Opinion


REVIEW: Summing up the RSG blog 2017

Posted on 16 January 2018 by Andrew Hollins

Research Staff Group blog summary for 2017 2017 was accented by consolidation of important group activities, the continued evolution of several research staff development offerings, and the retaining of our focus on listening to and representing the community of research assistants, postdocs, early career researchers, research associates, and junior fellows with the School. Firstly, we started the
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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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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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Dr Kenneth Ewan

INTERVIEW: Kenneth Ewan – My Experience with Translational Science and Drug Discovery

Posted on 9 May 2016 by Andrew Hollins

Contributed by Kenneth Ewan “My Experience with Translational Science and Drug Discovery” Ken’s background My PhD and early postdoc work focussed on developmental biology ending with a productive project at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California investigating TGF-b1’s role in mammary gland development, homeostasis and its response to ionising radiation. My experience up to this
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RESOURCE: Mentoring – Karen Fitzgibbon

Posted on 29 April 2016 by Andrew Hollins

Contributor – Karen Fitzgibbon Senior HR Advisor, School of Biosciences Mentoring SOMEONE WHOSE HINDSIGHT CAN BECOME YOUR FORESIGHT A good mentoring relationship can be crucial to the success of postdoctoral researchers as they develop original research ideas and move toward greater independence and maturity. So what is mentoring? “Mentoring is a brain to pick, an
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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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