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December 18, 2016

Welcome to GradCareers!

This twice-monthly newsletter from the Graduate College keeps you up to date on exciting opportunities to engage with employers. For each issue, our graduate career development specialists choose job postings, career fairs, and information sessions that will keep you informed and connected. We also offer a handy tip to help you explore your career options and land a job you love. Thanks for reading, and reply to let us know what else you would like to see in this space.

Tip of the Week

Take a break! You work hard in grad school or your postdoc, and that's a great thing. It's gotten you where you are now and it will help you get where you want to go. But make sure to balance that hard work with time off the computer or away from the bench. This winter break, make some time for yourself: take a walk, do some window shopping, visit the gym, play a board game, have a chat. Do something that's not work but which energizes you. It'll help you work more effectively come January. And hopefully, it'll be fun!

Engage with Employers
Information Sessions for Graduate Students
  • Applied Underwriters Skype Session, December 20, 12:00-6:00 pm,  More information here
    This virtual Skype session is a chance for students to visit with Applied Underwriters recruiters, Bryan Krajeski and Kelsey Brunemeier. The format will be in 30-minute intervals. The Skype session wil be very informal and treated as a "get to know you" chat.
I-Link Job Postings

I-Link is a campus-wide resource offering job/internship postings from companies interested in hiring University of Illinois students and graduates. There’s a huge database of job opportunities and information about upcoming events.

To view these and other job postings, log in to I-Link today:
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Principal Scientist - Data Scientist - AT&T Big Data @ AT&T (ID 141629)

Applications accepted until: December 29, 2016

As a data scientist you’ll use your talent for breaking down business challenges into data-driven problems that guide improvements in customer satisfaction and generate millions in savings and potentially revenue.Your solutions could influence everything from fleet optimization and energy efficiency to content analytics and marketing –often before the problem even happens. Add the ongoing skill development and collaboration with some of the brightest minds in the field, and you will be poised to make an impact.You will utilize the latest machine learning and statistical algorithms to create predictive and prescriptive models by detecting and exploiting patterns in massive datasets. You will also create data visualizations and give presentations that will help key stakeholders in their decision making process.

NIH Bioethics Fellowship @ National Institutes of Health (ID 146591)

Applications for postdoc fellowships accepted until: December 31, 2016

Fellows participate in the activities and the intellectual life of our interdisciplinary department and study ethical issues related to the conduct of research, clinical practice, genetics, and health policy. They conduct mentored theoretical and empirical research on a range of bioethical fields of interest. For a typical fellow, this research yields multiple first-authored publications in premier academic journals. In addition to research and writing, fellows participate in weekly bioethics seminars, case conferences, ethics consultations, and IRB deliberations, and have access to multiple educational opportunities at NIH. No prior bioethics experience is required or expected.

Junior Health Writer @ Quantumrum (ID 144865)

Applications accepted until: January 1, 2017

Quantumrun is the bleeding edge. We write about how your life will change because of the revolutions happening today in technology, science, health, and culture (but without the jargon filled, science speak). While you might think the future is a scary place, we’re on a mission to make it accessible to everyone. As a Quantumrun (QR) Health Writer, your position will involve working closely with the various QR divisions to bring together all elements needed for a successful publication. While you will be supervised, trained, and mentored by experienced QR staffers, most work will be done virtually over the course of the year.

Technical Specialist @ Applied Underwriters (ID 146412)

Applications accepted until: May 31, 2017

The Technical Analyst is responsible for analyzing, designing, building, maintaining and continuously improving the company’s core applications and databases. This person also performs complex data migration, data interchange, and analysis.

Other Opportunites
Deputy Director, China Studies Centre @ University of Sydney

Applications accepted until: January 11, 2017

The University is seeking an energetic academic to assist the Director of the China Studies Centre in the consolidation of the centre’s status as the leading interdisciplinary centre for the study of China in Australia. From a central position within the University of Sydney, the centre brings together academics (presently more than 230 members), teachers and researchers from more than a dozen faculties. It aims to forge an innovative and engaged approach to the region that reflects its rich diversity and challenging problems. Click here for more information.

State Policy Fellowship Program @ Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Applications accepted until: January 29, 2017

State Policy Fellows tackle domestic policy challenges in areas like health care, taxes, anti-poverty policy, education, and criminal justice. Working in independent, highly respected policy organizations located across the country, Fellows analyze the impact of state budget and tax policy choices on low-income residents and promote positive reforms. Click here for more information.

Science Writer, Donor Relations @ Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Open until filled

Science Writers translate the latest accomplishments from our outstanding group of investigators into compelling narrative reports that update donors on the impact of their gifts. Our team of Science Writers is a key link between our dedicated oncologists, scientists, fundraisers, and donors who comprise the wide Dana-Farber community. Science Writers take complex information and communicate it clearly, concisely, and accurately to explain key concepts to Institute donors. As a Science Writer, you interpret some of the foremost challenges in cancer care and research in order to convey scientific insights that are both deep and broad. Click here for more information.

Qualitative Research Associate, International Development @ American Institutes for Research (AIR)

Open until filled

The American Institutes for Research (AIR) International Research and Evaluation group strives to improve the quality of life in developing countries by using rigorous research and evaluation to enhance education and social development. We conduct impact evaluations on a wide range of topics including cash transfer programs, early childhood nutrition programs, education interventions, health product distribution programs, and agricultural interventions. We partner with locally based researchers to provide context relevant policy analysis and to help build the research capacity in developing countries. Our work contributes to policy and financial decisions at the national and international level in countries around the world. Click here for more information.


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