Blog Post March 04, 2016

Mark your calendar for The Whole Scientist

The Whole Scientist

Be sure to mark your calendars for The Whole Scientist course, which will focus on the development of critical skills for every scientist, including lab management, teaching/mentorship, and science communication such as grant writing. 

Sponsored by The Jackson Laboratory (JAX), this course is scheduled for May 24-27, 2016 in beautiful Bar Harbor, Maine. The event will be facilitated by JAX faculty, staff and outside experts, including representatives from a variety of career paths in science. Attendees will emerge from the course with an Individual Development Plan to carry out some of the short-term and long-term goals identified throughout the course.

Beyond classroom learning, this course will feature an online, pre-course component, as well as post-course guidance, where participants will have the chance to apply skills through hands-on, experiential opportunities.

Limited scholarships may be available to attend this unique event. To register for the course and to learn more about scholarship opportunities, visit The Whole Scientist.


Melanie Sinche is an educator, writer, and career counselor with more than 15 years experience working with and advising graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in university, non-profit, and government agency settings. Her work at the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine focuses on the career and professional development of all trainees through the development of novel educational programming. Follow Melanie on Twitter at @melaniesinche.