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Prosper recruits second cohort of Postdocs

Posted on: 13 January 2022 | Category: Blog posts

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Following a competitive application process, 86 postdocs from across the University of Liverpool, Lancaster University and University of Manchester have been invited to join Prosper’s second career development pilot, conditional on the agreement of PIs and funders.

My Prosper Journey

Posted on: 26 November 2021 | Category: Blog posts

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Alex James, a chemistry postdoc and a member of our first Prosper cohort based at the University of Liverpool, has just landed a new job at a new materials start-up company called Puraffinity. In his blog he talks about his experience of Prosper and how it helped him prepare for and ultimately land his job.

Reflections from the Prosper pilot

Posted on: 23 August 2021 | Category: Blog posts

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As we open recruitment for our second postdoc career development pilot, we hear from 3 postdocs from our current cohort at the University of Liverpool. Egidijus Kukstas, School of Physical Sciences, Smitha Maretvadakethope, Department of Mathematical Sciences and Blanca Perez Sepulveda, Institute of Infection, Veterinary and Ecological Sciences, reflect on their Prosper experiences so far.

Prosper career development pilot: ensuring a diverse cohort

Posted on: 24 June 2021 | Category: Blog posts

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As 53 postdocs join our career development pilot, we reflect on the final make-up of this first cohort and the process of recruiting these participants

Iterating the Prosper portal – what’s new for summer 2021?

Posted on: 21 May 2021 | Category: Blog posts

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Back in 2019 when Prosper began, stakeholder feedback and co-creation were baked into our core objectives for how we would develop this new approach to postdoc career development. We knew that if we wanted to achieve our goals of revolutionising the postdoc career development environment, we would need to build Prosper in a way that was driven by insights from postdocs, PIs and employers alike from day one if we were to provide what they really needed.

How can you want what you don’t know about? The importance of career visibility

Posted on: 13 January 2021 | Category: Blog posts

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Our Research Staff Developers, Dr Fiona McBride and Dr Catherine Charlwood, take a look at what we know about postdocs' hopes and expectations for their careers, plus what Prosper can do to broaden these.

Looking to the future during National Postdoc Appreciation Week

Posted on: 21 September 2020 | Category: Blog posts

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In the first of our guest blog series, Dr Annette Bramley, Director of the N8 Research Partnership, takes a look at how postdocs are vital to the North's Covid-19 recovery.

Networking: making it work for you

Posted on: 17 August 2020 | Category: Blog posts

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Prosper team members, Katie McAllister and Joanie Magill, take a look at the value of networking and how to do it well. University of Liverpool staff can also explore this further through supporting content and resources on the Prosper portal linked throughout this piece.

Self-assessment tools: Knowing me, knowing what to do

Posted on: 18 June 2020 | Category: Blog posts

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TL:DR Life is too short to try out every career you could possibly do, so how to narrow it down? Use self-assessment tools to help you clarify what you are both good at and like doing. Self-assessment tools are used across the board, both within and beyond academia.

Co-creating Prosper with employers

Posted on: 18 June 2020 | Category: Blog posts

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Co-creating Prosper with employers – why it matters, how we’re doing it and what we’ve learnt so far. Prosper's Stakeholder Engagaement Manager, Katie McAllister, takes a look at the importance of co-creating our model with employer partners and what we've learnt so far about their needs and priorities.

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    Prosper recruits second cohort of Postdocs

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    Posted on: 13 January 2022 | Category: Blog posts

    Following a competitive application process, 86 postdocs from across the University of Liverpool, Lancaster University and University of Manchester have been invited to join Prosper’s second career development pilot, conditional on the agreement of PIs and funders.

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