Saturday, june 9, 2018 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Yellowstone Room 1

Many trainees aspire to be future faculty members; however most job candidates aren't familiar with the structure of the academic interview. This panel will outline the structure of the in person academic interview in both research- and teaching- intensive institutions with respect to job talks, chalk talks, faculty visits and dinners. This panel will discuss best practices in preparing for an on site interview as well as the pitfalls and common mistakes of first time academic job candidates.

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Natalie Karagodsky, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biology at Emmanuel College

Natalie Karagodsky is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Emmanuel College. She holds a B.S. 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 undergraduate students working in her lab, and has a close collaboration with the Blackwell lab at Harvard University. Prior to joining Emmanuel College, she was an Assistant Professor of Biology at Fitchburg State University.


Ethan Meyers, PhD


Ethan Meyers is an Assistant Professor of Statistics at Hampshire College and a Research Affiliate at the Center for Brains, Minds and Machines at MIT. His research focuses on developing machine-learning-based data analysis methods, and in collaborations with experimental neuroscientists, his work has given insights into the neural basis of working memory, learning and attention. Ethan’s teaching interests focus on Statistics, Data Science, and Computational Neuroscience. Ethan received his BA in computer science from Oberlin College in 2002, and a Ph.D. in computational neuroscience from MIT in 2010.


Lauren Nolfo-Clements, PhD

chair and associate professor of biology at suffolk university