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  • Featured Events

    July 10 - 14, 2017

    2017 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.


    September 18, 2017

    Journey Through Science Day 2017

    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 

    July 21 - 25, 2017

    Pre-College Leadership Institute

    The New York Academy of Sciences Pre-College Leadership Institute is a rigorous 5-day program for high school students with a passion for science. Over the course of this program, students will apply the basic principles of scientific research and collaboration to develop a unique project addressing a real-world challenge within their own community. They will also develop valuable leadership, communication, critical thinking and project planning skills—all under the guidance of real-life scientists. Students will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the program, and will be equipped with the tools and know-how to implement the project in their community.
     
    Parents and/or guardians may register the student for the program. Upon confirmation of payment, the parent and/or guardian will receive an email from the Academy, which will go over next steps.

  • Past Events

    Thursday, April 27, 2017 | 6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

    Industry Research Postdoctoral Programs

    Join the Science Alliance as we discuss the postdoctoral programs outside Academia. Topics will include differences between academia and industry, hiring and transition mechanisms, salaries and challenges.
     
    Live event sold out.

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Webinar: What International Scientists Should Know about Immigration and Travel

    Featuring: Liqin Ban (Liqin Ban PLLC) and Yelena Bernadskaya (NYC Postdoc Coalition)

    This webinar will feature a discussion of the implications of the White House Executive Order on Immigration.

    Tuesday, March 7, 2017 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    You, Too, Can Peer Review! A Guide for Contributing to the Peer Review Process

    Keynote Speaker: Angela Welch (Elsevier)

    Join Science Alliance and Elsevier to learn how to review an article for a scientific journal. The first half of this two part session will include an overview of the fundamentals of the peer-review process, advice about becoming a reviewer, and tips for providing constructive feedback. The second half of the workshop will feature an interactive and hands-on review session of a published manuscript.

    Thursday, February 23, 2017 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Non-Academic Career Tracks for International Scientists: Roundtable Discussions and Networking Reception

    Speaker: Ming Zhao (The New York Times)

    Join Science Alliance and INet NYC as we discuss career options, challenges, and trajectories for international graduate students and postdocs in the US. Topics will include how to overcome major obstacles to secure a job beyond academia in the US.
     
    This event is sold out.

    February 3 - 4, 2017

    Learn Basic Computing Skills to Be More Effective in the Lab

    This 2-day workshop will teach graduate students and postdocs basic computer programming techniques that will help them automate repetitive tasks and data analysis in the lab.

  • 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

    What International Scientists Should Know about Immigration and Travel

    Featuring: Liqin Ban (Liqin Ban PLLC) and Yelena Bernadskaya (NYC Postdoc Coalition)

    This eBriefing features a discussion on the implications of the White House's executive order on immigration.

    eBriefing

    Grantsmanship for Graduate Students and Postdocs: F30, F31, F32

    Featuring: Jaime S. Rubin (Columbia University)

    In this eBriefing, graduate students and postdocs can learn tips for concise and persuasive writing, a skill not only vital in academia, but essential for any career path.

    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.

  • 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.