PSC3 - The Talented Dr Postdoc: A Skills Celebration

Start to unpack your skills using examples from real job adverts.

About the session

Join us as we celebrate your unique skills and attributes as a postdoc and explore how these come together to prepare you for a variety of career pathways.
During the session you’ll begin identifying some of your own transferable skills guided by a member of the Prosper team. You’ll come away with a greater knowledge of how your experiences match the skills employers look for, as well as examples of when you’ve used these skills.

Who is it for?

Early Career Researchers (including Postdocs)


By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Appreciate the breadth of their experience
  • Unpack their skills
  • Articulate examples of when they’ve used and developed a specific skill.

Get to know your facilitators

Hellen Parra-Florez

Members of the Prosper team at the University of Liverpool, University of Manchester and Lancaster University

Presenters are Hellen Parra-Florez (she/her): and Eamon Dubaissi (he/him): with co-hosts Lucy Williams: and Tamara West:

Prosper is a £3.6M Research England funded project which will run for 3.5 years finishing in March 2023. Prosper aims to co-create a model of postdoc development that will empower postdocs to realise their potential across multiple career pathways. 

At its heart the project is all about unlocking the huge potential and talents of the postdoc community for the benefit of postdocs themselves, Principal Investigators, employers and the wider UK economy. 

Session video and presentation

Download the presentation (PPT, 5MB)

Further resources

None of these are compulsory or necessary to engage with ahead of the session! They are provided for further information.

All NPDC21 listed resources including presentation slides and top tips are freely available. Please ensure you acknowledge the author(s) and/or source when using them.

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NPDC21 Top Tips

Download the Top Tips from this session (PDF, 70KB)

Author: Dr Fiona McBride, Prosper Research Staff Developer. Please cite the author(s) when sharing these top tips.

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