About Event

LAST CALL – October 27, 2014

The world is changing, do you have what it takes to adapt?

In this current economic climate the number of formal positions in research and academia are increasingly limited. Young scientists have both the challenge and opportunity to seek employment outside of this traditional career path.

But do you have the skills necessary for the job or do you even know what your options are?

Come to Emerging Pathways for Young Scientists to find out about non-traditional career paths for young scientists: scientific policy, communication, enterprise/private-sector, and non-governmental organizations. Come hear from your peers, 4 prominent Portuguese scientists, about their role in each of these sectors and the skills they developed to succeed. At this event you will learn how young scientists can be involved in government, how to best communicate with non-scientists to make an impact, and how to translate your skills to the private sector and non-governmental organizations.

Continue your professional development with 2 ASM virtual workshops on Scientific Writing and Publishing and the Art of Science Communications. The Scientific Writing and Publishing workshop helps develop skills needed to write and submit scientific manuscripts, with the ultimate goal of improving the dissemination of research and enhanced knowledge sharing. The ASM Art of Science Communications workshop provides an overview of the skills and impact that science needs to have in life days, poster and oral presentations at conferences, and the capability for media, policy and public communications.

The participants are encouraged to participate with a sentence (sent by e-mail) that includes the words ASM, Portugal, Science and Young. The attendant with the best sentence will received a prize.

When: October 31 & November 1, 2014

Where: University of Coimbra, Portugal

This event was held December 2013 at University of Aveiro, and was a great success. It was inspired by a trip in 2013 to Washington, DC by the host, Diogo Proença. Diogo spent a week in Washington learning about the impact of science outside the classroom or laboratory through visits to the U.S. Department of State, White House, U.S. House of Representatives, and the National Institutes of Health. This visit was arranged and funded by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). Diogo serves as the ASM Young Ambassador to Portugal. In this role, Diogo endeavors to utilize ASM’s vast resources to benefit the young scientists of Portugal. Please join him at University of Coimbra for this exciting event.