Scotland regional event: AMaSing careers

12.00, Thursday 06 June 2019

University of Strathclyde Glasgow

Stenhouse Wing Strathclyde Business School, 199 Cathedral Street

We are delighted to invite Scottish Fellows and early career researchers to come together in Glasgow for an afternoon of networking and discussion.

Hosted by Regional Champion Professor Mandy MacLean MBE FRSE FMedSci, this is a chance for people starting out or thinking about how to develop their career to connect with and learn from local Academy Fellows, some of the best researchers living and working in Scotland today. 

Academy current and former grant holders, alongside members of Academy staff, will be talking about the possibilities and opportunities open to early and mid career researchers in Scotland. There will be an overview of Academy careers support from Helen Jones, Careers Programme Manager, and talks about how to build a career from Academy grant awardees, mentees and programme members now at a range of different career stages. Together, they will share their advice on what went well, what didn't, and what the Academy can do for you.

There will also be a discussion on what is needed for early career researchers in Scotland today, hosted by Helen Jones, Careers Programme Manager. This will be a chance to share common issues and challenges, and help the Academy understand where to focus its attention for careers support and policy in the coming years.

For Fellows, there will also be an hour of discussion at the end of the day with Professor Philippa Saunders FRSE FMedSci. Professor Saunders is an Academy Council member, Academy Registrar and Director of Postgraduate Research for the Centre for Inflammation Research at the University of Edinburgh. This discussion will provide a forum for Scottish Fellows to meet and share thoughts and ideas for opportunities and challenges unique to the region.

This event is free and open to all. Please book in advance to allow us to estimate catering numbers.

This event is baby-friendly and there is a nursing room available on site.

For more details of how to find the venue and accessibility information, click here.



12:00     Lunch and networking
13:00     Welcome
Professor Mandy MacLean MBE FRSE FMedSci, Regional Champion for Scotland
13:15     Career opportunities overview: Helen Jones, Careers Programme Manager, Academy of Medical Sciences
13:45     How to build a career
What worked well, what didn’t, and what the Academy can offer: personal stories and advice from Academy grant awardees.
   Dr Stephen Makin, Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Rural Medicine, Starter Grant awardee and Academy mentee, University of Aberdeen
   Dr Esther Sammler, Scottish Senior Clinical Fellow and honorary consultant neurologist and Academy mentee, previous Starter Grant awardee and SUSTAIN programme member
   Professor Andrew McIntosh, Professor of Psychiatry, Clinician Scientist Fellowship awardee and Academy mentee, University of Edinburgh
   Dr Tiziana Lembo, Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health & Comparative Medicine, University of Glasgow, Springboard awardee and Academy mentee
14:45     Skills training discussion
What is needed for early career researchers in Scotland today - Helen Jones, Careers Programme Manager
15:15     Networking afternoon tea
16:00    Close

At 16:00, For Academy Fellows only: discussion focusing on Scottish opportunities and challenges. This will be chaired by Professor Philippa Saunders FRSE FMedSci, Registrar of the Academy of Medical Sciences. The panel discussion will finish at 17.00

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