“The Theory of the Postdoc Evolution” is a podcast from the Postdoctoral Development Centre of Queen’s University Belfast. It aims to provide postdocs with information helping them to develop their careers. It includes, for example, interviews of professionals talking about their career paths, information on the Higher Education system and ways to improve researchers’ CVs.
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#10. Derek Brazil's academic career and the benefits of travelling for research
In this episode, Dr Derek Brazil (senior lecturer at Queen's University Belfast) highlights the different steps in his career, including his experience of travelling the world for research, and shares some tips to succeed in academia.
#09. Brian Flatley: from biomarker discovery to start-up life
In this episode, Dr Brian Flatley (Business Strategy and Engagement Director at S3 Connected Health) reflects on how a degree in forensics and a keen interest in commercialisation led him to a PhD in cancer biomarker discovery and a career in healthcare technology start-ups.
#08. What recruitment agencies are looking for
In this episode, two recruiters from agencies involved in health-, engineering- and data-related recruitment discuss their experience recruiting candidates with PhDs and postdoctoral experience, including the type of roles they can move to. They also share tips for job seekers to get their online profile noticed, prepare a good application and get ready for interview, as well as how to approach their career.
#07. Peter Kerr: transitioning to industry and opportunities in the Almac group
In this episode, Dr Peter Kerr (Head of Operations at Sonraí Analytics Ltd and Director Global Business Development at ARC Regulatory Ltd) reflects on his career, especially his transition to the industrial sector and his multiple roles within the Almac Group. Peter shines a light on the variety of roles available in industry and provide tips to get to know more about them.
#06. Drug management for clinical trials, leaving academia and working from home
In this episode, Dr Shaun Spence, Cluster Investigational Product Manager at Sanofi, takes us through his role and his career in clinical trials management. Shaun describes the skills needed to succeed in this field, the process of transitioning from academia to industry as well as his experience of working from home.
#04. The lectureship recruitment process (Part 1 of 2)
In this podcast and the next, we will explore the lectureship recruitment process, gathering views from both members of recruitment panels, Prof Aaron Maule and Dr Karen McCutcheon, and recently appointed lecturers, Dr Donna Small and Dr Paul McVeigh. This first part focuses on generalities on lectureships and associated positions, the recruitment process and the profile of the ideal candidate.
This discussion continues in episode #05.