Finished PhD but what next?

As you come to the end of your studies - be it PhD, MSc or BSc, you start to question what your next step will be. Which career path you will choose to go dow? Often it is not obvious what your different career choices are. Research and academia, are perhaps the most obvious path and it is a rewarding choice, although you have to be prepared to work hard.

However, there are many other career paths out there to be discovered. In project management, science management, communications, editing and data management to name a few.

In thse pages we present informal interviews with a range of individuals who have all taken slightly different career paths to get to where they are today. We hope you find them useful. If you have any comments, suggestions, or would like to be an interviewee then please do not hesitate to get in contact with the ICPO.


Mathew England

Professor at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia

Martin Visbeck

Professor at the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and at Kiel University in Germany

Roz Pidcock

Science Communications Officer - Carbon Brief

Nico Caltabiano

Staff Scientist at CLIVAR International Project Office (ICPO)


.... More coming soon!