some help in job application please

posted
17-Dec-15, 07:57
by satchi
Avatar for satchi
posted about 5 years ago
hi everyone I'm job-hunting (again!)
I just saw an advert for an RA position, which this --

5 years relevant research experience normally including 1/2 years postdoctoral experience in a related field.

My question is -- 'five years relevant research experience' -- does this include my phd research?

So if I finished in 2013, and then only had one year work experience, would I still be able to apply??

thanks
love satchi
posted
17-Dec-15, 09:06
Avatar for HazyJane
posted about 5 years ago
RA = assistant or associate?

Yes, I'd say your PhD counted, and even though your total adds up to 4 years, I'd apply, through be aware that I might be ruled out on that technicality.

Is this in the UK? I thought that these days they weren't allowed to ask for X years of experience as it basically is an indirect means of age discrimination (i.e. if you have all the relevant skills and experience acquired in 4 years rather than 5 then you should be eligible).
posted
17-Dec-15, 09:17
by satchi
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posted about 5 years ago
hi HazyJane thank you so much for your message! How are you doing?

RA = associate, yes this is in the UK.

These past few months I have been feeling a lost of self-confidence over jobs, but I am getting over this! I will do something (about making another application) today, really need to move forward.

I have a good friend who keeps telling me to open a take-out *LOL*, in truth, I don't know what I want to do exactly, all I know is I need a job to survive.

thanks again

love satchi
posted
17-Dec-15, 10:10
Avatar for TreeofLife
posted about 5 years ago
I would apply anyway, and yes your PhD counts as relevant years. Good luck!

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