April 7, 2018

You’re at a conference volunteering at a career information session for graduates and postgraduates. You sit as part of a panel of ‘experts’ informing those brave/eager souls who approach your table (after a beer for courage of course). Your topic – moving for internat...

By Dr Jasmine Janes, Dr Manu Saunders & Dr Sean Tomlinson

Yesterday we asked if peer review in funding circles was biased, particularly against ECRs (early career researchers).  Today we offer some suggestions for improving the grant peer review experience.

So, can the g...

June 30, 2017

That familiar twinge of excitement that comes with the prospect of starting a new position in a new institution was back! This time I was prepared, and I was a local so the process was far easier for me and probably much easier on my spouse! We got his 457 visa organis...

June 13, 2017

People complain about moving all the time. It’s stressful, it’s inconvenient, it can be expensive. Usually, these people are moving a few suburbs away, or perhaps the next state/province over. I know I will sound arrogant here, but once you have done an international m...