NextGen Association Meetup: “Reuse, develop and share biological visualizations with BioJS” December 11

Join us for the next NextGen Association Meetup on Data Visualization on December 11, 2015 – 12:00-1:00 in the Olympus Room.

Topic: Reuse, develop and share biological visualizations with BioJS.
Presenter: David Dao, Broad Institute Imaging Platform

During this meetup, we will discuss how to use web technologies like D3, Polymer and BioJS to develop and share interactive and modular web visualizations for biological data.

Please click here for more information about NextGen Association Meetups. This event is sponsored by the NextGen Association for Postdocs and Grad Students and the Office of Academic Affairs.

NextGen Association for Postdocs & Grad Students Planning Meeting, December 8

All Broad-affiliated postdocs and grad students are invited to attend the next planning meeting for the NextGen Association for Postdocs & Grad Students on Tuesday, December 8, 12:00-1:00 p.m. in the Marcy Room (3rd Floor, 415 Main).
If you’ve ever been interested in how the association works to support the trainee community, please stop by! Lunch will be served.

Nailing the interview: How to prepare for your faculty job interview, November 30

Join us on November 30 as our panel of faculty share their insight on everything related to the Academic Job interview. Topics covered will include the preparing for your interview, job talks and chalk talks, and insight into the minds of the search committee.

Monday, November 30
12:00-1:00 PM
Monadnock Room, 2nd Floor, 415 Main Street

Panelists include:
Monty Krieger, PhD, MIT
Alex Shalek, PhD, MIT
Kimberly Stegmaier, MD, HMS & DFCI

Lunch will be served. If you’d like to attend, please register at 2015facultyinterview.eventbrite.com.

This event is sponsored by the NextGen Association for Postdocs & Grad Students and the Office of Academic Affairs as part of an ongoing series of career development seminars.

Nailing the Interview

NextGen Association Meetup: “Finding Functional Variation for Atrial Fibrillation” November 19

Join us for the next NextGen Association Meetup on Functional Genomics on November 19, 4:00-5:00 p.m. in the Zambezi Room.

Presenter: Patrick Ellinor, MD, PhD

Title: “Finding Functional Variation for Atrial Fibrillation”

This meeting is open to all in the Broad community and refreshments will be served.

Please click here for more information about NextGen Association Meetups. This event is sponsored by the NextGen Association for Postdocs and Grad Students and the Office of Academic Affairs.

2015 NextGen Association Election Results

It is with great pleasure we announce the results of the 2015 NextGen Association for Postdocs and Graduate Students election.

The 2015 co-chairs are Andres Colubri and Monika Kowalczyk.

The 2015 co-vice chairs are Sixun Chen and Daniel Hitchcock

The responsibilities of the elected chairs include convening planning meetings, requesting volunteers to coordinate specific events, and working with the Office of Academic Affairs to provide oversight to ongoing programs such as the career development series.

Thank you to all who voted.

You are all encouraged to stop by a NextGen Association meeting to learn about the Association and how you can get involved. The next scheduled meeting will take place on November 9 from 12:00-1:00 PM in the Everest Room (7th Floor, 415 Main). Meetings are open to all Broad-affiliated academic trainees and lunch is served.

Please reach out to the NextGen Association or the Office of Academic Affairs if you have any questions or would like additional information on how to get involved.

“Topics for New Managers or Why Communication May Save You,” November 2

Broad trainees are invited to the next career development seminar, “Topics for New Managers or Why Communication May Save You,” November 2, from 12:00-1:00 PM in the Monadnock Room. This seminar will be presented by Joanne Kamens, PhD, Executive Director, AddGene.

Everyone knows someone who is a great scientist but a bad supervisor.  This talk is designed to give you an introduction to the skills you can develop to be a good Manager.  Talented managers of scientists get more science done.  Just like doing research-this is a skill you can learn and at which you can excel.  Useful resources and tools will be provided for future training.
Lunch will be served and no RSVP is necessary.

This event is sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs and the NextGen Association for Postdocs & Grad Students as part of an ongoing series of professional development workshops.

Contact Angela Florentino with questions.

NextGen Association Meetup: Data Visualization, October 29

Join us for the next NextGen Association Meetup on Data Visualization on October 29, 11:30-1:30 p.m. in the Katahdin Room.
During this meetup, we will discuss different programming frameworks and tools for visualization of genomic data, ranging from D3 and Genome3DPlot, to software packages developed here at the Broad.
Presenter: Andres Colubri, Postdoctoral Fellow, Sabeti Lab, Harvard University, Broad Institute

This meeting is open to all in the Broad community and refreshments will be served.

CV writing workshop, September 9

All postdocs and grad students are invited to a CV writing workshop:

Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 12:00-1:30 PM
Location: Monadnock Room, 2nd Floor, 415 Main Street
Speaker: Bob Dolan, MIT Global Education & Career Development

Your CV is used for the academic job search and in some cases for PhD’s seeking positions in industry or other research settings. This workshop will cover the important elements of a CV, including strategies for how to showcase your particular knowledge and experiences effectively.  We will also discuss how to covert a 4-6 page CV into a 2-page resume for industry.  Handouts will include actual academic hiring committee interview questions and an actual postdoc industry resume.

This event is open to all and no registration is required.

About Bob Dolan

Bob Dolan provides career guidance and counseling for MIT Postdoctoral Scholars and supports all courses and disciplines. He joined MIT in 2005 and has worked with undergrads, graduates, and alumni.  Bob is a Certified Job Search and Career Transition Consultant with experience in career management since 2001. Bob holds a BS in Business and an MBA. Before joining MIT, Bob had a private career consulting practice and worked with clients across multiple industries. He has industry experience in the Publishing, Chemical, and Telecomm industries where he managed local and global finance organizations supporting the Corporate, Tax, R&D and Manufacturing Engineering functions.

Sponsored by the Broad Institute Office of Academic Affairs and the NextGen Association for Postdocs and Grad Students

Contact Angela Florentino for more information.

2015 CV Writing