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Reminder about the Graduate Campus

Free workshops for UNIL PhD students and post-doctoral fellows are available on the Graduate campus website.

Units focussing on the thesis, career, research and community are available.
Do not miss these opportunities : https://www.graduatecampus.ch/en/activities/

 

 

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Career Conversations – by S.Ginster (group LM) #4

Jens Kleis Fredriksen: Life After PhD – What To Do Next?

In today’s interview, Stefanie talks to career coach Jens Kleis Fredriksen about how to find out which skills you want to use in your future job and which job matches your skills.

Jens used to work in industry and then noticed that this work is not fulfilling to him. After some souls searching he realised that the thing he really wants to do is to be a career coach and recruiter and help other people to find a career that feels truly fulfilling to them.

So, if there is one person out there, who understands the struggles of feeling lost professionally, it is Jen.

Watch the conversation: https://youtu.be/K48Y7Kph2dg 

Link to the blog: https://career-conversations.org/2019/09/19/life-after-phd-what-to-do-next/

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LS2 “PIs of Tomorrow “, Zurich Feb. 13-14, 2020 – Applications must be received by November 1st, 2019

We are pleased to announce the call for applications to the “PIs of tomorrow: The Future of Swiss Research” session at the next LS2 Annual Meeting 2020, taking place in Zurich, 13-14 February. This session offers postdocs interested in following an academic career the opportunity to present a plenary talk similar in format to a professorship interview seminar. Selected participants will have the chance to get a slot for a 15-minute presentation, which should appeal to a broad audience and in which both the achievements accomplished and the proposed future research are to be explained. The talk will be followed by an open discussion on various aspects of the proposed activity, as well as on career-oriented perspectives of the presenter. A knowledgeable jury panel of professors will evaluate the presentations.

The best presentation will be awarded a prize. However, everyone is a winner, as all presenters in the session will receive feedback from the jury in a one-on-one private session afterwards. Please, find all the information about the last PIs of tomorrow 2019 at https://annual-meeting.ls2.ch/pis-of-tomorrow. The 2020 edition and call will be published in August under the same link.

As a participant in the FEBS3+ LS2 Annual Meeting 2020, you will have the opportunity to interact with scientists in and outside your field, and to expand or refresh your network not only in Switzerland, but also in Germany and Austria since, for the first time next year, we are welcoming the German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM) and the Austrian Association of Molecular Life Sciences and Biotechnology (ÖGMBT) as co-organizing societies. Of course, you will also enjoy a two-day meeting in the beautiful city of Zurich! If you are selected, your travel and accommodation fees will be paid by the LS2 organisation.

 

The following documents are required for the application:

  1. Cover letterhighlighting your interest and eligibility (1 page)
  2. Research statement including past work and future research plans with their scientific impact and significance (max. 300 words)
  3. CV with a publication list(max. 2 pages)

Only applicants having ties to Switzerland will be considered (i.e. Swiss citizenship, Swiss residency, past or on-going affiliation with a Swiss institution of at least two years by the 2020 meeting).

Selection criteria:

  • Scientific quality of proposed research;
  •  Novelty and creativity;
  • Relevance and impact;
  • Research output;
  • Collaborations, networks and outreach;
  • Teaching and leadership;
  • Mobility

To apply, please follow the guidelines in the application link below, where you will be asked to upload your documents in a single pdf file (max. 5 MB):

https://tinyURL.com/PIOT2020

Applications must be received by November 1st, 2019.

Questions to the session should be addressed to postdocsession@gmail.com.

We are looking forward to your application and hope to welcome you in Zurich!

Yours sincerely,

Dr. Elisa Araldi (ETHZ), Dr. Sophia Verouti (UNIBE), Dr. Nabil Hanna (UNIGE), and Dr. Shalu Jhanwar (UNIBAS), Chairs of the PIs of tomorrow 2020

Dr. Carolin von Schoultz and Dr. Elena Cardenal (info@ls2.ch), LS2 Scientific Officers and organizers of the FEBS3+ LS2 Annual Meeting 2020

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13-14 Feb. 2020: LS2 Annual Meeting 2020, Zurich “PIs of Tomorrow: The Future of Swiss Research”

We are pleased to announce the call for applications to the “PIs of tomorrow: The Future of Swiss Research” session at the next LS2 Annual Meeting 2020, taking place in Zurich, 13-14 February. This session offers postdocs interested in following an academic career the opportunity to present a plenary talk similar in format to a professorship interview seminar. Selected participants will have the chance to get a slot for a 15-minute presentation, which should appeal to a broad audience and in which both the achievements accomplished and the proposed future research are to be explained. The talk will be followed by an open discussion on various aspects of the proposed activity, as well as on career-oriented perspectives of the presenter. A knowledgeable jury panel of professors will evaluate the presentations.

The best presentation will be awarded a prize. However, everyone is a winner, as all presenters in the session will receive feedback from the jury in a one-on-one private session afterwards. Please, find all the information about the last PIs of tomorrow 2019 at https://annual-meeting.ls2.ch/pis-of-tomorrow. The 2020 edition and call will be published in August under the same link.

As a participant in the FEBS3+ LS2 Annual Meeting 2020, you will have the opportunity to interact with scientists in and outside your field, and to expand or refresh your network not only in Switzerland, but also in Germany and Austria since, for the first time next year, we are welcoming the German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM) and the Austrian Association of Molecular Life Sciences and Biotechnology (ÖGMBT) as co-organizing societies. Of course, you will also enjoy a two-day meeting in the beautiful city of Zurich! If you are selected, your travel and accommodation fees will be paid by the LS2 organisation.

