Our mission in academia is to “explore strange new worlds, … to boldly go where no one has gone before.” Professors and their teams should be free to focus on high-risk topics, to publish less, and to emphasize quality. Collaboration with industry can sometimes help in accomplishing this mission provided you find the right partner.
For many young researchers, the PhD graduation marks the end of an era of standardized salaries. They now have to negotiate their salary when they enter industry or move to a non-university research organization. Below are some tips on how to approach these negotiations. An Austrian-German perspective.