Career and Funding Opportunities (CA-OP) – University of Copenhagen

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Career Opportunities for PhD students and Postdocs 

(CA-OP)

The 'Ca-Op' Network is organized for postdocs and third year PhD students at BMI, DanStem and ICMM.
The purpose is to support young researchers in their career development, give them an opportunity to network and provide them with tool that will help them in their future careers in academia or industry. 
There will be a series of meetings through the year.

Overall themes for the meetings:

  • Fundraising and applications.
  • Career planning and possibilities in academia and the industry.
  • Teaching and presentations.

All postdocs and third year PhD students are welcome to join. 

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Upcoming meetings

Lunch meeting, March 8, 2018, 12-1pm

Title: How to plan your career in academia?
Speakers: Niels-Henrik Holstein-Rathlou, Head of Research and Innovation Grants, Novo Nordisk Foundation Søren-Peter Olesen, Director, Danish National Research Foundation

Description:  Professor and Head of Open Competition Grants at Novo Nordisk Foundation Niels-Henrik Holstein-Rathlou and Professor and Director of the Danish National Research Foundation Søren-Peter Olesen will talk about how you can form your career in the best possible way. Both professors have previously been employed at BMI. Part of the time will be spent on questions and general discussion.

Lunch meeting, April 12, 2018, 12-1pm

Title: Mobility in research / Named person at SUND
Speakers: Morten Bækgaard Thomsen, BMI - Nils Billestrup, BMI

Lunch meeting, May 31, 2018, 12-2pm

Title: Get ready to teach
Speaker: Kirstine Dahl, teaching consultant

Lunch meeting, June 21, 2018, 12-1pm

Title: How to write a CV for job applications/ The job interview
Speaker: 
Mary Kagendo Kobia, ISM

Description:  Mary works as a mobility consultant at ISM. She will give a two-hour-workshop on how to make your CV more appealing when applying for jobs in the industry (primarily) or in academia. Mary has degrees in business and international development studies and she has extensive work experience as career counselor, having conducted thousands of career coaching sessions with highly skilled professionals.

Lunch meeting, August 23, 2018, 12-1pm

Title: Scientific Writing
Speaker: Nicolai Paulsen, BMI

Description: Are you involved in a writing project.
At the meeting, Nicolai Paulsen from the Strategic Platform for Lifestyle, Obesity and Metabolic Research will address some of typical problems when we write in English and the reasons for many of the typical mistakes. The aim is to help participants write better, faster, more fluent English, and to save a lot of time!

Lunch meeting, September 20, 2018, 12-1pm

Title: Non-Research career in the industry
Speaker: tba

Lunch meeting, October 18, 2018, 12-1pm

Title: Research career in the industry
Speaker: tba

Lunch meeting, November 15, 2018, 12-1pm

Title: Stand out and brand yourself on linkedin and social media
Speaker: tba

Past meetings

Lunch meeting, February 15, 2018, 12-1pm

Cancelled

Lunch meeting, January 18, 2018, 12-1pm

Title: How to create a good poster
Speaker: Claus Desler Madsen, ICMM

Description: During this session, Assoc. Prof Claus Desler will take you through the basic poster layout and presentation tips that will help you to present your own research and the research of others in a clear and understandable manner.
Poster sessions are perfect settings to disseminate your research, to build scientific networks and to promote future carrier possibilities.

Lunch meeting, September 22, 2017, 12-2pm

Title: Working as a research scientist in industry
Speakers: Mark O’Connor and Lenka Oplustilova, AstraZeneca, UK

Description: The speakers will share their personal insights pursuing a research career in industry.

Lunch meeting, August 24, 2017, 12-3pm

Title: Voice training for researchers
Speaker: Helga Westmark, Professional Voice trainer

Description: When you speak for small and large audiences, your voice is your most important tool. It influences the impact of your speech and can make or break its success. Fortunately, you can learn to use your voice, just like playing a musical instrument, to increase your power and persuasiveness in any conversation or speech that you give.

Lunch meeting, June 15, 2017, 12-1pm

Title: Presentation techniques
Speaker: Claus Desler Madsen, Assistant professor, Center for Healthy Aging

Description: Claus will inspire your to rethink your presentation habits and give you a lot of practical tips, tricks, tricks and pointers on how to present yourself and your research in the best possible way.

Lunch meeting, June 1, 2017, 12-2pm

Title: How to write a CV for job applications in industry and academia
Speaker: Mary A. Kobia, International Staff Mobility, UCPH

Mary Kobia is a mobility consulent at ISM. She will offer a workshop on CV writing for job applications. Mary has degrees in business and international development studies and she has extensive work experience as career counselor conducting thousands of individual and group career coaching sessions with highly skilled professionals.

Lunch meeting, April 6, 2017, 12-1pm

Title: Non-Research career in the industry
Speakers: Sine Godiksen, Chemist, Novo Nordisk, Veronica Hulstrøm, Head of Safety Surveillance, ALK

Veronica Hulstrøm, Head of Safety Surveillance, Global Pharmacovigilance & Clinical Development at ALK, and Sine Godiksen, chemist at Novo Nordisk.
The two speakers are former PhD students and/or Postdocs at the University of Copenhagen and are now working in the industry in non-research positions. They will talk about their current job and how they have formed their career.

Lunch meeting, March 9, 2017, 12-1pm

Title: How to plan your career in academia?
Speakers: Niels-Henrik Holstein-Rathlou, Novo Nordisk Foundation, Søren-Peter Olesen, Danish National Research Foundation

Professor Niels-Henrik Holstein-Rathlou and Professor Søren-Peter Olesen will share their vast experience as researchers, leaders and mentors and will give career planning advice. The speakers have invaluable insights into career options such as academia and industry. Both have previously been employed at BMI and now moved to strategic leadership positions at big funding agencies. Both speakers will give a short presentation and will spend time on questions and a general discussion about career choices and planning.

Lunch meeting, February 23, 2017, 12-2pm

Title: Get ready to teach
Speaker: Kirstine Dahl, teaching consultant

On this workshop Kirstine Dahl, section for pedagogical and didactic development, will give you an introduction to teaching and provide you with basic knowledge that you can use in the classroom. Kirstine will talk about learning and teaching. What is learning? How can you as teacher motivate students? What kind of basic tools is good to know of and use in teaching? And finally, how do we structure our lessons? Kirstine invites you to ask questions and go into dialog about the issues mentioned above. The purpose is to help you get a grip on those aspects about teaching you find difficult. 

Lunch meeting, January 26, 2017, 12-1pm

Title: Scientific Writing
Speaker: Nicolai Paulsen, BMI

Are you involved with paper or thesis writing?
At the meeting, Nicolai Paulsen from the Strategic Platform for Lifestyle, Obesity and Metabolic Research will address some of typical problems when we write in English and the reasons for many of the typical mistakes. The aim is to help participants write better, faster, more fluent English, and to save a lot of time!

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The event series is running since 2016