Careers

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

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 / open calls
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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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