Postdoctoral Researcher Resources and Support

Division of Research


Welcome to the research community at UNSW. Postdoctoral researchers are key contributors to the research productivity and performance of the University.

The University is committed to supporting all early career researchers to develop as independent researchers and achieve your research goals.

In our complementary roles of Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Training), we share responsibility for postdoctoral researcher recruitment, development and retention. As a postdoctoral researcher at UNSW you are taking the initial steps towards a career that is not only stimulating and varied, it will also contribute to understanding and shaping the future of society.

The Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor Brian Boyle, oversees recruitment and retention of postdoctoral research fellows and development of research fellowship applications. The Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Training), Professor Laura Poole-Warren, has responsibility for leading the development of UNSW’s researcher training and development framework with specific responsibility for the development and mentoring of postdoctoral and early career researchers.

The 2013 Postdoctoral Researcher E-zine Handbook can be viewed here.

postdoc handbook 2013

Early Career Academic Network

The  Early Career Academic Network is an exciting new meeting place to bring together the energy, interests and diversity of Early Career Researchers (ECRs) at UNSW Australia. 

For more information on this initiative go to the Early Career Academic Network webpage and see information and resources relevant to ECRs at UNSW collated to create a 'one stop shop' with regular targeted news,  networking events, and career support.

Postdoctoral Academy Program

The Postdoctoral Academy Program is available to postdoctoral researchers in the Faculties of Science, Medicine and Engineering. The Program is a professional development and education series of 2 x 13 weekly discussion style workshops delivered by UNSW senior staff who are leaders in their field followed by a networking opportunity to meet fellow researchers with light refreshments provided.

To register, simply log in to MyUNSW, select ‘My Staff Profile’ tab and choose ‘Training Registration’ in the left hand menu. Select the course type ‘Postdoctoral Academy’ and choose the courses you wish to attend. You will be sent an email confirming your registration.