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  • 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.

  • “It Was Clear I Had to Make the Change”: My Career Transition

    • Sep 25, 2020

    Twenty years into her career, Wendy Suzuki switched her research focus to examine how exercise affects brain function, and how much and what kinds of exercise people need. Read this interview to learn about Suzuki’s journey and how your personal passions and curiosities factor into your career.

  • Building Bridges to Careers Outside Academia

    • Sep 17, 2020

    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.

  • How to Get That Job

    • Sep 9, 2020

    Six seconds. That’s all it takes for a reviewer to put your resume or CV in the “keep” or “discard” pile. So to be a successful candidate, you need to make a strong impression.

  • Neuroscientists Share: Advice to Make Your Career Transition Successful

    • Sep 3, 2020

    Whether you are looking for your first job or considering changing career paths, it's important to have a strategy for accomplishing your goals. On Neuronline, four neuroscientists who have transitioned between different career paths share aspects critical to making smooth and fulfilling changes.

  • A Look at One Neuroscientist's Career in Pharma and Biotech

    • Aug 27, 2020

    While Khan Ozol was completing his postdoc, he realized he wanted to pursue a different path: an entrepreneurial career, but still focused on science. In this interview on Neuronline, he describes how he became a headhunter and consultant for various industries including biotech and pharma.

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

    • Aug 20, 2020

    A wide range of careers in neuroscience is available to students pursuing a biomedical PhD or an MD/PhD. Learn how to balance finding mentors, networking, and acquiring professional skills while in graduate school or as a postdoctoral fellow, and how to plan for career transitions between sectors in this Neuroline video.