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 - Maria Fernandez-Suarez
Co-Chair - Sam Bose
Social Secretary - Zeki Ilkan
Treasurer - Lauren Phillips
MSD Forum Representatives - Rebecca Capel and David Priestman
SOCIETY SOCIAL MEDIA
THE NEXT SOCIETY EVENT WILL BE:
Research Staff Society Seminar, Monday 24th January
Jianshu Hu (Sitsapesan Group): "Biophysical characteristics of TRIC channels and their regulation of RyR2"
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.
Monday 24th January
- Jianshu Hu (Sitsapesan Group): "Biophysical characteristics of TRIC channels and their regulation of RyR2"
- Ying-Chi Chao (Zaccolo group, DPAG)
- 2nd speaker TBC
- Rumaitha Al-Hosni (Tamarro Group, Pharmacology)
- Charlie Clarke-Williams (Dupret Group, MRC BNDU)
Due to the current situation, we do not currently have any social events scheduled, but hopefully we will be able to arrange an in-person social as soon as it is safe to do so!
'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