Establishing a career in conservation science: a ZSL early career event

7 May 2020 09:00 - 17:00

One-day workshop.

This one-day workshop is aimed principally at advanced PhD students and early post-docs. The event will review the key skills and knowledge that can enhance prospects for establishing a career in conservation science. The day will be structured around a series of talks and tasks facilitated by experts in their field, designed to promote active learning experiences and maximise networking opportunities for all. Topics will include: applying for an academic position; understanding funding options; working outside academia; and building an online profile/disseminating research outputs. Delegates will have an opportunity to hear about the career paths of researchers who work both in and outside academia. The day will conclude with a short workshop on scientific writing, providing tips on how to choose among possible journals, and discussing the peer-review and publication process.


We are very sorry to announce that this event has been postponed, due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 situation in the UK at this time. We will aim to host this event towards the end of 2020, and will announce the date in due course.

If you have already registered for this event, you will be receiving an email shortly and we will arrange a full refund. Thank you for your understanding, and please contact if you have any questions.


Facilitators will include:

  • Dr Samuel Merson, Project Coordinator - Mongolia, Conservation & Policy, ZSL



  • Venue: Huxley Lecture Theatre at the Meeting Rooms of the Zoological Society of London, Regents Park, NW1 4RY. See map
  • Underground: Camden Town Station; Nearest bus: no. 274.



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