Category Archives: Training and Career Opportunities

BEST Practices Workshop: Lessons Learned in Graduate and Postdoctoral Training

The Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) programs will hold a workshop on September 6-7, 2017, in Orlando, FL, to share with the biomedical research training community lessons learned from their experiments with improving career development for trainees. The free workshop will focus on providing “…practical guidance on how to motivate, create, implement and evaluate… Read More »

Resource compiles professional development opportunities for trainees at FASEB societies

A new interactive spreadsheet highlights the career and professional development opportunities available to postdocs and graduate students from the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) member societies. Icons on the spreadsheet indicate whether a society offers a particular benefit/activity. Clicking on an icon takes you directly to the individual society’s website for more… Read More »

Fellowship for geneticists shows different aspects of science policy

The Genetics & Public Policy Fellowship, sponsored by The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), is three science policy fellowships in one. The 16-month program offers rotations with the Policy and Program Analysis Branch at NHGRI, a congressional office or committee, and the science policy office at… Read More »

The National Academies host a workshop on mentoring in STEMM education

The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine hosted a Participatory Workshop on Effective Mentoring in STEMM: Practice, Research, and Future Directions on February 9–10. Billed as an interactive conversation on “evidence-based practices and metrics for mentoring students in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine) career pathways,” the workshop brought together a broad range… Read More »

FASEB launches survey on shared research resources

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) launched a survey of researchers’ experiences with shared research resources. Responses are requested from resource users and providers in the United States by March 2. The questions in this 10-15 minutes survey focus on the following topics: (1) resource utilization and unmet needs; (2) the role… Read More »

National Academies’ Next Generation Researchers Initiative gets underway

The first meeting of a National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine study on the difficulties young biomedical researchers face trying to establish and maintain careers as independent scientists took place in Washington, DC, on January 9. The Next Generation Researchers Initiative aims to evaluate numerous factors affecting the transition to independent research careers, including… Read More »

FASEB announces new database of research organism providers

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) launched a new tool to help biomedical and life science investigators identify US suppliers of research organisms ranging from algae to mice, fruit flies, and maize. The Database of US Providers of Research Organisms aids researchers searching for stock centers, living collections, and commercial providers, all… Read More »