Course Detail

RS402 - Research Independence: moving beyond your postdoc

The pathway to academic research independence is a varied one. This redesigned workshop will help postdocs assess their current position with regards to intellectual independence and their research networks and plan their academic development trajectory.

We will discuss the expectations placed upon early career researchers by prospective employers in Higher Education and the research councils. We will also discuss aspects of UK research governance that ECRs should be familiarising themselves with to be competitive for entry-level academic positions.

This course is intended for researchers that have plans to continue in academic research with goals of a research fellowship or faculty research position in the next 2-5 years.

Objectives

By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Have an understanding the expectations on you as an independent researcher, time to reflect upon what the next few stages towards independence might mean in practical terms
  • Identify the areas of competency that are required for the next steps into fellowship or faculty positions
  • Know the importance of how and when to grow your research networks to facilitate collaboration and independence
  • Have a better understanding of certain aspects of UK research goverenance like the REF and the Research Council Impact agenda

Provided by: Researcher Development

Details

Date: Monday 28 January 2019

Venue: Garrod Building 3.04, W, Garrod, Whitechapel

Time: 10:00 - 13:00


Tutor

  • Dr R Martins