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Thread: Answering question on application form...

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20-Jan-20, 11:09
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I just want to get some opinions here! How would you go about answering a question on an application form about something that is desirable (not required) and seems quite important for the role...yet you simply don't have experience in it... Would you try and draw other potentially relevant things in or just be frank and say NA?

Thread: I might have been terminated from uni [anxiety disorder]

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20-Jan-20, 10:03
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I'm sorry to hear about all you have been going through. My suggestion would be to speak to the doctoral academy and the student union. The doctoral academy might have a different name at your university - but I mean the people who deal with postdoctoral support in your faculty/school. They should be able to give you confidential advice, and also they will have had similar situations before. The student union might offer different advice and support - informing you about your rights and such. It would be good to connect with them so that they know your situation. They will also be able to support you if you want to make an appeal against the decision.

Thread: Salary bands / Grades / Pay scale

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20-Jan-20, 09:44
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Thanks for replying again - yes I think I was actually unclear on what grades were about, i.e. salary and experience vs just salary or just experience. I know the two come hand in hand normally, but I guess different unis have different pay scales - so the grades just aren't comparable across different unis. It all makes sense now! I'm glad we don't have the 50% thing - that would only confuse me more!

Thread: Salary bands / Grades / Pay scale

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19-Jan-20, 10:53
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Yes, that is what I am asking. I was a bit shocked by "Grade 8" for a job I am considering applying for, as this would be very high at my other university. I wasn't sure if I could ignore it as it is just an internal way of banding salaries. Your response suggests that this is the case. Thanks.

Thread: Salary bands / Grades / Pay scale

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18-Jan-20, 09:27
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Hi there,

Does anyone know if grading categories differ by university? For example, could a Grade 8 Postdoctoral role at one university be the same as Grade 6 one at another university? By "the same" I mean in terms of the level of expertise and experience required, and not pay (I know this differs from uni to uni). Another way of asking my question is are "Grades" for research roles consistent across universities in the UK?

Thanks
Tudor

Thread: Have you seen anyone who got a postdoc job without a first-authored paper?

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17-Jan-20, 10:59
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Could you have a conversation with your supervisor and tell them that you would like to have a first authored publication and you would like to plan the steps to achieve that?

Thread: Abstract For Conference Poster Without Results

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15-Jan-20, 20:55
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Similar to rewt, I've done this once also. I included hypotheses, and I also included possible implications. It is great if you can do a bit of the analysis so there's a taster of the results. Also might be more likely to be accepted if it has to be reviewed. Hope it goes well.

Thread: Have you seen anyone who got a postdoc job without a first-authored paper?

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15-Jan-20, 10:33
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But will the publications be based on your own work? I am just wondering why you won't be the first author. I think that it is important to have at least one first authored one.

Thread: Student Visa Application

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14-Jan-20, 09:22
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You must have some plan to support yourself when you are doing the masters. What is the plan? You need to provide proof of this - whether it is a letter or bank statement, for example. You shouldn't need a guarantor if you have evidence of how you will be supporting yourself.

Thread: Have you seen anyone who got a postdoc job without a first-authored paper?

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14-Jan-20, 09:19
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I haven't, but then I haven't seen every successful application ever made by a postdoc. I am sure it has happened before, but chances are lower. In my field at least. If you don't mind me asking, why is that you don't have a publication yet? Do you have any interesting results that you could publish? Even if you have one or some submitted manuscripts on your CV, this will look better than nothing at all. I'd say have a think about what you could publish from your thesis and ask your supervisor for their feedback and co-authorship.

Thread: Anyone here use Linux?

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09-Jan-20, 19:50
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The tree looks very pretty! And I can't talk much, as I still have my Christmas lights up - I find them more relaxing in the evening than having a bright lamp on, so may keep them out! But yeh, packing away Christmas trees is no fun...

Thread: Anyone here use Linux?

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09-Jan-20, 13:59
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Computing aside Jamie_Wizard, you still have your Christmas tree up!!!! This is shocking!!!! We're practically mid January now!!!

Thread: My supervisor will have a new job and asked me to go to another country to continue my PhD

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09-Jan-20, 10:20
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I'm sorry but I don't really understand your concern.Are you concerned about moving abroad? This is of course a massive consideration, and only you will know if it is something you would like to try. But beyond that what is your concern? All that you have stated sounds extremely positive to me!

Thread: Anyone here use Linux?

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08-Jan-20, 19:07
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Thanks Eng - I'm taking this all on board. The general picture seems to be that Linux has its advantages, but still isn't ready for more mainstream users like myself. Bah humbug!

Thread: Anyone here use Linux?

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04-Jan-20, 17:08
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Thank you Jamie, Nead, and pm133 - this is exactly the sort of balanced info I was hoping for. It seems when I google, I find articles written by people who either simply love it or hate it, and there isn't enough specific information in such articles for me to begin to make an informed choice.

I am going to think about all of this. I must admit, I come away from reading this feeling a bit more cautious. It would be a bummer for me to install it, have issues, and not be able to get support if something went wrong (I don't have enough of that sort of expertise myself and I don't know anyone nearby who does).

I may return to my first idea - which was buy secondhand Windows 7 laptops as and when I need a new laptop until they eventually disappear... maybe by that time Linux will be more mainstream or Windows will have repented from Windows 10 and moved on to better things... And then there's the idea of getting a Mac... I haven't considered that till now but perhaps I should try one out and see if that's an option for me.

Thanks again everyone - and hope you are having a relaxing weekend.

Tudor
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