Research careers are sought-after and increasingly competitive. It has never been more important for Early Career Researchers to be strategic about career moves, develop eﬀective networks and master the right skills to get into their careers of choice.
This 1-day intensive workshop is for you if you want to be proactive about your job prospects, are looking for practical ways to structure your progress and to succeed in your preferred career - in academia or beyond.
This 1-day workshop delivers:
- Tools to help you develop a career plan tailored to your strengths and preferences;
- A personal roadmap for the career path that will work best for you;
- Analysis of your current network of contacts and how to expand it to beneﬁt your career;
- Practical advice on marketing yourself and your skills;
- Strategies for developing transferrable skills suited to a career in, or outside, academia.
About the presenter: Dr Kerstin Fritsches, Managing Director, PostdocTraining
Kerstin is a former research fellow who spent the majority of her 12-year research career on grant funding, with ﬁrst-hand experience of the challenges facing early career researchers and a strong track record in postdoc aﬀairs and career development. A lack of eﬀective career training for PhDs led Kerstin to found PostdocTraining in 2011, to bridge a gap in professional development by delivering support tailored speciﬁcally for PhD candidates and postdocs. PostdocTraining delivers career development support and mentoring for researchers worldwide and Kerstin has become a sought-after workshop facilitator on topics such as career planning and research leadership both in Europe and Australia.
Eligibility and expressions of interest
Early career researchers (i.e., academic staff who completed doctoral studies in the last five years, periods of maternity, career or extended leave will be deducted when assessing eligibility) on any JCU campus and in any discipline, who are members of JCU’s academic staﬀ are invited to apply.
This workshop will be held in both Townsville and Cairns in the second half of 2020. Invitations to participate will be issued via email to all eligible staff.
JCU Cairns: TBC
JCU Townsville: TBC
Interested researchers not located at either of these campuses should speak to their local area to determine if suitable travel arrangements can be facilitated. Attendance of the workshop is free for those who secure a space, however there is no central funds available to support travel to the event.
For any workshop enquiries, please contact the Graduate Research School on email@example.com
Career training program for early career research staff to start in November 2019
Postdoc Career Success is a program for early career researchers in all disciplines, offering training in skills and tools that postdocs can apply right away in their daily work.
The core material of 15 online modules is spread over seven months. The web-based modules combine with live webinars and one-to-one advice and mentoring, to keep the benefits of personal contact while offering flexibility for participants.
The course, delivered by Queensland-based specialists PostdocTraining, is designed to help researchers pursue detailed career plans, increase their own efficiency and effectiveness, and accelerate their progress.
The program tackles career planning and pathways, and addresses essential transferable skills including managing time, people and projects; publishing strategies; attracting funding; and building partnerships and networks.
Who should apply, and how?
JCU academic staff members up to five years post-PhD excluding career breaks are welcome to apply. Places will be funded centrally on condition that participants are prepared to give post-course feedback.
The program will be offered in the second half of 2020. Invitations to participate will be issued via email to all eligible staff.