What do research staff do next? Career stories

What do research staff do next? Career stories collection describing the experiences of research staff who have moved to occupations beyond academia.

Alexandra Bourguignon-Lonero

Latin and ancient Greek teacher in a secondary school and project manager in a higher education institution, Belgium. Former research staff in ancient languages at the Université libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium.

Anna Sharman

Founder and Director of Cofactor Ltd (scientific publishing consultancy). Former research staff in genetics at the University of Heidelberg, Germany.

Anna Tarrant

Leverhulme Trust Research Fellow, University of Leeds. Previously research officer for a third sector charity and former research associate at the Open University, UK.

Annemarie de Greeff

Medical Research and Device Validation Consultant. Former Research Assistant in the Division of Women’s Health at King’s College London (St Thomas’ Hospital).

Aude Bonehill

Research Manager of the Medical School and the University Hospital of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Former research staff in tumour immunology at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium.

Beth Thompson

Policy Adviser, Wellcome Trust. Former research staff at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge.

Bruce Alexander

Managing Director of Xeroshield Ltd, based in Roslin, Scotland. Eleven years as a researcher at institutions in Colombia and Brazil; three years at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.

Calum Baker

Senior Manager, Commodity Research, at leading diversified global mining company. Former research staff in earth sciences, University of Grenoble, France and University of Keele, UK.

Christina Fuentes Tibbitt

Engagement Manager (Regional), British Science Association. Former research staff in cognitive neuroscience at University College London (UCL) UK.

Darren Burgess

Associate Editor, Nature Reviews Genetics, Nature Publishing Group UK. Former research staff in cancer genetics, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York, USA; Institute of Cancer Research, London, UK.

David Viner

Principal Advisor, Climate Change, Mott MacDonald Former research staff in the Climatic Research Unit, University of East Anglia, UK.

Ed Ralph

Dabbling as a CMO, CIO and COO

Emily Brown

Research Impact Officer, Oxford Brookes University. Four years’ research staff experience in the UK as a plant pathologist.

Emma Gray

Head of Biomedical Research, Multiple Sclerosis Society, UK. Former research staff in molecular neuroscience, King’s College London, UK.

Fiona Lynch

Student recruitment and widening participation coordinator (UK and EU), University of Manchester. Former research staff in Cardiovascular Research, University of Manchester.

Fiona Meade

Self-employed freelance scientist/researcher. A geologist with three years research staff experience at the University of Uppsala, Sweden.

Gareth Bicknell

Quality Manager, Oxford Musculoskeletal Biobank. Former research staff in Renal Pathology, and Transplant Surgery, at the University of Leicester.

Helen Niblock

Portfolio Manager at EPSRC. Former Postdoctoral Research Associate in medicinal chemistry at the University of Oxford.

Ian Archer

Skills Development Officer for Postgraduate & Postdoctoral Researchers. Former research staff in history at the University of the West of England, UK.

Isabel Franke-Chaudet

Consultant at Helios, working in the aviation sector. Former Research Fellow in Physics at the University of Surrey.

Jean-Baptiste Rouquier

Data Scientist. Former research staff in computer science in two government-funded research institutions, France.

Jennifer Anderson

Athena SWAN advisor and facilitator. Former postdoctoral research scientist at the University of Oxford, UK.

Juan Carlos Rivillas

Research leadership, National Health Observatories, Knowledge Translation Group, Epidemiology Unit/ Ministry of Health and Social Protection and MSc professor, Colombia. Former research staff in epidemiology and health economics, University of Turin, Italy.

Julie Ferguson

Research and Education Coordinator, NHS Education for Scotland. Former research staff at Queen Margaret University and the University of York, UK.

Katie White

Medical writer. Former research staff in biomedical sciences, A Coruña Biomedical Research Institute, Spain, and University of Glasgow, UK.

Lorna Dargan

Careers Adviser, Newcastle University UK. Former Research Staff at Newcastle University UK.

María Santos Vicente

Product Specialist in a biotech company. Former research staff in botany at University of Salamanca, Spain.

Murray Booth

Mass Spectrometer Development Scientist. Former postdoctoral researcher in atmospheric science at the University of Manchester, UK.

Nevio Dubbini

Self-employed data analyst. Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Pisa, Italy: Laboratory of Clinical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; and Mathematics Department.

Nikolaos Galiatsatos

Burnham Lecturer in Royal School of Military Survey, UK. Former research staff in Durham University, UK, departments of Geography and Archaeology.