BioTrib and the RIS EU office joined forces at the University of Leeds to deliver a careers orientated event for all MSCA Early Stage Researchers and Individual Fellows who are employed at the University.
The event comprised a panel session where 4 ESR and IF alumni provided an overview of their careers and provided advice to current MSCA sponsored researchers at the University of Leeds. The panel comprised:
- Jayakrishnan Chandrappan, Head of Packaging, CSA Catapult, UK (MSCA IF Alumni),
- Brandon Charleston, Head of Volunteering, Raleigh International (Leeds PhD Alumni),
- Cecilia Persson, Professor at Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Materials Science, Uppsala University, Sweden (MSCA ITN Alumni),
- Anna Plotnikova, Assistant Professor of Strategic Change at VU University Amsterdam, School of Business and Economics, The Netherlands (MSCA ITN Alumni).
The panellists discussed the role of internationalisation in their career progression and the importance that provides through the demonstration of the attributes of an independent researcher, networking across national boundaries and being exposed to different cultures and research ideas.
The meeting also comprised speakers from the University involved in delivering opportunities for ESRs and IFs. This included the RIS EU Office, The International Office, the Careers Service and the Organisational and Personal Development Unit.
Please note – the video recordings and slides will also be made available on our MSCA Microsoft TEAMS group so you can consult them as resources for future use!
|I. Career opportunities & exploration sessions
Part 1: Welcome, Agenda and Introduction (video recording)
Part 2: The Careers Centre. – what support is available at Leeds for PGRs (PhD Students)
Steve Carter, Career service
Part 3: Horizon Europe Opportunitiesfor MSCA Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs) and Individual Fellows (IFs)
Ben Williams, EU Team, RIS
Part 4: International Funding Opportunities for ESRs/IFs
Part 5: How to use LinkedIn as a Careers Research Tool (no slides – live demonstration during the event)
|II. Panel Session – Perspectives of successful PhD/ITN and IF Alumni + Q&A (Chaired by Prof Richard M Hall)
Part 6: Introduction to the Alumni Panel session, Prof Richard M Hall & Presentation from Dr Anna Plotnikova
Dr Anna Plotnikova, Assistant Professor of Strategic Change at VU University Amsterdam, School of Business and Economics, The Netherlands. (Marie Curie Alumnae (2016-2020) from the ITN project COINS, Leeds University Business School.)
Part 7: Presentation from Dr Jayakrishnan Chandrappan
Dr Jayakrishnan Chandrappan, Head of Packaging, CSA Catapult, UK
Part 8: Presentation from Dr Brandon Charleston
Dr Brandon Charleston, Head of Volunteering, Raleigh International, UK. (Leeds PhD Alumnus, Leeds University Business School).
Part 9: Presentation from Dr Cecilia Persson
Dr Cecilia Persson, Professor at Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Materials Science, Uppsala University, Sweden.
Part 10: Alumni Panel – Q&A (All panellists)