Einstein’s Career & Professional Development (CPD) program for graduate students and postdocs serves more than 700 individuals. The goal of the program is to help young researchers to explore career opportunities while refining their professional skill set, including scientific writing, public speaking and presentation skills.
A recent survey indicated that just 65% of 250 participating Einstein graduate students and postdoctoral researchers are interested in becoming a professor at a university. And realistically, according to a recent article, “The Ph.D. Factory,” published in Nature, less than half of them will be able to secure a tenure track faculty position.
To address this issue, the CPD program hosts a “Ph.D. Career Chat” series featuring Einstein Ph.D. alumni and employees who work in a variety of fields, ranging from medical writing and academia to technology transfer, administration and science policy. Typically, these events employ a fireside chat format in which the special guest chats with Dr. Joerg Schlatterer, manager of the CPD program, about their current profession, the rewarding and challenging aspects of their job, the career decision-making process and career transition.
On April 18, Dr. Cara Chrisman was the special Ph.D. Career Chat guest. She described her career path, from receiving her Ph.D. in Einstein’s department of microbiology & immunology in April 2010, to her current position as science policy fellow at United States Agency for International Development (USAID). And, she shared how her scientific accomplishments in the laboratory of Dr. Arturo Casadevall, coupled with volunteering in numerous Einstein organizations – including the Einstein Journal of Biology and Medicine, Graduate Student Council and faculty senate – helped her to attain the AAAS science policy fellowship.
To learn more about CPD offerings, visit the Graduate Programs in the Biomedical Sciences website.
3rd Annual Isabelle Rapin Conference Shines a Light on Rett Syndrome
Friday, February 13, 2015
Writing Internship Puts Words into Action
Monday, February 09, 2015
Thursday, February 05, 2015
Humanist Doctors of Tomorrow Honored Today
Monday, February 02, 2015
Third Annual Musculoskeletal Repair and Regeneration Symposium
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Pitching Your Science, Pitching Yourself
Thursday, January 08, 2015
Homecoming Dance Highlights a Good Time
Wednesday, January 07, 2015
Einstein's Dr. Horwitz Receives the Prestigious John Scott Award
Tuesday, January 06, 2015
A Jubilant Evening for Ph.D. and M.D.-Ph.D. Candidates
Monday, January 05, 2015
Addressing Ebola and Pregnancy in Sierra Leone
Friday, December 26, 2014