Post docs and early career researchers at Queens are offered a comprehensive career development programme aimed at developing future ready and resilient researchers who are flexible and adaptable in a currently challenging employment market. You can use this service if you are a member of staff on a fixed-term research contract. This includes postdocs, JRFs, research assistants (with or without a PhD) and holders of research fellowships. Our development provision is equally focused on careers within and beyond academia and includes:
Individual appointments with a careers consultant
You can book an appointment if you require guidance on:
- Finding new jobs (within and beyond academia)
- Preparing job application related documentation
- CV review and advice
- Interview preparation
- Creating a career development plan
- Other career related matters
To book a 1-2-1 appointment email Dr Lilian Simones (our Careers Consultant) directly, at L.firstname.lastname@example.org
We offer a range of employability workshops to support post docs and early career research staff with the next step in their career.
These include practical skills development on:
- Job hunting
- Preparation for interview (academic and non-academic) including, mock interviews
- Job documents (academic and non-academic) (e.g. applications, cover letters, CV)
- Designing your career
- Leaving academia
A list of forthcoming workshops is available below:
Transitioning Beyond Academia (Programme) coming soon
To register for a place on a training course log onto Queens Online (www.qub.ac.uk/qol) then select ‘Other’ from the list on the left of the page and then select ‘Training courses’.
For an full list on the workshops and courses available to Queen’s staff please check the staff development programme.
If you would like to suggest any workshops please email Dr Lilian Simones, L.Simones@qub.ac.uk
We run the following type of career related events:
- Employer speed networking events
- Talks by relevant subject specific speakers
Our events list for 2018 will soon be placed here.
By the end of January 2018, we are initiating production of a monthly newsletter for post-docs and early career researchers at QUB.