Career Development

Careers Seminars

The Department hosts a series of Careers Seminars details of which are posted on the seminar section of the website

Any links and reference material from the seminars will be found below.

Friday 27th March

Claire Conway Presentation:Creating your best CV and cover letter

Wednesday 25th February

Dr Anuj Bhatt Presentation: Hanging up my lab coat: the transition from research to research management

Wednesday 28th January 2015

Claire Conway Presentation: How to explore alternative career options

and 3 minute Motivation Exercise.


Employment and career development of research staff

The University’s Code of Practice for the Employment and Career Development of Research Staff closely reflects the League of European Research Universities model code of practice and has been introduced in recognition of the realities of research employment in the UK and internationally, in which relatively small numbers of permanent jobs are available.

We know that our researchers contribute significantly to our position as one of the world’s leading universities: we believe that employment as a researcher should be an attractive option in itself and that, far from being only a potential stepping stone to permanent academic positions, it can be a springboard to a range of other careers. The code of practice is designed to ensure that those in research-only roles have access to the career development they need.

For more information please see the following websites.

Vitae is an organisation for the professional development of Researchers "dedicated to realising the potential of researchers through transforming their professional and career development". They have a wide range of resouces including a useful Researcher Booklet Series.

Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management is a guide intended for laboratory-based biomedical scientists just starting out, advanced postdoctoral fellows ready to enter the academic job market and new faculty members in research universities and medical schools. The guide was produced by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and is available for download here











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