Top-tips for planning your Post-doc
At the seminar "Planning a post-doc" focus was on how and where to apply for funding to go on a post-doc. Carin Nilsson, research coordinator at the CEC, lists the five most important tips from the seminar panel.
The seminar "Planning a Post-doc" was held on 20 January 2015 and was arranged by Carin Nilsson, CEC together with ClimBEco and Forskningsservice, LU. The top-tips for planning your Post-doc is listed below by Carin Nilsson, research coordinator at CEC:
- Time! Network already during your PhD, to learn more about what is happening within your field. It's good to have a few months to write an application, let your colleagues read and comment.
- Use the trends within your subject to your advantage – for examplethe latest methods for analysis. The same goes for funding and applications. Read the funder strategies and go to conferences! Ask yourself if you can combine your research with a new method. Or try a new approach?
- Independence is important! Do not use your supervisor's group, search for other, new environments and groups.
- Be clear when writing your application. Keep in mind that it is evaluated by researchers or experts that might not be within your field of expertize. Write pedagogical and do not skip the obvious. Read the assessment criteria carefully and address them!
- Interview the people at your department that has been away on post-doc.
Documentation from the seminar "Planning a post-doc"