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Thread: Publishing from PhD when doing postdoc

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23-Jun-17, 12:43
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It's more likely that your PhD supervisors will pay if you need to pay at all. They will be on the paper too right? So it's in their interest to do so. I very much doubt your current research institute will pay, since the work is nothing to do with them and won't benefit them in any way as your affiliation remains at your PhD institution for this work.

Thinking about it, what would happen in my case? I'm on a teaching contract; the university has already told me that they won't pay anything towards any research I may choose to do. If I write a paper without my PhD supervisors (who will still pay for stuff if they are on it, but not if they are not), how I will pay for this? My only options are: pay myself, find free ones or apply for funding from a university charity we have.

Thanks for raising this - made me realise I need to think about this too.

Thread: Revise and Resubmit

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22-Jun-17, 14:36
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Quote From doodleberry:


As no timeframe is ticking away yet as such, I feel I do have time to change supervisors?


It's not about whether you have time, it's the fact that your supervisors' role is over - you are at the mercy of the examiners and the examination process now. Go and speak the head of the graduate school or another academic.

Thread: How to secure a work visa in the UK

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22-Jun-17, 14:23
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Please stop spamming the forum, thanks.

Thread: Revise and Resubmit

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21-Jun-17, 12:01
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It's highly unlikely you will be able to switch supervisors at this stage, since you are now post submission and what happens next is between you and your examiners. I would go and see the head of graduate school or similar and see what they suggest.

Thread: Thesis correction - need to shorten very long tables.

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21-Jun-17, 11:59
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Chuck them in the appendix. Problem solved!

I don't think it's usual to contact examiners - I think you are supposed to make the corrections and then they approve them, or not. If you give valid explanations as to why you have taken the actions you have, then there shouldn't be an issue.

Thread: need advice for postdoc offers

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20-Jun-17, 13:20
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I would ignore the first offer, since this isn't a postdoc and there is no guarantee that this will come to anything.

For the second offer, I think it sounds fine. How do you know the other students don't have many more publications in the pipeline? I think 'checking up' on you is fine - maybe they were just getting a reference?

It's not good practice to accept an offer and then reject it a year down the line, and you may burn bridges by doing this, but you won't be the first and you won't be the last.

Thread: Technical question - Powerpoint poster/slide

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20-Jun-17, 13:13
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If I were you, I would stick to a standard size of poster, otherwise you may find yours looks odd in comparison to everyone else's!

Most academic posters are A0, which is 84 x 118 cm.

The dimensions they are probably giving is for the poster boards.

Thread: Technical question - Powerpoint poster/slide

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20-Jun-17, 11:58
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It does matter, because the resolution changes if you try to print to a larger size than you have sized it to on powerpoint. It won't matter if the parameters are only slightly out. What are you trying to change it to and what does it reset to?

Thread: Job applications without affiliation after graduation

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20-Jun-17, 11:56
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You're still a student until your graduation, so you can still use the letterhead. But I really doubt this makes any difference at all, especially in the UK.

I don't think it matters whether you get a postdoc now or after your viva, or even after graduation, or even a year down the line. As long as you show you have been active in research ie writing papers, publishing, attending conferences, or even doing a job vaguely related to your field, you will be fine for applications. Everyone knows how hard the job market is, so it's not surprising if it takes a while to find a postdoc.

I think it took me 3 months to find a postdoc and I started the postdoc about 3 months before I had my viva. It took me 6 months to find another job (any job!) when I wanted to quit the postdoc for something else.

Thread: Pets and working....

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19-Jun-17, 11:36
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Agreed, it doesn't really matter what your reason is. You can work your working hours, but not beyond that, that should be fine to any reasonable employer.. Personally I would just say I can't make 8am meetings as my start time is 8.30 and it's difficult to get there before that. If they ask why, I would tell them the reason, but whatever they thought of this reason, I still wouldn't come in earlier. Employers often want far too much and give back too little. Are they gonna pay you for the extra 30 mins? How forgiving would they be if you rocked up at 9am when you felt like it?

Thread: Negative report received after successful viva!

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16-Jun-17, 11:07
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We don't get our reports after the viva, probably could, but I'm too scared to ask! I have a feeling my internal and external had a battle between minor and major corrections for me and luckily my internal won out.

If this report was written before your viva, then maybe they didn't rate your thesis, but you did extremely well in the viva, so they changed their mind in the end? I've heard examiners make comments like this.

Thread: Posters and papers - conferences and journals

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15-Jun-17, 13:19
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Maybe it's different in different fields. In the biology conferences I go to, I see the poster/presentation and then the same info in a journal article published later and vice versa. Of course I don't know whether they reworded things or not, but the data and at least some of the figures are exactly the same.

Thread: who do you write up dissertation

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15-Jun-17, 10:57
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Write up results, then discussion, then intro, then methods. This is because it's easier to write the other stuff once you know what your results are.

Thread: A postdoc would become a Technical staff,Is is a down shift career step?

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15-Jun-17, 10:56
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Yes it's a down step but does that matter if you are doing it to fit your lifestyle? It's possible to get back on the academic career ladder afterwards if you so wished e.g. in the UK there are career break grants available for this kind of thing.

Thread: Posters and papers - conferences and journals

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15-Jun-17, 10:53
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I think that's fine. Very common.
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