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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Current Vacancies

  • Digital Marketing Project (Accounting Sector)
    Application closing date: 29 Apr 2024
    Location: Hybrid Nottingham/Remote United Kingdom
    This placement would be excellent experience for a MSc Postgraduate at the Business School looking to gain experience and contribute to shape the online presence of a cutting-edge remote accountancy practice catering to entertainers, actors, musicians, and high-income earners. This placement will focus on revitalising the website, conducting market analysis, and crafting engaging blog posts to fuel business growth.
  • AI-driven Transaction Analysis through Natural Language Processing
    Application closing date: 28 Apr 2024
    Location: Hybrid Nottingham/Remote United Kingdom
    This placement would suit a postgraduate student in the field of Data Science or Business Analytics with an interest in uncovering insights. Work alongside a dynamic micro-business specialising in food-grade wood briquettes distribution, where you'll create a user-friendly reporting system using natural language processing to unveil hidden insights from historical sales data.
  • Technical Lead for MVP Development and Commercial Launch
    Application closing date: 28 Apr 2024
    Location: The Ingenuity Lab/Remote United Kingdom
    Join an exciting early-stage startup at the forefront of nutrition insights. This would suit a postgraduate in computer science or experience in a related field to spearhead the development of a commercial-ready Platform as a Service (PaaS), automate help desk systems, and integrate a CRM, honing your skills in full-stack web development with NodeJS, MongoDB, and AWS, while gaining valuable experience in agile project management.
  • Innovation Researcher - Automotive Lighting Technology Integration
    Application closing date: 28 Apr 2024
    Location: UON Innovation Park, Sir Colin Campbell building United Kingdom
    This position offers an exciting opportunity for a researcher to be at the forefront of automotive lighting innovation, contributing to the development of cutting-edge products that redefine industry standards. This innovative project offers postgraduates a transformative experience, enriching their skill set and bolstering their professional profile. If you are passionate about technology and eager to make a tangible impact, we encourage you to apply.


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