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MEETING: “Meet our New Fellows” 20th October 2017

Posted on 11 October 2017 by Andrew Hollins

“Meet our New Fellows” 20th October 12:00-14:00  6th floor seminar room, Sir Martin Evans Building The Fellows have all received Fellowship funding from external sources (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), MCSA Co-fund, See Cyrmu II, and China Medical University (CMU)) over the last year and are now resident in Cardiff. Our Fellows will give a series
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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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RESOURCE: The “Postdoctoral Academy Programme” 2017

Posted on 10 February 2017 by Andrew Hollins

The “Postdoctoral Academy Programme” 2017 The following seminars form the 2017 Postdoctoral Academy Programme and are being delivered in partnership with the departmental Bioconnect Seminars (note some details were updated on 24-2-2017). All sessions are currently scheduled to be held in c0.13, but check notices for final details around the department nearer the time of each event.
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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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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: 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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