The Data Incubator Fellowship

The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.
Who Should Apply: Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.
Locations: In addition to the below in-person locations, we will have a remote online session:
New York City
San Francisco Bay Area
Seattle
Boston
Washington, DC.
Dates: All sections will be from 2017-06-19 to 2017-08-11.

 

Apply here: https://www.thedataincubator.com/fellowship.html#apply?ref=wam9hbm5hLnN0aWxlc0BrY2wuYWMudWs=

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Data Science in 30 minutes: Learn how to build a data-science project in our upcoming free Data Science in 30-minutes webcast. Signup soon as space is limited.

Learn More: You can learn about our fellows at The New York Times, LinkedIn, Amazon, Capital One, or Palantir. To read about our latest fellow alumni, check out our blog. To learn more about The Data Incubator, check us out on Venture Beat, The Next Web, or Harvard Business Review.

Spotlight: Education | 22-Mar-2017 | 17:30 – 19:00 | SHEW-2.07 (Learning Commons), Strand

Spotlight: Education | 22-Mar-2017 | 17:30 – 19:00 | SHEW-2.07 (Learning Commons), Strand

The Spotlight Series is a set of panel events for King’s PhDs and research staff. Featuring employers, often alumni, who have PhDs, the panel seeks to give an insight into different sectors that are often attractive to people looking to move beyond academia. Attend to find out more, ask those questions and be inspired to think differently about your professional future. More details available at www.kcldo1thing.com. Case studies of other PhD and research staff alumni available at www.blogs.kcl.ac.uk/kclgradschool.

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Speakers:

Dr Catherine McEvoy – Researchers in Schools

Catherine is currently in her first year of teacher training with Parliament Hill School, through Lampton SCITT. Catherine completed her PhD: “High Resolution Studies of Interstellar and Stellar Absorption Lines in the Optical Spectra of OB-Type Stars”, at Queen’s University Belfast. Having joined Researchers in Schools in September 2016, she has been working towards Widening Participation in her school through initiatives like STAR (Students As Researchers) and KCL’s Teacher Advocate Award.

Sign up here;

https://kcl.targetconnect.net/leap/event.html?id=4133&service=Careers+Service

Behavioural Consultancy | 15-Mar-2017 | 17:30 – 19:00 | Classroom 2, Denmark Hill

The Spotlight Series is a set of panel events for King’s PhDs and research staff. Featuring employers, often alumni, who have PhDs, the panel seeks to give an insight into different sectors that are often attractive to people looking to move beyond academia. Attend to find out more, ask those questions and be inspired to think differently about your professional future. More details available at www.kcldo1thing.com. Case studies of other PhD and research staff alumni available at www.blogs.kcl.ac.uk/kclgradschool.

Sign up here: https://kcl.targetconnect.net/leap/event.html?id=3553&service=Careers+Service

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Speakers:

Dr Kiki Koutmeridou

Dr. Kiki Koutmeridou is DonorVoice’s resident behavioral scientist. In her role, Kiki helps to devise campaign strategies and leads research projects and workshops. Kiki holds an MSc in neuroscience and a PhD in cognitive psychology. She also is the former head of two applied behavioral science units. Kiki expertly applies academic understanding to real world fundraising challenges.

Dr Carla Groom

Dr Carla Groom studied psychology at Cambridge University, then went on to a PhD in social psychology at Northwestern University, a programme that specialised in social cognition. Developing a taste for individual difference research, she went on to work as a post-doctoral fellow in personality psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. Finally returning to the UK in 2003 and craving a dose of real-world experience, she worked for a variety of clients at a comms research consultancy. Carla then joined DWP in 2006, initially to work on the implementation of the Turner Commission’s workplace pensions recommendations. This turned into 10 years’ experience in a variety of analytical and policy roles, and since summer 2015 the opportunity to begin to build a DWP-wide Behavioural Science function as Head of DWP Behavioural Science.

Dr Lizzy Lubczanski, Behavioural Research Unit Manager and Health Psychologist, Swiss Re

Dr Lubczanski is a behavioural researcher at Swiss Re; one of the largest reinsurers in the world. After spending 10 years in academia and obtaining her PhD in health psychology, Lizzy is integrating psychological research into the insurance field by running behavioural research trials with life insurance companies around the globe.

Behavioural Consultancy | 15-Mar-2017 | 17:30 – 19:00 | Classroom 2, Denmark Hill

Beyond the Bench: Nail the Elevator Pitch | 08-Mar-2017 | 17:30 – 19:00 | FWB 1.16, Waterloo

Professional Futures events are based around particular themes that we know you, as a KCL researcher, will be thinking about. They are short, informal events where the emphasis is on you thinking outside your research field and seeing how your skills and interests can be transferred into all sorts of different settings. Invest some time to think closely about yourself, your future potential; meet some fellow researchers and work with our speakers to help you develop one area of your skill set.

08-Mar-2017 | 17:30 – 19:00 | FWB 1.16, Waterloo

Sign up here: https://kcl.targetconnect.net/leap/event.html?id=3561&service=Careers+Service

DR DANIEL GLASER
Director, Science Gallery London, King’s College London
Dr Daniel Glaser is one of the country’s most popular neuroscientists. He has presented and contributed to numerous BBC television and radio programmes, and was the first scientist to serve as a judge for the Man Booker Prize. In 2002, he was made the first Scientist in Residence at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. In 2005 he was in the first cohort to receive a Cultural Leadership Award from the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA). Formerly the head of Engaging Science at Wellcome Trust, he is now director of the Science Gallery at King’s College London.

