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Research in Industry and Public Sector

More and more academics move from research in an academic context to research in the private -and the public sector. Today more research in Denmark is being done in the private sector than at universities. The possibility of continuing to do research whether it is in a lab, in a consultancy or at a museum is thus quite high outside of the academic context and the positions offer challenging tasks, highly competent colleagues and often quite a good salary. 


INDUSTRIAL RESEARCHER

Research and Development (R&D) in industry is found by many researchers to be a stimulating field that merges scientific knowledge, tools, and achievements with industry goals. Many researchers are drawn to industry because of the more direct and practical applications of their work, the work/life balance, and the job stability.  

 

Main competences for this path

  • Subject specific knowledge
  • Analytical skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Project management skills
  • Communicative skills
  • Self-management skills
  • Drive and motivation

Examples of work places

  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Biotech industry
  • Food industry
  • Engineering industry
  • Consultancy
  • CROs

Possible job titles

  • R&D scientist
  • Nutrition scientist
  • Food scientist
  • Chemist
  • Quality specialist
  • Specialist 
  • And many more...

RESEARCH IN PUBLIC SECTOR

Public sector research is as diverse and broad as it is in industry. For some jobs you can use your specific subject knowledge and for others it is your research specific skills that are required in order to generate new knowledge within a given area.

 


Main competences for this path

  • Analytical skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Subject specific knowledge
  • Communicative skills
  • The ability to apply research to real-life situations
  • Generic research skills
  • Project management skills
  • Self-management skills
  • Drive and motivation

Examples of work places

  • Governmental jobs
  • Regional jobs
  • Hospitals
  • Consultancy like VIVE, EVA
  • Research Councils
  • Museums
  • NGOs

Possible job titles

Analytiker (Analyst)

Researcher

Senior researcher

Development consultant

Senior consultant

Special consultant

Museum curator

Molecular biologist

AC-Fuldmægtig

and many many more


AU courses and events that can help you develop skills and knowledge within this track

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