DS panel

Building a career: in and around data science

This event organised by the Faculty of Natural Sciences will be run with Microsoft Teams meeting: Please REGISTER by the 26 April 5pm to receive joining instructions.

The Faculty Data Science Theme Champions Professors Sophia Yaliraki and Guy Nason are hosting this panel to discuss what it takes to become research leader in and around the area of data science in a natural sciences context. It is designed to convey the strategies and paths one can take rather than the details about the science. Expect to hear about professional development opportunities, working with other scientists and networking, fostering an equal, diverse and inclusive environment, working within the UK research ecosystem and with industry and government, the grant programme landscape, what kinds of outputs (publications) to aim for, data ethics, and other `tricks of the trade’.

The panel is aimed at early career researchers, but is open to everyone in the Faculty of Natural Sciences and everyone is most welcome. We are very fortunate in that the following leading researchers have agreed to be on the panel:

  • Dr Seth Flaxman (Department of Mathematics, Senior Lecturer in Statistical Machine Learning)
  • Dr Kim Jelfs (Department of Chemistry, Reader in Computational Materials Chemistry)
  • Dr Will Pearse (Department of Life Sciences, Senior Lecturer in Applied Ecology)
  • Dr Nick Wardle (Department of Physics, STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellow)

(Panel Chair: Prof. Guy Nason)

Format: The chair will welcome everybody and then each panel member will be invited to speak for five minutes. We will then be open for questions! The questions can be raised during the meeting (by clicking the hand button in Teams or using the Teams chat) or in advance providing your question(s) when you register.  Please fill the Qualtrics form by 26 April 5pm. The link to join the panel will be sent 24 hours before.

We are looking forward to a stimulating, friendly and worthwhile panel – so look forward to seeing you there!