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  • Science Alliance
  • Journey Through Science Day

    Monday, December 14, 2015

    Journey Through Science Day 2015

    Fifty exceptional students and early career scientists (MS, PhD, postdoc) will be selected for this unique opportunity to interact with PepsiCo's R&D leadership, learn about their efforts to develop products rooted in science-based nutrition, and get an exclusive glimpse of how science has shaped their careers.

  • Events 

    October 27 - December 5, 2015

    From Scientist to CSO: Experiencing the Scientific Method as your Guide to Career Success

    Course Instructors: Larry Petcovic (Human Workflows), Randall Ribaudo (Human Workflows)

    Enhance your communication, leadership, and teambuilding skills that all employers value by taking From Scientist to CSO, one of the most popular courses offered at the New York Academy of Sciences.

    Tuesday, November 3, 2015 | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Grantsmanship for Postdocs

    Keynote Speaker: Jaime Rubin (Columbia University)

    Join Science Alliance and NYWiSTEM for the Grantsmanship workshop. During this evening seminar, Dr. Jaime Rubin will focus on best practices for effective grantsmanship, specifically applied to the NIH K99/R00 career transition grant application.

  • Past Events

    June 15 - August 10, 2015

    Scientists Teaching Science
    (Online Summer Course)

    Take the online course "Scientists Teaching Science" and learn about active vs. passive learning, creating course objectives and test items, and finding ways to improve your teaching and assessment techniques for students of all ages.

    Saturday, May 16, 2015 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    MGSN Career Fair 2015

    Join the Minority Graduate Student Network (MGSN) for the MGSN Career Fair 2015, an event connecting top graduate students and postdoctoral associates in STEM with ready-to-hire employers.

    Tuesday, May 12, 2015 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Success Stories in Non-Academic Career Tracks: Overcoming the Barriers of an International Scientist in the USA

    This event is sold out
    Speakers: Andreas von Bubnoff, Matthew Cotter (Pfizer Oncology), Jayita Guhaniyogi (Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto), Joann Halpern (German Center for Research and Innovation), Alexandra Marszalek (Bank of America Merrill Lynch), Anna Pettersson (Pfizer), Martin Rost (Pfizer, Market Access (Global)), Anita Schmid (OnDeck)

    Join the Science Alliance (NYAS) and INet NYC as we discuss the career choices, challenges and support systems for international graduate students and post-docs in the US.

    Saturday, April 18, 2015 | 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Personal Branding

    Speaker: Marquita M. Qualls (Entropia Consulting)

    In this one-day workshop participants will learn critical skills to develop their professional image. This workshop will cover topics related to developing a personal brand, value of transferable skills and influence of social media.

    Tuesday, March 24, 2015 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Policies that Influence Gender Balance in STEM

    Speakers: Kelly Mack (AAC&U), Sandra Kazahn Masur (Mount Sinai School of Medicine), Beth McCormick (Pfizer)

    Join the New York Chapter of AWiS and Science Alliance as we discuss the policy initiatives that have been put in place to provide support for gender balance in STEM fields.

  • Career Path Videos

    How does a bright young scientist become an entrepreneur and venture capital investor? Learn how Jorge M. Torres used his scientific background to help launch a career as a venture capital investor.


    Interested in working as a Medical Science Liaison (MSL)? Dr. Arati Sadalge Kreibich discusses her work as an MSL and provides advice on how you can transition from the bench and into MSL positions.


    Interested in starting your own company? Listen to Dr. Joshua Spodek discusses his exciting path from a PhD in physics to a career as entrepreneur.


    Interested in working in science and international policy? Dr. Dana Perkins discusses her extensive career in government and provides advice on how you can transition from the bench and into the exciting world of policy.


    Interested in promoting the next generation of researchers through innovative education initiatives? Dr. Oscar Pineda-Catalan, Manager of the American Museum of Natural History's Science Research Mentoring Program, discusses the importance of engaging youth in science education and how to develop skills to be an effective educator and mentor that can help young professionals to develop alternative careers in science.


    Are you interested in informal science programs? Do you want to help create a larger science community? Dr. Jeanne Garbarino, Director of Science Outreach at The Rockefeller University, explains how her interest in science communication—via blogging, social media and research programs—has helped her reach new audiences.


