There are all sorts of ways to get involved with what we do in the King’s Muscle Lab. Below are our current opportunities, but do check back regularly as things change all the time:
- Write a blog post – email us with an idea of a topic that you’d like to write about, or we can suggest something if you’re short of inspiration but want to share your science writing with the world
- Be a volunteer for one of our studies – at present we are looking for people who have asthma, eczema or hayfever to participate in a very simple study that involves blowing into some bags
- Film a study in the lab, and editing the video afterwards – as you can see, we have had research volunteers and Student Panel members produce videos for us, and we’re always after new content. It will go on the blog and our Facebook and YouTube pages
- Come and be an extra pair of hands in the lab – this isn’t always an option, as it depends what studies we have running and who is participating in them, but there may be times when you could come and help out, and get some first-hand experience of life as a research scientist as well
- Helping us write Participant Information Sheets and layperson summaries of research studies, at the beginning and end of projects respectively. Having a fresh pair of eyes on these documents is always really helpful
- Post on our Facebook page or tweet us – if you have a burning physiology question, or there’s something that has always puzzled you about how the lungs work, just ask and we will do our best to answer!