Professor Sandy Fredman is looking for a research assistant to help with a book on Comparative Human Rights  

Duration and hours

The work is to start immediately and will run until November 2017.

The hours will vary, but the assistant will be expected to work for up to 30 hours over the course of the summer.


The post will report to Professor Fredman.


 A good understanding of human rights law and comparative methodology. Very good research skills, strong administrative and IT skills are essential. The researcher should be largely based in Oxford and be available for frequent meetings.


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 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 by the 31st July 2017. Please explain briefly how you meet the requirements and give details of your availability over summer.

Supervisors may be asked for a reference.


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.