Group Convenor: Sarah Blackford (Lancaster University)
We all benefit from new learning experiences, acquiring or updating personal skills and improving our expertise and employment prospects. Taking time out to reflect on our careers can act as a welcome refresher to revitalise enthusiasm or boost confidence.
SEB believes strongly in supporting its members and the wider bioscience community to plan and manage their careers, so they are well positioned for their next career move. With permanent lectureship and professorship posts outnumbered by many more PhD and postdoctoral researchers, SEB+ supports members by offering the advice needed to help make a positive career decision in academia or non-academic alternative careers.
Career Workshops and training
SEB+ organises and delivers career education workshops and provides one-to-one guidance throughout the year to those seeking help with their personal and professional career development. Whether it is to make a decision about the next career move, find out about the kinds of job opportunities that are ‘out there’, how to write a research proposal, discuss a challenging career issue or gather information, SEB+ can usually accommodate the needs of the bioscience academic community.
Underpinned by self-analysis (eg skills, personality and values) and its influence on all areas of our working lives, our training includes subjects such as career choice, self-leadership, CV and interview technique, through to advice on science writing and personal impact. Our resources can help you to survey the career landscape more widely, with the aim of feeling more confident to manage your career and plan for a successful future, within or outside of academia.