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  • Why This Doctor Became An Epileptologist_

    • Feb 20, 2024

    Peter Crino, a professor and chair of neurology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, shares his experience working on malformations of cerebral cortical development.

  • What You Should Know About Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Jobs

    • Feb 12, 2024

    In this interview, Khan Ozol, a neuroscientist and global head of talent scouting at Novartis, describes the types of positions available to neuroscientists in industry and shares advice on how to be competitive candidates for them.

  • Vivian Mushahwar on Challenging Herself on Spinal Cord Injury Research

    • Feb 6, 2024

    This article is part of Neuronline's interview series "Entrepreneurial Women Combining Neuroscience, Engineering, and Tech," which highlights the career paths and scientific accomplishments of female leaders and role models who are creatively bridging disciplines to improve lives.

  • Getting the Most Out of Your Mentoring Relationships

    • Feb 2, 2024

    The qualities of a good protégé include effective communication, trust, flexibility, patience, openness, optimism, and persistence. Make sure to embody these qualities as well as follow these tips.

  • Balancing Science Policy Interests with Lab Work_ Is it Possible?

    • Jan 22, 2024

    During SfN’s Careers in Science Policy webinar, neuroscientists who work in policy roles for the government and a consulting firm explained how they made time for exploring science policy interests during training.

  • Six Ways To Move Forward: After A Setback

    • Jan 14, 2024

    When something at school or work doesn’t unfold as you hoped it would, it can be challenging to let go and move on. Use this advice from six neuroscientists to help you process situations, move forward, and ultimately build your resilience.

  • Confronting Impostor Syndrome

    • Jan 8, 2024

    Impostor syndrome, often described as the fear of being exposed as a fraud, may slow or stall optimal career advancement. In this video, you’ll hear other neuroscientists’ experiences and come away with strategies for leaning into and reframing self-doubt in yourself or your trainees.

  • How to Create an Inclusive Lab Environment Where Individuals Feel Valued_

    • Jan 3, 2024

    A lab environment where individual members feel heard can help you to run a successful lab in diverse settings. Read more to learn how to create this kind of inclusive environment in and outside the day-to-day work of the lab.

  • Recognizing Team Science Contributions in Academic Hiring, Promotion, and Tenure

    • Dec 20, 2023

    Read this excerpt from a commentary in the Journal of Neuroscience, Recognizing Team Science Contributions in Academic Hiring, Promotion, and Tenure, that originated from two Neuroscience 2019 Professional Development workshops.

  • Career Planning and Explorations for Biomedical PhD Scientists & Physician-Scientists

    • Dec 7, 2023

    A wide range of careers in neuroscience is available to students pursuing a biomedical PhD or an MD/PhD. This workshop offers strategic advice, considerations, and resources for discovering your options and choosing your career path.

  • Your Science Avengers: How to Assemble Your Mentoring Team

    • Nov 28, 2023

    When it comes to growing in your career, building a diverse team of mentors, instead of having just one, can be valuable. Read this article to learn how to assemble your best mentoring team.

  • Recruitment Bias in Research Institutes

    • Nov 22, 2023

    Get an inside look at how unconscious bias during the recruitment process can negatively impact female applicants and how to proactively change the approach in this Institució CERCA video.

  • What It Is Like to Do Interdisciplinary Neuroscience

    • Nov 13, 2023

    Catherine Hartley, an assistant professor of psychology and neural science and researcher, shares her experience with and perspectives on interdisciplinary research.

  • How This Postdoc Found a Position Right for Her

    • Nov 7, 2023

    A postdoctoral fellow reflects on how she approached searching for a postdoc position that would help her achieve what she was looking for in terms of her research growth, mentorship, and support network.

  • Five Tips for Becoming Better Science Communicators

    • Nov 2, 2023

    When scientists communicate effectively about their research, science thrives. Read this article to understand how making our science digestible to nonscientists helps people understand the wider relevance of science in society.

  • Six Foundations of A Successful Mentoring Relationship

    • Oct 24, 2023

    Mentorship is critical to a scientist’s career, whether you’re a mentor, a mentee, or both. Follow the advice below to help you set expectations and establish a healthy power dynamic for your own mentor-mentee relationship.

  • How to Find the Right Mentors & Ask for Career Advice

    • Oct 16, 2023

    Receiving sound career advice and mentorship is all about bridging connections, communicating well, and knowing what you want. Watch experts share how to approach people for career guidance and form successful formal or informal mentoring relationships.

  • Ways to Advocate for Science Throughout Your Career

    • Oct 9, 2023

    In this recording of the Public Advocacy Forum at Neuroscience 2018, advocates from across the field share how they build their present advocacy activities on past ones, find ways to advocate throughout the day, and communicate how their research improves lives.

  • Career Skills Toolkit: Designing Effective Science Presentations

    • Oct 3, 2023

    To help you design an impactful talk, SfN has created a toolkit on the three overarching elements of successful science presentations: structure/narrative, visual aids, and delivery.

  • For Women By Women: Tips for Success in Science

    • Sep 25, 2023

    While rates have improved in recent years, women are still underrepresented in the highest levels of scientific fields. In this list, successful women in science talk about what helped them succeed.