This spring, the British Society for Immunology is undertaking a new career development webinar series designed to highlight and promote alternative career paths for immunologists.
Immunologists pursue varied career paths, each following different routes to reach their destinations. Many immunology graduates follow a more traditional route starting with a PhD and postdoc placements and then moving onto independent research as a principal investigator. However, there are many exciting career paths beyond academia. With this series, we aim to offer insights into different routes you can take using the foundations and transferable skills learnt studying immunology. In these webinars, you will be able to explore how to enter different career pathways, what the day-to-day looks like, the prospects for career development and progression, and more.
Each webinar in the series will be delivered by immunology graduates and/or researchers who currently work in that respective area. You will have the opportunity to ask the speakers career-related questions on their particular path or on the sector more generally.
This series is free for all BSI members. Non-members will be charged £10 per webinar.
Careers in immunology: scientific publishing
This session took place on Tuesday 20 April and was presented by Dr Allison Lang, Publishing Director at The BMJ.
Careers in immunology: clinical science
This session took place on Tuesday 30 March and was presented by Dr Alison Whitelegg, a consultant clinical immunologist at University Hospital Southampton.