Events/Information which you might be interested in:     

Women in Physics:

If you are interested in finding out about it, please sign up to our mailing list here: http://bit.ly/ICWiPSignUp

STEM Women Events:

STEM Women run community events for students who are studying a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics degree and who identify as female.  https://www.stemwomen.co.uk/ and https://www.stemwomen.co.uk/events/stem-women-community-event-london-3.  You can also contact them by emailing info@stemwomen.co.uk or calling 0151 236 8000.   

StudentShapers:

StudentShapers is run from the Education office, and supports staff-student partnership in Learning and Teaching. In particular one project stream has been developed with the support of the Graduate School to enable PhD students to work with staff to develop and enhance an area of our taught curricula, in an area of their disciplinary expertise. For PhD students aspiring towards an academic career path, this also provides an opportunity for them to become more deeply involved in educational development activities and to offer them a valuable professional development opportunity.  

PhD students would typically have some prior experience of teaching through GTA opportunities, and would undertake an educational development project in partnership with staff in place of any other GTA commitments. Proposals must be submitted by students, but must be followed up with a supporting statement from their supervisor. Bursaries are paid to support this activity and are commensurate with GTA rates.  A more detailed general overview of the scheme is at: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/students/studentshapers/scheme-overview---what-is-studentshapers/ 

The specific project stream for PhD students, including a proposal submission portal and assessment criteria are at: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/students/studentshapers/how-to-get-involved/studentshapers-translation-of-research-in-to-teaching-projects/. Any questions about the StudentShapers scheme can be directed to studentshapers@imperial.ac.uk

Study Efficiency Sessions by the Dissability Advisory Service (DAS)

If any student requires study efficiency sessions please contact Emma Morrison e.morrison@imperial.ac.uk to book an appointment. 

PG SOLE Survey - Opens Tuesday 12 March 2019 - 15 April 2019

The PG SOLE survey consists of a few short questions and the opportunity to leave free text comments. The PG SOLE results are discussed widely across the College and within your department.  Your lecturers will receive their individual numerical results and comments shortly after the survey closes.  The information gathered is used both to share 'good practice' and to identify and resolve any problems with teaching delivery.  Your views and concerns will be taken into consideration.  More information to be found at http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/registry/proceduresandregulations/surveys/pgsole.  The Graduate School will email you directly about it.

Invitation to Supervise a Year 1 Summer Project. Potential Y1 Project supervisors (PGs, RAs, Academics)

We  would like  to ask  you to  consider  joining  the  team  of project supervisors for Year 1 Projects.  You will  help groups of  two to four  students over seven weeks or so  -- at the level of  about an hour or two  per week -- which means that you  will be able to get  to know them well and  help them be creative and rigorous as they pursue the goals of their projects. 

Please choose one of two forms: https://tiny.cc/Y1ProjectPreProposal or     http://tiny.cc/Y1ProjectProposal. The projects  will start during the  week of the 7th  of May,  and close with Open  Days on the 20th  and 21st of June,  where  the students will present their projects  to  primary  and  secondary  school students and members of the Department. The Pre-Proposal  form can be used  to send in any  queries,  or you can email Yoshi.Uchida@imperial.ac.uk directly with questions.

Physics Helpdesk:

Every Monday and Thursday from 12:00 - 13:00 in Level 3 Foyer

Come along and get all your questions answered by friendly physics students.  It's open to all students, undergraduates, MSc, CDT, PhDs.

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Career information:

The Physics Department has a dedicated Departmental Careers Advisor, Professor Lesley Cohen.  She can be contacted at ph.careers@imperial.ac.uk.  Also, Jane Pooler, Careers Consultant from Central College jane.pooler@imperial.ac.uk.  She is a very important part of the department.  More information on Careers and what the department and College offers can be seen at http://www.imperial.ac.uk/physics/students/current-students/careers-information/ and www.imperial.ac.uk/careers/jobslive or www.imperial.ac.uk/careers. 

NOTE-TAKERS

The undergraduate office is looking for note-takers to cover some notes for term II and term III.  Please contact Kayleigh kayleigh.murphy@imperial.ac.uk if you are interested.   

Winter Data Science Fellowship Opportunity - Deadline 24/05/2019

Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.

Who Should Apply: Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.

