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Postdoc Open Mic Night
Sept. 9, 2015
Mary Canady, Founder SDBN
Who Am I?
• Then
• Trained as a biochemist, loved bench
work
• Loved online tools, pretty pictures, events
• Now
• San Die...
Why #SciComm?
• Biomedical funding is down
• Communication & Outreach = better
public perception, outcomes
• Vaccines, GMO...
Get Involved!
• Ignite San Diego
• Talk deadline Friday, DO IT!!
• #Scicomm Camp
• Nov 13-15, Malibu
• League of Extraordi...
• SDBN News & Local Blogs sdbn.org
• Comprehensive Feed, Email Updates
• SDBN Directory sdbn.org/directory
• 430+ local co...
What Online Tools
Should I Use?
Application Description Good for How To Use
LinkedIn Professional
networking
•Personal bra...
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Scripps Research Institute Open Mic Night September 9 2015

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Mary Canady's 5 minute presentation at Scripps Research Institute Open Mic Night September 9 2015, with links to resources.

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Scripps Research Institute Open Mic Night September 9 2015

  1. 1. Postdoc Open Mic Night Sept. 9, 2015 Mary Canady, Founder SDBN
  2. 2. Who Am I? • Then • Trained as a biochemist, loved bench work • Loved online tools, pretty pictures, events • Now • San Diego Biotechnology Network/Synthetic Genomics • Network of 20,000 • Marketing, events, writing, speaking • Science Communication/#SciComm enthusiast I have found my niche and am happy
  3. 3. Why #SciComm? • Biomedical funding is down • Communication & Outreach = better public perception, outcomes • Vaccines, GMO… • Celebrities are the “experts”!! • Career opportunities exist • It’s fulfilling and important
  4. 4. Get Involved! • Ignite San Diego • Talk deadline Friday, DO IT!! • #Scicomm Camp • Nov 13-15, Malibu • League of Extraordinary Scientists & Engineers • Reuben H. Fleet Science Museum/Two Scientist Walk Into A Bar • The Wet Lab/San Diego Library Citizen Science Lectureship • San Diego Science & Engineering Festival
  5. 5. • SDBN News & Local Blogs sdbn.org • Comprehensive Feed, Email Updates • SDBN Directory sdbn.org/directory • 430+ local companies • SDBN Calendar sdbn.org/calendar • Events every week, some free • SDBN Jobs sdbn.org/jobs • 5+ New Jobs Daily, Email Updates • Join, Connect, Grow sdbn.org/join
  6. 6. What Online Tools Should I Use? Application Description Good for How To Use LinkedIn Professional networking •Personal brand •Job hunting •Leads •Complete profile •Join/start groups •Engage Twitter Sharing information with short updates •Personal brand •Connecting via content •Events •Find a niche •Follow hashtags/users Blog Dynamic website with daily-weekly articles •Personal brand •Connecting with peers •Create blog according To brand •Find others, interact via comments/Twitter Google+ Social networking “back layer” •Sharing information •Increasing search engine visibility •Hangouts •Add colleagues to circles •Join communities •Use Hashtags Recent presentation Academics Presence Online

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