Competitive research grants aren’t getting any easier. The last time I looked, 10% of applicants had their grant funded. And generally, they are not even fully funded. Ask for $1, get $0.80.
I cannot find specific data on how long academics stay at the same university. But, for the general population the average time at the same employer (not the same job) is 4.2 years. Reflecting on my time working with and for academics, I feel like few leave their current employer to work as an […]
Download as PDF The problem most academics have working with industry is that they assume industry is like them. The problem most industry has with academics is they assume academics are like them.
The steps for building a research group or lab are vague, and unclear.
So you’re considering a research career. Good on you! Firstly, let me say that research careers can in many colours, shapes, and flavours. Not all are the same. Not to mention that you don’t need to be in academia to do research. Nor do you need a PhD. And I’ve written about all of that in What […]
Whether using social media or standing around at a meet and greet or participating at a conference, networking isn’t the easiest thing to do if you are an introverted or shy person.
Project management is a key part of academic research. Indeed, it is often put forward as a transferable skill. Although many academics are good at managing projects, my experience suggests many are not aware of the various approaches, resources and terminology used in project management. Thus, […]
Project management in research is often talked about in the context of being a transferable skill. A skill you pick up in your PhD and research career that is useful outside research. However, do you actually manage your research projects? Or do they manage you? Do you employ a project management […]
Download as PDF At the recent IMNIS event on building an industry career, three questions came from the audience that I thought were useful to write about in a little more detail.