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Naturejobs Career Expo

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This year the Naturejobs Career Expo (NJCE) will be held at The Business Design Centre, London, 22nd September 2011.

Now in its fifth year, the Naturejobs Career Expo claims to be the UK’s largest careers fair and conference for the scientific world. The Expo promotes the UK and Europe as great places to pursue a career in science, be it in industrial research, research organisations or academia. It presents opportunities from organisations in the public, private, national and international sectors.

Jobseekers can meet with potential employers offering hundreds of genuine vacancies. The conference plenary and workshop sessions will provide an opportunity to meet high profile scientists and gain careers information and advice.

Over 1000 experienced UK and European scientists, in physics, chemistry, the life sciences and medical sciences, actively seeking their next career move attend.

Of the 2010 London event attendees:

  • 72% were in full time employment
  • 65% held a PhD degree
  • 79% were over 25 years old

 The conference has plenary and workshop sessions hosted by high-profile speakers. Split into 3 different streams (Graduate, Post-Doctoral and Non-Traditional) the conference attendees are able to mix and match across the different sessions, with a wide range of topics of science career paths and career related issues. Offering insight and inspiration to delegates, it stimulates debate as well as providing support and motivation for finding the right position.

Whilst this is running, there is also a career exhibition with exhibitors from Academia, Industry and Government. Actively recruiting, it enables delegates to meet employers face to face and find out more about current opportunities.

Attendance is free, but all attendees must register

bioProcessUK Conference poster competition

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8th Annual bioProcessUK Conference 2011

Bursary Poster Prize Competition

 Display your poster and attend both days of the Conference FREE

For the eighth year, the Annual bioProcessUK Conference continues the tradition of showcasing emerging talent in biological medicines through the Bursary Poster Prize Competition.

The conference is offering 30 bursary places (free conference ticket plus expenses of up to £150) to early career (postgraduate/postdoctoral) researchers selected to display a poster at the conference. The winning poster, as judged by the conference delegates, will receive an Apple iPad2.

Displaying a poster is beneficial to the career and professional development of young researchers. Participating in the Poster Prize Competition provides an opportunity to:

  • Make connections – build networks and share information and research with academics and companies across the UK
  • Enhance professional development
  • Present research achievements to a wide audience
  • Start productive conversations with new colleagues
  • Advertise work to potential employers
  • Show off creative ability and discuss ideas – ideas for new projects come out of questions asked, and opportunities for new collaborations are often found.
  • Network and discuss shared interests with others in the field

The deadline for abstract submissions is Friday 16th September 2011

Click HERE for submission guidelines.

For further information or to submit an abstract, please contact Jean Aligorgi

 

Safety, Health and Environmental Conference at Newcastle

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 Newcastle University are hosting a Safety, Health and Environmental Conference focusing on safe, sustainable construction on Tuesday 21st June 2011.

The one day conference is free for Newcastle staff and research students to attend. Click below to read more about it and find out how to book – be quick, places are limited!

Newcastle University’s Safety Health and Environmental Conference 2011

Thinking about organising your own conference?

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Vitae Yorkshire and North East Hub

2011 conference and events grant

Applications are invited from inter-institutional teams of postgraduate researchers and/or early career researchers within the Yorkshire and North East region for organising a short-term, well-defined conference or event. The event can be subject-specific, interdisciplinary or generic in nature but must have a clearly defined transferable training element to it.  Closing dates for applications will be 18th March 2011.

The maximum level for this award is for £1500 however you may use funding secured from other sources to supplement this if you wish. Funding can be used for most purposes; however it cannot be used for provide travel bursaries for attendance. 

In addition to funding, The Vitae Yorkshire and North East Hub can also provide:

  • Project management support
  • Equipment on loan, including, laptop, and Data projector.

Find out more and apply here.

Vitae grants for conferences and events

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Vitae Yorkshire and North East Hub 2011 conference and events grant

Applications are invited from inter-institutional teams of postgraduate researchers and/or early career researchers within the Yorkshire and North East region for organising a short-term, well-defined conference or event. The event can be subject-specific, interdisciplinary or generic in nature but must have a clearly defined transferable training element to it. For more information and to apply click here.

Closing date for applications – 18th March 2011.

‘Creating Friction’ conference: 22/04/2010

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This Thursday is the ‘Creating Friction’ conference: the UK’s first interdisciplinary creative practice postgraduate conference. Working with steering committee members Isabella Streffen from Fine Art and fellow Creative Writer Jane Thomas has been both fun and useful.  When we started, we had no idea that chat between Creative Writing and Fine Art PhD students would throw up so much common ground to grumble about and share tips over, as well as highlighting future networking possibilities. Read the rest of this entry »