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The European Network of Postdoctoral Associations (ENPA) is conducting a survey to evaluate working conditions, training opportunities and career perspectives of postdoctoral researchers across Europe. Take the survey! It shouldn't take longer than 15 minutes.   Survey's link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfADM7q-ZhVpAJqv6X15Xzz8PnvaV9rWDA6k2ife59qHvd4qw/viewform

What? The MCAA, together with the FOSTER+, SeaCHANGE and COLUMBUS projects, organise an Open Science Clinique aiming at advising young researchers who work on ocean literacy, open science and knowledge transfer. Why? The United Nations Sustainable development goal 14 is “Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development”. To support the

Getting relevant training is an essential part of being a Marie Curie Fellow! The EDUWORKS Marie Curie ITN found that transversal skills is the most in-demand types of skills sought by employers both in academia and industry. The team at TranSkills (http://transkills.eu/) has been formed from EDUWORKS, where we identified a number of trainers who are providing excellent training that can

Dear Life Sciences researchers,   We are very pleased to announce the special session "PIs of tomorrow" that will be held next year at the upcoming Life Sciences Switzerland (LS2) Annual Meeting (February 12-13 2018, University of Lausanne). This session offers an opportunity to postdocs and senior researchers interested in pursuing an academic career to present a talk similar in

The MCAA has been featured in a publication of the European Platform of Women Scientists “Interviews of the month”. Read what Giovanna Avellis, from the Gender Equality for Mobile Researchers in Science Working Group (GEMS), says about the MCAA.  

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July 2017

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Seventh International Conference on “Experiments/Process/System Modeling/Simulation/Optimization”

Seventh International Conference on “Experiments/Process/System Modeling/Simulation/Optimization”

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Date: 2017-07-05 to 2017-07-08

Venue: Athens, Greece

The Learning Foundation in Mechatronics (LFME), Athens, Greece, is organising the seventh International Conference on Experiments/Process/System Modelling/Simulation/ Optimisation (7th IC-EPSMSO) to be held in Athens, Greece, from 5th July to 8th July 2017.

The Chairman of the Seventh International Conference on Experiments/Process/System Modelling/Simulation/Optimisation (IC-EPSMSO), Prof.  Demos T. Tsahalis, also Director of LFME, invites all scientists and engineers from the academic, scientific, engineering and industrial sectors to participate in the Conference, and to contribute both in the promotion and dissemination of the scientific knowledge. 

Call for papers is now open; deadline for submission of abstracts is 2017-01-15

Date:
Wednesday, 5 July, 2017 to Saturday, 8 July, 2017, 09:00 - 18:00
Location City:
Athens
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Keep on Marching: Open Conference for March for Science activists

Keep on Marching: Open Conference for March for Science activists

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The organisers of Science March Berlin will host an Open Conference on July 8th at the Technische Universität Berlin (Marchstr. 23): http://marchforscienceberlin.de/

The Open Conference is open to March for Science activists, like-minded initiatives and curious people.

The goal of the event is to develop project ideas for collaboration within the march for science movement. Please come prepared to describe possible project ideas beforehand. In two minute lightening talks, you can present project ideas by briefly introducing a problem and outlining steps of actions. Following the “pitches” we will form teams that will work on the best project ideas, that have been presented.

There is no cost to participating. Sessions will be partly in German, partly in English, depending on the participants.

Please register in advance.

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Saturday, 8 July, 2017 - 10:00 - 18:00
Location City:
Berlin
Germany
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Researcher Development and Career Planning in the Arts and Humanities: One size does not fit all Launch party

Researcher Development and Career Planning in the Arts and Humanities: One size does not fit all Launch party

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Shedding light on training preferences and motivations, and identifying key barriers to engagement, One size does not fit all (2017) develops a better understanding of Arts and Humanities doctoral researchers’ and Early Career Researchers’ (ECRs) professional development within a challenging labour market.

Join CHASE and Vitae in celebrating the publication of the report on Thursday 20 July from 14:30 to 18:00 at RSA House.

The launch will include a selection of short talks on researcher development and career planning in the Arts and Humanities, and will be followed by a wine reception. Please register your attendance at: http://www.chase.ac.uk/vitae-launch-party/

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Thursday, 20 July, 2017 - 14:30 - 18:00
Location City:
London
United Kingdom
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MCAA hang-out in Warsaw

MCAA hang-out in Warsaw

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Dear MCAA members,

it is time for the next local networking event of the Polish Chapter - don't miss this opportunity to expand your network!

Please come join us to talk about science, projects, funding and a researcher's life. We will share our experiences over a beer or coffee (drinks for MCAA members will be sponsored).

Please indicate whether you are planning to attend by registering to this event here.

Looking forward to seeing you in Warsaw!

