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Thursday, July 27

Expand Your Broader Impact Skills: AIBS Communications Boot Camp for Scientists



Dear Colleague,

Rarely has the need for effective and influential communication about science been more important than it is today.

Politicians and political interests are redefining and reinterpreting science—with great persistence and impact. The public is routinely asked to make decisions about matters informed by science. The news media is endeavoring to share increasingly complex stories about science with the public. The majority of the public still respect scientists and value science, but they often find it challenging to discern who and what is legitimate.

Simply adding to the noise will not provide individuals with the understanding they need to inform their deliberations and decisions. Scientists must become more skilled at communicating in impactful ways.

As called for by many sources, the time for business as usual has passed. There is a real and immediate need for scientists to become effective and engaged communicators.

The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) is responding to this need by offering scientists a professional development opportunity. The AIBS Communications Training Boot Camp for Scientists expands on our highly successful media and science policy training workshops. The program meets the needs of everyone from graduate students to senior researchers and program administrators.

AIBS is the scientific organization that promotes the use of science to inform decision-making that advances biology for the benefit of science and society.

AIBS has a long and successful track record of engaging, informing, and influencing the public and science policy decision-makers. Our audiences include members of Congress, federal agency heads and program managers, state officials, and university administrators. In addition to working directly with these groups, we routinely engage the public through traditional and digital media.

Our staff members have used their decades of science policy and communications experience to develop training materials and resources that provide scientists with the skills needed to successfully communicate about their research with decision-makers and reporters. To date, AIBS has trained more than 1,300 scientists.

AIBS Communications Boot Camp

The Boot Camp is an intensive, two-day, hands-on training program in Washington, DC.

Participants will learn:

  • How to translate scientific findings for non-technical audiences
  • How to tell a resonant story that informs decision-makers
  • How to prepare for and participate in a news interview
  • How to prepare for and engage in a meeting with a decision-maker
  • How to protect your scientific reputation
  • How to identify and define the audience you need to reach
  • What policymakers want and need to know from a scientist
  • What reporters are looking for in an interview
  • How to leverage social media
  • How the nation’s science policy is developed and implemented
Participants will have the opportunity for formal and informal discussions with science policy and communications experts working in Washington, DC. Read the course outline.

Dates: October 9–10, 2017

Location: AIBS Washington, DC, Offices, 1201 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 420, Washington, DC 20005

Cost: The registration fee covers instruction, materials and resources, breakfast and lunch during the program, and a reception on October 9th. Transportation and lodging are not included, but AIBS can offer recommendations about lodging options. 


$440/person     AIBS Individual Members. The course is not tax deductible, but a portion of an individual AIBS membership is tax deductible. A non-refundable $100 deposit is required at the time of registration. Join or renew now.
$440/personIndividuals officially nominated to participate by an AIBS Member Society or Organization (MSO) in good standing. A non-refundable $100 deposit is due at the time of registration.
$495/personIndividuals who are not AIBS members or nominated by an AIBS MSO. A $100 deposit is due at the time of registration.Join AIBS now to save $55.00.
Group Discount: For any group or organization that sponsors the participation of four or more individuals, the registration rate will be reduced by $30/participant in the group. Please contact jpalakovichcarr@aibs.org for details.


Register now: https://www.aibs.org/public-policy/communications_boot_camp.html

We look forward to seeing you in October!

Sincerely,

Robert Gropp, Ph.D.
Co-Executive Director


Wednesday, July 26

Abstract & Travel Award Submission for Three Rivers Evolution Event ends 8/1

Thanks to funding from SMBE, we are now offering small (up to $200) travel awards to facilitate attendance by those with limited travel resources.

We have therefore extended the abstract submission deadline for the Three Rivers Evolution Event (TREE) to midnight August 1st (EST). Please register, submit abstracts, and apply for awards here: https://sites.google.com/view/tree2017

Already registered? You may revise your information until the August 1st deadline, using the link provided on your initial registration, or use the registration link to apply for awards only by selecting ‘yes’ on the questions about having previously registered and submitted an abstract.

What is TREE?

