Other seminars and workshops

In addition to grant writing, Junior Faculty organizes seminars and workshops on other topics that are of interest to junior researchers. If you have an idea for a seminar or workshop, please contact any member of the steering group or send an e-mail to juniorfaculty@bmc.uu.se.

Seminar: Strengthen your international collaboration - opportunities for researchers and teachers at Uppsala University

When: 7 December: 11.00-12.00

Where: Eva Netzelius, Blåsenhus

For researchers and teachers at Uppsala University, there are many opportunities to enhance your international collaboration. This seminar will provide an overview of some of the possibilities that are available to you at Uppsala University. It will focus on practical questions and give an idea of which funding opportunities can be relevant for you, as well as hints on applying.

The seminar will present the following areas:

  • Funding for international mobility (conferences, teaching, professional development)
  • Funding for exchange students, PhDs, researchers and teachers
  • Seed funding & initiation grants for developing collaboration in education and research
  • Global opportunities available via the international networks of Uppsala University
  • Possibilities to develop international projects

The seminar is organised by the Junior Faculty in collaboration with the Division for Internationalisation of Uppsala University.

To attend the seminar please register here:

https://doit.medfarm.uu.se/bin/kurt3/kurt/31343

Please note that the number of places are limited.

Welcome!

Docent promotion - what, when, and how?

The Junior Faculty (JF) at Uppsala University invites you to an online lunch seminar on how to prepare a successful docent promotion application.

One docent committee member from each disciplinary domain will explain the docenture application process and answer questions. After a short presentation of the JF, you choose which one of the three sessions (breakout rooms) to join. 

  • Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy (MedFarm): Professor Michael Welsh, Docenture Committee Chair
  • Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology (TekNat): Professor Monika Schmitz, Docenture Committee Deputy Chair
  • Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences (HumSam): Professor Fredrik Nilsson, Chairman of the Docent Award Board, and Norah Avielle, Faculty Officer, Faculty of Social Sciences

Thursday November 18th, 12 noon -13 pm.

Please register at: https://doit.medfarm.uu.se/bin/kurt3/kurt/29059

Welcome!

Junior Faculty

Ethics seminar

Junior Faculty welcomes you to participate in a seminar regarding ethics in science. The seminar will cover fraud prevention in research as well as misinformation and desinformation in and about science.

  • When: October 27, 13:00-15:15
    • 13.00 -13.05. Junior Faculty presentation
    • 13:05-14:00. Stefan Eriksson, Associate Professor, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Director of Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics
    • 14:00-14:15. Break
    • 14:15-15:15. Dan Larhammar, Professor, Department of Neuroscience, President of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

Strengthen your international collaboration - funding opportunities for researchers and teachers at Uppsala University

Welcome to our next workshop organised in collaboration with the Unit for Global Partnerships of Uppsala University ‘Strengthen your international collaboration - funding opportunities for researchers and teachers at Uppsala University’. This lunch workshop is targeting researchers and teachers at Uppsala University that aim to enhance their international collaboration. The workshop will provide an overview of some of the funding possibilities that are available to academic staff at Uppsala University. It will focus on practical examples and give participants an idea of which programmes can be relevant for them, as well as hints on applying.

Date: August 24, 12.00-13.00h

Place: Zoom (link will be sent to registered participants)

Register here (no later than August 20): https://doit.medfarm.uu.se/bin/kurt3/kurt/23722

Spread the word to colleagues who might be interested!

Some more information regarding the workshop:

The workshop will give an overview of the following areas:

•             Funding for international mobility (conferences, teaching, professional development)

•             Funding to exchange students, PhDs, researchers and teachers

•             Seed funding & initiation grants for developing collaboration in education/research

•             Global opportunities available via the international networks of Uppsala University

•             Possibilities to develop international projects linked to education

•             Support for the development of international virtual classrooms

The workshop will focus on funding instruments from STINT (The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education), Erasmus+, SI (the Swedish Institute) as well as funding available through Uppsala University’s different networks.

The workshop is organised by the Junior Faculty of Uppsala University together with the Unit for Global Partnerships who work with researchers and teachers at Uppsala University to develop or increase their international work and scope.

Warm welcome!

