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Nature Research Academies – Applying for Research Positions
Nature Research Academies – Applying for Research Positions

Nature Research Academies – Applying for Research Positions

Newly available from Nature Research Academies: workshops in Applying for Research Positions. Nature Research Academies is a series of researcher workshops developed by Nature Research.

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New academy in Applying for Research Positions

Finding the most appropriate research position for graduating students and post-docs can be a formidable task, and one that will further shape the researcher’s career. Therefore, this pivotal transition step needs to be done carefully and thoughtfully.

Nature Research Academies has developed a new academy in ‘Applying for Research Positions’ to give researchers the necessary skills to find and secure the right research position for the next step in their careers.

  • 1-day workshops
  • Available to institutions globally, to host on-site
  • Presented by an expert trainer from Nature Research, with content approved by Nature Careers
  • For up to 100 graduate students and post-docs

“The guideline for CVs, especially formatting, was very useful information for me.
Also, the job talk session was well organized with a lot of helpful comments.”

“All the information was extremely useful, not only for job interviews, but also how to give academic presentations and networking for your research.”

“I was happy with the specific technique for writing CVs and cover letters, and how to prepare presentations. It was a nice workshop.”

Academy content

  • Finding job opportunities
    • Staying up-to-date with trends in the literature
    • Networking at conferences
    • Using job databases
  • Contacting the employer
    • Understanding the position
    • Writing effective CVs/cover letters/personal statements
    • Business email etiquette
  • Preparing impressive research presentations
    • Deciding on which information to present
    • Logically organizing your presentation for clarity
    • Emphasizing the implications of your experience and skills for the position
  • Job presentation skills
    • Communicating with confidence in English
    • Non-verbal presentation tips
    • Verbal presentation tips
    • Effective Q&A
  • Next steps
    • Following up with the employer after the interview
    • Negotiating contracts and salaries
    • Moving tips and settling into your new position

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