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1 Life After Dissertation Goëry Genty Tampere University of Technology (GETA )

2 Sooner than you think... The big day! Dissertation for the degree of Doctor of Science in Technology to be presented with due permission of the Department of Blablabla for public examination and debate in Auditorium XXX at XXX University on the XXXth of January, 200X, at 12 o'clock noon But then, when you wake up (hangover?) the day after.... to avoid the tormenting question ”Oh boy, what am I going to do now?” Bottom line is: Don’t wait the last minute to think about your future! Don’t forget to thank Geta btw...

3 ~20% of PhD in Natural sciences ~20% of PhD in Engineering Likely to be many Doctors in your field on the market Competition is tough... Number of Doctorates in Finland First, some numbers... Is there room for everybody?

4 Source: ministry of education (2004) You are unilkely to be jobless! (Un)Employment of Doctors

5 Industry – Most common route, PhD degree may give you access (on the long term) to jobs with reponsibilities – Own company? Academy – For highly motivated people, if research rocks your world Polytechnics – If you feel like you are a born-teacher, research might also be possible Other government organizations (research institutes...) – Sort of bridge between academic and insdustry world, less freedom than in academy but closer to real products Think carefully (long term), make your pick! So, what to do?

6 Steps in academic career: – Master of Science (MSc), but you passed this one already – Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) – Postdoctoral Researcher – Senior Researcher (Academy Research Fellow?) – Professor What you should know…career in academia is one of the most competitive fields you can choose to work in – Why?! Must do great research with little funding, few positions and opportunities To succeed in academia, you have to really want the job and you are not in it for the money! Academic Career

7 Steps in academic career: – Master of Science (MSc), but you passed this one already – Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) – Postdoctoral Researcher – Senior Researcher (Academy Research Fellow?) – Professor What you should know…career in academia is one of the most competitive fields you can choose to work in – Why?! Must do great research with little funding, few positions and opportunities To succeed in academia, you have to really want the job and you are not in it for the money! Academic Career

8 Steps in academic career: – Master of Science (MSc), but you passed this one already – Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) – Postdoctoral Researcher – Senior Researcher (Academy Research Fellow?) – Professor What you should know…career in academia is one of the most competitive fields you can choose to work in – Why?! Must do great research with little funding, few positions and opportunities To succeed in academia, you have to really want the job and you are not in it for the money! Academic Career

9 Steps in academic career: – Master of Science (MSc), but you passed this one already – Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) – Postdoctoral Researcher – Senior Researcher (Academy Research Fellow?) – Professor What you should know…career in academia is one of the most competitive fields you can choose to work in – Why?! Must do great research with little funding, few positions and opportunities To succeed in academia, you have to really want the job and you are not in it for the money! Academic Career

10 Steps in academic career: – Master of Science (MSc), but you passed this one already – Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) – Postdoctoral Researcher – Senior Researcher (Academy Research Fellow?) – Professor What you should know…career in academia is one of the most competitive fields you can choose to work in – Why?! Must do great research with little funding, few positions and opportunities To succeed in academia, you have to really want the job and you are not in it for the money! Academic Career

11 Steps in academic career: – Master of Science (MSc), but you passed this one already – Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) – Postdoctoral Researcher – Senior Researcher (Academy Research Fellow?) – Professor What you should know…career in academia is one of the most competitive fields you can choose to work in – Why?! Must do great research with little funding, few positions and opportunities To succeed in academia, you have to really want the job and you are not in it for the money! Academic Career

12 Steps in academic career: – Master of Science (MSc), but you passed this one already – Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) – Postdoctoral Researcher – Senior Researcher (Academy Research Fellow?) – Professor What you should know…career in academia is one of the most competitive fields you can choose to work in – Why?! Must do great research with little funding, few positions and opportunities To succeed in academia, you have to really want the job and you are not in it for the money! Academic Career Idea: climb the ladder (as fast as you can?)

13 Steps in academic career: – Master of Science (MSc), but you passed this one already – Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) – Postdoctoral Researcher – Senior Researcher (Academy Research Fellow?) – Professor What you should know…career in academia is one of the most competitive fields you can choose to work in – Why?! Must do great research with little funding, few positions and opportunities To succeed in academia, you have to really want the job and you are not in it for the money! Academic Career Idea: climb the ladder (as fast as you can?)

