Advance your careers, grad students and postdocs!

Published November 01 2016



The full program, including confirmed speakers, is available at here

April 21

  • Networking reception with participants and speakers

April 22

  • Career options: the bench, the boardroom or in between?
    Speakers will share their stories of finding fulfilling industry, academic and nonresearch careers.
  • Panel discussions
    Speakers will host Q&A panel discussions on industry, academic and nonresearch careers.
  • Networking luncheon with participants and speakers
  • Career-development workshops
    Participants will choose among several skills-building workshops.

For the past 10 years, the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology has provided robust career-development programming for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at its annual meeting. Next year’s annual meeting again will have career-development programming for grad students and postdocs, but this time there will be some exciting changes to the Saturday flagship event. Please help us spread the news about these exciting changes to your trainees, colleagues and friends so that they can submit abstracts for the meeting and join us for our events!

In the past, only travel awardees were invited to attend the entire career-development event. While ASBMB travel awardees will continue to be required to attend, up to 100 additional seats will be available for non-travel awardee participants, who may register for the event when they complete their Experimental Biology registration. Remember, though, that the ASBMB offers 200 travel awards of up to $1,000 to graduate students and postdocs (deadline Dec. 1). More information can be found here.

The 2017 Graduate and Postdoc Career-Development Event will be organized by Christopher D. Heinen from the University of Connecticut Health Center and Timothy D. O’Connell from the University of Minnesota, along with me.

To strengthen the skill-development offerings, the organizers added workshops on Saturday afternoon where participants can develop an elevator pitch, improve their networking skills, identify their transferrable skills and learn how to build their skill sets through outreach activities.

The 2017 Graduate and Postdoc Career-Development Event is an opportunity to learn about different careers in science and develop or improve skills before the main scientific programming starts on April 22.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2017 ASBMB annual meeting!

Erica Siebrasse Erica Siebrasse is the education and professional development manager for ASBMB. Follow her on Twitter.