Ivan Behaghel

Consultant in innovation, Novalice

There is no such thing as a standard doctoral profile. There is a common foundation of skills - state-of-the-art knowledge, a reliable approach, and the ability to define a scientific method and write a research project – but there is no “standard” profile. Some researchers will be very attached to the academic way of doing things, while others will be eager, and in fact feel more comfortable in the context of private enterprise with an approach, specifically an economic approach, geared to productivity and responsiveness.

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Jean-François Minster

Scientific Director, Total

A PhD-holder is someone who has learned to work in an uncharted field, and being able to work in unknown territory is vital to being a manager. It is also someone who...


Christelle Catone

Sales and support manager drug discovery EMEA with Cisbio Bioassays

The profiles that recruiters post on DocPro enable PhD-holders to ask themselves the question: “Is this a company to which I should send an unsolicited application? Do I match this profile?”


Didier Georges

Dean, Doctoral College, University of Grenoble

We have to get away from the idea that a PhD-holder is necessarily confined to a job in research and development. In the United States, PhDs quickly hold positions in management.