Interview study of the experiences of PhD graduates from the fields of molecular biosciences on the match between academic education and working life expectations.

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Abstract

Employment of PhDs from the biological fields appears to be facing challenges outside academia. This interview study was conducted to analyze the experiences of PhD graduates from the fields of molecular biosciences on how the research education prepared them to the working life outside academia, and how well the studies did match with the expectations and demands in the working life. In this interview study the working life skills were categorized as 1) research skills, 2) generic skills and 3) application of biological world view. In general, the research training gave good background to work as a well-respected experts in different fields. However, the lack of direct match between the fields of research training and the job description had demanded additional training from each PhD who had moved outside the academia.
Translated title of the contributionInterview study of the experiences of PhD graduates from the fields of molecular biosciences on the match between academic education and working life expectations.
Original languageFinnish
Title of host publicationTeaching in Life Sciences: Current practices and development
Number of pages19
Volume2
Publication date2016
Pages33-51
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material

Publication series

NameTeaching in Life Sciences: Current practices and development
Volume2
ISSN (Electronic)2343-1822

Fields of Science

  • 516 Educational sciences

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Himanen, K. I. H. (2016). Haastattelututkimus molekyylibiotieteellisiltä aloilta valmistuneiden tohtoreiden kokemuksista koulutuksen ja työelämän vastaavuuksista. In Teaching in Life Sciences: Current practices and development (Vol. 2, pp. 33-51). (Teaching in Life Sciences: Current practices and development; Vol. 2).
Himanen, Kristiina Irma Helena. / Haastattelututkimus molekyylibiotieteellisiltä aloilta valmistuneiden tohtoreiden kokemuksista koulutuksen ja työelämän vastaavuuksista. Teaching in Life Sciences: Current practices and development. Vol. 2 2016. pp. 33-51 (Teaching in Life Sciences: Current practices and development).
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Himanen, KIH 2016, Haastattelututkimus molekyylibiotieteellisiltä aloilta valmistuneiden tohtoreiden kokemuksista koulutuksen ja työelämän vastaavuuksista. in Teaching in Life Sciences: Current practices and development. vol. 2, Teaching in Life Sciences: Current practices and development, vol. 2, pp. 33-51.

Haastattelututkimus molekyylibiotieteellisiltä aloilta valmistuneiden tohtoreiden kokemuksista koulutuksen ja työelämän vastaavuuksista. / Himanen, Kristiina Irma Helena.

Teaching in Life Sciences: Current practices and development. Vol. 2 2016. p. 33-51 (Teaching in Life Sciences: Current practices and development; Vol. 2).

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Himanen KIH. Haastattelututkimus molekyylibiotieteellisiltä aloilta valmistuneiden tohtoreiden kokemuksista koulutuksen ja työelämän vastaavuuksista. In Teaching in Life Sciences: Current practices and development. Vol. 2. 2016. p. 33-51. (Teaching in Life Sciences: Current practices and development).