Innovation2Market Course at Rady

Attention Students and Post-docs,

Do you want to learn how to take an exciting idea from mind to marketplace? 

The Rady School of Business is hosting an Info and Networking Night next Thursday, August 18, at 5pm at Jacobs School, Henry Booker Room 2512. At the event, students can learn more about Innovation2Marketplace, a course that aims to form teams of students and post-doctoral fellows to take ideas from the bench to the market, with the end goal of doing just that! Meet the course instructor, Rady faculty member Kimberly Davis-King, as well as Rady Assistant Dean Clark Jordan and alumni of the first I2M! Also meet other interested applicants, form teams around an idea, or just learn more about what the course has to offer! All attendees will receive a significantly discounted admission to the course. 

Refreshments will be provided.

See below for course details. 

RSVP by Wednesday, August 10th, by emailing us at We look forward to seeing you next Thursday night!


The Innovation2Marketplace Team


Innovation to Marketplace:

The Rady School of Management is offering a new Innovation to Market (I2M) course for PhD and post graduate students from September 1st 2016 to December 15th 2016, and will focus on taking a novel or in-lab idea to market. It will be an exciting opportunity for those with a project they see as marketable, as well as those generally interested in benchtop-to-business strategy. Class size will be limited to 30-36 individuals for efficient team management.

Cross-disciplinary I2M teams of up to four people can be formed prior to or at the beginning of the course based upon innovation from research conducted in the lab (with approval from PI) or from a new idea. The application period will open soon, so don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to learn about business development and network with your entrepreneurial peers in an interactive and hands-on course offered by the Rady School!

Applications open: August 15th 2016 (Monday)

Info night: August 18th 2016 (Thursday) – COURSE DISCOUNT OFFERED!

Applications close: August 22nd 2016 (Monday)

Course begins: September 1st, 2016 (Thursday)

Course Fee: $450 (also payable by Index Number)

Syllabus: UCSD Innovation to Market Syllabus 2016

Call for Panelists: Graduate Student Orientation

Want to join UCSD’s annual Graduate Student Orientation?

The Graduate Student Association is looking for current M.A. and Ph.D. students in Science and Engineering to serve as panelists for a group discussion with incoming grad students in your field! Help incoming grads who’ve already committed to UCSD prepare by answering their questions and start to network with your future colleagues!

What: Grad Student Orientation

Where: On campus (specific location TBA)

When: September 14, 3:30pm

Don’t want to be a panelist? We’re looking for moderators, too!

If interested, please email your name, degree program and department, and anticipated year of graduation to

Fellowship Opportunity for <5 years from PhD – Power of Information

I am writing to you to tell you about a new Templeton World Charity Foundation (TWCF) program: Templeton Independent Research Fellowships in the Power of Information. We would appreciate if you would share this announcement with others who may be interested.

TWCF will award up to three fellowships in 2016. Each Fellowship will provide financial support of up to $110,000 per year for up to three years, tenable at any recognized university or research institution in the world. Since 2013, TWCF has funded nearly a dozen research projects around the world which have used the concept of information to understand the world more fully. The concept of information offers a promising pathway for comprehending both micro- and macro-level phenomena within a single idea. The purpose of the Templeton Independent Research Fellowship is to facilitate ongoing scientific research by exceptional early-career scholars who are likely to establish themselves as prominent researchers in their fields.

Fellows must hold a PhD by the beginning of their Fellowship, although they need not have completed their degree when submitting their application. Applicants must apply within five full-time-equivalent research years of completing their PhD program. Newly graduated PhDs are particularly encouraged to apply. Applications will be considered from scholars who identify with any of the following disciplines: mathematics, statistics, physics, chemistry, biology, psychology, computer science, electrical engineering, or the philosophy of science. Applications are welcome from scholars of any nationality.

Applications for the 2016 round of Fellowships close on Sunday 28 August 2016. Just click on for more information about the program and instructions for applying.