Planning for Research Impact Workshop

Welcome to our next workshop organised in collaboration with UU Innovation ‘Planning for Research Impact’. This workshop is targeted to junior researchers interested in accelerating the impact of their research. In this workshop you will learn about a method to plan and design your research projects with impact in mind from the beginning, and you will be invited to apply the impact planning canvas to your own research.

Date: May 26, 9.00-10.45h

Place: Zoom (link and preparatory material will be sent to registered participants)

Register here (no later than May 19): https://doit.medfarm.uu.se/kurt/?action=view&id=20953&role=receiver

Spread the word to colleagues who might be interested!

Some more information regarding the workshop:

To this workshop we welcome junior researchers who want to learn an effective method to structure their thoughts around research impact and get an overview of their research from an impact point of view.

Perhaps you are currently planning a research project or are struggling with the impact section in your research application? Perhaps you have a strong drive to create societal impact but simply don’t know where to start?

To have a plan in which beneficiaries, resources and stakeholders are outlined will give you a head start on successfully creating impact by being better equipped for future activities.

In this workshop you will:

  • Be introduced to different types of impact and the impact planning canvas method
  • See examples of canvases developed from real projects
  • Apply the impact planning canvas method to your own project
  • Get individual guidance based on your own research contexts and goals

The workshop will be highly participatory and will provide practical knowledge, skills and a useful tool that can be used immediately.

Giving Excellent Research Presentations (JF/UPE workshop)

This workshop, consisting of two half-day sessions, teaches and gives practice in effective presentation techniques and strategies for researchers at any point in their career trajectory who give research presentations in English.

Presenting papers in seminars and at international conferences is a central activity by which researchers communicate with the wider academic community, elicit feedback on their work, and develop their reputation. It is a complex and demanding undertaking which requires the ability to clearly express ideas with authority and credibility in English, under severe time constraints, and in the manner expected by the international community. This workshop will help you to achieve these goals more effectively.

To register to the workshop, follow the linkhttp://doit.medfarm.uu.se/kurt19746

Day 1: Monday, April 19, 09:00-13:00

On the first day, there will be a mix of lecture and discussion. We will talk about best practices in terms of content selection, presentation design, clarity of presentation, visual support, verbal delivery, body language, timing, and dealing with questions. We will discuss what the goals are of giving research presentations, and what the expectations are in the research community that you are a part of. You will also get a chance to talk about what gives you particular difficulty when presenting in English. After this first day, you will prepare a 20-minute research presentation that you will deliver to a small group of fellow participants on Day 2.

Day 2: Thursday, April 29, 09:00-13:00

On the second day, participants will be put into groups and will present their research to their colleagues. All group members will give each other feedback using special feedback rubrics that we will distribute and explain. Then we will meet and discuss the issues that came up in your presentation and those of your fellow group members. We will conclude with some reflection on what you would like to work on in your own presentation technique, and some general advice for making your future presentations go smoothly.

Note that signing up for the workshop means signing up for both days. If you do not attend Day 1, you may not attend Day 2.

The workshop will be led by Gregory Garretson, lecturer in English linguistics in the Department of English and founding member of the Unit for Professional English. For more information about the UPE and the courses that it offers to Uppsala University employees, please visit https://www.engelska.uu.se/upe/ 

Equal opportunities - why bother?

On 8 March, Uppsala University Innovation in collaboration with Junior Faculty and the Society for Women Researchers in Uppsala invite you to an online event focussing on women's opportunities to fully engage in solving future challenges.

The untapped potential of women who want to pursue careers in research but find it difficult because of obstacles they face, represents a valuable lost opportunity for society. In research, women’s different ideas, perspectives and approaches are needed to solve the various challenges we face today and will face tomorrow. But why is it so hard to reach equal opportunities between the genders? What are the mechanisms that stop us from creating the diversity that we know drives research excellence and innovation potential? And equally important, how can we find ways around it? Research and the potential societal value of research outcomes will be addressed in this event, which is focused on women's opportunities to fully engage in solving future challenges. 

This event takes place on Zoom and includes four different sessions where all but one are held in English. You can choose to join one, some or all.

