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Forbairt Ghairme & Taighde Scileanna UCD

‌‌‌‌Owning and Mapping Your Career Development  - Getting Started

As a postdoc in UCD you are in a unique position; not only are you entitled to three days development per year, you also have the full support of a dedicated team whose mission it is to provide postdocs in UCD with relevant, high-quality training and career development opportunities – for both academic roles and jobs in other fields.  

During your time in UCD there are a number of core development activities which you must complete. These include:

  • Attendance at Postdoc-specific Orientation Event
  • A Career Coaching Session 
  • Developmental Conversations between postdoc and PI (Please see Development Plan template)
  • Participation in a number of development programmes/activities
  • Exit Interview 

To help you take charge of your career from the beginning of your contract, you can immediately access your personal Postdoc Career Development Profile through Infohub. 

How to access your profile

Key Contacts

Along with your PI, your key contacts are:

  • Naoimh O’Connor, UCD Career Development Centre –
  • Alanna O'Sullivan, HR People Development & Organisation Effectiveness –
  • Claire Kavanagh, UCD Research and Innovation -