Weekly round-up #87
This week VALIDATE has welcomed it's 300th member - we are hugely excited and privileged to be connecting so many researchers around the world in their, and our, mission to develop vaccines against TB, leishmaniasis, leprosy and melioidosis.
As part of our mission to connect you and help you accelerate your research by accessing new ideas and new collaborative partners - there are only 2 days left to register for the 2019 VALIDATE events:
- our 2nd ECR workshop ‘Post-doc’ing for Success 2’
- the 3rd VALIDATE Annual Meeting
- and the VALIDATE-BSI 2019 Conference ‘Vaccine development for neglected intracellular pathogens’.
We have an exciting programme and great speakers lined up for you, and over 90 VALIDATE members already registered for you to connect with. So if you are planning to attend, do register asap so that you don’t miss out. Registration is quick and simple (and great value for money!) via our annual meeting webpage.
Our latest Training Grant round has now opened. These grants award post-doctoral Associate members up to £3,000 to take up an opportunity that could help advance their career, such as attending a course or workshop, or visiting another lab to learn new techniques and build collaborations and/or build capacity back at their home institute. More information about the grants, and how to apply, can be found on at www.validate-network.org/training-grants. The closing date for this round is 22 October 2019.
Finally, we are still looking for the new VALIDATE Bioinformatician/Computational Biologist. This is a post-doc position based at University of Oxford, whose role is to maximise the outputs and lessons learned from the immunology and vaccine-related data available from VALIDATE's members. You can find out more about the role here. Applications should be submitted by 11 September. Please do pass this vacancy on to any researchers you know who might be interested in this role.