In our lunchtime seminar series ‘ECR Skills for Geochemists’, we aim to provide geochemistry-focused training and advice to PhD students and other Early Career Researchers (ECRs).
Our next session will be on “Navigating post-doctoral research positions” on Monday 27th March at 1pm.
Confirmed panellists are Vasile Ersek (Northumbria), Eleanor Georgiadis (Oxford), Babette Hoogakker (Heriot-Watt), and Alex Krause (UCL).
In this session we will discuss aspects such as applying for postdoc positions, gaining new skills, managing your supervisor, and developing your career.
When you register, you’ll also have the chance to submit your own questions for the panel! Attendance is free but you’ll need to register here…
“Navigating peer review: tips for authors and reviewers” on Mon 30th January at 1pm.
The session comprised a panel discussion and Q+A, with four panellists who have a wide range of experience of the peer review process. They answered your questions and shared tips and advice on both conducting and responding to peer reviews in geochemistry!
Panellists were Julie Prytulak (Durham), Kevin Murphy (Mineralogical Society), Hana Jurikova (St Andrews), and David Wilson (UCL).
“Things I wish I knew when I started my PhD…” – Mon 31st October at 1pm.
The session comprised a panel discussion and Q+A, with a range of panellists who recently completed PhDs in geochemistry providing their tips and advice on completing a PhD. Panellists were Liam Hoare (RUB), Marissa Lo (Geological Magazine), Paul Minton (UCL), Michaela Reay (Bristol), and Madeleine Stow (Durham).
“Out of Academia: Into Science” – Monday September the 26th @ 1pm BST.
This session comprised a panel discussion and Q+A, with a range of panellists providing their experiences of working in the Charity Sector. Our panellists were: Joanna Cloy – Senior Project Manager at Fidra, Chris Jeffs – former Engagement and Outreach Manager at the British Ecological Society, Hannah Symons – Trusts and Foundations Manager at Chester Zoo.
““ECR Skills for Geochemists: fellowship writing” (Wed July 27th @ 1pm BST)
The session comprised a panel discussion and Q+A, with a range of panellists providing their experiences of research fellowships, and in particular offering tips and advice on preparing fellowship application. Panellists included Anna Joy Drury (UCL), Lucy Roberts (Aarhus), and David Neave (Manchester).
“Out of Academia: Into Science” – Environmental Sector (Wed June 29th @ 1pm BST)
Panel: Dr Stacy Phillips (Partnership and Strategic Overview Team Member – Environment Agency), Dr Alex Russell (Geochemist – Golder-WSP) and Dr Katy Relph (Environmental, Social, Governance Advisor – Centamin Plc).
“Out of Academia: Into Science” – Science Communication (26th April 2022, 13:00 – 14:00 )
Panelists :Dr Nathalie Starkey (Public engagement officer Open university] and writer/science communicator [freelance] – @StarkeyStardust), Dr Liz Hide (Director of the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences [University of Cambridge] – @TheMuseumOfLiz) and Dr Vivien Cumming (Documentary photographer, film-maker and story-telling consultant – @drvivcumming!)
ECR Skills for Geochemists’ – “Paper Writing: Tips for Success” (30th March, 1pm BST)
The session involved a panel discussion and Q+A, with geochemists from a range of career stages providing advice and tips on writing a scientific paper. The panel comprised se Wes Fraser (Oxford Brookes), Susan Little (UCL), Marie-Laure Bagard (Cambridge), and David Wilson (UCL). When you register, you’ll also have the chance to submit your own questions for the panel!
“Out of Academia: Into Science” – Research Councils (2nd March 2022, 13:00 – 14:00 )
Panellists: Dr Rehemat Bhatia (Strategy and Planning Manager at BBSRC), Kirsty Grainger (Head of Talent and Skills Strategy at UKRI), Dr Laura Lautz (Program Director, National Science Foundation)
“Out of Academia: Into Science” – Public Sector (24th November 2021 13:00 – 14:00 GMT)
Panellists: Dr Rhian Rees-Owen (International Climate Science Lead – IPCC, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), Dr Donald Payne (Land & Air Quality Technical Officer; Fife Council), Dr Emanuela Piga (Decarbonisation Evidence Advisor and Climate Change Analyst in the Decarbonisation, Energy and Climate Division of Welsh Government, Cardiff).
“Out of Academia: Into Science” – Publishing (27th October 2021 13:00 – 14:00 BST)
Panellists: Dr Erin Scott (Senior Editor, Nature Reviews Earth & Environment, Springer Nature), Dr Tessa de Roo (Digital Scholarship Librarian at Leiden University Library and Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands), Dr Brent Grocholski (Senior Editor, Science Magazine)
“Out of Academia: Into Science” – Instrumentation (29th September 2021 13:00 – 14:00 BST)
Panellists: Dr Jenny Roberts (Thermo Fischer), Dr Rich Taylor (Zeiss), Dr Ariane Donard (Nu)