Programme

08.45-09.00 
Welcome and introduction of today’s organisers; Uppsala University Innovation, Junior Faculty and the Society for Women Researchers in Uppsala.

09.00-09.45   
Kvinnors villkor i akademin – vem sköter hushållsarbetet anno 2021?
Föreläsare: Anneli Häyrén, doktor i företagsekonomi, utredare i jämställdhetsrelaterade frågor vid Uppsala universitet, forskare på Högskolan i Gävle och på Akademin för ekonomistyrning i staten, AES vid Stockholms universitet.
                              
Denna programpunkt hålls på svenska.

Sverige är ett av världens mest jämställda länder. I snart 150 år har kvinnor kunnat studera på universitet och högskolor men fortfarande är andelen kvinnliga professorer vid svenska universitet låg. När når vi jämställdhet? Och vad krävs för att nå dit? Räcker det med siffror som mått på jämställhet eller finns det en kvalitativ aspekt som måste vägas in? Forskningen visar på svårigheter för kvinnor att ta sig framåt i den akademiska världen. Hur uttrycks dessa skillnader i villkor för män och kvinnor? Vi tar oss också en närmare titt på det akademiska hushållsarbetet och vilka effekter fördelningen av detta kan få för såväl kvinnors karriärmöjligheter som för forskningen i sig och dess bredare samhällsnytta. 

10.00-10.45     
Combining academic research and value creation from research outcomes – opportunities and synergies

Meet three researchers who are committed to creating impact with their research in society. Which paths have they chosen and why? What have they learned from their experiences? How can activities aimed at creating value from research outcomes be combined with the pursuit of a research career or even benefit continued research?

Afsaneh Koochek, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Food studies, Nutrition and Dietetics
Afsaneh Koochek has a wide and unique combination of experiences as a clinical dietician, lecturer, scientist, supervisor and project manager from health care settings, academia, and nutraceutical industry. Her research areas of interest comprise developing novel nutritional therapies in combination with physical activity for maintenance and/or development of functional health and health related quality of life in aging populations.

Helena Danielson, Professor in Biochemistry, Department of Chemistry - BMC, and co-founder of Beactica Therapeutics AB
Helena Danielson’s research has focused on developing and implementing biosensor-based methods for drug discovery. A spin-off company, Beactica Therapeutics AB, exploiting the commercial potential of her research was founded in 2006. In 2019, Helena was awarded the Uppsala University Innovation prize Hjärnäpplet.

Christel Bergström, Professor, Department of Pharmacy, Drug Delivery
Christel Bergström makes use of knowledge of physiological pathways to improve delivery of pharmacologically active compounds to the site of action. With a strong background in pharmaceutics, material sciences, physical chemistry and physiology, her focus is on making use of the right tech with a clinical translation in mind from the beginning. She makes use of advanced computational modelling, develop novel in vitro tools and design new drug carriers in her quest for personalized medicines transforming the current healthcare.

11.00-11.45      
Identify the hidden potential of your research

In this interactive session, we will help you spot the hidden potential in your research. We’ll introduce you to a simple self-test that in a few minutes will help you identify what you create in your research, what potential value it could create beyond academia and for whom.

Finding the assets generated from your work may add value to your research and enable you to build a strategy for their use to the benefit of society.

Creating new solutions to the challenges of both today and tomorrow requires breadth to our perspective and experiences. Therefore it is critical that both women and men have the same opportunities to develop their research-based ideas into innovations.

Registration and Zoom link

In the registration form you can choose which sessions you would like to attend.

Register here

Registration deadline is 5 March. A Zoom link will be distributed to registered participants.

Organisers

Uppsala University Innovation in collaboration with:

Lunch webinar “Increasing our chances during recruitment and promotion”

The Junior Faculty invites you to a lunch webinar entitled “Increasing our chances during recruitment and promotion” on Monday, November 23rd, from 12h to 13h.

We will have the pleasure to listen to three members of the recruitment committees of each scientific domain and one of the recent applicants for a senior lecturer position.

If you would like to attend, please register to http://doit.medfarm.uu.se/kurt17407

The zoom link for the event is the following: https://uu-se.zoom.us/j/2996024705

Welcome!

