A career in research can take many twists and turns. Whether you decide to stay in academia or move onto industry, Researcher Academy’s career resources will help you plan accordingly. Browse the different career sections for sound practical advice to tackle your future.
Being an effective researcher requires method and order, and those strong organization skills can prove just as useful when it comes to mapping out your career.
In these career planning modules, we learn about the importance of investigating and considering all options before deciding on your next step. We discover why knowing and understanding yourself can be the key to making good choices. We explore whether a PhD is valued outside academia, and we hear why changing career, or even your field of study, can bring big benefits and opportunities for fresh and novel thinking.
- Guidance on strategic career planning
- What industry employers think of PhDs
- Help with choosing a field of study
生涯規劃：我該選擇什麼研究專業和領域選擇什麽研究專業和領域有時是一個讓人十分糾結的決定。即使已經畢業了您都可能對自己之前選擇的領域並不確定，在思考現在想要換個研究方向是否已經太遲。來自萊頓大學的Christine L. Mummery教授告訴我們，為時未晚。她本人由物理學和生物物理學轉向幹細胞生物學，而她的兩名同僚分別是從英語語言文學和歷史學進入了這個領域。
Business Development for ResearchersBusiness benefits with deep insights from research, but is it possible for researchers to benefit from business models?
Lean Startup PrinciplesThe temptation to work in the industry while not wanting to leave academia is a common contention for many researchers in their career trajectory.
Design Thinking: Turn research into innovationInnovation is vital for most working fields and research is not an exception. In fact, innovation is a central tenet of research that can advance the field based on previous body of knowledge.
The right choice of studyDiscover why it’s never too late to change disciplines and the many advantages to be gained.
You’ve decided to explore career options in industry, but are there any special points to consider when job hunting? The answer is yes, and in these modules, we highlight what they are and how you can prepare for them.
You’ll find out how to take the experiences you’ve gained in the lab and translate them into practical skills any employer can relate to. You’ll also learn how to write a CV that will appeal to a company boss. Finally, we run you through a typical interview process and some of the questions you are likely to be asked.
- Tips on profiling your skills
- Advice on writing a CV
- Information about industry interviews
What skills do employers seek?Researchers at the start of their career don't often know where or how to search for jobs - academic or otherwise. This webinar takes you through key strategies,
How to find your intrinsic motivation?As an early career researcher, or someone in the final stages of their PhD, a perennial question on one’s mind is “what’s next?”.
Job search strategies for early career researchersResearchers at the start of their career don't often know where or how to search for jobs - academic or otherwise. This webinar takes you through key strategies
How to make the most of your PhD capabilities and find fulfilling jobsAs an early career researcher, or someone in the final stages of their PhD, a perennial question on one’s mind is “what’s next?”.
Writing an effective CVFind out which skills to showcase in your CV if you want to move from academia to industry.
Preparing for an industry interviewAs an early career researcher, you have probably survived your fair share of interviews and have a good idea what an employer wants to hear.
As a researcher, your career path will be littered with crossroads and side tracks. Faced with all those choices, how do you decide on the right route for you? In our career guidance resources, you will find some helpful words of wisdom from seasoned colleagues.
We examine the ingredients required to make the ideal supervisor who can support and advise you on your journey. We explore how you can maintain a healthy balance between work and family life. We discover why it’s so important to be bold and nurture fresh thinking. And, we run through some of the differences you will encounter if you move from academia to industry.
- Help with choosing a supervisor
- Guidance on work–life balance
- Insight into a career in industry