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Need help with Statistics?  Need help with Statistics? (11/12/2017)

Have you ever wanted help in setting up your study/experiment? Have you ever needed advice on statistical analysis? If you're a postdoc in UCD why not arrange a consultation for advice and support in this area ........


Teaching & Learning Practice Seminar Series - 2017/18Teaching & Learning Practice Seminar Series - 2017/18 (04/09/2017)

The aim of these seminars is to introduce ‘Post Doctoral Researchers’ to the key concepts underpinning good practice in third-level teaching and learning, and to enable them to review and prepare to undertake some basic teaching activities.


UCD Careers & Professional Development Handbook for Postdoctoral Fellows UCD Careers & Professional Development Handbook for Postdoctoral Fellows (03/07/2017)

A new Postdoc Handbook with contributions from college principals, PIs and former postdocs has been published.


PhD/Postdoc Recruiter Networking EventPhD/Postdoc Recruiter Networking Event (02/07/2017)

‌UCD Careers and HR People & Organisation Development ran a very successful and well-attended PhD/ Postdoc Recruiter Networking Event in UCD Global Lounge focusing on cross-sectoral research and employment for researchers on 25th May.


Careers advice for Irish Postdocs - GradIreland VideoCareers advice for Irish Postdocs - GradIreland Video (31/03/2017)

As part of the gradireland #FYI video interview series they did one that was a bit different – an interview with Naoimh O’Connor, Research Careers Manager in the UCD Career Development Centre


IACR Career Event for Early Stage Researchers - 22 February, 2017 IACR Career Event for Early Stage Researchers - 22 February, 2017 (01/02/2017)

Careers and Recruitment, Grant Writing and Science Communication


English for Academic Purposes - Workshop Series English for Academic Purposes - Workshop Series (01/02/2017)

People & Organisation Development in conjunction with the Applied Language Centre are running a series of workshops on English for Academic Purposes on a pilot basis.


Career Pathways Video Clips - IRC UCD ResearchersCareer Pathways Video Clips - IRC UCD Researchers (30/01/2017)

Gradireland in conjunction with the Irish Research Council have produced research careers videos as part of their gradireland #FYI series. The series features two UCD researchers.


UCD's TEDxUCD 2016 Videos Available to ViewUCD's TEDxUCD 2016 Videos Available to View (28/11/2016)

University College Dublin (UCD) held its fourth annual TEDxUCD event, organised by volunteers from the UCD Research and Innovation team based at NovaUCD, in December in the UCD Dramsoc Theatre. Videos from all 10 speakers are now available online to view.


Let's not go there.  Tackling tricky issues in science communication. SCI:COM Conference 2016 - - -  7 December 2016, Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin Let's not go there. Tackling tricky issues in science communication. SCI:COM Conference 2016 - - - 7 December 2016, Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin (28/11/2016)

This the largest science communications conference in Ireland, founded by UCD, and Whipsmart Media, supported by Science Foundation Ireland and partners. Now in its second year, the event is an exciting day of talks, panel discussions, brainstorming and networking. An unmissable event for anyone interested in the communication of science to any audience, SCI:COM welcomes a broad spectrum of delegates: teachers, researchers, event organisers, journalists, facilitators and policy advisors.


SBI Hosts First EMBO Leadership WorkshopSBI Hosts First EMBO Leadership Workshop (16/09/2016)

One of the most significant transitions in a researcher's career is the move from team membership to team leadership, with a host of new and challenging skills requiring development. To facilitate this journey, SBI was delighted to co-organise a three-day 'Art of Leadership' workshop with UCD HR Learning & Development and in conjunction with the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO).


Fulbright Information Session - 19 April 2016Fulbright Information Session - 19 April 2016 (24/09/2015)

Study, Research, Teach in the USA


Research Careers Professional & Career Development Programme 2016-17 Research Careers Professional & Career Development Programme 2016-17 (16/09/2016)

The Research Careers Professional & Career Development programme of events for 2016-17 is now online. Events can be booked through the online events calendar using your Connect login details.


Early Career Research Discussion ForumEarly Career Research Discussion Forum (12/09/2016)

‘Exploring academia-industry collaborations for research careers’ Wednesday, 14th September 2016; 11am - 1.30pm, UCD Conway Lecture Theatre.


