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Month: June 2017

Take advantage of your benefits

Brandeis alumni

It was so good to see Brandeis University alumni at #DeisReunion17 last weekend! In case you missed us at the festivities on campus, we want to make sure you know about the Brandeis alumni tuition discount on all Graduate Professional Studies courses and programs.

Fall 2017 Term and Spring 2018 Term dates and sessions

Whether you’re looking to obtain a master’s degree or supplement your resume and develop new skills with professional courses, continue your Brandeis experience with our part-time, fully online curricula.

View our Fall 1 and Fall 2 course schedules, or click the links below to learn more about our graduate programs:

Additional Benefits:

As a GPS student, you’ll enjoy:

Interested in learning more about Brandeis GPS? Check out our website or contact our enrollment team at gps@brandeis.edu or 781-736-8787.

Take advantage of your degree

It’s been a few weeks since the GPS class of 2017 commencement ceremony. Congratulations once again to those who received their degree!

We’re checking in to remind all GPS alumni – past and recent – about your tuition discount and an important change to our academic calendar. Starting in fall 2017, GPS will be moving away from three ten-week terms to two terms per year. However, each term will contain two 10-week sessions. So instead of three 10-week sessions, students are able to enroll in four ten-week sessions per year (fall 1, fall 2, spring 1, and spring 2). 

Fall 2017 Term and Spring 2018 Term dates and sessions

Achieve academic success

The four-session calendar provides the following benefits:

  • An easier path to qualify for federal aid
  • Students using federal aid can take one class at a time instead of two, increasing the opportunity for academic success.
  • Faster time for degree completion — 2.5 years instead of 3.3 years (with even more expedited options available).
  • Two-week break between sessions and a four-week break between terms

In addition to our calendar change, you may have noticed some program additions to our catalog. Last fall, we launched the MS in Digital Innovation for FinTech, and the previous year we introduced two new programs: the MS in Digital Marketing and Design, and the MS in User-Centered Design.

Take courses for professional development

As a GPS alumni, you will enjoy 15 percent discount on tuition for any future courses you’d like to take, whether you intend to pursue another full master’s degree from GPS or solely take courses for professional development.

If you’re interested in receiving a second degree, click here to learn more about our sequential degree policy.

To learn more about taking additional courses, view our Fall 2017 course schedule and contact our enrollment team at gps@brandeis.edu or 781-736-8787.

 

SPOTLIGHT ON JOBS: Celgene

Members of the Brandeis GPS Community may submit job postings from within their industries to advertise exclusively to our community. This is a great way to further connect and seek out opportunities as they come up. If you are interested in posting an opportunity, please complete the following form found here.

Where: Cambridge, MA

About: Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health.  We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries – and growing – we look for talented people to grow our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow Computational Biology

Position Details: We are actively recruiting a talented candidate to develop and apply computational approaches to large human omics datasets in a highly collaborative pharmaceutical environment.

Responsibilities:

We seek a talented, collaborative interdisciplinary scientist to catalyze the development and application of computational approaches for translating genetic associations to mechanistic understandings. The successful candidate will develop and apply computational strategies to extract mechanistic insights from large proprietary genetic-centric and omics rich human datasets. In particular, this role is expected to elucidate context-specific and genetic-inspired mechanisms in autoimmune and/or neurodegeneration diseases by:

  • Developing QTL analyses and network-centric approaches for carrying forward genetic variations into mechanistic insights;
  • Pioneering deep-learning algorithms for biomedical research;
  • Deriving novel insights using longitudinal progression-based patient records.

The position offers an exciting opportunity to leverage access to proprietary resources and broad team expertise within the industry setting.Expertise in genetics and omics datasets are

Expertise in genetics and omics datasets are prerequisite. Experiences in algorithm development are highly desired.

Requirements:

  •  Expertise in GWAS and QTL analyses.
  •  Experience with relevant programming/scripting tools (e.g. R, MATLAB, Python, C/C++).
  •  Experience with public datasets GTEx, ENCODE, ADNI a plus.
  •  Experience with deep learning a plus.
  •  Knowledge and/or interests in autoimmune and/or neurodegeneration indications a bonus.
  •  A track record demonstrating scientific creativity, collaboration, and independence.
  •  Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Qualifications:

  • PhD in computational biology, bioinformatics, computer science, or related disciplines

Apply:

  • Interested applicants should apply through the Celgene website. Link to the job page here.
  • See more career opportunities at Celgene here.
  • Please make sure to reference seeing this position through the GPS Spotlight on Jobs post.

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