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.   

STFC Innovation Placements - work opportunities

Placements for 6 months in length.  Successful applicants would work in the role of a Research Assistant at the offices of one of our industrial partners. The posts are intended to be an career development opportunity for graduates. Please note that our funding for this is coming to an end and any posts taken up under this scheme must not start any later than 1st October 2019. 

Applicants would need to fill out an application form and return it to Linzi Stirrup linzi.stirrup@manchester.ac.uk with their CV. They would need to do an interview with the relevant company, which could be held via Skype if necessary.

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

OpenHack for physics students - 11-13th September 2019

Staff at the LHCb experiment at CERN and at Microsoft are looking for PhD students in in physics, computer science, and data science to attend a three-day OpenHack in September to analyze real physics data from LHCb using Microsoft AI. 

This is a one-of-a-kind experience. Students will work directly with physicists from LHCb and Cloud Advocates from Microsoft. They will progress through these challenges to analyze data from LHCb and search for the “unexpected” in particle collisions: Data exploration and visualization;  Classification and anomaly detection; Source control and automation; AML experimentation; AML for hyperparameter tuning and Real-world application of data. 

The OpenHack will be held Sept. 11-13 in northern Italy at Fondazione Bruno Kessler, a scientific research institute affiliated with CERN. Students need pay only for travel and lodging. Coffee, lunch, and one social dinner are provided. There is no registration fee for the OpenHack itself. Please complete the registration form as soon as possible if you’re interested. We’ll be sending pre-read content shortly to prepare you for the event. If you have any questions contact monicar@microsoft.com.

Kennedy Scholarship for study at MIT and Harvard - deadline Oct. 23

The Kennedy Scholarship can fund a wide variety of programmes at MIT and across all the graduate schools within Harvard - from PhD to LLM, from MPH to MArch.   It can also fund a Special Studentship for those wanting a general programme of non-degree study.  The award could be used to fund a year of Ph.D. research/writing if the applicant makes a compelling reason for this and shows that this time in the U.S. is integral to the research work. In that regard, the Trust particularly welcomes those with links to faculty in the Media Lab and CSAIL, or those working in digital technology and/or policy in other MIT or Harvard schools.  Please see the prospectus for additional details and to apply.  

FoNS Research Showcase - 25/09/2019

Join a full day of presentations and stimulating discussions with the academics, research fellows and prize-winning PhD students in the Faculty of Natural Sciences and find out about our innovative work. More information can be found at http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/newsandeventspggrp/imperialcollege/naturalsciences/eventssummary/event_17-4-2019-12-38-15. Attendants should register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/faculty-of-natural-sciences-research-showcase-2019-tickets-60194583620?utm_term=eventurl_text. After the talks there will be an Expert Panel SessionThe Plastic Challenge: Sustainable Solutions for a Healthy Planet’.

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. 

Physics Helpdesk:

Every Monday and Thursday during term time 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.

Career information:

The Physics Department has a dedicated Departmental Careers Advisor, Professor Lesley Cohen.  She can be contacted at ph.careers@imperial.ac.uk.  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.  

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

Scholarships for further study: - Deadline 13/11/2019

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

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 GTAs 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/

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. 

DoKDoK 2019: Call for Abstracts - 23rd - 27th September 2019

DoKDoK is a scientific conference for doctoral (PhD) and master students in all areas of Optics and Photonics. The conferences aims to help young researchers to connect with each other, exchange knowledge, polish their conference presentation skills by offering an authentic atmosphere for scientific exchange at eye level. DoKDoK is hosted by the Abbe School of Photonics (Friedrich Schiller University Jena) and is organized by a team of doctoral students of this graduate school.  More information and registration forms can be found at https://www.asp.uni-jena.de/dokdok2019.html

Thesis Submission Costs for PGR final thesis

With effect from 1 August 2019, we are pleased to inform you that postgraduate research students will no longer be required to pay thesis submission costs; all print and delivery costs associated with thesis submission will now be paid by the College. The thesis submission process (via eThesis) remains unchanged, and students are reminded that they should submit via the Imperial College London section of the eThesis website, to avoid any unnecessary charges.

Online Teaching Assistants - Deadline 01/10/19

This is a unique opportunity to be an Online Teaching Assistant at Imperial College Business School and contribute to our exciting and evolving global MSc in Business Analytics (online, part-time delivery) programme, which prepares graduates for a future of data driven and evidence-based decision making. Working hours are flexible, and pay rates are good (£20 per hour). To register your interest, please contact Katie Leung katie.leung@imperial.ac.uk 

 Exercises that all PG Research student should focus on:

  • Any student that started in October 2018 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 2018, 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 2018, 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 2017 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 2016 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 2015 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 towards the beginning of September.  You should get an email prompting you to do so.  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/