GlaxoSmithKline Medics Recruitment Lounge at ILC15

KCL Innovation Forum, in partnership with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), are offering an excellent opportunity for medics to apply for GSK’s prestigious Medics Leadership Programme having secured 12 interview spots with the GSK recruiters.

GSK will be hosting a Recruitment Lounge for their prestigious Future Leadership Programme for Medics during the Innovation Leaders Conference (ILC) in Cambridge (16-17 April).

If you are a medical student or young medical professional, send your CV to recruitment@inno-forum.org by Wednesday 15th of April at 09.00.

This is a competitive application process and the top 12 applicants will be invited for an interview during the ILC (with chief executives and directors of leading pharma industry and medical centres).

Candidates who are invited for an interview will have the opportunity to register (on the day) and attend the conference for that day.

Date and Time: 16th and 17th April 2015 – 12:00PM – 2:00PM (15 min time slot per participant) – Cambridge Judge Business School.

Research Consultant Internship Position

The Association for the British Pharmaceutical Industry are seeking a Research Consultant to work within their Research, Medical and Innovation Department. Work to be carried out will include:

  • Analysing survey results
  • Considering evidence from other recent surveys in comparison with these findings
  • Identifying the major concerns
  • Reviewing current activity by Research Councils, Science Industry Partnership, other funders of education and training (such as Wellcome Trust) and other stakeholders to identify how well these concerns are currently being addressed
  • Considering additional activity which could be considered, for discussion with stakeholders
  • Organising stakeholder event
  • Drafting a report of the findings and recommendations

For more details and to apply, please click here. Closing deadline is 11th March.

 

Should I do a PhD?

While studying for your postgraduate degree, you may be considering whether or not a PhD would be a suitable next step for your career. With many prospective students asking the same question, King’s PhD student Heather Williams decided to bring a panel of speakers together to help students make this important decision.

The speakers included Maryyum Mehmood, a second-year PhD student; Monica Allen, special advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister; Dr Birthe Anders, a lecturer in War Studies; and Heather herself. This article summarises their key advice: Continue reading

King’s Research Consultancy

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The King’s Research Consultancy is a new programme offering PhD (post-upgrade) or post-doctoral researchers the opportunity to consult on a specific research project within a King’s department or external organisation.

  • Gain advanced levels of work-based experiential learning and build on research, analytical and project management skills.
  • Have access to pre-consultancy training and support from King’s Careers & Employability, if required. Please see below for further details.
  • Be given the opportunity to apply your PhD subject knowledge to a commercial project, impacting significantly and tangibly on organisational or departmental outcomes.

If you are interested in the programme but unsure as to whether you have the skills for consultancy work, please book onto the Preparing for King’s Research Consultancy Projects  workshop on Tuesday 27 January 2015. The session will be held from 10:00 – 15:00 at Waterloo campus, James Clerk Maxwell Building B.16, and will cover:

  • Preparing your CV
  • Project management
  • Beginning a consultancy project
  • Dealing with client issues
  • Time management
  • Presenting your conclusions

To book a place at the workshop, please email katie.black@kcl.ac.uk. There are only 30 places available and you must have achieved at least post-upgrade status in your PhD to attend.

Further details and eligibility criteria can be found on the Intranet

Bioethics Fellowship at Parliamentary Office of Science & Technology (POST)

The Parliamentary Office of Science & Technology runs several fellowship schemes with Research Councils, learned societies and charities, through which PhD students are sponsored to spend (usually) three months working at POST.

The Nuffield Council for Bioethics 2015 fellowship is one of these and is open for applications.

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics is an independent body that examines and reports on ethical issues in biology and medicine. It was established by the Trustees of the Nuffield Foundation in 1991, and since 1994 it has been funded jointly by the Foundation, the Wellcome Trust and the Medical Research Council. The Council has achieved an international reputation for advising policy makers and stimulating debate in bioethics.

The Fellow will produce a short briefing note (a ‘POSTnote’) on an area of public policy that raises bioethical issues. The Fellowship is open to postgraduate students registered for a PhD in a bioethics-related subject at a UK university.

For further details please see:

The deadline for applications is 5 January 2015.