Locations: In addition to the below in-person locations, we will have a remote online session:

    • New York City
    • San Francisco Bay Area
    • Boston
    • Washington, DC.

Dates: All sections will be from 01-04-2019 to 24-05-2019.

Application Link: https://www.thedataincubator.com/fellowship.html#apply?ref=wY2Fyb2xpbmUuamFja3NvbkBpbXBlcmlhbC5hYy51awo=

Data Science in 30 minutes: Learn how to build a data-science project in our upcoming free Data Science in 30-minutes webcast. Signup soon as space is limited.

Fellowships: Female undergraduate and masters students - Deadline 22/04/2019

We are pleased to in inform you that ICFO is currently offering up to 6 fellowships to top-qualified Under and Postgraduate FEMALE Students who wish to accomplish Final Degree Projects / Masters' Theses or to participate in a research stay in any of the photonics- related research fields. In this sense, we recently launched the "María Yzuel Fellowship Awards" call for all interested female students who meet the requirements described. The application form and further details are available at the ICFOjobs website: http://jobs.icfo.eu/?detail=418

INSPIRE PGCE 2019/20:

Do you want to use your subject knowledge to make a difference? Are you looking for a secure job with great career prospects? Considering a career in teaching?  

You can train to become a secondary school teacher in ten months through the INSPIRE PGCE programme. INSPIRE is based at Imperial and at London Schools.  Generous funding is available for UK/EU students.  

INSPIRE is open to applicants with a postgraduate degree (Master’s or PhD) and trains secondary science (chemistry and physics) and maths teachers.  Applications are open now for September 2019 entry.  To find out more visit www.imperial.ac.uk/inspire

If you would like to arrange an informal chat about INSPIRE or teaching as a career please email Jenny Cooke.

Scholarships for further study:

Crick Student Opportunities - Information on the three year programme can be found at https://www.crick.ac.uk/careers-and-study/students/phd-students  
 

Funded summer research projects in Astrophysics for BSc and MSc students

Summer research projects in the field of Astrophysics open to EU bachelors and master students. More on http://leaps.strw.leidenuniv.nl/ 

Stevenson Fund 2019

Dr Greta Stevenson established a fund in 1988 to support female science students. The Stevenson Fund makes available annually three bursaries of up to a value of £7,500 each. These are open to female students from Imperial College who are studying for degree at any level in Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Life Sciences, Centre for Environmental Policy, Geophysics and Geology to undertake an international research placement of up to a maximum of three months with a leading female scientist in a similar institution.  More information on the Fund, and details of previous years’ winners, is available on http://www.imperial.ac.uk/about/leadership-and-strategy/provost/vice-provost-education/stevenson-fund/

EPSRC CDT scholarships in Smart Medical Imaging

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Smart Medical Imaging at King’s College London and Imperial College London continues the successful partnership of two world-class institutions, to provide PhD training within an embedded hospital environment in Central London, with state-of-the-art research laboratories across the Universities, and in close interaction with the healthcare industry.  For more information about the CDT programme and how to apply, please check http://www.imagingcdt.com/ and the CDT website.

Outreach:

Would you like to enhance your public engagement skills? Are you enthusiastic about working with young people? Can you help make science fun? Would you like to use your teaching experience for a Fellowship of the HEA application?

We are looking for motivated Early Career Researchers (MRes/ PhD students and Post Docs) who are eager to translate their research into a fun outreach activity for schools.

Through you, school students will be exposed to science that is fresh, relevant and cutting edge.

For more information contact: Dr Rebecca Holloway, r.holloway@imperial.ac.uk or visit http://www.imperial.ac.uk/be-inspired/student-recruitment-and-outreach/

GTA opportunity in the Graduate School

The Graduate School is looking for a GTA please send expressions of interest to Dr Richard Bale; r.bale@imperial.ac.uk

To apply for this position, you must fulfil the following criteria: 

Knowledge of indicative course content: Regression Modelling. Identify the correlation coefficient as a single measure of linear association. Use regression models to estimate the effects of interest; Recognise and understand that different models produce different results; Model validity by checking model assumptions; Model fitness by comparing the results produced by the model with your data. 

