Career Development Videos


Minorities Affairs Committee Workshop (MAC): Writing for Publication David Asai, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Michael Leibowitz, UMDNJ, University of California, DavisThis workshop (geared toward postdocs and junior faculty) focused on how to publish a scientific paper, including planning collaborations and designing experiments, knowing when you are ready to publish, selecting the appropriate journal, assigning authorship order and acknowledgment credit, and preparing and editing the manuscript and manuscript submission. The review process was also presented, including responsibilities of editors and reviewers, conflict of interest, how to respond to reviews, and resubmission vs. submission to another journal.

Minorities Affairs Committee – New Challenges and Old Obstacles 101 Franklin Carrero-Martinez, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Anthony DePass, Long Island University Deborah Harmon Hines, University of Massachusetts Medical School Michelle Juarez, University of California, San Diego Stefan Kirchanski, Venable LLPThis presentation (geared toward undergraduate and graduate students) was aimed at motivating students to maximize and take proprietorship of their graduate school experiences by highlighting the trials and tribulations underlying the various stages of the academic pipeline. Distinguished panelists at different stages of their academic careers (postdoc, assistant professor, full professor, and alternative science career professional) share their experiences.

2011 ASCB Workshop Offered by the Women in Cell Biology (WICB) Committee Biotechnology – Careers for Cell Biologists? Harvey Lodish, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research Amy Gelina, SomaLogic, Inc. Leslie Leinwand, University of Colorado Navi Mehra, N30 Pharmaceuticals James H. Sabry, Genentech, Inc. Supported by a grant from the Office of Research on Women’s Health, NIH, and the Burroughs Wellcome FundA panel of five cell biologists working in different areas of biotech and pharma shared their experiences in a nonacademic world.

Planning Ahead as a Student/Postdoc: What You Can and Should Be Doing Now to Ensure Success on the Job Market in a Few Years Moderator: Tony Koleske, Yale University Panelists: Malcolm Campbell, Professor, Davidson College; Jenny Frederick, McDougal Graduate Career Center, Yale University; Ann Miller, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan; James Sabry, Vice President, Genentech; Katie Ullman, Professor, University of Utah Sponsored by the ASCB Education CommitteeWant to plan ahead? Experts from both academia and industry led a discussion of what qualifications, skills, and strategies current postdocs (even those just beginning) should develop and adopt to position them to enter the academic or industrial job market and garner those coveted interviews in a few year’s time. They also offered advice on how to prepare for and conduct oneself during a job interview, including preparing a research statement, job talk, teaching a mock class, and doing homework before the visit.
*Funding for taping the MAC, WICB, and Education Committee presentations was provided by a Minority Access to Research Careers grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.
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