Professors Sandra Fredman, Imogen Goold, Jonathan Herring and Dr Camilla Pickles are planning a seminar titled “Abortion as a public good?” on 15 May 2018. They are looking for a research assistant to help with the organising and running of a seminar and to help with editing seminar papers to be published in a special issue of Oxford Human Rights Hub Journal of Comparative Law.

Duration and hours

The work is to start immediately and will run no later than 31 December 2018, once all seminar papers have been submitted for publication in the Oxford Human Rights Hub Journal of Comparative Law.

The hours will vary, but the research assistant will be expected to be available for the entire day on 15 May and work up to 20 hours in total for seminar organisation. The research assistant will be expected to work up to a total of 55 hours thereafter editing seminar papers and ensuring compliance with the Journal’s style guide requirements.

Reporting

To be determined.

Requirements

  • A general understanding of the field of law is essential.
  • Knowledge of abortion law is desirable but not essential.
  • This post requires excellent writing and editing skills, and publishing experience is desirable.
  • Good admin and IT skills are essential.
  • The work can be done in any place where you have access to a good library, but you must be able to travel to Oxford to attend the seminar and for occasional meetings.

Eligibility

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. See guidelines below.

Rate of Pay

This will be paid at the standard research assistant rate of £14.80/hour plus holiday pay of £2.53 = total of £17.33/hour

Funding

This post is funded by the Law Faculty’s Research Support Fund (RSF1718-35a and RSF1718-35b)

How to Apply

A short CV and cover letter (including the name of your supervisor, if any) should be sent by email to Camilla Pickles (camilla.pickles@law.ox.ac.uk) by 10 March 2018. Please explain briefly how you meet the requirements and give details of your availability over summer.

Supervisors may be asked for a reference.

Informal enquiries may be emailed to Camilla Pickles. 

 

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.