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Titel Career skills for scientists
Kursnummer 2463
Program 0-Inte del av forskarutbildningsprogram
Språk Engelska
Antal högskolepoäng 1.5
Datum 2019-01-30 -- 2019-03-15
Kursansvarig institution Institutionen för lärande, informatik, management och etik
Särskild behörighet
Kursens syfte This course prepares PhD students for life after dissertation. You start to explore your transferable skills and how to communicate them. You learn a lot about yourself and the many career paths there are for PhDs. The course also gives you the opportunity to expand your contacts and network. This course gives you the possibility to explore your interests, talents and skills. Course participants also get the opportunity to apply for a one month financed internship at a company or organisation whithin life sciences.
Kursens lärandemål After the course the participants should be able to discuss options in academic and nonacademic settings. The participants should be able to identify transferable skills achieved during doctoral training and be able to explain the value of these skills within as well as outside academia. They will also be able to understand careers in different organizations in the private and public sector. They should also be able to apply what they have learned in the course to communicate their skills in different situations.
Kursens innehåll The course includes an introductory reflection of the career options available for PhDs and researchers. This will be followed by sessions where academic and non-academic career paths and entrepreneurial options are presented and discussed. The course covers postdoc planning, interview training and networking exercises. In addition, the course includes the process and steps in a job application procedure and how to use communication skills in various contexts.
Arbetsformer The course will be highly interactive and will consist of lectures, discussions, individual projects and student presentations.
Obligatoriska moment It is compulsory to attend all the lectures and workshops (except where clearly stated otherwise). Absence from compulsory parts will be compensated for according to instructions of the course director with an additional individual project.
Examination The participants will be examined through oral group presentations and an individual written project.
Kurslitteratur och övriga läromedel Recommended "A PhD is not enough: A Guide To Survival In Science" by Peter J. Feibelman, and "Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty", freely available on https://www.hhmi.org/developing-scientists/making-right-moves "How to manage your career as a PhD" by Lucia Smit and "Career Planning for Research Bioscientists" by Sarah Blackford
Antal studenter 30 - 40
Urval av studenter Selection will be based on 1) PhD students who are in their third or fourth year of the doctoral education 2) written motivation letter
Övrig information The course will be given on Wednesdays between 13.00 and 17.00 on the first four occassions (30/1, 6/2, 13/2 and 20/2). The company mingle with the opportunity to appy for a internship will take place week 10. Examinations days divided into 3 occassions will take place March 13, 14 and 15. The course schedule will be published in December.
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Kursansvarig Hanna Jansson
Institutionen för lärande, informatik, management och etik
Kontaktpersoner Anethe Mansen
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