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BSI Early Career Training Day

Holiday Inn Regent's Park, Carburton Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1W 5EE, UK

We're excited to announce that the inaugural British Society for Immunology Early Career Training Day aimed at postdoctoral researchers will be held on Monday 10 December in London, UK.  

In our recent careers report, our members told us that having access to professional development opportunities is the most important factor in helping them to progress in their career. To meet this need, the British Society for Immunology has worked with the London Immunology Group to design this event specifically with postdoctoral researchers in mind to allow you to gain valuable insight into vital skills that are essential to building a scientific career. Some of the UK's leading immunologists will guide delegates through the training sessions, drawing from the wealth of experience gained over the course of their own careers, and provide advice for how delegates can take the next step on the career ladder. If you're a postdoc looking to progress your career in immunology, this is the event for you!

Please note, this event is suitable for postdoctoral researchers (or equivalent) only.


Programme

The programme has been developed with the assistance of the London Immunology Group. 

09:00–09:30   Arrival and registration

09:30–11:00​  Writing grant applications - how to be successful

Professor Peter Openshaw (Imperial College London)

Q&A session with grant funders:

Martin Broadstock (MRC)

Divya Shah (Wellcome)

Elly Tyacke and Daisy Youlden​ (BBSRC)

11:00–11:30   Coffee and networking

11:30–13:00   Parallel workshops

  • Building your scientific career profile

Sue Moseley and Kate Murray (University of London Careers Consultant)

Dr Victoria Male (University College London)

  • Building resilience and managing your work/life balance

Dr John Tregoning and Dr Cecilia Johansson (Imperial College London)

13:00–13:45   Lunch and networking

13:45–15:15   Paper writing and publishing - the skills you need to know

Professor Danny Altmann (Imperial College London)

Insight from publishers:

Yvonne Bordon (Nature Reviews Immunology)

Seth Scanlon (Science)

15:15–15:45   Coffee and networking

15:45–17:15   Parallel workshops (repeated)

  • Building your scientific career profile

Sue Moseley and Kate Murray (University of London Careers Consultant)

Dr Victoria Male (University College London)

  • Building resilience and managing your work/life balance

Dr John Tregoning and Dr Cecilia Johansson (Imperial College London)


Registration

Registration is now open. This event was developed with the assistance of the London Immunology Group, who are holding their event 'Immunological Cross-Talk' at the same venue on the following day (Tuesday 11 December). Delegates who would like to attend both events will be eligible to receive a reduced registration rate.  

Fees to register to attend the BSI Early Career Training Day only

BSI members
BSI members - Full and Early Careers* £40
BSI members - Concessionary** £25
Registration and 1 year BSI Membership - special offer
BSI member - Full £100
BSI member - Early Careers* £70
BSI member - Concessionary** £40
Non-members
Non-members - Full and Early Careers* £60
Non-members - Concessionary** £40

 

Fees to register to attend the BSI Early Career Training Day and Immunological Cross-Talk

BSI members
BSI members - Full and Early Careers* £70
BSI members - Concessionary** £40
Non-members
Non-members - Full and Early Careers* £120
Non-members - Concessionary** £60

*  Early careers includes scientists employed as post-doctoral researchers, for the first 5 years post graduation.
** Concessionary includes Parental leave, Career Breaks, Retired, Emeritus Retired.

 

  
Register for BSI Early Careers Training Day only

  
Register for BSI Early Careers Training Day and Immunological Cross-Talk

 

  

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