Early Career Workshop

  • Address: University of Helsinki, Kumpula Campus, Exactum building (Pietari Kalmin katu 5), Auditorium B123 (Linus Torvalds auditorium)
  • Date: Monday, 3 June 2019
  • Time: 15:00-18:00

The idea behind this workshop is to offer career and professional development activities at the EC annual meetings - aimed at increasing awareness of career options inside and outside of academia, and strategies for pursuing them. We also intend to act as point of contacts to any early-career researcher.

During this session we will organize fake interviews for different types of position (standard postdoc position, fellowship, technician/engineering position, and private sector position). A mock panel including a mock candidate will go through a list of 'standardized' questions in front of the audience, highlighting the good and less good points in the answers.
We hope to achieve high participation from early-career scientists (particularly students and postdocs) in our activities.


2:30pmWelcome Coffee
3:00pm - 4:30pmPresentation of good practices and standards CV + job interview
* Private (10 min CV +15 min interview demo)
* Engineer (10 min CV + 15 min interview demo)
* Academia (10 min CV + 15 min interview demo)
4:30pm - 6:00pmQuestions/Open discussion


The registration for the EC Early Career session in Helsinki is still open. We'll try to accommodate everyone, even if you decide to join the event at the last minute. Please indicate in the form if you are coming to the Early Career session.

Map of Kumpula Campus

Pehr Kalms gata in this map is the same as Pietari Kalmin katu, one in Swedish and the other in Finnish.



Entrance to Exactum as seen from the Pietari Kalmin katu: Exactum
Photo: Hannu Kurki-Suonio


  • Mathilde Jauzac (mathilde.jauzac (a) durham.ac.uk) - Currently a UKRI Future Leaders Fellow/Assistant Professor at Durham University working on gravitational lensing in galaxy clusters (observations & comparison with simulations)

  • Bogna Kubik (bkubik (a) ipnl.in2p3.fr) - Research-ingerneer working on the NISP data reduction.

  • Douglas Scott (dscott (a) phas.ubc.ca) - Professor at UBC, Vancouver, cosmologist, experience as advisor for astronomy graduate students.