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Helping Early-Career Minority Scientists Navigate Research Career Paths
So you're a rising young scientist who recently landed a competitive junior faculty position at a major research university. They've given you a high-tech laboratory and told you to quickly hire a stable of graduate students and post doctoral fellows.
Adding to the pressure: Your colleagues keep reminding you that your tenure offer, probably six years down the road, is largely contingent on your ability to get grant money and publish research in top-tier, peer-reviewed journals. "It's publish or perish," they warn.
To help young scientists navigate the career path from where they are to where they want to be, AAAS and the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) Minority Affairs Committee (MAC) recently invited 25 young minority faculty members and postdoctoral fellows to a career development workshop at AAAS headquarters.
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