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Are you unionized? Is it maybe something you considered for a long time but just were unsure which union to choose? Or are you totally new to this topic?
No matter what fits your situation, join our meet & greet event to get to know three UiO unions Akademikerne, Forskerforbundet and NTL and their differences.
On September 14 2021, UiODoc will hold its Annual General Assembly. We welcome all PhDs and postdocs at the University of Oslo to come attend the meeting to learn more about UiODoc’s work, to have your say about our agenda and bring up anything for discussion, to get involved with our activities or simply to enjoy your afternoon with colleagues and good food.
From July 14 to July 15 the Eurodoc Conference 2021 will take place with the theme "Improving Doctoral Training in Europe".
The Conference will be followed by the AGM on July 16-17.
Happy June folks! For this month's PhD & PostDoc's Breakfast Club, we have Katharina Vestre as our speaker where she will be sharing her experience in the field of science communication.
We may hate it or love it, but applying for grants is a major part of life in present-day academia. Grant proposal writing is therefore a life-saving skill - and for that reason we have invited UiO researcher Folmer Bokma to give us a talk on how to write excellent grant proposals.
The Pint of Science festival aims to deliver interesting and relevant talks on the latest science research in an accessible format to the public – mainly across bars, pubs, cafes, and other public places. The Pint of Science provides a platform to enable discussions on research between scientist and the Norwegian community without requiring previous knowledge. Pint of Science is a non-profit organization, run by volunteers and was established by a community of postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers in 2012. The main festival takes places over three days in May simultaneously in pubs across the world.
Just as the deadlines are approaching, we have invited UiO's EU office to give us a talk about EU research grants from a PhD and postdoc point of view.
The PPBC in April will focus on your future career in the industry and what you can do while you're still working in academia. Sign up and get valuable tips on how to promote your chances for a career in industry!
Wondering how to pitch your PhD or PostDoc experience to get a business career? What skills you have as a researcher that businesses might be looking for? Don't miss this talk, organised in collaboration with the Boston Consulting Group! Only 40 spots available: first come, first serve.
For March's edition of PPBC, we will go on a journey into intercultural communication delivered to us by Sølvi Haavik, who is an Adviser at the Studies Section of the MN Faculty experienced in intercultural relations.
Have you ever been hesitant to criticize somebody's work because you were afraid the wrong tone could hurt their feelings? Or felt like you just couldn't efficiently formulate what you "actually" wanted to say to really help someone thrive? Or have you been put off by feedback you received, which negatively impacted your motivation and well-being? In this week's PPBC, Koyote Millar will present available strategies to make life easier.
Do you need to write a "kappe" for your article-based PhD dissertation, yet struggle in how to manage this? Then this workshop by David Burke is for you! Sign up by February 12, as the number of attendees is limited.
UiODoc is ready for the year's very first PhD and Postdoc Breakfast Club! We hope you will join us in listening to Matthew Good's timely talk about his Digital Scholarship Center project and the increasingly important digital research.
The pandemic, while still ongoing, has already had a dramatic impact on UiO activity and highlighted issues with implications that are yet to be fully grasped. This panel discussion is an attempt at opening up a UiO-wide conversation that will enable influential voices in the university research environment to share their experience and perspectives on this situation. Specifically, we will focus on:
How does COVID-19 affect early career researchers?
What are the institutions doing to mitigate the impact?
What are foreseeable difficulties on the implementation of such measures?
UiODoc is proud to host a Christmas quiz this 17 December at 12:30 pm. Let’s test and stretch those brain cells for the last time this year and right before the Christmas break (and before the longest year ever ends aka 2020).
In this year's November edition of the PhD and Postdoc Breakfast Club, Karoline Moe will give a presentation on how to improve your poster-making skills.🤓
As of late October, we are all once again told to work from home as much as practically possible. But how does this affect us, and what can we do about it?
Women Researchers in Informatics (WRI) in collaboration with UiODoc are hosting the webinar Preparation for Academic Jobs after PhD. The webinar will be an informative series of talks providing attending PhDs and PostDocs with the means to prepare themselves for interviews for the next positions within academia and beyond. You will also learn about the evaluation process for postdoc and faculty positions, including the interview phase. The webinar consists of two talks and a panel discussion with space for the participants to ask questions.
Pitching - a short persuasive presentation - is an essential skill for both arguing for your research and landing your next job. In this breakfast talk by Alan Louis Belardinelli, we will gain new insights into how to pitch yourself for employers.
October 10 is the World Mental Health Day! In relation to that, UiODoc will host two online events on Zoom in the same week focuing on mental health for PhDs and Postdocs.
First, on October 14, we'll have a talk by the senior adviser Kristine Mollø-Christensen at UiO'S Occupational Health Service. Next up, on October 16, is an interactive event with psychologist Maria Abrahamsen Østhassel, known from her social media accounts @PsyktDeg.
Imposter syndrome probably affects most of us, and can seriously affect our mental health, confidence, and happiness. This talk by Hugo de Boer aims to analyse and relativise imposter syndrome, as well as provide insights to mitigate its effects.
Glad to announce we are starting up again via virtual zoom for breakfast club! Thinking about applications and jobs over the summer? Get started here!
This edition of the PhD and Postdoc Breakfast Club can help you in job applications, projects and collaborations within and beyond academia.
Need some expert tips and motivation for writing?
This lecture is part of the June edition of UiODOC Virtual Writing Seminar 2020.
It is open to everyone. Please register to later receive the link on Zoom. Those who register for the full week's workshop will receive the link to this as part of that registration.
In June, UiODOC will repeat the success of the Virtual Writing Seminar earlier this Spring. From Monday 22nd June, UiODOC will host a 5-day online writing seminar in collaboration with Mathew Stiller-Reeve (PhD) and Åsmund H. Eikenses (PhD). The seminar will provide a virtual space for PhDs and postdocs to meet up, learn and discuss writing. This virtual space will be packed with useful activities like:
-Lectures on writing skills
-Brain warm-up exercises
-Small discussion group meetings
All activities will take place on Zoom so please make sure you’ve signed up to the free version (at least).