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Monday, 18 Nov 2013

Pursuing an Academic Career

Monday 24 September, 13:30–15:00, Gallieni 1 & 2 - FULLY BOOKED!

The EMBO Meeting speaker faculty will facilitate discussion, answer questions and recommend appropriate resources on a variety of topics related to careers in academia.

Please note spaces at the Pursuing an academic career session are limited. This is already full and registration is closed.

Up to ten participants and two mentors will be seated for round table discussions per topic:

1. After your PhD - what comes next in academia? The choice between a postdoc in your home country or abroad, Europe, the USA or elsewhere?
a) Facilitators: François Nédélec & Luca Scorrano
b) Facilitators: Eduardo Moreno & Dirk Schübeler

2. Planning your career: obtaining an appropriate postdoc position
Facilitators: Caroline Kisker & Elina Ikonen

3. Starting your own lab: where and how (i.e. tenured positions, fellowships, grants) and other issues
Facilitators: Markus Grebe & Angel Nebreda

4. Job application strategies for academic positions: applying for independent positions - first as a junior independent investigator and then at higher (assistant professor) level
Facilitators: Matthias Hentze & Howard Riezman

5. Defining and refining research directions for your project and your group
Facilitators: John Diffley & Jean-Paul Vincent

6. Raising a family while pursuing a career in research
Facilitators: Monica Gotta & Thomas Lecuit

7. Publishing: How important is it for your career? When is your story ready to be published? Which journal to try? Who should be involved in writing the paper, and who should be co-authors? How to reply to editors and reviewers?
Facilitators: Caroline Dean & Michael Way

8. Writing your first grant. Grant opportunities for young scientists within Europe
Facilitators: Erez Raz & Andrea Musacchio

9. Communicating your science
Facilitators: Enrico Coen & Mónica Bettencourt-Dias




This session is sponsored by

Nature Reviews Genetics

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