Researcher Careers Workshop

International Cultural Centre

International Cultural Centre

Rynek Główny 25 31-008 Kraków


The LA3NET and oPAC consortia are organizing a Researcher Careers Workshop in Kraków, Poland on 27th June 2016.

It will be an ideal opportunity for early stage researchers to find out about their career opportunities. Invited speakers from across Europe will talk about the career prospects in academia, industry and research centres which shall help in the long term career planning. The important aspects of researcher international mobility and available grants will also be covered.

Bringing together early stage researchers from different countries will create exceptional networking opportunities for the workshop participants.

  • Alex Mason
  • Alexandra Alexandrova
  • Błażej Pędzich
  • Carsten Welsch
  • Claudia Wegner-Wahnschaffe
  • Hagit Amirav
  • Hector Garcia Morales
  • Iwona Kamińska-Borek
  • Jakob Matthias Krämer
  • Janusz Harasimowicz
  • Jurjen Couperus
  • Justyna Bejgrowicz
  • Kamil Nowacki
  • Luca Stockhausen
  • Magdalena Klimontowska
  • Manuel Cargnelutti
  • Marcin Bartosik
  • Marcin Hajduk
  • Marta Buchalska
  • Michał Jarosz
  • Miguel Fernandes
  • Pavel Kavrigin
  • Piotr Kuterba
  • Piotr Tracz
  • Ricardo Torres
  • Seamus Hegarty
  • Slawomir Artur Wronka
  • Stanimir Kisyov
  • Szymon Walczak
  • Thomas Hofmann
  • Xiangcheng Chen
  • Yelong Wei
    • 8:45 AM
    • 1
      Welcome & Introduction - Researcher Career Pathways
      Speaker: Carsten Welsch (Cockcroft Institute / University of Liverpool)
    • 2
      Session 1. Apply for your future - Grants for researchers: Horizon 2020 for Researchers’ Development & Mobility

      Regional Contact Point for EU Research grants

      Speaker: Dawid Gacek (Tadeusz Kościuszko University of Technology )
    • 3
      Young Investigator Groups: Pathways to Independence
      Speaker: Hagit Amirav
    • 4
      National Science Centre Grants for young scientists

      National Science Centre in Warsaw, Poland

      Speakers: Marcin Hajduk ( National Science Centre) , Marta Buchalska (National Science Centre) , Szymon Walczak (National Science Centre)
    • 11:00 AM
      Coffee Break
    • 5
      Session 2. International mobility & Pensions: Pension information for mobile researchers
      Speaker: Claudia Wegner-Wahnschaffe
    • 6
      Session 3. Research as your main focus: Career in Academy
      Speaker: Carsten Welsch (Cockcroft Institute / University of Liverpool)
    • 7
      Career in a large-scale Research Centre

      CERN, Switzerland

      Speaker: Seamus Hegarty (CERN)
    • 1:00 PM
    • 8
      Session 4. Career in Industry and Alternative career models: Career progression: academia to industry – personal experience
      Speaker: Janusz Harasimowicz (ELEKTA, UK)
    • 9
      Managing your spin-off company

      ImagineRT and National Centre for Nuclear Research, Poland

      Speaker: Slawomir Artur Wronka (Institute for Nuclear Research (PL))
    • 10
      Spin-off company – taking your future in your own hands
      Speaker: Alexandra Alexandrova (University of Liverpool/Cockroft Institute)
    • 3:30 PM
      Coffee Break
    • 11
      Alternative career pathways – personal experience
      Speaker: Ricardo Torres (University of Liverpool)
    • 12
      Session 5. New Research Infrastructures in Central and Eastern Europe: ELI-NP New Facility for Nuclear Physics Research
      Speaker: Piotr Tracz (ELI-NP, Romania)
    • 13
      Questions and Answers