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.

 

NEW Research Consultancy project with Partizan International

Founded in 2002, Partizan is a company that specialises in patient engagement and patient support services. They help healthcare manufacturers and other health service providers connect with the end users of their products to deliver a wide range of better health outcomes.

Partizan has a concept for a new way to diagnose vitamin and mineral deficiencies and help people determine which supplements they should be buying / consuming. This new concept could fulfill a massive unmet need that people buy and consume an enormous amount of nutritional and vitamin / mineral supplements they do not need. Furthermore, some people are at risk of over-supplementation because there is simply no widely available and affordable test they can do to help guide their purchasing / consumption.

Partizan requires someone to research the opportunity, evaluate the evidence / pro’s & con’s of this diagnostic approach and evaluate the overall feasibility of commercializing this new concept. The project is estimated to run for 2 days a week on a 4 – 8 week basis. The consultant will be paid £125 – 150 per day.

Partizan are willing to accept applications from students from any background, but experience in healthcare / life sciences, pharmacy, behavioural psychology, marketing etc. may be beneficial.

For more information and to apply, please visit: http://recruit.thecareersgroup.co.uk/KingsCollege/Vacancies/VacancyDetails.asp?VacancyID=4813. The deadline is 23:59 on Wednesday 6 July 2016.

Please contact careers-consultancy@kcl.ac.uk or call 0207 848 1376 if you have any questions.

NEW: Research Consultancy Project with the Researcher Development Unit – KCL

King’s College London’s Researcher Development Unit – based in the Graduate School – is seeking a consultant to develop and launch a new initiative that would give postgraduate researchers and research staff at King’s an online platform to talk about their research interests in the context of contemporary events. It is envisaged that this will take the form of a regularly updated, multimedia web presence containing informed yet accessible writing, podcasts or videos. The working title of this project is #king’s.

While created under the auspices of the Researcher Development Unit, it is hoped that the task of soliciting and vetting contributions and other editorial decisions will be the responsibility of an editorial board composed of King’s researchers.

The consultant will be expected to liaise with the RDU’s E-learning Development Advisor to decide on the most suitable platform for this project and lay-out. In consultation with the Researcher Development Unit, to recruit members of the editorial board, establish sustainable processes and oversee the publication of the first edition.

The project is expected to run for 15 days over about 6 months and will commence in June 2016. The consultant will be paid £125 per day and will report to Dr Ross English, University Lead on Doctoral Student Development.

To apply, please upload your CV and a tailored cover letter via the following link: http://recruit.thecareersgroup.co.uk/KingsCollege/Vacancies/VacancyDetails.asp?VacancyID=4597 . Please note that you will need authorisation from your supervisor to participate in this project.

The closing deadline for applications is Monday 16th May 2016.

For further information about the King’s Research Consultancy please visit http://www.kcl.ac.uk/campuslife/services/careers/Researchers/Research-Consultancy.aspx or contact careers-consultancy@kcl.ac.uk or 020 7848 1376 if you have any questions.