Seminar: “Realizing Your Career Potential as Researcher”
Target Audience: OIST Researchers
Session format: Seminar followed by Q&A
Speaker: Professor Ken Peach, Professor Emeritus, University of Oxford and a former Dean of Faculty Affairs at OIST
This session discusses various career paths open after a period as a postdoc, including Universities, Laboratories and the “Big Wide World”. The focus is on understanding the recruitment process so that the postdoc’s CV can be developed to improve the chance of being selected for interview in his or her chosen career. Once selected for interview, we can then consider how to use the interview to improve the chance of being offered the position. Finally, the typical career paths in Universities and Laboratories in Europe are briefly discussed.
By the end of this session participants will be able to...
- Examine critically their own CV and identify its strengths and weaknesses
- Develop a clear plan to build on those strengths and address the weaknesses
- Define some primary and secondary short-term career goals
- Formulate a long-term career plan with branch-points and alternatives
EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
About the Speaker
Professor Ken Peach was born in Derby, UK in 1945, and took his B.Sc in Physics at Edinburgh in 1967, followed by a Ph.D. on weak decays on neutral K mesons at Edinburgh in 1972. He was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Physics in 1989, and of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1999. He was awarded the Institute of Physics Rutherford medal in 2006 for his work on CP-violation and accelerator science.
He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Oxford. From 2014 to 2016 he was Dean of Faculty Affairs at OIST. Before that he was Professor of Accelerator Science with the John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science (of which he was Director 2005-2010) at the University of Oxford; he was also co-Director of the Particle Therapy Cancer Research Institute from 2009-2015. Between 1998 and 2005 he was Director of the Particle Physics Department at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, responsible for the management of the UK particle physics programme and leading one of the largest particle physics institutes. He was also Director of e-Science from 2004 to 2005, where he was responsible for about 80 staff with a large research portfolio and a series of major computing facilities. From 1996 to 1998 he was Deputy Leader of the Experimental Physics Division at CERN, where as part of the senior management team he was responsible for more than 800 staff, as well as about 6000 users. He was at the University of Edinburgh from 1970 to 1996, where he still has an Honorary Chair, performing a number of experiments on the decays of neutral kaons and other experiments, mostly at CERN.