Promoting diverse career pathways for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers
This report analyses the career options of doctoral and postdoctoral researchers.
It identifies policies and practices to promote diverse careers, flexible career trajectories
and ultimately better-quality research and innovation across different economic and
The report presents a conceptual framework and synthesis of available data and policy
information. It offers recommendations and a set of policy options to: promote engagement
and interaction with employers outside academia; provide researchers with experience
and skills for diverse careers; encourage valorisation of diverse career options;
support career development and guidance for researchers; promote inter-sectoral mobility;
and, reconfigure and support careers in academia.