Job seeking resources for postgraduate researchers

Resources to help you find vacancy listings for job positions in a range of sectors, and general careers resources which you may find useful.

Academic & other university jobs

  • Higher Education jobs – academic and non-academic
  • THE Uni Jobs: Higher Education jobs resource from The Times
  • EURAXESS: Postdoc and academic research job listings across Europe
  • Higher Ed Jobs: Job board for university-based jobs in North America
  • Jiscmail is a national academic mailing service in the UK. Use the site's search facility to find out if there are any mailing lists associated with your professional area(s) of interest and sign up to these. They can be a great source of information on job vacancies
  • Postdoc – Contains American postdoc job listings

Sector-specific job boards and resources

Accountancy, actuarial & finance

  • E-Financial Careers: lists jobs in Accounting, Finance, Banking and Insurance

  • Inside Careers: information, advice and job vacancies in finance, actuarial, accountancy, consulting, tax, banking, insurance and more

  • Actuary Jobs: search the latest actuary jobs

  • GAAPweb: job site for finance and accountancy

Advertising, PR & marketing

Analytics & data science

Charities & voluntary sector

  • Charity Job: charity jobs and volunteering opportunities from top charities working in the UK and around the world

  • Third Sector Jobs: the latest voluntary sector news and jobs including charity finance, fundraising, governance, management and communications

  • Charity People jobs: specialist recruitment consultancy dedicated to the charity sector

Engineering & technology

  • Just Engineers: search a wide range of engineering jobs in the UK and worldwide including mechanical, structural, civil, electrical, gas, oil and more

  • ICE Recruit: the UK's number one specialist civil engineering job board

  • The Engineer Jobs

  • Grad Cracker: the UK's careers website for engineering and technology students. Focuses mostly on graduate-level roles

  • Jonathan Lee: Engineering recruitment specialists

  • ECM : high tech recruitment specialists

Heritage & cultural sector, including museums, galleries & libraries

International development & NGOs

Publishing, creative & media

Natural resources & environment

Pharmaceuticals, biotech & healthcare

  • PharmiWeb: a useful resource for pharma, biotech, life science and healthcare news, jobs, careers information, events and resources from the UK, Europe and across the world

  • CK Science: Recruitment agency specialising in biotech and pharmaceuticals

  • New Scientist jobs

  • emedcareers: For job hunting in pharmaceutical, biotechnology or healthcare roles, including areas such as medical devices and toxicology

  • NHS Health Careers

Politics, public affairs & public sector

  • w4mpjobs: The go-to place to find job vacancies in public sector and political organisations, including Think Tanks, Communications Agencies and opportunities to work with Members of Parliament

  • Information on working for the Civil Service 

  • JobsGoPublic: UK public sector job board

  • Local Government Jobs

  • Peter Childs Ltd: a specialist recruitment consultancy with a long history of placements within the communications industry. Clients include organisations of all sizes in the private, public and third sectors as well as public relations and government affairs consultancies


General job hunting resources

  • Start by searching Careers Connect, the University's own online job database. You can search according to your sector(s) of interest, location, subject of study and more. Includes vacancies where employers are asking for a postgraduate taught course! When you log in, complete your profile and fill in your interests for email alerts about jobs that may interest you.
  • Find out which sector-specific job boards (see the list in the drop-down above) are used to advertise jobs in your chosen field.
  • Some job boards allow you to create an account and sign up for email alerts when jobs are advertised that may be of interest to you. Sign up a few months before you formally start your job search if you can: not only will you get job opportunities straight to your inbox, but you'll also gain a good insight into what roles are available, where the jobs are and the types of skills/experience that employers are seeking.
  • Let others know that you're looking! The more people know that you're looking for work, the more likely it is that someone will send details of opportunities your way...
  • Work on your online presence, especially via LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a great way of researching people who currently work in areas that interest you, and seeing how they got to where they are now. To get started on your LinkedIn profile, or check it's up-to-scratch, take a look at our LinkedIn Canvas course.



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