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The MESA careers section serves several needs of MacDiarmid students and postdocs, complementing the services offered by existing institutions. Thus, all students and postdocs are first encouraged to visit their institution’s career services. This can be done using the career hub at each institution, and is there for all to use. Throughout the year there are workshops, seminars, employer meetings and much more organized by your institution, regularly taking place. If MESA members are keen to go as a group this can easily be arranged via the careers service – just contact the MESA committee and we can help to organise it. In addition many jobs are advertised via career hub, both in New Zealand and overseas. There are many employers out there looking for our skills and the careers hub is a great place to start your preparation and searching.
In addition the MESA careers section aims to give a helping hand. Firstly, it offers a specialized, science-focused portal towards external career opportunities. Secondly, it is continually updated with new listings for available positions and scholarships that have been brought to the attention of the MacDiarmid Institute. Finally, it is a repository of guides and tips for job search strategies, such as how to market yourself online. Get involved and tell us what you’d like to know.
If you’re thinking about a career in New Zealand here is an excellent document to get you started with info on what the current government is funding and what the expect from scientists.
Also, if you wan a general overview of science’s role in the NZ economy, here is a talk from Paul Callaghan about just that.
Recently Listed Positions and Scholarships:
- 13 May 2013 : Science Media SAVVY workshop report from Lisa Strover, MESA-Sponsored Attendee
Last month, courtesy of a scholarship from MESA to cover registration, I was fortunate enough to attend the Science Media Centre’s SAVVY workshop in Auckland. Twelve researchers, including myself, participated in the [More...]
- 19 February 2012 : NZAS: Do Emerging Scientists have a Future in New Zealand?
Do Emerging Scientists have a Future in New Zealand? The New Zealand Association of Scientists is hosting a one-day conference at Rutherford House in Wellington, on 16 April. The conference will [More...]
- 6 December 2011 : Experimental Physics Workshop #1
MESA is pleased to announce our first experimental physics workshop at long last! It's at Victoria University of Wellington in Laby 201 and starts at 5:30pm on Wednesday the 14th December. This [More...]
- 20 November 2011 : Energy Light Ltd Innovation Internship
Energy Light Ltd / Flare Lighting Ltd, 1/44 Curries Road, Woolston, Christchurch is a company run by two very capable entrepreneurial people Ralph Booth & Nelson Duder. This $6 / [More...]
- 4 November 2011 : PhD Position: Electrospinning of Biopolymers
New PhD position in Electrospinning of Biopolymers, please see the following PDF file: UC Doctoral candidate position 2011 4th Nov
“The practical application of stats for experimental research scientists”
Presented by Dr Dalice Sim from VUW’s School of Mathematics, Statistics and Operations Research. This one hour seminar will focus on statistics concepts that are important when undertaking experimental research such as:
-How uncertainty propagates when manipulating data
-How to consider error when fitting to data
-How to effectively and efficiently explore the parameter space for a new experiment.
Tuesday 21th May 2013, 3.00pm. Location: AM101, VUW (Wellington)
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Recent MESA Blog Posts
- Science Media SAVVY workshop report from Lisa Strover, MESA-Sponsored Attendee
- MacDiarmid Student and Postdoc Symposium 2012
- Transit of Venus Forum Impressions from Riyad Mucadam, MESA-Sponsored Attendee
- MESA Sponsored Attendance to the Transit of Venus Forum
- Data analysis and plotting with free and open source tools