Some researchers at the University of Dundee have just completed a project looking at the career paths of people who have at some point been a post-doc (research position after a PhD) in the sciences. It shows career timelines of former post-docs who are now in academic careers or who have followed different paths where their scientific training is valued.
This is what they say about the project:
“You will see how varied each career pathway is; from those staying in one institute to those who have moved all over the world, working full-time or part-time, and the family commitments which have influenced their decisions. We have highlighted the positions they have held, from their first undergraduate degree to where they are now at the start of 2014 and the papers they have published. For those that have stayed in academia, we show the funding they received which allowed them to start their own research programme and the additional roles they have taken on as their careers have progressed. For those that have moved away from the bench we have charted the journey that has brought them to where they are today.”
To read the career stories go to: http://www.postdoc-pathways.lifesci.dundee.ac.uk/