Securing Industry Positions: 10 Tips from an Industry Recruiter

Dr Tracy Bussoli Here are some tips on securing a role in industry, based on a recent discussion with an industry recruiter. Use a recruiter: Recruiters can be a very useful addition to your job-hunting toolkit. Recruiters prefer to find you on LinkedIn rather than you search them out. However, you may approach a recruiter … More Securing Industry Positions: 10 Tips from an Industry Recruiter

Curiosity: A tool for researchers’ career development

As a Career Consultant, I have worked with thousands of individuals over the last ten years. Some are thinking about their first career step after university, others are thinking about how to grow and develop in their current role and others are looking to change careers entirely. In my experience, many of the most successful … More Curiosity: A tool for researchers’ career development

Careers outside of academia for humanities and social science researchers: think tanks and social research organisations

Are you a social sciences or humanities postgraduate interested in pursuing a research career, but not sure if academia is the right path right for you? Read on to find out more about other opportunities for using your research skills… A large number of humanities and social science Masters and PhD students go on to … More Careers outside of academia for humanities and social science researchers: think tanks and social research organisations

Careers outside of academia for humanities and social science researchers: government and parliament

Are you a social sciences or humanities postgraduate interested in pursuing a research career, but not sure if academia is the right path right for you? Read on to find out more about other opportunities for using your research skills… A large number of humanities and social science Masters and PhD students go on to … More Careers outside of academia for humanities and social science researchers: government and parliament

Career support for PhD students

Two specialist Careers Consultants, Gemma Garrett and Andrea Cox, provide careers support for PhD students and postdoctoral/early career researchers across all three faculties at QMUL. One to Ones Free, confidential one-to-one appointments are available to PhD students and postdoctoral researchers each week, from 11am to 12:30pm and 1:30pm to 2:30pm on Mondays and Tuesdays. These … More Career support for PhD students

Biotechnology Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (YES)

Biotech Yes provides business training for PhD students and early postdocs – if you’d like to find out more, we’ll be holding an introduction to the Biotech YES competition and business workshop on Tuesday 16th May (2.30-4.30pm). Why participate? Acquire business development skills Build and pitch your own business plan Learn about commercial & marketing strategies … More Biotechnology Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (YES)

PhDs & Postdocs – How to apply to a job in industry

Dr Tracy Bussoli, Careers Consultant Part 2: How to apply to a job in industry Make speculative applications Not all biotechnology companies and contract research organisations have the resources to run formal recruitment processes in the way that large pharmaceutical companies do. It’s therefore worth approaching them even if they are not advertising a job! … More PhDs & Postdocs – How to apply to a job in industry