Professor Carolyn Hoyle, in the Centre for Criminology, seeks a Research Assistant to help her with analysis of data gathered from interviews with Taiwanese legislators 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

The work can start from late August and should be completed by 30 October 2020.

Maximum number of hours: 40 hours between the advertised start and end dates, at no more than 8 hours per week.


The post will report to Professor Hoyle.


  • 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 electronic copy. Hence the post holder must have access to a networked computer and be able to log on to the university intranet where the files will be held. Communication with Professor Hoyle to discuss analysis and reporting can take place online, via email and ‘Teams’ meetings. However, if access to the Centre for Criminology is allowed by the University (under COVID contingency plans), a desk can be made available to the Research Assistant to conduct this work, if that is requested. 


This postition 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. It is expected that the work will be undertaken in the UK. 

Rate of Pay*

The person appointed will be engaged on a casual basis, and payment will be at the rate of £15.37 per hour, which is equivalent to Grade 6.01. In addition, holiday pay is paid at the rate of of £1.86 per hour worked (so a total of £17.23/hour).


This post is funded by the Law Faculty’s Research Support Fund, RSF1920-57.

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 August 21. Please explain briefly how you meet the requirements and give details of your availability.

Supervisors may be asked for a reference. Arrangements involving an RA working for their own supervisor must also be approved by the Associate Dean for Research Students.