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Après le doctorat, la poursuite de carrière des docteurs dans les secteurs académiques et non-académiques. Témoignages, conseils, études... - PhDs career inside and outside academia
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How to succeed at a career in industry

How to succeed at a career in industry | Poursuite de carrière des docteurs - PhDs career | Scoop.it

A love of science, willingness to try something new, forward thinking, planning and discipline were the key tenets of success presented during the Naturejobs Career Expo panel discussion on Careers in Industry. The panel included three prominent scientists who have maintained successful careers in industry, plus a recently minted PhD; it was chaired by: Simon Cutler, Innovation Programme Manager developing collaborative training programs at the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) (...) - Naturejobs Blog, by Julie Gould, 10 October 2014

  

  
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The postdoc decision

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Career ambitions are the most popular reasons for taking on a postdoc, followed closely by a love for science. (...) - Nature, by Julie Gould, 03 October 2014
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The humanities Ph.D. is a calling, not vocational training

Ministers, Not M.B.A.s (essay)

 

Georgetown University recently announced plans for an English Ph.D. tailored to non-university careers, reflecting ongoing deliberations within the Modern Language Association about what to do about the anemic employment market. (...) - by Johann Neem, October 3, 2014, @insidehighered

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La campagne des ATER : comment et pourquoi postuler ?

Notes prises à partir d’une réunion d’Information Enthèse animée par Gabriel Garrote – février 2014.

 

Statut et financement

Les ATER (Attachés temporaires d’Enseignement et de Recherche) permettent aux doctorants en fin de contrat doctoral ou aux docteurs en recherche de poste d’assurer une transition financière et professionnelle entre le contrat doctoral et un poste de maître de conférences. (...) - ENthèSe, 30/09/2014

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Essay on what new doctoral students should know about the job market

First-year graduate students have now settled into their new environs ready to embark on the life of the mind. They have met with advisers and department chairs, and likely gone through some formal orientation. The sessions normally address how their research money can be used (provided there is any), how to write a teaching assistant syllabus, how to write a grant application, and a number of other topics with varying levels of utility. All too often, however, these orientations leave out some of the big picture issues that incoming students in the humanities and social sciences should be considering. Below I have outlined a few things I wish I had been told at the beginning of this journey. (...) - by Alexander L. Wisnoski III, @insidehighered, September 26, 2014

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NSF data find very low unemployment rates for science, engineering and health Ph.D.s

NSF data find very low unemployment rates for science, engineering and health Ph.D.s | Poursuite de carrière des docteurs - PhDs career | Scoop.it

The 2013 unemployment rate for those with research doctoral degrees in science, engineering and health fields was 2.1 percent, one-third of the rate for the general population aged 25 or older, according to an analysis released by the National Science Foundation on Friday.

Ph.D.s in these fields -- who have many career options in and out of higher education -- historically have high employment levels. In 2001, the unemployment rate was only 1.3 percent. But the 2013 rate of 2.1 percent represents a meaningful drop from the 2.4 percent figure that the NSF found in 2010, at the height of the economic downturn that started in 2008. (...) - by Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed, September 2014

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De doctorant à jeune chercheur: une "expérience éprouvante"

De doctorant à jeune chercheur: une "expérience éprouvante" | Poursuite de carrière des docteurs - PhDs career | Scoop.it
Perte de repères, gêne sociale, difficultés à se vendre… Laetitia Gérard, docteure en sciences de l'éducation et auteure du livre Le Doctorat : u...
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A PhD is more than just research training

A PhD is more than just research training | Poursuite de carrière des docteurs - PhDs career | Scoop.it

Just last month, I was faced with that terrifying prospect of “what’s next?” as I handed in my PhD thesis and await the dreaded viva date. It’s a fear of the unknown, one that I felt at the end of my undergraduate course and my after my masters too. When I completed each of those, I had a passion for my research topic and I knew instinctively what the next step was. Now at the end of my PhD, although I love what I did, I have to consider whether my future lies within academic research and teaching or applying skills outside academia. (...) - by Kate Johnson, NatureJobs, 19 August 2014

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Ph.D.'s, come out of the closet!

A close friend of mine—I promised not to use his name, so let's call him Fisher—has a secret. It is a secret I also held when I was a graduate student. It's likely that it is also kept by many of the science Ph.D. candidates you know. If you promise not to tell Fisher's Ph.D. adviser (or mine), I'll let you in on this well-hidden truth: Fisher isn't planning to pursue an academic career. Actually, it's an open secret. Fisher's Ph.D. adviser already knows. Fisher knows his Ph.D. adviser knows. But—and here's the thing—there is absolutely no way they're ever going to talk about his career plans.(...) - by Lina Nilsson,Science, 8 August 2014: Vol. 345 no. 6197 p. 706

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I just got my PhD: Am I ready for an industrial job?

