Research Staff Information

LSE recognises the importance of personal and career development for research staff at all stages of their career. Through a number of concrete mechanisms, such as Career Development Reviews, we support and encourage researchers to pro-actively engage in their personal, career and lifelong development.

The School has a wide range of support for research staff to help them develop themselves and their careers during their time at LSE.

You will find below some links to a range of key information. 


Details of all the courses available can be found at our A-Z of courses.

The Teaching and Learning Centre (TLC) also covers all aspects of academic development including research and academic management. Information on TLC workshops for research staff is available here:

RISe is the Research Division's Research Development Programme. Learn key information about funding opportunities and clarify understanding around REF and KEI. 

The 'Flying Start' Induction run by HR is an opportunity to learn about the LSE community, School structure and management, as well as to meet other new staff from across the School.


The School expects that all research staff and particularly those in the early stages of a research career at the School should receive constructive advice on career development from senior colleagues. The School has in place two approaches to structuring career development conversations for research staff:

The LSE Careers Service website is the best place to keep up to date on Careers Service events and advice sessions, such as writing CV's and other career issues. For further information, please email Catherine Reynolds PhD and Research Staff Careers Adviser,


The LSE Research Staff Association, representing research staff members from Research Assistants up to Professorial Research Fellows. For more details contact Kath Scanlon email

The Disability & Well-being Office provides advice and information for staff with disabilities. If you require special provisions to be made e.g. to accommodate any disability you may have do speak to your manager or contact the Disability and Well-being Office.

EURAXESS - Researchers in Motion is a unique pan-European initiative delivering information and support services to professional researchers. Backed by the European Union and its Member States, it supports researcher mobility and career development, while enhancing scientific collaboration between Europe and the world.  Further information is available on the  EURAXESS  website.