In order to meet the system deadlines to move (cutover) from our current system to the New Core system we have HR operational deadlines during December (12th and 17th) that need to be met.

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Regrading for research staff on grades 6 and 7

Researchers on grades 6 and 7 (Research Associate/Research Fellow I) can apply for progression to the next grade at any time by submitting an application to their Head of School. Similarly, the Head of School may initiate a proposal for these role-holders to progress to grade 7 or 8.

There is, additionally, an annual timetable for considering applications for regrading these staff.

Where a researcher is on the top point of grade 7, their position must be reviewed annually to consider their suitability for progression to grade 8.


Re-grading for research staff, from grade 6 to 7 and grade 7 to 8

Timetable for re-grading for research staff

Guides to CV content for promotion applications can be found on the Academic promotions page.

Generic role descriptions

Grade 6 Research Associate

Grade 7 Research Fellow I

Grade 8 Research Fellow II

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