Core courses

This 3-hour training session will cover aspects such as: definition of scientific integrity, different types of scientific fraud and misconduct, their frequency and consequences, and also discuss good research practices and the importance of a responsible research for science and society. Plenty of time will be left for discussion in order to get feedback from the participants’ own experience.

Two sessions will be organized:

  • Group 1 (18 participants) - November 6 2018, room Jack
  • Group 2 (12 participants) - November 6 2018, room Chez Pierre

This course will be taught in English.

The aim of this mentoring workshop for PIs is to explore the mentor’s role in developing a successful mentoring relationship. Participants will practice the key skills needed to be an effective mentor and they will learn how to avoid common mistakes and pitfalls in a mentoring relationship.

 Participants will learn:

·             How to be a ‘good’ mentor.

·             The benefits of being a mentor.

·             How to ask effective questions.

·             How to guide a mentee rather than dictating what they should do.

·             Structuring a mentoring conversation.

The workshop will conclude with a discussion of several case studies highlighting issues that often arise in a mentoring relationship.

Agenda:

9:20 - 9h30 Coffee-Break at Green Cafe

9:30 – 11:30  Workshop

The aim of this mentoring workshop for postdocs and PhD students is to explore the mentee’s role in developing a successful mentoring relationship. Participants will practice the key skills needed to be an effective mentee and they will learn how to avoid common mistakes and pitfalls in a mentoring relationship.

 Participants will learn:

·             Starting a new mentoring relationship.

·             ‘Managing’ your mentor.

·             Structuring a mentoring conversation.

·             Peer mentoring.

·             How to network effectively to find mentoring support.

 The workshop will conclude with a discussion of several case studies highlighting issues that often arise in a mentoring relationship.

 Agenda:

14:30 – 16:30                Workshop

16:30 – 16:45 Coffee

 

This 3-hour training session will cover aspects such as: definition of scientific integrity, different types of scientific fraud and misconduct, their frequency and consequences, and also discuss good research practices and the importance of a responsible research for science and society. Plenty of time will be left for discussion in order to get feedback from the participants’ own experience.

Two sessions will be organized: 

    Group 1 (15 participants) - 22 Juin, 2018 from 9am to 12pm, Annex 1 BDD
    Group 2 (15 participants) - 22 Juin, 2018 from 9am to 12pm, Annex 3 BDD

This course will be given in English.

Register here

Objectives:    
By the end of this session, participants will be able to understand:
•    the ERC evaluation criteria and how to analyse them
•    the ERC panels and how to choose the right one
•    how to write a competitive ERC proposal with the above elements in mind

In addition, Dr. Danijela Vignjevic will give her testimonial as an ERC grantee/panel member important insight into the inner workings of an ERC evaluation panel.

Instructor:
Dr. Cristina Bartocci is the scientific writer at Institut Curie. She provides extensive, personalized support in grant application to PIs at the Institute, from the first steps of establishing clear project objectives to multiple revisions of the application and preparation for interviews when required. Her main focus is on helping junior PIs in their first grant applications, on European Research Council (ERC) grants and on collaborative grant proposals involving multiple teams at the Institute or several research institutes.

To register please send an email to Cristina.Bartocci@curie.fr, please add training.curie@fr.

How to identify and build the scientific argument of your paper, how to structure the manuscript, convey your scientific message accurately and in polished English?

Organizer: Andrew Moore, Editor in Chief, BioEssays, Weinheim, Germany

This half-day workshop will give attendees an overview of essential career development tools and activities to help them prepare for their next professional step.  Participants will walk away with new skills, resources and self-assessment information necessary to make informed career choices both inside and beyond academia.  This session emphasizes the use of career planning tools including self-evaluation, ideas for career exploration, effective job search strategies, and tips for reaching out, building and maintaining a professional network.

Objectives:    
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
•    Synthesize results from several self-assessment instruments
•    Formulate and categorize a list of insightful informational interview questions
•    Describe resources and methods for exploring various PhD-level career paths

Course in English

This theoretical and practical training is an introduction to image processing and analysis using the FIJI software.
This course will be taught in French.

 

Organizer: Patricia Le Baccon

Grant reviewers often say that many wonderful projects don’t get funded because the idea was not communicated clearly enough. This means that excellent science is not enough for writing a successful grant proposal. To get funded, you also need excellent grant writing skills. So how do you make sure the advantages of your work are understood and appreciated?

In this workshop, you will learn how to:
1.    Use strong structure in State of the Art, Objectives, Methodology, and Work Plan;
2.    Provide clear, convincing answers to the key requirements of feasibility, novelty, research significance, and impact;
3.    Make a persuasive description of your research environment, collaborations, any public outreach or dissemination ideas, where relevant, and your project management plan; 
4.    Write a compelling CV and personal statement;
5.    Analyse a postdoc application form as a case study and learn how to apply the lessons learnt to other applications.

All exercises in this workshop are based on authentic, recently funded open access grants. They provide examples of best practices and good ideas that worked well for other scholars. 

See the attached PDF for a detailed programme and the instructor’s biosketch.

Many scientists say that they lack the skills for public speaking. They feel anxious before an oral interview and later share that their presentation was too nervous, while their responses in the Q&A session sabotaged their application. Yet if done correctly, the interview can be a life-long positive memory. In this course, you will learn how to:

 

1.     1. Highlight the advantages of your work and make your presentation memorable.

2.     2. Target both experts and non-experts on the panel; Make your talk suitable for tired, distracted listeners and avoid ‘conference paper’ text.

3.     3. Learn how to give a 2-min elevator pitch to introduce yourself.

4.     4. Anticipate the typical questions you are likely to be asked; learn how to deal with unpleasant remarks and aggressive panel members; 

5.     5. Use technology and your body language, posture, and voice correctly.

 

Feature: The course will also host a meeting with Ines Drinnerberg, an ERC grant holder, who will share her successful experience of passing the very challenging ERC interview.

 For details of the programme and the instructor’s biosketch, please download the PDF attachment.