Education and Career Opportunities at Neuroscience 2015
SfN’s annual meeting is a great place for attendees to develop professional skills through career-focused workshops and to explore graduate schools and job options through a variety of events and resources.Graduate School Fair
The Graduate School Fair provides prospective students and graduate school representatives with a unique opportunity to meet face to face. Neuroscience 2015 has four-day fair in Hall A.
- Saturday, October 17, 1-3 p.m.
- Sunday, October 18–Tuesday, October 20 noon-2 p.m.
NeuroJobs Career Center
Whether you are actively seeking new employment or just curious about what job opportunities are available, the NeuroJobs Career Center gives you the chance to meet employers with open positions — on-site and at no cost. To see available jobs and request an interview, visit the NeuroJobs Career Center jobs board and select the checkered flag icon.
- Saturday, October 17–Tuesday, October 20, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Wednesday, October 21, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
At the workshop Success in Academia: What’s Your Strategy to Thrive?, a panel of neuroscientist leaders in academia will direct a lively discussion about creative and effective ways to attain success in academic life. The panel will address success in terms of time management, work-life balance, publishing, and funding. The “Success in Academia” workshop is 9-11 a.m. Saturday, October 17.
The adviser-advisee relationship is arguably the most important in academia. The professional development workshop How to Renovate Your Relationship With Your Adviser or Advisee will give both parties instructions on how to build a great relationship with one another. This workshop is 3-5 p.m. Saturday, October 17.
The Teaching Neuroscience to Non-Scientists workshop will discuss best approaches to teaching non-science majors, which topics are most interesting to nonscientists, and whether basic chemistry and physics should be taught to students who are not studying science. The “Teaching Neuroscience” workshop is 9-11 a.m. Monday, October 19.
The Careers Beyond the Bench professional development workshop will help you craft an individual career trajectory outside of academia. A panel of speakers will discuss how to build credentials, as well as effective networking techniques and how to transition away from working behind the bench. “Careers Beyond the Bench” is 9-11 a.m. Saturday, October 17
The popular Meet-the-Expert Series gives attendees a behind-the-scenes look at factors influencing various neuroscientists’ groundbreaking research. Each of the sessions allows attendees to engage in an informal discussion with veteran scientists. Experts at Neuroscience 2015 will include Ravi Allada of Northwestern University, Matteo Carandini of University College London, John Cryan of University College Cork, and more. The Meet the Expert Series has two sessions: 8-9:15 a.m. and 9:30-10:45 a.m. Saturday, October 17.
Build connections and meet experienced neuroscientists at Career Development Topics: A Networking Event. This roundtable discussion will explore how to strike a work-life balance, secure grants, make a career transition away from the bench, choose a graduate school, and select a postdoctoral fellow position. The “Career Development Topics” event is 7:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, October 17.