As a Student Research Assistant you will be able to work with BU academics on their research projects, developing your research skills and knowledge of your discipline, and enhancing your CV.
We’re currently recruiting to our summer programme, so the work you do will fit it in alongside your studies. It's paid work, for a maximum of 120 hours over four weeks from May 2017. You'll be able to find details of all vacancies in MyCareerHub.
This is a great opportunity to work under the guidance of an experienced academic in a research position that's directly related to your career path and/or academic discipline. You'll assist academic staff with their research, gain research experience to apply to your own work, as well as work towards writing a publication with your academic supervisor.
Vacancies are open to all undergraduate and postgradaute-taught students from all faculties, who have grades of over 70%.
I would highly recommend the programme to any student who would like to try something new, or who is interested in a project that is relevant to their degree as not only is the experience vital, but it may influence their future career choices"
Eddie McCarthy, BSc (Hons) Environmental Science student
Typical duties include:
- Performing experiments and analysing the results
- Disseminating new knowledge orally or in written outputs
- Literature searches
- Presenting results at conferences
- Providing general research support to academics.
Read Louise's blog post about her experiences of being a Student Research Assistant this June.
Applications for the spring positions close 23 April 2017 - please email the Student Research Assistant inbox if you have any questions.