EMBO Lab Management courses

All year round

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.

Standing up for Science

14th November 2018

London, UK

This free one-day workshop brings together early career researchers and students with media professionals to hear about how they can get their voice heard and to improve confidence to engage with public debates and the media.

Outreach and Engagement Symposium

14th November 2018

Birmingham, UK

This one-day event, organised by the Royal Society of Biology, gives students and researchers the chance to gain skills and learn new ways to engage with different audiences.

Naturejobs Careers Expo

16th November 2018

Dusseldorf, Germany

In cooperation with JobVector, Naturejobs is returning to Dusseldorf to host a one-day career conference.

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.

Entrepreneurship and Biotech Career Day 

7th December 2018

German Cancer Research Center,  DKFZ, Heidelberg, Germany

This one-day careers event features career talks and lectures, a start-up fair and an ‘innovator’s pitch’. If you are an aspiring entrepreneur or interested in enterprise and what it takes to be a successful innovator make sure to sign up!

BioBusiness Winter Retreat

11th – 13th December

Ghent, Belgium

This event is aimed at PhD students and researchers working in academia or in industry who are interested in learning more about developments in the Life Sciences Sector, including emerging business models, funding and partnerships.

BCF Careers Fair

23rd May 2019

Utrecht, The Netherlands

This annual science career fair features over 100 organisations, a programme of talks and workshops as well as the opportunity to have your CV checked.

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


Naturejobs Expo (4th October 2018,  London) Videos of the presentations can be located here:

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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