Career enhancement sessions provide diverse offerings for meeting attendees

Along with the myriad scientific speeches, talks, and Symposia offered at the 2017 ASCB|EMBO Meeting in Philadelphia this December, the meeting provides attendees with more than three dozen career enhancement and special interest learning sessions. These sessions cover a broad array of topics to interest  … Read more

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Networking

Who should network? You should only network if you’re interested in a new job. Oh, and if you’re interested in finding out about exciting new science. And, if you want to share your science. Also if you want to talk to people with a wealth  … Read more

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Grant Opportunities – Updated May 1, 2015

Here is where we will organize information about grant opportunities we particularly want to highlight for ASCB members and affiliates. We will periodically update the table below, with the most recent information at the top of the table. If you know of a grant opportunity  … Read more

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Where to Find Research Funding Opportunities

Love it or hate it, your long-term research progress usually depends on grant funding. Particularly for new PIs, getting this funding can sometimes seem like a yawning black hole that sucks in early-career researchers who will never be heard from again. But fear not, because we  … Read more

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Active Learning Halves Black-White Achievement Gap in Bio Classes, Say STEM Ed Researchers in LSE Paper

“Active-learning interventions,” in which passive lectures are replaced with interactive activities, moving lecture materials to homework and outside readings, have been shown by STEM education researchers in recent years to be strikingly effective, but a new study published on September 2 in CBE—Life Sciences Education,  … Read more

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Women In Science: The Untold Downside to Achievement

Throughout my PhD years, I have worked passionately on the issue of “Women in Science.” Becoming the president of the Graduate Women in Science Organization (GWIS) at Florida State University gave me an opportunity to work on building connections between young professional women and those  … Read more

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Nontraditional Science Careers: Consultant

The secret is out. There is life beyond the lab or the classroom for someone with a PhD in molecular biology, especially in the biotech and pharmaceutical industry. And yet many of these business careers have little to do directly with bench expertise but instead  … Read more

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Buckle Your Seatbelt or Grab Your Parachute? Turbulent Times Make “Something Else” the New Majority Career Choice in Bioscience

It isn’t your imagination. The recent ups and downs in biomedical research funding have made for turbulent times in academic laboratories across the US. Jennifer Couzin-Frankel points out in her overview article to an imaginatively reported “News Focus” section last week in Science on the  … Read more

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Life in the Lab Losing its Charms? Take a Look Outside Academia

It may sound like a spam subject line but you can change the trajectory of your career in a few short weeks. If it sounds too good to be true, consider one of the numerous short-term courses, internships, and fellowships in outside-the-lab science careers that  … Read more

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Professional Media Training at ASCB 2013 Spiced Up My Presentation

Aside from Google Hangouts and Skype, it was the first time I’d been on video since my friend caught me singing to Spice Girls several years ago. I’d picked a high pressure venue for my return to video—the ASCB Annual Meeting in New Orleans. I  … Read more

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