Finding Employment – PGRs
Whether you are looking for a job within or outside of academia, this page will help to direct you to some of most frequently used sites and resources used by doctoral graduates.
It is important to note that if you are looking for a career outside of academia there are very few organisations who offer a separate PhD access route. Many employers will accept PhD applicants through the usual graduate recruitment schemes which generally open in late summer or autumn in the year prior to commencing employment. It is important to note that recently these schemes have operated on a first come first served basis.
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Employment within your specific research field:
Many PhD students source employment through utilising their network of contacts developed throughout their programme. It is therefore very important to nurture your networking skills during your time at University and make the most of opportunities available through your department, research and conferences.
Career Destination Student Portal:
The Student Portal (accessible via your University login and password) provides details on current vacancies uploaded by our partner employers. The Portal allows you to set your preferences for email notifications and provides the capability to search for roles deemed appropriate for applications from Doctoral candidates.
WEB 2.0 resources:
wikijob - This site provides listings of various employment opportunities (predominantly outside of academia) in addition to large volumes of careers information, company news, blogs and forums.
BraveNewTalent - The simple and free way to connect to employers. Create your profile, follow employers of interest and stay informed on the latest news, jobs, tweets, videos, blogs and discussions.
www.LinkedIn.com - This site exists to help you make better use of your professional network and help the people you trust in return. Create a profile that summarises your professional expertise and accomplishments to help form enduring connections.
For information on how to use LinkedIn effectively check out the helpful tips and video tutorials at the LinkedIn - Learning Centre.
Postgraduate Toolbox - A new resource for all Masters and PhD students at any stage of their degree programme.
Generic PhD Job Site:
PhD Jobs - The number one internet site for PhD careers featuring an international search engine covering all career sectors. Also includes a CV posting area to permit "headhunting" allowing the employer to find you.
Academic Jobs - International search engine for academic, post doctoral, and industry sector wide vacancies.
AcademicTransfer - The Dutch Academic Career NetworkResearch Gate - Research Gate is the largest scientific network online with over 800,000 members. Join today, it's free!
Eduserv - Search engine of academic posts and university support/administration positions.
The Research Councils - often providing information and advice on specific research roles and funding opportunities.
EURAXESS - a useful site providing information for researchers seeking to advance their careers and personal development. The site includes a one-stop-shop for research positions and funding opportunities in Europe. Search for vacancies or post your CV for employers to read.
CareerJet - a United Kingdom and International job search engine. In one simple search, Careerjet gives job seekers access to a huge selection of jobs that are sourced from various internet sites, saving the trouble of having to visit each site individually. Visit www.careerjet.co.uk.The Times Higher Education Suplement - the global authority on higher education performance includes a job vacancy search.
ScholarshipTimes.com is an initiative to highlight or simply provide information about scholarships available across the Globe. We update this website on regular basis and all types of scholarship, finanacial aid information is posted for the covenience of viewers. The scholarships are categorized in Government, NGO's / Trusts and Corporate Scholarships. They are also categorized according to the level of education like Undergraduate, Postgradute, PHD / Doctorate, Post Doctoral Scholarships and Research Scholarships.
The Sciences:abpi - The ABPI represents innovative research-based biopharmaceutical companies, large, medium and small, leading an exciting new ear of biosciences in the UK.
BP - BP is one of the world's leading international oil and gas companies, providing its customers with fuel for transportation, energy for heat and lights, retail services and petrochemicals products for everyday items.
CK Group - specialist recruitment service to a spectrum of scientific, medical and technical disciplines ranging from Chemistry to Food Science, from Clinical Research to Medical Information.
Covance - Covenace is one of the world's largest and most comprehensive drug development services companies with more than 11,000 employees in 60 countries. Covance has helped pharmaceutical and biotech companies develop one-third of all prescription medicines in the market today.dstl - The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (dstl) is a trading fund of the Ministry of Defence (MOD) dedicated to creating the winning edge for UK forces and government through the best use of science and technology.
Health Protection Agency - an independent organisation dedicated to protecting people's health in the United Kingdom handling global threats to health including Infections, Environmental and Emergencies.
Highways Agency - The Highways Agency is an Executive Agency of the Department for Transport (DfT), and is responsible for operating, maintaining and improving the strategic road network in England on behalf of the Secretary of State for Transport.
IBM - IBM is a globally integrated enterprise operating in over 170 countries. Today IBM has around 20,000 employees, brining innovative solutions to a diverse client base to help solve some of their toughest business challenges. In addition to being the world's largest IT and consulting services company, IBM is a global business and technology leader, innovating in research and development to shape the future of society at large.
Jaguar Land Rover - Fuelled by creativity and innovation, Jaguar Land Rover is on an incredible global journey exploring new markets, launching vehicles and pushing boundaries with opportunities in the UK in Purchasing, Finance, Manufacturing, Marketing and Product Development Engineering.
Lab Support - specialists in providing skilled chemists, biologists, food, forensic and pharmaceutical scientists to clients in the science industry.
New Scientist - International search engine for careers within academia, Government, Industry, and the 3rd Sector
PHORCaST - PHORCaST stands for "Public Health Online Resource for Careers, Skills and Training". PHORCast help recruit, retain and develop the careers of people working in public health at all levels, and working in all sectors.
Social Research Association - occasional posts are advertised within social research.
Environmental Jobs - Featured environmental jobs, "saving the planet one job at a time"
Institute of Ecology and Environmental Managment - IEEM is a professional body that represents and supports ecologists and environmental managers in the UK, Ireland and abroad. IEEM exists to promote and support the practice of ecology and environmental management for the benefit of people and biodiversity.
The National Trust - The National Trust is a charity that works to preserve and protect historic places and spaces - for ever, for everyone.