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New this month, September 2015

Returners to Bioscience group

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The Royal Society of Biology has established a Returners to Bioscience group to examine the difficulties and successes experienced in returning to a career in the biosciences.



This is in light of the Royal Society of Biology’s continued concern that trained and committed scientists are unable to remain part of the bioscience workforce. The group, which features representatives from funders, employers, learned societies and a number of former ‘returners’ themselves, seeks to provide resources and mechanisms to support scientists before, during and after a career break.

If you are thinking about taking a career break or are in the middle of a career break and considering your options to return, the Royal Society of Biology has compiled some returners resources. The Society is seeking to further develop the resources and we would appreciate your input – whether you want to share your story or have any other suggestions, please get in touch.