Junior Faculty

Program:

  •  Short introduction of the Junior Faculty (Gemma Mestres, chair of the Junior Faculty)
  • General overview of the process during a promotion or recruitment to senior lecturer (Gemma Mestres, recent applicant)
  • Specificities in the TekNat domain (Gesa Weyhenmeyer, member of the recruitment committee)
  • Specificities in the MedFarm domain (Aristidis Moustakas, member of the recruitment committee)
  • Specificities in the HumSam domain (Coco Norén, member of the recruitment committee)
  • Time for questions  

Online discussion with vice-chancellor Eva Åkesson and Webinar about writing successful grant applications by the Elevate Scientific


Junior Faculty welcomes Junior Researchers (postdoc level and above) from all disciplines (HumSam, MedFarm, TekNat) to join online discussion with vice-chancellor to discuss how Covid-19 is affecting our work or any other related questions you may have. This will be followed by a webinar on how to write successful grant applications by Elevate Scientific.

Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Schedule

13:00-13:30
Online discussion with vice-chancellor Eva Åkesson, how Covid-19 is affecting our work
 Sign up here: http://doit.medfarm.uu.se/kurt16663  (deadline: Sunday, August 30) (no limit to the number of participants)

13:30-15:30 How to write successful grant applications, Dr. Dan Csontos (Elevate Scientific)
Sign up here: http://doit.medfarm.uu.se/kurt16664  (deadline: Sunday, August 30) The Webinar part is limited to 100 participants. Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Abstract
Writing grant proposals is an integral part of a researcher’s activities. But how do you capture the gist of an ambitious research program in a few pages? How do you go about in arguing about impact given the lack of a unified definition of what it means and how it can be measured? And how can you develop a narrative that is clear, concise, coherent and compelling for the reviewers? In this webinar I will tackle these questions by introducing our (funder-agnostic) model for framing research and grant proposals and discuss key elements of a successful grant proposal.


Speaker
Dr. Dan Csontos
Dan is the Editorial Director of Elevate Scientific. At Elevate he has helped researchers and institutions secure funding from national, EU and private funders, such as VR, ERC, H2020, KAW. Before founding Elevate, Dan was an editor with Nature and Nature Physics. He holds a PhD in physics from Lund University.

Seminar: “What can the university do for you?”

The Junior Faculty welcomes junior researchers from all disciplines (HumSam, TekNat, MedFarm) to join our Zoom-seminar on “What the university can do for you?”.

Time: Wednesday May 6th 09:00-12:30 (see schedule below)

Zoom-link: https://uu-se.zoom.us/j/63419037623

Schedule

9:00 Welcome: Gemma Mestres, chair of the Junior Faculty (Presentation)

9:05-10:05 Research Support Unit: Faculty Offices Research Support: External Funding  (Presentation) (Part I) (Part II) (Part III) (Part IV) (Part V)

  • MedFarm: Carin Marciszko
  • HumSam: Oddný Ósk Sverrisdóttir
  • Teknat: Pia Lansåker

10:05-10:20 Short break with discussions in small groups using break-out rooms in Zoom.

10:20-11:50: Other support units

Workshop on Academic and Popular Science Writing, March 4 and 11, 2020

Junior Faculty welcomes you to a writing workshop by the Unit for Professional English, a part of the Department of English. This will be a two-part workshop (on March 4 and March 11), but it is also possible to participate only in the first half (March 11).

Day 1 (9:15 to 12:45 on March 4, the University Main Building, Room IV):
“Using online tools to improve your academic writing in English”
- Bring your laptop
- Optionally, bring a writing sample (e.g., a draft of an article or grant application that you have written)
- Max participants: limited only by space
- Sign up here: http://doit.medfarm.uu.se/kurt15807 (deadline: February 23) (note that registration will close at 102 participants)

Day 2 (9:15 to 12:45 on March 11, the University Main Building, Room XI):
“Writing and editing popular science texts in English”
(Please note that you can only sign up for Day 2 if you also sign up for Day 1)
- Bring your laptop
- You will be asked to prepare a one-page text describing your research before the workshop; bring this to the workshop
- Max participants: 30
- Sign up here: http://doit.medfarm.uu.se/kurt15805 (deadline: February 23) (note that registration will close at 48 participants)

Please contact, JF administrator (juniorfaculty@bmc.uu.se) with any questions.

