[ASC-list] ACT: Is Australia producing too many PhDs? Live 'Big Ideas' panel discussion - March 18th

Kali Madden office at asc.asn.au
Mon Mar 4 02:53:45 UTC 2013


Can't make it in person but *very* keen to hear the broadcast later.

Thanks ASC ACT.

On Mon, Mar 4, 2013 at 1:36 PM, ASC ACT Branch <asccanberra at gmail.com>wrote:

> Dear ASCers,
> Before we start our official promo, we thought we'd give members and ASC
> email list readers the chance to RSVP first (link below) as we envisage
> this event will be popular and only a limited number of seats are available.
> For those interstate, we will tweet updates on the night (hash tag to be
> confirmed) and let you know when it will be broadcast on ABC radio.
> Official invite below.
> ___________________________________________________________________________
> Long hours, short-term contracts, uncertain employment, and cutthroat
> competition for grants, fellowships and positions. The work may be on
> interesting and important issues and the company stimulating, but for many
> the reality of a career in research isn’t so rosy.
> We invite you to join our panel of experts as they discuss careers in
> research and answer the question: Is Australia producing too many PhDs?
> <http://inspiringtheact.org.au/event/phds/>
> Just last year, the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research
> and Tertiary Education commissioned the Australian Council of Learned
> Academies to investigate the career pathway for researchers in Australia.
> Science communication consultant Toss Gascoigne was asked to conduct the
> survey and draft the report, Career support for researchers:
> Understanding needs and developing a best practice approach<http://www.tossgascoigne.com.au/docs/CareerSupportForResearchers.pdf>
>  *[62 pages, 997 KB PDF, external link]*, which highlighted job
> insecurity as the number one problem facing Australian researchers.
> Paul Barclay, the host of ABC Radio National’s Big Ideas<http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/bigideas/>
>  program, will be facilitating this panel discussion, which will be
> recorded live and broadcast at a later date.
> Panelists include:
>    - Toss Gascoigne – author, Australian Council of Learned Academies
>    report, *Career Support for Researchers*
>    - Aidan Byrne – CEO, Australian Research Council
>    - Marguerite Evans-Galea – Australian Academy of Science, Murdoch
>    Children’s Research Institute.
>    - Melanie Hand – Dairy Futures Cooperative Research Centre (CRC).
> There will also be plenty of time for audience members to ask questions
> and join in the discussion. Please RSVP via our link to confirm your seat
> today, as spots are limited.
> *Time: 530pm-730pm (recording will start at 6pm)*
> *When: Monday, March 18th, 2013*
> *Where: CSIRO Discovery Centre, North-Science Rd, Acton ACT 2601*
> *RSVP: **http://phdsinaustralia.eventbrite.com.au/*<http://phdsinaustralia.eventbrite.com.au/>
> Light refreshments and finger food will be provided after the event for
> you to continue discussions on this very hot topic.
> Please contact asccanberra at gmail.com for more information or further
> enquiries.
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Kali Madden

Executive Officer, Australian Science Communicators

& ASC Conference Director 2012, 2010

office at asc.asn.au
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