July 10 - 14, 2017
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.
November 14, 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.
Saturday, January 28, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
This event gives professionals from across the biopharmaceutical space — from scientists and industry executives, through healthcare providers and insurers to investors — a visceral understanding of how biopharma innovation dynamics are evolving, mimicking decision-making under pressure in a complex and changing environment.
February 3 - 4, 2017
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.
Thursday, February 23, 2017 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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, January 19, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Organizer and Moderator: Yaihara Fortis Santiago (The New York Academy of Sciences)
Join this Webinar to learn more about post baccalaureate (postbac) programs for recent college graduates in order to gain research and scientific experience after obtaining an undergraduate degree. Learn about types of postbac programs and how they can strengthen your application to PhD programs in the biomedical sciences.
January 15 - December 31, 2017
Leadership is a key skill for all students and can help distinguish students as they apply for college. In this course, students will learn fundamental leadership skills and how they can apply them to build their experiences for college and beyond. Successful completion of this course will lead to a Leadership Credential from the New York Academy of Sciences.
January 15 - December 31, 2017
This course is designed to prepare high school students to think about their academic and professional goals, learn about the pros and cons of different types of colleges and conduct STEM-focused projects to enhance their college applications. Successful completion of this course will lead to a STEM Credential from the New York Academy of Sciences.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speakers: Kate Sleeth (National Postdoctoral Association), Gary McDowell (The Future of Research), Sam Castañeda (University of California at Berkeley)
Join this Webinar to learn about the implications of the new FLSA salary and overtime regulations for postdocs, including how institutions have adapted to these new rules and how NGOs are supporting these changes.
November 7, 2016 - February 9, 2017
Instructor: Barbara Houtz (STEM Education Solutions, LLC)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
September 9, 2009
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.
June 3, 2009
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.
May 2, 2009
Two experts in science communication shared their insights on making the most of professional conferences, from networking to poster design.