Description of the workshop:

On Day 1, we will focus on using online tools such as language corpora for editing academic texts and improving your written proficiency in English. This includes aspects such as improving vocabulary and phrasing, increasing formality, using correct grammar, and using punctuation correctly. The main goal of this part of the workshop is to show participants how to edit their own writing using these tools. Everyone will be encouraged to bring a writing sample of their own that they can use as material.

On Day 2, we will focus on the genre of popular science writing in English, including a discussion of how this differs from typical academic writing. Many researchers find it very challenging to present their research to a general public in a way that is both engaging and comprehensible. Nevertheless, popular science descriptions of research projects are frequently required, and describing one's research for those not in the field is an important aspect of grant writing. Participants will be asked to bring a one-page text describing their own research for a non-specialist audience. In the workshop, we will work in pairs on these texts, helping you make use of the tools we have learned to use on Day 1 to craft a text that communicates about your research to a general public in a clear and interesting manner.

Defeating the predators – a seminar on responsible publishing April 12, 2019

Predatory publishing practices are an increasing threat to the trust in science. Publishers that have exploitative business models, questionable methods to attract authors, inferior publishing services or in other ways have questionable ethics and motives are referred to as predatory.

The Doctoral Board, the University Library and Junior Faculty together with Stefan Eriksson (Adviser to the Vice-Chancellor on Good Research Practice) invite you to an afternoon seminar where we will discuss:

* How is predatory publishing a problem for science and society?
* How can you judge the quality and responsibility of a publisher?
* What is Cabell's blacklist?

Time: Friday April 12, at 13:00-15:30 (see schedule below)
Place: Eva Netzelius-salen 10:K102, Blåsenhus (https://bit.ly/2Od903x)

This event is open for everyone at UU who is interested in good publishing practices. You can attend the seminar without registration but need to sign up latest April 9 if you want fika: http://doit.medfarm.uu.se/kurt13598.

Schedule

13:00 ”Beware of predatory journals – the threat examined”
Stefan Eriksson, Adviser to the Vice-Chancellor on Good Research Practice

14:00 Fika break

14:20 Introduction to Cabells list and other tools to evaluate journal
Stefan Eriksson & Uppsala University library

14:50 Panel discussion

Welcome!

Workshop on Academic and Popular Science Writing, March 2018

Junior Faculty welcomes you to a writing workshop by the Unit for Professional English, a part of the Department of English. This will be a two-part workshop (on March 16 and March 23), but it is also possible to only participate in the first half (March 16).

Day 1 (9:15 to 12:45 on March 16, B22 lecture hall, BMC):
Using online tools to improve academic writing in English
- Bring your laptop
- Bring a writing sample (e.g., a draft of an article or grant application that you have written) to practice on
- Max participants: limited only by space

Day 2 (9:15 to 12:45 on March 23, location TBA):
Writing and editing popular science texts in English
- Bring your laptop
- You will be encouraged, but not required, to send in a sample of your own writing prior to the workshop (details will follow after registration)
- You will receive individual feedback after the session
- Max participants: 16

Contact
Please contact Andrea Hinas, JF administrator (juniorfaculty@bmc.uu.se) with any questions.

More information on workshop content:
On Day 1, we will focus on using online tools such as language corpora for editing academic texts and improving one's written proficiency in English. This includes aspects such as improving vocabulary and phrasing, increasing formality, using correct grammar, and using punctuation correctly. The main goal of this part of the workshop is to show the participants how to edit their own writing using these tools. Everyone will be asked to bring a writing sample of their own that they can use as material.

On Day 2, we will focus on the genre of popular science writing in English, including a discussion of how this differs from academic writing. Many researchers find it very challenging to present their research to a general public in a way that is both engaging and comprehensible. Nevertheless, popular science descriptions of research projects are frequently required, and describing one's research for those not in the field is an important aspect of grant writing. In the workshop, participants will go over sample texts and/or their own texts, making use of the tools they have learned to use on Day 1. The focus is on writing texts in clear, correct, and genre-appropriate English that convey information about one's research in a way that is comprehensible and interesting to a general public.

