Dr Livia Holden is looking for one research assistant to help with a book on cultural expertise and litigation in Europe and with the academic part of the organization of the workshop on indicators of impact of cultural expertise to be held on 28 March 2019 at Christ Church, Oxford.

Duration and hours

The work is to start immediately and will run until the 30th March 2019.

The work will take no more than 8 hours/week depending on required tasks.


The post will report to Dr Livia Holden.


  • A general understanding of the field of law and society is essential

  • Knowledge of debates on law and society is desirable.

  • A knowledge of legal history is desirable, but not essential.

  • This post requires excellent writing and research skills, and access to online search tools and a law library.

  • Good admin and IT skills are essential.

  • Good communication skills and capacity to interact with senior colleagues for the preparation of a workshop.

  • Capacity to assist with the preparation of academic activities for a workshop.

  • The work can be done in any place where you have good access to Internet, but you must be able to travel to Oxford for occasional meetings and for the workshop.


This post is open to current graduate research students in the Law Faculty or Social Sciences Faculty/Department and the hours are in line with the restrictions on working hours for students.

Rate of Pay

For work lasting more than 12 weeks: This will be paid at the standard research assistant rate of £15.10/hour plus holiday pay of £2.59 = total of £17.69/hour


This post is funded by a research grant from the European Research Council.

How to Apply

A short CV and cover letter (including the name of your supervisor, if any) should be sent by email to livia.holden@csls.ox.ac.uk by the 19th November 2018. Please explain briefly how you meet the requirements.

Supervisors may be asked for a reference.

Informal enquiries may be emailed to Dr Livia Holden at livia.holden@csls.ox.ac.uk


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.