Develop your career management skills and get the right job for you………

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Career opportunities for researchers cover a wide range of sectors including HE; manufacturing; finance; business and IT, health and public administration. Recent trends demonstrate that over half of researchers on completion of their doctorate will go on to pursue a career outside academic research or teaching. So what does your future look like?what-next Read the rest of this entry »

Vitae workshop: Enhancing Professional Effectiveness

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Vitae are running a workshop in Newcastle at the end of November, focusing on supporting new researchers to be effective in their work. Vitae

Research Staff Futures: Enhancing Professional Effectiveness aims to help new Research Staff to make an effective start.  It focuses on two important themes during the transition from doctoral candidate to employee; being more effective in the face of diverse and competing responsibilities and working more effectively with others.

In our experience, researchers get a lot from the vitae courses, so this one is a definite recommend!

Deadline for booking is 14th November, with more details on the vitae website.

International Placement Scheme Showcase Invitation

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The AHRC and ESRC invite you to a showcase of funded fellowship opportunities for PhD students and early career researchers (ECR), through our International Placement Scheme (IPS), at these world-leading international research institutions:

The Harry Ransom Center, at The University of Texas at Austin, USA

The Huntington Library, California, USA

Library of Congress, Washington D.C., USA

National Institutes for the Humanities, Japan

The Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., USA

The Yale Center for British Art, Connecticut, USA

PLUS one new host TBC, specialising in Chinese Performing Arts

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Interested in working for the Civil Service?

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The Newcastle University Business School Career Development Week take place next Monday 27 – Thursday 30 October in NUBS.

One particular event which may be relevant for Linguists is the Civil Service presentation entitled ‘Government Communications: Challenges of Building a modern Civil Service’ which takes place on Tuesday 28th October:

Time: 13.30 – 14.30  Venue: Partners Room (8.10), Business School

Alex Aiken, the Executive Director of Government Communications, UK Government will be presenting on:

  • Role of the Civil Service
  • Challenges facing the UK
  • Changes we’ve seen over the past four years
  • Civil Service Reform programme (with a particular focus on communications)
  • Current policy/media issues
  • Background to role of the Executive Director of Government Communications
  • Ways of working for the Civil Service, including the Fast Stream

To book your place, please contact the Newcastle Business School.

Alex Aiken is the Executive Director of Government Communications. Based in Downing Street and…

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Interested in science and engineering opportunities outside academia? Talk with employers today

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Many PhD graduates are frustrated at how few employers specify an interest in a higher research qualification. Outside of academia, the value of a PhD in the graduate job market is still hard to measure and varies widely between employers. Whilst there will be opportunities where it’s essential, there will be many more where it’ll be up to the individual to recognise and sell the relevance and value of what they have to offer.

Job Fair

Today you have the opportunity to meet with 80+ graduate recruiters and find out where your higher level skills might be used outside of academia. Few of the companies present will advertise specifically for a PhD qualification but many have recruited PhD graduates in the past. This is your chance to learn more about what they do, who they work with, typical projects and new developments in their sector and if they have previously recruited PhD graduates, in what areas.

It’s not too late to get along to JobFest at St.James’s Park. Check the online brochure for a detailed list of who’ll be there, grab a sandwich and get down to St.James’s Park now. Don’t miss this great opportunity to gain first hand knowledge and insights into the job market for PhD graduates outside of academia.

First Call for Fellows in Marie Curie COFUND “ASSISTID” Project

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ASSISTID, the research programme in Assistive Technologies for Intellectual Disability and Autism, has opened the 1st fellowships call for experienced researchers, with a deadline of 30 November 2014.

ASSISTID project is co-funded by the European Commission FP7 Marie Curie Actions and the Irish charity RESPECT. With a budget of 9 million euro, it is the largest programme of its kind in Europe and will train experienced researchers in the skills necessary to make a difference in the lives of people with autism and intellectual disability through improved communication, social inclusion and education. Read the rest of this entry »

Open call – “MOVE-IN Louvain” Incoming post-doc Fellowships

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“MOVE-IN Louvain” Incoming post-doc Fellowships is a new transnational fellowship programme developed by the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) in partnership with the Université de Namur (UNamur) and the Université Saint-Louis (ULS-B) with the support of the European Commission (Marie Curie actions).

In line with the European Research Area (ERA) objectives, the programme’s goal is to create favourable conditions for transnational mobility of highly skilled researchers. In respect for the EURAXESS principles, fellows will be selected through a transparent selection process carried out, notably, by independent experts.

The programme will last 5 years, issuing 3 calls for proposals. Depending on the duration of the stay of the candidates retained for funding, about 53 fellowships will be granted per call.

The first call for proposals, which is now open, will be closed on 1st January 2015.

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