ASHG/FASEB Career Center 2015


ASHG Career Center photoBaltimore Convention Center - Halls C-E

ASHG will continue to provide a service for those seeking employment and those seeking qualified candidates. Onsite career services will be provided by The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB).

The online Career Center is available at http://geneticscareers.org/.  Additional career services will be available onsite starting Wednesday, October 7 through Friday, October 9.

Currently the GeneticsCareers.org website is free to employers and job seekers; however, individuals must register with GeneticsCareers.org and agree to the terms and conditions of the board before searching or posting within the community. Please read these terms and conditions thoroughly; failure to abide by them may result in your removal from the GeneticsCareers.org community.

 Career and Employment Services at the ASHG 2015 Meeting include:

Onsite Trainee Development Seminars, CV/Résumé Critiques and Career Counseling Sessions will be provided at the Career Center by Dr. Andrew Green and Dr. Judy Blumenthal.  The Career Coaches will be available to: 

  • Critique your resume, CV or cover letter
  • Give career guidance
  • Go over interviewing tips
  • Present Trainee Development Seminars relative to your job search


 Career Center and Trainee Development Sessions Schedule
Wednesday, October 7

Career Center Open:
9:00 am – 2:30 pm; 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Trainee Development Sessions - Convention Center, Room: TBD

1:00 pm
- Understanding Search Committees & Finding Job Announcements by Andrew Green, PhD

Are Postdocs Always Essential? What do search committees look for? How do I find academic jobs offered in my field, or within a specific geographical area? Answers to these and other questions presented by Andrew Green, a veteran of the academic job search and numerous search committees.

1:45 pm
- Attitudes & Behaviors: How are you perceived? by Judy Blumenthal, PhD

Every person carries within them thoughts, feelings, and emotions that influence the way we are perceived by others, and the way we behave. This interaction (perceptions of others and our behavior) is so very complex, and happens so quickly, that perceptions are not necessarily at a conscious level and therefore opinions about you can be formed before you even have a chance to make any corrections to your attitude or behavior. This is a serious consequence during the job search, and a consequence we want to do without.

Dr. Blumenthal will teach you how to present yourself in your resume, on the interview, and subsequent follow ups, including the job offer. She will teach you what goes on behind the scenes regarding attitudes and behaviors so that you have more leverage on your side. The end result is a positive consequence increasing the likelihood of job interviews and a job offer.

Space is limited; first come, first served basis


Thursday, October 8

Career Center Open:
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Trainee Development Sessions - Convention Center, Room: TBD

1:00 pm- Attitudes & Behaviors: How are you perceived? by Judy Blumenthal, PhD

1:45 pm- Understanding Search Committees & Finding Job Announcements by Andrew Green, PhD


 Space is limited; first come, first served basis

Friday, October 9
Career Center Open:
9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Trainee Development Session - Convention Center, Room: TBD

12:45 PM:  Panel discussion on clinical careers in human genetics, with special emphasis on how PhDs can transition into clinical careers.

Gorka Alkorta-Aranburu, PhD, Clinical Molecular Fellow, University of Chicago
Kristen L. Deak, PhD, FACMG, Associate Director, Duke Cytogenetics Laboratory
Tina Hambuch, PhD, FACMG, Director, Clinical Services, Illumina
Amy Knight Johnson, MS, CGC, Senior Laboratory Genetic Counselor, University of Chicago
Michael Francis Murray, MD, Clinical Geneticist, Geisinger Health System

Space is limited; first come, first served basis

 Appointments can be made in the Career Center.

Joe Tringali  



Employment Opportunities 

  • Online ASHG Career Center site (http://geneticscareers.org/)

     For job seekersIt is FREE to post your resume and candidate qualifications online. You can also search employer job listings.

    For employersIt is FREE to post employment opportunities on the GeneticsCareers.org website.

  • Employment Poster Boards at the Exhibit Hall 

     Employers who do not wish to post opportunities online in should provide a copy of their job descriptions on an 8.5”X11” paper to the onsite ASHG/FASEB Career Center staff (located in the Exhibit Hall C-E) to post on the onsite employment boards. Self-posting on employment boards is not allowed. You may also email your job description (PDF format, preferred) to careers@faseb.org.


For questions about the GeneticsCareers.org site:
T:  1-301-634-7300; 1-866-486-GENE (4363)

E:  contact@GeneticsCareers.org

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