Johnian Society Careers Forum: Academia
Join Johnians Professor I. Nick McCave (1986) and Dr Oliver Buxton (2003) at Imperial College London for a discussion on how to build and sustain a career in academia.
Nick and Oli will share the benefit of their extensive, international research careers in their respective specialisms of Earth & Environmental Sciences and Fluid Mechanics.
If you are at the start of a career in academia, or working in industry and considering a change of direction into academia, this event will help to demystify what’s ahead of you.
Nick McCave is a Fellow of St John’s and Emeritus Woodwardian Professor of Geology in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Cambridge. He completed his PhD as a Fulbright Scholar at Brown University, Rhode Island, was a Lecturer in Environmental Sciences at UEA and worked as an Adjunct Scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Massachusetts.
Oli Buxton is a Reader in Experimental Fluid Mechanics in the Department of Aeronautics at Imperial College London. He graduated with an MEng In Engineering from St. John’s College in 2007 and a PhD in Aeronautics from Imperial College London in 2011. He spent two years as a postdoc at the University of Texas at Austin.
Oli and Nick will share tips and recommendations from their own experiences of creating fulfilling, successful and sustainable research careers.
This event is coordinated by the Johnian Society with support from the Development Office of St John’s. In line with the mission of the Johnian Society, the event places the alumni network at its heart. With 13,000 alumni of St John’s around the world, the network is a valuable resource for its members.
The deadline to book for this event has now passed.
The event will be shaped to the needs of the attendees, but we expect to cover the following topics:
– Routes into academia
– Gaining international experience
– Transferrable skills from industry
– The academic job market
– Funding your research
– Finding valuable networks and mentors
All are welcome at this event but we expect it to be most valuable to:
– Current Masters/MPhil students
– Current PhD candidates
– Early career researchers
– Those working in industry considering a change in direction
– Those working in either arts & humanities or sciences
We want this event to be as useful to attendees as possible; if you have particular topics you would like to discuss at the event, let us know so that we can be sure to cover them. We recognise that this event covers a broad subject, so if we can’t help we will try to find someone who can.