In addition, you must fulfil the following criteria: Completion of relevant GTA training (at least Introduction to Learning and Teaching and Introduction to Assessment and Feedback for Learning) – either the new programme or the previous versions of these courses; At least one term’s experience as a GTA (or other comparable teaching experience); Able to deliver the course at least once this academic year; Desirable: Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)

English courses for PhD students

Join our lively classes to upgrade your English and widen your social and professional network.  More information can be found at http://www.imperial.ac.uk/academic-english/academic-staff/

International Student Support - Upcoming events - until May 2019

If any international student would like to attend any trips/events, please find more information and sign up for them at https://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/international-students/international-student-experience/.

Subwarden vacancy- Wilson House April 2019

Wilson House (one of the College's Halls of Residences) is currently recruiting for a subwarden positionThis role is highly suitable for PhD students, and benefits include living rent-free in the Hall. The post would best match a postgraduate student with at least two (preferably three) full years remaining, but all candidates with more than 12 months full-time student registration remaining are eligible. Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held on the 26th of March 2019. The position is available from the end of April 2019. The post is for one academic year in first instance, but can be extended up to 3 years depending on performance.

EPSRC Centre for Mathematics of Precision Healthcare Joint PhD studentship opportunity (Title: Analysis and Prediction of Carbapenem-Resistance in Healthcare-Associated Infections)

An exciting opportunity to develop next-generation machine learning methods for controlling antibiotic resistance, the most pressing challenge in global health. The project is part of a thriving collaboration between the EPSRC Centre for Mathematics of Precision Healthcare (CMPH, Dept. Mathematics) and the Health Protection Research Unit in Healthcare-associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance (HPRU, Dept. Medicine) at Imperial College London. 

Applicants should send a full CV (including the names and email addresses of at least two academic referees), and personal statement (detailing why they are interested in the research project) to Dr Andrea Weisse (andrea.weisse@imperial.ac.uk). Suitable candidates will be then asked to complete an electronic application form at Imperial College London in order for their qualifications and eligibility to be assessed by College Registry. 

Career Day in Medical Physics and open PhD positions at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg - Deadline 31/05/2019

Career Day in Medical Physics on 31st May 2019 at the DKFZ as well as open call for PhD Positions in Medical Physics for master’s students. More information can be found at www.dkfz.de/careerday and www.dkfz.de/phd.

Innovation Placements – New micro-placement opportunities! - Deadline - 31/07/2019

Are you EPSRC funded and interested in undertaking a 2-4 week Innovation placement in Industry? Exciting opportunities such as Simulation Engineer, Machine Learning Engineer, Quantitative Analyst and more are available to view now via Blackboard . If you are EPSRC funded but unable to access, email: innovation.placements@imperial.ac.uk. For further information on the progamme click here .

Exercises that all PG Research student should focus on:

  • Any student that started in October 2017 and still hasn’t completed their Research Proposal Confirmation (RP) and Early Stage Research Proposal (ESA), should do so by return and upload them to Blackboard.
  • All students that started in 2017, please make sure that you complete your Plagiarism Awareness course which is available to self enrol at http://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/pg/graduate-school/professional-skills/doctoral/online-courses/.  You’ll need to send Loli the email confirmation.
  • All students that started in 2017, please make sure that you complete your Risk Assessment Foundation Training (RAFT) course which is available to self enrol at https://www.imperial.ac.uk/safety/raft/frameset/frameset.htm. You’ll need to send Loli the email confirmation.
  • Any student that started in October 2016 and still hasn’t completed their 18M Late Stage Assessment Review (LSR), should do so by return and upload them to Blackboard..
  • Any student that started in October 2015 and still hasn’t completed their 18M Late Stage Assessment Review (LSR) and their Thesis Progress Review, should do so by return and upload them to Blackboard..  The Thesis Progress Review should be emailed to Loli with all the signatures and relevant Research Plan.
  • Any student that started in October 2014 and still hasn’t completed exercises and the Exam Entry forms should do so by return as your 48M deadline is coming up. The supervisor can email Loli the EEF. The registration will be ending at the end of September unless your supervisor has requested an extension to me.
  • Please remember to re-register on Studente-service by return - it has to be done every year in September.  If you are in receipt of a bursary, it can't be paid unless you have registered online.

All the forms can be found online at https://www.imperial.ac.uk/physics/students/current-students/postgraduate-research/phd-schedule-guidance-and-forms/phd-schedule-of-study/