Dr Vilija Velyvyte is looking for a research assistant to help with the completion of her book manuscript on recent cases of the Court of Justice of the European Union. The work would involve two main tasks: updating the case law used in the book and formatting certain sections of the manuscript in line with the publisher’s requirements.
Duration and hours
Total number of hours of work available: 50 hours
Maximum number of hours of work per week (or explain variable arrangements): 8 hours
Start date: February 2020 – as soon as possible
Date by which the work must be completed: April 2020
The Research Assistant will report Dr Vilija Velyvyte (the project is also supported by Dr Thomas Adams.
A good understanding of the field of law is essential and understanding of EU law is an advantage.
Familiarity with Eur-Lex or similar databases that offer access to EU case law is essential.
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 post is funded by the Law Faculty’s Research Support Fund – ref RSF1920-23.
How to Apply
A short CV and cover letter (including the name of your supervisor, if any) should be sent by email to to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 15th of February. 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 Vilija Velyvyte.
Guidelines for Faculty members, line managers and students
A right to work check must be undertaken by the Personnel Officer in all cases before any work commences.
BCL/MJur students are not permitted to undertake teaching for the Faculty but may undertake research assistance (up to eight hours’ paid work per week in total, irrespective of the number of different projects/roles). Before submitting applications for research assistant positions, students must discuss the matter with their Academic Advisor and secure the approval of the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies (taught programmes).
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 in total, irrespective of the number of different projects/roles, 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 in total, irrespective of the number of different projects/roles, and can be employed by the Faculty up to that limit.
Students may not work as Research Assistants for their own supervisor without the approval of the Associate Dean for Graduate Students (Research).
Any queries regarding the eligibility of a particular student should be directed to Geraldine Malloy in the Faculty Office.