Learn about the skills and experience microbiologists need to excel in industry roles.

The live event has ended. However, you may still register and view the recording until July 10, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

Do you know what options are available for microbiologists in industry? ASM has partnered with Scismic—an organization founded by scientists for scientists to address the challenges that researchers and scientists face in finding the right job—to offer a webinar that explores careers in biotechnology.  

Join us for Careers Options in Biotechnology, a live, 1-hour webinar featuring panelists who have excelled in biotech careers of varying natures. The webinar will explore the available roles, necessary experience and technical and non-technical skills needed in industry.

Webinar Series Learning Goals

This 1-hour webinar will cover a wide selection of positions microbiologists can pursue and the top skills and experiences sought for each role. Panelists who have excelled in these roles will cover entrepreneurship, biomanufacturing and agricultural technology career options. At the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to do the following:
  • Identify new career options for microbiologists to work in biotechnology.
  • Differentiate multiple roles in biotechnology from each other.
  • Identify which of their technical and non-technical skills apply to industry positions.


  • Live, 1-hour event featuring panelists who have excelled in biotech careers of varying natures, followed by open Q&A for 25-30 minutes.
  • Attendees will receive a link to the recording after the live event. The recording will be available for 30 days afterwards.


This webinar is open to students, postdocs, early-career scientists and educators who are interested in career options available for themselves or their students.

Registration Details

  • Free to ASM members (at any level except supporting).
  • Non-members $25 (non-members or ASM supporting members).
  • No refunds will be given. All registrants will receive a link to the recording after the live event and will have access for 30 days.
This webinar is co-sponsored by Scismic and ASM. 

Free 2021 ASM Membership  

Scismic and ASM will sponsor five ASM memberships for new student and/or postdoc members. You must fulfill the following criteria to be considered:
  • Be an undergraduate student, graduate student or postdoctoral scientist residing in the U.S. and currently pursuing studies related to microbiology.
  • Register and attend the live June 8 webinar.
  • Intend to become an ASM member.
Thank you to everyone who applied. The application for the free 2021 ASM membership is now closed and awardees have been notified.


Contact Information

ASM Education , education@asmusa.org