Maria (Polish Chapter Chair)

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Thursday, 20 July, 2017 - 18:00 - 21:00
Location City:
Warsaw
Poland
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Ocean Life: open Speed-Counciling Science Clinique

Ocean Life: open Speed-Counciling Science Clinique

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Web-site = https://www.fosteropenscience.eu/event/open-science-clinique-support-un-sdg14

In support of UN Sustainable Development Goal 14 (#SDG14) "Life below water"The Ocean Conference in New York 5-9 July, and the upcoming EU Conference "Our Ocean", projects FOSTER+SeaCHANGECOLUMBUS and Marie Curie Alumni Association are running an Open Science Clinique of Speed-Counciling for young researchers.

WHY DOES THE CLINIQUE SUPPORT UN #SGD14 ?
The clinique focuses on how #OpenScience, #OceanLiteracy and #knowledgeexchange can boost impact of research and speed up solutions for #SocietalChallenges based on cutting edge research. Once way to achieve scale of concept, is to aspire to #OpenScience and #OceanLiteracy in every research grant that aims to contribute to #SDG14.

The Clinique will run 10am to 12pm each Friday between 28th July and 1 Sept. BOOK NOW!

WHO IS THE CLINIQUE FOR: 
young researchers seeking to apply Open Science, Ocean Literacy and Knowledge Transfer toward making their research grants (namely Marie Curie IF due 14 September) more competitive, and optimising the societal impact of their projects.

HOW WILL THE CONSULTATIONS PROCEED?
1: Book a 20 min slot below, and invite "ivo_grigorov, copenhagen" via your Skype account.
2: Be ready to present the full range of research outputs of your proposed idea in less than 3 min (no slides!!!)
3: We spend the rest 17 min looking for specific solutions.
We wont be able to fix everything, but hopefully you can get a start.

WHAT WILL ADVICE FOCUS ON?
a) Open Science as part of state of the art reproducible methodology
b) Open Science & Ocean Literacy as tools for outreach and IMPACT
c) Knowledge Transfer following COLUMBUS Project methodology

NO AVAILABLE SLOTS?
If all the slots are booked, feel free to contact Ivo Grigorov at ivgr@aqua.dtu.dk and request an additional Clinique in June/July (please use subject "Open Science Clinique request"). Follow-up session in July and August can be organised based on sufficient demand.

Alternatively, follow the FOSTER Open Science Calendar of events for webinars and local trainings coming up https://www.fosteropenscience.eu/events, or

Sit one of our e-learning courses here https://www.fosteropenscience.eu/courses

Good luck!

Date:
Friday, 28 July to Friday, 1 September, 2017, 10:00 - 00:00
Location City:
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Ocean Life: open Speed-Counciling Science Clinique

Ocean Life: open Speed-Counciling Science Clinique

Simon Robinson's picture

Web-site = https://www.fosteropenscience.eu/event/open-science-clinique-support-un-sdg14

In support of UN Sustainable Development Goal 14 (#SDG14) "Life below water"The Ocean Conference in New York 5-9 July, and the upcoming EU Conference "Our Ocean", projects FOSTER+SeaCHANGECOLUMBUS and Marie Curie Alumni Association are running an Open Science Clinique of Speed-Counciling for young researchers.

WHY DOES THE CLINIQUE SUPPORT UN #SGD14 ?
The clinique focuses on how #OpenScience, #OceanLiteracy and #knowledgeexchange can boost impact of research and speed up solutions for #SocietalChallenges based on cutting edge research. Once way to achieve scale of concept, is to aspire to #OpenScience and #OceanLiteracy in every research grant that aims to contribute to #SDG14.

The Clinique will run 10am to 12pm each Friday between 28th July and 1 Sept. BOOK NOW!

WHO IS THE CLINIQUE FOR: 
young researchers seeking to apply Open Science, Ocean Literacy and Knowledge Transfer toward making their research grants (namely Marie Curie IF due 14 September) more competitive, and optimising the societal impact of their projects.

HOW WILL THE CONSULTATIONS PROCEED?
1: Book a 20 min slot below, and invite "ivo_grigorov, copenhagen" via your Skype account.
2: Be ready to present the full range of research outputs of your proposed idea in less than 3 min (no slides!!!)
3: We spend the rest 17 min looking for specific solutions.
We wont be able to fix everything, but hopefully you can get a start.

WHAT WILL ADVICE FOCUS ON?
a) Open Science as part of state of the art reproducible methodology
b) Open Science & Ocean Literacy as tools for outreach and IMPACT
c) Knowledge Transfer following COLUMBUS Project methodology

NO AVAILABLE SLOTS?
If all the slots are booked, feel free to contact Ivo Grigorov at ivgr@aqua.dtu.dk and request an additional Clinique in June/July (please use subject "Open Science Clinique request"). Follow-up session in July and August can be organised based on sufficient demand.

Alternatively, follow the FOSTER Open Science Calendar of events for webinars and local trainings coming up https://www.fosteropenscience.eu/events, or

Sit one of our e-learning courses here https://www.fosteropenscience.eu/courses

Good luck!

Date:
Friday, 28 July to Friday, 1 September, 2017, 10:00 - 00:00
Location City:
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