King’s Consultancy: first five projects announced!

A major new initiative from King’s Careers & Employability. 

We recognise that many of you are interested in complementing your research with some short pieces of work outside of academia and have worked to source interesting projects that would use your high level research skills.  The first projects, from the King’s Policy Institute, are now in the pipeline and we are looking for interested PhDs and post-docs to apply.

Please go to https://internal.kcl.ac.uk/student/careers/Research-Consultancy.aspx to find out more.

In brief, the first two projects are below.

• Citizen’s Data Commission Review, Policy Institute (4 positions available: Policy, Media, Tech or Legal experts needed). 10 days over 8 weeks, starting 5 January. Consultants will be paid £125-£175 depending on experience. For further details and to apply, visit http://recruit.thecareersgroup.co.uk/KingsCollege/Vacancies/VacancyDetails.asp?VacancyID=2374

• Data Visualisation Project, Policy Institute. 10 days over 4 weeks, starting 5 January. Consultants will be paid  £125-£175 depending on experience. For further details and to apply, visit http://recruit.thecareersgroup.co.uk/KingsCollege/Vacancies/VacancyDetails.asp?VacancyID=2375

We hope you will be interested in these projects and look forward to receiving your applications.

Careers Spotlight: using your research skills in a different area

Over 90 current KCL researchers have come and listened to our speakers describe their jobs post-PhD in our Career Spotlight series so far.  Come and listen to our next two, talking about their careers using their research skills!

  • Who: Emma Broom, Sociable Data (data for healthcare and pharma industries) and Jane Colechin, CESI (research into social and economic inclusion)
  • When: Weds 19th Feb, 5-6pm
  • Where: FWB 1.70
  • No need to sign up.

Next week’s event, Feb 25th, is about Life Science Consulting.

We’re looking for a couple of data analysts

We are looking for two Graduates to undertake an exciting 12 week internship, working for the Graduate Research Team at The Careers Group, University of London.

The Company

The Careers Group, University of London, is the largest higher education careers service in the UK.

We provide services and products to academic institutions, students, staff and graduates.

The Reporting Analyst Internship will be based in The Graduate Research team who deliver data collection and reporting for the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey, amongst other things.

The Role

The role involves analysis of statistical information required by The Careers Group in connection with the annual Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey by maintaining, developing and querying the Graduate Research database(s). Providing support to collection process as required.

Find out more about this and many other roles at

http://recruit.thecareersgroup.co.uk/TCG/Vacancies/VacancyDetails.asp?VacancyID=1102

Methods@Manchester Summer School

From June 17 -21, 2013

Methods@manchester, at the University of Manchester, is offering the following courses as part of their methods summer school, coming up in June. These may be of interest to students, colleagues, and wider networks, particularly in the fields of social network analysis, data modelling, or practice-based research methods (in any discipline).

The courses would particularly suit researchers in humanities, health and life sciences, law, business studies, and those undertaking participatory, social, statistical or related research.  

Please be aware that registration will be closing shortly.

Methods@manchester offers a number of methods-related events throughout the year, generally free of charge to all participants. For more information, please visit http://www.methods.manchester.ac.uk/events/.