Monthly Archives: February 2013

Originally posted on The Thesis Whisperer:
This post is by Julio Peironcely, founder and editor of the Next Scientist blog. Julio is a PhD student in Metabolomics and Metabolite Identification at Leiden University, The Netherlands and has been blogging and…

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Another job opportunity and focus on IT

Just a couple of quick things… A reminder that the ‘Focus on IT’ careers fair is taking place tomorrow, Wednesday 27th February from 1 – 4pm in the Informatics Forum, Crichton Street.  There are over 30 employers attending including Google, … Continue reading

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Part-time job opportunities

You may remember the Careers Service ran an online survey of PhD students last year asking about your career development needs but also to find out whether you work alongside your PhD.   33% of students who responded to the survey … Continue reading

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Exploring academic and other careers

Did you know that an extra 1,000 professors were recruited by UK universities last year, an almost 6% increase from the previous academic year?  This was despite the fact that the number of academic staff remained roughly the same. [Source … Continue reading

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Current job opportunities for PhD graduates

Here is the latest round-up of job opportunities for those of you near to completion of your PhD.  However, before I list them it just occurred to me that you may be wondering why I never post any academic research … Continue reading

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Commercial awareness: what is it, do you have it and why should you care?

While running a workshop with research staff last week I was reminded again of the study on employers views of researchers which I’ve mentioned previously on this blog.  When employers were asked about the type of skills they thought researchers … Continue reading

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