Pre-Consultancy Training Workshop: 9 May

Tuesday, 9 May 2017
10:00 – 15:30
S3.31, Strand Campus

King’s PhD students who are interested in consultancy work but who are unsure as to whether they have the skills for it, are invited to the next pre-consultancy training workshop on Tuesday 9 May.

Please find the agenda below.

10 – 10:45 Preparing your Application  Donald Lush, Careers Consultant
 10:45 – 11:30 Working for yourself  Donald Lush, Careers Consultant
 11:30 – 11:45 King’s Research Consultancy – Programme Overview  Katie Black/Jon Sanders, Careers & Employability
11:45 – 12:15 Working as a Consultant – What to Expect
12:15 – 12:45 My King’s Research Consultancy Project  Aine Rubikaite, Final Year PhD Candidate, Developmental Neurobiology, IoPPN
 12:45 – 13:30 Lunch Break
 13:30 – 15:30 Project Management, Dealing with Client Issues and Presenting your Conclusions  Dr Ross English – Researcher Development Unit

To book a place on this workshop, please email careers-consultancy@kcl.ac.uk, or call 020 7848 1376.

About the King’s Research Consultancy
The King’s Research Consultancy is a programme offering PhDs (post-upgrade) the opportunity to consult on a specific research project within a department at King’s College London, or with an external organisation.

You can benefit from this scheme by:

  • Gaining advanced levels of work-based experiential learning and build on research, analytical and project management skills.
  • Having access to pre-consultancy training and support from King’s Careers & Employability, if required.
  • Having the opportunity to apply your PhD subject knowledge to a commercial project, impacting significantly and tangibly on organisational or departmental outcomes.

Research Consultancy Projects for PhD students

As part of the King’s Research Consultancy, King’s Together is seeking a post-upgrade PhD student at King’s College London to work on a sub-project as part of an exciting new project to research patient flow in a hospital environment.

The projects will commence in February 2017 and will run for around 3 months, for one day per week. The consultants will be paid £125 per day.

The closing deadline for applications is 11:59pm on Sunday 19 February 2017.

For full details, visit: http://recruit.thecareersgroup.co.uk/KingsCollege/Vacancies/VacancyDetails.asp?VacancyID=5542

Contact careers-consultancy@kcl.ac.uk or call 020 7848 1376 if you have any questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 New Research Consultancy projects for PhD students

As part of the King’s Research Consultancy, King’s Together is seeking two post-upgrade current PhD students at King’s College London to work on two sub-projects as part of an exciting new project to research patient flow in a hospital environment.

The projects will commence in mid-February 2017 and will run for around 3 months, for one day per week. The consultants will be paid £125 per day.

The closing deadline for applications is 11:59pm on Thursday 2 February 2017.

For full details, visit: http://recruit.thecareersgroup.co.uk/KingsCollege/Vacancies/VacancyDetails.asp?VacancyID=5542

Contact careers-consultancy@kcl.ac.uk or call 020 7848 1376 if you have any questions.

 

2 day Paid Internship Opportunity – to start ASAP

King's Research Consultancy (150x50)The Project

This is a desk-based project to compare the levels and learning outcomes of modules from King’s, the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and Arizona State University (ASU) in Public Health, Global Health and Social Medicine. The project will require the researcher to interrogate the information which is currently held by the Project Manager.

The key deliverable for this project will be a report highlighting what is comparable between King’s global / public health modules and programmes, and those on offer from PLuS partners ASU and UNSW.

No travel will be required for this project. The work can be completed remotely, but could also be based out of the International office (Strand campus) based on the candidate’s preferences.

The outcome for this piece of work will be an understanding of how existing modules might fit together to form a new joint undergraduate degree offering in public health, and where there are gaps.

Person Specification

  • You must be a current, post upgrade PhD student at King’s College London
  • Good analytical skills are essential
  • You must be able to start ASAP

Further details and how to apply

The project will commence ASAP and will consist of 2 days’ work. The consultant will be paid £125 per day.

Click here for full details

 

Pre-consultancy training

Skills Room, Level 1 Macadam Building, Strand Campus
Monday 14th November 2016
10am – 3:30pm

As part of the King’s Research Consultancy, the next pre-consultancy training session will be held on Monday 14th November, at the Strand campus. This is a brilliant opportunity to gain an insight into consultancy work, find out how to prepare and succeed on a consultancy project and develop skills that can be relevant for both consultancy work and your PhD. The workshop will be run jointly by Donald Lush, Careers Consultant and Ross English, Researcher Development Unit.

 10:00 – 10:15  King’s Research Consultancy – Programme Overview
 10:15 – 11:00  Preparing your Application
 11:00 – 11:30  Working as a Consultant – What to Expect
 11:30 – 12:00  My King’s Research Consultancy Project
 12:00 – 13:00  Lunch Break
 13:00 – 13:30  Working for yourself
 13:30 – 15:30  Preparing your Application

This workshop is open to all PhD candidates and post-doctoral researchers at King’s College London. To book a place on this training course, please email careers-consultancy@kcl.ac.uk or call 020 7838 1376.

For more information about the Research Consultancy, please visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/campuslife/services/careers/Researchers/Research-Consultancy.aspx

 

Paid Research Consultancy Project, Informatics & Careers

The Department of Informatics, together with King’s Careers, are trying to improve their understanding of how undergraduate (UG) students engage with the careers and employability provisions offered to them, how they learn about them, when and how they engage or disengage and, as a consequence, how they can improve and focus their offerings.

