The #IsolationIntern platform links start-ups with students to fill temporary job vacancies. If your research has been disrupted by the Coronavirus office and lab closure, you may find a remote short-term job that makes use of your skills. Current vacancies that are advertised include roles in data science, marketing, coding or engineering.

Founded by Blackfish Ventures, #IsolationIntern helps companies in the early stages of growth to find temporary staff. If your lab or office has closed due to Coronavirus or you've had to suspend your research due to social isolation, search through the list of jobs to see if there's a suitable vacancy for you.

These are excellent opportunities to use your researcher skills in new ways, develop some new ones and gain insights into commercial environments.

Other temporary job opportunities

The Careers Service's COVID-19 resources include links to more temporary work experience opportunities.

Depending on your discipline, you could also look at online copy-editing and proof-reading, or transcription services. You can advertise your availability on portals such as Upwork (formerly known as Elance).

There may be the possibility of some temporary roles around online teaching, as with universities and schools currently moving to online teaching there is an increased demand for online provision. Some remote vacancies may also come up with Open University.

Depending on your skills, you could also consider doing some freelance coding or data analysis; as a researcher you can offer your services on platforms such as Kolabtree.