The Department of Biomedicine
Career development

Career day for PhD-candiates and post docs

For the fourth time, PhD-candidates and post docs at the Faculty of Medicine are invited to a whole day filled with lectures, discussions and skill-building workshops regarding career opportunities.

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Samuel Zeller on unsplash

The career day for PhD-candidates and post docs has become a regular event on the agenda of the Faculty of Medicine. This year we have invited a professional career consultant from the University of Aarhus, and want to look into innovation as a career opportunity. As usual, we will also hear from former PhD-candidates who now have exciting jobs and in the afternoon there will be three parallel workshops on skills that are useful for your future career.

The Faculty of Medicine covers the participation fees (so its free for you), but please register for lunch and the workshops. https://skjemaker.app.uib.no/view.php?id=7836080


9:30Introduction and welcome
Per Bakke, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine
Marit Øilo, Vice Dean of Doctoral Education
 Innovation as a career opportunity
Emmet McCormack, UiB
 Career management of PhD-candidates
Vibeke Broe, PhD-career consultant, Aarhus University
11:10Coffee break
11:25"My way" by former PhD-candidates
Tilo Eichler, laboratory manager, Institute of Marine Research
Ingeborg Fortun, post doc, Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care
Bergithe Oftedal, post doc, Department of Clinical Science
Maja Mujic Elgsaas, senior business developer at the technology transfer office VIS
 Panel debate with all presenters

Workshops (parallel sessions)
W1: Identify and present your own skill set
W2: The academic track
W3: Professional poster design



The three workshops will be held in parallel and registration fees are covered. However, the places are limited, so register for your perferred workshop soon. 

W1 "Identify and present your own skill set”- CVs and how to present your research

Many PhD Students and postdocs find it difficult to pinpoint their different skillset, understand which skills are relevant in which contexts and how to communicate their skills to a job market outside of academia. This is what we will be working with in this 2.5 hour workshop which will be a  mix of presentation and group work. By the end of the day, you will hopefully have gained an awareness and understanding of the many important skills and experiences you develop as a young researcher and know how you communicate these skills depending on what and who you are communicating to.

Held by Vibeke Broe, career consultant at Aarhus University.

W2 "The academic track” - post doc opportunities and proposal writing

At this interactive workshop on proposal writing you will learn more aobut How to get a postdoc after your PhD. You will get an overview of relevant programmes for early stage researchers and what it takes to succeed. We will go through important aspects of an excellent CV in the context of a research project proposal. We will introduce you to 5 key questions to aid your project design. You will help you to evaluate the potential impact of your project.

Held by the team of research advisors at the Faculty of Medicine.

W3 “Professional poster design”  -  how to make an outstanding poster 

An intensive presentation on simple design principles, looking at example-cases and applying said principles to a poster-workshop.

Held by Arjun Ahluwalia, graphic designer and founder of Uting design, a brand consultancy service. Arjun has previously worked at the Division of Communication at UiB, where he designed infographics and held workshops for master students and PhD-candidates.