Research Assistant

Job Description

KCL Medical Student with experience of African and/or Afro Caribbean cultures to support recruitment to research study  - APPLE-CKD - Health Research Authority (


Good Clinical Practice (3 hour course) - can be done prior to post commencing.


Ability to communicate well with people of African and/or Afro Caribbean ancestry to support recruitment of people with and without kidney disease.

Phlebotomy skills - desirable but not essential.




Project context

You will work with an interdisciplinary team of staff and students from across King’s College London and with key external collaborators from the University of Warwick on a project to improve the understanding neurodivergent (ND) student and staff lived experiences of studying and working in UK HE. There will be focus on accessibility of marking criteria, assessment, and feedback.

The content is based on student and staff data that has already been collected from quantitative surveys and qualitative interviews and focus groups at the collaborating institutions. These explored neurodivergent learning and teaching experiences. This project aims to capture best practice, promote collaboration (student/staff) and dissemination of ideas and support staff in the development and delivery of inclusive approaches to education. 

Job description

Your role will be to work with the NMES Neurodivergent study circle team to transfer the content created by the team onto the course Moodle page and using H5P using the template created. You will update the glossary as needed. Create links to other parts of the course and the reading list. Ensure the reading list for the course is up to date (currently available as H5P accordion).

Phase 3 Content development: Students will work independently, or in small groups to create course content for students and staff working and learning in HE. Once complete this will be transferred onto Moodle page using H5P.

September: Students recruited to give feedback on the subsections created. The feedback will be used to inform improvements to the course.

Phase 4 Resource dissemination and communication of findings: Publishing the 1-hour open source, asynchronous training course for staff and students based in HE settings on the lived experiences of ND students and staff in HE.


Must have experience of navigating UK HE as a neurodivergent person



  • Working with interdisciplinary teams

  • Experience of digital design (H5P on Moodle)

  • An understanding of neurodiversity and the student learning experience

  • Attend and support project meetings.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Excellent project management skills.

  • Good problem-solving skills

  • Digital skills (H5P content creation, word, google docs, excel)

  • Understanding of the importance of digital accessibility


  • Experience of creating website for users or equivalent

  • Experience of digital design

  • Video creation and editing

The Randall Centre for Cell and Molecular Biophysics is seeking a technician to contribute to the smooth running of our research laboratories, on Guy’s Campus. They will be involved with ordering goods and products used by the researchers, monitoring stocks, raising requisitions and purchase orders, receipting goods, dealing with deliveries and ensuring correct storage of temperature sensitive items. They will help to maintain the equipment, organising regular maintenance visits by engineers and responding to breakdowns and they will support the Technical Manager to provide training and induction to laboratory users, ensuring compliance with H&S policy and procedures.


The post is 35 hours per week, fixed term for 3 months and would suit a PhD student or post-doctoral researcher who is between contracts, or is considering a future technical career, but candidates who hold a minimum Level 3 (A-level equivalent) qualification in a Biological Science and have significant experience of working in a laboratory will also be considered.


The ideal candidate will need to be a dependable team player, possessing excellent planning and communication skills, willing to take part in manual handling tasks and able to work well within a technical team to deliver a comprehensive technical service to our stakeholders.

Research lead on the REIEF project Black placemaking in London 


Completing a PhD in Geography 


Project management

Report writing