Mock Interview Panel for Academic JobsMock Interview Panel for Academic Jobs (12/09/2016)

As a postdoc, you can avail of a mock panel interview where you receive feedback on your interview presentation from the Careers office and relevant academics.


Postdoc Research Careers Week (7-11 March 2016)Postdoc Research Careers Week (7-11 March 2016) (24/09/2015)

The first UCD Postdoc Research Careers Week takes place from 7-11 March. This week-long celebration of researcher development across disciplines will include panel discussions, training sessions, a masterclass for PIs/supervisors and much more.


Postdoc Photo Competition - Get Snappy!Postdoc Photo Competition - Get Snappy! (24/09/2015)

As part of Postdoc Research Careers Week, UCD Research Careers, in conjunction with the Local Enterprise Office (LEO), Dun Laoghaire/ Rathdown County Council, are running a photo competition for UCD postdocs (PDI/II) on the theme of ‘Enterprising Researchers’. The winning photographer will receive an iPad, kindly sponsored by the LEO.


Universitas 21 Workshop Universitas 21 Workshop (24/09/2015)

?UCD hosted its seventh Universitas 21 event earlier this year with 39 delegates from 15 universities attending the U21 Early Career Researcher Workshop: Innovation & Entrepreneurship


Career Planning - The Next Five Years Career Planning - The Next Five Years (24/09/2015)

It is becoming more and more apparent that having a doctorate and being an expert in your field does not automatically set you on a fixed career path. In fact, devising a focused career strategy is now becoming part of the job of successful researchers.


UCD Conway Festival of Research & Innovation - 9/10 September 2015UCD Conway Festival of Research & Innovation - 9/10 September 2015 (31/08/2015)

This annual celebration of research and innovation showcases recent work by UCD Conway scientists and profiles the latest developments from leading experts in aligned areas of scientific research.


Communicating the Impact of Your Research - 21 January 2014
Communicating the Impact of Your Research - 21 January 2014 (11/12/2013)

It's tempting to think that if you are clever and work hard then people will notice and shower you with rewards. Tempting but probably not true. As well as being clever and working hard you also need to be able to communicate about your research and its impact.


UCD Library Researcher Support Workshops - November 2013UCD Library Researcher Support Workshops - November 2013 (16/10/2013)

UCD Library is offering a series of Researcher Support Workshops in November.


How Mentoring and Coaching Can Work for You?
How Mentoring and Coaching Can Work for You? (05/02/2015)

What is the difference between a mentor and a coach and how can you get access to or become either here in UCD? Why not come along to this lunchtime seminar on 21 February.


Research Supervisor Support & Development Programme
Research Supervisor Support & Development Programme (14/01/2014)

The new Research Supervisor Support and Development Programme (RSSDP) will commence on January 24th.


Building Research Leaders - 20 January 2014
Building Research Leaders - 20 January 2014 (11/12/2013)

This programme will provide participants with the opportunity to develop and acquire the skills, knowledge and attributes that tend to be associated with research leaders. Among these are things like high level interpersonal skills, leadership skills, delegation, thinking strategically, self-management and the ability to promote yourself.


Upcoming Events - 2013-14Upcoming Events - 2013-14 (10/09/2013)

UCD supports the professional development of Post-doctoral Researchers by providing a range of courses, development opportunities, career workshops....


 The Effective Researcher Programme - A UCD/Queens Collaboration for Postdocs - 26/27 June The Effective Researcher Programme - A UCD/Queens Collaboration for Postdocs - 26/27 June (20/05/2013)

UCD and Queen’s University Belfast are running a two day programme for postdocs on 26/27 June – How to be an Effective Researcher.


Employment Sector Briefings Employment Sector Briefings (10/09/2012)

A series of interactive sessions with key players from the respective industry sectors. Commencing on 20 September the series will run until 29 November. MORE


Head of Postdoc Development Centre with Imperial College London to facilitate workshop for Postdocs Head of Postdoc Development Centre with Imperial College London to facilitate workshop for Postdocs (17/04/2013)

Dr Liz Elvidge, Head of the Postdoc Development Centre with Imperial College London will facilitate a workshop for postdocs in UCD on 2 May.


Researcher Career Coaching Session - 25 April Researcher Career Coaching Session - 25 April (08/01/2013)

Think about the last you chose a new phone, bought a new laptop or changed your car. Most people really want to make the best choice and often invest a lot of time and energy finding out the options, looking at the pros and cons, comparing models, features and prices. The same is true for careers - yet many of us don't know how to make those ''best choices'' in the context of a career. Worse still we get bogged down or stressed out when we dont come up with a clear, inspired answer.


