Research Staff

There are approximately 450 research staff at the University of Leicester, largely concentrated in the Colleges of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology, and Science and Engineering. Research staff perform a variety of roles and responsibilities and are crucial to the University’s research output.

The University is a signatory to the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers which aims to improve the employment experiences and institutional support for research staff, and holds an ‘HR Excellence in Research’ award in recognition of its on going commitment to researcher development.

In addition, we provide a programme of University-wide and personalised support to research staff across the organisation, and aim to support all career aspirations, and all career stages.

Training and development for research staff

Research staff can participate in all training courses offered by Researcher Development. In addition, there are a number of short workshops, designed to provide timely and impartial support for research staff to reflect on their career development:

 Policy and organisational development

Mentoring performs a key role in a number of strategic initiatives to support the development of staff across the University, and provides personalised support for career development and other research-related questions.

The Concordat Steering Group oversees the implementation of the University of Leicester Action Plan 2015-2017, and reports to the Research Policy Committee.

The University of Leicester participates in the Careers in Research Online Survey, which informs researcher development provision across the University. Findings from the 2015 survey are now available.

The work of the Concordat Steering Group complements the implementation of departmental Athena SWAN action plans.

Resources and external links

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For more information on research staff development at the University of Leicester, please contact Dr Naomi Irvine:

0116 223 1449