Postdoctoral Researchers

Mentoring, careers advice & online resources

You have access to mentoring, coaching and careers advice, as well as recommended online resources.

Mentoring and Coaching

You can access dedicated long-term support from a mentor or coach:

Mentoring Connections [we recommend applying early in the year]

School of Biological Sciences Coaching Scheme


Independent Careers Advice

All postdocs can access one-to-one careers consultations from the Careers Service

Career Consultations


Recommended online material if you want to focus on your development

Guide to Thriving as a Researcher - Institute for Academic Development

Career Management Guide for Research Staff  - Institute for Academic Development

Career Case Studies - Institute for Academic Development

Bioscience Careers Blog/Web Resources - Sarah Blackford, Careers Consultant

Career Management for Early Career Academic Researchers - Future Learn online course developed in part by the University of Edinburgh

National resources and information for researchers - Vitae