Career Planning for Researchers

For many people, postdoctoral research is a way to continue their interests in a particular topic in the short term. If you think that your longer-term career lies in a different sector or role, it’s important to be aware of the expectations of these employers and to develop relevant skills during your contract. This site also contains advice and links to additional resources to help you position yourself onto a different career path.

Even at a prestigious Russell Group University like Newcastle, the nature of academic careers means that there are more opportunities for researchers on projects and contracts than there are permanent academic positions. Competition for these posts is strong and if you aim to remain in higher education as an academic, you need to take control of your career as early as possible.

Career Planning Guides