The European Charter for Researchers is a set of general principles and requirements which specifies the roles, responsibilities and entitlements of researchers as well as of employers and/or funders of researchers. The aim of the Charter is to ensure that the nature of the relationship between researchers and employers or funders is conducive to successful performance in generating, transferring, sharing and disseminating knowledge and technological development, and to the career development of researchers.
Example of best practice
A principle when recruiting researchers is set out in The Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of researchers:
"Employers and/or funders should ensure that the entry and admission standards for researchers, particularly at the beginning at their careers, are clearly specified"
Detica delivers information intelligence solutions to government and commercial customers. Detica help their customers collect, exploit and manage data so they can deliver critical business services more effectively and economically. They also develop solutions to strengthen national security and resilience. Detica has specific entry level requirements for doctoral researchers
Competitive starting salary £ 30,000 for PhDs; £ 28,000 for graduates.
No rigid graduate scheme You're used to taking responsibility for your work. With Detica, you can take full control of your career.
Preferred employer for PhDs A high proportion of Detica staff hold PhDs, including senior management .
Research experience valued Although Detica value technical expertise, you won't be ‘stuck in the lab'.
Sensible working hours Other consultancies think your weekends belong to them. Detica don't.
Collegiate working atmosphere Detica is growing fast, but have kept a ‘small company' feel.
Flexible start dates Detica knows that PhD students finish throughout the year, so they won't tie you down.
Meritocracy You'll be promoted when you're ready. Not when your boss retires.
Year-round recruitment You can apply to Detica when you're ready. They don't rely on the undergraduate milk round
Simple application process Detica don't use assessment centres or psychometric tests