Careers and Employability Service
Post doc researching calibrating lab equipment

Research staff

We are committed to supporting the career development of our post doctoral research staff.

This support is available whether you intend to continue in an academic career or are considering career options outside academia.

Careers appointments

Appointments are available with Kirstin Barnard and Lucie Whitfield, Senior Careers Advisers for Research Staff and Postgraduate Research Students. These appointments can be used for:

  • academic career development
  • options for a career change
  • CV and application form feedback
  • interview preparation

These appointments are impartial and confidential. They can be booked in advance by contacting our reception on 0115 951 3680 (ext: 13680) or email us.

Four key resources for academic career development or exploring a career change

Career Development Toolkit for Researchers   PDF file icon

The Essential Guide to Moving Up the Academic Career Ladder

What Do Research Staff Do Next? 2016 Report

You will need to register with Vitae to access this report. The University has Vitae membership so please register using your UoN email address.

Career change - a researcher's experience

Dr Josephine Welham talks about why she decided to leave her research career and how she identified what she wanted to do in the future.

We’re the second most targeted university by top recruiters – Graduate Labour Market 2022, High Fliers Research 



Careers and Employability Service

University of Nottingham
Portland Building, Level D
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 3680
fax: +44 (0) 115 951 3679