Developing as a researcher

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Your professional development

Your professional development

Introduction to professional development planning. Work through our online course: PDP ROC

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Careers

Careers

Browse our careers section. What next? Presenting yourself, CVs, academic and non-academic careers

Manage your career. Values - goals - opportunities

Researcher career stories. 150+ real profiles

What do researchers do? NEW: infographics by-discipline

Doing research

Doing research

Doing a doctorate. Starting, key relationships, writing up

Research staff. Funding, responsibilities, moving on

Academic leadership. Develop your skills

Resources and support for disabled researchers

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Vitae members

Vitae members

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Vitae publications

Vitae publications

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The Vitae RDF. A framework for your professional development

CROS report. Researcher experience survey

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