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How I broke into the biotechnology sector

Originally posted on The Careers Service Blog:
Adam Inche works for BioReliance, a firm that provides contract testing and manufacturing services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. He recently had this to say on getting into the biotechnology sector. “Since…

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Academic women in Scotland

The RSE Young Academy of Scotland have focused attention on the career paths of women in academia. Their recent publication Academic Women Now: experiences of mid-career academic women in Scotland provides an insight into the varied and career trajectories of 30 successful … Continue reading

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PhD Horizons: A Careers Conference for PhD Students

PhD Horizons is a one-day conference, on Thursday 2 June 2016, dedicated to showcasing the breadth of career opportunities open to PhD graduates at the University of Edinburgh. We look forward to welcoming thirty inspiring speakers, from a wide range of … Continue reading

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What do Edinburgh PhD graduates do?

If you would like to know what Edinburgh PhD graduates have gone on to do you can now access an overview on the Careers Service website. This information is based on the annual survey of graduate destinations carried out at … Continue reading

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Careers In IT 2016

Are you interested in exploring career opportunities in the expanding IT sector? If so, read on to find out about 3 events taking place on campus on  on Wednesday 3rd February: Employer Networking Event – specifically for PhD studentPromoting your … Continue reading

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How to build a better PhD

There was an interesting article in Nature on how the PhD system could be changed to help alleviate the problem of too many PhD graduates for the number of academic jobs available.  It was focussed mainly on life science PhDs … Continue reading

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Global Leader Experience

University of Edinburgh students are invited to take part in an exciting Global Leader Experience (GLE) programme which will run from 16 – 19 February 2016. One hundred University of Edinburgh students from at least 25 nationalities will work together … Continue reading

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Are you creative, innovative, disruptive, or entrepreneurial?

Originally posted on Business Careers Blog:
…then Enterprise Week 16-20 November 2015 is for you! This year, to coincide with Global Entrepreneurship Week, Edinburgh University will be hosting its first ‘Enterprise Week’; a week of events and activities for Edinburgh…

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Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Summer Programme 2016

We have received  information from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science about their summer research programme. This is open to research students who hold a UK passport. If interested read on … The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), … Continue reading

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The art of networking – test out your approach

A new networking game for PhD students is now available to help you to experiment with, evaluate and learn various networking skills, strategies and techniques. Why not have a go at this and let us know what you think? You … Continue reading

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