The incorporation of young researchers to universities today poses challenges and reflections. Several concepts that should be kept in mind when starting an academic career are analyzed, with an emphasis on research. Adequate postgraduate training, the type of higher education institution, contractual forms, insertion and interaction with groups, time dedicated to research, equipment available for research and research funds are concepts that are analyzed to guide young researchers in the beginning of an academic career at a university.
KEY WORDS: academic research career.
How to cite this article
FUENTES, R. & ARAVENA, Y. What should I do if I want to start and academic research career?. Int. J. Odontostomat., 15(4):1049-1052, 2021.