Professor Louise Gullifer is looking for a research assistant to help with the organisation of the Cape Town Convention Academic Project 6th annual conference.   Details of the Cape Town Convention Academic Project are at

The conference has run very successfully for the last 5 years, and so the successful applicant will be able to use the administrative system which has been developed and refined over that period.

Duration and hours

The work is to start in late March or early April 2017 and will run until September 2017.

The hours will vary, with some periods being very quiet, but the assistant will be expected to be available in Oxford in the days immediately before the conference and for the conference itself.  The conference is on 12th and 13th September.

It is likely that there will be around 100 hours work in all, but spread over the 6 month period.


The post will report to Professor Louise Gullifer and be supported by the Faculty of Law Administration Team.


A general understanding and appreciation of the field of international commercial law is desirable.

Good admin and IT skills are essential. Good people skills are desirable.

Familiarity with Harris Manchester College, where the conference accommodation and dinner will take place, is an advantage.

The work can be largely done in any place where you have access to the internet, but you must be able to be in Oxford for the period from 11th – 13th September.


This post is open to current graduate research students in the Law Faculty 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 £14.56/hour plus holiday pay of £2.49 = total of £17.05/hour.


This post is funded by the Cape Town Convention Academic Project, including sponsorship for the conference.

How to Apply

A short CV and cover letter (including the name of your supervisor, if any) should be sent by email to by Monday 23rd January 2017. Please explain briefly how you meet the requirements and give details of your availability.

Supervisors may be asked for a reference.


Informal enquiries may be emailed to or