Dr Nicole Stremlau is looking for one to two research assistants to join the ERC funded ConflictNET project.

Duration and hours

The work is to start immediately and will run until October 2018, with the possibility of extension.

The hours will vary, if the candidate is a student, they will not be expected to work more than 6 hours per week during term time with an increase in hours out of term time. If the candidate is not a current student, they will be expected to work between 15-23 hours per week.


The post will report to Dr Nicole Stremlau.


  • A general understanding of the field media in Africa is essential.

  • Provide research assistance on topics involved in ConflictNet

  • Identify speakers and academics for conferences

  • Provide support for publications

  • Contribute to literature reviews

  • Support the development of the Social Media and Migration Observatory

  • Good admin and IT skills are essential

  • The post requires excellent writing skills

  • 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



  • Experience researching in Africa.



These posts are open to anyone although if you are a graduate student, the hours will be in line with the restrictions on working hours for students.

Rate of Pay*

This will be paid at the standard research assistant rate of £14.80/hour plus holiday pay of £2.53 = total of £17.33/hour


This post is funded by the ERC ConflictNet Project (The Politics and Practice of Social Media in Conflict). Further information about this project can be found here.

How to Apply

A short CV and cover letter (including the name of your supervisor, if any) should be sent by email to personnel@csls.ox.ac.uk by noon 26th April 2018. Please explain briefly how you meet the requirements and give details of your availability over the summer.

Supervisors may be asked for a reference.

Informal enquiries may be emailed to Nicole Stremlau.

Guidelines for Faculty members / line managers

Graduate Studies Committee agreed in Michaelmas Term 2013 the following guidelines and stipulations which were endorsed by the Law Faculty Board the same term.

BCL/MJur students are not permitted to undertake paid work of any kind for the Faculty, and are advised against undertaking paid work offered from any other source as well.

PRS, MPhil, and MSt students are not permitted to undertake teaching for the Faculty but can undertake up to eight hours’ paid work per week and can be employed by the Faculty up to that limit for work other than teaching.

DPhil students can undertake up to eight hours’ paid work of any kind (including teaching) per week and can be employed by the Faculty up to that limit.

Any queries regarding the eligibility of a particular student should be directed to Geraldine Malloy in the Faculty Office.