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Career development advice for researchers and The Department of Engineering Science

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Career Development

Career development

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Career development

All researchers are encouraged to participate in a regular Career Development review with a member of academic staff. This can help identify any areas to focus on or training required to improve career development.

For researchers wanting to pursue an academic career, future funding and fellowships are a key consideration. The committee can provide advice on different schemes and drafting proposals – as well as putting researchers in contact with previous applicants.

For researchers interested in possible careers away from academia, the University Careers Service can offer some excellent support.


University of Oxford support

Oxford provides a huge range of support for research staff, ranging from help finding funding, to career advice, to guidance for new principal investigators.  

The University pages give information about the wealth of support available from the Divisions and the wider University, whether you’ve just arrived and want to find your way around, need help applying for or managing grants, want to get in touch with other researchers, or are thinking about the next step in your career.