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Recycle your research poster event 

On Thurs 6th Feb up to 40 researchers in Chemistry attended the 'Recycle your poster' lunch event in the Todd Hamied.

This gave the opportunity for both postdocs and Postgrads to share discussions on research initially focusing on the nine posters voluntarily presented by members of the department.
The lively and enthusiastic discussions were evident and general feedback was incredibly positive highlighting the importance and value placed on these intercative PDAC events.

Postdoc Careers Service

Planning a career in academia?

Interview skills for group leader/faculty positions- 27 March workshop

Want to learn how you can transfer your postdoc skills outside academia?Exploring non-research careers for postdocs– 19 March workshop.  Stuck for new career ideas? Have you heard of a few options but don’t know where to take it from? Our session is designed for you. **Please note if the University advises that we need to cancel face to face sessions we will run an online version so keep the date in your diary**

Exploring non-research careers for postdocs – 16 April - Are you wondering what your career options are besides academic or industry research?

Medical writing tips

If you are interested in med comms as a career, check out this medcomms# post on LinkedIn.

Medical writers need to write precisely….topics include ‘why using the word ‘because’ after a negative statement should be done with care,’ which could also be useful when writing academic papers.

Combining research, health and policy.  All happening at the EU’s Joint Research Centre…..

We’ve heard that the Centre is recruiting for a FG IV - Project Officer - Project Management healthcare quality activities on cancer.  The hiring manager said that it would suit a postdoc but wanted to make it clear that there will be a lot of project management, admin and bureaucracy. They don’t necessarily need a super professional pm2 (project manager) or another pm tool expert but someone that is well organised, can demonstrate that they have run and managed projects and is prepared to do that as a big chunk of his/her work.

The nationality eligibility is for EU nationals, associated country nationals, but not UK citizens.  The deadline to apply is : 23/03/2020.  For further info and to apply

You may be interested in listening to our Working as a PhD scientist in the EU Research Institutes webinar.

Past Events:

PDAC Christmas Event: Over 30 Postdocs enjoyed mulled wine and Christmas canapes in a festive looking Cybercafé on Tuesday 12 December. 

PDAC Lunch Forum was held on Tuesday 17 October.

PDAC Summer Mixer Event was held on Thursday 24 August.


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