Maddy Young

Maddy Young


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Career advice from a Blocked Frog

Posted on 7 June 2016 by Maddy Young

Contributed by Dr Matt Smalley (with marginalia from Douglas Adams, Blackadder, J.R.R. Tolkien and Machiavelli) I came across a quote from Douglas Adams this week, while thinking about what to put into this piece.  “Anything invented before your fifteenth birthday is the order of nature. That’s how it should be. Anything invented between your 15th
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INTERVIEW: Why apply for the seedcorn fund?

Posted on 2 June 2016 by Maddy Young

With the announcement of the 2nd Annual Seedcorn Fund, we asked one of the 5 recipients of last year’s seedcorn fund to describe what the money meant to him.  Sean’s successful seedcorn fund application was entitled “Understanding the role of mechanobiology in the early stages of pancreatic cancer”, and he used the money awarded to
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2nd Annual Post-doc Seedcorn Fund

Posted on 12 May 2016 by Maddy Young

The Biosi Research Staff Group are pleased to be able to announce the call for applications for the 2nd Annual Post-doc Seedcorn Fund. There are up to 6 grants of up to £2,000 each available, and it is open to all post-docs within Cardiff University School of Biosciences who have more than 2 years experience.
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NEWS: Committee Vacancies

Posted on 11 May 2016 by Maddy Young

Why be a RSG representative? Opportunity to influence School policy A platform to share information, knowledge and experience Be part of a supportive network of likeminded researchers Develop your CV Provide a voice for early career, fixed-term and open-ended contract researchers Gain experience / understanding of University structures, systems and processes In order to keep
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The Post-doc Academy: How to get a job in academia

Posted on 10 May 2016 by Maddy Young

Last week was the first event of a new series of talks and training activities run by Cardiff School of Biosciences aimed at supporting post-docs in their careers, called the Post-Doc Academy. Run by Professor Daniela Riccardi (our deputy Head of School), the talk was aimed at letting post-docs know what to focus on when trying to build their
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INTERVIEW: Public Engagement- Karen Reed

Posted on 15 April 2016 by Maddy Young

Contributed by Dr Karen Reed Why get engaged? I am not, of course, referring to the activity which pre-empts marriage. Rather the critical activity of communicating our work to the general public in a way that allows them to connect with the science, and to understand the “why” and “how” behind what we do as
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