Panellists required for RVC Careers Event

Looking to enhance your CV? Are you a recent PhD graduate completing a postdoc? Perhaps you are further into your career?

The Royal Veterinary College is looking for panellists to take part in a careers event it is running for its PhD students. The event aims to showcase some of the possible career options and will consist of two panel discussions; one of which will focus on roles within academia.

It could be a great development opportunity for your CV!

The event takes place on Tuesday 12th July at the Royal Veterinary College’s Camden campus, from 3pm.

We are looking for people who have themselves completed a PhD in the Biosciences field and are happy to talk about their careers. They could be just starting out on their career path, or have completed a couple of postdocs, or be further along their career path – all experience counts.

A bit more detail about what we hope panellists might cover over the course of the discussion:

*         A little about their background, why they embarked on their degree/ PhD in the         Biosciences

*         What motivated them to follow their current career path, a typical day in their workplace etc.

*         How they made themselves more ‘attractive’ to future employers

*         How they have utilized the skills they acquired in their degree/PhD in their subsequent careers

*         A description of a typical day in their place of work

If you are interested in taking part or would like further information, please contact Kirsty Whitelock, Careers Consultant at RVC, via careers@rvc.ac.uk.

King’s at the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

A guest post by Sophie Bennett, Stephanie Forkel, Renata Gomes, Iria Gomez-Touriño, Yan Liu, Christina Sakellariou, Stefano Sandrone

“Educate. Inspire. Connect” has been the guiding principle for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings since 1951. This year 37 Nobel Laureates in Physiology or Medicine met 600 international young scientists, and among them there were 7 from KCL! What is so special about this meeting? Besides the fascinating talks there are private dinners with the Laureates, a lakeside barbecue and a boat trip! As Stefano Sandrone, PhD student at the Institute of Psychiatry says, “What an amazing experience! I am really delighted for having qualified to attend”. “In Lindau we were welcomed and welcoming some of the greatest minds in science”, Christina Sakellariou, PhD student at the MRC centre for Transplantation, added. For Renata Gomes, British Heart Foundation Postdoctoral Scientist at Cardiology Dpt., “in Lindau everyone spoke Science. Lindau is unique for its focus on us, the young scientists”. Continue reading

Sense About Science – Social Media Workshop

Sense About Science will be holding a Standing up for Science media workshop at the Society of Chemical Industry, London on Friday 3rd October. This full day event is free and for early career researchers in all sciences, engineering and medicine (PhD students, post-docs or equivalent in first job). 

During the workshop we combine discussion about science-related controversies in media reporting with practical guidance and tips for how to deal with the media. Please find further information here.

These workshops are very popular and places are limited. To apply send a CV and short cover letter explaining your reasons for applying to Victoria Murphy: vmurphy@senseaboutscience.org

Closing date for applications is Friday 19th September.