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Career Within Academia, Survey Report: Embedded Discrimination and Career Tips for junior researchers.

Riccardi, Enrico; Carvalho, Barbara; Smeplass, Eli

We have asked junior researchers that are or have been engaged in a career within Norwegian academia to share their career experience and perspectives. Despite our comprehensive questionnaire, we collected 193 responses coming from various fields and with different levels of seniority, with a survey combining both closed-ended and open-ended questions.

A baseline hypothesis in academic policy is that, by increasing the competition to reach a certain position, the best candidates will be selected. We here examine the consequence of this selective path on the competitors and how the selection criteria is perceived by participants in our study.

In the second document we disclose the open answers provided by the respondents. To facilitate the navigation in the wide set of tips collected, we subdivided the answer in categories:
Work/personal life balance, Academic Career Planning, which contains Network,  general strategy tips, CV development, scientific communication and advisor, and Career outside academia tips. At the end of these sections, we collected longer and more comprehensive suggestions in the category "Broad tips".
As it can be noted by the answers, a large set of concepts have been discussed by the respondents. Further analysis concerning associations between these observations and its consequences for the candidates, on career tips from researchers to junior researchers**, will be provided in forthcoming publications based on the collected data.




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