The Three Rivers Evolution Event (TREE) is a conference sponsored by SMBE and ASN that aims to bring together researchers from Western Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas to share and discuss research in all aspects of evolutionary biology. The research of attending members is expected to span viruses, microbes, plants, invertebrates and vertebrates, and include ecology, anthropology, epidemiology, developmental biology, zoology, theoretical, applied, urban ecology, paleontology, and many other specialized research areas. Researchers of all stages, institutional affiliations, and related fields (including ecologists, anthropologists, paleontologists, and similar fields) are welcome to present. We are excited at the diversity of current registrants, which as of this writing includes 104 scientists from 33 institutions, and 71 submitted abstracts!

When and Where: Saturday, September 9th, 2017 at the University of Pittsburgh.

The TREE organizing committee
Sebastian Echeverri
Dr. Wynn Meyer
Melissa Plakke
Dr. Avery Russell
Dr. Martin Turcotte
Dr. Caroline Turner

Contact us at biotree2017@gmail.com  

Friday, July 7

Technician Opening

Hi all,

I am looking for a technician to provide lab, greenhouse, and fieldwork support. The positional be a direct contract with the USGS and must be filled by either a current student or recent graduate (within 1 year). The position can be full time for recent graduates or part time if the candidate is still in school. Much of the work will take place on the UM campus, but some time at the USGS Great Lakes Science Center will be necessary. Please let me know if you or someone you know is interested! 

Due to spending deadlines, we need to fill the position by July 19, so please send application information ASAP if interested. Feel free to reach out with any questions!

Thanks,
Wes

Wednesday, July 5

11th International Conference on Behaviour, Physiology and Genetics of Wildlife

We would like to remind you that there are only two weeks left to benefit from our early bird rates and to submit your abstract for the 11th International Conference on Behaviour, Physiology and Genetics of Wildlife (October 4th - 7th, 2017)!

Deadline forEARLY BIRD REGISTRATION and ABSTRACT SUBMISSION:
Wednesday, July 19th, 2017


Early bird registration fees:Early bird fee: 200 Euro
Early bird student fee: 130 Euro

Regular registration fees (after July 19th, 2017):Regular fee: 270 Euro
Student fee: 170 Euro

REGISTRATION and ABSTRACT SUBMISSION:
If you would like to attend the conference but have not registered yet, we recommend to register as soon as possible.
ONLINE REGISTRATION

Please find all important information concerning abstract submission hereYou can register first and submit your abstract later!

CONFERENCE KEY INFORMATION:

What:11th International Conference on Behaviour, Physiology and Genetics of Wildlife
When:October 4th - 7th, 2017
Where:Berlin, Germany
Organised by:Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA)
Conference venue:Ludwig Erhard Haus (LEH)
Fasanenstr. 85
10623 Berlin
Germany
Conference website:www.izw-berlin.de/welcome-234.html
Online registration:www.bayceer.uni-bayreuth.de/izw11/
Contact persons:Josepha Prügel, Steven Seet
E-mail:symposium@izw-berlin.de
Phone:+49 (0) 30 5168 127

Further announcement:
Following the 11th International Conference on Behaviour, Physiology and Genetics of Wildlife you are cordially invited to participate in the 9th Berlin Summer School on Non-invasive Monitoring of Hormones. Please find all important information here.

Please circulate information about the 11th International Conference on Behaviour, Physiology and Genetics of Wildlife. Many thanks!


We are looking forward to welcoming you and your colleagues at the conference!

CSAAW Short Course on Evolutionary Game Theory

CSAAW  Short Course on Evolutionary Game Theory
When: Tuesday, 7/18, 9am-3:45pm
Where: 411 West Hall
Who: Anyone is welcome!
Registration (free): bit.ly/2tj6EIG
Questions? Email us at csaaw-organizers@umich.edu

Monday, June 26

FYI - 2 ecology positions in Macalester College - see below and attached.
Diarmaid.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Sarah Boyer <boyer@macalester.edu>
Date: Mon, Jun 26, 2017 at 2:55 PM
Subject: request re. tenure-track job search
To: diarmaid@umich.edu


Dear Diarmaid,

You may or may not remember me as someone who applied to work in your lab not once but twice in the distant past!  In 2001 I ended up following my husband to Boston where I did my PhD in Gonzalo Giribet's lab.  Anyhow - these many years later I am getting in touch with a request for help in identifying candidates for a search I am co-chairing.

