Evening Events

Career Night
Sunday, June 16

The Metabolomics Society is excited to announce our fourth Career Night! These dynamic events feature representatives from all employment sectors who want to engage with job seekers

Career Night Job Fair
6:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
The first portion of the evening will include a job fair for participants to learn about available positions and interact in a relaxed setting with potential employers. One-on-one interviews between employers and candidates may also be conducted during the conference. The job fair will also host a "mentoring and tips" table that will provide attendees with career focused practical advice from experienced researchers. 

Employers - The Metabolomics 2024 Career Night is welcoming potential employers looking to fill positions in the next year.  Both industry and academic employers are encouraged to sign up for a table, including academic employers with postdoctoral position openings. This networking event will allow you to meet with job candidates in Osaka.  Additionally, meeting space will be available to have further discussion with applicants during the conference week. Don’t miss out on these qualified job candidates, click here to sign up for a table at Career Night. Tables are free of charge, but a limited number are available. Don’t delay! 

A detailed list of employers and round table leaders will be posted here in the coming months.  Plan to bring your current CV/resume and join us for a motivating night where you may find your next job!

Career Night Round Table Discussions
7:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

As some participants may not be currently seeking new employment, Career Night provides an interactive round table event for participants to develop rapport and expand their networks to ready themselves for future employment. 

This round table event will feature discussion leaders, covering topics such as:

  • Career Transitions
  • Women in Science
  • International Networking
  • Careers in Government
  • Getting Started with Teaching
  • Careers in Industry
  • Setting Up and Managing Your First Lab
  • Grant Writing
  • How to Publish
  • Obtaining a Postdoctoral Fellowship

Welcome Reception
Monday, June 17 
5:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.

Grab a refreshing beverage and meet with your colleagues!  The Welcome Reception kicks off the first Poster Session and Exhibit portion of the conference. It’s a great time to make the rounds and meet with both – new and familiar – sponsors for the event. Check-in to see what presentations Sponsors have planned during the week.  Poster presenters will be eager to chat with you and share their work.  Enjoy the evening and welcome to Osaka!

Metabolomics Society Town Hall Meeting
Monday, June 17 
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The Town Hall Meeting is an informal opportunity to meet the Officers of the Society Board of Directors. There will be brief presentations by Roy Goodacre (President), Candice Ulmer-Holland (Treasurer), and Fabien Jourdan (Secretary) on the current standing of the Society and our future plans. This is open to all members of the Society and there will be an informal question and answer session following the presentations. This is your chance to find out how the Society functions and also influence the future direction of the Society, so please come! The Town Hall Meeting will take place on Monday evening following the Welcome Reception.

EMN Reception
Tuesday, June 18
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Are you a graduate student or within five years of completion of your highest degree? Then you are warmly invited to attend the Early-Career Members Network (EMN) annual reception! Join us for a spirited night where you learn more about the members and activities organized by the EMN committee. In addition, you can participate in trivia and interactive games, accompanied by snacks and drinks. Some gifts will be given to the winners! 

NEW!  MetaboART Research Contest
Images can often be more effective than words in highlighting how research in metabolomics has an impact in global society, university, and industry. This is an opportunity to showcase the importance of the different research projects conducted by members of the Metabolomics Society. It can also be an ideal first step in engaging and networking with the members of the community.  Click to learn more about the MetaboART Research Contest, and submit your entry by June 1! 

The EMN committee aspires to engage with and attract early-career researchers to join and actively contribute to the Metabolomics Society. As a vital part of the Metabolomics Society, the EMN provides scientific and career support for early-career members. The mission of the EMN committee is to recognize the value and importance of early-career scientists and to ensure that their views are shared within the Society.

Conference Dinner
Wednesday, June 19
7:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

The Conference Dinner will take place at the Grand Prince Hotel, located directly across the street from the ATC Hall.

 Join us in the Ballroom for a reception-style dinner with various food stations showcasing local flavors.  Have a cocktail while networking with colleagues and enjoy the music. Visit the sake station and learn about this traditional Japanese beverage. Come for the food, stay for the dance party!  

The cost to attend the dinner is included with your full-access conference registration. If you have an Exhibit Hall Only or Single Day pass, the dinner is not included in your registration.  Due to space limitations, guests and children are not permitted.  Attendees do not need to purchase a ticket.

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