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.

King’s Research Consultancy: Pre-consultancy training workshop for PhDs

As part of the King’s Research Consultancy programme for PhD students, a pre-consultancy training workshop will be held on Tuesday 13 October 2015.

Schedule

10:00 – 10:15am  King’s Research Consultancy – Programme Overview

Beckie Barlow and Katie Black, King’s Careers and Employability

10:15 – 10:45am  My King’s Research Consultancy Project

Photini Vrikki, 3rd yr PhD student in the Dept of Cultural, Media and Creative Studies

10:45 – 11:15am  Working as a Consultant – What to Expect

Dr Benedict Wilkinson, The Policy Institute at King’s

11:15am – 12pm  Preparing your Application

Kate Murray, King’s Careers and Employability

12 – 1pm  Lunch Break

1 – 3pm  Project Management, Dealing with Client Issues and Presenting your Conclusions

Dr Ross English, The Graduate School

For more details about the King’s Research Consultancy, please click here. To book a place at the workshop, please email careers-consultancy@kcl.ac.uk or call 020 7848 1376. Spaces will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

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.