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Length: 1 day

When: 31 January 2020 (9:30 am to 4:30 pm; lunch provided)

Where: Lecture theatre 0G/074 (Lanyon Building)

Open to: priority will be given to MHLS postdocs (research fellows, senior research fellows, fellowship holders). Postdocs from other Faculties and other staff categories will also welcome if places are available.

Places: 20 (we expect a lot of interest for this course. A waiting list will be created so please inform us as soon as possible if you can't attend anymore)

Cost: Free; but represents a significant investment from the PDC and attendance is compulsory once registered


This course is fully subscribed

All registrations are now for a place on the waiting list


This full day interactive course is designed to provide you with useful information to help you prepare for the next stage of your academic career. Is a lectureship the right thing for you? Can you make your academic career ambitions a reality? What is the application process like? How are the key skills recruiters are looking for in a lecturer? Where are the gaps in your CV? What can you do now to start filling in those missing areas?

Programme Objectives:

During this course, you will:
  • Discuss the academic career path
  • Look at current lectureship job descriptions to identify key skills
  • Identify your strengths and weaknesses for career promotion
  • Analyse senior academic CVs
  • Peer-review each other's CVs
  • Create an action plan to maximise the potential of your lectureship application

You will need to bring a paper copy of your CV to take part in this course

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Dr Karen Hinxman is a Consultant within the Postdoc and Fellows Development Centre at Imperial College London. She gained her PhD in Structural Biology from the University of York, before joining a research institute in Montreal, Canada. In 2011 she returned to the UK to take a postdoc position at the University of Warwick. Karen is passionate about helping postdocs reach their full potential and to achieve this, she provides a range of training and support to postdocs across Imperial College and is actively involved in the co-ordination of the Postdoc Reps Network.

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