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

Upcoming Workshops:

Coming soon

Past Workshops

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.


  • Swathi Arur, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Secretary/Executive Board of Directors, Genetics Society of America
  • Mohamed A.F. Noor, PhD, Professor of Biology and Dean of Natural Sciences, Duke University
  • Kara McKinley, PhD, Assistant Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Harvard University

Establishing and Maintaining Effective Mentorship


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.