Springer has released 65 Machine Learning and Data books for free, including some which cover programming languages such as Python, R, and MATLAB. See the full list here.
OITE Activities for Biomedical Trainees
The NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education is hosting a number of online activities for biomedical trainees the week of April 20. See details and register below!
Developing Feedback Resilience
Apr 20, 2020 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Being resilient around feedback is a critical skill to learn. Learn how your responses to feedback influence your ability to succeed in your career.
Industry Careers Overview and Job Packages
Apr 21, 2020 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
A key difference between industry and academia is that in industry you are expected to produce something of value to your company and the shareholders – this is the business side of science. A PhD scientist can assume numerous roles in an industry setting. This session will highlight these career opportunities and provide insight into how to position yourself (including building your resume and cover letters) to be competitive for these jobs.
Picking the Perfect Postdoc
Apr 22, 2020 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
This session is for graduate students pondering postdocs (or postdocs considering an additional postdoc). We will talk about finding research groups, applying, and being successful as a postdoc.
Academic Job Search: Applying
Apr 23, 2020 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
This session will address preparing early to be ready for faculty positions during the upcoming fall application cycle. We will also discuss the impact of the current emergency on the faculty hiring cycle. Topics covered in this session include: finding job opportunities, assessing your goals, and preparing your application packet.
Traditional Journal Publishing
Apr 24, 2020 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Traditional journal publishing: Instead of trying the spaghetti-sticking approach or impact factors, let’s talk about the best ways to identify a journal for your manuscript, and then how to navigate the submission process. We will look at several levels of journals and discuss pros/cons of each, along with the hidden importance of cover letters and how to appeal decisions you don’t agree with.
Upcoming Citation Management Workshops
Upcoming research paper, thesis, or dissertation?
By popular demand, Penn Libraries are hosting another round of Citation Management Workshops! See details and registration links below:
- Using Zotero for Citation Management, Monday, April 20, 1 – 2 PM
Introductory workshop for anyone: Zotero is a free, open-source, flexible research management tool with a diverse support community.
- Using Mendeley for Citation Management, Tuesday, April 21, 1 – 2 PM
Introductory workshop for anyone: Mendeley is a “freemium” research management tool with robust PDF integration.
- Advanced Tools & Techniques for Citation Management, Wednesday, April 22, 1 – 2 PM
For people working on thesis, dissertations, and other major research projects. This workshop will explore best practices, great tools, and advanced techniques to collect, organize, and cite your sources.
E-Resources News: Nano
Stay up-to-date with with the growing body of nanotechnology literature with Nano, Penn Libraries’ newly acquired resource. Nano allows users to search for detailed information on patents, spec sheets about different nanomaterials and their properties, applications, toxicity, and preparation methods of thousands of nanomaterials and devices. Please reach out to https://faq.library.upenn.edu/ask with any questions!
Complimentary 1-year Membership to the New York Academy of Sciences
To support your professional and career development, Perelman School of Medicine will sponsor interested graduate students, postdocs and faculty for complimentary 1-year Membership to the New York Academy of Sciences. For over 200 years, the Academy has helped scientists, engineers, and innovators pursue successful careers.
SIGN UP AT NYAS.ORG/PERELMAN TO REQUEST A SPONSORED MEMBERSHIP
We’re committed to our mission to providing premier scientific content and career development resources during these challenging times. As an Academy Member, you’ll benefit from free or discounted access to:
Career Readiness Training: online courses, webinars and other career resources to help you acquire the skills you’ll need to succeed in a STEM-related field
Cutting Edge Content: digital access to our publications and eBriefings.
Networking & Resume Building: opportunities to present your research, apply intensive leadership training, become a mentor, and connect with other Members from our global Membership network, using an online Directory.
Upcoming Webinars & Programs: in an effort to support global initiatives to contain the spread of COVID-19, the Academy is presenting Spring 2020 events through online platforms and some of our previously scheduled events are being postponed to a later date. Please check our events listing for the latest information. For our programs and resources on COVID-19, click here
The Coronavirus Outbreak Symposium – Videos Online
The Penn Center for Research on Coronavirus and Other Emerging Pathogens hosted their first symposium, titled “The Coronavirus Outbreak” on Friday, April 3, 2020 from 11am to 5pm. The symposium featured insights on coronaviruses from Penn experts.
Videos from the symposium are now available online.