|CREDIT: Hal Mayforth|
In the third year post doctorate, I wrote a lot about these topics: How doctors sweat to discover traditions of the first nations; What to look for in mentoring? Finding the Evidence for Talking Therapies; My First Week in the Addiction Research Paradise; How to go about getting a postdoc position?; How mentoring can help transitions in academia; The best time for writing; Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards for Irish researchers; How to addess a Training Gap through Addiction Research Education for Medical Students; Mobility is part of research job description;ion; How attractive are you for postgraduate students? How to build research leaders and supervisors; ; The Annual Symposium of the Society for the Study of Addiction 2013; Re-entry shock; Saying bye slowly makes parting easier; .
This was difficult. At times, I honestly have not been honest. I’ll keep at it.
The pilot trial is finished. First, we wrote down our plan, a cook book for making this trial. Second, we developed and pilot tested a workshop which was later used as part of the experimental intervention. The controls received the intervention with a delay. Third, we measured the status at baselineto set up our starting point. Watch this space for more about the trial results.
My junior colleagues from the pilot trial helped me to learn how to be a better team player.
I had the honour to co-supervise a group of three gifted postdocs and several medical students. Two of them moved for work or study to UK. I’m grateful for the learning that workingwith them brought me.
At the time when I wrote that, I realised that I took on too much. In the past year, life and family brought new challenges and I needed to split my time between them. Integrating my scientist and artist careers was another chance to learn the balancing act.
To read the full article, go to the website of the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02791072.2014.991859#abstract
“You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals” – Marie Skłodowska-Curie
|Dr Janet Metclaf, photosource: vitae|
|Barbara Monynihan, source: onyourfeet|
Maria “Manya” Salomea Sklodowska
© ACJC – Archives Curie et Joliot-Curie
|Figure 1. Jano in transition|
Lessons learned from junior post-doc
Future plans for senior post-doc
To stay true to myself
To reach a position of independence by:
conducting a randomized controlled trial
supervising work of junior investigators
To maintain a happy work-life balance
To pass the accumulated knowledge and skills on other:
Doctors and helping professions, by helping them become more competent and confident in addiction medicine research
Medical students, by helping them discover and master addiction medicine research