Proteostasis is required for normal flower development in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plants that have mutations in both the small heat shock protein BOB1 as well as the proteasome subunit RPT2a produce flowers with ectopic ovules and radialized organs visible on the margins of their sepals. See Silverblatt-Buser et al. G3 2018: 1379–1390.

Career Development

As part of our mission, GSA helps scientists develop their skills and achieve their career goals. We design programs and initiatives to provide experience, training, mentorship, and community.

Become a peer reviewer for GENETICS

Get real-world peer review training and experience by participating in the GENETICS Peer Review Training Program. You will receive online training and advice from GENETICS editors as you become a reviewer for manuscripts submitted to the journal.

Make a difference and advance your career

Develop your skills, join a thriving network, and demonstrate your abilities by participating in the GSA’s Early Career Leadership and Professional Development Program. Work in teams with mentors to propose, develop, and implement initiatives that address unmet needs for the early career scientist community.

Organize a local science or career event

Get leadership experience and serve your fellow early career scientists by organizing a GSA Career Development Symposium. GSA offers funding for student and postdoc members to organize local symposia that provide career and professional development opportunities for early career scientists.

Gain professional skills at conferences

Today’s scientists must develop many important skills that are learned outside the lab. No matter which sector of the workforce you work in or want to join, GSA Conferences offer professional development workshops that help set you up for success.

Read about careers on Genes to Genomes

Careers

Mary Ellen Lane: Pivoting from faculty to Dean through service, growth, and negotiation

Mary Ellen Lane started down the traditional academic career path to faculty but changed directions to find her niche in academic administration—discovering a passion for leadership and enterprise thinking. After transitioning from an Assistant Professor position into administration, she’s served critical roles and moved through the ranks to become Dean at the Graduate School of […]

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by Early Career Scientist Committees

Careers

Asav Dharia on finding the “value-add” in your career

Asav Dharia works as a Competitive Talent Strategist and Research Analyst at Flagship Pioneering, matching leading scientists with newly forming companies and technologies. He’s centered his career on finding the big picture in science and looking for a niche where being a scientist becomes the value-add. In the Decoding Life series, we talk to geneticists with diverse […]

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by Early Career Scientist Committees

Careers

Dorit Zuk on her unconventional career journey

A division director at NIH, Dorit Zuk has a career that spans basic research, scientific publishing, and policy. She shares how she transitioned from different positions and advice for managing a team. In the Decoding Life series, we talk to geneticists with diverse career paths, tracing the many directions possible after research training. This series is brought […]

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by Early Career Scientist Committees

For undergrad students

Early Career Scientist Weekly: receive a weekly email packed with resources, opportunities, and job ads

Decoding Life Career Path Interviews: learn about the diverse career experiences of PhD-trained scientists inside and outside of academia

Career Development Symposia Funding: get funding to organize local science or career events

Undergraduate Travel Awards: get funding to present at a GSA Conference

Victoria Finnerty Travel Awards: get funding to present at the Annual Drosophila Research Conference

Poster Invitation Program: invite experts to your poster presentation

Conference Professional Development Workshops: gain a range of professional skills

Poster Awards: get recognition for outstanding research presented at a GSA Conference

For grad students

Early Career Scientist Weekly: receive a weekly email packed with resources, opportunities, and job ads

Decoding Life Career Path Interviews: learn about the diverse career experiences of PhD-trained scientists inside and outside of academia

Policy Fellowship Database and Interview Series: find policy fellowships that suit your circumstances and learn about fellowship applications and experiences

Career Development Symposia Funding: get funding to organize local science or career events

Leadership and Professional Development Program: get new skills, a network of peers and mentors, and concrete deliverables that demonstrate your abilities

GENETICS Peer Review Training Program: get training and real-world experience as a peer reviewer for GENETICS

DeLill Nasser Award: get funding to attend any conference or course

Poster Invitation Program: invite experts to your poster presentation

Conference professional development workshops: gain a range of professional skills

Poster Awards: get recognition for outstanding research presented at a GSA Conference

Early Career Seminar Series: present your work to the larger genetics community

For postdocs

Early Career Scientist Weekly: receive a weekly email packed with resources, opportunities, and job ads

Decoding Life Career Path Interviews: learn about the diverse career experiences of PhD-trained scientists inside and outside of academia

Policy Fellowship Database and Interview Series: find policy fellowships that suit your circumstances and learn about fellowship applications and experiences

Career Development Symposia Funding: get funding to organize local science or career events

Leadership and Professional Development Program: get new skills, a network of peers and mentors, and concrete deliverables that demonstrate your abilities

GENETICS Peer Review Training Program: get training and real-world experience as a peer reviewer for GENETICS

DeLill Nasser Award: get funding to attend any conference or course

Poster Invitation Program: invite experts to your poster presentation

Conference professional development workshops: gain a range of professional skills

Poster Awards: volunteer as a poster judge at a GSA conference

Early Career Seminar Series: present your work to the larger genetics community

Promoting Active Learning and Mentoring Grants (via ASCB): improve your teaching and get funding to work with a mentor on using active learning into your classroom

For faculty/investigators

Committee Service: help lead our community by serving on one of GSA’s committees

GSA Awards: get recognition for your outstanding scientific, community, or educational achievements

GENETICS Peer Review Training Program: get training and real-world experience as a peer reviewer for GENETICS

 

Conference professional development workshops: gain a range of professional skills

Promoting Active Learning and Mentoring Grants (via ASCB): improve your teaching and get funding to work with a mentor on using active learning into your classroom

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