In the 21st century, scientists are facing new challenges of working in multicultural environments, establishing international collaborations, and conducting research at multiple locations across the globe. Researcher mobility clearly adds a competitive advantage when looking for employment, and yet, “going global” might be intimidating due to a lack of career planning information and guidance. Thus, this seminar offers a unique opportunity to explore what is required for a successful global career launch.
By the end of the session, the participant will be able to:
● Understand the current trends in international mobility and benefits of going global,
● Gain awareness of skills to navigate the non-US job market,
● Learn networking tips to uncover diverse career opportunities across the globe.
Dr. Irina Filonova completed a B.S. in Biology and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences (Neuroscience) from the University of South Florida. After a 3-year postdoc at UT Southwestern, she moved to Japan where she spent 4 years creating professional and career development programs and career coaching PhDs. Dr. Filonova is the founder of "the phd whisperer", evidence-based coaching and training company for PhDs within and outside academia. As a coach, Irina helps PhDs to create fulfilling professional lives in alignment with their values, skills, and interests. Her daily interactions are never boring as she gets to work with an incredibly diverse international population and faces the peculiar challenges of cross-cultural communication. Previously, Irina worked as an academic developer at Faculty Affairs Office, OIST, Japan. While at OIST, Irina helped STEM researchers from over 40 countries to find academic and non-academic jobs across the globe. Currently, Irina enjoys running her own business, teaching, and writing about a variety of topics. Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/irinafilonova/