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Thread: Time to complete program?

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31-Jul-17, 13:28
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Once u finish ur PhD, ur time as a ECR starts. Are u ready for busy grant applications, teaching etc. If u want lecturing, can u apply for tutoring roles during PhD? Usually ECR has very little time outside academia.


I already teach 1-2 courses a semester at my current institution. I was doing so after completing my MA, and I have continued since beginning as a doctoral student here, thus I do have that experience.



Hi, Cy, this is great! This would definitely work in your favour when you look for jobs later on. On making a decision for your career move to complete your PhD earlier or later, it is possible for you to talk to current lecturers in your uni and ask them directly what they think of it? They may be able to offer more field-specific career advice.

Thread: Is a PhD worth it for me?

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31-Jul-17, 13:16
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okra, can you apply for R&D position in industry? I do agree with pm133 that networking will help u get d job. But I stand by that it is easier to get in with a master than Phd and that work experience is more valued than higher qualification. While my friends did get a good R&D positions in companies, many of their colleagues do not have a PhD. Companies will train and retain their good R & D staff. Could u work for the company first, then maybe ask them to sponsor your PhD if you really want to it later?

Thread: Here's why your supervisor is terrible:

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29-Jul-17, 00:34
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Some need training... Others need a heart...

Thread: Time to complete program?

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29-Jul-17, 00:28
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What I am trying to say is do balance between how ready u are to graduate with the negatives of taking too long to complete and decide what is best for you. All the best to you!

Thread: Time to complete program?

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29-Jul-17, 00:27
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Once u finish ur PhD, ur time as a ECR starts. Are u ready for busy grant applications, teaching etc. If u want lecturing, can u apply for tutoring roles during PhD? Usually ECR has very little time outside academia.

Thread: Time to complete program?

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29-Jul-17, 00:26
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It is great u enjoy ur PhD, but academic employers may question if u take too long to complete ur program. They may misunderstand and see u as lacking motivation or incompetent.

Thread: Time to complete program?

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29-Jul-17, 00:25
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A competitive PhD funding helps in future academic job applications. Can u still apply for any funding (for travels, etc)?

Thread: Is R&R experience a bomb for potential employer in academia?

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28-Jul-17, 02:07
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On ur career path, do think carefully about what u want for urself in the long term rather than which jobs have lower requirements or do not mind R&R experience. Again, pls have more self confidence. All the best!

Thread: Is R&R experience a bomb for potential employer in academia?

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28-Jul-17, 02:04
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I agree with bewildered. Your R&R also does not define you, please get over it. Just say your research took longer than expected, which is normal. You have finished your PhD. Be proud & confident of yourself.

Thread: Should I stay or should I leave my PhD?

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27-Jul-17, 08:50
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If you are in a 4 year PhD, you may wish to talk to ur supervisor to discuss how to frame your story (and its deviations) and decide the last lots experiments/simulations to complete to motivate you to finish. Good luck!

Thread: Should I stay or should I leave my PhD?

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27-Jul-17, 08:46
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You are very far along in your PhD. Instead of quitting, can you meet an experienced person (PhD student, post doc, sr researcher) to discuss computational work? Can you take up a course/workshop?

Thread: What would you do?

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26-Jul-17, 12:07
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Perhaps you can start making enquiries (uni & phd transfer, past phd students, etc) so you can quickly make the best informed decision for yourself. Also, ask her what project will you work on. Good luck!

Thread: What would you do?

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26-Jul-17, 00:40
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Hanginthere, does ur uni allow transfers? Will a transfer delay ur graduation? Have u spoken to the prof's students to know more about the person's character? She did respond late (3 months later) after all.

Thread: PhD thesis and fake results on papers

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25-Jul-17, 03:23
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Thread: PhD thesis and fake results on papers

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25-Jul-17, 03:23
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I second newlease36's advise. If possible, write your thesis excluding fake data. If asked, say that you only put in data if you contributed significant effort in generating it.
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