Advancing and supporting careers at BNA2021

Careers at BNA2021

Get ahead in your neuroscience career at BNA2021.

Whether you’re an undergraduate or professor, in academia or the commercial sector, you’ll find a host of opportunities to take your career to new levels at the International Festival of Neuroscience.

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Networking opportunities

It’s easy to get connected at BNA2021  – the AI system in the Festival platform makes networking relevant to you and your area of expertise. You’ll be able to look at the ‘people’ section and find contacts you know and reach out to new connections. It will also highlight your network matches.

In addition, there will be plenty of opportunities to connect with people in the discussion groups. These message forums will be open throughout the event for you to join with groups of Festival goers and discuss shared interests. You can click on people you want to connect with, send them a message, open up a chat box, or even have a video call - all within the Festival platform.

There will also be ‘seeking opportunity’ tags on posters that you can click to make connections.



Poster presenters will easily be able to reach out to delegates with a platform that means presenting a poster at BNA2021 will be a valuable career experience. The host of features available on posters include:

  • Tag your poster with a 'seeking opportunities' flag to show you're looking for positions
  • Live video discussion during poster sessions
  • Tools to help you reach out to delegates
  • 1:1 video meeting requests from festival goers
  • Live chat / message board, which will send email notifications to your inbox
  • All accepted poster abstracts published in Gold OA journal

Find out more about what the posters will look like here.


Jobs board

For current job opportunities, there will be a regularly updated jobs board with positions across all sorts of fields and career stages.

(also check out some tips and guidance on careers in neuroscience here).


Career speed-dating

Always hugely popular at the real-life Festivals of Neuroscience, career speed-dating is taking place at the online Festival too!

Career speed-dating enables postgraduate students and Early Career Researchers to meet people in the varied walks of life that can follow a neuroscience degree, whether that be in academia or beyond.

Limited spaces available; only available to delegates specifically booked up for speed-dating.