The aim of this page is to provide career advice and resources for early career researchers at the LMCB.

PhD Students

There are many opportunities for graduate students at the LMCB and UCL to gain experience that will help in their future careers, be they in research or broader fields. The timeline below provides some information about the sort of courses, internships and fellowships available to students, and some idea of when in your studies you should be considering these opportunities.

Relevant links

UCL Doctoral Skills Development Programme

Bogue fellowship

EMBO short-term fellowship

Cheltenham Science Festival

MRC-AMS policy internship


Medical Career Research Options


Postdoctoral Researchers

There are a number of funding opportunities for postdoctoral researchers to help further their careers and work towards independence. Eligibility for many of these is dependent upon the amount of time you have spent in research (years post-PhD). The timeline below provides an idea of when you will be eligible for many of these fellowships. Time spent away from research, such as maternity, paternity or adoption leave, is taken into account when considering eligibility.


There are also fellowships available for researchers looking to re-enter science after an extended career break (Wellcome trust career re-entry fellowship and Daphne Jackson fellowship), and aimed specifically at women in science (L'Oréal-UNESCO
For Women in Science fellowship). Links are provided below.


For more general careers advice, see the Career resources section.


Relevant links

Wellcome trust fellowships

EMBO fellowships

HFSP fellowships

Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 fellowships

Leverhulme trust fellowships

MRC fellowships

Royal Society fellowships

BBSRC fellowships

Wellcome trust career re-entry fellowship

Daphne Jackson (career re-entry) fellowship

For Women in Science fellowship

Medical Career Research Options

Career resources

What type of scientist are you? with suggestions for careers that suit different approaches

The file below provides some careers advice for early career researchers, giving an idea of what to consider when planning for your future.


File to come


UCL also provides career information and guidance through UCL careers (, as well as many courses though their professional development programme (

Science Careers provides an excellent resource for career planning and advice for life scientists (

There are a number of job search sites dedicated to scientific careers: