Smart Futures: SFI Research Career Options Forum



Time Sessions
9.30 – 10.30 Registration opens – tea/coffee + networking
10.30 – 10.50

Introduction by MC Dr Claire O'Connell (Irish Times and Silicon Republic Contributor)

Welcome address by Professor Mark Ferguson Director General Science Foundation Ireland and Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government of Ireland

10.50 – 11.30

Keynote: Dr Liz Elvidge
Head of Postdoc Development Centre, Imperial College London – ‘What Every Postdoc Needs to Know’

Q&A with Dr Liz Elvidge & Dr Claire O'Connell

11.30 – 11.45

STEM Careers in the Future of Work & Recruiting for STEM: Challenges & Opportunities with CPL Director, Rob Daly

11.45 – 12.00 Entrepreneur Guest Speaker: Dr Nora Khaldi, Founder and CSO at Nuritas
12.00 - 13.00

Panel Discussion on Research Career Path Options with

Chair: Ned Costello (Irish Universities Association)

Dr Liz Elvidge (Imperial College London)

Dr Nora Khaldi (Nuritas)

Dr Helen Berney (Analog Devices)

Dr Jennifer Brennan (Technological Higher Education Association)

Rob Daly (CPL)

Darrin Morrissey (Science Foundation Ireland)

With Q&A from the floor

13.00 – 14.00 Light Lunch


14.00 – 14.30


15.00 - 15.30

Workshop #1 Entrepreneurship - presented by Stephen O'Driscoll (Scientific Programme Manager, Science Foundation Ireland) and entrepreneur guests

Workshop #2 CV Preparation and Key Skills - presented by Una Clifford and Holly Anderson (Science Foundation Ireland, Human Resources Office)

Workshop #3 EURAXESS - mobility for international students and researchers living and working/studying in Ireland - presented by Jennifer Cleary, EURAXESS Ireland Manager and HR Manager, Irish Universities Association (see for further details)

Workshop #4 SFI Programmes - presenting an overview of SFI Early Career Investigator-Led programmes including SIRG, CDA, FRL and other opportunities under the SFI partnerships with the Royal Society (URF) and Wellcome (RCDF).  For more information please see

Note: Availability is limited

14.00 – 16.00 Face to Face sessions connecting Industry with researchers and STEM students (please book in during registration or select once you receive your login details)
16.00 Close


closed since 19 Sep 2017
Registration 21 Jul – 19 Sep
Meeting Selection 4 Sep – 21 Sep
Event 22 Sep
Venue Pembroke Road
, Ireland
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 189
Meetings 137
Finland 1
Germany 1
Ireland 371
Netherlands 1
Others 2
United Kingdom 3
Total 382
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