As well as my own career workshops, there are many other career events that take place for bioscientists during the year. Note that many have now moved on line and so are more accessible and cheaper (some are free):

JobVector Careers Day 2022

23rd February 2022


JobVector career days are aimed at engineers, computer, physics and life scientists. Normally held in Germany, these career events have moved online since 2020 and so are more accessible

BCF Career events 2022

  • BCF Career Event Netherlands – 19 May 2022 – Jaarbeurs Utrecht.
  • BCF Career Event Belgium – 16 November 2022 – Ghent ICC.

Aimed at students and researchers in the Biosciences, Chemistry and Food Sciences, these events include the opportunity to hear from and meet employers (particularly from Belgium and The Netherlands), as well as CV checking services.

Sense about Science media and policy workshop

1st April 2022

University of Manchester, UK

If you’d like to find out how to make your voice heard at the public/policy level, this workshop includes media, academic and communication experts who will provide information and advice on public engagement, as well as giving you the opportunity to engage in discussions and ask questions.

EMBL events programme 2022

Since the Covid19 restrictions, EMBL have been presenting a series of webinars for those considering academic and non-academic careers. The webinars are freely accessible to all so make sure to take advantage of these great training sessions.

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.


How to make great CVs for academia and industry

Recording now available:

This webinar was delivered on 9th October 2020 and was a prelude to the CV webinar that was presented on 15th October during the NatureCareers Live event (see below). Both were delivered by yours truly 🙂
Note you may need to register on the site to access the recording, or if you’ve already registered you can go back in and watch it again.

NatureCareers Live

Recording now available:

NatureCareers moved its career expo on line this year and its presentations are freely available including Part 2 of my career workshop where I look through 4 CVs with NatureCareers Editor, Jack Leeming, and comment on the good points and areas for improvement.
Note you may need to register on the site to access the recording, or if you’ve already registered you can go back in and watch it again.

Global Organisation for Bioinformatics Learning, Education and Training (GOBLET)

All year around

Various venues

This portal, hosted by the foundation, GOBLET,  gives you access to training courses and resources relevant to beginners, professionals, high school

Young Entrepreneurs in Science events

Various dates throughout the year, these events are free and include titles such as, “How much start up is in your PhD”

Part of the Falling Walls Foundation, these events include topics such as Prototype your PhD, Your On-line Pitch and From PhD to Sciencepreneur.

Research Careers in France – Webinar recording

This webinar was presented on 19th May 2020 by the Association Bernard Gregory (ABG) a government-funded French support organisation that helps research students and postdocs to find out about job opportunities in France.

ChemCareer webinars



The Royal Society of Chemistry is producing a series of webinars accessible to both members and non-members to assist with career development and planning during the Covid19 restrictions. Even if you are a bioscientist, the themes of many of the webinars are still highly applicable. Look out for mine on international job seeking.


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.


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 me at 

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