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Biosciences Education Symposium

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BIOSCIENCES HIGHER EDUCATION SYMPOSIUM 2012

Researchers – teachers – learners – We’re all in this together

London, 27th – 29th March 2012

Society for Experimental Biology @SEBiology in association with the Higher Education Academy @HEAcademy #SEBEd12

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CALL for papers – deadline 16th January 2012. REGISTRATION now open.

This meeting is ideal for postdoctoral researchers who teach and those who want to network with the higher education teaching community. Themes include: Students as researchers; Postdoctorals/postgraduates who teach; Learning as research; Peer learning and learning communities; Innovating assessment and feedback; Increasing engagement; International education links; Action research in biological sciences.

Interested in Science Policy?

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The Cambridge Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP) has launched a programme of Professional Development Policy Seminars for early career researchers, introducing them to the opportunities and the realities of engaging with policy. In collaboration with the Society of Biology, the next seminar in the series will be for early career biologists from a range of disciplines and interest areas. The seminar will take place on 11 November and discuss how policy officials seek science advice, the ways in which science gets into policy, and will explore examples of the challenges and opportunities.  

The seminar will take place at Charles Darwin House, London on 11 November.

It will provide a dynamic introduction that will encourage and enable scientists to engage and to improve dialogue with policymakers.

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Job Vacancy – Principal Researcher – Perrett Laver

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Principal Researcher, Perrett Laver, London

Perrett Laver, one of the world’s leading senior level executive search firms operating in global higher education, has been privileged for 10 years to assist Global Research Universities in finding academic leaders with the potential genuinely to change the world and now seeks Principal Researchers capable of playing a key role in this endeavour.

Closing Date: 14/11/2011

Location: London

Person Requirements: Combining the intellectual skills necessary to grasp a complex brief, the research skills to identify world-leading candidates for research leaderships role, the advocacy skills to engage such candidates, and the relationship-building and presentational skills to serve both University clients and outstanding academics effectively, Principal Researchers are at the heart of Perrett Laver’s Global Chairs Practice.

How to Apply: If you are coming to the end of your PhD or completing your first post-doc position and would like to know more about this opportunity please contact Anna Smith, Head of Research at anna.smith@perrettlaver.com or visit www.perrettlaver.com 

This is currently advertised on Vacancies Online, Newcastle University Careers Service’s online vacancy listing

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

Job Vacancy – Trainee Medical Writer, TVF Media

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I thought I’d put this on the blog as I see quite a few researchers with a science background who are considering a career in medical writing. It is also a good example of a job where you can use your science skills and knowledge outside of the lab – another thing I get asked about a lot!

Trainee Medical Writer, TVF Media, East London

You will be given experience of all sides of the healthcare communications business, including the production, research, writing and editorial departments. You will quickly provide an important role in the delivery of creative projects. Key responsibilities will involve keeping up to date with developments in key pharmaceutical and medical journals, compiling background research and developing project outlines.

Closing Date: 30/10/2010

Person Requirements: Applicants should have excellent oral and written communication skills, and the charisma, charm and force of personality to make their mark both internally and with clients.

Degree Discipline: Applicants should have a science degree and a strong academic background.

How to Apply: Send a CV and covering letter stating vacancy title in the subject line to jobs@tvf.co.uk

For more information see the website

Science Career Fair

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 Now in its fourth year, the Naturejobs Career Expo (formerly The Source Event) is the UK’s largest career 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 public, private, national and international organisations.

You can meet with potential employers offering hundreds of genuine vacancies. The conference plenary and workshop sessions provide a unique 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 2009 London event attendees:

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

23rd September, 2010 – Business Design Centre, London

More information and details about how to register available here.