Further reading and links

The need for career development to provide early career researchers more future perspective is a much discussed topic.
Find here more information about this issue and articles with useful tips for your development.

  • Young researchers thrive in life after academia27/09/2016 Nature (Editorial)
    Alternative career paths should be celebrated, not seen as a compromise […] Science should wish them well. As Nature has pointed out before, a regular flow of bright, highly trained and scientifically literate workers heading into the wider world can only benefit society and science.
  • Unleash your PhD Power21/04/2016 BCF Career Guide ’16/’17

    My contribution to the annual career guide for the Bio, Chemistry, Food and Pharma sector!
  • The postdoc experience: hopes and fears – 02/07/20115 Times Higher Education 
    Six early career researchers reflect on their experiences
  • The future of the postdoc – 07/04/2015 Nature
    There is a growing number of postdocs and few places in academia for them to go. But change could be on the way.
  • Wanted: information – 04/03/2015 Nature Jobs
    Detailed career data will help people to plan for life after a PhD
  • A Glut Of Ph.D.s Means Long Odds Of Getting Jobs – 27/07/2015 NPR
    “All we’re expected to do is research. We’re not even trained properly to become academics. We’re not taught how to manage a lab, or to mentor people. We have a whole lot of people who are trained for nothing, really, and they get so far, then they realize they have to look for jobs outside academia.”
  • Preparing for the non-academic interview – 29/05/2009 InsideHE
    Making the transition from an academic to a non-academic career involves confronting stereotypes about academics. Tough questions and tips to get ready.

Blogs

  • Inbabyattachmode –  Blog by former postdoc, now an industry scientist.
    Discusses a variety of career challenges faced by researchers, with tips and ideas.