- 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:
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.
Researchers' events programme
A series of careers consultant and employer led workshops, talks and networking events aimed specifically at those with a research background.
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.
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.
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:
Thursday, 18 October 2018
Dr Xun Yu Choong has a PhD in Neuroscience from UCL’s Institute of Neurology and is now a Life Sciences Strategy Consultant at IQVIA. Xun had some great insights to share when we sat down and chatted about his career. What are you up to now? I’m an Associate Consultant working for IQVIA, which was […]
Tuesday, 25 September 2018
Dr Jonathan Tobin has a PhD in Molecular Medicine from UCL, and is now an Investment Director at Arix Bioscience. Here he tells us about his current role and career path. What are you up to now? I’m a Biotechnology Venture Capitalist. That basically involves finding interesting and novel ideas for new drugs and therapeutics, […]
Friday, 31 August 2018
Remember that weirdly amazing song by Baz Luhrmann, Everybody’s Free (to Wear Sunscreen), that was pretty much just a guy reading the words to an essay by Pulitzer-Prize-winning Mary Schmich? It reached number 1 and Gold status here in the UK. But more importantly it formed the basis of how I live my life. If […]