Lectures and seminars

Career Planning for Postdocs

2017-10-1909:00 to 17:00 Strix, Von Eulers väg 3, Campus SolnaCareer Service

In an increasingly competitive job market (within and outside of academia) it is vital that you take a proactive approach to your career planning so that you maximise your chances of achieving “career success”, whatever that might look like.

This one-day workshop aims to raise awareness of your personal attributes and skills and to recognise how they can help make informed decisions about your career. We will examine the job market and different job seeking strategies, as well as how to communicate and promote yourself to prospective employers.

Target group for this workshop Postdocs and researchers.


Workshop outcomes

At the end of the workshop, participants should:

Recognise their preferred interests and skills;
Match this information to a range of job opportunities;
Be aware of individual career development needs;
Feel more confident communicating their personal capabilities;
Have formulated a SMART personal action plan.

Workshop is fully booked

Send an email to anethe.mansen@ki.se if you want to be on the waiting list


NB. There will be a limited number of participants to this workshop.

Workshop presented by Sarah Blackford

Sarah Blackford is a qualified academic career specialist (MA, Warwick University) with a background in scientific research and publishing. She provides a wide range of career support to doctoral students and early career researchers and has been delivering specialised career workshops and one-to-one coaching for over 10 years in research institutions, universities, EU consortia and doctoral training programmes.  Her workshops are broadly based on her book, ‘Career planning for research bioscientists’, and much of her advice and resources are published on her blog, www.biosciencecareers.org. As a registered career practitioner, Sarah adheres to a recognised ethical code of practice during the course of her work. 


Contact person: Anethe Mansen