I want to break free – from researcher to manager
Room S333, Level 3, Medical School South, University of Adelaide
30 Frome Road
Adelaide, SA 5000
Monday, 11th of December 2017
Start Time
4:45 pm
Finish Time
6:30 pm

I want to break free – from researcher to manager

What might your career look like once you have your higher degree? In ‘I want to break free – from researcher to manager’ Rachel will share her own experiences from working in an array of roles, with both industry and academia, to give a unique perspective on research management across the globe and alternative career paths for academics.

Monday, 11 December, 2017

16:45 – 18:30

Free – join us after for drinks, nibbles and networking

Room S333, Level 3, Medical School South, University of Adelaide, 30 Frome Road, Adelaide University

(entrance through the ground level white doors on Frome Rd – take the elevators to level 3)

Dr Rachel Sparks PhD

By training Rachel is a Physicist, having completed her BSc (Hons) in Physics and Astrophysics at Keele University (UK) and her PhD in Physics at Lancaster University (UK). Following her studies Rachel relocated to Adelaide and became the inaugural Executive Officer of the Centre for NanoScale Science and Technology at Flinders University. During this time she also served as an ARMS SA chapter committee member. Three years ago Rachel left Adelaide for cooler climes and rejoined academia taking on a postdoctoral role in molecular electronics at Tomsk State University in Russia, and later the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France. Fueled by the frustration of the academic funding processes Rachel then went on to become the Grants Manager for the BP International Centre for Advanced Materials (BP-ICAM). Currently Rachel is based in the heart of Silicon Valley as the Research Grants Manager for the School of Engineering at Stanford University.


Thank you to our sponsor for this event:

The Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing at the University of Adelaide

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