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Science Policy Careers: The Difference Neuroscientists Can Make
- Mar 22, 2023
Julianne McCall, who worked as a science policy consultant with the California Senate Office of Research for two years, shares why it’s important for scientists to consider roles in policy, how scientific outreach inspires her work, and ways to be competitive in this career path.
A Former NIH Research Administrator on Transitions & Success
- Mar 15, 2023
Connie Atwell, whose last position was extramural research director at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, focuses on what it was like transitioning from academia to research administration, and why the role was so fulfilling.
Learn to Say Yes and No Without Guilt & Regret
- Mar 10, 2023
Someone proposes a new project, or asks you to serve on a committee, or wants you to mentor a new lab member, on top of everything on your to-do list. Consider these tips to help you say yes or no with greater confidence and ease.
An Academic or Public-Facing Career:Why Not Both?
- Feb 27, 2023
Here, Jennifer Taylor and Casey Henley share separately how their careers have evolved to incorporate outreach in an official capacity alongside their teaching portfolio, and explain what they've learned about outreach and career development from this unique experience.
A Look at One Neuroscientists Career in Pharma and Biotech
- Feb 23, 2023
As Khan Ozol, the global head of talent scouting at Novartis, was completing his postdoc, he realized that he wanted to pursue a different path: an entrepreneurial career, but still focused on science.
Thinking on Your Feet:Tailoring Your Elevator Speech
- Feb 13, 2023
An elevator speech is one of your most important networking tools. Keep these tips in mind as you adapt your pitch to appeal to different nonscientific audiences.
Advocating for Social Change as a Neuroscientist on SocialMedia
- Feb 7, 2023
Ubadah Sabbagh explains how advocacy using social media can be effective and strategies that neuroscientists can use to effect change.
"Beyond the Lab"With a Scientific Grants Manager
- Jan 31, 2023
Jerome Jourquin, a scientific grants manager at the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, talks about the crucial skills he developed in his PhD program, and how he applies his skills to his current position.
How to Find a Mentor as a Graduate Student
- Jan 23, 2023
At large research universities, it is your responsibility as a student to seek out and engage faculty members.
Inside a Career Built on Perseverance, Curiosity and Seeking Opportunity
- Jan 17, 2023
Osvaldo Uchitel, whose last position was senior researcher at the University of Buenos Aires, focuses on what it was like to conduct high quality science and rebuild a community of neuroscientists in Argentina despite a volatile political climate and scarce funding and scientific support.
How a Journal Handles Your Paper
- Jan 9, 2023
The editors-in-chief of four international neuroscience journals offer insight into what editors look for, what their roles are, and what you can to do to make your paper stand out in this workshop.
A Guide to Finding, Applying for, and Landing a Faculty Position
- Jan 3, 2023
In this interview, Arianna Maffei answers some of postdocs’ most common questions at the start of their careers, on topics including finding mentors, applying and interviewing for jobs, and starting a lab.
7 Paths to the Career You Want
- Dec 19, 2022
Explore these resources and personal stories highlighting different career path opportunities in the field.
Before You Start a Lab:What to Consider
- Dec 12, 2022
There’s no one right way to set up a lab. From building a culture to purchasing supplies, determine what works best for you — and then run with it. Tim Mosca shares what he’s learned and observed from setting up and running his own lab.
Overcoming Challenges as a Native American in STEM
- Dec 5, 2022
Naomi Lee is an assistant professor in the department of chemistry and biochemistry at Northern Arizona University. In this interview, Lee discusses challenges of being a Native American in research, and her goals of improving American Indian and Alaskan Native health through research, STEM education, and mentoring.
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.