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2017 News

The Office of Personnel Management: Federal Resume Virtual Workshop
This free virtual (online) presentation explains each section of the job opportunity announcement (JOA) in an effort to better inform applicants and to assist them in selecting the right job.
Writing Your Federal Resume : This free virtual (online) presentation explains each section of the job opportunity announcement (JOA) in an effort to better inform applicants and to assist them in selecting the right job. The presentation highlights a three part process to assist applicants in writing their Federal resume. Attendees will be shown a real JOA and walked through reviewing the JOA to determine qualifications and interest, identifying the important requirements and then tailoring their resumes with that JOA. Lastly, it will provide a quick overview of the resume builder on USAJOBS.GOV.

To register for the class, click the link below:

https://uclawritingyourfederalresume.eventbrite.com/

Thursday, September 28, 2017 @ 9:30am – 11:00am (PDT)

This is a virtual event that can be viewed on your computer or smartphone. You will require speakers to hear the presenter. After registering, within 10 minutes, you will receive an email with the link to the presentation.
Announcing this summer's Business of Science Course! Sponsored by UC Irvine
Our colleagues at UC Irvine have made space available for UCLA graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to attend the workshop described below for scientists interested in pursuing a career in industry.
Our colleagues at UC Irvine have made space available for UCLA graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to attend the workshop described below for scientists interested in pursuing a career in industry. The course has been offered the past two years and receives rave reviews from UCLA attendees.

Space for UCLA affiliates is limited, so please complete a questionnaire to indicate your interest, and we can notify you if you are selected. Preference will be given to late stage graduate students and postdocs. Please respond by August 31 to receive full consideration.

Complete questionnaire here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SciPhD2017

Limited scholarships may be available to cover the registration fee. Travel expenses including getting to Irvine, an overnight stay, and dinner on each weekend will be the responsibility of the attendee.

Please contact Stacie Leach (SLeach@mednet.ucla.edu) with questions.

Sincerely,
Jeffrey Goldman, Ph.D.
Associate Director
UCLA Graduate Programs in Bioscience ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

For the third year in a row, GPS-BIOMED is happy to bring you The Business of Science: Applying the Scientific Method to Succeed in Diverse Industries. This 32-hour course spans 4 sessions and is led by Randal Ribaudo, Larry Petcovic and Yvonne Klaus, founders of SciPhD. The course draws parallels between the scientific method and decision-making that propels businesses to thrive. You'll learn how to define your value to employers by matching key competencies they seek. Furthermore, you'll be guided on how to dissect a job ad, how to tailor your resume and how to excel in interviews. The course is capped with a networking mixer where attendees meet & mingle with professionals and UCI alumni from local companies.

If you've wondered about any of the following questions, this course is for you!
How can you get a job without prior experience?
What skills are employers seeking and how do I get them?
What is job security like in diverse industries?


**Reserve your spot today!**
$50 for GPS-BIOMED members
$75 for non-members
(Fees are used to cover the cost of meals and the networking event)


Breakfast, lunch, refreshments and snacks will be provided.
Making Your Own Professional Development Plan
This workshop will help you develop a plan about which types of professional development training to prioritize and how to map out a professional development plan that takes into account your career goals, your current and future needs and the time you have left in your training.

Friday, June 23
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CHS Bldg., Rm. 14-214U

Making Your Own Professional Development Plan for Biomedical and Life Sciences Postdocs

Led by:
Lynn Talton, PhD, Director, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs for the Biomedical and Life Sciences, DGSOM


Do you ever feel overwhelmed by all the options for professional development that appear in your inbox,
digests, and flyers? Or, are you somehow not hearing about these opportunities? I can help with that.


This workshop will help you develop a plan about which types of professional development training to prioritize and how to map out a professional development plan that takes into account your career goals, your current and future needs and the time you have left in your training. I'll also cover all the career resources available to you and where to find them.

Since the plan will be customized to your needs, this workshop is ideal for bioscience postdocs at any stage, early to late in your training. You may also repeat this workshop occasionally to update your plan and learn about the latest professional development resources available.

RSVP: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ProfPlan

2016 News

Office Hours with the Dean of DGSOM, Dr. Kelsey Martin
Opportunity to meet one-on-one with DGSOM Dean, Dr. Kelsey Martin
UCLA Bioscience Research Trainees,

Dr. Kelsey Martin, Dean of David Geffen School of Medicine, has set aside time each month to meet with individual graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.

