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About

We are a slack group of (primarily) postdoctoral researchers that are based within the UK or EU. We welcome anybody who is, or plans to be, based in either the UK or EU for their postdoctoral position (including final year PhD students and those who’ve left academia). We are currently around 400 members and growing! Also check out the postdoc Twitter community for a wider network of postdocs and soon-to-be postdocs!

Inspiration

Inspired by the ever brilliant Prachee Avasthi who created NewPI slack and following in the footsteps of Pearl Ryder, creater of FuturePI Slack, this new group aims to bring together postdocs from all disciplines working across the UK & EU.

Organisation

Jonny Coates (Twitter @JACoates)

Founder

Jennie Campbell & Efi Psomopoulou

Pathway to independence workshop organisers

Benefits of joining

Access to the Google Drive space – includes real grants and fellowship materials and funding databases. Also contains a repository of our seminars and workshops!

Career workshops – “Pathways to independence” and other workshops with ECRs and funders

ECR seminar series – be invited to give a talk and watch other ECRs talk about their research

Inclusive community – there are no PIs or funding representatives so you can talk openly and freely

Non-acc career seminars – hear about careers outside of academia direct fom those who’ve successfully left

Support from people in similar situations – We’re all at the same career stage and can support each other through to the next step

*Many of these activities are currently being planned but once they have taken place, recordings are be stored on the Google Drive for future members.