Postdocs should bear one thing in mind above all else: a strategy to withdraw from academia is highly advisable, for secure positions are rare.
Postdocs need to be highly skilled, ambitious, and flexible. In return, they are frequently offered little more than autonomy in their work.
Universities and research institutions have strict requirements and high expectations for postdoc applications. How to make a good impression.
Although there are positive signs of change, working conditions for postdocs in Germany remain difficult. Andreas Keller, director of the GEW explains exactly where the problems lie and what changes still need to be made.
Researchers and developers have the best prospects of a good salary if they choose a career in industry. An analysis of the current salary levels.
With several top-ranked universities and programmes, scientific academies and a strong relationship between the industry and scientific research, Switzerland is at the summit of scientific innovation at a European and global level.
Whether at a research institution or a company: scientific consultants and scientific managers are needed everywhere that scientific research is conducted.
With a long tradition in providing educational excellence, Switzerland proves a popular choice for the international student. This article examines its higher education system, and why it is popular with students from abroad and scientists alike.