Career development is an important aspect for research staff and Queen's has a number of initiatives to support this.
At the start of your project you will outline a set of objectives to complete within the next 6 months together with your line manager. After 6 months you will have a meeting to discuss progress with your line manager and complete some paperwork. For more information click the link below.
Appraisal is conducted on an annual basis (usually between 1st June and 11th October each year) and provides an opportunity to review progress over the previous year. For more information clck the link below.
The Contract Research Staff website has a number of videos of advice from Queen's staff on career development. There are also regular training events targeted at career development and career coaching sessions are available on request. The presentation below outlines the Researcher Concordat that the University signs up to.
Signposting career paths for research staff
Advice on research and academic career paths can be found on the Research Staff section on the School of Pharmacy SharePoint website. This is particularly useful for early career researchers hoping to pursue a career in research. The links below provide guidance from the Athena Forum and provides information specifically for research staff at Queen's University Belfast.
qub redeployment register
When a Research Fellow or Research Assistant comes to within 6 months of the end date of their contract, the University will aim to find another suitable position within QUB and will place the employee's name on a redeployment register. This register allows staff to search for positions they are eligible to apply for before the post is advertised externally. The link below provides more information on the redeployment process.
Mentoring is a key aspect for staff in relation to career development and progression. For post doctoral research staff within the School of Pharmacy Karl Malcolm can arrange suitable mentoring within the School. Alternatively female post doctoral staff can access the Queen's Gender Initiative mentoring scheme using the link below.
The School of Pharmacy at Queen's is a member of the Athena SWAN (Scientific Woman's Academic Network) Charter which aims to improve female representation in science engineering and technology. The School have been awarded a Bronze award, for more information about SWAN in the School of Pharmacy QUB click here.