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Opportunity to meet with ‘Business of Science’ speaker Dr. Jeff Jasper

We recently announced that our invited speaker for the Fall Business of Science event on October 17th will be Dr. Jeff Jasper, of Cytokinetics, Inc. Dr. Jasper serves as the Head of Pharmacology at Cytokinetics, which is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of novel small molecule therapeutics that modulate muscle function for the potential treatment of serious diseases and medical conditions. In addition to his primary role at Cytokinetics, Dr. Jasper has also been involved in two startup ventures in the Bay area in the pharmaceutical domain. Dr. Jasper received his PhD in Pharmacology from University of California, San Diego, La Jolla in 1990 and completed his postdoctoral research at Stanford University, Stanford in 1992. If you are interested in meeting with Dr. Jasper, submit your request via this form by September 30th.

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Sep 13
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SAVE THE DATE! Dr. Jeffrey Jasper to speak at the next Business of Science event on October 17th

We are proud to announce the speaker for our next seminar in the ‘Business of Science’ series: Dr. Jeffrey R. Jasper, Head of Pharmacology, at Cytokinetics, Inc. in South San Francisco. Dr. Jasper’s talk is entitled “Fast Skeletal Troponin Activators for the Treatment of Neuromuscular Disorders”. A flyer for this event can be downloaded here, or see below for additional details. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP.
When: Thursday, October 17th, 2013
4:30-5:30PM: Seminar
5:30-7:00PM: Networking reception
Where: Norman Hackerman Building, NHB 1.720
Networking reception will be held on the 3rd floor of NHB
100 E. 24th Street, Austin 78712
Click here to see on a map.
Parking information: Garage parking is available in the San Jacinto and Speedway Garages. Please present your parking ticket to the organizers upon entry to the event to receive a complimentary parking pass.
San Jacinto Garage: http://www.utexas.edu/parking/parking/garages/sjg.php
Speedway Garage: http://www.utexas.edu/parking/parking/garages/swg.php

Biography: Dr. Jeff Jasper serves as the Head of Pharmacology at Cytokinetics, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of novel small molecule therapeutics that modulate muscle function for the potential treatment of serious diseases and medical conditions. In this role, Dr. Jasper has been responsible for overseeing the development of several programs geared towards drug discovery for orphan diseases. Cytokinetics has entered strategic alliances with multinational organizations such as Amgen and more recently, Astellas Pharma for advancing multiple drug candidates from its leading muscle biology directed research. In addition to his primary role at Cytokinetics, Dr. Jasper has also been involved in two startup ventures in the Bay area in the pharmaceutical domain. Dr. Jasper received his PhD in Pharmacology from University of California, San Diego, La Jolla in 1990 and completed his postdoctoral research at Stanford University, Stanford in 1992.

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Sep 13
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Wondering about careers outside of academia? Come on a site visit with the Postdoc Association!

Signature Science will be hosting a “site visit” for postdocs who are interested in getting an inside glimpse into a scientific consulting and technological development company.

Signature Science is a consulting firm that provides government and commercial clients with scientific tools and services related to national defense, homeland security, chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear safety, and environmental management. Signature Science employs individuals with a wide array of scientific backgrounds including chemistry, molecular and microbiology, informatics and statistical science. Please see the company website for more information: http://www.signaturescience.com/

What: Business of Science Postdoctoral Site Visit at Signature Science
When: Friday, September 6th, 10 am-1 pm
How: An online sign-up form will be available soon and announced via email. The visit will be limited to 20 postdocs.

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Aug 15
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Undergraduate Institution Teaching: What’s the 411?

For those interested in faculty positions at primarily undergraduate institutions, the SBS Postdoc Association and the College of Natural Sciences will be hosting a seminar/panel discussion featuring two faculty members from local universities.

WHO:
Dr. Maha Zewail Foote (PhD Biochemistry) – Associate Professor of Chemistry and Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Southwestern University (Georgetown)
and
Dr. Russell Frohardt (PhD Experimental Psychology/Behavioral Neuroscience) – Professor of Psychology and Associate Dean, School of Behavioral and Social Sciences, St. Edward’s University

WHAT:
Drs. Foote and Frohardt will share their career experiences and answer your questions about faculty positions at predominantly undergraduate institutions. This session should be applicable to postdocs in all science fields – anyone considering university teaching careers.

WHEN: Tuesday, August 13th, Noon – 1pm (pizza will be served)

WHERE: MBB 1.210

Spread the word by sharing the flyer for this event!

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Aug 5
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Did you miss the July seminar on structuring a research statement? Download Dr. Bryan Davies’ presentation below!

The July monthly seminar featured faculty panelists Dr. Somshuvra Mukhopadhyay, Dr. Bryan Davies, and Dr. David Stein. We heard from recent faculty hires, Drs. Mukhopadhyay and Davies, who gave postdocs guidance on writing the research statement portion of a faculty job application. Dr. David Stein, having served on many faculty search committees, provided excellent insight on what search committees are looking for. Dr. Bryan Davies was kind enough to provide his power point slides that break down the critical components of good research statement, which can be downloaded here.

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