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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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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

Higher education and the culture of gratitude | Poursuite de carrière des docteurs - PhDs career | Scoop.it

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

When a PhD isn’t enough | Poursuite de carrière des docteurs - PhDs career | Scoop.it

“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

Transferable skills and storytelling | Poursuite de carrière des docteurs - PhDs career | Scoop.it

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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How postgrad study can boost your job prospects

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A postgrad degree won't guarantee you the perfect career, but it will hone your skills.

From equine science to gender studies to festival management, the UK offers a rich and respected variety of postgraduate courses, both vocational and highbrow. But this doesn't make them a passport to a better job – at least not without knowing why and where a postgraduate degree might lead, says Charlie Ball, deputy director of research at the Higher Education Careers Services Unit (Hescu). (...) by Helena Pozniak, 16 June 2014

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Putting your science to work: You WILL find a great job : Naturejobs Blog

Putting your science to work: You WILL find a great job : Naturejobs Blog | Poursuite de carrière des docteurs - PhDs career | Scoop.it

No matter how tough you are, everyone needs a little pep-talk once in a while. Dr. Peter S. Fiske, science communicator and CEO of PAX Water Technologies, Inc., knows exactly what it is like enter and navigate a complex and sometimes challenging scientific job market. After paving his own way through many jobs and career advancements, Dr. Fiske offered advice to early career scientists by suggesting 6 strategies for “putting your science to work.” (...) - Nature jobs, by Scott Chimileski, 02 June 2014

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Know the Vital Players in Your Career: Tenure-Track Peers

Know the Vital Players in Your Career: Tenure-Track Peers | Poursuite de carrière des docteurs - PhDs career | Scoop.it

What you should look for in an academic friend.

 

An assistant professor in the social sciences once described a group of tenure-track colleagues in his department as "the lamenting society." Once a week they met for lunch to complain about, well, everything and everyone. At first, attendance at this conclave of the irate exhilarated him: He felt better knowing other people were as unhappy there as he was. But over time he noticed that: (a) nobody in the group offered any solutions to the evils they cited, (b) some of the "cataclysms" seemed petty or imaginary, and (c) he felt increasingly drained by all the negativity.(...) - by David D. Perlmutte, The Chronicle of Higher Education, 21 May, 2014

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Zoom : les chercheurs en Sciences Humaines et Sociales chez EDF

Zoom : les chercheurs en Sciences Humaines et Sociales chez EDF | Poursuite de carrière des docteurs - PhDs career | Scoop.it

Des chercheurs en sciences humaines et sociales (SHS) éclairent les évolutions sociétales présentes et futures et leurs impacts pour les activités du Groupe EDF et ses relations avec ses parties prenantes : clients, riverains, décideurs publics… (...) - ABG - L'intelli'agence, par Catherine Gayda, 07/05/2014

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Wasted potential?: How many F32 postdoctoral fellows become PIs of NIH R-esearch grants?

Wasted potential?: How many F32 postdoctoral fellows become PIs of NIH R-esearch grants? | Poursuite de carrière des docteurs - PhDs career | Scoop.it

A dream of every research scientist is to run their own independent laboratory, where they will be able to explore their ideas, educate future scientists and contribute to the university's service. The Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) (Parent F32) provides the financial support for the training of postdocs who "have the potential to develop into independent investigators in scientific health-related research fields". It is a NIH-sponsored program designed to select and train the best future scientists. (...) - Granthome, May 1, 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"

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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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Transferable skills: Keys for standing out from the crowd

Transferable skills: Keys for standing out from the crowd | Poursuite de carrière des docteurs - PhDs career | Scoop.it

“I am a leader and a visionary.  I have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  I am a researcher.  I am extremely analytical.  I am an excellent planner and implementer.”

 

Everyone who attended Sarah Cardozo Duncan’s seminar on Transferable Skills at the NatureJobs Career Expo Boston on May 20th was told to turn to the person sitting next to them and repeat those sentences. There were uncertain glances and giggles at first, but the room quickly grew noisy as attendees gained in confidence and declared these traits to one another – ones that they, and all other scientists, will organically absorb as part as their research training. (...) - Naturejobs, by Aliyah Weinstein, 03 June 2014

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Academics Anonymous: so many PhD students, so few jobs

Academics Anonymous: so many PhD students, so few jobs | Poursuite de carrière des docteurs - PhDs career | Scoop.it

 

Unis need to stop merely training academics and instead start providing some of the jobs they have trained them for.

 

Arts and humanities departments across UK universities spend significant time and effort recruiting PhD students to study with them.

Yet concern for such students and their futures seems to start and end with getting them through the door and to the end of their programmes of study.

With too many fledgling academics and not enough entry-level jobs into the academy, why aren't institutions and permanent members of staff doing more to bridge the gulf between PhD and post-doc? (...) - The Guardian, 23 May 2014

 

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How to ask the right questions when transitioning from academia to industry

A career in the life sciences can be incredibly rewarding, more so if you are in the right environment with a solid leader. We have all seen or heard of the student who changed labs in their fifth year because of poor interactions with their mentor, the eight year postdoc too afraid to move on, the senior research associate unable to progress to the Scientist level because of degree requirements, or the scientist pigeonholed into doing the same type of work day in and day out. Some of these problems can be eliminated by doing due diligence prior to joining an academic lab or industry position and asking some key questions. (...) - by David Proia, Naturejobs blog, 19 May 2014

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Wanted: academic employer who is ready to commit

Wanted: academic employer who is ready to commit | Poursuite de carrière des docteurs - PhDs career | Scoop.it

Postdoc diaries: job-seeking graduates Mel and Dean turn to networking and publishing to impress prospective university employers. (...) - By Mel Rohse and Dean D'Souz, The Guardian, 6 May 2014

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