“Real Skills for Scientists” - New series of webinars

The webinars aim to develop skills for the professional employment of scientists. The 1st cycle, which begins on July 2, focuses on the scientific field of Life Sciences.

Through the "Knowledge and Partnership Bridges" initiative, the National Documentation Centre is joining forces with Greeks working in Universities, Research Centres and companies in Greece and around the world in order to implement a series of webinars aimed at developing personal skills for the professional employment of young researchers and scientists.

The 1st cycle of webinars focuses on the scientific field of Life Sciences (Biology, Biotechnology, Genetics, Neuroscience, etc.) and we are happy to be welcoming speakers from Yale, the University of California San Diego, the University of California San Francisco, the ‘Alexander Fleming’  Biomedical Research Centre,  the Department of Medicine of the University of Patras, the biotechnology company Achilles Therapeutics and others.

The seminar cycle, which consists of 3 webinars with speakers from both academia and business who are experienced in the various topics to be presented, is aimed at young scientists, researchers and students of all scientific fields, levels and career stages. As part of the seminars, young scientists will have the opportunity to meet online and talk with renowned scientists from Greece and abroad who will also share their own career experiences.

All the seminars, which are being conducted in collaboration with R.E.A.L. Science, concern the development of skills for the professional employment of young scientists and researchers, including the creation of a suitable CV, volunteer work, parallel branches of employment for strengthening their research / scientific profile, writing research proposals and finding funding, research activity through scientific publications, useful networking tips, etc.

1st cycle –Life Sciences (2 July, 9 July, 16 July 2020). The 1st cycle of webinars focus on the Life Sciences (Biology, Biotechnology, Genetics, Neuroscience, etc).

It consists of a series of three webinars. The 1st webinar, which will take place on Thursday July 2 (17: 30-19: 00), will focus on creating a CV and the conditions that must be met for the formation of a professional career (importance of practical, voluntary work etc.).The 2nd webinar on Thursday 9 July  (17: 30-19: 00) will provide useful tips for job search, funding (scholarships, grants, European programmes - MSCA-ERC, etc.), networking and enhancing scientific publications, while, in the 3rd webinar  on Thursday July 16 (17: 30-19: 00) there will be a live Q&A session with renowned researchers, university professors and executives of large companies in Greece and abroad with the aim of transferring knowledge and networking.

The 1st cycle is aimed at undergraduate, graduate and PhD candidates in Life Sciences, regardless of the year of study, as well as postdoctoral researchers at the beginning of their careers who wish to pursue a purely academic or research career or wish to work in industry. To apply, fill in the registration form by Tuesday June 30 and information about participation in the seminars will be sent. In order to benefit and acquire useful skills for future career paths, it is recommended that the entire cycle of webinars should be followed due to the complementary content of the three webinars and the alternation of speakers per seminar. Further information or queries: 210 7273968 and events@ekt.gr.

The "Real Skills for Scientists" webinar series is part of the Digital Skills series launched by the National Documentation Centre (EKT) in May 2020.

Future cycles and the scientific fields on which they will focus will be implemented in the Autumn and will be announced soon!

A few words about the organisers

National Documentation Centre (EKT)

EKT, a supervisory body of the Ministry of Digital Governance, has a co-ordinating role in the 'National Coalition for Digital Skills and Jobs'. In collaboration with reputable organisations and in constant dialogue with the educational, research and academic community, EKT develops infrastructure and services, promoting knowledge, research and innovation in the digital space. It is also the  co-ordinator of the 'Knowledge and Partnership Bridges' initiative for the networking and collaboration of Greek scientists and researchers around the world.

R.E.A.L. Science

R.E.A.L.Science is a professional advocacy platform for schools and universities in which Greek Volunteer Scientists from Greece and around the world participate. The head and creator of this voluntary action is the neuroscientist Dr. Eleni Sinopoulou, who works at the University of California, San Diego, USA.


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