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VFC Science Voices from Home: Canada

Special Event: Informational Session

May 25, 2017

This event is recommended for: Graduate Students; Postdocs/Fellows; NIH Staff Scientist/Staff Clinician.

Interested in career opportunities abroad? Ever thought about getting a research position in Canada after your postdoc at the NIH? Ever wondered how to search for a job opportunity in Canada? Here is a chance to get some answers and advice from NIH Alumni Rachel Murphy, and Adam Burtnick and Gabrielle Grubka from the Canadian Embassy. The NIH Visiting Fellows' Committee is hosting this Information Session and you can attend via a webinar and ask your questions live.

To attend via webinar, please register using the following link:

Dr. Rachel Murphy is an Assistant Professor in the Centre of Excellence in Cancer Prevention within the School of Population and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia.  Her research focuses on nutrition, obesity, and chronic disease prevention. Dr. Murphy received her PhD in nutrition and metabolism from the University of Alberta, completed postdoctoral work at the National Institute on Aging and worked at DSM Nutritional Products in the US.

Adam Burtnick, First Secretary, Immigration, Canadian Embassy
Adam is a career foreign service immigration officer who has had overseas assignments in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Mexico City, Mexico and presently, in Washington, DC.  Currently, his duties in Washington include both operational program delivery and liaison activities. His reporting has covered a wide range of migration related topics, most recently focused on U.S. refugee resettlement and integration activities.

Gabrielle Grubka, Trade Commissioner Assistant, Innovation and Technology Group, Canadian Embassy
Gabrielle supports Canadian businesses and organizations who are pursuing business opportunities in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic region, including Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. Her primary areas of focus include education and research collaboration, information and communication technologies, and government procurement.