1. What is your current position?

Press and Public Enquiries Officer at the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA)

2. How far in advance of your planned starting date did you begin looking for jobs?

Approximately 4 months before my PhD was due to end I started looking for jobs. I had two interviews; one for a publishing assistant position and one for a medical writer role. I decided to take the medical writer job and started there as soon as my research contract ended. However, after 3 months of being a medical writer I realised it wasn't for me so I began looking elsewhere and saw an advert about the press officer role at the HFEA.

Published in COMPASS Careers

A foundation created by a Slovakian-born microbiologist who helped shape a monoclonal antibody into a clinically effective tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blocker will once again award three $35,000 no-strings cash prizes to young immigrant scientists who demonstrate "exceptional" records of early career achievement in the life sciences.

Published in ASCB Post
Wednesday, 29 May 2013 20:00

Building a COMPASS

As any boy scout knows, you can make a compass from water, a cork, and a needle, but you need to spend time brushing that needle over and over with a magnet to align the dipoles in the right direction. New committees also require considerable brushing up. To properly orient ASCB's newest, COMPASS (the Committee for Postdocs and Students), its 15 members and eight associates have exchanged thousands of words by email, committed over 300 edits to our internal wiki, and interrupted each other dozens of times in our first all-committee conference call.

We've outlined our plan for taking our first steps toward making the ASCB a more useful and supportive community for trainees in science. But, in this formative time, we need a few more brushes of feedback from you on how ASCB can serve you better. Please read on, and let us know what you think.

Published in COMPASS Points
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