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As a young researcher at the University of Copenhagen, you have several career options within and beyond academia. To inspire and help you find the best path, we have gathered information and job search links we hope can inspire you in your future career planning.
Following a research career, you need to master a broad spectrum of competences that, apart from research, include the ability to teach, publish and attract your own funding. Read about the criteria for recognising merit at University of Copenhagen.
Young researchers will find specific guidance on an academic career at their local department.
Learn more about funding within your field:
- Learn about funding within the field of health and medical sciences
- Learn about funding within the field of SCIENCE
- Learn about funding within the field of humanities
Learn more about the faculties specific mentoring programmes:
- Mentoring in Translational Excellence Programme, BRIDGE, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
- Postdoctoral Training Programme, Danstem, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
- Tailored career initiative for postdocs at BRIC, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
- Young Investigator Coaching (YIC), at Faculty of Science
You can choose a career path as an industrial researcher or as a researcher in the public sector. To plan your next career step you can book an appointment with our counsellor.
Careers using generic academic skills
As a researcher you can use your generic academic skills to do something else than research. For many of these jobs a research background is an advantage. If you want to discuss the possibilities you can book an appointment with our counsellor.
Are you interested in starting your own business or would you like more information about how to kick-start your career as an entrepreneur? Starting your own business is a way of creating impact from your research work. More and more researchers are engaged in collaboration with industry using their specific research field and knowledge.
Copenhagen Business Service provides free business advisory support for start-ups and businesses located in Copenhagen (in Danish only)
If you are dreaming of becoming an entrepreneur one of the University’s 3 innovation hubs can help you get started.
Innovationsfonden offers advice on how to start your own business, in Danish only.
EURAXESS - Researchers in Motion is a unique pan-European initiative delivering information and support services to researchers. Backed by the European Union member states and associated countries, it supports researcher mobility and career development, while enhancing scientific collaboration between Europe and the world. EURAXESS job portal lists thousands of vacancies and fellowships from more than 40 European countries and other regions in the world.