Genetics Society of America
May 4, 2017
Early Career
Scientist Monthly
Compiled for student and postdoc members of the Genetics Society of America
by the Early Career Scientist Policy Subcommittee
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Getting involved in advocacy and science policy is a great way to contribute to society and the scientific community. Check out these guides for advice on getting started.
Learn about the skills needed for a career in science policy with Chris Pickett, policy analyst at American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Scientists invest significant time to advance our understanding of the world. Use this toolkit from the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology to learn how to advocate for your work.
Learn about your elected representative's positions on science policy by attending a local event. Find public events to connect with your elected representatives using
Build Your Skills
Are you an early career scientist interested in working with the Women’s Congressional Policy Institute? You can gain practical policymaking experience and graduate credit by working directly in Congressional offices. Apply by June 1 for the Women’s Congressional Policy Institute’s 7-month Public Policy Fellowship, which offers a $3400 per month stipend.
Attend the Second Conference on the Future of Bioscience Graduate and Postdoctoral Training June 8-10 in Denver, CO to work with leaders on how to implement new training models.
Planning to present at this year’s Evolution Meeting in Portland, OR? Attend the American Institute of Biological Sciences Workshop on Informing and Engaging Decision-Makers June 28.
Develop communication skills for engagement with non-scientists with online training through the University of Michigan the week of May 5.
Interested in blending research, science communication and curriculum design? If so, apply for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position with the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science.
Research Associate | University College London
Open-access journal editor | BioMed Central
Data analyst in public policy | University of Pennsylvania
Medical Writer, Publications | Springer Healthcare
Scientific Officer, Bioinformatics | University of Otago
The Genetics Society of America offers leadership and professional development opportunities for early career scientist members like you. To discuss your career and professional development, contact us!
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