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):

BCF Career events 2023

  • BCF Career Event Netherlands – 24 May 2023 – Jaarbeurs Utrecht.
    The largest career event for the life sciences, the conference features employer exhibitors, career talks, CV advice and much more.
  • Talent accelerator programme for Biobusiness – June – Sept 2023
    This mentoring programme is aimed at junior bioscience professionals working in industry/business.
  • Biobusiness Summer School – 19 – 23 June 2023 – Amsterdam
    Aimed at those considering moving into industry, as well as those who already hold a junior industry post.
  • Grant Applications course – 10 – 11 October 2023 – online
    Featuring grant application consultants and professors, you will get insights into how to locate and succeed at securing funding.
  • BCF Career Event Belgium – 23 November 2023 – Ghent
    The largest career event for the life sciences, the conference features employer exhibitors, career talks, CV advice and much more.

EuroSTEMPeers Careers event 2023 

2 – 3 June 2023

Heidelberg, Germany

This in-person event aims to link researchers seeking a role in academia, industry or enterprise with employers to help them to network their way into their next post. Featuring talks and exhibitors this event is well worth a visit if you are able to travel to be there in person (discounts for students available).

EMBO Management courses 2023

A mixture of residential courses on project management, lab leadership, negotiation, self-leadership.

Sense about Science Media and Policy workshops

If you’d like to find out how to make your voice heard at the public/policy level, these workshops (in persona and online) include 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.

Upcoming workshops:

Medical communications careers events 2023

All year round

Various venues in the UK

A useful starting point for those considering a career in medical communications. The Med Comms website also has videos, webinars and other information useful for those making a decision about entering this profession.

Young Entrepreneurs in Science events 2023

Various dates throughout the year, these events are free and include titles such as, “From PhD to Innovator”.

YES23 – Young Entrepreneur Scheme

Registration for this long-term enterpreneurial has just opened and is aimed at postgraduate student and early career researchers who are interested to know about the process of commercialising scientific research and ideas. 30 minute awareness sessions run through May, June and July.

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.

PhDTalent Career Fair – 23 November 2023 – Paris

This career event features over 150 companies based in France and attracts around 5000 delegates.

Nature Careers Blog

This blog which features invited guest blogs on a diverse range of career topics provides interesting and useful insights and information. Use the search facility to find subjects of interest or just browse through the artices.

How to make a great CV for Academia and Industry

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.

ChemCareer webinars

The Royal Society of Chemistry has produced 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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