With this project, the aim is to undertake qualitative research, based on focus groups and semi-structured interviews with a range of students to (1) identify different personas of students studying at King’s and engaging (or not) with the variety of employability offerings, and (2) their “journey” through the system of offerings and touch-points with employability.

They are seeking to recruit a current PhD student with a strong background in qualitative research to support the project by planning, undertaking, and analysing focus groups and interviews with King’s Informatics UG students of all year groups.

Person Specification

  • You must be a current, post upgrade PhD student at King’s College London·
  • Background/experience using qualitative research methods
  • Experience with semi-structured interviews and other qualitative research methods
  • Desirable: background/experience in educational research

Further details and how to apply

The project will commence in late September 2016 and is expected to continue, at varying levels of intensity, at least until the end of the spring teaching term in March.

The project will run for about 1 day a week (6 hours a day), with flexible hours negotiable. The consultant will be paid £125 per day.

For more information and to apply please click here. Please email careers-consultancy@kcl.ac.uk  or call 020 7848 1376 if you have any questions.

The closing deadline for applications is 23:59pm on Wednesday 31st August 2016. Best of luck.

 

NEW: Research Consultancy Project with the Researcher Development Unit – KCL

King’s College London’s Researcher Development Unit – based in the Graduate School – is seeking a consultant to develop and launch a new initiative that would give postgraduate researchers and research staff at King’s an online platform to talk about their research interests in the context of contemporary events. It is envisaged that this will take the form of a regularly updated, multimedia web presence containing informed yet accessible writing, podcasts or videos. The working title of this project is #king’s.

While created under the auspices of the Researcher Development Unit, it is hoped that the task of soliciting and vetting contributions and other editorial decisions will be the responsibility of an editorial board composed of King’s researchers.

The consultant will be expected to liaise with the RDU’s E-learning Development Advisor to decide on the most suitable platform for this project and lay-out. In consultation with the Researcher Development Unit, to recruit members of the editorial board, establish sustainable processes and oversee the publication of the first edition.

The project is expected to run for 15 days over about 6 months and will commence in June 2016. The consultant will be paid £125 per day and will report to Dr Ross English, University Lead on Doctoral Student Development.

To apply, please upload your CV and a tailored cover letter via the following link: http://recruit.thecareersgroup.co.uk/KingsCollege/Vacancies/VacancyDetails.asp?VacancyID=4597 . Please note that you will need authorisation from your supervisor to participate in this project.

The closing deadline for applications is Monday 16th May 2016.

For further information about the King’s Research Consultancy please visit http://www.kcl.ac.uk/campuslife/services/careers/Researchers/Research-Consultancy.aspx or contact careers-consultancy@kcl.ac.uk or 020 7848 1376 if you have any questions.

Web Application Consultancy project extended deadline

The Researcher Development Unit has reopened applications for a PhD student to work on an exciting project to develop a web application to consolidate the range of opportunities available to PGRs and research staff across King’s. The consultant will be expected to give creative contributions in the generation of ideas for the look and feel, and the functionality of the application, and to develop the brief from constructive feedback received. This project will be run through the King’s Research Consultancy.

The project is expected to run for 15 days over an 8 month period. The consultant will be paid £125 per day. For more information please click here, and to apply please send an expression of interest to careers-consultancy@kcl.ac.uk by COP on Friday 15th April. If you have any questions, please contact careers-consultancy@kcl.ac.uk or 020 7848 1376.

Web App Consultancy Project, Researcher Development Unit – King’s College London

The Researcher Development Unit at King’s College London provides training and development opportunities for PhDs and research staff across King’s. The RDU is to run a campaign with the working title ‘#do1thing’ to encourage PGRs and research staff to up one of the numerous opportunities available to them at King’s. The development of a web application (or responsive website) is a key element of this campaign.

The RDU requires a PhD consultant to take the brief and ideas produced by the client, and develop the web application through all stages of the development life cycle (i.e. from analysis / design, development, launch and maintenance). The consultant will be expected to give creative contributions in the generation of ideas for the look and feel, and the functionality of the application, and to develop the brief from constructive feedback received. This project will be run through the King’s Research Consultancy.

The project is expected to run for 15 days over an 8 month period. The consultant will be paid £125 per day. For more information and to apply, please click here, and if you have any questions please contact the team via careers-consultancy@kcl.ac.uk or 020 7848 1376. The deadline for application has been extended to Wednesday 13 April.

King’s Research Consultancy – new project

The Researcher Development Unit at King’s College London provides training and development opportunities for PhDs and research staff across King’s. The RDU is to run a campaign with the working title ‘#do1thing’ to encourage PGRs and research staff to up one of the numerous opportunities available to them at King’s. The development of a web application (or responsive website) is a key element of this campaign.

The RDU requires a post-upgrade PhD consultant to take the brief and ideas produced by the client, and develop the web application through all stages of the development life cycle (i.e. from analysis / design, development, launch and maintenance). The consultant will be expected to give creative contributions in the generation of ideas for the look and feel, and the functionality of the application, and to develop the brief from constructive feedback received. This project will be run through the King’s Research Consultancy.

The project is expected to run for 15 days over an 8 month period. The consultant will be paid £125 per day. For more information and to apply, please click here, and if you have any questions please contact the team via careers-consultancy@kcl.ac.uk or 020 7848 1376.