Why attend the JSIam


The Junior Scientist and Industry annual meeting is a networking event intended for PhD students and postdocs to meet industry, startup and consulting professionals, consider whether an industry career is right for them, and find information and tools to prepare for it.


The JSIam is the place where junior researchers explore possible career paths outside of academia and start building connections ; and it’s where industry and startup professionals can find the talents of tomorrow and keep up with the latest research going on in GIANT labs.


I’m a junior scientist, why should I participate in all the sessions?

After 10 editions, the GIANT Junior Ambassadors have changed the event format and made it more hands-on. You can expect:

  • general talk and panel on industry career prospects for doctors
  • More workshops: 3 one-hour sessions of practical (LinkedIn, CV & job search tools, preparing an interview, work and residence permits in France…) or industry specific workshops
  • speed-meeting session at lunch with doctors working in industry/startups
  • An Instagram contest to showcase you skills, help you network and get noticed! Follow @giant_grenoble on Instagram to be informed of the contest guidelines (coming soon on this website too!)

While the JSIam isn’t a job fair, it is an excellent starting point to enter the right networks… and better start earlier than later: the event is open to all junior scientists, especially those in their 1st and 2nd year of doctoral studies!


I’m a professional working in a startup/company/consulting, which sessions are for me?

HR, R&D, innovation, technology, and consulting professionals are most welcome to attend to meet our young researchers! How to take part?

  • Share you experience and expertise with our junior scientists during one of our workshop or panel sessions! If you work in recruitment/career consulting, or if you are a doctor and left academia yourself, contact us at jsiam@giant-grenoble.org!
  • Short on time? Register for the Midi-MINATEC conference and subsequent networking lunch (12.30-1.30pm; registration coming soon), or contact us if you can make it to the speed-meeting session (1.30pm-2.30pm)