AMS ‘sharing’ event offers early career research advice

Early career researchers were able to explore career pathways and hear key tips at the recent Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS) event.‌Academy of Medical Sciences Day(2)

The event, entitled “Shaping your career in research” was hosted by the University of Glasgow and aimed at early career researchers. It was chaired by Professor Dame Anna Dominiczak, Vice Principal and Head of the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences.

The day included a keynote session about managing work-life balance under the AMS’s #medscilife banner. The session involved discussing how life at home can shape and influence your career at different stages.

There were also talks and workshops on the Scottish research landscape, funding, the future of research culture in the UK, pitching ideas, and using storytelling to discuss your work.

The day was open to clinical and non-clinical early career researchers in the biomedical and health research fields.‌Prof Ian McInnes

Key tips from the speakers at the event were:
“Think carefully about job offers from other institutions. If the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, water your own.”
Professor Ian McInnes FRSE FMedSci, Muirhead Chair of Medicine & Director of Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation

Be persistent, resilient and know your value - I have learnt how to reject rejection!”
Professor Laura Machesky FRS FMedSci, Beatson Institute for Cancer Research

“I look out once or twice a year, as if standing on a beach: what is there that I want to do?”
Mr Damian Mole, The University of Edinburgh

“Be nice to your collaborators - you need them.”
Professor Eve Johnstone FMedSci, University of Edinburgh‌‌

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First published: 14 June 2017

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