    Dream of independence and your own company? Human Workflows and SciPhD co-founder Randy Ribaudo discusses the rewards and challenges of entrepreneurship, and how scientists can apply their problem-solving skills—and improve their communication skills—to successfully start and run a business.


    Interested in the business of science or how research programs get designed, funded, and managed? Hear Mike Holland discuss how he went from imaging aluminum uptake in soybean roots to overseeing multi-billion dollar federal research programs.


    Interested in translating your science critical thinking skills to the market? Listen to Caroline Corner describe how she left the lab bench to break into the finance industry as an equity research analyst and consultant.


    Want to learn more about consulting? Hear Jeremy Buzzard, a PhD in molecular and cellular biology, talk about his career in management consulting as a partner at McKinsey & Co.


    Not ready to leave the bench after grad school? Find out how training in an industry lab versus an academic lab compares from Justin Hall, currently a postdoctoral fellow at Pfizer.


    Intrigued by the forensic scientists on shows like CSI? Find out what the job's really like from criminalist Craig O'Connor, who joined the Office of Chief Medical Examiner in NYC after earning a PhD in genetics.


    If you're thinking about a career in academia, find out how Rachel O'Neill transitioned from her postdoc to a faculty position, as well as the benefits and challenges of this path.


    Hear Laura Malisheski discuss how she transitioned from her postdoc in neuroscience to advising others on their career paths.


    If working with scientists to patent their inventions sounds appealing, hear Ryan Murphey talk about how you can get into intellectual property law with a PhD.


    For those with a passion for communicating science: Beth Schachter details her journey as an assistant professor who left the bench to pursue a career in science communications.


    If teaching is your calling, tune in to Ellen Cohn, an immunologist, talk about her transition into teaching middle school science.


    Want to be a journal editor? Listen to Brooke Grindlinger discuss her path from being a PhD in microbiology to an editor at the Journal of Clinical Investigation.


    Interested in publishing? Hear Jennifer Henry discuss how she went from studying plant molecular biology to being a publishing manager at Nature.

  • Publications 

    eBriefing

    Policies that Influence Gender Balance in STEM

    Moderator: Bamini Jayabalasingham (Association for Women in Science; City University of New York)
    Speakers: Kelly Mack (Association of American Colleges & Universities), Sandra K. Masur (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai), Beth McCormick (Pfizer), and Eric Sweet (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; NY Citywide Postdoc Council)

    Panelists discussed the effectiveness of policy initiatives that aim to support gender balance in STEM fields.

    eBriefing

    Career Building in Nontraditional Postdoc Tracks

    Speakers: Susan D. Croll (Regeneron), Uzi de Haan (Cornell Tech), and Karen Hanson Widbin (Pfizer)

    This eBriefing looks at nontraditional postdoctoral tracks in drug discovery and applied research.

    eBriefing

    Grantsmanship for Graduate Students and Postdocs

    Speaker: Jaime S. Rubin (Columbia University)

    This eBriefing reviews grant writing at the graduate and postdoctoral levels, focusing on how to apply for research grants in the sciences, where to find resources, and how to avoid common mistakes.

    eBriefing

    An Introduction to Teaching Science Online

    Speakers: Vincent Racaniello (Columbia University Medical Center) and David Randle (American Museum of Natural History)

    This eBriefing provides an introduction to teaching science online, with an overview of online teaching platforms and strategies for designing courses and engaging, assessing, and retaining students.

    eBriefing

    Perspectives in STEM: An Evening with Laurie Leshin

    Speaker: Laurie Leshin (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)

    Laurie Leshin, Dean of the School of Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and former NASA executive, related her career in science and technology, discussed career development and the future of STEM, and provided updates from the Mars Curiosity rover mission.

  • Webinar Archives

    Webinar Archive
    September 9, 2009

    How to Build Your Online Presence to Advance Your Career

    In an age when first impressions are made through Google, how can you ensure that your online profile will help you get where you want to be? Two communications experts offer useful advice.

    Webinar Archive
    June 3, 2009

    Alliance Online: Susi Lee on Careers in Pharma

    A scientist who made the transition from an academic lab to a pharmaceutical company explains the different roles of scientists in industry and what type of person thrives there.

    Webinar Archive
    May 2, 2009

    Mastering Professional Meetings

    Two experts in science communication shared their insights on making the most of professional conferences, from networking to poster design.