Careers for Researchers
We’ve got a lot of resources on the Careers Service website to help you find vacancies, whether that’s sector-specific job sites on our exploring occupations pages, local companies you can send a speculative application to from our North East Graduate Directory, or broader options for finding vacancies (not forgetting, of course, the good advice we have on job seeking on this very blog). Read the rest of this entry »
Thinking about how your PhD can be transferred to industry? Check out this interesting blog post from IT firm Scott Logic. It’s great to hear how the transferable skills, especially problem solving, gained from PhD research are valued; and that time spent in academia from an industry perspective is viewed so positively.
Interested in finding out more about how your research skills can be used in industry? Have a look at the Career Mentoring programme for the opportunity to be paired with a mentor working in industry to discuss career options and find out more about career opportunities within an industry setting.
Guest post from our Mentoring Coordinator, Helen Hayes
As some employers look to complete their annual intake whilst others may be hitting the market for the first time prompted by the influx of new graduates, many universities across the UK including Newcastle, host Graduate Fairs to bring together recruiters and potential applicants Given how few organisations target postgraduates directly, it’s easy to assume these events have little to offer those with research experience.
However, in reality the majority of PhD graduates eventually find work outside academia making recruitment fairs potentially a great opportunity to explore some of the options, provided you keep an open mind and understand most graduate recruiters will be more interested in the relevance of your background than the level of your degree.
Whether you’re already searching for jobs or life outside academia still seems a distant prospect, read on and find out why an hour at Newcastle Graduate Recruitment Fair (NGRF) could be your most productive lunch break yet. Read on for more…. Read the rest of this entry »
Career Mentoring offers career support through pairing students with mentors working in industry. Mentoring gives you the opportunity to hear first-hand about career options outside academia.
Meet Joy, one of our mentors Read the rest of this entry »
We meet a fair few researchers who are interested in using their scientific knowledge to inspire and inform other people about science. Often times, these researchers are looking to move away from life at the bench, and try something a bit different. When we saw an advert for the Josh Award, we knew that this could be a great boost to researchers looking to kick start a career in science communication. The deadline is 17th April; details below! Read the rest of this entry »
Although applications are open to all researchers who are completing or have completed their doctorate, those who have worked on fields in Maths, Physics and Engineering are eligible to become Maths and Physics Chairs with a considerable salary uplift. This career route is designed to ensure that researchers’ subject knowledge and considerable experience of higher education is maximised in a number of unique ways: Read the rest of this entry »
Really interesting article from a former academic in Australia, on transitioning out of academia. Don’t be put off by the word ‘science’ – having transitioned out of my social science career, I think there’s lots that researchers in other disciplines can take away from the article.