Considering your career options can be very daunting and often comes at a time when there are other pressures such as the end of a contract, balancing work/family commitments, financial worries and the difficulty of finding the next postdoc or achieving lectureship. Although managing a career in research can be exciting, such pressures are common to many researchers who often face uncertain futures. Support is now available, in a number of different forms, whether you are a researcher keen to progress within academia or are considering alternative careers.
- The Careers and Employability Centre at UEA offers the same level of support to Researchers as it does to students.
- There is no set time when you are expected to seek careers guidance. Many are near to completing a research contract, others seek guidance earlier. Guidance is available for both academic careers and the many opportunities beyond academia.
- Our website and the Information Room provide up to date careers resources about employers, job opportunities, the application and interview process and much more. Specific information is available to help you market your PhD and research experience, including writing academic CVs and applications for positions outside academia.
- Exploratory Quick Query sessions are available on weekdays (11am-3.40pm). They last for 15 minutes can be booked on the day. Please note these will be with the Adviser on duty for the day.
- Longer 45 minute sessions can be booked in advance with the Adviser for Research Staff. The time in these sessions can be used as you wish, for example, to explore career pathways in-depth, to obtain detailed feedback on applications and CVs, or for mock interviews.
- The Careers and Employability Centre provides regular events such as Careers Fairs, Employer Presentations and Workshops, many of which will be of interest to Research Staff.
At very busy times there may be a wait for an appointment. However, if you are looking for advice and guidance on writing CVs or exploring your career options, information can be found on Careers and Employability on the Researchers tab. It is helpful to look at this information before booking an appointment. To book an appointment contact the Careers Centre on 01603 593452.
or email Rebecca Wyand (Monday - Friday mornings)
Research Staff Careers Development Advisor
Email Suzanne Walker (Tues, Weds)
Careers Development Advisor