Get publish ready! ANU Library “Publish and prosper” small group session

Want to navigate the world of scholarly communications and get publish-ready?
We can help you!

The ANU Library has recently created Publish and prosper, the first module of its Small Private Online Course (SPOC) designed to enhance your scholarly publishing knowledge and capabilities.

Please join us for an informal, interactive seminar exploring topics such as publication ethics, predatory publishers, finding a best-fti publisher, peer review and copyright.

The sessions will be facilitated by our resident expert, University Librarian Roxanne Missingham, who has over 180 articles published and is passionate about scholarly communications. There will be an opportunity to ask questions throughout the session.

For those unable to attend, feel free to follow along and engage on Twitter using #scholcomms #scholpub

Speaker: Roxanne Missingham, University Librarian,
Chief Scholarly Information Officer, Scholarly Information Services
The Australian National University

Date & Time: Thursday 25 August 2016, 11am–12pm
Location: Graneek Room, Chifley Library, ANU

Registration required: ilp@anu.edu.au
Session will include light refreshments

Presented by ANU Library
anulib.anu.edu.au

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Writing for Academia – an Early Career Academic Workshop Supported by NECTAR, with Dr Malini Devadas

“A Seven-step Process for Academic Writing”

A NECTAR-SUPPORTED ANU EARLY CAREER ACADEMIC WORKSHOP with Dr Malini Devadas, MD Writing and Editing

Do you struggle to write your journal articles or grant applications? In this free one-hour workshop targeted to early career academics across all disciplines at ANU, Malini will present the seven-step process she uses to help academics create publications that are clear, concise and compelling. This process has helped many of Malini’s clients increase their confidence and write more efficiently. During the workshop, attendees will be guided through a worksheet and provided with a checklist that they can use afterwards for future academic writing tasks.

Following the workshop (11am – 12pm), participants are invited to stay on for an informal lunch discussion (12 – 1pm) to chat with the presenter and network with other participants.

About the presenter:  Dr Malini Devadas finished a PhD in neuroscience and a postdoc in medical research before realising that she loved the writing more than the lab work. So in 2004, Malini switched careers and started working as a science writer and editor. She has a Graduate Certificate in Editing and Publishing and is accredited with the Australian Institute of Professional Editors. Through her business, MD Writing and Editing, Malini provides editing, training and coaching services to academic staff and students.

This event is proudly bought to you by NECTAR. For further information, you can contact the NECTAR Coordinator via email: nectar@anu.edu.au

When Tuesday, 30 August 2016 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (AEST) – Add to Calendar
Where Brindabella Theatre – Level 2, JG Crawford Building 132, Lennox Crossing Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 2601

Register: If you’re an Early Career Researcher or final year PhD candidate interested to take part in this, please register your participation at Eventbrite

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This event is proudly bought to you by NECTAR. For further information, you can contact the NECTAR Coordinator via email: nectar@anu.edu.au

ANU Indigenous Studies HDR students/ECR writing retreat at Mount Stromlo

A full day writing retreat will be held on Saturday August 20th for ANU Indigenous Studies HDR students and Early Career Researchers!

The session will be 9-5 at Mount Stromlo and include morning/afternoon tea, lunch, tea and coffee. Thanks to NECTAR and PARSA, there is no cost to this event however spots are limited to 25 people.

The session will run similar to the thesis bootcamp with a series of writing blocks throughout the day and time to discuss your research and ideas with peers along the way. If you are interested in coming please forward an abstract of your research, and any dietary requirements to either Annick (annick.thomassin@anu.edu.au) or Annie (annie.teone@anu.edu.au) by July 31st.

Please feel free to forward this to anyone who might be interested.

The How and Why of Clinical Research

Are you a clinician interested in research but not sure how you can make it work?
Come along to hear how senior clinicians have developed their research career

ACT Health, the ANU Medical School, and the ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment Early Career Academic Development Committee invite clinicians to attend a discussion about research careers, how to juggle research and clinical duties, and a panel discussion. Speakers include:

Professor Paul Smith
Assistant Professor Bernie Bissett
Professor Kieran Fallon
Associate Professor Christine Phillips

Professor Imogen Mitchell, Acting Dean, ANU Medical School will be convening. Come along to hear about successful research pathways and ask any questions that you may have.

