By Jennifer Polk - From PhD to Life. Over the past few months I’ve been in conversation with other post-academic business owners and freelancers, many of whom work with graduate students and PhDs. I had no idea such people existed during my doctorate, and it was only thanks to Versatile PhD that I got connected to Hillary Hutchinson, who was my coach for six months in 2012-13. Working with Hillary lead to me take coach training and start my own business. More...
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Contrat post-doctoral dans le cadre du partenariat LabexMed/ MuCEM. Le LabexMed est porté par la Maison Méditerranéenne des Sciences de l'Homme d'Aix Marseille Université.
Dans le cadre d'un partenariat entre le Musée des civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée à Marseille et le laboratoire d'excellence sur les études méditerranéennes, coordonné par la Maison méditerranéenne des sciences de l'homme, il est proposé le recrutement à compter du 1er décembre 2013 d'un chercheur post-doctorant pour un contrat d'une durée de 12 mois, renouvelable une fois.
Le post-doctorant sera sous contrat à durée déterminée avec l'Université d'Aix-Marseille et sera rattaché à une unité de recherche partenaire de LabexMed.
En outre, il bénéficiera d'un statut de chercheur associé au MuCEM et y disposera d'un espace de travail.
- durée : 12 mois renouvelable une fois
- Domaine : Sciences Humaines et Sociales
- pays : France
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Date limite de dépôt des candidatures le 31 Octobre 2013.
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By Léo Charbonneau. The Canadian Association of Postdoctoral Scholars released this morning the results of a new national survey of postdocs. The survey captured not only demographic information – who are postdocs in Canada? – but also their primary concerns. (The full report is here and we also have a news story on the survey on our website here). More...
By David Kent. Last week was the culmination of an incredible amount of volunteer labour through the CAPS-ACSP group who produced their 2013 Survey of Canadian Postdoctoral Scholars. Done in collaboration with Mitacs, a not-for-profit group aimed at facilitating the transition from academia to industry, the survey emphasizes the need for urgent action at universities and research institutes in order for Canada to remain competitive on the world stage.
Many articles have been written already about the survey, including great pieces from University Affairs’ Leo Charbonneau and Beryl Lieff Benderly at Science, highlighting administrative ambiguity, poor remuneration and benefits, and low access to career development training. More...
By Léo Charbonneau. New survey finds postdocs see themselves as employees, not students or ‘trainees’.
A new survey of postdoctoral scholars in Canada paints a portrait of early career researchers who are generally satisfied with their research environment but frustrated by their ambiguous employment status, poor compensation and inadequate training. The online survey (PDF), released on Oct. 2, was conducted this past spring by the Canadian Association of Postdoctoral Scholars and Mitacs, a not-for-profit organization that supports industry-university research involving graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The survey’s 1,830 respondents represent a wide range of disciplines and work primarily at universities but also at research hospitals, government laboratories and private companies. More...
By Jennifer Polk - From PhD to Life. I’ve just finished hosting my first group coaching call and I’m feeling pretty darn good about it. That’s how I feel about my life these days in general: pretty darn good. A year ago—less, even—I was jokingly telling friends and acquaintances that I was a loser with a PhD. I was only half joking.
How did I get here?
When I finished my PhD in history in February 2012, I knew where I was headed. I was already doing occasional freelance jobs as a researcher and administrative assistant, and liked the project-based work and flexibility of being self-employed. My plan was to carry on, adding more clients and taking on more challenging assignments. But things didn’t work out that way, and by the time I graduated in June, I wasn’t feeling so great about where I was at. Come the fall, I’d realized that Things Needed To Change. I quit one uninspiring part-time gig and started getting serious about my career search. More...