As well as my own career workshops, which can be arranged via social media or my email,, there are many other events that take place for bioscientists during the year.

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.

Medical Science Liaison career webinar

Selected dates from August 2019 – July 2020

Sign up on line

This one-hour free webinar hosted by MSL expert, Martijn Bijker, aims to help those without prior pharma experience gain insights on how to enter this profession.

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

JobVector Career Days 2019

15th November – Dusseldorf
4th March 2020 – Munich
7th May 2020 – Frankfurt
23rd June 2020 – Hamburg

These career fairs are aimed at engineers, computer, physics and life scientists. They offer a large company exhibition with the opportunity to talk to employers, attend career lectures and have your CV checked.

DKFZ Career Days 2019

6th December – Research and Development

Heidelberg, Germany

These free events aim to provide insights into different career paths.

Peer Review workshop

18th October 2019

Glasgow, Scotland

Organised by Sense about Science, this free half-day workshop aims to inform young scientists how peer review works and how to get involved.

PhD Talent Career Fair

18th October 2019

Paris, France

This event is the largest career fair in Europe with over 150 exhibitors and is aimed at PhD students and researchers from all disciplines looking to move into the private sector.


25th – 29th October 2019

Pensylvannia, USA

Organised and delivered by the National Association for Science Writers, this week-long workshop is for professional and aspiring science writers.

Bioscience Careers Day

26th October 2019

London, UK

This annual career fair organised by the Royal Society of Biology is free to bioscience students (undergrads and postdograds), postdocs and career staff. It features career talks, exhibitors and the opportunity to network and experience practice interviews.

Standing up for Science workshop

12th November 2019


This free event is run as part of the Voice of Young Science network and aims to provide insights into the media world, as well as building confidence to communicate your science to wider audiences.

SPB Career Fair

13th November 2019

Strasbourg, France

Organised by the student and research staff board of the IGBMC, find out what will feature and all the latest news on Twitter, Instagram and their blog.

BCF Career Fair

14th November 2019

Ghent, Belgium

This one-day career fair is open to life, Chemistry, Pharma and Food science students/researchers. It offers career support, talks and a large exhibition of organisations.

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


Getting into Medical Science Liaison (webinar)

23rd February 2019 (02.00 – 03.15 am GMT)

This free webinar is hosted by Matijn Bijker, founder of the and aims to help those who are looking to break into this career without any prior experience.

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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