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In collaboration with The Doctoral School and UCL Organisational Development, UCL Careers provides dedicated support for UCL's researcher community which includes:

  • research assistants
  • research students (MRes & PhD) and
  • postdoctoral research staff

In addition to the wide range of services, resources and events highlighted in the three main areas of our site which focus on:

please remember, as a researcher at UCL, you will also have bespoke access to the following:


One-to-one advice

We have a team of careers consultants with research backgrounds who work closely with UCL's researcher community and can provide support regardless of whether you're looking to continue in academia or explore other options.

Our "Researcher appointments" can be booked at any time through your myUCLCareers account and can be used to cover a range of queries from exploring options to getting support with applications / interview preparation.

myUCLCareers: Check appointment availability


Researchers' events programme

A series of careers consultant and employer led workshops, talks and networking events aimed specifically at those with a research background.

Find out more


Researcher case studies

If you are starting to think about next steps and want to explore the vast range of career paths open to those with a research background, we have put together a series of over 200 case studies of PhD graduates from UCL* since 2004 to showcase the different areas that researchers move into following their PhD.

They are in the format of downloadable pdf documents or blog articles for you to read through but some are also available as 'talking head' style videos.

*We have also included some case studies of PhD graduates from other universities.

Search and view case studies


Sourced internships and other vacancies

If you are searching for current vacancies using our jobs board in your myUCLCareers account, please be aware that, in addition to using the filters provided to search by job type, industry sector or key word, you can also apply the 'Researchers filter' to the job listings. This will then show specific vacancies which our team have sourced or identified as being exclusively aimed at researchers or where the recruiter is keen to receive applications from those with a research background.

myUCLCareers: View current vacancies


Researchers' blog and Twitter feed

You can also keep up to date with all things researcher-based that are going on at UCL Careers by following our researcher Twitter feed or our specialist blog - recent blog articles shown below:


Careers advice from the (dystopian) future

Monday, 22 January 2018

[SPOILER ALERT: As well as invaluable nuggets of careers advice, this post reveals endings] @EvaLongoria & @kerrywashington present The David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television to @blackmirror #netflix #PGAwards pic.twitter.com/Q79Ieduzm5 — Producers Guild (@producersguild) January 21, 2018 Have you watched series 4 of Black Mirror yet? I have, and I’m loving […]

Job Vacancies for Researchers

Thursday, 21 December 2017

What’s a PhD supposed to do if they want to leave academia? You may get some clue by perusing the internship and job opportunities UCL Careers gathers for you. If you’re a PhD or MRes student, you can log in to your MyUCLCareers account and select the ‘Vacancies’ Tab to view what’s currently available. If […]

Careers in Government: key messages from our Beyond Academia Event

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

  In November we ran a Beyond Academia event shining a spotlight on careers in government for PhDs. We had two great UCL alumni speakers discussing their current roles and career paths: Dr Patricia Idaewor, who has a PhD in Transport Studies, and is now Policy Lead on HS2 in the Department for Transport’s High […]