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  • Q&A One Neuroscientist Talks Working in Philanthropy

    • Nov 23, 2022

    Sarah Caddick is a trained neuroscientist. After completing her postdoctoral fellowship, she decided not to continue her research and instead pursue a career in philanthropy. Here, she discusses what she learned in her transition to a career away from the bench.

  • Demystifying the Academic Chalk Talk _

    • Nov 6, 2022

    In this webinar, get advice from faculty members at a variety of career stages on how to give and assess academic chalk talks, which require you to summarize your short-term specific aims, long-term research plans, and funding sources, as well as demonstrate your speaking and teaching abilities.

  • What Its Like to Do Research at a Small Institution

    • Oct 31, 2022

    Melissa Harrington details her work environment and research approach at Delaware State University, a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) with approximately 4,500 undergraduate and graduate students.

  • Building Bridges to Careers Outside of Academia

    • Oct 24, 2022

    Networking is easier than you think with these practical tips from scientists successfully working outside of academia. Hear their personal stories, advice, and insider secrets about networking you can use to help advance your career.

  • A Practical Guide: Incorporating Public Engagement Into Your Professional Portfolio

    • Oct 17, 2022

    Engagement is rewarding for individual neuroscientists, but it can be challenging to effectively organize and perform. This Neuroscience 2017 workshop offers resources on how to incorporate meaningful neuroscience public engagement into your professional portfolio without sacrificing other responsibilities.

  • Four Lessons to Take Your Work Environment

    • Oct 10, 2022

    Getting world-class clinicians and researchers who are used to competing with each other to work together is challenging. These lessons can be applied by graduate students, postdocs, young investigators, lab managers, and other managers of science to improve your work and working environment.

  • Advice for Navigating Academia as a Black Woman

    • Oct 4, 2022

    Kaela S. Singleton, an NINDS D-SPAN scholar, adjunct professor at Agnes Scott College, recounts her experience with imposter syndrome and how to navigate implicit bias as a black woman in academia.

  • The Lasting Impacts of Postdocs Abroad

    • Sep 27, 2022

    Fatuel Tecuapetla, tenured researcher at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), reflects on how his two postdocs abroad and the valuable career and life lessons he discovered.

  • How Science Communication Can Improve Your Career

    • Sep 19, 2022

    Effective science communication refers to the ability to discuss science in terms that your audience will understand. Learn how to communicate inwardly to colleagues, or outwardly with important stakeholders such as the public, government, industry, educators, or even scientists outside of one’s field.

  • How to Create a Job Post That Attracts Candidates You Want to Hire

    • Sep 12, 2022

    Writing a job post that attracts applicants who fit the role can be a challenge. Here is an outline to help you craft the perfect job post from beginning to end.

  • Strategies for Moving Past Impostor Syndrome

    • Sep 6, 2022

    As you’ve faced career growth — such as defending your thesis or starting a new position — have you grappled with feeling like a fraud, despite your accomplishments? You're not alone. Read these strategies to move forward.

  • Time Management Tricks You Need to Know

    • Aug 30, 2022

    You will only get busier as you advance in your career, but that doesn’t mean your life has to feel unmanageable. Use these tips to manage your time, self, and overall goals.

  • Why Conversation and Community are Important to Stopping Bias

    • Aug 22, 2022

    In this interview, Lionel discusses dealing with implicit bias and imposter syndrome. As a Gay, Latinx scientist, he also gives his hopes for the future of approaching discussions of equitable treatment and inclusion of historically marginalized communities in STEM.

  • Five Tips for Becoming a Better Science Communicator

    • Aug 15, 2022

    When scientists communicate effectively about their research, science thrives. However, this is not as easy as it sounds. Kate Fehlhaber gives five tips to become a better science communicator.

  • Staying Resilient in the Face of Challenges

    • Aug 9, 2022

    Setbacks are inevitable. While they may feel catastrophic in the moment, with the right outlook, challenges can be the key to learning, improving, and moving forward. Here, peers and colleagues share ways they adapt in the face of missteps large and small.

  • How Building Community Can Help Your Science and Career

    • Aug 1, 2022

    Mychael Lourenco, a research associate at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and member of SfN’s Trainee Advisory Committee (TAC), shares what first interested him in neuroscience, why community building is important, and how he’s leveraged his connections for research collaborations.

  • Recognizing and Addressing Power Dynamics in Science and Academia

    • Jul 25, 2022

    In this Short Course from Neuroscience 2018, panelists give short lectures and lead case study discussions on power dynamics in science and academia. You’ll come away with a better understanding of the nature of power dynamics and how intersectionality affects the way relative differences in power are experienced by different people.

  • IWiN Toolkit: Promotion and Tenure

    • Jul 18, 2022

    Are you working to increase awareness of the issues facing women in academia? This resource, has compelling data and ready-to-apply takeaways on current promotion and tenure practices, and ways to improve the process to increase faculty diversity.

  • Balancing Science Policy Interests with Lab Work: Is it Possible?

    • Jul 11, 2022

    Neuroscientists who work in policy roles for the government and a consulting firm offer ways you can balance science policy writing with heavy lab demands, based on what worked for them.

  • How to Write an Accurate Concise and Meaningful Significance Statement

    • Jul 5, 2022

    The goal of this webinar is to inform the neuroscience community about the benefits of creating a significance statement in a way that peaks the interest of others in the field, as well as laypersons, which can lead to opportunities for published research and/or funding.