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  1. Career Options: Map Your Future Shelly Campo, PhD Associate Professor Department of Community & Behavioral Health Department of Communication Studies

  2. A Future of Many Possibilities • Even if you think you are heading toward a specific career, understand you have choices. • Graduate school provides valuable skills: • Synthesizing complex information quickly • Teaching and presenting clearly • Writing • Technical skills • Analytical skills including dealing with text, data, evaluating, etc. • Grant seeking, writing, management • Working in teams • Multitasking

  3. Career Options: Colleges and Universities • More traditional academic • Type of position (Postdoc, Visiting, Tenure-Track) • Type of institution (community college, research intensive, private/public, size, etc.) • Alternative positions in academia • Student services • Administrative positions • Libraries • Museums • Journals/publishers • Research positions • Teaching positions (lecturer) • Clinical-track positions

  4. Career Options • Industry • Entrepreneurship • Government and non-profits

  5. Preparing for Your Career • Choosing mentors • Summer, winter and other options • Informational interviews with alums and others in your field • Read job ads and understand what it takes to get there • Explicit • Implicit • Evidence

  6. Job 1: Fellow, Stanford Storytelling Project Stanford University is seeking a full-time Fellow for the Stanford Storytelling Project, an arts program within the Oral Communication Program, which is part of the Program in Writing and Rhetoric in the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education. The initial appointment will be for one academic year, with the possibility of re-appointment. The Stanford Storytelling Project (SSP) provides students opportunities to develop skills in the narrative arts through a range of courses and projects. SSP sponsors courses, grants, events, a weekly workshop, and an award-winning radio program featuring stories produced by students. SSP explores in particular the power of performed stories, live or recorded, from myth and memoir to research-based narratives. More information about SSP and its mission is at storytelling.stanford.edu. The SSP Fellow will offer instruction in oral, audio, and multimedia storytelling craft in a variety of settings across the university and will support the activities and initiatives of SSP. Major duties include developing and teaching courses, designing and delivering workshops, training SSP student staff, mentoring students, and collaborating with faculty to design storytelling course components. The Fellow will also help develop and manage the SSP’s radio program, State of the Human, and help lead its weekly craft workshop, StoryLab.   The Fellow will have the opportunity to develop his/her own courses, participate in professional development through SSP and the Oral Communication Program, collaborate with faculty across the university, and, through the events series, engage with some of the best storytellers in the country. The Fellow will also have the opportunity to help produce, with other SSP staff and students, stories for large live and radio audiences.

  7. Job 1: Fellow, Stanford Storytelling Project Requirements Advanced degree (PhD preferred) in a field focused on narrative craft such as English, Creative Writing, Performance, or Documentary Studies. 2-3 years experience teaching college-level courses, mentoring others in creating stories for recorded media or live performance, and some form of media production. Qualified applicants must also have demonstrated knowledge of oral and/or multimedia storytelling forms, trends, and programs, understanding of up-to-date pedagogy in teaching narrative craft, and the organizational and leadership skills to help manage workshops and/or media production.

  8. Job 2: Statistical and Methodological Consultant The Center for Open Science (COS) develops tools to support the scientific workflow (i.e., Open Science Framework), fosters community standards and efforts for open practices, and conducts metascience research - science on scientific practices.  We will hire two individuals with substantial training in quantitative methods, research methodology, and reproducible research practices to be a consulting team to train, support, and foster open, reproducible research practices across the sciences.  Statistical and Methodological Consultants will contribute to the COS mission, particularly the community and metascience efforts, and help facilitate open, reproducible practices across the scientific community.  Statistical and Methodological Consultants must have extremely strong quantitative, methodological, social, and organizational skills.  Depending on training and expertise, part of one or both of these positions will be devoted to support activities in the White Houses Office of Science and Technology Policy related to reproducible research practices.  This position is appropriate for recent or past PhDs with particularly strong quantitative training in their substantive discipline.  

