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.

Career Days 2018 – DKFZ, Heidelberg, Germany

Clinical Research – 8th June 2018

Project Management – 28th September 2018

Entrepreneurship and Biotech – 7th December 2018

The Career Days are an initiative of and organized by DKFZ doctoral and postdoctoral researchers supported by the Career Service. The aim is to provide scientists from DKFZ and beyond with insights about different career paths in specific fields. DKFZ alumni share their personal career paths in brief talks, after which participants have ample time to join round table Q&A sessions and to network.

CareerExpo 2018

9th March 2018

Nice, France

Career event for PhD students and graduates of the life sciences. The conference includes talks, workshops and an exhibition, as well as the opportunity to talk one-to-one with representatives.

Engineering & Science Career Network. On line career Fair

21st March 2018 (11am – 3pm Eastern Time)

Naturejobs Career Expo – Jobs in China

31st March 2018

Los Angeles

This event gives scientists based in the US the opportunity to meet with academic employers from China.

Naturejobs Career Expo – Jobs in China

2nd April 2018

San Francisco

This event gives scientists based in the US the opportunity to meet with academic employers from China.

Standing up for Science workshop

13th April 2018

Manchester, UK

This one-day workshop is one of an established series of workshops organised by Sense about Science. Aimed at early career researchers and students across all science and social science subjects, participants get to hear from media professionals and researchers who share their experience so being interviewed by journalists. Free to attend, the on-line registration deadline is 30th March 2018.

BCF Careers Event

24th May 2018

Utrecht, The Netherlands

Save the date – with over 80 exhibitors and employers, this event is recommended to attend. Watch out for further information.

European Science Open Forum (ESOF) 2018 – Career programme

9th – 14th July 2018

Toulouse, France

This biennial event is organised by Euroscience and provides a platform for scientists to communicate their science and engage with public audiences. The career programme is part of this event, along with other themes such as science to business and science in the city.

Naturejobs Expo

4th October 2018

London, UK

This one-day event provides talks, workshops and an exhibition of employers aimed at graduate scientists and researchers.

BCF Careers Event

22nd November 2018

Ghent, Belgium

Save the date – with over 80 exhibitors and employers, this event is recommended to attend. Watch out for further information.

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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