Professor Armour is looking to recruit a research assistant to help him with a research project on risk management in UK public companies. A key aspect of the work will be in helping to compile a database from publicly available information.

Duration and hours

The work is to start as soon as possible. An assistant will not be required to work more than 8 hours in any week, and the maximum the assistant would be expected to work would be a total of 80 hours over the course of Michaelmas Term 2018 and Hilary Term 2019.


The post will report to Professor Armour.


Good admin and general IT skills (at a minimum, excel spreadsheet use) are essential. A good general understanding of the field of corporate law is highly desirable. It will be a distinct advantage, although not necessary, to have experience in web-scraping.

The work can be done in any place where you have access to the internet, but you must be able to travel to Oxford for occasional 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 £15.10 per hour plus holiday pay of £2.59 per hour = total of £17.69 per hour

How to Apply

A short CV and cover letter (including the name of your supervisor, if any) should be sent by email to Professor John Armour ( These should be submitted by Friday 26th  October 2018. 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 Professor Armour ( 


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.