Careers



Outcome: 3rd Annual Seedcorn Fund 2017

Posted on 15 June 2017 by Amy Baldwin

Contributors: Liliana Ordonez and Amy Baldwin The Annual Post-doc Seedcorn Fund gives BIOSI research staff the opportunity to develop their own research interests. Launched at this year’s Research Day, the Cardiff School of Biosciences generously increased its support of the scheme to £20,000 this year from £12,000 previously. The additional funding enabled research staff to
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Research Day 2017

Posted on 3 March 2017 by Amy Baldwin

On Friday 27th January research staff from across Cardiff School of Biosciences came together to learn, plan and network. The event took place in the Central Queen’s Building from 10 am to 4.30 pm, and was organised by Ken Ewan, Lili Ordonez, Maddy Young, Andrew Hollins, Amy Baldwin and Monica Jakubowska. The aims of the day were to familiarise researchers with the
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NEWS: Welsh Crucible 2017 – Apply now!

Posted on 3 January 2017 by Amy Baldwin

The call for applications is now open for the Welsh Crucible 2017. I took part last year and would throughly recommend this to anyone looking to further their career. Here are the details: In 2017, 30 exceptional researchers from across Wales will be selected to take part in the award winning Welsh Crucible. It aims to
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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: Ali Baird – ‘research to goldsmith’

Posted on 23 March 2016 by Andrew Hollins

There can often be a focus on prescribed pathways through scientific careers, however few experiences truly follow a linear trajectory. Here is an example of an evolving work / life path that stopped off within Biosciences for many productive years before hitting upon an interesting new direction… in Ali’s case literally ‘going for gold’… Contributed by Ali
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Working in the laboratory

RESOURCE: Launching a job search – web resources

Posted on 9 March 2016 by Andrew Hollins

Contributor – Dr. Andrew Hollins Whilst it remains true that speaking to colleagues, line managers, friends, and ‘real world’ contacts will most likely lead to the next step in your career, there are a range of online resources that can act as primers for scoping your next career step. There are a number of tools for identifying the current opportunities
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RESOURCE: Recognition of teaching and supporting learning in Higher Education for early career research staff

Posted on 29 February 2016 by Andrew Hollins

Contributor – Dr Beatrix Fahnert SFHEA What is in it for me?:  Recognition of teaching and supporting learning in Higher Education for early career research staff Academic staff development and employability A broad skills and expertise portfolio allows adapting to the changed and changing nature of academic work, maintaining and advancing an academic career. However,
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