The NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education (OITE) has a number of videocasts that may be of interest to research trainees. UPDATED - Grant Writing 101 on January 18 / Industry Careers Overview and Job Packages on January 24
January 18, 2013 - Grant Writing 101Description from the NIH:
Part 1 will help you understand the process of grant writing. Topics will include finding funding opportunities (including NIH training and career awards), understanding the NIH grant process, and an insight into the peer-review process. Part 2 will help you understand how to write a competitive grant application including a discussion of the major components of research, training and career development grants. Topics include strategies for writing grants, developing your specific aims and responding to grant reviews.
January 24, 2013 - Industry Careers Overview and Job PackagesDescription from the NIH:
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 including technology management, business development, project management, marketing, technical sales, regulatory affairs, quality control, quality assurance, technical support, patents, financial analysis, human resource recruitment, medical science relationship building, clinical research management, and corporate communications. 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.
Additional OITE Videocasts:
These days, the majority of young scientists will not end up in a traditional academic research position. This presentation will give you some criteria to consider in deciding if embarking on an industry science career is right for you and then will provide concrete tools and resources for preparing for this transition.