Opinion


OPINION: Science and social media – Alice Gray

Posted on 14 June 2018 by Andrew Hollins

Do you engage in social media, or is it that mysterious ‘dark art’ that you don’t venture into? During the 2018 Research Staff Group away day Alice Gray presented on “Science and social media”, and subsequently agreed to turn a portion of her talk into a blogpost. Here is that post outlining the simplicity, reach, and potential
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INTERVIEW: A conversation with Maria Lo Giudice

Posted on 1 June 2018 by Andrew Hollins

In what could be seen as a bit of a departure for the blog this post reflects a conversation that I had with one of the School’s PhD student cohort, Maria Lo Giudice. Maria like growing numbers of PhD candidates enjoys a multi-partner, multi-institute, and multi-country period of study in seeking her doctorate. She is a visiting
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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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