After a PHD

The future of doctoral students

After their PhD thesis, doctoral students go either to the public sector or to the private sector. According to the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, half of the doctoral students go to the private sector, 22% of them in R&D.

As the doctorate is highly recognized abroad, after the thesis, it is also possible to complete the curriculum with post-doctoral professional experience, in France or abroad. Scientific mission, fixed-term and paid, the post-doctoral experience is an asset during competitions and recruitments. During this period, the publication of articles in specialized journals is a must. IRISA’s international connections are instrumental in finding a post-doctoral position in all of our areas of expertise.