Building Research Leaders - One Day Programme 
Building Research Leaders - One Day Programme (07/01/2013)

UCD Research Skills & Career Development are running a one day programme for postdocs and early career researchers on 1 February 2013. This programme will provide participants with the opportunity to develop and acquire the skills, knowledge and attributes that tend to be associated with research leaders. Among these are things like high level interpersonal skills, leadership skills, delegation, thinking strategically, self-management and the ability to promote yourself.


Employer/Researcher Networking Event for the Agri-Food/Vet Areas - 29 November, 2012Employer/Researcher Networking Event for the Agri-Food/Vet Areas - 29 November, 2012 (23/11/2012)

An employer / researcher Networking Event for the Agri-Food / Vet areas will take place next Thursday, Nov 29th from 4:00 – 6:00 pm. The aim of the event is to give Post-Doctoral Researchers an insight into the sector and it will focus on: • the types of opportunities available for researchers • the types of skills and attributes sought by employers from candidates • the key trends and likely developments within the sector over the next few years.


Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Postdoctoral ResearchersInnovation and Entrepreneurship for Postdoctoral Researchers (12/09/2012)

The current economic environment requires a step-change in how Ireland delivers. This is relevant across all aspects of society and includes education, products, services and government. Establishing creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship as core elements of this step-change is pivotal to success. MORE


Facilitating Learning in Occasional TeachingFacilitating Learning in Occasional Teaching (24/02/2012)

UCD Research Skills & Career Development will pilot a half day workshop on 2 March in the area of facilitating learning. The workshop will cover a range of teaching challenges the post-doctoral researcher may encounter when asked to provide occasional teaching in a university context. Participants will have an opportunity to engage with teaching professionals about best teaching practices and to discover teaching resources and supports available to them in the university.


Date for Your Diary!  Date for Your Diary! (25/11/2011)

Following the success of the first Networking Event for postdocs, the RSA and UCD Research Skills & Career Development are pleased to announce that the next networking event will take place on Thursday 15 December (16.00-17.00).


Statistical Advice & Support for Post-doctoral Researchers Statistical Advice & Support for Post-doctoral Researchers (27/10/2011)

UCD Research Skills & Career Development and CSTAR, the Centre for Support and Training in Analysis and Research have engaged on a pilot basis to offer a statistical support service for post-doctoral researchers of any discipline in the university.......


Career Advice & Support Service Career Advice & Support Service (28/01/2011)

A dedicated career advisory service is available to Post-Doctoral Fellows providing a range of services...


Training & Development UpdateTraining & Development Update (19/07/2011)

Many thanks to those of you who took part in the recent survey on training, development and careers supports available to post-doctoral staff in UCD. The survey which achieved a 45% response rate will help identify some of the key development themes/needs emerging within this cohort.


Euroscience Survey on Research Careers DevelopmentEuroscience Survey on Research Careers Development (10/05/2012)

Euroscience Survey on Research Careers Development Euroscience is carrying out a survey to enhance the knowledge about young researchers needs and help to improve their situation in relation to research career.......


Innovation in Research -  Lunchtime Seminar - 22 March 2011Innovation in Research - Lunchtime Seminar - 22 March 2011 (17/01/2011)

Innovation in Research - how it can support your career progression in Academia and Industry. If you are currently in a post-doctoral position in UCD and are thinking about your career path, come along to this lunchtime seminar.


Welcome to the UCD Research Skills & Career Development WebsiteWelcome to the UCD Research Skills & Career Development Website (05/12/2010)

We are delighted to welcome you to the UCD Research Skills & Career Development website ......


Post-doctoral Survey on Training & Development and Career SupportPost-doctoral Survey on Training & Development and Career Support (23/05/2011)

UCD Research Skills & Career Development will be conducting a survey among Post-doctoral Fellows from 25 May- 3 June.


August Workshops - Sign Up Now!August Workshops - Sign Up Now! (09/07/2012)

Two pilot workshops have been organised for postdoctoral staff for 22 August. The first workshop - Developing Professional Researcher Networks - will provide you with the skills to conduct effective professional networking conversations and to use networking as a tool for developing your professional networks. The second workshop - Managing Research Projects - will introduce researchers to the skills to proactively manage their research projects effectively, through all stages of planning, preparation and delivery of targets through the course of their research programme.


