Dr Cathryn Costello is hiring one or two Research Assistant(s) to join the Refugees are Migrants: Refugee Mobility, Recognition, and Rights (RefMig) project.

Duration and hours 
The casual work is to start as soon as possible, with contracts will last for a maximum of 12 weeks.
The hours will vary, but you will not be required to work for more than 6 hours in any given week. In total, we have funding for 72 hours of research assistance, so we may hire two assistants, depending on the profiles of the applicants. 
You will hold a first degree and preferably a master’s degree in law, political science, international relations, political sociology or a related subject area. As well as a strong and proven background in policy and / or legal research, you will have the ability to manage research and administrative activities. You will have proven experience collating and analysing policy documents. You will have an excellent knowledge of software tools for managing bibliographies, in particular EndNote. You should also possess excellent writing and time management skills.   

Expertise on the UN system, the global governance of migration and refugees (including in particular the roles of IOM and UNHCR), public international law on international organisations, migration and refugees would be an advantage.

This casual post is open to current graduate research students in the Law Faculty, ODID and DPIR, and the hours are in line with the restrictions on working hours for students.

Please note, for all Research Assistant work a Right to Work Check must be completed, which will involve coming into the Finance office at ODID / QEH personally with your original passport and visa documentation, scans will not be permitted. Work can only begin on the project once the Right to Work Check has been successfully completed and the contract has been signed by both the Head of Administration and Finance and the Research Assistant.

Rate of Pay

This will be paid at the standard ODID for research assistants at Grade 6 stage 4 (£16.49 per hour).

This post is funded by Dr Cathryn Costello’s ERC grant.


How to Apply
A short CV and cover letter (including the name of your supervisor, if any) should be sent by email to cathryn.costello@law.ox.ac.uk  by 30 January 2019. Please explain briefly how you meet the requirements. Informal enquiries may be emailed to Dr Costello.