A website dedicated to helping Early Career Researchers plan a career outside of academia
A mentoring platform to connect Early Career Researchers with mentors who have successfully transitioned out of academia
An international careers fair, for companies to promote themselves to PhDs
A specialised recruitment platform for hiring top scientific talent
By connecting practicing scientists with Mentors (PhDs who now work in non-academic jobs) [re]searching enables Early Career Researchers to become informed of their career options, and prepare for a non-academic career change. Most research in this field suggests that only 5-10% of PhD students (in the biosciences) will go on to become PIs, making this an important issue that most young researches will face
[re]searching then, aims to facilitate the movement of PhDs and Postdocs into gainful employment that matches their academic background, and tackle another important problem within academic research: the lack of training for non-academic careers.
Attracted over 500 active users, across 27 countries, around 80% of which are distributed between the Institut Curie and Pasteur in Paris and several Max Planck institutes in Germany
Maintained a Mentee:Mentor ratio of 10:1
Facilitated dozens of Mentee-Mentor (as well as Mentor-Mentor) meetings, therefore already playing an important role in career development of young researchers
Responsible for the direct recruitment of several Mentees (via interaction with Mentors)
Marc Chevalier, Science Careers Advisor, Institut Pasteur:
“Mentoring is a fantastic way to grow professionally, especially for PhDs expecting to work outside academia. [re]searching provides an excellent solution to connect PhDs with professionals and offers the opportunity for Mentors to share their experience.”
Shauna Katz, Technology Transfer Coordinator, Institut Curie:
“[re]searching uses the classic idea of mentors in a completely innovative way to address a problem at the heart of academic research – the growing need for PhD students and postdocs to find jobs outside of academia."