Career Week

July 8-12, 2024

Join the BIST Career Week! Five days full of contents designed to help you in your career development. Learn trips and tricks in the morning, and explore new job opportunities in the afternoon. All activities are free and open to everyone.

Workshops: learn from experts and get ready for your next professional move. Every morning (Mon-Fri), online, from 10:00 to 12:00.

Roundtables: listen to professionals working in science-related jobs and ask them about their job and the paths they took. Every afternoon (Mon-Thu), online, from 15:00 to 16:30.

Online Workshop

Intelligent CV with AI

10.00h – 12.00h

by Mando Liussi
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Online Round Table

Group leaders in academia

15.00h – 16.30h CET

With the participation of

Jordi Casanova, Group leader at IRB Barcelona. Professor at IBMB-CSIC

Nicoletta Liguori, Group leader at ICFO

Arben Merkoçi, ICREA Research Professor at Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology ICN2

Xavier Rovira Clavé, Junior Group Leader at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia

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Online Workshop

Enterpreneurship: is this for me?

10.00h – 12.00h

by Pedro Resende (Chaperone)

This online workshop is aimed to create awareness on what it means to be​ an entrepreneur (typical tasks, skills and mindset). The workhop aims to empower participants with knowledge to navigate the ideation process, inform on nomenclature and models specific to entrepreneurship and share some important concepts regarding business development. All with an ultimate goal that participants become much more informed whether entrepreneurship might be an interesting career option for them in the future, and also be able to proceed faster and more effectively if they are already considering this path. This is designed to be a capacity building training session that includes individual and group exercises.

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Online Round Table

Research support personnel (project officers, grant specialists, research data managers…)

15.00h – 16.30h CET

With the participation of

Fidel Bellmunt MonagutKnowledge Manager at Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC)

Suresh Chithathur, International Projects Manager (IRB Barcelona)

Laura Rubinat, Pre-Award Grants Officer (IRB Barcelona)

Marta Sans, Project Manager (ICFO)

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Online Workshop

Networking

10.00h – 12.00h

by Valeska Russo
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Online Round Table

Scientific communication and public engagement

15.00h – 16.30h

With the participation of

Nahia Barberia, Press and Communications section head at IRB Barcelona.

Àngels Codina, Communications consultant specialised in environment, science and innovation.

Salva Ferré, Founder and co-director of Eduscopi.

Elena Meléndez, Public Engagement & Education Officer at IRB Barcelona.

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Online Workshop

Mastering job interviews: prepare and perform to land your dream job

10.00h – 12.00h

by Carol Marí (IBEC)

You have been called for a job interview. Now you have to prepare yourself to ensure you make a good impression and leave the hiring manager with a positive feeling about your candidacy. We will provide an overview of how to succeed in an interview, with tips and recommendations for before, on the day and after the interview

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Online Round Table

Industry and innovation

15.00h – 17.00h, CET

With the participation of

Myshkin Ingawale, Innovation officer at Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology  (ICN2)

Siddharth Krishnan, Senior scientist at Quell Therapeutics

Francisca Peixoto, Co-Founder and investment manager at LIFELINK Ventures

Agostino Romeo, Senior business development & technology transfer manager at Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC)

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Online Workshop

Career habits to own your future success

10.00h – 12.00h

by Neil Finnie

In a rapidly evolving world of work it’s critical to build proactive career habits to ensure you’re taking ownership of your professional future success. Finding time in your daily routine to examine, explore and experience key elements of career design will provide you with a professional compass to navigate your work life with the confidence you need to thrive, not just survive in the future world of work.

In this workshop we’ll explore the 3 steps of the EX3 Career Framework (Examine, Explore & Experience) and look at ways to build regular habits into your everyday life to ensure you’re ready to take control of your professional future.

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The BIST Career Week is an event organized by the BIST People Commission (CRG, IBEC, ICFO, ICIQ, ICN2, IFAE, IRB Barcelona, and BIST core team) and counts with the support of the Barcelona City Council (Ajuntament de Barcelona).

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