“Are you currently debating whether to apply for a university-based doctorate or for a graduate job in industry? Maybe you want the best of both worlds to keep your options open? Read on, there may be a way to combine the two……….”
Great post by my colleague Deborah Fowlis
This website has some great videos giving you an insight into what jobs involve and where they are. Here is just one of them. Bright Recruits also advertises job for physicists in a wide range of academic and industrial sectors. You can search by specialism, there is an Employer A-Z and a search for graduate jobs. Good careers advice too!
Find more here
Edinburgh Graduate Recruitment Fair #EGRF16 is on next week with over 60 exhibitors. It’s a good opportunity to explore opportunities.Find out more here. However:
- If your palms get sweaty at the thought of talking to employers
- If you have limited time
- If you simply don’t know how to make the Fair work for you
watch our ‘Prepare for the Fair’ video here to get the most out of the event.
The STEAM Summer School provides training in science communication for university students, researchers, and educators, connecting science and art in science communication practice. The 10-day programme (13-22 July, 2016) at Rhine-Waal University (Dutch/German border) offers a unique experience in science communication training.
There is funding available for University of Edinburgh students. Deadline for application is Fri 29 April.
The programme covers the main aspects of science communication including journalism, social media, policy, management, arts, and science theatre. The workshop will be a fully immersive experience on science communication theory and practice, and no previous communication experience is required.
They aim to train science communication ambassadors eager to engage with various sectors of the public back in their home countries.
For more information: www.steamsummerschool.eu
I heard a great presentation recently from Dr. Kev Dhaliwal, founder of Edinburgh Molecular Imaging. In addition to his roles as clinician and technology developer, he is also a key figure in OPTIMA which provides Doctoral Training in Optical Medical Imaging. OPTIMA has two key elements:
- Projects at the interface of medical and physical science
- Bespoke training in healthcare innovation and entrepreneurship
OPTIMA students can choose from a range of exciting and innovative projects that breakdown the barriers between physics, chemistry, medicine and engineering.
They are now recruiting for the OPTIMA 2016 Cohort – closing date 1st April 2016.
More information at : http://www.optima-cdt.ac.uk/
If you are keen to study further at University of Edinburgh, come along to the Postgraduate Open Day on 18 November. More details here: PG Open Day
If you’d like to discuss further the pros and cons of further study, why and where you do it, book an appointment on MyCareerHub to get started
Postgrad Launchpad is offering two events on 14th and 21st October looking at:
- Why do a masters?
- The range of degrees available in the UK and further afield
- What information do you need to consider?
- Employability – and how a masters might help
- Funding – what’s out there, and how to go about looking for it
After the talks there will be plenty of time for questions with all of the staff. Current postgraduate students will be also on hand to answer your questions. You’re welcome to bring your lunch – we’ll provide tea and coffee
More details and booking via Postgrad Launchpad