A unique opportunity for postdoctoral and early career research staff in the Colleges of EPS and LES to share their work through oral presentations and posters and to access talks and support on career development and the postdoc journey.
We are pleased to announce that our Keynote Lecture will be delivered by Dr Anne-Marie Coriat, Head of Research Careers at the Wellcome Trust who will be speaking on the early career funding landscape, the changing research landscape and career options and development for those embarking on a research career.
Dr Coriat completed a PhD in Developmental Biology at the University of Manchester and worked as a postdoctoral researcher before moving to the Medical Research Council where she worked in a variety of roles, eventually becoming Director for Capacity, Skills and Infrastructure. She chaired the RCUK Research Group for four years and joined the Wellcome Trust in 2015.
The conference includes a series of talks from invited speakers, programmed throughout the day, which will reflect on different aspects of the postdoc experience and the different career paths open to postdocs.
Our invited speakers include:
Dr Veemal Bhowruth, Business Development Manager/IP & Licensing Manager, UoB Enterprise
Dr Juliet Coates, Senior Lecturer in Plant Molecular Genetics in the School of Biosciences
Dr Pete Noy, Research Facilitator in the College of Medical and Dental Science
Dr Zoe Schnepp, Birmingham Fellow in the School of Chemistry
Dr Alex Wilson, Research Fellow Quantum Gravity Sensing in the School of Physics and Astronomy
Research Presentations and Posters
The conference is dedicated to showcasing the wide range of exciting research being undertaken by postdocs and early career research staff across the Colleges of EPS and LES. There will be three sessions of selected research presentations from postdocs throughout the day and the opportunity to view research posters during break times.
Professor Tim Softley, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research & Knowledge Transfer, will be presenting prizes for the best oral presentations and posters and all delegates will have the opportunity to contribute to this by voting for the poster they feel is the most outstanding.
Representatives from the EPS and LES Research Support Offices, People and Organisational Development (POD), Business Engagement and the Research Planning and Public Engagement teams will be present during the conference’s break times to provide information and advice on how their teams can support postdocs and early career research staff.