Workshop on professional Development for Young Researchers
Being aware that only one in four post-doctoral students get a position as Principal Investigator, the ‘Professional Development Workshop for Young Researchers’ aims to provide strong arguments to encourage the idea that doctoral training not only serves to develop a complete academic career, but also to acquire a variety of knowledge, behaviours and attributes key to a successful career within or outside the world of science. These non-classical scientific routes offer a different career and projection that many young doctors can achieve and perform satisfactorily.
The objectives of the Workshop are:
- To emphasize the value of the development of transferable skills during and after the PhD as a tool to access to non-academic careers.
- To show the different professional opportunities for which the PhD title in Sciences offers an adequate training.
- To serve as a meeting and information point between young researchers and different experts in other positions within and outside the academic career.
- To open a discussion forum among young researchers about other job opportunities that may awaken their vocation and how to access.
The workshop is designed in two parts:
Short talks: Experts from different fields outside the academic pathway will exhibit alternative routes related with Science and will discuss with the participants their personal interest, motivation and difficulties of their transition from an academic position to a different professional career.
Practical workshops: Three eligible participative workshops of 2 hours will cover and develop strategies for a professional transition to a non-academic career, opportunities abroad within and outside academia or steps and challenges to develop translational science and become a scientist entrepreneur.
- Date: Tuesday, 16 July 2019. 09:00 – 16:45
- Venue of the workshop: Bahía-La Paz-Caracas Rooms
- Coordinators: Sergio P. Acebrón, Sara Alvira de Celis & Eduardo Oliver
Eligibility: This workshop is though for PhD students and Postdocs who wish to explore different professional pathways, however everybody is welcome to join. Only registered participants in the 42nd SEBBM Congress are eligible to apply for this workshop.
How to apply: The registration is free, but you must be registered to attend the Congress. Participants interested in participating in the workshop must fill the application form in the link received by email before 8th July. The registration covers the coffee break.
Selection process: Due to space limits we offered a limited number of places. Places will be allocated in a first come, first served basis.
Welcome and workshop overview
Eduardo Oliver (co-chair 42nd Congress SEBBM)
Sergio P. Acebron (Workshop organiser)
Sara Alvira de Celis (workshop organiser)
Jobs in Science Communication & Consultancy
Chair: Sara Alvira de Celis
|9:30||David del Alamo (EMBO) – Researcher, editor & grant programme|
|10:00||Angela Bernardo (Civio) – Researcher & Scientific journalist|
|10:30||Lucas Sanchez (Scienseed) – Science consultancy & communication|
Jobs in Science Management & International relationships
Chair: Sergio P. Acebrón
|11:30||Carolina Pola (CNIO) – Science management & international affairs|
|12:00||Lorenzo Melchor (Science Consultant) – Science in Public Policy & Diplomacy|
Jobs in University & Industry beyond the lab
Chair: Sara Alvira de Celis
|12:30||Beatriz Maroto López (NIMGenetics) – R&D Manager|
|13:00||Elena Pascual Vega (Universidad Francisco de Vitoria) – Teaching in a private University|
(Attendees will be allocated according to their preferences and space)