New project · Early Career Researcher Identity Development
Research within and beyond academia
Our mission & vision
Our research lab gathers researchers from Catalonia, United Kingdom, Finland working collaboratively to explore, understand and improve Early Career Researchers (ECRs) trajectories both within and outside the academia. We aim at providing evidence to improving doctoral education and generating new knowledge on the main determinants of PhD career trajectories. Our ultimate purpose is to co-create consortiums of policy makers, employers, researchers and professionals to develop projects fostering responsible research and innovation and research informed policies.
We are aware that knowledge on ECRs' successful trajectories and their determinants, particularly outside academia, is still insufficient in Europe. Improving the understanding about societal, cultural and contextual conditions for enhancing researcher careers might help us to systematically nurture ECRs' career competencies, trajectories, and employment and thus maximize European ECRs opportunities to deal with the current societal challenges.
Our projects focus on researcher identity and career development including both employees and employers perspectives with a cross country and European multicultural approach.
Improving the careers and well-being of researchers