We have two tenure-track openings for ecologists at Macalester College, a liberal arts college in St. Paul, MN.  One will be housed in the Biology Department, and one in the interdisciplinary Environmental Studies Department; the attached description provides more detail.

The job ad has been posted in Science and elsewhere but we are trying to strategically expand our applicant pool by selectively contacting the chairs of excellent departments and programs that also have a good track record of supporting women and minority PhD students.

Please consider forwarding information about our search to others, particularly postdocs and former students from your department who are seriously considering or interested in an academic career at a small and selective liberal arts college.  Thanks for considering this request, and please let me know if you have any questions.

Regards,
Sarah

Lead Scientist for the Global Forest program

I am working with World Wildlife Fund on its search for a Lead Scientist for the Global Forest program. Alistair Monument recommended we share the job description with you, in case you know a potential candidate or might be willing to share it with your network.

The Lead Scientist will be a key partner to the Chief Scientist and the Forest Practice Leader, providing thought leadership, science direction for goal setting, scientific analysis in support of strategy development to support the Global Food team in advancing an ambitious agenda.

The full job description and application may be found online here.

Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to discuss the role further.
Thank you for your time.

Best wishes,
Sarah

--
Sarah Dressel
LeaderFit
@LeaderFit


Prepping Resume for Industry

Preparing Your Resume for Industry with SciPhD: SciPhD specializes in training scientists who are interested in transitioning from academia to non-academic careers. The workshop will help these participants build experience statements and targeted resumes according to a job listing of their choosing. Additionally, speakers Randy Ribaudo and Larry Petcovic will help participants make a critical evaluation of their skills that translate to SciPhD's 24 core competencies valued by hiring companies. July 13

Preparing your resume for industry with SciPhD!
AWIS at UM and MCDB's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion panel is excited to announce a new career development workshop with SciPhD! SciPhD specializes in training scientists who are interested in transitioning from academia to non-acedemic careers. SciPhD will aid participants identify key skills required for industry positions, based on the participant's interests. The workshop will help these participants build experience statements and targeted resumes according to a job listing of their choosing. Additionally, speakers Randy Ribaudo and Larry Petcovic will help participants make a critical evaluation of their skills that translate to SciPhD's 24 core competencies that are valued by hiring companies. 

Join us for one of the workshop times below on July 13th (space is limited, but we will have a waitlist): 

Light snacks (and coffee) will be provided throughout both sessions.


  • 9:00AM-12:30PM
  • 2:00PM-5:30PM
Location will be either Palmer Commons or USB.

Friday, June 16

 
Will you or your colleagues be attending the Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon this year?  If so, you might wish to take advantage of our SEEDS Diversity Luncheon Grad School and Careers Fair to promote your graduate programs, REUs, internships or jobs etc. with our diverse and dynamic SEEDS students in person.  The mission of ESA's SEEDS program is to advance the profession of ecology through opportunities that stimulate and nurture the interest of underrepresented students.

The SEEDS Diversity Luncheon Grad School and Careers Fair is a great way to connect with our talented SEEDS undergraduate and graduate students. Register today to:
  • Interact with a diverse group of students interested in ecology and collect resumes
  • Provide information on your institution's graduate programs and application procedures
  • Promote your student research opportunities and internships
  • Share your information with other faculty members for broader reach after the ESA meeting
If you cannot attend in person but would still like to distribute information about your program at the event, or if you have any questions, please contact Fred Abbott, fred@esa.org or call 202.833.8773
 
When
Thursday, August 10th at 11:30am-1:15pm
 
Where
Diversity Luncheon at the Oregon Convention Center
 
Benefits
  • A 6 foot table to display materials, attended by more than 250 guests.
  • One meal ticket
  • A listing in the SEEDS student ESA Meeting orientation binder.
  • A three month-long listing in the career fair portion of our SEEDS Website.
  • A posting on the SEEDS Facebook page to promote your opportunities.
  • Exhibitors will also be features in the fall edition of the SEEDS Newsletter that has over 5,500 subscribers.
 

 
Thank you for your interest.

