Do you have an open position at your lab or company?
Post it in the Career Lab at ISSCR 2022. New this year, each open position will render on a page of the ISSCR 2022 meeting platform in the Career Lab area. Attendees will be able to browse and filter the open positions and set up appointments to text or video chat with you through the meeting platform, or arrange to meet in person if you will both be in San Francisco. The Career Lab Networking Lounge in the Exhibit Hall is a great place to meet.
There is no fee to post your open positions and the opportunity is available to in-person and virtual registrants. Take advantage of this opportunity to meet candidates from the full spectrum of stem cell science and regenerative medicine. Meeting registrants can opt into posting an open position through Friday, 27 May to be included. Find your next great hire in the Career Lab!
Interested in new career opportunities? Explore open positions in the ISSCR Career Lab. Meet virtually with fellow attendees currently hiring for academic and industry positions in stem cell science. Attendees can chat through the meeting platform, schedule a virtual meeting, or schedule an in-person meeting if you will both be in San Francisco. Once the meeting platform opens, visit the Career Lab in the Networking are of the platform. Search and filter the listing for open positions that interest you. Open positions that match the tags in your profile will be highlighted for you. Every open position is posted by a meeting attendee, so you can connect with your favorites in person or virtually during ISSCR2022!
Molding a Multidimensional Career: Vision for the Next 20
Saturday, 18 June | 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM PDT
Constructing a multi-dimensional career that positions you to progress on multiple paths can be a challenge! However as the scientific landscape evolves over the next 20 years, this flexibility will become increasingly important. Join us at the 2022 ISSCR Career Panel Luncheon to engage with the experts on “Molding a Multi-dimensional Career: Vision for the Next 20”. Come equip yourself with skills to explore new opportunities in both academia and industry, and seek advice on how to take the next steps in your career journey. Shaping these essential skill sets will empower you to take advantage of diverse opportunities while building your dream career.
$15 US additional registration required. Seats are limited. This session is designed for ISSCR trainee members (post-doctoral fellows and students).
Evolving Modes of Collaboration and Research Management
Wednesday, 15 June | 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM PDT
Early-career group leaders (principal investigators or junior faculty for 8 or fewer years) are invited to participate in round-table discussions with the accomplished stem cell scientists who comprise the ISSCR Board of Directors.
The pandemic has posed challenges for managing people, projects, and collaborations, yet it has also propelled forward new technologies for long-distance work. The advantages of these new tools are evident: reduced travel time and increased adoption of video meetings are making interdisciplinary and international collaborations more feasible. However, the new syndrome of ‘working from anywhere’ also adds to the stress of having to be ‘always on’. What are some strategies that help maximize the advantages and avoid the pitfalls of remote working? Come hear from both early career and seasoned group leaders on how to hack the evolving modes of collaboration and research management to make it work for you.
$15 US additional registration required. Seats are limited. This session is designed for ISSCR members who are early-career research group leaders (principal investigators or junior faculty for 8 or fewer years).
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in STEM: Impact and Action
Thursday, 16 June | 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM PDT
Everyone is invited to join this interactive and introspective workshop. Joanne Kamens, PhD, Senior Consultant, The Impact Seat, Founder, Mass Association for Women in Science, USA, will lead this session on the power of inclusion, bringing awareness to visible and invisible diversity and discussing actionable steps to improve equity in STEM.
$30 US additional registration required. Seats are limited.
Wednesday, 15 June | 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM PDT
Scientists are often asked to explain their work to non-scientific audiences, making effective communication skills essential, particularly when translating complex concepts into lay-friendly language. Researchers need to employ a variety of tactics to build support for evidence-based science, describe progress in the field, and highlight the impact of scientific discovery worldwide. Speakers in this seminar will discuss messages that resonate with policymakers, journalists, and the public, and share insights on how to convey the value of science with less technical audiences.
$30 US additional registration required. Seats are limited.
Sunday, 19 June | 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM PDT
Join members of the ISSCR's Stem Cell Research Standards Task Force for a half-day meeting to learn about the initiative to develop quality standards for stem cell research to improve rigor and reproducibility. Standards set researchers up for success, ensure rigor in preclinical research, and ultimately strengthen the pipeline of therapies for patients. Click here for additional information.
Registration required. Fee: $25 USD for ISSCR members/$100 for non-members. Fee includes lunch.
Early Career Scientists Networking
Wednesday, 15 June | 2:45 – 3:30 PM PDT
The Early Career Scientist Committee will be hosting two conversations at this meet up. Early Career Group Leaders can continue the conversation from the morning luncheon on managing your lab’s research, members and projects. Trainees are welcome to meet and network with other trainees and the Early Career Scientist Committee to share your career goals and challenges and to hear from others how they are navigating their career paths, new avenues they are exploring, and how they are balancing their many priorities. Come join the conversations!
