Career development Guide

The development of a scientific career at the IPHES follows the guidelines established by the European Union. To this end, the IPHES has structured its scientific careers into four major stages based on those outlined and defined in the European Commission document entitled ‘Towards a European Framework for Research Careers’ (

These four career stages are:

 R1: First Stage Researcher (up to the point of PhD)
 R2: Recognised Researcher (PhD holders or equivalent who are not yet fully independent)
 R3: Established Researcher (researchers who have developed a level of independence)
 R4: Leading Researcher (researchers leading their research area or field)

Please read our Career development Guide (pdf).