Researchers’ Futures

22 October 2018

Charles Darwin House, London, United Kingdom

British Ecological SocietyThe Physiological Society logo

This one-day workshop will be the start of a 12-month programme of support by the British Ecological Society (BES) and The Physiological Society (TPS) for post-doctoral researchers seeking a permanent academic post.

With thousands of members that have been through, are going through, or are looking to make this transition, the BES and TPS are pooling this expertise and drawing on external experts to provide advice and guidance on forging an independent scientific journey.

During this workshop, we will confirm with participants a series of four webinars on specific topics to support career development over the subsequent 12 months. 

30 places are available; applications will close on 23 September 2018.

Workshop outline

10:00 Welcome and introductions

10:15 Funding

11:15 Identifying opportunities

12:15 Reflection and action points

12:30 Lunch

13:05 Welcome back

13:15 CV and developing a profile

14:15 Interviewing and speed interviews

15:15 Reflection and action points

15:30 Networking

16:30 Close

Who can apply?

You must be either a 1st or 2nd postdoc in the UK, or a recent returner to academia, and have the support of one of the following: your supervisor / department head / an alternative departmental coordinator / a colleague. 

You should have less than 18 months on your current contract and must be a member of either TPS or BES.

You will need to agree to monitoring and impact for three years afterwards. 

Further details about the 12-month programme and how to apply.