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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.