He comes from an unusual academic background having studied maths and then English literature at Cambridge, doing a masters in cognitive science at Sussex University, and graduate work in neurobiology at the Weizmann Institute in Israel, and postdoctoral work in brain imaging at UCL in London.

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Informational Interview | 01-Mar-2017 | 17:30 – 19:00 | FWB 1.16, Waterloo

Professional Futures events are based around particular themes that we know you, as a KCL researcher, will be thinking about. They are short, informal events where the emphasis is on you thinking outside your research field and seeing how your skills and interests can be transferred into all sorts of different settings. Invest some time to think closely about yourself, your future potential; meet some fellow researchers and work with our speakers to help you develop one area of your skill set.

Book here:

https://kcl.targetconnect.net/leap/event.html?id=3559&service=Careers+Service

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01-Mar-2017 | 17:30 – 19:00 | FWB 1.16, Waterloo

Industry & Academia (social sciences) | 15-Feb-2017 | 17:30 – 19:00 | SHEW-2.07 (Learning Commons), Strand

Professional Futures events are based around particular themes that we know you, as a KCL researcher, will be thinking about. They are short, informal events where the emphasis is on you thinking outside your research field and seeing how your skills and interests can be transferred into all sorts of different settings. Invest some time to think closely about yourself, your future potential; meet some fellow researchers and work with our speakers to help you develop one area of your skill set.

Strand: SHEW-2.07 (Learning Commons)
15-Feb-2017 17:30 – 19:00

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Sign up here:

https://kcl.targetconnect.net/leap/event.html?id=3557&service=Careers+Service

Rebecca Nash
Head of Evidence
Macmillan Cancer Support

As Head of Macmillan’s Evidence department, Rebecca leads the development of Macmillan’s cancer population research, insight on the needs and experiences of people living with cancer, and ensures that Macmillan’s work is evidence-based. She drives strategic research investment in close partnership with services colleagues across Macmillan, oversees the range of evidence functions within the department, and leads communication and use of evidence and insight on the growing cancer population in Macmillan’s health and social care partnerships across the UK. Prior to joining Macmillan, Rebecca worked in research consulting and academia. This covered a wide range of expertise, sectors and methodologies including strategic foresight, social and consumer trends, ethnography, customer insight and public health research. Rebecca holds a PhD in cultural anthropology (University of Virginia). Her original research focused on post-socialist systems of family and social care in eastern Europe. She also holds an MA in Gender Studies from the Central European University (Budapest, Hungary). Prior to ‘retiring’ from academia she published in peer-reviewed journals and lectured in anthropological theory.

Emily Tanner
Head of Children, Families & Work
NatCen Social Research

Dr Emily Tanner is Head of the Children, Families and Work team at NatCen Social Research, which carries out high quality research with the goal of achieving positive change for society. Emily’s team has 23 researchers working across wide-ranging policy areas using the full range of research methodologies. Emily’s own research focuses on early years and education, looking at the influence of family background and policy interventions on outcomes for children and young people. Recent influential projects led by Emily include the Out of School Activities project for the Nuffield Foundation which investigated the influence of activity participation on academic and social outcomes, and the Evaluation of Children’s Centres in England (ECCE) for the Department for Education. Before joining NatCen in 2005, Emily held research posts at Yale University and at the University of Oxford, where she also completed a DPhil in Social Policy. She previously trained as a social worker and worked with adults with learning disabilities, older people and with women escaping domestic violence.

Researchers in Schools Teacher Training Programme

The Researchers in Schools (RIS) programme offers a bespoke route into teaching exclusively for PhD graduates, and is specifically designed to utilise their academic expertise to the benefit of pupils, schools and universities.

All participants receive a competitive salary whilst on the
programme, including being paid to train in the first year.

Depending on subject and placement school location, participants can earn up to £33,900 in year one, rising to up to £38,500 in year two.

Deadlines:
12th February 2017
19th March 2017
14th May 2017

Apply here: http://www.researchersinschools.org/

Life Sciences Careers Insight Series: Digital Health & Health Technologies Speed Meet

Do you want to find out more about working in a particular sector? Then we highly encourage you to come along to our Life Sciences Careers Insight Panel Sessions. You will hear directly from a range of professionals and alumni about what it is like to work in these sectors, including how they got to where they are now, what they do day-to-day, and what their organisations looks for in graduates. You will get the opportunity to ask them your own questions. At least two of the organisations are sending representatives with PhDs.

 

16-Feb-2017 | 17:15 – 18:45 | HRB Function Room, Guy’s Campus

Sign up here: https://kcl.targetconnect.net/leap/event.html?id=3603&service=Careers+Service

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Speaker will include:

Mandy Hayward
Digital Healthcare Management
CEO

Cristina De Juan
Innovatemedtec
CEO

Lawrence P. Petalidis
Chelsea + Westminster Health Charity
Head of Innovation and Impact

Maxine Mackintosh
Health Tech Women
Chair

Hassan Chaudhury
Health IQ
Chief Commercial Officer and Co-Founder

Elizabeth Adelanwa
NICE
Digital Media Manager