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Thread: Applying yourself for postdoc funding

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04-Sep-18, 21:53
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Is this what you did in the end ToL?

Thread: Conference abstract - different results/changes

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04-Sep-18, 09:34
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I had no idea we could get emoticons on here!!!

Thread: Want to do postdoc with mentor - request 4 advice

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01-Sep-18, 21:46
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Yup, will do. Cheers all!

Thread: Want to do postdoc with mentor - request 4 advice

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31-Aug-18, 20:17
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Hey Mattfabb thanks for sharing (and congrats). In my situation though, the postdoc doesn't actually exist yet as far as I know... (much less have I been offered one!)

Thread: Want to do postdoc with mentor - request 4 advice

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31-Aug-18, 19:20
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As some of you may remember me mentioning, I was fortunate to get to go abroad for just over a month this Summer and work in the lab of a very good researcher who is also a great mentor. We are still working together now as we write up the paper from the work I did when I was there. The thing is... I want to somehow continue working with her. But (as described in other threads on here...) I haven't been feeling as confident as usual or that I have got what I wanted from my PhD (in terms of academic socialisation mainly but also development of skills), and the PhD students in her lab are great (nevermind the postdocs), and these things are kind of holding me back from asking her about a doing a postdoc with her. Can anyone offer advice / share their story?

The bottom line is - I guess have nothing to lose by asking. And the funny thing about this forum is - I only have to write a post and I already feel like I can see things more clearly even before anyone replies! :D

Thread: abstract for conference

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31-Aug-18, 19:11
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Sounds like it then. I guess the main thing is that you feel enough information is there for them to make a judgment about the quality of the research. Brevity is a good thing.

Thread: abstract for conference

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31-Aug-18, 15:56
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I think I'd be looking to make it longer. I recently had to do a 600 word one and could easily have done it in 200 or 300. But I guessed that b/c they were stipulating max 600 words they had an expectation that it should be more detailed than usual. I'd bump it up by 100 (at least). Not just fluffy words but more specific and technical detail so that they can make a more informed review about whether to accept it or not.

Thread: RA roles

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30-Aug-18, 12:33
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Aha, OK! Thanks!

Thread: RA roles

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30-Aug-18, 09:51
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Hi all,

Quite a few job ads I see say things like, "The funds for this post are available until 30 September 2019 in the first instance". What's this mean? That there is a possibility of extending the role, i.e they might apply for more funding/have the grant extended?

Cheers

Thread: PhD dropout - finding jobs :(

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29-Aug-18, 20:47
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Yes, or simply that you *realised that the job you wanted didn't actually require a doctorate...

*realised through your experience in the lab.

Thread: 3rd yeard PhD and I feel hopeless

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29-Aug-18, 20:43
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Keep us posted!

Something I do (and it probably sounds terrible and unproductive but it works for me) is have a very familiar film on in the background... familiar so that I don't need to actually watch it with full concentration... That way, I seem to be able to work when feeling very little motivation to do so. Then I break through the sound barrier so to speak, and get into it (which is great - no need for watching movies then!). My theory is that having something on like that (with quite low volume but just loud enough to hear) whilst working is enough to distract my brain from negative thoughts like "this is rubbish"... and yet it isn't too much that I can't concentrate at all.

Another thing for you to try!

Ps. It doesn't work for me if it's a movie I love and want to watch with full attention... needs to be something middle of the road.

Thread: Non-critical supervisors

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29-Aug-18, 16:58
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Haha! Good mixture anyway! And yes, I think it is mostly the UK that is like that too. I don't know any other countries quite like it, although I have heard that the culture / communication style in Korea and China is even more indirect and there is even more etiquette and indirect politeness rules to try and follow in order to get anywhere.

Thread: Non-critical supervisors

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29-Aug-18, 13:32
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That's funny - I was thinking the opposite - that they were Northern / Eastern European and needed rewt to ask more directly instead of sort of hinting (the English way). Rewt? :-D

Thread: First year probation review

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28-Aug-18, 22:48
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You're gonna be fine. I've never known anyone fail. It is a formality. :-)

Thread: How to cope with depression

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28-Aug-18, 20:59
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Quote From pm133:
Yeah sometimes when someone behaves that badly from day one it is better to cut your losses.
At some point, soneone will take a stand, record all of these interactions and start suing these bastards.
There is no excuse for treating people like that in this day and age.


Yes, bring it on! I can't wait for reform in academia. First the Catholic Church, then Hollywood, then academia. That's what I tell myself anyway. Change is comin'!
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