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Hi, you’re listening to Postdocalypse, a podcast by postgrad students about all things postgrad.

The name comes from the idea that once you finish your PhD, there’s the big question for all of us whether we’ll continue along the academic path or take on of the many alternative routes that are on offer to us.

We’re a team of PhD students at King’s College London, trying to navigate this crazy world and we’ll be sharing the highs and the lows of postgraduate study.

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Hi, you’re listening to Postdocalypse, a podcast by postgrad students about all things postgrad.

The name comes from the idea that once you finish your PhD, there’s the big question for all of us whether we’ll continue along the academic path or take on of the many alternative routes that are on offer to us.

We’re a team of PhD students at King’s College London, trying to navigate this crazy world and we’ll be sharing the highs and the lows of postgraduate study.

    Cohabitants on COVID

    Cohabitants on COVID

    Welcome to Postdocalypse on Lockdown!

    Some Postdocalypse team members corner their flatmates to talk about working on COVID in this socially distant episode! We answer some of your burning COVID FAQs and some Qs you didn't know you had when we talk to a doctor and a scientist who have both taken time out of their training to work on the front lines or redirect their work to the current pandemic.
    Madeleine asks Josh about about the challenges of being a doctor on the COVID Intensive Care Unit, the COVID science and the impact of COVID ON science and the NHS. Julie grills Gabriella on how testing works and her research chasing microbes and now viruses around the UK on touched surfaces...look out for some weird happenings on the tube on the summer solstice!

    Mind Charity
    https://www.mind.org.uk/workplace/mental-health-at-work/taking-care-of-your-staff/employer-resources/wellness-action-plan-download/

    Hosts: Madeleine Iafrate, Julie Burrill
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    As always, get in touch!
    twitter.com/Postdocalypse18
    postdocalypsepod@gmail.com

    • 41 min
    Special Guest: The Wellcome Trust & Changing PhD Culture

    Special Guest: The Wellcome Trust & Changing PhD Culture

    Welcome to episode 7 of Postdocalypse 2019! This podcast is produced by health sciences postgraduate researchers at King's College London.

    This month we have a special guest! We met Anne-Marie Coriat, Head of UK and EU Research Landscape at the Wellcome Trust, at VItae Conference and we are so excited to have picked her brains about the changing face of academia. Listen on to hear all about Anne-Marie's job, how she got there, her experiences and musings on the future of PhDs.

    Here are some of the links that Anne-Marie and Julie referred to in this episode:

    - Wellcome Global Monitor: https://wellcome.ac.uk/what-we-do/our-work/wellcome-global-monitor

    - Wellcome Review of PhD Training: https://wellcome.figshare.com/articles/Wellcome_Review_of_PhD_Training_in_Biomedical_Research/7309163

    - ON EDGE @ Science Gallery London: https://london.sciencegallery.com/seasons/on-edge

    - Play Well @ Wellcome Collection: https://wellcomecollection.org/exhibitions/XSg-7xEAACcAGVXc


    As always, if you have any comments or things you would like us to address, get in touch...
    Twitter: twitter.com/Postdocalypse18
    Email: postdocalypsepod@gmail.com
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    Host: Elisa Brann
    Guest: Anne-Marie Coriat
    Panelists: Julie Burrill & Madeleine Iafrate
    Producer: Madeleine Iafrate

    • 34 min
    Postdocalypse Live at Vitae Conference: Getting Researchers' Voices Heard

    Postdocalypse Live at Vitae Conference: Getting Researchers' Voices Heard

    Welcome to the episode 6 of Postdocalypse 2019! This podcast is produced by health sciences postgraduate researchers at King's College London.

    This episode was recorded ***live*** at Vitae International Researcher Development Conference, where we led a special interest session with KCL’s Careers in Your Ears! This episode concerns how to get researchers’ voices heard and other reasons why we set up our podcasts. We have a few tips and advice for setting up podcasts, and some audience questions too. Enjoy!

