Listed below my signature you will find a select group of upcoming events and opportunities from The New York Academy of Sciences’ Science Alliance that are geared to provide learning and networking opportunities across disciplines, and promote professional development and career advancement for early-career scientists. Please circulate this information to students, postdocs, faculty, and colleagues.
Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.
The New York Academy of Sciences
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What Every International Student and Postdoc Should Know About US Employment (Also available as a Webinar)
Monday, September 22, 2014 | 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Interested in hearing how H-1B sponsorship happens from the inside? Dan Beaudry, former head of campus recruiting at Monster.com, shares the potent job search system used by many international students and postdocs to find U.S. employment. H-1B’s are won in ways you likely don’t expect. What you’ll discover in this presentation may surprise you:
- Learn how to secure H-1B sponsorship at companies that have a policy against sponsoring H-1B visas.
- Learn why 80 percent of open jobs are never advertised – and how to find them before anyone else.
- Learn why human resources is often an obstacle instead of a conduit to finding a U.S. job-and how to bypass it.
- Learn why submitting résumés online is not an effective use of your time-and how you can better invest that time.
For more information please visit www.nyas.org/H1B2014
Conflict Resolution Skills: In and Out of the Lab
Sunday, October 26, 2014 | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
In this weekend workshop you will learn critical skills and tools to cultivate more fulfilling and productive working relationships.
Risky Business – A Pharmaceutical Industry Strategy Workshop
Saturday, November 15, 2014 | 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
This course gives professionals from inside and outside the pharmaceutical industry—including students and postdocs—a much better understanding of how the R&D and business development and licensing processes operate.
PepsiCo Journey through Science Day (Travel fellowships available according to need)
Monday, December 8, 2014 | 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
On December 8, 2014, the New York Academy of Sciences and PepsiCo will host a special Journey through Science Day at the Academy’s headquarters in New York City. Fifty exceptional students and early career scientists (MS, PhD, postdoc) will be selected for this unique opportunity to interact with PepsiCo’s R&D leadership, learn about their efforts to develop products rooted in science-based nutrition, and get an exclusive glimpse of how science has shaped their careers. Additionally, each participant will be asked to present a poster on their research to highlight and share their own activities and interests with PepsiCo. There will be an award ceremony for the best posters at the end of the event.
We are looking to invite individuals with experience in the following key areas:
- Life Sciences: Nutrition, Biochemistry, Toxicology, Biology, and Pharmacology
- Engineering: Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Plastics Engineering, Packaging Engineering
- Food Science: Food Science specialties, Agriculture and Analytical Chemistry
- Material Science: Material Science, Polymer Science
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: Deadline Monday, September 16, 2014. For more information please visit www.nyas.org/PepsiCo
Other NYAS Events:
September 11, 2014
This symposium will honor Drs. Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna, who will reflect on their research leading up to the discovery of the mechanism of dual-RNA-guided DNA cleavage in adaptive bacterial immunity and its potential applications in rewriting the genome. Following their Award lectures, leading scientists in microbiology, molecular genetics, genomics, and other relevant research areas will discuss the implications of this novel technology for basic science, medical research, drug development, and human health.
FREE EVENT – Registration Required
New Frontiers in the Neurobiology of Mental Illness
October 10, 2014
This conference will explore the translation of recent breakthroughs in neuroscience into therapies for the more than twenty-five percent of Americans suffering from mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, depression, fear and anxiety disorders, autism, and other psychiatric disorders. A keynote lecture by The Honorable Patrick J. Kennedy will address strategies to simultaneously abolish the stigma surrounding mental illness in order to fully realize the potential of these new treatments to improve mental health.
FREE EVENT – Registration Required
Pharmacologic Resolution of Inflammation as a Novel Therapeutic Approach
October 28, 2014
Uncontrolled, chronic inflammation plays a key role in the progression of many diseases, and elucidation of biochemical pathways provides novel targets. This symposium reviews discoveries, approaches and opportunities for treatment and prevention. Abstract submissions are invited for a poster session, and several abstracts will be selected for short ‘Late-breaking abstract’ presentations. Abstract deadline is September 26, 2014.
Gene Network Changes in Alzheimer’s Disease: Potential Points for Therapeutic Intervention
November 3, 2014
Next generation sequencing of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) progression reveals gene networks within microglial pathways. This symposium focuses on microglia biology, molecular signatures specific to microglial phenotypes, and phenotype modulation.Abstract submissions are invited for a poster session, and several abstracts will be selected for short ‘Late-breaking abstract’ presentations.Abstract deadline is September 26, 2014.
Diabetic Kidney Disease: Drug Discovery and Clinical Development Challenges
December 9, 2014
Identifying and prosecuting drug targets is challenging due to a poor understanding of pathogenesis and few biomarkers. This symposium identifies targets for preventive or therapeutic interventions and discusses challenges in clinical development. Travel Fellowship application and abstract deadline is October 17, 2014.