“Is that really the case?” Frederieke asks, “The more idealistic a job is, the worse it pays?” Your workforce fills a gap. It is up to you which employer you choose. You can decide where and how you want to work without financial hardship.
Chemists who have just received their PhD are only trained to do research. This is not enough to quickly gain a foothold in the job market outside of the university. A proposal for making doctoral studies more flexible.
Adding research funding from the private sector is a lucrative option many researchers do not pursue. One of the biggest reasons this option is overlooked is a lack of understanding of how companies function and how an academic researcher might bridge cultural differences to make valuable connections.
Negotiations are a crucial success factor for all types of careers, no matter if we negotiate about salary, contracts, working conditions or when trying to solve a conflict. Some people are afraid of negotiations or dislike them for fear of having to be sleazy in order to ‘win’.