ASCB Post Staff

Writing Your Science Story: How to Get Everyone Else Excited about Your Work

May 4, 2020
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In today’s intense research environment, scientists must become effective communicators to gain a competitive edge and make a difference in their communities. Explaining science to the public is an essential skill for any scientist, whether it is to engage with outreach opportunities, to educate students, or to communicate with patient advocates on grant panels and at fundraisers. This session aims to equip everyone with the tools they need to become successful writers when addressing the public, whether discussing their own work or the broader impact of their field. Participants will have the chance to hear from exceptional guest speakers and to take part in hands-on activities to refine their science writing and public communication skills.

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Barriers to Expanding the Ranks of Staff Scientists

April 20, 2020
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Growth in the trainee population without a concomitant increase in future employment opportunities presents a Malthusian dilemma for biomedical research. One way to reduce this pressure is to move away from research primarily conducted by trainees to a system that depends more on professional staff scientists. This session will explore the benefits of a greater dependence on professional staff scientists, and the cultural and institutional barriers that stand in the way of this shift. Current staff scientists will describe their roles and opportunities for career advancement. Faculty and administrators will describe their experiences working with staff scientists, and the institutional reforms needed to expand these ranks. The invited speakers will also engage the audience on ways to overcome roadblocks to employing more staff scientists.

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MBoC COVID-19 Update for Authors and Reviewers

April 7, 2020
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MBoC accommodations for revisions and review during the coronavirus pandemic Dear Colleagues: The Editors of Molecular Biology of the Cell…

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New ASCB committee chairs, co-chairs, and committee members approved by the executive committee

March 3, 2020

With the exception of members of the Nominating Committee, who serve one-year terms, the other committee members will serve three-year…

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Career Options for Cell Biologists

January 1, 2019
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Joel Tolson, Graduate Student Career Advisor, University of California, San Diego This session will provide an overview of the variety…

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MD-PhD, Is it Right for Me?

January 1, 2019
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Paul Insel, University of California, San Diego Neil Chi, University of California, San Diego Mary Lewinski, University of California, San…

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Careers in Science: Academic Core Facilities

January 1, 2019
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Supported by Nikon Instruments, Inc.   Josh Rappoport, Core Facility Director, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine – Managing a…

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Dissecting Job Ads and Tailoring Your Résumé

January 1, 2019
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Joe Cribari, Founder and CEO, JC3 Consulting   Recruiters spend an average of just 5-7 seconds assessing a résumé or…

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Navigating the Faculty Job Search at an R1 Institute

January 1, 2019
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Jim Wilhelm, Assistant Professor, University of California, San Diego Kassandra Ori-McKenney, Assistant Professor, University of California, Davis Naiara Akizu, Assistant…

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Research Careers in Biotechnology

January 1, 2019
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Ryan Taft, Senior Director of Scientific Research, Illumina Milos Lazic, Scientist, Jecure Therapeutics Mary Matyskiela, Senior Scientist, Celgene   This…

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