UCL Division of Biosciences


Networks, mentoring and mailing lists

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.

The NCN website

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:

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