Participate in activities designed to help members enhance their career and professional development. 

Accepting Applications/Nominations

Sign-Up to Be a Speaker for Career Pathways in Microbiology

Career Pathways in Microbiology is a virtual career panel that takes place in the spring or summer of each year. We are looking for speakers to talk about their career path, current roles and responsibilities and what a typical "day in the life" looks like. 

Commitment

  • March-Aug. of every year.

Responsibilities and Expectations

  • Preparation of a 15-minute presentation on your career path, current roles and responsibilities and what a typical "day in the life" looks like.
  • Answer questions from the audience during the Q&A portion.
  • Fill out a questionnaire on your field. 

Eligibility

  • You must be an ASM member
  • You must be impacting the microbial sciences in your current profession.
Please fill out the volunteer interest form.
Sign-up to Volunteer

Sigh-Up to Be a Virtual Speaker on Leadership Training

Leadership Development Training for Postdoctoral Women is a 3-part virtual training program that occurs in the Fall of every year. We are looking for speakers to present on leadership topics.

Commitment

  • Jan.-Oct. of every year.

Responsibilities and Expectations

  • Attend 2, 1-hour planning meetings.
  • Preparation of a 1.5-hour session on a leadership topic with other speakers/moderators. This may include being a presenter, facilitator of small group discussions and moderator for the Q&A portion.
  • Answer questions from the audience during the Q&A portion. 

Eligibility

  • You must be an ASM member
  • You must be impacting the microbial sciences in your current profession.
Please fill out the volunteer interest form.
Sign-up to Volunteer
 


 

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The Personnel Standards and Workforce Subcommittee
The Personnel Standards and Workforce Subcommittee’s mission is to identify gaps in personnel standards, collect the data to fill the gaps, and identify implementation strategies to support the profession and infuse the workforce.

Commitment

  • 3 years.
  • 2 to 4 hours per month.

Responsibilities and Expectations

  • Actively participate in subcommittee discussions that are conducted by email and virtual meetings.
  • Generate plan to conduct studies and generate data as part of the subcommittee mission.
  • Identify what type of data is needed to drive the visibility of the profession1.
  • Brainstorm key questions to elicit data.
  • Analyze data. 
  • Contribute to drafting a manuscript for publication.
  • Meet deadlines.

Eligibility

  • Must be an ASM member.
  • 3+ years experience directing a clinical or public health microbiology laboratory.
  • Published in peer-reviewed journals.

Application Process

  • Submit your curriculum vitae (CV).
  • Include a paragraph highlighting the reason(s) you would like the opportunity (250 word limit).
  • Deadline April 10.

ASM Distinguished and Waksman Foundation Lecturer Program
The American Society for Microbiology Distinguished and Waksman Foundation Lecturer (ASMDL) program consists of a scientifically-diverse roster of 16-20 lecturers who present at ASM Branch meetings throughout the U.S. ASMDL lecturers also participate in career development and mentoring activities at branch meetings that benefit students, postdocs and early career scientists. Waksman Foundation Lecturers have specific expertise in antibiotics, translational research and/or environmental microbiology, and are supported by an endowment from the Waksman Foundation for Microbiology.

The American Board of Medical Microbiology
The American Board of Medical Microbiology’s (ABMM) mission is to certify doctoral-level microbiologists to direct medical and public health microbiology laboratories. The board accomplishes its mission by judging, by examination, the competence of microbiologists who apply for certification in medical and public health microbiology, and issuing certificates of competence to successful applicants in the name of the ASM. 

Commitment

  • 3 years.
  • 2 to 4 hours per month.

Responsibilities and Expectations

  • Uphold the integrity of the ABMM.
  • Review applications for eligibility.
  • Actively participate in board discussions that are conducted by email and virtual meetings.
  • Serve on ad hoc subcommittees as needed.
  • Meet deadlines.

Eligibility

  • Must be an ASM member.
  • Certified by the ABMM, active status.
  • Working full-time in clinical or public health laboratory.

Application Process

  • Submit your curriculum vitae (CV).
  • Include a paragraph highlighting the reason(s) you would like the opportunity (250 word limit).
  • Deadline April 15.

Clinical Microbiology Mentoring Subcommittee
The Clinical Microbiology Mentoring Subcommittee (CMMS) educates junior clinical and public health microbiologists on career growth opportunities, provides them with resources to advance their careers and promotes the profession of clinical microbiology to potential new entrants into the field. The CMMS is a  subcommittee of ASM’s Clinical and Public Health Microbiology Committee (CPHMC).

Commitment

  • Three years starting July 2023.
  • ‚ÄčOne to 5 hours per month.

Responsibilities and Expectations

Eligibility

  • Must be an ASM member.
  • Must work in a clinical or public health microbiology laboratory (any position).

Application Process

  • Email your curriculum vitae (CV) and a paragraph highlighting the reason(s) you would like the opportunity (250-word limit).
  • Application Deadline: May 15.