About The Course
Welcome Message

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.

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.

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)

Course Time

Tue   12:00 PM to 12:50 PM

Course Faculty
Intended Audience

MMI ScM and PhD students

Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

Grading Policy: Writing assignments. Attendance

Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

Administrative Contact

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