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NEW: “PhD, what comes next?”, the crossborder career workshop for PhD candidates - November 18-20 2020

Together with its German and Luxembourg partners, ABG is organising the first edition of the cross-border seminar for doctoral students “PhD, what comes next?”. This seminar is aimed at all doctoral candidates from France, Germany and Luxembourg, as well as those who wish to come and work in one of the three countries after their doctorate. On your marks? Are you ready? Register now!

Attend the final of ABG’s Professional Pitch Contest by videoconference on November 19th , at 2pm

In compliance with health regulations, the ABG invites you to the PhDTalent Career Fair 100% Virtual, for the finals of Its 2020 Professional Pitch Competition.
With its 10 finalists and its jury of executives and business leaders, attend the finals by videoconference from wherever you are !


ABG Newsletters

Each month, ABG provides you with an overview of its news, as well as that of its network, through 3 newsletters:

  • "Researchers newsletter" for PhD candidates, PhDs, engineering students and Master students (FR)
  • "International newsletter" for all audiences interested in news, funding, and especially international mobility, opportunities and job offers for an international audience (EN/FR)
  • "Employers newsletter" for companies and other organisms which recruit PhDs

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Concours de pitch ABG 2018 : la composition du jury professionnel

Avec la rentrée, le concours de pitch professionnel de l'Association Bernard Gregory approche à grands pas. Vous avez jusqu'au 18 septembre minuit pour nous faire parvenir vos vidéos. L'enjeu ? 10 places de finalistes qui présenteront leur pitch sur le PhD Talent Career Fair, le 5 octobre 2018, à Paris mais surtout, face à notre jury de cadres et dirigeants d'entreprises.

Panel d'offres d'emploi : spéciale SHS

En ce moment sur notre job board, de nombreuses offres d'emploi dédiées au public des docteurs en sciences humaines et sociales (SHS).

Découvrez-les toutes dans cet article... mais surtout si l'une (ou plusieurs) d'entre elles vous conviennent, candidatez !

Lancez-vous dans l'aventure d'une startup Deeptech, avec le programme jeunes chercheurs spécial startup de la SATT Pulsalys

Vous êtes jeune docteur(e), post-doc ou doctorant(e) en fin de thèse ?  Vous pensez que vos résultats de recherche ont du potentiel pour devenir un futur produit  / service, répondant à un besoin de la société ? Vous songez à un projet de startup pour le concrétiser et l’amener jusqu’au marché ?

Le programme Jeunes Chercheurs Spécial Startup est peut-être le tremplin qui vous aidera à concrétiser votre ambition DeepTech.

Candidatez jusqu'au 15 octobre 2020.


Candidatez, soumettez votre projet, et projetez-vous dans une future création d’entreprise !

Pour tous les candidat(e)s : notre BootCamp spécial Jeunes Chercheurs vous fera découvrir toutes les facettes de la création de startup Deep Tech

Pour les projets sélectionnés : notre investissement vous permettra de prototyper le futur produit / service à partir de vos résultats

La saison 3 du MOOC "Doctorat et poursuite de Carrière" par PhDOOC

L’association PhDOOC organise pour la 3 e année consécutive, le MOOC “Doctorat et Poursuite de Carrière” à destination des doctorants et des docteurs de toutes disciplines. Il s’agit d’une formation gratuite et en ligne qui débute le 7 novembre. Inscrivez-vous dès  à présent, les cours débutent le 7 novembre 2018 !


Open Call ERC Advanced Grant 2018

Are you an established, leading Principal Investigator, who wants long-term funding to pursue a ground-breaking, high-risk project? Apply for an ERC Advanced Grants! These funds make it possible to support scientists of excellence and recognized in their field of research.

Panel d'offres d'emploi : spéciale SHS

En ce moment sur notre job board, de nombreuses offres d'emploi dédiées au public des docteurs en sciences humaines et sociales (SHS).

