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260.813.01 Survival Skills for Academia in the Lab Sciences

Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
2nd term
2 credits
Academic Year:
2014 - 2015
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tuesday,  12:00 - 12:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Sabra Klein
Course Instructors:

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.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Give effective presentations at conferences
  2. Think creatively and independently
  3. Prepare an application package, interview and get hired for a postdoc or job (either academic or non-academic)
  4. Improve time management
  5. Organize a poster or verbal presentation
  6. Write effective cover letters
  7. Prepare a curriculum vitae or resume
  8. Write and review manuscripts
  9. Present data more effectively
  10. Successfully network
Methods of Assessment:

Writing assignments. Attendance

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

consent of instructor is required for non-MMI students & MMI MHS students

For consent, contact: