Moving from academia to industry: recruitment with Nature Careers

The #leavingacademia movement on social media has shed light on the challenges faced by those departing the academic world.

Has the ‘great resignation’ hit academiaIssues of sexism, racism, job insecurity, and limited career advancement opportunities have led to disaffection with the traditional academic trajectory.

Nature’s exploration of the ‘great resignation’ phenomenon hitting academia was one of its most-read articles of 2022.

Academic-career consultant Karen Kelsky says the story used to be, “I can’t get an academic job, so I have to leave academia.” Now, academics — including established ones walking away from tenure — think, “I have a job and have to leave because I can’t stand it.”

To understand the experiences of those who have transitioned from academia to industry, Nature recently interviewed five scientists who made the leap.

Nature's jobs website, Nature Careers, supports jobseeker scientists and scientific recruiters across both academia and industry.

If you're an academic considering a move to industry, you can browse industry opportunities and sign up for industry job alerts on the Nature Careers site.

Or if you're recruiting for industry vacancies, you can start generating job applications immediately with a 60-day job listing.

And, for ongoing industry recruitment, the Nature Careers recruitment subscriptions offer 12 months of unlimited hires and employer branding. 


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