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  • Careers in Translational Drug Discovery

    • Feb 24, 2021

    Pursuing a career in drug discovery in the past has meant exiting the academic setting to join the pharmaceutical industry, this is no longer the case. Learn about career opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry, academic drug discovery centers, and NIH Intramural Research Programs and showcases examples of how basic and innovative biology can be turned into a drug discovery program in a variety of research settings that will lead to new medicines for patients who need them.

  • Navigating Cultures and Collaborations for a Dynamic Career

    • Feb 18, 2021

    Marie-Françoise Chesselet, professor emeritus at the University of California, Los Angeles, focuses on what it was like moving from France, to pursue science and a life in the United States, why leading large collaborative groups was so valuable to her, and more.

  • The Story Behind This Former NIH Program Director's Career

    • Feb 11, 2021

    Michael Oberdorfer, former program director of NIH’s National Eye Institute (NEI) extramural research program, shares his initial childhood curiosity with science and nature, highlights from his training years, what it was like to attend SfN’s first annual meeting, and more.

  • How to Navigate Career Transitions in Neuroscience

    • Feb 4, 2021

    This workshop provides insight for participants who are approaching a career transition, either as progression in the academic pipeline or from one career path to another. Panelists include scientists at various stages of their careers across academia, industry, government, and science social media. They discuss the paths they have taken and what helped them obtain their positions.

  • What You Should Know About Pharma and Biotech Jobs

    • Jan 27, 2021

    In A Look at One Neuroscientist’s Career in Pharma and Biotech, Khan Ozol, a neuroscientist and global head of talent scouting at Novartis, shared his career journey and how he got to where he is today. In part two of this interview, Ozol describes the types of positions available to neuroscientists in industry and shares advice on how to be competitive candidates for them.

  • Advice for Your Summer Undergraduate Research Experience

    • Jan 25, 2021

    In this video, get advice on how to figure out if a summer undergraduate research program may be right for you. Catherine Ubri, a senior at Hunter College, also discusses how to approach your applications and time throughout the program and shares her own experience over the summer at the Center for Neural Science at New York University.

  • A Former NIH Research Administrator on Transitions and Success

    • Jan 14, 2021

    No two careers are identical. Yet, all neuroscientists will likely share certain commonalities: the first sparks of scientific curiosity, difficult challenges, resilience to press on, accomplishments large and small, hard-earned wisdom, and support from professional and personal communities.

  • What It's Like to Do Research at a Small Institution

    • Jan 11, 2021

    Melissa Harrington is the director of the Delaware Center for Neuroscience Research and a professor of biology at Delaware State University (DSU). In this article, Harrington details her work environment and research approach at DSU, a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) with approximately 4,500 undergraduate and graduate students.

  • A Personal Experience with the Tenure Process

    • Dec 16, 2020

    James Geddes is the vice dean for research at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Here, he shares what his transition from pre-tenure to post-tenure was like, including responsibility and institutional culture shifts.

  • From Basic to Clinical Research: Approaches to Translational Research

    • Dec 16, 2020

    What is translational research, and how does it differ from basic science? Two scientists share an overview of translational research, including its key goals and challenges, and how to get started in translational research.

  • Making the Switch: Tips for Successfully Transitioning Between Academia, Industry, and Government

    • Dec 4, 2020

    How can neuroscientists determine the right career path for them? Understanding what to expect in each field can help you make informed choices that lead to satisfaction and success whether you are just starting out or transitioning later in your career.

  • Careers in Science Policy

    • Dec 3, 2020

    Are you interested in a career in science policy and curious about different paths to explore? Hear from neuroscientists about their job search to find their current positions and come away with tips on ways you can pursue a science policy career and the types of skills you may need.

  • What It's Like to Do Interdisciplinary Neuroscience

    • Dec 3, 2020

    Catherine Hartley is an assistant professor of psychology and neural science at New York University (NYU), and a researcher within NYU’s Institute for the Study of Decision-Making. In this interview, Hartley shared her experience with and perspectives on interdisciplinary research.

  • An Academic or Public-Facing Career: Why Not Both?

    • Nov 19, 2020

    Jennifer Taylor and Casey Henley, neuroscience teachers at Michigan State University, serve as the neuroscience program’s outreach co-coordinators. Read how their careers have evolved to incorporate outreach in an official capacity alongside their teaching portfolio and what they've learned about outreach and career development from this unique experience.

  • Transitioning to the Business World: Why I Left the Bench

    • Nov 13, 2020

    Christopher Tobias, the executive vice president and managing director of Dudnyk, tells the story of how he chose to leave academia after 10 years of basic science research. Listen as he explains how the strengths he gained from doctoral work equipped him with a number of skillsets that helped him build a successful business career.

  • "Beyond the Lab" With a Medical Writer

    • Nov 5, 2020

    Leah Potter is a medical writer for Synchrogenix. Listen to her discuss her path from Vanderbilt, and how her PhD experience prepared her for a career in medical writing.

  • My Journey Out of Academia ... and Back

    • Oct 30, 2020

    When Jasna Markovac started her career, she assumed she would always stay in academia. Despite not being directly told about careers outside academia, she found her own way. Read about her journey from academia to publishing and back.  

  • Stepping Out of the Lab to Prepare for Different Career Paths

    • Oct 15, 2020

    There is a general consensus that we need to broaden neuroscience graduate training to prepare our students for different career paths. However, the vast majority of the careers graduates will pursue have strong commonalities with the regular academic track that Ania Majewska followed. Read about why students need customized educational experiences to prepare for unique futures.

  • Why This Doctor Became an Epileptologist

    • Oct 8, 2020

    Peter Crino is a professor and chair of neurology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Read why he pursued a career in researching and finding therapies for human brain malformations.      

  • "Beyond the Lab" With a Scientific Grants Manager

    • Oct 1, 2020

    Jerome Jourquin is a scientific grants manager at the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. In this interview he talks about the crucial skills he developed in his PhD program, and how he applies this skills to his current position.