Networking Sites Facebook. Facebook now has more than 80 million active users, and is no longer just the domain of teenagers and undergraduates. Linked In. An online network of over 9 million professionals. Find old colleagues and build relationships. Discover inside connections that can help you land jobs and close deals. My Space. With over 100 million accounts, My Space now has plenty of employers, scientists, and people of all descriptions to network with. Plaxo. A site reaching 40 million people which shares all of the content people create on sites like flickr, YouTube, Amazon, etc.
Scientific Societies Federated American Society for Experimental Biology. Advances biological science through collaborative advocacy for research policies that promote scientific progress and education. SigmaXi. An international honor society of 65,000 members who have been elected for their research potential or achievement. American Chemical Association.All things chemical, including job resources for chemistry-related positions. American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Grant information, career, internship and fellowship resources for those in the science field. Includes a job-finding tool. Commission on Professionals in Science and Technology. Contains the latest information pertaining to the education, recruitment, training and employment of scientists and engineers. Association of Women in Science. An association dedicated to achieving equity and full participation for women in science, mathematics, engineering and technology. Offers mentoring, career, scholarship and volunteer opportunities. Alberta Women’s Science Network. Promotes networking among women in science in Alberta. The AWSN has a lending library of interesting material regarding women in science and engineering that is available to the public.
National Technical Associations. (Oldest minority science and technology association). Creating access to science and technology careers through academic preparation and awareness. Encouraging minority women and others to choose careers in science and technology. Women in Biology. You will find science education, a list of career resources for PhDs, postdocs, and beyond and information about the specific challenges women face in science. Graduate Women in Science. Fostering the roles of women in biology. Provides information on available grants. Science Writing Organizations American Medical Writers Association. Enhances the professionalism of freelance medical writers and editors and of those employed by a healthcare organization, foundation, or nonprofit association, or by a pharmaceutical, medical communication, or biotechnology company. European Medical Writers Association. Includes job listings with international and U.S.-based companies as well as a listing of freelance writers and their résumés. Council of Science Editors.
Serving members in the scientific, scientific publishing and information science communities by fostering networking, education, discussion and exchange. Search for jobs available and create an online resume. Health Sciences Communication Association. An association of communications professionals committed to sharing knowledge and resources in the health and science arenas. Jobs in healthcare communications are listed. Biocommunications Association. The BioCommunications Association is an international professional association of people working in the biological communications field. Grants for those interested in the field are available. Association of Healthcare Journalists. A nonprofit organization that advances public understanding of healthcare issues. AHJ acts to improve the quality and visibility of healthcare reporting, writing and editing. Jobs listed for members only.
Society for Technical Communication. Its mission involves creating and supporting a forum for communities of practice in the profession of technical communication. It has job listings for members. Science Journalists Associations National Association of Science Writers. Dissemination of accurate information regarding science through all media normally devoted to informing the public. Includes helpful information to those new to science writing and freelance writing. International Science Writers Association. Enables members to assist each other when working in a foreign country. ISWA is helpful for those who don’t have associations in their own country. Freelancers can list their résumé. Association of Healthcare Journalists.
Dedicated to advancing public understanding of health care issues. Its mission is to improve the quality and visibility of health care reporting, writing and editing. Jobs listed for members only. Society of Environmental Journalists. Advances public understanding of environmental issues by improving the quality, accuracy and visibility of environmental reporting. Separate resources available for freelancers. Other WEST (Women Entrepreneurs in Science and Technology). An organization that aids in advancement of women in science and technology to achieve success and recognition as contributors and leaders.