Mapping the Future

Physics and Chemistry Postdoctoral Researchers’ Experiences and Career Intentions.

Mapping the Future

The joint Institute of Physics and Royal Society of Chemistry project to investigate the experiences of postdoctoral researchers in UK physics and chemistry departments.

The project explored postdoctoral researchers’ experiences and career intentions in the following areas:

  • Motivation for undertaking postdoctoral research
  • Next career steps
  • Long-term career plans
  • Opportunities for career development
  • Culture of departments

Summary report of the findings (PDF, 867 KB)
Full report of the findings (PDF, 855 KB)