Career paths: negotiating twists and turns

@JCU Career paths: negotiating twists and turns

jenny martin

Abstract: How does a young person develop a career in science? What helps? What hinders? What are the traps? What are the odds? Find out one person's story of negotiating the academic maze.

Professor Jenny Martin (pictured above) is a Professor of Structural Biology and Drug Discovery who recently moved from the University of Queensland to Griffith University to take on the role of Director, Eskitis Drug Discovery Institute. She trained as a pharmacist in Melbourne, undertook her DPhil at Oxford University and her postdoctoral research at Rockefeller University (New York). Jenny is a recent Australian Laureate Fellow with the Australian Research Council (ARC), and has previously held Research Fellowships with the ARC and the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

Jenny is the recipient of many honours including the ASBMB Roche Medal, the Queensland Smart Women Smart State Research Scientist Award, and the Women in Biotech Outstanding Biotechnology Achievement Award. Jenny was one of three finalists in the 2015 NAB Women’s Agenda Mentor of the Year Leadership Award. She is passionate about gender equity and was a founding member of the SAGE (Science Australia Gender Equity) Steering Committee that is now running a pilot of the UK Athena SWAN Program in Australia. She is currently a member of the NHMRC Women in Health Sciences Committee. Jenny is one of nine children and is married to the most patient man in the world.


ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies seminar series
Jenny Martin - Career paths: negotiating twists and turns
Friday, April 15th 11:00 to 12:00 hrs AEST
Building 19 (Kevin Stark Research Building) Room #106 (upstairs), JCU, Townsville
Videoconference with UQ and UWA (tentative, details to be confirmed)

Follow Jenny on Twitter: @Jenny_STEM

Learn more about Jenny on Wikipedia: Jennifer L. Martin

Visit Jenny’s blog: cubistcrystal