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Research Assistant: Shaping Future Directions in EU Labour Law
Closing date: Friday 3 April

Dr Jeremias Prassl hopes to recruit one research assistant to work on a British Academy funded project “Shaping Future Directions in EU Labour Law”. The project aims to bring together senior EU officials from Brussels and Luxembourg with young labour law scholars from across the 28 Member States. Over the course of a year, each scholar will be assigned a senior mentor, in discussion with whom a particular policy proposal can be developed – thus providing early career academics with in-depth insights into the realities of policy making, and giving senior EU staff access to the latest research in their field. Ongoing work will be published in an online blog, and culminate in a 2-day conference including senior academics and social partner representatives, to be held in December 2015.

The key tasks for the Research Assistant will be to help in the coordination of the selection process of young scholars, and to assist in all aspects relating to the organisation of the July workshop at Magdalen College.
Duration and hours
The work is to start immediately and will run until summer 2015.
The project has a budget for 50 hours of research assistance. It is expected that the majority of the work will be done April, when supporting Dr Prassl to advertise the opportunities for the early career researchers and in May/June when planning for a summer workshop in Oxford. You will not be required to work for more than 8 hours in any given week.
The post will report to Jeremias Prassl.
A general understanding of the field of EU and/or Labour Law is essential
Good admin and IT skills are essential.
The work can be done in any place where you have access to a good library, but you must be able to travel to Oxford for occasional meetings and be able to attend the workshop in early July.
This post is open to current graduate research students in the Law Faculty or recent students and the hours are in line with the restrictions on working hours for students.
Rate of Pay
This will be paid at the standard research assistant rate of £13.88/hour plus holiday pay of £2.38 = total of £16.26/hour.
This post is funded by a British Academy Rising Stars grant.

How to Apply
A short CV and cover letter (including the name of your supervisor, if any) should be sent by email to by midday on Friday 3rd April. Please explain briefly how you meet the requirements and give details of your availability over the project period.
Supervisors may be asked for a reference.
Informal enquiries may be emailed to Jeremias Prassl.

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