Dr Imogen Goold and Professor Jonathan Herring are looking for one research assistant to help with a workshop and edited collection on “Parental Rights, Best Interests and Significant Harms: Medical Decision-Making on Behalf of Children Post-Great Ormond Street Hospital v Yates (the Charlie Gard case)”.

Duration and hours

The work is to start immediately and will run until May 2018.

The hours will vary, but the assistant will be expected to work 50 hours over the course of the project. The lead up to the workshop in February will be quite busy, the remaining work will be spread over the remaining weeks of the project.


The post will report to Imogen Goold.


  • A reasonable understanding of the field of medical and/or family law is essential.
  • Knowledge of debates on decision-making around child medical care is desirable.
  • Excellent editing skills are essential.
  • Good knowledge of legal citation 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. You will need to be available on the day of the workshop in February.


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 £14.80/hour plus holiday pay of £2.53 = total of £17.33/hour.


This post is funded by the Law Faculty’s Research Support Fund.

How to Apply

A short CV and cover letter (including the name of your supervisor, if any) should be sent by email to imogen.goold@law.ox.ac.uk by 5pm 22nd December 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 Dr Imogen Goold.