UCL Division of Biosciences


Early Career Researchers

The Division of Biosciences is home to a thriving community of early-career researchers. We are committed to supporting the training and development of our postdoctoral researchers.

Our postdoctoral researchers are an integral part of the division. They represent the future of biosicences research and we pride ourselves on the nurturing and exploratory environment we have created for them. Early-career researchers are providing with ongoing support and resources. We are proud to say that many of our early career researchers have gone on to join our community permanently. 

Postdoctoral Representatives

The Division of Biosciences has a postdoc committee that is formed by postdocs from its four research departments. The purpose of the committee is to work to improve postdoctoral life. We encourage the postdoc community to reach out to their postdoctoral representatives with inquiries, questions, complaints, or with any ideas or issues.

Each of the division's four research departments has postdoctoral representatives. Find out who they are for each department as well as more resources for early-career researchers on the relevant web pages listed below. 


Cell and Developmental Biology

Research in the department of Cell and Developmental Biology (CDB) encompasses a wide spectrum of basic biomedical investigation, from animal development, stem cell biology, functional and evolutionary morphology, to neuroscience, organelle biology and cell signalling. CDB is committed to supporting early-career researchers with the aim of securing a permanent position through a ‘tenure-track’ route.


Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology

The research department of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology (NPP) researches the fundamental aspects of how and why organisms work, continuing a long-standing tradition of shedding light on the most complex animal function and behaviour, in both health and disease, by revealing the underpinning molecules, cells, systems and circuits. We encourage early-career scientists to join us with externally funded fellowships.

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Genetics, Evolution and Environment

The research department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment (GEE) covers a very broad range of activity including biodiversity and environmental biology, the biology of ageing, microbiology, computational biology, evolution and development, evolutionary genetics, human genetics and human evolution. We encourage early career scientists to join us on externally funded fellowships. 

Department of Structural and Molecular Biology

Structural and Molecular Biology

The research department of Structural and Molecular Biology (SMB) provides a stimulating and diverse research and training environment of international standing in cutting-edge, modern biochemistry. We joined with the Department of Biology from Birkbeck College to form the Institute for Structural and Molecular Biology (ISMB) which is shared by both institutions and the platform for early-career researchers.