About The Course
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Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for SURVIVAL SKILLS FOR ACADEMIA IN THE LAB SCIENCES (260.813.01), a course offered by the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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Course Description

Aimed at providing MMI and other lab sciences with the skills necessary to present and publish data and to find post-docs and/or jobs in the laboratory sciences. Topics include time management and organization, preparing effective conference presentations, manuscripts, and curriculum vitae, networking, interviewing, and getting hired.

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Course Learning Objectives

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Give effective presentations at conferences
  • Think creatively and independently
  • Prepare an application package
  • Interview for a job The course should make it possible for you to do the following:
  • Time management
  • Organize a poster or verbal presentation
  • Write effective cover letters
  • Prepare a curriculum vitae or resume
  • Write and review manuscripts After successfully completing this course, you will be able to do the following:
  • Publish and review manuscripts
  • Present your research more effectively
  • Successfully network
  • Discuss the interview process
  • Get hired for a postdoc or job (either academic or non-academic)

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Course Time

Tue   12:00 PM to 12:50 PM

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Course Faculty
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Intended Audience

MMI ScM and PhD students

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Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

Grading Policy: Writing assignments. Attendance

Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

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Administrative Contact

Sabra Klein
E-mail: saklein@jhsph.edu
Andrew Pekosz
E-mail: apekosz@jhsph.edu

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