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The following resources are for PhDs and Postdoctoral Researchers seeking roles in academia.

Academic Resources

Vitae: Supports the personal, professional and career development of doctoral researchers and research staff in higher education institutions and research institutes. Note: Queen Mary pays to subscribe to Vitae, so you can create an account with your QMUL email address and browse all the content for free.

An Academic Career (University of Manchester): THE award-winning website about developing an academic career path.

Research Professional: an online database of research funding opportunities and a source of international research policy and practice news. Note: Queen Mary pays to subscribe to Research Professional, so you can create an account with your QMUL email address and browse all the content for free.

Research Councils UK Umbrella organisation for the seven UK Research Councils. It is a good starting point to explore the types of funding available, deadlines etc for different disciplines.

HEFCE Information about the system for assessing research quality.

Science Careers Science careers magazine, mainly for an American audience, but contains some useful articles and tools for science career development.

 Academic Job hunting websites

  • Jobs.ac.uk Academic, science, research and administrative roles mainly in the UK, but also abroad
  • Times Higher Education (THE) Jobs within Higher Education institutions mainly in the UK, but also abroad
  • Find a Postdoc Job listings for new and recently qualified PhDs
  • Nature Jobs Science job listings (in and beyond academia) in the UK and overseas
  • Global Academy Jobs Academic and research jobs in the humanities and social sciences, in the UK and overseas

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