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Support for Research Staff

We are committed to supporting and developing our research staff – postdoctoral researchers, research assistants and independently funded research fellows – who play a key role in the success and progress of our research.


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Queen Mary is committed to the seven principles enunciated in the Concordat to support the career development of researchers. In 2012, we received the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research Award in recognition of our continued commitment to the development of our researchers.


Queen Mary was shortlisted for a THES Award in 2011 for offering outstanding support to early career researchers. We hold a Bronze Athena SWAN Award for excellence in recruiting and advancing the careers of women in science, engineering and technology (SET). To see a full list of our current research staff vacancies please visit our Teaching and Research Jobs webpage.

Fellowships and grant funding

Our annual Queen Mary Fellowship Days attracts speakers from all the major funding bodies (EPSRC, BBSRC, MRC, NIHR, The Leverhulme Trust, The Wellcome Trust and The Royal Society) who showcase their schemes that support researchers who are looking to become future independent researchers.

Consultancy and support

Queen Mary offers many opportunities for career development. The Centre for Academic Practice and Development organises activities and workshops that are tailored to meet the specific needs of research staff across the university, so that they can improve their current working experiences and make more informed career plans and choices. Consultancy and support is also offered in the form of individual and group sessions for research staff who would like to pursue a career in research and those who are considering careers outside academia and / or research. Discussion topics include:

  • CV writing / job applications
  • Mentoring / coaching / MBTI
  • Career development
  • Fellowships / funding opportunities

Next steps  

You can find out more about the support available to QM researchers at the following sites: 

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