I’m a Postdoc Get me Out of Here

I’m a Postdoc Get me Out of Here

Have you decided being a postdoc is no longer for you? I’ve worked with postdocs now for over 20 years and before that I was a postdoc myself. So I’ve certainly been there, done that and come up with the escape plan! Today I’m going to take you through...
Using LinkedIn for Researchers

Using LinkedIn for Researchers

Is LinkedIn just for business types? No! It can be a brilliant tool to build your network – academic or otherwise. And really helpful for finding that next position. LinkedIn, some people swear by it and others that I know really don’t like it. Personally,...
Understanding your role in a team

Understanding your role in a team

How do we make the most of our strengths? How can we work best with our PIs and our students? In today’s blog I want to focus on working in a team and how the Belbin framework can help. Now most postdocs work in teams. That might be as part of a research group, within...
How do I write like a pro? A postdoc’s guide

How do I write like a pro? A postdoc’s guide

If I could wave my postdoc agony aunt wand, it would be to fix people’s writing issues. I’m not sure why this is such a challenge for people, but the struggle is real! People either can’t find time for writing, don’t know how to get started, get stuck, think that they...

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