Many postdocs realize that they are working a contract position that will eventually expire. The thought of ‘what comes next’ can be extremely daunting; especially considering the reality that most will not end up in academia. It can be intimidating and overwhelming to explore the endless possibilities of what you can do next. More often than not, the biggest hurdles that you must overcome are learning about the opportunities available and making sure you have the skills required. (...) - ThePostdocWay, July 20, 2014

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Finding Meaning After Academe

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It turns out you can no longer do what you love. Now what?

 

The "do what you love" mantra pervades academe, engendering seemingly rational people to forsake lucrative careers for the study of Mediterranean archaeology or, in my case, classical Tamil love poetry. (...) - by Elizabeth Segran, The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 7, 2014

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« Les compétences managériales sont tout aussi importantes que les compétences scientifiques pour faire de la R&D chez IPSEN Innovation »

« Les compétences managériales sont tout aussi importantes que les compétences scientifiques pour faire de la R&D chez IPSEN Innovation » | Poursuite de carrière des docteurs - PhDs career | Scoop.it

Anne-Marie Liberatore, chef de laboratoire dans le département de « Compound Discovery », le dit clairement : « Les sociétés pharmaceutiques de la taille d’IPSEN attendent de leurs scientifiques qu’ils soient à la fois experts dans leur domaine d’activité et de bons managers sachant encadrer une équipe ». Elle explique : « Lors d’un entretien, il est plus aisé de juger le niveau scientifique d’un candidat que d’apprécier sa  capacité à encadrer ». Quel que soit le mode de management (hiérarchique ou transversal) que l’on emploie avec ses collaborateurs, certaines qualités sont indispensables : esprit d’équipe, écoute, responsabilisation, capacité d’adaptation et capacité à susciter la motivation. (...) - L'Intelli'agence, par Catherine Gayda, 01 juillet 2014

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Postdoc diaries: academic jobs are scarce but we're optimistic

Postdoc diaries: academic jobs are scarce but we're optimistic | Poursuite de carrière des docteurs - PhDs career | Scoop.it

For six months, we've followed PhD graduates Mel and Dean in their hunt for a job. The final instalment sees them feeling positive about the future. (...) - by Mel Rohse and Dean D'Souz, The Guardian, 18 June 2014

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Glut of postdoc researchers stirs a quiet crisis in science

Glut of postdoc researchers stirs a quiet crisis in science | Poursuite de carrière des docteurs - PhDs career | Scoop.it

The life of the humble biomedical postdoctoral researcher was never easy: toiling in obscurity in a low-paying scientific apprenticeship that can stretch more than a decade. The long hours were worth it for the expected reward -- the chance to launch an independent laboratory and do science that could expand human understanding of biology and disease. But in recent years, the postdoc position has become less a stepping stone and more of a holding tank. (...) - The Boston Globe, by Carolyn Y. Johnson, October 05, 2014

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How Nations Fare in PhDs by Sex [Interactive]

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How women and men fare in doctoral studies around the world.

 

In the U.S., women are going to college and majoring in science and engineering fields in increasing numbers, yet here and around the world they remain underrepresented in the workforce. Comparative figures are hard to come by, but a disparity shows up in the number of Ph.D.s awarded to women and men. The chart here, assembled from data collected by the National Science Foundation, traces the gender gap at the doctoral level for 56 nations. The situation in individual countries varies widely, but as the numbers make clear, there are interesting exceptions to the global trend. (...) - Scientific american, September 16, 2014

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Docteurs : quelle insertion un an après la thèse ?

Si les jeunes docteurs bénéficient d’un bon taux d’insertion professionnelle, ils peinent en revanche à trouver des emplois pérennes, souligne l’Apec dans une étude publiée le 1er octobre 2014. (...) EducPros, par Morgane Taquet, 01/10/2014

 

 

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De la thèse à l’emploi, quelle stratégie ?

Compte-rendu de l’atelier animé par Stéphanie Tillet, consultante d’Objectif pour l’emploi, l’une des huit associations lyonnaises d’accompagnement des cadres. Les notions élémentaires de toute recherche d’emploi ne doivent pas être oubliées par le jeune docteur en Sciences humaines et sociales souhaitant poursuivre une carrière non universitaire. Une série d’exercices proposés aux participants ont montré les étapes d’une définition progressive de l’emploi recherché comme de ses propres compétences. Cette démarche débute pendant le doctorat, étape clé de la constitution de son réseau. (...) – Journée pour l’Emploi des Docteurs, 24 avril 2014, ENthèSe - Ressources pour la thèse

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Too Few University Jobs For America's Young Scientists

Too Few University Jobs For America's Young Scientists | Poursuite de carrière des docteurs - PhDs career | Scoop.it

So, you want to be a science professor? Good luck. Highly educated, relatively low-paid postdoctoral fellows may drive U.S. biomedical research, but they're training for jobs that don't exist. (...) - by Richard Harris, NPR, September 16, 2014

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Life outside the lab: The ones who got away

Life outside the lab: The ones who got away | Poursuite de carrière des docteurs - PhDs career | Scoop.it

Sometimes, the brightest stars in science decide to leave. Nature finds out where they go. 

