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

7th February 2020 (10.00pm – 11.15pm GMT)

Sign up on line

This free webinar hosted by MSL expert, Martijn Bijker, aims to help those without prior pharma experience gain insights on how to enter this relatively new 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

PhD Career Fair Doc D’Emploi

23rd January 2020

Lille, France

This one-day conference is a recruitment fair aimed at doctoral students looking to develop their careers with companies in France. The support organisation, ABG, will be exhibiting and offering career support to delegates.

On-line Career Management course for early career academic researchers

27th January 2020 (starting date)

Open to all, this free on-line career management course is a MOOC run in collaboration between the universities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Sheffield.  Through a series of articles, videos, discussions, and reflective exercises, researchers are encouraged to consider what they want out of a career; to explore the academic career path and many other career options; and to increase their confidence in job search and applications.

JobVector Career Days 2020

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.

Standing up for Science

6th March 2020

Brussels, Belgium

Run as part of the Voice of Young Science (VOYS), this free workshop features respected journalists and researchers who have experience of being interviewed by the media with plenty of time for discussions and questions.

BCF Career Fair

14th May 2020

Utrecht, The Netherlands

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.


5th – 9th July 2020

Trieste, Italy

The European Science Open Forum is a biennial conference founded and organised by Euroscience. As well as showcasing the latest scientific and technological discoveries and inventions, it also includes exciting career and science-business programmes. Look out for updates.

BCF Career Fair

12th November 2020

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!


NatureCareers organises career conferences throughout the year – visit their website to find out dates and venues for 2020.


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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