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Poll: What should the #ECRchat topic for 17 April 2014 be?

The next #ECRchat is on Thursday 17th April at 11:00-12:00 in the UK (BST), which is 12:00-13:00 in Europe (CEST), and 20:00-21:00 in Sydney (AEST). This chat will be hosted by Katie Wheat (full bio below).

Please vote for your preferred chat topic (topic descriptions below):


Careers outside of academia – making the decision, where would you go, dealing with reactions, adjusting to a new identity

Career transitions – moving from PhD to postdoc, changing departments/institutions/disciplines, building a new network

Getting career development support as an ECR – what is available to you, how do you make the most of it, how do you get your PI onboard?

Moving towards independence as an ECR – searching for that illusive first independent funding, taking steps towards independence while employed on a grant, what does independence look like?

Katie Wheat is a project manager at Vitae. She was previously as postdoctoral researcher in cognitive neuroscience at Maastricht University and holds a PhD in psychology from University of York. Katie co-founded #ECRchat with Hazel Ferguson and now coordinates the chat with Beth Hellen.


Postdoc in psychology and cognitive neuroscience, researching visual word recognition. Likes MEG, TMS, fMRI, reading, waffles, and motorbiking.

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