Please note, for all Research Assistant work a Right to Work Check must be completed, which will involve coming into the Law Faculty Office 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 Faculty Office and the Research Assistant.


Dr Imogen Goold is looking for a research assistant to help with a project involving Liability in Tort.  

The work will cover strict liability, product liability, non-delegable duties of care, and liability in negligence. The RA will be required to conduct an extensive literature review on these areas of law. Graduate students with an interest in the philosophical foundations of tort liability are particularly encouraged to apply.

Duration and hours 
The work is to start immediately and will run until end of March 2019.
The work will comprise 60 hours in total spread over this period. The exact spread will be negotiated with the successful candidate
The post will report to Dr Imogen Goold. 
A general understanding of the field of law is essential
An excellent understanding of the field of tort law (especially negligence and product liability) is essential.
The post requires excellent research skills, and access to online library search tools.
Good admin and IT skills are essential.
The work can be done in any place where you have access to a good library.
Knowledge of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence is not required.
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.
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 the Law Faculty’s Research Support Fund.
How to Apply
A short CV and cover letter (including the name of your supervisor, if any) should be sent by email to ( by 11th January 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 Dr Imogen Goold (Faculty member). 



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.