Category Archives: business and enterprise

A Career in Life Sciences

A Career in Life Sciences is being organised by the Careers Service and Edinburgh Bioquarter.  This is a great opportunity to explore some of the career paths available in the life sciences sector. You will hear first-hand the experiences and … Continue reading

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Business insights and experience

I talk to many PhD students about what they are going to do when they finish their PhD.  Many of them have had limited experience outside the academic field and are a little bewildered by the world of ‘business’.  What … Continue reading

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Chemical Sciences Research in Scotland

– you’re Simply the Best……   …..Better than All the Rest….(well most of them anyway).   One of my colleagues, Deborah Fowlis, writes a blog for chemistry students at the University of Edinburgh.  She recently posted on chemical sciences research … Continue reading

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Business Bootcamp for Postgrads and Postdocs

If you have an idea for a business or consultancy then Edinburgh Research and Innovation are running a two-day course to help you take your idea further.  Find out more below. Do you have a business idea that you would … Continue reading

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Merck Serono Innovation Cup 2014

If you are a PhD student in the life sciences with an interest in the pharmaceutical industry then here is an opportunity for you. The Merck Serono Innovation Cup is a chance to gain in-depth knowledge about pharmaceutical research and … Continue reading

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Commercial awareness: what is it, do you have it and why should you care?

While running a workshop with research staff last week I was reminded again of the study on employers views of researchers which I’ve mentioned previously on this blog.  When employers were asked about the type of skills they thought researchers … Continue reading

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Do you have a business idea you would like to develop?

To be a successful researcher you must have an inquiring mind, be constantly questioning what you are reading or seeing, and be exploring new ideas to develop your research.  These are all skills you can harness if you are interested … Continue reading

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