We Support Your Career

Our students develop their future careers in many different directions, continuing in academic research, joining or starting-up a life-sciences/medicines linked company, working in science management, science communication, education, or patent law to name but a few.  To get more of an idea take a look at the biosketches from our former students.

“We adopt a career neutral approach, providing advice, mentorship and support to all of our students”.

 

MIND roadmap

We adopt a career neutral approach, providing advice, mentorship and support to all of our students. To achieve this our supervisors, mentoring committees and wider community provide a continuum of forums and opportunities in which students are encouraged to formulate and develop their career plans.  One example is to get students to use the MIND roadmap tool (shown below) at regular intervals throughout their PhD studies.  Students are then encouraged to make use of the numerous training and internship opportunities offered through our labs, the Medical Sciences Division, and the University of Oxford Career service (UCS). One example is the ‘Biochem to Billions’ workshop in which our students are encouraged to develop their entrepreneurial skills.  We monitor and track training needs and opportunities through a termly reporting structure, the Training Needs Analysis (TNA) exercise.  Our commitment to career development continues beyond your PhD, with supervisor and peer networks providing long-term support. We stay in touch through our social media groups and invite former students to come back for the annual retreat.