Careers in Research and Academia

Find information on opportunities for students who wish to enter research and academic career pathways.

Students with an interest in research and academic roles often begin by taking on tutoring and short-term research projects throughout their studies.

In this sphere, building up a record of publications will be an important factor that can influence employment opportunities, therefore is something that should be considered early on. Most academic positions require a minimum postgraduate qualification.

Research positions can be found across a number of sectors and interest areas. Positions can be found at higher education institutions, private institutions, as well as in the business and government sectors.

The analytical, problem-solving and investigative skills that JD students develop throughout their studies are particularly useful in these types of roles.