From January 2017
A mixture of courses aimed at postdocs, female scientists, academic leaders.
All year round
Various venues in the UK
A useful starting point for those considering a career in medical communications. Their website also has videos, webinars and other information useful for those making a decision about entering this profession.
21st – 26th May 2017
The aim of this course is to give an introduction to R to people that has never used R. By the end of the course, the participants should be able to do the following in R: Import/export data bases to/from R, manage data sets, carry out basic statistical analysis with R, draw high quality graphs and, program specific functions.
30th June 2017
This free one-day workshop is a great opportunity for early career researchers and PhD students to find out how the media works and what to expect when engaging with them. With panels of academics and journalists giving their perspective and answering questions, there is also plenty of time for participants to discuss topical issues and how Sene about Science and Voice of Young Science (VOYS) can help them to get their voice heard.
Personal branding and networking/Communicating to an international audience
2nd July 2017
Is there life outside of Academia (Society for Experimental Biology)
4th July 2017
Meet the Academic publishers
4th July 2017
These three early career sessions will be held during the annual scientific meeting of the Society for Experimental Biology. With opportunities to discuss careers with professionals from a range of career sectors, including discussion and interactive exercises, PhD students and researchers will be able to address their career ambitions, as well as attend scientific sessions.
4th October 2017
Designed for science students and researchers, this event, hosted by Naturejobs, combines presentations and an exhibition of employers. Look out for info on the 2017 event later in the year.
14th October 2017
King’s College, London
Aimed primarily at undergraduate and postgraduate students and graduates, this event features a programme of career talks as well as an exhibition of employers and learned societies.
16th November 2017
Aimed at Biology, Chemistry and Food Technology students and researchers, this event has an excellent list of exhibitors and a programme of talks.
17th November 2017
Organised in association with Jobvector, this event gives early career scientists the opportunity to meet employers face-to-face, network and attend workshops.
Throughout the year
Mainly held in London but look out for other venues
Keep an eye on this website for a range of careers events – good value if you join the RSB!
For lots more meetings see the following sites:
EMBO: Practical courses
EMBO: Lab Management courses
YESBiotechnolgy 2013 Entrepreneurship training
SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS: Don’t forget that many scientific meetings organise a programme of careers events and activities in parallel to their main science programme.
If you have a meeting you would like to be added to this list contact Sarah Blackford
This one-day workshop sponsored by the Physiological Society and the Society for Experimental Biology aimed to support mid/senior postdocs with their career planning, whether they are considering staying in academic research or moving to a non-academic career path.
24th & 25th July 2016 (Manchester) This biennial event is a festival of science aimed at the public and also includes a two-day career programme for early career researchers and PhD students. Sessions were focussed on all areas of career development and management. Presentation slides and blogs from the sessions will appear shortly.
22 – 25th September 2012 Nice, France
7th June, 2012 London Organised by the Society for Experimental Biology, Biochemical Society and British Ecological Society.
“If you don’t talk about it you haven’t done it”