Career Development Workshop Series

Continue your professional development with #WorkshopWednesdays!

Join us every other month for virtual professional development workshops, designed to help early career scientists connect and plan their future careers.

Organized and moderated by the Career Development Subcommittee.


Series Sponsored by:

US Biological Life Sciences Logo

Next Workshop:

How to effectively communicate your science to fellow scientists
November 3, 2021
1 p.m. Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Workshop Wednesday Flyer Nov 3, 2021


  • Dr. Ali Rosenberg, Scientific Consultant, Rosenberg Scientific Consulting
  • Rachel Fairbank, Science Writer and Editor, Genetics Society of America ECLP

During this meeting, our panelists will discuss what makes an effective scientific presentation and edit/critique an elevator pitch live. They will go over common mistakes to avoid and best practices to use to make your science clear, concise, and approachable to other scientists.


Upcoming Workshop Dates (all at 1 p.m. EDT):

November 3, 2021 – TBD

Past Workshops

September 15, 2021: Building an Inclusive and Accessible Environment in Academia
A discussion with Alyssa Paparella, Stephen Klusza, and Vance Martin.

July 14, 2021: “Careers in Biotech”

A discussion with Subhabrata Sanyal, Timothy Hammond, and Deepa Balasubramaniam.

May 5, 2021: “From Idea to Impact: A Career in Consulting”

A discussion with professional consultants Megan Waldman, Rohini Singh and Jason Brunton.

March 3, 2021: “How to Build a Career as an Editor at a Scientific Journal”

A discussion with professional editors Nonia Pariente, Editor in Chief at PLOS Biology, Mirna Kvajo, Chief Editor at BMC Biology, and Kusumika Mukherjee, Editor at Cell Press.

November 4, 2020: “Understanding faculty positions at primarily undergraduate institutions (PUIs)”

A discussion with PUI faculty Drs. Dianne Pater (@DiannePater), Terry McGlynn (@hormiga), and Priscilla Erikson (priscillaerickson.com).

September 2, 2020 How to pave your career path abroad: a guide for international scientists

A discussion with scientists Dr. Lakshmi Sundararajan and Dr. Mark Cronan and Immigration Attorney, Madeline Cronin.

July 1, 2020: “Hope is not a plan: How to proactively manage your career”

A discussion with Dr. CJ Neely, Certified Career Coach & Assistant Director of Career Education at Johns Hopkins University.