Keep it moving – DNRF on the Post-doc Challenge

The Danish National Research Foundation funds many of the best post-docs, and we have a responsibility to ensure that society benefits from their talent. During 2014/2015 Chair Liselotte Højgaard, Director Søren-Peter Olesen and members of the DNRF board have discussed “The Post-doc Challenge” with post-docs from the DNRF Centers of Excellence. We have collected our experience from the meetings in different ways:

Read the publication The Post-doc Challenge and the feature in the DNRF Annual Report 2015

In his feature in Nature’s career section, Director Søren-Peter Olesen says that a single post-doc term is likely to benefit your career, and he encourages young scientists to take a leap toward broader career paths – the foundation has evidens that this gives increased job satisfaction.

The DNRF has summarized its experiences in 8 concrete recommendations.

See the recommendations and read a brief summary of the DNRF’s roundtable meeting with industry on post-doc mobility