Student/Postdoc Opportunities

Attend and Advance
Because no one has more power to shape the future than you, today’s young microbiologist and tomorrow’s change agent, ASM has develop interactive workshops, scientific sessions, and networking events specifically geared to your needs and interests.  Learn, connect, and be inspired by the best.  Join your peers, seasoned professionals, and renowned speakers at the world’s largest meeting of microbiologists, asm2014.


Advance Your Science
Microbiology is moving forward, powered in large part by the young scientists leading the way!  Here’s your chance to present your work alongside the leaders in the field.


Travel Grants
asm2014 was designed with science and scientists at the forefront.  Here is your chance to be acknowledged for your hard work and extraordinary research.


Program Highlights
The scientific program of asm2014 will continue to provide the most cutting-edge research from all areas of microbiology.  The General Program of asm2014 offers educational plenary sessions focused on broad interests, alongside symposia focused on distinct areas of research. In addition, asm2014 hosts a Diagnostic Microbiology & Epidemiology Program with 26 sessions, all eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM, that present the latest discoveries in clinical microbiology. For complete program details, please visit the Online Program Planner


Advance Your Career
With such a broad range of disciplines making up the field of microbiology it can be difficult to identify the one that aligns with your career aspirations.  Take advantage of the wealth of career focused programs at asm2014 to see what opportunities are of interest to you.  

Back for the second year, attend two in-depth workshops on Saturday, May 17 that will focus on career development.

ASM Career Connections
View current job postings and schedule interviews on site.

Sunday through Tuesday | Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

NEW! ASM Career Connections Career Fair – Saturday, May 17
This all new event at asm2014 will provide employers and job seekers one convenient location for them to meet and conduct interviews.  

Conversations About Planning a Microbiology Career
Attend small group sessions with recognized career advisers. Check respective lounge schedules for a list of these advisers and any specific topic that might be featured during the session.

Sunday through Tuesday | Student Postdoc Lounge and Clinical Microbiology Lounge


Advance Your Network
With almost 9,000 microbiologists expected in Boston, asm2014 offers the perfect opportunity to meet old friends, make new connections, and expand your network.

Relax in the lounges and meet other like-minded microbiologists, former colleagues, and on-site mentors, as well as network with other professionals in a relaxed setting. See “Conversations About Planning a Career in Microbiology” to learn of special events to be held in the lounges. The two lounges planned for 2013 include one for students and postdoctoral fellows, and another for clinical microbiologists.

Sunday through Tuesday | Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

Orientation to asm2014 and Breakfast

Learn how to navigate the meeting, network with other scientists and optimize your asm2014 experience.

Sunday at 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. | Student Postdoc Lounge

Postdoctoral Award Presentation

Hear from winners of the Career Development Grants for Postdoctoral Women during the Committee on the Status of Women in Microbiology Reception.

Monday at 4:30 p.m. | Hyatt Regency, Capitol 1 Ballroom

Postdoctoral Social Event
Join other postdoctoral fellows at this social event. Stop by the Student and Postdoc Lounge for more information.

Monday TBD | Student and Postdoc Lounge


Can’t attend asm2014?
Sign up to access full length presentations, slides, and mp3’s from asm2014 via the web. With year-round access to asmONLINE you can watch the sessions you missed in Boston.  asmONLINE allows you to select the sessions that are of most interest to you.  


All sessions sponsored by the ASM Education, Membership and Public and Scientific Affairs Boards and ASM Professional Practice Committee and may change without notice. Check the asm2014 app for updated times.