Core courses

This workshop aims to give the opportunity to PostDocs and PhD students to interact with professionals in higher education like university lecturers, teachers and Research Directors who are (or have been) members of the jury of the annual recruitment. At the end of the workshop, participants will have a better understanding of the steps to follow and how to get ready for the preparation of the application and the oral “concours”. 

During this workshop, invited speakers will share their experiences with the audience. It will be a very open session and you’re encouraged to ask them questions.

Before the course: from Sept 21 – Oct 3, 2017
Selected participants will be asked to complete Learning Paths 5 and 6 of a platform the link of which will be indicated in due time. These paths are the ones dealing with how to write good scientific English, and how to put a research paper together.

If selected participants wish, they can explore other Learning Paths (of which they are 14), but not mandatory.

During the course: October 4th, 2017
Andrew Moore will present some key topics in more detail, and give real-time verbal and written exercises ; participants will also have the opportunity to ask any questions that had arisen during their completion of LP5 and 6 (and more if so).

The fifth edition of this 5-day course will host a large number of Chinese and French participants working in both the academic and industrial sector. The course has the following objectives:

  • To promote solid scientific and clinical exchanges on state of the art knowlegde between academics, clinicians, biotechs and industrial players,
  • To share innovative solutions from Bench to market,
  • To set-up one-to-one partnering meetings to favour innovative tech transfer solution,
  • To offer educational sessions on ageing associated diseases and on research tech transfer.

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List of speakers

This workshop will give you a hands-on overview of LinkedIn and other social media. 
By the end of the workshop, participants will understand how to develop a professional social networking identity as well as create an effective LinkedIn profile. Attendees will learn how to reach out, how to build and maintain professional relationships via social media, and will examine different ways to construct a professional online presence on LinkedIn.

To build the foundations of a LinkedIn profile and understand the fundamentals of social networking.

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
•    Construct a LinkedIn profile
•    Utilize strategies for presenting themselves as professionals online; and
•    Develop approaches for using LinkedIn and other social media to build and maintain professional relationships

Jean Branan received her bachelor’s degree in Anthropology as well as a Master of Arts in Education specializing in Postsecondary Education Leadership from San Diego State University. She provides career training programs and professional development opportunities to postdoctoral fellows and graduate students at The Scripps Research Institute’s California campus. With over fifteen years in higher education administration, human resources, and career services, Jean partners with faculty, staff and industry professionals. Her experience ranges from working within corporate environments to public, private and non-profit academic institutions and combines her human resources and higher education background to assist trainees with all aspects of professional development and the career search.

This course aims to help you to write a grant-writing: it will happen via a video conference, so you will get an individual feedback on your proposals.

The course combines initial lecture time and group discussion with one-on-one consulting sessions.

The instructor will split her time between all proposals, meaning that the time of consulting will be shared between participants. However, the level of support you will receive is higher than that in a standard workshop. So you should get a great benefit from this course!

Instructor: Dr. Julia Staykova-McKinnon

Format: 3 lunchtime videoconference lectures (3, 6, and 7 July, from 12h30-13h30, Annex 3, Amphi Burg) + 2 detailed one-on-one email coaching sessions + follow-up Skype session (optional)

Language of instruction: English

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 (10 participants) - 27 Juin, 2017 from 9am to 12pm, Annex 1 BDD
    Group 2 (10 participants) - 27 Juin, 2017 from 9am to 12pm, Annex 2 BDD

This course will be taught in English.

A one-day discussion session for a limited group of post-docs and young PIs on scientific integrity, ethics, responsibilities and good practices in the life sciences. This session will give an introduction to current and emerging issues related to responsible conduct of research in different areas and stages of the research process. 

In this workshop, you will learn how to:

1. Interpret correctly your application form and evaluation criteria;
2. Use strong structure in State of the Art, Objectives, Methodology, and Work Plan sections;
3. Respond in clear, convincing language to the key requirements of feasibility, novelty, research significance, and impact;
4. Make a persuasive description of your research environment, collaborations, dissemination, and future valorization ideas; 
5. Write a compelling personal statement and CV.

The Medicinal Chemistry French Society (in French, Société de Chimie Thérapeutique, SCT) and the industrial property consulting company (Grosset-Fournier-Demachy, GFD) co-organise a one-day introductory seminar on industrial property to institute Curie’s researchers.

This seminar will be presented by senior researchers and industrial property professionals in 5 modules ranging from basic notions to the rules and constraints in this field.

In this course, we will help you to:

1. Highlight the advantages of your work: what to focus on, how to say it, and when to say it;
2. Present in a way that is clear for both experts and non-experts on the panel;
3. Anticipate the typical questions you are likely to be asked;
4. Learn how to deal with unpleasant questions and aggressive panel members;
5. Practice before your peers, and get feedback on your message, speaking style, and overall stage presence.