Career Path: Making the Transition from Postdoc to Science Policy

06.21.2012
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Description: What is science policy and what can you do as a postdoc to make yourself marketable in this field? In this webinar we will look at some of the non-bench skills necessary to transition into science policy and how you can develop your CV to reflect these abilities. There are several ways to get your foot in the door: fellowship and internship opportunities will be presented as well as volunteer positions with professional societies.

Bio: Meghan Mott is a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism where she studies neuromuscular disorders and gene therapy using zebrafish. Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, she earned her B.A. In Biology with a Specialization in Neuroscience at the University of Chicago and Ph.D. In Anatomical Science and Neurobiology at the University of Louisville where she studied cytokine expression in Autism Spectrum Disorders. As co-chair for the NIH Fellows Committee on Career Development, she is passionate about increasing the awareness of non-academic career prospects life scientists. For more information on Meghan, please visit her Linkedin page: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/meghan-mott/42/326/5b4 or email her at:mottmc@mail.nih.gov.