14 Academic Career Doctoral degree is the first (compulsory!) step: it shows that you have obtained a certain level of expertise in a particular area

15 Your mission (if you accept it!) Acquiring publications in well-recognized journals (MUST) Applying for and securing research funding (MUST) Demonstrating efficient project management that consistently delivers outcomes on time AND within budget (MUST) Advise and recruit students Teaching courses (not necessarily in your filed of expertise…) (hard to avoid) Use conferences as a way of raising your profile and networking (optional) Analyze the selection criteria of academic selectors and provide convincing evidence that you meet their standards (that’s up to you, dear!) Academic Career Doctoral degree is the first (compulsory!) step: it shows that you have obtained a certain level of expertise in a particular area

16 Your mission (if you accept it!) Acquiring publications in well-recognized journals (MUST) Applying for and securing research funding (MUST) Demonstrating efficient project management that consistently delivers outcomes on time AND within budget (MUST) Advise and recruit students Teaching courses (not necessarily in your filed of expertise…) (hard to avoid) Use conferences as a way of raising your profile and networking (optional) Analyze the selection criteria of academic selectors and provide convincing evidence that you meet their standards (that’s up to you, dear!) Academic Career Doctoral degree is the first (compulsory!) step: it shows that you have obtained a certain level of expertise in a particular area

17 Your mission (if you accept it!) Acquiring publications in well-recognized journals (MUST) Applying for and securing research funding (MUST) Demonstrating efficient project management that consistently delivers outcomes on time AND within budget (MUST) Advise and recruit students Teaching courses (not necessarily in your filed of expertise…) (hard to avoid) Use conferences as a way of raising your profile and networking (optional) Analyze the selection criteria of academic selectors and provide convincing evidence that you meet their standards (that’s up to you, dear!) Academic Career Doctoral degree is the first (compulsory!) step: it shows that you have obtained a certain level of expertise in a particular area

18 Your mission (if you accept it!) Acquiring publications in well-recognized journals (MUST) Applying for and securing research funding (MUST) Demonstrating efficient project management that consistently delivers outcomes on time AND within budget (MUST) Advise and recruit students Teaching courses (not necessarily in your filed of expertise…) (hard to avoid) Use conferences as a way of raising your profile and networking (optional) Analyze the selection criteria of academic selectors and provide convincing evidence that you meet their standards (that’s up to you, dear!) Academic Career Doctoral degree is the first (compulsory!) step: it shows that you have obtained a certain level of expertise in a particular area

19 Your mission (if you accept it!) Acquiring publications in well-recognized journals (MUST) Applying for and securing research funding (MUST) Demonstrating efficient project management that consistently delivers outcomes on time AND within budget (MUST) Advise and recruit students Teaching courses (not necessarily in your filed of expertise…) (hard to avoid) Use conferences as a way of raising your profile and networking (optional) Analyze the selection criteria of academic selectors and provide convincing evidence that you meet their standards (that’s up to you, dear!) Academic Career Doctoral degree is the first (compulsory!) step: it shows that you have obtained a certain level of expertise in a particular area

20 Your mission (if you accept it!) Acquiring publications in well-recognized journals (MUST) Applying for and securing research funding (MUST) Demonstrating efficient project management that consistently delivers outcomes on time AND within budget (MUST) Advise and recruit students Teaching courses (not necessarily in your field of expertise…) (hard to avoid) Use conferences as a way of raising your profile and networking (optional) Analyze the selection criteria of academic selectors and provide convincing evidence that you meet their standards (that’s up to you, dear!) Academic Career Doctoral degree is the first (compulsory!) step: it shows that you have obtained a certain level of expertise in a particular area

21 Your mission (if you accept it!) Acquiring publications in well-recognized journals (MUST) Applying for and securing research funding (MUST) Demonstrating efficient project management that consistently delivers outcomes on time AND within budget (MUST) Advise and recruit students Teaching courses (not necessarily in your filed of expertise…) (hard to avoid) Use conferences as a way of raising your profile and networking Analyze the selection criteria of academic selectors and provide convincing evidence that you meet their standards (that’s up to you, dear!) Academic Career Doctoral degree is the first (compulsory!) step: it shows that you have obtained a certain level of expertise in a particular area

