Workshop 1 (WK01): Junior Principal Investigator Sessions
Attention Conference Presenters - please review the Speaker Information Page available here.
Sunday, July 10, 10:10 am – 4:30 pm
Manuel Corpas, The Genome Analysis Center, Norwich, United Kingdom
Lucia Peixoto, Washington State University, Spokane, United States
Geoff Macintyre, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, United Kingdom
How to outline an individualized career development plan to become a successful PI
Chair: Lucia Peixoto, Washington State University, Spokane, United States
This session will cover the concept of having an active role on your own career development and empowering trainees to have a strategy when picking mentors and pursuing training. This encompasses making very conscious decisions about what your niche or "brand" will be when looking for jobs (academic or not). Having an "IDP" is a requirement for all NIH grants on the "training" phases and it is also being requested by private foundations.
(10:10 am-10:20 am)
(10:20 am - 11:10 am)
Coffee Break (11:10 - 11:40 am)
Climbing the grant ladder: The importance of establishing a record of funding early in your career
Chair: Casey Greene, University of Pennsylvania, United States
Grantsmanship has a (steep) learning curve and the earlier you start to climb the better you will be by the time you really need to get funded. Starting a position with funding makes you extremely attractive in a job search, and it used to be exceptional but it is slowly becoming the norm. This session will go through the typical grant ladders available in the US and in Europe and provide tips on how to climb and how to help your trainees begin their journey.
Speaker: Yana Bromberg, Rutgers University
Part C: Structured Discussion
Strategies to generate data: wet-lab, collaborations and consortia
Chair: Logan Everett, North Carolina State University
As a computational person, having your own wetlab can be extremely beneficial providing you with experimental control and access to additional funding. However, is it wise to venture outside your area of expertise? Or is it better to rely on collaborations? How do you go about supervising PhDs in the wetlab if you have no experience yourself?
Consortium projects can help you do bigger and better science. However, getting the most out of participation in a consortium and coming out on top can be difficult.
Coffee Break (3:00 - 3:30 pm)
How to get involved in the ISCB as a PI
Chair: Curtis Huttenhower, Harvard, United States
The ISCB has expressed a desire to further engage senior postdocs and principal investigators in the society. In this session we will find out ways in which participants can become more active within the society.
Sandrine Dudoit, University of California, Berkeley, United States
Trey Ideker, University of California, San Diego, United States
Curtis Huttenhower, Harvard, United States
How do you hire the best staff? How do you get tenure? What if you don’t get tenure? How do you manage a budget? How much admin should I do? How much should you travel? How do you motivate lab members? These questions and many more will be discussed amongst participants and each will share their secrets on what has worked best. This will be achieved through structured round table conversations amongst participants with the speakers.
Please join us to continue the conversation at the ISCB Young Investigators Social which will take place on Monday July 11th at 8:30 pm at the Big River Grille & Brewing Works on the Boardwalk https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/boardwalk/big-river-grille-and-brewing-works/