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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.