Registration is now open for the NIH Career Symposium for all trainees in the biomedical sciences. This year the NIH is using an online platform to make it easier and to provide more interactions between participants and speakers. You are welcome to come to every session, or just the ones you are interested in. Registration is free (but please only register if you actually plan on attending).
- The full agenda is Here
- See the Speakers
- Registration is here: https://whova.com/portal/registration/multi2_202202/
ONE REQUEST—if you are planning to attend particular sessions please add that to your Agenda within the Whova pages (instructions below).
May 11-13, 2022 11:00 am – 5:45 pm
The NIH Career Symposium highlights the diversity of career choices available to biomedical researchers today. Whether you are a new graduate student, postdoc, or clinical fellow just beginning to consider career options or a senior student/fellow ready to look for a job, the NIH Career Symposium is for you. Wondering what the Career Symposium is all about? Check out past events here.
They have already recruited over 250 speakers for you to network with. Each day will start with an intro on each sector (career options, being a competitive applicant, resources for success). This is a great way for you to jumpstart each day and plan for what events you would like to attend. Then you will have the ability to network with professionals in a variety of jobs, participating in informational interviews, which will hopefully help you identify your career of choice and the steps required to get your foot in the door. There will be a series of zoom rooms for career conversations with one or two speakers. Multiple rooms with speakers in similar career paths will run concurrently. For example, research positions in industry would have multiple rooms going at once. The goal is that each room will have no more than 15 participants, giving every attendee ample time to connect with a professional. Participants will have the ability to move through the “rooms” as they like, meeting a speaker, asking questions, or even just listening in to see if a particular career path looks enticing. NOTE: What is said in these rooms will NOT be recorded.
There will also be a workshop on Why Career Choices are so Hard: a practical guide for navigating the career on Wednesday afternoon, and a workshop on Thursday afternoon on Current Hiring Trends.
Closer to the event a guide will be sent to those registered on how to navigate these rooms for informational interviews (including seed questions).
WED-MAY-11 – ACADEMIC CAREERS
- 11:00am-11:50am – Seminar: Introduction to Academia (will be recorded)
- 12:00pm-1:00pm – Research Intensive Faculty
- 1:10pm 2:10pm – Teaching Intensive Faculty
- 2:20pm-3:20pm – Non-Faculty Research (Academics) (like core directors, staff scientists, etc)
- 3:30pm-4:30pm – Supporting Academic Science (postdoc office, grants, student services, program support, admin)
- 4:40pm -5:40pm- Seminar: Why Career Choices are so Hard: a practical guide for navigating the career process (will be recorded)
THU-MAY-12 – INDUSTRY CAREERS
- 11:00am-11:50am – Seminar: Industry overview (will be recorded)
- 12:00pm-1:00pm – Industry- Bench Careers
- 1:10pm 2:10pm – Industry: Nonbench Careers (MSL, FAS, sales, marketing, reg affairs, etc)
- 2:20pm-3:20pm – Business, Technology Transfer and Patent Careers (law, consulting, PTO, business Development, Tech Transfer)
- 3:30pm-4:30pm – Public Health/Clinical
- 4:40pm -5:40pm- Seminar: Current Hiring Trends (will be recorded)
FRI-MAY-13 – FOR THE LOVE OF SCIENCE CAREERS
- 11:00am-11:50am – Seminar: Introductions to today’s careers (will be recorded)
- 12:00pm-1:00pm – Science Policy
- 1:10pm 2:10pm – Careers in Science Communication (editors, science writing, etc)
- 2:20pm-3:20pm – Government Careers (mostly non-bench, all branches)
- 3:30pm-4:30pm – Science Education and Outreach Careers / Data Science / Non-Profits
If you would like to explore these career options on your own schedule, there is a plethora of panels, interviews and written synopses of previous events. Check out past events here.
- Find the Agenda tab on the side of the screen. You should see a list of sessions for that day.
- You can move through different days by selecting the date you want to view on the calendar at the top of the agenda
- Browse or search for sessions on the top bar.
- Once you find the session you want to access, tap on it.
- If the session is live, it will begin playing immediately upon entering. Otherwise, a message will indicate the scheduled start time.
- If the session hasn’t occurred yet, you can click Add to My Agenda to put the session on your own personal agenda.