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Professional Societies & Resources

American Institute of Biological Scientists (AIBS)

  • American Institute of Biological SciencesJob Board
  • Career Resources
    Frequently asked questions about careers in biology
  • Webinars
    Upcoming sessions and archive of past webinars, e.g., “Grant Proposal Development” and “Empowering 21st Century Learners through Biodiversity Knowledge”
  • BioScience Talks Podcast
  • Professional Development Workshops (paid live and online courses)
    Training programs aimed at helping you hone the skills that will enhance your employment opportunities and career development; previous programming includes “Communications Bootcamp,” “Enabling Interdisciplinary and Team Science,” and “Writing for Influence and Impact”

American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

(member organization of the International Federation for Cell Biology
& member organization of the Coalition for the Life Sciences)

American Society for Cell BiologyCareer Resources

Professional Development

  • Webinars
    Live webinars and recordings of past webinars on a range of topics, e.g., “Tips for a Memorable 5 Minute Research Pitch,” “Negotiating Your Academic Job Offer,” and “Life Science Advocacy”
  • Communication Toolkits
    Information compiled by the ASCB Public Information Committee to help scientists communicate their work to non-scientists under a wide variety of situations
  • Promoting Active Learning and Mentoring (PALM) Network
    Apply to be a fellow or access teaching resources
  • Biotech Course (paid week-long, in-person course; some scholarships available)
    The goal of this course is to help you transition to a job in biotech, medtech, or pharma through learning about the business side of science (e.g., commercialization, market assessment, and bioscience business models), networking, and completing a hands-on team project
  • Biotech Mini-Course (paid one-day, in-person course)
    A condensed version of the week-long course
  • Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA)

Ecological Society of America

Ecological Society of America

Society for Developmental Biology



Society for the Study of Evolution

Animal Behavior Society

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB)