Naturejobs career expo will boost scientist opportunities

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Registration is now open for the 2011 Naturejobs Career Expo. The UK’s largest career fair and conference for the scientific community will take place on 22 September 2011 at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London. Now in its fifth year, the expo attracts more than 1,000 scientists actively seeking their next career move.

In the exhibition hall, jobseekers can meet with potential employers actively recruiting to fill vacancies. Highlights of the conference programme include publishing and teaching in academia, non-traditional careers and science mobility. The keynote lecture, ‘Standing up for Science’, will be delivered by Julia Wilson from Sense about Science. The program includes speakers from organizations including Unilever and law firm Bristows. Sessions will also be led by experts from universities including King’s College London, Imperial College London, Queen Mary, University of London and the University of Southampton.

Nils Moeller, European Manager for Naturejobs, says: “The conference plenary and workshop sessions will provide a unique opportunity to meet high profile scientists and gain careers information and advice. The expo promotes scientific careers in the UK and Europe, and further afield, be it in industry, research organizations or academia. It presents the best opportunities from some of the most respected organizations: public, private, national and international.”

The cost to attend the conference is £50 and entry to the career fair is free with pre-registration. All attendees must register. Some sponsorship opportunities and exhibitor places are still available.

Naturejobs is the worldwide career resource for scientists, providing a wide range of career advice and information across NPG journals as well as centrally at naturejobs.com. Job seekers can find a wide range of scientific career information and news as well as expert advice, all free to access atnaturejobs.com. Employers can also post jobs free of charge on naturejobs.com, the world’s largest dedicated scientific jobs board with over 10,000 live vacancies.

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