Postdoc & Research Staff Networking Event - 21 June 2012Postdoc & Research Staff Networking Event - 21 June 2012 (11/06/2012)

An opportunity to meet and chat with fellow researchers over a tea/coffee. This is the last in the current series of Networking Events so make sure to attend.


UCD Postdoctoral Destination Survey 2011 - Results & AnalysisUCD Postdoctoral Destination Survey 2011 - Results & Analysis (01/05/2012)

In October 2011 the Standing Committee on Postdoctoral Career Development (SCPCD) commissioned a survey to gain an insight into the career options selected by former postdoctoral staff of the University......


Career Profiles Section Career Profiles Section (01/05/2012)

A collection of profiles from former UCD postdocs are now available online.......


Date for Your Diary - Postdoc & Research Staff Coffee Morning - 29 MarchDate for Your Diary - Postdoc & Research Staff Coffee Morning - 29 March (09/03/2012)

An opportunity to mix and mingle with your research colleagues over a coffee. To reserve a place please email researchcareers@ucd.ie. Date: 29 March 2012 Time: 10.30-11.30am


Postdoc & Research Staff Networking EventPostdoc & Research Staff Networking Event (29/09/2011)

The first in a series of netorking events for postdocs and research staff takes place on Thursday 13 October. .......


Career Workshop Series - Discipline FocusCareer Workshop Series - Discipline Focus (31/01/2012)

A series of career workshops aimed at post-doctoral researchers across the university are scheduled over the coming weeks. As part of Research Skills & Career Development the workshops will focus on three disciplines - Human Sciences/Arts/Celtic Studies; Engineering/Maths/Phyical Sciences and Life Sciences/Conway Institute.


Visit the National Institute for Bioprocessing Research & Training (NIBRT) - 16 April - POSTPONED Visit the National Institute for Bioprocessing Research & Training (NIBRT) - 16 April - POSTPONED (10/04/2012)

The National Institute for Bioprocessing Research & Training (NIBRT) is a global centre of excellence for training and research in bioprocessing. This facility is purpose built to closely replicate a modern bioprocessing plant with state of the art equipment ..........


LinkedIn Seminar - 2 AprilLinkedIn Seminar - 2 April (25/03/2012)

A one hour session for postdocs outlining how to build their LinkedIn profile effectively and how to use LinkedIn to expand your professional contact base and source opportunities that are appropriate to your ambitions and experience. More......


Supporting Research - 'Library Services that will make your life easier' Seminar - 30 November 2010Supporting Research - 'Library Services that will make your life easier' Seminar - 30 November 2010 (14/10/2010)

This presentation will cover six ''soundbite'' themes aimed to whet your appetite and let you discover the array of library resources and services available to support your research.


Next Steps Progamme - supporting you in your future careerNext Steps Progamme - supporting you in your future career (18/07/2011)

UCD HR Training & Development have developed a modular programme for staff members who are approaching the end of their contracts in UCD.


Entrepreneurs Live Lunchtime Seminar Series Entrepreneurs Live Lunchtime Seminar Series (05/10/2010)

This seminar series aims to promote a spirit of entrepreneurship among the academic, research and student population at UCD.


Grant Writing - A short guide to survival and success - 19 AprilGrant Writing - A short guide to survival and success - 19 April (18/04/2011)

Professor Walter Kolch, Director of the Conway Institute will be facilitating a grant writing workshop on 19 April. The workshop aims to radically increase your success rate in obtaining grants. As places are limited for this session it is advised to book early.


Innovate for Advantage - InterTradeIreland 2011 Innovation Lecture  - 16 June 2011Innovate for Advantage - InterTradeIreland 2011 Innovation Lecture - 16 June 2011 (10/06/2011)

In this lecture Professor Thomas Lawton, Professor of Strategy and International Business at EMLYON Business School in France, will provide an insight into the trajectories and techniques that you need to move toward the ‘sweet spots’ that exist in your industry


Patents & Intellectual Property - their relevance to your research (Workshop) - 5 April Patents & Intellectual Property - their relevance to your research (Workshop) - 5 April (22/03/2011)

NovaUCD and UCD Library are collaborating to deliver a presentation/workshop on the area of patents and intellectual property. This will be a two-part format.....