Careers Resources

Careers Resources

Job-seeking and Career Planning for Researchers

Specialist jobsite for careers in academic, research, science and related professions. Thousands of jobs, free Jobs by Email service, specialist careers advice, blogs and much more.

Vitae - careers website for Researchers

Vitae is a national organisation for the personal, professional & career development of doctoral researchers and research staff in higher education institutions and research institutes. The Careers section of their website contains some excellent career planning resources, such as information on graduate destinations of research students, advice on how to analyse your skills and help with job applications (including sample academic CVs).


Professional networking site for the Science community. Registration free. There is also details of current vacancies.

Post Academic Careers (SULSA)

Case studies of people who have successfully made the transition out of academic research into a new career. They give details on what their job involves and how their career has progressed so far. They also offer career planning tips to people currently engaged in academic research.

Times Higher Education

HE jobs, news and resources for university professionals in teaching and research.

Academic Jobs EU

Academic Jobs EU is an independent company with the objective of facilitating recruitment and providing career related services to European academic institutions. provides database of academic and research jobs in Europe, including PhD studentships. is a leading source for jobs and career information in academia, especially in North America.

Nature Jobs

Science career information, tools and job search facility produced by Nature.

Science Careers

Contains UK and international vacancies, as well as careers advice with job profiles and topical articles.


EuroScienceJobs is a recruitment medium for international science experts and international organisations doing scientific research in Europe.


Academic vacancies in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences worldwide.

EURAXESS jobs/ funding portal (British Council)

Produced by the British Council, this resource allows researchers to search for research jobs throughout the world. There is also information for international researchers looking for funding opportunities to work in the UK.

A Practical Guide to Planning an Academic or Research Career (

This ebook aims to help you decide whether or not an academic career is for you. You will learn about the routes you must take to become a lecturer or a researcher, as well as alternative career opportunities outside academia for those trained to postgraduate level.

Career Planning for PhDs (

This guide explains the range of opportunities available to PhD students after graduation and offers advice on developing your skills and job-seeking strategies.

How to Write a Cover Letter for Academic Jobs (

An article with tips and examples to create the perfect cover letter for academic jobs. This includes a section on tailoring your letter, marketing yourself effectively & a really useful 'before and after' example with critique.

How to Write a Cover Letter for Management and Administration Jobs (

An article with tips and examples to create the perfect cover letter for management and administration jobs in universities and other sectors. This includes a section on tailoring your letter, marketing yourself effectively & a really useful 'before and after' example with critique.

How to Apply for an Academic Job (

This ebook offers step-by-step advice and provides exercises that will get you thinking about your career development and will show you how to improve your chances of landing that dream job.

10 Career Paths for PhDs (

This e-book will help you to use your research skills and experience to stand out in the job market and to take steps to secure a job. 10 career options are explored to highlight the benefits and opportunities for researchers from a range of disciplines.

Interview questions tool (

A handy questions toolkit to practise a wide range of common interview questions and suggested responses. This will help you prepare in advance and be equipped to answer a wide range of competency, motivation and biographical questions, whether the interview is for an academic or professional role.

New Scientist Jobs

Database for science jobs produced by New Scientist.

The enterprising researcher (Vitae)

This booklet offers advice on how you can use your research to start a business and develop enterprise skills during a research project. There are also case studies of researchers who have set up their own business.

The researcher on placement (Vitae)

Guidance for research staff and students considering opportunities for professional placements or internships.

The career-wise researcher (Vitae)

this booklet contains advice on how to reflect on your skills and personality traits to choose a career that will suit you. It also discusses what employers are looking for and how you can impress them in the job application process.

Search for academic jobs at Higher Education institutions across the world.

Polytechnic Positions

Search for academic and research positions at universities throughout the world.

Search for current academic positions in Schools of Physical and Earth Sciences at universities across the world.