On Friday, May 6th, 2016 we hosted a live Q&A where our panelists shared practical advice and discussed their experiences negotiating an academic research position.
The chat was brought to you by iBiology in partnership with the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN).
Dr. Kassandra Ori-Mckenney is an Assistant Professor at the University of California, Davis, where her lab studies the regulation of the cytoskeleton during neuronal development and maintenance. Both Dr. Ori-Mckenney and her husband were on the job market last year and by her own admission it was a crazy season. They had a lot of… Continue Reading
Dr. Omar Quintero is an Assistant Professor of Biology at the University of Richmond in Virginia, where he combines research and undergraduate education. His lab studies the genes and proteins involved cellular motility. It has taken him a few tries to find an institution that fits his research and teaching goals. He has been faculty… Continue Reading
Dr. Raychelle Burks is an analytical chemist who combines classic chemistry and mobile devices for forensic research. After a few years working in a crime lab, she returned to academia first as an teaching adjunct and later as a research postdoc at Doane College in Nebraska. She recently accepted a tenure-track position at St. Edward’s… Continue Reading
Dr. Mónica Feliú-Mójer grew up in rural Puerto Rico, surrounded by nature and with a cow in her backyard, which sparked her interest in all things biology. A scientist-turned-communicator, she leverages online technologies to make science and scientists accessible to all. Mónica has a bachelor’s degree in Human Biology from the University of Puerto Rico… Continue Reading