8 things to consider for early career researchers (by Steven Burgess)

By Steven Burgess, posted on Medium

As I am coming to the end of my time as postdoc I have been thinking a lot about what I have learnt and perhaps wish I knew when I started out. Inspired by the German poet Rainer Maria Rilke’s ‘Letters To A Young Poet’, I am noting down some thoughts which may come in useful for those considering a career in academia. This first post deals with navigating a postdoc, and I plan to follow it up with what I learnt while applying for permanent positions. I hope some of this may be useful to you!

Read Steven’s eight pieces of advice here.