Découvrez-les toutes dans cet article... mais surtout si l'une (ou plusieurs) d'entre elles vous conviennent, candidatez !

Prix de la Gendarmerie nationale

In 2021, the Gendarmerie Nationale organizes the "National Gendarmerie Awards - Research and Strategic Thinking" in order to reward and support members of the Institution (active or reserve) or civil society, whose research or publication work and actions concern issues of national security and defense. 
Deadline for application: January 29, 2021

Meet UK universities online at Study UK Europe: Gateway to the UK

The British Council’s first ever Europe-wide virtual higher education fair for students considering studying in the UK at either undergraduate or postgraduate level will take place from 19 October-13 November.

Bourses doctorales "Vernadski" 2019

Dans le cadre de son programme d’aide à la mobilité des jeunes chercheurs dit « Vernadski », l’Ambassade de France en Fédération de Russie attribue pour l’année 2019, des bourses de doctorat en cotutelle de thèse.


Cet appel est ouvert jusqu’au 21 décembre 2018.

Highlight of the Post-Doctoriales Seminar, organized by ABG with the support of the City of Paris

From September 7 to 9, 2020, a session of the Post-Doctoriales® was held in Paris. This seminar is dedicated to researchers on fixed-term contracts in the public sector, or searching for opportunities, regardless of their field of expertise. 

It is designed to help these young researchers initiate a personal reflection, aiming at valorizing their skills in a stimulating and realistic professional project. It also offers them the opportunity to meet professionals working outside the academic sector.

Check out the highlights of those three intense days.

After Doc' Social Sciences & Humanities #2

After the success of its 1st edition, a new After Doc' was organized in Paris on February 12, 2019.

It allowed almost 50 participants, PhD candidates and holders, to discover the careers of four speakers - who hold a PhD in social sciences and humanities  or hire and work with them in the private sector - and to exchange with them during an informal networking session.

Here are some highlights from this event.


Kristina Berkut joins the ABG as Training & International Project Manager

Kristina Berkut has joined ABG team. She will be holding the position of Training and International Cooperation Project Manager.

Read more about her career path, her commitments and her objectives through this biographical article.

Alejandra MEDINA: from a PhD in Finance to the OECD

During the last Post-Doctoriales seminar organized by ABG and the City of Paris, Alejandra MEDINA told us about her experience. From her PhD in Finance to the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development), she looks back at her career and gives some advice for those interested in working for intergovernmental and international organizations.

On your mark... ready... pitch! Launch of the annual Professional Pitch Contest by ABG

Association Bernard Gregory (ABG), in partnership with PhDTalent, CASDEN Banque Populaire and ANDès, invites you on October 18, 2019 to the PhDTalent Career Fair for the 6th edition of its professional pitch contest.

Meet us at CENTQUATRE in Paris, on the occasion of this event, entirely dedicated to doctoral candidates & doctorate holders.

The principle? Candidates have 120 seconds to convince the jury and the audience by presenting their research experience and their professional project in a clear, concise and convincing manner.

Do you want to participate? Send us your video pitch now!

Forums BIOTechno editions 2020

TheForums BIOTechno are unique meeting days that bring together students, doctoral students, young researchers and companies every year.  The main objective is to facilitate the creation of a strong network in the biotechnology sector and thus consolidate the bridges between the academic and private sectors.

This year, the Grand-Est edition will tale place from June 2nd to 12th as an e-forum and the Paris edition is postponed to October 5th 2020.

Watch online our webinars on PhD career development and intersectoral mobility

As part of its missions around the geographical and intersectoral mobility of PhDs, ABG has organized during the lockdown a series of webinars, now accessible by replay on its YouTube channel.

Laurence Friteau joins ABG as head of the Corporate Relations, Partnerships and Recruitment department

Our team is happy to welcome Mrs Laurence Friteau as head of the Corporate Relations, Partnerships, and Recruitment department. Laurence replaces Michèle Ansola, well known to our clients, who has widely contributed to the development of ABG, and has recently retired.

