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Postdoctoral Development Centre

Lectureships: Ready, Set, Go!

Practical information

  • Audience: Postdocs and research staff at Queen's (priority to individuals whose contract requires a PhD, e.g. Research fellows)
  • Date and time: TBC
  • Length: 1 day
  • Place: TBC
  • Organised by: PDC


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 progression
  • Analyse senior academic CVs
  • Peer-review each other's CVs
  • Create an action plan to maximise the potential of your lectureship application

Participants will be required to share a pdf copy of their CV with other attendees. We advise that the version submitted doesn't include personal details such as address, phone number or personal email.


Dr Karen Hinxman

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.


Rating (out of 5): 4.9

Recommended by: 100%

Number of feedback provided: 18

Quote: "Excellent and very informative workshop, highly recommended!" (Participant, Dec 2020)