Pursue Goals at Home with Help from These Neuronline Resources
As the year ends, take time to reflect on your career and where you are headed in 2021.
Whether you are looking for career advice or have some time during an academic break, Neuronline has resources to help accomplish your goals no matter your work environment.
You were in the middle of a job search.
Learn how to keep your search going strong with:
- A Guide to Finding, Applying for, and Landing a Faculty Position
- How to Prepare for and Land an Academic Position
- Your Chalk Talk Questions Answered
FOR LAB MANAGERS
You’re looking for ways to stay connected to your team (or keep your collaborations going!).
Team science may be more important now than ever.
- Navigating Collaborating Across Disciplines with Team Science
- How to Build Productive Collaborations
- How Smart Collaboration Can Move the Field and Society Forward
You want to lead your team through uncertain times.
Read/watch/listen to these resources on leading by cultivating community and connection.
- Tactics for Leading Your Community
- Cultivating Leadership in Multidisciplinary Research
- Global Approaches for Collaboration and Networking
- Building Community Through Service: Bianca Jones Marlin on Volunteer Leadership
You have separation anxiety about being away from the lab.
Register for SfN’s Epigenetics in Neurobiology virtual conference on April 8.
Listen to Carla Shatz, known for her discovery of the “fire together, wire together” phenomenon, discuss her research in this History of SfN podcast episode.
To stay up-to-date on research findings (even if you can’t spend time in the lab), read research article summaries highlighting science from SfN journals JNeurosci and eNeuro.
You’re anticipating having to catch up on experiments.
Make your lab its most productive by promoting a healthy environment and teamwork.
- How to Create an Inclusive Lab Environment Where Individuals Feel Valued
- The Role of Relationships and Communication in Project Management
You’re wondering how instruction might change.
Watch these webinars and videos for ideas to support students and update your teaching methods:
- Supporting Emotional Well-Being in Trainees
- Methods to Improve Student Learning
- Strategies for Creating Healthy Learning Environments
- Strategies for Programs to Support Early Career Neuroscientists
You don’t teach.
Ensure your trainees will practice rigorous neuroscience with articles from the Foundations of Rigorous Neuroscience Research collection, including:
- How to Hire and Promote Faculty to Facilitate Team Science
- Enhancing a Scientific Culture That Rewards Scientific Rigor
- Call to Action: Your Ideas for Shaping a Culture That Supports Rigorous Research
You’re worried about getting your career back on track.
Read advice for navigating challenges and find inspiration for career paths in a new interview series, Entrepreneurial Women Combining Neuroscience, Engineering, and Tech.
You were in the middle of a career transition.
Use these toolkits to help you prepare to make a career transition.
You want to make connections to turn into future collaborations.
- How and Why to Find Research Collaborators as a Student
- The Benefits of Forging Interdisciplinary Connections
You have some time on your hands.
Brush up on your professional skills by exploring recently released recordings from Neuroscience 2019.
Watch as Fei-Fei Li, codirector of the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence, discusses the transformative potential of AI in the Dialogues Between Neuroscience and Society lecture.
Take this time to seek out or connect with your mentors or mentees, following advice in the Best Practices for Mentoring Relationships collection.
Or, check out these non-SfN resources:
- INCF TrainingSpace: an online repository of neuroscience courses and tool tutorials
- Neurostars.org: discussion forum that is open to the neuroscience community and used primarily by the neuroimaging, computational neuroscience, and neuroinformatics communities
- KnowledgeSpace: a neuroscience encyclopedia portal that links brain research concepts to the data, models, and literature that support them.