Get to know more about her career path, her commitments and her projects through this biographical article.

Appel à candidatures - Aide à la recherche 18/19 de la Fondation d'Entreprise SILAB - Jean PAUFIQUE

La fondation d'Entreprise SILAB - Jean PAUFIQUE soutient la recherche fondamentale et appliquée dans le domaine des peaux malades. Chaque année elle permet à un(e) jeune doctorant(e) ou post-doctorant(e) de mener à bien leur projet de recherche, grâce à une dotation de 20 000 € pour une durée maximum de 3 ans.

L'appel à candidatures de la campagne 18/19 est ouvert jusqu'au 15/10/18.


Entreprises, Universités et organismes de recherche... l'ABG s''adapte à vos besoins en période de confinement

En cette période exceptionnelle, vous avez probablement pris les mesures qui s’imposaient pour préserver la santé de tous et votre activité.
Il en va de même pour l’ABG... Ces circonstances nous offrent une opportunité de réinventer nos modes de travail, et d'adapter notre offre de services à vos besoins, ainsi qu'à l'actualité.

SAAFE: French-Australian grants for research internships in nuclear science and engineering

The SAAFE program supports Early Career Researchers at PhD and postdoctoral levels to travel from Australia to France – and from France to Australia – to initiate sustainable research networks and linkages. Apply before May 1.

Conseils emploi en période de confinement

En cette période un peu particulière et pour mettre à profit le confinement que nous vivons… Nous vous avons préparé un petit pense bête de tout ce que vous pouvez faire quand vous avez du temps (ou un peu plus que d’habitude !).

Funding excellent researchers for companies thanks to MSCA-IF European projects: feedback from Elvesys

Guilhem Velvé Casquillas holds a PhD in physics and is the founder (among others) of Elvesys Microfluidics Innovation Center, a company specialized in microfluidics. He agreed to answer our questions to share his experience of European projects, in particular the individual grants of the Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions (MSCA-IF).

L'état de l'emploi scientifique en France-Édition 2018

L’État de l’emploi scientifique 2018 correspond à une publication statistique biennale. Il rassemble des études et statistiques permettant d'éclairer les différents domaines d'activité des personnels qui relèvent de l'emploi scientifique en France. Il couvre à la fois la recherche menée dans les organismes et les établissements d'enseignement supérieur et celle réalisée en entreprise.

The InnovDoc initiative by the University of Grenoble Alpes: from a PhD to working for a company

Interview by Ouissame Benfaida (communication) and Bérénice Kimpe (Head of International Department)

InnovDoc is a company made up of a team of doctoral students from the Grenoble Alpes University Community willing to have a corporate experience near the end of their doctorate. The long term gaol : bringing companies and research closer together by missionning doctoral candidates as experts in companies.

Read more on this initiative, as well as of the InnovDoctors, who benefited from the iniitiative...

Rituals, how the Little Prince helps us to live well in confinement

For doctoral candidates, researchers, supervisors, team leaders and managers: the value of rituals to unite teams.

Over the last few days, our organization and our pace of life have been disrupted, we have lost some of our points of reference. Having quickly adapted to the new requirements, the challenge is to hold out over the long term.

Webinars on Higher Education and Research Opportunities in the European Union: Aug. 7 and 14

If you're interested in going to Europe for your doctoral project, don't miss the 2 info sessions on opportunities in France (Aug.7) and Germany (Aug. 14), organised by Afrisnet and Euraxess North America.

Be the recruiter’s Christmas tree!

Author: Bérénice Kimpe (Head of International Department)

We are only a few days away from Christmas and your tree sits in your living room. Perhaps you had trouble deciding which tree would be best suited to your space. Indeed, choosing a tree is not an exact science and your family certainly does not have the same vision of the ideal tree as you do. Sometimes you choose a tree that doesn't look like the one you originally imagined.

