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Careers in Universities - Research and Innovation Professionals

Are you a postdoc interested in finding out about career options within the Research and Innovations Professionals' space? If so, this careers event is for you!

Past Event

December 6, 2022
Lanyon 0G/074
13:00 - 16:00


This event aims to make research staff more aware of some of the career options available in universities apart from academic roles, focusing on the Research and Innovation Professionals' space. This session will be centred around informal small-group discussions with current Queen's Research and Innovation professionals who have a research PhD and/or postdoc background. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions about their role, how they got there, what they enjoy, which aspects of their research training benefits their role, how it felt to move from research to their current role etc.

Prior to the group discussions, Dr Wendy McLoone (Deputy Director of Research Services) will talk about her career transition from a PhD in Chemical Engineering to administrative and leadership roles as a research and innovation professional, types of roles available in the sector and the value of research experience for such positions.

We expect that professionals in attendance will have various roles aligned with the coordination of project management, operational management, innovation, public engagement, partnerships, funding etc. (recruitment of volunteers in process).


We aim to ensure all our research staff feel welcome and have equal access to our events. If you need alternative formats or other reasonable adjustments, notably due a disability, please contact us ( with your request by close of business on (deadline) so that arrangements, where possible, can be made. Please note that this event being centred around discussion and networking, it won't be recorded or available online.


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