Dr Matt Dyson is looking for two research assistants to help with a book on the relationship between criminal law and tort law, including work on historical materials.

Duration and hours

The work is to start immediately and will run until December 2020 at the latest. The bulk of the work will be before May 2020.


The post will report to Matt Dyson.


  • It is not necessary to know either the field of tort or crime, but an understanding of the English law or French, Spanish, German, Dutch, Italian, Swedish, Chilean, Brazilian, US or Canadian law in this area would be an advantage.

  • Experience working with English materials going back to 1800 would be an advantage.


This post is open to current graduate research students in the Law Faculty (including Criminology) 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 £15.37/hour plus holiday pay of £2.63 = total of £17.69/hour. Over the period concerned, it will not exceed 70 hours (35 hours each if two research assistants are appointed) without further funding.


This post is funded by the Law Faculty’s Research Support Fund (RSF-1819-78)

How to Apply

A short CV and cover letter (including the name of your supervisor, if any) should be sent by email to (matthew.dyson@law.ox.ac.uk) by Thursday 14 November 2019. 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 Matt Dyson (Faculty member).