So you want to be a principal investigator?
All Career development Leadership Research staff
Wednesday, 26 January 2022, 9.30am to 5pm
Are you considering becoming a PI? What does it mean to be a PI and what are the routes to becoming one?
There is no single route to becoming a PI at Oxford, so the session focuses on what you can do to increase your chances of making the most of any opportunity that arises and of what you might need to do to create such an opportunity. It also looks at what the life of a PI is like, drawing heavily on research that Oxford Learning Institute did in 2015 on the transition from DPhil to PI and using the words of those who have made that transition.
The emphasis of this course is on exploration, on learning from those who made the transition, and from each other. There is an element of ‘Are you sure this is what you want?’ as we look at the first year or so in the life of a PI and the challenges they face to keep going.
This session will also explore the perspective of the funders and of departments, as both are critical in enabling the transition from postdoc to research independence.
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