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PhDs Within and Outside of the National Labor Market

Higher Education in Russia and Beyond. 2016. Vol. 9. No. 3 (9). P. 9-11.

PhD holders’ careers analysis shows that getting an academic degree is no longer enough for a career in research. The chances of getting a permanent job, of getting a good position at a university or research center depend not only on one’s academic degree but also on one’s experience, competencies and portfolio. The route from defending a dissertation to getting tenure is becoming longer: it now includes all kinds of temporary positions, such as internships and fixed-time (postdoc) contracts. Research projects are focused on mobility at both national (changing jobs within the national labor market) and international levels (which implies moving abroad to work or to study, contracts with foreign employers, participation in joint research programs, etc.)