Welcome to MySciCareer!

There have been lots of conversations in recent years about how science career paths don’t all follow the trajectory of: degree –> PhD –> postdoc(s) —> lab head. Instead, scientists may find themselves moving into science communication, publishing, technical or other roles where they still consider themselves to be using their scientific training, while not necessarily doing research. Unfortunately, information about the wealth of different options now available isn’t always on hand at careers crossroads – such as when deciding whether to start a PhD or what to do after completing one.

MySciCareer is a regularly updated resource of first-person stories about science careers that intends to flag up some of the diverse opportunities now available.

There are various ways you to search the content on MySciCareer:

  • Take a lucky dip with the carousel above, where we flag up quotes from the blog posts. If you’re intrigued by a quote, just click through to read the whole post.
  • Secondly, you might want to search the site by the type of job that posts focus on – whether it’s careers in research, publishing, policy, education or more. On the archives page you can browse the different job types.
  • Finally, you might want to know what the last academic science position held by an author of a post was. “Search by training” on the archives page lets you browse the site this way.