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Continuing Professional Development Programme
Space for Reflective Learning


2024 Edition 2, Trimester 3: December, IN PERSON
Target: Early and mid-career staff: Predocs, postdocs and research technicians
  • 10/12/2024 09:30 - 13:30
    Charles Darwin room

SYSTEMS skills

Understanding career opportunities that best exploit your skillset


To give participants an overview of different career options and through personal assessment understand their own motivations, strengths and weaknesses. To give them the confidence to choose the job opportunities that are the best fit for them.




Early and mid-career staff: Predocs, postdocs and research technicians


There are a wide range of job and career opportunities after a PhD. The course will highlight and discuss examples of different career options within the job market, the skills required and the unique challenges posed by each.

In this course participants will:

  • Identify their own strengths and weaknesses as well as what motivates and drives them in their careers
  • Increase their confidence to pursue suitable opportunities that are a good fit for them
  • Explore self-knowledge, understanding their personal motivations, drivers in their career
  • Give examples of specific job opportunities after a PhD outside the postdoc, group leader career path
  • Receive tips and advice on how to use online networking sites to further increase job opportunities

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For any issue regarding attendance before or during the course, please note that you should contact the Intervals team directly by sending an email to


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Roni Wright
Roni Wright

Roni Wright is an experienced postdoc, teacher and trainer, providing university classes and courses for scientists on oral presentation skills and time management.

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