Careers events


EMBO Lab Management courses

From January 2017

Heidelberg, Germany

A mixture of courses aimed at postdocs, female scientists, academic leaders.

Medical communications careers events

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.

Bioinformatics workshop

19th April 2017

London, UK

Hosted by the Society for Applied Microbiology, this early career workshop aims to assist biologists with the interpretation of their biological data.

BCF Career Conference

11th May 2017


This annual meeting is full of workshops, talks and exhibitors from the Biology, Chemistry and Food Science Sectors, as well as provision of individual careers advice. Situated at a convenient venue close to the airport and train links, the conference is highly accessible to those within the Netherlands as well as other countries in Europe.

Peer Review Workshop

12th May 2017

London, UK

Organised by Sense about Science, this free half-day workshop is open to PhD students and early career researchers in STEM and social sciences.

Introduction to R

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.

Career workshop (Society for Experimental Biology)

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

Gothenburg, Sweden

These two 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.

Naturejobs Expo 2017

4th October 2017

London, UK

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.

Naturejobs Expo 2017

17th November 2017

Dusseldorf, Germany

Organised in association with Jobvector, this event gives early career scientists the opportunity to meet employers face-to-face, network and attend workshops.

Royal Society of Biology (RSB) career events

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:

THE NODE: Biology conferences, meetings, training, workshops

VITAE: Diary of careers events for postgrads and postdocs in the UK. EMBL: Calendar of training events.

EMBO: Practical courses

EMBO: Lab Management courses

YESBiotechnolgy 2013 Entrepreneurship training

Science Festivals

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

Related content


Researcher Futures (23rd February 2017)

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.

European Open Science Forum (ESOF) 2016

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.

EMBO Meeting 2012 – Careers Day

22 – 25th September 2012 Nice, France

Science Communication training workshop 2012

7th June, 2012 London Organised by the Society for Experimental Biology, Biochemical Society and British Ecological Society.

See blogs: So you want to do a science communication project

“If you don’t talk about it you haven’t done it”

Standing up for Science Media workshops


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