Useful links


Well@York provides helpful information to promote a healthy work-life balance for University of York employees with sections on 'Getting fit', 'Eating well' and 'Feeling good'.


Training and Career advice in the Department of Biology for staff and current students/Training and careers

Dr. Lorna Warnock

Student Employability Manager
Tel: 01904 328558
Room: B/K/224
Lorna tweets job adverts at @BiolYorkCareers and if you come across any relevant positions advertised email them to Lorna for her to include on twitter 
also: free access to many resources on career development collected by Hilary Jones, room B/K/225
please return anything you borrow!
also: Ellie Purser has access to £4000 a year for training budget. Please email Ellie directly for further details, an application form detailing the training and why it will benefit is required for this competitive process.

University Research Staff Development

Email of RDT team:


Induction for Researchers in the Department of Biology


Professional Registration

Registration recognises your knowledge and experience alongside any qualifications you may have, capturing on-the-job experience and demonstrating in a few letters the level of competence you have as a practicing scientist. Registration is a mark of quality and competence that is sought after by employers. It commits you to standards of integrity and professional development that help you stand out from the crowd.

The registration champion for Biology RA's at York is James Fox.


Receive professional coaching for research staff


VITAE support personal, professional and career development of doctoral researchers and research staff


Prospects: Looking for that perfect career? We guide millions of students to make the right choice. Match your skills and personality to 400+ job profiles.


UK Research Staff Association


University and College Union


Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS)

USS pension presentation (MS PowerPoint , 52kb) by Nina


Writing support 



Voice of young science (VoYS)

The Voice of Young Science (VoYS) programme encourages early career researchers to play an active role in public debates about science and runs workshops on a range of topics relvant to PDRA's


Parent Carer Scientist 

Parent Carer Scientist celebrates the diversity of work life patterns of 150 scientists across the UK with the aim of increasing the visibility of people combining a career in science with a family life. 
The project aims to encourage and inspire current and future talented scientists to succeed in science regardless of their commitments outside work. Providing information on both their career and their personal journey through a timeline of academic, career and family milestones, this resource highlights the various formulas utilised by mothers, fathers and carers in the efforts to balance a career in science with family life.
You can participate in the conversation via the hashtag #AndAScientist

Parent Carer Scientist Profiles and advice (PDF , 5,542kb)