Upcoming NERD events

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If you have ideas for events that you would like us to organise, or want to collaborate with us, please contact us on this email address.


We are hosting a PACMAN Networking Event where you get the opportunity to meet with former academics in a variety of careers. This event will take place on 16th March at 12.30pm at the Grosvenor Hotel – places are limited, so please register or email us to find out more. 

Upcoming Local Events (UofG)

Research Impact Cafe 2020

The first Research Impact Café of 2020 is bigger and better than ever: we will be meeting in the Senate Room where, using the world café table format, you will be able to spend dedicated time with an array of experts to seed fresh ideas to bring your research impact into full bloom! You will have the chance to focus on the following, all of which have been recurring topics in our previous cafes:

  • Creating and running successful public engagement activities
  • Effective research communication to stakeholders / research users
  • Sharing and tracking your research outputs
  • Partnership building for impact

When: Thursday 19th March, 10-12pm

Where: the Senate Room, Main Building, Gilmorehill Campus, Glasgow. Refreshments will be available.

Book your place: https://event.bookitbee.com/26102/grow-your-impact-uofg-research-impact-cafe-spring-


Research Staff Conference 2020

7th May 2020 in the Kelvinhall

Save the date!

Upcoming External Events

Three Steps to Career Success

A three-part webinar series:

    • Building resilience. Monday 10 February 2020, 12:30-13:15 GMT. Speakers: John Tregoning & Cecelia Johansson
    • Networking and building an online presence. Tuesday 18 February 2020, 12:30-13:15 GMT. Speaker: Dan Brayson
    • Transitioning to independence. Thursday 27 February 2020, 12:30-13:15 GMT. Speaker: Viki Male

The webinars are free to BSI members, and cost £30/webinar or £50 for all three for non-members. You can sign up for these https://www.immunology.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=573



SULSA are delighted to open applications for the second year of our SULSA ECR Prize which aims to award outstanding early career scientists whose work shows excellent potential to make an impact in the field of Life Sciences!

Application deadline: Friday 14th February 2020

Full information and application details can be found at: www.sulsa.ac.uk/ecr-prize/


Writing Targeted Grant Proposals

Tuesday 25th February 2020 (09:00 - 16.30)
Location: Seminar Room, Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh

For more information and to book a place, please visit Writing Targeted Grant Proposals


How to write for the public

Thursday 27 February 2020 (14:00 - 16:00)
Location: Seminar Room, Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh

This course will also be delivered on the 12th May & 18th September 2020

For more information and to book a place, please visit How to write for the public


Scottish Biomedical Postdoctoral Researcher Conference 2020 (#SBPRC2020)

When: Fri, 5 June 2020; 09:00 – 17:00 BST

Location: Appleton Tower, The University of Edinburgh


Bioscience careers events

For an extensive list of external events relevant to bioscience ECR career development, see the Bioscience careers link.