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Know the professions and professional environments

Discover and access R&D professions

Context & objective

36% PhDs work in R&D and 50% of those who join the private sector start in R&D (CAREER project, 2011). However, many of them are unaware of the diversity of R&D professions and their names.

> Learn about career opportunities in R&D
> Distinguish between public and private R&D
> Prepare for recruitment


Module 1: Identify the state of research in France

  • Know the main types of innovation actors and their weight in employment

  • Understand the similarities and differences between Academic Research & Private Research

  • Discover the place of France on the international scene

Module 2: Search & Select Offers

  • Identify the variety of professions (R&D engineer, monitoring officer, IP officer, method engineer, etc.)

  • Understand the different job titles and related missions

  • Identify the positions accessible to doctors and the possible career developments

  • Identify the skills to be valued in order to access these professions

  • Understand the recruitment process

  • Understand the role and structure of the ad

Module 3: Round table of testimonials

  • Doctors from different disciplines working in R&D positions

  • Topics covered background, access to their current functions, current position, missions, contribution of the doctorate, advice

Pedagogical tools and methodology

Practical and personalized advice from recruiters; Sector data provided by the R&D division of Adoc Talent Management; Analysis of job descriptions; Testimonials from doctors in different R&D positions.


Doctoral students and contractual researchers

Practical arrangements

Duration: 1 day

Number of participants: Up to 12 participants

Training courses

Before: Build your professional project

After: Start your job search - Optimize your digital identity and use of social media

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