Fred Abbott
Coordinator, SEEDS Program
Ecological Society of America

11th International Conference on Behaviour, Physiology and Genetics of Wildlife

Dear Colleagues,
We would like to remind you of the

Deadline forEARLY BIRD REGISTRATION and ABSTRACT SUBMISSION
Wednesday, July 19th, 2017


Early bird registration fees:Early bird fee: 200 Euro
Early bird student fee: 130 Euro

Regular registration fees (after July 19th, 2017):Regular fee: 270 Euro
Student fee: 170 Euro

If you would like to attend the “11th International Conference on Behaviour, Physiology and Genetics of Wildlife” (October 4th - 7th, 2017), but have not registered yet, we recommend to register as soon as possible.
Information on the scientific programme is available here.
Registration and abstract submission
Please find all important information concerning abstract submission hereYou can register first and submit your abstract later (but latest by July 19th)!
ONLINE REGISTRATION

Accomodation
Berlin has many accomodation options ranging from those that offer luxury accomodation to low budget hostels. As the city is always well booked we recommend to book your accomodation as early as possible. A list of recommended hotels with room allotments and useful links for hotel reservation can be found here.

Conference key information:
What:11th International Conference on Behaviour, Physiology and Genetics of Wildlife
When:October 4th to 7th, 2017
Where:Berlin, Germany
Organised by:Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA)
Conference venue:Ludwig Erhard Haus (LEH)
Fasanenstr. 85
10623 Berlin
Germany
Conference website:http://www.izw-berlin.de/welcome-234.html
Online registration:http://www.bayceer.uni-bayreuth.de/izw11/
Contact persons:Josepha Prügel, Steven Seet
E-mail:symposium@izw-berlin.de
Phone:+49 (0) 30 5168 127

Further announcement:Following the 11th International Conference on Behaviour, Physiology and Genetics of Wildlife you are cordially invited to participate in the 9th Berlin Summer School on Non-invasive Monitoring of Hormones. Please find all important information here.

Please circulate information about the 11th International Conference on Behaviour, Physiology and Genetics of Wildlife. Many thanks!

We are looking forward to welcoming you and your colleagues at the conference!

Josepha Prügel

on behalf of the Conference Organising Committee
Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW)
Alfred-Kowalke-Str. 17
10315 Berlin
Germany

Tuesday, June 13

USDA Biocontainment Operation Manager

USDA-Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services-Plant Protection & Quarantine-Science & Technology is recruiting for a Biocontainment Operation Manager in Beltsville, MD.  Please ensure that the following link is circulated throughout your organization, thanks you.

Thursday, June 8

Webinar STEM Careers


AAAS Career Development Center logo
Webcast: Transitioning into a Non-academic Career
Tuesday, June 20 • 12:00-1:00 p.m. EDT • Register now
This workshop explores the skills and best practices for transitioning from an academic environment to one of many non-academic career paths. It introduces strategies for career planning, emphasizing an ongoing process for professional development throughout your career.
Join us for this FREE webcast!

Presenter: Josh Henkin, PhD – Founder, STEM Career Services, LLC
Josh Henkin
Josh is the founder of STEM Career Services, a career coaching company aimed at helping STEM graduates launch and sustain careers outside of academia. He conducts workshops at conferences, universities and institutes across the country and provides career coaching to STEM graduates at all levels of their careers. Josh sits on the National Postdoctoral Association Board of Directors. He is also an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow Alum, AAAS member, and is an AAAS Career Development Center subject matter expert.

Agenda:
  • Being strategic in your career planning
  • What skills you need for non-academic jobs and how to acquire these skills while still in the lab
  • Networking as a part of life
  • Crafting your "elevator pitch"
  • How to create a master resume (inclusive of all your skills)
  • Creating position-specific resumes
  • Ample time will be provided for Q&A with Josh
Reserve your place now!
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About the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the Career Development Center
AAAS has supported the fields of science and engineering for over 150 years, but you may be more familiar with us as the publisher of the renowned journal, Science. With deep roots in a wide range of related disciplines, AAAS is uniquely positioned to provide training and guidance designed specifically for your STEM students.
The AAAS Career Development Center provides STEM-focused resources and tools developed specifically to help early career science and engineering professionals grow and learn.
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