Dr. Martin hopes to meet with a variety of trainees representing a broad spectrum of interests and concerns to hear your views, as well as share some of hers with you. While she regrets they can’t be longer, each meeting will last 15 minutes so that she may meet with as many trainees as possible within the hour.

Any graduate student or postdoctoral scholar in bioscience disciplines may request an appointment. Dr. Martin truly values trainee input and wants to hear from you.

Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e4fafab2aa1f85-office

Your appointment will be confirmed by email; at which time you will be asked to submit a one-paragraph bio to share with Dr. Martin. Winter Quarter meeting appointments will be offered later this fall.

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs in the Biosciences
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Australia's Endeavor Scholarships and Fellowships
A funding opportunity geared towards graduate students and post-docs to support non-Australians to undertake study, research or professional development in Australia.
Call for applications from Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) and the Australian Government for Australia's Endeavor Scholarships and Fellowships for study, research and professional development opportunities between Australia and the world, including qualifications, program benefits, and application deadline of June 30, 2016 (Australian Eastern Standard Time). For more information, please refer to the website: http://orau.org/endeavourscholarships/.

SCIENCEDAY PH.D. AND POSTDOCTORAL CONFERENCE
This is an opportunity for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to tour the City of Hope campus, attend scientific presentations, have lunch, conduct activities in the lab and network with each other.

SCIENCEDAY  

PH.D. AND POSTDOCTORAL CONFERENCE

 

This is an opportunity for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to tour the City of Hope campus, attend scientific presentations, have lunch, conduct activities in the lab and network with each other. For more information, contact Andy Powell at andypowell@coh.org

 

Click to Register : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/science-day-phd-and-postdoctoral-conference-tickets-18877474033

 

View Flyer

 

Our mailing address is:

City of Hope

1500 E. Duarte Road

Duarte, CA 91010

This invitation was sent by City of Hope

UCLA CTSI K Workshop
The UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) will be holding an all-day workshop for junior investigators who have applied, are applying, or thinking about applying for a NIH K/Career Development Award. We are offering this special opportunity to junior faculty at the UCLA CTSI partnered institutions (Cedars-Sinai, CDU, LA Biomed Harbor-UCLA, and UCLA) to learn how to prepare successful K applications. Breakfast and lunch will be served.

UCLA CTSI K Workshop


Registration deadline: 5PM on May 31, 2016
Draft K aplication submission deadline: 5PM on June 16, 2016

Date: Thursday, July 14, 2016      Time: 8:30am-4:00pm

Location


UCLA Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium (NRB 132)
635 Charles Young Drive South
Los Angeles, CA 90095

The UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) will be holding an all-day workshop for junior investigators who have applied, are applying, or thinking about applying for a NIH K/Career Development Award. We are offering this special opportunity to junior faculty at the UCLA CTSI partnered institutions (Cedars-Sinai, CDU, LA Biomed Harbor-UCLA, and UCLA) to learn how to prepare successful K applications. Breakfast and lunch will be served.

During the morning session of this K Workshop, presentations will be made by UCLA CTSI Research Education, Training, and Career Development Program Leaders on the following topics: navigation of the NIH K award process, development of NIH K award proposals, familiarization with the UCLA CTSI KL2 award process, and an overview of CTSI resources. During the afternoon session, the CTSI senior investigators and leaders will review and discuss draft applications submitted by junior faculty and provide feedback on preparing successful K award applications on an individual basis. The workshop will be relevant to anyone who plans to seek a K or career development award.  You can also find past workshop materials at http://www.ctsi.ucla.edu/education/pages/edtools .

TENTATIVE WORKSHOP SCHEDULE


8:30am-9:00am                 REGISTRATION (BREAKFAST WILL BE SERVED)
9:00am-12:30pm              PRESENTATIONS
12:30pm-1:30pm              LUNCH
1:30pm-4:00pm                REVIEW & DISCUSSION OF DRAFT K/CDA GRANT APPLICATIONS

SPEAKERS


Carol Mangione, MD, MSPH (CTSI Bio)
Isidro Salusky, MD (CTSI Bio)
Mitchell Wong, MD, PhD (CTSI Bio)

SPACE IS LIMITED and is available on a first come first serve basis!  Please REGISTER as soon as possible by 5PM on May 31, 2016.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

To participate in the afternoon review/discussion session, draft applications MUST be submitted by 5PM on June 16, 2016 to uclactsied@gmail.com to give faculty sufficient time to review and plan their schedules to attend the workshop.  These draft applications can be the same ones submitted previously for the UCLA CTSI KL2 Award or another draft K application in ANY STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT.

