Preparing Your Academic Job Search Application

In this webinar, trainees planning to go on the academic job market will be presented with general overviews of the application process. They will learn about best practices for preparing their application package, as well as general pitfalls. The audience will also be able to field their questions concerning the application process and materials such as CVs, research statements, teaching statements, and more.

In this webinar, you will learn about preparing your academic job search application. You will be presented with practical tips and advice on the application process and materials from a diverse panel of junior and senior faculty who have either recently gone through the application process or served on/chaired search committees. Come with your questions and concerns about the academic job application process and beyond.


Lauren Albrecht, Assistant Professor, UC Irvine

Dr. Lauren Albrecht earned her Ph.D. in cell biology at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. She carried out her postdoctoral research in the laboratory of Dr. Edward DeRobertis at UCLA where her research focused on how metabolites impact cellular signaling pathways, including methylation and protein degradation in lysosomes. Dr. Albrecht joined the faculty at the UC Irvine School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in October 2021 where her lab will apply an interdisciplinary approach to uncover the molecular basis of protein homeostasis, cell renewal and tissue remodeling.

Andrew Ewald, Director, Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Andrew Ewald earned his Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular physics from the California Institute of Technology. He completed postdoctoral work with Zena Werb in mammary biology and cancer at the University of California, San Francisco before joining the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2008. His lab seeks to understand how cells build organs and how these same cellular processes can contribute to cancer metastasis. Dr. Ewald’s research lab recently identified a unique class of breast cancer cells that lead the process of invasion into surrounding tissues—a first step in cancer metastasis. Further research is planned to examine if these cells are viable targets for therapy.

William Lowry, Professor, UCLA

Dr. William Lowry received his doctorate in neuroscience from Weill Medical College of Cornell University before completing his postdoctoral research in the lab of Elaine Fuchs at Rockefeller University. He is currently a Professor in the Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology department at UCLA. Dr. Lowry’s lab aims to uncover the mechanisms by which cells interpret signals during development or in mature tissue and generate a response leading to cell fate specification, regulation of self-renewal/differentiation, or aberrant proliferation. His lab utilizes in vitro and in vivo models to study epidermal adult stem cell self-renewal and differentiation to understand cell fate decisions in homeostasis and disease, such as during tumorigenesis.

Berna Sozen, Assistant Professor, Yale University

Dr. Berna Sozen earned her undergraduate degree in Biology at Akdeniz University, Turkey in 2009. She obtained a MSc in Reproductive Biology in 2013 and a PhD in Developmental Biology in 2018 at Akdeniz University School of Medicine. During her MSc she worked with Prof. Tom P. Fleming at the University of Southampton, UK (2012), and during her PhD she worked with Prof. Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz at the University of Cambridge, UK (2015-2018). She then undertook her post-doctoral research first at Cambridge (2018-2019), and later at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) (2019-2020) with Prof. Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz. In 2020, Berna joined the Yale faculty as Bohmfalk Scholar Assistant Professor to establish her independent research group at Yale Department of Genetics.


Starts: February 14, 2022 2:00 pm EST

Ends: February 14, 2022 3:00 pm EST