Representatives of ARM, Cambridge-based leader in microprocessor Intellectual Property, will run a day of discussions in order to increase mutual understanding and to identify future areas of collaboration. The focus will be on a range of organisational development issues, including innovation, mergers/acquisitions, future organisational capabilities and what a successful ARM leader/manager looks like. The event is on 4-3-15 and is open to researchers, including postdocs, with priority given to departments that receive ESRC funding. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Please register by emailing Kathryn.Muir@admin.cam.ac.uk.
Independent research fellowships
The John Innes Centre is inviting applications from outstanding researchers who either hold, or wish to apply for independent research fellowships - such as the BBSRC David Phillips Research Fellowship, or a Royal Society Research Fellowship - to attend a conference on 27-4-15. Researchers will be able to present their proposed area of research and discuss their proposal and future career plans with senior JIC scientists. After the conference they will select and mentor outstanding candidates in writing fellowship applications and/or offer the opportunity to move existing fellowships to JIC. There is a well-established career path for JIC independent fellows, who will be considered for transfer onto tenure-track three years into their fellowship, and if transferred, for tenure at five years. Considerable additional resources will be provided by the Centre. Applicants must have:
• a relevant PhD, and experience at postdoctoral level
• an excellent publication record, or other proof of research success
• a coherent and well-developed research plan.
To apply please send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org: a CV, a two-page summary of the research plan and three references. The closing date is 13-3-15.
Big data to solutions workshops, 11 & 16 March
These NERC-funded workshops in London will bring PhD students and postdocs in Earth and Environmental Science together with industry and policy makers to explore how data can be used to support solutions to environmental dilemmas. Both days will provide expert presentations, facilitated round-table discussion, working group sessions and opportunities for networking. Speakers include Tony Juniper (environmentalist and writer) and James Stacey (Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership). The first event is Big data to solutions: environment risks on Wednesday 11 March at the Central Hall Westminster, London. The second event is Big data to solutions: natural capital risks on Monday 16 March at the Central Hall Westminster, London. Both events are free and travel bursaries are available on application. To register, please write to Sally Fenn at email@example.com with a brief paragraph outlining your current research role(s) and indicating which workshop you would like to attend. You are welcome to apply for both, but numbers are limited. You do not have to be NERC-funded to apply.
This project seeks to find out how researchers prepare for and deal with the significant career transition from being a postdoctoral researcher to achieving research independence by becoming a Principal Investigator (PI). The research specifically looks at the time period from when researchers started their PhD to obtaining their first substantial grant as PI. The project will develop resources to support the personal, professional and career development of postdoctoral researchers and will provide data to inform researcher and educational development policy and practice.
The project is funded by The Elsevier Foundation New Scholars Programme, the University of Cambridge and Leiden University. Ethical approval was granted by the University of Cambridge on the 20th January 2014.
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