COVID-19 presents a massive disruption to the academic workforce. PhD students and early career researchers are worried about their future career prospects inside academia and confused about their options outside the university walls. In this one hour lecture Associate Professor Inger Mewburn (better known as @thesiswhisperer) uses her team’s research on the post-PhD job market to:
▪ Enhance understanding of the changed academic job market, analysing the effects of hiring freezes and travel restrictions.
▪ Increase awareness of career opportunities in industry; which sectors are looking for research talent?
▪ Discuss how to approach the non-academic job market with more confidence.
This lecture is designed for PhD students, supervisors and policy makers. This event is co-hosted by MSSI, the Climate Energy College and Australasian Early Career Urban Research Network.