Make your own journey, write your own story with Dr Ricardo Carreira
June 7th 1pm HR Lecture Room
Throughout our professional life we often find ourselves at crossroads, feeling uncertain of which path to choose, insecure about our skills and competences, afraid of making a decision that may negatively impact our career. Here Dr Ricardo Carreira, the director of Oxford-based biotech company Proteomics Immunocore, Dr Ricardo Carreira, the director of Oxford-based biotech company Proteomics Immunocore, will reflect on his own experience in both academia and industry; the skills that he believes are valued by both worlds, and opportunities for career development. There is no right or wrong, good or bad. You just need to find something that makes you happy and brings you fulfilment. You don’t need to walk on someone else’s shoes. You write your own story.
Fellowship and Job Application Writing Club
May 17th 1pm Banbury Road Conference Room
We will come together to share past experiences (reviewer comments on fellowship applications), resources to help you write and look to build a collaborative community of individuals to help us all get better and win that job/fellowship you are striving for. This will be a great opportunity to put writing your application at the top of your to do list and make actionable progress.
Feel free to bring a One-pager along to get informal feedback on the scope and direction of your idea. [One-pager : this is a single side of A4 outlining the project you want to do, why you are the perfect person to do it, and why you want to do it at your chosen institution. This will be needed for HOD to sign-off on any fellowship submission.]
MPA Career Development Seminar - How to view your career and analyze your training needs
5th April 1pm Banbury Road Committee Meeting room
Dr Justin Hutchence will talk to us about how to reflect on your goals, your current situation and how to bridge the gap between them. Justin is the MPLS Researcher Training and Development Manager who has 16 years of experience in Universities helping people turn PhDs and Postdocs into careers.
Navigating pathways to becoming a PI with Prof. Sebastian Bonilla
1st March 1pm Banbury Road Committee Meeting room
Come and join us for a seminar from our very own Associate Prof. Sebastian Bonilla. He will discuss his pathway through academia to becoming a principal investigator at Oxford and share some valuable experiences.
MPA Career Development Seminar - working in the USA
recording for those who missed it is in the teams channel here
If you are a postdoc or graduate-level student at Oxford interested in learning more about U.S. immigration and employment options, please join the Materials Postdoc Association for an informational webinar led by American-based Dunn Law Firm, LLP. Topics during the one-hour event include applications for U.S. permanent residence ('green cards'), self-petitioning National Interest Waivers for researchers and entrepreneurs, and transitioning from F-1 OPT or J-1 to H-1B status. Jim Arkell, a long-time U.S. immigration attorney and former F-1 student, will deliver the presentation and take questions afterward.
Dr Joanna Roberts - The trials and tribulations of getting a Fellowship at Oxford
Hume Rothery Lecture Theater 13:00 Tuesday 15th February
Dr Roberts is the Department's Research Finance Manager and is the gate keeper for fellowship applications being supported by the department.
An Introduction to Fellowships for Early Career Researchers - 28 February 2020
Gaining a research fellowship is a major step on the academic career ladder. This talk and subsequent discussion will help you to understand the dos and don’ts of fellowship applications, guiding you through the process and explaining the support that is available within and outside of the department. The session will be led by Prof. Chris Grovenor and Dr Jo Roberts. Amongst them, they have a wealth of knowledge about the application and review process for fellowship applications; Jo is a finance administrator managing grants and all individual fellowship applications within the department, whilst Chris has been heavily involved in submitting and supporting, as well as reviewing grant and fellowship applications. After Jo and Chris have shared some of their experiences, the floor will be open for questions. All researchers are invited to attend this event, which will be held in the Hume-Rothery lecture theatre at 1600 on Friday 28th February 2020.