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Page updated 28 June 2023


The Research Careers team hosts a wide range of tailored networking events throughout the year with PhD employers, including start ups, SMEs and larger companies, as well as Postdoc Alumni.

Early Career Researcher-Company Networking Event

The annual Early Career Researcher-Company Networking event provides an opportunity for companies and organisations, across a variety of sectors, to present to and network with Graduate Researchers and Postdoctoral Researchers across all disciplines. 

Testimonials from the 2023 Early Career Researcher-Company Networking Event:

“This event highlighted the importance of networking and demonstrated opportunities for collaborations between industry and academia."

“It gave me ideas of companies hiring people with my skills and experience. It also allowed me to make contacts with people within those organisations.”


Alumni Postdoc Roundtables

Grow your network and learn more about potential career options for the future.

From our experience in UCD Research Careers, Postdocs get their next job from their current network. The Alumni Postdoc roundtable series provide current Postdocs with the opportunity to meet previous Postdocs who have moved on to work in a variety of roles across sectors and whose organisations are often interested in recruiting more Postdocs.

The sessions are themed around a particular career or sector however they are relevant to Postdocs whether you plan to pursue an academic career or are curious about exploring other possibilities. They provide Postdocs with insights into Alumni career stories, job descriptions and insider perspectives.

The Alumni Postdoc roundtable series take place in Autumn and Spring each year. The series consists of one-hour moderated, structured but informal discussions, with the opportunity for Q&A.

Postdoc alumni roundtable 2023

Testimonials from the Spring Alumni Postdoc Roundtable Series 2023

“I got some more ideas where to apply, what the possibilities are, and how to widen my network” 

“It will provide the edge needed to make the transition from academia to industry” 

“This gave me an opportunity to hear the actual journeys of the speakers and it felt very relevant” 

Contact UCD Research Careers

University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
T: +353 1 716 7777 | E: researchcareers@ucd.ie