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

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…

ABG tower, this is PhD, Descent and landing instructions [PART 3]!

B. Kimpe


You’re a doctoral candidate and you’re thinking about going abroad? Roger that. But have you anticipated the different steps of your mobility? No? Then here are some practical advices to guide you like air traffic control with airplanes.

At the end of [PART 2], your mobility experience has reached its cruising pace, professionally and humanely ... Weeks, months, pass and the time to consider your return is finally drawing near. This symbolic flight begins thus preparing to land.

Here's a checklist of good practices for a smooth and efficient return.

ABG tower, this is PhD, taxi clearance and take-off instructions, over! [PART 2]

B. Kimpe



You’re a doctoral candidate and you’re thinking about going abroad? Roger that. But have you anticipated the different steps of your mobility? No? Then here are some practical advices to guide you like air traffic control with airplanes.

After the questionning and shaping of yourself and your professional project in [PART 1], this week let's focus on preparations... What actions do you need to take so as to experiment mobility in the best
possible conditions ?

ABG tower, this is PhD, taxi clearance and take-off instructions, over! [PART 1]

O. Benfaida



You’re a doctoral candidate and you’re thinking about going abroad? Roger that. But have you anticipated the different steps of your mobility? No? Then here are some practical advices to guide you like air traffic control with airplanes.

This first part focuses on how to design and prepare your mobility project. In other words, a detailed checklist to get yourself ready ... so fasten your belts!

Vivien Badaut, PhD, innovation consultant

Ludovic Fery

Vivien Badaut is now working in Leeds as an independent consultant and supports R&D-intensive companies by offering them different kinds of services: searching for European funding, building a business plan, writing technical reports… Through his history, Vivien Badaut, as a PhD in nuclear chemistry, confirms that networking is of a great help when it comes to career development.

François Quemeneur, from a PhD in biophysics to entrepreneurship

Ludovic Fery

françois quemeneur

After a PhD in physics and a MBA in innovation management, François Quemeneur started a young innovative company with his partner. Freelance consulting missions gave him the project to focus his work on small structures, before deciding to create his own business.

Maria Givony, project manager at Firendo

Ludovic Fery

With her dynamic and creative personality, Maria Givony decided to give a turn in her professional goals by embracing a career in science communication, after her thesis in immunology in 2013. She is now project manager at Firendo, which aims at raising awareness of endocrine rare diseases in France. Her job entails science popularization and graphic design for the patients suffering from those diseases.

Sarah Enouz, research grant manager at Imagine Institute

Ludovic Fery

As a researcher in biology, Sarah Enouz decided to change her career path and became science project coordinator. She is still working closely with the laboratory but not on experiments: she is now dealing with communication activities and the design of management tools for researchers. In her current position, she is in charge of making the biomedical research process flow easier and ensuring that deadlines are met by all the stakeholders, especially for clinical trials.

Excerpts from ESOF 2016: get a job in industry

Sarah Blackford, Academic and science career consultant

ESOF 2016

What better way for PhD students and researchers to find out how to get a job in industry than to ask employers and careers adviser professionals directly? In a face-to-face 'Question Time' career session during the ESOF 2016 conference last July, the 'Fish Bowl' format of 'Life after a PhD' enabled participants to do just that. With a line-up of speakers from six European countries, representing large and small international companies, recruitment and career professional agencies, including ABG, the audience was in good hands.

5 tricks to give a great pitch

Ludovic Fery

concours pitch
From Ted worldwide conference program to the Australian “Three minute thesis” contest which became the “Ma thèse en 180 secondes” challenge in France), more and more opportunities exist to pitch science.

But pitching isn’t rocket science and, just like any other kind of public talks, the main key to success is preparation. To help you on the way, here are 5 tricks that would work on any audience.

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Did you know that a splash could be useful for your personal development?

Bérénice Kimpe - International Cooperation

It is summertime, the weather is hot. You are at your desk. You are angry because your boss did (once again) a not so nice remark about your work. You have one thing in mind: leaving the office and jumping in a pool to cool off.
But going for a splash is much more than just about cooling off!

5 steps to network efficiently at a conference

Ludovic Fery

Working in the science/research field means that you will have plenty of events to attend, either meetings with a general audience like cocktails and conferences or the more traditional scientific meetings where you have the opportunity to present a poster or give a talk. So, if you want to rock your next networking event, just follow the guide!

ABC-advice for PhDs looking for a job outside academia (last part)

Bérénice Kimpe - International Cooperation

All good things come to an end... Here is the last part of our alphabet series: U-Z. Enjoy!

ABC-advice for PhDs looking for a job outside academia (part 4)

Bérénice Kimpe - International Cooperation

For each letter of the alphabet, you will find one piece of advice. Today, let's discover the part 4 of the series.

Itchy to go abroad? Put your motivations and constraints in the light!

Catherine Gayda & Bérénice Kimpe - International office

Jean-Michel Romann is Head of The Group Mobility Department at EDF. Twenty five people are working in this department to manage the different international mobility steps for 650 expatriates. Mr Romann will adress the challenges of an international mobility for all the stakeholders: the employee, his family  and the company.

ABC-advice for PhDs looking for a job outside academia (part 3)

Bérénice Kimpe - International Cooperation

Today, the third part of the alphabet series: K to N. Enjoy!

Three post-docs including two abroad and then?

Clarisse Faria-Fortecoëf


Yoann Le Bars, PhD in physical oceanography, has first experimented the mobility at the national level throughout his studies, from Paris to Nancy via Toulouse where he completed his doctorate (2006 to 2010). At Paul Sabatier University, his research focused on the "Modeling of barotrope ocean dynamics in the Amazonian estuary and plateau". within the LEGOS (Laboratoire d’Études en Géophysique et Océanographie), under joint supervision with the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) and the CNES (Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales).
"Then going abroad, it was a little bit natural, given the work done in connection with the CNES and the growing international request in the ocean modeling field".

ABC-advice for PhDs looking for a job outside academia (part 2)

Bérénice Kimpe - International cooperation

We continue with the second part of the ABC-advice! Today, let’s have a look at the letters F to J: enjoy!

Develop and mobilize your network...

Clarisse Faria-Fortecoëf


This is one of the recommendations of Charlotte Mallet, PhD in Organic chemistry applied to conductive materials and Researcher at Esstalion, a business venture of research and development established in June 2014 by Sony Corporation, a leader in the manufacturing among others, of communication systems, as well as of information and technology products and Hydro-Québec, Canada's largest electricity producer.
Learn more about her career path and success keys of her mobility on the other side of the Atlantic
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ABC-advice for PhDs looking for a job outside academia

Bérénice Kimpe - International Cooperation

For each letter of the alphabet, you will find one piece of advice. Today, let's discover what's behind the 5 first letters!
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