RAS ECN - Finding Your First Postdoctoral Role

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ECN Careers Event: Finding your first Postdoctoral Role

Registration is now open for the RAS Early Career Network “Finding Your First Postdoctoral Role” event 14:00pm BST on Friday 30th April 2021. We have a wonderful panel of speakers (see below) who will share their varied experience of making the jump from PhD to postdoc and will do their best to demystify the process. This event should be really helpful to anyone that is finishing up their doctoral research and thinking about exploring an academic career.

The event will be held on Zoom and the main panel discussion will run for an hour, but please stick around at the end if you’d like to have a more informal chat with our panellists.

Sebastian Kamann: Sebastian finished his PhD in 2013 at the Leibniz-Institute for Astrophysics in Potsdam, Germany. After a postdoc at the University in Goettingen, he moved to the UK in 2017, where he joined the Astrophysics Research Institute of Liverpool John Moores University. In 2020, he was awarded a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship. His research interests are massive star clusters, stellar kinematics, and the search for black holes

Claire Nichols: Claire is an Associate Professor in Planetary Geology at Oxford. Before starting her current role in 2020, Claire completed her PhD at Cambridge in Earth Sciences in 2017, specializing in meteorite magnetism then moved across the Atlantic to become a Simons Collaboration on the Origins of Life (SCOL) postdoctoral fellow at MIT, investigating the earliest evidence for Earth’s magnetic field and its role in habitability.

Jasmine Sandhu: Jasmine Kaur Sandhu is a Research Associate at Northumbria University, where she studies radiation belt dynamics at Earth. Jasmine completed her PhD in space plasma physics at the University of Leicester in 2016, and has previously held a PDRA position at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory (University College London). Jasmine is also Vice-Chair of MIST Council.

Sarah White: Sarah first enjoyed learning about radio astronomy at the University of Cambridge, then used it to study quasars for her PhD at the University of Oxford. Her first postdoc took her to Australia, where she conducted science at low radio-frequencies, and in 2018 she started a SARAO Postdoctoral Fellowship in South Africa, using MeerKAT to continue her research into active galaxies.


All participants need to register for the event beforehand:

Free for RAS Fellows

£5.00 for Non-Fellows

** Ticket sales end midday Friday 30th May ** 

Looking forward to seeing many of you there,


RAS ECN Committee