Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Alternatives to Academia

30 Mar 10:00 am - 2:30 pm


Chadwick Building, UCL



Not sure what to do after your BSc/MSc/PhD? Tired of the PostDoc life? Don’t know what skills you need to do a career transition?

The society of Spanish Researchers in UK (SRUK) brings you a knowledge sharing platform to support and enhance the employability of graduates and postgraduates in the private and public sector. The speakers will discuss alternative careers to academia and give you hands-on tips on how to change your career pathway.

The speakers, coming from different sectors (Scientific Computing, Research in Industry, Publishing and Banking) will give insights into their career transitions, how is their job like, and what could you do to start a career on their field. They will also point out which soft-skills are valued in each sector.

10:00 – 10:20 Registration
10:20 – 10:30 Welcome and Introduction by Dr Larissa Zárate, Director of the London Constituency of the Society of Spanish Researchers in the UK
10:30 – 10:50 Research Software Development: Dr Diego Alonso Álvarez, Research Software Engineer, Research Computing Services, ICT, Imperial College London
10:50 – 11:10 Integrity and Ethical Standards in Scientific Journals: Dr Elena Vicario Orri, Research Integrity Team Lead at Frontiers
11:10 – 11:30 Research for Neuroinflammatory Diseases at a Biotech: Dr Anna Vilalta, Tecniospring Plus Fellow, Minoryx Therapeutics
11:30 – 12:00 Coffee Break
12:00 – 12:20 Research at the National Physics Laboratory (NPL): Dr Ana Mónica Lourenço, Higher Research Scientist, NPL
12:20 – 12:40 From Banking to Academia: Jacobo Roa, Quantitative Research VP at JP Morgan, PhD student at University College London
12:40 – 13:30 Panel Discussion moderated by Kiko Rul·lan
13:30 – 14:30 Networking & Light refreshments

This event will be a great opportunity to learn what “out-of-Academia” options are available out there for you, how to start focusing your career, and start expanding your network on that field.


30 Mar
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Event Categories:
Event Tags:


Chadwick Building, UCL
B05 LT, Gower St
London, WC1E 6BT United Kingdom
+ Google Map