Exploring careers in government

Jan. 23, 2024 | Duration: 1 hr. 2 mins.

Are you a scientist curious about how your expertise can contribute to the greater good? This webinar will help you understand the broad range of government roles beyond what you might ordinarily think of as public sector. From research and innovation to policy development and implementation, the government offers a vast array of avenues for scientists to apply their skills and knowledge. Unlock the door to a world of possibilities as we discuss government careers in the sciences and explore the diverse opportunities available for scientists looking to make a meaningful impact on society.

This event was sponsored by the ASBMB Education and Professional Development Committee Graduate/Postdoctoral Subcommittee.


Nisha Cavanaugh

Nisha Cavanaugh, moderator
Associate Director, Career Development and Postdoctoral Programs, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Masha Cemma

Masha Cemma
Senior Policy Advisor, Office of the Chief Science Advisor of Canada

Frederick Gregory

Frederick Gregory
Extramural Competency Lead and Branch Chief, Humans in Complex Systems, U.S. Army DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory

Manju Hingorani

Manju Hingorani
Program Director, Genetic Mechanisms, National Science Foundation

Who should watch

  • Undergraduates considering Ph.D. training
  • Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows thinking about their next career step(s)
  • Graduate advisers looking to support their trainees’ career development
  • Early-career and midcareer investigators interested in transitioning to a new career

Learning objectives

  • Recognize and articulate various non-traditional career paths within the government for scientists
  • Gain insights into the skills and qualifications required for careers in the public sector
  • Explore the impact and opportunities for growth in careers in the public sector