When Soroosh Shambayati left his organic-chemistry lab, he didn't leave chemical synthesis behind. As a chemist PhD turned investment banker, he started working in the derivatives market in the 1990s. The transactions involved arranging a complex series of trades in a precise order, and it reminded him of synthesizing an organic compound, reaction by reaction. (...) - by Ewen Callaway, Nature, 03 September 2014

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What skills do you need besides a postgraduate degree?

What skills do you need besides a postgraduate degree? | Poursuite de carrière des docteurs - PhDs career | Scoop.it

From work experience to emotional intelligence, employers look for more than a postgraduate degree.

It's a tough job market out there, and often employers are looking for more than a postgraduate degree. But whether your qualification is vocational, academic or otherwise, there are skills you can pick up alongside it to improve your prospects. (...) - by Tamsin Rutter, The Guardian, 26 August 2014

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Higher education and the culture of gratitude

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Universities are capitalising on junior academics’ willingness to accept deteriorating working conditions, argues Luke Brunning.

 

If you frequent the parts of the internet where philosophers gather, you may be familiar with a controversy that happened earlier this year involving a woman known only as W, whose job offer at a US liberal arts college was retracted after she attempted to negotiate a better deal.

W’s style was direct. She had put forward several requests aimed at making it “easier” for her to accept the proffered tenure-track position at Nazareth College in Rochester, New York. These included a pay rise, a term of maternity leave, a cap on course preparation, a sabbatical before her tenure review and a delayed starting date. The college promptly withdrew the offer on the grounds that “[W’s] provisions indicate an interest in teaching at a research university and not at a college, like ours, that is both teaching and student centred”. (...) - by Luke Brunning, Times Higher Education, 07/08/2014

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The Stressed-Out Postdoc

The Stressed-Out Postdoc | Poursuite de carrière des docteurs - PhDs career | Scoop.it

After he defended his dissertation and moved to a new lab—at Dartmouth College for a postdoc—Ian Street hoped his battles with anxiety and depression were over. He was happy about his successful thesis defense—in botany, at Washington University in St. Louis—and a change of scenery seemed just what he needed. (...) - by Carrie Arnold, Science Careers, July 28, 2014

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When a PhD isn’t enough

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“You need to beg, borrow and steal” was the advice I was given by a Pfizer medical director on how to enter the pharmaceutical industry after graduate school. The medical director also had a Ph.D., and I had met him through a common friend. He had transitioned from academia into industry, and was personally aware of the difficulty in making the switch. It is especially challenging if you’re looking for a scientific role away from the bench. Hence, the dramatic advice that you need to do whatever it takes, get as much outside experience as you can, to land the first job post-graduate school. Having a Ph.D. is one thing, knowing how to sell it in the non-academic market is another.  (...) - Contributor Bianca Marcolino, Naturejobs Blog, 18 july 2014

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Julie Gould is a «physicist with a passion for science communication». She is Naturejobs web and advertorial editor at Nature Publishing Group, and co-ordinates the Naturejobs Career Expo.

Her last post here is well written and inspiring ...

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Marie-Charlotte Morin, chercheuse prometteuse, hilarante et sans perspective... - Arrêt sur images

Marie-Charlotte Morin, chercheuse prometteuse, hilarante et sans perspective... - Arrêt sur images | Poursuite de carrière des docteurs - PhDs career | Scoop.it

Elle a reçu les félicitations de la ministre Geneviève Fioraso, et la vidéo, pleine d'humour, dans laquelle elle présente les résultats de ses recherches fait le tour du Web, mais la jeune chercheuse en biologie cellulaire Marie-Charlotte Morin a peut-être travaillé dix ans pour rien. Depuis dix ans, le nombre de postes diminue, au point qu'elle pense devenir...youtubeuse scientifique. (...) - arretsurimage.net, 01/07/2014

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Transferable skills and storytelling

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Storytelling is a part of everyone’s lives, from childhood to parenthood, and even at career path transitions.

On Thursday June 19th I chaired a panel discussion on how to decipher a job description for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) conference themed “Transferable skills: added value for your CV“. The idea of the session was to help the MSCA fellows identify the transferable skills that they have developed during their day-to-day scientific research, and then how to relate them to the skills that potential employers are looking for. (...) - by Julie Gould, Nature Jobs, 27 June 2014

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