April 18, 2014

SUCCESS

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Project: Shaping and Understanding Career Choices in Education, Science and Self

Mission: The mentoring program is a series of career development workshops.  Among the topics covered are issues you will encounter while developing a career in science, including how to build a network of mentors, both peer and faculty, across the time span of your career.

Science Chair: Bill Reznikoff, MBL Director of Education

Contact: Kristine Johnson, MBL Director of Planned Giving, kjohnson@mbl.edu, 508-289-7766

Format Attendees are to gather in the Meigs Room for an opportunity to learn from the career experiences of senior scientists and guests. A buffet lunch will be provided at 11:30 AM and programs will commence promptly at noon and end at 1:00 PM.

 

Success Workshops

1. SUCCESS: Shaping & Understanding Career Choices in Education Science & Self, Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Presenters: Bill Reznikoff, PhD, MBL Director of Education
Ron Vale, PhD, University of California, San Francisco
Paloma Gonzalez-Bellido, PhD, Assistant Research Scientist

  • The mentoring program is a series of career-aiding workshops.  Among the topics covered are issues you will have to deal with in order to have a career in science, including how to build a network of mentors, both peer and faculty, across the time span of your career.

 

2.  CHOOSING YOUR CAREER: Academia and other Not-for-Profits, Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Presenters: Josh Hamilton, PhD, MBL Chief Academic and Scientific Officer
Rhonda Dzakpasu, PhD, Georgetown University Medical Center

  • Research in non-institutional settings
  • Bioinformatics
  • Forensics
  • Medicine
  • Shaping public policy
  • Consulting
  • Etc.

 

3. CHOOSING YOUR CAREER: Industry and Corporate, Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Presenters: Bill Reznikoff, PhD, MBL Director of Education
Lisa Mahnke, MD, PhD, Senior Director, Clinical Pharmacology at Vertex Pharmaceuticals

  • Science journalism/writing/communications
  • Policy and regulatory affairs
  • Legal, intellectual property, patents, etc.
  • Biotechnology
  • Toxicology
  • Imaging, engineering, etc.
  • Clinical safety
  • Consulting
  • Government organizations
  • Etc.

 

4. THIS IS AN AUDITION:  Your Resume and the Job Market, Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Presenters: Jennifer Morgan, PhD, MBL Assistant Scientist
Ona Bloom, PhD, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
Steve Zottoli, PhD, Williams College

  • The importance of your resume in a job search
  • Constructing your resume for a particular job search (please bring a copy of your c.v. (resume)
  • What a search committee looks for in a resume
  • Preparing for phone interviews and on-site interviews

 

5. CAPTURING AND KEEPING YOUR AUDIENCE, Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Presenters: Ann Stuart, PhD, University of North Carolina
Tim Mitchison, PhD, Harvard Medical School

  • The importance of presentation skills
  • How to give a great talk
  • How to gauge one’s audience so that one gives a talk geared to it, ensuring it is understood

 

6. GETTING TO THE ‘FUN’ IN FUNDING, Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Presenters: Hans Hofmann, PhD, University of Texas, Austin
Tim Mitchison, PhD, Harvard Medical School
Karen Mesce, PhD, University of Minnesota

  • How to get funded for study and research
  • Who decides and what determines whether a research proposal is fundable?  History shows us that a number of groundbreaking ideas and scientific accomplishments may not be supported initially. For example, Dr. Judah Folkmann’s pioneering research on angiogenesis was not funded early on even though it provided a major step forward in our understanding of the spread of malignant tumors. Thus, in this session strategies and processes will be discussed to help beginning researchers navigate towards the successful funding of their best ideas.

 

7. WHAT MAKES A GOOD MENTOR:  How to find one and how to keep one, Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Presenters: Roger Hanlon, PhD, MBL Senior Scientist
Anne Hart, PhD,
Professor, Brown University
Steve Zottoli, PhD, Williams College
Jonathan Gitlin, MD, Director of the MBL Bell Center

  • The importance of a mentor in a successful scientific career
  • Finding teachers and researchers who are inspiring (look inside & outside of your institution)
  • Various ways to approach potential mentors
  • Distinguishing different kinds/levels of mentors
  • Qualities to look for in a potential mentor
  • What to do when your mentor does not match your needs