Flexible job opp with Careers & Enterprise – deadline 13 August

The QMUL Careers & Enterprise Centre is seeking to recruit three Application and Work Experience Advisers to join the team to support the seasonal demand for advice from students and recent graduates.

This is a flexible role that would suit a current QMUL PhD student. It’s also a good way to gain work experience outside of your PhD!

Following training, the post-holders will provide advice on a 1-to-1 basis on the fundamentals of CV, application form and personal statement writing. They will deliver tailored mock interviews and give advice on finding work experience opportunities and part-time jobs. The successful applicants must have excellent communication skills, with the ability to give clear and concise feedback, demonstrate empathy and build rapport. Time management skills are also important due to strict appointment times. 

The days and hours will be decided between the three successful candidates, depending on candidate availability (minimum 2 days per week). The posts are term time only from September – February in the first instance. Training will be provided in September before the start of the academic year. Previous experience of working with undergraduate students is desirable.

The hourly rate for the post is £14.64 (equivalent to £26,717 – £32,956 per annum pro rata, Grade 3).

More information about the role (as well as details of how to apply) can be found at: https://webapps2.is.qmul.ac.uk/jobs/job.action?jobID=3481.

Application enquiries should be directed to: recruitment@qmul.ac.uk. And details about the Careers & Enterprise Centre can be found at http://www.careers.qmul.ac.uk.

The closing date for applications is Monday 13th August 2018. Interviews are expected to be held on Wednesday 22nd August.


Fall Data Science Fellowship Opportunity

Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.

Who Should Apply: Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.

Locations: In addition to the below in-person locations, we will have a remote online session:

  • New York City
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Boston
  • Washington, DC.

Dates: All sections will be from 10 September 2018 to 02 November 2018.

Application Link: https://www.thedataincubator.com/fellowship.html#apply?ref=wcy5zcG9lbmRsaW5AcW11bC5hYy51awo=

Data Science in 30 minutes: Learn how to build a data-science project in our upcoming free Data Science in 30-minutes webcast. Signup soon as space is limited.

Learn More: You can learn about our fellows at The New York Times, LinkedIn, Amazon, Capital One, or Palantir. To read about our latest fellow alumni, check out our blog. To learn more about The Data Incubator, check us out on Venture Beat, The Next Web, or Harvard Business Review.

NERC Advanced training short course: Natural Flood Risk Management.

The course, designed for PhD students, postdocs, MSc students and other early career researchers, is taught by experts in flood risk management and modelling from JBA Consulting and Lancaster University. 


The course covers: 

  • An introduction to NFRM practice
  • Field experimental evidence and ways of measuring and quantifying hydrological change
  • The national WwNP Evidence Base and mapping NFRM opportunity; Modelling the distributed impact of NFRM interventions using open-source programmes
  • A risk-based approach to modelling NFRM benefits, including extreme events
  • How to estimate and reduce uncertainties in modelling
  • Multiple benefits of NFRM, including economics
  • The course combines field measurements with hands-on model exercises and other participatory activities; no prior knowledge of modelling is assumed 

Dates: 19th to 23rd November 2018

Venue: Hotel in English Lake District

Attendee places: 20 

The course is free to successful applicants (including accommodation & a travel subsidy). If you would like further details and/or an application form, please write to Dr Nick A Chappell via n.chappell@lancaster.ac.uk  

Closing date for applications is 28 Sep 2018. 

Please click the following hypertext to download the NFRM2018 flyer

Life Science Image Awards 2018: Prize Giving Ceremony

Date: 26 June 2018
Time: 3pm to 5pm
Venue: The Old Library, Garrod Building, Whitechapel Campus

Join us for the official Prize Giving Ceremony and Exhibition of the Life Science Image Awards 2018 on Tuesday 26th June. Where our panel of judges – including Wellcome Image Awards Coordinator Sabrina Taner – will announce the winner for each category and the overall 2018 prizewinner.

3pm: Event Opens

3:15pm: Event welcome from Panos Deloukas, Dean for Life Sciences and Peter McOwan, Vice Principal (Public Engagement and Student Enterprise)

3:15-4pm: Exhibition Viewing

4-4:30pm: Prize-giving ceremony

4:30pm-5pm: Final viewing and networking

5pm: Event Closes

Shortlisted images can be viewed here

Attendance if free. Register here.

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TCCE Summer Symposium Refresh, Reboot, Retool: new imaginaries for challenging times

Date: 03 July 2018
Time: 3pm – 6pm
The Art Workers Guild, Bloomsbury
(Reduced £25 tickets are available for artists and creative practitioners, students, ECRs, and employees of not-for-profit, volunteer and third sector organisations)

At a point where our futures feel arguably increasingly uncertain and volatile, and where atmospheres of anxiety are pervasive, Refresh, Reboot, Retool: new imaginaries for challenging times provides a space to take time to talk, take stock and reflect on how we might imagine and indeed create conditions for positive change. With plenary sessions, panel discussions, workshops and a walk, this event sets out to act as a space where questions on the creative possibilities as well as the civic duties and responsibilities of institutions and organisations can be mooted.

