2014 UK and International Workshops and Events for Bioscience Researchers

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Bioscience Researchers may be interested in the wide range of events on offer this year in the UK and internationally, in areas such as science communication, careers, policy and education.
For more information, please visit www.biosciencecareers.org

Young Investigators Meeting
8 – 13th February 2014
Hyderbad, India
This event brings together international scientists at all stages of their career looking to set up an independent research lab in India, hear from senior scientists and forge partnerships with industry.

AAAS Meeting 2014
13 – 17th February 2014
The American Society for the Advancement of Science provides an opportunity for scientists to talk about and demonstrate their science to the public.

Regenerative Medicine Careers: How to choose and secure your dream career
26th February 2014
Birmingham, UK
Aimed at PhD students and early career researchers, attendees will hear from professionals who undertake roles that are directly related to regenerative medicine.

27th February 2014
Organised by the British Pharmacological Society for clinical and non-clinical purposes.

Communicating your science to the public
3rd March 2014
Organised by the British Science Association, this one-day workshop is aimed at researchers looking to improve skills such as public speaking.

Leadership in Action
4 – 7th March
Windermere, Cumbria, UK
Organised by Vitae, this established programme is for early- and mid-career researchers.

Euraxess – Supporting the careers of researchers in Europe
5th March 2014
Queen Mary University of London
This free one-day event features an exhibition and programme of talks.

Standing up for Science
14th March 2014
Organised by Sense about Science, this workshop gives researchers and PhD students a flavour of the media, and how the research community and journalists can work together effectively.

Your Research Career – Where Next?
Society for Experimental Biology Career Masterclass series
27th March 2014
London, UK
Making choices about your career can be challenging. This one-day workshop aims to help Bioscience researchers and PhD students review their career options and suitability to different Sectors so they can take strategic decisions about their next career move, whether within or outside of academia.
More information: Sarah Blackford

National Postdoctoral Association Annual Meeting
4 – 6th April 2014
St. Louis, Missouri
This USA association meeting is held each year to bring together postdoctoral researchers to discuss policies and developments in the researcher experience agenda.

Software Carpentry for Plant Scientists
A practical introduction to programming for plant scientists
9 – 10th April 2014
University of Warwick, UK
This FREE workshop, organised by GARNet will teach the basics of good programming and will cover the first principles of Python programming, managing data in Excel and Python and scientific plotting using R.

PCDI Postdoc Retreat
9 – 11th April 2014
Brabant, The Netherlands
This is a personal, professional and career development three-day workshop aimed at life science postdocs and final year PhD students.

Medical Writing Introductory Careers Day
15th April 2014
Manchester, UK
A free event to find out about getting into this Sector. if you’re unable to attend you can view webcasts of previous events.

Higher Education Academy (HEA) Annual Learning & Teaching Conference:
Enhancing the STEM journey
30 April – 1st May
Edinburgh, Scotland
For those who teach in universities or who are involved in teaching development.

International Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference
5 – 8th May 2014
Salvador, Brazil
The main theme for the meeting is science and communication for social inclusion and political engagement.

BCF Careers Event
14th May 2014
This annual event features talks and exhibitors and is relevant to undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as researchers.

Naturejobs Expo 2014
20th May 2014
To be alerted when registration opens email careersexpo@us.nature.com

Science Communication Training Day
11th June
London, UK
Organised jointly by the Society for Experimental Biology, Biochemical Society and Society of Biology, this annual workshop is always popular and well-received. With hands on activities using media such as writing, video and demonstrations, facilitated by 12 science communication professionals, this is an excellent way to learn and network in an interactive and vibrant setting.

European Science Open Forum 2014
21 – 26th June 2014
Showcasing science from all over Europe, including policy, business. Sat 21st and Sun 22nd features a careers programme with the opportunity for early-career researchers to discuss with careers professionals what provision is needed most to support their careers.

Society for Experimental Biology Careers Day
30th June 2014
Manchester, UK
This new addition to the SEB’s Annual Meeting gives early-career researchers and PhD students the opportunity to do some pre-conference networking whilst taking part in workshops to enhance their careers. With a complimentary ticket to the Welcome party in the Manchester Museum, this is a great start to the conference!
More information: Sarah Blackford

SEB Meeting Careers Programme
4th July 2014
Manchester, UK
Part of the Education & Public Affairs Programme, this year’s career sessions, which will be distinct from the Careers Day on 30th June (see above), include ‘Smart ways to plan your career’ and a hands-on Bioinformatics workshop. A careers advisory clinic will be available throughout the meeting. Only available to delegates of the SEB Meeting.

EMBO Meeting Careers Day
30th August 2014
The programme, which is aimed at early career researchers and PhD students, is not yet agreed but keep an eye out for more details being posted. Only available to delegates of the SEB Meeting.

Society for Experimental Biology Education Symposium Meeting
Communicating science using media and digital technology
10 – 12 December 2014
Charles Darwin House, London


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