Find out about UCL's early career researcher networks and mentoring schemes.
Early career research networks and committees
If you require help or information about events, organization, and mentoring in the Division of Biosicences please contact the Postdoc Committee:
|Tom Dufor (email)||Cell & Developmental Biology|
|Balint Stewart (email)|
Irepan Salvador Martinez (email)
Anne Zakrzewski (email)
|Genetics, Evolution & Environment|
|Flavie Lesept (email)|
Leonor Barbosa Goncalves (email)
Ryan Patel (email)
|Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology|
|Somnath Mondal (email)|
Dr Yu Chen (email)
|Structural & Molecular Biology|
For queries related to pay, employment, redeployment, please contact the Staffing Office (email) directly.
The Divisional lead for Researchers is Professor Patricia Salinas (email).
Neuroscience Careers Network
The Neuroscience Careers Network has a range of useful information and events for Researchers. Although primarily aimed at neuroscientists the Neuroscience Careers Network has beneficial information on how to prepare for an interview, how to write a grant application, applying for fellowships, general information on funding bodies and Neurosciences prizes.
UCL-wide networks and mentoring
The UCL Human Resources department has a list of equalities networks and mentoring schemes that UCL staff are encouraged to join, including: groups for LGBT+ staff; staff with disabilities; women in professional services; women in STEM; working parents; BME staff; and more.
Some of these UCL-wide networks have their own websites:
- Astrea is the network for women in professional services roles at UCL
- UCL Women is for academic UCL staff (postdoc and above) in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
- Departmental Administrators' Forum is a support network for all staff across UCL involved in administration and support roles
- Teaching Adminstrators' Forum (via Moodle) is a network for staff in teaching administrator roles around UCL
- PhD Administrators' Forum (via Moodle) is a network for staff in PhD administrator roles around UCL
- Research Administrators Network is a network for staff in research administrator roles around UCL
uMentor is UCL's online mentoring platform for staff across the institution to share and learn best mentoring practice and resources. This is available to both mentors and mentees, and includes a 'Mentor Matching' tool.
Coaching and mentoring
The Division has its own mentoring scheme, designed to support the development of academic and professional staff. Read full details of the Biosciences Mentoring scheme.
While good employment practice benefits all staff, there is evidence that a lack of support and development has a more adverse impact on women's career progression. Please visit the Human Resources Equality, Diversity and Inclusion website for details on the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences' mentoring scheme for female academic and research staff.
UCL research domains
Each of the eight UCL research domains have their own mailing lists that you can subscribe to via their websites. These are really useful mailing lists which share seminars, other events, funding calls, news and much more