BioscienceCareers is aimed at bioscientists working or studying in Higher Education. It features resources, news, events and other information to help you in your quest for a successful and fulfilling career. Whatever your career plans may be this site can help you.
As postdoctorals, postgraduate and undergraduate students you will have different needs according to the stage of your career and career aims to this site has been split into sections:
This is a new site which is aiming to become a must-have for bioscientists looking for high quality careers support. Watch this space ….
Are you potentially interested in medical writing? You don’t have to be working in medical research in order to get into this profession (but obviously an interest in medicine and medical research would be an advantage – as well as possessing excellent writing skills).
The following courses are intended for post-docs and PhD students:
Oxford on 9 January 2012 – The event will be held at the Medical Sciences Teaching Sciences, Centre (MSTC), South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PL.
CONFERENCE SLIDES AVAILABLE HERE
Manchester on 8 March 2012 – The event will be held at the Sackville Street Building, University of Manchester.
Full Details are at www.medcommsnetworking.co.uk/manchester12.html
London on 13 July 2012 – The event will be held at the Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL.
Full Details are at www.medcommsnetworking.co.uk/london12.html
The events provide the opportunity to meet with a number of medical communications (MedComms) professionals for a highly engaging session which presents medical writing and account management in MedComms as an attractive career option. Attendees are simply asked to register in advance by emailing their name and current position to Peter Llewellyn to confirm their place.
What is it like to be a Medical Writer and how can you get into this career? Three profiles will give you a personal insight:
Medical Communication information
The following organisations and funding bodies offer support to postdoctoral researchers and postgraduate students in different countries. The extent of support varies with Vitae offering the most extensive range of workshops, activities and resources, many of which you will find useful whichever country you are based in.
e.g. Society for Experimental Biology
Initiated by the European Research Area, this site is a hub for researchers looking for work in Europe. It advertises PhD and research positions too.
European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers.
The European Molecular Biology Organisation supports researchers by providing a platform for scientific exchange as well as career events, activities and workshops.
This site which is part of the Nature site, provides advice on careers, mentoring and networking as well as advertising jobs.
Owned by AAAS, this initiative is part of Science magazine and offers advice and advertises jobs to scientific researchers.
National Institutes of Health
USA medical research agency
National Science Foundation
Independent US federal agency
An exchange programme between the US and non-US countries.
Research Councils UK
Including BBSRC and NERC
Championing the personal and professional development
of postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers in the UK
Association Bernard Gregory (France)