The Genetics Society of America

The Genetics Society of America is hosting two career development events in Madison next week for graduate students, postdocs, or newly appointed faculty. I’m inquiring to see if you would be willing to share the following two links with your local community.

Peer Review Workshop

This workshop will provide an introduction to peer reviewing for early career researchers, including graduate students. Led by GENETICS editors, the workshop will cover best practices and reviewing exercises. Becoming a better reviewer will help you hone some of the skills central to scientific success, including critical thinking, evaluating research, providing helpful feedback, and understanding the mindset and expectations of peer reviewers and editors.

New Faculty Forum

Your first faculty appointment brings many new challenges. Network, learn, and find support at the New Faculty Forum, a one-day workshop designed for new faculty (those within the first five years of their appointment) and advanced postdocs. Attendees will discuss common challenges, share their elevator pitches, and have opportunities to learn about:

  • tools and techniques for managing budgets effectively;
  • how to be a supportive mentor;
  • the basics of designing and teaching a new course;
  • and more!

This focused event will allow you to form a strong network of peers with whom you can continue to collaborate, commiserate, and celebrate long after the meeting ends. A closing networking social will also allow you to connect with more established researchers. Refreshment will be served throughout the day including cocktails during the networking social.