Faculty of Science Postdoctoral Society

09 March 2018
Ben Mallet from the Faculty of Science Postdoctoral Society 2018
Ben Mallet, Co-Chair Faculty of Science Postdoctoral Society

The Postdoctoral Society is going from strength to strength since their inaugural research symposium in 2016.

What began as an initiative by a small group of postdocs from the School of Biological Sciences who recognised there was limited support for postdocs and early career researchers in the faculty, has become a fully operational and self-regulated cohort of people committed to supporting its peers across all schools and departments in the Faculty of Science.   

Alongside the yearly symposium, which showcases the research being undertaken and provides a good opportunity for everyone to present their work, the Society organises regular panel discussions to raise awareness of the challenges or debates encountered in the faculty.

As one of the co-chairs of the Postdoctoral Society, Ben Mallett is proud of the fact that the Society is run by postdocs, for postdocs.

“We support our peers by galvanising our community to come together, network, collaborate and promote excellent science,” says Ben who is a research fellow in the Department of Physics.

“We have a fantastic committee and throughout the year we organise events, training and career development workshops aimed at our cohort,” he says. “Then there’s the Annual General Meeting and our symposium at the end of the year – a friendly chance to meet and share your research with other postdocs in the faculty.”

While the year is peppered by events and workshops, the committee meets regularly to look at how to promote the interest of their cohort and provide a voice for faculty postdoctoral staff and early career researchers.

Due to the “fantastic support” from the faculty, there is no joining fee and Ben and his fellow committee members welcome all new members and encourage everyone to contact them with any concerns or ideas they may have.

Please view: Faculty of Science Postdoctoral Society website

Related links: The School of Biological Sciences Postdoctoral Society