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Each Friday we post a new v i s t a profile, a career beyond the academy story (use the tags at the bottom of the post to find the entire list). These posts accompany our curated events to support post-PhD career transitions, v i s t a mentoring, and also #sheffvista on Twitter.

Job title and company: Research Development Manager (Policy and Performance), Sheffield Hallam University

Approximate salary range for your type of role: £39,000-49,000 (lecturer equivalent on the national university pay spine)

fildes.pngI finished my PhD in History in spring 2009. Towards the end of it, my focus was really just on finishing, not what was next. A week or so after I submitted, I started looking for jobs. I was never really interested in an academic career – I enjoyed my PhD but had no vocation for teaching and was aware of the ultra-competitive and precarious routes into research in my subject area. I therefore applied for quite a range of jobs – sounding interesting and my broad salary expectations were my only criteria. Read the rest of this entry »

Each Friday we post a new v i s t a profile, a career beyond the academy story (use the tags at the bottom of the post to find the entire list). These posts accompany our curated events to support post-PhD career transitions, v i s t a mentoring, and also #sheffvista on Twitter.

Job title and company: Planning Policy Officer at Bassetlaw District Council

Approximate salary range for your type of role: £20-30k more in other parts of the country.

Maidment 4.jpgI have been employed by Bassetlaw District Council as a Planning Policy Officer since November 2015, having interviewed for the position a week after submitting my thesis. I am writing this, however, on the day that I submitted my resignation. In September I will re-join academia, as a Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University. Read the rest of this entry »

Each Friday we post a new v i s t a profile, a career beyond the academy story (use the tags at the bottom of the post to find the entire list). These posts accompany our curated events to support post-PhD career transitions, v i s t a mentoring, and also #sheffvista on Twitter.

Twitter: @JW_Donald

Job title and company: Strategy & Policy Manager, Skills and Careers Unit @BBSRC

Approximate salary range for your type of role: ~£37-43k

Towards the end of my time spent completing a PhD in Molecular Microbiology I came to the conclusion that academia is probably best suited to those who really enjoy research. This realisation came while at an EMBO summer school in Corsica where at the numerous beach and bar breaks the general chat invariably centred on people’s research projects; although I found my PhD project interesting, I really didn’t want to talk about it on the beach. Read the rest of this entry »

Each Friday we post a new v i s t a profile, a career beyond the academy story (use the tags at the bottom of the post to find the entire list). These posts accompany our curated events to support post-PhD career transitions, v i s t a mentoring, and also #sheffvista on Twitter.

Job title and company: Policy and Projects Manager, BioIndustry Association @DrMartinTurner

Approximate salary range for your type of role: £35,000-45,000

Martin.jpgWhy do politicians make the decisions they do? Why did the previous Chancellor, George Osborne, freeze science spending between 2010 and 2015, and why has the current Chancellor, Philip Hammond, promised to increase it by 20% over the next four years, albeit with an emphasis on innovation over basic research?

I started my career in policy because I wanted to understand how decisions like these get made, and to potentially influence them myself. Read the rest of this entry »