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Funding and Job Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

  • A list of Vanderbilt University upcoming limited submission opportunities can be found at https://www.vanderbilt.edu/rds/limitedsubmission/.
  • A list of Vanderbilt University Medical Center upcoming limited submission opportunities can be found at https://www.vumc.org/oor/limited-and-external-funding-opportunities.
  • Visit the Edge Bulletin Board to check their current list of national research funding opportunities with upcoming deadlines, updated often. To submit national opportunities, email Edge for Scholars. Additionally, the Edge for Scholars Funded Grants Library has over 200 grants in the library including more than two dozen examples of NRSA fellowship applications (F30, F31, F32) written by Vanderbilt trainees that include original submissions, resubmissions, and summary statements. There are also a few AHA fellowship applications in the library. If a trainee is in the process of writing an application, they may review these shared grants by requesting access to the EFS Funded Grants Library. To again access to the Funded Grants Library email Adrienne Babcock. Postdocs should copy their primary mentor on the request so the mentor can confirm the need for access.
  • Visit the SPIN Database of Sponsored Funding Opportunities and search their database of over 40,000 funding opportunities from more than 10,000 global sponsors.

Seeking Recent and Current Graduate Students for the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program

This highly selective, rigorous leadership program recruits recent graduates (who completed an advanced degree up to two years prior to the application opening date) and current graduate students (who will complete an advanced degree by August 31st the following year) annually in the fall.
Finalists are selected and have 12 months to secure an appointment at a participating Federal agency. To see a list of participating Federal agencies, current Finalists, and to sign up to stay informed on the PMF Program, visit https://apply.pmf.gov.

Fellows receive: Two-year paid fellowships, Competitive Pay and Benefits, and Training and Development

The PMF Class of 2023 Application runs from September 17 – 27, 2022, opening and closing at Noon (ET). For more information on the PMF Program and the application process, visit https://www.pmf.gov/.

The Graduate + Postdoc Coaching Team in the Career Center are happy to assist grad students and postdocs in preparing competitive PMF application materials.

Schedule an appointment for review of CVs, application essays or other materials on Handshake. For additional information, email: gradpostdoccareer@vanderbilt.edu.

Job Opportunities

Do you like a fast-paced environment where your work has a direct impact on the health of the Nation?  If so, a career in the NIH Office of Science Policy (OSP) might be the place for you.  OSP leads in the development of new research policies and programs for some of the most pressing biomedical research issues. OSP is also the primary advisor to the NIH Director and NIH leadership on new, emerging science policy issues affecting biomedical research.

Currently, OSP is recruiting for four positions throughout our office.  These positions are located in the following policy divisions:

  • Scientific Data Sharing
  • Clinical and Healthcare Research
  • Biosecurity, Biosafety, and Emerging Biotechnology
  • Science Policy Coordination, Collaboration, and Reporting

If you want to learn more about why OSP is such a stimulating and fulfilling place to work, we have prepared a short video featuring OSP employees telling their stories.

All vacancies are open from August, 15, 2022,– August, 19, 2022.  Full information and how to apply can be found at:

Applicants without prior Federal service, Federal employees without competitive service status, or those with status.

Current and former Federal employees with competitive status, those eligible for noncompetitive consideration, and certain veterans eligible under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act of 1998 (VEOA).

For questions, contact Kelly Fennington at fenningk@od.nih.gov  Also, you can follow us on Twitter: @NIH_OSP

The Office of Research is seeking a Sr. Program Manager to help launch and manage VUMC’s new Brock Family Center for Applied Innovation and support institutional strategy programs. The ideal candidate is a biomedical scientist with industry experience and an interest in healthcare entrepreneurship and academic-industry partnerships.

 

Apply at: https://vanderbilt.taleo.net/careersection/.vu_cs/jobdetail.ftl?job=2208763

2208763 – Sr Program Manager, Office of Research

 

Contact amy.f.martinez@vumc.org for more information.

Position Description & Minimum Requirements

The School of STEM at Trevecca Nazarene University is seeking a full-time biology faculty member for a tenure-track position. The faculty in our department embrace a collaborative and cross-disciplinary approach to teaching and student-led research. The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate teaching excellence, passion for student-led research, and a strong commitment to the mission of the university.  Further, the candidate is expected to contribute as appropriate to Master degree offerings being developed at the university level. A Ph.D. in biology or a closely related field is required. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise and teaching experience in microbiology and/or immunology.   Additional responsibilities will include student advising, serving on departmental and university committees, and teaching other biology and general-education courses appropriate to the candidate’s qualifications.

