2 day Paid Internship Opportunity – to start ASAP

King's Research Consultancy (150x50)The Project

This is a desk-based project to compare the levels and learning outcomes of modules from King’s, the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and Arizona State University (ASU) in Public Health, Global Health and Social Medicine. The project will require the researcher to interrogate the information which is currently held by the Project Manager.

The key deliverable for this project will be a report highlighting what is comparable between King’s global / public health modules and programmes, and those on offer from PLuS partners ASU and UNSW.

No travel will be required for this project. The work can be completed remotely, but could also be based out of the International office (Strand campus) based on the candidate’s preferences.

The outcome for this piece of work will be an understanding of how existing modules might fit together to form a new joint undergraduate degree offering in public health, and where there are gaps.

Person Specification

  • You must be a current, post upgrade PhD student at King’s College London
  • Good analytical skills are essential
  • You must be able to start ASAP

Further details and how to apply

The project will commence ASAP and will consist of 2 days’ work. The consultant will be paid £125 per day.

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International Summer School on Technology Transfer in Life Sciences – Opportunity for PhD students

Would you like to check the commercial potential of your research? Do you think you already have the Next Generation Technology or Service in Life Sciences? Then get the know-how to commercialize it!

Apply for the International Summer School on Technology Transfer in Life Sciences, which will take place from 5th – 9th September 2016 in Dresden, Germany!

This training programme (www.summerschool-dresden.de) is part of the Transcampus activities between King’s College London and Technische Universität Dresden and will give you the opportunity to learn the basics of technology transfer, including the identification of the commercial potential within your own research, how to protect and license it, how to create a spin-off – and the know-how how to fund all those activities. You will be trained in how to pitch in front of potential investors, and sensitized on important pitfalls when approaching industry.

The participation fee and accommodation costs of all selected candidates will be covered and you’ll receive a travel stipend!

Interested? Then send your application until August 7, 2016 to: info@summerschool-dresden.de

Please include the following documents:

  1. CV
  2. Motivation Letter
  3. Potential idea you would like to commercialize

Good luck!

3 Minute Thesis

Could you explain your thesis in three minutes?

King’s College London 3 Minute Thesis is a competition open to any King’s student currently studying for a PhD or other doctorate (including pre-upgrade).

The rules are simple: explain your research (or an aspect of it) to a non-specialist audience in three minutes. No props, sound or moving images allowed; no poems, raps, songs or mimes. Only a single static PowerPoint slide is permissible. The winners will be decided by a panel of judges.

A series of heats will be held during May with two winning contestants from each heat going forwards to the King’s College London 3 Minute Thesis Grand Final. The winner of the Grand Final will be invited to represent the College at the 2016 UK 3 Minute Thesis National Semi-Finals.

You can book your place on one of the heats via Skills Forge. The course code is PGR600 “3 Minute Thesis Heats”. Places will be strictly limited to 20 for each heat.

The dates of each heat are:

(All 2-4pm unless stated)

  • Tuesday 3 May, Lecture Theatre 2, New Hunts House, Guy’s Campus
  • Thursday 5 May, S.-2.08, Strand Campus
  • Tuesday 10 May, Lecture Theatre 2, New Hunts House, Guy’s Campus
  • Tuesday 17 May, Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Weston Education Centre, Denmark Hill Campus
  • Grand Final: Thursday 9 June 3-5pm Edmund J Safra Lecture Theatre, King’s Building, Strand Campus.

For more background to the competition visit the link here.

Any questions? Email: ross.english@kcl.ac.uk.

Cumberland Lodge Conference Opportunity

‘Life beyond the PhD’
Windsor 30 Aug – 2 Sept 2016
Cumberland Lodge, The Great Park, Windsor

The Graduate School is pleased to offer fully-funded places for two PhD student to attend this year’s ‘Life beyond the PhD’, Cumberland Lodge conference.

Cumberland Lodge, an educational charity, is organising its 9th residential conference to give PhD students from all disciplines the opportunity to hear doctoral graduates recount the life decisions they made after their PhDs, as well as hearing from experts in higher education policy, communication, career development and impact. Here you can exchange ideas, practices, experiences and aspirations.

The key to the event is that students are shown that PhDs have demonstrable value both inside and outside academia, and the support networks established by these events have proved to be invaluable whatever the future holds.

Participants will be also expected to give a 10 minute presentation on their research pitched at non-specialists.

The Graduate School will cover the conference fees, all accommodation (in shared rooms), and any reasonable travel expenses to and from London.

If you are interested in attending this conference and would like to apply for a funded place supported by the Graduate School, please email us a brief justification (200 words maximum) for your proposed attendance at graduateschool@kcl.ac.uk, with the subject title ‘Cumberland Lodge’, by the deadline of 5pm, 27 May 2016. The justification should explain how you think you would benefit from attending the conference and presenting a paper.

For full details about the conference, please click here

Donald Lush – new Careers Consultant for PhD students

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI’m very excited to be joining the Graduate School at King’s. My focus as your new careers consultant will be to work with PhD students, helping you build the bridge to the next stage of your career.

I’ve been working in education most of my professional life, specialising in careers advice and student support in several colleges and universities as well as some years working as an independent education and careers consultant. I’ve been fortunate enough to have worked in European projects, gaining insight into higher education in several European countries. Most recently, I’ve been working at the University of Hertfordshire supporting post-graduate students and researchers as well as international and business students.

I’m really looking forward to working with you all and hope to see you in a workshop or consultation soon.