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.

 

Nutrition/Biochem Research Consultancy Project with LUHV

LUHV is a startup drinks company offering healthy juices and drinks in range of flavours. They want to enable consumers to understand what they put into their bodies and support better choices.

Chris Beech has over 15 years in the Drinks industry and strong links with Brands such as Heineken. LUHV are planning to launch this autumn and are already closely working with organisations and brands to make this a reality.

The Project
LUHV are inviting two King’s College London students to lead out a vital phase of the drinks’ creation.

LUHV are looking for a Nutrition/Biochem Consultant to work with their team to create five juice flavour combinations for their product and to explore, devise and test ingredients for the brand’s first five drinks (each scheduled to launch to the UK market in later this year).

What’s in it for you? It’s a well paid position where you’ll be entertained, engaged and extremely valued, as well as enjoying a defining role in the launch of a new drinks company.

Person Specification

  • Passionate about food & drink
  • Qualification considered a bonus
  • Ability to work as part of team and on own
  • Confidence in making recommendations
  • Able to work in a startup environment
  • Able to meet deadlines

What will the Consultant gain from the internship?
You will be working as part of a small but experienced team, and the role will be a great opportunity to be involved in a company from the very beginning, steering how LUHV works and actually impacting the products that are sold. And the door will always be open to working together in the future.

Further details and how to apply
The project will commence as soon as possible after the closing date on a minimum of 2 days per week. The consultant will be paid £125 per day and will work remotely, with minimal supervision.

Please visit the King’s Internships & Consultancy webpage to apply with your CV and a tailored cover letter explaining why LUHV couldn’t do this without you. Address your cover letter to Mr Chris Beech, Director.

The application closing deadline is midnight on Wednesday 17th June.

Please email katie.black@kcl.ac.uk or call 020 7848 1376 if you have any questions. Good luck!

Arts & Humanities PhD Careers Event

A major careers event specifically for Arts & Humanities PhD researchers.
14.00 – 18.00, 24 June 2015, K4U12, Strand Campus

This event looks at your career inside or outside of academia. With opportunities to hear about the academic labour market, the chance to get your CV checked, and an informal speed-meet with alumni and others from various industries, this is your chance to start thinking about your next step.

Hear from:

  • Arts & Humanities Research Council – discussing the findings of the 2014 Oakleigh report; a detailed survey into the issues faced by Arts and Humanities researchers in the period immediately following completion of a PhD – ahrc.ac.uk
  • Researchers in Schools – a teacher training and professional development programme exclusive to researchers who have completed a doctorate – researchersinschools.org
  • King’s Careers & Employability Careers Consultant – Sabrina Duggan talking about portfolio careers if working 9 to 5 just isn’t for you – kcl.ac.uk/careers

Speed meet:

  • Deloitte – Talk to recruiters from professional services firm Deloitte, to find out what they and similar companies look for when employing King’s graduates – deloitte.com/uk
  • Civil Service Fast Stream – Working in the civil service can be a highly rewarding job with rapid career progression – uk/faststream
  • Current Arts & Humanities PhDs – find out first-hand about PhD careers in sectors including tourism, academia and researcher development.

CV check:

  • Be sure to book in a 15 minute CV check appointment to make sure it is up to scratch and ready to dazzle employers. Hurry though, only 18 appointments available! – book your place now via the Eventbrite page.