Course is paced and runs over 8 weeks. This course is run twice a year.

If you are a researcher, successfully taking charge of your career ultimately means you:

  • win responsibility for your research direction and resources
  • secure positions you want, with conditions you prefer, not just the next research job
  • get involved in work that stretches, stimulates and fulfils you
  • achieve a genuine balance between your work and what you want from your personal life.

Career Control for Researchers will equip you with: 

  • clarity about the strengths, preferences and goals that should inform your career choices
  • certainty about the talents, values and attitudes that will anchor your career
  • ​specific career destinations to target for the short, medium and long term
  • ​a comprehensive personal career plan
  • ​a good understanding of the transferrable skills you need to make preferred career options possible.

Course timeframe and dates

The course is delivered over an eight week timeframe, allowing you to join live, web-based discussions with career specialists. You will also complete self-paced modules with a total average time commitment of 1 - 1.5 hours per week. Confused? Read the course flyer for more information.

To register your interest in the course, please complete the Expression of Interest form. You will be advised before the coure starts if you are successful. 


Kerstin Fritsches is a joint German/Australian national with a PhD in Neuroscience (1999). Her research background spans 12 years as a research fellow at the University of Queensland, Australia; research collaborations with several institutions in the US and Sweden; and projects funded by the Australian and US governments, and industry partners.

Kerstin’s broad experience within academia included involvement in postdoc affairs and policy, and career development training for emerging researchers, as well as teaching, course coordination and research management. Her own professional development has included training in facilitation and mentoring.

Stephen Evill is a joint UK/Australian national with over 25 years of corporate and government management experience in the UK and Australia, as well as roles in academic research, grants policy and program management.

Stephen's work on research/industry linkages, his experience in managing people and projects, and his long-term involvement in mentoring for effective leadership and teamwork, reinforce the practical intent and focus of PostdocTraining’s services.