[C08] Itziar Aretxaga: “Scientific career development: the danger road map”

Wednesday 17th Feb 2021, 15.00 UTC

Questions via youtube chat

Scientific career development: the danger road map

Itziar Aretxaga
Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (INAOE, Mexico)

Alejandro Cardenas-Avendano


We will describe the typical career path of a researcher in Physics. We will focus on the internal and external challenges we all need to overcome in the quest for a career in academia, and the options and alternative career paths a PhD in Physics opens:

  • description of the typical career path of a researcher: mobility and opportunities
  • advice for starting students: project focus, who to learn from, networking
  • battling the dark thoughts in our heads: impostor syndrome and mental hygiene
  • unconcious bias in science: the cultural micro-stoppers for minorities
  • general recommendations on support systems.

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