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Academia is not the only route: exploring alternative career options for Earth scientists
Convener: Olivia Trani  | Co-Convener: Bárbara Ferreira 
Thu, 12 Apr, 15:30–17:00  / Room -2.16
With more PhD and post-doc positions than there are tenured posts, landing a permanent job in academia is increasingly challenging. For some the prospect of many years of funding and position uncertainty, coupled with having to relocate regularly is an unwelcome prospect. The skills acquired by those striving for an academic career are valued in other job sectors. In this workshop, a repeat of the popular 2017 course, a panel of current and former geoscientists will discuss career opportunities for Earth, space and planetary scientists both inside and outside academia. Following short presentations by each panellist there will be a Q&A session where participants will be able to ask the questions.