Now retired from a career in neuroscience, Nick Ingoglia has been working toward writing a novel that combines neuroscience research with the fictional lives of a diverse group of characters. In this interview, Ingoglia shares how he incorporates his research experience into his writing, what he hopes audiences take away from his novels, and tips for scientists looking to explore a writing career.
Poor mental health among academics and researchers has long been a problematic and pervasive issue but, until recently, it has largely been ignored or even denied. Watch this webinar that aims to destigmatize mental health struggles among SfN members, discuss the prevalence and manifestation of various mental illnesses among neuroscientists, and start the conversation about how we as a community can better support ourselves and each other.
Theanne Griffith has always been passionate about science and storytelling. Read about her decision to combine her decade as a scientist with her longstanding commitment to science education as a children’s book writer.
The right postdoc can help you gain key skills for the next step in your career. SfN has created a toolkit to help you strategically explore career options, develop relevant transferable skills, network with potential mentors, and negotiate the position right for you.
Charles Yokoyama realized he could combine his writing and literature interests with science interests. Read how this inspired him to move to the journal editing field where I evaluated papers and manuscripts in many fields of science.
Osvaldo Uchitel shares 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.
David Perkel —Senior Editor for JNeurosci from 2013–2019 — has acquired numerous insights into science publishing. Read his answers to commonly asked questions about the publishing process and shares advice applicable to neuroscientists at any career stage, whether you’re preparing to publish your first paper or looking to keep up with best practices.
To help you decide what’s next after you’ve completed your postdoc, SfN has created a toolkit guiding you through career options available to you. Learn about various opportunities within and outside of academia and how to evaluate each based on your skills, interests, and values.
Cynthia Chestek uses brain-machine interfaces to discover how to allow movement of multiple fingers simultaneously following paralysis or amputation. In this interview she recounts the moment she knew she’d pursue a career in neuroscience, describes the rewards of that career, and looks to the future of neural interface technology, including neural networks. She also offers advice to women in engineering for a successful graduate education and career.
Being the scientific manager in an academic institute or department, research foundation, nonprofit, or company comes with many challenges and opportunities.
Watch this webinar for the ability to identify ways to gain experience and knowledge to prepare for this career niche.
Linda Porrino, a department chair at Wake Forest School of Medicine, reflects on what she looks for when hiring new faculty. If you’re considering an academic career now or in the future, read her advice on how to gain experience as a student, make a good impression in the interview, negotiate for what you need, and more.
Of all of the four-year colleges and universities in the U.S., relatively few are classified by the Carnegie Foundation as high research activity schools. While research universities tend to be larger and have more faculty, the small number of them means that most faculty job opportunities are actually at teaching-focused institutions.
Yasemin Gürsoy-Özdemir leads the neuroscience graduate program at Koç University in Istanbul, Turkey. When interviewed by Neuonline, she offered insight into key skills for a translational research career and how studying abroad and working with global collaborators can enrich your training.
Maybe you’re interested in advocating for science but are waiting to have more time in your career. Or maybe you don’t know where to find groups that can show you how. Either way, advice from three scientist-advocates from across the career spectrum will help you get started.
Erich Jarvis, a professor at Rockefeller University and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, shares highlights from his science research, personal and professional journey, and lessons learned as an underrepresented scientist in this town hall talk at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Many researchers don’t communicate in a way that resonates with their intended audience — whether that’s their professional community, scientists in other fields, the public, the media, or a potential boss. It’s not just what you say, but also how you say it, that matters.