The Ohio Miami Valley Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
Sponsored Links
1 / 8

The Ohio Miami Valley Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience May 16, 2014 Making your way on the journey to a postdoc PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 45 Views
  • Uploaded on
  • Presentation posted in: General

The Ohio Miami Valley Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience May 16, 2014 Making your way on the journey to a postdoc. Patrick Sonner , Ph.D. Labib Rouhana , Ph.D. Nadja Grobe, Ph.D. Who are we? It’s all relative. Current challenges in academia. Declining grant success rates

Download Presentation

The Ohio Miami Valley Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience May 16, 2014 Making your way on the journey to a postdoc

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


The ohio miami valley chapter of the society for neuroscience may 16 2014 making your way on the journey to a postdoc

The Ohio Miami Valley Chapter of the Society for NeuroscienceMay 16, 2014Making your way on the journey to a postdoc

Patrick Sonner, Ph.D.

LabibRouhana, Ph.D.

Nadja Grobe, Ph.D.


Who are we it s all relative

Who are we? It’s all relative.


Current challenges in academia

Current challenges in academia

  • Declining grant success rates

  • 800,000 PhDs versus 100,000 faculty positions in science and engineering

NIH IMPAC, success rate file

Schillebeeckx et al. 2013, Nature Biotechnology 31: 938-941


Why is a phd worthwile

Why is a PhD worthwile?

contribute to understanding of nature

pursue a subject out of love

design own research

be creative and meaningful

constant intellectual challenge

mentor young scientists


Career options

Career options

Academia (research- or teaching-intensive)

Science education for general public or schools/universities

Healthcare

Science writing

Government (NIH, NSF, EPA, DOE, USDA, DOD)

Policy

Intellectual property career (patents)

Business

Sales, marketing

Biotech/Pharma(research- or administrative-intensive)

Check out http://myidp.sciencecareers.org/


Benefits of a postdoc

Benefits of a postdoc

  • No longer a student - not yet faculty

  • Explore career and environment

  • Expand network of experts

  • Flexibility

  • Opportunities

  • Mentoring experience

  • Practice grant writing

  • More stable funding rates for fellowships

  • Increase publication record

  • Additional time for decision about future career choices


Case studies

Case studies

  • break-out groups read 3-4 case studies

  • Discuss each case study within group

  • chooses favorite profile

  • groups report and discuss their choices and rationale to the full audience

  • rationale for profile choices are noted on a white board


Questions

Questions?


  • Login