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Ireland: Career Guidance

EURAXESS Ireland Researcher Career Development Tools & Supports

EURAXESS Ireland operates a website basted career advice platform dedicated to early career stage researchers.  The website offers a selection of useful tools which can be used to expand researchers’ careers in academia and beyond.  Researchers can use the service to link with a network of career development professionals across the higher education sector in Ireland.  


University College Dublin Research Skill and Development Service

Set within the broader UCD Career Development Centre, the Researcher Career Support Hub is designed to specifically meet the needs of postdoctoral researchers. It is a bespoke service targeted at postdoctoral researchers that benefits from its introduction to the thousands of leading local, national and international recruiters engaged by the Centre annually. Even if some of these employers are primarily targeting students for recruitment purposes, situating the Researcher Career Support Hub within the Centre opens dialogue on recruiting research staff into appropriate positions.


Dublin City University – Research Development Hub

A wide range of resources such as research project management and career counselling for researchers affiliated with the Dublin City University.


University College Cork- Research Careers

For many people, being a post doc is a way to continue doing something they love and gain added expertise in their subject area in the short term. In the long term however, the nature of academic careers in Ireland means that there are more opportunities for researchers on projects and contracts than there are permanent academic positions. So, no matter what career choice you make, the skills you needed to get to UCC may not be the skills you will need to make your next career move.

Perhaps your longer-term career lies in a different sector or role, if so, it’s important to be aware of the expectations of these employers and make full use of the training available here in UCC to develop the relevant transferable skills you will need.

Whether you need to discuss issues such as a career change or you just want someone to take a look at your CV or an application; or you just need some quick advice, the dedicated HR Research service, specifically for research staff, has been set up to support you.

We are happy to discuss any aspect of your career, for example, career options, career planning, job search strategies or specific aspects of the application process.


University Limerick- Research Career Development Programme

The UL Researcher Development Programme gives postdoctoral researchers an opportunity to enhance their skills in key areas identified by Vitae  as essential in building excellence within the research community. These form the Vitae Researcher Development Framework (RDF). The framework is structured into four domains covering the knowledge, behaviours and attributes of researchers. It sets out the wide-ranging knowledge, intellectual abilities, techniques and professional standards expected to do research, as well as the personal qualities, knowledge and skills to work with others and ensure the wider impact of research.


Maynooth University- Career Development Centre

At Maynooth University, the Career Development Centre provides a service that is student-focussed, professional and informative.  We are happy to assist you and work with you as you progress through the steps in discovering your career.


NUI Galway Career Development Centre

NUI Galway Career Development Centre aims to provide students of NUI Galway with a quality career guidance and information service focused on facilitating and empowering them to manage their own career development and make effective career transitions. Students and recent graduates can use Careers Connect service to view upcoming events and job/internship/funding opportunities.‌ For a more specific overview of services for students and employers, please visit their page.


Trinity College Dublin Career Service

Career Service at the Trinity College Dublin provides consultation and services to students and graduates.