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For Students and Early Career Professionals

SLAS is pleased to offer activities at SLAS2020 specifically designed by and geared towards attending students and early career professionals. These programs provide a focused, valuable experience for those considering and embarking on a career in the field of life sciences discovery and technology.

Attendee programming and benefits include:

Discounted Conference and Short Course Registration for Students

SLAS is pleased to offer discounted SLAS2020 registration fees to students. Following receipt of their registration and payment, students will be contacted for a copy of their valid student ID to verify eligibility for registration discounts. Student registrations will be confirmed once a valid copy of student ID is received by SLAS.

Student conference registration does not include short course registration, though a discounted rate for short courses is also available. For complete details or to register, click here.

Career Guidance Sessions

Academia vs Industry, Where Do You Fit?

Tuesday, Jan 28

7:30 - 8:15 a.m.

Room 9

This panel will offer perspectives from both academia and industry, helping attendees to understand the various career paths and opportunities available. Panel members will share from their experiences and engage in an open question and answer session. Panel members can also provide feedback on attendee resumes and answer individual career questions.

Tim Dawes, Ph.D., has broad industry experience, including leadership roles in high-throughput screening at Chiron and Genentech. Elliot Hui, Ph.D., is in his 12th year as a faculty member of the UC Irvine Department of Biomedical Engineering.

 

Transferable Skills: Adventures Beyond Chemistry

Wednesday, Jan 29

7:30 - 8:15 a.m.

Room 10

Career paths don't follow straight lines; lots of learning takes place around unexpected corners. Join SLAS Scientific Director Mike Tarselli, Ph.D., to hear about how global recession, start-ups, non-traditional gigs and volunteer service helped him along his scientific journey. Attendees will also hear about a wealth of educational events and coursework to help scientists interested in non-traditional careers or train those at the interface of multiple disciplines.

SLAS Journal Strategy Workshop

Ignite Theatre in the Exhibition Hall

Wednesday, Jan 29

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Join us for the SLAS Journal Strategy Workshop to learn how to prepare a manuscript for submission and participate in an open journal strategy discussion. Presented by SLAS Discovery Editor-in-Chief Robert M. Campbell, Ph.D. (Eli Lilly & Co.) and SLAS Technology Editor-in-Chief Edward Kai-Hua Chow, Ph.D. (National University of Singapore). All SLAS2020 participants are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Student and Early Career Professionals Membership

Not yet an SLAS member? Join now to access to important programs and services that membership offers, including a direct connection to a network of peers and an array of resources that you can leverage to create pathways to success as a life sciences discovery and technology professional. SLAS offers Student Memberships starting at only $39/year and Early Career Professional Memberships from just $70/year. Members-only benefits of SLAS include:

  • Online subscriptions to your choice of either SLAS Technology OR SLAS Discovery
  • Registration discounts for all global SLAS conferences and symposia
  • Access to the SLAS APPLIED Online Learning Center
  • Access to SLAS CONNECTED, the member-only networking community platform
  • Full access to the SLAS Member Directory
  • Eligibility to become an SLAS Fellow Member. Learn more here.
  • Opportunities to participate in SLAS committees, councils and judging panels
  • And More

Click here for more information on how to become a member.


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