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Working as a Researcher

References and resources for research staff

Working as a researcher is exciting and rewarding but demanding, especially if you are an Early Career Researcher (ECR) or have a family. This website offers advice and resources to help you in your role.

Managing your career

Your career

Find information, contacts, and courses to help you manage your career.



Locate resources to support your well-being and those that matter to you – includes parental leave.

International Researchers


Options abound – whether you are coming to the UK or looking for global opportunities.

HR Support

HR support

Signposting to the relevant policies and processes affecting researchers.



Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers - a critical document for researchers and their managers.



This site was set up with funding from EPSRC and is open to all researchers and disciplines.

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