One of the key drivers for forming Shinton Consulting was to focus on developing careers resources for post-docs. With time, our work has focussed more and more strongly on the academic career path, so if you are committed to this career, look at the academic section.

You should also visit the marvellous site put together by Elizabeth Wilkinson at the University of Manchester:

An Academic Career

The bulk of our training is delivered to postdoctoral researchers and we will be posting materials from workshops on this site from 2014. If you’ve forgotten the unique URL for your workshop or institution, look at the links on the Universities page. You will still need the password given to you during the workshop.

You may also find the following blog posts and pages useful:

Time Management for and by Academics

Links and resources for New and Aspiring Principal Investigators

Planning an Academic Career

Facilitation Skills for teaching and demonstrating


I’m going to work on this section of the site as it has become so dated that I’ve deleted the old links and advice. If you know of a site that you think others will find useful, please let me know via twitter.


In the meantime, the one element of this section that has survived is the CV advice for leaving academia (complete with example CVs).