Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Research roles

The IAD offers development opportunities for researchers at all career stages.


Postgraduate Researchers

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Information about our workshops and support for postgraduate researchers.

Research staff

Research-only staff
We provide a range of tailored workshops, advice and other opportunities for academic research staff (for example, post-docs, research fellows, research assistants and associates and technicians).

Postgraduate research supervisors & examiners

CPD Framework
Information and guidance for staff who supervise and examine postgraduate research students.

Principal Investigators

Supervisors & PIs
Information and workshops for staff who act as Principal Investigators (PIs).

Training brochures

Researcher development training course brochures for Postgraduate Researchers and research staff.

Leadership resources and coaching for researcher representatives

A suite of resources and coaching to support researchers to make the most of their roles, focusing on building confidence in leadership.

Writing support for researchers

An overview of writing support for University of Edinburgh researchers, including Researcher Writing Hours, Writing Retreats and WriteFest

Researcher development team publications and outputs

The IAD's Researcher Development team publications and outputs.