POST DOCTORAL LIAISON SUB-COMMITTEE
This site is dedicated to gathering all the information needed for a prospective and/or current postdoc at Rhodes. The site is developed and maintained by the Post Doctoral Liaison Sub-Committee. This committee, made up of postdocs and representing postdocs within the University structures (such as Faculty, Senate and the JRC) is resurging after a period of obscurity. With your help we can ensure the needs of us postdocs are met!
The site is still quite new (Jan 2011) and is still under construction so if you have any suggestions for content please email the sitemanager.
In March of this year Dr. Puja Ray was invited to attend the Biennial Conference of Indian Society of Weed Science (ISWS) – on Weed Threat to Agriculture Biodiversity and Environment, 19-20 April 2012, at Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur, India to accept the ISWS- Young Scientists Award- 2012.
This is a very prestigious award which has been instituted to encourage young scientists in the field of weed research below the age of 35. Her work in the field of weed Biological Control for the past 8-10 years, including 2 years of Postdoctoral work in the Entomology Department with Prof. Martin Hill at Rhodes University has earned her the recognition of her peers.
ResearcherID - see the Rhodes library website for the following extract:
This free facility from ISI provides an excellent way to list your publications in one place and showcase them (and Rhodes!) to the world. You can add your hyperlinked, unique ResearcherID to your e-mail signature, website, etc., for easy access. ResearcherID also provides an easy way to view your citations and h-index.
After registering, you are assigned an individual ID number that stays with you over the course of your career, regardless of name changes or change in institution affiliation.
ResearcherID allows you to create an online Profile for showcasing your publication history. It is designed to associate you with your scholarly work, thus assuring an accurate record of output and attribution. It also provides a gateway for colleagues quickly to locate your published work and to identify you as a potential collaborator.
For more information please contact your Principal Faculty Librarians....read more
The formation of a National Postdoc Association is currently under way, establishing an organisation that will represent postdocs across South Africa. The Rhodes postdoc committee is involved in this process. Currently, funding is being obtained for the establishment of this association and the development of a constitution to determine eligibility for membership and decisionmaking structures.
Anyone requiring more information can email Susan at email@example.com....read more
Please bring your families and/or partners and join us for a Postdoctoral gathering on March 26 2012. Should a be an evening of good food and friends. Come get to know other Postdocs @ Rhodes!
The ESRC is inviting proposals for international collaborative research projects under the ‘Rising Powers and Interdependent Futures’ initiative as a major investment contributing to its three priorities, especially Economic Performance and Sustainable Growth; and Vibrant and Fair Society. This focuses on the implications of the Rising Powers for the rest of the world (paying attention to both developed and developing countries), and on how the rising powers’ interactions with each other and other countries are changing. Applications are expected to focus on one or more of the themes below from an interdisciplinary perspective and intern...read more
Acabiz is a newly launched website that advertises itself as "The marketplace of choice where knowledge-seeking businesses can tender needed expertise from the world of academia."
They are currently advertising a Short Essay Competition open to postgraduates, postdocs and members of staff at South African Universities. The essay topic is: "What are the critical success factors which will determine Acabiz’ success (www.acabiz.com), as a knowledge shar ...read more
The First Annual PostDoc Meet & Greet was held yesterday evening at the Purple Horse Bar. A good time was had by all, with excellent weather, good company, excellent food and drink and a very chilled atmopshere. Many thanks to all those that attended! Once again, welcome to Rhodes, and feel free to contact the PDLSC if you have any questions, concerns or comments!...read more
TOMORROW - YOU SHOULD COME!
When: 22 February 2011
Time: 1730 to later-ish
Venue: The Purple Horse Bar (Which is on the bottom floor of the Union)
Please join us for a bit of a party, so we can get to know the 2011 postdoc community. Come by for the evening or just drop in for a drink! Families and partners welcome (naturally).
Snack and things provided - come out and meet your fellow postd...read more