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  • 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.

  • Four Lessons to Take Your Work Environment

    • Oct 10, 2022

    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.

  • Advice for Navigating Academia as a Black Woman

    • Oct 4, 2022

    Kaela S. Singleton, an NINDS D-SPAN scholar, adjunct professor at Agnes Scott College, recounts her experience with imposter syndrome and how to navigate implicit bias as a black woman in academia.

  • The Lasting Impacts of Postdocs Abroad

    • Sep 27, 2022

    Fatuel Tecuapetla, tenured researcher at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), reflects on how his two postdocs abroad and the valuable career and life lessons he discovered.

  • How Science Communication Can Improve Your Career

    • Sep 19, 2022

    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.

  • How to Create a Job Post That Attracts Candidates You Want to Hire

    • Sep 12, 2022

    Writing a job post that attracts applicants who fit the role can be a challenge. Here is an outline to help you craft the perfect job post from beginning to end.

  • Strategies for Moving Past Impostor Syndrome

    • Sep 6, 2022

    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.

  • Time Management Tricks You Need to Know

    • Aug 30, 2022

    You will only get busier as you advance in your career, but that doesn’t mean your life has to feel unmanageable. Use these tips to manage your time, self, and overall goals.

  • Why Conversation and Community are Important to Stopping Bias

    • Aug 22, 2022

    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.