Online workshop: PhD, now what?

On 22 July 2021, our member Dr. María Natividad Gómez Cerezo, presented an exciting workshop from SRAP-IEAP QLD via Zoom on what career options in Academia exist after the PhD.

The main objective of this workshop was to present a real vision of postdoc life: what goals to pursue and what to expect from it. Dr. Gómez Cerezo has a PhD in Biomaterials and is currently a postdoc at the University of Queensland. She is also one of the recipients of the ‘Juan de la Cierva’ grant, awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation, and Universities to continue her research, in this case, at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

During the workshop, she gave us tips on preparing our CVs. In addition, she presented the different schemes for fellowships and post-doctoral contracts that we can currently find in Australia, Europe, and Spain. Finally, Natividad and the rest of the attendees shared some valuable tips on accreditations and visas.

The video of the workshop is available in our YouTube channel.

We leave you with some pictures of the workshop.

Ana Rubio Zuazo

About Ana Rubio Zuazo

I have 15 years of operational and management experience in Coastal NRM with an emphasis on marine aquaculture. My research revolves around marine ecology and aquaculture, in particular in relation to the cultivation of oysters. Most of my research focuses on the Sydney Rock Oyster and the Pacific Oysters. A number of projects that I am currently involved in are included in this industry website: • Coastal Natural Resource Management projects • Monitoring and response to Harmful Algal Blooms • Designing, conducting, statistical analysis and reporting of ecological and water quality data • Design, development and implementation of environmental and aquaculture-based research projects: design of state-wide oyster monitoring programs, disease investigations; production • Aquaculture advisor • Twenty years of experience in project management of aquatic monitoring programs • Calibration, set-up and deployment of water quality instrumentation • Extensive experience in field work (remote sites, off-boat sampling, benthic sampling, water quality monitoring, SCUBA assessments) • GIS, Modelling, reporting, web-portal design, education packages