Career Development Event for Early Career Researchers
12.00, Tuesday 09 October 2018
The Foresight Centre, Liverpool
Influencing and standing out are skills often overlooked by career development provisions. As a response to this, Professor Susan Wray FMedSci is calling for early career researchers from different disciplines and institutions across the North West to come together and work on the so-called ‘soft’ skill of communicating your research well and winning people (funders, employers, and team members) over.
To do this, there will be a skills workshop from scientist-turned-stand-up comedian Dr Steve Cross, where participants will have a chance to chat about the funny side of their research. Professor Deborah Ashby OBE FMedSci will be joining us to deliver a keynote speech ‘The Importance of Outliers’ about her career path in medical statistics, including those times in her career when she has been an ‘outlier’, and where that has taken her. The career development event will culminate in a panel discussion where attendees will have the opportunity to ask Academy Fellows for advice and guidance on how to go about overcoming any barriers that they are currently experiencing in their research, in their institution or in the scientific community more widely.
The event will be immediately followed by a North West Fellows’ Evening to foster connections between early career researchers and Academy Fellows from around the North West.
The Academy of Medical Sciences events’ are for pre- and post-doctoral biomedical and health researchers, to give practical skills and the chance to network with colleagues. They also offer clinical academic trainees help in navigating the clinical academic training pathway and developing a research career. Their Regional Fellows events aim to increase connectivity amongst Fellows, raise awareness of the Academy’s work amongst the broader biomedical community, and facilitate engagement between the Academy and the Fellowship. The Academy has established a network of Regional Champions to build on the already strong sense of collegiality across the Fellowship.