The event agenda's time zone is CEST.
Badge pick up and Onsite registration
Scientific discussion & networking
How do other life science postdocs manage research and having children? Do they manage? Join this group to chat with other postdocs about balancing work in a lab and raising children at home. Share tips, perspectives, and maybe set up some playdates!
Do you love research, but aren't keen on the idea of continually struggling for funding? Or maybe you're in love with the academic culture, but aren't crazy about being a PI? Come eat lunch in this group and find out about alternative academic careers.
Science and Art are not mutually exclusive. Many scientists have (not so) 'hidden' creative talents. Join this group to meet other life scientists who are also artists, photographers, designers, musicians, etc. Maybe you will find a collaborator for creative project?
What is it like working outside of academia? We'll have a few guest lunch group members working outside of the academic realm. Join them for a friendly chat over lunch if you're curious.
Do you lack interaction with other colleagues from the same institution or other neighboring research institutions? Would you like to be part of an active and sustainable life science postdoc community? What can you do to achieve such a community? Come eat lunch in this group and brainstorm with us about ideas on how to start your own vibrant, local postdoc community.
This option is for people who are not interested in joining a lunch group OR are attending the We Scientists 2035 workshop.
Use this time to make Matchmaking meetings to eat lunch with a future collaborator!
This workshop is offered by the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT). The term research culture describes the values, norms and expectations of researchers and influences aspects such as research integrity, openness, inclusivity, academic career trajectories and the peer review system. It affects the environment, the people and ultimately, the quality of research that is performed.
As part of its ongoing commitment to improving research culture, SCNAT is adapting the Royal Society UK’s workshops « Visions of 2035 » and offering it to several research groups and at several Swiss society meetings and events. The workshop uses speculative design scenarios to encourage novel thinking about what an idealized research culture would look like in 27 years’ time, with the aim to start with small changes today.
In the first part of the workshop, participants will explore two alternate future research culture scenarios. The workshop participants will discuss what they like and dislike about them and what they would do differently and imagine their ideal future research culture. In the second part of the workshop, the participants will plan the first steps required to achieve their ideal. The goal is that after the workshop, participants will feel empowered to implement small changes in their own research habits and environments.
This workshop is limited to two parallel workshops with up to 10 participants per workshop. It is available on a first come, first served basis.
It can be an exhilarating experience to create something new from just an idea. Join our workshop if you are curious about how one starts their own company. We will explore what resources and strategies are available to you to support this exciting adventure.
With so few tenure track academic positions on the market, many postdoctoral researchers consider other career paths. Join our workshop if you are curious about how one makes the transition from an academic postdoc into a career outside of academia. We will explore what resources and strategies are available to you to support this transition and host a Q&A session with a panel of previous postdocs (now industry professionals), who have successfully made the transition themselves.
Most people will progress through a number of roles when pursuing an academic career. The route you take will depend on your interests, the funding and opportunities in your subject area and the job market at certain points in your career. It is well known that mentoring activities are critical for successful promotions in academia. The goal of the workshop is to mentor postdocs about the academic career ascent. The workshop will include panel of diverse senior faculty talking about the tenure and promotion process, launching a research program, professionalism, and proposal writing.
Prize presentations & closing remarks
Conclusions & Call to Action