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  • Science Alliance
  • Featured Events

    November 14, 2016

    Journey Through Science Day 2016

    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.


    August 1 – August 5, 2016

    2016 Science Alliance Leadership Training Institute (SALT)

    Science Alliance Leadership Training (SALT) will be an intensive 5 day institute to prepare STEM PhD students to assume leadership roles through their professional careers.

  • Events 

    October 29 - December 10, 2016

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

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

    This 35 hours certificate program introduces the key competencies that are valued by hiring organizations for entry-level positions, and essential for career success.

    Wednesday, November 2, 2016 | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Grantsmanship for Students and Postdocs: F30, F31, F32

    Keynote Speaker: Jaime Rubin (Columbia University)

    Join Science Alliance for "Grantsmanship for Graduate Students and Postdocs" to learn the skills for concise and persuasive writing that is not only vital in academia, but essential for any career path.

  • Past Events

    Saturday, May 14, 2016 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    MGSN Career Fair 2016

    Keynote Speaker: Gilda A. Barabino (The Grove School of Engineering at The City College of New York)

    Join the Minority Graduate Student Network (MGSN) and the Science Alliance for the MGSN Career Fair 2016, an event connecting top graduate students and postdoctoral associates in STEM with ready-to-hire employers.

    Wednesday, May 11, 2016 | 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Graduate Student and Postdoc Career Symposium at the NewYorkBio Conference

    Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) graduate students and postdocs have many career options, but it can be difficult to find resources and information on the job exploration process.

    Saturday, April 9, 2016 | 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Career Fair for Scientists in Collaboration with INet NYC

    Join INet NYC, the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS), and the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) for the INet NYC Career Fair on April 9th, 2016.

    Saturday, April 2, 2016 | 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    Managing Difficult Situations in Lab: The Essentials of Conflict Resolution

    Featuring: Matthias Birk (Columbia Business School)

    Success at work, both in and outside of academia, requires us to collaborate well with other people. Due to the nature of their work, academic researchers often have highly developed intellectual and analytical capabilities while struggling with communication and people skills in the lab.

    March 11 - 12, 2016

    Making the Leap: A Non-Academic Career Planning and Job Search Boot Camp

    Join us for Science Alliance's highly anticipated 2-day career planning boot camp!

  • Career Path Videos

    Many scientists struggle with how to share their work with a wider audience, but Cesar Berríos-Otero found that his passion for science was equal to his love of outreach.


    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.


    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

    Editor's Guide to Writing and Publishing Your Paper

    Speaker: Brooke Grindlinger, Chief Scientific Officer, Scientific Programs & Blavatnik Awards (The New York Academy of Sciences)

    Publishing is critical to the scientific profession yet few opportunities exist for science PhDs to gain formal training in this area. A former editor for the Journal of Clinical Investigation provided an inside look into the editorial review process and how to present scientific results.

    eBriefing

    Developing Scientists through Outreach

    Keynote Speakers: Emily Rice (College of Staten Island, CUNY), Mark Stewart (SUNY Downstate Medical Center), and Robert Tai (University of Virginia)

    This eBriefing reviews STEM mentoring programs and other outreach strategies for scientists.

    eBriefing

    Grantsmanship for Postdocs: Navigating the K99/R00 Award

    Speaker: Jaime S. Rubin (Columbia University)

    This eBriefing reviews grant writing for the NIH K99/R00 career transition award, which helps PhDs and physician-scientists move from postdoc to independent research.

    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.

  • 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.