Researcher Academy

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Our postgraduate placements are designed to help you recognise the breadth of your potential and highlight future opportunities.

About our placements

Each placement involves a discrete project at an external organisation for which the postgraduate researcher acts as a specialist consultant. The placements are delivered in partnership with a wide range of employers from small local businesses to multinational organisations. 

We generally offer two types of placement:

  • part-time projects, up to 200 hours, for a period of 3-6 months.

  • full-time 3 month internships.

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  • Let us know what kind of projects interest you.

  • Receive emails highlighting vacancies relevant to your skills and experience.



Current Vacancies

  • Assessing research integrity in UK research performing organisations
    Application closing date: 12 Feb 2023
    Location: Remote and UNIP, Nottingham East Midlands United Kingdom
    Are you looking to gain practical work experience managing and conducting a quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis project? Working with a leading research consultancy business, this project would be best suited to candidates with experience in designing and conducting mixed-method research projects and knowledge of research integrity.
  • Delivery Sustainability Project
    Application closing date: 19 Feb 2023
    Location: Nottingham and remote East Midlands United Kingdom
    This placement would be excellent experience for a PGT Postgraduate looking to gain experience in working with consultancy organisations. This placement is looking to support an innovative IT consultancy to develop a sustainability framework focusing on Key Performance Indicators and lifecycles.
  • Production Mapping and Project Management Improvement
    Application closing date: 12 Feb 2023
    Location: Newark East Midlands United Kingdom
    This project will be working with the production team at a leading Sports Car Manufacturer to support the development of their growth and efficiency on a global level. This placement would suit a business postgraduate looking for experience in improving business and production efficiency with a fast paced growing car producer.
  • Scope 3 Calculator Development Project
    Application closing date: 12 Feb 2023
    Location: Nottingham and remote East Midlands United Kingdom
    This placement is ideally suited for a Computer Science postgraduate or a postgraduate with programming experience. You will be working for a unique tech start up supporting their expansion and development of a carbon calculation system to allow clients to calculate their carbon emissions.


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