Not sure what a postdoc is? Wondering how people get them? This session will help answer the ‘what,’‘why’ and ‘how’ questions you might have about postdocs (Postdoctoral Research Fellowships) and discuss the different postdoc pathways available. Presented by Professor Christina Lee, Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences (HaBS), this session is tailored to HDR students in HaBS but all are welcome to attend. Three postdocs from HaBS who followed different postdoc pathways will also share their journeys from HDR student to postdoc.

The session will be split into two sub-sessions with a chance to network over morning tea separating the two sub-sessions. The program for the session will be - 

  • 1:30pm - 2:30pm - Introduction and overview by Prof Christina Lee (Associate Dean Research for HaBS) followed by questions
  • 2:30pm  3:00pm - Afternoon tea and networking
  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm - Presentations from current postdocs on their journey and experience, followed by questions and discussion

Contact the HaBS Faculty Research Office at if you have any queries regarding this session.

Please note that registrations for this session close at 5pm on Monday 10 June.

About Career planning


Book an appointment with the Graduate School's HDR Careers Advisor

Many research students intend to follow an academic career path on completion of their degree. But what does an academic career really look like? And, if you knew what to expect, would you still wish to pursue that path?

Researchers work in all facets of government, industry, NGOs and universities. Understanding the diverse range of career options available will allow you to reflect on the 'fit' between academia and your own strengths and interests. 

It is important to start considering your options and plan for your post-HDR career during your studies so you are well prepared to transition to the workplace as a PhD or MPhil qualified individual. The Graduate School supports you in this process through the Career Development Framework (CDF) as well as with a dedicated HDR Careers Advisor who specialises in advising HDR candidates. The Careers Advisor is available for appointments to discuss career options, CV development, interview techniques and other career-related topics. These appointments are designed to complement the existing suite of career-related workshops which are already offered as part of the CDF.

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Social Sciences Building (#24)
304 on Level 3 (level 4 is ground level)