DCU Research Career Framework
Progression through the Research Framework
The Research Career Framework consists of three levels (outlined below). Researchers will spend a maximum of
eight years on the Framework, with no more than four years at each of the three levels.
Notes: Duration of contract may vary as a result of available funding but should not exceed a total of 4 years at level except at the request of the PI in agreement with the Executive Deans and Director of Human Resources.