Research training events

  • These events are of particular interest to research staff at Brookes.

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    Further details about the Research Staff Mentoring Scheme (internal access only)

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    Upcoming events

    • Researcher Career Pathways Event

      14 January 2020
      Would you benefit from the opportunity to explore how researchers effectively navigate the transition from PhD or fixed-term contract to careers both within and outside of academia? Have you been wondering how you can have the career you want and maintain that all-important work-life balance? Look no further. The University is holding a Researcher Career Pathways Event on Tuesday 14th January 2020 in the John Henry Brookes Building, Gipsy Lane Campus, from 10am to 3pm (registration from 9:30am). This event is for all research students and fixed-term research staff (Research Assistants and Research Fellows). Refreshments and lunch will be provided. The theme of this year's Researcher Career Pathways Event is “Identity”. Identity beyond the PhD; identity beyond the fixed-term research contract; identity in careers both within and beyond academia. The event will be hosted by Dr Sarah Robins-Hobden, an experienced external researcher development consultant. There will also be two Q&A panels, comprising members of a mix of academic and non-academic professions, with a focus on managing your career and managing your life. Plus there will be a fantastic free lunch! Places are limited. Secure your place now by registering now.

    • Introduction to Sequencing Data Analysis

      Introduction to Sequencing Data Analysis

      22 January 2020
      Day 1 and 2 will be workshops on generic computational skills for biologists who have little to no experience in R and/or the Linux environment and would like to gain further skills in these areas. Day 3 will be end-to-end tutorials on analyzing RNAseq and ATAC-seq (or ChIP-seq) data

    • Applying for research funding - Why is this important? - Part of "Your First Three Years"

      05 February 2020
      The event focuses on why external research funding is important and includes a Q&A session with an expert panel, providing top tips on winning grants and managing rejection.

    • Managing a research grant project - Part of "Your First Three Years"

      18 March 2020
      This session looks at how to manage an externally-funded research grant project, including the roles and responsibilities of the Principal Investigator in recruiting, managing and developing research staff and the who and where of post award support

    • Consultancy - An introduction for researchers

      22 April 2020
      Consultancy is the application of research knowledge and expertise to deliver impact for clients, and can take a variety of forms. This introduction will explore what consultancy looks like in practice, why do it, and some of the key issues to consider. It will be an interactive session which aims to build your understanding of how to develop your consultancy offer, and the support and information available. To be delivered by Juliet Bligh, Knowledge Exchange Support Manager, RBDO. This session includes lunch.

    • University Research Induction - Part of "Your First Three Years"

      10 June 2020
      A re-run of the Autumn 2019 event for new researchers unable to make the first date, or who started later in the academic year.

    • Introduction to Sequencing Data Analysis

      Introduction to Sequencing Data Analysis

      27 August 2020
      Day 1 and 2 will be workshops on generic computational skills for biologists who have little to no experience in R and/or the Linux environment and would like to gain further skills in these areas. Day 3 will be end-to-end tutorials on analyzing RNAseq and ATAC-seq (or ChIP-seq) data

  • Further training

    There's a wide variety of additional training on offer around Brookes.

    Vitae

    Vitae is the global leader in supporting the professional development of researchers. Oxford Brookes has a membership with Vitae and full access to a wide range of services. Further information can be obtained from the Research Training Co-ordinator, Susan Brooks.

    The Vitae Programme »