Events

 

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):

EMBL Careers programme 2021

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.

JobVector Career Days 2021

Held on various dates throughout the year, these career fairs have moved on-line. 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.

BCF Career events 2021

Three career conferences are scheduled this year with a mix of on-line and in-person events:

6th October – Utrecht
17th November – Ghent

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 workshops (currently online)

30th July – Policy Engagement workshop

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.

NatureCareers

How to make great CVs for academia and industry

Recording now available: https://www.nature.com/webcasts/event/how-to-make-great-cvs-for-industry-and-academia/

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: https://conferences.nature.com/event/e85fe7dc-1024-41f8-9832-5920fc4d4497/summary

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

Webinars

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

Ongoing

Online

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.

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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.

YESBiotechnolgy http://www.yescompetitions.co.uk/

Science Festivals http://www.big.uk.com/festivals  http://www.sciencefestivals.org/

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 sarah@biosciencecareers.org 

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