Thursday 25 August 2016
5:30 pm for canapés and drinks
Session commences 6:00pm – 7:15pm

All clinicians, JMOs and medical students with an interest in research most welcome.

ANU Medical School Auditorium
Canberra Hospital
Building 4, level 2.
RSVP – August 13, 2015 (for catering)
claire.obrien@anu.edu.au

ANU CMBE Workshop: Developing your CV for public service careers

On Friday August 5 (10am and 12pm), Dr Chris Schyvens will be presenting a workshop on Developing your CV for public service careers.

This forms part of the series of College of Medicine, Biology and Environment Early Career Academic Development events. This workshop is relevant to all those currently enrolled in a PhD program or have a PhD at CMBE.

Venue: In person at the Frank Fenner Seminar Room in the Frank Fenner Building with a video conference link to the Canberra Hospital (Video Conference Room Level 2, Building 5). Note that there are only about 15-20 spaces available at the venue at the Canberra Hospital.

Summary of workshop:

Have you ever considered using your research experience in a government position but not sure how to translate your research training to government speak? In the ‘Developing your CV for Public Service Careers’ workshop, Dr Chris Schyvens will equip you with the ability to transform ‘research training’ to ‘desirable attributes’ and ‘demonstrated experience’ for public service positions. Chris will guide you through common selection criteria used in public service applications and outline effective approaches and structure to addressing these selection criteria. Chris will also provide examples of acceptable phrases that could be used to translate research training including ‘working in a team environment’ (instead of collaboration with other academics) and ‘facilitation of group projects or project management’ (instead of clinical trials experience). The workshop will run for 2 hours which will incorporate some written exercises.

RSVP by July 29 to science.events@anu.edu.au for catering purposes (a light morning tea will be provided at the main campus venue).

More about the speaker:

Chris Schyvens has a BSc (Pharmacology & Microbiology) from Sydney University and a PhD (Physiology & Pharmacology) from the University of NSW. His PhD thesis was on ‘The role of endothelium derived autacoids in atherosclerosis’. Chris undertook his Honours and PhD studies at St Vincent’s Hospital in Darlinghurst with the Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology Section and the Heart and Lung Transplantation Unit.  After moving to Canberra 15 years ago with family and he commenced a post-doctoral position and subsequently a research fellow position with the JCMSR with the High Blood Pressure Research Unit under Professor Judith Whitworth. At ANU he was involved with the set-up of the new ANU Medical School and was on the Animal Experimentation Ethics Committee for 5 years. In 2004 he left the ANU and joined the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) as a Senior Toxicologist for 5 years, which was followed by 4.5 years with the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) as a Senior Toxicologist and Risk Manager. In late 2013 became the Health Assessment Coordinator at the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA). His current responsibilities include the Toxicological and Occupational Health & Safety assessments of new and current chemicals and biologicals used as pesticides in agriculture and the home, and all veterinary medicines. Currently participating with the WHO/FAO Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives (Veterinary Medicines).

Advanced Leadership Program – Scholarship Applications Open

$3,000 scholarships are now available to women in the higher education sector to assist them to participate in the Advanced Leadership Program (ALP).

Created to provide tailored development and support to Australia’s growing pool of senior female leaders, the ALP is enabling the advancement of high potential women across all areas of the education sector.

Developed in consultation with an unparalleled group of educational stakeholders the ALP directly responds to a national need to increase the representation of women in formal leadership positions across all industries.

During a career-defining six month journey, participants accelerate their career potential, become part of an exceptional peer network and consider the broader implications of gender equality throughout the Australian education sector.

To view the course Prospectus Click Here

To request a scholarship application, please reply to this email and provide the following information:

Name:
Organisation:
Phone:
Email:

Kind regards,

Nick Williams

Nick Williams
National Excellence in Educational Leadership
P 1300 138 037 F 1300 451 031
w www.nesli.org | e nwilliams@asam.edu.au

AusBioTech Advancing Women Program

The AusBiotech Advancing Women Program is a bespoke six-month, intensive program. It has been designed specifically for emerging female leaders in the life science industry who’ve achieved one or two promotions, and are now looking to build on their leadership potential. Participants are typically aged between 25 and 39, and have  a strong focus on accelerating their career.
This opportunity is prioritised to AusBiotech members, and numbers are strictly limited for the 2016 program.

