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Meet the New Research Hires Poster Session

Wednesday, April 24
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Summit - Seattle Convention Center, Level 2, Flex Hall C

Hosted by the Early Career Professionals subcommittee, the goal of the poster session is to assist materials scientists who are seeking a research position in industry or at a government lab.  Unlike a technical poster session, the focus of Meet the New Research Hires is to provide a platform for presenters to:

  • Learn to effectively communicate their expertise, values and goals
  •  Develop a practice pitch and hone interviewing skills
  • Network with peers, meeting attendees and Early Career Professional subcommittee members
  • Expand their exposure and meet recruiters who are looking to hire

Submissions are closed. The deadline for interested participants for this event to submit an abstract and CV was February 4, 2024. Abstract acceptance notifications will be sent by mid-February 2024. Meeting registration is required to participate. Sample abstracts and career development resources can be found below. 

Jun Xiao

“It was at this session that I met a recruiter from UES, Inc. and learned about the research that they do in Dayton, Ohio. This interaction led to an interview and later a job offer. I've been working there for 4 months now and am very grateful to the MRS "Meet the New Research Hires" session, which made this all possible!"

Steven Kiyabu, UES, Inc.





Information for Recruiters

If you are a recruiter from a company or a member of a national lab or university that is hiring, come meet the researchers!

Use the link below to indicate your interest. The MRS Early Career Professionals Subcommittee will provide information regarding the participating researchers before the event. As a bonus for attending, we will provide interested recruiters with a 25 percent discount toward the Job Flash™ Package on the MRS Career Central Job Board.

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Jasneet Kaur

"I got the opportunity to meet and talk to professionals from the national lab, universities, and industrial companies. This not only expands my connections but also offers so many possibilities for joining various institutions. The exposure and networking in this session guided me to my current position in a top technology company.”

Xinglu Wang Intel Corporation



Abstract Submission/Evaluation Criteria

The title and content of the abstract should be reflective of your future goals and career path. Abstract submissions should be less than 1,000 characters and will be provided in advance to recruiters attending the conference.  Resources for preparing your abstract and poster can be found at the bottom of this page.

Guidelines for writing an effective New Research Hire Abstract 

If your abstract is accepted, you will be expected to present a poster during the session that highlights information typically required in an application package. The number of accepted abstracts is limited due to the event space.  Researchers seeking to start a new position in the near term will receive priority. 


Jun Xiao

"This was a perfect opportunity to strengthen my presenting skills as a candidate with feedback from American hires… The personal abstract and CV for the event have been the basis for some of my successful applications for both fellowships and potential mentors. The interest I gained during the event gave me the courage to continue my search and send my CV to many other labs.”

Ofer Prinz Setter, Israel Institute of Technology




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