Charles Darwin House, London, UK
10 December 2012
10:30 - 17:30, followed by drinks and networking
FREE to Biochemical Society members (£50 to non-members)
This stand-alone Biochemical Society careers workshop aims to give postdoctoral researchers practical advice for furthering their career. The invited speakers will be able to provide advice, in a small informal group setting, on a number of different career options.
The day will begin with an interactive workshop on effective career management, followed by plenary talks and then an opportunity to discuss a variety of pathways to success with a range of experienced professionals. You will have the opportunity to learn how to further your academic career and apply for independent funding, or how to move away from bench research in a new direction.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided. The day will conclude with a session of drinks and networking.
10:30-11:00 Registration with refreshments
11:05-12:05 Interactive Workshop on 'Effective Career Management' with Sarah Blackford, a qualified careers advisor based at the Society for Experimental Biology
12:45-13:10 Plenary from Steve Watson, Professor in Cardiovascular Sciences and 2007 winner of the Nature / Nesta mid career award for Creative Mentoring in Science
13:10-13:50 Plenary from Clare Bhunnoo – Strategy and Policy Manager for Bioscience Skills and Careers at BBSRC
14:00-15:00 Speed networking sessions, with small groups talking to one speaker at a time. You will have the opportunity to talk directly to four speakers of your choice, in back-to-back 15-minute sessions. The speaker list can be found below.
15:00-15:30 Refreshments and discussion
15:30-16:30 Speed networking session continued. You will have the opportunity to talk to three more speakers
16:30-17:30 Action planning and discussion
17:30-19:00 Drinks reception with networking