G-Research: a career for PhDs and researchers in quantitative research and technology

G-Research is a growing quantitative research and technology company, serving the finance industry that recruits PhDs mainly from STEM backgrounds, directly after graduation. It looks to help them build a long term career within the company. There are >450 staff and turnover is very low, particularly in quantitative research.

The company requires a strong academic background. This need not be field specific but an interest in finance is essential and this must be combined with good technical skills.

The company values creativity, open-mindedness and collaboration, offering an informal work culture with no weekend or late evening working. G-Research works in several disciplines and offers lots of variety with the prospect of projects showing benefits relatively quickly compared to pure academic research. They take the view that all research is valuable and that no efforts are wasted.

The company welcomes informal approaches to discuss opportunities prior to a formal application and this is recommended. Interviews place great importance on applicant’s technical skills, cultural fit and ability to communicate their ideas. They recommend that applicants do some research on the company before applying as they see commitment to their values and business model as important.

For new recruits, there is no formal training programme such as might be found on a graduate scheme but individual development is strongly supported. New staff are provided with a supportive line manager and mentor and given the opportunity to join study groups built around particular research themes. There is a great deal of informal learning and people are encouraged to keep up to date with their field through supported attendance at conferences & talks.

Internship Opportunities Available for Postgraduates

Considering part-time work alongside your degree? Wanting to develop new skills through a paid internship?

Many students chose to engage in part-time work to help fund their studies or to gain skills to help with employability. Knowing this we thought we would share some opportunities which are available exclusively to KCL students! Please see the list below to see what opportunities interest you – there is a variety of positions available including marketing, editorial and engagement.

Make sure that you read through the eligibility criteria carefully and apply as directed through the advertisement.

Good luck!

Editorial Assistant Internship, Just Opened London

  • Part time – Deadline 9th November

Content & Strategy Internship, Part Time – HISKIND magazine

  • Part time – Deadline 9th November

Life Skills Programme Leader Internship, Estates and Facilities Directorate at King’s College London

  • Part time – Deadline 10th November

Community Engagement Officer Internship, Estates and Facilities Directorate at King’s College London

    • Part time – Deadline 10th November

Marketing Internships, CyclBike (one of the King’s 20 Accelerator Ventures)

    • Part time – Deadline 14th November

Business Development Internship, Knots Rugs

    • Part time – Deadline 23rd November

Marketing and Communications Internship, Baishe

    • Part time – Deadline 30th November

Personal Learning Coach, iCADEMIA

    • Part time – Deadline 11th December

Can’t find anything you’re interested in? Why not click here for more opportunities!

Social Entrepreneurship in Education Festival

King’s is hosting the Social Entrepreneurship in Education Festival on Friday 21st November.

The festival will be the first ever of its kind at King’s and will celebrate national leading social enterprises and raise awareness on the value of social entrepreneurship as well as the many opportunities available in this field for you!

Over 30 Social Enterprises including Grow MovementSportInspired and  Elephant Branded  to name a few will be present. Alongside this, there is a full day of workshops and talks led by industry experts such as The Champion Agency, ClearlySo, UnLtd and Shift as well as workshops on building business skills organised by King’s Staff and Students from societies such as Enactus KCL, KCL Business Club, KCL Tech Society and KCL Innovation Forum. ​​

To round off the festival, there will be a keynote reception in The Great Hall, Strand Campus. Featuring a panel including Cameron Saul (Co-founder and Director at Bottletop), Kresse Wesling (Co-founder and Director at Elvis & Kresse) ​and chaired by Cliff Prior (CEO of UnLtd). Current King’s students and UnLtd award winners, Oli Zolman (CEO and Founder of The JellyFish Medicine Portfolio) and Elizabeth Adelodun (Founder of MindTorch) Will also be speaking. A drinks and networking reception will follow the seminar!

The Social Entrepreneurship in Education Festival is working in collaboration with UCL and the London Business School as part of the London Social Innovation Collective, for more information please visit, https://www.facebook.com/LondonSocialInnovationCollective.

The festival will be held at the Macadam Building, Strand Campus. Doors will open at 10:30 and it’s free to attend so please register for SEEFest here by Thursday 20th November 2014.

For more information, including the day’s itinerary, stall holders, workshops and keynote speakers, please read the Social Entrepreneurship In Education Festival Program.