Welcome to the UCD Research Careers and Professional Development website for Postdoctoral Researchers. 

At UCD, our research makes a difference. We deliver research and innovation at a scale and in areas of national and global significance by prioritising excellence and impact, investing in our people and providing a culture and environment in which they are supported to deliver across the university's four strategic themes. UCD’s story of research, scholarship and innovation is one of diversity and depth.

This work would not be possible without the dedication and passion of our Postdoctoral Researchers, who are embarking on their research career in UCD and are supported by the dedicated Research Careers and Professional Development Team. These colleagues bring expertise from the UCD Careers Network and UCD HR People & Organisation Development, working closely with UCD Research, and provide a structured and supportive model based on skills and early-career development. Our vision is to contribute to the continuation of UCD as an excellent research-intensive University with global standing and impact, and through development and career support we further the reach, innovation potential and impact of our research community.

I would encourage you to familiarise yourself with the range of career and professional development supports specifically designed for UCD Postdoctoral Researchers and to make the most of the unique portfolio of services delivered by the RCPD team. 

 Professor Orla Feely, UCD's Vice-President for Research, Innovation and Impact