International Summer School on Technology Transfer in Life Sciences – Dresden, August 2017

Do you want to learn how to make use of your research potential?

If you are a research group leader or have almost finished your PhD, apply now for the International Summer School on Technology Transfer in Life Sciences and use the chance to bring your idea one step further to the market.

The summer school takes place in TU Dresden, one of King’s College London’s Transcampus partners, and is open to PhD students as well as early career researchers.

Dates: 28th August – 1st September 2017

Location: Dresden, Germany

More information and application details: www.summerschool-dresden.de

Application deadline: 30th June

Based on all applications a selection committee consisting of high-profile technology transfer experts will select a restricted number of participants. Please note that the committee will especially be interested in your motivation.

For further opportunities and events like this, keep an eye on the Graduate School blog and follow us @KCLGradSchool.

Calling all new GTAs: Teaching courses this June

For researchers who will become Graduate Teaching Assistants in the Autumn, there are Preparing to Teach courses available in June and September. 

The course addresses a range of introductory topics to develop your teaching skills, including:

  • Evaluating effective teaching techniques
  • How to plan a teaching session
  • Dealing with difficult situations
  • Principles of assessment and feedback
  • Applying for Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy

For dates and booking information, go to www.kcl.ac.uk/study/learningteaching/kli/prodev/prepteach.aspx.

For experienced GTAs:

If you have a year’s experience you may like to consider applying for Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. See www.kcl.ac.uk/study/learningteaching/kli/TRaK/Introduction.aspx for more information.

Please also consider whether you could contribute to our Preparing to Teach workshops by answering questions from new GTAs. We welcome applications from all faculties: see https://keats.kcl.ac.uk/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=114455.

EURIAS Postdoc Fellowships – Call for Applications

2018 – 2019 EURIAS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Researchers from King’s College London are invited to apply for the EURIAS Postdoctoral Fellowship, for 2018/2019.

The European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Fellowship Programme is an international researcher mobility programme offering 10-month residencies in one of the 19 participating Institutes: Aarhus, Amsterdam, Berlin, Bologna, Budapest, Cambridge, Delmenhorst, Edinburgh, Freiburg, Helsinki, Jerusalem, Lyon, Madrid, Marseille, Paris, Uppsala, Vienna, Warsaw, Zürich.

The Institutes for Advanced Study support the focused, self-directed work of outstanding
researchers. The fellows benefit from the finest intellectual and research conditions and from the stimulating environment of a multi-disciplinary and international community of first-rate scholars.

EURIAS Fellowships are mainly offered in the fields of the humanities and social sciences but may also be granted to scholars in life and exact sciences, provided that their proposed research project does not require laboratory facilities and that it interfaces with humanities and social sciences. The diversity of the 19 participating IAS offers a wide range of possible research contexts in Europe for worldwide scholars. Applicants may select up to three IAS outside their country of nationality or residence as possible host institutions.

The Programme welcomes applications worldwide from promising young scholars as well as from leading senior researchers. The EURIAS selection process has proven to be highly competitive. To match the Programme standards, applicants have to submit a solid and innovative research proposal, to demonstrate the ability to forge beyond disciplinary
specialisation, to show an international commitment as well as quality publications in high-impact venues.

The EURIAS Consortium welcomes applications from scholars at risk.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, EURIAS offers 54 fellowships (26 junior and 28 senior
positions). All IAS have agreed on common standards, including the provision of a living allowance (in the range of € 26,000 for a junior fellow and € 38,000 for a senior fellow), accommodation (or a mobility allowance), a research budget, plus coverage of travel expenses.

APPLICATION
– Applications are submitted online via www.eurias-fp.eu, where, you will find detailed
information regarding the content of the application, eligibility criteria, and selection procedure.
– Application period: May 5th, 2017 → June 7th, 2017 (4pm GMT)
– Late applications will not be considered.

SELECTION PROCEDURE
– Scientific assessment by two international reviewers
– Pre-selection by the international EURIAS Scientific Committee
– Final selection by the IAS Academic Boards
– Publication of results: January 2018
For further information on the Programme, please consult our website: www.eurias-fp.eu
For further information on the IAS and their specific working conditions: www.eurias-fp.eu/ias

Join the EURIAS Fellowship Programme on facebook & LinkedIn.

How to peer review a paper: Elsevier training session

How to peer review a paper

Thursday 11 May

New Hunts House Lecture Theatre 2, Guy’s Campus

15:00-17:00

Leading scientific publishers Elsevier are coming to King’s once more to deliver a session for researchers (postgraduate or staff).

This researcher development session will provide:

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  • An opportunity to hear about the process of reviewing papers from one of best known scientific publishers
  • A chance to speak with current journal editors about the peer review process.

Elsevier mainly publish scientific journals, so these sessions will have a science focus. However. this session is open to researchers from any discipline wishing to deepen their knowledge of the publication and peer review process.

Secure your place now by follow this link to the KCL Skills Forge booking page: https://goo.gl/ptvLhu.

To find more courses for researchers, explore the Researcher Development pages to find training opportunities in Public Engagement and Communication, Writing and Publishing Skills, Online Courses and IT, and much more.

 

 

 

 

 

Spotlight Series: Science Beyond Academia Nora McFadden – Science Procurement Manager, The Crick Institute

Nora’s career in science started with her undergraduate degree in medical microbiology at Warwick which she followed by jumping straight to a PhD at Imperial College.

After working as a post-doc she realised that she didn’t want to be a PI and couldn’t see a future for herself in lab-based academic research.

She moved initially to lab management at CRUK as the Crick was being developed and it was made clear to her that progression within her role would be possible. She became involved in procurement for the Institute as it was being built and works there currently, managing the purchasing of supplies and equipment for a large and complex institution.

Nora emphasises that science background is essential as she needs to understand the scientific context in order to effectively provide equipment and supplies as well as communicate effectively with researchers.

Her work is varied and requires very close attention to detail with lots of opportunity for project management. The skills of a researcher in managing, communicating and understanding data, problem solving, analysis, time management and being flexible and adaptable all come frequently into play. There are frequent opportunities to interact with the research the researchers and this kind of role can be great for those who don’t want to lose touch with science but do want to try a different profession.

The environment is often more formal than academic research. There are regular office hours and the culture is often more like that of a business than a university.

For those interested in applying for professional support roles within science, Nora recommends that you try to get some experience of and contact with people working in these roles and show your interest and willingness to get involved.

CVs and applications should be skills focussed and much less detailed than academic CVs as well as thoroughly tailored towards the role and institution you are applying for.