The transition from being a PhD student to an independent postdoctoral researcher can be a difficult time for many would-be academics, as they often encounter uncertainty, limited funding, lack of job security and reduced support. The NDARC Postdoctoral Committee and the Early Career Researcher (ECR) Training & Development Program were established to facilitate this transition.
The Program provides a supportive infrastructure for NDARC and external collaborating ECRs through training, networking and social opportunities.
The Program utilises the expertise of experienced academics and professionals both within and outside NDARC who share their insight and learning to support ECRs and their research activities. The committee meets monthly and these meetings involve a series of interactive workshop sessions, facilitated discussion and small group activities focussed around:
- Grants and funding
- Collaboration and networking
- Project management
- CV preparation and promotion applications
- Career planning
For more information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
For information on support available to PhD candidates at NDARC, see the PhD training and development program.
Members of the NDARC postdoctoral committee in 2014 include Dr Heather Buchan, Dr Emma Barrett, Dr Edmund Silins, Dr Natacha Carragher and Dr Matthew Sunderland.