  9. Job 2: Statistical and Methodological Consultant Responsibilities The Statistical and Methodological Consultants will provide active, hands-on consultation for reproducible best practices in data analysis and research design.  This includes short-term visits to universities, departments, and laboratories; lectures and training at conferences; virtual consulting and training; and development and maintenance of education materials and practical guides for distribution.  Consulting services will include open science, reproducibility practices, data analysis, and research methodology.  Statistical and Methodological Consultants will assist in forming and maintaining COSs best practices for reproducible research, and collaborate with the whole COS team in making its infrastructure and products accessible, useful, and applicable to scientists across research disciplines.  

  10. Job 2: Statistical and Methodological Consultant Skills • Substantial training and experience in scientific research, quantitative methods, and reproducible research practices; Extremely high social and communication skills; Exceptional organization and attention to detail; Service-oriented mindset; Diverse experience with technologies for data collection, analysis, and visualization; Ability to use web communication and documentation software effectively; Team-oriented; Very strong work ethic; Self-starter and industrious; Adaptivity to rapidly changing demands in a high performance workplace; Very strong writing skills.  Skills in programming (at least R, ideally Python or Julia), web development, and data analysis are essential. • - See more at: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000842395-01#sthash.Z3eOoeJt.dpuf

  11. Job 3: Gates Associate Program Officer Responsibilities Manage projects and cross-cutting efforts to support the Global Health (GH) product development strategy with a focus on the clinical research component of development, driving effective leadership of the Global Health Clinical Consortium, facilitating communications with internal and external stakeholders and grants management. - Management and oversight of the Global Health Clinical Consortium cross-cutting initiatives with the goal of improving speed, quality, and cost of clinical activities within the Global Health product development network.- Relationship management with the preferred provider partners in close collaboration with PDP alliance managers and ensuring contractual obligations in preferred provider agreements are met, including conduct of performance reviews, updates to the study pipeline, etc.- Work independently and with the GHCC, PO, and members of the foundation PSTs and functional teams to identify, develop and evaluate new cross-cutting clinical initiatives to increase clinical effectiveness and efficiency.

  12. Job 3: Gates Associate Program Officer - Set agendas, track action items and facilitate weekly calls with the clinical leadership team, quarterly calls with the broader clinical collaboration team, and regular check-ins with the CRO Alliance Managers.- Develop briefings, presentations and other materials on key clinical issues for internal and external audiences.- Management of a small number of grants including: support grantees through managing monitoring and evaluation components, manage internal processes, portfolio progress, documentation, budget information and reporting.- This role is responsible for high quality interactions, effective meeting management and clear and consistent communications across multiple external partners, vendors and stakeholders within the foundation.- Contribute to activities in support of GH product development strategy, planning and external relationship management.

  13. Job 3: Associate Program Officer Qualifications -Bachelor's Degree in Science with 4-6 years of clinical trial management experience including vendor management, preferably in the developing world, and a demonstrated understanding of the various stakeholders, partners and challenges.-Ability to initiate and drive multiple and complex projects as well as navigate a wide network of external senior stakeholders diplomatically and efficiently, most often via email and teleconference communication forums.-Strength in both independent work and collaborative efforts.-Strategic and independent thinker.-Ability to function in a dynamic team environment.-Exceptional judgment in managing relationships with senior staff, grantees, consultants, and foundation partners.-Impressive speaking and writing skills, with a proven ability to express complex ideas in a clear and compelling manner.

  14. UI Graduate College Services • Funding—attend a workshop, meet with a funding counselor search, get proposal writing help or review, get routing help • Career—professional development series (The Network), online resources (coming in August), online listings and info (coming in August), meet with a counselor, get cover letter and C.V. help • Office of Graduate Inclusion (OGI)—Assistance for first generation and underrepresented grad students, academic counseling, community building, outreach and recruitment, campus resources • Grad Orientation—Help with navigating community and campus resources, information fair, networking, student success mini-sessions • Workshops—Offered through the Network, topics vary

  15. Other On-Campus Services • The Writing Center (and Write-In and dissertation help events) • The Center for Teaching (and TA training coming soon) • Teaching Certificate • Multicultural Certificate • Obermann Graduate Institute • Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) • International Programs Events and Fellowships (Fulbright, etc.) • Graduate Student Senate • Executive Council of Graduate and Professional Students • Jakobsen Conference

  16. Questions?