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Three Day Programme

Day 1: Design your Research Career
This introduction to design thinking methods will help you understand your research from different perspectives and it will also change the way you think about work. You will explore a variety of design techniques, but focus especially on how being aware of your own research process, work styles, mindset, and unconscious biases can help you reach your goals.

Day 2: Researcher Toolkit
We work rapidly through the essential survival toolkit for researchers; writing successful proposals, developing IP, leadership skills - and the most powerful tool of all – developing a growth mindset.

Day 3: The Academic Entrepreneur
Day 3 looks at possibilities beyond the lab such as starting your own company or working in industry. We meet some researchers who talk about their own journey beyond academia, and visit their work. We also look at the personal challenges researchers face, how they mirror entrepreneurial challenges and some self-care techniques to manage them.

The Programme runs three times per academic year: December, May, and August.

Who Should Attend

Postdoctoral researchers who are seeking new tools to infuse creativity into their research, develop a research communications toolkit and develop the skills, networks and knowledge to maximise their career opportunities

Please note that as some of the programme run during the day it is important that you agree your attendance on the programme with your PI/supervisor/mentor before registering


€1,000 for the 3-Day Programme.
Special rate for Trinity Researchers – €750.


Participants will receive a certificate of attendance on completion of the programme

Expression of Interest Form

If you're interested in the training and would like to know more about the programme, fill in this form and we'll get in touch.

If you would like to book your place on this programme, or require further information, please contact Jane Flanagan, Tangent Recruitment Officer.