Research: Finance

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 15th May 2018.

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Photo of Chi Onwurah Chi Onwurah Shadow Minister (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what employment rights are associated with (a) post-doctoral and (b) project research funding for researchers in the early stage of their careers.

Photo of Sam Gyimah Sam Gyimah Minister of State (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Higher Education), Minister of State (Education)

Researchers have statutory employment rights as do any other UK employee, irrespective of their career stage. Any other contractual entitlements they may have would vary from employer to employer. PhD students are not necessarily employed by the institution where they are studying.

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