Shaping research culture: the Postdoc Voice

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  • Date and time: Tuesday 13 June 2023, 12pm to 4.30pm
  • Location: In-person only
    B/T/005, Biology Building, Campus West, University of York (Map)
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

Don't miss our flagship, catered afternoon event where we will hear feedback, experiences, challenges and opportunities surrounding postdoctoral Research Culture from a stellar line up of speakers, with support from BRIC, Biology Postdoc Society and the Early Career Researchers' Forum.

While we're primarily hosting Biology, this is an important forum for engagement and sharing best practice that applies to all postdocs - we also want to hear from postdocs and research support from across the Faculty of Science, so please come along. All are welcome.

We will address:

  • How the University and department support professional and career development
  • What postdocs see as Research Culture and exemplary or improving practices
  • Career avenues for postdocs (Teaching, Industry, TF, Professional services)
  • Pathways to Promotions for postdocs
  • Networks for postdocs

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12 noon


  • James Moir (HoD)

12.10pm to 1pm

Networking lunch

1pm to 1.30pm

University support for researcher Professional Development

  • Kamilla Laidlaw (Research Support Liaison Officer)
  • Dominika Butler (Researcher Developer - BRIC Team)

1.30pm to 2.10pm

What is research culture and how can we improve it?

  • Megan McLoughlin (University Research Culture Coordinator)
  • Pen Holland (DHoD, Teaching) - Survey and Athena SWAN

2.10pm to 2.30pm

Coffee and questions

2.30pm to 4pm

Career opportunities for postdocs

  • Joan Chang (University of Manchester) - Prosper
  • Betsy Pownall (DHoD, Staff) - Teaching and Accreditation
  • Gavin Thomas - Industry
  • Peter O’Toole - Biosciences Technology Facility
  • Fiona Frame - Professional Services

4pm to 4.30pm

Academic Promotions - how to apply and what you need to do

  • Alyssa-Jennifer Avestro (Chemistry)
  • Katrien Van Bocxlaer

4.30pm to 4.45pm

Introduction to the Postdoc Societies and close

4.45pm to 6pm

Drinks reception (Biology Atrium)