A number of industry employment positions are available at a semiconductor company located near Berkeley, in partnership with the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) in the fields of nano fabrication, nanocharacterization. The candidates will have research opportunities at the Lawrence Berkeley Molecular Foundry while working for industry.A. Post-docs and PhD studentsIf you are a post-doc or a graduating PhD student with any Nanofabrication/Nanocharacterization/Synthesis (Material Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Engineering) experience (clean room, deposition, AFM, SEM, TEM), and a US citizen/US Permanent resident please review this opportunity for a two year fellowship in industry: $75K/year plus health benefits. This is an NSF/ ASEE fellowship.Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for more informationB. Masters and Undergraduate StudentsB. If you are a graduating masters or undergraduate student (Material Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Engineering) with Nanofab/Nanocharacterization experience and seek a full time opportunity for one year as part of an exciting start-up company at LBNL please review this Applied Research Fellowship opportunity: ($40/yr-$60K/yr depending on experience) US. A $10K travel fellowship is also provided with the opportunity for attending research conferences. (US Citizen/US permanent resident)Contact: email@example.com for more information
You may have recently seen an email blast about SWE’s research into women in STEM and trends. If not, go check out their findings !
The article discusses in depth how the findings can be incorporated into policy making and research design.
The 2016/2017 Rare Genomics Institute BeHEARD (Helping Empower and Accelerate Research Discoveries) Challenge, which provides technology grants for rare disease research, has launched, and invites you to apply or spread the word! We have over $650,000 of technologies available for applicants to choose from. This competition is hosted annually by the Rare Genomics Institute and is open globally to researchers, foundations, or anyone whose research is constrained due to limited resources.
We partner with companies to provide free technology grants such as mouse models, genome analysis software, and cell lines. Applicants select one or more technologies that they think would benefit their research, and submit a proposal for each technology. Research proposals are evaluated by an expert panel of scientists, RG staff, and company representatives, who determine winners for each technology based on the technology’s fit with the research and the potential for the research to advance rare disease treatments. The application is short (~2 pages) and very straightforward.
For more information on the competition and the application, please visit our website: http://www.raregenomics.org/beheard-competition. The deadline for applications is February 28, 2017.
Director, Danielle Fumagalli, at Danielle.Fumagalli@raregenomics.org.
For more information on RGI’s cutting-edge work visit our website at www.raregenomics.org.
Hello SWE! Check out our upcoming webinar on Monday!
The Great Balancing Act: Reviewing Goals and Achieving Work Life Balance on Jan 23 at 7PM EST
This workshop on Work Life Balance is meant to help analyze how you currently distribute your time and determine if you use it effectively to work toward your main goals. We want to enable you to identify the imbalances in your life, and learn some techniques to reorganize and maximize your time to achieve your goals. The session will begin by having the participants write down their 3 main goals such as family, career, fitness, travel etc. Then we will ask them to quickly map out their current time expenditures to determine if where they spend their time truly matches their goals. The session will then discuss some tactics for building a more balanced life and ways to help achieve goals. The tactics that will be covered are: 1) Set specific goals with reminders to stay focused. 2) Organize your work and personal life in one place: plan ahead, keep important notes in a visible place. 3) Build in downtime and personal time. 4) Learn how to say no and establish boundaries for yourself: Most women in SWE tend to be the “Superwoman” type and even we need to be able to say no. 5) Communication is key: be upfront with your boss on your needs. 6) Don’t overwork and overstress yourself, sometimes the overtime isn’t worth it.
The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.
Who Should Apply: Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.
Locations: In addition to the below in-person locations, we will have a remote online session:
- New York City
- San Francisco Bay Area
- Washington, DC.
Dates: All sections will be from 2017-03-27 to 2017-05-19.
Data Science in 30 minutes: Learn how to build a data-science project in our upcoming free Data Science in 30-minutes webcast. Signup soon as space is limited.
Check out this upcoming webinar tomorrow
12/15 webinar at 1pm ET/12pm CT
Do you spend too much time fine-tuning your work? Do you feel guilty when you submit something that isn’t quite “good enough”? Do you hold yourself back from taking on the next role because you aren’t quite ready yet? Our research shows that ambitious women are their worst enemies when it comes to promotions. Seeking perfection in everything we do is a key obstacle. Too often we are so focused on perfecting every tactical move and detail that we lose sight of what’s really important (and frankly, don’t have the time for it!). Although perfection is a noble goal, it typically does not help land a bigger office or a fatter paycheck. In this webinar, you will learn: 1) how to prioritize and set expectations to showcase your impact; and 2) how to recognize the trappings of perfectionism and choose how to add value strategically.
Here are some past webinars that you may find useful. Email Celine at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any webinar topics you’d like to see!
School is expensive, but your engineering education and degree are well worth the investment! Scholarships and fellowships can be extremely helpful for a number of reasons. In this talk, I will share a handful of tips and tricks to help you earn money for school through engineering scholarships (provided by SWE and other organizations and companies) and graduate fellowships (like NSF and NDSEG). I’m here to share tips and tricks that I haven’t seen elsewhere that have worked well for me. This information can also be applied to school applications.
Whether you started career planning and job searching a year ago, a month ago or today, there are a few things you can do to get the ball rolling to land a job you enjoy. Number 1: Don’t Panic! It’s never too late to launch a thoughtful strategy designed to land you employment. Number 2: Know you are valuable in myriad industries and ecosystems. In this webinar, designed specifically for students who are still in school/early in their career, you will learn specific tasks you can do RIGHT NOW to get a job and advance in your career. You will emerge with a solid and strategic plan that you can adapt at any stage of your career, but is especially valuable for those who are about to graduate or finish their postdoc and haven’t lined up a position yet. And perhaps equally important, you will leave the webinar feeling more confident and excited about what your near (and far) future holds for you.
- This one-hour webinar will address the most critical aspects of twenty-something on-the-job behavior and communication, and will provide attendees with concrete strategies they can use immediately to succeed in a professional environment. Understand the importance of the professional persona – or the mature, competent face you project to the work world – and the first impression.
- Learn the basics of communicating assertively and using verbal, nonverbal, and ecommunication vehicles in an effective manner.
Master the essential steps for networking effectively and securing a mentor and/or sponsor in your organization.
- Troubleshoot negative emotions that arise in the workplace, including anger, frustration, and hurt.