European research project on researcher careers

Ever wondered what research staff do when they move out of higher education? If so, then your input into a major European research project would be really valued. 

Vitae, in collaboration with Naturejobs, LERU (League of European Research Universities), Science Europe and other partners, is leading a major European research project investigating the career paths of research staff (postdoctoral researcher, research fellow, etc) who left research posts in European Universities or Research Institutes to work in other occupations and employment sectors.  

The project is being conducted through an online survey. The results of the project will provide a valuable resource to aid current and prospective researchers to make well-informed career choices, to support organisations in the careers provision they provide to their researchers, and to help inform future policy-making. 

If you know of individuals who have worked as a researcher in a European university or public research institute and has not followed an academic career route, please forward the link to the survey and encourage them to share their #postacstory on Twitter.

Further information can be found on the Vitae website here.