HKI
Speakers: Chad Jackson, PhD Director, Preclinical Translational Research Program Foundation Fighting Blindness; Maryrose Franko, PhD Executive Director Health Research Alliance; John Spiro, PhD Interim Director Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI)
Working as a scientist in a non-profit organization combines the passion for science and the mission to directly contribute to the progress of society. Although not necessarily obvious, there is a huge diversity of positions for scientists in non-profit organizations including public health, science policy, international diplomacy, public relations and research support and funding. Our panelists will explain their motivations to transition to the non-profit world, their daily experience as well as provide advice for the audience.
CAREER PLANNING FOR SCIENTISTS
Jun 10, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (ET)
Speaker: Amanda (Dumsch) Langer, OITE Career Counselor
Understand how your personal interests, skills, and values contribute to your future career success. Topics to be covered include the importance of career decision making, learning styles, self-assessment, transferrable skills, defining success, personal needs, work/life balance, and articulating short-term and long-term goals
BECOMING A RESILIENT SCIENTIST SERIES: I. AN INTRODUCTION TO RESILIENCE AND WELLNESS
Jun 08, 2021 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm (ET)
Speaker: Sharon Milgram, PhD, Director, OITE
We all experience setback and disappointments in school, work and life. In this webinar we will look at seven key elements of resilience with a focus on building habits that promote healthier responses and resilient behaviors in the face of set-back in educational and work environments.
JUNE 7 at 1:00 – 2:00 PM EST with small groups starting at 2:15
Please register here
The experience of individual, community, and systematic trauma can profoundly impact daily life. Though we have begun to speak more about this issue in recent years, the definition and impact of individual and collective trauma can still feel overwhelming and challenging to fully understand. This talk seeks to provide clarity by defining trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and clearly explaining its impact on individuals and the community with a focus on specific stressors and challenges unique to the biomedical field. Importantly, the webinar provides strategies and tools to support oneself and others who have experienced trauma.
We are thrilled to announce that registration for the 2021 Diversity in STEM Conference is now OPEN! The conference is FREE and is open to ALL current UC Davis students.
Conference date: May 15-16th
Participants will have the chance to network with professionals from a variety of UC Davis entities and STEM companies including, PayPal, SMUD, Valent, Sandia National Laboratories, US Fish & Wildlife (and more!), learn about industry culture and/or graduate school, attend professional development workshops and explore different career paths during our career fair!
Register here today: bit.ly/registrationdisconf
Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope to see you all there!
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For graduate students and postdocs from historically excluded/marginalized populations:
Virtual Graduate Student Community Dinner
5:30 pm, every Tuesday
The goal of the biweekly Community Dinners is to engage in social interactions in an effort to make UC Davis feel more like home. Specifically, the environment is relaxed and inviting and meant to be an opportunity for students and postdocs to rejuvenate and build lasting connections.
How Can We Retain Mothers in the Academic Pipeline?
For many PhD students and postdocs, starting a family coincides with a period of their careers where they are expected to be highly productive. The challenges of balancing personal life and work expectations leave many women dropping out of the academic pipeline. Recent studies have shown that a supportive relationship with their advisors is critical for the success of Early Career Researchers and can be a decisive factor to retain young mothers in scientific careers. But what does it take to foster a healthy relationship between advisor and mentee.
The role of the advisor // April 9, 11 am – 1:30 pm
Lightening Talks: 11:00am – 12:00pm
· Which resources do we have at UC Davis for Early Career mothers?
Break: 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Fishbowl Discussion: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
· When to have the discussion about family planning with your advisor? What can the advisor do to support the needs of parenting PhD students and postdocs? And what does the advisor expect from the mentee?
Register here: leakypipeline.eventbrite.com
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