This report, commissioned by RCUK, brings a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities faced at work by those who start their career in a research role in academia.

Researchers and their capabilities are a fundamental asset of the national innovation system and underpin all of the aspirations of the Government’s Plan for Growth: Science and Innovation (BIS, 2014a). The evidence in this report is drawn from universities and businesses, and backs findings reported by researches, and demonstrates that career paths for researchers and diverse and enriching in any sector. Read the full report here.