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The Postdoc and Fellows Development Centre (PDFC) offers an extensive programme of professional skills and career development training, support and
opportunities, to enable postdocs and fellows to succeed in their current position while planning their next step.
Support and developmental opportunities include:
Courses and workshops
A portfolio of tailored professional skills and career development courses are available to postdocs and fellows.
Courses range from short workshops, to half-, one- and multiple-day programmes.
Individual support
Postdocs and fellows have the opportunity to meet with a member of the PDC for a one-to-one session to discuss any issue relating to life as a researcher at Imperial. Topics discussed during individual meetings can include advice on CVs, fellowship applications, moving on from academia and personal and professional development opportunities.
Mock interviews
A mock interview service is available for all postdocs and fellows shortlisted for fellowships, lectureships or non-academic job


Postdoc Reps Network
Departmental representatives foster a sense of community among postdocs at Imperial. They organise events, raise awareness of upcoming opportunities and are the postdoc voice for their department. They attend postdoc reps network meetings, on behalf of their peers, where they raise issues and discuss new ideas that are relevant to postdoc life at Imperial.
Resources for fellows: a wide range of support and development opportunities are available for early career fellows. These include tailored courses such as ‘Aiming for a lectureship’ and ‘Managing your first research group’ alongside individual support with crafting lectureship

applications and preparing for job interviews.