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Careers Beyond Biomedical Research - lunchtime talks series 2015

Careers Beyond Biomedical Research (CBBR) is a series of lunchtime talks aimed at PhD students and early career researchers. In an increasingly competitive academic job market young researchers may be wondering what their career options are beyond academia.

This seminar series aims to illustrate the broad range of scientific careers available to people with a background in research. We invite speakers to give a presentation about their career choices to date, what their current job is like day-to-day, and (if applicable) what they feel the advantages and disadvantages were for them of leaving research to pursue another path.

The seminars take place during a lunch hour, with the option of asking more detailed questions in an informal tea and coffee session afterwards. They were run for the first time in Autumn 2013 and had good levels of attendance and good feedback. This year, we have aimed to build on the comments received in order to inform our choice of topics and speakers.

The talks will take place on Wednesdays (apart from 20th November) , 1-2pm, E29 lecture theatre, Medical Sciences Building

Followed by tea and coffee in the D floor coffee room

Confirmed speakers for 2015

7th October: Science Media and Communication

Speakers: Joel Winston, Media Officer, Biology, BioMed Central

Claire Hastings, Science Press Officer, Institute of Cancer Research

14th October: Industry

 Speaker:  TBC

21st October: Education

 Speakers: Andrew Ellis, Cotham School

TeachFirst representative

28th October: Patent Law and Policy

Speakers: Catherine Williamson, Patent Attorney, Haseltine Lake

Martin Turner, Policy Advisor,  Campaign for Science & Engineering (CaSE)

4th November: Wellcome Trust

Speakers: Abby Taylor – Development Programme Manager

Mat – Informal Science Learning

11th November: Clinical Research and Medicine (NHS)

Speakers: Christopher Stockdale, Senior Clinical Biochemist, University Hospitals Bristol

Melanie Watson, Learning and Development Lead, Laboratory Medicine, UHBristol

18th November: Accounting 

Speakers: Alistair Jacklin

20th November: Publishing and Editing

Speaker: Magdalena Skipper - Executive Editor for the Nature Partner Journals

Wellcome Trust Dynamic Cell Away Day, June 2014

On 13 June 2014 the students on the programme arranged an away day, celebrating the ongoing research of each student.  To ensure all students had a chance to present their work, the day was split into four sections comprising five and fifteen minute presentations, and an interactive whiteboard session.

The fast pace of the day really allowed students to shine, and the away day certainly lived up to the ‘dynamic’ title of the programme. For more information on the away day, download a programme. (PDF, 343kB)

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