Category Archives: Researcher Development

Reflections from the National Postdoc Meeting: Postdocs, Policy and the Future.

This week, I attended some of the National Postdoc Meeting, organised by the Postdocs of Cambridge (PdOC) Society – an analogous group to our QMUL Research Staff Association.  The aim of this inaugural national meeting of postdocs involved feeding into the 10-year review that is underway of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers. Continue reading

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reblog: Dr Karen Kelsky told us how to get tenure in the US

To those who were able to attend, Dr Karen Kelsky spoke about Hacking the US (tenured) Academic Job Market at UCL on 15 May. UCL Careers Consultant Sophia Donaldson summed up the Kelsky’s points on her blog post: Dr Karen Kelsky … Continue reading

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Survey of Academic Staff at QMUL

Following up from my post last month about CROS, this month I’d like to state the case for the analogous survey for Academic Staff at QMUL. The Principal Investigator and Research Leaders Survey (PIRLS) gathers views and experiences from academic … Continue reading

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Researchers: Survey Time is Coming Soon!

Biennially, QMUL and the rest of the UK HE sector reach out to our respective researcher communities to collect vital information and feedback on the UK researcher experience.  This takes the form of three surveys, each aimed at a different … Continue reading

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The Case for Offline Postdoctoral Mentoring

Most attempts to define the concept of mentoring come to a broad consensus that involves the transfer of “knowledge, social capital, psycho-social support […] between a person who is perceived to have greater relevant knowledge, wisdom, or experience (the mentor) … Continue reading

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Research Mentoring in Higher Education: pros and cons, rights and wrongs?

Mentoring schemes are becoming a common means of supporting developing researchers in higher education. Here at QMUL, a variety programmes are running or being piloted in our Schools and Institutes, aimed at all levels from students, to early-career researchers, to … Continue reading

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Dr Eleanor Groves joins LSI Researcher Development

I have recently joined Queen Mary as a Researcher Development Adviser for the Life Sciences Initiative (LSI). My role is to support the career development of life sciences researchers. I will work very closely with the Researcher Development team within … Continue reading

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