UCL Careers provides dedicated support for UCL’s researcher community – in collaboration with the UCL Organisational Development.
- Research assistants
- Research students (MRes & PhD) and
- Postdoctoral research staff
Researchers have access to the range of services, resources and events highlighted on the three main areas of our site:
As a researcher at UCL, you also have bespoke access to the following:
We have a team of careers consultants with research backgrounds who work closely with UCL's researcher community and can provide support regardless of whether you're looking to continue in academia or explore other options.
Our “Researcher appointments” can be booked at any time through your myUCLCareers account and can be used to cover a range of queries from exploring options to getting support with applications/interview preparation.
Researchers' events programme
A series of careers consultant and employer-led workshops, talks and networking events aimed specifically at those with a research background.
Researcher case studies
If you are starting to think about next steps and want to explore the vast range of career paths open to those with a research background, we have put together a series of over 200 case studies of PhD graduates from UCL* since 2004 to showcase the different areas that researchers move into following their PhD.
They are in the format of downloadable pdf documents or blog articles for you to read through but some are also available as ‘talking head’ style videos.
*We have also included some case studies of PhD graduates from other universities.
Sourced internships and other vacancies
If you are searching for current vacancies using our jobs board in your myUCLCareers account, please be aware that, in addition to using the filters provided to search by job type, industry sector or keyword, you can also apply the ‘Researchers filter’ to the job listings. This will then show specific vacancies which our team have sourced or identified as being exclusively aimed at researchers or where the recruiter is keen to receive applications from those with a research background.
Researchers' blog and Twitter feed
Friday, 01 February 2019
Anouska Bharath is completing a PhD in Mechanical Engineering and is now a Market Intelligence Research Analyst at Springer Nature. Here she kindly shares her career journey, and some useful tips she's picked up along the way. Tell us about your current role and organisation. My role at Springer Nature is not what I assumed […]
Monday, 17 December 2018
Dr Mariam Al-Laith has a PhD in immunopharmacology from UCL, and is now a Clinical Trials Manager at King's College London. Many PhDs speak to us about moving into clinical trials, so we asked Mariam to give us the lowdown on her role and how she got there. Hi Mariam, what are you up to […]
Friday, 14 December 2018
How many times have I seen Home Alone? I couldn't tell you for sure. But I know the number is big because it's a blooming Christmas classic. When I first watched it I was but a stupid little child, so I thought the key themes of the film were about not taking your family […]