Grade 7: £33,309 - £40,927 per annum

The Bonavero Institute is one of a group of six research centres in the UK that are partners in the ambitious Policy and Evidence Centre for Modern Slavery and Human Rights (the PEC). The PEC is a consortium of universities and independent research organisations with a track record in world-class work on modern slavery

In accordance with the PEC’s 3-year Strategic Delivery Plan (2021-2024), each Consortium Member will lead a work strand as part of the PEC and with the support and guidance of the PEC’s Directors of Research and Policy Impact.  The Bonavero Institute of Human Rights is working with the PEC on the work strand: “Human rights, including victims’ and survivors’ rights and corresponding obligations”.  The partner-led work strands will be key to helping the PEC achieve its mission and will deliver research outputs and other activities that constitute an important part of the PEC’s research strategy, as explained in the Centre’s Strategic Delivery Plan.

This post-doctoral research fellowship at the Bonavero Institute is funded by the PEC, and the successful candidate will work on the Bonavero work-strand under the PEC.

Applicants should hold a completed doctorate in Law (or evidence of imminent completion) specialising in an aspect of Human Rights Law;  have a coherent independent project proposal relating to an aspect of modern slavery and human rights; demonstrable interest in, and professional familiarity with, scholarly literature and debates within the field, relevant to the project proposal; outstanding research skills and the ability to contribute, under the direction of the Institute Director, to the design, analysis and writing of scholarly articles, papers and monographs, and have excellent organisational, verbal and written communication and networking skills.

The post is full time and fixed term until 31 March 2024 and will be based at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, St Anthony's College, Oxford.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this role and to download further details (including the job description and selection criteria), please go to and search for Vacancy ID: 153014.  Candidates are asked to submit a CV, covering letter and a coherent project proposal relating to an aspect of modern slavery and human rights (500-800 words maximum, or 2 sides of A4). The closing date for applications is midday on Monday 22 November 2021

Candidates should arrange for 1 or 2 items of written work (in total 6,000-10,000 words), published or unpublished to be sent in a single email to by the closing date.  Shortlisted applicants will be asked to arrange for three references to be submitted before the interviews take place. 

Interviews will be held on Thursday 2 December 2021