GRADnet/NPL Online Summer School 5-7 July (1-4pm)

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GRADnet/NPL Online Summer School: Opportunities beyond your PhD!

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Who: Postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers working in physical sciences

What: 3 x 3 hour live online sessions 1-4pm via Zoom

When: Monday, 5 July to Wednesday, 7 July 2021 at 13:00-16:00

Numbers: 60

GRADnet in collaboration with NPL’s Postgraduate Institute is pleased to announce a live online workshop on 3 consecutive afternoons to explore opportunities beyond your PhD to widen your future career options.

There will be 3 x 3 hour sessions looking at what’s important to PhD graduates and postdocs now.

As a participant you will be exposed to a range of potential career options/paths in physical sciences; explore a number of important scientific trends/issues in physical sciences (industry-centric) and develop networking skills and actively expand one’s network.

This is an interactive, fun, challenging and stimulating workshop series that includes the following components:

Networking Skills Development: Interactive workshop focused on developing important networking skills and giving participants an opportunity to network with their peers.

Trends in Science: Presentation by an expert in the field, followed by small group working sessions to further explore the topic. Opportunity for Q&A with the expert.

Careers Panel: A facilitated interactive panel discussion with guest speakers who have taken a variety of career paths following their PhD with Q&A session.

The live sessions will be delivered in collaboration with Skillfluence, SEPnet team, NPL and industry partners.

Industry partners:

National Physical Laboratory “Trends in Science” Panellists:

Monday, 5 July: Dr JT Janssen, Chief Scientist, National Physical Laboratory

Tuesday, 6 July: Kavya Jagan, Higher Research Scientist (Data Science)

Wednesday, 7 July: Geraint Thomas: Professor of Biochemistry, UCL

Career Panellists:

Monday, 5 July:

Dr Lientjie de Villiers, (Ex Herts), Quantitative Analytics manager in the Risk Portfolio Modelling and Forecasting team, Santander

Rebecca Douglas, Trainee Patent Attorney, Hindles Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys

Dr Jamie Wickham-Eade, (Ex Kent), Study Manager and Systems Engineer, Airbus

Tuesday, 6 July:

Dr Philip Marsden, (Ex Southampton) Physicist and Managing Director, Unitive Design and Analysis

Dr Sonali Mohapatra, (Ex Sussex), Space Quantum Technologies Developer, Craft Prospect, Space Quantum Technologies

Dr Jefferson Ridgeway, Head of Science & Mechanical Engineering, Ultra Electronics

Wednesday 7 July:

Dr Adam Bozson, (Ex RHUL), Machine Learning Scientist, Dyad

Dr Heather McAslan, (Ex Sussex), Data Science Lead, InCrowd Sports

Dr Simon Steel, Tritium Scientist, UKAEA

Registration deadline is 25 June 2021.

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