Recruitment workshop 10 May 2017

Recruiting PhD students, postdocs and other personnel in an efficient way is a crucial but difficult task for group leaders. Join this workshop to find out more about the recruitment process, including common pitfalls and how to avoid them. The workshop, including sandwich and coffee, is free of charge and will be held by Merro Awad from KanZen Consulting. The entire event will be in English. For more information about the training, workshop instructor, and how to sign up, see below.

Program Wednesday May 10:
11.30 Lunch sandwich will be provided outside lecture hall A1:104b, BMC.
12.00 -16.00: Workshop. Application including pre-workshop assignment (see below) must be submitted no later than Friday 28 April using this form. In the case of more applicants than places available, priority will be given to junior group leaders/PIs and participants will be further selected based on the information provided in the application form.

Information about the training:
This training covers the fundamental principles of suitability assessment in selection/recruitment. You will get an understanding of the overall selection process, which methods to use and which to avoid, and a chance to apply it to a real life example related to your area. The training contains a mix of theory and hands-on training.

Some of the topics that will be covered:

  • What is competence-based recruitment?
  • How to create a job profile
  • What drives performance?
  • Pitfalls in recruiting, and how to avoid them
  • How to obtain the best information from an interview (STAR technique)
  • Structure of an interview

About the trainer:
Merro Awad is a licensed psychologist who helps organizations with their selection and development processes. In his everyday work as a consultant, he analyses the key needs that companies have and then helps them find the talented people that can meet these needs - using scientifically sound methods. Merro is an experienced trainer and much appreciated lecturer, whose core expertise evolves around talent management, personality assessment and communication.

Pre-workshop assignment for training "Personality assessment in selection"
In order to get the maximum benefit from the training, the participants are required to complete a preparatory assignment. It should take only 15- 30 min, but will make the content of the training more useful:

Think about a position that you want to recruit someone for. If you do not have any upcoming recruitments at this time, you can instead use a position that you have recruited for before. If you have never recruited anyone you can consider your own recruitment procedure.

  • First, make a bullet point list for abilities that your consider important for the position.
  • Second, distinguish between (1) formal qualities (such as level of education, specific knowledge or experience needed), and (2) personal qualities (such as being organized, social skills, analytical ability and so on).
  • In the last step, try to assess the importance of each of these qualities for this specific position. Assign each quality either the grade "essential" or "highly desirable".

Seminar on career paths at Uppsala University 22 March 2017

An open seminar on "How to succeed as a researcher at Uppsala University/in Sweden" was jointly organized by the Young Academy of Sweden (http://www.sverigesungaakademi.se/index.html) and Junior Faculty at Uppsala University in Ekmansalen, EBC, Wednesday 22 March 2017.

The slides from Mats Larhed's presentation can be downloaded here.

Schedule:
13.15-13.20     Welcome
13.20-13.40     Presentation of the Young Academy of Sweden
13.40-14.00     Presentation of Junior Faculty
14.00-14.40     Mats Larhed: Presentation of Uppsala University as employer for young researchers. What does the career path look like at Uppsala University today? What will happen in terms of career paths and tenure track positions in the near future?
14.40-15.00     Fika
15.00-16.00     Panel discussion with representatives from Uppsala university (Humsam, Teknat, Medfarm), Junior Faculty and the Young Academy of Sweden. What do career paths look like in the different disciplines? What criteria are used for promotion in the different disciplines? What will happen in terms of career paths and tenure track positions in the near future?
16.00-17.00    Mingle/pub outside Ekmansalen (beer will be provided at cost price, please pay by cash or swish)

Media training workshop 17 Nov 2016

Junior Faculty (JF) offers a one day (9.30-17.00) media training workshop Thursday 17 November 2016 for junior researchers, primarily aimed towards junior group leaders. Participants will be trained in communication with media. You will also learn how to identify and express a message about your research. Each participant will be subjected to a filmed interview about your research. This will be edited into a 1 minute movie that you can use afterwards, for example to present your research in your own website. Workshop leader Björn Carlgren has worked with Sveriges Radio (SR) and Sveriges Television (SVT) and has ample experience in how to communicate your research in a way that is understandable to the media.

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