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Building your career at ION

At the Institute of Neurology we are committed to supporting the Career Development of all members of staff. We want to ensure policies, procedures and processes are accessible, clear, transparent and fair. Here we provide information on relevant UCL policies and procedures, to help you identify and achieve the next steps on your path to a rewarding career at the IoN.

Welcome to ION

Information for those who have recently joined the IoN, including  induction and probation processes and mandatory training.  

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Career Pathways and Grades

UCL has five Career pathways for its staff that have different seniority levels and grades. Learn more about it here. 


Promotion processes by Grades and Career Pathways

Find out more about UCL's promotion requirements and processes for Academics, Researchers and Teaching Fellows. 

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Career Development for Professional Services and Technical Staff

Find out more about career progression opportunities afforded to Professional Services Staff and Technical Staff at UCL.  



Find all the relevant information and documentation related to UCL's Appraisal, Review and Development Scheme. 


Accelerated increments and contribution points

Guide explaining the application processes for accelerated increments and contribution points.


Mentoring at the IoN

Mentoring is a crucial part of supporting career progression and we are dedicated to trying to find an appropriate mentor for any person who requests one at IoN. Find out more about our mentoring schemes.


Staff networks

Get to know like-minded colleagues, get support and share best practice by joining a staff network.

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    Support for Early Career Researchers

    Find out what the Faculty of Brains Sciences offers to support their Early Career Researchers.

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    Paths to a PhD at the IoN

    Learn about the different paths to PhD at the IoN and find useful resources