Epilepsy Research UK Internship

ERUK Internship

Closing Date: 12th June 2019

Website: www.epilepsyresearch.org.uk

Advert: www.epilepsyresearch.org.uk/about-us/job-vacancies

ERUK currently has a paid internship opportunity coming up this summer for a final year undergraduate/MSc/PhD student in a medical/biomedical discipline (ideally with a neuroscience/epilepsy focus) to work on a project to help map the impact of our research.

Location: ERUK is based in London, however this internship could be completed remotely if required, providing the successful applicant can commit to a fortnightly visit to our London office. The successful applicant will need to be located in the UK.

Duration: 2 months, 0.6FTE

Stipend: £2,000 upon successful completion of the project, plus economy travel to London office.

Overall aim: To evidence the impact of ERUK’s funded research and engage our network of funded researchers

Main responsibilities

  • Mapping of ERUK funded research
  • Development of a database of research activity, institution, researcher and co-applicants
  • Analysis of research impact, including Researchfish
  • Translation of research impact in order to apply to case studies and people with epilepsy
  • Assistance in creation of research communications content for a lay audience

Essential criteria

  • This position is open to final year undergraduate students, and postgraduate students in the field of biomedical science, medicine, or healthcare (preferably with a neuroscience/neurology component)
  • Ability to read, understand, critically assess, and summarise peer-reviewed scientific papers
  • Knowledge and understanding of research processes
  • Experience of communicating complex science to a lay audience

Desirable criteria

  • Good report-writing skills, including the ability to collect and summarise information and data
  • Experience of conducting research, potentially in neuroscience or epilepsy
  • Knowledge of the research charity sector
  • Experience of using impact analysis software, including Researchfish

How to apply

Please send a one-page cover letter outlining your interest in and suitability for the role, along with your CV, by email to ERUK’s Research & Policy Manager Caoimhe Twohig-Bennett (caoimhe.bennett@eruk.org.uk). The closing date for applications is 4pm on Wednesday 12th June. For an informal discussion about the role, please email Caoimhe or phone 020 3096 7887.