Philippa (academic)

Philippa is a Research Assistant in the department of Psychology. She works for the NHS as a Community Psychiatric Nurse and applied for the research assistant post in order to broaden her experience. The post requires good organisation skills, self motivation and the ability create rapport with a variety of people in order to obtain information.

Job search

Advertised on noticeboard at place of work


  • Sent CV
  • Informal interview

Keys to success

  • Knowledge of the field
  • Communication skills
  • Ability to listen
  • Work on own initiative
  • Well organised
  • Can make decisions

Benefits of PhD

Philippa is not a PhD graduate yet, but her prior experience in this field had given her the skills necessary for a successful application.

Future options

Philippa would eventually like to lecture in nursing, for which she will need:

  • Clinical practice experience
  • Academic experience
  • Possibility of researching for a PhD

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