Date:  5 July 2016 – 1 December 2016 (4 half day workshops & 2 executive coaching sessions)
Location:   The offices of DibbsBarker, Level 8 123 Pitt Street Sydney NSW 2000 Australia

About the program: You’ll work one-on-one with a highly qualified executive coach to work through your career challenges.

Examples of key topics you’ll cover in the coaching sessions include:

– How to articulate your career goals in a compelling way
– Improving how you communicate your value to the organisation
– Managing your performance in high pressure situations
– Improving your senior stakeholder management
– Mapping your goals and identifying your next career step
– Reviewing your career trajectory: Are you moving fast enough?
– A detailed assessment of where you are today, vs. where you want to be over the next 5-10 years.

About the Facilitator – Gillian Fox

Guest Speakers

Testimonials

Click here to download the Information Guide.

Early bird offer:
The early bird rate of $3,500 plus GST applies before Friday 10 June 2016.
Standard cost, post early bird date is $3,900 plus GST.

Registrations close Friday June 24 2016.

For more information or to register contact, events@ausbiotech.org or 03 9828 1400.

Lean Startup Workshops with ANU TTO

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About the Lean Startup Workshops

The ANU Technology Transfer Office is teaming up with KILN Incubator to show you how to apply lean startup methodology to your research project.

Lean startup methods enable you to:

  • Test an idea’s commercial potential
  • Find a viable market opportunity
  • Create a successful business model
  • Build the right prototype faster
  • Effectively deal with risk and uncertainty
  • Increase the impact of your ideas and innovations

The Lean Startup Workshops, facilitated by experienced entrepreneurs, are challenging and fast-paced, involve active small-team learning and will provide you with relevant and effective methods to innovate.

The Workshops are suited to any ANU academics or HDR students who may be interested in taking their research project or idea to market, including those with an existing startup or even those who may have an idea but are unsure of the next steps to take.

Registration is essential as spaces are limited.

Upcoming Lean Startup Workshops

Social Media training with @thesiswhisperer

Social Media training with @thesiswhisperer

Presented by ANU Research Training

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You have an opportunity to learn Social Media with The Thesis Whisperer.

This course has 12 available places and will be a blended model and will run over six weeks, beginning in early July 2016. There will be a compulsory one hour face to face workshop and one hour of interaction with the rest of the cohort online, via the ANU Wattle platform. There is an expected additional four hours a week of personal study time. Register your interest following the link below 😀

https://docs.google.com/…/1tSqgPQuQVbVRQD7EIskc95W…/viewform

 

2016 NECTAR Retreat Program Now Available!

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NECTAR 2016 ANU EARLY CAREER ACADEMIC RETREAT, 7-8 June 2016

Read the outline below, and the full retreat program is now available here!

When: Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th June, 2016.
Where: Peninsula Room, National Museum of Australia, Acton.

The annual NECTAR ANU Early Career Academic Retreat is a key opportunity for ANU Early Career Academics from across all Colleges of the University to come together to hear about, discuss and develop topics of relevance to early career academics, including final year PhD candidates continuing with academic careers.

Over the course of the two days, retreat attendees will be able to hear from and dialogue with academic and professional experts on a range of topics related to early career academics, to learn about a range of early career academic support, and to connect with and workshop ideas with fellow ANU Early Career Academics.

This year’s retreat includes a fantastic line-up of workshops and guest speakers on a range of topics including:

  • Mentoring and career navigation
  • Impact and engagement inside and outside academia
  • ECAs and the funding environment
  • Career pathways outside university
  • Teaching approaches, opportunities and training
  • A round-table discussion with ANU Vice-Chancellor Prof Brian Schmidt … and much more!

Retreat registration is free, and includes all workshops and catering for each day! We strongly encourage participants to join us both days.

Please RSVP on Eventbrite by Tuesday 31st May at the latest to assist us with preparations.

Contact the NECTAR Coordinator for further information on x57165 or nectar@anu.edu.au

We look forward to seeing you there!

From the NECTAR Team