Career in Research
If you are interesting in contributing to the body of knowledge about your subject, a career in research is worth considering.
Get an insight into research life
UK Research and Innovation have a collection of case studies of researchers which give an insight into life as a researcher and the different career paths some researchers take.
A postgraduate qualification (most often a PhD) is likely to be required.
Jobs and some PhD studentships can be found on Jobs.ac.uk. More PhD opportunities can be found on findaphd.com.
Types of research roles
Manage, organise, evaluate and disseminate information, providing support to members of an academic community including students, researchers and lecturing staff.
Government Social Research Officer
Providing research to aid the analysis and decision making of ministers - with regard to developing, implementing and evaluating new and existing government policie