Research opportunities

Academic and research staff

Researchers at Loughborough are able to make the most of an abundance of services and opportunities to develop and enhance their career whilst at Loughborough.

Networks and support: There are a number of Loughborough networks that Research Staff can be a part of, including the Research Staff Association.

Development opportunities: Research Staff are encouraged to develop their personal and professional skills, and are supported by Staff Development in doing so.

Career advice and guidance: The University has a dedicated careers service available for research staff. 

Enterprise opportunities and support: The Enterprise team can help you to enhance the impact of your work, by opening up new opportunities for external partnership and funding, and help you develop, protect and launch work with commercial value. Watch our Intellectual Property Showreel.


All Vacancies for research posts can be found on our Staff recruitment pages.

Research Students

With staff right across the University involved in pioneering research, Loughborough’s students benefit from a vibrant research culture in which they are taught by academics at the forefront of their disciplines. Research students are involved in current research activities which enable them to gain the skills and knowledge arising from top quality research practice.

Funding opportunities: Including funding and grants from Research Councils and studentships.

The Graduate School: All postgraduate research students are members of the Graduate School, and are welcomed into our research community. The dedicated facility delivers a unique doctoral experience to over 1500 research students.


Prospective research students can find out more and apply for a place at Loughborough University via our Postgraduate Study pages.

Business and industry

Loughborough University is committed to helping businesses to succeed by sharing and applying ideas, knowledge, technologies and skills. There are a number of ways businesses can benefit and get involved in the research activity taking place on campus.

Working in collaboration: We can help you to innovate, expand or improve performance.

Consultancy: Hire our experts to solve time-critical or technical challenges.

Hire our services and facilities: Access research facilities, conference venues, sports facilities and services.

Benefit from all the above by bringing your business to Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park.

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