Interested parties who are in agreement with the mission and values of Trevecca Nazarene University should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, statement of faith, and three letters of recommendation to:

Nykolaus Reed Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology
Trevecca Nazarene University
333 Murfreesboro Pike
Nashville, TN 37210
(615) 248-1200
nreed@trevecca.edu

This position is open until filled. For more information, click here.

This is a 12-month, fixed-term (non-tenure track) position with an expected start date in August 2022. The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) at Michigan State University is seeking an innovative and engaging educator to implement the online instruction of our 200-level and 400-level comprehensive biochemistry courses for non-majors that are offered in the fall, spring, and summer semesters. These popular courses have large enrollments of MSU students who are health- and life-science related majors, chemical engineers, and also serve continuing education students from outside the university. The primary responsibility of the successful candidate will be to manage and maintain these two established online offerings. Specific duties include the delivery of current materials, including course lectures and learning activities, the development and administration of course exams, and evaluation of other student work. The successful candidate will also hold office hours, mentor students, and train and supervise course teaching assistants. We anticipate that, over time, the successful candidate will update the courses regularly by incorporating new scientific discoveries, taking advantage of emerging technologies in developing and presenting course material, and collaborating with other educators as the online courses evolve. We also highly encourage engagement in Discipline-Based Education Research and subject matter pedagogy.

The College and Department are committed to building and supporting an equitable and inclusive community of faculty, staff, and students. The department is especially interested in receiving applications from candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to diversity and inclusion and who may bring perspectives from a nontraditional educational background and/or an understanding of the experiences of persons from underrepresented groups.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Masters -Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or closely related field

Desired Degree

Doctorate -Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or closely related field

Minimum Requirements

Masters degree required. A doctorate is preferred in biochemistry, molecular biology or closely related field. Experience in teaching science courses at the college or university level. Experience teaching diverse populations of students and/or evidence of commitment to professional development around diversity, equity, and inclusion topics.

Desired Qualifications

Proficiency in biochemistry and molecular biology. Demonstrated effective teaching skills such as experience in online teaching, which may include video production and delivery, familiarity with learning management systems like Brightspace D2L or other education technologies that support online learning, knowledge of accessibility standards and use of quality assurance tools such as Quality Matters or OLC Quality Scorecard, experience with teaching in large-enrollment course, experience in curriculum development, examples of collaboration during course instruction curriculum development or in other professional contexts, evidence of professional development, participation in or familiarity with scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL) or discipline based educational research (DBER).

Required Application Materials

Applicants should submit the following documents to careers.msu.edu (posting 773205):

https://careers.msu.edu/en-us/job/510239/instructorfixed-term

cover letter

curriculum vitae

scientific writing sample (e.g., research manuscript, medical communication, technical report, science blog post, news article)

teaching portfolio (limited to 10 pages) describing past roles and responsibilities based on a brief narrative and supporting information such as syllabi, assessments, student evaluations, developed course curricula and course materials, including any involvement in online teaching. A representative short (5 to 10-minute) lecture video or other previously delivered online material is encouraged (if not providing public links for online material, please contact the Chair of Search Committee for alternative options).

teaching philosophy (limited to 2 pages) with documentation of philosophy implementation and contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). Thoughts on the particular challenges and opportunities of online teaching are highly encouraged.

contact information for 3 references in the cover letter

Together-we-will Statement

The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: https://msu.edu/together-we-will/

Special Instructions

Please direct questions regarding the position to Dr. Michael Feig, Chair of the Search Committee (feig@msu.edu).

Review of applications will begin on May 16 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

Department Statement

The missions of the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at Michigan State University are to discover and transfer new knowledge about the molecular basis of life through basic and cross-disciplinary biomolecular science research while maintaining a collegial and fertile learning environment. Additional information about the BMB Department, including descriptions of current courses, can be found at the BMB departmental website. https://bmb.natsci.msu.edu/

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

To apply, visit Careers @ MSU.

The Azrieli International Postdoctoral Fellowship has launched its Call for Applications for the 2023–24 academic year. The fellowship offers generous funding and support for 24 international postdoctoral applicants to conduct research in exact sciences, life sciences, humanities, and social sciences at eligible Israeli academic institutions. The online application will be available beginning September 1, 2022.

This year, the fellowship has opened its eligibility on a worldwide scale. The value is approximately EUR 53,000 (ILS 188,000) per year, including funds reserved for research and travel.

Please find below the full information for the application process.

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