Early Career Researcher Professional Development



Events: Panel Discussions

The 新澳开奖Early Career Researcher Continuing Professional Development sessions are free online panel discussions, which are aimed at Early Career Researchers and run by the 新澳开奖Early Career Research Committee. Each sessions focuses on a particular element of career development for Early Career Researchers.

Schedule for 2023-24:

Register here听to attend the听Continuing Professional Development sessions in 2023/24, is now open. The Zoom link will be circulated to registered participants in the confirmation email.听


Session 3) The Grant Application Process听Thursday 7th March 2024 12pm (GMT)

Panellists:听Al Kaspryzk (Nottingham; Chair), Andrea Brini (Sheffield), Gareth Jones (Manchester), Sara Lombardo (Heriot-Watt) and听Maiara Piovesana Roberti (EPSRC Pure Portfolio Manager)


If you have any queries and/or any suggestions for topics to be discussed at the next session, or future sessions, please email ecr.chair@lms.ac.uk

Schedule for 2024-25:

The programme for 2024-25 will be finalised and published in September 2024. If you have any ideas for session topics, please email ecr.chair@lms.ac.uk听by 1 June 2024.


Downloadable Content from Panel Discussions

Session 1) Academic job search Thursday 7th December 2023 at 12pm (GMT)

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This panel covered the basics of applying for academic jobs (what material you need, where to find jobs, etc), and offered the opportunity to ask more detailed questions.听 The target audience included both finishing PhD students and postdocs looking for their next position.听

Session 2) Publications and Peer-Review听Thursday 1st February 2024 at 12pm (GMT)

Panellists: Al Kaspryzk (Nottingham; Chair), Simon Buckmaster (LMS), Laura Ciobanu (Heriot-Watt), Manuel del Pino (Bath) and Constanze Reim (Kent).


Slides from Sessions in 2022-23

Session 1) Academic job search slides from the session on听Thursday 20th October 2022 at 12pm (BST)

This panel covered the basics of applying for academic jobs (what material you need, where to find jobs, etc), and offered the opportunity to ask more detailed questions.听 The target audience included both finishing PhD students and postdocs looking for their next position.

Session 2) Applying for grants and fellowships听slides from the session on听Thursday 1st December at 12pm (GMT)

This panel covered the basics of applying for grants and fellowships, and offered the opportunity to ask more detailed questions.听The target audience was postdocs applying for a first grant, and PhD students planning ahead.

Session 3) Writing and publication slides from the session onThursday 19th January at 12pm (GMT)听will be available soon.

This panel discussed aspects of writing and publication, and offered the opportunity to ask more detailed questions.听 The target audience was early career researchers at all stages.

Session 4) Building your research community听slides from the session on听Monday 6th March at 10.00am (GMT)听will be available soon.

This panel discussed how to find and build your research community, including how to find collaborators, and offered the opportunity to ask more detailed questions.听 The target audience was later year PhD students and early postdocs.

Session 5) Applying for jobs in industry听slides from the session on听Thursday 30th March at 12pm (BST)听will be available soon.

This panel discussed how to find a first job in industry (broadly defined), and offered the opportunity to ask more detailed questions.


Slides from Sessions in 2021-22

  • Session 1: 12.00pm (BST) Wednesday, 27 October 2021听The academic job search

This panel covered the basics of applying for academic jobs (what听material you need, where to find jobs, etc), and offered the opportunity听to ask more detailed questions.听听Session 1: The Academic Job Search Slides

  • Session 2: 12.00pm (GMT) Wednesday, 30 November 2021听Starting your first post-doc

This panel covered what to expect and what to prioritise in your听first postdoc. 听The intended audience were people in their first听postdoc, and PhD students planning ahead.听Session 2: Starting your first postdoc Slides

  • Session 3: 12.00pm (GMT) 24 February 2022听Writing and Publication

Panellists: Jelena Grbic (Southampton), John Hunton (Durham) and Diane Maclagan (Warwick)

Session 3: Writing and Publication slides

  • Session 4: 12.00 (GMT) 24 March 2022听Building your research community

Panellists: Diane Maclagan (Warwick), Rachel Newton (KCL), Chris Parker (Birmingham) and Mariya Ptashnyk (Heriot-Watt)

This panel covered ways in which early career researchers can build their research community. 听The intended audience were people in their first听postdoc, and PhD students planning ahead.听Session 4: Building your research community slides


Early Career Advice from the Newsletter Archive


Guidance for the Supervision & Support of PhD Students

The 新澳开奖Research Policy Committee in consultation with the 新澳开奖Early Career Research Committee have produced听Guidance for the Supervision & Support of PhD Students.听


Sources of Funding for Fellowships


Academic Jobs Pages


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