To view the interal Research Office website, click here.
Around 200 contract researchers work for the Department and we host around 200 visitors per year. Jane Luzio,
Jane Hunter and Diana Eddy process all of the paperwork associated with placing advertisements for contract research staff,
recruiting them, dispatching offers of employment, arranging Tier 2 visas, induction, probation periods, extending and ending their contracts.
They also process paperwork associated with visiting academics and embedded researchers.
Advice for new staff and visitors, including information on banks, healthcare, accommodation, taxes, and schools is available in the informal guide
Useful information for new arrivals.
The Research Office has produced a guide to Visitor/Embedded Researcher visas: www.eng.cam.ac.uk/research_office/Visitor_visas.pdf
To determine whether an applicant requires a visa to work in the UK please visit the UK Boarder Agency Website at: http://www.ukvisas.gov.uk/en/doineedvisa/
The Research Office assists in the application of Tier 2 and Tier 5 working visas only.
The application for Tier 1 (Post Study) and Tier 1 (General) visas are the responsibility of the individual applying. The Research Office is happy to give general guidance, but cannot be held responsible for the outcome of the application.
When you receive your official letter of invitation/appointment you will be asked to contact the Research Office as soon as you know
your arrival date. We will make a registration appointment for you. This appointment will be held in the Research Office
which is located in the Baker building on the Trumpington Road site, room BEO-26. You may be asked to bring
The Research Office can offer advice on National Insurance, work permits, contracts of employment and related issues.