What should I submit with my draft grant application?  You may refer to the NIH website for page limits for K applications at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/forms_page_limits.htm#car .

· NIH Biosketch
· Specific Aims
· First three items of Candidate Information (Candidate's Background, Career Goals and Objectives, and Career Development/Training Activities During Award Period)
· Research Strategy
· Other sections you want reviewed
· CTSI Grant Writing Workshop Review Session Agreement Form.  Please CLICK HERE to download a blank copy of the form.

NOTE: If you are selected to participate in the review process, copies of your materials will be distributed to ALL attendees for that session in addition to your assigned reviewers.  All copies will be collected at the end of the workshop and shredded.

If you have any questions, please contact the UCLA CTSI Education Program at kl2@ctsi.ucla.edu.

Medicinal Chemistry Post-Doctoral Researcher position
A post-doctoral position which focuses on medicinal chemistry is immediately available in the Ahmanson Translational Imaging Division at UCLA.
Medicinal Chemistry Post-Doctoral Researcher position
Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology
Ahmanson Translational Imaging Division
University of California Los Angeles

A post-doctoral position which focuses on medicinal chemistry is immediately available in the Ahmanson Translational Imaging Division at UCLA.

We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic organic chemist with a passion for drug discovery and development. As a valued member of a large team of investigators, you will work collaboratively with all teams (biologists, medicinal chemists and molecular imaging experts) to design, synthesize, purify and evaluate novel chemical entities for cancer therapy.

Skills & Experience:

• A PhD in organic chemistry.

• Excellent understanding and experience of modern synthetic organic chemistry and purification techniques.

• Ability to work independently

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

The position offers an inspiring, supportive and multi-disciplinary environment to further enhance skills and knowledge of medicinal chemistry, cancer biology, molecular imaging and drug discovery.

Interested applicants please send resumes, including the names and contact information of three references, to Larry Pang: LPang@mednet.ucla.edu

Postdoctoral Researcher in Radiochemistry, Synthetic Organic Chemistry, or Analytical Chemistry
The Crump Institute for Molecular Imaging at the University of California, Los Angeles is seeking an outstanding and highly motivated postdoc to join our multidisciplinary research program, which focuses on the development of innovative microscale chemical synthesis platforms for simplifying the preparation of radiolabeled compounds for positron emission tomography (PET) imaging. Microscale radiochemistry offers numerous key advantages over conventional radiochemistry techniques. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D in synthetic organic chemistry or analytical chemistry. Prior experience in radiochemistry, especially working with fluorine-18, is preferred but not required, and can be introduced to the candidate through hands-on experience. Expertise in standard analytical and characterization techniques such as HPLC, GC, MS, NMR, etc. is required. The successful candidate will be detail-oriented and systematic, and will possess excellent critical thinking, experiment planning, and communication (oral and written) skills. To Apply: To apply, please send your CV, brief statement summarizing your relevant experience, and 3 references to: R. Michael van Dam Crump Institute for Molecular Imaging University of California Los Angeles 570 Westwood Plaza, Rm 4323 Los Angeles, CA 90095 Email: mvandam@mednet.ucla.edu

2015 News

NEW Postdoctoral Group: Project Synapse
Hey Neuroscience Postdoctoral Scholars, Come join Project Synapse, a new postdoctoral group sponsored by the UCLA Brain Research Institute. Project Synapse offers a strong network of colleagues, career development workshops, and opportunities to participate in K-12 outreach and teaching activities. Members participate in ongoing visits to local Los Angeles K-12 schools to teach and inspire interest in Neuroscience, higher education, and STEM careers. Our next meeting will be held on November 18th from 4 - 6pm in the Gonda First Floor Conference Room 1357. For an idea of what’s in store: 4-5: We’ll be holding an outreach workshop to introduce our new Backyard Brains Toolkit for K-12 outreach events. 5-6: We will have a hands-on CV workshop. In order to participate, please email a copy of your CV to projectsynapse@ucla.edu by Nov. 15th. Also bring a copy of your CV to the meeting. In order to attend please send your RSVP to projectsynapse@ucla.edu. Dinner and refreshments will be served. If you'd like to be added to the Project Synapse email list to hear about upcoming events, please email a request to projectsynapse@ucla.edu. Looking forward to seeing you all, Nanthia Suthana, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosurgery Director of Postdoctoral Outreach and Educational Programs Vice President, Society for Neuroscience UCLA Chapter UCLA Brain Research Institute Email: projectsynapse@ucla.edu Website: projectsynapse.bri.ucla.edu

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