Early Career Researcher Professional Development



Events: Panel Discussions

The LMS Early Career Researcher Continuing Professional Development sessions are free online panel discussions, which are aimed at Early Career Researchers and run by the LMS Early Career Research Committee. Each sessions focuses on a particular element of career development for Early Career Researchers.

Schedule for 2021-22:

If you have any queries, please email ecr.chair@lms.ac.uk 

Session 5: Date to be confirmed

All topics considered

If you have any suggestions for topics to be discussed at the next session, or future sessions, please email ecr.chair@lms.ac.uk 


Downloadable Content from Panel Discussions

  • Session 1: 12.00pm (BST) Wednesday, 27 October 2021

The academic job search

This panel covered the basics of applying for academic jobs (what material you need, where to find jobs, etc), and offered the opportunity to ask more detailed questions.  

Session 1: The Academic Job Search Slides

  • Session 2: 12.00pm (GMT) Wednesday, 30 November 2021

Starting your first post-doc

This panel covered what to expect and what to prioritise in your first postdoc.  The intended audience were people in their first postdoc, and PhD students planning ahead.

Session 2: Starting your first postdoc Slides

  • Session 3: 12.00pm (GMT) 24 February 2022

Writing and Publication

Panellists: Jelena Grbic (Southampton), John Hunton (Durham) and Diane Maclagan (Warwick)

Session 3: Writing and Publication slides

  • Session 4: 12.00 (GMT) 24 March 2022

Building your research community

Panellists: Diane Maclagan (Warwick), Rachel Newton (KCL), Chris Parker (Birmingham) and Mariya Ptashnyk (Heriot-Watt)

This panel covered ways in which early career researchers can build their research community.  The intended audience were people in their first postdoc, and PhD students planning ahead.

Session 4: Building your research community slides


Early Career Advice from the Newsletter Archive


Sources of Funding for Fellowships


Academic Jobs Pages


Mailing list sign-up

If you would like hear about the Panel Discussion events and other activities to support Early Career Researchers' Professional Development, please email ecr.chair@lms.ac.uk to confirm that you would like to be added to the mailing list.