08 février 2015

4 à 6 ans après la thèse

Sur le blog "Histoires d'universités" de Pierre Dubois. Résultats de l’enquête de l’APEC sur les jeunes docteurs 2008-2010 (892 réponses collectées entre juillet et octobre 2014 : 59% de docteurs en sciences, 24% en Lettres, langues, sciences humaines, 13% en Droit, économie et gestion, 3% autres disciplines). Les jeunes docteurs : profil, parcours, insertion, Les études de l’emploi cadre, n°2015-12, janvier 2015, 52 pages. Pour aller plus loin : 155 chroniques du blog sur le doctorat, les doctorants, les docteurs. Suite...

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07 février 2015

Applying for a postdoc job? Here are 18 tips for a successful application

The Guardian homeBy . Securing a postdoc position is fiercely competitive. We speak to academics and career advisers to see how you can improve your chances of standing out. More...

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01 février 2015

Postdoc diaries – six months on from the job hunt

The Guardian homeBy Dean D’Souza and Mel Rohse. We get back in touch with two PhD graduates six months on from defending their viva to see if they’ve finally secured work. More...

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14 décembre 2014

Unsustainable Postdocs

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Postdoctoral fellowships make a lot of sense in theory: They offer recent Ph.D.s, especially those aspiring to careers in academic research, a place to develop professionally and – hopefully -- build a research profile before or while hitting the job market. But too often, these fellowships are underpaid, under-mentored positions where young academics languish during what are potentially their most creative, productive years. That’s the upshot of a new report from the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering and Institute of Medicine, which is highly critical of the structural factors driving the growth of postdoctoral ranks, and which recommends a series of reforms – including a big raise for postdocs working on federally-funding biomedical research. Read more...

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21st-Century Postdocs: (Still) Underpaid and Overworked

subscribe todayBy Audrey Williams June. Postdoctoral researchers in the United States are often overworked, poorly paid, and stuck in jobs that don’t advance their careers. And efforts to improve the system have progressed slowly, in part because academics who supervise postdocs have little incentive to push for change. Those are some of the sobering conclusions of a new report published by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. More...

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24 août 2014

The Rise of the Post-Post-Postdoc

By Sydni Dunn - Chronicle Vitae. When Lisa-Marie Shillito completed her Ph.D. at the University of Reading in 2008, a postdoctoral fellowship seemed like the obvious next step. Shillito, an interdisciplinary scholar in chemistry and archeology, knew she wanted to land a tenure-track university job one day, and the postdoc offered the promise of building her CV while giving her additional experience as a researcher and teacher. But that first postdoctoral position led to another. And then another. Now, six years removed from her doctoral program and nearing the end of her third fellowship, Shillito is hopeful that her multiple postdocs will help—not hinder—her chances of finally landing a full-time job. See more...

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05 juillet 2014

The Professor Is In: How to Make the Most of a Prestigious Postdoc

By Karen Kelsky - Chronicle Vitae. I’m starting a postdoc this fall. There are things that I wish I had known earlier in my Ph.D. process, like the importance of getting my teaching observed and evaluated earlier, or the best places to submit articles for publication. What sort of things should I be aware of going into a postdoc?
First off, let me clarify for readers that I will be talking about postdocs in the humanities and social sciences here. See more...

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22 juin 2014

Postdoc diaries: academic jobs are scarce but we're optimistic

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy Mel Rohse and Dean D'Souza. 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. More...

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The baby gap – who was that postdoc anyway?

http://www.universityaffairs.ca/images/BlogTheBlackHole.pngBy David Kent. A blank year on the CV
Child-rearing is an “acceptable delay” in training, and does not count towards eligibility requirements for Canadian federal fellowship funding opportunities – problem sorted right? Au contraire, friends, since private foundations and/or international positions do not always specify whether parental leave will count towards any limits in your post-PhD training period. However, even if the gap is explained in this way it also means that elements of your personal life will be made clear to prospective reviewers and employers. Legally this should not have an impact on their decisions to fund or hire you, but many debates have been sparked here and elsewhere as to how safely one can assume it will not factor into the decision. More...

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10 mai 2014

Wanted: academic employer who is ready to commit

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy Mel Rohse and Dean D'Souza. Postdoc diaries: job-seeking graduates Mel and Dean turn to networking and publishing to impress prospective university employers. Although the Williams Syndrome Foundation has agreed to fund my research in the short term, and although I'm currently focusing on finishing off my thesis and submitting papers, I've recently been thinking about the longer term. More...

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