PREPARING FOR YOUR ACADEMIC INTERVIEW
Many trainees aspire to be future faculty members; however most job candidates aren’t familiar with the structure of the academic interview. Academic interviews are different from other job interviews in many ways, requiring preparation on not just your own research, but also into the hiring department and the institutional program of research. This panel will help postdocs strategically prepare for academic interviews. This panel will outline the structure of the in-person academic interview in R1, medical schools and teaching-intensive institutions with respect to job talks, chalk talks, faculty visits and dinners. Panelists will also discuss characteristics that are common to successful interviewees and the skills they exhibit. This panel explains the pitfalls and common mistakes of first time academic job candidates.
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PSYCHIATRY AND NEUROLOGY AT BOSTON CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
Todd received his Ph.D. from Rockefeller University, where he studied cellular and molecular mechanisms of neural development, with a primary focus on a specific type of progenitor cell, the radial glial cell. He did this postdoctoral fellowship at the California Institute of Technology in the Anderson lab, where he pursued two major interests: 1) optogenetic dissection of lateral septal neural circuitry that controls stress-induced, persistent anxious states, and 2) development of a novel system for activity-dependent circuit manipulation.
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR AT FITCHBURG STATE UNIVERSITY
Natalie Karagodsky is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Fitchburg State University. She holds a Sc.B. from Brown University and a Ph.D. from Harvard University. Her current research focus is on understanding the role of fatty acids in longevity and stress resistance, using the model organism C. elegans. She has several students working in her lab, and has a close collaboration with the Blackwell lab at Harvard University. She teaches 12 "face-time" hours each semester, advises 17 students, and is a member of several departmental and campus-wide committees. She has taught Genetics, lecture and lab, Anatomy and Physiology, lecture and lab, General Biology, and is developing a research-based course on the molecular regulation of aging.
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF CHEMISTRY AT TUFTS UNIVERSITY
Charlie earned his BS from Le Moyne College in 2003, followed by an MS (2006) and PhD (2008) from the University of Rochester in the laboratory of Prof. Benjamin Miller. He was then a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Prof. George Whitesides at Harvard University from 2008–2011. Prior to joining the faculty at Tufts in 2013, he was a senior scientist at Diagnostics For All.