Please email any enquiries about the Fellowship to

San Diego ACS August Meeting – Tues, August 16th


  • Candace Moon -The Craft Beer Attorney, APC
  • James Petti – Brewmaster Wavelength Brewing Company


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

7-10 pm

Hosted appetizers, non-hosted beer tasting


Wavelength Brewing Company, 236 Main St, Vista, CA 92084

Registration is on Eventbrite (attendance is limited to only 99 people):

UCSD Campus Visit – Eli Lilly & Co / Interview Opportunities for Research Scientist Positions

Dear Grads and Postdocs,

We are excited to announce that once again, we will be hosting a special campus visit for Eli Lilly & Co. on Tuesday, August 30th. Lilly ( is a global healthcare leader that unites caring with discovery to bring life-changing medicines to those who need them. During their visit, they wish to interview Chemistry/Biochemistry PHD students and postdocs for an available Research Scientist position at Lilly. Please see the attached job description for more information about this career opportunity and eligibility requirements.

If you are interested in the position, meet the eligibility requirements, and are available on 8/30, please send your CV and research summary to me ( no later than Sunday, August 14th.

We hope you will take advantage of this great opportunity!

Job Description: 2016 Lilly Research Scientist Job Description

ACS-PMSE/CCS-PD UCSD Workshop on Polymers

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Professional Development Events for Grad Students – March/April 2016

Careers in Technical Writing: Online Panel

March 14-18 |

The Versatile PhD is having an online discussion panel for those in Humanities & Social Sciences fields interested in a career in technical writing. If you’re unable to participate this week, you can view transcripts from the panel on the Versatile PhD site in its discussion forum archives. For more information, see


Grads & Grub

March 18, 5:00-7:00pm | Faculty Club

Connect with graduate alumni, graduate students, faculty, and campus partners over a beer and appetizers. Brought to you by the Graduate Division, Graduate Student Association, and UCSD Alumni.


Converting Your CV to a Resume

March 29, 11:30-1:00pm | Career Services Center, Horizon Room

Learn how turn your academic CV into a resume that will present your qualifications and experience effectively in your search for an alternate or non-academic job. Please bring a working draft of your CV (and if you’ve already started on one, a draft of your resume).


AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships Info Session

April 1, 11:00am-12:00pm | Leichtag 107

Interested in a career intersecting science and government policy? Attend this information session to find out about the AAAS’s Science and Technology Fellowship, a post-graduate level fellowship that offers medical doctors, scientists, and engineers the opportunity to contribute their analytical skills to policymaking in Washington, D.C. while learning about the role of science in the federal government.


Reminder: Grad SLAM

March-April; Final Round April 14, 4:00-6:00pm | SSC Multipurpose Room

The UC San Diego Grad SLAM is a graduate student competitive speaking event that showcases graduate student research. Grad SLAM participants present their research using three PowerPoint slides in a three-minute “TED-like talk” that can be understood by a general audience.


Taking Your Career to the Next Level

Wednesday, March 23 | 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Career Development Week: March 22-24

This career workshop will focus on five core competencies for thriving in your job or career and motivate attendees to recognize the importance of key core competencies for excelling at work. Career Development Week workshops are free and sponsored by UC San Diego Extension.

For more information about these events, see Port Triton or the grAdvantage website.

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Funding Opportunity – NIH NIBIB Training Program Info Session – April 6th

Dear Ph.D. Students,

Are you interested in exceptional interdisciplinary research opportunities supported by NIH National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)?


Information Session

Wed., April 6, 3pm

Location: Bioengineering Hall, 4th floor, Room 489 “Zweifach Library”

Attend an information session with Dr. Andrew McCulloch, Program Director for UCSD Interfaces Graduate Training Program, Distinguished Professor and Jacobs Distinguished Scholar, Department of Bioengineering.

RSVP to for Info session on UCSD Interfaces Program.

Applications are now being accepted (deadline May4, 2016) – see the Interfaces Program website:

The Interfaces Graduate Training Program at UCSD was established in 2005. It is a specialization and is currently available to Ph.D. students in Bioengineering, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Neurosciences, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Physics and Biological Sciences.  Our program provides unique interdisciplinary graduate training at the interfaces between the biological, health, physical and engineering sciences. The training program has been made possible with the support of grants from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and the National Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) at NIH.

