Whether you are aiming for an academic career or want to explore other options, the resources below will help to get you started.

CVs, Applications and Interviews

PFDC Workshops

people at a table Pop-up workshops are short, interactive sessions designed to deliver bite-size, timely, targeted information on a range of themes that will be helpful for your careers. They are advertised each month in the PFDC’s newsletter. Past workshops include:

  • Academic CVs
  • Cover Letters
  • Departmental CV clinics
  • Interviews
  • Job Search Toolkit
  • Making Career Decision Toolkit
  • Non-academic CVs
  • Pathways to Impact
  • Writing Lay Summaries

PFDC Resources

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Resources at Imperial

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Other Resources

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The PFDC has compiled useful links on UK support for researchers, searching for a job or funding, and careers websites, among others. Highlights include:

  • Jobs.ac.uk - Listings for jobs in Higher Education in the UK and beyond. Most UK institutions seem to advertise here so make it your first port of call for a UK higher education job hunt. Search by location or field of expertise. Sign up for daily or weekly job alerts and upload your CV.
  • Nature Jobs – International science and science-related job listings, both academic and non-academic. Sign up for the newsletter and search by keyword and location.
  • New Scientist Jobs – Science and technology jobs, courses and careers advice for both academic and non-academic positions. Browse by discipline, upload your CV, and sign up for email alerts.
  • Research Professional – A funding search engine which Imperial subscribes to. Create your account from an Imperial computer then use anywhere. Search for funding and sign up for email alerts. Useful for highlighting a diverse range of opportunities in the UK, Europe and internationally.
  • Times Higher Education – UK listings for Higher Education jobs. Not many advertisements for researcher jobs – the majority tend to be management, lecturers or administrators.
  • University Researchers and the Job Market written by the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS).

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