50度灰

On-demand career development events

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Nuggets of wisdom for academic job applications: Interview day

Learn what to expect during an academic faculty job interview and how to prepare for it.

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Grant application budgets 101

An introductory-level webinar on preparing grant application budget proposals for federal agencies such as the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health. Learn the nuts and bolts of grant budgets, strategies for putting together a budget proposal, and making a budget justification that matches the project's scope of work.

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How to develop competitive academic portfolios

Discover the secrets that will help your grad school applications stand out from the competition.

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Beyond R&D: Exploring career paths in industry

Hear from professionals in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries about the diverse and rewarding careers available in scientific innovation, healthcare advancement and the development of lifesaving medications.

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Nuggets of wisdom for academic job applicants

Practical tips from academics on the initial steps of the academic job application process, from navigating the job market, finding and deciphering job advertisements and preparing a competitive application for an assistant professor position.

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Beyond faculty: Exploring career paths in academia

Not sure if a research and teaching faculty position is right for you? This webinar explores careers in nonfaculty academic positions with insights from a panel of passionate individuals who support the research and educational activities at their institutions.

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Career options for Ph.D.s: Opening the doors of opportunity

Learn about the wide world of work available to Ph.D.-trained scientists in this presentation of survey results that document the career choices of thousands of Ph.D.s.

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Creating an inclusive lab culture and onboarding new lab members

Bryan Dewsbury, associate director of the STEM Transformation Institute at Florida International University, features in a discussion about onboarding and creating inclusive, welcoming environments for research teams.

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Best practices for developing and implementing lab manuals

This webinar will help lab leaders zero in on their leadership style and explore the multifaceted nature of lab manuals.

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Debunking misinformation about your science

John Cook, founder of Skeptical Science website, discusses debunking strategies for misinformation that occurs within biochemistry and molecular biology topics.

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The art of the interview: Ask great questions, give great answers and enjoy the process

The 50度灰's Laurel Oldach talks about how you can make the most of informational interviews that you conduct and how you can feel more relaxed and prepared when you鈥檙e the interviewee.

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50度灰 Annual Meeting

National Science Foundation: Molecular and cellular bioscience opportunities

An outreach webinar about NSF funding priorities and opportunities of interest to the 50度灰 community.

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50度灰 Annual Meeting

Mentoring from both sides: How to find, be and utilize a great mentor

Learn practical tactics in identifying mentors, making the "ask" for mentoring support and how to take the best advantage of mentoring relationships 鈥 from both sides.

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Family and work interactions

50度灰 members came together for a community conversation about parenting, when your spouse/partner is your colleague, long-distance relationships and adult caregiving.

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Navigating career development and building resilience in times of unrest

This three-day virtual conference provided direct access to scientists in various roles and job sectors who shared their career journeys and advice for those who wish to pursue similar careers.

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Collaboration 101: Developing partnerships between academia and industry

This session dispels misconceptions about how academia鈥搃ndustry interactions work and guides those interested in developing and maintaining productive partnerships.

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Picture a Scientist

Sharon Shattuck, the director of a new feature-length documentary "Picture a Scientist," and members of the 50度灰 Women in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Committee held a panel discussion about the issues covered in the film.

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Shaping the Narrative: Effective science communication in the COVID-19 era

A panel discussion about how scientists can use their credibility and critical thinking to cut through the noise and guide the national COVID-19 dialogue.

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Forecasting the future: Setting yourself up with trustworthy data

Are you sure that the data you鈥檙e collecting today is as solid and secure as you鈥檒l need it to be next week, month or year?

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Science in a Flash: How to give a successful flash talk

If you had just one figure, three minutes and a microphone to describe your research 鈥 could you do it?

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Navigating life as a postdoc

Thriving as a postdoctoral researcher is a balancing act. Our panelists discuss their experiences as postdocs and lessons they learned along the way.

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Small business research funding 101

NCI SBIR Program Director Kory Hallett presents funding opportunities and other commercialization resources for small businesses in biochemistry and molecular biology.

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Procuring, administering and negotiating corporate funding for research

This webinar explores how scientists can obtain funding from corporations and other private entities to their support research.

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Next-gen financial education

Covering fundamental skill sets for managing your personal finances.

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Lab basics: Introduction to responsible conduct of research

Good research practices involve more than just following a protocol and keeping your notebook up to date. In this webinar, Dr. Suzanne Barbour discusses the ways we can conduct our research in a...

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Systems biology research in DOE's Office of Biological and Enviromental Research

Learn about the resources available from the DOE for biochemists and molecular biologists.

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Mentoring matters

Mentoring is important, but what does it mean to be a mentor? And how can you be a good mentee?

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Opportunities and challenges in securing private funding for your research

This webinar explores how 50度灰 members can obtain funding for basic research from private foundations, including disease-oriented and patient-focused philanthropic groups.

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Image is everything: Preparing your figures for publication

In this webinar, Kaoru Sakabe, data integrity manager for 50度灰, discusses best practices in figure assembly.

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Inside a faculty search committee

Have you ever wondered what takes place after your application for a tenure-track position has been sent in? In this webinar, panelists discussed what it鈥檚 like to be on both sides of the hiring...