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Careers in immunology: research funding and strategy



This webinar on careers in research funding and strategy is part of the British Society for Immunology's 'Careers in immunology' webinar series. It will take place on Thursday 13 May from 12:00 to 12:45 BST. It is presented by Dr Divya Shah, Epidemics Research Lead and Science Portfolio Manager in Infection and Immunology at the Wellcome Trust and BSI Trustee. 

Dr Shah will discuss her journey from immunology researcher at Imperial College London and in Canada to working for Wellcome as a Science Portfolio Manager. Dr Shah will describe her role at Wellcome and place it in the context of the research funding and strategy sector. She will also highlight the opportunities for career progression within this sector. 

After this session you will have a better understanding of: 

  • Roles within research funding and strategy
  • The skills needed for portfolio development, such as scientific knowledge, grant writing, management and communication
  • Career progression opportunities and how to enter the sector

This webinar is free for all BSI members. Non-members will be charged £10.  

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