Welcome to the Pharmacology Research Staff Society
The Pharmacology Research Staff Society aims to provide a positive and supportive environment for all research staff within the department. The society aims to foster collaboration between groups, provide networking opportunities (both within the University and with Industrial partners), support career development, and provide an informal space for researchers to interact through regular seminars and social events.
If you would like to get involved in the society please contact us.
Chair - Rumaitha Al-Hosni
Co-Chair - Lauren Phillips
Social Secretary - Massimilliano Runfola
Treasurer - Brooke Prakash
Communications Officer - Matthew Lloyd
MSD Forum Representatives - Rumaitha Al-Hosni and David Priestman
SOCIETY SOCIAL MEDIA
Pharmacology Research Symposium 2024
The Pharmacology Research Staff Society organised a one-day symposium at the Department of Pharmacology on January 12th 2024. The event proved a great success, showcasing the diverse range of exciting research happening within the department with a full programme of talks and poster sessions. Generous sponsorship from Novogene, Merck, CryoLogyx, and Twist Bioscience enabled us to offer refreshments as well as staff and student prizes for best oral presentation and best poster presentation, and many attendees visited our sponsors' stalls.
We host a regular seminar series each term which gives members the opportunity to showcase their research in an informal setting. We also regularly invite external speakers to provide insight into the different career paths available to researchers outside of academia.
If you would like to present at one of these seminars or have a suggestion for an external speaker please get in touch.
Events taking place in the Hilary Term will be updated in due course.
'Pairing' scheme for new members of the Department
The pairing scheme aims to link new members with someone more experienced who can act as a source of general support and help 'new starters' settle in to the department. Frequency and format of meeting can be decided by each pair and are intended to be relatively informal and are intended to provide opportunities to meet new people outside of your group/research field.
The Society pairing scheme is based on the ‘college advisee’ system for graduate students which aims to provide a source of general, not field-specific, support, on matters such as
- time management,
- managing relationships with academic colleagues and supervisors,
- pastoral support,
- advice on grants/fellowship applications, and
- general encouragement.
If you would like to be involved in the society pairing scheme (either as a 'new starter' or more experienced member of the department) please contact us