All this can also happen during the recruitment process: it's time to turn yourself into the recruiter's Christmas tree!

Recruitment process in Europe: a panel discussion by ABG for the University of Torino

Author: Bérénice Kimpe (Head of International Department)

For the second edition of its PhD Day organized by Lucia Salto, project manager for PhD career development at the University of Torino, ABG invited 6 speakers from  European companies to talk about the recruitment of PhDs in their organisations. The topics covered include the different steps from sourcing to recruiting, the do’s and don’ts in the application and interview, their expectations towards PhDs…

Being a project manager at the National Geographical Institute of Bruxelles

Interview by Bérénice Kimpe (Head of International Department)

We met Dr Katharine Maussen when she was still doing her PhD at ULB, during a summer school in 2017. Just before being graduated with her PhD, she was recruited by the National Geographical Institute in Bruxelles. Let's have a look at her story!

How I defined my career plan step by step

Interview by Bérénice Kimpe (Head of International Department)

Defining your career plan is never easy. It takes time, requires a lot of introspection and network. Here is the testimonial of a doctorate holder who went through different steps and many questions before finding her way.


From research in the public sector to consultancy in the private sector, there is only one step

Interview by Bérénice Kimpe (Head of International Department)

Resigning from a permanent position in a research institute to land in a company: you consider that as a crazy move? Not at all, as explains Sébastien Rochette, PhD : "leaving academia is not a failure". As long as it is what you really want.

Your professional background: the story of which you are the hero

Author: Bérénice Kimpe (Head of International Department)

You may be familiar with these particular books in which the writer allows you to choose how the journey continues for the main character. Professional life is also a book full of adventures in which you are the hero.

Recruiter's interview : ABG meets Joël Richard [Head of pharmaceutical operations at Medincell

ABG met Joel RICHARD, head of technical and pharmaceutical operations at Medincell, and had a conversation about the relationship between PhDs and companies. They brushed up on several topics : their place in a company, their skills, companies expectations, collaboration with academic labs, and of course... advice !

Les Post-Doctoriales® vous donnent rendez-vous du 1er au 3 juillet 2020, inscrivez-vous dès à présent !

Vous êtes docteur et vous vivez ou travaillez à Paris ? Vous vous interrogez sur la prochaine étape de carrière et l’envisagez en dehors du secteur académique ?
Ne manquez pas la prochaine session des Post-Doctoriales® du 1erau 3 juillet 2020, à Paris.

Inscrivez-vous sans tarder (nombre de places limité) !

Inspireurope Stakeholder forum on research, innovation and research at risk: the highlights

On June 8, an online event was organized to discuss the challenges and opportunities for the Higher Education and Research institutions to welcome refugee scientists. If you couldn’t attend the event, all the sessions are now available online.

Comscicon : le workshop de communication scientifique à destination des doctorants et doctorantes arrive en France le 4 septembre. Inscrivez-vous jusqu'au 24 juillet

Le workshop international de communication scientifique, ComSciCon, fait son entrée sur le sol français le 4 septembre 2020 sur le campus de l’Université Paris-Saclay à la Maison d’Initiation et de Sensibilisation aux Sciences (MISS). Les inscriptions sont ouvertes jusqu'au 24 juillet 2020 (nombre de places limité) !

Find all the content (in English) of the Franco-German webinar on the mobility and career development of PhDs!

Association Bernard Gregory, in partnership with the Franco-German University, Institut Français in Germany and the French Embassy in Berlin, organized on July 9, 2020 an information day for young researchers about mobility and career development. If you were unable to attend or if you wish to see it again, it's this way!

[WEBINAR] 6th edition of the Franco-German Young Researchers' Day

As major players in the European research landscape, Germany and France offer numerous opportunities to (future) young researchers. The Association Bernard Gregory , the Franco-German University, the French Embassy and the Institut français in Germany are organising for the 6th consecutive year an information day for young researchers on their career development. This event will take place online on 9th of July 2020, in English.

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