Job opportunity – Arts & Sciences Focus Group Facilitators 

Would you like to to gain paid experience in facilitating focus groups?

The Arts & Sciences Diversity & Inclusion team are seeking PhD students who are knowledgeable of qualitative research methods and who want to put their theory into practice. We need help in running focus groups across Arts & Sciences to enhance our work on diversity & inclusion.

PhD students who pass minimum standards and complete practical training will have their details entered into the Focus Group Facilitators Register for departments to contact and commission for focus group work.

Applications close 14 February
Training confirmed for 20 February

To apply, and for further information, please Click here for the Job Spec and visit:

For more information on Focus Group Facilitator roles, please contact Helena Mattingley (


King’s Research Consultancy – new project

The Researcher Development Unit at King’s College London provides training and development opportunities for PhDs and research staff across King’s. The RDU is to run a campaign with the working title ‘#do1thing’ to encourage PGRs and research staff to up one of the numerous opportunities available to them at King’s. The development of a web application (or responsive website) is a key element of this campaign.

The RDU requires a post-upgrade PhD consultant to take the brief and ideas produced by the client, and develop the web application through all stages of the development life cycle (i.e. from analysis / design, development, launch and maintenance). The consultant will be expected to give creative contributions in the generation of ideas for the look and feel, and the functionality of the application, and to develop the brief from constructive feedback received. This project will be run through the King’s Research Consultancy.

The project is expected to run for 15 days over an 8 month period. The consultant will be paid £125 per day. For more information and to apply, please click here, and if you have any questions please contact the team via or 020 7848 1376.

Research Consultant Vacancy, Researcher Development Unit

King’s College London’s Researcher Development Unit – based in the Graduate School – organises around 300 workshops each year open to research students and staff. As part of our commitment to ensuring high quality training we are looking to improve the way we evaluate the impact of these workshops.

At present, every workshop is evaluated by means of a questionnaire completed by each participant at the end of the session and returned to the facilitator. While this method provides useful information, we are aware of the limitations of such an approach in terms of assessing the longer term impact of our training.

We are seeking a consultant who can work with us to design and implement a pilot project which would evaluate a select number of workshops using online survey tools. It is anticipated that the impact of each workshop would be assessed twice – once soon after the session and, again, six months later – however the consultant would be expected to make recommendations as to the exact nature of the process.

The consultant will be asked to design the evaluation surveys, build them on an online platform such as Survey Monkey, send out the survey to participants, analyse the data and write a report on the findings in relation to each workshop evaluated and on the overall effectiveness of the pilot.

The consultant will be expected to contribute their own ideas as to the best way forward at every stage of the process.

Person Specification

  • You must be a post upgrade PhD student at King’s College London to register and apply to this consultancy project
  • Experience of survey design
  • Basic understanding of statistics
  • Able to use SPSS
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

The closing deadline for applications is 23:59 on Tuesday 8 March 2016. Applications are to be submitted online via the link below.

The link for applying, as well as further information about the consulting role, is available here.

Research Assistant, Social Development – Overseas Development Institute

Research Assistant, Social Development – Overseas Development Institute (203 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NJ)

Salary: £1,400 over a 10 day period (part time hours)

The ODI are seeking a Research Assistant to support the evidence synthesis component of the global Girls Research Initiative. The role will include searching, uploading, coding materials and some written inputs.

Thematic evidence gap maps: the ODI are aiming to produce thematic evidence gap maps on issues such as girls’ empowerment programmes, financial literacy and savings programmes aimed at adolescent girls, and selected of education and girls’ mental and reproductive health. The Research Assistant(s) will upload and code literature (they may also need to search for it but this will be confirmed). The RA will also play a role in writing up the narrative reports that accompany the maps.

Essential for this piece of work is good attention to detail; and knowledge of gender or adolescent girls would be an asset. The task provides an opportunity to learn about systematic searching, which would be useful for anyone interested in a research career.

The ODI is seeking someone ASAP for this position, and would like to fill the role by the end of this week (Friday 12 February). There is a possibility for an extension of the role, subject to the project needs. Please note as this project is part of the King’s Research Consultancy programme, you must have achieved post-upgrade status in your PhD to apply.

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter to as soon as possible.