Researchers are a talented and diverse group of people with enquiring minds, who are used to assimilating new ideas quickly and are excellent at problem solving. Researchers are generally highly articulate, a skill honed by writing a doctoral thesis, and in addition they have highly specialised skills. In approach, they are both creative and disciplined - independent thinkers who are committed to the success of the projects they work on.
We use the term researchers to refer to:
- Postgraduate researchers - people studying for a postgraduate research degree
- Doctoral researchers - postgraduate researchers who are studying for a doctoral (PhD and equivalent) degree
- Research staff - people employed to conduct research projects in universities and research institutes. They generally have a doctorate and are commonly known as postdocs
‘We aim to have at least one PhD student to every research project. Why? because they push the boundaries, they query, they ask ’
Simon Bradley EADS