Professor Sandra Fredman is looking for a research assistant to help with preparing the 3rd edition of Discrimination Law (Clarendon series, Oxford University Press).

Duration and hours

Total number of hours of work available: 75 hours

The hours will vary according to the needs of the project, but will not exceed 8 hours, in-keeping with the restrictions on working hours for students. 

Start date: as soon after as possible after the advertised application date, for a maximum period of 12 weeks. 

Date by which the work must be completed: 31 August 2020


The Research Assistant will report to Professor Sandy Fredman.


  • A general understanding of the field of law;
  • A reasonable understanding of and interest in the field of discrimination law and/or human rights law and/or labour law;
  • An interest in comparative approaches to human rights and equality law;
  • Excellent writing and research skills, and access to online search tools and an online law library;
  • Good admin and IT skills.
  • The work must be carried out in the UK. You will need access to the internet.


This position 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

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 position is funded by the Law Faculty’s Research Support Fund, RSF1920-36.

How to Apply

A short CV and cover letter (including the name of your supervisor, if any) should be sent by email to by 26th May 2020. Please explain how you meet the requirements for the role, and give details of your availability .

Supervisors may be asked for a reference. 

Informal enquiries may be emailed to Sandy Fredman.