Professor Carolyn Hoyle (Centre for Criminology) is looking for a research assistant to help her with coding and analysis of data gathered from interviews with approximately 40-50 Indonesian ‘opinion formers’ about their understanding of and attitudes towards the death penalty (interviews will be fully transcribed and translated). The RA will produce summaries of the quantitative results from each question, producing tables and figures where appropriate, and selecting illustrative quotations.  

Duration and hours

Maximum number of hours: 64 hours between the advertised start and end dates, and no more than 8 hours per week.

Start date: Monday 16th March 2020

Date by which the work must be completed: Friday  22nd May 2020.


The Research Assistant will report to Professor Hoyle.


Please select or amend the following criteria as appropriate:

  • Training and/or experience in analysing interview data.
  • Basic quantitative research skills.
  • Accuracy and care in analysis and reporting.
  • Good organisational skills.

Interview data will be provided in both electronic and hard copy. Hence the work can be done in any place where the post has access to a networked computer and can log on to the university intranet where the files will be held. However, some of the time should be spent in the Centre for Criminology in order to meet with Professor Hoyle to discuss analysis and reporting (a desk will be available to the Research Assistant for this purpose). 


This position is open to current graduate research students in the Law Faculty, including its Centres, and the hours are in line with the restrictions on working hours for students.

Rate of Pay

12 weeks or less (casual engagement): This will be paid at the standard research assistant rate of £15.37 per hour (based on Grade 6 point 1)  plus holiday pay of £1.86 per hour worked (= total of £17.23/hour).


This post is funded by the Law Faculty’s Research Support Fund, award reference RSF1920-35.

How to Apply

A short CV and cover letter (including the name of your supervisor, if any) should be sent by email to by noon on Tuesday 25th February 2020. Please explain briefly how you meet the requirements and give details of your availability. Interviews are planned for 3rd March 2020.

Supervisors may be asked for a reference.