The following resources and templates may be useful for Early Career Researchers (ECRs) and students.
- 10 COMMANDMENTS to developing a successful research career (PDF 347KB) by Professor Michael Bull, Flinders University.
- Johnson, AM 2012, "Charting a Course for a Successful Research Career: A guide for Early Career Researchers", 2nd Edition, Elsevier, available at http://cdn.elsevier.com/assets/pdf_file/0005/145148/1-10-Eng-rev_high-res_online.pdf
- Mullins, G and Kiley, M 2002, "'It's a PhD, not a Nobel Prize': how experienced examiners assess research theses", Studies in Higher Education, Vol. 27, No.4 (online from Web of Science), available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0307507022000011507
Elsevier have a webpage dedicated to supporting ECRs. A number of guides and recommended reading can also be found here http://www.elsevier.com/early-career-researchers/guides-and-recommended-reading
Research networks: exploring social media
Creating and maintaining research networks is a key element in career development. It's not always easy but you may be better at it than you think.
Hear from Prof Ross Mckinnon and Prof Mark Taylor as they share their knowledge and experience on the importance of networking, particularly through the use of social media, how to do it and how to make it work for you.
(note: the actual presentation starts 8mins into the video so please use the scroll bar at the bottom of the screen to move the video along)
version of Mark's PowerPoint presentation
To help you on your way, the MDRI have set up the Flinders Medical Device Research Institute LinkedIn page. Feel free to join the group to kick-start your own networks and to keep informed of news and events.