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  • Interview: Sociologist at Work
    The career path for a research graduate rarely runs smoothly. There are diversions which can lead to new destinations that a researcher never considered when beginning their studies. To get further insight into this journey and the transitions that can occur along the way, we continued our discus...
  • As researchers, we gather considerable technical expertise through the course of our roles and are accustomed to things not working first time. We acquire the ability to troubleshoot effectively, and read between the lines of limited information to progress with our research. In this article, we ...
  • Relocating abroad for work can broaden your life experience and career prospects. It’s common for early career researchers to consider relocation, as it may offer increased possibilities for academic posts, beyond their home country. As part of our "Crossing Continent" series of articles, we’ve c...
  • Public sector research positions are available in a wide range of institutes that are sponsored or owned by the government. If you’re looking to transition to this sector from academia you may have questions that need answering. Where do you work? How does working in the public sector differ fro...
  • In a continuation of our recent article series on research outside academia, we talk to Dr. Chris Langmead about his diverse and successful career in drug discovery. Chris highlights the convergence between academia and industry over the past decades and the increased career opportunities he's en...
  • As an early career researcher, having completed your PhD., or first postdoctoral position, you may be passionate about working in a research environment. However, what if you’re not convinced that academia is the right career setting for you? In this article, we will give you a practical insight ...
  • With a shortfall of entry-level positions in academia, many doctorate holders may choose to, or need to look elsewhere for employment after completing their studies. There is often a disparity seen between the amount of faculty career support given to making undergraduates ready for the wider job...
  • There are a number of differences between preparing a CV, (sometimes known as a resumé), for a research-based post in academia or industry, versus conventional roles. We’ll explore some key distinctions and common universal principles to put into practice, in your preparation.