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 2022-23:

Registration: To attend the Continuing Professional Development sessions in 2022/23, please register once here to receive the Zoom links to all sessions. The Zoom link will be circulated the day before each session. 


Session 1) Academic job search

Thursday 20th October at 12pm (BST)

This panel will cover the basics of applying for academic jobs (what material you need, where to find jobs, etc), and offer the opportunity to ask more detailed questions.  The target audience includes both finishing PhD students and postdocs looking for their next position.


Session 2) Applying for grants and fellowships

Thursday 24th November at 12pm (GMT)

This panel will cover the basics of applying for grants and fellowships, and offer the opportunity to ask more detailed questions.

The target audience is postdocs applying for a first grant, and PhD students planning ahead.


Session 3) Writing and publication

Thursday 19th January at 12pm (GMT)

This panel will discuss aspects of writing and publication, and offer the opportunity to ask more detailed questions.  The target audience is early career researchers at all stages.


Session 4) Building your research community

Thursday 23rd February at 12pm (GMT)

This panel will discuss how to find and build your research community, including how to find collaborators, and will offer the opportunity to ask more detailed questions.  The target audience is later year PhD students and early postdocs.


Session 5) Applying for jobs in industry

Thursday 30th March at 12pm (BST)

This panel will discuss how to find a first job in industry (broadly defined), and offer the opportunity to ask more detailed questions.


If you have any queries and/or 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.