Tagged: career

USA survey of PhD graduate futures - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Apr 14, 2014

You have your PhD. Now what? Hopefully most doctoral students try think about that well before they complete their PhD. Either way, this infographic drawn from data from post-doctoral fellows in the USA makes for interesting reading - [caption id="attachment_12490" align="aligncenter" width="640"] (Source: the acsb post, 'Where Will a Biology PhD Take You?' by Jessica … Read More

Summer studentships - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Sep 05, 2012

Every year New Zealand universities and research institutions host summer studentships. Most are for NZ students, but a few are international - such as the Genetics Otago’s International Summer Scholarship (PDF file for application form).[1] These won’t make your fortune; typically they’re worth $NZ 5000 for ten weeks work. They will get you working with research … Read More

Careers in science - Guest Work

Guest Author Nov 23, 2010

Lesley Middleton, Chief Executive of the Ministry of Research, Science and Technology At the recent and very successful Running Hot conference at Te Papa, I gave a presentation at a symposium for new and emerging scientists, in which I talked about career paths. One diagram in particular sparked a lot of discussion. Read More

Career pathways for NZ science Ph.D. students - Code for life

Grant Jacobs May 11, 2010

On the bottom of page 43 of the newly-released Igniting Potential document (PDF file) outlining the National government R&D initiative is this interesting graphic: (Source: Igniting Potential, p43; MoRST.) What I find interesting are the ’sidetracks’ from ‘permanent research staff’, what this might imply, and the lack of paths from the non-research and non-academic sectors back … Read More