A new, free program exclusively for ASCB members.

ASCB is pleased to announce a new virtual program for members who want to connect with other members to learn from one another in areas such as grant writing, publishing, and career transitions. This program is modelled after the Cell Bio Connect program that has been available to attendees at the recent Cell Bio meetings, which matched experienced meeting attendees with first-time attendees, students or those traveling alone to help navigate the meeting.

In offering this new program ASCB is partnering with Neuromatch, an organization whose mission is to foster inclusive global interactions for learning, mentorship, networking, and professional development.  Neuromatch uses a proprietary algorithm that reads through your personal research interests and matches you with people that share your interests and either have—or are looking for—expertise in the following areas:

  • Writing a grant
  • Getting published
  • Finding the right postdoc position
  • Transitioning from a postdoc to faculty
  • Careers beyond the bench
  • Mid-career transitions
  • Running a Lab 101 (e.g., budgeting, hiring, managing people)

Those with expertise in one (or more) of the above subjects will be matched with 2-3 members looking for guidance in that area. Once matched, all participates will attend a virtual meet-up to be introduced to their connections and to learn more about what to expect. Following the meet-up, participants will be expected to meet virtually at least once a month for a period of 3 months (which could be extended if both parties wish to do so).

If you are interested in participating in the first cohort of ASCB Connect please sign up via this link, and complete a brief questionnaire, no later than May 22, so that you can be connected with the appropriate matches.

An interactive, online meet-up will be held on Wednesday, May 29, from 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET to kick-off the first cohort. Participation instructions will be sent to you once you have completed the above questionnaire. (If you aren’t able to attend the online meet-up don’t worry, you will be connected with your matches via an email introduction.)

A second cohort will begin in August 2024.

ASCB Connect is a members-only program. If you are a non-member who would like to participate, join now. You can view a full list of ASCB member benefits here.