Відкрита лекція – “Looking for additional employment for researchers – Polish job market opportunities, also outside of the science and technology sector” – 21 жовтня, 2022

The main purpose of this open lecture is to prepare scientists to develop their career in an active and conscious manner, in or outside of the Academia.

Participants will acquire notions of career management, thinking about how to detect and use for their own benefit the main trends in EU scientific employment as well as in different sectors of the national and international job market.

Researchers will also learn how to define their skills and describe them using professional development tools. Basic rules of writing a good cv and cover letter will be presented. Finally, participants will consider different opportunities and job announcements, according to which they can prepare their own cv or other application documents. The course will prepare them to optimally manage their current professional situation or to modify it, adding an employment outside of the main work institution.

Participation is free of charge.

Registration is obligatory – online registration form.

Time: October 21, 2022 (Friday), 9:00 – 14:00 (CET) / 10:00 – 15:00 (EET)


Dr Justyna Malkuch-Switalska has been working with European researchers and scientists since 2006 as an academic trainer and science manager. In 2016, she founded the Academic Trainers’ School based in Cracow (Poland). Her main purpose is to help researchers to use training methods in or outside the Academia, when they transmit their specific knowledge or skills to other people.

Since 2014, she has been involved with the European Commission activities, working as advisor and projects evaluator. Her main role there is to analyse the development of PhD programmes and the evolution of research careers in the European Union.

She is the author of the book entitled “Research projects. Management in practice”, published in August 2020 by Polish Scientific Publishers PWN. She is also the co-author of another book, published in September 2020, where she elaborated a competence framework for experts involved in public participation processes.

Dr Justyna Malkuch-Switalska is also associate trainer of two international trainers’ teams based in UK and in Austria. Working for European institutions and for individuals, she provides training and advisory services for young researchers, helping them to develop skills related to research management and career development.