Explore your career options

Tools for personal planning

  • Career Orientation tool: Tool aimed at researchers who want to assess their motivations, while identifying actions and resources to carry out the following steps. It can help researchers who are in their first stage to start in the world of career development so that they can start to make a more active management of their professional career.
  • PIPERS Project Career Kit: Collection of learning resources in different subjects: entrepreneurship, intellectual property, leadership skills, management of the research career, professional development, self-evaluation of researchers, exploitation of research results and work with the industry.
  • Discover: careers beyond academia. Find out more about possibilities and options for careers in other sectors: sector information, jobs & competencies, plan your career, career stories.
  • Talent Development Suite: Tool to help with personal professional development planning, analyzing past and present, and what is the idea of future career. In addition, there is a section with a travel map, where you can put how you expect to be in the future and the milestones you hope to achieve.
  • DocPro: It offers insight into the skills that post-doctoral researchers develop throughout their careers. It provides a clear and well-structured view of the skills you have to offer an employer. It is an analysis, self-assessment and communication tool that will help prepare for a career change and value your skills. In addition, it allows you to contact employers.
  • myIDP: It is a free professional planning tool to help pre and postdoctoral researchers in science define and pursue their professional goals.

Researcher career path at IMDEA Water and in Spain

Below is a diagram with funding opportunities in which IMDEA Agua participates in the incorporation of researchers.

“Researcher Career path in Spain at a glance!”, published by FECYT, compiles the main calls for the recruitment of researchers in the public and private sectors of the Spanish research and innovation system. This document contains information on the different grants and calls that can be applied for to fund the position at each stage of the research career as defined by the European Research Career Framework (R1-R4). For better planning, it includes the windows of “academic time” in which to apply for each of the calls and links to further information.

In addition, in the Science in Spain section, there is information that completes the document for use as a career planning tool.

Researcher Career path in Spain at a glance!

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