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BIICL Research Assistants Programme

THE APPLICATION PERIOD FOR THE JANUARY 2018 INTAKE OF RESEARCH ASSISTANTS HAS NOW CLOSED

BIICL has established a rolling programme of paid Research Assistant roles for those in the early stages of a research career in international and comparative law.

Posts are offered on a part-time basis (0.8 FTE/28 hours per week) for a five month period and we expect to recruit candidates twice each year. Opportunities will be available across BIICL's main research areas including Public International Law, the Rule of Law, Competition Law, and International Economic Law. All Research Assistants are paid at the London Living Wage rate. Research Assistants will each be assigned to a Supervisor in their legal area but will also be expected to work across other areas, when needed.

The role

Core tasks for Research Assistants will include:

  • Assisting in the coordination and organisation of research activities;
  • Contributing to the production of high quality research in their areas including, where appropriate, assisting with desk-based research, literature reviews, data analysis, drafting of proposals and submissions, report writing and drafting of articles, social media content etc.
  • Assisting in the management and co-ordination of events;
  • Attending meetings with external groups or partners, including government, legal profession and NGOs; and
  • Working as part of a team with other researchers.

Person Specification

Knowledge:

  • Well-rounded knowledge of the relevant legal areas at national (in the UK or comparative context) and international levels

Education and experience:

  • LLM or equivalent degree or relevant work experience in an NGO, international organisation, government department or private practice.
  • Exceptional candidates with a first degree in law or a related subject will also be considered.
  • Some prior experience in research posts would be of benefit

Research and drafting skills:

  • Ability to analyse complex and detailed materials and draw conclusions in a clear and precise manner.
  • Proficient in conducting research through electronic means and resources.

Language skills:

  • Very high level of proficiency in English.

Other skills:

  • Good administrative, IT and organisational skills;
  • Collaborative, collegial and articulate team member.

We usually advertise for recruits in December and June each year.