The program’s goals are:

  1. Focused Collaboration across participating degree program at UCSD to train a new generation of cross-disciplinary scientist.
  2. State-of-the-art Interdisciplinary Training through a technology-centered hands-on graduate laboratory course curriculum.
  3. Novel Emphasis on Research aimed at integrative and quantitative analysis across multiple scales of biological organization from molecule to organism in health and disease.

Fellowship Opportunities

Student applications received will be reviewed for eligibility to funding opportunities available. The training program has support of a grant from the National Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) at NIH.

Transition to Industry Bootcamp – March 18th

Transition to Industry Bootcamp – March 18th

The Torrey Pines Training Consortium (Career Development and Postdoc Affairs offices from UC San Diego, Salk, The Scripps Research Institute, Sanford Burhham Prebys) invite you to attend the TRANSITION TO INDUSTRY BOOTCAMP this Friday, March 18, 2016.


Adapting to industry jobs can be a significant challenge for scientists coming from academia. Industry values–and even requires–skills that go beyond the traditional scientific/technical competencies.

Having an awareness of your skills and an ability to express them in business terms provides a significant competitive advantage in landing an industry job and being successful in that job.

By attending this workshop, you will transition from the often quoted “over-qualified and under experienced” kiss of death to the “Best Qualified with relevant experience.”


At the all day workshop you will learn:

  • The Business of Science: The career challenges that PhDs face have evolved significantly over the past 10-15 years.  Academic tenure-track positions have become more and more competitive, and there is generally little to no training or guidance with respect the opportunities available outside academia, the critical skills required and how to successfully compete for those jobs. In this two hour interactive session we will discuss the technical, business and social skills that are valued both within and outside academia and how to relate your own scientific experiences and accomplishments to those skills in a way that demonstrates your hiring value. Participants will learn how to dissect a job ad to identify the required skills, and how to develop a 2 page targeted resume that reflects their qualifications and experiences in the context of those skills, and how to develop talking points to effectively handle the behavioral-based interview process.
  • Practical Project Management for Scientists: Project Management experience is highly valued for many professional positions available to scientists, due to its focus on efficiency, and reliably completing projects on time and on budget.  Being able to demonstrate practical experience with this important skill provides a real advantage when competing for jobs.  The scientific method, which is the basis of biomedical research, very closely parallels the project management process.  So in essence, scientists are putting project management into practice every day (even if they don’t realize it!).  In this session students will learn to translate their scientific experience into the language of project management by clearly defining the project’s goals, success criteria, assumptions and action plan.  Their project management experiences are then iterated in their resume and interview preparation. Students will then use that same project management approach to develop a plan to looking for, and land their first job.


  • Financial Literacy: In this session, we will review what you need to know about finance to negotiate a salary offer and to evaluate the financial health of an organization.   Using a Case Study learning method for a local biotech, we will step through 12 basic financial terms for doing business.  Participants will then utilize these terms in evaluating the health of a company.  Finally, we will look at the financial considerations of negotiating your total compensation package with your hiring manager at your new job.
  • Applied Communications and Networking: By attending and participating in this whole-day SciPhD workshop, participants should be able to perform the following:
    • Identify and find the type of jobs they are seeking
    • Analyze a job ad, identify the critical technical, business and social skills required to qualify for an interview
    • Develop a competitive targeted resume that relates their research and life experiences that match the required and unique competitive advantage skills
    • Apply industry Project Management best practices to their own scientific research project, and their job search project
    • Evaluate companies of interest with respect to their financial health
    • Leverage communications techniques to build their network, get company intelligence, and perform well in behavioral-based job interviews.

Date: Friday, March 18, 2016
Time: 7:30am-5:00pm
Location: The Auditorium at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) at 10620 John J. Hopkins Drive
Event details and to register:

Cost: $75 plus credit card process fee (includes light breakfast and lunch)


Postdoc Position at Chem-H Institute – Stanford

Postdoctoral Fellows at ChemH