Call for Applications: British Library PhD placement scheme

The British Library  is currently open for applications to its PhD placement scheme. 14 different placement projects are being offered under this current Call. These have been selected to support teams based across the Library to carry out a range of projects and activities, whilst also providing unique professional development opportunities for PhD researchers. It is not necessary for the project to relate directly to your PhD topic or specific research interests. Rather, these placements are seen as a means to develop and apply transferrable research, communications and analytical skills outside the university sector.

Under the current Call, placements are available in the following areas:

  • Independent, DIY, and Activist BAME Publishing, in Print and Online, in 21st century Britain
  • Charting the King’s Maritime Collection
  • 21st Century British Comics
  • Contemporary Collecting from Australasia
  • Researching the EU Referendum Through Leaflet and Web Archive Collections
  • Privy Council Appeal Cases
  • Developing Access to the Evolving English VoiceBank
  • The Printed Books of Sir Hans Sloane (1660-1753), Physician and Collector
  • Exploring and Recording Textiles in the British Library Collections
  • Understanding the Network Power of the Living Knowledge Network
  • Greek Papyri of Late Antique Egypt
  • Data Mining of Doctoral Theses
  • The Representation and Interpretation of James Cook’s Voyages in the 19th and 20th Centuries
  • Karl Marx and the British Library

Each project offers bespoke training and professional development opportunities, plus wide scope to shape the specific focus of the activities and outputs around your own interests and expertise.

For full profiles of each placement project, as well as the application guidelines and timetable, please visit: http://www.bl.uk/news/2016/november/british-library-phd-placements-call-for-applications

The application deadline is February 20 2017. Interviews will take place in March/April 2017.

Contact Research.Development@bl.uk for all queries – See more at: http://www.bl.uk/news/2016/november/british-library-phd-placements-call-for-applications#sthash.gsHkHGUU.dpuf

 

 

 

Naturejobs Career Expo 2015

Basic CMYKThe Naturejobs Career Expo 2015, hosted for the 9th time in London, offers young, talented researchers an excellent opportunity to meet a diverse selection of national and international employers from academic institutions and scientific industries, such as pharmaceutical organizations, digital technology companies, science publishing and more.

This year’s one day event will be held on September 18, 2015 at the Business Design Centre and offers you a chance to:

  • Attend all conferences and workshops for free 
  • Meet employers face-to-face
  • Networking with leading scientific institutions of your interest
  • Benefit from free one-to-one CV checking
  • Learn how to enhance your employability
  • Maximize your career prospects

Register Now !

Leaving the Ivory Tower

A guest blog by Pahini Pandya, King’s Innovation Forum, PhD candidate in the Randall Division

Building on the success of their first annual networking event in 2014, King’s College London Innovation Forum (KCLIF) staged a second instalment of ‘Leaving the Ivory Tower’ this year, drawing in researchers from across King’s.

‘Leaving the Ivory Tower’ is a networking event that aims to shed light on potential career opportunities outside academia for early career researchers. Built to encourage intimate and meaningful conversation, the evening involved expert speakers from a wide range of industries hosting short discussions with participants in small focus groups.

Ivory Tower June 15_2 (reduced size)This year’s function kicked off with a brilliant opening speech from Professor Vaughan Robinson, Director of the Graduate School at Kings’s, followed by round table discussions with speakers from seven different sectors including a number of King’s alumni.

Dr Caroline Benn (Principal Scientist, Pfizer Regenerative Medicine) and Dr Gayle Chapman (Monitoring Officer, Innovate UK) discussed aspects of transitioning into industry, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Useful insights into the world of scientific publishing and writing came from Dr Alessia Ericco (Associate editor, Nature Reviews) and Dr Eleanor Roberts (Director, Beeline Science Communications), while Dr Bryn James and Simon Quick enlightened the participants on careers in teaching.

Consultants Dr Shani Thilak (Navitas consulting), Dr Fahd Choudhry and Dr Sean Song (Deloitte) helped attendees understand careers in healthcare and life science consulting.Careers in patenting were enthusiastically advocated by Dr John Fisher (Senior Associate, Carpmaels Ransford LLP) and Dr Eleanor Macvier (Patent assistant, Mewburn Ellis LLP).

Ivory Tower June 15_1 (reduced size)Top take home messages included tailoring your C.V. to the specific industry, visiting the career’s consultants and networking.

A highlight of the evening was the dynamic networking session between the speakers and participants that followed the discussions. The event was well received by the audience and has grown since last year with generous support from the Graduate School and Careers & Employability teams.

For more information please visit King’s College London Innovation Forum webpage.

 

 

 

 

Boston Consulting Group – PhD, Medics & Postdocs Careers Event, Thursday 14 May

BCG

Thinking about what to do next? Looking for a new opportunity that will challenge and develop you? 
If you’re thinking about the options available to you for the next stage of your career, come to our PhD, Medics and Post Doc careers event to find out what management consulting could offer. Our team at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) includes many who have made the transition from academia to consulting, with backgrounds as diverse as medicine, tendon engineering, game theory, 18th Century literature and the history of art. This event will give you an opportunity to learn what it’s like to be a consultant and what that might mean for you.

Want to learn more?
Sign up to our Careers Event designed especially for PhDs, Medics and post-docs. The event will include an opportunity to meet our PhDs and Medics to discuss what the transition was like for them, and to hear about their experiences over drinks and nibbles.

  • Date: Thursday 14 May 2015
  • Location: Holborn Bars, 138-142 Holborn, London, EC1N 2NQ
  • Time: 7.00pm-9.00pm

To attend the Careers Event, please register your interest via the following link – https://talent.bcg.com/Events?folderId=10003800

Please note that space is limited and the link will close once spaces have been filled.  Once you register, we will send you confirmation of your attendance nearer the date of the event.

To find out more about BCG careers for those with advanced degrees, please visit http://adc.bcg.com/. Applications for full-time positions will open in September 2015.

We look forward to meeting you soon.

Advanced Degree Recruiting Team
The Boston Consulting Group

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