The following documents are required for the application:

  1. Cover letter highlighting your interest and eligibility (1 page)
  2. Research statement including past work and future research plans with their scientific impact and significance (max. 300 words)
  3. CV with a publication list (max. 2 pages)

Only applicants having ties to Switzerland will be considered (i.e. Swiss citizenship, Swiss residency, past or on-going affiliation with a Swiss institution of at least two years by the 2020 meeting).

Selection criteria:

  • Scientific quality of proposed research;
  •  Novelty and creativity;
  • Relevance and impact;
  • Research output;
  • Collaborations, networks and outreach;
  • Teaching and leadership;
  • Mobility

To apply, please follow the guidelines in the application link below, where you will be asked to upload your documents in a single pdf file (max. 5 MB):

https://tinyURL.com/PIOT2020

Applications must be received by November 1st, 2019.

Questions to the session should be addressed to postdocsession@gmail.com.

We are looking forward to your application and hope to welcome you in Zurich!

Yours sincerely,

Dr. Elisa Araldi (ETHZ), Dr. Sophia Verouti (UNIBE), Dr. Nabil Hanna (UNIGE), and Dr. Shalu Jhanwar (UNIBAS), Chairs of the PIs of tomorrow 2020

Dr. Carolin von Schoultz and Dr. Elena Cardenal (info@ls2.ch), LS2 Scientific Officers and organizers of the FEBS3+ LS2 Annual Meeting 2020

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PROWD — PROfessional Women with Doctorates: 2nd edition of the programme 2019-2020

The first edition of the PROWD — PROfessional Women with Doctorates programme just ended. It enabled some twenty female advanced PhD candidates and postdocs to benefit from workshops, mentoring and thematic meetings to develop their careers, whether they pursue them in or outside academia.

The UNIL Equal Opportunities Office is pleased to announce the launch of the second edition of the programme, which will run from October 2019 to May 2020.

Registration is now open and will close on June 30th. Up to 12 participants will be accepted in each track of the programme, Academic Career and Non-academic Career.

You will find detailed information about the content of the programme, the conditions of participation and the registration forms on our website.

For further information and questions, please contact the programme coordinator at Joanne.Chassot@unil.ch or 021 692 67 86.

We look forward to receiving your registration !

Sincerely,

Joanne Chassot
Project manager

Equal opportunities office
University of Lausanne
Quartier Centre-Dorigny
Le Vieux Pressoir
CH-1015 Lausanne
+ 41 21 692 67 86
www.unil.ch/egalite
Find us

 

 

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ENABLE Meeting 2019, Nijmegen (NE) – Deadline: June 30, 2019

Enable Meeting 2019

Dear fellow Postdocs and PhD students of the University Lausanne,

I would like to draw your attention to a new meeting, specifically organized by and intended for PhD students and Postdocs, called ENABLE. Importantly, we have numerous Travel grants available, which cover the registration fee and a travel/accommodation reimbursement of up to 250€. In addition, in collaboration with FEBS and IUBMB, we also offer a limited number of FEBS-IUBMB Travel Grants to successful and eligible applicants, that offers even higher coverage. Considering the scientific excellence of the Uni Lausanne, I am sure that numerous applicants from the UniL would get elected for a Travel Grant😉. However, the deadline for Travel Grants applications/Early Bird registration is the 30th of June, so hurry up😊

 

ENABLE (European Academy for BiomedicaScience) is an initiative embedded in and funded by the European Union Horizon 2020 program and aims to connect aspiring young researchers to world-leading scientists who are willing to share their latest scientific results, professional experience and career advice. Importantly, the ENABLE symposia are organized by and for PhD students and postdoctoral researchers. ENABLE 2019, entitled “Next-generation life scientists: Side by side to break new ground”, is our 3rd edition and will take place on 13-15 November 2019 at the Van der Valk hotel in Nijmegen, The Netherlands

 

ENABLE is more than just a regular conference and it consists of three main sections: a career day, the scientific symposium and outreach activities. During the Career Day, participants will have the chance to: engage in insightful discussions with experts from different career paths in the career chats section, participate in workshops aimed at helping the personal and professional development of the next-generation of scientists, and attend a job fair that will host potential employment options from the biotech, pharma, and communication sectors.


Regarding the main Scientific Symposium, the central theme of ENABLE 2019 will be the importance of multi-disciplinarity and collaboration across different fields of biomedical science that comprise personalized medicine, advanced imaging, fundamental research and big data science. Our line-up of confirmed keynote speakers includes top scientists, such as:  Prof. Hans Clevers (Hubrecht Institute Utrecht, Netherlands), Prof. Francesca Ciccarelli (Francis Crick Institute London, UK), Prof. Jan Huisken (Morgridge Institute for Research Madison, US), Prof. Alison Noble (University of Oxford, UK), Dr. Ayal Hendel (Bar-Ilan University Ramat Gan, Israel), Dr. Antoine Coulon (Institut Curie Paris, France), and Prof. Emma Lundberg (KTH Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm, Sweden). During the Scientific Symposium, participants will have opportunities for scientific exchange and outreach experience through short talks, poster presentations, and pub talks. Furthermore, we will host a Plenary Debate to discuss the Future of Science and we will conclude the ENABLE with a Round Table debate about academia versus industry, which will be chaired by Dr. Helen Lee (University of Cambridge, UK). For more details, please visit our 
website.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me or ENABLE (info@enablenetwork.eu) in case you have questions, registration issues or other requests.

 

Best wishes

 The Scientific Organizing Committee of ENABLE2019