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CamAWiSE September social is back

Join us for an evening of networking and food at The Grain & Hop Store at 69-76 Regent St.
Next Tuesday, 11th September from 19:00. No need to paid in advance, just reserve your place at Eventbrite


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WiSE-UP Series. Booking now open.

The booking for the WiSE-UP series 2018-2019 is now open. You can book for any of the talks independently or take advantage of the reduced price when you book for two, three, or four. In fact, if you are not a member and decided to book for all the workshops you will include a free […]

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4 Steps to Career Success

What’s your strategy for securing your dream job? Are you job-ready? How will you engage key skills that no employer will be able to turn down?


The WiSE-UP series will bring a bold freshness to map your journey, unlocking the four steps for career success. It will prepare you to cross each milestone, moving closer and into the job you want. Then create that first initial impact in the job, making you unforgettable for all the right reasons!

Naily Makangu (2017 JCI UK “Most Outstanding Leader” winner) will open the series on driving your career forward, pinpoint your motivation and set your career goals. Step-two, how to craft that all-winning CV with Claire Button, who will help you prepare your personalised document to get your foot in the door for an interview. Once in front of the Interviewer(s), Meghan Loubser (HR, Johnson Matthey) will coach you to nail those Interview Techniques for a definitive yes in step-three. This will neatly lead into step-four, Natacha Wilson’s workshop to create an impact in your first 90 days in your new job.

Join us for all the steps or take a single-step workshop. The 4 Steps to Career Success will include all important Networking over coffee and cake.

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Workshops Members Non-Members
One workshop: Driving your career forward £12

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Two workshops £20

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Three workshops £30

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Four workshops £40

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£60(includes membership)

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CamAWiSE and MRC/LMB Career lunch

By Aldara B. Dios

Last week the MRC/LMB welcomed 3 alumni to share their diverse career journey to an audience of graduate students. From industry research scientist to policy, their engaging talks helped us to see the breadth of potential careers that are open to women in STEM.

Amanda Price

Amanda Price enjoyed working at the bench during her graduate studies but was looking for a more fast-paced environment and career stability. That’s when she began to explore careers in industry.

In 2015 she moved to Astex Pharmaceuticals, a pioneer in fragment-based drug discovery and has continued to use her structural biology and biophysics skills to guide drug discovery projects through to late stage.

Her present role allows her to do the research she loves while working in teams and coordinating projects.

Her final advice was “Push through doors” to get to your end goal.

Yanlan Mao

Dr. Yanlan Mao

Yanlan Mao had a plan and designed her postdoc accordingly. She wanted independence and a question that excited her.

The key steps of her plan were:

  • Apply for a fellowship as soon as possible
    • Try to start a quick and safe proposal.
  • Prepare yourself for independence
    • Research your niche
    • Have a new idea/tool/approach to give you a competitive edge
  • And get exposure
    • Write a research proposal as soon as possible even if you don’t feel ready.

Even with extensive planning, there are things to learn. For future group leaders she stressed the importance of applying to several institutions, not being afraid to ask for what you need, and to be sure all your key equipment is in place so you can hit the ground running.

To end her talk she gave the audience some advice about fellowships and leadership. Also, she shared the belief that a scientific career is a great option for parents thanks to its flexibility.


Tanita Casci

Dr. Tanita Casci

The path of Tanita Casci was different. She found that her Ph.D. was too narrow for her and wanted to try a different direction.

When the opportunity to work as Associate editor for Nature Review Genetics appeared she knew she had the perfect scientific background, even though her writing experience may not have been what they were looking for. But she didn’t let that hold her back. She carried this mantra throughout her career: leverage the skills you have and be open to learn the rest. As Associate Editor she learned discipline and to know when “good” is good enough.

When she started her next job as Research and Communications Manager of Glasgow Polyomics she didn’t have experience in budget management, grants management, line management or Omics technologies. But, she had the right transferable skills to add value to the position. And she learned how to help the company grow and motivate others.

At the beginning of her present post as Head of Research Policy at University of Glasgow, she didn’t any knowledge of research outside biomedicine, experience in the research excellence framework or leading administrative teams but she knew how to manage big projects and lead a large team. She has learned the art of persuasion and that there is no strategy without implementation.


What’s next for your career? That’s the question that the career lunch event tries to answer every year. The conclusion is always similar: There isn’t only one path, and there are plenty of options and opportunities outside academia.

Thank you MRC/LMB for making this event possible one more year.


Botanic garden tour


Enjoy a guided Tour of the Garden in the company of an expert Garden Guide. The tour is tailor-made to the season and it will reflect what is looking best at the time, as well as giving a thorough grounding in the landscapes and plant collections of this heritage-listed Botanic Garden.

Book now! We have a special price of  £11 for members of the Botanical garden and £17 for non-members of the Botanical garden. Please remember to bring your Friends’ of the Botanical garden Membership Card if you are paying as a member,

Members of the Botanical garden £11 Non-Members of the Botanical garden £17
(People who have free entry to the botanical garden)
 (Entry to the Botanical garden included)
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Join us afterwards from 20:00 for a social gathering at Panton Arms.

Please, register for free for the reunion at the Pub so we know for how many we need to book a table.

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