An important part of The EMBO Meeting is career development for scientists, particularly PhD and postdocs facing the decision whether to pursue a career in academia or elsewhere.
The Career Day offers a number of career development workshops for young scientists - PhD students and postdocs. The skills developed in these sessions are essential for successful academic or science-related careers. These sessions are uniquely developed for scientists by scientists; all the trainers have a research background and work extensively with researchers in the life sciences. The workshops are complemented by a mentoring lunch session exploring non-academic career options, as well as other career development opportunities throughout the meeting.
Career development activities during the meeting include:
— Adriana Goncalves, PhD student at CeMM, Vienna