Information for new starters

Some useful information can be found on School's Intranet site (restricted to University of Liverpool staff) in particular the information about the induction procedure and Professional Development Reviews (PDR). 

Liverpool Researcher provides important information, policies and guidelines relevant to Research staff.

If you have any general enquirers, including building access authorisation, please contact one of the members of the SoPS Management Services Team.

Professional development

Regular researcher development programmes are organised by the Academy and covers development opportunities in four main areas:

The Academy also hosts an annual Making an Impact Series which provide unique opportunities to develop a variety of new skills to boost research impact.

Dr Saneeya Qureshi is the Research Staff Developer at UoL and can help with professional development queries.

Research Staff Association

The University of Liverpool has a research staff association (UoLRSA) which provides a collective voice for research staff from all faculties, schools and institutes on matters affecting researchers. They also provide a platform for communication and networking and regularly host Lunch and Learn sessions for researchers.

There are many opportunities to get involved in the central committee as well as organising committees for various events such as the annual Research Staff Conference. For more information please email the UoLRSA committee.

Research funding

The University's Research Support Office and the School's Research Support Team are there to help research staff with all aspects related to research funding.

If you are thinking about applying for a fellowship, please read this guidance and contact a member of Research Support Office well in advance of the application deadline (6 months is not too early).

Please check carefully the information related to applying for a Royal Society University Research Fellowship and an EPSRC Fellowship.

Visit to search for funding opportunities. More information about research funding can be found on Research Support Office website.


If you have an interest in doing some undergraduate teaching please contact Dr. Gita Sedghi or Dr. James Gaynor.

You might be interested in Foundations in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education training course offered by the University.


If you are interested in being a mentor or want to mentor a group as a team, or even want to design activities for our Science Jamboree, please contact Helen Vaughan for further details.

Other useful links

University of Liverpool Research Hub

Liverpool Elements online tool

Liverpool Business Gateway

Knowledge Centre for Materials Chemistry (KCMC)

University of Liverpool Athena SWAN webpages

Liverpool Women in Science and Engineering (LivWISE)

University Family Friendly website

Research Staff Association

ChemPostdocSoc in Manchester

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