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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!

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.


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.

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.


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

Read our latest newsletters and... subscribe to the newsletter of your choice .

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.

NEW: “PhD, what comes next?”, the crossborder career workshop for PhD candidates

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!

PhDs, what do you get out of lockdown?

That's it, we're starting to see the end of the tunnel of this strange period. Many people think that it will have a profound impact on the way we work and consume, but also on our social and family relationships... And probably much more!

[Video] The skills needed in a professional environment

On the occasion of the 2019 Professional Pitch Contest #CPP19, members of the jury constituted of executives and business leaders share their experience on the question of skills. You will find in this video their views on recruitment, professional development or doctoral training.

Selection of job ads in the fields of biotech/medtech

Discover in this panel the numerous job ads for a wide variety of professions, from Biotechs and Medtechs, and addressed to the public of PhDs. Currently on our job site...

Individual Fellowships 2020 - Webinars dedicated to writing tips

Would you like to apply for MSCA-IF funding and would you like to benefit from feedback to help you write your project properly? Register for one of the 2 workshops organised by the MSCA NCP on June 16 and 25.

GENOPOLE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships 2020

Genopole-Evry has launched a new call for proposals for a postdoctoral fellowship which enables a France-educated1 researcher currently performing research abroad to return to France. The fellowship is intended to fund a research project in Genopole-based research laboratories or biotech companies. Application deadline: June 30.

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.


The videoconference job interview: the Devil is in the details!


The Covid-19 pandemic will not necessarily create a new world. However, it will most certainly provoke systemic changes in work organisation and managerial practices. One immediately thinks of the attitude of managers towards the telework of their employees, or the relevance of the open space, but recruitment practices will also change.


Appel à candidatures 2019 du Prix d'histoire militaire

Afin d'encourager et de promouvoir la recherche dans le domaine de la défense et de l’histoire militaire, le conseil scientifique de la recherche historique de la défense attribue un "Prix d'histoire militaire" pour les thèses de doctorat, ainsi que pour les mémoires de Master 2

Candidatez jusqu'au 7 juin 2019.

Networking or Not Working, it's up to you!

Hervé Bommelaer is an outplacement consultant at Enjeux Dirigeants. For many years, he has been assisting senior executives in their professional repositioning.


He is the author of seven books on networking, including “Trouver le bon job grâce au Réseau (Finding the right job through networking)” and “Recherche d’emploi - conseils des pros (Job Search – Advice from Professionals)” (Eyrolles).

PhD: choosing France for your research

You have decided to go abroad for your research project but you don’t know yet which country will host you. Why not France? Rank 4 in hosting international PhD candidates before the USA and Germany, France offers many opportunities for international PhDs in academia and in industry. Discover them by participating in the webinar organised together by ABG and the French diplomacy network in Northern America on the 19th of May, at 6 pm (CET).

Business Webinar on Funding and Recruiting International Researchers (MSCA-IF)

Discover the MSCA-IF funding scheme and the services to help recruit and welcome international researchers during the webinar organized by ABG and France Innovation on May 15th at 11am.

Inspireurope Stakeholder Forum: an online event on research, innovation and scholars at risk (June 8, 2020)

The event aims to facilitate exchange between key actors in research and innovation in Europe, including individual researchers, higher education networks, research funding agencies, EU and other policy makers in Europe.

Thematic webconferences in English for PhD candidates and postdocs by ABG

Join us for 2 sessions in English to discuss your career development plans and to increase your efficiency in networking outside academia: 22 April and 24 April. NEW SESSION: May 7

Exchanges on best practice for PhD supervisors and research team managers

In order to help doctoral student supervisors and team leaders to maintain the cohesion of their teams during containment, ABG offers them to share experience, questions and exchanges during 5 video conferences in April. Register now [attention, limited number of places].

Thematic webconferences for your career development

Join ABG every Friday of the confinement, from 11 am to 12.30 pm for its webconferences: times of exchanges, reflections and advices related to PhD career development.

Appel à projets "Jeune docteur" de la SATT Paris Saclay. Candidatez jusqu'au 3 avril 2020

Vous êtes doctorant en 3ème année, ou docteur diplômé depuis moins de 18 mois issu du Cluster Paris-Saclay, et vous enisagez un transfert technologique vers un partenaire industriel ou la création de start-up ? L'appel à projets "Jeune docteur" de la SATT Paris Saclay est fait pour vous. 

Candidatez jusau'au 3 avril 2020 !


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.

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