IPFEN panel event: Business careers in Life Sciences - Monday 1 February 2021, 14.00-16.00, MS Teams

The IPFEN and Start Codon are pleased to welcome Imperial College Postdocs and Fellows to a panel discussion on business careers in life sciences and healthcare.
Whether you plan to stay in academia or not, join us to discover what options lay in front of you in the business area of life sciences, where you can capitalise on your valuable skills, expertise and technical knowledge.
With diverse backgrounds and roles in healthcare, our panellists will briefly talk about their career journeys, which will be followed by a panel session with your participation.

Our panellists are:

Pop-up: Assertiveness - Thursday 20 June 2019, 10.00-11.30, SALC 6, South Kensington Campus

The aim of this pop-up workshop is to give you a better understanding of what assertiveness is and identify those situations where assertiveness skills are required. We will also explore how to behave assertively in appropriate situations.

You will get to try out being assertive using case studies as examples.

Pop-up: Data protection – What you need to know about General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - Tuesday 18 June 2019, 15.00-16.00, SALC 2, South Kensington Campus

This session will be an introduction to GDPR and how the College has been implementing the required changes. It will explain the law in brief, the relevance to postdocs and fellows, and what the College is doing to assist staff to ensure their compliance.

Robert Scott, Data Protection Officer within the Legal Services Office will be delivering this presentation and Q&A.
Please note there is a GDPR webpage and training package (see link below) for further information.  http://www.imperial.ac.uk/data-protection/

Funder Briefing: UKRI Stephen Hawking Fellowships - Monday 10 June 2019, 11.30-13.00, SALC 10, South Kensington Campus

This session will cover everything you need to know about the UKRI Stephen Hawking Fellowships Scheme

The Stephen Hawking Prize fellowships will support and develop the next generation of visionary scientists in theoretical physics at the beginning of their career. UKRI is providing funding for five annual calls delivered jointly by EPSRC and STFC.
Round one is now open and intentions to submit must be received by 20 June 2019
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Details of the scheme can be found here.

Dr Liz Elvidge (Head, PFDC) will talk through the scheme and provide a list of dos and don’ts.

Funder Showcase: EPSRC - 28 March 2019, 10.00-11.30, SALC 1, South Kensington Campus

Are you thinking of applying for one of the EPSRC Fellowships? While applications are open for submission year-round, it is advised to plan ahead and have a clear understanding of the submission procedure.
This pop-up will: a) highlight the fellowships that are available from the EPSRC, and b) provide guidance on how to prepare an effective application and help you maximise your chances of success.

Pathways to Postdocs: Teaching-intensive careers at Imperial and in academia - 15 March 2019, 12.30-14.00, SALC 2, South Kensington Campus

Are you interested in a teaching career within a university setting? More teaching-intensive careers are opening up in universities. Come along to a talk and a Q and A session with the Chair of Imperial's Teaching Fellow network to hear about these options and the developing career paths in this area of work.

Funder Briefing: BBSRC - 14 March 2019, 14.30-15.30, SALC 9, South Kensington Campus

This pop-up will highlight fellowship opportunities available from BBSRC. Are you thinking of applying or maybe you’re planning to submit an application next year? This pop-up will help to provide guidance on how to prepare an effective application to help you maximise your chances of success.

Funder Briefing: UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships - 13 March 2019, 14.00-15.30, SALC 1, South Kensington Campus

This pop-up will cover everything you need to know about the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship Scheme.
Details of the scheme can be found here.

Dr Liz Elvidge (Head, PFDC) will talk through the scheme, provide a list of dos and don’ts. She will also provide feedback from reviewers, provide an example of the reviewers' assessment form and talk through the themes of the questions which are asked at interviews. Basically, we will cover everything you need to know to put together an excellent application!

Pop-up: Fellowship Interviews - 13 March 2019, 10.00-12.30, SALC 1, South Kensington Campus

Most fellowships require you to have an interview to show how you can carry out the proposed research and why they should give you the funding.
During this workshop, you will look at examples of ‘invitation to interview’ letters from a variety of funders. Importantly, you will look at interview questions and prepare answers, developing answers that showcase your achievements.

You will also receive hints and tips on how to shine at the interview, from entering the room to what to wear.