Science jobs in the Public Sector – how do you get shortlisted?

Workshop Outline

Early career scientists, whether with a B.Sc., M.Sc. or Ph.D. , generally have the option of either going into industry or into public sector research, and in the latter case, often with the longer term objective of a permanent job in academia. This workshop will explain, from the  point of view of public service recruiters (e.g. universities, agencies, county councils), why one application ends up in the bin, while another apparently very similar application makes it on to the shortlist for interviewing, using real examples.  Those attending the workshop are strongly encouraged to bring along a job advertisement of a kind that would interest them, and a copy of the CV they would submit in response to it.

Workshop Leader

Dr. Rachel Cave

Rachel holds a B.Sc. in Geological Oceanography from the University of Wales, Bangor, UK, and a PhD in Marine Chemistry from the University of Southampton, UK, on the trace metal chemistry of hydrothermal vents and sediments. She carried out post-doctoral research at the University of East Anglia, UK, on the EUROCAT project, researching the effects of changes in river catchments on the chemistry of estuaries and coastal seas. She has been Lecturer in Chemical Oceanography at NUI Galway since 2004, and carries out research on ocean acidification in Irish offshore and coastal waters, and on the impacts of submarine groundwater discharge on coastal waters. But before all that, she had another career entirely….