Pursuing an Academic Career Print E-mail

Monday 6 September 12:30 to 14:00, NEW LOCATION!!! SALON JARDIN (go to Level -1 and head out the main exit, the Salon Jardin is the marquee in the gardens directly opposite the venue exit)

This mentoring session is organized by the former ELSO Career Development Committee (CDC).


Up to ten participants and two mentors will be seated for round table discussions per topic (see table below) - FULLY BOOKED!


Each mentor will provoke discussion, answer your questions and recommend appropriate resources. Mentors are speakers at The EMBO Meeting.


1. After your PhD - what comes next in academia? The choice between a postdoc in your home country or abroad, Europe, the USA or elsewhere?
2. Planning your career: obtaining an appropriate postdoc position
3. Starting your own lab: where and how (i.e. tenured positions, fellowships, grants) and other issues
4. Job application strategies for academic positions: applying for independent positions - first as a junior independent investigator and then at higher (assistant professor) level
5. Defining and refining research directions for your project and your group
6. Raising a family while pursuing a career in research
7. Publishing: How important is it for your career? When is your story ready to be published? Which journal to try? Who should be involved in writing the paper, and who should be co-authors? How to reply to editors and reviewers?
8. Writing your first grant. Grant opportunities for young scientists within Europe
9. Communicating your science.



There is no registration fee, however it is based on a first come, first served policy. Those who have registered will receive an entry ticket upon your arrival in Barcelona.

If there is space available onsite then non-registered participants may be allowed to attend.


Popular topics may be duplicated.