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  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.