The Biophysical Society provides a unique opportunity at the Annual Meeting to attend various sessions focused on finding and securing careers, grants, and publishing papers within the biophysics realm.
Registration is required for the following event: Postdoc to Faculty Q & A: Transitions Forum and Luncheon
Registration not required for the following events:
Postdoctoral BreakfastScientists and Congress: Making ConnectionsGrant Writing Workshop: How (Not) to Write Your NIH Grant ProposalUS Science Education in Global ContextHow to Get Your Scientific Paper PublishedIndustry & Agency FairConversation with NIGMS Director Jon LorschNetworking with Minority Biophysicists: Resources and Opportunities
Registration for some sessions is recommended due to space limitations.
Sunday, February 8, 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Supported by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund
This breakfast presents an opportunity for postdoctoral members of the Society to meet and discuss the issues they face in their current career stage. Members of the Early Careers Committee will be available to answer questions about how the Committee serves postdocs in the biophysical community. Limited to the first 100 attendees.
Monday, February 9, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PMThrough mock study sections and discussions, veteran NIH officials will demonstrate what review panels look for when they read and assess proposals. They will also answer questions about peer review, avoiding application pitfalls and responding to review concerns. This session is sponsored by the Public Affairs Committee and is appropriate for both experienced principal investigators and those applying for their first grant.
Monday, February 9, 2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
This panel discussion, sponsored by the Publications Committee, will focus on the practical issues involved in publishing a scientific paper. The panelists have extensive experience in writing, reviewing, and editing papers, and will provide information on the 'dos and don'ts of submitting research manuscripts. Discussions will likely focus on strategies to avoid common pitfalls, how to prevent and fix problems before submission, and how to respond to critiques and even rejection of a paper. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions during the session.
Tuesday, February 10, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
This question-and-answer luncheon, sponsored by the Committee for Professional Opportunities for Women (CPOW), is designed for postdocs finishing and actively applying for academic faculty positions. New faculty and recently tenured faculty in basic science and/or medical school departments will lead the discussion, as well as experienced senior-level faculty who have served as department chairs and/or part of faculty search committees. Topics for discussion include how to prepare the curriculum vitae, the interview process, networking, how to negotiate the job offer, and advice for new faculty as they balance research with their department obligations. Pre-registration is suggested and the fee includes a box lunch. Click here for the registration form.