Careers and Employability Service
Post doc researching calibrating lab equipment

Research staff

We are committed to supporting the career development of our post doctoral research staff.

This support is available whether you intend to continue in an academic career or are considering career options outside academia.

Careers appointments

Appointments are available with Kirstin Barnard and Lucie Whitfield, Senior Careers Advisers for Research Staff and Postgraduate Research Students. These appointments can be used for:

  • academic career development
  • options for a career change
  • CV and application form feedback
  • interview preparation

These appointments are impartial and confidential. They can be booked in advance by contacting our reception on 0115 951 3680 (ext: 13680) or email us.

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Careers and Employability Service

University of Nottingham
Portland Building, Level D
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 3680
fax: +44 (0) 115 951 3679