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COURSE FULL This virtual MSD Skills workshop is for any member of MSD research staff thinking of becoming a PI. It will explore what it means to be a PI and the routes to becoming one.

You are expected to attend two sessions:

29 June @ 14:00 - 17:00

30 June @ 14:00 - 17:00

course aim

Are you considering becoming a PI? What does it mean to be a PI and what are the routes to becoming one? This virtual workshop will include input from a medical sciences PI and a researcher who has recently obtained a fellowship. It will explore what is important for you, the funders and departments. They are all critical in enabling the transition from postdoc to research independence or to alternative successful careers. There is no single route to becoming a PI, so the session focuses on what you can do to create opportunities and increase your chances of becoming a PI.


course content

  • Assess whether becoming a PI is the ideal choice for you
  • Think about possible ideas for research projects
  • Understand the perspective of host departments
  • Understand the perspective of potential funders
  • Start to formulate a plan for becoming a PI
  • Consider alternative careers options

course format

Live online workshop delivered in two separate three-hour sessions on consecutive days.

You will need to have completed the short survey in advance of the workshop, link will be provided in the booking email confirmation. 

Slides will be made available in the My Resources section of CoSY in the week before the course.

Try to make sure you have a good internet connection and uninterrupted time.

number of participants