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External Support

University Researchers and the job Market Booklet offering support and encouragement to researchers who are considering their next career move. 

University Researchers and Job Market downloads

Beyond the PHd

Beyond the PhD

A Career Resource for Arts and Humanities PhD Researchers. Offering multi media resources with some thought provoking personal and professional perspectives that  the creators hope will inspire you to think about your own future. 

Science Careers

Careers advice and job opportunities from the journal Science

What do researchers do?

First Destinations of Doctoral Graduates 

2003-2007 from UK Universities by discipline and subject.

Career Profiles of doctoral graduates

A collection of 40 career profiles and around 1000 first destination jobs of Doctoral graduates

Specialist job recruitment site

The major job site for academic jobs across  UK and abroad for all disciplines plus science and academic related jobs.



A national organisation championing the personal, professional and career development of doctoral researchers and research staff in higher education institutions and research institutes provides a good range of resources and links for career minded researchers.



A source of research jobs in science and technology and practical support information to help researcher mobility within Europe.

An Academic Career

An award winning website set up in 2011 giving comprehensive information on developing academic careers.

Research Careers Outside Academia

Research Careers Outside Academia

A University of London handout giving a good list of research based careers outside Universities.


RCUK  - Impact of Doctoral Careers

RCUK - Impact of Doctoral Careers logo

Very useful for Researchers considering  looking at future careers outside University. A survey of doctoral graduates. 268 researchers interviewed and 96 employers

An important study which aimed to understand the economic, social and cultural impact that doctoral graduates have had on the organisations they work in.

"One in five employers said that doctoral graduates were business critical – without them their business could not function."

The study also investigated the types of careers graduates pursued over a seven to nine year period with very positive insights on the value of doctoral graduates to employers.

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Agcas Survey "Getting the First Lecturing Job" Resource

Very useful for Researchers looking at academic careers and Lecturer roles in particular. This report shows the key skills and experience needed to reach these roles and a helpful model of action to help achieve
this career step.