Biotrib/ MSCA Fellows Careers Event

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Date(s) - 26th April 2021
All day

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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.

If you were not able to attend the event (or some of the sessions) or wish to watch any of the sessions again, please find below links to the video recordings and slides to each of the sessions/presentations.

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)
Prof Richard M Hall


Part 2: The Careers Centre. – what support is available at Leeds for PGRs (PhD Students)

Steve Carter, Career service


Part 3: Horizon Europe Opportunities​for MSCA Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs) and Individual Fellows (IFs)

Ben Williams, EU Team, RIS


Part 4: International Funding Opportunities for ESRs/IFs​
Hongsen Peng​, Global Research Development Team​, RIS


Part 5: How to use LinkedIn as a Careers Research Tool (no slides – live demonstration during the event)
Ruth Winden, Careers consultant, Organisational Development and Professional Learning (ODPL)  


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
Marie Curie Alumnus (2016-2017), MIRIPSHE project, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, School of Chemical and Process Engineering.


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.
(Marie Curie Alumnae (2006-2009), from the ITN project Spine FX, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, School of Mechanical Engineering.)


Part 10: Alumni Panel – Q&A (All panellists)