All you need to know about being a Contract Researcher at Ulster University.
Ulster University is committed to supporting our Contract Research Staff.
This central point of information that details the training and career development opportunities available to Contract Researchers.
You can also find information about the responsibilities of both Principle Investigators and Ulster University to Contract Researchers.
If you have any questions about this information or more broadly about opportunities available to Contract Researchers please use the contact information at the bottom.
The University has established a pool of researchers who may be used to fill short-term research positions (typically less than 4 months).
Contract Research Staff can be added to the Researcher Pool to be considered for these posts.
The research mentoring programme is a programme to support academic and research staff in building their research capacity and capability.
Experienced researchers (professors and readers) will provide focussed mentoring support to academic and research staff within their faculty (whether research active or not).
As part of your professional development, contract researchers have access to and are strongly encouraged to participate with the following staff training programmes:
|Quality and REFability of outputs|
|Improving grant applications|
Impact development series
Research Communication training
Contract Research Staff also have access to training offered by the Doctoral College’s Researcher Development Programme.
To register a place on a Researcher Development Programme contact Lisa Thompson.
The University values the significant contribution made by our Contract Research Staff and we wish to do all that we can to improve your career progression.
Principal Investigators have an important role to play in this regard.
You should meet regularly with your Principal Investigator in order to discuss career planning and development needs.
The training opportunities detailed on this page are an important part of your career progression.
The University is a signatory to the UK Research Concordat.
The Concordat is made up of the below seven principles. As a holder of the HR Excellence in Research Award, the University is committed to supporting researchers in line with these principles.
In order to involve Contract Research Staff in a dialogue around aligning with these principles, the University’s Research Concordat Co-ordinator and HR Excellence in Research Implementation Group will hold two annual meetings with Contract Research Staff.
Additionally, there is a Contract Researcher Forum, and forums at school-level, that bring together Contract Research Staff for informal discussions and networking.
If you have any questions specific to Contract Research Staff or about the information displayed on this page contact Stan Neal.