MGA x PostAc: Explore your post-PhD career options

Wondering about your career options post-PhD? Unsure if you want to be an academic? PostAc is the job search platform you need!

PostAc is a job searching platform which allows users to search a range of research-intensive job ads. PostAc displays only non-academic jobs, enabling you to search for and better understand the market for your skills outside academia.

The platform provides a rich, searchable database of jobs suitable for researchers in a huge range of industries. Each job ad will reveal a wish list from an employer: the content from these ads can reveal what you need to know to be competitive in the job market.

PostAc is an invaluable job search tool that will help graduate research students discover what is possible for your skill set outside academia! 

How to get started:

  • To log in to you must use your university email address.
  • Verify your email address and wait to hear back from PostAc that your account is active (they will contact you via email within 24 hours). 
  • If you experience any difficulties or issues accessing the PostAc platform, please contact:  
  • The PostAc search functions have been enhanced with machine learning so that they can accept a huge variety of search terms. Try typing in your research interest and a skill that you are proud of and see what happens.
  • Search for job titles, use relevant key search words and find your way to potential employers!

PostAc 2023 Training Calendar

Are you a research student looking for career advice and guidance? Sign up for a range of free online training seminars here.

Please note that the following PostAc seminars are accredited for MDP hours:

  • Selling your research skills to non academic employers: Building a CV (and LinkedIn presence) that will help you succeed. (1 hour)
  • Understanding your career research options: academic, non-academic, or refuse to choose! (1 hour)

To ensure that you are credited for the MDP hours with MGRO, please ensure that you tick “Yes” to the question in the registration form asking if you want the course to be recognised for professional development.

Training calendar 2023
(AEDT or AEST depending on the time of year)
Title (click on the link to see description of session)Registration link (you will be sent a Zoom meeting address after you have registered)
6 September 202312pm – 1pm  “Maybe I don’t want be to an academic anymore? Identifying non-academic research work opportunities.”[LINK]
4 October 2023
(MDP accredited)
12pm – 1pm  “Selling your research skills to non academic employers: Building a CV (and Linkedin presence) that will help you succeed.”[LINK]
1 November 202312pm – 1pm “Accessing the ‘hidden’ research job market by networking the smart way.”[LINK]
6 December 2023
(MDP accreditated)
12pm – 1pm“Understanding your research career options: academic, non-academic (or refuse to choose!)”[LINK]