Researcher careers

Our careers pages are tailored to researchers. For those who want to pursue an academic career and those who want to use their skills elsewhere. For inspiration or advice.

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What do researchers do?

What do researchers do?

NEW: discipline-specific infographics on career destinations of doctorate holders.

Our infographics look at sectors, occupations, typical roles, and satisfaction levels

Data is from our What do researchers do? publications series.

Researcher career stories

Researcher career stories

Be inspired by over 150 narratives from individual researchers.

Stories offer insight into the lives and career decisions of contributors.

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Example CVs

Example CVs

Fictional example CVs based on 6 real researchers, each written in a range of styles appropriate to different career goals: academic, chronological and competence-based CVs.

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