22 Your mission (if you accept it!) Acquiring publications in well-recognized journals (MUST) Applying for and securing research funding (MUST) Demonstrating efficient project management that consistently delivers outcomes on time AND within budget (MUST) Advise and recruit students Teaching courses (not necessarily in your filed of expertise…) (hard to avoid) Use conferences as a way of raising your profile and networking (optional) Analyze the selection criteria of academic selectors and provide convincing evidence that you meet their standards (that’s up to you, dear!) Academic Career Doctoral degree is the first (compulsory!) step: it shows that you have obtained a certain level of expertise in a particular area

23 Postdoc – in general from 1 to 4 years Academic Career: Postdoc

24 Postdoc – in general from 1 to 4 years Your mission – Become an expert in your own field – Spend time abroad (1 year) – Assist Professor – Learn new skills – See how things work – Start teaching – DO RESEARCH but most importantly PUBLISH! – Become reviewer for journals (payback time...) – Travel the world (if your lab has money...) Academic Career: Postdoc

25 Much more work compared to when you were in GETA Must look for funding (and get it!) Less time for research? Tamporary contracts, can not be a Postdoc forever.... Must publish substantial amount of papers to get to the next steps Not so easy to get back on the industry track Postdoc, the dark side

26 Senior Researcher/Group leader – > 4 years – Spot your own niche (remember you need to publish...) – Be aware of latest developments – Supervise and evaluate – Get funding – Organize and...delegate – Establish (inter)national collaborations – Join committees (european networks, conferences...) to travel around and meet people At this stage, you will be on your own and therefore you must show you are up to it! Flexibility, flexibility....Beginning of a (long) journey, be prepared to adjust the path of your research Academic Career: Senior Reseracher

27 Professor – 5 years or... forever if you don’t screw up – If you reach this level... you can be proud of yourself – Much less time for research, much more time for bureaucracy! – Extensive teaching duties – Must delegate...to Postdoc for instance – Politics... Very few openings every year – might not be an opening in your field in your own university in several years – publicly open, tough competition (need an impressive CV, in particular impressive record of publications) – be ready to move if needed Academic Career: the graal?

28 8% of companies considered necessary to hire a PhD in Greatest need in Helsinki area and highest demand in Engineering and Natural Sciences 25% of companies with own R&D unit said they needed to recruit a PhD, especially in – Electrical Engineering – Electronics – Information and Automation Technology – Technical physics Good news for GETA students! Towards Industry

29 Why are companies reluctant to hire PhDs? – Not enough practical-oriented – No knowledge of real business world – No knowledge of working life (at least that’s what they claim...) What you should therefore emphasize – Practical Experience – International Experience Advice: target large, international companies (>500 staff) with own R&D units as these are more likely looking for PhDs Most importantly: Why going to industry? – various positions, different aspects, learn new skills – changing job is easier than in acadmic world – salary Towards Industry

30 Polytechnics – Less than 6% of people have a PhD – Teaching skills required – Was your PhD worth it then? Research institutes – Mostly VTT – 1/3 of engineers – Experts (with PhD) needed for research and management positions – Own research group possible – The more employed PhD, the more likely you will be hired Other Options

31 FAQ

32 Being a doctor, will I get rich? FAQ

33 Being a doctor, will I get rich? –well,..I don’t want to ruin your cruise but you may get back your investment only in 15 years.... FAQ

34 Being a doctor, will I get rich? –well,..I don’t want to ruin your cruise but you may get back your investment only in 15 years.... If I tell I am a Doctor, does that make me look more clever? –Not really –But if you say that you were in GETA, then yes! FAQ

35 Being a doctor, will I get rich? –well,..I don’t want to ruin your cruise but you may get back your investment only in 15 years.... If I tell I am a Doctor, does that make me look more clever? –Not really –But if you say that you were in GETA, then yes! Did I waste my time then? –Not really: a PhD degree may give you access to very interesting position...but it may take a while, so be patient FAQ

36 Being a doctor, will I get rich? –well,..I don’t want to ruin your cruise but you may get back your investment only in 15 years.... If I tell I am a Doctor, does that make me look more clever? –Not really –But if you say that you were in GETA, then yes! Did I waste my time then? –Not really: a PhD degree may give you access to very interesting position...but it may take a while, so be patient Is there a way back? –I’m afraid there isn’t! FAQ


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