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.

Closed captioning is provided for each seminar using the Otter.ai software.

Upcoming Workshops:

Exploring a career as a medical science liaison

November 8, 2023 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EDT

Come attend #WorkshopWednesday on exploring a career as a medical science liaison. Multiple speakers will be in attendance who have careers as MSL's. Pre-registration is required. The event is sponsored by USBio.

#WorkshopWednesday registration is open.

Mark your calendars for this upcoming #WorkshopWednesday! We are excited to bring together brilliant minds from across continents (Asia, Europe, and the Americas) who have transitioned from academia to the scientific entrepreneurship. Our esteemed panelists will generously share their personal experiences to aspiring early career scientists. This is a great opportunity to absorb their stories and gain practical advice.

Past Workshops:

May 24, 2023 | Biotechnology entrepreneurship

March 8, 2023 | Finance and digital health careers in biotech and pharma industries

October 12, 2022 | Immigrant Researchers: from Postdoc to PI

This #WorkshopWednesday will bring together researchers from Europe, Asia, and the American continent who have immigrated to the US on their scientific career journeys. During the workshop, the four panelists will share their experiences and tips for early career scientists who want to follow this journey.

August 10, 2022 at 1 PM Eastern: Scientists with a career outside the lab

This #WorkshopWednesday will feature scientists from academia and industry who have careers outside the laboratory.

February 9, 2022: Establishing and maintaining effective mentorship
This #WorkshopWednesday will host professionals with expertise in mentorship and will provide information on how to maintain effective mentorship relationships.

November 3, 2021: How to effectively communicate your science to fellow scientists
A discussion with Dr. Ali Rosenberg and Rachel Fairbank.

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.