“We are pleased to be able to support our early career and postdoctoral researchers through the ECDN programme, which is jointly funded by the Wellcome Trust and by the College of Life & Environmental Sciences and the College of Engineering & Physical Sciences.
The early career stage - whether you are a post-doctoral research fellow on an investigator’s grant or whether you hold an individual fellowship - should be exciting and important. The University recognises that the early career researcher is vital to our world-leading activity. It is a stage where you have the opportunity to spend more of your time doing research, and to develop new skills. However, it can also be a period of relatively short term contracts and, thus, of uncertainly.
In this context, the ECDN programme aims to provide information and training to support you during your post-doctoral and early career research here at Birmingham, and to help you develop your career and make successful choices about what comes next. We hope you will make the most of the opportunities and information in these pages to enhance your experiences, skills and personal development.”
David M. Hannah
Director of Research College of Life & Environmental Sciences