Virtual Careers Conference for Researchers

Researchers: are you wondering what your next career move might be? Keen to identify employers and sectors beyond academia that value your research skills and broader experience? Curious to know how other researchers are applying their expertise elsewhere and have navigated the transition?

The 2021 Virtual Careers Conference for Researchers takes place on Wednesday 17th March, 9.00 am – 5.00 pm (exact times TBC) and is open to all Oxford research staff and DPhil students. Registration closes on 10th March.

You will hear PhD-holders and former academic researchers speaking frankly about their daily working lives in a variety of sectors; speak to employers who are actively recruiting research-trained applicants; and gather tips on skills and strategies to help you identify rewarding opportunities and build a flourishing career, whichever pathway you choose to follow.

Our keynote speaker this year is high-profile author and experienced academic researcher Dr Christian Busch, whose work examines how people create career opportunities and move on effectively. For further details, and to view our evolving conference programme, please visit


- Oxford research staff and students should sign up via CareerConnect at the link provided. (Research staff who don’t already have a CareerConnect account: please visit the CareerConnect registration page) – NIHR researchers affiliated to the University of Oxford should email to register their interest in attending