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Thread: Phd in an common ranking university

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18-Aug-16, 10:29
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Second phds do not help you find a job, they are looked on as proof that the researcher doesn't have real work experience. Unless you're an academic you should look for a postdoc instead, and be published.

Thread: second PhD

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15-Aug-16, 14:26
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Postdocs are universal if you have the right background you'll be hired. Funding issues might restrict some positions but not just because your phd wasn't obtained in the country offering the postdoc.

Thread: Anyone else doing their corrections?

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03-Aug-16, 15:58
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Hi Caro, does your uni have a stats department you can lean on? I know at my uni you did a sort of freshers course but then had the option of using them for experimental design and analysis? You could ask.

Thread: Deciding where to go!

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03-Aug-16, 15:53
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Given the climate right now I'd only do a masters or phd if there was already funding in place, right now imo you don't want to be self-funded.

Thread: MA Thesis Crisis

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02-Aug-16, 15:14
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It comes down to willpower, determination and choice. You can do it, it may take all your free time, even pulling long nighters but if you want to you'll do it. Some people thrive under pressure others wilt. Good luck!

Thread: Deciding where to go!

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28-Jul-16, 11:26
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For both my undergrad and master it was about the course, for my PhD it was down to job prospects and adding new skill sets. Also 4 years over 3 meant extra security of income. Whatever you choose good luck!

Thread: First Postdoc Salary Negotiation

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21-Jul-16, 11:43
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If you have time to wait I would leave it for now. You need to be financially able to take the job and pay your expenses, rent, tax, pension etc. If they offer less than you expected then hold firm and let your PI work it out.

Thread: Funding for travel during PhD

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09-Sep-15, 19:15
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My funding included travel money set aside I did courses in the UK and US which they mostly covered. I did however have to pay accommodation cost to my last one and my Sup agreed to cover flights only

Thread: PhD vs job opportunity

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09-Sep-15, 19:12
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For me it's not the PhD itself that scares me about finishing but the number of first authored papers most postdocs are asking for these days. I have 2 papers and a3rd in the works but doesn't look enough

Thread: Publishing with Supervisor, but Got Ditched!!!

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04-Sep-15, 23:17
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It sounds like you want them on your paper just for their name. He didn't do any of the work or guide anything you've written. Shouldn't it be your supervisor, whose given you the phd?

Thread: Ph.d Overrun Funding?

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21-Jul-15, 10:23
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And at the end of all of that? You can still be penniless with no job in sight, but hey, you made it!
The UK education system is shocking, to think a friend of mine with graduate from Uni with over £20K in debt.

Thread: In a complicated affair with my supervisor - UPDATE

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18-Jul-15, 00:23
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I think you do have a choice over how you handle this. Frankly if this is true you should spend a lot less time with him alone or do what's right and report him for it. Easy enough to record him on your phone.

Thread: Which route to take (Masters and PhD)?

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15-Jul-15, 15:53
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Not my area at all. But do you know people/companies with the jobs you want afterwards? Or even just current job adverts. Find out what qualifications are they have/ask for and plan from there? Just a thought.

Thread: 1st year problems

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15-Jul-15, 09:28
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Dunham - well its a different area of science than my BSc or MSc and skill were learned without touching my sample of which there was a limited amount. Techniques aren't gained by osmosis

Thread: Failed PhD

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14-Jul-15, 17:03
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It's awful that you had to go to these lengths but congratulations on the outcome. And for not giving up. Well done.
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