Research and knowledge exchange

Research Staff

Welcome to the Research Staff webpages. They have been designed as a source of practical information, guidance and resources that will be useful to postdoctoral researchers, research fellows and research assistants from all disciplines and at all career stages.


Are you considering your career options? Do you need inspiration?

Come along to our one-day Careers & Enterprise Day to discover some of the possibilities. Speakers from different backgrounds are there to share their experiences of careers outside academia, freelancing, and creating a commercial enterprise from academic research.

You can attend for the whole day, or just the morning or afternoon session. Lunch and refreshments are provided.

Research Staff Development Series

The programme of development events and workshops specifically designed for postdoctoral research staff and Research Assistants.Research Staff Development Series Spring 2018 Events and Workshops

Events run throughout the academic year and are free to all Sussex researchers.

For the full programme click on the current events leaflet or visit our training and professional development web page

Career Planning Toolkit

This web-based resource is designed to help research staff identify and pursue their career goals. You'll be guided through deciding what you want, assessing your current skills, and developing a plan for further training.

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HR Excellence in Research

HR Badge of Excellence LogoThe University of Sussex has been recognised for excellence in supporting researchers demonstrating the importance Sussex places on its research staff. For further information and documentation relating to the award please see the HR Excellence in Research webpage.

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Contact Us


T: 01273 877979

Research Staff Office, Research and Enterprise Services, Level 1, Falmer House, University of Sussex, BN1 9QF

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