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Early Career Researchers' Group

The group's aim is to support postdoctoral researchers at each stage of their career progression through the UCL School of Pharmacy and beyond.

About us

We are here to support postdoctoral researchers to improve their chances of career progression, formalise, organise and encourage participation of postdoctoral scientists in teaching and associated teaching training, provide feedback and suggestions regarding support for next stage career moves and organise an annual Postdoctoral Research Day.

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Seminar Series

 

How not to screw up an interview for an academic position with Prof Duncan Craig (10th June, 2020)

In this talk, UCL School of Pharmacy Prof. Duncan Craig, discussed what to expect from an academic interview, how to best prepare and what not to do.

Recording available at How not to screw up an interview for an academic position

ECR Grant/Fellowship aplications event with Prof. Stephanie Schorge, Dr Ralitsa Madsen (Sir Henry Wellcome Fellow) and Dr Kenneth Man (Maplethorpe Fellow) (15th June, 2020)

In this talk, our guests share their experiences either evaluating applications or applying for fellowships and give their recommended tips to succeed.

Recording available at ECR Grant/Fellowship applications event

 

Careers Beyond Academia seminar series


This series is organised by early career researchers at the School of Pharmacy. In this series we explore, with the help of professional guests, some career options outside of academia for those in the field of Life Sciences, with a particular attention to those most applicable for people with a background in the Pharmaceutical Sciences. This activity is a Researcher-led Initiative that has been funded by the UCL Research Staff Development Programme.

  • Episode 1 Patent Law - seminar (27th May 2021)

In this session of our Seminar Series “Careers Beyond Academia”, two patent attorneys, Alan Hesketh from Indigena Biodiversity Ltd. and Michael Newton from Kilburn & Strode will talk about what their job encompasses, how to approach this career and what to expect.

Recording available at https://ucl.zoom.us/rec/share/oPGz8cl7N392-vfz9OrbBfeygF0KOT0cXtAluj7cPe... Passcode: !*^GXX5k

  • Episode 2 Scientific Publishing – seminar (24th June 2021)

In this session of our Seminar Series “Careers Beyond Academia”, two former postdocs, now working in different roles for scientific publishers, Gráinne McNamara from Karger publishing and Owen Stretton from The Lancet Journals, will talk about what their job encompasses, how to approach this career and what to expect.

Recording available at https://ucl.zoom.us/rec/share/dWTVjrzayBB3MtjteyWtUz9Wff9UV1-kzOL8SBpE-B... Passcode: 0$+1v3BS

  • Episode 3 Presentation Skills workshop with Simon Cain from Westbourne Consulting (22nd July 2021)

Excellent presentation skills have never been more important. Researchers need to know how to capture and hold the ear of their listeners who expect a shorter but more dynamic presentation style and as presentation technology increases in quality, so does the need to speak effectively in public. In this session, Simon Cain from Westbourne Training and Consulting will deliver training in presentation skills for early career researchers to enable them to present their research with greater impact.

  • Episode 4  Royal Society of Chemistry Careers Talk February 2022 (TBC) 4pm

Contact

Francesca Scotti francesca.scotti@ucl.ac.uk
Victoria Roberton v.roberton@ucl.ac.uk
Kenneth Man kenneth.man@ucl.ac.uk
Karolina Dziemidowicz k.dziemidowicz@ucl.ac.uk