PhD Career Connections: Scientific Communications and Marketing
PhD Career Connections presents:
Scientific Communications and Marketing
Thursday January 18th
Light Hall 214
featuring Melissa Vaught, PhD, Scientific Editor at Medical Science & Computing, LLC, (MSC) contracted to the National Institutes of Health.
Melissa Vaught, PhD, is scientific editor at Medical Science & Computing, LLC, (MSC) contracted to the National Institutes of Health. Her role included communications, project management, and meta-research related to post-publication issues. Dr. Vaught is a member of the editorial advisory board for ASBMB Today, a publication for members of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. She continues to advise on The POSTDOCket, the newsletter of the National Postdoctoral Association, for which she served as editor-in-chief through December 2017. Dr. Vaught is also marketing and communications manager for STEM Career Services, LLC, a career coaching company focused on supporting STEM graduates.
Dr. Vaught received her doctorate degree from Vanderbilt University in the Department of Chemistry and her B.S. in biochemistry from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Before joining MSC, she did postdoctoral research at the Immune Disease Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital, both in Boston, MA. Dr. Vaught began blogging and tweeting (@biochembelle) about research and the culture of science in 2009. She has written articles on social media and other professional development topics for ScienceCareers, ASBMB Today, and The POSTDOCket, as well as presented and moderated sessions on social media and science. When she’s not at work or online, there’s a good chance she’s running.