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Thread: Can you do an MRes if you have a MSc to lead onto PhD?

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21-Oct-19, 13:04
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Meardonna, I think an M.Res would be great for you. Alternatively, there are some Doctoral PhD programmes which offer the 1st year of the degree as a taught component, in which students are exposed to different areas of research, reading groups etc.. before choosing their specific topic. I knew fellow PhD students in the Cyber-security area who undertook such a doctoral training programme. I myself did the classic MPhil/PhD with upgrade to PhD-proper in the 2nd year - this didn't have such a year, but I already had a defined problem to work on. Good luck!

Thread: possible outcomes of minor corrections

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27-Sep-19, 22:27
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Great! Well done. I'm sure it'll all be fine.

Thread: possible outcomes of minor corrections

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24-Sep-19, 18:16
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Hi Tudor, Hope you're well. Have your minor corrections been approved?

With minor corrections, I would think it is very rare for an examiner to cause an issue unless the corrections have not been carried out properly, as requested. If they haven't been carried out appropriately, the examiner may not be willing to sign off on all of the criteria needed for the Dean to award the doctorate. But I think that's a very rare scenario as they gave minor corrections in the first instance.

Thread: Tips on applying for post-docs in UK, potentially in slightly different field

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27-Aug-19, 15:58
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it's very encouraging to hear you got a post-doc from networking at a conference. I appreciate the support!

Thread: Minor revisions - editor decision taking ages

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27-Aug-19, 15:56
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Congratulations Tudor! :-)

Thread: Minor revisions - editor decision taking ages

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24-Aug-19, 21:12
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...they do say a watched pot never boils :-)

Thread: Minor revisions - editor decision taking ages

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24-Aug-19, 21:12
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Aww bless. Hopefully you'll hear back soon!

Thread: Tips on applying for post-docs in UK, potentially in slightly different field

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20-Aug-19, 23:33
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That's a great suggestion, i sort of had something like that in the back of my mind but it didn't quite click, lol. Thanks rewt :-)

Thread: Tips on applying for post-docs in UK, potentially in slightly different field

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19-Aug-19, 18:51
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Hi all,

I'm currently working in a research institute in the UK (but employed in a non-research role). I would like to get back to full-time research (with or without teaching - but not a teaching-focused role), preferably in the UK, if not Europe.

The role I am in is good but feels like there is no chance of progression or a career development path.

The issues I am facing are:

1) the possibility to work in slightly different fields than my PhD (which was on distributed computing for molecular biology) - my undergrad/masters was in Pharmacy/Chemistry with a hard-core Chemistry dissertation. I am particularly interested in in-silico drug discovery as it was something I employed in my masters, but has come a long way since then (2011), and also I have much more experience in distributed computing now that I could apply to that area. What will a potential supervisor look for in this case, i.e. from someone who didn't specifically do a PhD in this area. Chemistry is also an interest, but I guess I'd be at a disadvantage for not knowing the lab protocols by heart as compared to someone who used specific techniques during their PhD (though I am confident I could do whatever is required as I have publications in Chemistry and Computer Science).

ii) what sort of things make a post-doc application stand out positively, I mean does anyone have any suggestions on how to be successful in this regard.

I did secure a post-doc from a famous professor at my university, from him knowing me and inviting me to apply to be interviewed. This was just as I was completing my PhD. However, I had some corrections which meant I couldn't do both and had to focus on the corrections (as the post-doc had tight deadlines) and therefore I couldn't start it.

Thanks for suggestions!

Thread: Minor revisions - editor decision taking ages

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17-Aug-19, 16:42
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Hi Tudor, I saw this post the other day and was going to reply but didn't have time. Firstly, congratulations on your paper, secondly minor changes is good and it is therefore very unlikely that it will then be rejected, unless it hadn't been reviewed by all the reviewers (but that's unlikely as the editor told you this). It could be that they are collating and organising the paper submissions for different editions -- how often is it published? Or, more likely it is just simply that they were busy!

Just be thankful you're not submitting to a Computer Science Journal - they work to geological timescales! :-) I submitted a paper to a Computer Science (Algorithms) journal in late December 2016 (for a mid January 2017 submission deadline - it was a special edition), whilst writing up my thesis, and despite the schedule saying they would give a decision in May 2017, they informed me of acceptance in the beginning of September 2017. After some minor revisions, and confirmation of final acceptance in November 2017 the paper went to print at the very end of December 2018 a few days before 2019!

By May 2018, I emailed the Editor (who is in the US), and they said the edition was tentatively scheduled for September or November 2018 (and that there was no October issue), this drove me a bit nuts, but I was just patient and it finally went to print. I've heard frequently from colleagues in theoretical computer science that 2 year turnaround times are not uncommon!!

My other papers in Molecular Biology and Chemistry were turned around much quicker -- in months not years!

Thread: Exotic locations for PhD conferences and best pics

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23-Jul-19, 22:32
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posted about 3 months ago
:-)

Thread: Exotic locations for PhD conferences and best pics

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23-Jul-19, 10:17
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Haha, what are bench fees for other than to blow them on a trip to the good old US of A!

The folk that I was standing next to did look to be dressed as Mexicans but it's a bit of a red herring as it was actually in Marrakech, Morocco - the 2nd of my three trips there during my PhD!

Thread: Exotic locations for PhD conferences and best pics

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22-Jul-19, 10:10
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Not part of the workshop! Can you guess where? :-p

Thread: Exotic locations for PhD conferences and best pics

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21-Jul-19, 21:24
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Thanks Tudor :-) Lyon is a nice place!

Thread: Exotic locations for PhD conferences and best pics

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21-Jul-19, 17:35
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It'd be nice to hear of cool places that people got to go to for conferences during their PhD (sort of lighten the mood and distract those with PhD anxieties).

This is one of my favourite pics I posted on FB whilst at a conference (actually I was delivering a Workshop).

I captioned it "Gosh, they are working me hard over here..."

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