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Researcher Career Development

Researcher Career Development

We recruit the most talented researchers and support their progression as future research leaders.

Learn more about our research portfolio here. If you have a clinical background then there is specific support for you on section for Clinicians and Healthcare Professionals.

Research positions in the Faculty are advertised via the University Job Vacancies portal.

As one of only 25 UK universities awarded Wellcome Institutional Strategic Support, we take pride in investing these funds to support our early career researchers. This includes a bridging funding scheme to support the retention of specialist skills and expertise. Part of our commitment to meet the concordat to support the career development of researchers providing an opportunity for continued employment.

Training and Development

Our Organisational Development Unit provides a range of workshops and training across our University. A number are tailored to early career researchers such as the careers pathway scheme.

Newcastle offers all staff the opportunity to join its University-wide mentoring scheme NU Mentoring. Our Graduate School runs the Early Careers Mentoring Network for Postgraduate and Post-Doctoral Researchers.

We have an active and supportive research community. Our institutes and research themes host regular seminars. Our post-doctoral society is always keen to hear from new members. We aim to support everyone to achieve their full potential and this is demonstrated by the work of our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion team.

My Research Fellowship helped me become Principal Investigator in a £6.4m award to support the Wellcome Centre for Mitochondrial Research.

Dr Gavin Hudson, Newcastle University Research Fellow.

Fellowship Schemes

Our postdoctoral research associates are encouraged to explore the fellowship route to advance their independent scientific careers. We offer two main research fellowship schemes for outstanding post-doctoral scientists:

Our Research Career Development Group are in place to advise and support our early career researchers throughout this process.