Links and resources
We have some links and resources which you might find useful if you’re thinking of working at the School of Biosciences
The School of Medicine Post-doctoral Development group is run by research scientists based with the University Hospital of Wales (UHW), Cardiff.
Vitae – “is dedicated to realising the potential of researchers through transforming their professional and career development“
UK Research Staff Association (UKRSA) “UKRSA Vision: A fulfilling career for every researcher UKRSA Mission: Empower research staff to take control of their careers and contribute to policy”
National Postdoctoral Associations (NPA) – based in the U.S.A. “is a member-driven, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides a unique, national voice for postdoctoral scholars. Since 2003, we have taken on the ambitious agenda to enhance the quality of the postdoctoral experience in the United States”
The Higher Education Academy – “…provides value to the higher education sector by focusing attention on the contribution of teaching to the wider student learning experience. We do this through accreditation of the good standing and teaching professionalism of individuals and through recognition of institutional commitment to the professional development of their teaching staff.”
For current staff
The School of Biosciences intranet hosts the minutes of the RSG and other School committees, together with links to other useful forums.
The Cardiff Researcher Programme (on the University intranet – log in required) “The Cardiff Researcher Programme is designed for staff employed on research only contracts at Cardiff University. It provides researchers with a wide range of opportunities for developing key skills, information-based sessions and one-to-one coaching.”
Cardiff University Research Staff Association (CURSA) (on the University intranet – log in required) – “...represents researchers across the institution, and facilitates engagement within the University”
Postdocs Of Cambridge (PdOC) is a Cambridge University Society for postdoctoral research staff and Junior Research Fellows (JRFs) – “PdOC represents postdocs in career development, contract research conditions, college affiliation, and social and sporting issues” – their blog can be found here