Career Webinars

Networking: Building Solid Career Connections

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This event occurred on Wednesday, April 14, 2010
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Looking to use networking to improve your career? Join us for a roundtable discussion that will look at how to improve your professional relationships through networking. Get some nuts and bolts advice on how to build and strengthen relationships whether you're job searching, hoping to find collaborators or just building more connections with other scientists.

We've all heard that networking is the key to finding your next position and being successful in your career. Where are the best places to go to meet people? How can you make use of online networking tools? How do you maintain relationships with people that you just met? And how do you use your professional relationships to propel your career forward?

This webinar will look at various networking strategies and focus on giving you nuts and bolts advice that you can apply to your own networking attempts. After the event, you'll be better prepared to build strong professional relationships with networking.

Speaker Bios

Jonathan Gitlin, Ph.D.

Policy Analyst
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
Bethesda, MD

Dr. Gitlin is a Science Policy Analyst within the Policy and Program Analysis Branch (PPAB) of the Office of the Director at the National Human Genome Research Institute. He received his B.Sc. in Pharmacology from King's College London, and his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from Imperial College London, following which he conducted research into cardiovascular disease at The Scripps Research Institute and the University of Kentucky. Additionally, he has been a science writer for the online publication Ars Technica, and taught International Science and Technology Policy at the University of Kentucky's Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce.

Lisa Kozlowski, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Postdoctoral Affairs and Recruitment
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Kozlowski is Associate Dean for Postdoctoral Affairs and Recruitment at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. She received her Ph.D. in Immunology from the University of Pennsylvania and did a postdoc at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where she was an officer in their postdoctoral association. From Hopkins, she went to a position as Program Director at Science's Next Wave. She then moved on to become a consultant, helping disciplinary societies and universities provide career development workshops to science graduate students and postdocs. Since October 2003, she has directed the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at Thomas Jefferson University. She is also the faculty liaison for the Graduate Student Association and works with the Admissions Office on the recruitment of pre-doctoral students.

Randy Ribaudo, Ph.D.

President, CEO
Human Workflows, LLC
Rockville, MD

Dr. Ribaudo received his Ph.D. in immunology from the University of Connecticut followed by postdoctoral training at the NIH. He then became a principal investigator at the National Cancer Institute where he studied novel methods for developing vaccines against tumors and viruses. After NIH, he worked at the Molecular Applications Group and Celera Genomics. In 2005 Dr. Ribaudo co-founded Human Workflows which provides consulting services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to assist them in developing and improving their translational science research programs. He has also developed a training program, currently being deployed at the NIH, to assist postdoctoral fellows in preparing for jobs in the biotoechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

Moderator: Brianna Blaser, Ph.D.

Outreach Project Director
AAAS
Washington, DC

Brianna Blaser is the Project Director of the Outreach Program for Science Careers where she organizes career and professional development workshops for graduate students, postdocs, and early-career scientists. Brianna earned her Ph.D. in Women’s Studies at the University of Washington in 2008. Her dissertation, More Than Just Lab Partners: Women Scientists and Engineers Married to and Partnered with Other Scientists and Engineers, examined how women scientists’ relationships with other scientists affect both their professional and personal lives. While at the University of Washington, Brianna was a research assistant at the Center for Workforce Development where she organized professional development activities for graduate students in science and engineering. Brianna earned her B.S. in Mathematics and Psychology with a minor in Gender Studies from Carnegie Mellon University. She has held internships with the Association for Women in Science and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. 

Online Resources

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