Furthermore it invites us to consider how we might sensitise ourselves to the needs of seemingly diffuse and disparate, yet intensely related issues and concerns, such as identity and environment? How might we do this better and what is that we need in order to do so? Knowledge, imagination, generosity, tenacity, new ways of working/seeing or hearing, abilities to affect or mobilise change, abilities to reset, withdraw and reboot? Such are the questions that will be attempted. We cordially invite you to join us but we can only guarantee that we will leave with more questions than we start with.

After the symposium, delegates are invited to stay with us for the launch of TCCE’s new report Revealing Collaborative Values that documented our recently completed project, National Academics and Creatives Exchange (The Exchange), funded by ACE and HEFCE between 2015 – 2017.

Contributors will include:
Colin Grant (Author and Historian)

Professor Neelam Raina (Challenge Leader for Security, Protracted Conflict, Refugees and Displacement Global Challenges Research Fund, UKRI and Associate Professor, Middlesex University)

Mark Prest (Curator and Founding Director, Portraits of Recovery)

Ruth Catlow (Co-Director, Furtherfield)

Tony White (Author)

Alice Black (Director, Design Museum)


Professor Toby Miller

Kasia Molga (Artist)

Nick Makoha (Poet)

David Harradine (Professor of Interdisciplinary Practice, RCSSD and Artistic Director, Fevered Sleep)

The BeatFreeks Collective – Free Radical

Greenwich Welcomes Action Group

Further information and tickets are available here.

Thesis Boot Camp & Retreat – 20 to 26 September 2018

If you are:

  • Struggling with the writing up process
  • Good at putting off writing with creative procrastination
  • Easily distracted and lacking focus
  • Battling researcher blues, writer’s block or thesis fatigue
  • Finding the writing-up process exhausting, stressful or isolating
  • In need of inspiration

Or you want to:

  • Get away from the distractions of everyday life so that you can focus on thinking, reading and writing in peaceful and luxurious surroundings
  • Gain new inspiration and accelerate the progress of your thesis in a week
  • Write 20,000 words of first draft material
  • Spend some time relaxing and enjoying meals prepared for you each day

Then this retreat is exactly what you’re looking for.

THESIS BOOTCAMP & RETREAT at Fishley Hall, a luxurious Manor House set in 350 acres of stunning Norfolk Countryside.

  • 6 nights’ accommodation in one of 8 sumptuous bedrooms
  • 3 nutritious meals will be freshly prepared for you each day
  • Daily Yoga & Meditation in the beautiful conservatory
  • Nothing on the Boot Camp or Retreat is compulsory – you can work when and wherever you want – there are plenty of great spaces within the House and the Grounds to read and work in peace
  • Boot Camp Days: structured silent group writing sessions
  • Retreat Days: can work or relax, explore the area, have a massage, facial or other relaxing treatment with our in-house therapist


Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis (a deposit is required to secure a place).

Please reply to: info@quillout.com

SMD PhD Careers and Professional Development Day 2018

Date: 21 June 2018
Time: 9.30am to 5.30pm
Venue: Charterhouse Square Campus
Derek Willoughby Lecture Theatre

A day of academic contribution from Year 3 SMD PhD students in addition to talks and workshops on careers, professional development and wellbeing from QMUL staff, alumni, industry and more.

SMD PhD Careers and Professional Development Day 2018


09.30 Registration– Foyer of the Derek Willoughby lecture theatre

10.00 Professor Mauro Perretti, Dean for Research SMD, QMUL: Welcome

Session 1: Chair – Dr Paul Allen, Dept Dean for Post Graduate Research

10.15 Wolfson 3rd year PhD student presentation title TBC
10.30 Blizard 3rd year PhD student presentation title TBC
10.45 WHRI 3rd Year PhD student presentation title TBC
11:00 BCI 3rd year PhD student presentation title TBC
11:15 Dentistry 3rd year PhD student presentation title TBC

11:30 Tea / Coffee / Networking

Session 2: Chair – Dr Cleo Bishop, Director of Graduate Studies, Blizard Institute

12:00 Alexander Doyle – Recruitment Manager, GSK and QM SMD alumnus: “Personal Branding – Think outside the CV”
12:20 Dr Adrian Churchman “Scientist to Business Manager: A Journey from Academia to Biotech Companies”
12:40 Andrea Cox – QMUL Careers – ‘CV World’ – Title TBC

13:00 Lunch – Shield café / IH Business Lounge + CV Workshops, Industry stalls, Networking, Thesis Writing Surgeries, PG Top-Tips

Session 3: Chair – Dr Sarah Martin, Director of Graduate Studies, Barts Cancer Institute

14:15 Blizard 3rd year PhD student presentation title TBC
14:30 WHRI 3rd Year PhD student presentation title TBC
14:45 BCI 3rd year PhD student presentation title TBC

15:00 Tea / Coffee – Networking, Industry stalls,1:1 CV & Thesis Writing Surgeries

Session 4: Professor John Marshall, Barts Cancer Institute

15:35 Professor Steve Thornton VP Health – Interacting with Industry from a Research Perspective
15:45 PGR Wellbeing talk – ZI Parker / Laura SeQueira – QMUL Doctoral College
16:15 Academia to Industry: A Transition 2 Dr Ken Kengatharan, PhD., MBA – Atheneos Ventures, Sunnyvale,

16:40 Prize giving 1st, 2nd, best presentation

16:45 Plenary Lecture – Reflections on an Academic Career Professor Rod Flower FRS

17:30 Drinks Reception – Charterhouse Square Lawn

Please register here.