Industry Scientists Networking
Wednesday, 15 June | 2:45 - 3:30 PM PDT
The ISSCR Manufacturing, Clinical Translation, and Industry Committee invites interested attendees to join them to exchange and discuss various industry-related topics, including new developments, collaborations and potential career paths.
Computational Stem Cell Biology Networking
Wednesday, 15 June | 6:45 - 7:30 PM PDT
Computational Biology is an emerging specialty within the Stem Cell Sciences. Computational stem cell biology invents and applies mathematical approaches to classifying stem cells, predicting cell behaviour, and designing reprogramming strategies or even new cell types. This forum is an opportunity to meet others working in the field, discuss opportunities and challenges for computational stem cell sciences, and highlight resources and standards that we want to work to as a discipline.
Policy, Ethics, and Regulatory Issues
Wednesday, 15 June | 6:45 – 7:30 PM PDT
Are policy, ethics, or regulatory issues impacting your research? Join us to discuss these issues with ISSCR leaders and find out about the ISSCR’s advocacy program.
Finding Your Hidden Skills
Thursday, 16 June | 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM PDT
In examining their experiences to craft an industry resume most scientists leave a lot of relevant skills off. This is partly due to the vagueness of some job descriptions and partly due to a difference in nomenclature between STEM professions. If you would like to discover industry relevant skills you already have, then join Scismic outreach specialists at this meet-up. They will review your resume and experience to mine for valuable skills you do not have listed to improve your applications and allow hiring managers to see your full potential. Organized by Scismic.
STEMCELL Technologies: Careers in Biotech
Thursday, 16 June | 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM PDT
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work in biotech? STEMCELL offers exciting and rewarding career paths for those with scientific training who wish to continue with a research-based career and those who are looking to support science away from the lab bench. Join us to learn about the many career opportunities at STEMCELL, ask any questions you might have, and network with STEMCELL employees and other like-minded scientists. Organized by STEMCELL Technologies.
German Stem Cell Network
Thursday, 16 June | 3:45 - 4:30 PM PDT
The German Stem Cell Network (GSCN) invites German scientists and interested colleagues to join them to get information on what is new in the GSCN and discuss your needs and wishes.
Meet-the-Editors of Stem Cell Reports
Thursday, 16 June | 3:45 – 4:30 PM PDT
Meet the editors of Stem Cell Reports to discuss a potential submission, your paper in review or new trends in scientific publishing, including the growth of open access, the increasing role of preprint servers, and the role of social media in disseminating research findings. There will be an opportunity for you to ask questions about Stem Cell Reports and publishing in your society’s journal.
Stem Cell Podcast: Meet the Hosts
Friday, 17 June l 11:00 - 11:45 AM PDT
Are you a fan of the Stem Cell Podcast? Come and meet the show's hosts, Drs. Daylon James and Arun Sharma, and learn how your research could be featured on a future episode. Organized by STEMCELL Technologies.
Building Relations with ReNEW
Friday, 17 June | 11:00 - 11:45 AM PDT
The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Medicine launched in January 2022 and is an international consortium of stem cell researchers with a focus on targeting their research to outcomes in drug development and advanced therapies using stem cells. Come and meet with reNEW researchers from the three nodes; Copenhagen, Leiden and Melbourne, to hear about their work and make new partnerships.
DEVELOPING PATIENT SPECIFIC TISSUE MODELS USING A HIGH THROUGHPUT LIGHT-BASED BIOPRINTER
Friday, 17 June | 3:15 – 3:30 PM PDT
Using a novel DLP based bioprinting method, we developed a patient specific biomimetic model for spinal cord injury repair. The model effectively captured the spinal cord anatomy and mechanical property leading to effective neural stem cell delivery and maturation in vivo at the spinal cord lesion site. Given the microscale printing resolution of our bioprinter, linear microchannels were readily fabricated in the biomimetic implant to align and guide regenerating axons for functional recovery. The bioinks used for printing the model were highly biocompatible with tunable degradation rate which significantly reduced foreign body reaction to the implant and further improved functional outcomes. The bioprinting platform and methodology developed here can be readily extended to other stem cell delivery and therapeutic applications as well as disease modeling purposes. Organized by CELLINK.
Amaris Castanon, CELLINK, USA
Promoting Diversity in Stem Cell Models
Friday, 17 June l 4:15 - 5:00 PM PDT
Join us to learn about the importance of using genetically diverse stem cell models to promote the development of inclusive regenerative medicine technologies. Together, we will discuss how the stem cell community can increase the genetic diversity of cell lines and disease models so that the resulting scientific discoveries can be used to develop targeted cures and improve health among genetically diverse groups.