PATHSENSE TRAINING

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PATHSENSE TRAINING 2017-12-20T15:07:22+00:00

PATHSENSE Training Objectives:

The major objective is to create and drive an innovative training program that complements the individual research projects to include advanced research skills and transferable skills training to promote the development of creative, entrepreneurial and innovative researchers.

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PATHSENSE Training Programme

The training elements in the PATHSENSE Network will be delivered using 5 complementary approaches:

1. Training through Individual Research Projects: The central pillar of training for all ESRs will be their individual research projects, which are designed to be innovative and state-of-the-art and have the potential to deliver high impact outputs. These projects combined with excellent supervision and mentoring will develop a range of high level skills in the ESRs, including excellent verbal and oral communication skills, strong problem solving abilities, critical thinking, team working, effective time management and willingness to innovate. In addition the specific projects will each develop specific research skills in a wide range of cutting-edge research techniques related to structural biology, food science, molecular genetics, biochemistry, mathematical modelling, microscopy and bioinformatics. This combination of high level skills will make the graduates from the Network highly attractive to EU employers in both the academic and industrial sectors.

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Pathsense training meeting

2. Structured Local Training Programmes: A very strong training infrastructure is already in place within the Network. This infrastructure comprises specific training courses in research-related skills (e.g. microscopy, statistics, proteomics) and well as training in complementary skills (e.g. presentation skills, IT training, writing and language skills).

3. Open Learning: Acquiring the discipline of self-directed learning is central to enabling a life-long approach to learning. For this reason we will incorporate a strong element of Open Learning in the training programme. There are excellent cloud-based resources available at each institution that will be made available to all ESRs via a cloud-based portal, which will provide exclusive access to PATHSENSE members.

4. Network-wide training: The Network will incorporate a programme of Workshops, Summer Schools and Conferences into its training schedule. A series of Workshops will harness the existing skills of the Network to deliver 1-2 day training sessions on specific skills that ESRs will benefit from, ranging from entrepreneurship, outreach, ethics, career planning, grant-writing, to research-related. These will be intensive activity-based sessions with Network PIs leading each of the discussions and presentations. The Network will run 2 Summer Schools the goal of which will be to focus on the latest research and make new research links with leading scientists external to the Network. These summer schools will invite leading researchers in their fields to give research talks and lead discussion groups with the ESRs. The summer schools thus will enable the Network to broaden its horizons and interact with leading researchers from outside the EU and associated member states. They will enhance the training of ESRs by further developing their critical thinking, networking and communication skills, as well as helping them to develop the bigger-picture view of their research areas. The ESRs in the PATHSENSE Network will also have an opportunity to attend and present at many national and international symposia.

science on the street training event
Pathsense Secondments

 5. Training through secondments: Each ESR will have at least two scheduled secondments to laboratories within the Network, each of which will last for between 3 and 6 months. Many of these secondments will be inter-sectoral, giving as many of the ESRs as possible the opportunity to experience both academic and non-academic working environments. Crucially all of the secondments will allow the students to develop new research skills, further extend their personal networks and improve their communication and team-working skills. The impact of mobility on the personal development of the ESRs cannot be overstated and it will have significant positive impact on their subsequently employability.

2. Structured Local Training Programmes: A very strong training infrastructure is already in place within the Network. This infrastructure comprises specific training courses in research-related skills (e.g. microscopy, statistics, proteomics) and well as training in complementary skills (e.g. presentation skills, IT training, writing and language skills).

microbiology study galway

3. Open Learning: Acquiring the discipline of self-directed learning is central to enabling a life-long approach to learning. For this reason we will incorporate a strong element of Open Learning in the training programme. There are excellent cloud-based resources available at each institution that will be made available to all ESRs via a cloud-based portal, which will provide exclusive access to PATHSENSE members.

Pathsense training meeting

4. Network-wide training: The Network will incorporate a programme of Workshops, Summer Schools and Conferences into its training schedule. A series of Workshops will harness the existing skills of the Network to deliver 1-2 day training sessions on specific skills that ESRs will benefit from, ranging from entrepreneurship, outreach, ethics, career planning, grant-writing, to research-related. These will be intensive activity-based sessions with Network PIs leading each of the discussions and presentations. The Network will run 2 Summer Schools the goal of which will be to focus on the latest research and make new research links with leading scientists external to the Network. These summer schools will invite leading researchers in their fields to give research talks and lead discussion groups with the ESRs. The summer schools thus will enable the Network to broaden its horizons and interact with leading researchers from outside the EU and associated member states. They will enhance the training of ESRs by further developing their critical thinking, networking and communication skills, as well as helping them to develop the bigger-picture view of their research areas. The ESRs in the PATHSENSE Network will also have an opportunity to attend and present at many national and international symposia.

science on the street training event

 5. Training through secondments: Each ESR will have at least two scheduled secondments to laboratories within the Network, each of which will last for between 3 and 6 months. Many of these secondments will be inter-sectoral, giving as many of the ESRs as possible the opportunity to experience both academic and non-academic working environments. Crucially all of the secondments will allow the students to develop new research skills, further extend their personal networks and improve their communication and team-working skills. The impact of mobility on the personal development of the ESRs cannot be overstated and it will have significant positive impact on their subsequently employability.

Pathsense Secondments
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