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Early Career Researchers Events

The Post-Doctoral and Clinical Research Fellow Committee organise a few events each year to develop the careers of early career researchers.

Speed science event


- Past events 2018:


Present with Impact

When: 14th March, 1:00pm - 3:45pm

Where: Large Seminar Room, 4th Floor, Lambeth Wing

Simon Cain (Westbo


- Past events 2017:


Careers Outside Academia Workshop

When: Friday 3rd November, 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Where: Large Seminar Room, 4th Floor, Lambeth Wing

Chris Ridley (Costello Medical), Jack Leeming (Nature Communications), Sarah Peel (GSTT), Nick Gaddum (The Cell Therapy Catapult), Deepak Mahtani (Pivigo), Robin Fortt (Glaxo Smith Kline), Andy Aitken (Twitter)



Teaching Update for Research Staff

When: Moday 21st August 12pm - 1pm

Where: Maisey Seminar Room

Saad Quershi, John Masih, Marta Varela, and Richard Housden


Raising Your Online Research Profile

When: Friday 24th March, 12 -1pm
Where: Large Seminar Room, 4th Floor, Lambeth Wing

12 – 12:30pm: Online professional profiles
Donald Lush, Centre for Research Staff, KCL
12:30 – 1pm: Making your research Open Access: Pure, the King’s Research Portal and Research Gate) – what you need to know!
Sarah Griffiths, Scholarly Publications Manager – Research Support, KCL


Supervision & Teaching Event: 
When 13th of April 12:00-13:00
Where: Maisey Seminar Room, 3rd Floor Lambeth Wing, St Thomas’ Hospital 

We have two speakers:
Nigel Eady: Head of Researcher Training and Development 
Saad Qureshi: Educational Manager


Grants and Fellowship writing for ECR 

When: May 26 from 14:00-15:30 
Where: Large Seminar Room, 4th Floor, Lambeth Wing


- Past events 2016:

USS PensionsScheme Update
Monday 19th September, 1:30 pm
Maisey Room, 3rd floor, Lambeth Wing


Imaging Sciences Speed Science Networking
Fri 23rd Sept, 2016, from 5pm
Maisey Room, 3rd Floor, Lambeth Wing 
Come to our Speed Science Networking event to meet other researchers across the School.


KCL - Centre for Research Staff Launch Event
Monday 10 October, 2016, 1:30 – onward
Coin Street
For more information: visit the website.


Imaging Sciences CV Workshop 
Tues 2nd Aug, 2016 12-1pm
4th Floor Seminar Room, Lambeth Wing
Hosted by Kate Murray – this workshop will discuss keys aspects to tailoring your CV for academic and non-academic jobs.


Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine Research Staff Network Launch
6 April 2016
The Launch of the Research Staff Network was open to all post-docs and research assistants throughout the Faculty. Alongside supporting existing ECR committees, the network aims to provide information and support with career development, mentoring and ensure that research staff can participate in decision-making processes in the faculty. Find out more about the Network.

Careers outside academia workshop
12 February 2016
The workshop was a great success with 11 speakers representing careers in Media/Publishing, Imaging Research, Sales/Business, Clinical MRI and Life Science Consulting. View flyer to see speakers


- Past events 2015:

Information Session on KCL Pension Scheme
22 October 2015
This talk was given by Pauline Jobb who works in HR at King's College London.

Writing Fellowships & Grants – where to start?
3 September 2015
Following on from the first careers seminar in May, this seminar was an expanded platform for Q & A time with an expert panel whom all have extensive experience reviewing grants and fellowships for the big funders.

Post-Doc networking event: Speed Science
21 August 2015
This was the first ‘Speed Science’ Networking event with attendees spanning all departments in the School participating in a series of meet and greets over beer, wine and snacks.
View flyer

Research Fellowships
13 August 2015
Lucy Wheeler from the Royal Academy of Engineering talked about their Research Fellowships.

Thinking about thinking about applying for fellowships/grants - what now?
13 May 2015

Talk by Pamela Mellen, Schoolal Research Coordinator
Download this pdf for advice on fellowships and first grants

If you have an idea of an event, please email your department representative.

View details of the committee to see who that is.

See what training and courses are available for early career researchers. 

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