    Lastly, if you're interested in joining us on the podcast, please get in touch! If you're a King's College London student, the Health Sciences Doctoral Training Centre will be running their famous podcast session (famous because that's how Postdocalypse was born) in November. Sign up here: https://kings.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/hsdtc9-podcast-training-nov-2019

    Get in touch...
    Twitter: twitter.com/Postdocalypse18
    Email: postdocalypsepod@gmail.com
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    Host: Donald Lush (Careers in Your Ears Podcast)
    Guests: Madeleine Iafrate and Vicki Tipton
    Panelists: The audience at Vitae1
    Producer: Madeleine Iafrate

    • 18 min
    Open science special: Is this the future?

    Open science special: Is this the future?

    Welcome to the episode 5 of Postdocalypse 2019! This podcast is produced by health sciences postgraduate researchers at King's College London.

    This month we have a very special treat for listeners - a whole episode dedicated to open science - What is it? Why should we be talking about it? And how is it changing the face of research? Ale Lautarescu interviews Sam Westwood, KCL lead for the UK Reproducibility Network and founder of the RIOT science club. Haris and Elisa weigh in towards the end to ask all the questions you're probably thinking!

    Here are some of the useful links Sam shared with us:

    - The UK Reproducibility network: http://www.dcn.ed.ac.uk/camarades/ukrn/
    - John Tennant’s Open Science MOOC: https://opensciencemooc.eu/
    - ‘Improving your stats’ available on Coursera: https://www.coursera.org/learn/statistical-inferences
    - The Open Science Forum: https://osf.io/

    Lastly, if you're interested in shaping post doc culture, then check out The Second National Postdoc Meeting taking place on September 13th at Queen Mary University. Register for FREE here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/shaping-postdoc-culture-the-second-national-postdoc-meeting-tickets-63961996052

    Get in touch...
    Twitter: twitter.com/Postdocalypse18
    Email: postdocalypsepod@gmail.com
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    Host: Alexandra Lautarescu
    Guest: Sam Westwood
    Panelists: Haris Shuaib & Elisa Brann
    Producer: Elisa Brann

    • 34 min
    Nutrition & Genetics plus the PhD Supervisor Relationship

    Nutrition & Genetics plus the PhD Supervisor Relationship

    It's our 4th Postdocalypse episode of 2019! You know what they say...4th time's a charm. Right? That's definitely what they say. They also say that this podcast is produced by Health Sciences PhD researchers at King's College London.

    In this episode we will hear about Olatz's PhD research into the complex and difficult-to-quantify relationship between genetics and dietary nutrition. If you've been waiting for a scientist to tell you it's OK to eat whatever you want, your moment is here! We also have a panel discussion with our Postdocalypse team about negotiating that crucial supervisor-PhD student relationship. We may not have all the answers for navigating those sometimes-tricky waters, but we do wrap it up with a nice little aphorism you can embroider on a pillow. Take the W.

    Host: Julie Burrill
    Guests: Olatz Mompeo-Masachs
    Panelists: Elisa Brann, Stefan Gillott, Olatz Mompeo-Masachs, Ale Lautarescu
    Technical Support: Stefan Gillott
    Production Editor: Julie Burrill

    Get in touch...
    Twitter: twitter.com/Postdocalypse18
    Email: postdocalypsepod@gmail.com

    • 38 min
    Career special: Academia and the two body problem

    Career special: Academia and the two body problem

    The third episode of 2019 has dropped! This podcast is produced by Health Sciences PhD researchers at King's College London.

    This a career special where Madeleine Iafrate interviews two speical guests, Dr's Samantha Terry and Daniel Burnham. They discuss the practicalities of being academics in a relationship and maintaining a good work life balance.

    Get in touch....
    Twitter: twitter.com/Postdocalypse18
    Email: postdocalypsepod@gmail.com

    • 31 min

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