career-page

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

http://courses.grad.ucl.ac.uk/

Bogue
fellowship

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/lifesciences-faculty/bogue

EMBO
short-term fellowship

http://www.embo.org/funding-awards/fellowships/short-term-fellowships

Cheltenham
Science Festival

http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/science/science-in-the-square

MRC-AMS
policy internship

http://www.acmedsci.ac.uk/about/administration/internship-schemes/

TeachFirst

http://www.teachfirst.org.uk/

 

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

http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Biomedical-science/Funding-schemes/Fellowships/index.htm

EMBO
fellowships

http://www.embo.org/funding-awards/fellowships

HFSP
fellowships

http://www.hfsp.org/

Royal
Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 fellowships

http://www.royalcommission1851.org/awards/

Leverhulme
trust fellowships

http://leverhulme.ac.uk/funding/RF/RF.cfm

MRC
fellowships

http://www.mrc.ac.uk/skills-careers/fellowships/

Royal
Society fellowships

https://royalsociety.org/grants/schemes/

BBSRC
fellowships

http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/fellowships

Wellcome
trust career re-entry fellowship

http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Biomedical-science/Funding-schemes/Fellowships/Basic-biomedical-fellowships/WTD004380.htm

Daphne
Jackson (career re-entry) fellowship

http://www.daphnejackson.org/

L'Oréal-UNESCO
For
Women in Science fellowship

http://www.womeninscience.co.uk/index.php

Career
resources

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 (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/careers),
as well as many courses though their professional development programme (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/od/index.php).

Science Careers provides an excellent
resource for career planning and advice for life scientists (http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/).

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

http://www.jobs.ac.uk/

http://www.nature.com/naturejobs/science/

http://jobs.newscientist.com/en-gb/