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The 2018 Future Scientist Award

Supporting the next batch of scientists across Australia.

WE KNOW GETTING YOUR FIRST CAREER OPPORTUNITY IN SCIENCE IS HARD, WE’VE GOT THE RIGHT FORMULA TO JUMPSTART YOUR CAREER!

The Kelly Services Future Scientist Award gives final-year science students and recent science graduates the opportunity to present themselves to a panel of leading scientific employers, receive important job search advice from our science recruitment specialists, PLUS the chance to win $1000!

Five winners (NSW/ACT, QLD, SA, VIC/TAS, WA/NT) will receive $1000*, insights and opportunities within their scientific field, as well as the honour of being named a Kelly Future Scientist!

Now in its third year, applications for the Award are open to young scientists across Australia and it is a money-can’t-buy opportunity to connect with senior leaders in the industry – previous panellists have included Laboratory Services Managers, Technical Operations Directors, HR Managers and more from medical technology, chemical, analytical chemistry, diagnostics, brewing and pharmaceutical companies, among others.

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How it works

  1. Complete the form on this page and tell us in 250 words or less why you should be named a Kelly Future Scientist! Tip: Check out the criteria below for ideas of what to include!
  2. State Finalists are selected by the Kelly Scientific Resources team
  3. Finalists^ are invited to present their goals, ideas and plans for the future of science to a panel of industry leaders and innovators in October
  4. The winner in each state is selected by the panellists and announced by Kelly Scientific Resources
  5. The winners receive a $1000 prepaid visa gift card, a Kelly Services Future Scientist Lab Coat and a personal mentoring session with Kelly Services Senior Consultants and State Manager!

All finalists also receive:

  • Exclusive access to Kelly's top employers and opportunities for full-time employment**
  • A training session with Kelly Services Senior Consultants
  • Kelly-branded merchandise

Criteria

The Future Scientist Award finalists and winners are chosen based on their scientific values as well as their academic performance, including;

  • Demonstrated achievements and academic competency
  • Involvement with scientific communities
  • Likely (or existing) contribution to their chosen field
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate with scientific and non-scientific colleagues
  • How their technical skills and character traits will be of benefit to the workforce

Eligibility - Applicants for the Kelly Future Scientist Award program must be:

  • In the final semester of, or graduated in the last 6 months from a Bachelor of Science, BSc Hons, MSc or PhD (science discipline).
  • A resident with full working rights in Australia
  • An entry-level candidate looking to start their science career
  • Currently unemployed and/or on the market for a permanent full-time role
  • Available for phone, face-to-face interviews and presentation to Award panel during October

Applications close Monday 24th September at 7pm AEST.

*$1000 cash prize will be in the form of a prepaid visa gift card.
**No guarantees of employment contract, Kelly Services will introduce finalists to potential employers.
^Finalists are responsible for making their own way to the judging day